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share the good bad and the ugly
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I mega agree with this, but she’s definitely my favourite regardless, I love her kind of humour and you can only watch so many unboxings and vlogs
Discovered him recently, but I love his videos. They feel a bit awkard at times, but the style is always on point.
I like lor’s videos, but I can’t say I like the way she does her makeup and stuff like that, sometimes it feels closer to light drag than lolita and she doesn’t tone it down for non-ott coords either. I think she’d be really pretty if she tried a slightly more natural look and kept her natural eyebrows. Her videos are great though, she doesn’t spam the regular kinds of content like hauls and whatever and some of her ideas for videos are fun like the blind coord one. she does do the fake nice thing, but it’s definitely not unbearable.
>delicate and expensive knitwear
I have never heard about people collecting this, but am now genuinely intrigued. Can you show example pics of what you mean?

She grates on my nerves too. It doesn't help the whole 'woe is me and my completely escapable problem of too many dresses.' I do appreciate that she is trying to downsize but it's laughable the small number of dresses she puts away each time she 'closet cleans.' It's also really nauseating to watch her videos because her cam is so shitty and she waves the dress in front of her shitty cam like she's doing a magic trick, which isn't helpful at all.

Poor presentation of wardrobe is why I watch instahoe fashion hauls instead of lolita ones. People please do something visually pleasing and I will seriously watch you because I'm a basic bitch who loves hauls and unboxings and wardrobe lookbooks.

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Previous thread >>9976935


Old thread archives

Buyf/a/g Guide

Discord Link

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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Holy moly the Blue Roboto is huge. That's definitely what I'm gonna go with for my Tsuyu bag because I have so much damn merch for her and the bnha merch train isn't slowing down
Do anons here still wonder why people don't post their bags?
It's always been pretty obvious that you post here if you want good criticism. If you want asspats/noncrit then post on fb/twitter/insta/literally anywhere else.

People posting their own bags has always been slow as 4chan is only a small portion of the people that participate in itabagging.

Stop trying to stir shit just because the thread's slow.
You can critique a bag without saying equivalent of "it's garbage" in your first sentence, because it's just going to make people defensive. Just because this is an anon board doesn't mean peopl suddenly don't respond to others like human beings. "I like ___ but have you considered doing ___" is more likely to be taken seriously.

What job do you guys have to be able to afford to buy lolita or make/buy cosplay?
Is cosplay your career, or do you have a different one?
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Hey I work at a museum too! No one comes to it though, so it's kind of boring...
I’ve been working a regular retail job since March but I’ve also been keeping an eye out for an actual job in the industry I studied for since I graduated a year ago. Shit is rough to get into but I’m about to take it to the next level and start emailing the designer I did an internship for last to see if she has any suggestions.

Other than that, I live with my parents (just the three of us in the house) so no bills but I help out with groceries and gas for the cars we share. I saved up a few thousand these last few months in case I need to buy my own car, I’m just holding off in case I end up leaving to work in the city.
Thanks for all the advice and such, anons. It's always good to hear positive words from other people in the industry. I'm definitely gonna look into some smaller freelance stuff while I look for something full time!
life fucks you in the ass if youre the 99% anyway so might as well.

im so tight though which scares me, cause ill almost be guaranteed to be scarred the first time, though I think the guy will probably get off to that fact.
living with your parents is much less shameful than unironically saying “lewds”

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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The day I could figure out how to construct and wear Laughing Octopus’ helmet without breaking my neck will be a glorious day.
boston, god i'd literally kill to do them
Ahhh it's so great to see someone doing her!! I always loved her design and that game in general is so good
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I know it's probably a bit played out by now but I still want to put together a Dredd (or, well, a 2012 Judge with my last name) cosplay as some point.
I think it'd be fun to hunt down and put together all the component parts and do weathering and shit. Heck, I might try doing some parts out of EVA foam for practice.
Full dragon Deathwing because I'm tired of all the humanoid versions. Stilts, LED's, smoke, puppetry in the tail, head and wings...

Just never started it because I do not have the space and facilities to create it.

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We're about 5 weeks out, and AWA is just around the corner.
Discuss guests, panels, cos-plans, hotels, and much more!

Sept 20-23
Renaissance Waverley center, Atlanta
Coming soon!

How was it last year? What do you want to see more of this year? Any fun past fiascos or juicy drama worth sharing?
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We will be meeting and then headed to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch, same as we've done in years past. If you want to come late you can meet us there!
what's spergy about them.

i mean you're dealing with people that gave up their free time so they wouldn't have to pay for a $50 pass..
Wanted to go but couldn’t cause my job denied me leave. Hope it’s fun out there.
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Hey if any gulls see me strolling around I've got some free pins! I'll be cosplaying mr foster or fenneko and have a pin on myself
Im just going Saturday afternoon, do you still have to have a pass to get into the artist alley?

