Save up your pesos and maybe empty out your booze allowance jar. For her 40th birthday, Hello Kitty will be taking over Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo with the first ever official Hello Kitty Con in the world, Oct 30- Nov 2. This is your opportunity to spend Halloween with everybody’s favorite cat. Hello Kitty will hold court at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (The Museum Of Contemporary Art). Attendees will be treated to panels, art exhibits, a chance to see the first ever Hello Kitty coin purse made in 1974, and tattoos by renowned artists such as Mario DESA and Dan Smith. There will also be a pop-up shop with Hello Kitty products from around the world, and a specially curated vintage boutique with items from the fabulous feline’s early days.
The Line will be the con’s official hotel and will offer Hello Kitty-themed rooms and dishes on their room-service menu. This seems like a reasonable option for those of us who can’t yet afford a seat on the Hello Kitty jet. Check out Sanrio’s official HK Con page for more info on this important event in kitsch history.