Minori!

Join us as we celebrate Minori at a pre-convention art exhibition at Kinokuniya on Thursday July 7th at 5:30pm. Then join us for the weekend at Okashicon as we continue to showcase her artwork, create beautiful earrings in her limited workshop, sip on mocktails and eat some good food at the Fashion Mixer.

MINORI : Shironuri Artist a.k.a Japanese alternative fashion icon
MINORI first became involved in shironuri art in 2009. After appearing on the fashion snap page on TokyoFashion.com in Harajuku, her art became popular on the internet, and her Instagram currently has a total of around 71,000 followers. Her YouTube video “Shironuri Makeup Tutorial by Minori” has been played almost 800,000 times.

Her work is strongly inspired by nature. Starting with her first original work “Ajisai (hydrangea)” in 2011, she has showcased series of work including a “language of flowers” collection and a “nature” collection.

Her first appearance at overseas events was in 2014. She has been featured in the International Business Times in the UK, and her original costume and photos are in the collection of Honolulu Museum of Art. In 2016, she appeared on “Joanna Lumley’s Japan”(iTV) and “Chelsea Handler “(Netflix). In 2017, she was featured on BBC News, attracting attention not only in the UK but also around the world. She was also invited as one of the special guests of Japan Expo Thailand and Malaysia in 2017.

“Joanna Lumley’s Japan” became available on Netflix around 2019 for streaming worldwide.
In 2020, she held her solo exhibition “BE WITH THE NATURE” in Ebisu, Tokyo.

Hyper Core Designer Hisacy!

The mastermind behind the popular rocker fashion brand HYPER CORE, Hisacy started
on the streets of Harajuku back in 2000 as an illustrator.
With the experience that he has gathered through designing for many rock icons such as
YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) and hide, he founded HYPER CORE and opened his first shop in
Harajuku in 2010. Since then, HYPER CORE has become a popular destination for
fashion fans and tourists in Harajuku.
The brand’s motto is “HYPER CORE IS HERE FOR YOU!”

http://www.hypercore.jp
Twitter hypercore_hrjk
Instagram hypercore_hrjk
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HYPER-CORE-149700475699063/

ACME!

Formed in 2017, ACME’s line-up consists of former DIV members CHISA (vo.) and SHOGO (gt.), former ARTEMA drummer HAL, and bassist RIKITO. Since their debut, they have gained tremendous momentum from their explosive fan response, establishing them as one of the hottest newcomers in the scene. The band wrapped up 2020 with officially changing their name typeset in Japanese Katakana to ACME in English letters, ready to face a steadily growing global audience.

ACME’s popularity has risen overseas (especially in the United States) through their music and outreach to overseas fans. In 2018, CHISA made his runway debut at Anime Expo’s fashion show. In 2019, ACME made their US live performance debut with 3 shows in the US.

In 2020, ACME headlined their first US west coast tour, with Canadian metal band Red Handed Denial. ACME was also featured in popular YouTuber CDawgVA’s video: I Tried Being In A Japanese Band For A Day

In 2021, ACME went on their second US tour hitting 4 cities. Their latest music video “Enchanted” was filmed in Los Angeles.
Listen to all of ACME’s releases on streaming platforms worldwide, including their latest release “Heaven’s Door”.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acmejapan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACMEOFFICIALJP
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/acmeofficialjp
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/acmejapan
Official Site: http://acme-official.com/

CYBR.GRL!

cybr.grl, also known as The Rainbow Lady, is a Filipino fashion designer, Youtuber, streamer, and mom based in Arizona. Through her colorful fashion line Candy☆Trap as well as her content creation, she aims to share as much knowledge as possible about Japanese Street Fashion. Her main focus is Decora fashion which is a style known for accessorizing oneself excessively from head to toe. She hopes that through her work she inspires others to live and dress as colorfully as they would like to. https://cybrgrl.carrd.co/

 

Kammie Pomeranian!

Kammie Pomeranian is an artist working the anime and comic con circuits in the US! Her favorite style of focus is rainbow pastel skies, virtual pet, and character toy nostalgia. She began creating on the internet in the early 2000s on Neopets, which heavily inspired a love of coding pastel websites and shaped an interest in e-commerce. Those websites eventually evolved into her current shop, MintyMix.com, where her pastel rainbow wig designs and hand painted accessories are offered. Pomeranian wants people to use Minty Mix products as a creative outlet, and hopes to encourage people to dress how they want and wear what makes them happy!

 

 

Saxon Blues!

