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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
• Sewing & prop-making
• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
• Discussing accessories such as wigs/circle lenses/prosthetics/makeup (These must be within the context of the board-related topics listed above; weight loss threads should be kept in /fit/, beauty and fashion generals should be kept in /fa/)

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Share your idol cosplay plans and questions
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Orange was just a maaaaybe
>suddenly decide I want to do nozomi cosplay
>exact body type for nozomi
>con in a month
>no money
good taste in band girls anon
>forming own idol group with friends and entering a comp just to take the piss and have a giggle

Am I the cancer?

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so ive been putting some serious thought in to getting into Lolita a drawback being im a bloke and i don't even know where to start looking to find out stuff
is there a large culture of lads in Lolita and is it even excepted in the Lolita community
any info would be much appreciated
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*with girls half your age, typo
>tfw every other brolita who joined my comm turned out to be a creepy fetishist
We have good brolitas too but when a new guy joins it's 50/50. Why would one comm attract so many creeps while others don't have this problem? Shit sucks.
im 20 years old and well adjusted probably a strong 6/10 on a good day lmao and im happy i got honesty than a lie and look like a fuck head
would u say u can pass though?
no idea aye im short and skinny but i have a square jaw so im not sure
here's a shit photo with my face blured bc im insecure

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Old one: >>9394888

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How does this work? It seems like it's in a reservation period, but what is the full price?
I have the queen of hearts op, it's very short and an underskirt might look weird. I'm 5'5 for reference and it hits me 5 inches above my knee. It's now normie wear for me. It also wrinkles incredibly fast.
Buynosaur is really trying my patience.

> 04/11 - Paid shipping
> 04/20 - Order finally shipped (NINE days later??)
>> (Informed that SF Express was taking too long to "proceed shipping" so they're shipping it via HK Post without asking me to pay the difference)
> 04/21 - Asked to confirm my address because the post office stated there's a problem (never had this issue before. I respond to their email immediately)
> 04/24 - Tracking number still not working

Has anyone ever had this issue before? This is my first time using Buynosaur and I really want to like them but this is getting absolutely frustrating and ridiculous.
It'll probably be a while until I have it but will do! I got a whole lot of the wine colourway and am hoping it'll be as nice as it looks.

>Franziska von Karma
Agreed, I love her, 10/10 would let kick my ass in court. I honestly can't vouch for the quality of the cosplay yet but the shop's other listings had pretty great reviews with pictures so I'm just getting it and hoping for the best. I figure it's a cheap enough price though that I can always just use it as a starting point and remake it myself if it comes in looking crappy.

Cosmog plushie: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=544105426092

Light-up shoes: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=524346445404
Here you go, anon! https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?524455302070

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Remember when lolita and BJD collecting seemed like a match made in heaven? Remember how some girls were able to twin with their dolls? Share stories and pics of jfash+BJDs.

Also, survey:

>Did anyone in your comm ever bring a doll to a meet?
>Have you ever wished for a BJD specifically for lolita-related reasons?
>Did you ever actually use a doll as part of a photoshoot or to enhance your own coord?
>Do you own any BJDs now, and if so, do you dress them in Japanese street fashion?
>What do you think about the collabs between brands and BJD companies? Have you ever owned any doll collabs?
>Do you wish a specific BJD company or artist would do a brand collaboration, and if so, who?
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This is only fanmade, sadly
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So let's talk about OzCC. What did you think of the Cosplay Active and Championships of Cosplay entries from Adelaide this weekend?
Let's talk about the shitfest that was the championships
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trying to grasp onto some of that cos fame
hes a famous cos photographer. people will pay for him to get there?
Thanks for proving my point.
Ew. Heard this chick is heaps easy for a 3/10 root just to get by.
illegal work in cons most likely

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Last one for now. I'll dump more later.

I love her coords too. The color scheme of this one is so cute and it all works well with the theme she's going for.
This is so precious
I like this a lot
She's really cute but I have never seen a jsk fit that loose on someone before

