52 Weeks of Lolita

13 Nov
I have taken the best prompts from this blog and added a few new ones to create a year’s worth of lolita blog prompts. I call it…52 Weeks of Lolita!

I’m hoping that they will be put to more use in this format. Please feel free to copy and paste to tumblr, LJ, or elsewhere. You can tag your posts with something like #52weeksoflolita so that others can search for them easily. Have fun!
Optional intro: Give a brief bio including your name, general location, preferred sub style(s), amount of time you’ve spent in lolita, and a blurb about your expectations for this meme. (For the sake of simplicity, “lolita” and “lolita fashion” include aristocrat, ouji, and related styles throughout these prompts.)

1. What is your favorite brand, and why? What’s its history?
2. How would you describe lolita fashion to a curious person you met in passing?
3. What style do you think is the most underrated, and why?
4. What does the phrase “lolita lifestyle” mean to you, and do you, or would you like to, adhere to it?
5. What do you think constitutes lolita etiquette or good manners?
6. Does your style change with the seasons, or do you dress the same and try to bear the cold/heat?
7. Do you have a fashion role-model? What do you admire most about them?
8. What are the top 10 things you love most about lolita? Can you also compile a list of things you hate?
9. How strict are you in applying the rules to yourself? To others?
10. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever incorporated into a coord, or the weirdest material you’ve ever worn?
11. What’s the story behind your discovery of lolita fashion?
12. What is the one item that you’ve owned the longest?
13. Do you think lolita is only about clothes, or does it also encompass a certain attitude or mindset?
14. Have you ever decorated a room or other space (car?) with lolita aesthetics in mind?
15. Is it possible to be too obsessed with lolita?
16. What are you favorite and least favorite trends? Do you think it’s important to follow them, or to do as you like regardless of them?
17. How do you define “lolita cosplay” and how do you feel about it?
18. Are there other fashions that you wear regularly, or are you an everyday lolita?
19. Do you look for bargains to save as much money as possible, or are you willing to make sacrifices for high-quality products?
20. When was the last time you wore lolita, and what did you do that day? If you wear it daily, when was the last time you went OTT or extra-fancy?
21. If you were to combine lolita fashion with an unrelated style or theme, what would your new creation be?
22. What is your favorite accessory, and why is it your favorite?
23. What’s your favorite online lolita community or forum? Are there any that you avoid?
24. What is your favorite theme (e.g. school loli, pirate loli, nurse loli) or motif (e.g. deer, music notes, stars/constellations)?
25. Is there any music that you associate with lolita?
26. Will you ever be too old for lolita?
27. Do you enjoy sewing? Why or why not?
28. How does your location affect your involvement in the local lolita community? Would you like to move elsewhere to be closer, or perhaps farther away?
29. Does your sleepwear resemble lolita at all?
30. Can you admit to any unpopular opinions regarding lolita?
31. How do you feel about Visual kei or Jrock, and do you feel it’s related to lolita, or not?
32. Whether or not you wear them (looking at you, Ouji), do you prefer the look of skirts, JSKs, and OPs with or without prints?
33. How has your style evolved over time?
34. If applicable, what other communities do you belong to? What other identities do you adopt?
35. What are your favorite shoes to wear with your style, or what’s your dream pair?
36. Would you, or have you ever, dressed your pets in lolita?
37. How do you feel about people who wear lolita for Halloween? Does it depend on whether that person is already a lolita?
38. Excluding fashion shows, what’s the most amount of outfits you’ve ever worn in a day?
39. What’s your worst lolita horror story?
40. Do you like sweets? If so, what’s your favorite dessert?
41. Do you have any beauty products, health routines, or special diet to keep you at your best?
42. What were the best and worst meetups you’ve hosted? If you haven’t hosted, would you like to someday?
43. Who is your favorite artist? If not famous for lolita art, do you think they have lolita appeal?
44. How do you feel about wigs? Do you wear any, or style your natural hair?
45. What’s your favorite animal motif?
46. Have you ever visited a brand’s shop/boutique? If so, what was your reaction? If not, what shop would you most like to visit?
47. Do you think posting photos of your coord online is a crucial part of belonging to the community?
48. How has the lolita community changed since you became a part of it? Where do you see lolita heading in the future in terms of community and networking?
49. What advice would you give someone who is nervous about starting lolita? Or do you think they should learn their own lessons?
50. What’s your dream dress/garment? Is it a faraway goal or have you obtained it?
51. How do you feel about the stereotype that lolitas are full of drama? What’s the worst drama you’ve ever witnessed or been involved in?
52. Are you loyal to any particular makeup brands?
Bonus! (For years with 53 weeks, or just for fun!)
53. What’s your dream career? Must your ideal career allow you to express your individual style?