Do I have to bribe my way into it again? I havent been in a while

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Old thread hit bump limit >>9715254

This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. So, consider this a thread for those whose style is on the right half of Buttcape's Lolita Family Triangle: http://www.kawacura.com/moripress/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/0dmmLH6-350x350.jpg

>Shopping spreadsheet

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for current boystyle releases, news, and info

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It's creative, but I don't get any ouji vibes from it even if she's wearing pants. Top hat and pants don't automatically make the coord.
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when is this Moitie revival going to give us some fucking EGA
>lolitas get all-over print
>oujis get 2 strips

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>even the pants have just 2 strips

this was made with fucking remnants or what
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Great news everyone, WW staff told the models that the shirt Mana wore in the fashion show will be released!

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Previous thread: >>9973781

Ask all your Lolita and J-fashion questions here. Refer to the cosplay help thread for cosplay-related questions: >>9982672
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I think they look like crap out of the bag but they style pretty nicely. A lot of people seem to not style them at all. I bought a Vanyar wig recently and am very impressed by it.
>learn to sew
That all depends on you, friend. Some people are just not handy.
Yea I'm crossposting in case someone hear has sewing skills
Depends but honestly probably pretty difficult. One option would be to find a second hand dress and make the apron which is a bit simpler, but honestly still a pain with the ruffles and all. Even following a tutorial and a pattern, setting in sleeves and putting in a zipper isn't exactly a beginner project. Just my experience tho.
they coordinate exactly the same, why would being glossy change anything?

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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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IMO tumblr isn't great for sales but you can still get some as long as you make a nice graphic and tag appropriately
If you post regularly, like crossposting once a week you can get a steady amount of reblogs because tumblr is so dead people are fucking desperate for content
I personally prefer matte because some cons have harsh lighting and it reflects off the prints which makes it harder for customers to see, especially if they're higher up!
I tried getting an AX table last year but they sold out immediately. For those that did, once you selected "register" on the eventbrite page, was your space reserved and were you given time to fill out all your info? Or was it a "fill out all these spaces as quickly as possible" like some FCFS is?
Eventbrite reserves your spot for a set amount of time (15-20 mins, whatever the event coordinators chose, you’ll see a countdown timer at the top) so you can type in your information. Once you click the initial check out button you’re pretty much good, no need to go as fast as possible.
Got it, thank you anon!

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Is VM's greige colorway more like a grey or a blue irl? It looks like a light blue to me on stock photos, but I don't know.
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>AP, this looks like a nightgown.
That's the point.
this is a great coord for simply26 to buy
I’m getting back into the fashion after taking a bit of a break, so how would you say the fashion has changed in the past 2-3 years?
Usually they're brighter colors than matte shoes so you have to be mindful of that when coording them. They also typically suit sweet more, but certain styles can look ok with gothic.

I like them though. I think they tend to look best in black, red, and pink.
MmM once again is king

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Post collages of jfashion capsule wardrobe (min 5 unique outfits)
Requests are welcome! Not limited to lolita either.
Feel free to post capsule wardrobes you found online like pic related who's an oldie but still works.
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Blacks and white can always be added, as long as it’s balanced.
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Oh man, capsule wardrobes are totally my jam so prepare for a ramble. First of all, yes, capsule wardrobe principles are super great for building a small lolita wardrobe. These are my thoughts on building a good lolita capsule (and I’m second the Fyeahlolita post as being a fabulous starting point).

1. Every item should go with at least two other items (i.e. for each skirt you have at least two blouses that match, two pairs of shoes etc. and each cardigan should go with at least two main pieces)
2. You need to have some statement pieces otherwise your wardrobe will feel repetitive and boring. In the pic attached the apron, bustier and capelet are those pieces. They add a lot to coordinates without being too big/expensive and though they’re very distinctive in style they still match with most items. Similarly the green floral piece also gives this wardrobe a bit more dimension than if it had been another primarily cream/brown piece.
3. It’s easier and cheaper (and takes less storage space) to have lots of different accessories (especially legwear and headwear) to change up a look than it is to have lots of dresses.
4. Don’t neglect the shoes and bags, with how the style is these days you can’t really do what Fyeahlolita suggests and just have one of each that matches everything.
5. Try not to double up except in neutral or dominant colours. If you’re a sweet lolita, by all means have three different white blouses and if your wardrobe has a lot of pink accents having four different pink outerwear options can worthwhile. But in the example wardrobe attached it would not be very useful to add lots of green things to match the JSK, or wine things to match the skirt. In fact I didn’t do it at all!
(having made point 5 though, it’s sometimes tricky to balance between it and point three. You needs interesting, but still useful…)
Ilu anon
I'm obsessed with capsule wardrobes as well. Gonna have to make one out of mine for my trip this year
Thanks so much, anon. You're the greatest. I'm actually very happy I found this thread before starting a wardrobe because I wouldn't have had any idea of where to start.

What are some good statement pieces I should look out for when starting a wardrobe besides caplets and shrugs? That apron is adorable, btw, would you know the name of it?
Requesting Aatp x Moitie in black and red hues. As kittle as possible whites Please

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Haven't seen this thread up in a while!
Let's see it cgl,
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Tbh I'm only familiar with Madotsuki but I see 5 looking really good on you!