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Old one with the arsenic OP photo seems to have vanished?
Anyways, my dermatologist said my extremely stubborn acne is being caused by friction due to me side sleeping (even when I wash my sheets frequently I break out everywhere my face touches the pillow, mostly my cheeks), so I bought a special anti-aging pillow (Nurse Jamie Beauty Bear) to keep my cheek from touching anything. We'll see how well it works, have any gulls had a similar problem?
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I can't give you a sunscreen rec, but I just bought a roll of UV film to cover the windows of my house after reading great reviews about it's effectiveness of blocking UV rays. I got mine from Amazon. Check the AsianBeauty subreddit for in-depth sunscreen reviews, there are bound to be others with similar skin concerns. A general rule of thumb is to go for ones without alcohol/fragrance as they are common irritants. You might need a physical one instead of chemical based.
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Do you guys use any "natural" skin remedies? Apparently lemon is a no-no, but what about things like apple cider vinegar, egg, baking soda, honey, sugar scrub, essential oils, olive oil, etc. Obviously all should be real raw/organic stuff. I'm just wondering which of these things are /cgl/ skincare approved.
baking soda is horrid for skin, especially the face, bad pH. essential oils can be really irritating when undiluted and some even diluted are bad idea. people are morons when it comes to "natural" stuff, they think if the word is long it's bad and can't possibly occur in nature, but if you can eat it then it goes on your face fine. guess i'll rub jalapeno on my eyes then. def be source-critical of the recipes you are looking at, anything that talks of "toxins" or "chemicals" is not a wise source.
It's a little hard to give recommendations when you don't share what brand or ingredient/ingredients caused the problem to begin with....
I'm not super into them, I went through a phase of trying DIY face and hair masks and basically all the 'rich' ingredients like honey and oils would break me out, and I'm not even acne prone. But I think some like sugar scrubs and certain oils are great to use on the body where your skin is generally less sensitive. Just do some proper research and try to find scientific perspectives rather than home mom health blogs before you put anything all over your face.

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Help, Suggestions, and Feedback for lolira coords.
Last one is in autosage
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Thank you all for the advice! I have a pretty hard time with attention to detail so having the types of lace/wristcuffs pointed out is a big help that makes a big difference, thank you for the help everyone.

IW wine and meta wine do match surprisingly well with the accents and the sash for the bonnet. I'll look into changing the socks.
>Bella Vita's Nettie in champagne
Diff anon but this pic looks like the perfect type of gold color I'm looking for. I went to the site to look at it but it looks much lighter... which one is correct? I need this darker tone of gold to match the gold in my prints/accessories.
I thought I was having a stroke for a moment.

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New Larp Thread

Post your accessories and how you plan to use little pieces to up your Kit!

Previous thread here:
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so did landsknetch wear padded jacks under their armor, or did they just have their fancy clothes? I always see pics of them with puff and slashed sleeves, but you can't see what they have on under the armor
>Chain isn't made so you can ventilate better.

Quite the opposite, in fact. It is made to keep from getting ventilated.

Should I get this and modify it?
I was thinking of just removing those tassels

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Velveteen season is just about over for most of us. Now that it's starting to get warner, what are you planning on wearing?
Do you plan on wearing old school for ILD?
Do you wear old school exclusively?
Do you feel like prices for old school pieces has gone up due to popularity?
What do you think about the general new interest that's been going on for a while with old school, does it annoy or excite you?
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I am yeah, honestly I really don't like the modern chiffon blouses much, and personally I really love the chunky shoe look. There aren't really any modern elements I love enough to add them in. Makeup, however, I will attempt to modern-up a bit. The old GLB tutorials are so dated most of the time that I just can't do them to a T, I find them unflattering. I try to take inspiration from them, but I modify them to suit my tastes.
The world famous lolitas! Their coords are still so lovely to look at
I like wearing it with a bit of personal touch. I take a lot of the freeform philosophy of oldschool so I sometimes mix it with more modern stuff.

Bobby pin the shit out of it to stop it moving around and, yeah, they look really weird with a lot of hairstyles.

I wear my clothes how I think they look best and I'm not afraid to mix old and new pieces, but I'm scrupulous about accuracy if I'm going to call something oldschool. Authentic early-00s chiffon gothic pieces aside, I wouldn't tag anything with chiffon/modern shoes/tulle lace/whatever as oldschool unless you couldn't tell those details were wrong from the photo (like when black-on-black tulle lace doesn't show up from a distance). I also usually try to do at least one "period-accurate" outfit with all my oldschool pieces just to see how it looks, even if I think a piece looks better coorded in a more modern way.

I try to keep hair and make-up close to the roots but I think there's a bit of leeway about it as long as it fits the aesthetic and/or could plausibly have been worn at the time. OTT make-up usually looks very weird unless it takes heavy inspo from porcelain dolls or VK looks, but I think the more natural the make-up is the more you can get away with techniques that weren't used back then. As an example, I wouldn't ever do insta-brows with oldschool, but other recent trends like Korean straight brows work IMO because they look close enough to the natural brows you sometimes saw back then to blend in. Similarly, even though highlighter didn't even exist in the mainstream in the early 00s, I use subtle highlighter quite a lot to add freshness and dimension to my face - I think it works because it's there specifically to help fake a dewy, natural look like a bare-faced IW model for summery coords which doll-like matte foundation would look weird with (my skin's too bad to actually go without make-up).
You have so good points. I have very round and I guess kinda fat face and without highlighter, blush and eye make up I look like a potato. I only use neutral colors and natural lashes though. Also, imo, if your hair is natural you can get away with basically any style. I hate modern wigs in old school. I find them too full and unrealistic but that's just my opinion.

