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"I wish character tax didn't exist" Edition

Previous Thread:>>9837392

Reminder: Ignore the troll bait, give constructive criticism instead of insults. Let's get these threads back on track for a change.

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - READ BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS!
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XjbF7suzx1tE5pbK4HslTSpxjyD3YegkqfWIi8zekwc/edit?usp=sharing

Buyf/a/g Guide
>buyfag.moe
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>>9859960
>It's so wholesome
>Posts a bag that has a muppet with his whole ass out

Not disagreeing with you I just find the juxtaposition humorous.
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>>9858901
http://crosspistols.com/review-to-alice-itabag there's a really good review of the original bag! The biggest giveaway is usually the fact the merchandise can slide behind the white part at the front, I've never seen a knockoff that has the fabric separation like the original. Sometimes it can be hard to tell from just the bow, but this pic has stitching around the edge which is probably the easiest giveaway. They're usually the lowest quality ones from my experience too unfortunately.

>>9859888
Hey my husbando has insane character tax! $50 will net me a single canbadge if I'm lucky. I'm not a richfag by any means my salary barely reaches $1k a month (I'm part time because of health) but you know what I do? I save. I buy a little each month and I build it up slowly. I keep track of what's rarer to get and if I'm tight that month I'll pass a common item incase that grail comes up. I hate that people feel like they're constantly entitled to be a part of a hobby, especially a luxury hobby like this. You don't need a full A3 size tote with 48 badges and 16 acrylics, its ok to make a little bag!
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>>9859969
I mean hey, you can also showcase your degeneracy so you can make some degenerate friends
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>>9859976
>depending on series and character
That's why I said that. I know character tax is bad but I figure if someone is that desperate to make a bag they'd pick a character they like that's cheaper.

I'm glad you prioritize though and budget. Some people on FB will bankrupt themselves for merch.
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>>9859726
Bandwagoners, people who deviate from what an itabag is supposed to be (still call it an itabag), not supporting official merch and defending shitty bags just to be inclusive.

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The last thread hit it's bump limit so let's get a new one going, shall we?
Old thread: >>9767817
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>>9860025
Bad advice for most people. Only people without skin issues should ever put coconut oil on their face.
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>>9860028
Go to a dermatologist and ask them rather than continue to waste money on products that aren't giving you the desired effect. Maybe look into fillers or botox (you're never too young for fillers however if you're young botox may not be the best idea, only because the sooner you start using botox, the greater the chances of it not being as effective when you're older and need it more).
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>>9835906
NW10 here, that elf highlighter was nice for the price I guess? It's not very pigmented at all.

MAC's shaping powder in Emphasize has been by far the best highlighter I've tried for my skintone. IDK why mac isn't more hyped/talked about in beauty communities, is it because they don't have flashy packaging and marketing campaigns or what?
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>>9859265
Go super basic - like Cerave or Cetaphil moisturizer, pure aloe gel. If you like Korean skin care some of the snail based moisturizers are ok. Don't use coconut oil, it's very comedogenic if you are at all acne prone.

Generally the formulation of a moisturizer also tells you how it is on your skin - lotions and gels sink in, creams and ointments sometimes sit on top a bit more which may be useful if you're finding your skin is losing moisture quickly
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I used Paula's choice bha for about a year in 2015-16, ran out, and finally started again with cosrx bha in January of this year. When I started Paulas choice my skin purged some nasty cystic acne for about two months and then cleared up. With the cosrx though, I'm on month 4 and still purging. Is there a big difference between pauals choice and cost? Should purging be going on for this long?

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>>9839529
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>>9859305
For VM, people tend to do it right after they've received theirs (rarely) or usually at least 2 years after.
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>>9859335
I'm just praying someone gets it and doesn't fit or it looks weird on them.
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>>9858068
https://item.fril.jp/4ab76ff1897928318c727ee5255b646b floral rabbit
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>>9859277
Fuck I missed it
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Actress JSK takes priority, and I'm looking for size M for the Royal Chocolate.

