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Shopping with the girls

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:20 pm
by Oddball
All girls like shopping. I think that's a scientific fact. Even Hanako seemed eager to do some shopping. With shopping comes buying clothes.

So, what kinds of things do they look for? Where do they go?

Here's me putting entirely too much thought put into the subject.


Lilly: Lilly is entirely at the mercy of her Akira for the majority (if not all) of her shopping trips. Lacking the ability to see, patterns, and colors don't matter much to her so she asks for advice on what would make her look good. The lighter more subdued earthtones I'd say where Akira's idea. if shopping with Hanako though, Hanako would push her to more vibrant colors and flashier outfits. I like to think she had something to do with the infamous red dress. Other than that, long shirts are preferred for modesty reasons. The feel of the fabric and the fit is more important than the design to her. She's also one of those types of people that has to try on every single thing. Money is no object. She buys what she wants.

Hanako: Honestly, you've probably seen the majority of Hanako's clothes in the game. I doubt she owns much more than that. Likewise Hanako doesn't seem to have much money. I don't know if she gets living expenses paid out of an inheritance or government disability or what, but she doesn't have a lot of cash. (I did try looking up how disability pay works in Japan. It was a bit over my head.) If given the choice, she'd go to cheaper places, second hand stores, and that sort of thing. She still likes to look cute, but doesn't like to be noticed, so goes with a very plain easy to pass by style with only a slight flair to it. If shopping together, Lilly will usually buy her something, but Hanako sometimes views this as being looked down on.

Emi: Probably the trendiest of the cast. She isn't huge into fashion but tries to keep up at least a little. She has a rather larger collection of stockings in many different styles and colors, although she's likely to just roll them down a little and leave them on her legs when she takes them off. She avoids pants.

Rin: Yes. Even Rin likes shopping. She's not into fashion at all though (something Emi scolds her for sometimes). Nor does she favor a certain style or color pattern. When shopping, she looks around and tries to attach a mood or feeling to clothes and maker her choices based on that. She avoids shoes, tights pants, skirts, dresses, and tends to prefer long sleeves. Slightly baggy clothes work better for her.

Misha: Much like Hanako, she doesn't have a lot of money and goes with the less expensive options. Unlike Hanako, she likes to be noticed and buys odd looking clothes (like stuff with those weird foreign words written on them) and extravagant colors. Although Shizune does influence her tastes slightly. She also enjoys loud socks. Again, like Hanako, her more financially well to do friend is more than happy to buy her a few things. She also likes trying on expensive clothes, although she doesn't ever expect to wear own them.

Shizune: She favors more expensive clothing stores, but still gravitates towards their sales and markdowns. She prefers simple but striking designs. Things that look bold and classy without being overly flamboyant. She also tends shows off a little bit and prefers her shirts tight and her skirts short.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:25 pm
by QuietlySomething
I like to imagine Rin wandering around a store with Emi and arbitrarily buying a lot of random clothes that don't match. Like she would dress like an absolute clown if there wasn't somebody there to veto her bad decisions.

Like... I can see her buying light-up tennis shoes.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:48 pm
by Toothless
I can see Shizune trying to haggle for every bit of clothing she buy. More for the thrill of it than to save money.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:58 pm
by Oddball
QuietlySomething wrote:I like to imagine Rin wandering around a store with Emi and arbitrarily buying a lot of random clothes that don't match. Like she would dress like an absolute clown if there wasn't somebody there to veto her bad decisions.

Like... I can see her buying light-up tennis shoes.
I can see that.

I'm not sure Emi would veto the shoes though.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:40 pm
by QuietlySomething
Oddball wrote:
QuietlySomething wrote:I like to imagine Rin wandering around a store with Emi and arbitrarily buying a lot of random clothes that don't match. Like she would dress like an absolute clown if there wasn't somebody there to veto her bad decisions.

Like... I can see her buying light-up tennis shoes.
I can see that.

