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Old ones is long dead

>itt: "that's not ita its old school"
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With a few adjustments this wouldn't be too terrible. Trim the corset lacing bow (or get ride of it), get a petti with the right shape, styled wig and different headpiece. Put it on someone who feels comfortable wearing it and it's at least mediocre.

Just needs bigger hair to accommodate giant headbow (or smaller headbow) Really not that bad, maybe a bit too tight.

This looks really cute, even if it's not my favorite style, I dunno why this was posted here.

Bright white usakumya seems out of place, and needs wig, but again, really not that bad.

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>Those old lady shoes
How... I mean I can kind of get where she was trying to go with the rest but those retirement home wedges? What

Lose the cheap as fuck necklace and headdress, get a Petticoat, and its instantly improved.
Neaten the makeup. Shesgot the clothe she just needs to sort out the poor details.
>She's got the clothes
Are we looking at the same pic? Nothing about that dress is lolita, it looks like a cheaply made nun costume. Everything should be trashed except the shoes and socks
> nothing about this dress is Lolita
It was but out by a lolita brand

Last thread is archived

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide v. 2.1
Read the document first before asking basic questions that have been answered time and time again like "is making a bag for ___ ok?" and "where do i get the heart bags??".

Buyf/a/g Guide
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Is that "muda muda" on her legs?
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I'm posting a bag in progress, it's my first one and I made the base myself (I'm not the best at sewing). This is just from last month but hope to get more merch soon.

Maybe others will share their bags in progress?
Tsuyu anon here, I'm planning to use the heart backpack mostly because I'm switching my Kakyoin base bag so I'll have a black heart bag to spare.

Nah, looks like it's the characters for menacing
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pretty certain she's wearing these tattoo tights
I have a WEGO backpack bag with a clear heart insert and I put a bunch of pins and arcylic charms on it, but the satin layer inside is drooping past the top of the heart so you can see it.

What do people do to solve this problem? Is my stuff just too heavy?

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The disaster is almost upon us!

Let's recap:
>con takes place in both US and Canada simultaneously
>website has egregious misinformation on whether you need passports or not
>a horde of weeaboos will no doubt be stranded in Canada
>con chair is allegedly a pedophile

They released their schedule, and 10 out of the 13 event areas are on the US side. Why did they bother????
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>The event continues Sunday
>show up on Sunday
>the Canadian side has been closed down
The most entertaining thing on the canadian side all weekend was promstuck for the homestucks. Music was good, most of it not even from homestuck just somehow related? Went with a friend, the bar was the best part.

Clifton Hill is always a good time, but other than that Canada's side was lacking in events.

Pokestop in the tiny, disappointing artist alley though.

okay I'm pretty sure the 'fan' in the picture was a volunteer. Maybe she was a fan but that seems kind of staged considering how dead it was on the canadian side
Rikala said it's the best con of all time.
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New Coord Help Thread since the other one is saging and a hot mess.
Old thread: >>9126081
If you're new to lolita I recommend reading here first before posting: http://thelolitaguidebook.tumblr.com/
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I'd say no. You might be able to get away with it if you switch the straps out for ribbons (satin or organza) but different shoes are a better choice.
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My sister bought me this skirt last year and I still have to wear it. I find it hard to wear it in a total white outfit, so I'd like to find a third color to add to the white and gold. Any suggestion? I was thinking about a dark blue or green...
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I don't know if casual coords are okay or if this should go in a different thread, but I'm looking for something casual with the milky planet skirt. open to other pastel shoe suggestions.
working on a guro-themed coordinate for a festival this October/possibly for Halloween and wanted some feedback? Feels pretty solid in my opinion, but it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion.
oh and I probably won't be getting that specific hairbow, I already have one similar OR I might make a new one for the coordinate.

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Post cosplayers with adorable faces

Males, females, and crossplayers welcome.

Nothing too provacative. Modesty is cutest.

