Gothic / Goth

Gothic or Goth fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogeneous features. It is worn by members of the Goth subculture. A dark, sometimes morbid fashion and style of dress, typical Gothic fashion includes a pale complexion with colored black hair, black lips and black clothes. Continue reading

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Decora style

This style favors bright colors, flamboyance and accessories from head to toe. When trying to pull of this style, you must decorate yourself with plastic toys and jewelry of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Because of all the layers of accessories, it is not uncommon to hear clicking noises as they walk or move. Continue reading

“Otaku”

Otaku is a term for a super fan. The biggest difference between a fan and an otaku is in the social acceptability of their hobbies. An otaku is so overly obsessed that it will control their lives. Some Otaku are so obsessed with their hobbies that they rarely interact with people who don’t feel the same; this causes many otaku to have some form of social anxiety. The degree of indulgence in their hobbies, Otakus are often grouped with people called ‘mania’. Continue reading

Visual Kei

Visual kei (“visual style”) is characterized by the use of garish costumes, flamboyant hair and makeup and an androgynous look. It started out as a movement within Japan’s music scene, but has become it’s own style. It became a style because the fan of Visual Kei music started mimicking / copying their idols. In a way, it started out the same way cosplay did. Continue reading

Harajuku

“It has always been about the Fashion”

Harajuku is the city were you can express yourself though your fashion. Harajuku has a place where people have the feelings of, “Out with the old, in with the new.” The most popular part of Harajuku is Takeshi-dori Street, but Harajuku, in general, is popular for it’s individuality in such a uniform Japanese society. Continue reading