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9kitsune9
01-07-2011, 12:09 AM
To start, we have a Japanese fashion show at our school. To be honest, last year it kind of sucked (people didn't know what they were doing). So this year me and my friend are in charge. The only style I'm iffy on is Visual Kei. And that's the one I'm dressing up in.

I sort of understand what is in it, but I don't want to get too close to goth. so I would like to know what kind of clothes are good for it? Like a basic outfit outline or something. Me and my friends are doing a Taobao order soon, and I need to look for cheap VisKei stuff cause I don't have time to make it.

I'm not sure if I looked hard enough, but I can't find any good "basic" info...

TL; DR: I need the basics of a Visual Kei outfit. Care to help me out?

Reita lover
01-07-2011, 08:03 PM
try to some what copy jrock bands,not cosplay but use them as a base.

9kitsune9
01-07-2011, 08:48 PM
Thanks~ Do you have any good ones? (I'm horrible with names DX)

Reita lover
01-08-2011, 11:14 AM
uh GazettE,Versailles,Sug,alice nine are some good bands.and they're different examples of different vk looks.also u should try looking at Kagrra because they mix visual with older traditional japanese styles.

9kitsune9
01-08-2011, 12:18 PM
Thank you so much! I really like Sug and Alice Nine's styles.

Reita lover
01-09-2011, 02:43 PM
yea i agree with that.actually what i said above is how i try to configure vk styles for a daily basis.

Mikachu_29
01-09-2011, 11:31 PM
you can find some VK styles here: http://www.sexpot-revenge.com/

Kaoru133
01-11-2011, 08:53 AM
I'd say Gazette Dir en Grey and D'espairsRay are perfect example of visual kei, Sug is more Oshare Kei though. xD If you want to buy clothe or just see example http://stores.ebay.com/Little-Chili-Lolita-Shop

oh also look at name brand clothing, where the bands buy their cloth
lik
sex pot revenge:http://www.sexpot-revenge.com/
H.Naoto:http://www.s-inc.com/hnaoto/
Moi meme Moitie:http://moi-meme-moitie.shop-pro.jp/
Black Peace Now:http://www.peacenow.net/ (Kanon from ancafe favorite brand :3)
Atelier Boz:http://www.boz.ne.jp/
Na+H:http://www.penet.jp/na+h2/index.html


http://www.cdjapan.co.jp sells those brands to the U.S if you're really interested. ^^

9kitsune9
01-11-2011, 07:02 PM
woah! thanks for all those stores!!

and do you guys thing that this shirt is ok?
http://img01.taobaocdn.com/bao/uploaded/i1/T1tBtWXk4BXXcM36Q._083046.jpg_310x310.jpg

ImASleazoid
01-11-2011, 09:06 PM
^
I have that shirt xD
Its a nice shirt <:
Ebay is a good cheap clothing source, but don't lean solely on clothes from ebay. A lot can be viewed as Punk wear.
I find Ebay sellers more of Japanese punk style then actual Visual kei. Cuz Visual Kei, as defined by X Japan, is eccentric, big hair, crazy makeup, elaborate outfits and etc. If you're going with a toned down clothing, make sure to do something wild with your hair and/or makeup.
I find Visual kei is becoming a lot more broad when it comes to what you can wear.
Just my 2 cents.
Since visual kei has a bunch of sub genres, Oshare Kei, to me, I find would be budget friendly, depending on the look you are going for.

Kaoru133
01-11-2011, 09:08 PM
that looks great for visual kei ^^
what are you planning on wearing for the bottom? =o

9kitsune9
01-11-2011, 09:46 PM
I was thinking of finding some black skinny jeans at goodwill, sewing on some zippers, sewing on random patches with crazy zigzag stich, sticking some safety pins here and there on the patches and rubbing holes on the knees with sandpaper.
I have some knee high platform boots with buckles that I'm gonna wear, and I was going to get a plain bandana and do some of the same stuff to it as I am doing to the pants.

