I would absolutely be willing to do it! I haven’t reallydanced for three years, but I do have twelve years of training behind me, if that will help! :3
Hi! Lyssa, aka The Dancing Skaia again.
First things first, Thank you! Your support (aka all of you screaming with joy at me) has given me real hope that Ava and I can really put this together.
Second, you all unanimously agreed that our idea was a good one, but now I must pose to you a more specific question:
While it has been decided that our idea is good
Would you agree to participate in or donate to putting on such a large-scale performance?
Reblog if you say Yes!
I’m very sorry for not posting much… I’m in school, so updating regularly is extremely hard for me. However, I will be (hopefully) creating a new tutorial/101 post every saturday, and I will try to at least check in with you guys a couple of times throughout the week. ^^
And a quick shout out to my followers:
Thank you, all of you! I’ve only posted a few things, but seeing this positive feedback is helping me stay encouraged to post more!
I haven’t taken any yet, but my friends and I are planning a photo shoot this weekend ^^ I’ll be posting some of the pictures of me, and then I’ll finally have an icon as well! :D
Here is one of the things I really wish I could find. Below, I will take apart each of the parts you can find in the average kodona outfit and explain it in detail. Keep in mind, most of this is just guidelines. I am not saying these are absolute rules! These are just things to keep in mind, and they’re the guidelines I personally follow when I put together my kodona outfits.
Headwear-Usually either a mini-top hat or a full sized top hat. Adding things like bows, ribbon, and lace is encouraged. A kodona really should own at least one mini top hat. Always make sure that your headwear matches your outfit! You can’t go wrong with black! for a more feminine look, alice bows and simple lolita headdresses also look nice.
Shirt-A nice button down shirt or blouse is essential. There are a bunch of ways you can go with this, and pretty much anything goes as long as it follows three basic rules: it looks nice, it matches the rest of your outfit, and no shoulders are showing. Now, there are a lot of embellishments you can make in order to fancy your shirt up a bit. You could add lace or ruffles on the sleeves, on the collar, down the middle, the possibilities are endless! Basically, if you look at a spot on the shirt and think “there should be some lace there!” go for it! Oh, and another thing: ALWAYS tuck in your shirt! It looks sloppy if you don’t! There are a couple exceptions for this, but for the most part, your shirt should ALWAYS be tucked in, especially if you’re wearing a…
Waistcoat-There are just as many opportunities here as there are with the shirt. A waistcoat isn’t absolutely essential, but they sure do look lice and help to add some variety to your wardrobe. The nice thing about these is that they’re relatively easy to make. Seriously, if I can make it, anyone can. As with the shirts, you can add lace and frills wherever you want. I have a black one with a huge bow on the back! Just remember, for both of these: it needs to match your outfit, and try not to overdo it with the embellishments. Keep it tasteful: there is a very fine line between amazing and tacky.
Suspenders-Another nice, but not necessary part of a kodona outfit. For these, try to make sure that they match your pants. Once again, you can’t go wrong with black! There are two styles that I can think of off the top of my head: clip on and button on. Clip ons are easy to put on and can attach to any pair of pants, but don’t look quite as “high class” as button ons. Button ons are a bit harder to put on and you need to sew the buttons into your pants, but they look much nicer, in my opinion. The choice is entirely yours to make.
Neckwear-There are three main options for you here: a bow tie, a necktie, and a cravat. The most common one is a bow tie. One could argue that a kodona that doesn’t own a bow tie is like a lolita that doesn’t own a petticoat. However, you can create a nice outfit without a bow tie or any neckwear at all! (I’m wearing one right now!) Again, with this one, make sure it matches your outfit! Also, the bigger the better! I personally love the look of a large bow tie made out of tulle and have four of them, with a top hat to match.
With cravats, I don’t really know too much about them because I’m personally not very fond of them. However, if you would like to wear one, just make sure it looks nice and tasteful. I would suggest, if you do wear one, to wear it with a fairly plain shirt, otherwise it’ll be lost in the frills.
For neckties, I’d suggest using the same rules as the bow ties, except for “bigger is better.” A regular tie is just fine, but if you’re like me and you can’t tie one to save your life, clip on ones look just as good! Also, you could add some lace to the edges, and for a more feminine look, use a thicker and shorter tie.
Pants-The usual choice of a Kodona is shorts, although there are so many variations on that that pants really deserve their own post. However, to keep things simple, a good rule to follow is this: take your arm and straighten it out with your hand against your leg. If the shorts fall somewhere between the tip of your thump and your knees, then you’re fine. You could wear long pant, but shorts are what most kodonas wear. Also, NO JEANS. You are wearing a fahsion based off of Victorian and/or Rococo fashion. You do NOT want to be wearing jeans with that.
For socks and shoes, just wear nice shoes and knee-high socks. I usually wear mary janes, just because I happen to own quite a few of them. Any dress shoes are okay, though. During the winter, you could wear long leggings as well, they look just as nice!
I’m not even going to talk about jackets in this post. There are so many options, they need their own post.
Now, a “bare-bones” kodona outfit will usually consist of a shirt, a pair of shorts, knee-high socks, and a pair of shoes. However, adding things like a waste-coat, a mini top hat, a bowtie, and suspenders helps to add more variety to your outfits and spice them up to look a bit more fancy.
I hope this little guide helps out some!
Hello~ I suppose my first post should be an introduction, that makes the most sense to me!
My name is Emily. I have been interested in Lolita fashion and the Lolita community in general for a long time, and kodona has always been a favourite of mine as far as styles go. I’ve only recently began actually wearing kodona, although that’s because I like to do extensive research on a style and know it inside and out before I begin actually wearing it.
But that one of the main things that caused me to start this blog. One of the main things I look at when trying to get together a wardrobe for a fashion is tutorials, and, well… There’s hardly any anywhere! And besides that, there’s very little information on kodona at all! So here, I’m going to be posting tutorials and guides and whatnot from what I’ve learned actually making and wearing the fashion. This blog is going to be everything I wish I could’ve found starting out in kodona.
In this blog, you will be able to find clothing tutorials, makeup tutorials, hair tutorials, money-saving tips, and a couple of stories from my own life as a kodona. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful!