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!
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.
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!
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!
Intro to Kawaii: Kawaii Empowerment
Featuring DC Kawaii Style Community Members
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.
Fun Times Across State Lines
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.
Best part ~
Meeting some people that we want to introduce you all to!
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!
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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