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Bears in Lolita 
30th-Aug-2013 03:58 pm
A Chipmunk

Lately I've been noticing a disturbing influx of bears in lolita. As we all know, bears have quite the reputation for being terrible hosts to young women with long, curly fair hair, and quite a few lolita wear long, curly fair hair, so I feel that it's truly an alarming situation.

For many years, that devious bear usakumya has been sneaking into lolita fashion in the guise of a mild mannered rabbit.
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(Look at those eyes! Are those the eyes of a friendly bunny? I think not!)

Endearing himself to Baby the Stars Shine bright to the point where they made a print which they named Friend Usakumya.

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But how friendly are these bears really? Looking closely, we see that these bears are wearing dresses. Lolita dresses even. Who wears lolita dresses? Why lolita do! Do bears? No, bears wear fur. So, naturally, one must wonder... what did these bears to do the lolita who's dresses they are wearing? And why does Baby have to tell us that the bear is a friend. Is it perhaps... because the bear isn't a friend?


And you know who those bears certainly aren't a friend to? Bees. Look at these bears. Stealing honey from Bees and wasting it by spilling it all about. How are those bees supposed to feed their families? How will they survive? And you know who needs bees? Flowers. Who puts flowers on their dresses and in their hair? Lolita.

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Quite recently, Misako had a teaparty, in which a bear snuck up on her while she was sipping her tea, like a good host, she invites the bear to join her.

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Next thing you know, Misako is traveling to Canada. You know what they have in Canada? That's right. Bears.

And just last night Angelic Pretty released their Muse Du Chocolat. What's on the print? A bear. What are the accessories? Bears. When they started publicizing this print, they had a bunch of models wearing the pieces. Last night on their blog, their only model was a bear. Look at that sly face. Where is the human model, Mr. Bear? Where did she go?

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And those bear accessories, looking all innocent. What are they doing? Wearing sashes. Who just, for the first time ever started releasing sashes? AP. Coincidence? I think not. These bears have invaded our fashion and are influencing our top designers.

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Where will it end? When will it stop? What is their agenda? What will the bears invade next? How can we protect ourselves from falling victim to this sweeping phenomenon?

...and for those of you they have already gotten, so you needn't feel left out: what's your favorite bear themed lolita item?

Comments 
30th-Aug-2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
You forgot the bears that invaded IW. I don't wear bear prints because I generally find them too childish, (I wear classic and gothic.) but I think IW's Teddy Bear Collection is a nice print.
30th-Aug-2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
Ah! That's true! And look at them! Growing bigger, and stronger, documented there on the fabric. And there are more of them in this print than in their last one too!

Plus, look at all these bears congregating in the Innocent World Shop! What are they doing? Plotting? Planning? Is it a bear gang?

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31st-Aug-2013 12:21 am (UTC)
There are more of them, and they're traveling. Clearly we're all doomed.
30th-Aug-2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
I... love you. I love this whole post. This is going to be added to my memories. Bear in mind in 7 years I've never added anything to my memories. Wow.
30th-Aug-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
"Bear" in mind :D Made my morning.
30th-Aug-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
I actually have a friend who is terrified of bears. I never knew why. But now I know. Now we all know.
30th-Aug-2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
Its so good to see people concerned with lolita brands these days~! Thank you for a most interesting insight into lolita fashion <3 Я очень счастлива!
30th-Aug-2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
I love you~~~

This is hilarious and I'm happy Canada got a mention (we do have quite the bear count, although not quite as much in Toronto). I wish I was aware of this post before Fan Expo. I could have worn my Gloomy x BtSSB and pretend to eat Misako in a picture (would have been much more entertaining than the ones of me pretending to be normal and trying not to derp).

Also, don't forget the new Baby plush bag. The bear dressed as a bear with bigger ears. Double the bear; double the threat (or maybe the larger eared bear ate the smaller eared one?). XD
30th-Aug-2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
Have you been keeping an eye on Baby SF's Facebook page? They found a mysterious chest full of Usakumya on the shop floor three weeks ago:



No return address, no note- just a small, silent army of those little red-eyed rabbit impersonators.
We're now receiving reports that those Usakumya have multiplied.



And worse, some of their spawn have mutated, with a disturbing ability to latch onto prey with their single, unyielding tentacle:



It's hard to say what their motives are, but the Usakumya appear to be leeching away the savings of all lolita who come in contact with them. If I ever stumble across one- or worse, their hive- I'll try to use my decoy-Kumya to communicate with them. Pray for me, and for my wallet.

Edited at 2013-08-30 09:29 pm (UTC)
30th-Aug-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
XDD I totally burst into laughter at the point you made about the wristbands tentacle usakumyas. XD
31st-Aug-2013 01:54 am (UTC)
Are the ones in front of the basket advanced bear-scouts? and I really don't like the look in the eyes of that mint tentacled one... How devious that they can latch on now!
31st-Aug-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
Clearly, those Usakumyas are Gremlins. :|||
30th-Aug-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Usakumya creeps me out. THOSE EYES!
30th-Aug-2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
I find usakumyas creepy because my friend and I both thought they were weird.. until we saw them irl. They are slowly winning us over, possibly through hypnotism.
31st-Aug-2013 01:38 am (UTC)
They have brain washing powers behind their beady little red eyes.
30th-Aug-2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
this is one of the best posts on egl.
30th-Aug-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
I, for one, welcome our new ursine overlords. In their honor, I got this donut bear ear headband at otakon. it's pretty sweet (...pun not intended)



