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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
• Sewing & prop-making
• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
• Discussing accessories such as wigs/circle lenses/prosthetics/makeup (These must be within the context of the board-related topics listed above; weight loss threads should be kept in /fit/, beauty and fashion generals should be kept in /fa/)

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Previous Thread: >>9071782

Previously, on Dutch Thread
>We shared some of our favourite Dutch Youtubers and how to make money from streaming.
>Which cosplayers do you follow?
>Rotterdam Cosplay Event, and Tomo "one controller for multiplayer games" play were a flop.
>A photographer got fed up with people adding Instagram filters to his photos.
>Nitpicking at conventions.
>We are real jerks with the attention span of a goldfish.
>Burlesque, pin-up and bourdoir: what are they and which is the best.
>Actual cosplay progression pics, favourite materials and 3D printing.
>Pokemon Go.
>Stuck up cosplayers vs stuck up lolita's.
>"Why do men watch porn?"

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looks like the gyaru comm is imploding lol
The same girls who caused trouble at tomoshit caused problems in the gyaru comm. Check gyaru secrects wordpress #27, #26 & 24
>gyaru secrects wordpress #27, #26 & 24
link? I can't find the right site i think
literally google gyaru secrets wordpress

Let's talk about con panels, seagulls!

Recently I was assigned as panel coordinator for a small con that wants to grow a bit more so I've been thinking a lot about how I can improve things and give attendees a really great time and experience. I'd love to open up panel submissions to the public, but also have maybe a couple I can help organise.

So what kind of panels tend to be big hits and/or what sorts of panels do you like the most? And have you ever run any panels yourself? Anything ambitious would be interesting to hear about.

Personally I'm worried that I'll get a lot of SJW-type panels submitted, but I think I might be able to reject them on the basis that since our con is heavily involved with a lot of community and disability/mental health organisations, we can't risk non-professionals giving out bad info or unintentionally creating an unwelcome atmosphere. I may even be able to put one together myself with actual professionals and community workers in order to make sure we have something for those looking for that kind of experience.
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For the love of god please don't have a dance off between panelists. Speaking from experience as an audience member. Good things at an ask panel would be actually staying true to character; that is, nothing super randum XD and out of character, flower crown-wearing, head canon crap. Also, please try to have as accurate cosplays as possible. I can't tell you how many ask panels I've been to where some (or even all!) of the panelists were only wearing character-accurate wigs and normie clothes. I wish I were joking.
In my experience, people like panels that are interactive and can teach them something new. Some examples are:
>trivia/game panels
>panels with giveaways. whether the giveaways are $100 worth of merch or just some stickers and candy, people love free stuff
>DIY panels from stuff like creating lolita accessories to building budget cosplays out of cardboard and newspaper in less than an hour
>somewhat niche informational panels like working with worbla or lolita basics (yes lolita 101 panels are super common, but they tend to be super popular since it's a lot of peoples' first and only place of getting that info)

I've also noticed funny topic panels are pretty popular, like bad fanfiction/games/anime panels. Quality really varies though, since it depends on how actually funny, prepared, and experienced that panelists are. For example, there was a bad video games panel I attended at AMW last year that was a fucking nightmare. Never again.
There are some cons where they pretty much do run the show. It depends on the location.

They become a place in which anyone who disagrees is bullied.

SJWs will never see the irony. They say they are against bullying for being "different", but are the first to bully anyone who disagrees with them as well as the first to shame and gaslight the people whose opinions go against the norm.
History panels are just like history classes in school: their quality depends 100℅ on the teacher. Don't think of it as a lecture, think of it as you telling a story. Create an engaging and fun atmosphere. Include funny anecdotes, little-known facts, photo slides, etc..

Also, the panel title/description can make or break the panel. Don't make the description sound like a university required course, or people are going to skip the fuck out of it. Try to make it match the tone of the panel itself.
Some of the panels at Metrocon ended up running overtime, and it got me thinking: would it be possible for the convention/venue to provide a clock for each room? Either a wall clock mounted on the back wall, or even a shitty digital clock on the panelist's tables. No alarms or anything, just a clock that the panel hosts can easily check.
Or at the very least, have a guy pop his head in and give a quiet 5-minute warning to the panel hosts.
I dont know if conventions already do this or not, but it would be a much nicer way to end a panel than the next panel host having to tell them to leave.

