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Will post captions with my dump.
>One of the coords I wore for a convention fashion show on Sunday. Everyone was very well dressed and I had a lovely time.

>Dress, Headbow: Maxicimam
>Blouse: Meta
>Jewelry: AP
>Wig, Shoes, Wristcuffs, Socks: Taobao
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Those jewels around the shoes make a really nice concept, but i don't really see it matching the rest of the coord. Otherwise, it's really beautiful.

I need a hat like that...

This gave me some Venus Angelic vibes. I don't really like the wig, and the bottom part seems a bit naked. It's cute, though.
Ew, the art was so cute, too. Never seen that set for sale before
She looks like a grown up Sakura Kinomoto.
>being this much of a weeb
What in tarnation is going on with her face? I don't understand the strange black lace overdress hood over than wa jsk.
It's like she got dressed and did her makeup in the dark.

Just about a month out from momocon! Who’s ready? Any drama to expect? Post lineups here.
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There's never really stuff i want at conventions, i might buy a couple of shirts and posters but i tend to buy something expensive then look at it a week later and say "i could've bought two weeks worth of food instead" then just feel like it was a waste forever.
You ever had your asshole licked by a fat guy in an overcoat?
Tomorrow's the big day everyone. Anyone still con crunching?
Just little things like wig styling and packing!
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.

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>try to keep wardrobe under 20 pieces bc I have an office job I can't wear it as often as i'd like
>mainly wear lolita on weekends/evenings
>filter pieces constantly so I have circulating funds for lolita
>at a point where I own pieces I love and don't want to sell
>struggling to stay under 20 pieces
>see that i'm starting to overspend on lolita
>i love this fashion too much, i don't wanna stop

idk just got some mixed feels.
Pretty sure you're a dude replying to your own post
You have to make the distinction betweeen buying lolita and wearing lolita. The thrill of acquiring something new is addicting. At a certain point you have to recognize that you're buying things to buy them not to own them.
Today I decided to take a break from lolita. I need to clarify, I'm not leaving. I'm totally not ready to let the things I own go. At another hand I figured out I was shoehorning myself into fashion so long I stopped feeling anything about it. Today I was lurking for leathers by AllSaints and somehow I felt that new cute jacket will make me much happier than brand piece for the same price. There are a few dresses I was eyeing lately, and they are still in stock, but idk. I do it out of habit, I just don't feel it anymore. Maybe, I'll be back later.
I need to get this off my chest or it feels like I'll explode. I feel like no one else in my friend group will care. The only way I can say this is related is that I've helped this girl (I'll refer as C I guess) with props and armor pieces in cosplay.

So i like C. me and C are friends and I asked her out. She said yes and we had gone out a couple of times. We both have great times but C broke it off saying she was emotionally unavailable. I get that and I'm not going to force anything so I agree to break it off.

Fast forward to less than two weeks later and she's gushing about this guy she met playing a game who she says sounds like a character in it (I think it's a stretch but w/e). At first it was kinda funny until most of the conversations we had were oddly sexually charged concerning him. That hurt but C's an adult who can do what she wants.

Later friends play online detective and they find out he's either in highschool or fresh out of high school (we're late 20s). They relay this to C and nothing has changed. Now this entire situation feels creepy.

Are my feeling clouding my judgement? Probably not but it feels good to write this out.

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Every IG user is designing their own base Edition

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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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It's the travel bag. It's huge and I love how extra it is
Reminds me what happened to that poor Kira figure a couple months ago
The owner of that bag is my goal. I met her at the same con when I spotted the bag! She's a total sweetheart who gets embarrassed and shy over how much she loves the character. She said she wants to keep improving her bag because she's seen so many beautiful bags, that she can "do him justice" with her own.

I LOVE these kinds of baggers, the one's who genuinely love the character and want to improve constantly rather than just the FOTM baggers after attention. She seemed very surprised and flattered.
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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Found this one on wunderwelt for you anon. Doesn't seem like it's named correctly in Japanese, I'm guessing the buyer didn't know the name.
When you agree you edit the listings, hold for Anon, do not buy!! And can even change the amount to a lot of money. Otherwise too bad so sad, Anon should have been faster with the trade
I'm talking about when you haven't found someone to trade with yet. How do you put things up that are available to trade but not up for sale.
Explicitly state that is a trade only in the details of the listing as well as the title. That way if some dumb shit buys it without actually wanting to trade you can avoid negative feedback for not going through and selling it. Putting it at an absurdly high price like $9000 should prevent that, though.
Good idea! I thought maybe I was missing something since I'm new to LM

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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how do we know which anon has the plug?
Hell yeah brother look for the purple or green Deadpool if you want to push your limits with that buttplug
They tend to be more spur of the moment on these threads even though people attempt to organize them in advance. Usually at night.
Most cons that I attend usually have things set up a day or two before the con usually by people that know good places to actually meet up. There are sometimes smaller ‘meetups’ that are last minute and usually just people already at the con that are bored and want to hang out with no real prior planning.
I assume so. I’ve never been to this con so I don’t know any points of interest or actually meeting locations to bring people to. Hopefully an Anon (not the Deadpool degenerate) will set something up. If that guy actually shows up, I’m taking my group and we’re going to form an all girls meet up.