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This is the future I choose Edition
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>>9859663
I ask myself the same thing, especially when it comes to romance.
You know I am so romantic, sometimes I think I should just marry myself
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>>9859773
ew u had sex with a thot ew
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Lifting for Lolita gf anon here, I went and got a haircut and got some low shine, medium hold hair clay and I'm pulling back that hair that naturally goes forward and to the side of my forehead, and making it stick up now. It's hard for me to describe, but hopefully it looks better.

Learning how to take care of this is gonna make doing my hair for cosplay easy
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>>9859634
Email in thread, boy
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>>9859660
Friendly reminder Paige:
>has lupus
>has severe brain damage from the time she was in a coma
>will die before she turns 40
>is barren
>drinks mustard from the bottle
>has shit taste in shoes
She was lucky to find him, not the other way around

What do you think of casual lolita?
Do you think it's okay to wear to (big) meets?
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Casual lolita means you integrade non-lolita casual fashion pieces into your coord, not non-OTT. Majority of the outfit's wouldn't be called casual lolita in Japan, only plain.
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>>9858555
>Casual lolita means you integrade non-lolita casual fashion pieces into your coord
What the fuck? Says who? You can wear all brand and still be casual.
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>>9842563
I will always love this so much.
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>>9858555
This reply is wrong and you should feel bad about it.
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>>9847385
Bottom half looks fine, the shoes work if you are inspired by old school or punk. Agree that the top needs more ruffles. Two pink hair ties from BABY or similar and a fake collar (or even just a necklace with ribbon/s like image) would have made this coord a really cool casual. I'd nitpick the length of the shirt, but it is fitted to not interfere with the silhouette so I'll let it slide.

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Previous Thread: >>9824185

>Please read the FAQ (always updating)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpDyjw2LDxbupdvHMNsBUOBVB66Lzwf44RM1You1GDA/edit?usp=sharing
>Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uNmynwRn6CRc-OMqCeXmJwCNnEnd-vYi-7AQzSx74I/edit?usp=sharing
>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14zGSegr0b-429wZq5_xdMbE9hpLcXg8fqqe0OxnU2Yo/edit#gid=0
>Artist Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ESQ-1h4IRUivbGNaxJFxXyDU1lSv26xTmMdH0sDX7sU/edit?usp=sharing
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18UxKnpgrmeb82NnW5e4YIEX-eZ3zHt178Mp6i0A5gME/edit?usp=sharing
>Convention List (always WIP)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13o7hD5xS3sDqVptnTVGUlRae3ovEE-vPPST_QOrQwtM/
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)

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>>9859827
It could be that not all corner spaces were purchased and they assigned them to vendors they think would make better use of them. If they're aware you're two business...
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That makes sense ok thanks! hopefully I can make some bank at acen and make a bunch of them for my next cons, IM READY
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>mfw I spent $300 (it was 500, 300 after 200 rebate) on a canon printer because I thought it would be a good investment
>mfw I hate it and it's way more trouble than it's even worth
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>>9860030
why whats wrong with it? and what model of canon? more details pls so the rest of us dont make the same mistake
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>>9860034
Canon PIXMA Pro-100. I bought it mainly because I like relying on myself as much as possible instead of going to other people (such as a printer). Plus going to a printer is a hassle, and ordering online is a hassle too.

I would love to print out posters on it, but I've done extensive testing with different papers and color profiles and I haven't been able to get anything satisfactory. The only thing it wants to print well on is canon paper; on canon paper it prints out fine, but canon paper is expensive unless it's on sale and also it always has a low paper weight. I would really prefer 80 lb for posters and 100 lb for postcard-sized prints, but again, can't find that shit or can't get it to print out nicely on the right kind of paper. It always comes out super faded or shitty no matter what I do. I've spent hours trying all different sorts of things and wasting a lot of ink but it's still shit.