I'm not sure Emi would veto the shoes though.
Hahaha, that's a fair point; she may wind up with a pair for herself :P

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:29 pm
by emmjay
Oddball wrote:[Hanako] still likes to look cute, but doesn't like to be noticed, so goes with a very plain easy to pass by style with only a slight flair to it.
I can easily see Hanako owning clothes that are really cute, but show more skin than she's comfortable with, so she only wears them around certain people.
QuietlySomething wrote:I like to imagine Rin wandering around a store with Emi and arbitrarily buying a lot of random clothes that don't match. Like she would dress like an absolute clown if there wasn't somebody there to veto her bad decisions.

Like... I can see her buying light-up tennis shoes.
Doesn't Rin prefer sandals to shoes, due to easier removability? (Although I could see Rin buying articles of clothing and then never wearing them.)

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:38 pm
by Toothless
When she take Lilly out shopping, Akira always make her wear embarrassing thing. She make her wear maid outfit, nurse outfit, princess dress, and various other cosplay outfit. When Hanako comes along, she is bribed to keep quiet.


On a darker note. When Hanako go shopping on her own, she try a lot of cuter cloth that she see on tv and magazines. She imagine herself wearing them without her scars, on a date with a cute boy. She then come back to Yamaku and cry herself to sleep.


Shizune spend a lot of time trying out various cosplay outfit. Her favorite is Hatsune Miku. She can do all the dance and move her lips to the singing. She would die before letting anyone know about this.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:38 pm
by QuietlySomething
emmjay wrote:
QuietlySomething wrote:I like to imagine Rin wandering around a store with Emi and arbitrarily buying a lot of random clothes that don't match. Like she would dress like an absolute clown if there wasn't somebody there to veto her bad decisions.

Like... I can see her buying light-up tennis shoes.
Doesn't Rin prefer sandals to shoes, due to easier removability? (Although I could see Rin buying articles of clothing and then never wearing them.)
Oh yeah, I do think that's true.

...I wonder if you can buy light-up sandals?

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:40 pm
by Oscar Wildecat
QuietlySomething wrote: ...I wonder if you can buy light-up sandals?
I haven't seen any. But that doesn't mean that they aren't out there.

On the other hand, in the [Rin/Good Ending] -- or even [Emi/Good Ending] storylines, I could see Hisao turning his love of science into making a pair. Here's an example.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:57 pm
by 81pi81
I do not think Rin enjoys shopping. She'd rather create her own clothes. Of course it is hard for her to sew, but, in her good ending, Hisao can help!

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:13 am
by emmjay
81pi81 wrote:I do not think Rin enjoys shopping. She'd rather create her own clothes. Of course it is hard for her to sew, but, in her good ending, Hisao can help!
I don't really think Rin cares enough about what she wears to go to the trouble of making her own clothes. By the same token, however, I do agree that Rin probably isn't big into clothes shopping.
Personally, I see Hanako as the most likely to want to make her own clothing. At the very least, I can easily see her making clothes for her dolls.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:12 pm
by StilesLong
emmjay wrote:Personally, I see Hanako as the most likely to want to make her own clothing. At the very least, I can easily see her making clothes for her dolls.
I think Hanako would want to make her own clothes but she'd probably take a LOT of pushing to actually do it.

[quote="QuietlySomething]...I wonder if you can buy light-up sandals?[/quote]

Emi would wear light-up runners, if she could....


In my mind, Lilly shops alone or with Hanako, who won't screw her over. She probably gets second opinions from the staff at the store, too.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:52 pm
by emmjay
StilesLong wrote:Emi would wear light-up runners, if she could....
Nah, if Emi still had feet, I imagine she'd be far more concerned with whether her shoes provided proper support than what gimmicks they had.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:07 am
by SpunkySix
I've always felt that Lilly could use a bonnet.

Re: Shopping with the girls

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:26 pm
by Shockproof Jamo
emmjay wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:52 pm
Nah, if Emi still had feet, I imagine she'd be far more concerned with whether her shoes provided proper support than what gimmicks they had.
Emi would totally be a barefoot runner, for the claimed health benefits. See Zola Budd for reference.

And Rin would toetally be into these:

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(As in, she'd buy them in a beat of the KS bandaid heart)