BODYLINE CUSTOMER DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS: SAILOR LOLITA, CAT EARS COSPLAY, VICTORIAN WA.


Dandy Lolita, Victorian Wa, asymmetrical Japanese dresses and fashion. Bodyline cosplay and Gothic Lolita design competition winners, winning entry.

Earlier this month, Japanese cosplay/Lolita brand Bodyline announced the winners of its 22nd customer design competition. There were over a thousand entries from 34 countries; the staff selected 33 designs, which will soon be on the store racks.

Big congratulations to Ryuichi from Brazil, my 42nd Gothloli of the Week – three out of his four illustrations were selected! I love how he puts an original spin on Lolita design with asymmetry and well-balanced fusion (Victorian-Wa, Dandy-Lolita). I can’t wait to try on these dresses once they’re made.

Sailor Lolita, sweet Loli doll dress. Princess Lolita, hime, red corset dress. Steampunk children's Victorian fashion.

Here are some of the other winning designs; you can see all of them here. Sailor Lolita will be a popular look in the coming season.

Cosplay outfit drawing, cat ears and rabbit ears hat, coat from Bodyline. Gothic Lolita illustration, fashion design contest from Tokyo Japan.

Many of the Japanese entries have cat ears and cosplay elements. Makes sense: Bodyline has to pick the designs that best fit its merchandising mix.

Which of the Bodyline contest winners did you like best?

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  • Hello Dahlia

    O.O

    omg these are some awesome creations!

    i like the kitty ones and the bunny hatt.

    i would totally buy the bunny hat :DD

    and the kitty outfits.

    ^-^

  • Bella Marie

    I can't wait to see them on shelves! My collection of clothes grows!

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    KAWAII!!!!!!

    LOVE THE CAT EARS!!!!!!!!

    I have a really ausome gothic lolita coat that has a hoodie with cat ears!!! ^_^ but it cost like $184 -_-

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Bodyline's coats are quite reasonably priced… maybe $100-ish. :)

  • Hello Dahlia

    O.O

    omg these are some awesome creations!

    i like the kitty ones and the bunny hatt.

    i would totally buy the bunny hat :DD

    and the kitty outfits.

    ^-^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      The rabbit in a hat is a cheeky classic. ;)

  • Bella Marie

    I can’t wait to see them on shelves! My collection of clothes grows!

  • http://thestrawberrycorner.blogspot.com megan

    Wow, those are all pretty! Good job contestants!

    And Ryuichi is only 17! :o Amazing!

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    KAWAII!!!!!!

    LOVE THE CAT EARS!!!!!!!!

    I have a really ausome gothic lolita coat that has a hoodie with cat ears!!! ^_^ but it cost like $184 -_-

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Bodyline’s coats are quite reasonably priced… maybe $100-ish. :)

      • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

        wow that sounds good, hehe could save me alot of money. Do you happen to know if they ship thier clothes in australia?

  • http://thestrawberrycorner.blogspot.com megan

    Wow, those are all pretty! Good job contestants!

    And Ryuichi is only 17! :o Amazing!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I know, I can’t wait to see what he does next!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I know, I can't wait to see what he does next!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    The rabbit in a hat is a cheeky classic. ;)

  • shauku

    wowdywow wow wow!!!

    these are very very talented work. i can see why they pick the winner's designs. fantastic.

    i love the dandy lolita and victorian wa spin.

    and the black hood cat outfit too!

  • Lhene

    I really like the cat-ears overdress (bottom right) and Ryuichi's wa-lolita design. I would definiately buy them.
    But, the plaid/cat girl/lolita ensemble with the bells is just horrible. There's too much going on and the it looks like something a crazy cosplayer fangirl would wear -____-

  • Lhene

    Errr, sorry, I meant the bottom left cat-ears hood/dress (the one with the apple).

  • seed

    o.o i like the maroon royalty jsk dress. i'm not sure how good i'd look in that sailor outfit(can't pull it off *shakes head*)

  • shauku

    wowdywow wow wow!!!

    these are very very talented work. i can see why they pick the winner’s designs. fantastic.

    i love the dandy lolita and victorian wa spin.

    and the black hood cat outfit too!

  • Lhene

    I really like the cat-ears overdress (bottom right) and Ryuichi’s wa-lolita design. I would definiately buy them.
    But, the plaid/cat girl/lolita ensemble with the bells is just horrible. There’s too much going on and the it looks like something a crazy cosplayer fangirl would wear -____-

    • Lhene

      Errr, sorry, I meant the bottom left cat-ears hood/dress (the one with the apple).

  • Anonymous

    o.o i like the maroon royalty jsk dress. i’m not sure how good i’d look in that sailor outfit(can’t pull it off *shakes head*)

  • K Baby

    i wanted to enter that contest baaaaaaaaaaddd :D i am so in love with the “princessy wedding sweet dress” with all the bows.

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    wow that sounds good, hehe could save me alot of money. Do you happen to know if they ship thier clothes in australia?

  • K Baby

    i wanted to enter that contest baaaaaaaaaaddd :D i am so in love with the “princessy wedding sweet dress” with all the bows.