I love shelbycloud's hoods: http://www.etsy.com/listing/128438704/soft-plush-dark-brown-teddy-bear-ear?ref=pr_shop
31st-Aug-2013 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh my god, donut bear ears...most adorable thing EVER.
31st-Aug-2013 09:17 am (UTC)
I loooooove tokidoki. So hard.
30th-Aug-2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
This was really funny. BUT YOU FORGOT THE HONEY CAKE BEAR. And SHY BEAR. *_*

and if you wanna go really evil, the Baby x Gloomy Bear collaboration!
31st-Aug-2013 12:22 am (UTC)
You forgot to mention bear hats and headbands. I suspect they might have brain-washing devices built into them!
31st-Aug-2013 01:57 am (UTC)
OH! I was at a convention and there were cat ears that could read your mind. Now, we all know that cats are clearly trying to take over the world. I wonder if they struck a deal with the bears to share that technology? The bears could have reversed the flow of thought and turned them into devices to receive and implant thought! Clearly we should start covering them all with an abundance of satin bows so they can reflect back the signals.
31st-Aug-2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
So the bears are in cahoots with the cats...
Satin bows, you said? Call the Ita Brigade!
2nd-Sep-2013 06:42 am (UTC)
I have those :)
31st-Aug-2013 01:05 am (UTC)
When I first got into lolita I avoided all things teddy bear. Bears in my lolita? No thank you, I said. But then, some of the tricky things started gaining access to my wardrobe. My Meta Sweets Parade skirt had bears hiding in amongst the ice cream, and it came with a bear on a necklace that has been sending out subliminal messages while I sleep encouraging more bears! If things keep on as they are, I may end up with an Usa taking up residence. I am also finding that I have a fondness for Meta's Magical Painting Print (yes it also has a cute bunny, but it is merely a distraction from the bears that are sharing its skirt space) and the accompanying teddy hoody. I am trying to hold out, but I fear that only a lack of funds stands between me and the evil bear invasion.
31st-Aug-2013 01:29 am (UTC)
The Bears Are Trying To Take Over. Kitties Must Launch A Counterattack Now! More cats and kittens on JSKs, skirts, headbands, and of course kitty plushies. And tentacle kitties to wrap around the wrists (and ankles!) of lolitas!

Seriously, though, this post and all the bears are delightful, except those creepy red-eyed rabbit-bears. They look positively demonic, like something in a really weird Halloween movie.

Edited at 2013-08-31 01:30 am (UTC)
31st-Aug-2013 02:41 am (UTC)
I love bears in my Lolita, as well as in general. I just wanted to say this and sqee a little on the inside X3
31st-Aug-2013 03:34 am (UTC)
Excuse me while I die from laughter! XXD This is such a cute post! While I'm not a fan of Usukumiya, I personally like bears in prints because they make me think of the Victorian time when stuffed bears were really popular.
31st-Aug-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
This is the best post ever. <3
31st-Aug-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
This whole post is UNBEARABLY awesome. 8 )
31st-Aug-2013 06:00 am (UTC)
forgot this one:



you know what they say about bears and their giant pens.......
31st-Aug-2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
Made me laugh! My daughter, a fellow Lolita, loves bears! I have to make sure she reads this.
31st-Aug-2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
I love mother/daughter Lolitas. My mom would really be a Gothic Lolita if we had enough money for two of us to be doing this. *_*
31st-Aug-2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
i love the bodyline stripe balloon bear hehe...is it me or does bears on that baby dress look they have been hung? that pink one in particular looks like he is swinging from the neck lol.
31st-Aug-2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful. you're beautiful. It's almost too much for me to BEAR! XD nah but really this whole post is just wonderful. made my day.
31st-Aug-2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this post, it made me giggle <3
1st-Sep-2013 03:16 am (UTC)
OMG! so there's a new movie about a lolita coming out in which she's transforms into a bear! and fights things :3 i bet this was their plan all along lol
3rd-Sep-2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
*GASP* Are they alluding to their master plan like the classic master villain speech?
1st-Sep-2013 09:51 am (UTC)
This is perfect! We have a 'bears vs unicorns' meet coming up in our comm. I think we all now know who's going to win that!!! (Team unicorn ftw!)
1st-Sep-2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
That was a really cute post lol
1st-Sep-2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, your post made me laugh so hard!
I love it!
Would you allow me to translate it for my blog? Of course I'd put a link to your original post :)
3rd-Sep-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you XD and sure, I don't mind. ^_^
2nd-Sep-2013 06:43 am (UTC)
I hate teddy bears.

I also wish it to be known that I did not write this post.
2nd-Sep-2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
I really love bears, anything related!I think these cute cuddly bears (like Rilakkuma) invaded my mind... But it's only me who thinks Usakumya look sorta like related to Kyubey from Magica Madoka?? Now i understand why that bunny bear is creepy... as Kyubey is a cat-rabbit thing....
3rd-Sep-2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
Pandas are bears... I love pandas... O.O
3rd-Sep-2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
UH, YOU TOTES FORGOT ABOUT TEDDY MOTORS AND THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE <3
3rd-Sep-2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
...SHHH! THEY MIGHT HEAR YOU! THEY MIGHT COME BACK WITH THEIR WRENCHES!
5th-Sep-2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
This post was unBEARably adorable <3
11th-Sep-2013 02:34 am (UTC)
I have a thing for bears in my lolita XD my first brand piece was Innocent World's bear pochette actually ^^ five dresses with bear prints, matching socks, the purse, bear locket, muffler.... and I can't wait to get more >w> I've succumbed to the bear invasion indeed...
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