And keep the sodium levels to a minimum
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>posts the only pic of alodia that looks weird
can we get some manly men in here?
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I'm just annoyed at how pale she makes herself look in all her pics

Old one is auto-saging: >>9141530

>Resources (broken link)
>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce
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I'm thinking of doing more comic cons. My first con this year was a really small anime con just to get a feel for AA. And I didn't expect to sell anything but I was plesantly surprised (didn't breakeven but I didn't expect that to happen either).

Next year, I'll apply to more in the area (just checked the table for one and it's $200, sheesh)
200$ is pretty average for a comic-con. I know ECCC was about $345 for me this year and it went up slightly for next year but it is high attendance and included two badges as well as getting you exhibitor rates on stuff like hotel. If you can afford it you should take a chance on it especially since you do sell a lot of western stuff
It was a con that I really enjoyed going to this year and they've expanded from one day to two so maybe it'll be an even bigger turnout. I'm applying for it anyway. It's not until March so I'll see.

Is it typical for them to want you to pay upon sending in your application? I selected the 'pay later' option since I'm not too sure yet but does that mean they accept everyone that sends in an application? That would explain the awful sharpie drawings that I saw one guy making last year.
Does anyone have that photo of the bed that looks like a normal bed until you move the sheets and it's just storage boxes for like AA?

My brother moved across county and my dad was joking about making a man cave out of the extra room so I wanted to show him the photo (since my mom and I sew, he's outnumbered).

I thought I saw it on AANI, but I'm looking for 'bed' 'storage' etc everywhere and can't find it.
Like this? It's called a "Space Up" bed from Parisot, you should be able to find more if you use that to search!

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What were cons like in the past? Say very late 90s to mid 00s.

I've only recently been to a couple recently and it feels like I've missed the boat and that it's full of normies.

Were they different back then?

27 and UK if it's relevant.
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Caramel dancing i know but what is para para?
>the general shift is that the con is a lot more focused on getting money out of you and everyone else

My retro gaming collecting has taken a massive hit, common shit like sonic 2 and pokemon red are going for rip off prices.
I'm probably one of the few people who miss glomps
There was the Hare Hare Yukai

Borrowing/Trading VHS anime tapes with neighbors at the con hotel were a thing back then too.
>implying anime was never not niche
It seemed pretty niche to me, all I had in the 90s was a handful manga entertainment tapes from relatives and the occasional film on channel 4 til Pokemon exploded.

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So this year I was really looking forward to Saboten because it finally seemed like they were finally listening to us anymore for what we want guest wise? I guess they are going for quantity of quality with their guest list. The convention has been around long enough and has enough attendance to get actual Japanese voice actor guests.

Oh well it looks like its going to be the same old same old with Saboten.

Anyways who is all going and what are you going to cosplay?
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Don't tell your friend that a girl has a nice ass because she might be the one person in all of the con that he and his fiance designated as their """"" daughter""""""""
Um, why would I do that. That sounds creepy AF....
>besides drink/smoke/fuck, we can't go outside.

I'm going to call bullshit on this one Anon. There is ton of stuff to do in this state most people have never actually done any of it. The thing is the public transportation here sucks ass so that really the downfall of this city. That and it seems like 85% of the con community here does not drive.
Whoops cut this post too short

As for
>we can't go outside.

It you choose not to go outside. As long as you stay hydrated you'll be fine
I'm with you. Arizona has some amazing hiking. We also have awesome rock climbing. Just bring lots of water.

Now I'm picturing a bunch of lolitas hiking Camelback in costume.

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no gothic lolita thread?
gothic lolita thread
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it's never too early for Halloween
Not gothic. Did you even try?
>inb4 the same coords get posted that are posted every gothic thread
>inb4 the same coords get contested that are contested every thread
>inb4 someone finally makes a copypasta to explain "gothic vs sweet cuts" and "hybrid coords" (i.e. "sweet dress with gothic themes styled in a gothic coord" or "EGL dress styled in a classic coord" or "black dress in a classic-goth coord")
post examples of what you think is gothic.

