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H.NAOTO ANARCHY TORN SKULL SWEATERS, HYOMA FRUITS T-SHIRT: JAPAN HONG KONG.

h.NAOTO fall 2008 Goth skull and bones punk sweater from Anarchy brand, Tokyo Japan.

I’ve got a bone to pick. This Anarchy torn skull shirt (above) is punk-cute beyond words, but it has two major shortcomings. h.NAOTO’s online English store lists the tee at $123 and stamps it with the scarlet letters: SOLD OUT.

Remember that ditty: “the head bone’s connected to the… shoulder bone”? Surely I remember enough from AP Biology to make a DIY version!

Punk Gothic Lolita h.NAOTO sweater, skirt and little Victorian hat accessory, on Japanese model.

You’ll recall that I’ve embarked on a major spring cleaning. I found a ratty long-sleeve black sweater that was a cast-off from my older cousin. As with my Punk Loli project, I cut off the sleeves and made two rows of giant holes down the front. Appropriately, I slipped my “ribcage” over a Roca t-shirt that announces “I Will Not Lose.” (I picked up the shirt for free at the Magic tradeshow in Vegas.)

Kera Magazine style h.NAOTO photoshoot with Gothic Lolita shopping and style.

I bloodied the outfit with unmatched red and white striped socks, and Lolita-fied it with a Betsey Johnson vintage skirt ($10) puffed out by a petticoat. The miniature hat with lace and ribbon tendrils is by Spider.

Goth jewelry, nail polish, hair and makeup in Japanese Lolita fashion style.

I safety-pinned my Hell Kitty VooDoo Baby to my sleeve (the red matches my lips and knee socks). A plastic children’s necklace forms a bracelet. The fraying sweater material works well with this look, don’t you think? My mom said I looked like I was dead – and I took that as the ultimate compliment!

h.NAOTO skeleton face cutsew Goth and Visual Kei shirt. MisShapes fashion, NYC club clothing.

h.NAOTO Anarchy also offers this cheerfully morbid shirt, described in “Engrish” as: “Skull ripped open to say hi!” Dig the extra-long sleeves, which you can push up or leave dangling.

Carmen Yuen in neon Hyoma Japan t-shirt, Japanese character. Cut up punk skull and bones sweater.

I cackled in the face of the shirt’s $110 price tag and Sold Out status. I dragged a ribbed black sweater from the depths of my closet (it’s so old that the label has vanished). Tore out a skull face. Slit the arms from the elbows downward. I kept the outfit simple with an H&M skirt, Victorian ankle boots, and polka-dot leggings from the streets of Hong Kong.

Punk ripped sweater and shirt with Goth sleeves and big volume emo hair.

Now I’ve got literal skeletons in my closet to keep the figurative ones company. ( Just ribbing. Hur hur hur! )

Hyoma, Japanese and Hong Kong character doll, cute plush rabbit bag by 20471120.

My neon t-shirt (worn under the sweater) is – believe it or not – HYOMA. He’s the kawaii mascot of Masahiro Nakagawa’s infamous Tokyo shop and avantgarde brand, 20471120 (as seen in Fruits). The t-shirt is from a Hong Kong boutique; it’s one of my proudest finds.

I have one more money-saving DIY project up my (ripped) sleeves… next time, we’re taking on Black Peace Now!

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41 Comments

  1. airy
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    I love your blog, especially as you put plenty of pictures in there! Keep up the good work xxxx

  2. airy
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I love your blog, especially as you put plenty of pictures in there! Keep up the good work xxxx

  3. em
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Nice DIY!

    It would be pretty crazy to pay $100+ for a t-shirt that's basically holes.

  4. Zombie
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    So what's going on new friend?, don't forget to stop by sometime. OMG your cat is ADORABLE =] very cute..

  5. Queen Delirium
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    OMFG
    Thats sooo effin cute
    0_o
    Theirs a Hello Kitty Voodoo baby
    Must get one :P

  6. em
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Nice DIY!

    It would be pretty crazy to pay $100+ for a t-shirt that’s basically holes.

  7. Zombie
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    So what’s going on new friend?, don’t forget to stop by sometime. OMG your cat is ADORABLE =] very cute..

