So... Hi again ( ^ o ^ )
I'm here again ( and again) to explain the major mistake between Lolita Fashion and Cosplay.
As you can see there dresses is Victorian style (ruffles and ribbons XD)
So why the other people thought that the lolita fashion is an cosplay
Here's the reason why.
As you can those anime characters (that can be portray) is wearing a lolita outfit. You can consider your self as cosplayer when you are cosplaying a character wearing a lolita outfit ( o w o)