Lolita Level Up Quiz 2.0

A few of you might remember an older Lolita quiz from Parfait Doll that gauged your Lolita Level. I recently discovered an old Livejournal entry in which I took the quiz and got to thinking about just how much Lolita has changed since the quiz was originally made over 4 years ago! Back in 2010, there really weren't a ton of opportunities for Lolitas outside of Japan. Sure, Baby and Angelic Pretty sometimes did fashion shows at anime conventions, and the second Baby shop outside of Japan was freshly opened, but beyond that the Lolita community was much the same as it had been for years. So I got to thinking, what sort of things are Lolitas in this day in age marking off as their rites of Lolita passage? What opportunities do Lolitas have now that were just frilly day dreams back in 2010? Soon enough, the Lolita Level Up 2.0 Quiz was born! 

The rules are simple, you get a point for every one of these things that you can say you've done, add the points up at the end, and you have your score! For the purpose of this quiz the term "brand" is open to your own consideration. If you consider Bodyline as a brand, or don't consider anything that wasn't designed by Mana himself as brand, that's up to you. Questions are broken up into groups of 16 to make counting your points easier!

  • You have a favorite brand
  • You own a petticoat
  • You own multiple petticoats in different cuts and/or lengths
  • You own a parasol
  • You own an item from a brand
  • You own a novelty item from a brand (plates, mugs, stuffed animals, home decor, and other "non-wearables")
  • You own an item from Bodyline
  • You own an item from a Taobao brand
  • You own an item from a Western indie brand
  • You own an item you bought of eBay, Amazon, or a shady website and it came out okay
  • You've bought brand directly from their official store
  • You've bought a lucky pack
  • You bought an item in reserve
  • You own a complete Lolita outfit
  • You've worn a complete Lolita outfit in public
  • You've worn a complete Lolita outfit in public and it wasn't even on Halloween or at a convention

  • You've bought and sold on an online Lolita community
  • You've paid retail price for a rare secondhand brand
  • You've paid double the retail price for a rare secondhand brand
  • You've paid less than 20% the retail price for secondhand brand (ex: you paid $40 for a piece that originally cost $200)
  • You've bought from a Japanese auction
  • You've ordered from a shopping service
  • You wear clothes you've made for yourself
  • You wear a print you've designed yourself
  • You wear clothes you've had custom made for you
  • Have had brand pieces altered to fit your size or style
  • You've been wearing Lolita for over a year
  • You've been wearing Lolita for over 5 years
  • You've been wearing Lolita for over a decade
  • You have enough Lolita outfits to wear a new one every day for a week
  • You have enough Lolita outfits to wear a new one every day for a month
  • You've converted an interested friend to Lolita

  • You wear brand with your "normal" wardrobe
  • You don't have a "normal" wardrobe because you only wear Lolita
  • You know how to handwash your Lolita clothes
  • You know how to wash a wig
  • You've worn a wig, circle lenses, or false eyelashes
  • You've worn a wig, circle lenses, and false eyelashes all at once
  • You own a pair of rocking horse shoes
  • You own a pair of tea party shoes
  • You own a purse shaped like something ridiculous
  • You own an old school rectangle headdress
  • You own a bonnet
  • You own Lolita roomwear or pajamas
  • You own a Lolita item that was released this past year
  • You own a Lolita item that was released over 6 years ago
  • You own a Lolita item that was released over 10 years ago
  • You own every item released in a favorite print/series

  • You've worn something on your head that was never intended to be worn on a head
  • You've worn a trendy accessory (deer horns, halos, peignoirs, eyeballs, etc)
  • You've worn Sweet Lolita
  • You've worn Classic Lolita
  • You've worn Gothic Lolita
  • You've worn Old School Lolita
  • You've worn Boystyle
  • You've worn one of the lesser worn Lolita substyles such as Punk, Ero, Wa, or Guro
  • You know the difference between a JSK and an OP
  • You can name at least 5 prints
  • You can tell which items are from which brand just by looking at them
  • You can tell which items are from which brand just by looking at them, even if they're not a print
  • You can tell which year a brand piece came from just by looking at it
  • You've taken Lolita outfit snaps
  • You've traveled to visit a fancy looking place just to take outfit snaps
  • You've started a trend that others have followed