J-Fashion blogger Saxon Blues (or J, as her friends call her) is a Texan that loves Angelina Jolie, video games, every hue of blue, and anything involving food. As a self-proclaimed product junkie, she has a bad habit of buying lots of things on Taobao, and giving her opinions on them. J’s Taobao addiction is great for fans of her blog, but not so great for her wallet. When J isn’t writing about her most recent adventure at a Lolita event or working on a foundation review, she likes to hang out with her friends and plans meets for her comm.
You can follow Saxon Blues on her blog or her social media to check out her Taobao hauls, event coverage, and travel tips!
Instagram: @Saxonblues89

 

 

Sara Fujimura!

Sara Fujimura (Foo-gee-moo-rah) is the American half of her bicultural Japanese-American family and spends about a month each summer in Japan with her now-adult children. She started as a journalist, so it is no surprise that Sara’s young adult books contain a lot of facts to go along with the fiction. Whether you want to know about Japan (TANABATA WISH), the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 (BREATHE), what it’s like to be an Olympic-caliber skater (EVERY REASON WE SHOULDN’T), or how unscripted television works (FAKING REALITY), Sara takes readers on swoony journeys to unusual places. She is a creative writing teacher and literacy advocate who is excited to support the next generation of authors. If you go to anime cons in Arizona, you may also see Sara as her alter ego, The Obento Lady.

EVERY REASON WE SHOULDN’T was named an NPR Best Book of 2020.

Sara is represented by Ann Rose of the Prospect Agency.

www.sarafujimura.com

Find out more about my books HERE.

 

 

Dollfille!

Please welcome (Toshi Salvino the) Dollfille to Okashicon!
Toshi Salvino aka Dollfille is known globally for their work as a makeup artist, model, and Living Doll. They have been making art and wearing alternative fashion their entire life, and have been featured on network television, fashion runways, and your cell phone screen for over ten years. Self expression is of utmost importance and Toshi encourages others how to harness the power of their inner selves to showcase to the world their true beauty.

 

Pixcelation!

Pixcelation, or, as he’s legally known, James Herd, is a man of many interests. For the most part, he’s known for his YouTube content covering a range of interests, but mainly anime and gaming. It’s possible that you’ve attended one of his many panels over the years, or maybe you’ve been subscribed since the beginning, but one thing is for sure — the train doesn’t stop here. As is the usual, he’ll be bringing an unhealthy amount of panels and games to Okashicon this year, all in an effort to make sure you have just as much fun as he’ll end up having. If you’ve been around since the beginning, or if you’re meeting him for the first time, he simply can’t wait to see everyone!

Miss OoLaLa Cosplay!

Miss OoLaLa is a Louisiana cosplayer with a passion for video games, especially classic RPGs like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, SeikenDensetsu (Mana series), the Tales series, and Chrono Trigger. She also loves anime, Marvel, DC, Magic the Gathering, Star Wars, and is an aspiring voice over artist. Outside of cosplay, she works as a freelance voice over artist with a background in broadcasting, and has worked as a radio host in different cities across south Louisiana. Miss OoLaLa can be seen in her natural habitat at various anime conventions and comic-cons in the south, bringing her latest creations to cosplay competitions. She has won awards for cosplays such as Raven from Teen Titans, Aerith from Final Fantasy VII, Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon and is a part of the award winning cosplay group, Death by Cosplay. She’s also two time Arda Wigs contest winner, and is a published cosplay model in several magazines.

https://www.facebook.com/OoLaLaCosplay

https://www.instagram.com/miss.oolala/

 

 

 

Lady Luna Loveless!

Lady Luna Loveless is an award winning cosplayer, wig stylist and owner of Cajun Moon Creations based out of Louisiana, and is a part of the award winning cosplay group, Death by Cosplay. As an avid gamer, when the local GameStop said there was a comiccon in town she had to go! That was in 2016 and the rest is history. When she’s not gaming, reading comics or watching anime you can catch Luna spending her free time making cosplay for herself and her family or nerdy items for the shop. She also takes wig commissions to help other talented cosplayers realize their cosplay dreams. Everyday she continues to try to grow her craft in this ever changing world.

 

 

 

 

Licca’s Dollhouse Cosplay Studio!

Licca’s Dollhouse Cosplay Studio was born from friends wanting rare and unknown characters to be cosplayed. Licca, the founder, learned how to sew in middle school more than 20 years ago, and combined with a wealth of knowledge gained from years working in research laboratories, tackles costume construction and sewing with a unique approach that combines fundamental sewing techniques in unique new ways made possible with modern computer technology and CNC manufacturing techniques.
He primarily does male-to-female crossplay, with an emphasis on proper costume fit and promoting that anyone can crossplay regardless of body type.
Besides from his specialty in sewing, he is also skilled in custom dye work, machine embroidery, embroidery design, 3D printing, 3D modeling, and electronics. The costumes that he has made run the gamut, including characters from the Atelier series of games, magical girls, and idol singers.
Instagram: @liccadollhousecosplaystudio

SEPHI HAKUBI!

