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What are you going to dress up as this Halloween?

Pic is me, I dressed as a Lich last year. I'm thinking of doing it again, but I'm also thinking of other concepts that are a little more classic-horror. Haven't started on anything yet, which is a problem! I am especially nervous about the makeup job; my face was originally just caked in smudged eyeshadow, and then I met a wandering makeup artist who corrected it and made me look appropriately villainous. I'd prefer to have full control over the process but I don't think I have enough time to figure it all out...

I love going out to bars on Halloween and getting to be spooky and cool. I wish costume parties happened more often during the year, but at least we get like a whole week at the end of October!

I'm a huge fan of all things horror so feel free to recommend or discuss anything that gives you ~spooky~ artistic inspiration. I love new things and old things alike!
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If I actually do end up going out for halloween, whether it be to a party or with actual friends, ill just go as either white blood cell from caw or kurama mode Naruto
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>>9994682
No shame in 5 yrs worth of body paint experience, anon. Also:
>was
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>>9994686
Thank you so much!! And the lipstick wasn’t intentional, but I think I’ll have to do a makeup test using it!
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>>9994709
I was expecting you to say white blood cell from Ozzie and Drix...shoulda known what site I'm on LOL
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>>9994682
Nayrt but honestly gross teenagers aside, the Homestuck cosplayers are to thank for extensive body paint tips and tricks only performing artists really got to work with. Their trial and error have been a good contribution to the future cosplay projects people don't even have planned yet.

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Ask all your Lolita and J-fashion questions here. Refer to the cosplay help thread for cosplay-related questions: >>9982672
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>>9995213
If it matches the theme and motif of your coord, wear it. If you are shoehorning it, ditch it.
e.g. Mature Gothic Romantic coord with the madonna crown color represented, YES. Anything else, NO.
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>>9995226
Frack if I wasn't such an autist I would've been aware that was in stock. But that's ok! I did end up searching through y!auctions and found this lovely legit old school headress from angelic pretty! Hopefully the black matches the shade of black on my btssb jsk!
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>>9995131
I used an oxyclean soak for a dark green tartan baby jsk and had no color running from it during the process. I don't know how often it was washed before though.
It's not a red colorway is it?
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Where do people buy quality wigs these days? (please no vague answers)
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>>9995027
Is it on a lolita you know personally or on someone efamous?

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I know it's only September, but are we going to have one this year?
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>>9994743
They bought their secret person what they asked for. This is in the past. They're just explaining how it felt a bit awkward. Why do you people keep replying like you have the magic solution when you don't even understand the point of sharing the experience.
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I can already tell this is going to be a shitshow this year. Not gonna touch it.
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I would say just pair people with people that want those with feedback while the others are free game if they don't have/want to provide any feedback. If you get grinched , its all on you lol. You would have no right to complain because it is what you wanted. There was a quite bit of grinching last year and santa had to pair those that didn't get gifts and that was a fiasco.
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>>9995297
That seems to be the general consensus? At least in this thread.

I hope Santa Anon can get things squared away soon since I know matching people can take a while.
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>>9995297
Sounds like the best plan all round.

I have joined in since 2015 and I remember the Santa(s) that year asked if anyone wanted to do art for the thread photo or for the emails, would it be weird to do some for this year?

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Old feels thread hit the limit.

Post your feels, and don't eat bait.
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>>9995164
>if I just make it a vneck, it'll look like shit
if you have pecs it'll look good
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>>9995167
>expecting a man who sews and spends his free time on a Turkish Upside-down Bowling forum to have muscle
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>>9995164
>tfw no lucky vitiligo gf
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>>9994281
>what's a good lingerie brand to try out?
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>>9994300
I feel this guy's struggle

