Lolita Fashion Show

Photo Credits: Maya Elaine

Tekko 2019 is taking fashion to infinity and beyond with Japanese and J-fashion inspired brands from around the world!

This year’s show will blast off on Friday 4/12 (Time TBD).

Do you have the right stuff to be a model?  Check below for more details.

2019 Application Coming Soon

Model Requirements

Models should be 16 years of age or older by date of show.

Models must have a valid Tekko 2019 badge to participate, no exceptions.

Models must attend a fitting either on Thursday night (4/11) or Friday morning (dependent upon brand).  

Models must attend a mandatory rehearsal at 2pm on Friday 4/12.

Models must be available for a hair and makeup appointment between 3pm and 7pm Friday if they require assistance. Models will be emailed detailed information regarding their appointment.

Models must arrive wearing basic foundation or provide their own if a makeup artist is assisting them.

Models may be expected to provide the following:

  • Petticoat(s)
  • Camisole (if wearing a sheer blouse)
  • Hosiery (socks or tights)
  • Shoes
  • Wigs

Models will be notified of any items required at time of model selection.

Model Conduct
Please follow directions given by staff  (brand and PittJCS) at all times.

Please do not be late.

Please do not bring friends, family, etc. to fittings, backstage or elsewhere. We cannot accommodate unauthorized personnel. 

Please do not take photos at fittings and stay focused since we are on a tight schedule. 

Photos may be permitted during show prep, but we ask that you do not post any material prior to the show. This may include spoilers.

Models may not be permitted to eat in or around the clothes. Models may not be able to leave the prep room/green room once they are in their looks.

Please return all items in the condition which you received them, with all packaging intact. Please put everything back into its original packaging! 

Please be courteous to our guests backstage. Please do not approach the guests to ask for photos or autographs. There will be autograph sessions at the con. Please attend autograph sessions to give gifts and receive autographs. 

While your participation in the show is on a volunteer basis, we expect courtesy and professionalism from all of our models. We may withdraw those engaging in misconduct at any time and blacklist them from participating in future fashion shows.
Fine Print

All models MUST have a valid badge for Tekko 2018 (general admission, premium, orRockstar). Staff models will be accepted in the event that we do not receive enough attendee applicants.

Tekko and PittJCS cannot guarantee that you will be chosen for the fashion show. We also cannot guarantee that you will be modeling for a particular brand. Applications will be reviewed by the fashion show coordinator and the designers. The designers will have final say in which models are selected.

Any model who has not arrived for her/his styling appointment 5 MINUTES before the scheduled time OR who has not made prior arrangements with staff will be replaced by an alternate and blacklisted from future modeling opportunities with Tekko and PittJCS.

All models will be REQUIRED to sign a form consenting to pay for any damages to the garments that occur before, during, or after the fashion show.

By appearing in the fashion show, you consent to being filmed/photographed by PittJCS.  Any media featuring the models may be utilized by Tekko/PittJCS to promote future events via the website, social media, etc.

If you have any questions, please email

Beauty Industry Corner

Tekko is pleased to announce the return of our Beauty Industry corner!

Manda is returning for her second year as makeup artist extraordinaire at the Tekko Beauty Table. With an esthetician license, several years of J-fashion, crossplay, natural and glam makeup artistry under her belt, let Manda give you the perfect finishing touch with one of her makeup services.

Intergalactic Gala

Join us in outer space for this year's Lolita Fashion Tea on Sunday 4/14!
This is a ticketed event for Lolita fashion and Ouji enthusiasts.  
This is NOT a maid cafe.
110 tickets will be available through pre-sale only.  In the event that we sell out, we will create a wait list.
All ticket holders will receive a goodie bag featuring small items from our guests and a raffle ticket for the prize drawing.
Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with our guests and pose for group photos.
Tickets Coming Soon
This event is for Lolita fashion and Ouji.  This is NOT a maid cafe.

Only ticket holders will be permitted entry.

PittJCS reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone not abiding by the stated dress code.  No refunds will be given to those who disregard the dress code.

Please arrive at 10:30 am for check-in.

Do not ask the guests for photographs outside of the designated photo time. No autographs will be given.  Please attend autograph sessions to receive autographs or present gifts.

Please follow the instructions of any PittJCS staff present at the event.

Seating may or may not be assigned.

Anyone disregarding PittJCS rules, bullying others, or ignoring staff instructions may be asked to leave without a refund.

Dress Code

All attendees must wear Lolita fashion or Ouji/Aristocrat. Significant others attending with a Lolita or Ouji may wear formal attire.

All attendees are required to incorporate at least one authentic item from this year’s Japanese brand.  Jewelry, hair accessories, and bags are all permitted as the item.

Replicas of prints are strictly prohibited.

Cosplay is strictly prohibited. This includes Lolita cosplay (i.e. Rozen Maiden, Gosick).

Anyone wearing T-shirts, jeans, sneakers, or other casual attire will not be permitted entry.

If you have questions regarding proper attire, please email

Anyone not abiding by the dress code will be asked to leave.  No refunds will be given.

Previous Events

2015 – Enchanted Eden at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh 

2016 – Opulent Odyssey at the Omni William Penn Hotel

2017 – Dearly Departed Tea at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

2018 – The Queen of Hearts’ Garden Party at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel


J-Fashion Social

New for 2019!

Whether you’re a Tekko regular or a stranger in a strange land, you’re sure to make new friends at our J-Fashion Social on Saturday 4/10!

This is a casual event for all types of J-fashion enthusiasts: Lolita, Ouji, Decora, Fairy Kei, Gyaru, etc.

Light snacks will be provided.

Fashion Guests

New for 2019!

million $ orchestrA

million $ orchestrA [stylized] designer Takeru established the brand in 2011.  It proposes the “Street Gothic” style by combining “Gothic,” a symbol of Harajuku culture, and “street fashion.”

In 2016, its pieces were well received at an LA exhibition and at a show in Singapore.  Furthermore, it provided leather boots for Marilyn Manson’s concert outfit, spreading Takeru’s creation beyond the borders of Japan.

Tekko is excited to showcase musical guest Takeru and million $ orchestrA at the Fashion Show on Friday night 4/12.

Visit for more information about the brand.

Previous Fashion Guests


BABY, the Stars Shine Bright featuring Saki Tachibana

Haruka Kurebayashi

Peppermint Fox

Hard Decora




Royal Princess Alice featuring Aito

KawaiiHolic featuring U Kimura





Misako Aoki


RinRin Doll


Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
107 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222

From David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Turn right onto Penn Avenue
Turn right onto Sixth Street
From Doubletree Hotel
Turn left onto Bigelow Square
Turn right onto Sixth Avenue
Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
Turn right onto Sixth Street
If you have any questions, please email

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