Archive | September 2016

50+ Lolita Meetup Theme Ideas

Every Lolita meetup doesn’t need to have a theme, and in fact it could be weird to attach a theme to a casual meetup. However, if you’re going to put a lot of effort into coordinating a meetup, it could be a good idea to have a theme! A theme can make a Lolita meetup more interesting as people try to dress to match the theme, and activities or food can often be planned to match the theme as well. This in mind, I’ve made a list of 52 possible themes for Lolita fashion meetups! I’ll include activity ideas with some of them, as well. (These ideas are in no particular order)

  • Mystical Forest
  • Neverland
  • Fairy Tales
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate
  • Flowers (Attend a flower arranging class or visit a botanical garden!)
  • Winter/Holidays
  • Mermaid
  • Old School
  • Disney
  • Music
  • Teddy Bears
  • Love Letters (Have attendees write love letters to each other!)
  • Space
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Perfume (Allow attendees to blend their own essential oils to make their own scent!)
  • Roses
  • Pets
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Halloween (Costume contest – who has the best Lolita costume?)
  • Princess
  • Roomwear / Dreamland
  • Pearls
  • Candy
  • Birds
  • Horror
  • Fall (Have the event somewhere you can see lots of lovely fall leaves!)
  • Jewels
  • Magical Girls
  • Macarons
  • Art
  • Cosmetics
  • Carousel
  • Masquerade
  • Kamikaze Girls
  • Underwater
  • Rococo
  • Easter / Pastel Day
  • Tea (Attend a class about tea, or make something unique with tea, such as soap)
  • Gingham
  • Sanrio
  • Zodiac
  • Fairies
  • Cats
  • Sky
  • Bambi / Fawn
  • Harry Potter
  • Country (Have a picnic!)
  • Pirates
  • OTT
  • Gothic
  • Victorian Christmas

There you have it, 50 themes! I don’t claim that these are all my original ideas, though it did take me a bit of brain storming to come up with the list. You might try to brainstorm your own original theme. Things to consider in coming up with your own theme are:

  • How hard is this theme to dress for?
  • If it is difficult, do attendees have enough notice to buy or make something to match this theme?
  • Should I try to broaden this theme? (Example “Mermaids” could be broadened to “Neverland,” which includes mermaids, pirates, fairies and other potential outfit inspiration.)

I hope this list was able to help you plan your next Lolita meetup!