Lolita Kimono: What to Know and Where to Buy

A kimono that is gaining popularity in the lolita-fashion world. Here, we will introduce you to the characteristics, trends, colors and patterns of the cute and attractive Lolita kimonos. We will also introduce pictures of cosplayers and models of Lolita kimono, so find your favourite one!

What Kind of Clothes is Called "Lolita Kimono"?

Gorgeous lolita kimono. Let's introduce what kind of characteristics it has!

Characteristics of Lolita Kimono

Just like a lolita dress, it is a kimono with frills and ribbons. An ordinary kimono has hem with a length up to the ankle, but a lolita kimono that is knee-length and has a wide hem like a dress is popular, and many people freely remake their collars and belts.

"Japanese Lolita Clothes" AKA "Wa-Loli"

Lolita Kimono is also called "Japanese Lolita Clothes" (和服ロリータ) as well as  "Wa-Loli" (和ロリ). Japanese Lolita Clothes AKA Wa-Loli is not limited to only kimono, but may refer to lolita clothing incorporating a Japanese pattern. If you search on Instagram or Pinterest, you can see various Lolita kimonos, so be sure to check it out.

Lolita Kimono's Arrangements

You can put on the headdress, curl your hair, and arrange it in the same way you would when wearing a lolita dress. Make up to match with the colors of your kimono and hair accessories.

Lolita Kimono's colours

As mentioned above, the Lolita kimono has a free and colourful arrangement like the Lolita dress, so it comes in a variety of colors. Among them, red, purple, pink and black are popular.

For those who wants to know more about White Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Black Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Red Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Blue Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Pink Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Purple Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Velvet Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Green Kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about Yellow Kimono, check out this article 

Where Can I Buy a Lolita Kimono?

Available at online shops. Some people wear it as cosplay, so it's sometimes posted in a cosplay specialty web shop.

For those who wants to know more about where to buy a kimono, check out this article

How Much does a Lolita Kimono Cost?

The simple type costs around 3,000 yen, and the more elaborate type costs 10,000 yen or more. Also, if you want to buy a headdress or wig that suits your kimono, you should think about a total of 20,000-30,000 yen.

For those who wants to know more about how much is a kimono, check out this article

For those who wants to know more about how to make a kimono, check out this article

Are there Patterns for Lolita Kimono?

If you want to make your own lolita kimono, you probably want a pattern to suit your needs. Searching for “lolita kimono pattern” and “lolita kimono DIY” reveals that many people have published their own patterns! Although there are some difficult processes such as making frills and ribbons, it turns out to be very impressive when completed.

Can one Wear Lolita Kimono in Japan?

There are several places in Japan where you can wear a lolita kimono. For example, "RoyalPrincessAlice Photo Studio" in Osaka is a kimono rental (3,900 yen ~) and a studio (2 hours for 9,900 yen ~), you can experience wearing Lolita kimono for affordable price. If you don't want to buy or make one, but want to try it on once, try it at rental shop when you travel to Japan!

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