It's highly possible I'm just dumb as fuck when it comes to printing though. I realized the learning curve would be difficult but I didn't realize just how fucking steep that thing is.

Previous Thread >>9797288

Hatsume Fair begins tomorrow (technically today), who's going?
Future cons?
Cosplayer/contest drama?
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>>9859290
My favorite part was when Doki Doki Cosplay walked the stage and shouted “I know you can be louder than that”

Also I had a missed connection with a Misa cosplayer so if you’re reading this I thought you looked beautiful
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>>9859909
Holy crap.
Heard when she didn't win, she stormed off.
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>>9859909
Who won?
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>>9859909
Just watched the live on morikami's Instagram. Couldn't hear a word she said, but that's hilarious
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>>9859973
Yeah I saw her walking away pretty fast
>>9859974
I only remember that a Wario cosplayer won a prize

Last thread hit sage >>9853716
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>>9858654
No it wasnt, don't just say shit. The threads are both still up in RCU and you can see for yourself the admin's input preior to Claire trying to sic a personal army on her was solely >9859123

Also I'm not wholly convinced >>9858363 doesn't have the right of it at this point, because people definitely thought she was a fag before this happened and she's also selfposted her own drama to generate more attention.
>>9843804
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>>9859923
I'm fine with decora, this particular coord, tho, strikes me as not being able to decide what it is. For lolita, it's too much. For decora, too little. This might be fairy kei, but it's not quite. I don't like what's going on at the hem of the skirt, but I have no quarrel with the skirt itself.
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>>9859758
Isn't she Floridian? We're just loud motherfuckers. We have to shout over the cicadas.
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>>9859821
I strangely like this. I'm now contemplating a MLP fairy kei look for myself.
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>>9859821
>>9859923
>>9860011
There are other MLP prints that would be better-suited for this look. That particular fabric is very bold.

The Restoration of a Net-Idol Edition

Old Thread: >>9809610


/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3peD9VtAPM9cuIjYlexb7nHOkUfFs_Fcyv21UYakV4/edit#gid=0

/cgl/ Resources Spreadsheet (under construction) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19XZ308_3yoOKiTmgUA_DfgeqW4ddTCB_e6Zz1wnIJA8/edit#gid=827059689


Previously (add more if I missed anything):
-Idol Costumes vs Cosplay for performances/covers (and also matching the character for cosplay vs emulating their seiyuu)
-Once again, Stellure is recording more songs before releasing old ones+member redesigns
-Flusay Girls 2018 Auditions
-Saya-san aka Hoshi Teruko is back at it again with her Idol Dreams

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>>9858571

No, tell me more.
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>>9858246
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2PgAP87gF8
enjoy
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>>9858464
I find that a lot of people who go for the MV format that don't know much about proper filming/editing look incredibly sloppy. If you're not confident in those areas, go for a still shot. A still shot will always look better than a poorly executed MV. Although, if you do decide to go for an MV format, here's a few things to remember. Make sure you're cutting with the music and always cutting to action. Remember that just because the camera is focusing on/doing a close up on one specific dancer doesn't mean the other dancers can or should stop during that shot. Also make sure your shots are interesting and purposeful. Don't cut from a wide shot to another wide shot slightly to the left.
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when will idol groups realize that it takes a lot more individual and group work than just a few rehearsals for a song?
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>>9859925
I know, right? Still holding out hope for Citresse, but it seems like they’ve been inactive for a while. They did say they were working hard on their first single on their story a little while ago, though.

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Well since there's a Fat Cosplay thread, boards.4chan.org/cgl/thread/9799878
why not a Fit one?

Post fit cosplays!

