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I'm going shopping in about a week or two, and was curious as to which "J-fashionable" (?) clothes you gulls found in normie shops/thriftshops. I'm afraid I don't have anything to contribute. I don't mind which style it is, although I'm very fond of Lolita, larme kei and mori kei, yet I'm simply curious as to what has been found and how those items of clothing have been incorporated into J-fash coords. No cosplay please.

What do you look for when shopping irl? Do you alter your finds? How did you incorporate them into your coords? Share your finds!
I found a nice skirt that was so full that I've used it in coords.
When looking through normie clothes, I often look for blouses and skirts.
Do you perhaps have a photograph of said skirt?
I've found sweaters that I've been able to use or modify for lolita. My favorite is a green sort of v-neck sweater that sits perfectly to show the collar of a blouse under a jsk or with a skirt. Its deep emerald color that works well with a VM skirt I have.

I've also found a couple button up cardigans that I've hemmed so they stop at my waist in white and mint.

Old thread: >>9385470

Thread Guidelines:
Feel free to post things ITT like (Keep it /cgl/-related; means either cosplay or J-fashion [e.g. Lolita/Brolita, Nanchatte, etc.]):
- Usefull guides that can be applied to crossplaying/crossdressing
- Questions, help, sharing advice to improve your appearance to pass temporary as the opposite gender (Male -> Female, Female -> Male)
- pictures of crossplay/crossdressing coords, selfposts
- personal experience/stories regarding crossplay/crossdressing

Not allowed:
- Anything in sexual context/fetish stuff
- Anything related to gender transition like hormones, operation etc.; >>>/lgbt/ might be the better place for this

Collection of guides and informative material (general, MtF, FtM):

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On the right way, but do get some boobs.
Haven't tried the powder, but cream works good for me. I have dark hair and no dots of them on my legs, though some girls complain they keep getting them. It's all about keeping your skin moisturized. The smell is a little rough, but nothing you can't get used to.
Life's too short mate, if you want to buy a dress, buy a fucking dress. Just be honest with your GF, if she's a nice person she'll get it, if not then you're only choice is to never do anything you want in life.
If you don't have much, and you don't need anything tight to bind them, then a sports bra seems fine. Or a regular bandage.
If she isn't tolerant of it, then she probably isn't a good match for you to begin with. You shouldn't be with someone if it means you can't just b urself.
>Florida Supercon soon
>sexy New job with fat stacks of cash
>Maka and Crona couple planned w/ me and my gf
>we broke up
I still wanna go as Crona myself but I have no clue how to makeup. I'm handy with a sewing machine but I've never done anything that large.

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Old thread autosaging >>9516462

Anime Expo 2017 will take place from June 30 (Friday) through July 4 (Tuesday)

Current major events:

Anisong World Matsuri Day 0 (idols): Walkure, WUG, Idolm@ster, Love Live Aquors
Anisong World Matsuri Day 1 (general JPop): ALI PROJECT, angela, Garnidelia, Konomi Suzuki, Mashiro Ayano, Minori Chihara
Neon District (EDM) Day 3: Taku Takahashi, R3LL, banvox, TeddyLoid, Pa’s Lam System, Massive New Krew
AMV contest Day 1
Masquerade Day 2

More tickets for Anisong World Matsuri Day 0 to be released Wednesday 6/21 at 6PM? Where are you even putting people in the orchestra? ps. no refunds if you get better seats which is a kind of dick move

Satellite events:

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This starts Saturday right? or can you get tickets Friday
It says it's on July 1-4 only.

Was the "Porter Robinson" a typo? I don't remember him being on the setlist and I didn't see anything on his twitter, although I'm not gonna complain if he does show up
Sorry, I meant W.T. Snacks, I was half-asleep when I wrote that.
Gonna try for the Late Comedy Show for the first time in several years. I have most of a set written, just gotta grind a bit more.
Emailed. I waited too long to plan for ax this year.
Is anyone gonna be at the Westin this year? Last year, security was really chill and it was a great place for an after party.

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New GLB? Edition
^Lovely Lor video

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>Agreed that print girl needs to sit down. No one is profiting off of her honestly that that great print, any more than they would have if it was a solid or a polka dot fabric used. She should be glad for the exposure.
Yeah, legally, Simplicity is totally in the right. She's just salty after the fact that they didn't "credit her" and now there's people begging Simplicity to "release the fabric for sale" or some shit, and nobody knows that it originally came from her. Unless she raises awareness of that, it's gonna be a missed opportunity

I was pretty excited for the patterns but desu the whole bonnet business and "lolita costume" leave a sour taste in my mouth, not sure how to feel about it now. Definitely not excited enough to spend $11.97 + ~$10 USD on shipping; if I add a few more dollars I could have a whole OnS book for that.
Ive been trying to find that forever, do yo have the link?
Wish I knew where I could buy the volumes
>selling a one of a kind dress that you were gifted

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Shit, I'm an idiot.

