HELLO KITTY CON Press Preview night
The first ever HELL KITTY CON came to LA...to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th Birthday. :)
Growing up loving Hello Kitty...especially in highschool, my friends and I were beyond obsessed with Hello Kitty and her adorable crew. We carried their lunchboxes and used them as purses. I also remember buying the yummy little candies, such a sweet little snack.
Anywho, I was thrilled to attend the press preview because of all the reasons above and more...but also, I just knew that Hello Kitty Con was going to be BANANAS.
And guess what? It was crazy enough when it was preview night...I arrived "on time-ish" but not early enough to get a free tattoo. sooooo bummed. You heard about the free tattoos, right? Well the first 100 people each day received free Hello Kitty tattoos. They were so cute too...oh, Hug Life.
A Hello Kitty fashion show?! yes, honey. yes.
So many whimsical and intricate designs.
Makeup...did you know Sephora has a Hello Kitty collection? Glitzy and Glam, So obviously I had to get a touch up right? However, I didn't bring home the $450 ruby and crystal brush set. womp - womp.
Donuts! LA was first introduced to a mini-version of the Hello Kitty Cafe, a la food truck style. A box of three donuts for $10...so my friend Lizza and I split it. Because that's how Hello Kitty would like it. :)
so. much. stuff.
Seriously. There was one huge section dedicated to mostly apparel and the like. Then another floor upstairs with a shop of other cute shenanigans...I sort of regret not getting something from the Simpsons x Hello Kitty collection. d'oh!
Art! It was a given that there was going to be an Art Gallery, art installations (like the first ever Hello Kitty coin purse!), and personalized art by Yuko Yamaguchi. Hello, it was held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA!
Not wanting to bombard you guys, I only shared a handful of photos out of the gazillion that I took. But you get the idea, right? :)
So, yeah...if you have a chance to attend another Hello Kitty Con...do it.
but keep in mind to get your tickets asap - because it sells out! And get there super early with comfy shoes, some spending money, a camera...and an open heart to make new friends!
THANKS for the good times Hello Kitty!