A vector illustration of one bad-ass kogal.The kogal fashion involves wearing an outfit based on a Japanese school uniform, but with a shortened skirt, loose socks, and often dyed hair and a scarf as well.The word “kogal” is anglicized from kogyaru, a contraction of kōkōsei gyaru (high school gal).It originated as a code used by disco bouncers to distinguish adults from minors.[