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Previous thread: >>9518060

>Please read the FAQ
>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (WIP)

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Maybe take those shitty repost accounts and consider why the have more followers. Do they use better hashtags than you? Do they post more often? Often on Instagram it's not only what you post, but when and how you engage.
whats going on
They generally post 50 times a day, I know why they have more followers.

That doesn't mean it isn't annoying to see your art credited to "unknown" when you know they grabbed it from your own instagram.
I'm not excusing their shitty reposting behavior, hence my above comment calling it shitty.

Also, posting 50 times a day is excessive, nobody is going to find that anything but annoying.
Tfw My Hero Academia fanartists who frequent artist alley submit their art to scanlations websites to be included??? Smh that's a new low to get exposure... check the latest chapter on mangastream...

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Last one is saging

Starting off with... Whatever the hell is going on in that picture.

Also it's summer so there are lots of fresh itas let's try not to post anything too stale
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she's only 16?
>Nice Lolitas Amino
I bet it's full of itas like this girl.
>She's only 16
She is! And she's homeschooled/attends public school online. She's an only child and adopted, so she's spoiled too. Should've seen her demanding her dad/grandpa to buy her all the Haenuli stuff at Cakes & Couture like some entitled little brat.
She doesn't. She's got a history on LA, you might find her in archived threads but basically she started on LA by asking newbie questions and being annoying, defended and said she bought from Milanoo and that"it's not that bad guys, I bought this for $50 and it's totally not bad!" Claiming she "did research" and whatever, caused fights with others in public chats and when she did she'd use her Grandpa's account to defend herself. Made friends with other Itas (Midnight shine, Halle, and Elinore Fey. Mostly Midnight and Fey started shit/defend reps and scam sites on the daily. Midnight has stolen from parents to buy Lolita and openly admitted it, Fey is a stay at home dropout wannabe teenager who thinks that zebra prints are rori skirts and is a colorblind mess. There's so much more dirt to pull up but other Anons can elaborate) they all got called out for their shit multiple times and all 4 including the grandpa create Asspat comm "Nice Lolitas Amino" because "LA is full of elitist meanies". Got posted here, and trolls started flooding into their comm. now their amino is as dead as their brain cells, Milanoo chan is trying to pretend that she's a newbie to amino, and both fey and Milanoo Chan are Facebook friends trying to pretend like nobody notices them
>"Ibought this for $50 and it's totally not bad!"
That's why she's an ita. Because she obviously can't differentiate from a good quality lolita garment and a poor quality Milanoo dress.

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Are you new? Do you have basic Questions? Ask them here, please. This is a "containment thread"; which is to say we try to limit the total threads going at once, because there is a small limit to how many threads can exist on a 4chan board. Everytime a new thread is created, it kills a thread; so creating a new thread for each question you have kills entire discussions. Ask questions about any category covered by /cgl/ - that means cosplay and J-fashion. Lolita falls under J-fashion, it's just the most prominent.

Quick Primer:
>What is a "gull" ?
when you say "C. G. L." outloud, it sounds like "seagull". It's almost an onomatopoeia.
>What is an "ita" ?
Ita is a Japanese onomatopoeia for "ow", or "painful to look at". In Japan an "itasha" is a car covered in anime vocoloid or waifu swag decals. An "ita bag" in a tote bag, or other bag with a protective vinyl cover, drowning in anime merch. An "ita" is a Lolita who's coordinate is "painful to look at"

Common examples of newb questions that have been asked TOO MUCH to warrant their own thread, but people would love to help you with here;
>Am I too old for (blank)?
>Are there people who should not do (blank)?
> I am (blank). How can I do (blank) well, as a (blank)?
>Where can I find (blank)?
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Is it okay if i use an offbrand OP for a coord?
Sure! Not all offbrand dresses are made the same though. Is the OP in question a "dress" that you think is loliable, or an indie OP marketed toward lolitas?
Again, as long as the quality and the cut os good, there's 0 issues with it.
So is this like the general help thread but more for people completely new to the board/j-fash/cosplay and no idea where to start?

Or is it more specifically Lolita 101?
Either or. Anything cgl related.

