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What are you going to dress up as this Halloween?

Pic is me, I dressed as a Lich last year. I'm thinking of doing it again, but I'm also thinking of other concepts that are a little more classic-horror. Haven't started on anything yet, which is a problem! I am especially nervous about the makeup job; my face was originally just caked in smudged eyeshadow, and then I met a wandering makeup artist who corrected it and made me look appropriately villainous. I'd prefer to have full control over the process but I don't think I have enough time to figure it all out...

I love going out to bars on Halloween and getting to be spooky and cool. I wish costume parties happened more often during the year, but at least we get like a whole week at the end of October!

I'm a huge fan of all things horror so feel free to recommend or discuss anything that gives you ~spooky~ artistic inspiration. I love new things and old things alike!
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Please consider people's feelings.

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Ask all your lolita and jfash questions here. For any cosplay questions, your best bet is the cosplay help thread.
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They let me put through an order once although I tried to order a non-existent dress (I copied the name wrongly I think). So I think you'll be okay, they'll probably email you to clarify the correct item quantities.
Depends on the bag, I’ve bought both leather, synthetic, and canvas bags direct from VW
Seems fine to me. Very quiet though
It's not an expensive laptop at all but I don't have the money for both stuff, as easy as that. If I buy the laptop I probably won't be able to buy lolita for at least a year, or even more.

>Meantime, buy a cupcake or some cookies. At least it's not cluttering up your house when you're done eating it.
If this becomes a habit I'll be cluttering the house with my own blubber though. But thanks, that was a glorious read.
Nayrt, but how does synthetic hold up?

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nuh uh, totally inappropriate for the cosplay eyeliner is a key quirk of said gf
>Be me
>Pretends its all nice and good all the time
>Shitty life
>Failing school
>Not motivated to eat or wake up from bed
>Long term bf doesn't notice sadness
>Has not said anything about sudden distance between us
>Has not hugged bf in 4 months
>Has not seen him in 2 or 3 months
>Bf still never replies to text
>Only lolita makes me happy
>Too broke and jobless to afford new pieces
>Lost auction to Holy Grail print
>Cry cause its the straw that broke the camel's back
>Bf "why so sad anon, its just a dress"

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How on the Earth it can be the relationship of life, if you guys don’t seem attached at all?
You yourself say your current relationship is dead. But then you say you fear leaving the relationship of your life. You sound confused. so Tbh if you haven't even met in 2 or 3 months it really sounds dead. Even if the new guy doesn't end up being your partner for life, there's no point in staying in a relationship when you're both avoiding each other for months. I think you should go see a professional, too. You sound depressed and depression doesn't magically disappear unless you cure it. Good luck anon.
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>planning babby's first cosplay
>person I'm commissioning says it'll take ~6 weeks to create my prop, but if I want a less accurate, more simplistic version of it, it'll only take 10 days
>can't decide between speed or quality
On one hand, I don't have any con to go to, so there's no rush. Plus, this prop is kind of the center piece for the whole costume. If it's bad, the whole thing kind of suffers. I'm already -1 for not having the same skin color as the character. There's no need to make it -2 with a lackluster prop.
On the other hand, I'm excited to get my first cosplay done, and I don't want the personal "buzz" to die off. And since it's my *first* cosplay, and I'm not exactly going to be seen by a lot of people, there's no huge pressure to be perfect, anyway. Tough fucking choice.

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>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (always WIP)
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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Screencap her IG posts where she states that she will be sending proxies. Email it to the con/AA head using a throwaway email. This is how I do it. Alternatively, if you have artist friends attending the con, send them the evidence and ask them to anonymously report to the AA head in person. In person reports are generally taken more seriously since emails may get ignored.
You'll be suprised how many canadian artists proxy sell at multiple cons, even ones with no proxy rules. Their exchange rate is good usd to cad though so i can see the motivation behind it.
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What would be better to invest in, and ipad pro + apple pencil or a cintiq for digital art?
I've heard from othere AA artists that the ipad is the way to go but I'm not sure
It depends on how you prefer to work. Do you like to draw anywhere/frequently away from home (i.e at coffee shops, library, university, whatever)? go for an ipad pro. If you prefer to work in focused sessions at home/your workspace, get a cintiq.

theres obvs more to think about than that (specs, your own drawing habits, etc) but those are the basic things to consider
I have both, and while I guess both take some time to get used to I vastly prefer the cintiq and computer software compared to apps.
Both are bought second-hand and the ipad is just a month-old purchase compared to the cintiq which is years old, but I'm still at the stage where all my ipad drawings looks like clumsy sketches. Going from an Intuos to Cintiq was easy, but drawing on the ipad feels like learning digital drawing from scratch again.

