I live in a third world country. I get stared at a lot in public if I'm in Jfash (I mostly wear dolly kei, nanchatte, larme, otome, goth/gothic-inspired fashion and Menhera), but I've never been approached with anything but compliments. I also only know English, and a lot of people assume I'm a foreigner, so if people are making comments about me, I straight up won't understand 70% of the time.
It's very easy on me, and I'm thankful for that. I have anxiety, and hate going outside more than maybe twice a week, but my clothes make me feel happy, like I'm "myself".
If people take photos of me, I don't notice. It's not my problem, anyway. If they're too pussy to make themselves known and would rather hide behind their cameras, they don't even really deserve a momentary thought, let alone an actual (You). I've heard about filming people back if they do it to you, though, so maybe that will help? I did once go to an event in a mostly normal outfit, except for a plaid skirt and thigh highs, and this photographer for a popular, US-based online publication took a candid photo of me that ended up in their article. I only ever found out because this girl from my school contacted me to ask about it. It was kind of embarrassing, because my facial expression was really silly. I'm not upset, but I really wish he'd taken a nicer one, or just asked first, lol.
A tactic I use is to try not to pay attention to people. Don't look at anyone for over 3 seconds, don't listen in on people (having bad hearing helps, lmao), just keep your eyes front and your mind on where you're going.
It helps A LOT to be with friends or family, even if it's just normie ones who are okay with your style.