I wanted to do a post outlining my personal style! My personal style is Cosplay Gyaru! It is was kind of something I made up (yes I make up styles – lol problem?) until I found out in Egg August that it was already a style XD At the moment I am really into manga. Turning Otaku! D: I can never really find many cosplay Gyarus. Its very very rare. Usually the outfits that I find inspiring are ones that aren’t Gyaru.
Maybe it should also be defined as ShibuHara? ShibuHara is ‘the best of Shibuya and Harajuku mixed up’ but ShibuHara style is usually a bit… fairy kei influences… hmm… I would say its half that?
The style is basically what it says ‘cosplay gyaru’. So basically Gyaru with cosplay influences. Such as animal ears, tails, cosplaying slightly… whutever. It can also have Lolita, Fairy Kei, Decora, Kogal, gothic etc influences!
Pieces include(I won’t do key pieces because there aren’t really any):
- Fox tails (preferably fake :D)
- Animal ears (cat, bear, rabbits etc)
- Tops with… cosplaying influences… idk I am rubbish at explaining. I think the pictures should help. Something like the top underneath. I have it and its one of my favourites ^^
- Sometimes actually cosplaying… so maids outfits etc. Mine is coming in the mail – so excited!
- Lolita style dresses.
The hair and makeup is the same as the normal Gyaru… sometimes it has more colours in them.
The nails are again the same as normal Gyaru nails but a bit more flamboyant… so like bright colours, short – medium – long length… whutever.
Inspirations and brands:
There are two big cosplay gyaru inspirations. They are:
of Popteen magazine and
Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu
of KERA magazine. Usually I wouldn’t say she was Gyaru but at the moment I am just talking about the style.
Cute! Girls of town
Other inspiration in the magazine KERA
Brands include W♥C but thats one of the only ones I can find. Usually its small boutiques / shops that I find the best stuff… or I make it myself usually!
May Kay ♥