Sakura Matsuri 2015 Video – New York Daily News

My derpy action begins at 0:21.
Huge thanks to Echo Chronum Cosplay for finding the video on YouTube.
Now I can save the video on my computer and watch it whenever I miss the festival~

Video credit: StephanieKeith.com from New York Daily News

34th Annual Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Garden after closing

BBG Sakura Matsuri 2015 on Flickr.

After Sunday’s Cosplay Fashion Show, it was nearly 7 pm and I was on my way to exit the garden. Then, I quickly took a couple of shots with my iPod. The garden is more beautiful with zero visitors!

Photo by Cosaru

34th Annual Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Saturday & Sunday, April 26~27th, 2015

 

BBG Parasol Society – Sakura Mastsuri Lolita Fashion Show

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The best moment of my Spring was to stand with cute Lolita girls under Sakura Trees.
I found a couple of online articles covering BBG Parasol Society (The Lolita Fashion Show at Brooklyn Botanic Garden‘s Sakura Matsuri 2015)

Online Article – BBG Sakura Matsuri 2015 Press Preview

cosplay-scene

“The cosplay scene at the Sakura Matsuri festival gains in popularity every year and brings out professional and amateur cosplayers with spectacular home made costumes.” – See The Full Article from www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/4/22/japanese-cherry-blossom-festival-sakura-matsuri-returns-brooklyn

Echo Chronum Cosplay was sweet to find and share this online article for the press preview event we had on this Tuesday.

“…amateur cosplayers with spectacular home made costumes.”

My “home made costumes” were mistakenly noticed as a Pikachu by a reporter. And this is totally understandable since the manga Di Gi Charat came out in 1998. No matter what, we had fun posing in front of visitors and cameras.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri 2015
Satruday, April 25th 4:15~4:45pm ♦ BBG Parasol Society (Lolita Fashion Show)
Sunday, April 26th 5:15~6:00pm ♦ Cosplay Fashion Show

BBG Sakura Matsuri 2015 – Press Preview

 

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I was at Brooklyn Botanic Garden today for the press preview of Cosplay Fashion Show & Parasol Society.
Sakura trees near the main stage, Cherry Esplanade, were not fully bloomed yet, but other parts of the garden got the all pink trees!

This year will be my third time of participating in the Cosplay Fashion Show, and the first time for Parasol Society. (the Lolita Fashion Show) And the big change for this year has been announced by the BBG Staffs! The white tent at Cherry Esplanade will be replaced to a clear tent which will bring natural day light shooting directly from above, and as a result, photos will come out much better with good lighting source. Besides, since the tent is clear, more audience will have chance to look at the stage from the outside of the tent. And as a show model, I’ll be walking down the aisle by seeing Sakura trees blooming at my sides.

For the background music, Taiko drumming team will play the beat. I had a chance to hear the live play of Taiko at the rehearsal. It’s such a loud, heavy somewhat playful sound (because it’ll make you dance) so it’ll definitely grab people’s attention

Every year, I see an increasing number of cosplayers at the garden, and I’ll be happy to take photos of them. So please wait for my Sakura Matsuri photos in May~

Satruday, April 25th 4:15~4:45pm ♦ BBG Parasol Society (Lolita Fashion Show)
Sunday, April 26th 5:15~6:00pm ♦ Cosplay Fashion Show

Visit BBG.org for ticket information