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Old is gone. Use this to ask help on your coords!
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Thanks anon. I didn't know about the replica, I knew that she liked that print in the skirt and dress but i couldn't find it other than on mylolitadress and didn't realise there were fakes. I guess that getting a brand of that skirt will be hard if there are replicas floating around.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll have a look over there now!

Mixing near-black and true black sounds like a recipe for disaster to me, honestly. You'll have some issues getting an exact grey match, and since we're talking black vs near-black vs grey, the exact match and colour balance becomes nitpicky, since there's small but significant diference between them. Plus, Most people have experienced black clothing going grey as it fades, so to most people, a grey-black item looks old and worn out rather than intentional, the association might not even be conscious but they'll have a bit of a bias against it.

I hadn't noticed the Cel print is a skirt when I suggested the chiffon blouse. I'd say pair it with a white blouse, instead of black. Probably the same reason the original taobao shop did their coords with white blouses and not black.

As for the black blouse, the point is that your skin showing through the black chiffon is what will confuse people's eyes, so they can't compare the pure black from one to the near-black on the other item. So basically you want a sheerer blouse than the one in your pic (or a lacey blouse with enough holes). The chiffon material isn't what will make black and near-black automatically match, your skin being able to show through is.
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Here, took some pics in natural light to check out the contrast. I accidentally had HDR on so you can see the color undertones more than they're visible in reality.
So the skirt has kind of a checkered pattern with lighter and darker black-ish shades and pitch black lace which matches the blouse... I'm guess I'm wondering if that makes it look intentional enough? My worry with a white blouse is then being unsure if the shoes + accessories should be true black or the skirt color.

One thought I had was making my own headdress with gradated black to dark gray roses to help with the color balance if that works?
The print is Crystal Dream Carnival and you can find it on Lacemarket--it's a secondhand lolita site and everything is 100% authentic. It's a fairly pricy print but skirts are typically always cheaper than dresses. Be on the lookout for when a skirt comes on sale, CDC is a print that's almost always selling on Lacemarket. Just keep in mind that you need an account if you're purchasing anything on the site.

I still think this looks faded, but maybe other anons can chime in and say if they think it looks all right, or you can go ahead and attempt the full coord with the other grey elements and see if that works out. Since you already have the skirt and blouse, you might as well go all the way and try out the grey x black coord anyway, I guess?

As for the bag and shoes, if you get them to match each other, and they're made from pleather, not fabric, then they'll look okay. Again, the eyes kind of make allowances for leather as it reflects light in a different way from fabric, the two items are usually not next to the skirt all the time, and having the bag and shoes match each other kind of balances out the distribution.

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Hype level: GET
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When's the seagull meetup on AX and where?
I'll stop by, anon. AA isn't open on Day 0 though is it?
Its only open to AA people day zero, but anytime during the con is good ^^

Outside the building with the exhibit hall.

Look out for cancer and you'll find it.
Cool, I'll come by as soon as I can. Get some sleep!

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Yet again, a new larp thread
previous one

And in the spirit of the last part of the previous thread, now this one has 135% more autism
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Many of you who have fought in large scale battles notice that most combat revolves around "Lines" Where shields line up, and spears sit behind and get kills. While this is the norm, on occasion there are actual battlefield tactics put through by a leader. Most commonly these are "Kill pockets" where a line defending a gate or wall will sink back, creating a "U" shape, so that enemys who rush in can be attacked from multiple sides. The other tactic i see are "pain trains" which are essentially 2 wide columns which rush a line and seek to create an opening.

My question is, do you have any battle field tactics which either translate well into larp physics, or you have even seen.

Id like to imagine that alot of roman tactics would be effective but i just have yet to come across the organization for any actual tactics to be implemented.
I'm kinda fuzzy on the details, but apparently there's some strategy to counter those "pain trains". Basically, you feign breaking the shield wall in order to have a small group break through. The wall closes again, and the people who broke through will be surrounded and cut off from support. You kill them, then rinse and repeat.

