Showing posts with label Anime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anime. Show all posts

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Conventions so far this year.

So this year, its my year of conventions this year. Starting off with a Edinburgh based one called Capital Sci Fi Con. Which you guessed it was mainly about all things Geeky and Sci Fi. For this Con I made up a (Fem) Darth Vader Causal Cosplay. Which was really weird for me cause I had not idea how I would act or be like as Vader . I mean am a huge fan of Lord Vader but yeah am more your magical hero girl than anything like that . So that was really weird for me. However I did get to meet up with tons of fellow cos players whom I have not seen in ages and hang out with my deco girly pal too. It was also super nice meeting new folks at the Con as well as hanging out with those I already have mingled and chilled with before. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dee-con 2014

Hello every cutie!
Last Saturday was the day of the Event of Dee-con. Scotland's largest Free comic convention. I went to the event last year. It was my 1st ever convention. And because its near by I decided to get myself along to the event.

Since last year I have connected more with other like minded convention goers so I was very lucky to share my Train journey with a sweet Lolita .

My outfit was Black shorts in a dungaree style , bunny knee high style tights with a Heart Blouse and blue blazer and red cat ear hat with Red matching High tops. Thankfully it was not a rainy day for the event just a few showers here and there.

The Event did not Start till Noon and was located at DUSA Union. Which was a mere 5-10min walk away from the Rail Station. The Event covered 5 floors. From Artist Alleys, Retro Gaming, Card Gaming and merch-stalls. It is way to easy to spend to much money at these conventions. How ever I was very good and only spend a little amount of money.

When we arrived we were stopped by a local Photographer who wanted to take our photos. I was only wearing a simple but bright outfit and was rather shocked to be asked. I agreed to have my photo taken as did my Lolita friend. Both together and on our own.

As we got near to the main building which housed the event, the queue was intense.It must have double back on its self a few times.We must have been in the queue for 10 mins waiting and then a further 10 mins getting in to the place.

It was packed,As soon as you walked in. I explored all the levels and checked out the stalls, The Artist Alley is the bit I like a lot and I picked up a few pieces from the same artist as last year.  The Lay out was a bit more flowing than last years apart from the lowest level, for some reason its so packed up.
I found myself standing for 5 mins trying to move,I have no idea why this happens even last year it was packed and you felt stuck and unable to move. I retreated to a higher level of seating area to get some photo's.

 Outside was the best place for photos. Am sure a lot of cosplayer's took this as a advantage to get some photos take of their outfits.I really should have hung about outside to meet more people and snap some shots.

 I noticed there was much more going on this year than to last year's. There was a great atmosphere too. I spotted many Lolita's from the local community,each one was dressed so well. I noticed and recognized some cosplay.

Overall it was a good day out, its a great convention for any 1st time convention goers. I do regret not getting more photos and footage, but there is many more conventions to come. I did not stay till the end but there was also a after party for later in the evening.

During the day there was some  Anime films being shown that you could go in and watch. There was lots of Arcade Games to play, Table top Games were set up  and even some retro ones. A area of Games development and even talks such as '' Being proud of your inner Geek.'' Also there was a Kendo Performance Display and a Cosplay Masquerade and competition . So You could easily stayed on till the early hours of Sunday with the after party!

After my attendance of Dee-con I went into Dundee city itself, I spied some other con-goers walking through the city shopping malls still dressed up. They got many strange looks from on lookers.

Dee-con is a good sized convention, its nice to have a convention near by. I would say its a great convention to attend for your 1st time and then a great way to meet up with others who have the same interests. Its a nice way to ease you into the cosplay and convention world. Once you get the bug for it, that's you hooked. I was waved down or called over to say Hello or for a chat by many kawaii readers and folks I know of via facebook and on my blog. I was so shocked by this and quite overwhelmed. Every one I met was lovely. I look forward to next years and for my upcoming events. I hope to see some of you again and meet new faces of Kawaii! So watch this space!

