Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

31 May 2010


"Lolita Fashion is a fashion subculture in Japan that is primarily influenced by Victorian children's clothing as well as costumes from the Rococo period. Lolita has made this into a unique fashion by adding gothic and original design elements to the look. From this, Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub styles and has created a devoted subculture in Japan. The Lolita look consists primarily of a knee length skirt or dress, headdress, blouse, petticoat, knee high socks or stockings and rocking horse or high heel/platform shoes. A kuro Lolita in Harajuku, Tokyo."

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"With the new Alice in Wonderland film adaptation by Tim Burton, this spring 2010, Alice stays definitely a reference in Japan who has seen an whole issue of Spoon magazine, surfing on Alice character and trend. And it is with no doubt that Lolita fashion is reinterpreting again the Alice concept. Alice is actually a reference for Lolitas in Japan, but also for a lot of Japanese girls who've never seen Europe and are dreaming about Roccoco, Victorian, Romantic styles. And although the land of Japan never knew any of these fashions, designers, probably uninhibited by this fact, free their imagination to offer the best versions of a modern Alice."

Cosplay, short for "costume play",[1] is type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan. Favorite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies. Role play includes portrayals of J-pop and J-rock stars, Taiwanese puppet characters, science fiction characters, characters from musical stories, classic novels, and entertainment software. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered around role play. A broader use of the term cosplay applies it to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

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