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AX is in about a month and a half.

lmfao I used the wrong image. Apparently I've been thread shepherd since 2016

Tickets onsale now for Aquors and Super Live (Aimer, May'n, Yuki Kajiura, Sayuri)

Tickets onsale for Kawaii Live Wednesday (premier) and Friday (general) (im@s, iRis, AKB, Shokotan)

General badges are being sent right now. Premier sometime in June.

Rooster Teeth (RWBY) and Kotaro Uchikoshi (Ever 17, Zero Escape) announced

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>Had limited time to order a cosplay so that it came to me on time
>Found someone that did custom orders
>Have a list of year-old measurements, but 2018 was bad to me and I got fuckin thicc
>Can't find tape measure
>"If I wait another day to buy a tape measure, the cosplay will come in too late..."
>Completely guess measurements by adding another cm
>Buy cosplay
>A day passes and I'm nervous af about it since custom cosplays usually take longer to ship
>Scramble ebay for a cheaper version of said cosplay with set sizes that's sure to come in on time
>Abuse my debit card again by buying a back-up cosplay
>Now my dumbass is gonna have 2 of the same cosplay, along with all the extra shit it came with (shoes, gloves, etc)


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This. The only reason I want a program is for the map, but I bet I can snag one from a help desk if I ask them.
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>Now my dumbass is gonna have 2 of the same cosplay
At least your postmen can follow directions.

>sign in big bold letters to ring doorbell
>want to refuse it so I get a refund
>package is sitting in hallway
>you have to open the door to put it there
>no doorbell rung
I didn't know the post office hired illiterates.
Fun fact: they don't give a fuck. Corporate demands they deliver their route and they'll shortcut as much as possible.
Try joining some buy and sell groups on facebook or selling it on ebay. You'll need a paypal for either, but as con season heats up, you should be able to get rid of it fast. I had to do the same recently.

It's April and there's no Fanime thread? What's wrong with the world?

Who are you cosplaying as? Any interest in the Ghibli symphony thing? Is Fanime good for anything other than seeing friends and photoshoots and parties? Any CGL meetup this year? How will we cope with Psycho Donuts up and moving to another side of town, the Fanime food options seem to be waning.

Post your lineups/excitement/complaints here!!!
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Idgaf about stoners m8, I smoke.
You can’t tell me this doesn’t sound like a tool bag tho:
All him

this was all said in response to him just wanting to smoke with some new friends before he ever went super chad so if anything its the trolls fault that he went this far. Are you just one of those con goers that shits on Deadpools or what I get it they can be annoying, but no reason to just start attacking them out of the blue. I don't care for western cosplay personally, but this could have all been avoided.
Anyone want to buy some Molly
no i'm looking for acid
Isn’t acid kinda instense at a con?

Post cute drummers, cool make-up, hair ideas and good coords (bonus points if they're appropriate for summer). You can also talk about music I guess.
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Yeah...tanuki syndrome is real. I trust bandmen themselves more than bangya. I know people who I met at small events who have been to Japan and basically take that as a free pass to make up any stories they want.
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Cool hairstyle idea

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Previous thread >>9832143
>DCC happened: If you could actually post the winners of your compo's online that would be great...
>The Party happened: BuJa Cosprops won the compo.
>TomoCon happened: Sand everywhere, food got confiscated, little to do as usual. At least the food sold by them was okay except for hpw they had no sushi.
>Elfia happened: Nice weather, lots of photographers and "polished rocks" for sale.
>A swift return of the sandbagging discussion
>Thinking you're a judge despite never having received any form of confirmation in over a year.
>#ZML is always /cgl/ related
>Viencon will go on mixed with regualr folk. See their FB for the details.
>Things we hate about conventions and we all agree foul smelling people should be forcefully hosed down.
>Smoke finished Nex and Prop made fast progress on Nethergundam!

The five next major events:
>Japanmarkt (May 20th, Leiden ZH), a small-ish public market with all kinds of Japanese stuff.
>Keltfest (May 26th & 27th, Vijfhuizen NH), unleash your inner Celt at this fair!

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I don't think you will be missed .

