At Hello Kitty Con, The Street Style is Just as Fab As You'd Expect

Guys. GUYS. Did you know that right now, as we speak, there's an honest-to-god Hello Kitty convention in progress? Yep, to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th birthday (!!!), Sanrio is currently throwing a four-day convention (10/30 — 11/2) at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) down in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.

Being a giant life-long HK fan, I thought about buying passes, but being the scatterbrain I am I... well, I forgot, and by the time I remembered it was all sold out. Luckily, there's social media to let me live vicariously — one of my friends just posted pictures of a Hello Kitty rice mold, and another tweeted about her (real!) Hello Kitty tattoo. But perhaps the best outlet with which to keep up with the fast-paced world of Hello Kitty land? Why, Instagram of course!

Instead of going to bed at a reasonable hour last night, I spent my time going through the #hellokittycon tag on IG (and reading scary stories on Jezebel that I'm still feeling residual scaredy-catness from — but that's a different story), and as you might expect, I found some really great street style. The looks range from full-on sausage-curl Lolita to Lady Gaga-style fab, and each look is more HK-approved than the last. Scroll down for some of the best style moments of Hello Kitty Con 2014 (so far, anyway):

Head to Toe Tokidoki x Hello Kitty

That's dedication to the cause.

Hello Couples

Adorable, right?

Coordinated Lolita Hello Kitty(s)

You know HK would approve of those dresses.

Another Lolita (With Bonus Deadpool Kitty)

No further explanation needed.

Hello, Katy Perry!

When she's not too busy being a pop star or dressing up as a giant hot cheeto, she shows her HK support with an adorable tank...

...And an even more adorable tattoo:

Sailor Kitty?

The popular magical girl trope is the perfect accompaniment to some Hello Kitty ears!

HK Takes to the Catwalk

AHH! I'm so bummed that I missed the Hello Kitty fashion show.

Hello Kittens!

Of course the younger fan base has their HK style down pat.

Plushie Skirt

Okay, I'm calling it: The official winner of Hello Kitty Con 2014.

Images: Getty Images; portalcat, analogkitten, angelinaluna777, love2cul8r, katyperry, kp_fan/Instagram