Monday, 7 October 2013

Halloween for a Lolita

Posted by Caitlin Neryce at 14:33
Well everyone knows that Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought I'd write a post on Guro Lolita for you all. Fist of all, what is Guro Lolita?

Although Lolita is not cosplay Guro Lolita is a more 'costume' type look from the standard Lolita. The idea is to imitate a broken doll, and just like the name implies Guro means gory. The style can be pulled off with any colour, but white covered in fake blood is usually the easiest to pull off and the most often seen. A Guro Lolita outfit can be as simple as wearing a Gothic Lolita co-ord with an eye patch or as complex as splattering your entire outfit in fake blood.

How do you go about creating a Guro Lolita co-ord?- Creating a Guro Lolita co-ordination can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Just remember though this is not a costume and just a build on the normal Lolita style. Guro Lolita is all about being cute yet downright creepy, like something straight out of a horror movie, and you can go about this in many ways.

The stereotypical Guro Lolita is one wearing a white dress covered in fake blood. Although this sounds nice it can be very hard to do and not always the best option, but there are other ways to go about it. Covering an entire garment with fake blood is not also messy but will ruin a perfectly good dress. You could always buy a cheap off brand dress but the best way to go about it is to wear a cute blood splattered apron. Purchase a cute Lolita half apron or make your own and have fun splattering it with fake blood or paint. Paint is usually the ideal option as it is permanent and makes less of a mess, meaning you can wear it for more than one Halloween event.

Don't forget creepy motifs like medical symbols and crosses. You can also go crazy with makeup a little more than standard Lolita and make yourself look really creepy with eye patches, fake bruises and stitches, bandages and gauze, fake knives, broken dolls, bloody teddy bears, arm slings...you can go as crazy or as simple as you like as long as you keep your outfit true to Lolita.






And here's me in Guro Lolita on the left 

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