Yesterday I attended SMASH!, a manga, anime and Japanese pop culture convention, which I’ve been going to every year since it first started in 2007 puuu SMASH! is one of my favourite cons to go to – I usually have a fun experience and there’s different things do to and see every year.

This time I was helping out at my club (SuAnime)’s stall on the day and I made and designed merchandise to sell. It’s really interesting to experience a con from a different perspective. I was really nervous because I had no experience in this area so I wasn’t too sure what to make so I’m glad people bought my work :sobb2  I made these chibi felt badges of Sebastian and Ciel from Kuroshotsuji, some art prints and chibi heads postcards. I also designed badges designs and business cards with our club’s web links. There wasn’t really much variety in what I made since I had limited time and they’re two of my favourite character designs lol nyoo

I ended up printing 48 pages!
Chibi felt plush badges I sold for $10 each
Personalised pass

Sadly I didn’t get to take a photo of the stall coz the place was packed! It was very busy in the vendor hall right from 9am to around 2~3pm, I didn’t expect to see so many people lol. But here’s a photo of my Kotetsu plush sitting on the badges that our club made :XD Many thanks to the people who dropped by our stall and bought things!

Kotetsu the salesman

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There were a lot of awesome cosplayers yesterday, I think it was the first time that I’ve been very impressed at seeing so many well-made/accurate cosplay outfits at a con wakuwaku I always applaud the effort that people put into making their cosplay.

Here are a select few that I loved! I sadly missed out on Takuto from Star Driver since he didn’t come close enough to the table for me to call out his name leakingtears

Favourite cosplayers of the day!

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from Utapri!
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One of my favourite cosplayers, Jaxama (instagram & dA handle)

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Celty!
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My favourite stall of the day was Electric Alice‘s. I’m not into lolita but I like food/candy/pastel type items :chuuu Their stall was super cute! I loved the way they decorated it.

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I took my chances and bought one of their large lucky packs, which cost me $25. I love the pastel tail chain and it’s what I love most about the pack lol :teehee

Mystery Bag

And these were the items in my bag. I really like the usamimi hairband, dessert socks and the bow hairclips. The rings are also very cute! I think it’s not bad for $25.

Mystery Bag Contents

Rings!

Electric Alice also held a Harajuku fashion panel where they mainly talked about “magical girl style” which is when you base your outfit off a magical girl character. I thought that was interesting because I’ve never heard of such a thing before. I always thought it was fairy-kei :3seal

Harajuku Fashion Panel
Talking about lolita

And of course, it wouldn’t be a con post with doll photos lol. Sadly I only got to see the table at the beginning and at the end of the day so I didn’t get to have a chance to talk to my friends in the doll hobby.

cutie group~

favourite olive boy! ^3^

All in all, I had a fantastic time. Even thought I didn’t have the chance to do much since I had to stay at the stall, I’m satisfied with what I got to see and experience :raburabu

If you’re interested in seeing a few more photos, please visit my flickr!

10 Comments

  1. Uwahhhh, SMASH looked like ultimate fun! I was following all of you Sydney people on Twitter and was kicking myself for not being there with you guys, sob sob! B-but I’m so happy that you had a blast! And now you mention it, I do have to agree the standards of the cosplays have certainly gone up which great. :D

    I really need to visit Sydney during SMASH season– maybe next year once uni gives some leeway haha. ;;

    • I hope you can experience it one day~ Though next year the date has moved a bit later to August.

  2. Ok, firts SUPER CONGRATS FOR YOUR HARD WORK! :D
    You know I follow you on twitter, and I saw all the effort you put in all the itens that you made!
    The con looks awesome! And all the cosplayers are so well done, I love it :3
    I hope you really had a great time, and that all the other cons can be as great as this one!

    Kisses :3

  3. ohh, it looked like you had a lot of FUN there >w<
    Unfortunately, I missed the JapanExpo in Paris, I wanted to go there TT___TT
    hope there is another CON as soon as possible ^___^

    • Yes, I did ^^

      Awww, I hope you can go to another one soon! They’re very fun to go to aren’t they?

  4. Woah! I wanna go too! D: I’m glad that you had lots of fun there! :3 Did you also cosplayed on the con besides selling your merchandise (they are awesome btw!)? ^_^

    I also like the Kotetsu plush is all on the badges! XD It looks so cute >w< I wanna have a Kotetsu plush too ; _ ; Can I steal him from you? haha :P

    • Yes I did cosplay! I went as Inga form UN-GO except I was wearing a blue shirt because I left the one I was supposed to wear at home ;-;

      Haha, if you have the Barnaby plushie maybe he’ll go to you~ XD

  5. Oh my gosh!! Those badges are so adorable!! I’ve never attended an event like this and it looks really cool and awesome! I wish we have one here in Malaysia

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