Types of Lolita Fashion  

Since its inception in the 1970s, many different types of Lolita fashion have developed, all of them using the basic format of the culture as a starting point and going in many different derections.


Gothic Lolita

In Japan called gothloli, Gothic Lolita fashion is a hybrid of the gothic style that was founded in the 1980s in response to the New Wave movement in Britain and the classic Lolita style developed in the 1970s. Gothic Lolita culture in Japan is different from other countries. In Japan, it combines with Lolita Style, utilizing the dark makeup and clothing of the former but maintaining the cuteness of the latter. Their darker makeup styles often combine with lighter colors to keep appearances true to roots but light. Color schemes are often black, dark blue, and other dark colors while white is used liberally to contrast the darkness. Religious symbols such as crosses and ankhs are used liberally as well as coffins and bats with both clothing and accessories.


Sweet Lolita

Sweet Lolita utilizes and manga as its influences. It combines the childlike fantasy aspects of the sub-culture into light colors, billowy clothing, and pastel. Makeup often emulates the color and tone of a doll. Common aspects of Sweet Lolita fashion includes colorful prints, ribbons, and lace in clothing, multiple Alice in Wonderland references, cake, and a lot of fruit prints and references. Jewelry is often themed after fantasy motifs with stuffed animals, hearts, and card symbols (from Alice in Wonderland), alongside plenty of bows and ribbons in hair.


Classic Lolita

The classic Lolita look focuses more intently on mature use of 18th and 19th century dress with small, intricate patterns, muted color, and lighter colors in the clothing. The dresses will often use an empire waist while the shoes and accessories are more practical and true to historical counterparts. Makeup is more muted with natural colors and simmer dresses emphasize natural silhouettes.


Punk Lolita

The combination of punk fashion to Lolita is relatively new and involves a wide array of different brands and styles. Generally, this hybrid includes the use of punk patterns, safety pins and chains, screen printing, and short hairstyles while still maintaining the basic elements of Lolita fashion such as the dress and blouses. Boots are generally added to the mix along with jumper skirts.


Ouji Lolita

This is the male form of the Lolita fashion with the men’s clothing of the 19th century used. This can include everything from knickerbockers to short trousers or knee socks, top hats, or billowy men’s shirts. Colors are usually black, white, red, and blue, and makeup is used in small amounts to draw out more color.


Wa Lolita

It combines the use of traditional Japanese clothing into the Lolita fashion trends using kimonos and Lolita products together. Most often, the bottom half of a kimono will be altered to include the use of a petticoat or skirt. The patterns and accessories are usually covered in Japanese flowers and designs as well.


Chinese Style Lolita

Since being popular in China, Lolita fashion develops a different type, Chinese style Lolita. It combines the elements of blue-and-white porcelain, cheong-sam, and many other tradition symbols.

Lolita: A Different But Attractive Clothes Style.

On the fashionable streets of Japan, women and girls of all ages dress in dresses adorned with frills, lace, and intricately patterned fabric. Most often, they wear skirts or dresses to their knees, a petticoat, long socks, and a wide array of accessories covered in lace or ribbon. The goal in many cases is to imitate the appearance of a child or a doll. Yes, It’s Lolita fashion.

Lolita is a fashion subculture originating in Japan during the 1990s that is based on Victorian and Edwardian clothing with a Rococo influence. The first known of the term “lolita” as a Japanese subculture was in the September 1987 issue of Ryukou Tsushin, a Japanese fashion magazine. However, the origin of the term’s meaning is complex and remains unclear.

The current trend of Lolita fashion began in the 1970s with early brand such as Milk and Pink House presenting the first true Lolita production lines. The style were worn by the readers of Olive magazine, who were called “Olive girls”. Later. Sweet gothic Lolila brands such as Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and Metamorphose temps defile started up and stretched the genre even further. It was not until the 1990s though that the genre truly took off and the dozens of different brands currently available found a foothold. The advent of Visual Kei bands such as Malice Mizer who wore Lolita style clothing had a major impact on the growth of the sub-culture and today it is so common that the most popular brands can be found in common department stores across Japan as well as in the specialty shops of Harajuku.

Today, Lolita are commonplace at anime and other conventions around the world. Many people know Lolita in conventions at first, and they are attracted by those wonderful dresses.  However it’s an unprecedented one. The Lolita trend is not one that everyone understands. A girl  spent a long time to save money to buy her first Lolita dress. But she finally discover that her mother had taken it out of her closet and given it to her ten-year-old niece because she didn’t consider it age-appropriate.

But increasingly, Lolita fashion seems to be for all ages and for all comers.

Here are pictures about Lolita. Next time I’ll show you the different Lolita styles.

Some Tips of Making Cosplay Props for Beginners V

  1. Strait Edges

You can use your metal ruler to measure thing, even to cut things in straight lines. But a see-through plastic ruler is also useful. Many prop makers use it for most of their measuring. Don’t cut things with the plastic ruler. It’s what the metal one is for, so get both!


  1. Cups and Popsicle Sticks

They are cheap ,and both are available anywhere things. The primary purpose is for storing and mixing liquids, but you can also never have enough containers. Stock up!


  1. Hot Glue Gun

It is really an amazing thing for crop makers. It takes to foam and vinyl like a beast and is super easy to use. You can also use it to simulate metal weld lines.


  1. Paint Brushes

These are things that you can get in bulk at a craft store. Many times you will end up throwing them out after a single use, so get more than you need.


  1. Sculpting Tools

You can pick up a pre-assembled kit of tools or one at a time from any craft store.


  1. Rubber Gloves

It is normal that you will get dirty when crafting your props and costumes. It’s just going to happen. Keep some rubber gloves on hand to mitigate the damage to your public image,  especially for when you’re dealing with anything toxic.


  1. Heat Gun

If your crafting referring to any sort of heat forming, you will need one heat gun. When you are heating, be sure to use a thick leather glove on the hand that holding the piece you are heating. I think you don’t want to end up cooking your paw.


Now, all the materials and tools are stockpiled for your to make some amazing things. Then you can begin your work!

Let me show you some amazing cosplay props!