Kawaii Land

After the success of the Kawaii Cafe; mowgen has decided to expand from it's previous event theme pertaining to all things cute with Kawaii Land. Kawaii Land will be another community gathering and meet up event for cute fashion and cute artwork enthusiasts in Toronto!

Our mandate: to curate and exhibit cute artwork and fashion that is inspired by the root word "“可愛”.

Kawaii Land will take place in Toronto's historic Design Exchange

boothDesign Exchange, a not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage.

At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life.

We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.

Things to do at Kawaii Land

GIANT CAKE HOUSE and mowgen Photo Booth

boothThe Kawaii Cafe amazed patrons with it's adorable bakery photo booth. This year, we are stunning guests with a GIANT CAKE HOUSE which patrons can take photos of. Of course, we will still have our photo booth for your perusal.

Kawaii Tea Party

From 10am to 11am we will be hosting a kawaii tea party for our guests. Come have tea and cookies and talk about kawaii fashion! This is a great way to meet and greet at Kawaii Land! Tickets for tea and cookies must be pre-purchased.

Kawaii Lunch Box

Event is free admission, if it reaches full capacity you can skip the line up by ordering a ticket. Pre-order a kawaii lunch box with your skip the line up ticket and have an adorable meal at Kawaii Land; each lunch box comes with vegetarian onigiri, ramune, and a Kracie Popin' Cookin DIY kit.

Special Cosplay Guests from Toronto, Ontario!

Baeged Cosplaysbooth 22 year old Canadian cosplayer, desperately sewing her way through her obsessions, one by one. All costumes made by me unless otherwise indicated. http://ko-fi.com/baeged

Xgouki Cosplay Xgouki Cosplay is a genderfluid/transgender cosplayer from Toronto. After a long, hard struggle with her family, she started cosplaying in 2016 and hasn't let up since. Xgouki loves to cosplay beautiful, badass iconic heroines and always goes all out to capture their look and personality, especially with makeup. On her spare time, Xgouki is a gamer, fledgling streamer, toy collector, and foodie.

Toronto Cosplay Medic boothChances are you have heard about the Cosplay Medic at various conventions and cosplay gathering in the GTA, but who is he? Well, so you know your cosplays break at conventions and you have no way to fix them? Well that's where the Cosplay Medic comes in.

Some say he flies from above and answer prayers of heartbroken cosplayers, some say he just appears from thin air whenever you need him most. But whatever the situation, as long as you need to fix your costumes or props in a pinch, the Cosplay Medic will come to your rescue.

Walking the path of cosplay repairing, he is the man who will help you whenever you need.

Celebrating Japanese Fashion!

boothSalon de Tea + Kimono サロン・ド・ティー・プラス・キモノ will be returning as a special guest! Genuine kimono, dressing accessories and Japanese design crops will be sold. There will also be a Kimono dressing work shop. Come meet the owner of Salon de Tea + Kimono サロン・ド・ティー・プラス・キモノ and learn about authentic Japanese culture, and fashion.

Special guest Emily Gonsalves of Pretty Heroes returns!

boothPretty Heroes is a convention dedicated to showcasing strong female characters and it's the first "girl power" convention in Toronto! It started as the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration and grew with fan demand to expand into a convention with a new name (but the same heart) featuring a variety of anime, cute items, "girly" items, and plenty of intriguing female characters. The founder and con chair, Emily Gonsalves, is a professional graphic designer and a marketing professional by day, but she also used to "moonlight" as a regular reporter for the Sailor Moon focused blog "Moon Chase." You can also find Emily at other conventions running panels about Sailor Moon, art, fandom, and social media marketing. To follow her Sailor Moon related content on social media, check out Moon Chase on Facebook and Twitter and SailorMoonCelebration on Instagram. For general female character and convention fun, check out Pretty Heroes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

1,2,SHINE Performance!

booth Hello!! We are 1,2,SHINE!! We are a Toronto, Ontario (Canada) based dance group. Idols hold a special space in our hearts, so we are here to spread the love!

