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Let me just start out by saying I'm not looking for a replica debate.

Sorry this is going to be long. I just want there to be no misunderstanding. Ok now on to the questions.

Over the last few months my sister has been getting into Lolita. She loves Classic, but thinks sweet is fun too. a little while ago she text'd me asking about replica's. I told her that that is WAY to loaded a question for a text. Last night we got together and I showed her a lot of stuff about Lolita and explained both sides of the replica debate, so she could make her own decision.

My views of replicas is that I don't care for them, but don't hate them. My views are 100% apathetic towards the moral and legal points of the issue and lies completely with the quality. I came to this decision myself by buying 2 replicas 2nd hand a while ago on the comm sales(I wanted to see what all the fuss was about). I got them and decided for the most part, they aren't for me.

For this reason I couldn't care less what others wear. As long as they look nice, it doesn't matter to me where their clothes come from. I'm normally apalled by apathy in general, but I just can't make myself care about replicas.

ANYWAY. I also told my sister about the lolita panal at Anime Banzai and how much I learned from it the first time I went and so now she might be going to the panal. However this means she will be borrowing my clothes, she hasn't decided 100% what she wants to borrow but she really likes one of the replicas that's just been hanging in my closet.

So my question is this; would it make anyone feel UNCOMFORTABLE if someone were to wear a replica to this panel, or a meet up in general? Would any of you be mean, refuse to socialize, etc with my sister? I know that we have a nice comm here but just hearing what some people think about replicas makes me worry for my sister. I don't want her to be harressed. I really want to know because this is a community, and it's important that everyone can be together cohesively.

Or maybe because it would be to a con that the atmosphere is more relaxed to you wouldn't care about wearing someone wearing a replica, but maybe not a meet up?(lol weird logic I know, but it's kinda how I feel about it for myself XD) really I'm just wondering how everyone feels about OTHER PEOPLE wearing replcas.

Also if the response is that people are 'ok' with people wearing whatever they want, I myself might wear a replica skirt my husband bought for me. (not knowing what it is, he just thought it was cute) because its the only blkxwht thing I have and my husband wants to wear a blkxwht kodona at the panel and I think it would be so cute to match him! <3

Ok and also, who is running the Lolita panel this year? I'm assumeing it will be Xen again since she always does a wonderful job. Does anyone want to plan a small meetup for about that time? maybe like just getting dinner together after the panel?

I look forward to you're responses. Really, I am looking for honesty here. Like I said I'm really apathetic towards the whole subject. If you don't feel comfortable with leaving a comment, feel free to PM me! Also, even if you don't see this post for a few weeks, still feel free to let me know how you feel if you want!


Oct. 8th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Yeah I know this is a pretty nice and mature comm so even when there are things we don't agree with everyone is still really nice.

Honestly I think I worried myself so much about it because about 2 months ago I descovered Btb, (Loli secrets), and the people on there are so mean I was really worried for my sister @_@

Thats so cool that you will be at the artist alley! I'll look for you! What kinds of things will you be selling?
Oct. 9th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it kinda amazes me how mean people are, especially with such a small community like with Lolitas. But I suppose you'll always have em in a group no matter what :l

Ahaha, thanks! I'll just be selling prints and doing art commissions. I really want to start trying to make the craftier cute things, but I only just recently got more free time. So maybe next year?

I'm super looking forward to meeting everyone again, and hopefully we can have dinner/hang out? It seems like Friday evening's the best day for a couple of us?
Oct. 9th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's definately looking like Friday would be the day to hang out. Of course finding a time might also be a problem since I'm pretty sure that peoples priority for the weekend will be centered around the con itself.

As for the food there are lots of (cheap) places within walking distance/close by the con, so that really shouldn't be too big a deal. The places I'm remembering off the top of my head are Panda Express and NYPD pizza.

Also I can't wait to see some of your drawings!


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