Past events

Misty mornings of August moon. A brunch with Miss Danger from Russia

26.8.2017
Svenska Klubben, Helsinki

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Hellocon ry (Finnish lolita fashion organisation) toivottaa sinut tervetulleeksi nauttimaan brunssia yhdessä viehättävien kunniavieraidemme kanssa kauniissa kaupunkikartanohenkisessa salissa Helsingin ytimessä. Herkuttelun ohella ohjelmassa on muun muassa shoppailua, muotinäytös ja arvonta, jossa voi voittaa kunniavieraidemme tuotteita.

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Hellocon ry (Finnish lolita fashion organisation) welcomes you to enjoy brunch with our lovely quests of honour. This time our venue is a fascinating manor house Svenska Klubben hidden in the middle of Helsinki. Besides enjoying the brunch and tea it’s a perfect opportunity for a little bit of shopping and to win wonderful products from the quests of honour in a raffle.


Looking for Alice -lolitamuotitapahtuma

18.2.2017
Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Helsinki

Kuvia tapahtumasta: Hellocon on Flickr

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Hellocon ry:n uusia ja upea tapahtuma Looking for Alice järjestetään 18. Helmikuuta 2017 Glorialla!

Tapahtuman konsepti on aivan uudenlainen aiempiin tapahtumiimme verrattuna. Looking for Alice on yhden päivän tapahtuma, joka on jaettu kahteen yhdessä kokonaisuuden muodostavaan osioon: ’In the Wonderland’ on päiväosio ja synkempi ’Through the Looking Glass’ on tapahtuman iltaosio. Molemmissa osiossa on luvassa paljon koettavaa, ohjelmaa ja myyjiä, iltaosio painottuen hieman enemmän esiintyjiin! Päiväosion kohokohtana on teekutsut joissa pääset nauttimaan erilaisia teelaatuja ja suolaisia että makeita leivonnaisia. Tule nauttimaan matkasta ihmemaahan ja tuo myös lolitamuodista kiinnostuneet ystäväsi iltaosion räiskyvämpään tunnelmaan.

Kunniavieraat!

Vieraiksemme saapuvat sekä Triple Fortune lolitavaatemerkistään että Brilliant Kingdom -visual kei duosta tutut Babi ja Kaie!

Triple Fortune on näyttävistä päähineistään, erityisesti bonneteistaan, tunnettu japanilainen lolitavaatebrändi. Bonnetit ovat niin kysyttyjä, että tapahtumissa niitä hypistelemään jonotetaan usein vuoronumeroiden kanssa! Triple Fortune valmistaa myös satumaisia printtivaatteita. Triple Fortunella on Looking for Alice -tapahtumassa myyntipöytä ja luvassa on tietenkin myös henkeä salpaavan upea muotinäytös!

Brilliant Kingdom on Babin ja Kaien muodostama visuaalista fantasiarockmusiikkia esittävä duo. Babi ja Kaie johdattavat meidät Brilliant Kingdomin ihmeelliseen maailmaan Through the Looking Glass -iltaosiossa!

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Looking for Alice -lolita fashion event

18th of February 2017
Kulttuuriareena Gloria
Helsinki, Finland

Event photos: Hellocon on Flickr

Hellocon ry is very excited to welcome you to our next event: Looking for Alice!

Looking for Alice is an event focused of lolita and other J-fashion styles. It is an one day event divided in two sections: ’In the Wonderland’ which is the day section of the event and ’Through the Looking Glass’ which is the evening section. Both sections will have a lots of program, vendors, and other interesting things to experience for lolita fashion enthusiasts! The loose party atmosphere of the evening section makes it also perfect for bringing in your spouses and friends who are interested in the fashion and want to have good time! Come and travel with us through the wonderland and beyond. 

Guests of Honor!

Looking for Alice is honored to welcome Triple Fortune designers Babi and Kaie to Finland!  Along their Triple Fortune lolita fashion brand, the duo is also famous for their visual kei project Brilliant Kingdom!

