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Cool Harajuku Gothic Clothing Outfits

Updated on June 28, 2011
A stunningly beautiful outfit straight from Harajuku. Lots of lace, lots of black. This is a Victorian inspired black gothic lolita outfit. Notice the elaborate nails which are truly wonderous as well as the beautiful eye makeup.
A stunningly beautiful outfit straight from Harajuku. Lots of lace, lots of black. This is a Victorian inspired black gothic lolita outfit. Notice the elaborate nails which are truly wonderous as well as the beautiful eye makeup.

Harajuku is a district of Japan famous for its fashionable boutiques and clothing stores. There are all kinds of Harajuku clothing styles. Here is some inspiration for gothic clothing styles straight from the streets of Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district.

Japanese girls love fashion, and Japan is easily the most fashionable place on the planet. Although many of the Harajuku girls only dress up in their outfits on Sundays, many other Japanese girls love to wear this kind of outfit all the time.

Enjoy these photos taken on the streets of Tokyo! Whether you love gothic fashion, general Japanese fashion or are just looking for Halloween outfit and party ideas I hope you find some good inspiration here.

This has to be one of the most amazing gothic inspired outfits I've ever seen. There's some fantastic inspiration here, from the cute lace up kitten heeled shoes, while knee length socks and contrasting black handbag
This has to be one of the most amazing gothic inspired outfits I've ever seen. There's some fantastic inspiration here, from the cute lace up kitten heeled shoes, while knee length socks and contrasting black handbag

Cool Gothic Dresses

Harajuku styled Gothic dresses are fabulous, and will really get you noticed!

Gothic dresses tend to be black, white, or a combination of both colors. The more lace attached to the dress, the better. The photos in this article will show you some ideas of how to style your perfect gothic look.

Genuine gothic dresses are very expensive. However, the standard of finishing is very high and if a dress is well looked after it will last for years. Harajuku gothic dresses tend to be fairly timeless, so they will make a classic addition to the wardrobe.

If black or white aren't your think then think pink! There are some lovely pink gothic inspired outfits available.

Cool Gothic Shoes

Japanese girls are usually quite short, so they love platform shoes and boots!

Gothic shoes and boots are normally either black or pink. Like many Japanese fashion items, shoes can often be accessorised with bows and lots of lace! Just be careful walking in those platform heels!

Japanese Gothic Accessories

Hair accessories are really popular in Japan. Think bows! Think little hats! Think cat's ears! The bigger the accessory, the bigger the impact.

Black or white hair accessories make a perfect accessory to a gothic outfit.

Other Japanese Fashion Inspiration

Maid culture is alive and well in Akihabara's Electric Town. A Japanese maid outfit is a great Halloween costume idea!

The streets of neighboring Shibuya are also a great place to spot great Tokyo street fashion.

Japanese fashion does cute like no other. Here's a hub about cute Japanese fashion trends.

Tokyo fashion items can be quite hard to find outside of Japan. While cheaply made Chinese clothing can be sufficient for occasional wearing to fancy dress parties and the like, you'll notice that Japanese clothing is of far superior quality. The genuine article is essential if you want an authentic gothic outfit like you see on the streets of Harajuku.

but a number of companies import Japanese clothing and accessories. Tokyo Toys has a good range of genuine Japanese clothing and accessories. They are based in the UK but they export to most countries.

Big fashion accessories get you noticed! This is a great gothic bow that will go great with any goth outfit!
Big fashion accessories get you noticed! This is a great gothic bow that will go great with any goth outfit!
A pair of killer stilletto heels will make a great finishing touch to any gothic inspired outfit. These shoes have lovely bling heels which will be sure to get you noticed
A pair of killer stilletto heels will make a great finishing touch to any gothic inspired outfit. These shoes have lovely bling heels which will be sure to get you noticed
In Japan about the only rule for handbags is that they must be BIG! A black and white bag is just as eye catching as a colored bag. Just remember it might be difficult to find your iPod Nano in such a big bag!
In Japan about the only rule for handbags is that they must be BIG! A black and white bag is just as eye catching as a colored bag. Just remember it might be difficult to find your iPod Nano in such a big bag!
A sensational gothic inspired outfit - this very pretty dress is breathtakingly beautiful and the white platform heels add the perfect touch to a stunning outfit that created a lot of interest on the fashion crazy streets of Harajuku
A sensational gothic inspired outfit - this very pretty dress is breathtakingly beautiful and the white platform heels add the perfect touch to a stunning outfit that created a lot of interest on the fashion crazy streets of Harajuku
White boots are a great addition to a white themed gothic lolita outfit. The best gothic style boots have plenty of laces. Again, the platform boot is very popular in Japan - you can never be too tall!
White boots are a great addition to a white themed gothic lolita outfit. The best gothic style boots have plenty of laces. Again, the platform boot is very popular in Japan - you can never be too tall!
This is a another great example of a stunning outfit seen on the streets of Tokyo's fashionable Harajuku district. Black laceup boots are a classic gothic clothing staple. Here they are combined with lacy black knee length socks.
This is a another great example of a stunning outfit seen on the streets of Tokyo's fashionable Harajuku district. Black laceup boots are a classic gothic clothing staple. Here they are combined with lacy black knee length socks.
If you think a bow in your hair is too girlie, then how about a little Victorian inspired hat? Again, a great accessory that can finish off a lovely goth-inspired outfit
If you think a bow in your hair is too girlie, then how about a little Victorian inspired hat? Again, a great accessory that can finish off a lovely goth-inspired outfit
Black or white not your thing? Then think PINK! There are some lovely gothic inspired outfits that are also available in pink. Is this overdressing? In Japan certainly not!
Black or white not your thing? Then think PINK! There are some lovely gothic inspired outfits that are also available in pink. Is this overdressing? In Japan certainly not!

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    • DaisyChain profile image

      DaisyChain 

      7 years ago from France

      I'm fascinated by this fashion. Only just stumbled upon it and never actually seen anyone wearing such stuff, (I live in Limousin S W France and we wear mostly wellies), but the ex art student in me thrills to the whole voluptuous decadence of it all.

    • Nick Malizia profile image

      Nick Malizia 

      7 years ago from USA

      Cool stuff! Have you ever heard of a music group called "Kokusyoku Sumire?" They're related to this scene and they play really cool classical music.

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