Sephi Hakubi, is a Progressive EDM and Hard Dance DJ and multi-media producer based in San Antonio, Texas who manages HakubiVerse, an otaku entertainment label that focuses on rave culture with Japanese-fandom influences, pioneering the style he calls AnimEDM. Beyond HakubiVerse, Sephi has been associated with many dance music collectives all over the world such as Neon Genesis Hardcore, JDS: Just Don’t Stop Productions, Dream Drop Productions, eQlipse, and Team Brisk.

Sephi utilizes his experiences in many of his interactions to become what he’s described as a “multi-media culture masher”, establishing the correlation between anime and electronic music. Sephi strives to make the electronic dance community relevant for fans by formulating his AnimEDM philosophy, a style of unique sounds and sights influenced from Progressive House, Trance, Eurodance, Hard Dance, and Hardcore music with Japanese inspirations. This AnimEDM philosophy encourages a place of friendship, musical freedom, and celebration for anime and rave fandom in hopes for providing a community for fans, known as Nightkids, seeking a realm of hope and happiness.

Sephi will be mixing AnimEDM on Saturday night’s Okashi Crossing Dance among others featured on the lineup. Find out more about this RAVEmaker on his website and socials and check out his Thursday Night Tunes Twitch stream every Thursday Night at 10PM CDT.

Website: https://www.sephihakubi.com

Socials: https://linktr.ee/sephihakubi

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sephihakubi

GILBERT CARRIZALES!

An artist and a life-long resident of San Antonio, TX. Gilbert Carrizales began producing Trance & Electronic music at the age of 14. What separates Gilbert’s artistry from the majority of the local scene is his live performance. Rather than DJing with CDJs, Gilbert implements a live performance using MIDI keyboard controllers, laptops & other audio interfaces that allow him to perform all his music live. Throughout his career, he’s made incredible accomplishments reflected by his efforts such as: being direct support for Paul Van Dyk for two years consecutively (2014-2015), having his music played on Giuseppe Ottaviani’s radio podcast ‘GoOnAir’ twice (ep. 32 & 33) and performing at some of the most well-known events such as Euphoria Music Festival, Realms Con, Dragon Con & A-Kon. Throughout the years, Gilbert has been a well-respected musician & producer to the Texas Dance Music Scene and has worked with other well-known artists and organizations like TYK, Edhi Edward, Sephi Hakubi, Just Don’t Stop Productions, & Insomniac.  In 2018, Gilbert took a break from Trance music to start a new project called ‘The Shores of Orion’ – a musical group focused on the sounds of Synthwave, Darksynth & New wave; he would spend the next 4 years immersing himself into this new genre & building the new project with his band members. This gave Gilbert the opportunity to learn an entirely new concept of musical composition, mixing, mastering & overall sound design. They produced a remix to a song called ‘Midnight Sky’ by Miley Cyrus that has now gained over 115k views/listens on their YouTube channel. In 2022, Gilbert stepped back into the world of Trance with his new musical perspective and since then he’s been in the ‘Hyperbolic Time Chamber’ as he likes to put it, grinding out new ideas and concepts.

Gilbert will be making his anime convention return since 2019 at the Okashi Crossing Dance on Saturday night playing a live Trance set.  Be sure to follow his adventures on his socials and explore his musical journey.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gilbertcarrizalesmusic
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/gilbertcarrizalesmusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/gilbertcarrizales

BRANDON LEGACY!

Brandon Legacy is a UK Hardcore producer from San Antonio, Texas signed with HakubiVerse. He played many local events in San Antonio, including opening for acts such as Andrew W.K. and DJ Exceed, and released several EPs and a full-length album independently. Primarily focusing on UK Hardcore, Brandon also enjoys exploring other avenues of dance music, most recently a foray in Future Bass. As far as inspirations for his music goes, he often cites acts like Gammer, Darren Styles and Fracus & Darwin to be major inspirations for the music he makes.

When not making or exploring new music, Brandon can typically be found gaming under the alias “IcepickXIII” and can be found streaming from time to time as well.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandonlegacytx
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IcepickXIII
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/icepickxiii

CORY J PHILLIPS!

