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42 Amazing Things You Will Only See At Hello Kitty Con

We went to the first-ever Hello Kitty Con in Downtown Los Angeles. This is what we saw.

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1. First, you are welcomed by a giant Hello Kitty sign welcoming you, because DUH.

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2. Pretty much every Hello Kitty fan in the world is there*. Because this is Hello Kitty Mecca, and they were here to make their Hello Kitty pilgrimage.

*not actually true, but we were told 25 to 30 thousand people were expected to attend over the weekend. And they were ALL decked out in Hello Kitty gear AND were of all ages!
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*not actually true, but we were told 25 to 30 thousand people were expected to attend over the weekend. And they were ALL decked out in Hello Kitty gear AND were of all ages!

3. There is Giant Hello Kitty graffiti, natch.

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4. A Hello Kitty ATM, so you can spend money on Hello Kitty things!!!

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5. Cosplayers, who are ROCKING out to their inner Hello Kitty.

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6. A giant teacup that would quench your thirst for Hello Kitty.

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7. A DJ spinning beats.

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8. Hello Kitty topiary.

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9. Giant Hello Kitty slippers that you could sit in. HMMMM.

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10. A Hello Kitty tattoo parlor, where you could get a free Hello Kitty tattoo. Like, the permanent kind!

There was a long line.
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There was a long line.

11. Here were some of the tattoo options.

We opted for the temporary variety.
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We opted for the temporary variety.

12. More cosplayers!

Kawaii!
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Kawaii!

13. A real house filled with Hello Kitty decorations...

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... like, if Martha Stewart were a Hello Kitty fan...

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... I'm pretty sure this is what her house would look like!

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14. A giant, amazing birthday cake, because Hello Kitty just turned 40!

And she looks pretty dang good for her age! Unfortunately, the cake wasn't real.
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And she looks pretty dang good for her age! Unfortunately, the cake wasn't real.

15. A translucent Hello Kitty purse you could pose in.

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Hello!

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16. The first-ever Hello Kitty product made, the "legendary" coin purse on loan from Japan!

Guarded by a super hot security guard.
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Guarded by a super hot security guard.

This is basically the Hope Diamond of Hello Kitty items, TBQH.

Hence the hot security guard.
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Hence the hot security guard.

17. Lit'rally everything was Hello Kitty-themed. INCLUDING the garbage bins. #branding

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18. What do you hold all of your Hello Kitty items in? A Hello Kitty backpack or purse, of course!

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19. A $300* vintage Hello Kitty phone.

Usually $400 but this one is cracked. :(
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Usually $400 but this one is cracked. :(

20. A Hello Kitty Spam Musubi kit to get you lei'd.

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*stomach rumbles*

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21. This totally prêt-à-porter Hello Kitty ensemble.

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22. A wedding dress for when you find the Hello to your Kitty.

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23. This office-appropriate outfit.

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That is, if your office is a really cute BDSM dungeon.

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24. Head Designer of Hello Kitty, Yuko Yamaguchi, signing autographs.

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25. This vintage bike that looks a little TOO vintage.

Still, Hello Kitty-themed!
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Still, Hello Kitty-themed!

26. This $45 vintage sticker book.

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Good thing there was the Hello Kitty ATM.

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27. This Hello Kitty doll that just wants a hug.

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28. The Hello Kitty Cafe truck with it's Hello Kitty-inspired cuisine.

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*stomach rumbles again*

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29. This Hello Kitty first aid tent that probably has super cute Hello Kitty bandages.

Luckily, we left Hello Kitty Con unharmed, so we couldn't test it out.
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Luckily, we left Hello Kitty Con unharmed, so we couldn't test it out.

30. Very attentive people learning to draw Hello Kitty.

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31. Hello Kitty flying a plane because why not?

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32. Hello Kitty treats that you have to eat outside.

*stomach rumbles yet again*
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*stomach rumbles yet again*

33. A dancing Hello Kitty doll.

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34. This Hello Kitty cosplayer who is definitely not skipping work to be here.

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35. Handmade Hello Kitty pottery.

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36. A Hello Kitty stage show with a less than enthusiastic Badtz Maru.

Bow down to the true Queenz of Pop.
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Bow down to the true Queenz of Pop.

37. These awesome Harajuku Hello Kitty lovers.

Definitely more kawaii than you.
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Definitely more kawaii than you.

38. This piece of Hello Kitty fine art.

This > The Mona Lisa.
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This > The Mona Lisa.

39. A Hello Kitty charging station that is powered on kawaii.

*powers up to 100%*
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*powers up to 100%*

40. The sign to the mens, er, boys restroom.

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41. Hello Kitty hand soap.

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42. And finally, the pièce de résistance, Hello Kitty toilet paper to wipe your Hello Kitty-loving ass.

Yeah, they had that!
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Yeah, they had that!

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