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Anti-SJW military lolita gf edition
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wrong on both accounts but keep coming up with random stuff if it makes you feel better about an intelligent (162 IQ), cute, skinny, pureblooded German white girl not breeding to "save the west"
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Ahaha, fucking typical euro. Sorry you're in such denial you don't even know what you're talking about anymore, race traitor-chan. Never change /cgl/
I didn't think it was possible to be THIS mad about some stupid shit on a Chinese image board
Whoa, what's wrong with your dick? NSFW that regardless.
I thought I was safe from being called a race traitor but that's what I get for marrying a dirty Nordic man

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TAT Disaster strikes at a local event near my place.

Apparently an infamous military sim coser /stalker got into some dispute with other cosers and KABOOM went a pepper spray.

Didn't expect such an incident close to home >.<
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I love these types of popcorn. Wish i were there to throw some fireworks or firecrakerrs for the lulz its gonna be funny
Chlorine gas at that furry con, bear mace in Malaysia. Is someone going to keep it going by mustard gassing the next sdcc?
Details of Azzan's previous disaster

maybe in another 3 years if the time difference between chicago and malaysia is any indicator
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so is he trying to be a gentleman pervert or something?

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And Baby doesn't work with them anymore
...Have been into it since 2007. If you're going to lecture me at least have sources. I'm blatantly complaining about the larger lolita community not being the same, step off
show us your tiny, waifish figure, oh lord and saviour model-chan.
Save us from our degenerate fatty ways... oh wait, you can't it's a bait post. Or a buttmad asian. Or both.
Asians dont come here, we're all roleplaying dudes
Can you please do one in Japanese too

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How did professional cosplay become a thing? I just saw a special about how some cosplayers take in 50k USD a month from appearances and swag. Yikes!

You're thoughts? Cosplay used to be about passion for the character you dressed up as. Shame, I say!
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Fake news
pretty sure he's been doing freelance web app development. I know he made a mobile game with micro-transactions a while ago and possibly sold it. And her books don't sell that well, which is why she keeps cranking out new ones every few months now, with topics that other people have done a better job of covering.
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Do you think Jnig is good in bed?
If you suck her imaginary dick, give her praise, buy her prints and white knight her every chance you can. Maybe she will sleep with you and you can find out.

Sarcasm aside, why does it matter?
She hadn't lived with her parents for half a year or so now. I think it might be a year soon being on her own.

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>OnS Vol 1, 2, 3, 5 6, 7 scans https://mega.nz/#!9PxW1IAC!W3O1fHqCC35kMI9PDV5w21C_iPDIOZEXgGlPXcrtn-U
>GosuRori scans http://chochololita.livejournal.com/#post-chochololita-1982
OnS 12 is finally out! I'm really stoked about the tiered Alice dress, such a fabric hog though. I still think the Queen of Hearts dress has a lot of potential, just with not hideous fabrics. That lace overlay they picked looks super cheap to my eye. What is everyone working on?
Old thread here >>9650560
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Thanks anon! Kinda wish I understood the text though.
If you have a physical version or printed out you can use Google translates app to take a photo and translate, that's what I do for mine. It's a little rough, but it gets the point across.
>always frankensteining patterns
>usually goes wrong because I suck at pattern drafting
>keep doing it anyway because I’m stubborn
>seems to be working out really well for once
Not sure if fluke or if I’m improving but I don’t trust it either way
Try a half or 3/4 circle skirt if you want the gathers but not quite the cupcakey fullness of a rectangle skirt
my friend usually uses colofrul fabrics with random prints and re-uses clothes she got from the charity shop. There's no fabric shop here unfortunately.

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It's that time of the year again. What are you looking forward to this year, gulls?
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Is anyone else buying the Swankiss lucky bag off Otakumode? I've never ordered a lucky bag since I'm picky but I've been admiring Swankiss for a while so hopefully theres some good stuff in it.
otakumode is a rip
It's not a bad way to try out the brand but I wouldn't get my hopes up. The items may not be as detailed as their normal stock.
Do brands have sale in january besides the lucky bags?

