The relationship of Cosplay and Lolita

lolita stylelolitaSomeone thinks cosplay is just Lolita, I can’t accept this view. I admit that they have similarities, but cosplay is different from Lolita. They are both originating in Japan and somewhat costume show.

Cosplay

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Cosplay is short for “costume play”. It main comes from amine, manga, comic, video game, TV game characters, people cosplay represents a specific character or idea. The person who cosplays we call “cosplayer”. Cosplayers dress in cosplay costume to portray their favorite characters. Costumes are expected to adhere meticulously to the attire known to be worn by the character represented.

Cosplay is hard than Lolita, it not only need dress in costumes by the character represented, it also need skill. Cosplayers must control the character’s inner activity. For example, if you want to take part in a D.Gray Man Lavi Rabi Cosplay,you must need  a D.Gray Man Lavi Rabi Cosplay costume, cosplay wig, and other accessories but these things are not  enough,you must learn the feature of Lavi Rabi, his hobby, his relationship, his  movement and so on, all these you must control ,then you will get a very perfect D.Gray Man Lavi Rabi Cosplay.

Lolita

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Lolita is different from cosplay, it is to show self character, rather than play other charcters. Lolita is fashion and subculture in Japan it includes several subcategories. It has many styles: Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Classic Lolita and other styles.

Gothic Lolita style is usually a combination of black and white, often black with white lace and typically decorated with ribbons and lace trims. Skirts are knee length and may have a crinoline or petticoat to add volume. As in mainstream Japanese gothic lolita dress fashion, over-knee socks or stockings are extremely popular.

Sweet Lolita style is childish pastel-colored clothes, lots of lace and ribbons ,its main color is pink and white.

Classic Lolita style lassic Lolita styleGothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Classic Lolita is more traditional, light-colored, also more mature-looking, they most are black and white color.

In a word, cosplay and Lolita are both costume show, they have similarities and difference; they both have come a hot pastime activity, especially for young people.