International Sailor Moon Day Austin 2016: Epilogue

August 9, 2016 at 1:26 pm

International Sailor Moon Day Austin may be over, but at least we still have our memories of our all-day celebration of love, friendship, and cute style choices to warm our hearts…oh yeah, and we also have pictures! Plenty of pictures! Join us to relive our favorite memories from this year’s event and to learn a little more about how things came together.

 


 

itinerary-color.indd This year’s flyer was designed by Boss Crone Rachel Weiss

Miracle Romance Photo Shoot

Magical Photographer Erika Rich took lovely photos of our event attendees at the Miracle Romance Photoshoot and boy did everybody look cute. I mean check out all this cuteness right here:

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

But also, all these cute couples!!!!!

 

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Photo booth at the 2016 International Sailor Moon Day at The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

You can find the whole album of Miracle Romance Photo Shoot pictures on the POME Facebook page over here. The caption of each photo includes a link to Erika’s website, where you can buy prints or high resolution photos. OR, you can check out the entire album on Erika’s website, too!

 


 

Project Shoujo Costume Contest

 

We had some phenomenal costumes on display during our Project Shoujo Costume Contest. Special thanks to Erika for capturing everybody’s cute, stylish looks!

 

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

 

Special thanks to Melissa from Anime Austin Convention and Kei from The Ivory Moth for making us these beautiful trophies!

 

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The crowd was super into all of these costumes, y’all:

 

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

 

Our fabulous judges:

 

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

From left to right: Alicia Herber, Olive Kathryn, and Mia Moore

 

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Alicia is an artist and animator and makes some pretty amazing Vines. You can see some of Alicia’s work here

 

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Olive is a magical baker who is also involved in the Austin Lolita Fashion community. You can see some of Olive’s beautiful creations on her Instagram here. This is her second year as an ISMD Austin Costume Contest Judge!

 

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Mia is an extraordinary cosplayer, writer, podcaster, and all-around cool lady. You can check out Mia’s blog to see some of her phenomenal costumes and other work. This is Mia’s second year as an ISMD Austin Costume Contest Judge!

 

Some of our costume contest winners:

 

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

And a couple of group shots of some of the International Sailor Moon Day Austin Sailor Guardians:

 

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

 


 

Sponsors & Vendors

 

We got a ton of amazing donations from our vendors and other local business who sponsored this event by donating prizes to the costume contest and our event raffle. Shoutout to the following groups for helping make ISMD Austin such a huge success:

 

Sponsor List:

Austin Books & Comics / Guzu Gallery
Quack’s 43rd St Bakery
Blue Velvet
Crafty Girl Austin
The Alamo Drafthouse
Anime Austin
Robby Cooke
The Kawaii Empire
Victoria Grace Elliott
Caitlin Zellers
Jenny Gacy
Mylo Merritt
Noel Kalmus
Scrain
Katie Cowden
Geek Fire Labs
Eythink
Realm

 

Vendor List:

 

Don’t worry, Sailor POMEs! You can still buy art, accessories, delicious treats, and all kinds of good stuff from our vendors. Here is where you can find everybody now that ISMD Austin is over.

 

Austin Books & Comics / Guzu Gallery

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Austin Books & Comics is “Central Texas’ longest-running comics and pop culture retailer” and local hotspot for everything from manga to brand-new Marvel titles to indie comics. You can find their website here or visit them at 5002 N. Lamar Blvd.

 

Robby Cooke

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Robby is an artist and animator living in Austin, Texas. You can find Robby and his art over on his Facebook page.

 

The Kawaii Empire

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

The Kawaii Empire creates adorable jewelry and accessories. You can check out some of their work over on their Facebook page.

 

Victoria Grace Elliott

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Victoria is an artist and the creator of the webcomic balderdash!, or, a tale of two witches. You might also recognize her work on Spera and her covers for Boom’s Bravest Warriors. You can find her work for POMEmag here.

 

Caitlin Zellers

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Caitlin is an artist and the creator of the webcomic Hey Chikita Hey. You can find more of her work over on her website or check out some of her cool shirt designs and other products over on her Etsy page. You can find her work for POMEmag here.

 

Jenny Gacy

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Jenny produced this original Serenity Sigil tee for International Sailor Moon Day and we love it so we want to show it off a little more!

