Anime Expo feels like living in an anime city with all of your favorite kawaii friends, goodies, and noms in one place! This year, the con reached over 100K attendees throughout the 4th of July weekend. Since this was our second time, we were a bit more at home and wanted to share some of our favorite booths and activities.
First off, we had a blast seeing some of our absolute favorite cosplayers and customers! @omystephaniemichelle visited our booth and showed off her Super Sonico x Gloomy Bear cosplay. We also loved meeting the darling @noodlerella, who looked adorable sporting one of our Cat Face T-shirts.
The other amazing part of cons is that we get to meet our customers and see how they style their favorite Jetoy goodies! This customer paired her new Cat Face Backpack with Lolita fashion--a match made in kawaii heaven. We also helped others accessorize their bags with new Jetoy charms, pick out their favorite set of puffy stickers, and buy gifts for the cat lover in their life.
Our absolute favorite booth this year was Sailor Moon. Big beautiful graphics and a host of staff dressed as characters all the way from Sailor Jupiter to Sailor Mercury made this a special experience and photo opp. We snagged a bunch of pictures before the con opened and things got crazy!
We also loved the Rilakkuma booth run by our friends at JapanLA! This sweet bear is such a cutie, so it was so cool to tour his house and shop clothing and other accessories featuring the character.
And last but not least, we must admit that we treated ourselves to some merch! These cat paw gloves are not only snuggly but hilarious paired with our Cat Face T-Shirt (then you really look like a cat...). We saw tons of folks at the con wearing them. It was also fun to stock up on Japanese sweets and candy, even though we polished off most of it before the end of the con. Until next year, AX!