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 complicated heroines in high-stakes battles the place demise is an actual risk. Each a coming-of-age story and an ode to femininity that nods to Revolutionary Woman Utena, Puella Magi Madoka Magica dares to recommend that comfortable endings are by no means assured – even for magical women.
Revolving round a quintet of magical women (Madoka Kaname, Sayaka Miki, Kyoko Sakura, Mami Tomoe and Homura Akemi) who should combat in opposition to 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 traditional magical lady model to Homura’s girly tackle goth style, Puella Magi Madoka Magica retains the aesthetics ultra-kawaii even because the physique depend rises.
This can be 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 lady outfits anchored by the identical mini skirt in beige and black. See how this sassy schoolgirl staple might be styled in numerous aesthetics from gentle to darkish!
1. Candy and Conscientious – Madoka Kaname
Candy and type however removed from insipid, Madoka Kaname is the closest factor the sequence has to a traditional magical lady who embodies purity, goodness and hope. A wallflower with a dreamy streak, this heroine stands out amongst the quintet along with her ultra-girly model – suppose pink hair, pastel-colored skirts and a love for plush toys. Subverting the stereotype that street-smart women make the most effective fighters, Madoka’s closing transformation proves that the kawaii aesthetic could be a punk style assertion.
Rendered in an angelic palette with pops of pink and crimson, 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 college loafers, I accomplished the outfit with cream-colored oxfords radiating good lady vibes. Equipment are stored to a minimal save for a couple of daring but whimsical items, corresponding to ultra-femme earrings within the form of crescent moons, a rose material hair tie in pink, and, most strikingly of all, a heart-shaped purse worthy of a real magical lady.
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 Material 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 steadily reveals herself as a extra advanced character than first impressions recommend. As Homura is an incurable romantic beneath her cynical exterior, it’s solely pure that her aesthetic is a component darkish academia and half Lolita goth. From black headbands and harlequin sample stockings to stylish goth-tinged magical lady costumes, Homura is all about staying true to her edgy style instincts.
Taking inspiration from Homura’s alterna lady 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 combo point-toe ankle boots and a boxy shoulder bag roomy sufficient for magical lady 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 Prime | 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 Attraction Satin Choker
The Magical Woman, Reworked
Puella Magi Madoka Magica redefines what it means to be a magical lady by exploring what lies beneath the candy-colored floor – from the ache of heartbreak to the darkish facet of heroism. The message is obvious: being a teenage lady is not any stroll within the park, even in case you’ve acquired fantastical powers. However with strong friendships and a cute wardrobe, you may experience out this era of your life.
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