So, you're a Lolita and you love Halloween. You want to wear your beloved fashion on the big night but you know that there are a lot of Lolita/Maid Halloween outfits available and you don't want your fashion to get confused with costume. So where do you draw the line?
DO wear Lolita if you want to wear Lolita!
DON'T just wear a normal Lolita outfit - it's a costume with Lolita stylings, not a Lolita costume. If you don't want people to mistake your fashion for a costume, don't wear it as one!
DO make sure your 'theme' or 'style' is obvious - this is the night that you can't be too over the top so really push the boundaries!
DON'T choose a costume that borders too closely with Lolita and could get confused - maids are OUT.
DO choose a costume that the shape of Lolita can suit. Lolita Vampires could look amazing but Lolita dead Cheerleaders aren't going to be believable.
DON'T just wear animal ears with Lolita. Animal ears go with LINGERIE.
DO make sure your clothes are suitable for your destination. You may be coming into contact with fake blood, wet loo roll, eggs... Keep this in mind before choosing your finest clothes.
DON'T cross too many themes. Zombie-geisha-Lolita might sound like a great costume idea but very few people are going to distinguish what you were going for. Keep it simple, stupid.
DO ensure you have somewhere to hoard all that candy or hide those beer bottles!
If you're stuck for ideas;
50 Easy Halloween costumes for Lolitas at parfaitdoll.com
50 MORE easy Halloween costumes for Lolitas too!
and most of all;
DO remember to enjoy your night of Ghouls, Ghasts and Goblins!