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I'm on the taller side of loli and I always had things custom made. And while I don't tend to give a second look to things that can't be made to my length I find myself looooving this print:

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9th-Oct-2016 03:30 pm - Lolita Community in AZ?
I was wondering if there are any active communities in Arizona, especially the phoenix area.
If there are active communities, how are the people there?
Do they accept members that are less than 18 years old?

I really don't want to be a lone lolita, and I wanted to make some friends in real life to share my love for the fashion!
25th-Sep-2016 12:55 pm - Replicas
I never get why anyone would buy such a thing(there are bunch of indie brands which does awesome custom prints, even in custom sizes, clothing patterns are however not protected by law, imagine someone got patent on the idea of a pocket!).
Ok, I saw a thread, in another community called X, there Y looking on a very specific brand item replica, but have no luck finding it and asking for a place to buy it.
But however what would you do in situation? A) Give the information to Y, B) or telling you don't want to share any knowlegde of such sites because it is not legal to share information.
C) something third.

I think the community are not important in this case, secondly I would protect the persons username to secure anonymity of the person.
Thirdly I have few anonymous haters(maybe only one with mutible accounts) in that community, who seems likes to dislike everything I write, after I gave short lesson about constructive critism(why like and dislike buttons sucks, killing off constructive debate). But too cowardly to tell it up straight, so I have no idea who they are.
18th-Sep-2016 03:32 pm - Taboos in lolita: Being poor?!
It is not about looking for advice. But I feel there is taboo about not spending - carefully saving over more than a few months or using money in much more needed place. But what I see online is spend, spend, spending, people who make incredible bad economic decissions and even encourage others to do it. Especially nembies, If you are not willing to spend, you are ita(indirectly saying)...
I don't care about others economy, but I really dislike the last one. Why? Because someone is channelizing their own low self esteem over on somebody else. Especially if the person is new, It take very much to stand up against it, talking of my own experience.
I feel egl has luckily eneough grown out of it, but some communitys still do it(like Reddit).

Do you think it is problem we as community encourage people in always not so wise spending?
What do you think about being poor?
10th-Sep-2016 12:49 pm - Your last look
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What was your last look (that you took a picture of.) Did you go to a meet up or just taking a trip to the store?

Was it a standard 'go-to' for you or did you try something new? Do you like the way it looks or would you change it up?
9th-Sep-2016 11:31 am - Cleaning Advice??
Hello friends!! I am extremely new to this community but I figured that this would be one of the best places to ask my question (so I could get different responses and opinions!) I just came back from Japan a few months ago with a brand new Angelic Pretty Melty Sky OP (in dark blue <3)

Anyways, I was wearing it out a few days ago and I believe some water may have dripped onto the print. I can see the spot on the print (although most say it's barely noticeable... I still want to clean it if I can!!) Does anyone have any advice on how to clean this print? I believe it's all 100% polyester. It's just making me absolutely sick to know that it got a small stain on it!

Any advice would be great, thanks so much!! Also please feel free to ask more questions if I didn't cover enough details about the dress (I probably didn't :'D)
Ok. I am bit conflicted feelings about it. I am madly love with the folkloral flower print. But I don't want the drindl look. Any ideas? I thought about another style blouse(high neck), but I am pretty empty for headwear. I love the triangle old school headwear(since retangle does not suit me), but it just thickens the drindl look.
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6th-Sep-2016 12:17 am - Let's make new friends on LJ!
Hello! :)

I quit lolita a few years ago, and when I came back I really missed egl, so I want to be more active here. But I think in order to motivate myself to keep coming back I should join more comm's and be active on my own lj as well and it's a bit boring without friends...

I remember there used to be posts every now and then with a short questionnaire to fill out in a comment. Then when you think 'this person seems cool' you add them. Is this still a thing on livejournal? What were those posts called again? I don't remember what they were called so I came up with this title, sorry.

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Petticoats are extremely important, but there a lot of details I find unexplained when scrolling forum through forum! And, as 2016 is coming to a close, I'd like some brand new feedback.

I've been saving up to invest in a really good petticoat. Although, the question is- which brand (and/or offbrand)? As well as: how long should the average petticoat be? I'm aware petticoats are supposed to be shorter than the actual skirt- but how do you avoid the dreaded lampshade effect? I've heard many things about Dear Celine, Classical Puppets, and brand pettis such as Angelic Pretty or Baby.
Then, we run into the issue of custom sizing. Does the average Lolita choose custom, or free size? And, if custom- is it more than just a waist measurement? (ie: desired length of petticoat)
Any opinion on which is the best? For example: I own the Angelic Pretty Jewel Marine JSK (Length listed as 84cm[33in] ), which requires a A-line petticoat. Any suggestions, or comments on the works of petticoats?
*Feel free to add in your favorite/preferred bell-shaped petticoats as well.
30th-Aug-2016 01:59 pm - Wearing Lolita in Japan
I'm going to be staying in Tokyo for a couple of months later this year, and, well... I know there are a lot of etiquette rules and such there, and I don't want to make a faux pas wearing lolita at the wrong times.

