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Crazy, outlandish themes you would love to see pulled off in Lolita 
10th-May-2014 03:55 pm

Inspired by a post on facebook depicting 'Redneck Lolita', it got me thinking. With all the substyles and themes we currently have, who's pushing the envelope? Once a year, during Halloween, we see people pull out all the stops and create truly outlandish, wild, jaw-dropping designs and themed pieces. Why not have a little more fun with that? Even if they push the boundaries of what could be considered 'Lolita', what fun is there in sticking strictly to what's been rehashed over and over again? Why stop at satin, when we could run LEDs through our OP and make Tron-lita? Why do carousels again when you could have a beer-stein print? How about instead of another round of delicate, easily torn chiffon, someone throws down and produces a ruffled Ouji piece entirely out of denim? We could call it Cowboy-Prince style or something, who knows! Let's be creative today, and show examples of Lolita pushed to the absolute limit, or just inventive, crazy ideas that push the boundary of costume and every day wear. Every great jump in the fashion industry started off as controversial, after all. Let's get a little silly today.

On that note, I'll start this crazy train.


I start off with something that conceivably could happen already, give certain fabrics and some accessories that Meta (The blue pinstripe OTKs) and AaTP (the bow'd ruffled boots) have already made. It does look kind of costume-y, but at the same time has a certain classiness to it. I'd watch a B/W serial about a ruffled sheriff cleaning up some western outlaw town, where the criminals don't take her seriously until she shoots their hat off their heads. Fastest gloved hand in the west, I don't know. It's kitchy, but I love it.

Posted with permission from the original artist; Redneck Lolita!


Why yes, those are shotgun shells for the trim at the bottom. I think it could do with a cutsew under the jsk, but that's just me. I love the little braids though.

Cyber_Nekotron's Survivor Lolita

xfoxtress's Musical Play, with Pop represented as sweet, and Classical with...well, Classic!

10th-May-2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
Always wanted to see really gaudy Lolita. Like bejeweled and bedazzled everywhere. To the point the dress is so heavy you're barely able to move from the amount of bling.

...not on me of course! Someone else can attempt that!
10th-May-2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
So a Disco-ball with a lolita shape?
10th-May-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
I love your first one but am confused/offended by the second. Redneck is a rather degoratory term to call lower-class people, typically from the Midwest and Southern parts of the United States. What you drew is 100% Native American style. Native Americans and rednecks have absolutely zero to do with each other. If you want a redneck outfit you'd want a cowboy hat, very short cut off jean shorts, a wifebeater and possibly a farmer's tan. What you drew is very nice but please don't liken Native American culture to "white trash" which is another word for Redneck. Native Americans aren't even caucasian..

11th-May-2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Can we not then use the term for a sleeveless shirt that make casual reference to domestic violence?
11th-May-2014 12:01 am (UTC)
I'd like to see something music-related. Elegant would be something along the lines of classical music, whereas sweet would be something like pop.
11th-May-2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Metal-Head lolita could actually be a thing.
11th-May-2014 12:11 am (UTC)

We're so close too! AP almost there
11th-May-2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Well AP has done some denim JSK and salopettes, they are so cute!! I have lots of weird themes for Lolita like:
- A Military Lolita outfit but in sweet in pink or lavender and black, with cute soldier bunnies fighting againist bears, there will be a gummi bears vs marshmallow bunnies epic fight! Blood is optional, maybe some stuffing going out from the dead plush toys is more appropriate....
- Alien bears coming to conquer the Earth, with pastel UFO saucers and cute bears with three eyes or cyborg bears. All included in a galactic sky with stars and planets with bear ears (?). This would be a uchuu kei/galaxy lolita print!
- Musician animals or lolita people but not the usual instrumental band with trumpet, drums, guitar and so on... this time will be a futuristic metal band (i.e. Industrial metal) with edgy guitars, drum set, keyboards and vocals done by some punk-y dressed plush toys or lolita girls. This would be a punk lolita print with mostly black, red or lavender colors as accents.
- A Zombie bunny realm with undead mint colored bunnies going slowly and with stitched ears and paws going to bite any alive bunny and share the infection! The print would be sprinkled with bunny skulls, bones, eyeballs and cute writing (a la Dream Fantasy but dripping like blood) with zombie, bunny and brains!
I know, i'm obsessed with creepy cute....
11th-May-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
Sweet mother of-

The last one, the Zombie-bunny, gave me another idea: Apocalypse Survivor! Gas masks are so rori.
11th-May-2014 01:18 am (UTC)
Cowboy kodona's been done before.

11th-May-2014 01:28 am (UTC)
11th-May-2014 01:43 am (UTC)
2014-05-11 03.03.40
This is a zombie lolita coord i did weeks ago, sorry for the crappy pic my scanner doesn't work so i did a phone pic.
The colors are neon pink, neon green and black! The bag is inspired by Usakumya bags with interchangeable clothing.

