Please Credit Properly

It’s always important to credit while using someone’s designs and artwork. As a designer and maker I take much pride in each of the designs and pieces of work.

As you may know last spring I debuted a collection called Elementa~ It was quite a fun collection for me which highlighted the fantasy fun aspects in my designs. I debuted that collection at Hanadoki Con which I was asked to participate in. Although I didn’t know until after I accepted and quite later that they booked DollDelight as the headliner for the show. DollDelight decided to use Hanadoki Con as their reality TV ground for their series The Doll Life. I decided to watch the episode of Hanadoki Con as I was told my designs were shown in it and indeed it was.

Of course under the wrong designer’s name.

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One of my models, Kim, wearing the water element design started the segment off but with the title of the designer Atelier Le Gateau de Fee. Really a designer’s nightmare right next to someone stealing your work. But it kinda feels that way even if it wasn’t intentional.

So just to clarify… Atelier Le Gateau de Fee is not the designer for the designs shown, it should have been “Kimikotan” at the time.

Minus that mishap and other mishaps…. I’m still quite proud of my designs and the girls that showcased them so well~

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Screenshots taken from The Doll Life.

ALA is part of the New Year~

ALA 2013 starts on the 4th of the New Year! And the Gee-ki crew will be there somewhat near the front too! So come check us out…  or just our merchandise xDDD We’ll be bunking next to ~Tirramisu who is pretty awesome~

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If I remember the entrance correctly… the front where you CAN enter will be on the left double doors. First time participating in this so it should be fun ^^ Kind of sucks that there is only one chair though… so it looks like me and Hermsi will have to split up the shifts and what not. >.<

What I’m looking forward to the most this con is being able to meet fellow cosplayers and hopefully learning some tips and tricks =3 I also found out about the starlight ball and it looks so fun! I LOVE balls~! So that is what drastically changed my cosplay line-up which is:

Day 1: Tsubasa Sakura White Artbook Gown

Day 2: Jolteon Gijinka (original design in collaboration with Hermsi)
((Sorry no reference picture… look out for a yellow blob though!))

Day 3: Casual? xD Or more Jolteon~

And that’s it ^^ No time for staff making though… I have 16 headbands to make for the con.. I’m so behind!!

Oh and my cosplay goal for the new year? To work up the nerve to compete with my cosplays.

–Kimikotan

Starting the New Year~

Happy 2012~!!!

To start off the new year with a bang… I have a lovely announcement to make….

For the first time yet, the team of Kimikotan and Herms are teaming up to bring our items to fans up close and personal! Yep. That’s right! We’ll be having a booth at AM2 Convention in June~!!

It’s going to be a new experience and is kind of scary to be selling items not online >.<;; More information on that throughout the months as we get closer to the date =3

Wishing everyone a happy and successful coming year!

–Kimikotan