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Old thread maxed out, time for a new one!

Some topics from the last one
>cute wallpaper
>fairy kei room inspo
>small attic rooms
>work/craft space
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I totally understand what you are saying, but I said I wanted to COSPLAY these. Not "Become a master kimono artist and spend 1000x hours embroidering and applying gold leaf to a kimono I'm going to wear to a dirty convention."
You're likening just wanting to make a decent looking costume kimono to saying you can't cosplay Holly Golightly if you can't sew as well as Givenchy.

Again, when I say I'm a professional seamstress I mean "I will not look like shit" and "I will make a lined properly fitted costume. And as much as I would like to buy a beautiful kimono and formal obi....it's for cosplay.

Actually on-topic, I found these amazing themed shelves for nintendo figures.
Ugly af on these popcorn walls, but I like the idea a lot.
The poster said it was a DIY project
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>I don't mind when people display weeb stuff but why not arrange things nicely? Posters in frames, figures spaced out nicely, a display set up for plushes or keychains etc. Why not just choose a few items or images to display at a time instead of a cluster fuck of stuff?
I agree 100%
Rooms, even weebie rooms, can look really nice with some organization.
Do you have a link for these anon?
>When people who collect POPs ask me why I waste money on nendoroids and figures

I own a few POPs which were bought for me as gifts and one I bought for myself (because I love crimson peak and Nightwing). It reinforced that spending a bit a extra on something that is all around better is never a waste. That being said, if someone enjoys collecting them just for the collecting experience/it's within their budget, then it's down to them really.

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Beta schedule's out gulls.

Hows your cosplays going? Any panels you're looking forward to?
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>expecting /cgl/ to fix anything they complain about
Pic related. /cgl/ Texas threads in a nutshell.
Still better than when all TX threads would get overtaken by trolls and vendetta-chans.
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Late Night Gaming dude here. Don't really give a crap about all the drama; I'm here for the vidya gamez and to see friends (living in Maryland now, so San Japan is a nice reunion for me).

I'll bring my 360 if I can (does the TSA care about bringing consoles on flights?). I have a buttload of fighting games on there, including 3SO, SSF4, Skullgirls, etc.
What are we supposed to do? Submit more panels even though the deadline for this year is long gone? Hold a fucking protest at the con?
This whole board's for nothing but discussion. Of course we're going to talk about things, even if it's something we don't have much control over.
Doesn't matter what you submit, you have to suck up to the staff for a year or more to get approval for anything.

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Interested in seeing photos from AX!
>what youre working on
>Wig colour/styling
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Anyone have any tips for doing the Sky Knight pauldrons? I've got EVA foam cut out for them at the moment, but I'm looking at the rigging again and it's throwing me for a loop.

How should the rope work to keep each scale at the right height? Do I need to tie knots and then tie another length of rope to the scale below it?
Don't use the rope to actually hold it together. Mount them all on a thin piece of foam or sintra and just glue the rope in decoratively.
can i request some azura's? any good ones yet who didn't just buy the costume
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saw this Azura at colossal but she hasn't uploaded any high quality pictures that I've seen

there were a few other good azura's at colossal but I think most of them bought it

Old thread is kill: >>8982629

ITT: We talk about anything related to crossplaying (males cosplaying as females & females cosplaying as males) and crossdressing
- help /questions / seeking advice to improve
- pictures of good crossplays
- selfposts
- your personal story of crossplaying

To help this thread to start off some anon asked:
>Not op, but how did you guys realize you don't mind cute dresses? I'm sure you didn't just wake up one day and decide you're okay with wearingwedding dresses looking kawaii as fuck.

So, what was your personal reason to start crossplaying/crossdressing?
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Well if we're talking Russian crossplayers, this is the one that comes to mind. The character is Kumiko tho.

