Goth Kawaii is a fashion that emerged to light in early 2010; it is a mixture of Goth with a soft pastel color palette. So sometimes it's also called Pastel Goth. And the first thing that comes to mind is how these two worlds collide with each other? And how did they make a hybrid that we are all in love with? I am not going to hide the fact that I am fascinated with this style, and I am excited to explore this fashion trend and share tips with you so you and I can rock it.
What is Goth Kawaii?
The Goth subculture started in the UK during the early 1980s, it was created by fans of gothic rock. On the other hand, the Kawaii subculture became popular with Rune Naito’s magazine art in the 1950s; these two subcultures were merged in the early 2010s and elevated the realm of gothic and kawaii fashion.
Goth Kawaii is a mixture of creepy and cute, pastel colors and a dark palette; it incorporates more than one aesthetic. Goth Kawaii rose to fame in a short time, thanks to the famous fashion icon in Japan, Juria Nakagawa. The concept of Goth Kawaii is like rainbow clouds, or the yin and yang; the simple idea is that you have to showcase both your eerie and adorable side.
How to Dress Goth Kawaii?
There are two different paths to choose when it comes to Goth Kawaii fashion; obscure and pastel. The Goth Kawaii outfits should bring out a contrast between the bright influence of the Kawaii fashion and the orthodox gothic style.
When it comes to dressing like a Goth Kawaii, we need to remember that the look comes down to two major elements: a Goth Kawaii skirt or dress and an edgy pair of shoes.
If you want to choose a Goth Kawaii dress, look for designs such as skater dresses, pinafores, smocks, or any design that could be described as Kawaii, then you can add a notch of traditional gothic to create that Goth Kawaii look.
Patterns also help to add more texture, color, and detail to any Goth kawaii outfit. Some of the popular prints are sugar skulls, crosses, and early 2000s movie quotes that can help you get that Goth Kawaii aesthetic.
For example, you can wear a crop top that has a thorn cross, a skirt with a punk pleated patchwork skirt; and add a jacket that screams I am a unicorn I come from wonderland.
The main idea of Goth Kawaii is about mixing soft colors with the darker side of the spectrum, to get a distinctive style combination; you can always improvise and depend on your creativity.
How to Accessorize a Goth Kawaii Outfit?
When we want to go Goth Kawaii, we shouldn’t forget about the accessories because they play an important factor in this fashion style.
The Goth fashion uses inverted crosses, skulls, and spikes, or anything creepy; but don’t forget the Kawaii overdose because you want to look creepy and sweet, and for a load of cuteness, you can use a pastel choker, hairclips with cute designs, and anything adorable. The main idea is to look like a lovely nightmare because this style is all about mending two different worlds and creating something beautiful.
Also, our website provides so many articles of clothing that can help you rock this style.
How About Hair?
Hair is one of the major differences between a traditional Goth and a Goth Kawaii; a Goth Kawaii applies a colorful palette.
You’ll have to start bleaching your hair and then let your imagination and creativity take you to the rainbow world. Don’t be scared of dying your hair; as a matter of fact, I just dyed mine in pastel pink last month.
Also, if you are scared of damaging your hair, you can wear wigs if you’re comfortable with them, especially if they are in pastel colors; the look will be terrific and outstanding.
Did We Forget Make-Up?
Goth Kawaii make-up has a distinguish approach; it usually consists of heavy eyeliners, thick false eyelashes, and dark lipstick shades.
You can get inspired by watching tutorials on YouTube, make sure to use your creativity, and just make sure to enjoy the process.
As you have an idea about the basics, you can roam freely and add your little touch; your goal is to achieve a creepy and cute doll vibe, and not to end up looking like Chucky the doll.
How About Confidence?
If you want to rock Goth Kawaii or any fashion style, the only thing you need is confidence; people will always have something to say, but nobody pays your rent, so it shouldn’t affect you.
Whether you’re wearing a casual outfit or a Goth kawaii one, you should always feel comfortable in your skin and not let anyone take you down.
In fact, this style is made to bring out your personality and your beauty. So just dress up and live your extra life.
Goth Kawaii is a fashion that started in the late 2010s and was inspired by the traditional gothic fashion and the kawaii subculture. It is a very distinctive mixture that can perfectly portray the layers of your personality; however, the Goth Kawaii is only a fashion aesthetic and not an identity.
In order to rock this aesthetic, you’ll need to mix two a dark and a pastel palette; the whole idea is to be paradoxical, making something astonishing out of two worlds. You want to look like a rock star but at the same time like a girl next door.
Remember to accentuate your makeup, and focus on your eyes and lips, your makeup has to be adorable and creepy, and it shouldn’t scream Halloween vibes.
Add accessories to your outfit, pastel chokers and cross earrings or skull rings, and cute hair clips, make sure to wear things that you like and speak to your imagination. Dye your hairs in pastel colors or wear a cute wig if you can’t dye it.
Play with colors and patterns, create your own look, and don’t be afraid to be yourself. You can look incredible in anything if you’re confident. Be a beautiful nightmare, be that unicorn you always loved, don’t be afraid of showing your colors.