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Some of the iconic anime sequence of the 2010s, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an angsty tackle mahou shoujo classics just like the beloved Fairly Guardian Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura. With a brooding storyline rendered in sugary pastels, the Puella Magi Madoka Magica sequence completely subverts the style’s tropes with darkish and sophisticated heroines in high-stakes battles the place loss of life is an actual risk. Each a coming-of-age story and an ode to femininity that nods to Revolutionary Lady Utena, Puella Magi Madoka Magica dares to counsel that pleased endings are by no means assured – even for magical ladies.
Revolving round a quintet of magical ladies (Madoka Kaname, Sayaka Miki, Kyoko Sakura, Mami Tomoe and Homura Akemi) who should combat towards witches, the sequence juxtaposes pitch-black themes with candy-colored wardrobes that stay immaculate all through the epic battles. From Madoka’s frilled, ruffled and beribboned tribute to basic magical woman type to Homura’s girly tackle goth style, Puella Magi Madoka Magica retains the aesthetics ultra-kawaii even because the physique depend rises.
It is a present that isn’t afraid of juxtaposing polar reverse themes collectively, as evident within the unlikely friendship between its two main characters – the soft-hearted Madoka and the jaded Homura. As regards to their contrasting kinds, I’ve give you two magical woman outfits anchored by the identical mini skirt in beige and black. See how this sassy schoolgirl staple could be styled in several aesthetics from mild to darkish!
1. Candy and Conscientious – Madoka Kaname
Candy and sort however removed from insipid, Madoka Kaname is the closest factor the sequence has to a basic magical woman who embodies purity, goodness and hope. A wallflower with a dreamy streak, this heroine stands out amongst the quintet together with her ultra-girly type – assume pink hair, pastel-colored skirts and a love for plush toys. Subverting the stereotype that street-smart ladies make the perfect fighters, Madoka’s remaining transformation proves that the kawaii aesthetic is usually a punk style assertion.
Rendered in an angelic palette with pops of pink and purple, this date-ready ensemble impressed by Madoka channels harmless but alluring vibes by pairing a pleated mini skirt with a chiffon camisole boasting a touch of ruffles. As an alternative of Madoka’s plain faculty loafers, I accomplished the outfit with cream-colored oxfords radiating good woman vibes. Equipment are stored to a minimal save for a number of daring but whimsical items, resembling ultra-femme earrings within the form of crescent moons, a rose cloth hair tie in pink, and, most strikingly of all, a heart-shaped purse worthy of a real magical woman.
Lemongrass – Ruffled Chiffon Camisole | rolarola – Belted Element Pleated Mini Skirt
Pangmama – Plain Oxfords | A’ROCH – Asymmetrical Rhinestone Moon Drop Earrings
OUCHA – Fake Leather-based Coronary heart Tote Bag | Bowbeam – Flower Cloth Hair Tie
2. Darkish and Daring – Homura Akemi
Clad in a faculty uniform but giving off edgy vibes, the raven-haired Homura Akemi is cool, darkish and mysterious in distinction to Madoka’s candy and emotionally open character. Initially the sequence’ villain, Homura regularly reveals herself as a extra complicated character than first impressions counsel. As Homura is an incurable romantic beneath her cynical exterior, it’s solely pure that her aesthetic is an element darkish academia and half Lolita goth. From black headbands and harlequin sample stockings to stylish goth-tinged magical woman costumes, Homura is all about staying true to her edgy style instincts.
Taking inspiration from Homura’s alterna woman persona, I’ve dialed up the gothic vibes whereas in search of a steadiness between smooth and sassy. The identical mini skirt, this time in black, is paired with a skintight tank prime radiating grungy vibes and a slouchy satin blazer for a luxe contact. Conserving issues hard-edged but glamorous, I added to the combination point-toe ankle boots and a boxy shoulder bag roomy sufficient for magical woman necessities. The ensemble is elevated by a few equipment in the identical goth-inspired palette – ivory glasses that reference Homura’s backstory, and a fake pearl choker that’s each a 90s throwback and really 2022.
MISHI CLUB – Lace-Up Tank High | rolarola – Belted Element Pleated Mini Skirt
LIPHOP – Satin Wrap Blazer | Anran – Block-Heel Ankle Boots | ILANURA – Sq. Body Glasses
LIPHOP – Snap Button Hobo Bag | KATENKELLY – Fake Pearl Allure Satin Choker
The Magical Lady, Reworked
Puella Magi Madoka Magica redefines what it means to be a magical woman by exploring what lies beneath the candy-colored floor – from the ache of heartbreak to the darkish facet of heroism. The message is evident: being a teenage woman isn’t any stroll within the park, even for those who’ve received fantastical powers. However with strong friendships and a cute wardrobe, you’ll be able to experience out this era of your life.
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