Yesterday I went to Hancock with my partner, and a Simplicity pattern book showcasing Halloween costumes caught my eye (since I love everything Halloweeny♥). I flipped to the first page, which featured a spread of costumes that looked vaguely Steampunk-ish (goggles, tailcoat, clock gears in the background) and Gothic Lolita-ish, with mini-hats and semi-bell-shaped skirts. I was all LULZ and proceeded to flip through the book.
Then I happened upon some costumes that made me go "lol, they're trying to do decora!!" And I looked at the title...and THEY REALLY WERE. It said something like "Harajuku Street Fashion." Next to them were the "gothic lolita" costumes.
tl;dr version: Simplicity made Gothic Lolita and Decora Halloween costumes!! SERIOUS LULZ.
Maybe you hate it, maybe you want to buy one. Personally...part of me is thoroughly amused (in the LOLWHUT kind of way), but part of me also gets a little excited when I see stuff in American culture that is ...not just inspired by gothloli, but actually TRYING to achieve it. Even though in this case it's a dinky Girls' Halloween costume. XD
What do you think?!