So last weekend, Hairy and I trekked to L.A. to celebrate Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary! The party/exhibition took place in a giant airplane hangar and included an art gallery, pop-up shop, mini golf course, verris wheel, photobooths, and free food like Yogurtland fro yo, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and Beard Papa cream puffs. There was a really long line when Hairy and I arrived in the back, and when I asked a guy at the door where artists should line up, he just told us to go through the side door he was standing by. This was cool because we bypassed the line, but was a little uncool, as we discovered later that we didn’t get the chance to check-in and get tickets for for the food carts or a free gift bag! Doh!
I’ll put the rest of the pics under a cut, so that I don’t blow up your blog readers with 30+ photos!
Here’s a view from when we were riding the ferris wheel!
Me and chubbybunny
Me and Paul Frank’s Keroppi. Keroppi twinz!
I just love me some Pandapple!
Here are my scarves hanging up! 1 scarf has 14 characters, and the other has 5 characters on repeat.
Here’s me and messypink who bought one of my Sanrio goodies!
Me and the glamorous cicelymargo! She’s so cute. She had been giving me advice about adhesives a few days before on Twitter, and when I saw her at the event, she brought me a present: two-part epoxy! I love her!
Me and Johnny Cupcakes!
More Keroppi twinz with Julie Doll!
Me and Onch! He’s so funny. He said we looked like sisters in this photo! Heheh.
Me and Diana. She so purdy, and she made her outfit!
Erik Estrada was in the house. Hairy snapped some creeper pics.
Art by Miss Kika!
I NEED THIS!!! IT IS MADE OF CANDY!!
Giant painting by Simone Legno, the Tokidoki dude.
SOoooooo two nights later was the Sanrio Nerd party. Now, I had not planned my outfits very well since I was crazy busy finishing my Sanrio scarves and also prepping for my book tour. I made my Keroppi top for the VIP party the night before in my hotel. I kinda spazzed on the nerd night. I ended up making us some KUMON tshirts with a Sanrio character as the letter “O.” For those not in the know, Kumon is an after-school tutoring place where a lot of Asian kids hang out! MATH. READING. SUCCESS.
This is me and the gal who ended up purchasing the suspenders I made for the Hello Kitty fashion show last year! I kind of ran up to her and bombarded her, and I think she was like WTF WHO ARE YOU!!?? And then I had to esplain.
Here’s the craziness of the giveaway where they threw Sanrio/Loungefly goodies into the crowd!!! I ran away cuz excited crowds are scary!
I kept hearing all about Jenni Rae’s cake balls, and I finally got to eat one! YUM YUM!
Wait till you see Shrinkle’s nerd outfit. She said it sucked and was uncomfortable dressing like a nerd.
Here’s me behind a hamburger.
Me with Mr. and Mrs. Locketship! How awesome is Maria’s outfit, especially her PEZ headband!? Her hubby won the costume contest and then won this awesome bike!!
Nerds ended up gathering at Izzy’s deli for late night eats. The waitress was like, “Who are you? Strawberry Shortcake!?” Um, no, just me.