[Announcement] Indefinite Hiatus

16 Feb

Did you know that this blog now holds one full year of Gothic & Lolita prompts? Oh yes.

Unfortunately, it is now time for me to retire. By some twist of fate, it was just months after I’d started this blog that I finally made the decision to let go of Lolita. I didn’t want to abandon this new project so early, so I decided that after a year of creating new prompts, I would stop. Now that this year is over, I’d like to take some time away from all things Lolita for a breath of fresh air. I may or may not resume posting prompts in the future.

All of you followers, and whoever else stumbles upon this blog in the future, now have a year’s worth of prompts to flip through, should you ever be hit with writer’s block. I hope you enjoy them! Please continue to post links to your responses in the comments of each prompt that you fill.

If there’s ever a prompt you’re dying to see listed, please feel free to leave a comment here, and I’ll do my best to get it posted! I will still receive email notifications.

Thank you and farewell!

Lesson, Lesson

9 Feb

Please name at least 5 things you’ve learned from (Gothic &) Lolita. They can be either positive or negative.

What advice would you give a new person who is nervous about becoming a Lolita, Aristocrat, Kodona, etc.? Or, should everyone learn their own lessons?

Social Networking

2 Feb

These days, the online Lolita community appears to have migrated from Livejournal to Facebook. Do you think the community has changed as a result, or is it basically the same? Perhaps you haven’t noticed any migration at all?

How has the Lolita community changed since you became a part of it? Where do you see Lolita heading in the future in terms of community and networking?

Say Cheese!

27 Jan

What do you think about posting photos of your outfits online, or photos of meetups? Is it a crucial part of belonging to the Lolita community, or does it seem too attention-seeking?

Have you ever been involved in or witnessed drama break out because of some photos posted online? Perhaps there are times when photos should be left unshared…?

Apologies for forgetting to update yesterday again! It’s only the third time in a year…that’s an accomplishment for this absentminded aristocrat >_>;

Tokyo Girl

19 Jan

Have you ever gone shopping at a famous Lolita/Gothic/Punk brand’s boutique? What was you first reaction to walking through the doors and seeing all those clothes? Tell us about your experience! It doesn’t necessarily have to be about a trip to Japan or even to Tokyo.

If you haven’t been to such a shop yet, which shops would you like to visit some day?


12 Jan

What kind of animal themes do you commonly see in Gothic & Lolita? Which one is your favorite? What qualities do you like about this animal?

I’m As Free As My Hair

5 Jan

Do you ever dye your hair? If so, what are your favorite colors? Are there any you’d like to try?

What do you think about wearing wigs with Lolita? Do you have a favorite wig? A least favorite?

A Work of Art

29 Dec

Do you have any favorite artists, designers, musicians, writers, etc.? They don’t have to be Lolita-related. Do they influence your fashion style at all?

Do you do any of these crafts? If so, does Lolita inspire any of your work?

Let it Snow

22 Dec

What are some of your favorite things to wear during the winter? Is there a coat you have or wish you had? Post your favorite or ideal coordinate today.

For the Lolitas down under, what are your favorite summer items? Or do you just wear the same things year-round and put up with the extra heat?

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