I’m in LOVE with these Super Cute Otome Enamel Pins!: Review + Giveaway

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’m bringing you all something a little different from my usual game related content! I’ve teamed up with artist and fellow otome fan, Allison C.M. to review her super cute Otome Gamer Enamel Pin set! But it gets even better, Allison is collaborating with me to GIVEAWAY these adorable pins to one lucky reader! Now, you can accessorize and show off your love of otome games, so definitely read to the end of this post for the details on how to enter!

Otome Enamel Pins

Who is Allison C.M. 

Allison C.M. is a Haitian-American illustrator residing in sunny South Florida. Her love for storytelling led to publishing and librarianship, where she garnered skills in layout, cover design, illustration, and children literature analysis. She also showcases and sells her works at local comic book conventions. As a hobby, Allison enjoys collecting graphic novels and playing visual novels.

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Where to Find Allison C.M.

Let’s Look at the Otome Gamer Pins

So, I first came across these pins back when the creator, Allison C.M. launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funding for the production of the pins—which made 2x the campaign goal! I will readily admit that I’m not much of a pin collector (or fandom merch in general), but I gotta say, these are some pretty cute pins! There are two in the set: the Happy Otome Gamer and Otome Gamer Controller pins. 

Pin Dimensions

Size: 2 inches
Color: Rose Gold
Metal: Iron

Not gonna lie, these pins were a bit bigger than they appear in the pictures coming in at 2 inches each. The Happy Otome Gamer pin especially feels pretty huge—it’s much longer and wider than the Controller pin, though technically they’re roughly the same size. Because of this there are two securing pins on the back to ensure they stay put if you decide to stick them on a bag or something more mobile. 

Otome Gamer Enamel Pin Backs

The designs are cute and I love the rose gold metal finish because I’m a sucker for anything rose gold, and it goes well with the pastel color pallet of the enamel. There were no bubbles or cracks in the enamel and the softer colors are very pleasing to the eyes—I especially like that each pin has a bit of glitter added to the design to give the pin a bit more flare! Also, each pin has an imprint of the artist’s logo on the back. 

Of the two pins, I have to say that the Controller pin is my fave, a controller is just the universal symbol of gamers and given how otome gamers are often seen as “casual gamers” it’s kind of validating—It’s like “look at me, I’m a gamer too” and whether that was the intent or not, it’s still a really nice touch. 

On the other hand, the Happy Otome Gamer pin is cute, buuuut, it’s not my fave of the set. The pin depicts a blue haired otome girl, and it is adorable. But, I think I would have liked it more if the pin had alternate designs to represent the diversity that exists in the otome games community. I get that that would probably raise production costs for the artist, so I don’t fault Allison for having one specific design, but it’s definitely something I’d love to see in the future~

Otome Gamer Pins

How to Enter the Pin Giveaway

Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’m collaborating with Allison C.M. to give away both of these super cute otome gamer enamel pins!  One lucky reader will have the chance to win both of these exclusive pins and add them to their personal collection! The giveaway is open to folks in the, but there are a few rules~

  1. You must follow me on Twitter @BeckNaja
  2. You must follow Allison C.M. on Twitter @allisoncm21
  3. You must be subscribed to Blerdy Otome (either through a WordPress account or via email)
  4. Bonus Entries: Leave a comment on this post and/or on the official giveaway tweet telling me your fave otome game!

The giveaway will run until June 26, 2021 at 11:59PM EST. 

Otome Gamer Enamel Pin Giveaway


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13 Comments on “I’m in LOVE with these Super Cute Otome Enamel Pins!: Review + Giveaway

  1. I’m in love with them, too! I’ve been following on KS for a while (ever since I missed her last one).

    And I love that she’s in my state! I dunno why, but that’s super exciting, haha.

  2. The pins are so cuteee! I love them~
    About my fave otome game… well, I just finished Amnesia:Memories and liked it a lot, I’m in love with Kent~~~

    Thanks for the giveaway both of u! <3

    • Favorite otome is probably collarxmalice for the great story and art! The pins are really cute, thank you for the giveaway! 💕

  3. What cute pins! My current favorite otome game has to be TaishoXAlice! The writing and translations were done so well!

  4. I love enamel pins! I don’t know why I haven’t seen these before, but now I’m glad I have. These are so cute! ♥ definitely need them haha.
    As you may know already… my favorite otome game is Hakuouki, for the obvious reason that my number one husband is in it. Haha

  5. I usually have no luck in give aways but those pins were to cute for me not to add to my pin bag. So I went to her Etsy store and purchase one from her. I can wait to get it, Love them!!

  6. These pins are so adorable omg!!! Good luck to everyone entering, aaaa!!!! And ty to both you and Allison for hosting this!!!!!!

    My favorite otome game rn is Piofiore! I love Dante so much hhhh.

  7. AHHHH those pins are incredibly cute. How have I not seen these before?!

    Currently Id say my favorite otome is Piofiore, Yang is everything. Love a guy with questionable morals.

  8. My fav otome is still the first one I played – Star Crossed Myth <3 and I will stan Scorpio forever <3 lol 2nd place goes to Nightshade (Hanzo is bae). currently playing Piofiore, just started but so far its awesome, Nicola (so far) is a super sweetie

  9. My favorite otome game of all time is Storm Lover Kai!, but in recent years, I have really enjoyed Steam Prison and Piofiore.

  10. My fave otome game is The Arcana, the story is so enthralling and the romance is STEAMY!

  11. *:゚*。⋆ฺ(*´◡`) These pins are so cute!
    I really loved Piofiore. Dante and Yang captured my heart.
    I also loved CxM (Takeru stan) and fell in love with the whole Tears of Themis cast 😍 I’m really looking forward of getting to play more ToT when it releases.

Gush about cute otome boys~

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