Lolita Fashion Show

Photo Credits: Maya Elaine

Model Requirements

Models should be 15 years of age or older by date of show.

Models MUST be available for a hair and makeup appointment between 3 and 7 PM. Models will be emailed detailed information regarding their appointment and the location of the dressing room.

Additionally, models MUST attend a fitting and rehearsal on Friday afternoon (Time TBD).

Models will be expected to provide the following:

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

Models will be notified of the color of hosiery and shoes required when they are assigned an ensemble.

It’s preferred that models arrive wearing basic foundation or can supply their own.

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.

Check the Guests Page to See Our 2018 Designers!

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.

Lolita Tea

Presented by Tekko 2018 and the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society


This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available through pre-sale only.

All ticket holders will receive a goodie bag including items from our guests and a ticket for our prize raffle.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to chat with and pose for photos with our special guests.

Check-in begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 8. The event will run from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.


Only ticket holders will be permitted entry.

PittJCS reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone not abiding by the stated dress code.

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

Do not ask the guests for photographs or autographs outside of the designated photo time.

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, Ouji/Aristocrat, or formal attire. Additionally, all attendees are required to incorporate at least one authentic BABY, the Stars Shine Bright or ALICE and the PIRATES item into their outfit. Anyone who does not comply with this dress code will be turned away from the event.

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.

How to Register
If you need to register for Tekko AND for the Tea please click here and select both, if you already registered for Tekko and ONLY need to add the Tea then you only need to select the tea- as long as you use the same e-mail address and information our system will connect it to your Tekko Registration.

Joining Tekko 2018 and the Lolita Tea will be Saki Tachibana! Saki studied pattern making in fashion design school, and she began working at BABY, the Stars Shine Bright while still a student.

Many of her designs draw inspiration from fairy tales, black cats, and other magical themes. Saki’s designs are elegant yet still cute and sweet parts of BABY’s collections.

With her first overseas fashion show at AnimeNEXT in the US, she has also attended events in China and Japan Expo in Paris.



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
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