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>>9995098
>tacky and cheap
wew boy
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>>9995166
>She's cute as hell
Nayrt but I think it's a guy. All his insta posts are tagged things like "boysinmakeup" and those cheekbones are razor sharp.
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>>9995014
She just has a small chest?
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>>9994863
Can anyone ID this dress?
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>>9995301
I think it’s this one? I just googled Moi-même-Moitié nun OP

https://lolibrary.org/items/moitie-nun-op-1999

This girl from last thread makes me feel better about my own life
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>>9994465
>I asked her out and she rejected me so she is a total whore.
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>>9988117
None of these are awful but it just looks like him in various outfits and not like the characters he’s supposedly cosplaying.
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>>9995275
>it just looks like him in various outfits and not like the characters he’s supposedly cosplaying
Yeah, because his testosterone won't let him indulge in wig and makeup. Which are important parts of cosplay. Which makes his cosplays awful cosplays.
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>>9988393
>y'all
>respect women
Tumblr pls go
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>>9990870
No it's not.
Its lingerie by nonori that got popularity when artist started drawing characters in it. The character she is being is either umi or chihaya if that's what you mean but that is not a canon outfit in either of those games/series

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last thread: >>9978055

>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
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>Resources
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>Artist Spreadsheet
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>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
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>Convention List (always WIP)
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>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1696MDhNPhrZ0ySZhXkoJnGxb7l1OjW4JsVhu1wKvaWE
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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>>9995265
>Thats what happens when you don't tell someone it will cost money.
That's the thing though. You shouldn't need to be told. The global assumption is that things always cost money, with certain exceptions. Not vice versa. You shouldn't be assuming that the service would be free, even if you are friends.

Honestly, if I got there and she asked for $20 and that was over my budget, then I would eat the costs because it would be my fault for not clarifying what prices I would be comfortable with. Between coughing up $20 once (lesson learnt) and burning bridges with a local artist, I know what I would choose. In the future, I would keep more of a professional distance with that artist though. Obviously they don't see you as intimately as you see them.

And regardless of friendship status, if business is involved, make sure that the expectations and responsibilities of both parties are crystal clear.
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>>9995265
Hey anon, would you mind posting who you are so I don't have to deal with you, like, ever?
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>>9995273

> The global assumption is that things always cost money, with certain exceptions.

Didn't cost her money, so I didn't think it would cost me. Not like asking for free help from fellow artists is a crazy thing. I always help artists out when I can. I even give random people free stuff at my artist alley table when they ask if I have any free stuff.

>Between coughing up $20 once (lesson learnt) and burning bridges with a local artist

the bridge was never there to begin with. I was just mistaken in thinking there was one.

>>9995279
sure, pokupoku studio.
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>>9995288
Anon, if you post your side of a story, and STILL come off badly to everyone who reads it, you might need to reevaluate yourself. Even when I used the self-service laser cutter back when I was in design school, there was a minimum $10 fee, just for maintenance, time, cleaning, etc.
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>>9995288
the equipment costs money and time. every use of that equipment is wear and tear until the next maintenance cycle / replacement part / etc.

you don't just expect the bridge to exist. you have to build it. that's why they use a bridge for said metaphor. i mean, idk. i would estimate that if someone invited an acquaintance over to their house for any reason, there was a pretty decent potential for a bridge.

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Las thread >>9902424

>All J-fashion styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: It's encouraged that you sign your work.
>Self-posters: When giving credit, refer to the art as a freebie -- NOT fan art.
>Artists and self-posters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable; insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun!
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can you guys take the cat stuff to email or something?
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>>9994194
If you don't like chatter then contribute.
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>>9994194
Isn't saying stop chattering on a message board this like literally more pointless than talking about a cat in one of the pictures
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>>9990593
Quick doodle with new markers. Went for a mean look.
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Can I request a remake of pic related, but with 2 2014 sweet lolitas? One pink and one blue

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larp thread - memories edition
previous thread - >>9957005

what memories do you have of your first ever larp event?
pictures are from the Lorien rusts Gathering events from 1993, when i#t was orignally hosted at the Drum hill scout camp in Derbyshire, UK [prior to moving to its currnet location At Locko park].
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>>9994756
you know the saying, if the player dies the character dies too
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>>9994726
I mean I'm sure a majority of them are decent human being. Its just that they lack social awareness and when they're arround others rollplaying 'WAHHG' they get into this hive mentality that they can do or say whatever they want and they usually end up being childish, dickish, and creepy/socially inept.

Not bad guys, and most are pretty cool to be arround in small groups. its just when they're in that 'bro' mentailty of 5- more.
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>>9994921
Huh, that only happens with some individuals over here and those guys are usually shut up by the rest of the group. It might also help that the orcs have a m/f quota of roundabout 6/4.
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>>9994756
This knowledge is satisfying, especially tonight.
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>>9994756
>tfw your events don't run Dr Skull groups

Feels bad guys.

