Harry Potter themed meets have been really popular lately, so let's brainstorm some other themed meet ideas!
I would personally love a Fate series themed meet since a lot of characters either wear ballgowns (Arturia, Nero, etc.) or have dresses with lolita-esque silhouettes (Elizabeth Bathory).
I kind of worry about themed meets I mean what if nothing you have fits the theme? Do you buy a new coord with the express intent of only wearing it for this one meet? Borrow something from another comm member? What if they're not willing? What if nothing will fit? Do you just sit this one out and wait till the next meet?
So many worries.
My comm has been pretty chill about them, allowing people to comm even if they don't dress for the theme. We're also pretty small, though, and I think I would feel awkward going if I couldn't do the theme at all.
I think broader themes (flowers, animals, holiday, etc.) are best for smaller comms since more people will be able to dress for it. If you don't have a main piece that works, you can always accessorize! My comm had a floral meet up, and a girl who owns basically no prints made some elaborate accessories for it.
That's why themes with more flexibility are probably better. Harry Potter is decent because there are lots of characters, colour schemes, and creatures you could base a coord around without a lot of need to buy new things. Making the theme optional, but encouraged is good too.
I'd like to have some more themed meets, but worry because lots of my comm members have really small wardrobes, and I don't want to exclude people when possible. Some themes I've seen meets for are as follows.
>Substyle (ie. gothic, oldschool, pirate, nautical)
>Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's, Holidays
>Ita on purpose
>Coords on the cheap
>Fairy tales, Alice in Wonderland
>Coord your oldest piece
>Bears, cats, other animals
>Mascot characters (Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Rilakkuma)
Whenever my comm has a theme that I don't match, I usually wear a pretty plain/basic coord and just add a few accessories that match the theme. Maybe you can make a hairbow with printed fabric or something. Just a little effort is enough.