The Powerpuff Girls Emporium
Calling all discerning 90’s kids.
It seems the generation of tinted sunglasses, tamagotchis and pokemon cards is making an impressive comeback. First we see the relaunch of Nintendo classic gaming system, then we witness the return of the small sunglasses and now hit 90’s television shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the Worst Witch and The Powerpuff Girls are all coming back!
The Powerpuff Girls emporium, a store dedicated to the 90s all-girl superhero show, was soon to be promoting the cartoons relaunch here in the UK with a three-day ‘experience’ that included a nail and glitter bar, snake and rabbit petting and a power science café that provided candy floss and glow sticks. Of course, as soon as I heard that there was going to be a popup here in London dedicated to the cartoon network show, I was super excited. As an all-nostalgic 90’s kid, the PowerPuff girls, in mild terms, was an early example of feminism and a programme I watched religiously as a child. (three female superheroes who were great at science….I mean!!)
The free exhibit, hosted in Soho, London, promised three days of power puff madness and fortunately we managed to get down there to see the event before it was gone.
As we entered the pop up we were greeted by staff who handed us these ginormous fluffy balls – they light up when you hug them tight enough…I mean, how cute right? Anyway, she offered to take a few pictures for us before we proceeded to look around. They had a super cute glitter station and nail bar (totally free) which unfortunately, you needed to book in advance as well as a selection of bubbles and potion bottles on display. As we ventured further in we walked into a small room where staff were holding a bunny for petting and a small snake that you could hold. Ok I didn’t actually do either.
The space was decorated with neon Powerpuff girls (which I now want in my house) and at the end of the building sat the science station. There was a lady in a lab coat talking about different cool science tips and tricks. I admittedly wasn’t paying much attention, because I was distracted by the glow stick candy floss machine! *insert dream eyes
Of course…..we grabbed our obligatory candy floss. (Free by the way)
It was however, extremely hot that day and consequently very hard to eat!
I also had to refrain from purchasing the cute little Powerpuff merch!
Unfortunately the exhibit was only in London for the three days….I for one hope it comes back!