We can't claim Hello Kitty as our own—that honor goes to Japan—but she fits right into LA, with her bow-topped face all over everything from art exhibitions to Little Tokyo shops. Check out our best photos from the supercute Sanrio mascot's adventures in LA, including a Hello Kitty-themed airliner, a museum retrospective and a full-blown fan convention.
We put on a pair of ears, danced with Badtz-Maru and considered getting a tattoo at LA's first Hello Kitty Con
Well, almost everything. We got close. Here's what happened.
Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends celebrated the US debut of the cutesy aircraft, now flying internationally.