Even thouh it is a month and a half away, I am excited for Halloween!
Angelic Pretty has just come out with a collaboration of [NEU] 華遊×Angelic Pretty, which I think could work as a fun, but still wearable, theme outfit!
Check out those bedazzled ears!
The stock photo of the outfit
To be quite honest, I am not a fan of the velvet portion. The blouse looks quite nice, though! This outfit seems to be leaning towards Gyaru style. Indeed, I have seen similar (though smaller) rhinestone cat ears in some Gyaru communities as well as mainstream stores.
ASOS has a sweet-looking headband in a more manageable size, though it is currently out of stock.
The location of the back bow seems a bit low, like it would be in the way of sitting.
I really quite like these cat ear accessories, though! A bit more grown-up, a bit more wearable, and less "teenage otaku" feel than regular fur or plush clip-on cat ears. Though this pair happens to be quite large and would probably require a more elaborate hairstyle to pull off (but hey, Lolitas aren't afraid of elaborate hair!) they seem simple enough to DIY. A smaller pair would be adorable!
This close-up of the ASOS headband shows how the headband is constructed. With a metal headband and some nice wire, you could creat the basic shape and then use A/B glue, super glue, or metal glue to adhere rhinestones on the frame. Add a cute ribbon like the Angelic Pretty ears for a cuter feel!
Another variation is to use pearls instead of rhinestones.
In this full body shot, the outfit looks very stylish, though more over the top than most people would wear regularly.
I love to see what the Lolita Brands put out around Halloween. How do you feel about this new take on animal ears? Do you like the more elegant, metal ears? Or are the furry or plush ears cuter? Or perhaps animal ears just have no place in fashion? I'm curious as to what others think!