Harajuku Street Fashion Show

D1 is bringing you the Japanese street scene like never before! Street Racing meets Street Fashion at The Harajuku Fashion Show Competition! All kinds of Japanese street styles are welcome! Anything from Visual Kei to Decora to Cyber and more is encouraged! This is a great opportunity to show off your street style for a chance to win CASH PRIZES!

*Attendees in Harajuku Street Fashion also gain access to a special covered area near the track*


1st Place $200.00
2nd Place $100.00
3rd Place $30.00 Gift Certificate for CD Japan
4th Place $30.00 Gift Certificate for CD Japan
5th Place $30.00 Gift Certificate for CD Japan


To enter, all Entrants must register by submitting: (1) Completed Entry Form; (2) Completed Visual/Audio Image Release Form; and (3) Completed Parental/Legal Guardian Authorization Form, if applicable.

If you send the forms by e-mail to harajuku@d1gp.com or by fax to (877) 248-9458 by April 25, 2009, you are guaranteed a spot in the fashion show so you can show off your style on the runway~!

You can also enter by coming by the Tune in Tokyo tent the day of the event.


Entries will be judged in three categories: Originality, Construction, and Style
Participation in the Fashion Show is not required to enter your look into the competition
Entrants under the age of eighteen (18) must provide a completed Parental/Legal Guardian Authorization Form
Entrants agree to all Terms and Official Rules of the fashion show
Entries are limited to one (1) per person

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is “Harajuku Street Fashion” ?

A: Harajuku Street Fashion includes a diverse assortment of eclectic sub-styles including elegant gothic, couture punk, cyber style, aristocrat, visual kei, and many more. Some are influenced by the elaborate flamboyance of Japanese visual kei musicians, while others draw inspiration from the elegant decadence of the Rococo and Victorian eras.



Q: Does my look have to be 100% handmade or original?

A: No. Originality is just one of the categories the entries are scored in – The originality of each entry will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If more than half of the garment’s design is original, then that would result in a higher score in the originality category. We do understand that not all the elements of an outfit can be created by hand, and some things can only be purchased since they are difficult or impossible to make. As such, even altered garments will be weighed more favorably in this category granting that enough work has been put into making it completely different from the original and the end product is an original design.

Q: Can I still enter if someone else makes my design for me?

A: Yes. In this case, such an entry would be treated as a collaboration, and it will need to be submitted under the name of one person.

Q: Can two people work together on one entry?

A: Yes. The resulting collaboration would be treated as an entry from a single person.

Q: What kinds of looks/styles qualify?

A: The only requirement is that the design represents any kind of Japanese street fashion. Acceptable styles include, but are not limited, to the following: gothic, punk, aristocrat, dandy, lolita, ouji, cyber, fruits, and gyaru.

Q: Does it have to be a racing-themed design?

A: Nope, not at all! While a racing theme would certainly be interesting, it is not required to enter the competition.

Q: Do all entries have a spot in the fashion show? Or will D1GP pick and choose who they want to include?  Do I have to be in the fashion show to win one of the prizes?

A: Those who register by the April 25th deadline will be guaranteed a spot in the D1GP Harajuku Fashion Show to show off their style on the runway!  Entrants who register for the competition at the Tune in Tokyo tent during D1GP may also have an opportunity to participate in the show, but there may be limited spots due to time constraints. Regardless of participation in the fashion show, everyone who comes to D1GP in Harajuku Street Fashion will have a chance to win one of the prizes by registering for the competition.

Q: Is D1GP going to steal my design if I enter this competition?

A: Absolutely not! By entering the Harajuku Street Fashion Show Competition, D1GP does NOT claim any property rights to the designs. Please read the Terms and Official Rules for more information.

Q: So, the judging for the competition is not going on during the fashion show?  Do my chances of winning increase if I participate in the fashion show?

A: No. Judging will be going on throughout the day and the judges will make their decisions after the fashion show.  Participation in the fashion show is not required, but it probably won’t hurt to have extra time to show off your street style for the judges either.  

For any additional information, please send an e-mail to the fashion show coordinator at harajuku@d1gp.com.


