Monday, June 25, 2012

How to dress Casual Lolita Style

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

for me its probably the most difficult Lolita-Style: Casual Lolita.
Whats Casual Lolita and what its not? I know that there are several guides and definitions in the world-wide-web but I found it although hard to define what exactly Casual Lolita is and when its rather f. e. Sweet Lolita.
All in all I would say that Casual Lolita is the Lolita style with the biggest matter of definition.

I guess, I figured for me personally by now my own definition of Casual Lolita out:
A Casual Lolita or should I better say a "Everyday Lolita"-Outfit is a Lolita based-Outfit in which I feel comfortable even in my daily life. In order that I can call a Outfit "Casual Lolita" is has to contain the following characteristics:
- Headbow, hair circlet or other less brashy hair accessories
- A Lolita Dress, JSK or Skirt with Petticoat(!)
- A cutsew and/or cardigan
- Kneehighs/Overknees socks
- Lolita fitable shoes

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I went to Duesseldorf, actually to visit his sister there, but before that I visited the Japan-Maile - the perfect chance to try once again a Casual Lolita Outfit:
First, it was quite difficult to find the perfect line between Sweet Lolita and not Lolita-like enough, but in the end I was really satisfied with my Casual Lolita-Style experiment. ^__^

As I wrote above, I walked the famous "Japan-Meile" up and down and of course I spend money ;) :
I bought two notebooks (the fairytale one is for Mochi, the Pokemon one is for myself), Hello Kitty Pokki (ichigo flavour) and two Manga: 1x Kirara Purinsesu (I am owning the Manga also in german so I thought it would be a nice practice) and 1x Mari to Koinu no monogatari, a lovely Manga in which I fall instantly in love with, also in Japanese characters written.

Buuuuut~, to come back to the Casual Lolita-topic, I have to say, that I felt really comfortable in such a not so "flashy" Lolita-Outfit. When Im going to Lolita Meet-Ups and Conventions I really like to dress myself up in Lolita, but for the daily life or should I better say "the daily weekend life" this Casual-Style fits best. If I would wear more accessories and colours and so on I just would feel really overdressed.

I wish I had more clothes for a Casual Lolita-Outfit, so I would have the oppurtinity to wear a Casual Lolita-Style also at my workplace. But hopefully that will change in the near future. =))

This Blog entry shouldn't be a guide in general, it is just my opinion and view how a Casual Lolita-Style can look like ^___^

Thanks for reading and leaving comments!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Cosplays - 4th - Black Magician Girl (Yu-Gi-Oh)

Hello my lovely mauwmauws,

here comes the already the 4th part of the "My Cosplays"-series.
My Cosplay of the Black Magician Girl (Schwarzes Magier Mädchen) is up today. Unlike my other Cosplays, the Black Magician Girl Cosplay is a real handicraft Cosplay, we didnt sewed that much but had to glue very much.

Connichi 2012

Dokomi 2010

Black Magician Girl Cosplay – Profile:
Cosplay No.: 4
Created in: 2010
Costs: about 45,00€
Hours to make: 12h
Weared at: Dokomi 2010 (Saturday), Connichi 2010 (Sunday) and Connichi 2012 (Saturday)
Japanese name:  Burakku Majishan Gāru
German name: Schwarzes Magiermädchen

Connichi 2012

Why do I wanted to Cosplay the Black Magician Girl?
The Black Magician Girl was and is my favourite Yu-Gi-Oh!-Card. I love her Character-Design very much, all this pink and skyblue clothes. It was a big challenge to create the Cosplay.

Connichi 2010

Any unforgettable experiences ?
Dokomi 2010: Ive met up with other awesome Yu-Gi-Oh!-Cosplayer and we did many, many photos. Altogether Ive get awesome feedback for my Cosplay which made me really really happy. My Group and I were also spotted by a local journal called "Der Westen", pictures of our group are from 16-18 Der Westen - Dokomi 2010 
Connichi 2010: Awesome again. This time Ill fixed the hat a bit better.