Old one saged >>9957620

>Sydney OZCC is this weekend- Share your plans!
>Brisbane OZCC just happened- Thoughts, feelings? Feel free to share photodumps!
>PAX AUS is coming up- Are you cosing? What cosplays are you expecting to see?
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>two best friends having a fight
>they tell people around them
>people pick sides

It’s a misunderstanding between best friends and it’s not going to destroy any coscomm. The hoes who say so are stupid and are just stirring drama. They really should just leave the two old friends to settle their differences, not add more fuel to the fire and make those two fight more. You don’t need to worry about cosplaying whatever your age is. You will always find people who will support you. Observe how they speak online and if you notice them always complaining about friends then best believe they’d end up complaining about you too. You can easily spot people who are making up stories and looking for sympathy online. Don’t let yourself be affected by it, continue on supporting your favorite group, just be careful of that member you specified.
That is true. Whenever me and my partner go to conventions, she gets asked for photos all the time, while I hold her bag on the side. And we are both in cosplay.
100%, so much easier difficulty

>> "The only people within our community who actively post here aren't even cosplayers anymore." Oh Anon, you sweet summer child. If you know the right people, just listen to what they say, they'll betray the fact they post here eventually.
Even for photographers. Most are just thirsty mf. Just give them a camera and they would call themselves photographer, even without proper education on how to use it.

You must be a regular anon then. It’s easy to find your own friend’s comments here, but I won’t assume, since I’ve been across people who are quite skilled with copying how others talk.

Why’s lolita so uninspiring lately? Look at some recent releases or common clothes combos - they might be cute and neat, but some really groovy stuff is actually rare comparing to what it was yet five years ago. What’s different now, gulls?
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I'm super new, do you have any favorite sites?
I will say that for my other niche hobby (which is craft related) there was a forum where the shit-talking got so out of hand the entire scene split into two completely separate forums, each with its own drama and which refused to even permit the mention of the other group. It's now almost 10 years later and they still aren't on speaking terms, but a third group has sprung up on facebook and is attracting most of the beginners and scammers and an awful lot of talentless self-righteous religious nutjobs, so it's kind of like poison from all sides no matter where you turn.
I didn't realise you were talking about being a popular/e-famous lolita. What you're talking about is the same for people in any hobby that want to be popular/e-famous though. It's not specific to lolita and it's not something that just started happening in the last 5 years.

>Why are you acting like BtB and the farm don't exist?
Nayrt but most lolitas don't go there.
There is a lot of drama and feuding in my local shooting club and the neighbourhood watch.
Ayrt, the meanest anon comments I’ve gotten online is that a certain cardigan made me look fat or that my shoes were fugly. That’s hardly something that would scare me away from participating in the online community. I’ve never had bad experiences with my local comm.

Dream cosplays you've always wanted to do but haven't due to time, money, obscurity!

Pictured Goemon, a silent game icon gem that died out in the states!
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Oh it'd definitely be recognizable. I've never read that manga, but I've seen it in every bookstore and Shoujo Beat mag since I was born.
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Don't miss out on those Black Friday sales! It won't completely blow you out of the water with the reductions, but it might bring down the price to a point where you can feasibly tackle it. I love Shugo Chara too, I've been mulling around the idea of doing Amu, so I want to see you succeed!
Absolutely not obscure. I think you'd be the belle of the ball if you would actually whip this out. Ya gotta do it, man
As in mystical ninja? Damn I loved that game on the N64, it would be real awesome to see a cosplay of him!

I've wanted to do Muffet ever since I saw her design, she's so damn cute! but
the idea of doing the body paint plus multiple eyes and sewing multiple arms holding teapots combo makes me want to die

Dresses, skirts, anything that isn't ita, but is lolita, and ends a good distance above the knee.

I see a lot of girls complaining about dresses being too short if the dress is above the knee, but often times it does look good.

Peeking bloomers coords are accepted as long as you can definitely tell the dress ends above the knee, but not required. I'm just looking for inspiration as I am a taller girl and most of my AP is mid-thigh on me. I see other girls rocking the look, especially in some old school pictures.

What do you think of shorter skirts/dresses? Is it always ita, or are there exceptions? Underskirts don't really look all too great with a lot of dresses, so what can be done to make shorter skirts/dresses work?
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Thanks for all these pictures, anons. This thread gives me life.
don't reply to it, theres always one loser who complains about this chick
Isn't that sniper_nyan?
There's more than one salty anon who hates her and there are good reasons for people to dislike her.
>she wears unflattering dresses and then lies about shooping them into the shape she wants
>claims its all corsetry as if we can't see when she's done her legs and arms too
>has an ego the size of a planet
>thirsty girls always post her coords as examples of "good coords" even when they're very mediocre just because of the halo effect
>her Kim K makeup doesn't match the look most of the time but she never does anything different, even in sweet
>The whole sexy vibe she goes for rubs a lot of people the wrong way, if she's so worried about her sex appeal then why is she in this fashion?
I was unhappy to see her posted here again and I'm not even one of the usual salt-chans.
Someone thought she looked good, I agree, and she fit the theme. Your answer doesn't so take it elsewhere instead of cluttering the thread with off topic comments.