(I have some experience with lolita fashion, though I haven't been active in the communities for a while, but I know how to make a good coord and things like that, I'm not going to walk around in Bodyline or anything like that. I wear mostly classic styles, and my favorite brands are Innocent World and Excentrique.)

So what advice do you have? Where would it be particularly appropriate or inappropriate to wear lolita? Where should I make sure to keep it toned-down, or unleash the almost-OTT gold princess-y things? I plan on going to:
- Lolita brand stores/shopping (Shinjuku particularly)
- An anime-based stage play (Kuroshitsuji Circus musical)
- the Code Geass 10th anniversary event

- Museums, gardens, etc. Fall leaf viewing.
- Maybe Disneyland, or Universal. (I saw people wearing a lot of cosplay sorts of things last time I went to Universal, and not just the Harry Potter and Attack on Titan stuff they sold there, but I don't know about lolita...)

So... any advice on what to do about wearing lolita in Japan would be particularly helpful. And is there anywhere I didn't mention that would be particularly good to go to in lolita?
(I'm going by myself, which I did before, but I'd love to meet new friends there. My Japanese isn't that great... like N3, not quite N2. I need to study more...)
Sorry if there's already a post like this, I looked through things and I couldn't find one.

Edit: So the other things have mostly been answered (though anything else to say on those would be appreciated still), but I'm particularly interested in anyone who has experience attending anime events like those that I mentioned - both in lolita and in general (if that's not too off-topic)... plus general Tokyo tips, too, I guess.
29th-Aug-2016 02:50 pm(no subject)
Hello everyone ! I've come here because I am actually looking for advices. I've been interested in Lolita for almost 5 years now but I never bought any Lolita dress or anything Lolita (except for blouses because I'm actually really into Gothic romantic fashion, and they look so great with my outfits >w<). I would love to buy some Lolita clothes one day but I have one big problem : I am really really small. :( Even tho I'm already 18 years old, I'm still 5" and doctors said my growth is over, and that I will never continue to grow up. I tried to find a skirt underneath 55 centimeters (because if I wear skirts that are too long I look ether like a 5 years old little girl or a grandma, believe me I look totally ridiculous :/). The only few ones I've found were not that pretty, and I didn't like them that much to buy it...
So please if anyone have some tricks to wear Lolita for small persons it would be really really great ! T^T Thank you a lot ! ❤
P.S : Forgive me if my english is bad, I'm french and I am still learning ^^
14th-Aug-2016 09:02 am - What's in the Mail?

It’s that time of the month again!  Time for our monthly What’s in the Mail/Haul post.
Haven’t bought anything recently don’t worry we have this first Tuesday of every month!

So, what have you purchased recently?
You can share your most recent haul/what’s in the mail to you here! You are encouraged to come up with a unique and creative way to display your new items!
hat, painting, george romney
I'll be attending my very first large-scale Lolita event in December, and planning my coord is making me quite nervous, so I would be really grateful for any advice from other Lolitas.

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14th-Aug-2016 12:27 am - Solutions for Short Hair?
Hello all! I am a very very new lolita (been interested in the fashion for about two years now, but finally wanting to try it our for myself!) and have run into a problem... Lolita style emphasizes long hair! Or at least, longer than my own. I have a very short "boy cut", so I fear that it just wouldn't look "right" with wearing lolita because of all the adorable accessories for longer hair. So I have three questions:

1) Are there any accessories for such short hair? (I'm considering kodona fashion as well as lolita, but I want to wear cute dresses!! >w<)
2) Should I just get a wig? I'd love to try out long hair being I think some wigs are adorable, buuuut my face is very round/square so I feel like any lolita-style wigs would be unflattering to my face shape.
3) What do you think? Short hair or a wig? (ie sacrifice cute accessories or potentially make my face look even more round?)

Thanks for your feedback in advance <3
- Mimikk
imai, kira
Hello everyone! I've been wearing lolita for the past 2.5 years or so, but I've never joined a comm or really talked to anybody in the community. Only in the past month or so have I started participating in the online community more. (egl and reddit)

I wear lolita every day to school, and since I don't have any lolitas in my area to ask for con/crit, I thought it would be a good idea to ask for coord advice before the new year starts up again.

Any and all criticism and/or suggestions are super welcome!

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