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Is AnimeUSA a small con? It will be my first con outside of my rural home state. Will you be going?
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5000 points

not a refund

yeah, they're real sorry
Fox Ears is known as Kit Drago in the con circuit. He is their head of security
This is literally the dumbest shit I’ve ever read. What kind of fucking retards thought they could have a fucking strip club in a hotel.
Y’all dumb as FUCK lol
I can't imagine actually feeling safe at this con now, thanks.
Is that the same dude that was running around with the kilt, ears and tail?

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>Please read the FAQ (always updating)
>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (WIP)
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)

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wasn't she the one with a huge lineup at anime expo? was she that popular or was she just very slow?
What's the beef?
I think she's both, she mainly draws HQ stuff tho so I have no idea how she still manages to have alot of fans

Are there are any artists here who've had the problem of having so many people line up at your booth that your blocking other tables and hallway?
I get that and I don't hold it against anyone, it's just a little aggravating when it happens.
Or ask an extroverted friend or family member to come along until you get the hang of it. I’ve been helping my table mate with anxiety talk to customers and other artists, and she’s gotten better at interacting over the course of a year. Otherwise yea, online selling is stress free.

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Oppressed by natural blondes Edition
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Why did I do it or why is it gay?
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Because I was a cringy teen who was all into reenacting OTP business at the time. It's gay because we were two girls cosplaying two guys. Either way, it's gay.
So it was only gay because the characters you cosplayed were both male.
Basically it's okay for girls to kiss because there is no stigma associated with it.
>been told I am attractive as recently as last night
>look in the mirror
>wonder what they're seeing

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Your religion is no excuse to wear the fashion like shit.
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Go to CoF for concrit, whiny bitch
Your friend looks like shit. You need to tell her to get better
Yes and it's very fun. Try it sometime - if you want a qt lolita gf you'll have to get used to it. My bf makes fun of fatty-chans with me, it's a traditional lolita bonding activity.
I've never attended any meets with her cause I'm not a eurofag but I've watched videos with her in them and she seems like a literal ray of sunshine
It was the anon from earlier being a salt spoon about crit and itas earlier in the thread. Ignore them. They are not worth your time.

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Otakorp puts on Otakon, an anime convention now in DC.
Budget meeting this month to finalize a $ 500,000 loan plan. Many mistakes that basic forsight could have avoided thru better leadership have cost Otakorp over a million dollars.
Once the outstanding debts Otakorp has are paid, they're so far in the red right now that they need pre reg to open early (december) and do well and/or get the $ 500,000 loan just to exist past Otakon Vegas. Otakon Vegas has cost Otakorp over a $ 100K a year, but bad staffers wouldn't let it die before now. This was a passion project that violated the ethical and legal requirements to be on a Non Profit Board.
Even with the loan, if Otakon DC 2018 does not seriously out perform Otakon 2017 membership wise, Otakorp will be in the same situation it's in now also dealing with loan payments and an inability to take a second loan and will bankrupt. It's going to take an eight thousand membership spike from the 2017 con turn out to save Otakon.

Why am I putting this here? The Board and the Staff have lengthy discussions about the problem. There are years of issues, inquiries, ect into some of the bad decisions that continued. The board and voting members debated, but those with the most pull always got their way. They have failed the attendees and as a non profit answer to them. If Otakon is a convention you hit up, things are looking really bad. They have an obligation to be more transparent and work to prevent the mess they've created from fully imploding. Even writing this, I've betrayed them but honored the membership.

Otakon attendees, I'm sure some of you will read this. Let it spread like wild fire. I can't talk on this beyond anonymously or the powers that be at Otakorp will use ties they have with other conventions I also work to black list me from doing what I love. They had huge rainy day funds they tore thru, and those funds were from attendees.
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Any updates from staff people?
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Meeting is today (12/16)

Pic related
I doubt any staff who are in the know hang out here.
yeah if i knew how fucked up my con was i'd be trying to keep as few people as possible knowing about it. you'd be surprised at how many friends of friends there are out there involved in cons though. it's actually a fairly small group.
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At least one high-up person in the Otakon BoD is monitoring this thread.