I really dig the Journey playable character but the masked ME!ME!ME! girl would look really cool irl

Rei!! or even Popuko lol especially if you have a friend taller than you to go as Pipimi

Not familiar with these characters too but I think Fink would look the best!

This breaks the no crossplay but Chevalier d'Eon from FGO would be cool!

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Posted in the last thread but I didn't get many replies before the thread died, so here I am again

I agree with a lot of others about Tomoko. Not sure if you've played it, but I think you'd make a good Jill from VA-11 HALLA
Although the protag is a male, you could always do a Hotline Miami cosplay since you like masked characters!
I'm a slut for MGR, so my heart says Sunny. I also think you could do Rimi or Aya from Bandori.
From your list, Fink is really good! I also think you could do either Sapphire or Padparadscha from Steven Universe.
Since you mentioned ecchi anime, Maybe Mikatan Narugino from Punch Line?
From your list I think Starfire would be your best bet in terms of simple. There's also Serena or Hilda from the pokemon games that I think would suit you well.

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>I can see from your other recommendations, you have A+ taste
Aww, thanks! It put's a big dumb smile on my face knowing you think that. I'm definitely getting to work on the Blue Spirit, it's simple enough that I honestly can't remember why I had put it off in the first place.

I'm also gonna cast a vote for Ragdoll.
If you feel like a really crazy long term project, I'd suggest Eowyn from "Lord of the Rings". But for a more reasonable suggestion, Annie Leonhart from "Attack on Titan" in either her uniform or her titan form.

Definitely Akane Tsunemori from "Psycho Pass".

Since you seem to be down with heavily armored characters, I'd very much like to see you cosplay Toyohisa Shimaza from "Drifters". You also pull off that silver hair pretty well, so maybe kick around the idea of Viktor Nikiforov from "Yuri on Ice".


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Just a note about me (I forgot to write it in), but I've literally only cosplayed once, as seen in the pic. I've built more masks than that one though, but that's the jist of my experience.

Have you considered Raven from RWBY with her mask on? The Journey one is a great idea though otherwise.
Sunny and Meryl are great options! Maybe The Boss as another MGS option?
What about Purah from Breath of the Wild?
You mentioned "fairer ladies," and Giselle gets me thinking. Have you tried other Disney characters? I feel Princess Aurora might be a good one here, especially for being somewhat simple.
Blue Spirit is a fantastic idea. Non-capeshit stuff, maybe Solid Snake? I feel like you have the hair and face to pull it off.
Shadow Queen is a great idea, don't really see that one usually done. As for others, what about Fire Emblem, like Lyn?

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Punch his predatory boyfriend's lights out
Wasn’t expecting that lol
i see youve ceased even pretending to care about ages of consent
This speaks to me...
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I feel you anon

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Matenrou Opera Tour Finale this weekend.

August is full of new releases and lives. Anything you’re looking forward to? Ready for brands to release fall/winter collections?
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Shameless Plug
Tomorrow is a great lineup at Shinjuku Holiday! You can still buy tickets even at the door so if you decide to make it last minute it’s no problem!
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Are Nightmare still around? I'm very out of the loop
I think they are still on hiatus. Yomi started having problems with his throat so they announced a hiatus in 2016. i havent heard from them since then.
Ni-Ya just did a collaboration with Civarize. The members still kind of float around the v-kei scene too. Sessions here and there.
best place to sell cds? any difference between closet child or pure sound, or is there a place i don’t know of?

i just want these out of my house

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Old thread about to sage: >>9976112

Discuss the state of online lolita communities in general... Or just share your salt about bad RC posts. Remember to block out all names, don't get this banned.
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I really think that it comes down to the idea that fast food seems less expensive in the short term, but people don't realize that home cooked meals are less expensive in the long run.

Food that is healthy and good for you (rice, beans, fresh produce, meats, ect.) take time, effort and knowledge to prepare. It's really easy to peel a banana and eat it for breakfast, but it takes some sort of effort and knowledge to prepare a nutritionally substantial dinner.
I'm not saying that making healthy food is too hard, not at all. I am both disabled and a full time student and I still prepare 90% of my meals. However, there's a shitton of people who never learned what proper food was and additionally, never bothered to learn how to make anything that's actually good for you when they moved out.

So we have time, effort and knowledge counting against people. I think that knowledge especially falls into two huge facets; knowing how to prepare food, and knowing what food is actually good for you and provides the most nutrition for the least amount of money.

I think this tumblr post is honestly the best example. Eliminating the very real problems of food deserts in the US, we see what the real issue here is: a lack of education. Who the fuck buys a whole pineapple and grapes? People who don't realize that apples, oranges and bananas will give you more nutrition at a lower price. Also, the teeth-rotting sugar water that is soda. People spend so much money on fucking soda.
Again, people depend too much on pre-packaged, expensive crap because the only thing they know of "real food" is handed to them from a drive-thru window.

Fast food, take out, and restaurants should not compose the majority of your diet. People will just end up fat, malnourished and broke.
I think it's time for bed because I dropped my file.
NWYRT but no, I eat 1200 calories a day and still maintain 110-115 lbs @ 5’3.
that's fatty-chan territory, desu
Hello ana-chan

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