MY GOTHIC LOLITA BEDROOM: DIY GOTH HOME DECOR, VISUAL KEI J-ROCK POSTERS.
As you may have gleamed, I recently gave my bedroom a Gothic Lolita / Visual Kei makeover. How long did it take? A few hours. The cost? Nil. Here’s how I did it.
My closet contains a lot of skeletons, so the door is appropriately dedicated to the J-Goth nightlife. While in Tokyo last fall, I picked up party flyers from alternative clothing stores and nightclubs: you can spot Tokyo Decadance, Midnight Mess, and Midnight Necropolis. I included some events from NYC (such as the the FIT Gothic fashion exhibition) and LA (Ruin, Perversion). Everything’s adhered to the wood with Scotch tape.
The exterior panel of my bedroom door is devoted to Visual Kei and J-rock bands. I picked up most of the posters from Jimi’s Laverite concerts at Urawa Narciss; the line-up usually consisted of six or seven bands, which added up to a stack of handouts.
The interior panel is the realm of Miss Gothic Lolita: fashion brand cards, lookbook pages, take-homes from the Marui Individual Fashion Expo. Some of the pictures were ripped from magazines such as Kera, the Bible, and Gaku-X.
You’re probably thinking: well, what if I’ve never been to Tokyo? No problem – you can decorate your walls like I did simply by visiting your local Kinko’s or Staples!
I searched for 78 giant Goth Loli / Visual Kei images on Google and saved them to a folder. Then, I dragged them onto a memory stick and printed them on a laser color printer. (It didn’t cost me a cent because I have free access to one of these bad-guys, but your local print shop will probably charge you a minimal 25 cents per page. Total cost: under $20! )
I used a straight line level tool to make sure the pictures weren’t askew. I then stuck them in place with Scotch tape. The result: a modern, panel-like effect… and dreams infused with Candy Spooky visions of Kana and Mana!
What do you think? How did you decorate your own bedroom?
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