4298 Well, JapanFest was a ball. I woke up this morning at 8am, and tried to get back to sleep, but I was too excited to sleep more. It was like Christmas all over again. John and I drove down the Stone Mountain and got there early, but since they opened the gates early by 30 minutes, it was perfect for us. We got in and waited to see the Kimono Fashion Show. They had a lot of cool ones, but none of the really nice ones I wanted to see. I wasnâ€™t all that disappointed, because the rest of the day was so cool. Not only did JapanFest have cool demos like Kyudo (archery with a 7 foot bow) and Akido, but there were four ladies doing kimono dressing for $3. I almost peed my pants when I saw it. I was so excited. Thanks to John, I got tons of photos of the spectacular event. Getting dressed in a real kimono has been something Iâ€™ve wanted to do for a long time. I could hardly breathe in hat thing though. Itâ€™s a good thing I donâ€™t wear one on a daily basis! You can see the rest of the photos my kimono fun in the JapanFest Album.
My Geisha hair is proving to be easier than my makeup is, which is surprising. I bought a wig in a store here, but itâ€™s a shitty wig. The bun is placed all wrong, and the photo has the head tipped down, so itâ€™s misleading. I had to buy another wig and add some more hair on top to make it less terrible. The make-up, on the other hand, is being a pain in the ass. I tried liquid makeup, but it dries to easily, and becomes splotchy. I tried adding water, but it beads on my skin and doesnâ€™t stick at all. I tried canvas primer, but it didnâ€™t cover well and wouldnâ€™t come off at all. Iâ€™ve tried finding white foundation (real make-up for you men, not costume make-up), but no one carries it at all. Itâ€™s tough! Anyone have any ideas?