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• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
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Last Thread: >>9337128

>NEW! Frequently Asked Questions
>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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Shut the fuck up, Ana.I wouldn't be saying anything when you're one of those bandwagoning """cute""" animal artists.
i'm not your friend anon, lmao. not everyone who posts is someone you know irl.

>my brand is horror based
This. If a Japanese artists does 3d fan merch, they commonly charge the base price of getting that item done because they feel uncomfortable profiting off of their fandom.
Nobody would want to be your friend with your bitter ass personality.
ouch, my feelings anon
i'm still not 'ana', though

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So this happen! Oh my the shit you find out about cons. Some dumb ass neckbeard wants a baby I guess?? 10$ and I bet someone come out that was under age of consent. Some grade "A" derp with this lot.
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Could you imagine if somehow CPAC was double booked with Katsu at the same time?
Make Anime Great Again
CPAC had the Gaylord the rest of the week. I need details, guys. This sounds hilarious.
Exceedingly unlikely it's just an American thing.
People like sex
A lot of people together in a environment that has looser restrictions on behavior.
Sex will happen, sometimes a lot of it.
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Katsu ran the 17th to the 20th and CPAC ran the 22nd to the 25th. At 3PM on Sunday, the Gaylord kicked everyone out of the gazebo level. At the time, people said it was for a wedding, but now it seems possible that it was for CPAC prep.

I don't know about you gulls but I'm sick of the recent influx of people attention whoring with non-lolita/ouji coordinates. This shit needs to stop.
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This is really, really cute.
That poor wig...
I love it!


Pretty cute

Maybe shoes or tights in different colour would be better since the bottom seems too black but I like it a lot otherwise and she's pretty

The coord is nice but I hate the photo editing
Anon, those tights aren't zebra printed, they're women with striped shirts on running up her leg. Her bag also isn't out of place since it's just a white bag from meta. I do agree a little bit of jewelry on the hands would help her though.

Hand-me-down armor edition

/LARP/ is for discussing everything related to Live Action Role Play and the like.
>"Ask and ye shalt receive!"

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Well, it's also just that there are only so many ways you can swing a sword. Escrima and arnis in particular are based on Iberian vulgar fencing (esgrima), which is very similar to other cut-and-thrust fencing around Europe.

Also yeah just fight how you want. We're nerds in a field playing with sword-shaped foam slabs.

>padding for the body
>padding for the head
And congrats, you're the average Witcher bandit. Add more stuff as you see fit.
Is it oiled up or something?
>Escrima and arnis in particular are based on Iberian vulgar fencing (esgrima)
Doesn't seem to be, my hands never come away from it oily just grey. I rubbed it down for an hour straight and that didn't make a dent in the grey rub off.
I have no idea what is going on with your maille. Maybe its some after treatment coating or something.

Anyway, try rubbing it with lemon juice (pressed). Its good for aluminium if it gets in to a chemical reaction. Or wait for someone more knowledgable with aluminium chain mail.

>Last one >>9351241

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide v. 2.1
Read the document first before asking basic questions that have been answered time and time again like "is making a bag for ___ ok?" and "where do i get the heart bags??".

Buyf/a/g Guide

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Old thread is dead >>9362783

Who will be reserving Carnival or Holy Lantern this weekend?
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"it is a very sexy sailor without breasts"

thank you raine dragon
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What the hell, 胸あて refers to the triangular piece of cloth between the sides of the sailor collar... Love it when people with no clue use google translate.
So I've been watching CTP sell off like crazy the past two weeks on the Japanese market for way less then I've ever seen it go for in the past few years. Is it just not popular anymore or is it just because these were Japanese market sales and not overpriced western sales?
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ETC is re-releasing one of my favorite prints in pink, so cute! What are you wearing for easter, gulls?

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I'm expecting to see a lot of lucky packs this time around
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Yesss thank you anon!
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Finally got the courage to brave going to a con, so I finally purchased my the wig I needed this morning.

My absolute best friend notified me an online store had my dream dress in my size, and I swiped that up. My wallet is suffering because of it and I can only imagine what customs will charge.

Last some pins that finally got restocked, got all 3.
Cute wig and pins. Are they from any series or just really cute?
Not OP, but the artist is 0313 on pixiv. Most of their stuff is either original or fairytale based and yeah, incredibly cute and well done.

OP here! They are both original, like >>9369650 said the artist makes super cute original stuff and sometimes fantasy based on a story. Right now they did an Alice in wonderland themed phone case.

Originally I was going to use the wig and style it to a character/or use moonspeak to ask for a custom wig but honestly I might go as the "generic neko" to be safe.

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Last thread went bye bye. Why is this Symmetra so sub-par in quality to the group? How many more DVA's will flood cons? What are you working on?
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Found the misogynist
This girls much better looking than that misshaped Oompa Loompa
>mfw I'm a trash heap and main junkie

I usually just fill tho. I'm really terrible at Zarya and mcCree but I can play pretty much anyone else proficiently. Junkrat is just fun bc he's ez.
Yup. Also btw mercy is not the easiest and neither is dva or soldier.btw a good Lucio like dspstanky is not an easy fucking feat.

Legit mercy and a good one who plays defensive as well as healing is probably the hardest fucking shit of life.

