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Today I went out in lolita, just for kicks, however unlike every other time I have I went out alone, solo, by myself, without the intent of meeting or hanging out with anyone else. This might not be such a big deal but as a novice lolita I thought it worth a mention. It didn't take a lot of confidence or boosting myself up, I just looked at my wardrobe and thought 'today I want to be lolita in the same way sometimes I think 'today is a goth day' or 'today I will appear to be a serious student.' I'm really not the most confident girl in the world so doing so was a bit surprising for me, I've only ever worn lolita to meetups or when I know I will be hanging out with friends who already get that I'm into the fashion.
I guess what held me back was the fearof judgement, a topic we actually debated in class believe it on not the friday past. People ask a lot how you're treated when all trussed up and granted, I've only gotten mostly positive reviews from outsiders, it seemed like a whole new ball game going alone.
Anyways it turned out that there was a cosplay meet going on today, By the way how are cosplayers everywhere else? They're a pretty obnoxious bunch here o.o I mean at one point that had a giant crowd surrounding a huge group who were just posing and goofing off while I slinked around the edges trying not to get confused as 'part of the costume group' Haha, although people told me I was in costume anyways. I really can't be bothered to correct people when they say i'm in costume, it probably looks that way to them and it takes too long to explain to a stranger who doesn't really care.
A few ke$ha wannabes told me i 'had a nice outfit' in snarky tones, a guy called me a princess and offered me a free ride in the rickshaw across the centre of town, some drunk girls called me adorable, a lot of kids stared and another girl asked if she could touch my dress. There were a few snickers and one guy said 'yeah i was going to wear that too' which made me laugh. There really is a lot of varied reactions to the fashion and i found out alone or in a group or really don't care! As a shy person this was actually a pretty big step so, to all the other lone lolitas out there in tiny towns or huge cities; JUST TRY IT! Even if it's just walking to the corner shop or grabbing some textbooks from a local library. It does in fact build confidence.
The only problem I had was well...I tend to stare out the ground. However I do this in normal outfits and not just over the top outlandish clothing so it's more a personal failing than a 'i'm in lolita. nobody look a me!' mentality.
Doing it has really inspired me to try and do a 7day lolita challenge, it'd be a good chance to try out all possible looks as well as have some fun dressing up for week! That does remind me though....When dressing lolita regulalry do you guys and girls always go all out? I mean, primped and curled hair from 2 hours work, eyelashes, lenses and deco nails ( if practical )? I was thinking of doing it today but I just ended up working out a coord with my glasses instead of conacts and falsies, it just seemd a waste when i was going out alone for only 3 hours.
annnd..how often should I update this blog? At the moment I have several articles I could write but I'm unsure if it should be a weekly thing or if I should try doing one a day.Opinions?