Jenny is an artist and designer, as well as the founder of Hauntwell and Black-Violet. You can find even more of her work over on her website, including links to her art portfolio and all of her design projects. You can also find her work for POMEmag here.

 

The Marshmallow Kitten

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Mylo from The Marshmallow Kitten sharing a table with Kawaii Empire

Mylo Merritt is the founder of The Marshmallow Kitten. The Marshmallow Kitten produces cute clothing and accessories inspired by Japanese street fashion. You can follow them on Facebook or shop for their merch on their Storenvy page.

 

Laura Lewis

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Laura is an artist with an assortment of cool prints, stickers, pins, and all kind of other cute stuff. You can find her work on her tumblr, or purchase her stuff from her society6 page or her inprnt page. Find her on Instagram / Twitter @lorhsdraws

 

Noel Kalmus

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Noel is an artist and designer with a ton of great prints you can view on her tumbr or purchase from her Etsy page.

 

Scrain

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Scrain is an artist and illustrator with a whole bunch of cool prints, patches and other stuff you can see over on her website.

 

Killer Queen Jewelry

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Katie Cowden is the artist behind Killer Queen Jewelry. She makes lazer-cut, 3D art and accessories. You can find more of her work on her website, or check out her Etsy to shop for her unique jewelry.

 

Geek Fire Labs

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Geek Fire Labs produces an array of lotions, potion, and perfumes inspired by pop culture and has been featured on websites like The Mary Sue. You can also purchase some of their products over at the Geek Fire Labs Etsy page.

 

eythink

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eythink was created by artist and designer Lindsay Eyth. You can see more of her art and accessories on her website, where they are also available for purchase.

 

Arlini Martini

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Apologies for the blurry photo, folks! Please check out her website below to get a feel for Arlini’s amazing style and craft skills

Arlini Martini is an artist with an amazing sense of style. You can check out her crafts and jewelry over on her website, where you can also check to see which local artist’s markets she’ll be tabling at around the Austin, Texas area.

 

Realm

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Realm was created by artist, designer, and self-described textiles fanatic Vanessa Crook. Check out her website to purchase her cool, unique accessories and other work.

 

Finally, last but certainly not least, us!

 

POMEmag

 

 

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Our magical girl coloring and activity book

International Sailor Moon Day at The Highball on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Erika Rich for POMEgranate Magazine

Our cookbook (which is an anthology entirely comprised of recipe comics)

 

POMEmag is a witchy magazine for sensitive goofballs. You can read more about us and what we do over on our About page. We are the organizers for International Sailor Moon Day Austin and are very proud that we were able to host a successful ISMD event for the second year in a row! You can find our work, including the books pictured above, over on our store.

 


 

Some thanks are definitely in order, so here are some more folks we want to give a shout-out to:

 

Thanks to Silph Scope, our wonderful DJ: his beats were great and kept everybody moving all day. You can find his soundcloud page here to listen to more of his work.

 

Thanks to Erika, who made everyone look cute and amazing and busted her butt to get some amazing photos. As mentioned above, you can purchase prints or high-res versions of just about every photo in this post over on her website.

 

Thanks to all these POMEs, who all worked their butts off to bring you this rad event:

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POME crones from left to right: Carolynn Calabrese, Rachel Weiss, Ashley Gallagher, and Jenny Mott

 

Thanks to our many, many amazing bobble-headband-ed volunteers, who kept the event running smoothly. You guys totally saved our bacon and we deeply appreciate it! And extra-special thanks to Emery, Gabe, Terra, and David, who stayed the entire day and busted their butts to keep things running smoothly.

 

Thanks to The Highball, The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, and Tommy Swenson (in particular) for hosting us.

 

And thanks to you, Sailor Guardians! We’re so happy that you partied down with us in the name of the moon and we hope to see all of your smiling faces at International Sailor Moon Day 2017. If y’all like what we do, please feel free to hang out here at POMEmag and check out some of the weird-yet-oddly-charming stuff we do here. See you next year!

 


 

What did y’all like the most from this year’s event? What would you like us to add to next year’s lineup? Drop us a line in the comments or email contact@pome-mag.com to reach out!

 

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