Edited at 2014-05-11 01:45 am (UTC)
11th-May-2014 01:45 am (UTC)
I love that bag. Seriously, I wish that bag existed.
11th-May-2014 01:51 am (UTC)
Oh man, I drew a lot of these years ago for various subjects and themes and contests, here are the cowgirl lolitas I drew for the Texas Lolitas in Austin in 2012...

 photo texaslolicopy_zps8d6c5bd2.jpg

And a different version here:
11th-May-2014 01:56 am (UTC)
That's ADORABLE! If it weren't for the red rick-a-rac, I would wear the hell out of that!
11th-May-2014 03:59 am (UTC)
I know tea cups, saucers and tea party related themes are pretty well covered, but what if a dress were made from porcelain and/or a mosaic of little bits of teacup. It would probably be too heavy to wear, but "I'm a little tea pot" would be great to see.

Also my favorite old scool video game is burger time, so a hamburger chef dress would be great. Pickles!
11th-May-2014 04:42 am (UTC)
I still hold to the idea of Patchwork Lolita.
12th-May-2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
My friend and I have a bunch of scraps that we're saving up to do this at some point. It'll probably just be a skirt, but I love the idea of a ragdoll/patchwork look for lolita :)
11th-May-2014 10:26 am (UTC)
Pilot Lolita! A dress or skirt with a print of planes flying around, possibly on a blue cloudy background, a pastel coloured aviator jacket, pastel old-fashioned aviator goggles worn as a headpiece, and cute boots with a shearling trim.
11th-May-2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
I know my boyfriend would really love this idea, he's a pilot and always tries to get me into planes (which is funny because I really could care less about planes, and flying makes me anxious, lol). I would totally wear a coord like this though, sounds really cute!

Although I could see him getting nitpicky about how the planes are drawn ('that's not how an L1011 looks!'). Haha...
11th-May-2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
I'd love "Knight in Shining Armor" lolita. The armor could be embossed with all sorts of cute loliable motifs!
11th-May-2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
What I would love is a sort of "Futuristic Lolita" that utilises technology, but like the Digital Dress Barbie perhaps? Watching a science program last year I saw some amazing fabrics that would light up/change colour etc in response to movement and the application of an electric current. I think a Lolita dress which used stuff like that could be fun (provided it wasn't corded with cyberpunk dreads...)

Or a Lolita version of this dress:
11th-May-2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
This is my dream haha!! Maybe also the lights joining each other form for example hearts, bunnies, planets or whatever to create a LED print! I thought the Vocaloid Mayu has a similar dress, she wear a gothic lolita ensemble with some LED stuff and also the shoes!
11th-May-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
I read an article about futuristic types of fabric a while ago, partially about a kind of fabric with teenytiny coloured leds in it, so you can programme the pattern and colour of your clothes. How about an interactive border print? Your usual Agelic Pretty cute animal showdown, but with actually moving animals. Maybe jumping away if someone touches the print?
11th-May-2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
'High-tech meets kawaii in our latest offering, Cyber Carnival!'
11th-May-2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm liking these ideas. When I think redneck though, (based off of the people I'm surrounded with every day), I'm thinking a camo skirt with gaudy flo-orange trim, a dixie outfitters cutsew, either a cowboy hat or a ball-cap of another kind of camo -and a saying like git er dun on it-, and the round-toe cowboy boots. That's just me though.
11th-May-2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
This is nothing against you or your post, just the fact that flo-orange exists at all. Why must flourescent orange be a thing in fashion, especially when associated with camo? It sears the eyeballs!
11th-May-2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
I want to have a top hat with a toy train running around the brim. Maybe coordinated with something similar to AATP's Drosselmeyer but more trains. And since we're being silly let's have shoes that are train shaped and when you take a step they release a puff of steam. This is quite a steampunk-able idea but I think the toy aspect makes it more loli.
11th-May-2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Oh my god that sounds ADORABLE AND I WANT IT-
11th-May-2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
Spider, octopus, or walrus prints!
11th-May-2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
A spider with spider webs punk or gothic lolita dress would be really cool!
12th-May-2014 12:27 am (UTC)
I had jokingly thought of a redneck lolita outfit before. I am also seeming denim and camo but also something associated with a favorite NASCAR driver or country music oh and a photoshoot involving a 4-wheeler (ATV) covered in mud.
15th-May-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Meta totally had camo covered with Punkuma quite a few years back. They had a cowboy hat to match too :D
12th-May-2014 02:32 am (UTC)
I really want to see a scientist lolita coord.
Lab coat over white or sciencey print?
Frizzy puffball hair with some sort of headdress, maybe beakers or dna?
12th-May-2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
Sounds like something Miss Frizzle would wear!
12th-May-2014 08:36 am (UTC)
I would like to see full OTT Elizabethan/Baroque Classic coords. This post shows the key elements of the style- bring out the extra huge ruffs and collars! Throw on a mantle! Smack trash-talkers with your scepter- okay, scratch that last bit.