Triple Fortune is best known for their headwear, especially their sought after bonnets and the amazing print garments. They will have a selling stall at Looking for Alice event and of course there will be a fantastic Triple Fortune fashion show as well!

Babi and Kaie will lead you to their Brilliant Kingdom at the Through the Looking Glass evening section. Their music is very visual and fantasylike, topped of with a capturing performance of these amazing artists!

Welcome to the Wonderland!


 

Here is greetings to our attendees from Triple Fortune designer Kaie!

“Hello, Kaie here

Thank you for a wonderful weekend! We treasure each moment and everyone we have met during our visit in Finland. A huge thank you to all the staff members and everyone who made this event possible.

Thank you to all the models, who despite modelling this brands clothes for the first time, did a wonderful job and were all real-life princesses during the fashion show. The models who wore the Triple Fortune clothes, everyone who watched the fashion show and Kaie who has designed the clothes – everyone could experience happiness, just as the brands name implies. (Remember the question during the Q&A? Triple fortune means that the wearer of the clothes is happy, the people who see the wearer are happy and the designer who made the clothes is happy = Triple Fortune)

There were so many model applications it was hard to choose. We chose the models most suitable for the clothes we decided to bring with us this time, but depending on the items the models could have been chosen differently. If the opportunity to model for Triple Fortune comes again, don’t hesitate to apply again!

This time we chose a pink coordinate for the best dresser award, but don’t worry all colors and coordinates have an equal chance of winning. For our next meeting lets create new wonderful coordinates!

It was a splendid event for us and we love you all! Please invite us again! We are always willing to take part in the Mad Tournament games again and of course we would love to do more kabedon.”


Hellocon presents Baby the stars shine bright

18.-19.6.2016
Tapahtumatalo Bank & Hotelli Arthur, Helsinki

Valokuvia tapahtumasta: Lauantain päätapahtuma & Sunnuntain teekutsut

Hellocon saa jatkoa! Seuraava tapahtuma tullaan järjestämään kesäisessä Helsingissä 18-19.6.2016. Päätapahtuman teemana ja inspiraation lähteenä toimii lumoava ja elegantti ruusutarha. Päätapahtuma sijoittuu lauantaille ja sunnuntaina järjestetään jo perinteeksi muodostuneet Hellocon teekutsut uudella twistillä.

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18th-19th of June 2016
Tapahtumatalo Bank, Hotel Arthur
Helsinki, Finland

Event photos: Photos from the main event & Photos from the teaparty

We have exciting news to share with you: Hellocon is back! The next event will be held 18-19.6.2016 in the summery capital of Finland, Helsinki. The theme and the source of inspiration for the main event is enchanting and elegant rose garden. The main event will be held on Saturday and on Sunday we will host our traditional Hellocon Tea Party with a new twist.

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Baby the Stars Shine Bright was established in 1988 and it is one of the most iconic lolita brands in the world. The vision of the brand is to make cute, innocent-like clothes full of frills and lace and to make every girl be able to feel like a beautiful princess. Keeping this idea in mind Baby the Stars Shine Bright strives to make elegant, fairy tale-like lolita designs.

In 2004 Baby the Stars Shine Bright participated in making the movie Shimotsuma Monogatari – Kamikaze girls. This movie was made to make lolita fashion more known around the world.

A sister brand named Alice and the Pirates was established in 2007. The concept for this sister branch is “what if Alice got lost in a world full of pirates?” The clothes have a darker feeling to them with a high attention to detail.

In 2007 Baby the Stars Shine Bright shop opened in Paris. In 2009 and 2014 two more shops opened in America, one in San Francisco and one in New York. Baby the Stars Shine Bright has also participated in many events outside of Japan, attending tea parties and holding fashion shows. From the year of 2011 the company also holds tea parties in Shanghai, China and has a head office there to help spread the knowledge of the lolita style.

Presenting Baby the Stars Shine Bright in Hellocon is the CEO of Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Akinori Isobe, and the designer Kano Masumi!