More photos Below!
<3 Tartan

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Kawaii Rainbow times.

Hey every Cutie!
Cute pillows!
How are you all doing!?

I wanted to share with you some new Kawaii items I have bought of late, Once again I caved in and bought some cute jewellery items form Enji! *waves*

I love her jewellery so much, its so original and Kawaii! So I was playing about with new things I have learnt with my camera and got some super Kawaii shots with the jewellery nyaa! I hope you like them.

So I also got myself some cute pillows to use in my room they are rainbow themed. They are very lovely and soft.  One is a Rainbow shape and the other 2 are heart shape with Rainbow colour's on them. Very cute hehe I also added my san-x bear pillows in the photo for added cute-ness.  They look very cute in my spare room which I have been working on .
 Now I have made the choice that it will be my 'Kawaii room'' A place I can escape too. But will be doubled up as my *Drum roll* Photography studio room!!! It was meant to be the Guest/ Rilakkuma room but things change haha, It will still be a Guest room too though.
With re painting items white and putting up white shelves to keep the room light and airy for shooting with the (pop up) Back sheet frame with drop, lights, kit ect. I will be needing this, for the next coming months for my photography projects.

Kawaii Ham - Ham loves Enji!


So  I have been setting up my Kawaii and cute items up on the shelves in the room and because I repainted the book shelf there is some kawaii on that too! Yay.
 I have my cute anime and vocailoid figures up on the shelf easy for me to get hold of them as I like doing toy photography, I also have a few smaller plush dolls on this shelf   I have a few Hello Kitty's and Mimmy's here too. As well as a couple of Cat themed things. I do like my Cats. Oh and of course dont go forgetting about my Lucky Cat and Domo too! Am also a Momiji Fan, I have been for ages and I felt like my dolls were not getting much love in the Kitchen so I moved them into the spare room to be admired instead. 

Also this month I caved in - 3 months into this year and I failed. I bought something Hello Kitty
Yep, I was trying to get at least half way through the year and not buy anything Kitty..whoops!
How ever I really happy with the new bag I got. Its bright and a great size - Ah  I just love it! So I have been using it a bit more than my other bags and every time I have used it, I have had a great response and comment on my bag. From '' OH MY LOVE THAT BAG'' to''Wow that is a cute bag'' from other Mummy's at playgroup. Who also admire my other ''funky'' as they say bags and even the staff and customers at the local shop comment on my bags. Which then they were left drooling over my purse too. I some times wonder if these folks have never seen cute before and maybe like to see more of it appearing. hehe its nice to get positive reactions- regardless.
As I  said in the past month or so am going to many events, in April so I should be able to blog lots more. If there is any thing you want me to cover or take photo's of ( keep it clean.) I would like to hear your suggestions!
I hope to put up a post soon of my Toy Photography yay! so watch this space.
Till later <3 Tartan.


Friday, 3 January 2014

Jenni Instillation

Hello Cuties!
Am not sure if you all remember me saying I won a give-away contest?! It was over at Jenni.Illustrations where you posted in a comment what you Christmas wish list was and if you won she would draw it for you! Cute!!


Am a bit of a fan of Jenni Illustrations. Every piece that has been posted makes me smile as its all so sweet!
I think it also helps is I like the things that she draws such as Anime, Disney,Games,Characters,Cute Animals and everything Kawaii!


 I do adore the style she use's in her art.Its very gentle and soft. What I love about it is the child like hints and cute size proposition of the drawings. The Colours are also very soft and often found in lovely shades!

You can find Jenni Illustrations both on facebook and Tumblr. I wanted so show off some of her work and the piece I got given, which I will be printing out to display in my kawaii space in my room!! 



 Kawaii Anime Characters.



This is one of the piece's that caught my attention as am a big old sailor moon fan and I love that everything is soo chibi and cute!The piece that was done for me  is obliviously my favourite...But then it comes close to the most recent piece that she has put up on facebook as am a huge Toroto fan! 


