If you’re going to be a visual kei star, you’ve got to get The Look. Hair bleached, waxed, teased and sprayed? Check! Matching band promo Hello Kitty X Peace Now t-shirts? Check! But most important, did you remember to put in your circle contacts and make up your eyes so you look like a live action anime character? Triple check to Golden Bomber for all of the above!
But what if you don’t have an army of stylists swarming your dressing room? Kera magazine comes through again with step by step directions for getting that perfect big-eyed look! All you need is killer eyeliner, bruise-colored eyeshadow, some wicked fake eyelashes, and a pair of contacts that covers up your real eye color along with a lot of the white part. Look and learn at the feet of the masters!
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!