Of course, it's a dangerous tactic that can easily cause an actual breach in the shield wall, and I might be explaining it wrong. In short, don't try it until you've seriously trained that kind of stuff.
I've got a tactic which works rather well for a group of about 7 people or so. Will post if it helps
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tactics evolve over time.
i could tell you those that i remember that we used but not those we're gonna use, because to tell the truth... its on the inspiration of the moment.

>Bico 1010
>a guild discover that peasant flail are op
>bico 1011
>a shitload of people are now following the meta and using peasant flails too
>one of our commander tell us to thighen the ranks and the second rank must lift their shield over the first rank heads
> we enter unharmed by their attack and get close
>we have shortswords and daggers
>they have huge peasant flail
>its a massacre
>bico 1012

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there was one guy who wanted to join the local SCA in the previous thread IIRC.
And there were one or two larpers on /tg/ from Israel through the years.

>Many of you who have fought in large scale battles notice that most combat revolves around "Lines" Where shields line up, and spears sit behind and get kills.
this isn't the case most of the time.
Because there are either not enough shields or not enough polearms.

I mean if we talking truly big scale battles most of the time it's made up from a lot of smaller groups but the sides are generally disorganized, you can rarely find groups that are bigger than 50 people and have a coherent tactic, discipline and equipment.
It's just a mess usually and depends more on blind luck and numbers.

On Drachenfest there are a lot of differnet camps and lot of different approaches.
Some use mostly polearms, some use mostly shields, some try to mix the two, then there are the archers who do point blank shots from the second or sometimes the first row if it's a stalemate. then there are the siege engines, sometimes cannons are pushed to the first row, fired, and then pulled back quickly. Siege golems, orc swarm tactic, etc.
Lots of stuff and while theoretically some tactic can be better than other the simple fact that it's a huge clusterfuck and you have various allies and people sometimes stab you in the back the only advantage you can really have is numbers.

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Previous thread: >>9032901

Supercon is one week from today! Anyone have their lineups set? Entering the contest? Feeling con crunch?
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Anyone got extra space in their hotel room for Supercon? I'm willing to help cover room costs.
Is anyone going to this thing?

I'm debating going, but there's literally nothing to do the entirety of Saturday besides QandAs with people I don't really care about.

Maybe I could be a cheap ass and just hang out in the halls and people watch for free
I'm going Saturday and Sunday. Will be dressed as Marty McFly one of those days and wearing /fa/ goof ninja shit the other day.
What I have always wondered HOW the fuck Ace is able to go to so many god damn conventions. I see him going to events all over the damn globe.
I'm going Fri/Sat/Sun.

It's pretty much the only con I can still go to because of the location and timing with my work. There are costume competitions of some sort each day and a few of the guests look interesting. I just really want to cosplay and see other costumes in the wild.

I'll be wearing Scout Harding from Dragon Age on Friday, maybe Saturday too.

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It's been a while, you know the drill.
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it makes me so happy to see oofuri still getting some love. how did you do the logos, they look very cleanly applied?
You know what I need to work on being a better person and stop hating. I commissioned for years because I was too scared to start sewing. It's actually p easy.

So, you go Glen Coco
kawaii within, kawaii without brother
Is this a dude? Wtf

Anicomics just came to an end. New space, activities, ECG.
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KDsara just post a BTW of leonor Nyx face awards video, saying "check minute x to see sexy Rute Trindade.

All i saw was a pig snorting and showing all her bacon.

i vomited
Oh my goood...now even irina romanoff is asking for donations for cosplays... omg these people are retarded. . She has fucking 0 of whatever people are willing to pay her. Doesnt she have a kid to feed? Go to fucking work instead of asking for money to play games and dress fantasies! You are a grown up woman, so GROW UP already.
She has girl power!!!
I already knew this, but thanks anyway!

Not enough GP to live off donations.

