KCON 2013 is just around the corner, and the question that has risen for most (if not all) attendees is this: “WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?!” With thousands of fellow hallyu fans and not to mention a notable handful of idols in attendance this year, the pressure is on to find that perfect outfit. Stuck on what to wear this year? No fear! We’ve broken down KPOP fan fashion into three rough categories, based on what we’ve observed (and worn) from our own time in the hallyu scene. Take a look at what may suit you!
The Style Mavens
Admittedly, you’re a K-Pop fan. You have your favorite artists, biases/ideal types and OTPs (one true pair for those who may not be familiar), but the visual cues of your fandom memberships are subtle. You choose to set off your fashion-forward outfits with K-Pop accessories, ranging from phone cases to rings to necklaces, phone cases or even those cute socks with your favorite idol’s face on them (hidden by your sneakers, of course). Though you love your idols just as much as the next person, you’re fine with showing your love through small displays.
So something like this…
Worn with something like this…
(From L to R: G-Dragon “One of a Kind” necklace, EXO ring, Teen Top rings)
You’re equally as devoted to making a fashion statement as you are about showing off your KPOP loyalties. Whether a shirt emblazoned with Dynamic Duo’s faces, a GD snapback a la “Bad Boy,” or a pair of Teen Top socks (with appropriate shoes), you’re not afraid to show others where your loyalties lie. And as popular fashion-blogger Tricia Gosingtian shows, the “fangirl/fanboy” look can be much more than just wearing a t-shirt and jeans — but regardless of sartorial tendencies, you’re a clear KPOP fan.
Tricia’s take on KPOP fan fashion:
(Clearly, Trica’s a GD/Big Bang stan.)
Besides Tricia’s GD-inspired tops (which we’re absolutely in love with), here’s some other things that you can pick up for your outfit, picked especially for KCON:
You’re a fan who is wholly committed to the cause…of KPOP. You’ve done your extensive research and everything from your hair, makeup and clothes is a carbon copy of your favorite idol. Whether it’s donning the same Joyrich/Chrome Hearts/Stussy/HBA/(insert cool streetwear brand here) T-Shirts and jerseys, colorful clothes, or homemade costume ala your favorite music video, you are a perfect double take for your favorite oppa, unnie or dongsaeng. With a deluge of KPOP online shops making it ridiculously easy to know what clothes your favorite idols are wearing, it’s easier than ever to become an idol, or at least, look like one.
Some great (k)osplays from online:
But hands down, one of our personal favorites — little Big Bang!
So now that you’ve seen the different styles, what will you be wearing at KCON this year?