That's a good question, lot's of people will be there in groups and it can be a bit intimidating to introduce yourself tot people that all have their own quirks and group Dynamics.

I would recommend attending the karaoke room and socialize with the waiting crowd, also socialize during inner or lunch time if you can, people will have their "gaurd" down more often and will be more relaxed.

I would avoid cosplaying groups cause these will often be focused on their costumes and other simalair groups.

Go for it!
You mean her forest?
Put on a seagull mask and screech loudly, we'll find you.
You've been hanging around the farm haven't ya :p

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Every IG user is designing their own base Edition

Previous Thread>>9877073

NOTICE: Bootleg merchandise and the discussion is not welcome here. If you want asspats because you're too poor™ to buy official then get another hobby.


Buyf/a/g Guide
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I have the same WEGO tote in pink (the L size)

Very good tote. 10/10 be prepared for a huge ass tote
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I've got the S version but from the stock pictures it looked pretty big even then. Is it easy to keep clean? I wanted this over the fabric ones hoping it'd be easy to just wipe down.
The small one is really small, you can't fit a clear file in the window
That's fine. I'm going to use it for merch overflow from my main bag.

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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)

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Just out of curiousity, what problems have you had with Zap? I've only ordered acrylics a couple times from them, and this time there was some setback with them being swamped with orders but they uprgraded my shipping to the fastest one free of charge so everything ended fine. But I'm definitely interested in hearing if there's something to look out for in the future.
I'm also very curious since I've never had anything but great experiences with Zap, and I've ordered from them about 7 times so far. What problems had you had with them? I wonder if it has anything to do with your location as well, I hear most bad feedback about Zap from people outside of Europe.
I wonder where people who make omanjuu get the filling from? Since they're some kind of pellets, not regular plushie filling.
If anyone knows the correct name for them or where to get them, I'd be super thankful if you shared the info, I'd really love to try making some.
Everyone I know who had omanjuu made ordered through taobao vendors. The vendor made and shipped them completed, including stuffing.

Just got in an order of 257 charms from vograce and I'm super disappointed. Both in myself for not catching coco's incorrect cutlines that trimmed off some sparkles, and in the quality. My partner and I have ordered several times before but this time the white on the charms seems shifted one pixel off? even on charms where we sent the same file to restock? A good number of charms have chips and scratches- even some double acrylic charms with star clasps that cost us 4$ each!! have damages.

Many of these charms are preorders, and we're tabling at Anime North this weekend. We're fucking pissed.

Just about a month out from momocon! Who’s ready? Any drama to expect? Post lineups here.
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Can I just say something about con crunching? I hate it. Not because of the fear of not getting a cosplay done, but because of all of the people complaining. It really pisses me off when people decide do make these intricate costumes and then don’t do any form of time management and then they’re stuck the day before the con with half a completed costume.
I’ve seen way too many posts about momocon crunch this year, somehow it’s gotten worse.
Finished all my stuff last night thankfully! Just need to pack when I get home and then I fly out in the morning!
Just packing everything right now and deciding what to wear on each day.
Also praying to Arceus that my friend actually wakes up on time and is ready by the time I pick her up tomorrow.
I hate that I have to get up an extra hour early due to timezone change from AL to GA x.x
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If people would fucking plan better and do small pieces here and there you wouldn't be crunching. Its so fucking stupid.

>its not cosplay if you didnt make it in your hotel/car the night before.

Bitch you told us last year you were gonna do it. How the fuck did you wait until the last week? You did not work 7 days a week for a year straight.
Finished last week thankfully! I'm all packed up and ready to go. I have to find a good photoshoot place in case of rain, but Georgia weather is unpredictable. Have a good Momocon everyone!

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Old thread: >>9831333

FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

New Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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Anybody have an order on the way?


I havent had the chance yet to order from Dreaming Queen but I have this one from Eva: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Short-Lace-Front-Human-Hair-Wigs-For-Black-Women-Brazilian-Remy-Bob-Wig-With-Baby-Hair/32805353901.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.f5004c4dx0IAZv

I've since taken it apart it reconstructed it as the cap was a touch too small and the hair looks different now after I deep con'd it but just from experience remember that you get what you paid for, especially if you're ordering non-remy hair.