This isn't really as out-there, as I feel like we're already nearing that level of OTT; off the top of my head I can think of a few lolis who already dress in this style from time to time, siriusc and Moss Marchen. The difficulty, I believe, lies in finding truly elegant ruffs and frills. I don't know the proper Chinese term for it so I can't find them on TaoBao; Fanplusfriend offers a small selection one, two, three which I don't much like (1.too flat and puny, too stark white; 2. OMG IS THAT A PETTI AROUND YOUR NECK XD itchy tulle ahoy! 3. opaque) I don't much trust eBay for this sort of thing either, I'm afraid of getting a terribad bunch of itchy tulle.

I would also like to see more coords that do not simply feature a flat print by old masters; personally I find these difficult to coordinate with colors other than black (referring to pieces with black bodices with ultra colorful skirts). I feel like the range of possibilities is huge when we include 3-dimensional decoration and layers, a la dolly kei. There are many artists whose works have not yet been used in lolita; my personal favorite is Gustav Klimt. Romwe has used his works a few times; a bodycon dress (damn the things, the clinginess is so unforgiving! QQ) and a pair of leggings.

With the huge explosion of printed tights and leggings in recent trends, I always felt like it was a waste for the top part to be hidden forever. It might be interesting to have a bit of crossover with cult party kei, in keeping a longer skirt length but maybe of sheerer fabrics, or a cut/draping that would allow the upper portion of printed legwear to be seen; something similar to these examples by Juliette et Justine, the works of Sakizo, Rococo style, and bustles. Of course this could be a sore point for some as it is less modest; YMMV. Just an idea. ^_^
12th-May-2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Yes painting dresses! I would love to see more variety in those.
Perhaps dresses like this could be adapted to be a bit more Loli?

The Van Gogh dress above would only need a bit of skirt tweaking and a different bodice I think.
12th-May-2014 09:51 am (UTC)
Flapper loli. Yes.

I'm a dieselpunk. I'll pull it off one day!
12th-May-2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
All those fringes! Huge strings of pearls, t-strap shoes, and a three-tiered fridged skirt; I can see it.
12th-May-2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
Some of my horrible and some not-so-horrible ideas:
-I know it's been done, but Viking loli. More needs to happen, especially with a mini helmet.
-A few years ago I saw someone mention "Barbaric Pretty", caveman lolita and I've been curious ever since. Please happen! Please?!
-My local comm recently came up with McDonalds lolita: print with McFlurries and Chicken Nuggets, striped red and white socks, red tea parties and floofy red wig.
-I've wanted to do "cheap knockoff" lolita for awhile. My plan was to sew my own "Honey Cake" with sharpied on pictures of pancakes, use a real bottle of honey for the necklace and a turn a box of actual box of pancake mix into a purse, with "ANGELIC PRETTY" written over it in sharpie for good measure.
-Conspiracy theorist loli, complete with kawaii tin foil hat to stop the government from stealing your latest coord ideas and deco'ed water bottle to protect from water fluoridation.
-Ghostbusters loli with frilled up proton pack!
-Marshmallow Man loli - all white coord with sailor collar and hat
-Biker gang loli
-Friends and I came up with "picnic lolita" as a joke when we were thrifting. I guess it'd basically be a picnic blanket as a dress, with cutlery and food theme accessories.
-My boyfriend has invented "snowlita," no word yet on what that actually is.
-Monopololi - Monopoly themed lolita
-I would like to see more occult lolita. I saw these great occult themed leggings the other day I know I could pull off with gothic, kind of regret not getting them.
-Derelictlita - garbage, salvaged lolita. Also dumpster diving lolita, made entirely from urban scavenged goods. Pop tab necklaces and garbage back bustles.

Edited at 2014-05-12 05:47 pm (UTC)
12th-May-2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
I love the Barbaric Pretty and cheap knockoff ideas. XD Especially the cheap knockoff, you really should do it if you get the chance!
12th-May-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)

Tacolita by OphanimGothique on deviantART

I once drew "Tacolita" after some girl in some group was selling these really random charms, some of which included tacos, and she got mad when people asked her to remove them from the group, claiming that they were perfect for themed Lolita coordinates.

Edited at 2014-05-12 07:18 pm (UTC)
12th-May-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
LOL. I love this! esp the little hot sauce packet hair clip. She can be BFFs with my McDonalds girl, and together host the cheapest meetups in loli history
12th-May-2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
So someone mentioned Zombie Lolita, I think I may have found the perfect hat for that. This showed up in one the etsy shops I follow:

Yeah, a brain hat... I'm not even sure why Peacockalorum thought there was a market for this...
12th-May-2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
It's so crazy that I love it. I think I need one in my life!
12th-May-2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
I have a few :3

1. Hippie Lolita:
.Tie-dye a white bodyline dress, wear a 60s-ish vest, and take advantage of classic lolita's floral crown trend
2.Tourist lolita:
.Make a casual dress from hawaiian shirt fabric and accessorize with an oversized camera around your neck and a sun hat
3. Tropical Lolita
.Wouldn't it be crazy if someone put out a tropical fruit print for summer? You could wear a fruit bowl hat for an OTT coord.
12th-May-2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
Lol, touristlita. The blouse can be an "I ♥ NY" tshirt and of course a fanny pack instead of a purse!
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