Back from my trip holding an artists table at the Japan Expo 2012 in Paris!! I was travelling with awesome friends and supa talented Manga artists Inko & Chie Kutsuwada [The Harajuku Girls]
Was a really great event full of Anime, Manga, Gaming, Cosplay, Martial arts, everything Otaku and met so many, many talented Manga artists around the artists area….even some amazing artists straight from Japan that came down especially for the event and had some beautiful Illustration books & artworks that I had to get….I will make a separate post showcasing all the lovely things I picked up^^
Also a BiG ThankYou to all those people that visited my table, bought artwork and merchandise and even requested commission sketches >.< I was a little restricted on what I was able to take with me, but managed to sell out of most things!
[DeadlyKawaii's artist table] it always happens I get so distracted with everything going on I only end up taking a few pictures of my space, but here it is! lol
Those that was following know I was working hard in between the day job trying to finish a series of cute chibli Black Rock Shooter artworks for the event…..I managed to get Dead Master and Black Gold Saw but glad I didn’t rush Strength and BRS, going to now redo bits and finish the series off properly
I might make some of the new BRS chibi series works I create available online & do some giveaways!^^
So here’s a summary of DeadlyKawaii events in pics
The Expo entrance where all the fun begins
The event itself, its freaking huge!! this pic shows a tiny part of the game companies area^^
Haha…..you can imagine DeadlyKawaii’s eyes at seeing this! It was like a beacon of awesomeness…..Good Smile Company’s tiny booth, yes I went there and just threw all my money at them!! I gots a really cute K-on Mio Akiyama Nendoroid and a Vocaloid Nendo petit blind box that ended up with Yowane Haku, she’s my cute Expo mascot now. By the end of the first day the GSC booth was already sold out of so many products, I’m hoping this means they’ll have a bigger booth next year!! Onegai, I’m tired of seeing all the overpriced bootlegs around!
Took a few pics of the Good Smile Company figure display case [that was tiny] at their booth to post up. Insane Black Rock Shooter figma is actually a lot more impressive in real life, the bits that really stood out was the hair sculpt, subtle purple coloring and that slightly twisted “I don’t give a damn” facial expression. The figure also had a kinda wild creature feel to it that I liked.
Vocaloid Nendoroid petites figures, seeing them online I prefered the normal Nendoroids but after getting my Yowane Haku [white-ish hair hiding middle back] there’s really something so cute about that petit size and the build quality of the series is such good quality, instant fan!
There was a lot of figures being showcased around, not as many new or prototypes that I had hoped, but found this cute Kuroneko Holy-Angel Kamineko complete figure. I really enjoyed this Anime series [Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai ] I really liked Kuroneko’s strong/ cute character!
Ok now the cosplay section…..there was so many around I took just my favourite characters and awesome outfits.
These awesome girls are part of a Japanese Cosplay vocal unit called Yuimino [official site] They had their own booth also promoting Onigiri Project [official site] and were really sweet, wish I chatted to them more but they was too cute and I got shy lol
These amazing cosplayers of Tiger and Bunny are a friends of a friend, I’ve seen their cosplaying at other events and they are always awesome! Check out the authentic Tiger and Bunny poses!!!
Awww >.< I found a Black Gold Saw cosplayer. I’m not sure why she looked so sad, I’m guessing it’s cause she lost the gargantuan King Saw??
A very sweet Cosplayer of character Karina Kyle from Tiger & Bunny anime….Blue Rose is my favourite from the series and was really happy to see someone cosplay her normal characters outfit, it looks great.
Apparently not many recognised her character so I received a huge hug from her as well^^
Found a Durarara cosplay group with the main characters Orihara Izaya, Sonohara Anri, Shizou Heiwajima, and my favourite of all characters Celty Sturluson!
I’m not too sure which character this was, I’m guessing a Gothic Miku, but let me know if you can tell.
Not to sure the reason for this area or the outfits, but had to take a pic cause they looked bad-ass.
After the Expo’s fun day, we always make sure to visit our favourite crêpes et galettes restaurant “Chez Imogene” they do such great food and atmosphere, highly recommended, especially the Apple-Caramel-Almond crêpes, sadly no pics as it was finished before I knew what happened heheh.
I finished my trip with the romantic view of the Eiffel tower at night…..I hear a lot of bad experiences about Paris, but I always feel so inspired by the energy of the city.
Felt like doing a detailed post this time, so hope you enjoyed and makes you think about visiting this event^^
I will be posting a separate posts showcasing the lovely things I picked up at the event and also some first Figure review posts, so please look out for them
Found probably the most Kawaii Pikachu suitcase I’ve ever seen, who belongs to the sweet guys from Dokkun.
Its so cute, I want one!!! >.<
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