Anyone prefer one over the other? How many lolitas actually wear a crinoline? Or is it reserved to accurate historical costumes instead?
I wish more people who used crinolines understood that you still have to put pettis over them or you get lines in your dress. You can almost always tell who's using crinolines because they think it's a petti replacement.
They are usually called "cage skirt" these days, you see them with ero a lot.
You can't wear a crinoline without a petti. It will look awful. That said, I would love to have one so that I don't have to deal with how how layered pettis can be. Long bloomers would be a MUST though.
I don't know if there are any lolita length crinolines that are quality.
If anyone is interested there's a kid size crinoline skirt at ikea.
its not meant to actually be used as a crinoline, its just for stuff like >>8841597. there's too much space and not enough stiffness in the tapes between to make it work.
its easier if you get one made with the thinner flexible plastic coated metal boning rather than shaped hoops. they will flatten into an oval under pressure, but it does take some practice to get the sitting motion down (you have to kind of lift and tuck). its trickier than with a full length crinoline.
>I don't know if there are any lolita length crinolines that are quality.
if you've got some patience, a seam ripper, metal snips and 1" bias tape, its pretty easy to buy a bridal crinoline and shorten it up. theyre usually made in layers like a prairie skirt, so shorten/tighten each layer accordingly. the closer set bones will make it fairly strong and hold up well under a light petti and skirt. hell, while you're ripping it up anyway add some organza ruffles as a self-petti or even some inside so it doesn't feel so empty.
I wanted to look at getting a crinoline for my Harold cosplay, but I couldn't find anything that didn't sit at the waist which would probably get crushed and/or damaged under the corset, and I'd have had to remove the front and I wasn't sure if it would even survive that. I ended up going with a really fluffy petti I sliced a huge slit into, but I'm still not satisfied with it since clearly there's supposed to be a visible gap between the skirt and the rest of her outfit. Any suggestions/comments as to whether I could get a crinoline to work?
Also here's another picture with a front view because I realized that view might not be the most helpful.
Errr, wear the hoop skirt over the corset? Would that not be simpler? Then either cut the triangle out of the hoop skirt if the hoops are rigid enough or fill the space in with a section of thin clear acrylic so it keeps its shape and doesn't cave in if the slit goes all the way to the waistband, can't see easily from the image