Event Report: Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade

Yume Ninja & Chubby Bunny of Bubble Punch! Photo courtesy of LA Weekly!

Yume Ninja & Chubby Bunny of Bubble Punch! Photo courtesy of LA Weekly!

What an amazing event! We had over 1,100 attendees, and  so many gorgeously dressed guests!

As we opened the doors at 8:00PM, there was a line wrapped around the block of anxiously waiting masqueraders. Thank you all for your patience with the line…!

Congratulations to all of our costume contest winners! Sanrio was so impressed with all the entries, they gave out lots of extra goodies to their creative fans!

And special thanks to DJ Amanda Jones for the amazing set list, the Wandering Marionettes for their fantastic dance performance, photographer Eron Rauch for the adorable Hello Kitty photo booth pics, Darque Eyes Studios and  Cute N Nast for the event snaps (coming soon!), Royal/T for thier wonderful food and special gothy drinks, and all of our awesome helpers!!! Julie, Andrew, Robin, Emily, Ari, Tess, Jeanie, Steph, Sheyne, Glenn, Jenny, Greg, Will, Alcuin, Jocelyn, Nicole, Aimee and Diana– you guys rock!!

And of course, THANK YOU to Sanrio and Japan LA for allowing us to participate in their fantastic display of Hello Kitty love for her 35th anniversary!

As we mentioned, Plasticgod was kind enough to create a special series of goth kitty friends for the event! Check it out! Photo courtesy of Cute and Nast!

You can find some awesome event coverage and photos on these sites as well! Please feel free to comment with a link to your info if you’d like us to add you to this list!

LA Weekly (part 1)

LA Weekly (part 2)

Cute and Nast

Defective Geeks

China Shop

Shrinkle’s Blog

Amy Shimoshige

Dave Tada

Glass of Win

Lavender Decay

All of the photo booth photos have been posted to our Flickr, so please take a look there for the fab photos of all of our guests! Check out some of our favorite snaps from Hello Kitty photo booth especially designed by Bubble Punch for the masquerade! We even designed and constructed her outfit! Too cute…! Pics after the jump!

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Inspiration Post: Hello Kitty’s Bats & Cats Masquerade

After messing around with Polyvore for a few… HOURS.. (Beware this site, ladies! It’s a timesuck!!! A good one, though…!!) we came up with a few inspirational outfits for Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade!

In the last masquerade inspiration post, we showed the more costume-y side of what could be worn to the party. In this post, let’s take a look at some Masquerade-themed outfits.

If you’d like to go more goth and bat-like, check out these fun coordinates we whipped up!

Hello Kitty’s 3 Apples Swag

Not to be lost in the slew of Hello Kitty and Three Apples Exhibition posts; we give you the awesome gift bags that were handed out during the VIP Opening Party on October 22, 2009.

The VIP Gift Bags

The VIP Gift Bags

There were actually two types of gift bags handed out at the party. One was for Designers of the Hello Kitty Fashion Show/Artists/Celebrities, and then attendees. There were also additional gifts given at the party by the visiting Japanese Sanrio staff that ranged from cute phone charms to miniature figures.

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Report: Three Massive Apples

Bubble Punch!

Bubble Punch!

Again another big THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to the Three Apples opening party last night!

Space Kitty

Space Kitty

The event was so named “Three Apples” as a tribute to Hello Kitty’s weight, as listed on her profile, and the event was a complete success. It was literally packed with attendees and a massive line around the block of Washington Blvd and Robertson Blvd where Royal/T Maid Café sits in Culver City.

The exhibition itself will run at Royal-T from 10/23/09 to 11/15/09 with many event parties during it’s duration. Our Hello Kitty’s Bats & Cats Masquerade (listed as Goth Party on Sanrio.Com) will be held on Friday, November 13, 2009 from 8PM – 12Midnight. More information on this party can be found here.

Also featured at this exhibition are limited edition items ranging from collectibles, purses, accessories, house/kitchen ware. Bubble Punch staffer Chubby Bunny also has limited edition patent red Hello Kitty bows that were made specifically for this event!

Our full listing of photos can be found on our Flickr, but here are a few of our faves below the cut!

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Cats and Bats Inspiration!

A lot of readers have been asking about acceptable attire to the upcoming Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade! Basically… anything goes!!!

We’ll be posting up some inspiration for guests to draw from, but first, let’s review:

Sanrio not only has the cutie pie Hello Kitty as their mascot; they also have a slew of other friends! We think the sassier of the bunch would definitely be easiest to associate with the “goth” look. The two with the most spunk are Badtz Maru and Kuromi!

Kuromi and her human form, Kurumi!

Kuromi and her human form, Kurumi!

Badtz Maru (right)

Badtz Maru (right)

We encourage costumes of all types, whether it be more traditional masquerade attire, or cute representations of your favorite Sanrio character! Your imagination is most assuredly welcome here. Here are a few of our favorites under the jump!

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