September 8th, 2012


A New York Lolita in Japan


 I'm Angel.

I have been living Japan since about March.
Being a Lolita in Japan is so different from being a Lolita anywhere else in the World.
Here I feel apart of something bigger.
I get just as many looks as I do elsewhere, but here I get more 'kawaii' from the passersby
As opposed to 'wtf' from passersby in NY.
I once had someone walk as far away from me as possible on a crosswalk when I dressed in Lolita.
That rather upset me.
I did get a few chuckles here in Japan but I knew I was quite an oddity here, (foriegn Lolita) so I tried not to let it get to me.

As a friend and fellow Lolita commented after we went out in Sweet Lolita in Tokyo, "I have never heard the word 'kawaii' so much in my life before today."
I have to say it was quite the confidence booster.
Having complete strangers want photos with you on the street.
So I thought I can't be the only Lolita who has been to Japan in Lolita who has had this kind of reaction to dressing in Lolita here.

How do you deal and feel about passerby comments or expressions when you walk around in Lolita?
For those of you who have dressed in Lolita here in Japan, do you rather prefer the reactions of people here?


Hey everyone! I made a lolita skirt but I don't have the shape quite right, does anybody have any tips they could give me on shaping the skirt?
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September Contest!

It's time for another EGL contest! (The winners of the previous contest will be posted in a week's time.)

Contest Description
Each member of the community may enter this contest a single time. With some sort of tartan material, create a staple lolita item (Blouse, jsk, skirt, OP, or boystyle bottoms). You must submit a materials photo, up to 3 photos of the finished product, and a photo of them being worn [by yourself or another] in a lolita coordinate. Entries will be judged on overall entry quality, creativity of material use, construction quality, and adherence to the lolita aesthetic.

The Prize
A delicious bag of surprise treats donated by the lovely lavenderspikes!

Contest Period
The Contest begins at the time of this posting and ends on 30th September, 2012 at 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific Time (PT).

How to Enter
Post a reply to this post and include the following:
(i) The title for your entry. Entries without a title will be assumed to be "Untitled".
(ii) Your name as you'd like it listed with your entry.
(iii) Your entry which should include no more than (5) images.
(iv) Your contact email.

(i) The contest requires that you be a member of the egl community.
(ii) You must submit your entry during the contest period listed above. Only the first entry per Entrant will be accepted.
(iii) In the case of contests open to groups, only one entry per group will be permitted.
(iv) Members of egl_judges_comm are encouraged to enter but are ineligible to win.
(v) You must own the legal rights to any photos/videos submitted in your entry.

Judging and Selection of Winners
Entries will be judged by the members of egl_judges_comm. In the event that the judges come to a deadlock and are unable to resolve a winner, the final verdict may be determined by one of the following methods: (i) public vote (ii) random selection (iii) cupcake tossing. The judges will contact the winner by email after the contest has ended.

Unless specified, prizes are handled by a third party. egl_judges_comm and egl are not liable for the actions or inactions of third parties.

Good luck!
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