In it's original state, the hair's pretty soft and the wig is constructed well enough. It's pretty much a 360 wig as the lace goes all around but by god does this damn thing shed! I want to say it's because the tracks are single wefted so the hair isn't that secure. Also it's 130% density but it's thin. I now see that they're offering it in a 150% density and virgin hair so there's that.

I've also had a good experience hair wise with Gossip. I can't tell you how there are communication wise as it was my mum who originally ordered the wig but I don't remember her complaining about them. I got her 360 curly wig, the hair was good, minimal shedding, etc. Too bad my sister stole the wig. I'm still mad about that lol.
Nani the fuck is going on here? I'm not an established member of the comm by any means, but this seems pretty retarded and i can't quite understand why she'd do this.
*vibrates* Half of my stuff is in and checked.
Does anybody happen to know approximately how long SouffleSong usually takes to ship to the SS for items that are in stock?

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No HUSSIES allowed Edition
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Get a food scale & food journal app.
Record everything you eat.
Every little nibble.
Get over the shock that you eat more then you think.
Adjust your diet correctly.

And you should lose weight.
And I should add, calculate your bmr, then adjust for activity level. I suggest sedentary and then record your exercise separately. If you set your activity higher, do not record any exercise as it is already accounted for.

Then subtract 500 cals from your adjusted BMR. That's how much you should set your calorie limit per day to to lose 1 lb per week. Subtract 750 cals for 1.5 lbs per week. Do not eat less than 1200 calories a day.
I have a friend like this. For over seven years she’s been talking about how many awesome cosplays she’s going to do once she’s skinny, while putting zero effort into actually losing weight. It’s like she thinks talking about weightloss itself counts as exercise and means that she gets to reward herself with extra Starbucks and dessert. She keeps flip-flopping between “I just have huge tiddies that make it hard to fit stuff, at least I’m not built like a teenage boy lol” and “wah I’m so fat and I wish I was skinny like you but I actually enjoy food uwu too bad”. She often talks about wanting to do matching cosplays, then backs out after I’ve already bought the fabric because she feels too fat. But at the same time she’s been making a solo cosplay to wear and spends the entire week before the con talking about how hot she’ll look in it, while I re-wear something from a previous year. Then when I get more photo requests than she does (at least in part because my craftsmanship and wig styling is objectively better than hers tbqhsenpai) she gets upset again and talks about how unfair it is that I get more attention solely because I’m skinny. She calls me a liar when I compliment her and unsupportive when I don’t. It often feels like she expects me to lose her weight for her; when I don’t talk about weight loss with her I’m again being unsupportive but when I give advice or offer to go to the gym together I’m apparently pressuring her and expecting too much. It’s honestly fucking exhausting, but she’s been my best friend since high school and the only friend I have who likes cons and cosplay.
>do not eat less than 1200 calories a day

This is dumb as shit to say as a rule of thumb. For some women that's their maintaining caloric intake. I know a girl who gains on 1300. It all depends on your body.
I think she needs an intervention. Maybe she's in denial about being addicted to food/sugar. Addicts sometimes lie so much they start to believe in their own lies

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Let's talk about apps. Not just about cute games, but apps to help daily cgl life functions. I'm looking for a way to keep track of and always be clear about my online shopping...stuff i bought from where and when, through which agent or lack thereof and whether im missing anything. Any idea?
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kinda weird, but since i diet to look good in lolita, fitness tracker is what came to mind when i thought of egl lifestyle apps
I used to do stuff like that too but nowadays i barely have time to use my computer. My phone's always with me though
Cosplanner is a godsend
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I hugely recommend Habitica. It's basically a to do list and habit management app that lets you level a cute pixel art character with the exp you get by completing real life chores. I mainly use it for university and house care stuff, but it also works great when you work on a new cosplay or try to get ready for a con. You can use it on a web browser and as an app. I could go on forever about it, it's just so great and really helped me to be more productive!
I've heard good things about Cosplanner. I just downloaded it and going to try it out soon.

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Post fursuit/mascot pics, questions, stories and anything else fursuit related.

