Vol. 4 Iss. 3

AntiHero

We’re all familiar with the concept of heroes vs villains. One person is here to save the day, and the other is here to totally ruin it. But there’s an ambiguous grey area—where the AntiHero lives. In Part One, Mirror Mirror, we look at the AntiHero and our preconceptions of them. In pop culture, figures like Ami Suzuki show us that there’s a thin line between icon and infamous villain. Part Two, Look Again, reminds us that everything is not as it seems. Even within the community there are sub-subcultural styles that exist in opposition. Classic Lolita and Gothic Lolita have the same origin story, but they’re the kawaii visual equivalent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Part Three is AntiHero. Think boudoir-ready red dress and latex black numbers!

PART ONE

Mirror Mirror

We’re all familiar with the concept of heroes vs villains, but there’s an ambiguous grey area—where the AntiHero lives. In Part One, Mirror Mirror, we look at the AntiHero and our preconceptions of them. There’s a thin line between icon and infamous villain—just ask Ami Suzuki. Part Two, Look Again, reminds us that everything is not as it seems. Classic Lolita and Gothic Lolita have the same origin story, but they’re the kawaii visual equivalent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Part Three is AntiHero. Think boudoir-ready red dress and latex black numbers!

PART ONE

Mirror Mirror