Happy Year of the Rooster! In case you missed the news, Jan. 28, 2017 was the first day of the Year of the Rooster! People have been on vacation, which means everywhere is crowded @_@ However Feb. 2 was the first day of work and luckily, one of my Lolita friends had that extra day off, so we could go to the Hello Kitty Go Around exhibit together!
I went with a very casual outfit because I haven't worn Lolita in a while. Maybe I will begin posting the other looks I wear here sometimes ^0^ There are so many fun fashions to try! Since Lolita is much more of a daily look for me, I don't even always take a photo of my outfit. Most posted photos of Lolitas online seem to be especially dressed up, but I really like seeing daily, practical Lolita outfits *u* So I supposed this is also my contribution to the pool of "realistic daily outfits" ??
Blouse: Little Dipper (taobao)
JSK, underskirt, corset: Handmade by me
Bag: Swimmer Japan
Everything else: offbrand
Just inside the entrance was this faux carousel. There were full-length mirror walls on either side so it appeared as though this small section of carousel extended much further.
In addition to cute exhibits, there were six games that you can play. Each one costs a ticket (one ticket included with the VERY EXPENSIVE cover price of NT$300, and additional tickets cost NT$35 each) and the games were so difficult! I ended up playing this Baby Race but did not win:
|The details are amazing!|
|Keropi was my favorite as a child|
|My old alarm clock had this picture of Hello Kitty in a plane on it!|
|Faux post office|
Funny/terrible memory: One time in kindergarten I put both arms through the same strap on my backpack and got stuck that way. The teacher had to come help release me from my bonds and I felt humiliated because it was at the end of the day and everybody was watching as she tried to untangle the mess I'd made of myself without tearing my arms off -_-
It was very fun to see these over-sized replicas of school supplies! For some reason, over-sized items makes me feel like I'm a child again. Maybe because the same objects seem larger when you are small?
|One of these stamps appears different from the rest...|
|Hello Kitty is pretty old.... Since 1974!!|
|Not a real toy shop|
|The shop staff is very helpful|
Another old-school favorite is Bad Badtz Maru! Always such a trouble-maker!
There was one setup where you can create your own tote bag using their special stamps! However, we chose not to do that as it is a bit expensive and totes are not as handy as structured bags to me. Items get lost too easily in a soft tote!
|Thank you for offering anyway, Dear Daniel|
|Devotion to our feline diety|
Everything is detailed and beautiful!
The bell did not actually ring, but we pretended anyway
|Hello Kitty, please bless me with good fortune!|
|Role reversal! The plush toy is catching the human!|
|Hailing a taxi|
|Warning! Warning! Very danger!|
|Please send help|
|What is up with this strawberry superhero-esque Hello Kitty though?|
Pretending to ride the carousel
It was a really fun day! Afterward we went to a historic garden/old buildings location, but I just took photos of Neco there so there are only a few photos of me used to test the framing and lighting. Maybe some hanfu (traditional Chinese clothing) lolita is in the future for me?
Then we went to a Kumamon Cafe which ended up being and all-you-can-eat made-to-order buffet! I'll have to go try the afternoon tea buffet there sometime... when I'm not tightlacing T^T After gaining weight over the Chinese New Year holiday, I wore a steel-boned corset on this day to help hold it all together!