Im not going to say I never knew this obsession existed, my style is defined un-gal because I am sure its because its not a "gal brand look-a-like". Here is why I never sipped the brand kool-aid.
1. Ever since jr-high I already had the mentality of brand names not being that serious. Sketchers was the shoe brand that was a brand name for me and this is back when it was new and not the brand it is today. One pair a year for each new school year. Payless was my favorite place in the world because I can have my kind of sneakers or shoes in the style I want for under 10-20$. The only name brand I had was from thrift shops and I adore them like it was new clothes. I already have figured that for the price of the new Jordan's I can have two pairs of shoes formal and non, 2 jeans and 4 shirts. Im thankful for whatever my parents did because that is how I grew up.
This is not to say I hate brands there are some brands that is just unique and I would pay more for because its one of a kind, kind of like McQueen style compared to juicy OR D.I.A. belts because you cant find dupes of those, even the dupes dont really do much. There are some brands that dont try at all, a t-shirt with a croc on it for how much?
Ma*rs yes is unique and cute but the quality is sex shop quality. I cant pay that much for hooker looking material as a cosplayer? I know fabrics and fabrics like that dont cost that much. You know those alice in wonderland packets in the Halloween store thats all whored up and cost a bunch, that is what it reminds me of. I wont put down anyone who'd buy it but me I would be ashamed to pay that much for that quality or bland creativity. I will buy dupes but Mars is not that creative enough to spend that much, The print is all they have for them.
Think about it, a hooker dont care much for brands either all they care about is showing the goods they are selling and you dont need a 90$ skirt to show it.
2. Without brands you get creative. That is my number one reason to go cheap, my style wont look gal because its not a Japanese brand or styling and Japanese brand/style look-a-likes is very close to impossible to find in the west (though Glad news is very forever 21 right now, we are getting somewhere.) My style I find is as close as you can get to gal with my creativity mixed in with it, and with that you stand out.
With going cheap and creative you are not another model with the same skirt, belt, hair, sweater and makeup like for example the Black Diamond members.
They all look like D.I.A shop staffs when you have to wear the brand to work there.....is black Diamond sponsored by D.I.A? Its nice to look like sisters but for how long?
3. You save money or you can buy plenty more with the money left.......................need I go on.
Spend money where it matters the most
-a good wig. Halloween wigs are my pet peeve, cosplayer do this too XD
-unique products that has never been duped or duped well enough, like winged boots or even platforms cause your feet is too big. Personal experience.
|Or this bag which is expensive but ive never seen anything like it for that price|
Wait why am I telling you what to do? Do what you want with your money that makes you feel right. This is just my motto <3 comment-3--="">3>
Okay I love you bye bye~
p.s. I googled black diamond gyaru and my picture is there from that experimental makeup on a hot day XD, if you can only choose the pictures to pop up.