Meet the Judges


Jason C. Miller is an accomplished and multi-faceted performer, with more than a decade of professional experience as a musician, songwriter, actor and voice personality. He has been featured on the pages of international magazines including Rolling Stone, Billboard and Guitar World, and has appeared worldwide on MTV, MTV2, VH1 and Fuse.

Miller is most widely recognized as the frontman of the alternative rock band Godhead, the only band ever signed to Marilyn Manson’s Posthuman Records. The band has sold more than 200,000 albums, and toured the world with the likes of Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Slipknot, Rammstein and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. Godhead received a gold record for their placement on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, and Miller has another gold record for the song “The End Has Come,” which he wrote with former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody for the movie The Punisher.

As a songwriter, Miller wrote the all-star collaboration “Forever In Our Hearts” to benefit victims of the 2004 tsunami in South Asia. Performers on the track included Brian McKnight, Mya, Jacoby Shaddix [Papa Roach], Josh Freese, Nate Dogg and more. In addition to Moody, he has also written with Manson and Jeordie White [Nine Inch Nails/Marilyn Manson].

On screen, Miller most recently appeared in the Sci-Fi Network movie Battle Planet, and starred in and co-produced the independent short film “Everyday Joe,” which won an Audience Award at the eighth annual Valley Film Fest, in November 2008. Also in 2008, he portrayed Nosferatu in four Comedy Central commercials for Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil stand-up special, and also appeared in Day of the Dead, Steve Miner’s remake of George Romero’s classic zombie film.

As a voice actor, Jason Miller can be heard on more than 40 different animated series including Hellsing, Dead Leaves, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Texhnolyze, Wonder Woman and Avatar: The Last Airbender. He can also be heard in many video games including World of Warcraft and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles 2.

Scot Reyes is the owner of The Valley of the Dolls – a web based doll shop with a doll boutique in Los Angeles. Valley of the Dolls offers one of the largest selections of Pullip dolls on the planet with the exclusive distribution rights with Jun Planning USA.
Scot Reyes was a toy designer and playset designer for many years for Mattel and MGA, Inc. prior to forming his own company in 2005. He successfully designing and developing over 50 consumer products for the toy industry which are either on shelf now, or have been in the last ten years. His designs received were acclaimed and recognized by Toy “Hot Dozen” Family Fun and Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Toy List, and also receieved the industry’s top honor of being nominated for Toy Of The Year 2003 (T.O.T.Y).

Scot Reyes found Pullip dolls while doing some research and fell in love. The way that she is introduced she doesn’t come with a lot of story line up front so it leaves the imagination really open ended for girls. It gives you more chance for creativity and imagination. That’s what impressed Scot the most. “The design is amazing, the eye winking, the possibility, and she’s beautiful.”

“If you cross-check the date that the doll is issued with what’s on street fashion in Tokyo, you will see a real correspondence,” says Reyes, Pullip’s popularity “tends to skew towards the Lolita and Goth community.”

flopi was started in the summer of 2002, encouraged by Michael Costanza (dodgeball society entrepreneur), in the heart of Los Angeles with artist, Florencia Scagliotti. The boyshort was the first break through success they had together as a team, along with the stripe and pokadot fabrics they used. Another driving support to the company was Joseph McChesney (entrepreneur/actor), who launched flopi to the mainstream.

Today flopi is considered a pioneer in bringing fun and striking prints to your wardrobe while combining infinite influences to your look. Designer and free spirit, Flo, says, “I’m all over the place and embrace a lot of different styles and themes. I love the fact that there is no limit where you can draw from and where you can bring it to.”

flopi has been featured in such magazines as NYLON (JAPAN), California Apparel News, Kansas City Star, Pretty Style (JAPAN), Vogue (JAPAN), Urb, Outworld, and LA Weekly, to name a few.


Tune in Tokyo - the desitnation for Japanese Music
Tune in Tokyo is the destination for Japanese music. LA’s first Japanese Dance Club, Tune in Tokyo was created to provide an environment where fans of J-Pop, J-Rock, and Japanese subculture can meet and connect to others with similar interests. Tune in Tokyo is held every third Thursday of the month at Matsumoto’s 2nd Street Jazz in Little Tokyo. Known for its band showcases like Judo Chop, 2nd Street Jazz is the premier destination in the Little Tokyo area for music fans.