Sorry for the uber delay on an update of how Anime Expo went for us! As we have announced, it was IK's first time to be premiered ever at a convention and artist alley! I've always been just taking some of my crafts to lolita meets that LemonTree11 hosts. Thanks to our lovely sponsor MugiBunny.com/FairytaleBoutique, we were given the chance to showcase what Imperfect Kawaii has to offer!
Photo (Day 3 and our table ^.^) above is my sweet big lolita sister and shop, Mochi-chan of KawaiiGoods.com~ It was her 2nd time at AX and being in the AA. She was guiding me throughout the whole entire way from Day 0. We were lucky to have gotten our badges so quickly before the check in time, and we were able to squeeze Spazzy in as our last minute helper. As you can see in the photo, we have a single named shop, "Cosmic Kawaii Sisters". We thought it would be easier for AX staff to comprehend even though we were two different shops. I love how our crafts are made differently but we aimed to spread cuteness.
Photo above is from Day 3 ^.^ Mochi would once in a while guard the fort and arrange our items again when the flow isn't crowded.
So in conclusion, I had a very bright outlook in this experience! I made enough to pay off my hefty supplies (cause I thought I didn't make enough for 4 days!), ticket, tea time ticket, food, and table! And the other half was profit! I have learned a lot from Mochi and customers. What really got me the most were the compliments and encouragement I got. That's what I've really needed. I have received so much that it made me feel better about my work. I usually think my artwork is craptacular. Will I bring IK to a convention again? Perhaps ^_^ It was really fun! One of my temp. workers suggested doing it bi-yearly since I have to focus on my health occupation moreso. Till then, I cannot wait to go to more conventions and someday be part of an artist alley again~
Till next time sweeteas!
P.S. sorry for the major delay T_T I hope people follow more on this blog...I think I will blog more if people are reading this. And I've finally taken the time to make a stamp for my photos so I don't have to keep typing the barcode thing :P