Hi!! So I've been wanting to get into wearing menhera fashion and I was curious how difficult you'd rate the fashion on a scale of 1 to 10 for beginners! Thank you! ^^
Hi! So I think rating menhera as a fashion is a bit difficult to rate but I’ll explain why.
So the fashion is pretty basic and good if it’s your first fashion but it’s only “easy” to get into if you do your research. With the subject matter menhera covers you could easily offend people or wear the fashion incorrectly if you haven’t learned about motifs, a summary of it’s origin, and other stuff. Of course knowing all of the nitty-gritty dates and info is not required but it should be a thing you at least have briefed. Like with Lolita fashion you should know what the basics are and how to wear it properly. Also with all things, having worn a Harajuku/alternative fashion and ha
The easy thing about menhera though, is that the price of items and accessibility of items is more affordable and simple than other fashions. While you can’t go into a Forever21 or Target and come back out with a whole menhera coordinate, you can still get pastels and clothes for an outfit easily and with artists like CherryCheezy now having made-to-order shirts with menhera illustrations, its easier than ever before.
So I guess depending on where you fall will determine the difficulty so I’d give menhera two ratings.
No Experience in Harajuku/Alternative fashion: 6
Just do your research and you’ll be fine. <3
Experience With Harajuku/Alternative Fashion: 3.9 (4.5?)
I still don’t give it a beginner rating of 1 because I even see people with years of experience in Harajuku fashion not portraying menhera correctly or not realizing the semi-seriousness of the fashion. ;-/ But it still can be pretty easy as long as you KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WEARING!!
@cherrycheezy was nice enough to reprint these for me after I accidentally ruined the originals; I was new and too careless with my items and I’m so happy to have them for coords again because they were my very first menhera tops!
My @cherrycheezy lucky pack came in today, and I really did get lucky. :)
I was really hoping for the Hello Nurse Kitty shirt, and lo and behold! I also received a set of strawberry milk tigh highs. ❤️
A small review:
All prints are crisp.
The shirts are good quality, and the print seems the type that can handle being washed a lot. They’re also nice and long.
The fabric of the socks is fairly thick, and if my other pairs of this artist are a reference, probably easy to wash. They fit me (EU size 38-40), but probably won’t stretch much over that (a little heads-up for those lovely people out there who are bigger than me).
The rosettes are sturdy and come with a safety backing, which is nice because my dyspraxic ass is bad with pointy things. The button has a normal safety pin back. The rosettes match the colour scheme of the shirts. I don’t know if that’s a lucky coincidence or if that happened on purpose, though.
The pouch is pretty standard, what you’d expect from the preview pictures. It’s the perfect size for some emergency first-aid supplies or to hold a few stimtoys (which is what I plan on using it for).
Fun fact: the calling card has a light magnetic backing and is now up on my fridge.