J-Fashion and ABJD

There are many styles of street fashion in Japan, also known as “J-Fashion.” Throughout the weekend NekoCon hosts a variety of events for fans to learn and celebrate these fashions. Learn more about our events below!

ABJD Swap Meet

When: Friday, 10:30pm

Where: Embassy Suites, Mercury Ballroom

For those that need to clean out their BJD closet bring your odds and ends for trade (no cash transactions allowed).


Indie Brand Fashion Show

When: Saturday, Noon

Where: Hampton Roads Convention Center, Panel Room 1

Come and see a colorful and unique fashion show inspired by different styles of Harajuku fashion! This year NekoCon will be featuring Jfashion-inspired indie brands from across the US for our fashion showcase. Models will be dressed in styles from Puvithel, Belladonna, The Camp Site, and Holley Tea Time.

Interested in modeling?  Click here to apply to be a model!


Asian Ball Jointed Doll Tea Party

When: Saturday, 2pm

Where: Embassy Suites, Mercury Ballroom

Spend a delightful time with fellow collectors of all ages. Swap stories, latest news, current projects and more, all in the comfort of tea and cake!

Discover Teas will be serving up their NekoCon exclusive blends as well. Don’t forget to bring your camera as there will be a large backdrop and props for your dolls to take photos with going along with this​ year’s​ ​theme,​ ​Catpocalypse​!

PLEASE NOTE: Open to ABJD owners only! Bring an ABJD or two or more! Your ABJD and NekoCon membership badge is all you need to present in order to enter the tea party. Not an owner yet? There are panels and workshops for all to ask questions,check out the hobby, and just plain enjoy! Come check out the ABJD-related activities!


Indie J-Fashion Designer Q&A

When: Saturday, 4:30pm

Where: Embassy Suites, Mercury Ballroom

Hear independent designers talk about their inspiration, work methods, and ask them questions.

Featuring indie designers Puvithel, Belladonna, and The Camp Site!


Lolita Fashion Swap Meet

When: Saturday, 11pm

Where: Embassy Suites, Mercury Ballroom

Are you interested in finding some new (to you) Lolita clothing? Come and join us as we swap our frills!


Lolita Fashion Tea Party

When: Sunday, Noon

Where: Embassy Suites, Mercury Ballroom

Join us for our fourth annual Lolita fashion tea party. Enjoy a light meal and tea from Discover Teas with other Lolita. Our theme for this year will be Enchanting Storybook. All attendees must wear Lolita, Ouji, Aristocrat, or formal attire. Illegal replicas of Japanese brand items, cosplay and maid costumes will not be permitted. This event is free with your NekoCon registration.