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>any interesting meets coming up?
>are you doing anything for Halloween?
>stories and / or drama from your comm?
>thoughts on the state of comms in general?
Feel free to discuss or just vent.
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>>9995249
Sorry your parents hated you, but inviting friends over is a normal thing even if you live with your parents. And maybe your parents do nothing but stay at home, but most people are fine going out for a few hours.

Also, monthly rent is more expensive than *a closet full of dresses."
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>>9995249
How are any of your points any different if the person was living with a roommate? Same being unable to pay rent elsewhere, same being stuck staying out of common areas when fluffy people are over, same feeling of feeling weird around all these fluffy people and vice-versa, same being forced to hide away for hours.

Like these are just things that happen when someone else in the house has guests that don't overlap with your social circle.

Also this is probably a cultural thing, but I don't see the issue of parents and children co-habitating (especially when the children don't have their own children/family). It seems logical to save on rent if you can.
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>>9995270
nayrt
If the host was a good friend it's ok I think. If it's a rando comm member and they don't disclose it, I think it would be very weird. I'm also not sure a roommate would be the same, as roommates tend to be around the same age?
Either way... I would rather go to a public place than a house that isn't theirs.
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>>9995270
>>9995276
Inviting friends over is okay, yes. Inviting strangers for a meet doesn't seem okay. I don't know where you are but housing around here is about the price of one dress if you decide to live with a roommate or partner. Sorry you live in New York City.
I've got a decent friendship with my mom, she loves lolita. If I lived at home, I wouldn't parade my comm around her house, just closer friends.
Maybe it is a cultural thing. I think houses are very private and should be visited only by people you know well.
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>>9995286
I think you are the odd one here. House parties and dinner parties are a thing. It’s kinda a big point in owning a house and having that space. Otherwise why bother? Your parents generation did it more and house ownership is bigger with them too.

Also I can’t imagine a house costing 300-400 unless you live in the middle of nowhere or even 600-800, and most of the world has people living closer to the big city than a forest.

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Put all the cool pictures of neat cosplays you found at the 2018 Otakon here! Apologies for shitty phone camera for thread kickoff.
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>>9977184
The bullet belt under the fupa tho
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>>9994989
I like the concept but why the fishet stockings

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>>9994275
I really like the zazhimi app! It only goes back to around 2011 but you can find most gal mags there and it’s easy to browse and download thrm
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>>9994280
Too bad it only works on iphone, I wish the app could work on others. I tried downloading on my android phone and the app file had viruses.
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Random topic of discussion: what is your favourite para para and why?
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>>9995015
Spectrum - Zed
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>>9995015
Gas Gas Gas but I'm still not perfect at it. I mostly learn Initial D songs.

Old thread >>9950592

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>>9994448
I don’t think you should sell it below retail but it got restocked recently.
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Selling BNWT Ghost Night Bride JSK in Navy, $310usd + shipping. It’s with my SS in Japan and will be shipped to you directly. Send me a message on LM if interested.
user: RisseTensai
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https://egl.circlly.com/users/rainingbows

Selling some stuff. Open to offers. Everything is in Canadian Dollars.
Excentrique Guard Jacket- Grey $283
VM Cardigan- purple- $40
BPN rabbit hoodie - black $11
IW Napoleon Jacket- milk tea -$157
MMM- Rose frill jsk- red-$275
VM Elegant coat with cape- Briege -$306
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WTB DreamHolic Boleyn Girl in White Linen
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Before i list it on lacemarket, anyone interested in Lief waltz under the moonlight chandelier jsk in odd mauve, size s/m? I was thinking around $170 shipped to the USA

Anyone going here? Been wanting to go to conventions more and I’m not sure what to expect since there’s little to no fucking discussion about it, and half their fucking website is blank where info should be.
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>"anime" in katakana
Don't go
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I am also on the fence about it, they have a little info on the site and most info I can find, are from years ago
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I'll probably go. I live in the area so it's just something to do on the weekend.
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Years ago it was good with actually anime related content and guests. Now it's just normal guests and is pop culture in General




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