How Kawaii is this!?



Any way here is my piece above, I hope you all love it as much as I do. My wish list for Christmas was to get a gaint Domo Kun Plush and if any of you follow me on instagram you might have seen some photos of him! As I did get him on Christmas day!! Yay!
Please do hop over to her Facebook and give her a like!














Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tartan and Wotutu Mummy~Kawaii Mummies together

Some how some were,fate had it that Wotutu Mummy and I were meant to cross paths,Both of us thought we were alone Kawaii Mummies,In the big wide world and some how we ended up adding each other,After a bit of small chat on the messager,We quickly found out that not only were we mummies but are both obsessed with KAWAII things and had so much in common!

^__^

Since then We have built up a bit of a Kawaii Friendship online.
~Kawaii~

Wotutu has her own blog ,Mostly about her love for Japanese Idols,I find myself reading it and later watching the Youtube videos and bobbing along to the music.
-Hehee-
She has the cutest taste,you can check out her blog Here!



''my blog is about one of the things I love most about Japan- idols. Nothing is cuter than a bunch of girls who are encouraged to be innocent and have fun. Lovely high pitched pop songs about summer and random childish things are my crack ''- Wotutu Mummy


Not only do Wotutu have her blog she is an also an Artist,in which she does the cutest Drawings.

I love the Sailor moon one!
You can find a lot more of the scouts she has done too.
You can find lots more here on her Facebook Page!


I got into art when I first got into anime, I just wanted to try and draw awesome things like what I saw on tv. 
Didn't draw for years and now I'm back paying homage to the things that made my chidlhood; pokemon, sailor moon, digimon, my little pony


Cute things for me are all about the cute round faces and big shiny eyes (cat ears always help). 

Add some bows, pink and frills and it's complete! -Wotutu mummy.

Wotutu's Art is bright cute and cheerful and not forgetting KAWAII! ^__^

So please go check out her stuff and find some kawaii Art of her's.
Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan
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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Minty Kitty Art


I love anime art,I love ones that are full of detail and have admired Minty Kitty Art for a while .
So I contacted the Artist behind Minty Kitty Art and asked them a few questions about their Art.



But Lets check some of the Art out 1st!

(all Images belong to MintyKittyArt!)



Aww Sky Kittys Kawaii!


Cute and spooky 


Super Sweet!


Awww I love the kitties!


Panda LOVE!

Tartan Kawaii Meets Minty Kitty Art 

Hi there Minty Kitty Could you tell me a little about when you started doing your art?

I have been drawing since I was very young, mostly copying old Japanese wood block prints in pen and ink, my father taught me how to paint!I have only seriously been drawing though for the last three years, I have just completed a degree in Illustration and can now focus 100% on what I love!

Wow Cool ,I love your style What would you say inspires you?

My inspiration is fashion and cute things! I see everything as cute, from Kitties to slugs!

I have always been interested in Asian culture since I was very small, my earliest memories are watching old Godzilla and Kurosawa Movies with my father and listening to 80's Japanese Hair Metal band Vow Wow! 

This naturally progressed to Anime and Manga.


What you would like to achieve with your art and what else you like to do with it ^^

My dream is to design cute stationary!
 It doesn't sound super ambitious, I know, but I have always loved collecting adorable writing paper, pens and pencil cases and would love to make my own!

I hope that I can give a little cute to everyone who sees my work and make them smile!


^__^

I really love this style of Art,Its utterly Kawaii and adorable!
If you want to support Minty Kitty Art you can by liking  on Facebook and checking out the information on commissions as the prices are not expensive at all.
You can also check out the Art of Minty Kitty Here and find all the latest pieces.

Stay super Kawaii
Tartan
x



Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tartan meets the lovely Peach Nia



This is the 1st Kawaii Interview on Stay super kawaii,who I will be interveiwing Peach Nia a stunning lady with class and a huge love for animals.Please be gentle its my 1st ever Blog Interview!