Yeah but I bet none of those are from /v/, whose trap threads are full of wishful thinkers.
but david bowie i thought you were old and dead
This was the one, idk why I thought it was Chihiro, thanks though anon
I would love to know who you are or if I could befriend you.....I could use crossplaying tips.

I only wanna crossplay Penny and Mami and that's about it...for now.

Did you hook up with the second guy?
Sometimes there is, sometimes not. Basics are foundation and concealer for your skin type and color, translucent powder to set them. Then powder highlighting and contour, one lighter, one darker than your skin shade. Eyeliner, mascara and a neutral eyeshadow palette, 4 or more shades. Lip liner and lipstick. Brushes, sponges, tweezers. Those are general basics after hair removal and any skincare you need to do. Most people benefit from a makeup primer and sealing spray. But if you are overwhelmed and don't know what goes where yet, watch makeup tutorials for basic makeup first before shopping at all until you get the idea of what goes where, why and in what order. Many people spend more on foundation, concealer and primer because the more flawless your skin looks, the better everything else looks. Mascara and eyeliner need to be tossed every 3 months unless it is a pencil liner you sharpen. Everything else should have a symbol on it, usually a makeup pot and month number for how long to keep it.

Post some monstrosities
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is that henna?
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But let's always assume that to have a similar opinion you *have* to be the same person.
You don't have to samefag to agree when a tattoo is bad...
Lol I was in the original thread and said it was terrible as well. Vaporeon is my favourite pokemon as well, so if anything I'm biased towards liking it. The concept for the tail is really cool as well, executed so poorly though.

M8 posting back like this just shows how much these comments get to you. You have the choice to just not reply.
The face looks okay but the feet and the horn look awful. You really didn't pick a good artist for this.

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Let's see your plans for this year
Previous thread: >>9034226
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It's overdone but here's my list
>Friday Pokemon Gym Leaders from heart Gold and Soul Silver
>Saturday Jet Set Radio
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Thanks. Wearing two layers of ponchos, a shirt, tights, and shorts so I think I'm going to be pretty warm.
But I already had a blue jacket. If I could, I'd do all three jacket varients
the mayor sits to the side and let's her city get ass fucked by rioters?

that's a cuck.
>Jet Set Radio
Okay, I need a picture! Which character? Or do you have a group?

Old thread >>8963438
Post some pictures of stuff you're working on, discuss sewing n shit.
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... I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess "somewhere in Japan."
Australian staying in glorious Nippon. They're like 200-1000yen tops, depending on condition.

If you're ever visiting, always visit bumfuck-nowhere towns for antiques and cool stuff.
It's heavy with a pretty large weave and some slubs. Heavier than raw silk but reminds me of that the most in texture even though the print looks really nice on it, it's unusual. Source: I have Marionette In Closet Room

I don't think Marionette in Closet Room was listed as the burberry stuff, though?
How long does it usually take you to finish a dress? I'm into a third day now, almost finished, but it seems like a lot of time.

I'm just wondering whether I'm shit at time allocation or is it simply a matter of complicated project (OP with gathered sleeves, full lining, pleats, pintucks)? I draft my own patterns too, which can often take me a few hours. But then there are girls who can crank out 2-3 completed skirts a day...

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Have you ever considered getting plastic surgery for cosplay?
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Damn, thanks for the reply though anon
I want a tit job. I'm a 32DDD according to Soma. I'm not actually looking to increase the size so much as I want a more rounded, full shape.

Also want a lift, because large tits and gravity aren't friends.

If they're flawless, you can go braless.
Well I'm an A cup, and I tend to cosplay busty girls, but I've never considered a boob job due to growing up as a 90s kid with this music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2gy1Evb1Kg
Plus that I'm afraid it's gonna bite me back if I want to crossplay again.

But I'll be honest and say, I really want a smaller waist. For cosplay sake and for modeling sake. I want to model more professionally, and for that a small waist is really required. It's the one measurement that really counts for me. Mine is currently 64 cm, but I need it to be 60 cm.. If only liposuction was cheap..

