CHARACTERISTICS OF KODONA
Shapewise: kodona mostly follows the general lolita characteristics in that it places some sort of emphasis on the lower legs/ankles, to emphasize childlikeness (B). In some cases, shirts or coats can be slightly oversized to make the wearer look smaller. Unlike most lolita fashion, there is in general less emphasis on the waist.
Typewise: a lot of the clothing items are gaudy, semiformal wear, much like seen in dolls. Fashion ignorant as I am, I can’t tell you which era of fashion we are talking of! In general, shirts and pants are worn with or without a semiformal coat. Big bow ties or cravats (D) are often worn with the shirt, and top hats and mini top hats seem to go along with the fashion as well (A). Lots of (shiny but sober) platform shoes are worn, though often not heeled (F). Canes and lacy umbrellas may be worn to look classier I guess?
Detailwise: its primary colour groups seem to be black, white and red, and to a much smaller extent dark navy. Patterns may be used (striped socks seem a thing), usually some form of (thin) stripes or checkers. Small decorations (primarily round buttons (C) and brooches) are up in here too.
CHARACTERISTICS OF PASTEL GOTH
Shapewise: since mostly bootie shorts, skirts and dresses are worn in this fashion, there is a large emphasis on long legs, moreso by emphasizing them with socks and tights. Because the colours are the main determining factor in pastel goth, a lot of differently shaped clothing can be worn, varying from slim dresses to very baggy sweaters.
Typewise: very feminine items are worn such as waisted dresses and skirts. The baggy sweaters are on the extreme side compared to the baggy shirts in kodona, as these literally drown the figure to make it look smaller and more fragile I guess? As mentioned before, bootie shorts, dresses and skirts are worn to emphasise the legs, mostly with a “cute creepy” patterned tights or socks. Flat shoes, platforms and heels are all worn. Hats are worn significantly less but bows and headbands are worn, the wearer’s hair is often dyed in one of the characteristic pastel colours.
Detailwise: its primary colour groups are light pinks and purples and black, to some extent also blues and greys. Its colours are in general very muted and there is rarely one colour that really stands out particularly in the whole. Common patterns are skeletons/skulls, bats and crosses, also reflected in the jewellery. Some clothing items are studded. Rings, necklaces and earrings are common accessories.
Shapewise: emphasis on the legs and ankles is a similarity, but achieved in very different ways. Long pants are worn much more in kodona, while the only pants worn in pastel goth are short shorts. Both kodona and pastel goth sometimes feature baggy clothing, although much more prominently in pastel goth.
Typewise: Very feminine items are rarely worn in kodona, but much in pastel goth. Bows will go with both, as well as platform shoes. Pastel goth rarely has hats, let alone big ones like top hats, but a middle ground could be found in mini top hats or smaller sober hats like bowler hats.
Detailwise: kodona has extreme contrast, while pastel goth is very muted. Since colour is very important in pastel goth, a crossover in these styles would need to give priority to pastel goth in colour scheme. Pastel goth is also much less decorative.
Two attempts, because I kind of failed a little and edited the design but then also worked out the other design and ahh! Design 1 leans more towards kodona, both in its higher contrast and its clothing, but is more simple in its accessories and detail than 2, which is more a characteristic of pastel goth.
Design 2 leans more towards pastel goth with the sweater and light colours, but still sports some kodona characteristics under it all.
(there came out kinda bad sorry /u\ but you get the gist I hope??)
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