At Little Tokyo's Fairytale Boutique, fans of Japanese street fashion can pick up hoodies decorated with bunny ears, pastel sweaters covered with bats and carnival print dresses. Every few months, customers get together and strut through Little Tokyo in their attention-grabbing garb. Based on similar fashion walks in Japan, the events encourage the subculturally minded – from goths to punks to Lolitas – to show off their style. This time around, Fairytale is joining forces with Cherry Jelly Productions and neighboring shop Anime Jungle for the J-Pop Kawaii Parade. The aesthetic is still centered around Japanese styles of street fashion, but this time cosplayers will be joining in the fun. The walk coincides with Ninja Con, an anime convention taking place at multiple Little Tokyo venues on the same day. Participants will stroll through Little Tokyo between 4:30 and 6 p.m., with several stops for photo ops. If you're in the neighborhood, you won't want to miss the parade of colorful and cutting-edge fashion mixed with pop culture – centric costumes. After the parade, people will be heading next door to Anime Jungle for OtaSummer, a music and fashion event. Fairytale Boutique, 319 E. Second St., Ste. 114, Little Tokyo; Sat., June 7, 4:30-6 p.m.; free. facebook.com/events/293591237471522. Anime Jungle, 319 E. Second St., Ste. 103, Sat., June 7, 8:30-11 p.m.; $5. facebook.com/events/294535057378574.
Sat., June 7, 8:30-11 p.m., 2014
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