Cory is a film actor, content creator, and voice actor based out of Dallas, TX. He is the voice of Yona in Fire Force, You Hattori in Stand My Heroes, Orochi in Fairy Tail, Gerald in Shadow House, Ryraryus in Overlord, The Hunter in A Dogs Courage, with additional voices in My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, One Piece, and many many more! He is the founder of Take One, a touring improvisational comedy troupe that performs at comic and pop culture conventions across the nation, and has residencies at Stomping Ground Comedy and OKC Improv. He is the lead in the Lionsgate film, Rufus the Fantastic Pet and lead in Konnect, an over 300 episode kid series, Check it all out at:

http://www.coryjphillips.com

 

Brian Holder!

Brian Holder is the co-owner and casting director of LazuArts Entertainment, a black-owned, full service dubbing studio which focuses on recording and engineering high quality audio and localization of entertainment media including movies, tv shows, and videogames. As the owner of a black-owned company, Brian is committed to raising the bar for diversity and inclusion both in front of and behind the mic and does this through strategic partnerships with other black-owned studios.

Brian Holder is also a working actor. His voice can be heard in anime for Crunchyroll’s Heike Story and the Realist Hero Who Rebuilt A Kingdom. His voice is also used in videogames such as KingsIsle Entertainment’s Pirate101 and in DC Universe Online. His live-action acting can be seen in AXS TV’s Music’s Greatest Mysteries, CW’s Walker, and in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

https://www.lazuarts.com/

 

Sammy Inoue-harte!

Samantha Inoue-harte is an established and varied Entertainment industry veteran. She runs a boutique animation studio called Saiko Studios where she caters to long time animation clients such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Lucasarts, etc. She is also a partner at Studio ANIMETROPOLIS where she produces anime content alongside select Hollywood talent and Japanese anime studios partners including Emmy award winning studio Gonzo (Afro Samurai, Hellsing, Full Metal Panic!).
Samantha is currently producing 4 anime titles for Gonzo anime studios where she oversees development of scripts, character design, director attachments, US/Japanese relations, translations, overall story development, animation production pipeline.
Samantha’s animation work can be seen in:
  • Cagaster of an Insect Cage
  • 7Seeds
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Clerks: The Lost Scene
  • Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2
  • Disney’s Villain’s Revenge,
  • Fresh Baked Videogames alongside Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland
  • King of the Hill.
Samantha’s voice work can be heard in various videogames and Japanese anime such as:
  • The Adventures of Kotetsu
  • Baldur’s Gate 2
  • Birth
  • Black Lion
  • Blade of the Phantom Master
  • BRATZ the Videogame
  • Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book: The Witch, The Girl, & The 5 Heroes
  • Chocobo Anywhere
  • Chocobo Anywhere 2: Escape! Ghost Ship
  • Chocobo Anywhere 3: Defeat! The Great Rainbow Colored Demon!
  • Chocobo’s Chocotto Farm
  • Chocobo’s Crystal Tower
  • Chocobo’s Dungeon
  • Chocobo’s Dungeon 2
  • Chocobo Land: A Game Of Dice
  • Chocobo Mobile
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
  • Chocobo Panic
  • Chocobo Racing
  • Chocobo Stallion
  • Chocobo World
  • Choco-mate
  • Cid & Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: The Labyrinth of Forgotten Time
  • City Hunter: The Motion Picture
  • Cosplay Complex
  • Dai Guard
  • DC Comic’s DC Universe Online
  • Devilman Lady
  • Dragon Front
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark
  • Fairy Tail

Cont.

  • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
  • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
  • Final Fantasy Unlimited
  • Forgotten Realms: Baldur’s Gate 2 – Shadows of Amn
  • Gatchaman
  • Getbackers
  • Getter Robo
  • Gun Crazy
  • Happy Lesson
  • Iczer Gal: Iczelion
  • King of Bandit Jing
  • Legend of Crystania
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Lost Universe
  • Magical Play
  • Mazinkaizer
  • Metal Angel Marie
  • Moeyo Ken
  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
  • Negima
  • New Fist of the Northstar
  • Ninja Resurrection
  • Petite Princess Yucie
  • Pirate 101
  • Princess Blade
  • Pumpkin Scissors
  • Queen Emeraldas
  • Runouni Kenshin: The Motion Picture
  • Rurouni Kenshin the OVAs
  • Sakura Diaries
  • Sakura Wars

Cont.

  • Shuten Doji: The Star Hand Kid
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne
  • Steam Detectives
  • Soul Hunter
  • Tekken: The Motion Picture
  • Trinity Blood
  • Wasteland 3
  • Wedding Peach
  • Wizard 101
  • Working Chocobo
  • World Series of Poker
  • World of Warcraft
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • Zone of the Enders: Idolo