I'm not an everyday Lolita. I can admit this. I do wear it often, yes, and I love reading about it and browsing websites featuring it even while dressed in a short summer dress and sandals. But while I can get away with it pretty well enough in my small little Minnesota town, I wonder how well my occasional OTT Gothic Lolita will fare once I head off to university.
St. Cloud is a decent sized city. It boasts some good restaurants, one of the more decent malls, and a fantastic university campus, which I will (hopefully) be living at this autumn. However, I have no idea if there are any Lolitas who live in that area or not. I certainly haven't heard about any and I've done my research!
If Lolita is completely foreign to St. Cloud's campus, what kind of reactions am I going to get from fellow students and staff? Will my dorm roommate totally freak out the first time I throw on my black Bodyline dress and a pair of frilly socks? Am I going to face sneers and insulting comments?
You know what? I'm not sure I care. I'm going to this place to get an education...I'm not going to worry too much about what my peers are doing, wearing, or even saying about me. Who knows...I may even inspire some people to start dressing differently....maybe?
Are any of my readers university students? Have any of you ever lived in a dormitory? What kind of reactions did you get whilst wearing your Lolita?