Design Festa – the massive DIY art, fashion, music, and anything-goes festival – takes place twice a year in Tokyo. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. At the most recent edition, in October, there were some interesting takes on indie fashion from Japan and all over the world.

But “interesting” isn’t good enough for us in this update. We want to show you absolute strange-bizarre-craziness! On the second day of the most recent Design Festa, a group called “Princess Time” appeared on the fashion runway with a show billed as a “Special Makeup Fashion Show”. They weren’t joking. There was some serious makeup and wild fashion.

The show seemed to be based on a scary yet sexy retelling of some children’s fairy tales, all of which involved various princess characters. Some of the princesses which they list on their website as being part of this show included Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, and a specially-created princess just for this show. We’re guessing maybe the kimono-clad character at the end was the special princess, but who knows? The bottom line is that this show was heavy on makeup and extreme fashion.

Check out the pictures – all 50 of them – and see what you think!

Click any photo to enlarge it.

This is the official website of the group that created this fashion show, but it appears to be offline at the moment.


  1. maybe the website is down from too many visitors?
    each character have different moods

  2. Kendrixb5449

    wow. it’s so interesting. that is so beautiful

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  4. Wow, I love all the different ‘personalities’ of the ‘characters’!! Particularly like the kimono clad Godess/Oiran style. She’s brilliant.