Frequently asked questions:
>How much is a new suit?
Expect to pay at least 2k for a fullsuit commission, 3k+ for something padded, and higher for a realistic suit. Heads typically go for 400-1k, partials 900-1.5k.
>Where to buy second hand?
occasionally the 'fursuit' tag on furaffinity.
>Makers database+reviews
>What about Japanese suits?
list of makers and other relevant kemono suit info

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It's been done, to various levels of success. Generally it's a problem of timeliness because of the shear number of scales that are always necessary to cover a person. There's also no pre-made scale options that don't look just a bit absurd over large surfaces (pic related).
>dubmutt shutting up shop
gonna kms
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They have been making Mermaid Tails for some time now. The same technique could be used for making scaly suits. The material is called Dragonskin after all.

Not saying it's a cheap process though.

Thread's been autosaging all day.

8 days away, the time flew

>What’s your lineup?
>How’s cosplay progress going?
>Anything you’re excited about this year?
>Anything you’re not excited about?
>Cosplay Predictions?
>What are your hopes for the con?
>Any shoots/panels you want to see?
>Any shoots/panels you’re planning?
>Thoughts on the two dealers rooms?
>What about the rental bins?
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Ask the woman if she knows what's happening, and if not, make him cry or run away.
It's indoors. Unless you're going in the hot tub. But they only close that during thunderstorms and that usually means the whole park gets closed.
>What’s your lineup?
Kirino (Oreimo), Panty (PSG), Michiru (Grisaia), Miki (im@s)
>How’s cosplay progress going?
Good, have to still make Miki's cheerm@s skirt, but the costume is coming along. I'm really bummed because the swimsuit I ordered for her isn't in the right color, but I may just bring my Asuka swimsuit instead.
>Anything you’re excited about this year?
Seeing friends, more fun memories, a vacation
>Anything you’re not excited about?
Catching a red-eye back to Boston on Monday and going to work
>Cosplay Predictions?
83474357 bikini Zero-Twos
>What are your hopes for the con?
Just having a relaxing time and getting some cute pictures with friends

My condolences, Anon. I hope the con takes your ind off everything and you have a lot of fun!

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Little Devil Nico and possibly Dia from LL. I’m super disappointed in myself for not pulling together a im@s cosplay since there’s hardly any im@s cosplayers back home.

I follow you on Instagram! Huge fan.
Ahhh thank you so much!! Don't feel badly about not pulling together an im@s cosplay, there's always next time! And all idols are best girls! Hope to see you there~

> What is your opinion on Animegao/kigurumi?

> is it considered appropriate here?

> or should I post it on /jp/?
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>However if it did, that style would probably be called Shironuri Kigurumi, as the Mask would be completely white.
That's already a thing, masks that look like someone just painted the face.
oh I assumed you weren't actually asking that since it's kinda obvious it's a stylistic choice? a nose on them would look really dumb

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Last thread is on autosage.
Last thread: >>9802127

Upcoming cons:
Anime North (Toronto): May 25-27
Yeticon (Toronto) June 15-17
Montreal Comic Con (Montreal): July 6-8
Ganbatte Con (Saskatoon): July 21-22
Anime Revolution (Vancouver): August 3-5
Otakuthon (Montreal): August 3-5
Animethon (Edmonton): August 10-12
Toronto Fan Expo (Toronto): August 30-September 2
ECEE (Edmonton): September 21-23

Talk about shit at past cons, get hype for new cons. Drama and progress pics allowed.
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They seriously need better access to Altavista though, it took a good five or six volunteers before I could find one that actually knew how to get there.

So, so much better watching the WTF movie in there compared to those godawful-uncomfortable chairs in the Telus panel rooms though. Free cake didn't hurt either.
Anything that isn't an ask panel really. I enjoy panels that have room for discussion/interaction or informative ones. I don't like watching a bunch of cosplayers attempt to act in character while answering borderline shippy questions.
I've been going to Otafest for awhile, the UofC venue is kind of just silly nostalgia for me. I can immediately recognize the superiority of the Telus convention center.
Did you like that cake? Tasted like cardboard to me- was it gluten free or some shit?
Glad I wasn't the only one.. I appreciated the gesture but it tasted like nothing.

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