Question:
Any /fit/izens here?
Does your cosplay character inspire you to lift/train, or is it for other reasons?
Post the character's you cosplay and maybe what your routines are.
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>>9847467
I just figured out why my "kooky, weird, alternative" and also lard assed, colleague was so upset by blonde girls dressing as Harley Quinn one Halloween lmao
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>>9845681
you look super hot, man

>>9845708
thank you for this
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>>9846455
her fake tits almost reach her neck wtf
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>>9846973
that is a very nice cosplay
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>>9859963
Notice how I dont post my face its because I'm pretty ugly desu. thus why I work on my body so much

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These fucking losers go around trying to earrape everyone and endanger students, posting fake lies with one picture.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ciihro4nrwo71dWO-6OgzFfClrIDL5ch7zJCTwAYnQU/

Find the truth here.
facebook com/occoastcon/posts/1996762660540583
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>>9857525
>>9857524
Isn't that normal thought for companies to share subscription emails? I doubt sharing emails for similar interests supporting each other is a bad thing. Maybe this was done before the shit show but the emails come in now? I don't know. But i feel as if it's a little too much of an over reaction
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>>9858072
Unless TitanCon stated in the original email signup that different promotional message will be sent, it's just not ethical to do so.
If you sign up for a discreet porn site would you want junk emails from a sex toy company without telling you so in the initial sign up?
Was going to go to TitanCon again but I'm starting to have doubts now.
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TitanCon responded to it.
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>>9859876
Guess for sure that's a con I'm not going to, then.
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>>9859916
It's getting stranger.
I have 2 friends that never attended TitanCon and still received AniFest emails.

The only cons they attended we're ALA.
I'm not making any accusations but I'm starting to grow concerned as to who else is involved and how AniFest got a hold of my friends emails.

Someone mentioned violation of can spam law in the comments?
This isn't even a personal thing anymore. This is a "what are you guys doing? Are you not aware there are laws against this?" situation

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You gulls know about this drama? https://www.universalfancon.com/ They canceled the convention a *week* before it started. Their kickstarter was called "Universal Fan Con". It raised $56,000
>First multi-fandom Con dedicated to inclusion, highlighting Women, LGBTQ, the Disabled and Persons of Color.

If this con ever actually re-schedules, it will be dashcon 2.0
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I was hoping someone would post this. There's a Twitter thread that outs the FanCon VP as having been tied to at least one other social justice con kickstarter that also cancelled and also ran with the money.
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Omg thank you, OP

Can’t wait to drink this in
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>>9859817
link?
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Fucking liberals continue to show their true colors as just the other side of fucking conservatives. Money hungry fuck hounds
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Same dude is behind this
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-11-18/anaheim-akihabara-expo-convention-cancelled/.95005

https://socialblade.com/blog/inaugural-pride-con-canceled-without-refunds/

Yeah, he is a scam artist.

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>ctrl+f
>no fat cosplay thread
Let's fix that.
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>>9856209

Thirsty ass chubby chaser
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>>9856188
Bro overweight is worse than fat. Girls will call themselves fat even when they are not, but calling yourself overweight makes you acknowledge you are heavier than you're supposed to be / what is healthy for you.
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>>9856209
>VHD? Who?

Begone, thot
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>>9839971
no, people are probably confusing it with sweat

>>9842476
wow, nice change! Good for her. Now she just needs to get rid of that horrible makeup and hair
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>>9857276
Oh Vampire Hunter D

Fuck you

>>9856767
Yea that didn't hurt my feelings even a little.

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$680 for this shit? Includes the dress, "overskirt", and the jewelry accessories, not even the shoes or a wig.

Post your favorite commissioners, places to buy cosplay, etc. because while Etsy is a generally good source, gems like this pop up every once in a while.
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>>9859859
When I was making my Zelda outfits I looked on here to see how people did things. I find a lot of people severely overcharge for very mediocre looking work...and they GET it too. The construction better be god tier on this stuff, that might make it worth it? IDK
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>>9859859
wasnt most flogged selling secondhand stuff for $600 too
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>>9859936
the construction for the cosplay in OP looks terrible up close. plus, you can get much more intricate/detailed cosplays for that price, not just a simple white dress with some acrylic accessories. she's selling the accessories separately for $240.....
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>>9859971
not surprising



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