Oh. My. God. Baby and Meta have been reading my high school diary! I can't believe the two new collabs they both put out in time for Halloween!
Metamorphose did a freaking Nightmare Before Christmas collaboration! Tragically, this is only available at their Shinjuku shop, and will also cost you an arm and a leg. Personally I think the design is a little "meh" for that price, I mean, where are the big epic swirls and Jack heads? There's just a subtle movie logo on the sheer overskirt. The overskirt, I must admit, looks a little weird, but I bet a uber-fluffy petticoat would make it look good. But still, Nightmare Before Christmas in my Lolita?! Fuck yes.
Oh Baby, a Gloomy Bear collaboration! I love the over-the-top-totally-a-freaking-costume apron. But if you want something a bit more subtle, there are skirts, socks, hoodies, and a purse to pick from, all a little less crazy than wearing a big stuffed Gloomy Bear on your chest, but not by much, the skirt features a big detachable gloomy bear thing.
While on one hand, I am completely delighted that two awesome brands put out pieces that make my inner 16 year-old Caro-chan squeal with delight (seriously, the only thing that could have made her squeal more would have been a Johnny The Homicidal Maniac or Sandman collaboration) I am a bit disappointed in the designs. I would have loved to see the brands do an epic over-the-top print on each of these. A black and white swirly print for the Nightmare Before Christmas dress would have been awesome, like the classic swirly landscape that Sally walks on as she sings. Or how about a pastel monstrosity with Gloomy Bear doing what he does best, killing things horribly, printed along the hem of the skirt? Oh well, I guess I'll keep dreaming!