Hot Crew! : Gothic Lolita

Been away for too long. Here’s a look at the DIY gothic lolita movement.

Gothic lolita, sometimes shortened to GothLoli (ゴスロリ gosu rori?), is a combination of the Gothic and Lolita fashion.[citation needed] The fashion originated in the late 1990s in Harajuku[6] and was promoted by Visual Kei bands such as Malice Mizer, which brought it to greater popularity amongst fans of alternative street fashion and followers of the musical style.[citation needed]

Gothic Lolita fashion is characterized by a darker make-up and clothing.[7] Red lipstick and smokey or neatly defined eyes, created using black eyeliner, are typical styles, although as with all Lolita substyles the look remains fairly natural.[8] Though Gothic make-up is associated with a white powdered face, this is usually considered bad taste within the Lolita fashion.[9] Gothic Lolita usually uses dark color schemes including black, dark blues and purples, although black and white remains popular.[citation needed]. As with some Western Gothic styles, cross jewelry, religious symbols, bags and purses in shapes like bats, coffins, and crucifixes are also used to accessorize the Gothic Lolita look.[10]

Elegant Gothic Lolita (EGL) and Elegant Gothic Aristocrat (EGA) are substyles of gothic lolita (and of aristocrat fashion coined by the Visual Kei artist Mana, in connection with his own fashion label Moi-même-Moitié.[11]

Japanese brands which exemplify the gothic lolita style include Atelier-Pierrot, Atelier Boz, Black Peace Now, h. NAOTO Blood and Moi-même-Moitié.

So far it’s taken over anime, comics and music. Deviant Art as a ton of girls in goth loita.
I approve!

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