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Party pics: Yelp’s Monster Mash

Ghosts and goblins came out Tuesday night for Yelp’s Monster Mash costume party at Aloha Tower. The event offered free samplings of food and drinks provided by local restaurants, along with live entertainment and prize giveaways. Donations from the event…

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

Mirror, mirror on the wall What should we be for Halloween this fall? Has Halloween snuck up on you? Are you still costume-less and afraid you won’t have time to come up with a plan to dress to impress? Don’t…

Party pics: Celebrenty Halloween Costume Party

We celebrated with local celebrity Brent Anbe on Saturday night for his 2nd Annual Celebrenty Halloween Costume Party at Scarlet Honolulu in Chinatown. A big supporter of the local film and art scene, Anbe also works in casting for “Hawaii Five-0.”…

Party pics: Anime Day 2015

Windward Mall shoppers on Saturday got a sneak peek of Kawaii Kon at Anime Day 2015. Along with a cosplay showcase, the event offered anime and cosplay fans games and activities, and early registration for next year’s convention, taking place…

Party pics: Kahua Cafe Disney brunch

It’s a small world after all. Well, a small island at least. Disney princesses and princes gathered at Kahua Cafe on Sunday for a family-friendly brunch that encouraged people to dress as their favorite Disney character. Cookies, scones and sandwiches…

Party pics: Art+Flea presents Monsters Invade Tokyo!

Monsters came out to Art+Flea presents Monsters Invade Tokyo! on Thursday night for some Halloween pregame. Held at Building 3 at Ward Centers, an earlier power outage there couldn’t stop the urban market. Costumed attendees were treated to an assortment…

Party pics: Wicked Halloween Party

The Wicked Halloween Party, hosted by Fun in the 808, raged at Longhi’s Friday, raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The party went on until 2 a.m., and included a costume contest with a $500 cash prize. Wicked Halloween…

Oni-Con Hawaii 2013

Don’t call it the “other” anime convention. This weekend’s Oni-Con Hawaii attracted thousands of cosplayers, gamers, otakus, and fans of Japanese culture to the Hawaii Convention Center for three days of play. The convention, which runs through today, featured events,…

Party pics: Yelp’s Good Karma Ball

Halloween arrived early at Bishop Museum for Tuesday evening’s Yelp Helps 2013: Yelp’s Good Karma Ball. While dressed in crazy costumes, partygoers were educated and entertained by nonprofits, local businesses, DJs, live music and local artists. A costume contest was…

Party pics: Hawaii Zombie Crawl III

About 2000 zombies, twice as many as last year, roamed the streets of Chinatown on Friday night for Hawaii Zombie Crawl III: Zombie Island! One wristband got the zombies access to participating clubs and bars in Chinatown, featuring drink specials…

Party pics: Gamers Ball

On The Spot Improv held a video game-themed fundraiser Saturday night at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Attendees were encouraged to cosplay as their favorite character. PS3, Wii, and XBOX360 consoles were available for play throughout the night. The party…

Party pics: Taku Taku Matsuri

Anime and cosplay was the name of the game this Sunday at Taku Taku Matsuri, a new mini-convention geared towards otaku culture. Otaku is the term for fans who are very passionate about anime, manga, and video games. The event…

Party pics: Anime Mayhem at Loading Zone

Anime characters came to life Friday night at Anime Mayhem at Loading Zone Arts. The theme of the event was ’90s anime, featuring a fashion show by Visual Kei Dark Castle, caricatures by Andy Lee and an art workshop. Showcased…

Party pics: Miss Vamp Reality Show Launch Party

The fangs came out last night for the Miss Vamp Hawaii Reality Show Launch Party at Doris Duke Theatre.The Miss Vamp Hawaii Reality Show will highlight DJ Nocturna and Lana Saldania, creators and producers of Miss Vamp Hawaii beauty pageant,…

Party pics: Science Fiction Ball

An eclectic gathering of cosplayers came down to Nocturna Lounge on Saturday afternoon in support of the PAC501 Science Fiction Ball. Cover was donation only, with all proceeds from the event being donated to Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii. Attendees came…

Party pics: ARTAfterDARK Heroes and Villains

Good and evil battled at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Friday for ARTafterDARK, in anticipation for the upcoming release of “The Avengers.” Superheroes and supervillains danced the night away to tunes provided DJ Anit and DJ Kevin. While at…