Members: Honoka - Cherry, Kotori - Aani, Umi - Len, Hanayo - Redd, Maki - Myaron, Rin - Fée-chan, Eli - Eve, Nico - Shippo, and Nozomi - Leo.

Screening Super Cute Animation: Mitchiri Neko

booth With the release of Mitchiri Neko in January 2018, we are excited to screen this adorable anime at Kawaii Land. Come have a seat and watch an adorable kitten marching band.

The cute and mysterious cat-like creatures called Mitchiri Neko that seem to gather around each other if you leave them alone now get their own anime with a glorious voice cast! The free and happy-go-lucky Mitchiri Neko’s daily life is filled fluff and surreal laughs! Say it with me, “Mitchiri! Mitchiri!”

Raffle and Charity Donation to the Hong Fook Mental Health Association

booth We have chosen the Hong Fook Mental Health Association as a charity that we will donate the proceeds of a mowgen gift basket raffle too. The gift basket will contain adorable decoden artwork, ramune, as well as imported candy and snacks. The funds raised by the raffle will be announced at Kawaii Land.

The Hong Fook Mental Health Association currently works with the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities, helping people with linguistic and cultural barriers to gain access to mental health services. The Hong Fook Mental Health Association provides counseling, case management, assessment, consultation, advocacy, psycho-educational workshops and self help & mutual support groups.

Raffle Tickets: $3CAN

Announcement: 3:45pm

Panels and Workshops

Kawaii Tea Party

Tea Time: 10 to 11 am.

Come to this kawaii fashion meet up! Cookies and tea will be served. Kawaii fashion is not mandatory for this tea party but is highly encouraged. Tickets must be pre-purchased.

Talk and Q&A by Baeged Cosplays

Panel Time: 11 to 11:30pm.

Topic to be determined

The Rise of the "Pretty Hero" - Female Heroes in Fandom by Emily Gonsalves of Pretty Heroes

Discussion Time: 12 to 12:30pm.

There always seem to be less female heroes that are common household names, but what is it about the likes of She-Ra, Wonder Woman, and Sailor Moon that makes them have staying power? This discussion will analyze various female heroes in fandom and the growing fandom demand for more.

1st Kimono Dressing Workshop by Salon de Tea + Kimono サロン・ド・ティー・プラス・キモノ

Show Time: 1 to 1:30pm.

A 30 minute show with a model on how to properly dress up in a traditional Japanese kimono.

Trust me, I'm a Medic! by Toronto Cosplay Medic

Panel Time: 2 to 2:30pm.

A 30 minute introduction to what the Toronto Cosplay Medic does, how many cosplays he has fixed over the years, and what he uses to fix cosplays on the fly.

Talk and Q&A by Xgouki Cosplay

Panel Time: 3 to 3:30pm.

Topic to be determined

Raffle Winner Announcement | Donation to Hong Fook Mental Health Association

Time: 3:45 to 3:55pm.

Presenting the funds raised towards the Hong Fook Mental Health Association and the raffle winner.

2nd Kimono Dressing Workshop by Salon de Tea + Kimono サロン・ド・ティー・プラス・キモノ

Show Time: 4 to 4:30pm.

A 30 minute show with a model on how to properly dress up in a traditional Japanese kimono.

Screening of Mitchiri Neko Sponsored by Crunchy Roll

Screening Time: 5 to 6pm.

Introduce yourself to this kawaii concept of squished together cats who play music. Screening the first three episodes of Mitchiri Neko.

Performance by 1, 2 Shine

Performance Time: 6 to 7pm.

Hand sewn fashionable cosplay by 1, 2 Shine with a touch of kawaii dance.

Kawaii Events by mowgen: Our mandate is to create a community space influenced by art, illustration, and fashion, inspired by the root word “可愛”. Our kawaii events differ from regular comic conventions and anime conventions because of our passion of curating cute artwork and fashion from Asia. We strive to create an accessible market and mini con that is free to the public. Our kawaii events cater to those who cannot afford to attend an expensive convention, for those who want to hang out with their friends at a convention, for people who love to cosplay, for those who love photography, and for people who want to do holiday shopping at an adorable market.

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