Japanizam 2014 – summary

I promised and now is time to live up to my promise. Small warning – this will be a loooooooooooong text, I have to write about remaining 3 days of Japanizam convention 2014.  🙂

After the first day which I was writing about in previous text Japanizam 2014 – day 1, , I have to say one big THANK YOU to my Mila for lending me her skirt so I didn’t have to sit in my wet clothes the first day <3.

THE second day

The second day begun with me chasing a new pair of shoes. Someone at the bus stepped on the sole of my sandal and managed to rip it off. Well I have to rant a bit, I had a mini cosplay costume on and in 7 out of 10 stores I walked in sales person just ignored me, and only after I somehow managed to find new shoes and reached the Youth Center with a minimum delay – crowd was already there.

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Second day was bit slower for us in Artist Alley but not too much. Nevertheless I did manage to take pictures of participants. And it was so many familiar faces there beside me (ofc 😀 )

Sulless Art Jewelery

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Gunpla Srbija

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Cajkin kovčežić s blagom

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Mila do Tokija

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Tanja Nikolić

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Villena Viscaria i Sardonyx Lace

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Teodora Novak

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Kaleidoskop Ceca

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Motor T Shirts

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Shidoosha

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BETA-goth jewelry

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Kreativno nakit

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Tsubaki

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Jelena Čarnaus i Lana Ristić

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Pumpkin Workshop

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Dunja Dimić

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Manga radionicaDelusor cosplay i Mistiqarts

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Miyu Mania

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Dora Somova

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Festina Lente

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Kokoro

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Sakura Shop

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I drugi:

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And I managed to catch some OriSor moments ( #followingBorivojeIRL #followingOriSorinreallife  #OriSor  #AOT) 🙂

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I did grab an 1h of free time to wist one lecture held by Juićiro Omori-san about Modern Japanese music

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By the end of day 2 I had no nekomimi hairbands and neko chokers left, so my concerns were turned towards attempt to make some more of those which was hard considering the fact that I had only 3 more hairbands and 5 more bells left home.

Day 3 was slow, slow with sale, which wasn’t such a bad thing for me. I  managed to take snapshots of some people in cosplay, mostly our guests from Hungary and Bulgaria

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And some of our cosplayers as well

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And YES!!! I did manage to have two things that made me really happy! I finally bought corset, once again THANK YOU Villena! And I have some pictures with Nazgul (one of cosplayers from Hungary)

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A friend of mine, journalist was with us on a third day, she has a photo gallery of cosplayers and my recommendation is to take a pic at it HERE 😉

Day4, most expected day of convention, COSPLAY DAY!!! And I was dead tired, but I managed to stay awake and present most of the day, unfortunately not long enough to see cosplay competition 😥 . I did snap pictures of some cosplayers tho:

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For pictures from competition I suggest this page (they will put pictures soon) Konvencija Japanizam 2014.

As I said before, I was stuck at my post on Artist Alley and I missed so much from lectures to shows, but from what I heard everything was more than fantastic, people had only best comments.

While I was dragging myself on a way home, half a sleep and sad because I’m missing best part of the day I did manage to take few snapshots of plato in front of Youth center.

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Well, that’s it. I hope I’ll see you next year ^_^

 

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Change of plans

I know I promised that I’ll write every day my report from Japanizam but I’m swamped with orders and I’m making nekomimi hairbands so I have to make small adjustment.

I’ll sit down on Monday and write a full report with pictures and my impressions regarding this year convention. With presenting most if not all participants of Artist alley, give you the pictures of atmosphere and some lectures/performances if I manage to get in some of them. And ofc, best for the end, details and full report on cosplay.

Sorry for change people but day is tooooooooooooooo short for me at this moment, I  hope you can understand that.

Japanizam 2014 – day 1

First day of Japanizam started with heavy clouds, and in the moment I managed to reach Youth Center I was soaking wet due to a strong rain. In short term – day didn’t promising much.

HOW WRONG WAS THAT IMPRESSION!!! 

Until the moment when program  officially began, crowd was  unusually big for the first day. Participant’s of Artist Alley where busy beyond every experience from previous years.  And by the end of the day so many of us faced a problem – the stock of products made for all 4 days where gone.

Unfortunately I managed to forget my photo camera so I made just a few fast snapshots before my cell phone battery run out. Pictures are bit blurry but this is just a small portion of atmosphere before beginning of first day.

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And this is my place when I still had nekomimi hairbands.


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Day was tiring and  I did manage to grab moment to eat, at my post only late in the afternoon

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I did manage to grab a few moments and visit Loreal’s post where I got fantastic makeover from their girls, Loreal was promoting their Manga Look mascara, and I have to say I liked mascara very much!

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And now I have to run, day 2 is starting soon. Today I’m taking my photo camera so I promise that I’ll have more pictures of Artist Alley participants, atmosphere and more stories tonight.

For those in Belgrade, c ya at Youth Center today.

And Happy Independents day  for all my friends who celebrate it 🙂

Japanizam 2013 – Day 4 – Grand Finale!!!

Today  was the last day of Japanizam 😥

And today was the biggest crowd of all 4 days and THE BEST day of all!!!

Today was COSPLAY day!!! I didn’t participate in cosplay competition or had cosplay costume for that matter but…I did wear my yukata ^_^

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Yukata I’m wearing was made by Mina Petrović – Mistiqarts  ❤

And I know that you are anxious to hear about today but let me first keep my promise  and present to you rest of the participants in Artist Alley.

