Thursday, 28 May 2015

Belfast MCM Comic Con

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in a while! Today will be an update on what I've been doing these past few months. I haven't blogged so much because I've been pretty busy recently. I've done a lot more events and conventions than previous years so as soon as one is finished, I have only a couple of weeks to prepare until the next one! I've also been spending time selling clothes and having a clearout to help me save up for Japan, and spending more time learning Japanese too! So between my store and general obsessing over Japan, I forgot to blog! But I'll try to blog more now!

At the beginning of May, I went to Belfast MCM in Northern Ireland. This was the furthest event I've been to with my shop, and I'm very pleased to say it went great. I flew to Ireland as it was quicker and surprisingly cheaper than taking a coach. I had to take all my stock and personal belongings on the plane which was a little worrying! But it all turned out alright in the end. I considered it a kind of test run to Japan as that'll be the next time I'm on a plane, although it should be more relaxing as my suitcase will be pretty much empty (in anticipation for all the stuff I'll buy!) and I won't have to worry about my stock.

Actually that reminds me - I booked my flights to Japan the other week! I am there from 29th December to 13th January. I'll write a blog post on how to try and get the best deals on airfare as there is quite a bit to cover. I managed to time my bookings just right, as the prices dropped £1 the day after, then two weeks later they have rose by £100!

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Here is my table at Belfast MCM. MCM always gives you a backing table, and my fabric was too short so it looks a little strange! It's also hard to fill a 4ft long table with the kind of items I sell, as it can be too long to reach sometimes.

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I have added new items into my stock - leather pentagram garters! They're quite popular. I sell black ones as well as pink and white; black are the most popular. All my garters are elasticated at the back, and are adjustable in length too so many people of all sizes can wear them.

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I also sell heart ring garters now to compliment my heart ring chokers! I sell these in black, white, pink and lilac. Again, black is most popular!

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A selection of brooches on my stall.

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Rings on my stall.

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Bracelets
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More bracelets and wristbands.

I had a great time at Belfast MCM and met some lovely new people. I got invited out for a meal and cocktails by two lovely girls and a guy, Rachel, Hayley and James, all from Scotland. They were so kind to invite me as I was on my own, and it can get a little lonely. It's also hard to pick where to eat as you sometimes feel that a restaurant is a bit 'fancy' for just yourself.

On the 22nd May I went to London for The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra's Palace. I stayed with my aunt in Wood Green, very close to Alexandra Palace. The event was over two days, 23rd-2th May. I had a great time and met some awesome people with awesome tattoos.
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Here is my table at The Great British Tattoo Show. I sold t-shirts for my boyfriend. They're a collaboration between his brand, Cryptid Clothing, and the renowned tattoo artist and illustrator Adam Starfish Dutton.

Now I am debating whether to go to The York International Tattoo Convention in June, or just stick to my next planned event, Hyper Japan in July. It seems a lot of the hostels are booked up for York already!

I hope you enjoyed this little update and I promise you I will blog again soon! I'm ill at the moment (con flu D:) so I don't have much else to do.

6 comments:

  1. Your stall looks so pretty *0* and it's great you can help out your boyfriend too!

    Also looks like we'll be in Japan similar times as that's when I was planning to go too!

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    1. Thanks Amelie! That's great! If you wanted to meet up, just let me know! We could queue up for fukubukuro at an ungodly hour together if you wanted XD But just let me know~

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    2. Yes that would be great! It's been a while since I've seen you ToT/ Yessss ahahaha better to do it with good company. I'll let you know <3

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    3. I know, I don't think I have seen you since...Enchanted?! Or Frock On? I get those event names mixed up haha... XD

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  2. Whaaa, you'll be in Japan for the Lucky Bags! I'm really envious, haha. How much were your tickets? I'm quite curious, because for my flight to Korea, strangely, flying to the UK and then from UK was way cheaper than going directly from Prague O_o

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    1. Thank you! My tickets were £587 not including the seat reservations. I booked through Swiss Airlines as they were the cheapest for me. I'll write a blog post with full details soon! That's so strange that it is more expensive from Prague! @_@

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