The inspiration for today’s Harajuku style derived from Gyaru-Ke, which is a modern general Gyaru style. It has many subcultures. I focused on the Goshikku (Gothic), Rokku (Rock/Metal), and Haady (Punk/Cyber). I combine a few light colors and prints with a Punk style.
Another style I’m incorporating is Pastal Goth, especially the cotton candy like shorts I am wearing. The style is relatively new though and it is becoming increasingly popular in Tokyo. It is simply blending elements of goth with pastel colors. This is where creativity comes in with fishnets, studs, cuffs, and even the creepers I am wearing.
I am beginning to embrace my natural hair more, which gives others the impression I’m trying to dress in Ganguro, but tan is my natural skin color.
The shoes I am wearing are black creepers to give the goth-like style. For the bottoms, I am wearing Gothic-sheer tights with multi-color knee-high socks by ACDC-Rag, and cotton-candy like shorts from Hot Topic. The leather and chain belt is wrapped around my waist for added accessory.
For the top, I am wearing a fishnet crop top with a long t-shirt from ACDC-Rag, and a short sleeved rocker like jacket from ACDC-Rag. For the accessories, I am wearing fishnet hand warmers, 5 Sailor Moon wristbands, tattoo bracelet and ring, and 2 tattoo necklaces.
Good girls are always taught to be on point and polite everytime. They are taught to swallow their pride and sugarcoat their anger. They need to bend over backwards while others trespass their boundaries and act compliment. From a very young age, we are taught to keep our mouths shut and our legs closed. To apologize profusely for simply existing. It’s exhausting. I just want to tell everyone to shut the hell up most of the time. We always seem to have to wait our turn or need a valid reason to even speak what’s on our minds in the first place. Am I a feminist? No. However, I was labeled “the good girl”, “the geeky girl”, the weird girl”, and even “the ugly girl”.
I rather be the bad girl. The one with dreams and desires but can still what what I set my mind to. Being able to accept that I am a nerd and like the deviate from society and from the norm. I’m acquainted with my “dark side”, my more expressive side. This doesn’t mean I am a cruel person. It just means I am embracing all the things society tells me I am not “allowed” to do. This doesn’t mean you cannot be kind. There should be more genuine kindness in the world. I didn’t stop being kind. I stopped letting people and society think I had to be “like” them.
Cosplayers invade Anaheim convention center from March 23-25 bring amazing cosplayers, games, premiers, collectibles, comics, and so much more. Wondercon is one of my favorite conventions because it is always innovative and you never feel crushed by crowds and with the new hall built at the convention center, it is a lot more space and a lot easier to navigate.
Let’s talk about the premieres and what I’m looking forward to. From just 3 years of attending Wondercon, Warner Bros always make an impact every year. Not only does the new movie called Ready Player One will be released soon, you are able to meet the main superhero’s of the film. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to meet them but a lot of my friends did. I am looking forward to the film.
Another thing is that DC Action Comics is celebrating 80 years of Superman. Action Comics #1000 will be released soon and fans are excited especially collectors. The classic red tights are back. A panel was held to celebrate and talk about their favorite moments and the massive anniversary issue all together.
Now for the cosplay. As a cosplayer, I take time to put together my cosplay. For day 1, I channeled my inner dark side and wore my Sith Lord cosplay. For day 2, I debuted my newest cosplay: Princess Mononoke. Everyone loved it. For day 3, I put together Steampunk attire. Many cosplayers and other attendees really loved how all the pieces to my outfit came together.
[more pictures coming soon]