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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  • http://lacarmina.com airy

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  • http://lacarmina.com airy

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

  • http://thestrawberrycorner.blogspot.com em

    Nice DIY!

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Zombie

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Queen Delirium

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

  • http://thestrawberrycorner.blogspot.com em

    Nice DIY!

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Zombie

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Queen Delirium

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Samina

    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!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Samina

    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!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Nickie

    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

  • http://lacarmina.com Nickie

    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

  • Naka

    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 :)

  • http://nakasnet.blogspot.com/ Naka

    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 :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

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

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Christiane

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Pandimonium

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Christiane

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Pandimonium

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Amy O'Connor

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

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Amy O’Connor

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

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Joseph

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

  • http://lacarmina.com Joseph

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

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    this looks awesome lol i love it^^

  • http://lacarmina.com Delacroix Morte

    this looks awesome lol i love it^^

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  • http://lacarmina.com Louise

    i like this outfit

  • http://lacarmina.com Louise

    i like this outfit

  • http://mikifuz.deviantart.com Mi-chan

    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

  • http://mikifuz.deviantart.com Mi-chan

    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

  • http://everymanhasconcurred.wordpress.com/ ZXST

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

  • http://everymanhasconcurred.wordpress.com/ ZXST

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

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Report back and tell me how it goes!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Report back and tell me how it goes!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Report back and tell me how it goes!