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With the Sailor Moon series currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, we’ve heard plenty of news about special events and products commemorating the occasion here in Japan. But what about fans who are outside of Japan? Well, if you’re a fan of the lovely sailor uniform clad ladies and you’re going to be in California during this month, you may want to check out the exhibit Moon Crisis: A Sailor Moon Tribute Art Show now going on at the Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim, California — because what can be more fun than an art show bringing together fans and artwork of your favorite manga/anime, right? And what’s even better, this Saturday on August 9, they’ll even be having a masquerade at the exhibit where participants will be treated to some delicious Pocky chocolate snacks! Dressing up in honor of your favorite warrior princess and getting a taste of some chocolate treats at the same time — now that sounds like our idea of fun!

The Moon Crisis art exhibit was organized in commemoration of Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary by 3tArts, a group of three women, Jane Estantino, Stephanie Han and Katie McAtee, who got together for the special anniversary wanting to celebrate their love of Sailor Moon with fellow fans. The show features works by artists such as Glenn Arthur, Kelly Eden, Babs Tarr, Bara-chan and Ann Marcellino among others, and has already drawn in large crowds, with the line to enter on opening day taking as long as 45 minutes.

The masquerade, which is sponsored by the well-loved Japanese snack Pocky, is being held on the day of the Anaheim Art Crawl festival, an event put on by the Downtown Anaheim Association, where the streets are closed down for live music, food trucks and beer and wine gardens and where artists, dancers and performers and art enthusiasts can come together for a fun and cultural experience.

Here are just a few pieces of art from the Moon Crisis Facebook page promoting the masquerade:

▼This pop-looking piece by Tamisery shows the sweethearts Usagi and Mamoru sharing a Pocky.moon masquerade 1

image: Moon Crisis Facebook page

▼This cute rendition of Sailor Venus is by Le Tea Leaf.moon masquerade 2

image: Moon Crisis Faebook page

▼And this gorgeous piece by Abigail L. Dela Cruz – hyamei shows Dark Mercury all ready for the masquerade.
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image: Moon Crisis Facebook page

The masked fun begins at 6pm on August 9 and will run until 10pm. Oh, and supplies for the Pocky chocolate biscuits are limited, so you’ll want to get there early if you want to make sure you get your share! So, if you’re going to be in the Anaheim area this Saturday, why not use a little moon prism power to get yourself dressed up for a masked ball and enjoy some lovely art as well as food and drinks? And if you can’t make it to the masquerade, the Moon Crisis exhibit runs until August 30, so you still have time to appreciate all the fun Sailor Moon art! Anyone planning to be there, we hope you have a ball!

Reference: Moon Crisis Facebook page
top image (by Diane from The Quarter House): Moon Crisis Facebook page