Mayday is approaching so I'm already digging florals out of my closet. Also button downs, it's going to be the rare time I'm able to wear those with underdress/skirt before it comes too hot.

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Let's talk about our Comms. Old thread is almost ded. >>9399412
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we're having some event at an astronomy museum/ planetarium that we're renting out, and in the fall we're going to a famous "ghost town" in the mountains
No shit you don't bring cats to a cat cafe you fuck yard. What I'm saying is people with allergies can either avoid cats at meets by NOT GOING TO CAT CAFE MEETUPS. Otherwise, don't fucking being your cat to a random ass meetup that isnt centered around your home ie an in-home meet up. >>9445022 asked if I avoided cat cafe meetups. I fucking love cats so I don't avoid cat cafe meetups. But I don't bring my cat to meetups because they don't fucking belong. Do you not get reading comprehension or are you just a fucking moron
Sorry that second quote should be >>9446305
Yeah, I was gonna say, there are definitely people who don't wear brand, but everyone always puts in an effort and looks well put together regardless of where their clothes come from
If an admin just turn away for a while until better dressed. If not befriend and try to help them, and try to dress as well as possible to set a good example.

As it says on the tin.
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The actual competition video.
Must be the talent part. I liked the one I saw at Fanime more from the looks of this, but this isn't uncommon. There is way more to do than them making out, I am sure. Its all for fun anyways. Its not meant to be taken seriously. The whole competition is just hilarious in general. The salty anon talking about sluts must be a huge cow.
That was an insult to the show

Where are the full pics

>the reporter's sign off

Girls with a stomach like that

This is the worst thing itt

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I don't see the issue. She's under no obligation to buy if the artist is charging more than she's willing to pay.
It's the fact that she's so damn rude. A simple "Thank you but unfortunately that's something I can't afford right now." would have sufficied.

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Last thread >>9429453

>Please read the FAQ
>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (WIP)
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Catprint has the option available for their cardstock. Just check their site for instructions since it's a little more complicated than normal orders. If you're talking about print stock that you already have you're pretty much stuck with gold leafing it by hand.
this is phrased manipulatively as fuck.
also, yeah, you don't NEED a tablet/art programs/computer shit to do art.
Anyone get confirmation from Otakuthon? I'm seeing some people on Twitter already looking for helpers...
Also, C2E2 was happening at the same time in Chicago, which split up potential big name draws (although SVCC got a ton of guests, I feel like the C2E2 guests have a bigger following like Marvel and Stranger Things and WWE guests and bigger name comic book industry guests)
Don't be like this Canadian artist, she got turned away by border patrol going to a con. http://io9.gizmodo.com/canadian-jem-and-the-holograms-artist-gisele-lagace-den-1794530659

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Previously, in our thread about sports, misquotes and having to walk through doors sideways >>9434544
>Drama about several things. What things? You will have to look for yourself.
>WIP shots of items nearing completion.
>The Party (gaming event) took place and had a cosplay competition.
>Make-up lecture when?
>Animecon will have an escape room, woohoo!
>Abunai ticket sales and hotel room reservations start on Wednesday. Beware, you need a credit card if you want to book a room!
>How owning a credit card in the Netherlands is pretty rare if you don't travel a lot.

The five next major events:
>Elfia (April 29th - 30th, Haarzuilens UT), an outdoor fantasy orientated convention.
>Formula Cosplay (May 6th, Rotterdam ZH), a small and cheap one day event about cosplay.
>Animecon (June 9th - 11th, The Hague ZH), a con that really needs no introduction.
>Castlefest (August 3rd - 6th, Lisse ZH), the other outdoor fantasy orientated convention.
>Abunai! (August 25th - 27th, Veldholven NB), a con where the hotel room hunger games start this Wednesday!

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Definitely excited for Elfia! Planning out my weekend as we speak, although it will most likely devolve into just walking in circles, looking at people, and be stopped by old friends. Maybe hit up the LARP field for a bit and then my day is already gone.

Speaking of events, I think this would be the perfect time to shill for the /cgl/ meet we're trying to set up!
This anon gets it, always go camping with a few of your friend. Saves you on pretty much everything you can save on! Own food, own booze, own bed, and above all; a place to take off all that terrible plate armour and mingle with the same camping people from last year!
We had a Paleis t Loo meetup last year. Not many people showed up desu.
I always do the same as well! Hanging out at the camping after closing time, playing boardgames in the cantine! Unfortunately I can only go one day this year, but I will be back next year!
Don't forget the silent disco!
My best castlefest moment last year was definitely the sunday evening though. After countless times of the squad saying they'd hit the hay and some of them doing that eventually I ran into my bestie while brushing teeth and we decided 4 AM was still to early so I moved my sleeping bag and sheepskin outside and we just layed down and watched the stars. Perfect ending of the weekend.

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