Weighing common items in lolita fashion (so you can estimate shipping costs)

Most second hand Japanese sites, including orders placed with shopping services, will second buyers two invoices. The first is for the cost of the item. The second is for the cost of shipping overseas. (This is also true for orders placed with Chinese shopping services or through Taobao). This can make it very difficult to guess the total cost of an item, because you have no idea how much shipping will cost. 

In an effort to demystify this part of the shopping experience, I’m going to weigh 3 of several different kinds of items related to lolita fashion. I’ll also include common packing materials, including plastic envelopes. I’ll also link to Japan Post’s prices for different weights. All weights listed are in grams. 

 Headwear

Innocent World Headbow 69
Junyvette Headdress 86
Angelic Pretty Headbow 95 83.33333333

I tried to chose a variety of headwear, including headbands and bows.

 Blouses/cutsews

Innocent World Standing Collar Blouse 254
Baby The Stars Shine Bright Elise Chiffon Blouse 168
Metamorphose Crown Embrodiery Cutsew 226 216

The Innocent World blouse is probably the heaviest blouse in my closet, and the Baby chiffon blouse is the lightest.

Dresses 

Innocent World Chiffon Ribbon OP 192
Mulberry Chronicles Antique Book JSK 336
Alice and the Pirates Rosy Night’s Masquerade JSK 488 338.6666667

Once again, trying to give a wide range of dresses that you might encounter. The Innocent World dress is a light chiffon, while the Alice and the Pirates dress has lots of details that make it quite heavy.

Skirts

Cornet Lace Skirt 440
The Black Ribbon Mushroom Skirt 435
Innocent World White Skirt 395 423.3333333

I don’t want to hear about the fact that I own two skirts in the same color (I actually have a third not pictured here).

Socks/tights

Baby The Stars Shine Bright Knee High Lace Socks 60
The Black Ribbon OTK Lace Socks 82
Innocent World Rose and Ribbon Cross OTKs 61 67.66666667

Shoes

Fluevog Rubens 566
Axes Femme Booties 656
American Duchess Astoria 507 576.3333333

Unfortunately I only own one pair of Japanese brand shoes because I hate buying plastic shoes that don’t end up lasting for more than a year or two. I tried to grab some shoes from my collection that are roughly the right weight and shape for tea parties, etc.

Cheat Sheet

Item Weight Average
Innocent World Chiffon Ribbon OP 192
Mulberry Chronicles Antique Book JSK 336
Alice and the Pirates Rosy Night’s Masquerade JSK 488 338.6666667
Innocent World Standing Collar Blouse 254
Baby The Stars Shine Bright Elise Chiffon Blouse 168
Metamorphose Crown Embrodiery Cutsew 226 216
Cornet Lace Skirt 440
The Black Ribbon Mushroom Skirt 435
Innocent World White Skirt 395 423.3333333
Innocent World Headbow 69
Junyvette Headdress 86
Angelic Pretty Headbow 95 83.33333333
Baby The Stars Shine Bright Knee High Lace Socks 60
The Black Ribbon OTK Lace Socks 82
Innocent World Rose and Ribbon Cross OTKs 61 67.66666667
Fluevog Rubens 566
Axes Femme Booties 656
American Duchess Astoria 507 576.3333333

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