There are no words to describe the sheer joy and fervor that was pulsating through the MOCA exhibit during the very first
Hello Kitty Con.
40 years of cuteness was celebrated in full form at this sold-out four day event.
Despite the arduous lines to see the displays or the wall to wall people you had to endure in the shopping area,
you’ve still never seen 7000 happier people in one space.
There was a delight to behold around every corner.
Whether it was peaking into the HK dream house, listening to
the DJane spinning Super Happy Fun music on the front porch,
or walking into the over sized replica of the first coin purse that launched this unending craze
people of all ages were serious about getting silly.
Some learned how to draw the little cat, that is reportedly really a human girl,
and others got nostalgic gazing at vintage artifacts.
Those lucky enough to get on the list got free Hello Kitty tattoos by the city’s most celebrated artists,
and most dressed in their Hello Kitty cutest!
No stone was left unturned. The bathrooms and ATM machines were adorned with the Japanese cuteness,
and exclusive treats were available at gourmet chocolatier prices for the discerning palate.
But nothing, for me, compared to the couture fashion that Hello Kitty inspired.
Designs fit for royalty expressed humor, wit and allure while at times being
down right sexy.
From fembot to latex, no character better lends itself to a bit of kink like the
40 year old puss.
Its no wonder why the brand has kept the adults intrigued all these years.
Oh, if only we lived in a land where we got to dress like this all the time
the world we be a much more interesting place!
But alas, most of us will just continue to buy the functional art
in attempt to brighten up the hum drum world every now and again.
Those who don’t understand may ask what the fascination is with all these simply drawn characters.
I say the writing is on the wall.