As for me, to parahrase Lynard Skynard: I know a little about [Otakon] and baby I can guess the rest

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It's the Holiday Season Edition!

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Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide

Buyf/a/g Guide
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Just got mine in and it's the L model (iirc they have different sizes). A 3in one would fit if you do it vertically. I have some 2.5in acrylics that I have at a diagonal.

The "usable" area is roughly 2.5in tall, closer to 2in if you don't want the zipper to obscure parts.

Hope this helped.
In defense of the admin, buying and selling from Facebook groups is still a little sketch in the realm of online shopping. Paypal is the only real safeguard in this instance if the buyer pays that much and then nothing shows up it's on the group admin to deal with and that's probably not something they want to be made responsible for.

Also, rare or not, a strap for that price should at least be a little more interesting than Yuri holding a cake.
I'm really confused by this. What tour did you have to join?
why do you have to be so defensive? are you the admin?

I don't even like YOI. It's just i'm tired of cheap asses and their shitabags coming into the hobby whining about how everything is so expensive.
Eh, to be fair, I wouldn't sell bootleg merch. Buying it is one thing but selling it to another person is worse. I honestly just toss it when I have no use for it anymore. Only official merch is worth anything when sold secondhand.

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Just about 2 months out from Con+Alt+Delete. Who hype?

When : Dec 15th-17th
Where : Hyatt Regency O'hare, Rosemont, IL
Why : Anime and general nerd culture

Also a discord for CAD / Midwest cons if anyone is interested : https://discord.gg/Esp4vRR we nice people here.
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Apparently the con only paid for those many cabinets but for some reason put them in that massive room lmfao
You thought an entire con was a disappointment because it didn't have a filled out arcade?
I don’t know but it was pretty bad. Didn’t help that there was absolutely no one besides the translator running the fashion show.
No, that was just one factor. The fan panels were scheduled horrendously and they allowed way too much gay shit to fill out the schedule. Organizing was poor and confusing, the guidebook being filled with errors is a good example.

And like >>9724285 said, the problem with the arcade was more that they spread 5 machines across a huge room (and had like twice that many pachinko machines, which are garbage).

I still had a blast, just not because the con itself was well executed. There were some good guests (DLL and Kanako Itou), and probably would have felt a little less underwhelmed if I didn't miss their events.
The arcade was really depressing. First time going to CAD but it was enjoyable I'd say. Had a fun team meeting with everyone. Hopefully we can get everyone back together for ACEN.

On another note, I didn't get any pictures taken, But I was happy people were able to tell I was the gender swapped Madoka. I should see if I can get the Panorama Suite again. Room was beautiful

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Post fursuit/mascot pics, questions, stories and anything else fursuit related.

Frequently asked questions:
>How much is a new suit?
Expect to pay at least 2k for a fullsuit commission, 3k+ for something padded, and higher for a realistic suit. Heads typically go for 400-1k, partials 900-1.5k.
>Where to buy second hand?
occasionally the 'fursuit' tag on furaffinity.
>What about Japanese suits?
list of makers and other relevant kemono suit info
>Fur supplies and diy?

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Why do people enjoy dressing in skimpy clothing? Isn't it borderline freezing while wearing virtually nothing?
Same reason, because they enjoy dressing up as things. The thing they enjoy dressing up as happens to be furry (literal definition, not subculture).
Thank you
Because it's fun! I know there's a whole escapism culture and getting to be someone/something else for a day, but that exists in every hobby. Really it's no different from any other elaborate costume. There's an element of performance to wearing a Fursuit where you need to really exaggerate your movements so it actually shows underneath all that fur, that's a fun challenge like entering a cosplay competition performance but on a less stressful basis.

I do it because I love being fluffy and cute for a while instead of a boring ass office worker who has to conform to society. But I also like the social aspect and the art elements. Overall the fun outweighs the negative and I'm always capable of taking a god damn shower after wearing a hot costume.
>they also put perforated screen behind it
...no, the eyes themself are the perforated aluminium.
I want to do this even though I have no experience or tools haha.

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