Going to my first lolita convention was pretty epic, but I actually didn't take that many pictures because I was so busy shopping and running from panel to panel! Here are some highlights:
The fashion show was probably the most anticipated event of the convention- the room was packed with lolitas. The brands and indie designers that participated all brought their own flair to frilly fashion. (Not just lolita, but goth and steampunk, too!)
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After the fashion show, there was the "Variety Show", the "Handmade Contest" and the "Coordinate Contest". The Variety Show had everything from a girl singing in chinese, a couple dancing the foxtrot and a bellydancer. It was very entertaining! The Coordinate Contest was where the girls competed to see who put together the best outfit. In the Handmade Contest, contestants could show off their designing/sewing/crafting skills with their almost completely handmade outfits. I was amazed by these girls' creativity!
The "Handmade Contest" contestants
The winner of the Handmade Contest was the girl in grey- she used 10 pounds of pearls to decorate her dress, her shoes, and make her crown!
The "Coordinate Contest" contestants
The winner of the Coordinate Contest is the girl in the far right. I didn't manage to get a good picture of her coordinate. But I thought all the contestants looked amazing!
I also put up a video on youtube of what I could film of Voltaire's set during the Masquerade, which you can watch here. My brother's a fan of him, and when I mentioned Voltaire was going to be at Rufflecon, he asked me to film him performing. His set was really fun, and I found myself really liking the music, so I guess he's got a new fan! :) The Masquerade was a bit dissapointing because of other issues, but I will talk more about that in another post. I'm probably going to write a post in which I talk more in detail about my experience at Rufflecon, the Tea Party & the Masquerade plus some obligatory outfit pics, and a haul/shopping & adventures around Boston post.
There was definitely a lot I couldn't capture... A lot of the models walked too fast for me to keep up, so I didn't get any good pictures of Redfield Designs and only one of Morrigan NYC. Proof of the amazing style of all the atendees is also something I'm lacking. If you want to see more pictures, I reccomend looking up Rufflecon or any specific brand up at tumblr, or their respective social media accounts.