We hope you guys are breaking out any of your magical girl outfits, dust them off, send them to the cleaners…
but most importantly, practice your transformation sequences!!!
If you need somewhere to go next Friday, be it for art, music, booze, or CUTE GIRLS, you need to come to Sweet Street’s Magical Girls at Meltdown Comics on 4/1/11 from 7pm – 11pm!
in case you need the info (write it down, rsvp!)
Mark it on your calendars ladies, gents, and magical sidekicks:
Magical Girls Reception – Free Public Event
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 7PM to 11PM
Where: Meltdown Comics Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA (Sunset Blvd at Spaulding ?)
RSVP or Share via Facebook Events Page (RSVP is not mandatory)
Live Performances: The Aprils and The Lady Spade
Cosplay Contest: Our special guest judge TAVUCHI (owner/creator of SPANK!) will be judging all of your awesomely magical girl inspired outfits! We have awesome prizes for our top three!
Food Trucks: Jogasaki Truck (SUSHI BURRITO!!) & The Sweets Truck
We have awesome gifts for our top 3 (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) contest winners!
Are some of you perhaps stumped for the cosplay contest? Do you need a little inspiration? We’ll we’ve got some inspiration for you.
Some people think that Mahou Shoujo is just a little girls genre. How very wrong indeed you are! Mahou Shoujo (Magical Girls) is a genre of anime and manga that is so popular, it stretches across a wide audience.
You have the classic:
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Pretty Soilders Sailor Moon)
What girl or girlfriend doesn’t know about Sailor Moon? Which one was your favourite? You know someone who does! Dress up as your favourite version, there are plenty of variations and characters from Sailor Moon you can pick from! Not all of them are women, and not all of them are even human!
The CLAMP Power House:
Umi, Hikaru, and Fuu!
If you’ve ever read manga or watched anime, then you’ve come across the ladies of CLAMP! And if there’s anything from CLAMP you’ve definitely heard of, it’s the kick ass trio known as MKR (Magic Knights Rayearth).
CLAMP is a manga/anime giant! They have a distinctive story/art look. The appeal of their manga/anime has crossed both genders, and MKR is no exception.
If you like armor or swords, MKR is the way to go!
Adding to the CLAMP awesomeness, you’ve definitely heard of Sakura Kinomoto! Though you may recognize her in the TSUBASA Chronicles with her fellow castmates, she was the most popular magical girl of CLAMP history: Card Captor Sakura!
Besides Sakura’s own amazing outfits, there are plenty Clow Cards to choose from. Drawn in CLAMP’s legendary style, I dare anybody to call the Clow Card character art, less than amazing. And lets not forget Yue, or the many male characters of this series.
But those were mostly geared at girls, we hear you say. Well let us introduce:
This sexy girl known as CUTIE HONEY!
Cutie Honey was definitely not drawn to appeal to girls, but men. Her happily sexualized outfit and character is iconic of the Magical Girls genre, as wel las her nude transformation scene.
She is one of key examples of how not girls-only, the Magical Girls genre can be.
And if Cutie Honey is still a little too vanilla for you, Let us expand your horizons.
Meet Sayuka, of Beat Angel Escalayer!
Beat Angel Escalayer is a eroge (erotic game) turned anime. Yes, it is Magical Girls for the 18+. And when we say 18+, we mean specifically geared at 18+ males.
It’s an erotic version of the Magical Girls genre, but holds true with glittering transformation sequences and all things needed.
If you don’t already feel inspired to make an outfit for the event by now, you can try watching anime with in anime! That’s right, the meta magical girl.
I give you Stardust Witch Meruru! She’s the favourite magical girl character of the main character in ‘My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute!”:
The reason why Magical Girls is a huge genre is because of it’s widely cast net. There is a huge database of Magical Girls and cross over genre list available on Wikipedia for your choosing.
Well we hope you’re uber amped now! And if you’re not into sugary cute kawaii, don’t worry! We’ve got your Magical Girls Villian’s inspiration coming up tomorrow!