BBG calling out for cosplayers.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is doing their 5th annual Cosplay Fashion Show on Sunday’s Sakura Matsuri (April 26-27th)

The online application is now up and due by April 4th. This is non-competitive event so you just hit the runway to show off your costume and have fun with audience and camera.

I participated last year and it was fun and left me great memory~ check out the BBG’s show rule and you should enter, too!

BBG Sakura Matsuri 2013 Report + Backstage of Cosplay Fashion Show

Sakura Matsuri 2013 – Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Day 1 – Saturday, April 27th

We took No. 3 train and got off at the Eastern Pkwy / Brooklyn Museum Station.


Every entrance of the garden had a looooooong line for buying tickets.
But this year, I was on the guest list meaning I could go directly to the staff entrance at 1000 Washington Ave.
Plus I could bring one person for free, too. ^_^


Cherry Esplanade was full of people while the other side of garden was less crowded.


And here are some cosplayers I met on Saturday.








Alice & I were dressed up as Lolita and Yukata.


And we had a lunch – Shrimp Onigiri, Egg Sandwiches, Salad & Pocky.
On our way back to home, we couldn’t stop ourselves getting “green tea / black sesame swirled ice cream” at Cafe Zaiya.


Day 2 – Sunday, April 28th { Cosplay Fashion Show }

Yeap, I got into this year’s Cosplay Fashion Show.
I checked myself in at the entrance of 990 Washington Ave where I got this purple wrist band saying that I was a performer who could enter the garden for FREE again!


Then, I headed to the dressing room with a staff who was escorting each performer from the entrance to the dressing room. @_+

I arrived to the dressing room around 12:30pm which gave me a short break until 1:30pm.


So from 1:30pm ro 4:00pm, we had pretty much enough time to dress up.
Uncle Yo visited to the dressing room and did a short interview with each model to prepare the brief intro for the show.
Then, at 4:15pm, the tramcars were ready to pick up cosplayers.


I had to sit alone in the back of the tramcar because of my wired hoop skirt. And I was going backwards facing people walking in the garden!

Sitting on a back of the tramcar was fun! And here’s what happened when I tried to take a picture of the people who tried to take a picture of me. >_<


We arrived at the backstage, and there were some treats for performers! Fresh fruits and cupcakes~



Uncle Yo got on the stage and it was time for us to line up and be ready!




Right after the show, we had a short photo time with photographers and visitors.
Then, we all walked back to the dressing room together.

The Cosplay Fashion Show was the very last event of Sakura Matsuri 2013.
The audience was supportive and the show staff were amazing as they were kind and patient to help each cosplayer’s needs.
If I get a chance, I’ll definitely apply for the next year’s show, and you should, too!
You’ll get complementary garden passes, sweet treats, …………….and a lot of FUN!

Cosplay Fashion Show at BBG’s Sakura Matsuri 2013

BBG’s Sakura Matsuri Cosplay Fashion Show
Sunday 5:15–6:00pm , April 28th, 2013
Cherry Esplanade Stage at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Hosted by Uncle Yo
Curated by New York Comic Con


When you get off from the number 2 or 3 train at the Eastern Pkwy / Brooklyn Museum, you’ll see all the Sakura petals spreading on the subway stairs. ♥ And that gives you nice touch of having another welcome sign before entering Brooklyn Botanic Garden. ^_^


Night at the Brooklyn Museum