Spellbound at Perfectasy

Where can you find Unicorns, Mermaids, cute Lolitas, and deliciously realistic food-themed jewlery? At Onch Movement’s Perfectasy opening party of course!

Our friend Onch (OnchMovement.com) threw a fantastic opening reception for his month long pop-up shop at Royal/t cafe in Culver City, CA.

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The Dark Side of Magic

As promised, we’re bringing you more inspiration for Friday’s Magical Girls event at Meltdown Comics!

Again, if you haven’t RSVP’d or want more information about the event:

Mark it on your calendars! We’re One day away:

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 Paintings
Live PerformancesThe Aprils and The Lady Spade
Cosplay Contest: Our special guest judge TAVUCHI (owner/creator of SPANK!) will be judging all of your awesome magical girl inspired outfits! We have awesome prizes for our top three!
Food Trucks!!

COSPLAY CONTEST RULES:

Some of you have been waiting for this, and you’ll be happy to hear our rules are simple.

1. You can dress up as any magical girl character! Whether from a series, of an original magical character of your own design!
3. We do urge that you keep in mind this is an all ages public event, so don’t show up as a nude transformation scene!)
4. Our special guest judge, TAVUCHI, will be judging contestants based on magical cuteness.
5. We will be awarding 3 prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize!
6. All three prizes include different a gift bag that includes (but is not limited to): gift from Meltdown Comics, SPANK!, TokyoPOP, and our wonderful sponsors!

Now onto inspiration.
This time, we’re focusing on villains and bad girls also known as Dark Magical Girls. That’s right, not all Magical Girls are sweetness and goodness. There is plenty of magic to be had on the dark side as well. And, there are girls that prove, you don’t have to be goody-two-shoes to be the Magical heroine.

Ultimate Rebellious Magical Girls: Panty & Stocking

Panty & Stocking from ‘Panty & Stocking with Garter Belt’ are definitely Magical Girls, just not your typical ones. Panty (blonde) is addicted to sex, while Stocking (violet & pink hair) is a champion consumer of sweets. They are both kicked out of Heaven, as they were angels, and are now forced to kill monsters to gain coins that would allow them to return.

Complete with transformation and costume changes, even if there are stripper poles involved, there is no way you can’t love this edgy slap-stick Magical Girl Duo.

Jubei Chan & Her Heart Shaped Eye Patch

Though she can be confused with an Action Girl, Jubei-Chan is definitely a Magical Girl. Jiyu Nanohana is given a heart-shaped eye patch that turns her into the reincarnation of Yagyu Jubei (yes, that Jubei). Once transformed, Jiyu/Jubei pretty much lives up to the hyper-fictionalized super ninja legend. Try that for goody-goody.

Enter the Dark Versions, plenty of Magical Girl series have good girls gone bad. Sailor Moon R had this happen when Chibiusa was brainwashed and became Black Lady. Her costume then becomes darker if not sexier.

And to finish off this inspiration post, we have Princess Kraehe from Princess Tutu. She is the alter-ego of Rue, friend of our heroine.

As you’ll notice, Dark Magical Girls tend to be much more sensual as a direct opposite of the bubbly cute Magical Girl trope. So you really can’t say that there isn’t a magical girl out there for you. Whether she’s spunky and cute, shy, bubbly, dark, sexy, or just an all around bad bitch, she exists.

Well we hope you all feel confident in your outfit choices for Friday! See you there.

ALSO, don’t forget that on Saturday, our awesome bands guest The Aprils & The Lady Spade, will be having a special J-Pop listening party and signing at JapanLA!

J Pop Listening Party at JAPANLA on 4/2/11

For more information please check out the Facebook Events Page!

Pandatone Gloomy Bear will also be present to take pictures with fans, we know we’re already excited to meet him! Mori Chak, creator of Gloomy Bear, has also collaborated with The bands and Sweet Streets artist EIMI to creat two special, limited edition posters for the event! If you’re a Gloomy Lover or a music lover, please come on down!

And if you’re confused as to why Gloomy would be there, you need to check out ‘Pan Da’ by the Aprils!

See you guys soon, Magical Weekend is closing in!

Sanrio’s “Kitty in Pink” 80s Prom Event Report

Kitty in Pink, Sanrio's Retro 80s Prom

So if you haven’t heard, Sanrio’s “Small Gift: Los Angeles” event officially closed on November 21, 2010! We would especially love to thank all of you 80’s loving prom goers who glammed up and decked out for Sanrio’s 80’s prom event, “Kitty in Pink”!

We were extremely impressed by all of the wonderfully tacky, shiny, and awesomely 80’s outfits that guest arrived in. We couldn’t have dreamed of the wonderfully creative things everyone came up with.

Stephiee of DollyBeast.com in her big blue beast

Debbi in her Hangyodon inspired outfit.

HAMBURGER DRESS!

The Reaganomics rocked the the party with great 80’s music covers during the evening. Everyone got into the beat and danced up a storm.

Party Go-ers dancing to The Reaganomics

We were really glad to have The Yuki Shundo Dance crew back for a special 80s prom performance as well. They tore up the stage and wowed the crowd again.