Kano Masumi studied design and pattern making at university and got a job at Baby the Stars Shine Bright after graduation. She does not like to design overly cute, therefore her style is more elegant, and she likes to design fairy tale inspired doll-like clothing. Her first event overseas was the Japan Expo Convention in Paris and now she have traveled to countries like China, America, Canada, Sweden and Chile to attend conventions, events and to organize fashion shows.

BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT and Alice and Pirates fashion show at Hellocon 2016 from Akari_Hino on Vimeo.


Hellocon presents Angelic Pretty

9.-10.6.2015
Kulttuuriareena Gloria & Theater museum, Helsinki

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Helsinki Lolita Convention (also known as Hellocon), is an event for fans and lovers of Japanese lolita fashion. The event takes place on the 9th of May 2015 and it’s held at Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Helsinki, Finland. The event is open from 10 am until 7 pm. The theme for this year is the mystical and colourful world of circus and carnivals! The program of Hellocon includes fashion shows, lectures, workshops, a lolita flea market, stalls and much more!

Report on Angelic Pretty official website

Hellocon 2015 from Akari_Hino on Vimeo.

Angelic Pretty fashion show at Hellocon from Akari_Hino on Vimeo.

Designers’ fashion show at Hellocon from Akari_Hino on Vimeo.

Hellocon 2015 by Sanni Siira

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Hellocon presents Yuko Ashizawa & Midori Fukasawa

1.-2.2.2014
Kulttuuriareena Gloria & Astoria, Helsinki

Hellocon is happy to announce that this year our guest of honor is Yuko Ashizawa, the CEO and lead designer of Atelier Pierrot! Atelier Pierrot is a Japanese gothic & lolita brand that creates and sells beautiful lolita clothing. Atelier Pierrot will show their newest designs as a part of Hellocon’s Designer Fashion Show and Yuko Ashizawa will also be interviewed at the event. Atelier Pierrot will also participate to the Hellocon Tea Party!

A Letter from Yuko Ashizawa:

Hi, 

my name is Yuko Ashizawa, and I’m the lead designer for the brand ATELIER-PIERROT.

First, I’d like to thank all the staff at Hellocon for giving me this opportunity to have me as a guest of such a wonderful event. To be honest I have never been to Finland, and only seen the sceneries on TV and the books. I’m very excited to see all of you out there, and I will do my best to bring some excitement to the Hellocon!

Please allow me to explain a little bit about our brand “ATELIER-PIERROT”. The concept on all of our dresses is to extract the beauty of female body-line, and we strive to create the dresses with a taste of Rococo style and the pattern of dignified colors.

At Hellocon, I’m preparing to conduct a small fashion show with our newest designs, which showcases “Cuteness”, “Beautifulness”, and “Dismalness.” I do hope that the show will be an inspiration for all of you the fans of “Gothic and Lolita”!

Again, thank you for this opportunity, and I will see you all soon!

Best wishes,

Yuko Ashizawa


 

Hellocon presents Lolita∞Complex -duo

23.2.2013
Kulttuuriareena Gloria & Astoria, Helsinki

HelLoCon on lauantaina 23.2.2013 Kulttuuriareena Glorialla Helsingissä ensimmäistä kertaa järjestettävä tapahtuma japanilaisen lolita-katumuodin harrastajille ja siitä kiinnostuneille.
Ohjelmassa on mm. muotinäytöksiä, työpajoja sekä luentoja. Tapahtumasta löytyy sekä myyntipöytiä että kirpputorialue, ja paikalla on edustettuna useita kotimaisia indiebrändejä. Tule tekemään löytöjä!
Kunniavieraana tapahtumassa on japanilainen Lolita∞Complex -duo, jonka laulaja Tocco on työskennellyt mm. Baby the Stars Shine Bright -brändin mallina ja edustajana.
Lolita∞Complex esiintyy tapahtuman jälkeen alkuillan keikalla. Sekä päivätapahtumaan että keikalle pääsee samalla lipulla!
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Valokuvia tapahtumasta/ photos from the event: The first Hellocon


 

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