  8. Queen Delirium
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    OMFG
    Thats sooo effin cute
    0_o
    Theirs a Hello Kitty Voodoo baby
    Must get one :P

  9. Samina
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    I can't wait! I just finished making a pair of jeans into the pants mentioned in the previous blog, although I had to turn them into capris since the flare was too big on the bottom. I LOVE the skull shirt, it looks like I'm popping over to Walmart and the thrift store to pick up some men's shirts tomorrow!

  10. lacarmina
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Tee hee I guess I AM going to bankrupt you… a dollar a day!

  11. Samina
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait! I just finished making a pair of jeans into the pants mentioned in the previous blog, although I had to turn them into capris since the flare was too big on the bottom. I LOVE the skull shirt, it looks like I’m popping over to Walmart and the thrift store to pick up some men’s shirts tomorrow!

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 1, 2008 at 6:17 am | Permalink

      Tee hee I guess I AM going to bankrupt you… a dollar a day!

  12. Nickie
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Good Morning La Carmina. Just wanted to say thankyou for your wonderful blog. It is so inspiring and so enjoyable to read/watch/look at.^^ I always look forward to your next post.
    Hope you are well and enjoying life. Take care.
    x

  13. Nickie
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Good Morning La Carmina. Just wanted to say thankyou for your wonderful blog. It is so inspiring and so enjoyable to read/watch/look at.^^ I always look forward to your next post.
    Hope you are well and enjoying life. Take care.
    x

  14. Naka
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I never saw the accessories when I went to spider. It didnt seem to be really in stock : /

    hopefully I'm going back there next year (YN)

    ur really creative im jeaslous >.<

    ur blog is really great :)

  15. Naka
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I never saw the accessories when I went to spider. It didnt seem to be really in stock : /

    hopefully I’m going back there next year (YN)

    ur really creative im jeaslous >.<

    ur blog is really great :)

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 1, 2008 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! Hopefully I’m going back there soon as well. ^__^

  16. lacarmina
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks! Hopefully I'm going back there soon as well. ^__^

  17. Christiane
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Wow *__* The outfits are sooo cool! <3333 You just inspired me ^^

  18. Pandimonium
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    i love it! you style is great. i like to do my own things too, involving gothic clothing!=]

  19. Christiane
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Wow *__* The outfits are sooo cool! <3333 You just inspired me ^^

  20. Pandimonium
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    i love it! you style is great. i like to do my own things too, involving gothic clothing!=]

  21. Amy O'Connor
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I didn't realised it before but the print in the h.Naoto Skull shirt is Frank Sinatra's “My way”!!! *ROFL*

  22. lacarmina
    Posted July 1, 2008 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow – that is so random! And very DIY-appropriate, ahaha!

  23. Amy O'Connor
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    I didn’t realised it before but the print in the h.Naoto Skull shirt is Frank Sinatra’s “My way”!!! *ROFL*

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 2, 2008 at 12:50 am | Permalink

      Oh wow – that is so random! And very DIY-appropriate, ahaha!

  24. Joseph
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Very Very interesting clothing! Did you designed all of it?

  25. Joseph
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Very Very interesting clothing! Did you designed all of it?

  26. Delacroix Morte
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    this looks awesome lol i love it^^

  27. Delacroix Morte
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    this looks awesome lol i love it^^

  28. izumi
    Posted July 4, 2008 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    ohhh really beautifull <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  29. izumi
    Posted July 4, 2008 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    ohhh really beautifull <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  30. Louise
    Posted July 11, 2008 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    i like this outfit

  31. Louise
    Posted July 11, 2008 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    i like this outfit

  32. Mi-chan
    Posted July 14, 2008 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    omg i have the same $10 skirt! Only I bought it in Costa Rica (which is where I live) in an used-american-clothes store (yah, I know. But it's the best way to get cheap cool stuff) for like $1.50 :3

  33. Mi-chan
    Posted July 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    omg i have the same $10 skirt! Only I bought it in Costa Rica (which is where I live) in an used-american-clothes store (yah, I know. But it’s the best way to get cheap cool stuff) for like $1.50 :3

  34. ZXST
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I'm totally going to do that to that ugly tee I got for free last month… >.>

  35. ZXST
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    I’m totally going to do that to that ugly tee I got for free last month… >.>

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

      Report back and tell me how it goes!

  36. lacarmina
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Report back and tell me how it goes!

  37. lacarmina
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Report back and tell me how it goes!