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Previous Thread: >>9059973

Previously, on Dutch Thread...
>We learned why Amsterdam has no proper cons >>9061216
>Huis ten Bosch (and Tully) was on NPO3 op Reis >>9061631
>Mandatory CosplayNL drama >>9061513 >>9061382
>An Animecon staff member made a post on his private account about illegal gun props which lead to a long discussion in our thread >>9064304 >>9064493
>The Slenderman cosplayer turned out to be an autist who never heard of boundries >>>9063917
>Some American Seagull is looking for someone to ship a bottle to her >>9060141
>"Date a Maid" raffle >>9068805
>OtakuNL is a douche for multiple reasons >>9067883 >>9070488 >>9070507
>DCH is going to expose most Dutch seagulls! Better barricade your doors because this guy totally means business desu >>9071144

Convention news
>Tomoplay updated their programming

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>the Babbelbox just isn't the same in English.

No, in Dutch it's a bunch of fuckin gobbledegook because most of us speak English 'round here. I know just enough Flemish to tell my kids they're in deep shit (Belgian grandmother) but I sure as hell can't write it.
not really nitpicking, but this is the nr1 reason I take a long green scarf with me whenever I put on my poison Ivy cosplay. It has a french cut, so you see a lot of booty, but I am always able to cover up if I am asked to and it fits the costume.
Are there any meet ups orginized for newfags? Trying to find some online, but cant seem to stumble upon them
Because you can´t take drinks into the theatre, has been a rule since 2004 because visitors turned the event rooms into a pigsty when it was still allowed.

If you don´t get caught, does not mean that the rule has been relaxed, you where just lucky.

Man bijt hond had a kind of purity and simplicity in it you just don't see in today's television anymore. It's one of the only shows that never gave me the feeling it felt manufactured.

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Old one died.

I'd like to see a picture of someone wearing Alice And The Pirates's "Sheherazade ~One Thousand And One Nights~" JSK, preferably in the black/gold colorway! Unfortunately, the coords I've seen with it on COF doesn't do the print any justice.
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I don't know if this belongs in this thread because it isn't a specific piece, but I'm looking for coords with t-shirt/cutsew/skivvy underneath. And any striped shirts.

There are some specific ones milky fawn did with striped shirts that I have been looking for but unable to find, with a blue and white striped shirt.
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Not sure if it helps but I immediately thought of the outfits from Deka Wanko series: http://god-save-the-lolita.blogspot.cz/2011/08/les-tenues-de-deka-wanko.html
Come back to this thread when you've attempted a better coord, then.
Thanks for looking anyway!
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The quality of the photo is terrible though..

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The badly paired gold shoes edition

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Which pieces are non lolita? Sorry I'm new don't want to make these mistakes putting my first coord together
I agree she looks a bit stabby, but her videos are kinda clever
I really worry that I am built like this...
The gold shoes are fine. There isn't much else to pair, colour wise, with this print because it would be too difficult to get an exact match for most of the other colours going on here besides black or white which both wouldn't even look that great. However, the most bold part of the print is just a standard gold without other colours mixed into it. Gold was a good choice but the rest of the coord is a mess.
She is my new lolita idol, I love her videos

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old thread >>9054647

talk about your comms, don't single anyone out, etc etc
How often does your comm organize meetups? Can anyone organize it, or are certain people (ex: mods) only allowed to put them together? Do the frequency of meetups change with the seasons/weather?
My comm is a bunch of fucking noobs. Everyone is allowed to organize but barely ever anyone does. It is very difficult to be a lolita where I live due to the economic crisis, so I don't expect much to be honest

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Does your bf like lolita fashion?
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Same anon, forgot to add; Personally I find the dresses that aren't exactly meant for weddings are way better than the dresses meant for weddings, you know?
take out the "-"
cya soon
bf anon here
seached up lolita wedding dresses and all I got were etsy links so i assumed I hit a dead end.
Anyways 17k? Lordy.
Yeah, it's pretty hard to find any good stuff via regular search. And there really isn't a specific name for the style, as far as I know.

