While we were wandering around the Haji/Bali Lane area in Singapore 2 Saturday nights ago, we discovered a goth/ lolita /punk clothing, cosplay and dollfie shop. It’s called Alice 88th, and intrigued by the gothic dolls in the window, we ventured inside to investigate.
Founded by owner and designer, Alice Khor, Alice 88th is a unique one-of-its-kind concept based Gothic House, design studio & workshop and Cosplay (“costume play” in short) boutique all in one where you are free to let your creativity run wild.
Inspired by her passionate interest in costume play or ‘Cosplay’ in short (ko-su-pu-re in Japanese) combined with her own magical imagination and keen eye for details, Alice has a knack for selecting and designing outfits that literally transform into a colourful and textural feast for the eyes.
I also couldn’t help but notice the fantastic wigs, in all their spiky, technicolour glory:
But Alice’s grand passion is dolls. She takes great pride in them, and encouraged me to “nurse” them