Alcon & Jcon in September!

We shall we offering free kimono dressing services at Alcon (4-7th September) on the SATURDAY!

Liz from Eclectic Kimono (eclectickimono.co.uk) will be running a series of drop in workshops on how to wear kimono and yukata on the Saturday of this year’s Alcon on 4-7 September. She will bring a selection of kimono but will also help you learn how to dress in your own.

Learn how to wear yukata and tie a bunko obi knot, as well as more traditional kimono dressing with an otaiko obi knot.

This is an informal workshop, and cosplay kimono questions also addressed! Want to wear your kimono like Geisha or Oiran? You can ask here.

Workshops will be drop in and each slot will be 45 minutes:

Starting at:

10am
11am
12am
2pm
3pm

On a first come first served basis, limited kimono and space available. For £5 you can also be dressed as Geisha or Oiran

You can see the forum entry here: http://www.animeleague.net/forum/showthread.php?95386

But we are also attending Jcon Derby (19-20th September) on the SATURDAY.

Elizabeth Hitchen’s will be joining us to give a workshop on Kimono dressing. Kimono dressing is the traditional dressing as shown in the photographs.

J-Con attendees will get a chance to try on all manor of different styles and fittings of this traditional Japanese dress. ^_^

You can visit the page here: http://www.j-con.co.uk/kimono-dressing.html

To both events you will be able to dress up in not just yukata but full formal kimono.

See you there!

Alcon 2013 Kitsuke Drop in Workshops!

I (Liz) will be running a series of drop in workshops on how to wear kimono and yukata on the Saturday of Alcon (5th-8th September) I will bring a selection of kimono but will also help you learn how to dress in your own.

Learn how to wear yukata and tie a bunko obi knot, as well as more traditional kimono dressing with an otaiko obi knot.

This is an informal workshop, and cosplay kimono questions also addressed! Want to wear your kimono like Geisha or Oiran? You can ask here.

Workshops will be drop in and each slot will be 45 minutes:

Starting at:

10am
11am
12am
2am
3am

On a first come first served basis, limited kimono and space available.

Link to forum: http://www.animeleague.net/forum/showthread.php?87742

Looking for a Kimono Experience or Kimono Wardrobe Stylist?

Our great team of kimono enthusiasts are ready to discuss any kind of project you have be it modern or traditional!

Contact us through email style [@] eclectickimono.co.uk and lets us see what we can do!

We can cater for projects from film to personal to corporate events!

Come and try on Kimono at JCon Derby 15th September!

Full details to be confirmed however this is what I wrote for the JCon website:

Come and visit Eclectic Kimono and try on one of their wonderful
collection of genuine vintage and modern kimono. You can have the chance
to try on a full coming of age kimono with long swinging sleeves, as well
as summer festival kimono and a real Kyoto geisha (geiko) kimono with
kanzashi. For the guys we have vintage kimono and hakama.

As it is September I will be bringing my September geiko kimono for attendees to try on:

Baka Hime In Kyoto Geiko Hikizuri (2)

This is a fantastic chance to try on a real geisha kimono IN season!

We will be dressing for fun and photos but also if you need kimono advice we are glad to help.

Full details to come soon but for now check out:

http://www.j-con.co.uk/

Eclectic Kimono at Japanorama

Eclectic kimono were at Nottingham Pagan Prides Japanorama Saturday providing hostess services, kimono rental, kimono dressing and also a demo.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Make up and hair were provided by Esme Knight and further kimono by Kelly from her own collection.

Everyone enjoyed the day, the information provided and demo.

Our next demo and talk will be at Kitacon about Geisha and Samurai cosplay :)

 

Alcon Demo and Workshops done!

Phew! What a manic day!

Thank you for those who turned out to our kitsuke and maiko cosplay demo as well as those who attended our kimono dressing workshops! We need longer hakama for all you tall men next time!

We couldn’t take our own pictures this time but hope to gather those taken at our demo and workshops and post them shortly!

We will be at The Entertainment and Media Show 1st/2nd October – London

There will be a J-culture area at this years Entertainment and media show in London and this means lots of kimono goodness. In conjunction with two friends we will be contributing formal kitsuke/kimono demos on stage as well as kimono in cosplay workshops and yukata dressing all day. We will also have a stall selling kimono and kanzashi.

This years event sports starts such as Edward Furlong, Eve Miles, Alex Winter and many more from Dr Who, Harry Potter, Star trek and STAR WARS! You can tell which film means most to me :)

We will update as soon as our formal timetable is announced.

*Edited to add, due to budget restrictions Anime League has had to cancel our participation in this event*