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Japanology : BOSOZOKU

I never got around to posting about this event— better late than never, I guess! Royal-T Cafe, Bubblepunch and Zippercut host a monthly(ish) event called ‘Japanology’. Each month, they pick a topic of focus about one of Japan’s many, and most of the time deviant, subcultures. In September, I attended a movie screening and lecture about Bosozoku, aka biker gangs in Japan!

There was a small photo booth set up with a vintage motorcycle as prop for the models. It was fun hanging out and pretending to be a ‘yanki‘ for the night.

I admit, I use to daydream about joining a Japanese girl biker gang! This was as close as I could get, I guess…

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Me in the center of a truly formidable gang of badass ladies.

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I don’t know if you can tell, but we had fun. CLICK HERE to see the rest of the photos!

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Not only was Crusaders & Haters full of superhero fun– but myself and fellow blogger, Nancy (aka Mjade) has been reunited after two years! Whew! It’s been awhile! But she is currently visiting from England up until Comic-Con in San Diego next weekend.

These type of nerdy parties are more of my scene than hers, so we all appreciate her making the effort to attend! GO NANCY!

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Missy, Nancy, and me!

This is by far one of the more crowded Royal-T event that I’ve attended. The art show was curated by Danie Franzese, and the costume opening party was organized by the lovely Mandy of ZIPPERCUT. Good music, good crowd, and a great photographer (Drew Yoon) was present to take pictures at the photo booth.

Of course, the usual crowd of ladies– and some gentlemen!– who loves to dress up attended sporting some great costumes!

Who said nerds couldn’t have a classy and fun party?

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True Mee as She-Ra and me!

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Check out the rest of my photos on my flickr!

Coming Up: CRUSADERS & HATERS

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A super hero themed art show! Opening night is this Friday night, at Royal-T in Culver City, CA!

I’m trying to put together a last minute superhero inspired outfit. I might need to make a cape… I know loads of other people will be putting together really elaborate and wonderful costumes, so don’t miss out!

Don't Pick on Batman

I just read this article from the LATimes, Walk of Fame allege attacks by music vendors, seek officials’ help. Although I’m not really a big fan of these guys posing for money, I believe they have the right to do it. Plus, it’s fun for the most part when everyone plays their part properly and practices good attitude and manners. Sometimes, a tourist just gets the urge to pose with Superman on the Walk of Fame for a dollar tip, right??

What irks me is how it sounds like security officers in the area look at these guys like they’re lower than dirt just because they’re in costume. They’re people too and a lot of them are getting hurt; it’s a police person’s duty to protect them even if they look a little bit ridiculous. Plus, it comes down to stopping so violent in our streets. If the CD vendors ARE gang related, then this could turn into something really serious and dangerous. It sucks that the city is so hesitant to make a move just because it’s for a group of people dressed as comic book or movie characters.

I guess I sympathize with people who likes to run around in costumes.