|The GazettE, a popular Jrock Band|
Have you ever wanted to look a little bit... Different? Wanted to completely and utterly stand out from the crowd? If Visual Kei is your thing, then here's some cheap and easy suggestions on how to achieve your own unique Visual Kei look. Remember, the biggest thing about this style is that it should be completely unique to you. It's no good simply cosplaying a band member you like and wearing it as your own style. Be brave, be wild, and just go for it! That is how Visual Kei was born, and that it is how it should live.
|Cheap and easy to use!|
|Miyavi shaved his eyebrows.|
Now I personally don't recommend this, because when you're older you might regret having to draw in your eyebrows all the time or having to trim them to stop it going really bushy.
Arguably the most important aspect of Visual Kei! There are some rules you have to consider if you want Visual Kei hair.
Rule N#1 --- Must have some kind of extreme-ness.
Rule N#2 --- No Visual Kei hair obeys the laws of gravity.
Rule N#3 --- If you don't use any kind of hair spray, you're doing it wrong.
|Bou, ex-member of An Cafe. He generally has more|
of an Oshare Kei style, a sub genre of Visual Kei.
If you'd like a little inspiration with hair, check out my earlier blog post, Visual Kei Hairstyles, which could inspire you.
Also remember that Visual Kei hair is for boys and girls, so don't feel that you have to make compromises because of your gender!
Sometimes in the fashion world of Visual Kei, clothing and accessories get so mixed together they truly become One. I'm not going to break that bond, but instead list a few things Visual Kei'ers have done in the past. I hope it inspires you. Some of this will be pretty obvious.
- Chains - Any kind of chain, as as many as you want!
- Hats - This can be anything, to paper hats, to top hats, to mini Gothic Lolita hats
- Ties - These can be ordinary ties to very Visual Kei ones like this!
- Buttons of all sorts
- Goggles and glasses
- Eye contacts
- Hair clips, head bands, bows, etc
- Hand bands
- Collar shirts
- Coats. Lots and lots of coats.
- Studded jackets
- Long black boots
- Trainers & multi coloured laces
- Tattoos / fake and otherwise.
- Ripped material jackets, shirts, skirts, trousers
- Chokers, necklaces, earrings, pendants, rings
- Tights, leggings
- Gloves, arm-warmers
- Zips, usually far more than needed!
- Victorian/Edwardian style clothing and accessories
- Futuristic style clothing & accessories
- Wigs, hair extensions
- Pocket watches