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''My name is Peach Nia
I live in the north of England with my lovely husband and furbabies.
 I am a huge animal lover, vegetarian and love to make things!

Being such a huge animal lover I loathe animal testing.

I try to educate people about this kindly, without the horror stories or upsetting images, instead through kindness, love and education.


Being a crafty gal I love the idea of creating our own cruelty free products and living as chemical free in our home as we can.I adore making things, all manner of things and all manner of crafts. 

I fell in love with all the japanese cuteness 10 years ago, the fake food with faces theme really captured me. 


My crafts developed so much that I finally had my own website called dollyday.co.uk selling my cute handmade jewellery of fake chocolates and cupcakes etc. I loved it. Sadly due to illness I had to close my site so now I tend to create for friends and family and recently make things for charity which I love.

I like to dip my toe in as many crafts and give them a whirl. 


I can sew, sculpt clay, use resin, crochet and knit although I am a begginer in the last two.Through my blog I also adore to promote other women and companies that really inspire me with their creations.''



Hello Peach,Thank you so much for being my 1st Kawaii person to interview!


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 We would love to get to know you more can you tell us more about your furbabies?



I have three gorgeous moggies (Cuba, luna and Oreo)
I have two amazing Chihuahuas (Captain and Levi) They are my babies.
I don't have human children but I feel I have my furry kids and spoil them rotten!! 

They have taught me a lot about love, forgiveness and compassion and how to play!
They astound me, they have such a zest for life and endless love to give.
We can learn so very much from animals.






How do you do your part to help all animals and their charity's?


A portion of my Husband's wages each month go to our charity The Dog's Trust, a wonderful organisation that helps a great deal of dogs get rehomed. 
They never put a healthy dog down and I love the amazing work they do, the education they give out all for dog's health and happiness.


I give to the PDSA, which is a very special charity that helps people on low incomes with vet treatment for their animals. 
There are PDSA hospitals dotted around the country and all funded by donations, no government help, so it really is super important to help them. 
Without them the people on lower incomes could not afford to take their pets to the vets, so those animals would suffer, die or end up in a shelter, so it really is close to my heart to help them.
What I would like to do is create a line of goods (handmade) where all the profits made go to these charities I have mentioned and more animal charities. I would love to fundraise too. I have a few ideas. I'm just getting started.


In What  other ways can we do our bit to help animal Charity's?

I am a big advocator of using cruelty free products.
 I won't go into details but animals are tested on in such vile ways!
;~;
So I use natural ingredients in my home to clean it, like Vinegar, bicarbonate of soda etc. 
I make my own products many times.
I educate others about it on my blog and I support The Hadwen Trust, a very special trust that fights for humane non animal medical testing.
They do such fantastic work, really worth giving support to, if you care for animals.

Tell us, when did you start getting into crafting?

I sadly fell ill with Fibromyalgia a decade ago, so couldn't work. I have a very active mind so crafting was a pefect way to occupy my mind/hands and keep me out of mischeif!
Clay and felt were my first mediums. I made all fake food related items, like cupcakes, chocolates etc.

When was the 1st time you came across the word Kawaii and when did
 you fall in love with Kawaii fake faces with Kawaii expressions?

I first came accross it (the word kawaii ) about 9 years ago online, along with "sweet lolita" and "Japan" etc, I then found out all about the wondeful cuteness of Japan, with all the sweet "food with faces" fake food jewellery and sweetness of fashions, which at the time was a huge relief from all the over sexual images in popular culture.
 The sweet ruffles, cute smiles, knee high socks, it all was very "me" I fell in love with it all. I didn't want to look "sexy" I wanted to look "cute" It aligned with who I was perfectly.








Do you like any anime or anime films?

I love Anime! My favorite is Spirited Away...My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo. I have a lot of anime I am yet to see though!
I find the animation just beautiful, real eye candy and the stories are magical. They are a great way to escape into fantasy worlds. I just adore them.


