To be honest, I begin to realize lolita deeply in these days, for better works, I start to learn the history, style, and other things about lolita. To many lolita fans, I was just the newcomers. So I must strive harder, all right? About lolita, what perplex me is the gothic lolita, its style is distinguish with others. The lolita style mostly express the young girls’ sweet flavor, but the gothic lolita show some horrific and mysterious flavor, how the gothic lolita could remix the sweet and the horrific together.
The gothic lolita origin from the European gothic culture, and though the absorbed and applied by Japanese, it become one art style different from gothic. The gothic lolita is famous in young’s, and the female is more. The lolita gothic costume imitate the court dress of Victorian era, and combine the lolita’s pure and the decadence of gothic. It is famous repidly in Japan. Although this costume mostly adopt the dull color, but the style is very gorgeous. The lolita clothing distinguish from the cosplay, but there are some parentage between them, because many chief actress of the gothic lolita cartoon was very welcomed among the cosplayers.
The gothic costume was root in incipient stage of 1980s, the all black costume was very popular in London, and collocated the white makeup; this style was spread in Japan and popular quickly at 1990s. At that time, the gothic mix the visual rock becomes one new style, that is gothic lolita. The biggest difference between gothic and gothic lolita is in the spirit, the latter give people more fantastic and charm feelling. The Mana Sana divide the gothic lolita in to elegant gothic lolita and elegant gothic aristocrat, the former is more magnificent, combine the angel’s and demon’s feeling; and the latter one is the neutrality appearance costume, express the aristocratic noble characteristic.