Dressing to Express at KCON NY

Dressing to Express at KCON NY

Every year when preparing for KCON, the one question I ask myself is: what the heck do I wanna wear? A decision seemingly simple, but something I fuss over every year. KCON NY offers KCONers the opportunity to show up and show out.

This year, the concert lineup inspired a series of outfits from streetwear to school uniforms all the way to full-out cosplays of costumes worn by their favorite idols. Each outfit was inspired by their favorites, and each person put their own twist on them. For example, the K-Pop cover dance team K had an awesome “Cherry Bomb” inspired costume.

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The first picture is a lovely Universe who goes by @Adachicuto on Instagram. I had the pleasure of chatting with her at the UNIVERSE fanmeeting. Her outfit was inspired from all the pictures of PENTAGON member E-Dawn. She also was influenced by several trends happening in K-Fashion including the increased use of platform shoes. She also was carrying around a Kermit doll for good measure. Her outfit was something I could find myself wearing on a daily basis, the perfect balance of comfort and style.

 
 From L to R: @ct_marissa, @yaoi_m0m, @joce_kibkib on instagram

From L to R: @ct_marissa, @yaoi_m0m, @joce_kibkib on instagram

These ladies drew my eye immediately due to their grunge street style. When speaking with them, they mentioned the heavy influence of street style seen in K-Idol stages and engagements. Out of the three I found myself drawn to @joce_kibkib and her choice of layering. I could see myself in this outfit, changing the layers to bring the edgy style from day to night.

 
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@Vic.llama on instagram describes this look as Red Velvet chic. Her main inspiration comes from one of their latest tracks, “Bad Boy.” All I could think about when looking at her outfit is that I wish I could pull off those red pants as well as she can.

Each year at KCON the looks change with the lineup, and it is always such a treat to see how fellow Hallyu fans rock their looks. Now if only I can remember to always pack sunscreen…

Have a favorite look you wanna share? Drop it in the comments below or tweet us @krazemagazine.

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