I tried to get you a good search for wedding-ish dresses, not all will work but there's a good amount that would; http://lolibrary.org/apparelsearch/results/field_brand%3A%22Angelic%20Pretty%22%20field_colorways%3A%22White%22%20field_features%3A%22Corset%20lacing%22%20field_items%3A%22OP%22
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Just a quick note, you're actually looking at three really different dresses.

>>9078215 is actually a collab (with Aya from Mix Speaker's, Inc), not a wedding dress. No matter what, collabs will always be expensive (and slightly tacky). Hence the steep price tag. They also come out maybe once in a, well, once ever. Floor length dresses are quite rare for lolita. The retail for that is actually closer to $1.7k, although secondhand it might go for $17k just because it's so rare and hard to find.

>>9078194 is a special made-to-order series from Btssb. They usually run $1k -$3k. To get one of these, you need to stalk the btssb site (babyssb.co.jp), notice when they've got made-to-order dresses with veils up, be on the site when the dresses are open for orders, put in an order, and after a few months you'll get your dress.

>>9078204 is a regular release, it's just white. A fancier dress like this generally runs $400-$800, although some of AP's releases was priced at $1.6k this year. You basically just go through any lolita shop and look for white dresses. White veils are also kind of common for lolita now, so it's fairly easy to pick one up from AP for $100.

Speaking as a girl though. I'm going to suggest you actually talk things over with your gf before jumping the gun and looking at lolita dresses. For all you know she might want Princess Serenity's dress instead of a lolita wedding dress.

Fun fact, you can't find anything while searching "lolita wedding dress" because none of them are ever labeled as lolita wedding dresses. You just kind of guess when one of btssb's release is a wedding dress when it's Made-To-Order, has a veil and a high price tag. Pic related is called Marieé Eternelle onepiece set.

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Post progress, cringe, etc.
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What about it is trash? Other than that first link.
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the cosplayer is fucking up some simple as hell details, like the sweater having no stripe, random red flowers (what?), random wooden katana, random blue ribbon, blood instead of dust.
Those are the most blatant erros, and when the original outfit is literally as simple as "striped sweater+shorts" you really can't make many mistakes before a costume turns to shit.
You know why it's trash, don't lie. Never mind the subject, the cosplayer is missing several costume parts.
The two Boxatons need to remake their body armor, glasses!Mettaton needs to get pink boots. Black boots would work if the body armour was also in black, for the monochrome battle sprite. Personal opinion, but I'm not a fan of the shiny metallic the fat Metta uses.

>inb4 "hurr autismo"
If the coat wasn't straining to fit her, the slits wouldn't be gaping open (and for latter anon, they're not pockets - they're slits in the side of the coat to let you access your own pants pockets underneath).

I can't explain why there looks to be a doubled-over piece of fabric on the fore side of the slit, though - maybe it's a loose flap of fabric that you can fold over the slit if you wanted to cover it?
>and for latter anon, they're not pockets - they're slits in the side of the coat to let you access your own pants pockets underneath

I'm the first anon you quoted but I didn't know this either. That's pretty clever, then, but yeah, it really does make people who don't know think that it's just a broken seam...

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Can't seem to find the last one.
>Cos progress?
>Neko Nation?
>Upcoming cons?
>Inevitable drama?
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Who's the best Cosplay Photographer in Australia and why is it Carlos Mayenco?
Butchered dodge and burning, tilted angle, flare, clarity slider to the max, cruched blacks and bad faux blur.
Shouldn't you be fucking Farmer John Isobella?
Jesus. The rest of the photos she posted weren't bad. Why did he have to fuck this one up?

Dump your patterns, one and all.

Bonus points if any angelic soul that can read Russian could tell me what the text on the long body piece says.
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bunny: a reiteration
tulle skirt
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That's it for now. Hope this was okay gulls!
Yes please!
its the meitu xiu xiu bunny

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