The Yuki Shundo Dance Crew

Because there were so many wonderful outfits during the evening, both of us had to enlist the help of The Reaganomics to choose our Prom Queen, Prom King, Prom Princess, and Prom Prince!

Die, who made her own Kuromi inspired outfit was our Prom Princess!

Our Prom Queen is crowned and awarded her Hello Kitty Beach Cruiser Bike!

The event was a total blast, and again we have to thank everyone for coming out, and going all out. We’re glad to say that when it comes knowing how to party and have fun, Los Angeles can totally do it Sanrio 80’s style! We here at Bubble Punch would like to think that all of you and ourselves included, have made all lovers of 80’s prom flicks, proud with this event.
Thank you all again for making all of our Sanrio x Bubble Punch events hugely fun and successful! See you again soon!

If you’d like to see more pictures and event reports from this night, check out the links below:

LA Weekly Slideshow

LookbookLA

Official Sanrio Photos

Glass of Win report

Chinashop report

NPR report on Small Gift LA & Kitty in Pink

If you have photos from your gallery you’d like to share with us, leave us a comment so we can add yours too!

 

Sweet Tooth: Sweet Streets 2, The Opening.

Day One – Saturday’s Opening Reception Night

Gallery Nucleus gets very sweet. 6%DOKIDOKI & SO SO HAPPY Windows

Last Saturday night kicked Sweet Streets 2 with a carousel of fun, fashion, and food. If you couldn’t make it down for the opening reception last weekend, the Sweet Streets show will be showing at Gallery Nucleus until October 4, 2010. So please check it out before it leaves! There were a plethora of taletned artists from all over the world in this show.

Day 0: Bubble Punch & the Nucleus Staff at the space setting up and finalizing the contests!

Before the glitter and sparkle of the opening reception, 6%DOKIDOKI had their model casting on Thursday, September 9, 2010. All of our lovely finalists were invited for a private interview and fitting with Sebastian Masuda (designer for 6%DOKIDOKI), Yuka, and Vani. Though only eight of our finalists were able to make it, everyone at 6%DOKIDOKI were very pleased with their selected finalists, and found it hard to choose only a few.

Our 8 Finalists: Mandie, San, Chloe, Danielle, Bebe, Chrissa, Calla, and Ari, with Sebastian and the 6%DOKIDOKI Shop Girls.

Because it was so hard to choose only 4 from the finalists, they decided to go with 5 (FIVE) girls in an unconventional selection method!

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Sweet Streets, Closing In!

Hey fun lovers and seekers of the world!

We just wanted to remind everyone that Sweet Streets opening reception is this Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Ca!

If you haven’t been keeping up, Caro, curator of Sweet Streets, has been continuously posting sneak peaks from many of the Sweet Streets artists. This year’s theme is inspired by Japanese Street Fashion. You can check out any that you missed here: http://sweetstreetsla.blogspot.com/

Doors open at 7:00PM on Saturday, and there will be music, refreshments, food trucks, live paintings, a 6%DOKIDOKI fashion show, and pop up shops! Come view the fantastic art by talented artists, including both art and creations submitted by Bubble Punch staff. Also, the 4 winners of the 6%DOKIDOKI Model Contest will be revealed on opening night!

Please make sure to come down and show support. And don’t forget the 6%DOKIDOKI Fan Day on 9/12/10 at Gallery Nucleus! If you can’t make it this weekend for the festivities, the show will run until October 4, 2010.

For more information please visit our friends:

Sweet Streets Official Blog

Sweet Streets Event Page

6%DOKIDOKI

Sugarpill Cosmetics

So So Happy

Hi-Fructose

Galley Nucleus

See all of you guys there!

Partying with Scott Pilgrim

For those who weren’t in the know, Scott Pilgrim had a Super Fun Party last week!

This way to the fun!

Marking the end of E3 in Los Angeles, Iam8Bit in conjunction with Universal Studios threw this bash. We were really excited to be invited. Nerd parties fuel us!

For those who don’t know, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is based off the comic “Scott Pilgrim” by Bryan O’ Malley. The movie is opening in theaters in August and the final volume of the comic is due out in July 2010

The film stars Michael Cera as the title character, who has to defeat his love interest’s 7 evil ex-boyfriends.

Drama! Action! Fighting! And Girls With Coloured Hair!

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B. Awesome

If you weren’t at B. by Aperire’s “Fashion Night Out” Soiree last Thursday night on Melrose Ave, then we’re sad for you! You really missed out on something special.

We arrived early to ensure we could fully enjoy all the styles (and sizes) available before the rush. With 50%-80% off, there was sure to be a bargain-hunting-fashionista crowd at this event. The early birds gets the size 7’s!

Chubby Bunny, in early for maximum shopping success

Hiromi Tatsuda, designer for B. by Aperire definitely sold us on the comfort level of all these shoes. As the headline on their website says: “Heels that keep you moving from Hollywood to Tokyo”, and we believe it. It’s amazing and comforting to know that you can have fashionable footwear and not have to do that stumbling painful walk to your car after a night out. You know that walk ladies, the one where your feet feel like they’re exploding with every step.

Colorful shoppers trying on shoes as boxes begin to stack.

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