Also lets be real the easiest character to play is symmetra or junk
im a girl too, i'm just sick of 9/10 of the other girls i hear over mic playing badly and then acting like gods gifts because they play a healer
gives the rest of us who can actually play a bad name
b4 you lose your shit i main ana. its just so fucking irritating that girls whinge 'i can't aim' as an excuse when you'll never get better if you don't try

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didn't see one so I'm gonna start it
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lolitas aren't supposed to be lovelies but being a bitch isn't a good thing

you're probably one of those who tries to excuse their shitty behavior because "oh that's just how i AM!!!"
I dunno. Everyone has a personality that they shouldn't have to change because of clothes they are wearing. Maybe saying >>9369607 was a bitch in and out was the wrong way of phrasing it. But not everyone is right out of a old dinsey movie happy.
Imagine if a guy tried to do this
It has nothing to do with being a lolita.
Aaaaalways the minion.

I'm depressed as hell, but CGL keeps me living. I dream about pastels and sweet, delicate fashion and do my best, but lately I've been slipping. Life seems dreary.

I was wondering, maybe, if we could have a thread where we discuss the little cgl / jfash related things we do day to day that make it better.

For example, sometimes I make floordinates (except on my bed, I guess) of things I plan on wearing, and that makes my mornings easier since I don't have to stress much. Going out for a latte wearing subtler j-fash always makes me feel pretty and warm without feeling too anxious. Checking for new releases feels great too, and things. What about you?
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At least spell stationery correctly if you're gonna be mad.
I've been considering starting a lifestyle blog because I do a lot of cutesy crafts and wear lolita regularly, but I'm hesitant because I already have some trouble clicking with the rest of my comm and they're very much of the opinion that it's just clothes and anyone who looks for any kind of subculture (besides talking shit on here and btb) is a pretentious faker. I don't want to single myself out too much.
Maybe I can do it anonymously? Is that a thing, anonymous blogs?
Not sure about anonymous blogs but you can use a fake name (just be careful of "Japanese" names, they can be a bit off-putting) and you don't have to post your face. Though as an added note I gotta say that it sounds like your comm has shit attitudes and I'm sorry for you.
Anyway, I basically say this to any anon who brings up the idea to start a lifestyle blog: If you write well and can update at a reasonable frequency, you should do it. You might have to post it on tumblr at first or even self post here to get the word out but if the amount of nostalgic gulls commenting on this topic is any indication, you could get a decent following.
You could use a nom de plume and blur your face, but don't make it some big secret. Avoid the term lifestyle lolita and don't sound like you think the things you do are part of being a lolita. Don't make it a tumblr blog, their format sucks and almost everyone just uses it to reblog pretty pictures. Do post your pictures and coords on tumblr and instagram, with a link to your latest blog post if it's relevant to the picture.
so is this a lifestyle lolita thread or not

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It's carnival and I want to wear a costume with a turban. But I don't want to pass as a racist by saying I'm wearing a whole culture as a costume (carnival is full of SJW and they out number me)

So I need some specific characters who wear turban to cosplay as, ive me ideas, also, make it with a beard.
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Best not to let the melodramatic few dictate your actions.
(in all probability white) tumblrina pls go
Can't you just ignore such obvious bait?
OP, you should just ignore the vocal minority's attempts to suppress you. No reasonable person would see this as an issue.
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Last thread bump limit >>9346640

Recap of last thread
New England doesn't travel for meets
LA comm about to have what Arizona pushed out
Strippers are okay if they don't gloat
Mormons get excited for Lolita fashion
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>50 strangers (average amount of people in a community attending a meetup)

50 is average?? That's hard for me to imagine. Which comm?
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Woke up to see the NYC comm had a private twinning meet and brunch. Pic related.

Meanwhile no one has organized anything worth going to in the main comm since ILD.
>watching comm page like a hawk for months for a decent sized meet
>nothing but meidos and cosplayers advertising shorty meet n drinks in bars under their Hawaii desu headline.
>guess ill just spend my spare money on another dress.
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I'm in an area near a few different comms, but all three of them are pretty frustrating. Comm 1 is very disjointed and doesn't have creative or frequent meets. Nobody seems to like each other and everyone's a bit judgemental. Comm 2 meets very frequently, but everyone there is ita af. Comm 3 is slightly further away and has really excellently planned meets, but everyone there is elitist and it's just too big for it's own good. For the love of God, please let me have one good group of people who I can peacefully enjoy this fashion with.
>twin meetup group photo
>put girls in front that aren't even twinning
Lol, Melbcomm so wild.

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She's supposed to be Belle apparently.
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holy shit I think I know her
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jesus WHY the cat ears?
Okay. Not same fag but obviously you have no eye in this fashion if you think that's ita.
What's the difference between an ita lolita and a good one?

Don't lolitas know that you ALL look stupid?
Some of them have a method to their stupidity; others just throw shit together.

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What happened to all the aus threads? I missed reading and keeping up to date on melbourne cosplay lore.

Anyone going to anything soon?
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The nasty members are still nasty, they are just better at acting nice to people's faces lol.
Who went to the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival this year? Fuck it gets worse and worse every year. I didn't even get food this time. It was already crowded as fuck and yet some retarded Love Live cosplayers decided to play their own music and start dancing in the middle of the crowd
were there any decent cosplayers this year at least?

Looks like it was the same retards asking for money.
Yeah I barely looked at anything because it was too crowded. Was intending to get food but the lines were too long and ended up going elsewhere. It was pretty shit.

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