One thing that stood out is there was a slightly darker edge than in the other 2 DFs I've attended. And it wasn't just your Harajuku goth lolita costuming - more brooding, gory, and explicitly gloomy stuff. Of course there were still plenty of teddy bears, butterflies, and fish skeletons and insects suspended in little glass vials filled with a viscous liquid. So you know - balance.
Enough of the preramble! Here's the whole kit and kaboodle - mostly unscripted!
|This dude was so happy!|
|You see what I mean? So natural!|
|Take that Sinestro! (What? So I overgeeked the caption - it happens!)|
|And ready to put you in a size M!|
|This may have been my fav. performance artist. She was weaving a web cocooning her inside her own booth!|
|There was a dude next to this booth with some major hi tech equipment. All I could make out on the case were the letters 5 and 9. What did it mean?|
|These guys had some great digital art.|
|Bought a postcard of this one.|
|Row of tarot card readers. At 500 yen a pop, they were doing brisk business!|
|Only thing I heard the dude on the left say was "Atsui!" (Hot!)|
|Super cool sea diorama.|
|In Japan, the run up to Christmas starts the day after Halloween!|
|This booth smelled reaaally good!|
|This one - not so much. (I'm kidding! Pandas are warm and cuddly, and their doo doo smells like rainbows!)|
|These hand puppets were fantastic. I think the head and hands are made of wood. Very Dark Crystaly..)|
|The escalator across the way is the one that collapsed a while ago and ushered in the era of Wonderfest being moved to Chiba.|
So stay tuned for that as well as more updates to the Tokyo Toy Maps. Thanks for reading!