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