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.
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!