Sunday, 25 November 2012

Hyper Hyper Japan!

Thank you to the gorgeous Vix , who passed on her press pass to Hyper Japan to me, despite me having already bought two tickets. I gave my ticket to David of GWH Photography, see his photos here.

The place was packed. I got a PRESS badge and everything. Mike and I were most excited about spotting Richard Osman of "Pointless" fame.


I actually felt a bit underdressed. If I go again, I'll make more of an effort. Loads of cosplay fanatics, gaming fanatics and street fashionistas were thronging round the exhibition centre. I loved it - some people looked great, so less than, but every one expressing themselve or indulging in some uninterrupted geekdom
Being Press meant people were more tolerant to my pestering for photos.
 I loved this girl's dress! There were so many mouthwatering pastels and cute frills, I was really envious

The best thing I did all day was get a haircut from Path, an all Japanese hair salon in east London. They were amazing, their place is Brick Lane looks like an artist's studio. I'm sold. Better than anything horrible Wycombe has to offer!
oooh and I solved the problem of see throughness with the lavender dress by wearing a skirt slip all the way up over my bra. 
Hello Kitty necklace a present from Princess Krista
Ladybird brooch - made it

I need some of those pink shoes, and an Alpaca and a wig

There were a lot of stalls, selling some fantastic stuff . The £5 Japanese and Koren DVDs from Asian film specialists Terracotta were really tempting. 
This Korean film looks amazing - damn it, I should've picked it up! (I think Edie would like this too)
I'm definitely booking tickets to their screening of Jackie Chan's Police Story for Mike's birthday


I WANT rainbow hair. 

I did get that the sweet girl in the blue dress was old Sofi from Howl's Moving castle. 

Now I want lavender hair! There was a large amount of men in cosplay drag, which was cool - David captured the best one on his blog - see above, the one I snapped here didn't seem to think shaving was particularly necessary to his over all look.

I bought a phone sticker thing, now my phone looks disgustingly kawaii and a tad tacky. And this Kyary Pamyu Pamyu style hair bow.
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 We were getting tired, the place was rammed, there were even queues to look at some stalls. We did a couple more circuits, ate a chicken teriyaki burger - and some pumpkin korroke  - love that too - then decided to leave.

Here's a few final shots...

I think I'll definitely go again, although maybe on the Friday as it'll hopefully be less packed. 

Now, I'm off to catch up on all your blogs!

25 comments:

Louise Mc said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, so much eye candy, some of these people look amazing don't they? I love your new phone case, they sell them here but I'm waiting to get a new phone before I get one. What an exciting day. x

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Next time you need to dress up more? You look GORGEOUS! Your haircut is stunning and genius idea with the slip over your boobs. Everyone looks brilliant, so much colour and fun, perfect antidote to yesterday's horrible weather. I love that blue maxi dress and that rainbow hair, too. Glad you had a wonderful day and delighted that for once i actually got an interesting email from a PR company as opposed to the usual totally random crap in my inbox! xxxx

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love all things Japanese, and adore you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Such a lot of fun.
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Rose&Bird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks amazing, if a tad full-on! I don't know much about modern Japan, but I'm learning all sorts from you x

Kezzie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It sounds great fun! I love seeing all the girly girl frill dresses! (WHy has the word to describe that fashion totally gone out of my head?????? I read someone's blog who frequently wears that type of outfit so my amnesia is crazy!) Your hair looks gorgeous!

