This year at Otakon, I decided to present a panel about my current favorite Japanese fashions: morigirl, dolly kei, and natural kei. There will be a slideshow with photos to illustrate the history and influences behind each style, as well as cute models walking around the room dressed in whichever fashion we're talking about at the moment. Finally, there will be a raffle with prizes including the following...
I made a morigirl-style antique lace bib necklace. It looks fantastic with dresses or even plain t-shirts! Here's a closeup:
And here's the grand prize: a complete outfit! It comes with a floral tunic dress, a long ruffled sweater vest, a pompom & lace scarf, and a straw hat. I decorated the hat, but everything else comes from Forever21 and mbok.jp. :D
This can be worn alone with sandals or layered over a longer skirt or jeans for cooler days.My friend Miakoda (you may know her from her blog keynotecraze) will be joining me as co-panelist! She's also bringing some delightful handmade prizes for the raffle.
Come see us on Friday at 2 pm in Panel Room 4 of the Baltimore Convention Center! I hope it will be a successful panel, seeing as Otakon hasn't had one like this for as long as I've attended the convention. I'll bring back a lot of photos!