  • You own a Gothic & Lolita Bible
  • You own every single Gothic & Lolita Bible
  • Your picture is in a Gothic & Lolita Bible
  • Your picture is in a Gothic & Lolita Bible because you're a model for a brand
  • You own a Lolita sewing pattern book
  • You've made something from a Lolita sewing pattern book
  • You've seen Kamikaze Girls
  • You've read Kamikaze Girls
  • You've met Novala Takemoto
  • You've met Misako Aoki
  • Misako Aoki has made you an official Lolita ambassador
  • You've met one of your favorite Lolita designers
  • You've learned how to sew/craft just so you can make your own Lolita clothes/accessories
  • You've decorated your house/bedroom to match your Lolita wardrobe
  • Your Lolita wardrobe is part of your decor (ex: you display your hats on a shelf, keep a mannequin dressed up on display, etc)
  • You've been interviewed for a newspaper/magazine article for wearing Lolita


  • You've made friends through Lolita
  • You've made friends in foreign countries through Lolita
  • You've celebrated International Lolita Day
  • You have a separate facebook profile just for Lolita
  • You're known by a different name when you wear Lolita
  • You've twinned with someone
  • You've tripleted with people
  • You've been part of a group of clones
  • You've taken purikura in Lolita before
  • You have a purikura app on your phone
  • You've had to explain what you were wearing to a stranger
  • You've been called a princess by small children
  • Old ladies have complimented you and remarked how nice it is to see young people dressed so nicely
  • You've been called Bo-Peep
  • You've been asked if you were in a play
  • You've been asked what you were cosplaying as, or compared to an anime character


  • You're a member of online Lolita communities
  • You're active in online Lolita communities
  • You mod an online Lolita community
  • You mod an online community of over 1,000 members
  • You've attended a meetup
  • You've attended a tea party meetup
  • You've attended a brand sponsored tea party
  • You've traveled multiple hours to attend a meetup
  • You've hosted a meetup
  • You've hosted over 6 meetups
  • You've hosted a meetup with over 20 attendees
  • You've been to a Lolita swap meet
  • You've attended a large scale Lolita event or convention
  • You've been on staff at a large scale Lolita event or convention
  • You've been to a Lolita panel at a convention
  • You've hosted your own panel at a convention

  • You've seen a Lolita fashion show
  • You've modeled in a Lolita fashion show
  • You've seen a brand fashion show
  • You've modeled in a brand fashion show
  • You own your own Lolita clothes/accessory line
  • You've hosted your own brand's fashion show
  • You have visited a Lolita shop
  • You've traveled to another country just to buy from Lolita shops
  • You own and run your own Lolita shop
  • You're friends with a brand shop girl
  • You are a brand shop girl
  • You run a Lolita blog (traditional, tumblr, vlog, etc)
  • You run a Lolita blog with over 1,000 followers
  • You have been called "e-famous"
  • You have been called "e-infamous"
  • You've been featured on TV for wearing Lolita

1-15 Curious Onlooker
 1-15 points means you're familiar with the fashion and have taken an interest in all things frilly and Lolita. You've probably attended a few open events, maybe own a few pieces of Lolita, lurk the online communities, and you definitely are on your way to knowing your stuff! Your next step is probably buying the final piece for your first full outfit and finally headed to your first meetup!

16-40 Just Starting Out
16-40 points means you're just starting out in the world of Lolita. You may have been interested in the fashion for a few years but are just now getting involved in wearing the fashion on a regular basis and joining local communities. You probably have a couple full outfits but are still working on building a larger wardrobe. Alternatively, you have a larger wardrobe and definitely know your stuff, but you aren't very active in local or online Lolita communities and are perhaps more of a lone Lolita. Your next step is probably either finishing up adding a few more pieces to your wardrobe or to starting getting to know some other Lolitas.

41-60 Well-Rounded Lolita
 41-60 points means you're probably a very well-rounded Lolita. You have a fair sized wardrobe that allows a variety of outfits and some style experimentation, you have a few Lolita friends, and you've attended your fair share of meetups and even fashion shows. You probably have a few volumes of the Gothic & Lolita Bible hanging around your bookshelf and you've definitely taken an interest in Lolita hobbies. Your next step is probably to step out of your comfort bubble, try a new style you've always wanted to try, host your own meetups, or perhaps finally apply to be a model for a local Lolita fashion show.

