DC Kawaii Style Does Quirkcon, A Conference for Weirdos & Free Spirits

We brought the kawaii Harajuku scene to Quirkcon! If you missed out, take a peek at our event recap. And we’ll see yah there in 2020!

Greetings Kawaii Family!

Guess who went traveling all the way down to Durham North Carolina. That’s right it was DC Kawaii Style did QUIRKcon!

DC Kawaii Style, DC Harajuku, DMV Harajuku, Quirkcon, The Kawaii Way

A handful of us spent 6-8 hours traveling from the DC Area down to Bull City. And we brought the kawaii Harajuku scene with us!

If you missed out, take a peek at our event recap.

DC Kawaii Style, DC Harajuku, DMV Harajuku, Quirkcon, The Kawaii Way


Panel + Event Highlights

Black in Japan Panel

Hosted by Cocoa Chronicles, with ipukekawaii

This conversation was an honest look on what life in Japan is like for black people. 

From cultural differences to how to manage your hair and skin care in a foreign country. 

There was a wealth of knowledge and taught us that  not only can we go to Japan ..

But all things in context, we can THRIVE!

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Nerd Bonding:

With Black Minds Matter Project

photo compliments of Atari Gems

This panel was hosted by Atari Gems & featured friends Black Girls Anime, Charlie Rocket Cosplay, Cocoa Chronicles, and ipukekawaii ~

The curated space was a conversation to acknowledge the importance of nerd bonding within the black community.

We talked a bit about first experiences to nerd culture-

including being ‘inducted’ by family and how it’s led us to lifestyles like … kawaii ^.^

So much was shared on how these bonds change our world experience!

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Intro to Kawaii: Kawaii Empowerment

Featuring DC Kawaii Style Community Members

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We brought some kawaii empowerment inspired by our tea talk from late March.

Members of our community shared their experience of communication through expressive fashion, daily lifestyle, and community as a support group.

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Fun Times Across State Lines

DC Kawaii Style, DC Harajuku, DMV Harajuku, Quirkcon, The Kawaii Way
We had a blast enjoying the ambiance of Quirkcon and meeting so many cool creatives, blerds, and more!

There was family dinner, plenty of photo shoots and of course time to just be kawaii in a new place.

DC Kawaii Style, DC Harajuku, DMV Harajuku, Quirkcon, The Kawaii Way

DC Kawaii Style, DC Harajuku, DMV Harajuku, Quirkcon, The Kawaii Way

Best part ~

Meeting some people that we want to introduce you all to!

Momo PixelsMiles JaiDrew DisasterDevDoeeHippy PotterKiera PleaseBlack Girls AnimeCocoa ChroniclesKurenai Kiba

Wrap-Up  

DC Kawaii Style, DC Harajuku, DMV Harajuku, Quirkcon, The Kawaii Way

The con was full of exciting panels and better inspiring people.

And we had the magic of meeting with creatives and cosplayers from all over!

The Quirktastic team really put together an event that brought together folks with different quirks together.

From cosplay to trap music, we had a blast ~

With some of our favorite moments spent in the Unicorn Lounge trying out the local flavors of North Carolina …

and playing UNO, the kawaii way!

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Our experience was colorful. Quirkcon was full of people with good spirit, but we hope to see a stronger representation of Harajuku and Jfashion styles at the next con.

So delighted at the good times and memories sprung out of this con, we’re already counting down Quirkcon 2020!  

Until then, mark your calendars for Harajuku Weekend at Blerdcon 2019

 

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Maeykoh Menhera for ACDC RAG

This kawaii friends announcement is in support of @maeykohmenhera’s #acdcragdesigncontest entry

Hi everyone!

Maeykoh (comm member & Menhera artist) entered the ACDC Rag T-shirt contest!

We’re HUGE on talking mental health within the community and supporting each other’s journeys. An added bonus is that one of our fav styles collectively is yami kawaii. But you can’t indulge without looking at and talking Menhera. That’s a topic for another post soon ~

BUT for now you can support this conversation by voting for our community Menhera artist’s competition design for Harajuku style brand, ACDC RAG.
Please stop by and show some love 💖✨

 

A Kawaii Friends Give-a-Way

This kawaii friends give-a-way is in support of Art Pastel Kelsey’s Poke J-Fashion Trainers Kickstarter

Three cheers for our first ✨EXCLUSIVE Kawaii Friends Give-a-Way✨

We’re SO EXCITED to share this give-a-way collaboration between
Quirk ConArt Pastel Kelsey x DC Kawaii Style

This kawaii way fun is in support of Art Pastel Kelsey‘s awesome J-Fashion campaign ~

About the Project: This project is to fund my Series of Pokemon themed Lolita fashion Enamel Pins. This project has been in the works since early 2019 and I am pleased to announce it to the world. I love pokemon, it is one of my most beloved game series and I have been in the Lolita fashion community since 2014. Pokemon and Lolita are two interests that hold a special place in my heart so naturally they were going to combine in some way. This project is the result of my love and creativity and I hope you will enjoy my artwork.

ENTER RAFFLE HEREa Rafflecopter giveaway

☝️Share on Instagram with a caption telling us your favorite Poke J-Fashion trainer.
Don’t forget to follow/ tag @quirkcon + @artpastelkelsey + @dckawaiistyle


✨GIVE-A-WAY FAQ✨

Who are the Friends?! 

 Quirk ConArt Pastel Kelsey x DC Kawaii Style

What Do I Get?! ♡

2 FREE tickets to Quirkcon 2019 + Afro Kawaii Zine (features art by Art Pastel Kelsey)

♡  How Do I Enter?! ♡

1. Make a Poke-Lover pledge $1 or $5

2. Share the photo + caption (in blog post) via Instagram

3. Follow + tag the post to @quirkcon + @artpastelkelsey + @dckawaiistyle

✨ENTER HERE✨ >>> Rafflecopter giveaway

When Will I Know?! ♡

winner will be chosen by Art Pastel Kelsey
and will be announced on our Instagram, 5/17 (FriYAY)

♡ GOOD NEWS! ♡

*EVERYONE who pledges as a Poke-Lover will receive a thank you image by the artist
** $5 partons will receive surprise exclusive items + artwork