On Saturday, May 5th, the long awaited opening for the “My Little Pony Night Out” finally arrived! Sweet Streets curated the show for Hasbro and Mighty Fine which drew in hundreds of fans from all over! The event was tailored to My Little Pony crowds of old and new! Giant blank Ponies were sent out to artists all over the world to customize and sell for this show. Tons of my artist friends had pieces in the show, so I was super amped to see what they had come up with!
I went to the gallery on the Thursday before the opening to help with setup and go to clean pony butts and comb pony hair all afternoon. The ponies had been shipped in from all over the world, so they needed proper styling help and readjusting once they were situated on their pony pedestals. (Every word I am typing is getting more and more surreal to me as I go along, haha.) It was totally amazing.
Some photos of the AMAZING ponies that artists had customized. These pictures don’t even do them justice.
I’ve been waiting for a chance to do a fancy Princess Celestia cosplay ever since I started watching the Friendship is Magic version of My Little Pony, and this event was totally the perfect opportunity for it! So, I had been working my little hands off on my Gatsby dress, as well as the Hello Kitty Sephora dress, so making time for this dress was pretty stressful towards the end there..! It was my first time working with such gauzy chiffon material (and actually hemming it.. usually I’m lazy and just double it up or burn it haha), so it was a bit tricky at first but I got it!
The back is meant to look like a “tail” of sorts, but I realized the super long weave I used for this outfit covered it most of the time, haha.
I mean, LOOK HOW COOL THIS HORN IS. There are no other glowing horns out there, and she will be offering these in different colors upon request! Check out her site The Mad Masker or hit her up at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote!
Ok, so the opening night of the party was OUTTA CONTROL. The line for the Toy Art Gallery was waaay down the street when we arrived around 7pm! The Pony Night Out also had ponies at JapanLA, Munky King, and Joyrich! There was way too much to see and do this night!
There were pony events happening all over Melrose that night! We headed over to JapanLA, where they were displaying the SPANK! pony and had a fun booth set up where my friends were selling unicorn horns, pony ears, and pegasus wings! Totally a great idea!
The Spank Pony!
If you didn’t have a chance to make it to the opening, the fun’s not over yet! There will be a My Little Pony family day this Saturday, which includes facepainting, special prizes, and probably magical friendship, so head on over to join the fun and take a look at the amazing artwork and custom ponies! Full details here.
MY LITTLE PONY Family Day
May 19th, 2012: 1pm – 5pm
MY LITTLE PONY Family Day opens this weekend, Saturday May 19th. Watch MY LITTLE PONY: Friendship Is Magic with our pony artists, enjoy facepainting, temporary tattoo pony parlor, and eat ponyful cupcakes. This is a free event.
@ Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I have tons more photos from the event and my DIY of my Celestia outfit! Check them out on my Flickr set.
And of course, there’s tons of other sites with reviews and photos from the show!