Rikuzue
01-12-2011, 10:50 PM
^ that sounds more like Japanese punk unless you going to add more accessories.

The way VK bands dress, quite often, now-a-days is like a certian style that has been taken over the top and is more elaborate that everday wear. Though before it was more of Japan's take on gothic fashion. Currently Visual Kei cant really be defind by one style of clothing since it is based off of musicians' clothing. For example, while theyre all considered visual kei dir en grey's apperance would be considered gothic, The Gazette more punk and Versailles (i die a lil inside everytime im reminded that theyre "main stream" now) is historically inspired and doesnt reallly fit into any fashion catagory.

9kitsune9
01-13-2011, 06:26 PM
^
I have that shirt xD
Its a nice shirt <:
Ebay is a good cheap clothing source, but don't lean solely on clothes from ebay. A lot can be viewed as Punk wear.
I find Ebay sellers more of Japanese punk style then actual Visual kei. Cuz Visual Kei, as defined by X Japan, is eccentric, big hair, crazy makeup, elaborate outfits and etc. If you're going with a toned down clothing, make sure to do something wild with your hair and/or makeup.
I find Visual kei is becoming a lot more broad when it comes to what you can wear.
Just my 2 cents.
Since visual kei has a bunch of sub genres, Oshare Kei, to me, I find would be budget friendly, depending on the look you are going for.

Woah I didn't see your post before xD Thank you! I'm gonna get it from taobao, but I'll look on ebay...maybe its cheaper there...


^ that sounds more like Japanese punk unless you going to add more accessories.

The way VK bands dress, quite often, now-a-days is like a certian style that has been taken over the top and is more elaborate that everday wear. Though before it was more of Japan's take on gothic fashion. Currently Visual Kei cant really be defind by one style of clothing since it is based off of musicians' clothing. For example, while theyre all considered visual kei dir en grey's apperance would be considered gothic, The Gazette more punk and Versailles (i die a lil inside everytime im reminded that theyre "main stream" now) is historically inspired and doesnt reallly fit into any fashion catagory.


What kind of accessories do oyou mean?

Angelx624
01-14-2011, 09:15 AM
I'm hoping to maybe one day put together a Visual Kei outfit, myself. :) I've been kinda inspired by Versailles, so maybe something based off their style. 8D

But yes, it appears that there's many different styles in VK. ^^ And different Jrock bands seem to have different styles. :D I personally prefer Versailles's style. ^^ Their outfits are very beautiful and elaborate. :D

uruha-fan-girl
01-15-2011, 12:03 AM
I really wish to be able to make my own Visual kei clothing...But my level of sewing...is no't so great^ ^;

I really love Uruha from The gazettE style (manly around 2004 to 2008 ish) And I find the style that Versailles have at times can become over whelming...there just so pretty, elegant and their out-fits have some much detail! Phantasmagoria's style is also pretty awesome too^ ^

There are a whole lot of other styles I like too, I really have a thing for those shorts that have leg warmers..but are connected by 2 strap either side of your thighs...<--I don't know if that makes any sense lolz! So here is a few pics of them...^ ^;

9kitsune9
01-15-2011, 06:43 PM
^Oh yeah I know what you're talking about. I think the shorts are cute, too. Maybe I could make some...

uruha-fan-girl
01-15-2011, 09:41 PM
^kool, I would try to make them..that would be if I could sew...ha ha^ ^; I actually own a pair of them..but its no't that style..more punk-ish..but there pretty kool anyway^ ^

LemonedPink
07-19-2011, 02:51 PM
Well you could go for something in the style of what The GazettE or Alice Nine wear (like people have already said) which would probably be the easiest option.. I personally prefer the style of Versailles, but that would be much much harder (and more expensive!) D: Or you could always take a look at X Japan's style.. Their clothes varied a lot, maybe take a look at the more feminine clothes that Yoshiki wore. xD

RoseLuka
09-11-2011, 07:20 PM
I personally adore the Visual K fashion. It just seems like art to me. If i could and looked good in the clothes I'd have a ton but I can wait for it.