It’s that time of the year again! (=゚ω゚)ノ
The 2014 Snow Miku Costume Design Contest!
This year’s theme is ‘Magical Girl’!!

Plus this year we also want a design for Miku’s pet!

In other words you can enter two different design sections this year – one for Snow Miku’s outfit and another for her pet! Last year we had the elegant ‘Strawberry White Kimono’ Snow Miku, but this year I expect something cute and showy! I also have a feeling it’s going to be really hard to pick this year…
The entry deadline is the 13th May (Mon) at 16:00JST!

This will be the 5th Snow Miku and she is, al always, fully supported by Crypton! Looking through all the different Snow Mikus all lined up together like this is a railroad of memories for me… Snow Miku is easily one of the most memorable set of products for me! (´∀`)

As I mentioned before, there will be two different contests, one for her outfit and one for her pet!

A: Nendoroid Snow Miku 2014: Outfit & Magical Girl Staff Design.
B: Nendoroid Snow Miku 2014’s Pet.

You can choose to just take part in just one of the two, or send in designs for both! If you want to submit your design, take a look through the piapro page below. (Unfortunately it’s only available in Japanese!)
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I look forward to seeing everyone’s lovely designs!

In mid-May we’ll have a NicoNico live broadcast with a poll for everyone to determine which design will be used as the 2014 Snow Miku! I’ll let everyone know which designs will be up for voting as well as the URL of the broadcast closer to the date!

A little extra section, seen tomorrow is a public holiday!
The Character Vocal Series: Earphone Jack Accessories are up for preorder!

These cute little Vocaloids will keep your earphone jack nice and safe! Not to mention how cute they are! (*´∀`*)

1 large box will include eight blind boxes. Each one of the blind boxes will cost just ¥500! I’ve received a couple of questions about them since they’ve been up for preorder, so I thought I’d address some of them! (`・ω・´)b

Q. Can these be used on anything besides iPhones?
A. They can attach to anything with a standard earphone jack! More details below!

Q. How do you get the pink stand?
A. One stand is included with each accessory! Two accessories means two pink stands!

Q. Can you only buy these in a large box of eight?
A. Of course not! You can get them both as single blind boxes for ¥500 each, or you can preorder a large box of eight accessories for ¥4,000.

If you’re unsure about anything else, please feel free to get in contact with customer support with your questions! (・ω・)ノ
Let me show them attached to some items other than the iPhone!

Starting with the 3DS!

Miku fits onto the 3DS console very nicely! Even though the earphone jack connector is on the bottom, she actually seems to suit quite nicely! (・ω・)
Trying on the PSP!

The PSP also has the connector on the bottom, but Ren still looks adorable hanging from the bottom! Just think… you’ll have Ren watching your every move while you’re playing! :P
And the PS Vita!

Here I’ve used the Miku on a cloud illustrated by Putidevil! She has a little strap attached for a slightly different feel – it’s almost more like a keychain, and can be used for all sorts of things!
Attached to my monitor!! Σ(゚∀゚ )

If you have an earphone connector on your monitor you can even connect them onto there! Just look how much more cheerful my monitor has become!

Plus, even if you don’t have anywhere to put them, they come with the little pink stand that can hold them up just fine for display! One stand is included for each accessory you get, so you’ll always have a way to display them even if you don’t have a device with an earphone jack connector!

As you can see above, the stands can also be connected together, which means they look great when all connected and displayed together!

But anyway, that’s all for today!

There are a couple of public holidays in Japan coming up, so I’ll only see you all again next Tuesday!! I hope everyone enjoys their Golden Week!! (・∀・)ノ゛
illustration by Souno, illustration by Y-Oji, illustration by Putidevil
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