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Last thread died. Talk about your Comms, but hold the salt.
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How new are you? People schedule overlapping events in the comm all the time when they're far apart in distance like that. It's likely the only reason she canceled it was because this other meet is bigger and co-hosted by all the mods some of which live in the first girls area. Personally I'm not going and wouldn't have gone to the other so I don't really care but you have 0 context here. Quit trying to make waves, did you even ask the first girl if she was upset about canceling or why she did it?
There are 3 events scheduled for the first. The meets OP is talking about are in October. And we plan overlapping events all the time because of the distance. You must be super new
Have you guys ever had a mod removed from your comm for breaking the rules? I heard some rumors and I feel like it might cause a huge uproar and split in my comm...
What kind of rule and how serious is the break?
I don't want to go into too many details, but something in the area of talking shit about other comm members and starting drama.

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Because so many pictures are bad.
>>Qi Lolita
>>Ero Lolita
>>Wa Lolita
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in fact some lolita cuts and prints are so similar that one of the most frequent question I get from tourists it "is that dirndl?", especially when I'm wearing classic lolita.
She was one of my friend in high school. I'm sad now that she is gone forever.
I'm from the country as well. I always assumed it was inspired by wealthy people that went and had picnics out at their summer homes or on plantations. Ex: Scarlett O'hara inspired. Or just Rural cutesy motifs like Dorothy or a farm kitchen. I've seen patterns my grandma would have used for her matching curtains, dish towels, and oven mitts. She was especially fond of apples but you'd also see roosters, strawberries, and gingham.
I miss her too anon. Her taste was so ahead of her age. I'm glad she can live on as an icon for future lolitas though.

So we all know the ideal Lifestyle Lolita traits: good manners, feminine hobbies, and a love of tea and sweets. But not everyone can be maidenly all the time. What's your trait or habit that's so antithetical to the idea of a Lifestyler that Misako would piss her petti if she were to find out? Do you really fucking hate that hot leaf water that people call tea? Discretely pick your nose and put your snot in inappropriate places? Share your most anti-Lifestyle traits.... your secrets are safe here!
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>Wrong thread:
I guess I got a little too backasswards explaining, but >>9530581 sort of states it: I can be really annoying and that really seems to run counter to the lolita aesthetic, plus people don't like me, and being popular seems to be valued within a lolita lifestyle.

>Being conventionally attractive
I also wouldn't call myself conventionally attractive really because looking "cute" is really not in style, I find it's more popular to look like a celebrity, or a porn star or otherwise really "adult" rather than cutesy.

>Being autistic
Neat that you're on the spectrum too, do you have any special interests currently? Some of the people I've got along best with were people on the spectrum with parrallel special interests.

I'm really worried I do come off as narcissistic, but I'm not (I don't think?!!?) I just try to be a realist and step back and analyze social situations and go: "...Okay, they're probably thinking *this* because *this* happened, so I should counter by mentioning *this* to sound more appealing to them..." meanwhile I'm jittering like a rocketfuel-powered vibrator.
>I can be really annoying
Despite the idea that it's counter to the aesthetic, no one can control whether or not others deem them annoying. And, in any community, someone can have thousands of friends and fans, but a huge number of people will find them annoying.

>Not conventionally attractive
Some things never really go out of style like dimples, large breasts, and tall men/short women.

>Special interests
Video games have always been my biggest interests, but at the moment, I'm really into Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. Particularly campaigns set in the industrial and renaissance eras. I think my interest in the eras I like to play in run somewhat parallel to your interest in 19th century culture. I wish 4chan has a PM feature so we could talk about this without going too off topic from the board.

I don't think you're narcissistic. I get where you're coming trying to analyze behaviors so you don't say something rude meanwhile the back of your head is being beaten with a jackhammer, but instead of a bit, there's a sledgehammer on the end. Yeah.
Talking about being annoying, you're right, we possibly are clogging up the thread/board, do you have a throwaway email or anything you could post? (I've been meaning to set one up for the Buy/sell thread but I haven't yet!).


It's my spam e-mail. Just shoot me a message and I'll send you my social media.
Thank you! <3
I'll probably send a message after dinner, I just got summoned.

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Send help. Ask questions, ect. ect.
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Part of why I want to try some light makeup is because my skin is already really shitty and damages/breaks out easily.

I wanted to know if there's something I can just slap on to help my complexion be a bit more consistent without having to go to a good cosmetics place and make the clerks/myself uncomfortable since I'm an awkward big dude who easily shakes/sweats when anxious and dresses in low fashion.

