Lolita Tea Party

Fans of the popular Japanese lolita fashion style will enjoy Colossalcon’s annual lolita tea party! Did you know that the first Saturday of June and December every year is known as International Lolita Day (ILD)? Colossalcon just happens to fall on this special Lolita fashion holiday! Join us for an ILD brunch and tea party featuring pancakes, sweet treats, tea and coffee!

Tickets are now available for 2020!

Time and Date:
The Colossalcon Tea Party will be taking place on Saturday of the convention, location and time is to be determined at a future date.


The Colossalcon Tea Party is a private, ticketed event and is not included within regular convention admission. Tickets will be available to purchase in April of 2020.

Ticket price is $30 and can only purchased prior to the convention. Because this event requires a head count, tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets will be sold online until 2 weeks prior to the convention or until we reach 56 total tickets sold, whichever comes first.

Covid-19 Information regarding the tea party and ticket refunds:
Tickets will be able to be refunded or transferred to next year or a back-up date should Colossalcon 2020 be cancelled or postponed due to the current pandemic.

Attendance to the Colossalcon tea party also requires admission for the convention (minimum of a Saturday pass). The tea party ticket is not included in convention admission and vice versa. Please refer to the Admission page for information on purchasing your pass. Badges and tea party ticket payment confirmation will be required at the door of the event.

Note about Colossalcon Admission: If you did not pre-purchase your admission, you will just need to purchase a badge when you arrive to the convention. A minimum of a Saturday badge is required. Any VIP or 4-day badge is accepted, of course! However Thursday or Friday badges will not be applicable for this event. You can upgrade your badge to a full 4-day admission or buy an additional admission for Saturday at the Colossalcon Registration Booth.

Your ticket purchase will include the following:

  • Admission to the Lolita Tea Party
  • Note: Menu may be subject to change for 2020. Pancake Bar featuring pancakes, fresh fruit, pecans and other delicious toppings.
  • Sweet treats such as dessert bars, cake pops and more.
  • Tea, Coffee, Soda and bottled water.
  • Raffle Prizes including items from Lolita fashion brands.
  • Chance to win a $50 cash prize in our Coordinate Contest!

Dress Code:
Because this is a lolita-fashion event, dress code will be strictly enforced. Those not adhering to the following dress code will not be permitted entry to the event and will be turned away at the door. Tea Party tickets are non-refundable.

  • Lolita fashion, Aristrocrat, Ouji/Boystyle.
  • Dressy Japanese fashions will be accepted (gyaru, otome, fairy kei, etc so long as it appears dressy and semi-formal)
  • Cosplay IS NOT permitted.
  • Traditional, non-cosplay East-Asian formal and semi-formal attire is permitted and welcome. (Kimono, Furisode, Hanfu, Hanbok, etc)
  • No street shoes, formal and semi-formal shoes are welcome.
  • Blue jeans, shorts, t-shirts (with the exception of dressy j-fashion cutsews) are not permitted
  • Significant others, friends, or guardians not participating in the fashion must adhere to Sunday-Best attire, Dress pants, and a nice shirt or dresses and skirts with nice tops only.
  • Note: Only those participating Lolita or J-fashion will be given raffle tickets.

Exceptions to dress code may be made for Colossalcon Staff members on a case by case basis with prior approval, so long as the Tea Party is in conflict with your schedule and will be unable to change before attending or returning to your shift. We cannot provide the same exception to regular attendees who may be attending photo shoots or cosplay events (such as masquerade judging appointments). Please try to plan your times around the tea party.

Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions
The tea party will include items that contain nuts or may have been prepared with equipment and utensils that have been used with nuts. Pecans and/or other nuts may be present. If you have a strong nut allergy and cannot be present around any nuts, we recommend that you do not attend this event. Due to the limited nature of our menu, we cannot make specific dietary arrangements such as providing gluten free, sugar free, dairy-free, or vegan alternatives. If this is a concern for you, we recommend that you do not attend this event, or you may opt to bring any item prepared by and sold by the Kalahari venue in place that meets your dietary needs or restrictions. Food from outside the Kalahari is not allowed to be brought in. We cannot provide a discount rate for those who are not eating the food we provide.

Outside Food and Drink
All food and drink brought into the tea party must be purchased from and provided by the Kalahari. Because of this, we cannot allow outside snacks and beverages to be brought in, this includes home baked goods. We kindly ask for your understanding in this important rule.

Taking Food from the Event
All food must be kept within the convention center premises and cannot be taken elsewhere. Some desserts may be taken at the end of the event, depending upon the amount left.

Regarding Replicas
Dresses and skirts that include copyrighted logos, artwork and mascot characters are strongly discouraged during the event. Coordinates that contain a main piece (dress, skirt, etc) that is an illegal counterfeit will be disqualified from the coordinate contest. Design replicas that contain no illegally obtained artwork and logos such as shoes, purses of generic non-copyrighted shapes (Star, heart, etc) are fine for the coordinate contest.

Policy on Young Children
Children under the age of 5 are strongly discouraged from attending unless absolutely necessary. While a child may enjoy the event, younger children may become fussy or cause a problem for other tea party attendants. We ask to leave your very young children with a relative or trusted caretaker if you wish to attend the event. Children must also adhere to dress code, with a minimum of Sunday-best attire if they cannot wear tiny J-fashion.

Leaving the event early or arriving late
You may leave the event at any time or leave and come back. If you believe you may be running late (such as a panel or event, travel, parking issues) please do your best to contact us ahead of time. We will allow late entry to the event. Due to noise in the hallway, we will close the doors, but you may enter. In addition, there is a restroom immediately within the vicinity of the event room. However, you will need to pass the first badge checkpoint to reach it and you will be turned away without a badge. Please make sure you leave the event room with your badge! This area may become crowded.

Questions or concerns regarding the Lolita Tea Party can be addressed to lolitafashion@colossalcon.