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Custom Crowns: Versatile Fashion by Aisha Anime

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Fashion is dictated by the latest trends on the catwalk and even picking up a jumper from the bargain bin shows hints from a past season when that jumper was based on a design that was popular, Custom crowns is streetwear that aims to delete the beginning. Using their velcro passion to create 100's of designs so you don't have to be left with one look.

Expertly crafted; with attention to detail, form and functionality. With our Custom Crowns velcro snapbacks and truckers, you take control. Create your style. Customise your crown. The (capslaps) patches features their own signature designs in collaboration with independent artists, familiar brands and even take bespoke commissions. Why should fashion be limited?

Kickstarter launching soon but they have already had people snap up their hats ; such as Ed Sheeran, THE FIRST KINGS (X Factor), KORR-A and SNOOCHIE SHY.

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The team behind Custom Crowns started out with a shared love of fashion, design and art. Collectively,  tired of how generic the caps offered by so many companies were becoming and even though the cap market is booming we felt their was room for a more niche product that would encompass the individuality that so many of us crave these days. 

They spent time researching and sourcing materials that would give them confidence that they could offer something different to anything currently on the market. 

Through their innovative design concept they wanted to give their customers something they will love and cherish and rush to show their friends. As importantly wanted to create an ethical business that gives back to the local community while simultaneously supporting many talented artists from around the world.

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The three guys behind Custom Crowns:

MARK ISLE has strong background in art, design and fashion. Mark heads up the creative side of Custom Crowns - working on all aspects of product design and development. Historically, Mark ran several successful online fashion platforms selling 3rd party brands. Mark also ran a web design & development company with his brother, helping clients with branding, design and marketing

ADEL ALI KHAN deals with the PR side of things and has a strong background in journalism and fashion with a degree in Business and Law. Adel runs the operational side of the company. Adel started working in fashion when he was 17 years old. Since then he has gone on to work for brands such as Hugo Boss and Inditex.Adel also ran a catering company, where he built and sold boutiquefood pods, for individuals and companies.

KOFI OPPONG comes with a wealth of  retail background that spans 30 years. This includes a 10-year career at JD Sports followed by 10 years working as product manager for Nike. A trainer collector with over 200 pairs of shoes, Kofi now runs Urban MBA - A charity that supports urban adults between the ages of 18 – 25 to set up and sustain their business

Find out more about Custom Crowns on their social media:

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Follow Aisha Anime’s adventures on the following links:
Twitter: @aisha_anime
Facebook: aisha anime
Instagram: aisha_kicks_ass
Blog: http://www.aishaanime.co.uk/

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Camcon 2014 by Aisha Anime

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Camcon stands for ‘Cambridge Convention’ this is one of the smaller cons which is totally independent and run by Ziggy, Andy, Ian and a few more people who get together to pull off a con to showcase Cambridge's finest merchants, artist and aswell as Londoners. This is the first Camcon I have attended and it’s a one day event with parties beginning the Friday night before. Hosted by the Junction an arts and music venue in Cambridge, it has a really student feel as it is situated in the Cambridge Leisure Park Complex with lots of food options at your feet. The event also sold out before the day so house over 2,000 people.

One of the most highly anticipated events was the Cosplay masquerade where people got on stage and performed skits and the room it was housed in was a large lecture hall, the room was brimming with people taking up all the seats and standing.

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Also in the same room were the panels I particularly enjoyed finding out about getting geek culture into the media from the ‘Let The Geek Out’ which is a radio show, the only FM radio show that broadcasts about geek-culture exclusively and music and the hosts talked about it followed by a Q&A. Loved learning about the opportunities due to my own podcast Otaku Nation.

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The dealers rooms were split into two, one outside in a marquee and the second was the main stage area, where you had the auction happening on stage whilst you shopped around at Niche Comics for manga (i picked myself up a bargain Moomin plushie) or got a self portrait from Clover Lee, artist.

In the evening there was an hour where attendees left the building so sellers could pack up then the shopping area became a nice vast space area for people to watch and dance. Saw the performer Himezawa on stage dancing to Kyari Pamyu Pamyu and anime tracks, she debuted in the UK at London Anime Con talking about her cosplays and time at ECG.  She announced on stage she will be going to Japan in Oct to pursue a modelling career.

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After a questionable comedian who said an array of sexist and racist comments boiling the blood of attendees near me was glad to have seen lab coat clad ‘All We Earthlings’ (alternative rock band) who formed in 2011 and performed previously at Comcon. They had a great rock vibe to them and lead vocals were superb. Definitely check this guys out ! Upstairs was another private bar where the karaoke was being held you could belt your heart out on some 80’s pop or metal classics in groups or solo. Lots of people were queuing up to have a go (all free of course).

A great day for anime fans or just a family day out it was all family friendly, people were more than willing to stop and pose for Cosplay photos. Staff and volunteers were very helpful and the organisation was spot on. Only thing is we need a even bigger room for the Cosplay masquerade! Find more photos of the event in my albumhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.704440536277064.1073741845.554115554642897&type=3&uploaded=23
 

~Aisha Anime

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MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors by Aisha Anime

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Last weekend we saw massive queues around the Excel venue, for the first time MCM London Comic Con passed the 100,000 visitor mark for the first time, making theis event the highest attendance record to date !

Show organisers revealed that 101,600 attendees came through the doors of MCM London Comic Con between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th May, compared to 88,000 people last October and just over 70,000 in May 2013.
 
"This has been the most successful MCM London Comic Con on record - in fact, the largest event of its kind ever held in the UK," said show co-organiser Bryan Cooney. "The soaring attendance not only reflects a growing worldwide interest in comic cons and the ever-expanding range of attractions and activities at our show, but also the strength of the community that has built up around it over the years. Whether you're into sci-fi, comics, videogames, movies, manga, anime, J-fashion or cosplay, the twice-yearly MCM London Comic Con has become the place to meet up with like-minded friends and make new ones."
 
"MCM London Comic Con keeps going from strength-to-strength," show co-organiser Paul Miley added. "As well as featuring a great special guest line-up and a host of top comic book creators, games publishers, film studios, anime distributors and retailers, this latest show saw us respond to public demand by expanding our online video, eSports and Asian culture offerings. And when we return in October, the show will be even bigger and better!"
 
The next MCM London Comic Con takes place at Excel London on 24-26 October 2014, for more info follow the links below:
 

Website: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london

Twitter: @MCMExpo

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcmexpo

YouTube at www.youtube.com/mcmexpo

VA Greg Cipes and Phil Lemar at Panel

VA Greg Cipes and Phil Lemar at Panel