Thursday, August 4, 2011

Otakon: Day 1

So Friday started off really crazy for me! I was debuting my new cosplay of Scarlet Kiss from Star driver! After getting all the pieces on it was time for our group to head out for an early morning photoshoot! However it was about 100 degrees and the shoot was outside! D= After complications the shoot began and I was already sweating and felt awful! Near the end of the shoot as I was taking a picture with Justin(our Takuto) my heart started pounding like crazy and I felt really dizy - I ended up almost fainting/having a heat stroke!! Luckily my friends took care of me and threw water on top of me - and then we all joked that Justin was just to beautiful to look directly at.
Above is a preview shot! Totally worth it!

After the shoot I only ended up wearing the costume for about 20 minutes more, in the con, because I felt kinda sick still. I changed into Kida and started my shift at the Aniplex booth!

I was helping with the DRRR Stamp Rally and promoting! Thanks everyone who stopped by and participated!

After work I got some quick food with Nicole before meeting with Skylar of Candy Threads who I was modeling for in the Ultimate Lolita Fashion Show! I ended up wearing a sweet coordinate and twinning down the runway! For some reason even though my personal style is not sweet I always end up modeling it!! XD

I hope to see more pictures soon! Skylar is an awesome designer/seamstress and everyone looked so lovely! Even Sakurai-san stopped by backstage after the show to take pictures of her work!

As if my day wasn't long enough - I had one more costume after the show! Naoto from Persona 4! I dressed up in one of her casual outfits to match Dojima, Adachi, and Souji as men out on the town! We went to the midnight Persona shoot and goofed off with our empty beer can props we took from a friend XD

We did a photoshoot with a friend and it ended with Adachi and Dojima in the downtown fountain fully clothed XD Oh my friends....

I will post more pictures from each event/shoot when I get more! Otakon Day 2 coming next!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

DIY Phone Deco!

So a project I've wanted to do for awhile was Deco out my cellphone! I decided to buy a prepackaged Dekoden kit from Tokyo Rebel instead of random assortments of jewels and other decorations. This seems best for a first time big project!
Instead of putting the pieces right on my phone I decided to decorate a phone case so that I could switch if I wanted to. This was also to protect the phone!
The kit had all the little pieces in a bag so I just took them out and moved
pieces around trying to figure out some kind of pattern. After getting a general idea I glued down the outside border of gems and then the big pieces. I filled in around them randomly trying to not run out. I almost did it was close! The other tricky part was I kept using too much glue making my pieces slide!
It was kind of a scary process but I had fun and now have a general idea of what to do!

Here's the finished project:

I can't wait to Deco out more things!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Akira x SEXPOT!

Model Akira gives a tour of the two SEXPOT stores in Harajuku, SEXPOT ReVeNGe and SEXPOT TOKYO for overseas fans!

Akira is an idol of mine as a KERA reader model the past 2 years as well as being SEXPOT's current 'poster' model. Off the pages she continues to have great style and is inspiring and is just plain cool! Even in this video the styling was done on her own.

Video filmed and subbed by the Tokyo Rebel Team! =)

Monday, June 27, 2011


Recent outfit I've work to work! I love visors so much I've been wearing mine a lot in different styles/ways!!! Wearing it here boy!rock/punk style!

Jacket/Shirt/Visor/Lock - SEXPOT ReVeNGe
Pants - DIY old jeans
Belt - Hot Topic

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

International Lolita Day

I took part in International Lolita Day this past Saturday! Very unexpected from me I feel!

I did a panel at Kinokuniya with my coworker Megan about our store Tokyo Rebel. It’s rare I dress all up in Lolita(though it seems more often lately due to events!) because I don’t always feel comfortable with myself in it but once in a while it’s really fun to dress up. I think working at a store that sells Lolita definitely makes me wear the style a bit more than I would on my own. It's not a good or bad thing really! It's just how it is.

I wore Alice and the Pirate’s Versailles dress(which was my first dress and dream dress) and I’ve finally got to use Laura’s fur little wrap =)

^ Photo by Andrew Wong of!

I enjoyed myself and had fun mingling with familiar faces and new ones!

Working harddd

Me and Megan!

I then finished off the day by going to Flushing with Ashley for Purikura!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24th

Today I graduated with my AAS Degree in Fashion Design!

Whooo! I have a degree!!
However I'm not done my education yet! At FIT all majors(to my knowledge anyway) are spit up into two parts, Associates and Bachelors. After getting your Associates you can continue on to your Bachelors but you have to reapply! In my case my GPA was high enough that I didn't need to send a new portfolio and I was easily accepted to Upper Division! Some majors are only Associates and some only Bachelors and therefor you might take an Associates in one thing(like Communication Design) and later for Upper Division get a Bachelors in another(like Toy Design). Confusing? A bit maybe, but it makes sense once you're here.

I'll be continuing on to get my Bachelors in Fashion Design(2 more years of school!) so I'm not done completely yet! In these next two years I'll be learning more specialized tricks of the trade!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Medieval Times!

Me and some friends went to Medieval times to celebrate me and Scout's upcomming birthdays!

Me, Justin, and Scout ruling the kingdom!

"Can they really play those?!"

Attempted group shot! Olden days moodlighting doesn't work well with photos D=

We were the Black/White team and our knight was a warrior priest! >D

I hadn't been to Medieval times since I was in Elementary school so this was a total treat! Our knight ended up losing but we cheered and yelled and enjoyed ourselves the whole time.