Join us at J-Fashion University for your online education. Classes begin on September 4th, 8:00 AM PDT. All classes will be hosted on the Bay Area Kei Twitch channel unless otherwise noted. Final exams and the graduation ceremony will take place on Sunday!

Saturday, September 4th
Day 1

Petticoats 101: Everything You Need To Know About Petticoats

3:00 PM

60 min

Learn everything you need to know about petticoats. Fluffy Kawaii Jo will share what she learned in researching and comparing 15 different petticoats. She will talk about shape, size, comfort, length, material, poof level, where to buy and how to find the perfect one for you!

Lolita Fashion 101

Cursed Kaiser (she/they)

5:15 PM

75 min

New to Lolita and need to learn the basics of dressing and styling in this wonderful style? Please check out the Lolita Fashion 101 panel!

Where to Buy: Lolita Fashion & Accessories

Mindy (she/her)

5:45 PM

75 min

Want to know where to buy all the poofy dresses and matching accessories? Come join and learn all the places to shop, from brand to indie to secondhand, we'll cover it all!

Para Para 075: Becoming a Para Para All-Star Without Actually Getting Up and Moving


7:15 PM

75 min

Do you want to learn more about para para without actually learning a para para routine? What do gyaru have to do with a substyle of eurodance? And why is Mickey Mouse waving his arms around on TV?Join Kai as we go over the long history of para para from the 80s to today!

Ultimate Gyaru 101: Guide to Start in the Style


8:45 PM

60 min

Gyaru is a subculture that was born in the early 90s to go against Japanese beauty and behavioral standards. During the last years we've seen the third boom which came with a lot of new people interested in joining the style and wanting to learn more about that. In this panel you'll learn all the basics to be Gyaru. Where that comes from? How can you start? Which are the Gyaru substyles and how to can choose for yourself? And much more.

J-fashion of the Last Decade: Cult Party-kei and Dolly-kei

Avina-Kei (they/them), Melancholiaah

10:00 PM

90 min

J-fashion trends and movements, due to how reliant they are on stores that provide community spaces and dictate trends, can seemingly disappear overnight. Two fashions from the early 2010s that had fell out of favor by the end of the decade, yet are frequently confused with each other, are Cult Party-kei and Dolly-kei. In this panel, we'll talk about the aesthetics and evolution of the styles, how to bring their influence into your wardrobe, and discuss how they have evolved and currently exist in communities, both online and offline.

Posing Panel 101

Plentiful Pie (she/her)

11:45 PM

60 min

The perfect outfit deserves the perfect photo! Not sure what to do in front of the camera? Professor Plentiful Pie (with a PhD in Posing the house down) will give practical tips and examples for looking your best!

Old School for Newbies

Shay (they/them)

1:00 AM

60 min

Do you long after pieces in GLB snaps? Want to learn to love cotton? Bored of border prints? Join frillSquid on a journey through the recent past to learn how to wear lolita in an old-school style.

Creating Your Mori Kei Wardrobe

Kathryn (she/her)

2:15 AM

45 min

Have you ever wanted to start wearing Mori Kei, but were unsure where to start? This panel will help you to navigate the waters of starting your own Mori wardrobe. From what kind of clothes to buy, fabrics, cuts, and layering, we will walk through the best ways to start exploring mori fashion for yourself.

Becoming a Decora Kid!

Kamilah (she/her) of Hard Decora, Monique (they/them)

3:15 AM

60 min

Discover the freedom of dressing like the rainbow and beyond by jumping into Decora fashion! With community leaders Kamilah and Monique (the founders of International Decora Day, Emptying the Clips Comic, and much more) you will get expert knowledge in clashing patterns and piling on stickers!

Saturday, September 5th
Day 2

Bloody Brilliant: A Deep Dive into Crimson Peak

Jo G. (she/her)

60 min

2:00 PM

Do you fancy spending an hour gawking at period costumes and uncannily coloured lighting? If so, join me for an obsessively detail - oriented look at the costumes, visuals and themes of Del Toro's 2015 gothic romance.

The Nature of J-Fashion: A Natural-Kei Panel

Purestmaiden (she/her) & Avina-Kei (they/them)

60 min

3:15 PM

Please join Purestmaiden and Avina for a discussion of natural-kei! We'll introduce you to this long-lived Japanese fashion trend by walking you through its history and presenting a how-to guide!

Bloody Devil: A Guro Lolita DIY!

Cursed Kaiser (she/they)

90 min

4:30 PM

Want to create the perfect Spooky DIY accessory? Please tune in to see how you can create your own choker and bracelet set! To follow along, be sure to purchase the recommended supplies in advance!

Gothic Lolita: A Symposium

Rose Nocturalia, Vudu Juju, and Cursed Kaiser (she/they)

90 min

6:15 PM

Join Rose Nocturnalia, Vudu_Juju and Cursed.Kaiser for a deep dive on the Gothic Lolita subculture. Learn the history, anatomy of an outfit, as well as what notable brands to shop at.

Gramarye Fashion Walk

Mindy (she/her)

45 min

8:00 PM

Come see our attendees' cute and spooky coordinate submissions! Voting for the Coord Contest will begin after this panel airs, and winners will be announced at our Closing Ceremony.

Victorian Mourning Aesthetic in Lolita

Ashley Marie (Marie Dauphine)

60 min

9:00 PM

The Victorians had a very particular way of honoring the dead and, which heavily influenced their fashion and how they dressed. Join me as I give a brief rundown of Victorian mourning fashion, its influences in modern gothic fashion, and how to integrate pieces and relics into your outfits!

Makeup & Gothic Lolita

Camille of Empire Noir

60 min

10:15 PM

Camille, of participating brand Empire Noir, will be sharing her tips on how to elevate your gothic lolita coords and aesthetics with the magic of makeup! This panel will consist of makeup and skincare advice and examples, including application tips for both dark and light skin. Most of the information presented will lean heavily towards more gothic looks, but she will include some information for you sweet and classic lolitas, too, as a treat.