There is a Japanese artist named Daichan who dresses in lolita and draws them as well. I believe he has been posted here before, but I cannot find his site for the life of me! I've tried google, in both English and Japanese with no avail. If someone has the link please share! ;-;
Question: Has anyone ever tried making their own parasol out of an umbrella frame? I've read a tutorial on this, but I want to know if it really works out IRL. I'm having trouble finding the kind of parasol I'm envisioning and I'm seriously thinking of mauling some poor old umbrella :D Pictures would be nice!
Have you ever had someone you know react to Lolita differently than you expected?
I recently received my F+F skirt (my first real Lolita clothing item), and I had my father, who is kind of detached from my life with my parents being divorced, order it for me so it had arrived at his house. He knows nothing about my Lolita obsession, and I wasn't 100% sure how he would handle it. Seeing the pictures on the F+F site was really the only insight he's had, however he knows I dress up for anime conventions (which this was for) so he didn't really question.
When I got to his house, he asked me to try it on to be involved. Now, I expected my stepmother to be really open-minded about it because she's supposed to be very liberal and accepting of new ideas. However, when I came out in it, she looked less than pleased. When I was changing back, I heard her complaining fervently to my father that I had no business dressing like a little girl. My dad ended up seeming a little interested and accepting of it, however. This was kind of topsy-turvy from what I had originally expected. (I was very very sad that my stepmother was so against it. She hasn't said anything to me personally, but I have a feeling that even if I explain it to her she won't get it.)
Has anyone else experienced someone close to them reacting differently than they originally expected? It doesn't have to be bad like mine, I'd like to hear stories of people who you'd expect to not like it ending up adoring it. ^^