Hello! I'm about to jump on to the kodona bandwagon in full swing (only done one coord before but I'm ready to take it on in full) but I have a few questions. Your coord have always been an inspiration, especially your hair. I know it's your natural hair but I was wondering if you know where I could get wigs that look like that? That visual kei style. Also, do you think it's necessary to bind one's chest to wear kodona? Lastly, what type of hats could I wear? (Other then top hat, beret, tricorn)
First off, welcome fellow brethren to the world of boystyle :3
You can get fantastic Visual Style wigs from Airily wigs. You need a japanese shopping service to buy them for you though. But I highly recommend them because the Visual Style wigs Airily sells are specifically more fashion quality and not cosplay quality. They come in more unnatural colors, as well as more natural colors.
Here are the specific wigs I’m talking about: http://airily.jp/shop/r/r20104001/
No, I don’t believe it is necessary to bind one’s chest unless you feel it is necessary for the silhouette you are trying to achieve for a specific coord look. If you are wearing a jacket for example most of the time no one will notice you even have a bust because the weight of the fabric will cover your bust shape unless you are larger than average. If you are lets say larger than a C cup though your bust may cause vests, and thinner jackets to not sit in the correct silhouette. In which case, you can use a binder to fix that. So I honestly believe binders are a personal choice.
My favorite binder is the High Performance Short Binder from Les Love Boat here: http://www.lesloveboat.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=78_80&products_id=127
You can try any sort of hat really, just nothing too ridiculously feminine. If you’ve seen my hat collection on flickr, I really just wear anything I feel looks good to me. I don’t really follow the rules of boystyle anymore and just wear what I personally think looks nice ^^;;. I leave my house wearing a fedora most of the time, cause it’s my casual hat but if I went to a lolita meet up with it, I would probably be crucified. Granted I have the experience just to look at things to know what shapes go best with what coords by now and it’s better for an unexperienced beginner to follow the basic foundation rules so as not to get confused. The fancier the hat/headwear the fancier the coord is typically. Buttcape did a fantastic ouji overview that talks all about headwear here: http://buttcape.blogspot.com/2013/06/an-ouji-overview-part-4-headwear.html
You just have to try things out yourself and see if you like how it looks like on you. Eventually you just develop the skills to see what things you like on yourself and that fit the look you are going for.