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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gothic Lolita Dresses

This video gives you a good sense of the GothLoli vibe, even the music (Yoko Kanno - Omna magni) evokes a childlike beauty and mysterious darkness. The photos included are a combination of cosplayers and actual J-rockers.

Have you seen our growing selection of Gothic Lolita dresses? They’re all custom-made, so if you’d like specific additions or changes, or something just like them yet completely different, just let us know on our Custom Costume form.

Right now we have four that are all white, three that are all black and three that are black and white. And then:
A dusty pink jacket dress
A bright pastel pink evening dress
A lavender and pink summer dress
A deep dark red and black scallop dress

We’ve told you about the GothLoli (or “gosurori”) scene in an earlier post, but it does seem to be gaining popularity. According to Japanese LifeStyle Zine:

“Due to the popularity of this cute style with many fans of Japanese animation and comics, characters dressed in the ‘Gothloli’ style may be found in numerous anime and manga. Some of the most prominent are Paradise Kiss, Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, Rozen Maiden, Tsukuyomi - Moon Phase, Othello, Chobits, xxxHOLiC, and Pitaten. Most of these titles appeal primarily to male fans rather than the gothlolis themselves. However, large numbers of gothloli girls are visible at manga events such as comiket. They often buy doujinshi based upon their favourite bands, dolls and movie characters; and some are interested in other kinds of cosplay apart from goth loli style.”

One blogger in Vancouver combined Steampunk and Gothic Lolita Victorianism in an unusual way (as did her friend).

Check out the photos to get a broader idea of GothLoli!
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