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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I'd wait for weather forecasts before purchasing a night swim pass.
Not a fucking thing is my guess

I assume so as well

You could ruin someone's con if they're a part of a skit or some shit, acting so self-righteous

>>What’s your lineup?
Aquabats, Guzma, My Hero and Splatoon
>>How’s cosplay progress going?
I have them all done already
>>Anything you’re excited about this year?
Just drinking.
>>Anything you’re not excited about?
More or less everything. I am staying off site and it's a 24 minute drive 2 and from the con but I guess I don't have to pay for the room
>>Cosplay Predictions?
>>What are your hopes for the con?
Get laid
>>Any shoots/panels you want to see?

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>it’s currently calling for rain next week

Classic ita edition
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Hol up, for the last time, stop making fun of my waifu, vendetta-chan
>nothings brand
>no petticoat
>those shoes
>that wig
>that lace

Do better
I don't disagree that this is unfortunate looking but
>nothings brand
is not why it looks bad.
Honestly it would look 10x better with a peti
Like i know shes tall but damn
Fuck off Claire

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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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I just keep refreshing my spreenow spree, hoping the status will change. I'm so impatient, I want my stuff now.
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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.

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>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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Good luck with getting that you.

>Too much of a cheapskate to spend €22 per day on a con where there are plenty of events to participate in, mostly for free
Even the Comic Cons charge more just for the privilege of entering an oversized dealer room where you have to pay extra for most events and the arcade machines. But good news, there's always Tomo which should be more in your price range.
Should have bought them in December.
You can see JAM Project live and go to all kinds of other events for only €72,50. That's a steal. Normally people would pay around that for just the concert of JAM Project, with seats that probably aren't nearly as close to the stage.
>tfw can't visit Animecon this year.
I would have happily paid it man. Sucks I have to miss out on JAM Project.
You've had a year to save up.
Get a job poorfag

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Victorian Maiden Edition

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Reminder as always to keep an eye out for Meta Telephone anon.
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RIP any of you still looking for this shirt.
Western market will never recover.
is it that bad? I heard that it’s different with each release - an anon mentioned how their white cross satchel crumbled with age and the other colorways held up fine.
thanks for the heads up, though! I was hoping to find the patent leather version anyway, but from what I can tell there hasn’t been a single one for sale in recent years.
A Novala tie and ring just popped up on LaceMarket!
Time to cross this one off the list. It was a dream item, but purely for novelty's sake. I'm not about to drop 200 bucks on a cutsew.
Already bidding anon ~

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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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Is your art really good though? I'm afraid my art is bad since I have gotten rejected from every con I applied to this year (first year starting too), except for AN since it's lottery.
My art isn't like balls amazing but I still tend to pull in 6-8k at most cons. If you're worried, consider posting examples of your art here or in the discord.
Is there any acrylic comapanies out there that are similar to Zap creatives in quality but a little cheaper? I’m so sick of zaps creatives’ bullshit I can’t take it anymore.
Literally have been the hardest people to fucking work with, ever.
I think Zap is the cheapest for quality aside from Acorn Press, but AP has been a tad spotty even after their reopening so I've heard.

They're more pricier than Zap so it doesn't answer your question, but Ink it Labs has AMAZING customer service as far as I know.
AnimeNext I make 1000-2000 depending on sales.

PCC/PCF is a little over a week away and no thread.

Finished with your cosplay yet? What are you going as? What’s got your interests this year? What’s your feel on the new security measures?
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I'm one of the few non-ASU affiliated people presenting at the science panels. I'll wear a Jedi cosplay on Thursday and Malcolm Reynolds Friday Saturday. Does anyone here like the science panels?
Debated this back and forth finally went and looked over the schedule again. Not seeing anything sticking out that I didn't see last year almost cut and pasted schedule, looks like I'll save my money for Sabo or what not
I go because I enjoy the environment. The people attending usually are what makes it fun for me. Some cosplays are good and the gaming rooms are pretty fun. It’s not worth 100 dollars, but that’s why I buy my passes when they launch. Not when they get too expensive.
The biggest issue is that this "con" became a pure marketing event. Guests are picked for who will get the most profit, panels are created by staff and repeated daily to advertise their paid events/guests, vendors were charged a ton so they have to charge a fuckton in return (which they make back through normies), and PCC won't pay for comfort while people wait in giant security lines out in the sun.

Honestly I used to think the same until I realized all the fun that happens outside of the convention. Cosplayers, neckbeard /tg/ gamers, and general debauchery fill the area if you just look.
Yeah I mean I generally only look forward to meeting people, but in recent years of the cons I just have less to connect with people about Marvel/DC shit especially since they are just pumping out movies left and right, it's not worth keeping up.

>Cosplayers, neckbeard /tg/ gamers, and general debauchery fill the area if you just look.

Yeah I think last year I had more fun, and spent more time outside the actual con center than in it. One of the reasons I am not going this year is for that

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Friday bump
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Was going to use EL panels for these eyes but they turned out being disappointingly dim. Went for standard WS2812Bs instead with some edge-lit acrylic.
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Leg wings are finished! I had to make something that I could walk in and wasn't too big that it blocked people walking.
if i rub your hairy tummy does it grant me good luck

looks good though like those crisp lines, idk what the source is
the detailing on the loincloth and legs look good
Sure why not.

But thanks~ It's from Monster Hunter.

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