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This topic will be for any Japanese styles! I'll list some I know with the Wikipedia description xD
but if anyone else knows any others, please post them here with a corresponding picture if you can! <3
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Gyaru
- Ganguro gyaru (ガングロギャル) - a gal with an artificial deep tan and bleached hair.
- Kogyaru - generally a high school student (高校生 kōkōsei).
- Oyajigyaru (オヤジギャル) - from oyaji and gyaru. A gyaru who behaves in a masculine way, who drinks beer and uses rough language.
- Onegyaru (お姉ギャル) - a gyaru who has graduated from high school, and thus become a more mature onee-san (literally "elder sister" but, here, "young lady"). The style is more sophisticated.
- Ogyaru (汚ギャル) - a dirty or disheveled gyaru who may forsake daily baths or takes little care in her behaviour and dress, even by gyaru standards.
- Gyaruo (ギャル男) - the gyaru's male counterpart. Below are sub fashions for Gyaruo.
-- Military (ミリテリー系)
-- Rock (ロック系)
-- Biker (バイカー系)
-- American Casual (アメカジ系)
-- Surfer (サーファー系)
-- Host (ホスト系)
-- Adult (お兄系)
- Manba (マンバ) - deep tan and contrasting white make-up. Their hair is usually pastel-coloured or blonde, and very long and back-combed. Their clothes are neon and layered.
- Kigurumin - wear kigurumi, a type of pajama-suit that resembles an animal and sometimes cartoon characters.
- Bibinba (ビビンバ) - this look usually includes a lot of gold and jewelery. Similar to b-gal.
- Banba (バンバ) - barbie-gal, with differences such as their wearing of slippers and stilettos. They also use more glitter, and have a neon touch to their hair. They use more extreme-looking types of false eyelashes and coloured contact lenses. The most respected Gal-cir is Angeleek; there are 22 members in their Tokyo group, and they have many other groups throughout the country.
- Kyoba bo-i - the male banba. The make-up is similar to Sentaa-gai's, but the eyes can be made up to look bigger. They accessorize excessively and commonly don bangs.
- Himegyaru (姫ギャル) - girls who dress as princesses. Hair colours vary from blonde to brown and is usually very big and teased. They wear expensive clothing from brands such as Liz Lisa and Jesus Diamante.
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Lolita
-- A fashion subculture in Japan that is primarily influenced by Victorian children’s clothing.
- Gothic Lolita
-- This Gothic fashion has been adopted into the Lolita fashion through the use of darker make up, clothing, and themes in the design.
- Sweet Lolita
-- Focusing on the child and fantasy aspects of Lolita, the Sweet Lolita style adopts the basic Lolita format and uses lighter colors and child fantasy themes in its design.
- Classic Lolita
--This look can be seen as the more sophisticated, mature Lolita style because of its use of small, intricate patterns, as well more muted colors on the fabric and in the overall design. The colors in the classic Lolita style are lighter than those in the gothic Lolita, but are not as light as those used in sweet Lolita.
- Punk Lolita
-- Punk Lolita (or Lolita Punk) adds punk fashion elements to Lolita fashion. Motifs that are usually found in punk clothing, such as tattered fabric, safety pins and chains, screen-printed fabrics, plaids, and short, androgynous hairstyles are incorporated into the Lolita look.
- Other Lolita
-- Because of the do it yourself nature of Lolita fashion, many other subtypes have come out of the basic Lolita frame. These styles are often not as well known as the ones mentioned above, but they do showcase the creative nature of the Lolita fashion, and illustrate how people make the fashion their own.
- Wa Lolita
-- Wa Lolita (or Waloli) combines traditional Japanese clothing styles with the Lolita fashion. Wa Lolita usually consists of kimono or hakama modified to fit with common Lolita garments.
- Qi Lolita
-- Qi Lolita is a similar style to Wa Lolita but uses Chinese clothing and accessories in place of Japanese.
- Ouji/ Kodona/ Dandy ( Male Lolita Fashions )
-- Ouji meaning "prince," is a Japanese fashion that is considered the male version of Lolita fashion. This style takes its influence from the clothing boys in the Victorian era wore.
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Visual Kei
-Visual Kei refers to a movement among Japanese musicians,[1][2] that is characterized by the use of eccentric, sometimes flamboyant looks. This usually involves striking make-up, unusual hair styles and elaborate costumes.