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Check you out with your 'press' pass. You look like you were in your element here. SO much kawaii cuteness I can't stand it! I love the girl with rainbow hair but I also love yours. I've always thought lavendar hair would look great on you! xxx

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How frigging FABULARSE!!! I adore Japanese style, there's no one like them when it comes to dressing up! I want rainbow hair too!!!
Some amazing outfits, and you looked totally divoon,what ARE you whinging about?! Funnage in tonnage, and you have to go again!!!
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edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Glorious!!!Next year I want to come with you!! How many fabulous people and you look amazing with your new Japanese hairstyle, so Kyary!! I love the Sofie cosplay girl too, she's so sweet and yes I like Hansel and Gretel you should have buy it, I downloaded it once but was in Korean and I enjoyed the images but didn't understand a thing!Wow I'm enthusiast !
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Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh I would love to come to this - what fabularse fun! I want rainbow hair too! Now I want lavender hair too! Now I was a bastard massive pink curly wig! I think you look GORGEOUS - especially with the bow. I want more pics of YOU! Love your bones! Sarah xxx

lucy joy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I must come next time!this looks like pure escapism. Too much visual stimulation makes me a bit dizzy sometimes, this post alone has spun me out - imagine me trying to eavesdrop and take in all the sights!
You're looking like a pastel dream with your brilliant hair and lavender top - maybe you should only wear pastels from now on - they suit you so much.

The phone cover looks awesome - but how do you resist the urge to pick all the gems off?

Lucky you getting that press pass - good ol' Vix! Must have been great snapping away without feeling like a stalker.

Here's a song for you - the title reminded me (it's a pisstake of a Scooter track, but really good)

http://tinyurl.com/dfvn6s

Lucy x

FASHION TALES said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this! What lucky lady you were to get the press pass to such an excellent event. I generally adore frills! :)

Bijou Sugar-Socks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW! konichiwa!!! i would totally have gone there too! soo much fun! although i would zero in immediately on the food... u had me at teriyaki ;) i must say i am loving ur hello kitty necklace!

delia hornbook said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is all new to me i hadn't got a clue about what i just read but i enjoyed seeing all your brilliant photo's ;-)Love your new hair cut you look gorgeous, dee xx

freckleface said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Kawaiiiiiiiiiiiii :) Your candy coloured hair looks great. My friends were showing there, glad it was so ram jam packed. x

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, pink overload! There's a big one of these events in Atlanta every year. A ton of the kids I know go and dress up as all sorts of amine people, I have no idea what their talking about. It does look like fun.

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG!!Looks like soooo much fun. *EEEP*
I am glad you had so much fun.

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Perfection! What a brilliant event...my brother was probably there somewher to. Japan mad he is! I love the lads in drag and your hair is lush. We all gotta do Brick Lane one day!!
Em
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Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

NO SUCH THING AS PINK OVERLOAD :)!!! What a super fun event to go and check out. I would be dying at all those cute costumes! Your lavender lacy frock and pink hair totally fit right in! I love it when people find their tribe. I think these conventions are so good about bringing like minded peeps together. Thanks for sharing such adorable photos!!!
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pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You do look the part, with your pretty pink hair, and I am so pleased to see you wearing your lavender lace dress (with no ensuing controversy, woo hoo!) and a slip pulled up over your boobs is a genius idea! You rock the hell out of pastels, Clare!
It's a million miles away from my style, bit too cutesie for me, but I can appreciate the colour and playfulness and fun and quirkiness of it all, and everyone should experiment with a wig from time to time! Well done Vix for giving you the press pass, how cool is that? xxxxx

Jeanne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fabulous event! I love your haircut & color. Such a fun read this evening!

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks awesome. I love all the pastel hair on display. It makes me want to dye mine. Your lavender dress looks great with your pink hair.

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow i have to say i´m not so much in japanese stuff like mangos and the animated movies, but i always love overdressed girls ;) this seems like frock wonderland to me! i would love to got too one day!
kiss,mary

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those blasts of colour, the electricity - what a cool event. Even better was that you were bonifide PRESS! Yay, Vix! You look amazing in your dress and your haircut is fantastic. And there are of course no half-way measures when you do kawaii. The phone is perfect. Good idea to wait for a more calm day next time, but not too calm; that rabid energy must be great for the soul.

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like you saw all sorts of weird wonderful people at this event, seems like you had loads of fun.

Yay for hyper fun!!

Great photos. AND you were press, natch.

Lxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aah this looks like so much fun - love your hair, you look great. x