Shiprocked's anniversary: An ode to Harajuku

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The weekly Snug Harbor party Shiprocked brings Harajuku — a mesh of Japanese street fashion — to the streets of Plaza Midwood, and it's a party you won't want to miss.

On Thursday, June 2, Shiprocked celebrates its four-year anniversary, Harajuku style. In addition to the usual shenanigans of burlesque, drag and live music, there will be a special performance by Elektrik Dance Crew, contests, giveaways and multi-colored, sparkly cupcakes. And all attendees are encouraged to dress up in their very best, colorful Harajuku wear.

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For costume ideas, Shiprocked king Scott Weaver suggests any thrift stores, Hong Kong Vintage and Boris and Natasha. "Also, any beauty supply store for crazy hair accessories, colorful nail polish and for big avant garde eyelashes, Sephora. People can just Google the look and find tons of examples." he says.

For the past four years, Weaver, Beth AnnPhetamine, Lillith Deville and the rest of the gang have rocked a party that you'd have to attend to really believe. It's always a great way to kick off the weekend. And as they commemorate this occasion, Weaver says "the entertainment and decor are going to be awesome."

The event is free, but in conjunction with their celebration of Japanese fashion, they will be taking donations for Japan tsunami relief.

For more costume ideas, check out this video.


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