Oshare Kei
- Oshare means "stylish" or "fashionable". Since the introduction of Oshare Kei, many Visual Kei bands have begun to include brighter colors and more cheerful content into the repertoire, blurring the lines between the known Visual genres.
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Cosplay
- Cosplay is short for "costume play". This Japanese subculture is centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, Japanese pop music bands, Visual Kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by the band Sound Horizon), and novels. However, in some circles, "cosplay" has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume.

Bōsōzoku
- This Japanese subculture is associated with motorcycle clubs and gangs.

Sukeban
means delinquent girl or boss girl in Japanese, equivalent to the male Bancho. The common signifiers of Sukeban include brightly-dyed or permed hair, and modifications of the school uniform such as wearing coloured socks, rolling up the sleeves and lengthening the skirt. Sukeban may engage in activities such as glue sniffing, stimulant use, shoplifting, theft, prostitution and violence, but if arrested, they can be charged with the lesser offence of "pre-delinquency".
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Thank you for this thread! Now I know the different types of Japanese style I wont get confused now. lol
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you're super welcomee! ^___^ <33
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I'd say I like Wa Lolita, Qi Lolita, and Cosplay the best!
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im a gyaru fan even now im learning parapara ^^
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i m a lolita... hehehe... ^^
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I like gyaru fashion, and there's more gyaru styles at this website:

http://japanlinked.com/Japanese-Culture/Gyaru-Gal-Styles.html

My favorite one is:

Ganjiro / Shiro Gyaru

This style pertains to any GAL who chooses not to tan but follows all of the other gal trends. They even go above and beyond the call of duty to remain "bihaku"(beautifully white) and apply sun-block. Some ganjiro choose a light bronze skintone but never tan religiously. It's not the tan that makes you GAL it's the attitude and way of carrying yourself...as well as the fashions you tend to wear. Ganjiro can still be any of the previous fashions other than Gonguro and Ganguro, some even slick on orange make-up and pretend to be Yamanba for a day...many Yamanba are very pale under all the make-up.
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iam punk lolita .
i like it .
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...mock gyaru descriptions!

Thank you for the well written descriptions...

Now days, as gyaru styles become more popular all over the world, and many new people want to give it a try, here are some more styles of gyaru i thought might be useful:


Gaijigyaru (or Gaigyaru):
A gaijin (foreigner) who has successfully incorporated a gyaru style, carries herself well, does not deny her heritage and has an appropriate attitude to match.

Babagyaru:
A person unsuccessful at their gyaru attempts, yet still thinks they know everything about it.. Tends to post strange youtube tutorials.

Bakagyaru:
A person who may seem gyaru, but takes gyaru styles too seriously, uses defensive, generalizing or "judging" statements supporting their case, and shows a stubborn lack of understanding, research or practical experience.

Glossary of japanese terms used;
baba = a Japanese slang for old lady (impolite).
baka = stupid (can also mean obsessed crazy when used at the beginning of a word)
note: "gai" (term for outside) should not be confused with "gei" (gay), just in case a subculture of Geigyaru ever arises.

P.s. Halloween is but a week away! get ready to dress up, go wild and PARTAY!
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...mock gyaru descriptions!

Thank you for the well written descriptions...

Now days, as gyaru styles become more popular all over the world, and many new people want to give it a try, here are some more styles of gyaru i thought might be useful:


Gaijigyaru (or Gaigyaru):
A gaijin (foreigner) who has successfully incorporated a gyaru style, carries herself well, does not deny her heritage and has an appropriate attitude to match.

Babagyaru:
A person unsuccessful at their gyaru attempts, yet still thinks they know everything about it.. Tends to post strange youtube tutorials.

Bakagyaru:
A person who may seem gyaru, but takes gyaru styles too seriously, uses defensive, generalizing or "judging" statements supporting their case, and shows a stubborn lack of understanding, research or practical experience.

Glossary of japanese terms used;
baba = a Japanese slang for old lady (impolite).
baka = stupid (can also mean obsessed crazy when used at the beginning of a word)
note: "gai" (term for outside) should not be confused with "gei" (gay), just in case a subculture of Geigyaru ever arises.

P.s. Halloween is but a week away! get ready to dress up, go wild and PARTAY!


AWH wow! thank youu soo much! ( ^ o ^ ) / ♥
i've never heard of these terms yet! always happy learn more x)
and thats truee! there is definitely more and more trying the style♥
ooh! and yepp~ halloween in only a few days! <3
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oooh! i learned a lot! lol
thanks!
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