Crafts at the Anime Banzai Convention!

Artist: Nico Ochoa

Fan Making

Meditation, yoga, and deep breathing are good for the soul. So is coloring a fan with crayons and absolutely no shame. For at least one of these things, come to Fan Making! Get away from the hustle and bustle of the halls to get a cooling paper fan and stay to color or take it with you. Children are welcome!


Kanzashi are a type of hair ornament and can be made from a wide range of materials, including:

  • tortoiseshell
  • wood
  • gold
  • silver
  • plastic

Changes in the color and embellishments used on kanzashi indicate observance of special holidays and seasonal celebrations. Join us for a make-and-take to make your very own kanzashi flower hair ornament.

Artist: Niccole Anderson

Lantern Making

Help us light up the Formal Ball with beautiful candle holders. Make one of the lanterns and bring it to the Formal Ball to help light up the night for the Odori Matsuri Dance. You are more than welcome to pick your lantern up after the Formal Ball if you want to keep it.

Love Live Cafe

Have you ever wanted to be a part of the idol world of anime?

Here’s your chance to join the Love Live idols for some entertainment, crafts, and some relaxation! This is open for a few hours on Sunday, so come join your idols!

Maid and Butler Cafe

Have you ever wanted to be served by a maid or butler?

Well this is your chance! Put their service to the test with fine entertainment, crafts, and more. Please feel free to join to take a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the convention crowds. This is open for a few hours on Saturday, so come join the maid and butlers!

Artist: Niccole Anderson

Ouran High School Host Club

The Anime Banzai Convention is honored to have at this year’s convention the Ouran Host Club, who will be helping us in our Craft Cafe. Come and join the Hosts – take pictures with them, do crafts with them, or just relax with them for a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the convention crowds. This is open for a few hours on Friday, so come join the Host Club!

Sailor Moon Compact Notebook Make & Take

In the name of the Moon, punish your enemies with your very own Sailor Moon compact notebook! Design your own or make one just like your favorite Sailor Scout – it’s up to you! Kids and kids-at-heart are welcome!
This event does have a ATTENDANCE CAP, so make sure to get there early!!

Soot Sprite Bookmark Make & Take

Do you like Studio Ghibli? Of course you do!

Come and get a soot sprite bookmark and take the lovable, iconic little guys with you everywhere you go! All ages are welcome!

Artist: Audrey Greenhalgh