I don't care about full pro-quality makeup because I enjoy casually walking around in costume and minimizing the things I have to worry about. And I'm poor as fuck.
The number one thing you really need to do before using any makeup is moisturize. Almost all makeup you put on will be absorbed right into your skin and look dry and cakey if you don't moisturize properly.
If all you really want is to not look sweaty and red in photos, then the absolute minimum would be moisturizer, a light foundation, and maybe some bronzer. The thing to remember though, is that putting foundation all over your face will make your face look rather flat.

If you really want some good tips, check out Wayne Goss's youtube channel. I wouldn't recommend his products exactly, as they are rather pricey, but he still gives good, beginner friendly advice, and it applies to both males and females. A good start would be https://youtu.be/F3lQnPFTwic
>without having to go to a good cosmetics place and make the clerks/myself uncomfortable since I'm an awkward big dude who easily shakes/sweats when anxious and dresses in low fashion.

Get over yourself. You are not going to make anyone who works retail uncomfortable by asking for help with the products they sell. No one cares that you are male and asking about makeup. Hell, the current Sephora ads have more guys than girls on them. Makeup salespeoples job is to help people find makeup that works for them. They do not give a shit what your gender is.
honestly, just dont bother with makeup.
nobody is gonna fucking care if youre wearing makeup or not if youre just casually cosplaying.
you said youre not doing any sort of photoshoot so its pointless. chances are people wont even take pictures of you anyways.
>chances are people wont even take pictures of you anyways.
But they do, and that's why I've become more self-conscious about trying to look a little better without being too high-maintenance.

Please ignore obvious bait/spergs edition

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Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide v. 2.1
Please read the FAQ before asking anything about base bags.

Buyf/a/g Guide
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I didn't imply it was bad. When something is bunched up in one part of the bag while I can see everything else more clearly it looks a little distracting, don't you think?
I LOVE THIS BAG! And like the other Anons said; the red bows are a clever and cute touch, it really works!!
oh my god, over his whole back? he's insane
god tier taste
i've seen more stuff than that of him, but just wait, there will be a boom of eraser head merch

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Last one got deleted, Don't mess this one up
>Self Post, Discuss favorite accounts, ect.
>Before you ask, The apps you are probably looking for are Beautycam and Beautyplus
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Neither is yours.
>asks questions
>gets answers to those questions
>gets salty that there's no secret recipe to being popular
it must suck to be unpopular
Im wondering; Im getting back into cosplay after a few years not (currently working on 3 costumes).
Should i integrate with my current insta which is like. All my life stuff and BJDs/toys or should I separate?
For those with 2k+ followers, did it take you a while (several months) to build that many or did they all come at once from the beginning?
Looking for active mutuals, I have quite a few mutuals and I like most of their posts but they don't usually like mine back, others are just inactive. I mostly post cosplay, sometimes other everyday things.

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Previously, in our /comfy/ slow thread >>9492567
>Lots of Animecon talk, new 18+ events, our meet,
>Animecon vs Abunai, which is better and why?
>Smoke's WIP shots of Rakan and wig stress
>Dokomi talk
>Abunaai and their new merchandise
>Minque is kill?
>Lots of small talk
>And last but definitly not least, Prop-Anon won the Yamato preliminaries with Cordana. I for one welcome our new Nethergundam overlord.

The next five major events:
>Moshi Moshi Fair (June 17th, Amsterdam NH), a free fair for those who enjoy Japanese things and anime.
>Castlefest (August 3rd - 6th, Lisse ZH), the other outdoor fantasy orientated convention.

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So is animecon going to move out of den haag or not?
They're not sure yet, but it's kept growing, while it was already near the capacity of the venue last year (the world forum lists capacity at 5000 people, last year saturday there were 5700 unique visitors). So they're trying to find a bigger venue, but if that doesn't work they'll probably have to limit for the world forum.
I've heard a lot of rumours from different sources but haven't seen any hard evidence yet. With that being said, from what I've heard is that Animecon has been looking for a new location since last year as they had some unspecified struggles with the World Forum. However they are currently under a contract with the World Forum that lasts until 2019 which prevents Animecon from leaving. This year however the World Forum violated said contract, allowing Animecon to leave. The last thing I've heard is that the staff has been or is looking for another location and are still trying to figure things out for next year which could explain why they didn't announce their new date yet despite there being one of the Den Haag website for 2018 and 2019: https://denhaag.com/en/location-events/476/world-forum

Again, keep in mind these are all unconfirmed rumours, so odds are they are complete bullshit. If you want to secure a hotel room for next year already, June 15th - June 18th are the dates given on the World Forum agenda for Animecon 2018 and you can always cancel your reservation free of charge if you do so ahead of time.
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I generally like this gal her work but damn prime your stuff already
also fill it with to hide sanding lines..

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