Last but not least, I kind of have a strong jaw line, but idk if shaving would do any good, as most v-shaped plastics kinda look uncanny.
At that size, they will just sag again. And braless at that size? No.
Everything sags, I just want to deal with sag when I'm older, not in my twenties.

As for braless: Depends on the top. Some are stitched in a way to provide minor support. Studies also indicate that going braless could prevent sagging, so it's worth a shot. I've gone braless when I was a F cup, and it wasn't uncomfortable unless I tried moving quickly.

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New chocolate print but pic is for ants edition?

Thoughts on it, gulls?
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It's not a cut and dry thing when it's about whether AP and their super sweet chocolate pieces are sweet or not.
So much stupid.

As someone with E cups and pear shape I've actually found drop waists to be much more flattering. Big boobs often eat up so much fabric vertically, normal waist dresses end up looking high waisted and high waisted dresses can end up being mid-bust waistline. Low waist dresses often have just enough fabric to emphasise some sort of actual waist, which slims you down, and then the size of your hips don't actually matter because you're supposed to be wearing a petticoat under the skirt anyway.

Can't comment on the bib front, though. I have this dress and it looks pretty good on me, but I'm a couple of inches under OP's bust size.
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Is anyone else really annoyed by Melikestea's waiting list?
I already suspected that I was getting lower on her waiting list but now I just looked again and I know that I actually have a higher number than before!
I'm already considering cancelling my order. It's been months and I'm just about 3 places higher than before.

ITT: things that have stopped happening and conventions pic related
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>Step one: Have panel submissions done online by Google form
>Step two: only aprove the panels that aren't bad.
Pics or gtfo
Kuma-san. It was an ascii art character from 2channel. IIRC, his shtick was chasing after cute girls in general, not underage. 4chan turned it into pedobear.
FACTS had like ten acts last september with guys doing that. Starts of with serious music that fits the outfit and then a DJ scratch followed by songs like Barbie Girl. I though it was sad when the second guy doing that did it right after the first but almost all male acts had this set-up. For Starlord it was somewhat in character but for most it was just a random video game character cosplay. It sucked because a lot of them were good cosplays just with terrible skits.

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Old thread a kill: >>9073308

Thread Guidelines:
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- please list your location and any shipping restrictions you have
- leave contact info you actually check!

General buying and selling tips:
- have feedback ready if you can
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You could at least post some prices
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WTB Meta's Dark Night Guardian Gilet JSK in wine

I saw the expired listing on lm but seller hasn't gotten back to me about whether or not its available. Located in the US, email is a throwaway so I might respond late but this jsk is my ultimate prority, not interested in other cuts or colorways.

How about you mind your own business?
How about I don't buy your stuff then? Not gonna write an e-mail just for a price.
Way to be a bitch when someone was being cordial to you. It's definitely much preferred if sellers actually list prices in the thread itself, keeps things transparent. I def wouldn't buy from you with that attitude

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Old Thread : >>9082929

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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iDOLM@STER bag anon from the last thread again. Base bag and some buttons I had printed came in the mail so I've spent the last few days experimenting with stuff placement. I haven't settled on placement for the small buttons, so they're just sitting on top right now. And the rubber straps aren't actually inside the window because I'm still waiting on another set, so I'll assemble them for real once I have everything. (I'm worried that not everything will fit, though. A tote bag would've let me attach more stuff but I like the heart bags too much oops)

I was debating on making a second insert for Makoto only, but now I'm considering a whole Makoto-only bag to go alongside this one. It'll be a few weeks before all the stuff I bought comes in, so I have some time to figure stuff out.

Also, I know there probably isn't, but is there a way to attach pinback buttons to a bag without punching holes in the pleather? If it were a black bag it wouldn't be as noticeable, but the holes are pretty obvious on the pink, and if I change my mind about where I want the pins to be I don't want to worry about covering up holes.

>How can I make this bag even more annoying
10/10 very painful
Mod here for the FB group: I'm running another group order if anyone wants in! Details are in a pinned post in the group.
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someone stop WEGO.
More space but something about the shape isn't as cute imho

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