You've seen Lolitas at conventions, you follow them on social media, you may have even seen Lolitas in the wild, and you want to join in on the fun and frills, but have no clue where to start and so many questions. Is buying from a Japanese brand expensive? Are there cheaper alternatives to Japanese brands? Is it safe to order from Wish, Temu, or Aliexpress? What in the world is Taobao? Can I trust Devilinspired, Ebay, or My-Lolita-dress.com? You have questions and your Frilly Godmother has 21 years of Lolita trial, error, and success experience to guide you on your Frilly fantastic voyage.