I was an adult and got excited and went to the Liz Lisa My Melody character meet and greet in Shinjuku Alta Liz Lisa. Since Liz Lisa and My Melody have teamed up to put out a line of goods they’ve been doing character meet in greets all around Japan with the LLGals, the shop staff charisma unit of Liz Lisa.
Liz Lisa My Melody collaborations have been dresses, stationary, phone cases, and cosmetic cases (photos and review). Each season they put out a catalog and a few products that usually sell out. Liz Lisa My Melody character has the flower headdress and they usually make her a dress that is a collaboration item for that season.
The character meets are advertised on the Liz Lisa blog (http://ameblo.jp/lizlisa-official/). In order to do the meet and greet you had to buy at least 20,000 yen on the day of the event and there were only 40 spots available so you had to do it pretty quickly. Those 40 spots were split up into two time bunches: 20 spots for afternoon and 20 spots for the evening session. I was one of the last numbers, I think I got number 38 so I was in the evening session.
You’re handed a ticket and a photoboard and requested to arrive on or a bit early to queue up.
They had props set out (pic above) when I was purchasing my items, but they were gone when the actual event started.
Once I arrived back for the night session there was already a line forming up. We were told to wait in line. Shinjuku Alta Liz Lisa is broken apart by stairs so it’s easy to queue without clogging up the shopping area. There was a divide between obvious Liz Lisa fans and obvious My Melody fans.
Once Liz Lisa My Melody was actually there the shop staff gave us individual instructions and made sure we had our tickets and photo boards.
Once with my Melody we got one photo for our photo boards (LLGal and Shinjuku Alta stafff Risato pasting the photos on the photoboard) and one photo with our camera of choice. Everyone chose their smartphone.
Check out the cutie Liz Lisa fan who dressed in the same Liz Lisa My Melody collaboration dress.
Liz Lisa My Melody in all her glory. I love the floral shoe touch to match her headband.
One girl who seemed to be more of the My Melody fan group gave My Melody a plushie of herself to hold and pose with.
My Melody obliged to her adoring fans.
The fan also made her own headdress to match Liz Lisa My Melody. Dedication!
Outside of Liz Lisa was clogged with curious onlookers and those who already did their photo session. The older woman with the pink hair was nudging into everyone’s shot.
After all the people who got tickets for photos were done the shop staff played pattycake games with My Melody. Since she can’t talk it’s a good idea.
Then the shop staff gathered together for some photo ops with My Melody.
Cute and silly fun with the LL Gals and My Melody.
Overall it was a lot of fun and no regrets!