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Lolita Style, Katy Perry, More: 30+ Snaps From Hello Kitty Con

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Surviving a Hello Kitty blowout is one thing, but experiencing Hello Kitty Con takes Sanrio superfandom to whole other level. Yesterday, the four-day convention kicked off at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo, where 25K attendees are expected pay homage to the iconic (and apparently English) animated girl over the weekend.

In addition to transforming the museum into a massive pop-up marketplace, the incredibly cute convention also housed a tattoo parlor offering free permanent ink by world-renowned tattoo artists. (Even Katy Perry stopped by for fresh ink.) Ahead, see all the Hello Kitty-inspired looks—from spooky to super-kawaii—and more scenes from inside the first day of the fest.

· Hello Kitty Con [Official Site]
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