61-80 Experienced Lolita
61-80 points is the realm of an experienced Lolita! You've probably been active in the fashion for a number of years, have a fairly large and diverse wardrobe, and have attended (and hosted!) your fair share of Lolita events. You're most likely well-known within your local, and online, communities. You're probably practically an expert on the fashion and have probably introduced, or at least guided, a few friends along the right path in the fashion. Your next step is most likely to do a closet cleaning or some wardrobe organization because you probably have a few years of accumulated clothes.

81- 100 Top Of Your Game
 81-100 points is at the top of the Lolita game. You've definitely been active in the fashion for a number of years, or possibly you've had a very intense first few years. You've gone out there and had the chance to do some pretty cool things that you always dreamed of doing back when you first got started as a Lolita. There's a good chance you're a leader in both your local Lolita communities and the online Lolita-sphere. Your next step is probably to kick a few more things off your Lolita bucket list! 
 
101 points is within the ream of Lolita royalty. You probably have enough clothes to dress your own personal rufflebutt army, which you could very well easily raise with a wave of your very expensive burando scepter! You're well known by Lolitas both near and far, who are most likely green with envy at what you have in your closet, who you've met, and what you've had the chance to do. There are probably still a few items left on your Lolita bucket list that have been haunting you for a while now because you thought they've always been out of your reach for one reason or another (perhaps it's that long-distance shopping vacation, to complete your dream dress list, or to finally host the tea party of your dreams), but look how far you've come yet! Whatever it is you want to do, you can probably achieve it easily, or at the very least, you definitely have the patience within the fashion to stick with it for a while and work on getting it done.


Keep in mind, this is obviously just for fun. You probably can't walk into Angelic Pretty and demand a discount because you got over 100 on this quiz, and the burando police aren't going to sneak into your house at night and steal your petticoats if you got a low store! I'd also like to give out one final shout out to Victoria of Parfait Doll who made the original Lolita Level Up quiz all those years ago, if you want a big of nostalgia, go take her original quiz. If you took it long ago, take it again and see how you compare (I've gotten an extra 20 points in the 4 years since I last took her quiz!).

What's your Lolita level? How accurate is the descriptions for you? Are they spot on or way off for you? My final score is a whopping 98 points! Here's to hoping 2015 brings me those final few points to knock my score up to Lolita royalty!

27 comments:

  1. Love it! So much fun! ♥
    Have really gotten so much "lvl ups" over the years..hihih ^___^

    ~ Frillycakes ~

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  2. I got 68! That's not too shabby, I've only been active in the community for a few years! I hope I can improve my score in the coming years! I blogged about your quiz and gave you and Victoria credit.

    http://geishababy.blogspot.com/2014/12/lolita-level-up-quiz-20.html

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  3. Hey! I made a version of your quiz from above so that you can check the form boxes instead of having to manually tally. You can see it here: http://www.beyond-kawaii.com/2014/12/f-yeah-lolita-level-up-quiz-20-form.html

    It's up right now mostly so you can see it. If you want me to take it down, please let me know and I will remove it.

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    1. That's totally fine, so long as you link back to me! Thank you for making this version :D It looks super easy to take!

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  4. 62! .... Ok then...
    Not the most accurate tho, as most of my points seem to accumulate from being into this thing for way too damn long (i can totally shake my walker at people at go "back in my day.. Meta was the only brand you could buy online overseas from! And they used to have this one awesome designer who has her own non-loli brand now....")

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  5. 76 points, not that bad. I´m a bit between the descriptions of "Experienced" and "Top of the Game", but I think a lot of points depend on personal style, so that´s absolutely fine :) I actually really like your new and improved version of this quiz ^^
    Is it okay to share it on my blog (of course with credits to you!)?

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  6. I got 51! Not bad for a baby lolita I think ^_^

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  7. 65! Not bad, thanks for the 2-0 version!

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  8. Hahaha I'm 25 oh well, I'm not really a proper lolita though because I like to switch between different styles instead of just lolita

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  9. So fun! I started last year in february so I only scored 30. Yes, I'm starting out and very excited. I'm eyeing second hand brand from the alice fururun site just now! Thank you for making this.