Zero Escape thread, self posts welcome. cgl doesn't have spoiler tags so proceed with caution if you haven't played the whole series.
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Anime Weekend Atlanta is about a month away.

Anyone here going?
>what are you looking forward to?
>are you cosplaying?
>advice for new comers?
>thoughts on the con?

So far had a blast last year looking to go back and have more fun this year.
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Okay so who is actually going to the tea party? I still haven't decided on it.
My friends circle and I are not. We decided that price doesn't justify the experience.
I decided to go. It's expensive but I figured I'd give it a shot since I'm coming from out of state. I also had fun at the Galaxxxy mixer last year so I figured why not.

From what I hear though, it doesn't seem like a lot of people are going. Only one other girl in my comm mentioned she was going.
More chances to win the raffles then.
Anyone from GCSU going?

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ITT: Lolita in media / lolita-esque music / artists that wear lolita clothes

Some questions
>When was the first time you saw anything related to lolita or jfashion on tv?
>How did you feel about it?
>What's your general opinion on how tv represents the fashion?
>Do you remember any music videos with lolita stuff in them? Western or Japanese.
>Any lolita-esque music you would like to share?

Any example counts (even if they are ita as hell).
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I think with the resources she has now she'd do a better job.
Love this video, even though I don't really care for the group. The outfits are okay too.

My favourite has always been this girl:

>Too bad shes just a shitty Harley Quinn cosplayer now
I'm listening to her right now. She's such a fucking cunt irl, I can't help but feel like she learned everything she knows from /cgl/ though. From excellent wigs to freaking out over getting attention despite being wanting to be famous.
More like she took notes on what cgl despises and did all of it.

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Started because I didn't see one

Are Arda wigs smaller than they used to be? I know they talked about downsizing awhile ago but I haven't ordered from them in a bit. I'm trying to help some guys put together their first cosplay group but one guy has an enormous head and the Epic wig I got for him just barely fits and is causing pain. I was hoping I could go to Arda but it looks like they have the same 23" size as Epic.
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How thick/full does Grace from Arda look when straightened? I need long, straight wig with some volume in a certain color, but almost every wig I come across in the right color is only available in curly styles.
Same question for the Ferrari.
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Sage for wig feels

>friend is detangling a wavy synthetic wig
>she uses a straightening iron to get the fibers smooth
>"why isn't it going wavy again after it cools down?"
>tell her that it's a synthetic wig and it needs to be restyled because it doesn't behave like human hair
>recommend that she look for information on Google
>a few days later, she messages me asking if I have any curlers she can borrow
>turns out she used a curling iron on the dry fibers and was baffled when only the ends curled
>remind her that it's a synthetic wig
>send her a tutorial
>"oh, I never would have found that!"
>literally the second result on my five-second Google search for "how to curl a wig"
I have that wig in a different color and I am with the other anon. It actually looks very cute on me, but the quality is pretty meh (I can see the net if I part it the wrong way), and the gradient is lackluster.
Use the sunlight pictures for reference my dude.
It's ash blonde.

Hi /cgl/, /fa/ here. How can I achieve this asthetic? There is just something magically peaceful and genuine about it. I am asking here because I believe you all have something called "Mori" or something that looks sort of like this. Can you point me in the direction of some guides, images, blogs, or stores? I am a male btw.
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are you the snufkin anon who was going to get a snufkin tattoo? Did you ever get around to it?
just google. this is mori boy
You're better off lurking OP, /cgl/ seems to believe everyone is aware of their shitty board culture, board dramu or if they already had a j-fashion thread three weeks ago. They're also going to report this thread because they don't like it, btw.

We don't all frequent this salty ass board, ladies.
>implying /fa/ isnt like /cgl/ on their period week
Mori threads have died down a little bit around here but check the archives for terms like mori general, mori kei, strega, and mori inspo. It's mostly female-oriented but you could probably find some pics of mori boys on your own. Most people shop at thrift stores or use Taobao and Aliexpress.

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