The first ever Hello Kitty Convention opened at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Between (real!) Hello Kitty tattoos, Hello Kitty sweet treats, Hello Kitty nail art, Hello Kitty makeup and a Hello Kitty arcade, the event was enough to give anyone a Hello Kitty-sized cavity. Sanrio has built an empire around the beloved girl who is "not a cat," but it's obvious the dedicated fans are the real backbone to the brand. All photos by Shannon Cottrell.
The dream of Hello Kitty was alive at the opening night of Hello Kitty Con 2014. All the fashionable girls and boys donned their best ensembles for the VIP opening party. Guests were treated to live modeling of the Hello Kitty fashion on display at Lovely Kitty Wonder: A Hello Kitty Fashion...
New York electronic rock duo Phantogram performed at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Oct. 26. All images by Brian Feinzimer.
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The Growlers continued their annual October tradition of a kick ass music festival and an audience filled with killer costumes at Beach Goth III. The fest took place at the Observatory in Santa Ana and featured performances by the Growlers, Joyce Maynor, Atlas Sound and many more. Check our...
The Growlers returned to the Observatory in Santa Ana with Beach Goth III on October 25. The Drums, DIIV, Joyce Manor and many many more performed. Check our review of Beach Goth III right here. All images by Jennifer Fedrizzi.
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Thrash punks Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (DRI) performed at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Oct. 19. All images by John Gilhooley.
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