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  10. Wow I got 79 and surprised.... have to admit 2014 was a big help in that score (cough cough cough Misako in NYC cough cough cough RuffleCon cough).

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  11. I got 40 - I live too far out in the middle of nowhere to get to attend cons, fashion shows, etc. - but on the other hand, meeting the local comm is always going to be several hours to get to, so I got a point for that. We have a local mini comm, and I've hosted/organised meets for that, but it usually ends up being a "people of various anachronistic fashions" meet because there's not enough Lolitas :/ I'm mostly a Romantic Goth, anyway, though - I'd score way higher if I did this test and replaced the word "Lolita" with Goth :P

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  14. Hello, I just wanted to know it you would agree If I translate it in French? I would like to propose this to my lolita forum, and why not publish it on my blog. I will not forget credits, of course.

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    1. You're quite welcome to translate it :)

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  15. Thank you for the test, it was very fun to do :) . I got 50 points, yay! I've worn lolita nearly every day for 3 or 4 years but lost a lot of points because I have no single brand item and can't order anything online as long as I live with my mom (creativity, sewing skills and incredible luck with local second-hand shops have really saved me). But still the description of the Well-Rounded Lolita subscribes me very well :) .

    "Your next step is probably to step out of your comfort bubble, try a new style you've always wanted to try, host your own meetups, or perhaps finally apply to be a model for a local Lolita fashion show" . Actually, I have many times been thinking about hosting a meetup but I've always been too busy or lazy; maybe now is my time to finally do it since there haven't been any in my city for a long time and I know that there are many lolitas living here. Modeling in a fashion show is something I'm extremely scared of which is very ridiculous since I'm a half professional musician and have even performed in lolita outfits! It shouldn't be that hard to go to the stage without an instrument :D !!! And about trying a new style which I've always wanted to try... well lately I've been experiencing with visual kei which I really love but at the same time the idea of leaving lolita behind is too sad and I'm torn between those two. I'm desperately trying to find a way to wear both. I just think that it's too unconfortable if I'm all pastel sweet lolita one day and the second day all black and dark looking. My classmates were shocked when I once did that :,D .

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  17. I made a spanish translation and posted it on here with the respective credits and link to the original: https://www.facebook.com/Lolimafia/posts/825370084183664
    If you want me to change something just say it and I'll do it. Thanks for doing this awesome and fun quiz!

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  18. I somehow managed 40 points even though I've been away from Lolita for a few years. Sadly, you can't really wear Lolita when indulging in most of the activities that I like such as hiking and shooting. That's the goal, though, Just to see the look on people's faces.

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  19. I somehow managed 40 points even though I've been away from Lolita for a few years. Sadly, you can't really wear Lolita when indulging in most of the activities that I like such as hiking and shooting. That's the goal, though, Just to see the look on people's faces.

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  20. 17 pretty good for a non lolita

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  22. 52 points, I think that's pretty good considering I've only been into (and wearing) lolita for about a year and a half, I'm considerably proud of buying a item for less than 20% it's original price (BTSSB ice cream print skirt, which I purchased from that shady ebay place :O), owning two dresses/skirts that are over ten years old and visiting france just so that I could grace both the AP and BTSSB shops with my pulchritudinous aurora, slightly unhealthily pale skin and, of course, pursue a parasol from them 'brand' new, hehe.

    I realised that I had never worn anything on my head that wasn't meant to be worn there, but that will soon be fixed since I'm currently crafting a headdress which consists of a minute birdcage nestled in a cosy den of lace scraps, tiny bows and faux pink roses, complete with miniscule bluebird. I remain uncertain as to whether or not donning a handmade headdress is counted as wearing clothes that you have actualized yourself so I shall have to question my comm. :3 I ask that my extensive ramblings be forgiven (I think that my writing became fancier towards the end XD) :3.

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  23. 58 points! I'm sure I'd have more if I went to more meetups and events instead of being something of a lone Lolita. All in all I'm happy with the score, though, since despite being so infatuated with the fashion since 2009 I've only just been able to get really into it relatively recently.

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  24. 40 <3 I started the fashion in April of 2016 and am quite surprised with how much I actually have...

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