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Okashicon 2018 Club Pon Pon Konpeito J-Fashion Party Report

Okashicon is a small convention located right outside of Austin in Pflugerville, TX. 2018 was the convention’s first year and for their debut, the fashion guests included Harajuku fashion brand Listen Flavor, KERA model Haruka Kurebayashi, and American indie brands 50% Dangerous and MintyMix.

Luckily, I was able to make a day trip to attend Okashicon’s fashion mixer titled Club Pon Pon Konpeito. The tables were decorated in sweets and the party had the cutest and delicious mocktails prepared by the maid cafe. It was a super chill party!

Shortly after I walked in, Rubab announced the designers had a few prizes for the party. Haruka chose @honeycoveredclouds as her favorite Listen Flavor outfit of the day! Matt and Vedetta of 50% Dangerous also chose their favorite outfit and the winner received a 50% Dangerous t-shirt. Kammie of MintyMix also raffled off several of her wigs. After the prizes were handed out, the Okashicon staff also had a very Texan present for Kurebayashi; it was a pink cowboy hat (which she pulled off very well)! I had a wonderful time photographing everyone’s bright and unique styles. It was also great seeing Rubab of FAKE STAR, USA again.

Okashicon has already started announcing the fashion guests for 2019! This year’s lineup already includes 50% Dangerous returning, KERA model Kimurau U and her brand KawaiiHolic., indie brand Miss Octopie, and accessory brand Precious Bbyz. Definitely keep your eyes out for upcoming announcements on Okashicon’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hopefully I can attend again!

Delta H Con 2018 Sweet Summer Social Report

The final lolita event for Delta H Con 2018 was the tea party on Sunday afternoon. Held in the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel, the tea party was titled Sweet Summer Social and it had a cute subtle country theme. Since I’m a proud Texan, I decided to wear a cowboy inspired outfit to match the theme.

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At my table, sat a fine group of talents: Tyler/ScarfingScarves of Last Week Lolita News, Nina/Chokelate of Lockshop Wigs, Halley/Miscy of The Black Ribbon, and Callie/Courtney of Ota-Q Apparel. Check out their works and shops when you have a chance!

Actually, I was not at the table for long Mainly, I photographed the attendees in the gorgeous hotel parlor. I also ended up hosting the bean bag toss mini game midway through the party. One attendee betted against my most prized item in my wardrobe, the AatP hat stack. It turns out my competitive nature helped me succeed at defending my honor. It was great meeting both new and familiar faces!

Country is rare theme to see in ouji. In particular, cowboy ouji has only been executed once to my knowledge. My look was based around this Alice and the Pirates hat that I bought solely for the purpose of making a cowboy coordinate. The hat goes well paired with the Miho Matsuda bolo tie I bought in Harajuku earlier in the year. The only thing that could have completed the western theme would be cowboy boots, but I don’t own any since I’m still searching for the perfect pair. This coord? On fire. My body temperature? Also on fire. Texas summers don’t play.

Outfit Rundown

  • Jacket: Alice and the Pirates Napoleon Jacket

  • Blouse: Alice and the Pirates Bradley Blouse

  • Pants: Alice and the Pirates Napoleon Pants

  • Shoes: Alice and the Pirates A/P Roll Top Long Boots

  • Accessories: Alice and the Pirates Marion Chain Andrew’s Hat, Miho Matsuda Tassel Loop Emblem Tie, Alice and the Pirates Buckle Belt

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Lastly, here are some goofy offshots Meci captured of the group. Overall, my con experience was very relaxed and chill. . I wonder how they will decide to grow their fashion track for next year. At times, it was a little hectic being photographer, but that was mainly from me bringing the wrong lens. I learned my lesson for next time and that is I should invest in a zoom lens for event photography. Thank you to Delta H Con for having me as a guest!

Delta H Con 2018 J-Fashion Show

The “Celebrate Indie” Japanese fashion show at Delta H Con 2018 featured seven independent clothing brands from around the world. The brands featured included Korean lolita brand Haenuli, American brands The Black Ribbon, The Snow Field, Lithuanian brand Eat Me Ink Me, and Houston’s very own Ota-Q Apparel.

Haenuli

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The Snow Field

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(brand name unknown)

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(brand name unknown)

The Black Ribbon

Eat Me Ink Me

Ota-Q Apparel