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Discussion is okay, insults are boring. Keep it civil, thanks.
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That anon is not alone, it IS ironically NPC and reminds me of how someone typed multiple paragraphs on here once because I said “commiefornia”. Honestly cringe, get off 4chan if NPC offends you.
That is an interesting distinction. In clothing the opposite of casual would be formal. In interests the opposite of casual would be hardcore. In terms of fashion, something that normal people would wear for comfort would be casual and thus normal. However I find it odd to call someone who wears normal clothing a "filthy casual" in those terms. Lolita in many ways is formal wear, but not widely accepted as such. The style in and of itself is eccentric which makes it neither formal nor normal. Does that make sense?
Most girls in my comm yell at people who try and take pictures of us without permission when we're walking around the city. I respect that and understand that people wouldn't want their picture taken. But personally I don't mind it at all. I'd rather have someone take a creep shot than have to awkwardly turn them down when they ask or have to pose for some rando's picture. I also think it's a bit hypocritical to fawn over old candid shots of lolitas and then actively shut down new ones.
>However I find it odd to call someone who wears normal clothing a "filthy casual"
NPC is straight out cringey and I'm sorry for anyone who says that, normie sounds snob, what about "poor laceless beings"?

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This quiet spell is hell.

Hibanacon 2-4 Nov
HyperJapan 16-18 Nov
Mcm London 26-28 Oct
Britgulls Eva marathon - DELAYED

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Heres hoping to avoid spooner at mcm. Can i hope? Yes. Will it happen? No.
He really creeps me out big time. Wish they would ban him from mcm.
Them maids are pretty cute
>being a bitch

i for one look forward to having a pic taken with the legend himself
Spooner taught me proper posture for using a katana at MCM and it was absolutely adorable.
Well im sorry that i dont feel comfortable around him especially when he went round showing off shitty ass pictures to me and other people at hj.

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3 months left, let's get this party started

What cosplays are you working on right now?
What are your ribbons looking like right now?
What guest are you hoping for?

What are you looking forward to most from the con?
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>got a new job and then started eating bad and gaining weight rapidly and ALA is only 3 months away
can't wait to throw my (annual?) yugioh room party again; would it be super illegal or just mildly illegal to host bettable money matches later in the night?
lmao just do it
if someone from the room fucking wins something, then hey, least we offset the cost of some of our alcohol
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>mfw it's earlier this year

this is some shit

Previous thread: >>10007347

Was waiting for enough pictures to dump, waited a bit too long oof. Let's get rolling.
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My gf pointed out that she looks like Max Malanaphy and now I can't unsee it
This was posted on CoF tho
This girl has 0 discernible personality, and her outfits are boring. But yeah, if its on CoF you can post it.
Someone's salty that their shitty ~aurtisque~ photo didn't get that many likes on Cof huh. Well newsflash, a great coord with shitty photography will generally still get more likes than a shitty coord with great photography.
Am I going crazy or has she posted this exact coord a bunch of times before?

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^this anon again.
I have now sent a message to her and given her until thursday this week to give me the tracking number, or I'll open paypal dispute (unless the dress arrives before that).

Despite having fairly poor nerves, I'm a patient person. I understand if someone is very busy, but it should not take 20+ days to cough up a tracking number even if they're nice otherwise. I don't want be in this situation nor put her in a bad place, but I feel I have no choice at this point since she has ignored my previous messages last week.
thank you anons!
you definitely are patient i’ll say. i will wait a few days maximum for a response. even if you’re not able to get the dress you’ll get your money back. sucks when that happens but what can you do.
Yeah, since it takes quite a while for a package from the US to reach my country I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. But now I’m pretty fed up
Genuine leather bag for those interested
¥ 22,680

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What's coming in the mail?
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I have 4 MM coats and all of them have pockets. Maybe this is a rare design that doesn't. Sorry anon.
>waiting for an expensive parcel
>selected specifically to pick it up myself because the delivery times are abysmal
>delivery guy calls
>"hey I just left it by the wall k bye"
>I am an hour away from the address
>No one else at home
>It could be on the sidewalk

Just fuck my shit up fampai
Is the shirt from ali? Can you link it?

I ordered more accesories but they already arrived. Im waiting for this now.
It's from wish. Doesn't let me link it for some reason
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A couple purchases over the last week, haven't really bought anything in months. The headband already arrived and just ordered the hoodie since WC is having a free shipping campaign- should be here in a couple days!

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