Mila do Tokija

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Dunja Dimić

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Shiz Art

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Lana Ristić

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Kaleidoskop Ceca

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Vilena Viscaria corsets

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Branko Vitas

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And manny others

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As well as our gifted kids that made cute portraits of visitors 🙂

My promise is fulfilled now and I can write about todays events.

In noon doors was open and people start coming….

First event that caused euphoria was Performers Show where dancers and singers had their time under the spotlight.I did managed to sneak and see some performances.  But I did filmed performance of Chiemi Fukumori
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And performance of Ultimate Dance by Borivoje Naumovski -which was truly fantastic unfortunately stage set was in shadow so on my video you can see only shadows … the video I’m gonna link to you is just a bit better but when I get good video later on I promise that I will post it 😉
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During this events corridors where empty but in the time between two events… well it looked like this

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People in cosplay costume where all around, and I must say this – competitors were seen in their costumes on stage for the first time so…next pictures are visitors in cosplay costumes ^^

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In 17 pm corridors of Youth Center truly resembled  to some ghost town, that was appointed time for most expected event of the day – COSPLAY DEFILE and competition.

Defile was divided into two parts. First part was for the juniors they did compete but they did not participate in the selection for participation in this year EuroCosplay in London – which was first prise for the competitors over 18 years .

These pictures are from juniors part and I have to say it was really hard to catch a good picture – they all were very active

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While our organisers dressed in their costumes introduced second part of competition I managed to snap few photos of public, and we had cosplayed and

international public indeed ^_^

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Then started second part in which first prize winner is going to represent Serbia on EuroCosplay in London.

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Not only public vas international, these two girls came from Croatia to compete, Sakurabana starting from this year is regional representative for EuroCosplay.

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My battery died so I missed some competitors but not before I managed to snap a photo of lady whose costume won first prize – Ljubica Dolasevc

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Awards were given to winners by Japanese ambassador Masafumi Kuroki

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After that I managed to “hunt down” and photograph ladies from Sakurabana organisation in their costumes Jelenu dressed as Sister from WH40K

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and Isidora as Griffit from Berserk anime/manga, well to be honest I didn’t miss the opportunity to take picture of her with second prise winner performing as  Guts from same anime/manga (one of my favorites) ^_^

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Whit that only Jpop/Jrock party left…but I was to tired to wait it. With sorrow I left still crowded Youth Center.

 

 

 

Japanizam 2013 – Day 2

It’s 3:36 AM so I’m gonna be as short as possible…if it’s possibile 🙂

Today was even more people than yesterday and I have to say each day is better and better. Day was filled with events that I had to miss so I can’t write about them, but I can Give you a small bits of fantastic positive atmosphere in wich we have pleasure to enjoy…at least in hallways.

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These picture are taken from gallery where Artist Alley is settled.

Somewhere around 7 pm  our guests had a chance to take pictures with  band 101A – Japanese underground scene band.

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In 11 pm 101A held a concert for Japanizam 2013 visitors.

Before concert was anime projection of Wolf Children on which I did planned to go, but I missed it…in front of the Dom Omladine (Youth Center) where we are, where a festival of brea- dance performers. So instead of watching anime I was sitting on war summer night and watching the dancers.

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And chatting with our volunteers. These kids (plas don’t be mad at me for calling them kids) are silent force and huge help to us on Artist Alley and to all visitors. And I have to say THEY ARE GREAT!!! THEY ARE FANTASTIC!!!

Happy, cheerful but above all  helpful.

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But…let me talk some more about concert which was truly FANTASTIC!!! SUGOI!!!!

101A is popular on Japanese underground scene. Their music is mixture of different sounds vibrant, strong and passionate.

Concert was held in JAZZ Club hall in Youth Center.

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And, as you can see we have some Japanese visitors as well ^_^

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Euphoria was on it’s peak when bend showed up on the stage

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I’m not sure how many people knew the words but music is universal language and we had fantastic time

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Well maybe public didn’t knew the words of some songs but 101A did learned some Serbian words. They also like one EX YU popular rock band SMAK, so they performed one of their maby most popular (or at least known in the world) song called “Daire” (Tambourine)

Link to uploaded video is here so you can see and feel at least bit of energy and euphoria that we expirienced: http://s969.photobucket.com/user/Kvarta126/media/PICT0059_zpsa5d47e76.mp4.html

(I apologize for bad sound I was too close to speakers )

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And while we were lose  our voices and jumping with all our might organizators of Japanizam where listening to the concert sitting in front of the hall – this is one of them 😉

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Band had one bis before concert was done. In the end they received Japanizam plaquet.

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My loot for today is one 101A music CD signed (after purchasing)  by band members and sore throat from singing and cheering.

Well now it’s 4:38 am and I wish you all goodnight.

See you tomorrow (or today) on day 3!

T -1 Japanizam 2013 – TOMORROW!!!

Evening before the big day. 

Japanizam 2013 starts tomorrow!!!

After all running in circles, panicky preparations and last minute tatting I’m finally peaceful. Everything is packed and ready to be displayed.

I had to make some decisions, so I decided to put some some older peaces to a huge discount. Reason? Simply, I need space for new ones. So here are some old things that will be on that discount:

(only the white and black is left)

And, of course, a ton of new necklaces, chokers, bracelets and earrings all tatted. I will not post their pictures now … they are suprise! 😉

Well, one thing is not so much surprise as something that is available ONLY on JAPANIZAM’s Artist Alley – my NEKO NECKLACES! This year I have 17 of them and some are already reserved… ^_^

This year tho I gave myself a mission  – every evening, when I return from Japanizam I will write a blog entry to summarise   my impressions.

So, be alert and read about it.

I just can’t wait for tomorrow!!!

I’m so excited!