  • http://ryuichicaio.livejournal.com/ 龍一 (Ryuichi)

    The designs sure are awesome! Even though I'm not very much into the extremely-kawaii look, they look kinda squishable 8D LOL
    Thank you all so much for the compliments on my designs! I'm really happy ^^ Also, thank you Carmina for putting them on highlight, being one of the winners was fantastic, but getting so nicely reviewed like this is as great! XD
    However, there's been a little misunderstanding, the Dandy Lolita was the only one not chosen. Instead, this is the one chosen:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryuusama/3318375436/

    In my Flickr, you guys can see the images in a bigger size and other artwork of my own. I'll surely be posting more costumes designs! Thanks you all once more!

    toodles

  • http://ryuichicaio.livejournal.com/ 龍一 (Ryuichi)

    The designs sure are awesome! Even though I’m not very much into the extremely-kawaii look, they look kinda squishable 8D LOL
    Thank you all so much for the compliments on my designs! I’m really happy ^^ Also, thank you Carmina for putting them on highlight, being one of the winners was fantastic, but getting so nicely reviewed like this is as great! XD
    However, there’s been a little misunderstanding, the Dandy Lolita was the only one not chosen. Instead, this is the one chosen:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryuusama/3318375436/

    In my Flickr, you guys can see the images in a bigger size and other artwork of my own. I’ll surely be posting more costumes designs! Thanks you all once more!

    toodles

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks for the update!

  • Odinsbacklash

    Wow….I am crazy about the grey and pink cat lolita,with the bellbottom thigh highs…..I would totally wear that (and I have shoes to match perfectly)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Awesome!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks for the update!

  • Odinsbacklash

    Wow….I am crazy about the grey and pink cat lolita,with the bellbottom thigh highs…..I would totally wear that (and I have shoes to match perfectly)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Awesome!

  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    Wow, Bodyline has really been improving… I wish I would have gotten wind of the design contest earlier, but it's really cool that so many cute design will be created straight from the “real” lolita community. Watch out… bodyline's going to start giving metamorphose a run for their money! xD

  • https://twitter.com/lizziegolightly liz O.

    Wow, what beautiful designs. I love Ryuichi's take on Wa Lolita. Stunning.

  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    Wow, Bodyline has really been improving… I wish I would have gotten wind of the design contest earlier, but it’s really cool that so many cute design will be created straight from the “real” lolita community. Watch out… bodyline’s going to start giving metamorphose a run for their money! xD

  • https://twitter.com/lizziegolightly liz O.

    Wow, what beautiful designs. I love Ryuichi’s take on Wa Lolita. Stunning.

  • Minerva-Mein

    Oh my god your hair is on fire…

    http://www.gloomth.com/r15.html <- Gloomth's Vrai Noir Overcoat is quite possibly my favourite thing ever: fitted in all the right places but loose enough to wear a vest, blouse and cardigan under; light enough for spring but heavy enough for winter; finishes your most formal, most elegant aristocrat coordinate perfectly, or adds a little dazzle to your pseudo-punk homely tramp jeans; it can be the centre-piece of your outfit or blend as a neat complement; sturdy as hell but refined as fuck; flattering on both a big girl or a skinny malink; not too costume-y, whilst managing to sate the urge for OMG MOAR RACE.

    I likes it.

    <3m

  • Minerva-Mein

    Oh my god your hair is on fire…

    http://www.gloomth.com/r15.html <- Gloomth's Vrai Noir Overcoat is quite possibly my favourite thing ever: fitted in all the right places but loose enough to wear a vest, blouse and cardigan under; light enough for spring but heavy enough for winter; finishes your most formal, most elegant aristocrat coordinate perfectly, or adds a little dazzle to your pseudo-punk homely tramp jeans; it can be the centre-piece of your outfit or blend as a neat complement; sturdy as hell but refined as fuck; flattering on both a big girl or a skinny malink; not too costume-y, whilst managing to sate the urge for OMG MOAR RACE.

    I likes it.

    <3m

  • Mme. Julie Lebrun

    Sorry, but DAMN!
    That is some fugly stuff! I mean, Bodyline is crappy, I know this, but really?
    Cat ears and rabbit ears and WAAAY to short skirts?
    I mean, the yellow one, the sailor, the steampunk-y one, and the other sailor one are nice and even the top 3 are somewhat okay (although I imagine that you'd get that 'too short petticoat' effect with those)
    But that lower stuff! Holy, that just screams COSPLAY!

    This is why Bodyline will never be seen as a lolita brand:

    It doesn't understand that cat ears/short-skirts =/= lolita.

  • Mme. Julie Lebrun

    Sorry, but DAMN!
    That is some fugly stuff! I mean, Bodyline is crappy, I know this, but really?
    Cat ears and rabbit ears and WAAAY to short skirts?
    I mean, the yellow one, the sailor, the steampunk-y one, and the other sailor one are nice and even the top 3 are somewhat okay (although I imagine that you’d get that ‘too short petticoat’ effect with those)
    But that lower stuff! Holy, that just screams COSPLAY!

    This is why Bodyline will never be seen as a lolita brand:

    It doesn’t understand that cat ears/short-skirts =/= lolita.

  • Rainbowbright

    Where Can I buy these clothes in a US size 18 and/or a UK size 20 please help!!!! I would love to have these clothes, I live in the US and would love a site that makes plus size adorable goth Lolita style clothing (as well as if you have any information on plus size cyberpunk,steampunk fashion)

  • Rainbowbright

    Where Can I buy these clothes in a US size 18 and/or a UK size 20 please help!!!! I would love to have these clothes, I live in the US and would love a site that makes plus size adorable goth Lolita style clothing (as well as if you have any information on plus size cyberpunk,steampunk fashion)

  • Rainbowbright

    Where Can I buy these clothes in a US size 18 and/or a UK size 20 please help!!!! I would love to have these clothes, I live in the US and would love a site that makes plus size adorable goth Lolita style clothing (as well as if you have any information on plus size cyberpunk,steampunk fashion)