Tell me what is your favourite Colour?

My most favorite colour is turquoise. I love it as a hair colour, in clothing, to look at I find it very calming.


Where do you see your self in the next 5 years?

In the next five years I would be thrilled if I had created a line of handmade goods for charity that sell well.
I would love to be doing very well with fundraising.
I would also love to be moved to Brighton by then too.
I would love to be illustrating by then.
Whatever I do and wherever I am in five years.
I and sure it will be where I am supposed to be.


Oh my you are going to be very busy then !
What would you like to achieve one day and what's you biggest Dream?

I have many dreams! I would love to be able to illustrate, be a graphic designer. 
My passionate dream is to really make a difference to animals somehow. 
I want to make a difference in the world! 


Peach you have so much passion for your animals,nothing makes me sad hearing about all those Kawaii animals have no voice to stand up to the abuse and treatment they have to go through.
TT_TT
So Lets give what we can to some charity's that Peach Nia Supports!
Links :

http://alovelylittledeer.blogspot.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/lovelylildeer

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollyday/sets/72157624328803553/


http://www.pdsa.org.uk/


http://www.drhadwentrust.org/


http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/


http://www.leapingbunny.org/



Stay super Kawaii

Tartan
x



Thursday, 13 September 2012

We are one year old

One Year of Kawaii!

*0__0*
Wow Really been One year I have been doing this!?

The Blog has changed from what it used to be a pagan like dairy of my spiritual-ness then it became what it is today.
Its covered entry topics of Wigs,Fashion,outfits,Hello kitty,My personal life,Modelling,Lolita,Promo and advertising in the world of Kawaii!
I hope that my blog and its aim to help every one stay Kawaii and that I can keep doing this for many more years to come which is why I have added the new Donate Button.
I have a lot of projects planned and ideas for this next year of Blogging,

Until then We have Halloween coming up and  approx 15 weeks till Xmas which is going to be lots of fun with my Kawaii family.
Next year I hope to get into more new J-Fashion and Trends and lots of Kawaii Updates,Yes my hello Kitty collection is still growing!
I will still be on the Hunt of Kawaii and looking in ways of improving my Blog.
I am also looking for companies of Kawaii to contact me here or by Facebook  to be featured and take in my blog!



Till then Stay Super Kawaii
Tartan
x



Thursday, 19 July 2012

Tartan's Tarot

Wow there has been so much going on right know in my life,As some of you are aware I read Tarot Cards (a way of fortune telling) 
I did a few spreads last month and over the past few days,It still creeps me out how spot on they can be even when I am reading for myself.
I love the Tarot,There is even a few Kawaii Decks I want to get my hands on.

Likes of this Deck the Magic Manga.



I Started Reading Tarot at the Age of 12,
It was a bit of a fun hobby and party trick,But I took it more seriously after my readings for others started to ring true!
I currently have 3 decks,I favour my Pagan Cat Deck but the others are The Wheel Year Deck and the Robin Hood Deck.
They are all very lovely and colourful.


But I really would love a Anime Deck,There is even a Sailor Moon Set,Card Capturers Clow Set and Hello Kitty Deck out there some where!

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Though not all of them have all of the Deck cards or may only have just the major cards done.
The Deck is made up with 2 sets the Major Cards and Minor Cards,I personally use both sets to get a more in depth Reading.

I really do LOVE Anime Tarot Decks more so those of Anime I like.
They are Kawaii and Colourful!


I have found out the Clow Cards are of the Clow and a collector item and not technically a Tarot Deck But I think they are still cute!

If I could get my hands on a nice anime deck I am fussy when it comes to my Decks,I have owned a fair few and some I had to re-home because they just didn't work well or I didn't like some of the cards Art.

I could be super cute in a Lolita Dress with my dream anime card deck asking you all to cross my palm with silver and Ill tell you your future!

Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan
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