Doki Doki Festival, 9th November, Manchester

Nov 2013 New Branding BloodSugar Cosplay copy

As mentioned in our previous post, Blood/Sugar’s Zomboi and Pudding will be attending Doki Doki Festival with our excellent selections of preloved costumes, handmade jewellery and other wonderful treats. We’re running a bit of a lucky dip/contest this time as well to win some fantastic steampunk inspired prizes. Remember those lucky bags you used to get as a kid? Well, Blood/Sugar is bringing those to Doki Doki with a bit of a nerdy twist! šŸ˜‰

Unfortunately spookyhoose will no-longer be joining us and they have decided that after two years of trading at Dee/DoJ-con (and via Blood/Sugar at other events) that, due to a change in career path, they will not be making any further jewellery. However, Pudding will be making sure that the remainder of spooky hoose’s stock is made-up and ready for a fantastic closing down sale at events throughout 2014. These products will now be super-limited edition, so get ’em while you can as once they’re gone, they’re gone!

And here’s Doki Doki’s Press Release for more info if you’re interested in attending yourselves:


OnĀ Saturday 9th November 2013, Manchester is hosting the second Doki Doki – The Manchester Japanese Festival, a unique event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Throughout the day, there will be talks, demonstrations, parades and other events showcasing art, fashion, martial arts, film, music, games and other aspects of Japanese culture, past and present, as well as retail stalls and artist stands. Hot and cold Japanese food and drink will also be available to festival-goers.

The proceeds from various events at the festival will be donated to Aid for Japan, a charity which provides long-term support for orphans of the 2011 Tohoku disaster in Japan.

The festival will run fromĀ 10am to 7pmĀ at Sugden Sports Centre, situated just off Oxford Road, in the student quarter. It will be followed by a cosplay after-party, fromĀ 9pm to 2amĀ at The Zoo nightclub, over the road from the festival venue.

There is no age limit to attend the festival, but anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian ? the child will get in for free. The after-party is 18+ only.

Tickets cost Ā£10 in advance and Ā£15 on the day. Discounted family tickets are also available.

For further information about the festival and to buy tickets, please visit :Ā



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