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• J-fashion
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• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
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Figured a new thread would be relevant with the announcement A-kon just made. Thoughts?
It's almost three times closer to my house now, but I'd probably still get a hotel since it's the biggest con in the area. I was kinda looking forward to the water feature at the Anatole, but that's the only thing. I don't know anything about the convention center, but there's a lot of cool things over there.

Didn't they have a 5 year contract with the Anatole? I thought it had only been 4 years now or less.
GOOD. It had outgrown the Anatol before it even moved in. Maybe now there will be enough space.
i'm halfway considering applying to volunteer for the ANT maid cafe. anyone have experience with it/been to one? i can't find a lot of information or pictures and want to make sure it's not a COMPLETE cringefest
So what are the more affordable hotels in their new area now?
More info on this? I've been living under a rock basically and was thinking of going to AKon this year.

It's time to feel again, keep it /cgl/-related
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If you're talking about cruel stuff on /cgl/, it's probably not even the same people. Hundreds of lolitas browse here and only a handful are serious salty vendetta-chans or very bitchy. Most lolitas don't go on 4chan at all. If your comm is just one with a lot of drama, that's a real pity - try to stay out of it and make some nice friends anyway.
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>Order a Makoto Nanaya cosplay from cosplayhouse.com
>looked amazing in the pictures, costs me around $230 bucks
>oh well looks super nice
>meanwhile commission a tail from a fur suiter and the tail looks amazing, ears are a little too big and dog like though, not a huge deal
>waiting on the cosplay now
>three and a half months go by, nothing from them
>ask what's the status of my order, they said they're just waiting to make the props
Three months??
>ask if they could send just the outfit atleast, the only props the outfit has are her metal tonfas
>package comes
>looks NOTHING like pictured, this looks like a Halloween costume teir
>gloves are supposed to be fingerless and long, they send me random regular sized gloves with fingers
>thigh high socks are calve socks
>super pissed but motivated to try and make my own Makoto Nanaya Cosplay
Forward a few days later

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>looking for a sewing machine on Craigslist
>also simontainously (feel like I spelt that wrong) watch YouTube videos on how to use a sewing machine
>one really good video chick is using a singer traditional 2250
>that looks like a basic good model
>not too expensive, says like $100 retail
>check Craigslist and find the exact model new in box $75
>they live about forty five minutes away and I check to see if they'll take $65 for it
>they say yes and we agree to meet today after work (I originally contacted them Wednesday)
>girl who's selling it calls me, asks when I could meet up today, and I just had gotten off work five minutes ago so good timing
>tell her anytime now, she asks if an hour from now works, I agree
Some info, I'm in the military stationed in Florida and I had just gotten off work meaning I was still in uniform
>don't want to waste her time waiting on me or choosing a later time because it's Friday and she probably has plans like the rest of the normies in the world
>it's hot as hell today and I want to change, but again don't want to waste her time
More info, I'm not a huge fan of the military and hate how everyone treats people in the military like a damn war hero and thanks them for their service.

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>I know nothing about sewing machines, she's real excited saying she couldn't figure it out so that's why she was selling it
>she shows me it in its box and some of the stuff it comes with, again I know nothing and I just think "yep this is a sewing machine"
>everything looks good I hand her the money and ask her to make sure it's all there
>she counts it, then hands some of it back to me and says "Here."
>immediately think "huh?? Did I over count??"
>"it's okay!" She says, I'm confused but she starts to close the trunk like everything's good
>I freak out and try to hand her the money back asking her to take it
>she says "No, I already took a little. I can't take money from a little baby like you!!"
>I'm almost speechless
>"and you're in the military!"
>I urge her to atleast take another twenty so she could atleast get $40 for this good condition machine.
>she politely rejects, I thank her a lot and tell her how much I appreciated this and I'm so thankful
>head to my car and wave good bye and the husband thanks me for my service and they drive away
>can't believe what just happened.

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>Draw patterns for hours
>Get them done
>Looks little off
>Then realize I have used wrong measurement at the beginning
>I have to draw almost everything again

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Post the last cosplay pic that made you cringe.
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This makes me think of that girl who made a giant stink about being made to change out of her Cammy at a con. She tried to turn it into Sexism at the con. But she also was wearing no dancer tights same as this.
>absolutely disgusting
fuck off, narusaku was the real OG ship. you're probably one of those people who wanted naruhina and sasusaku to happen, you got what you wanted, at least let me live in peace.
Christ, for a sec i thought this was supposed to be Elsa... why such heavy and feminine makeup for Yoosung?

I really don't think MM got popular solely because it's Korean? I mean my twitter TL isnt into korean things at all, yet pretty much all of us gave MM a try and really enjoyed it. Koreaboos might've helped boost it, but if the game and characters weren't interesting to people it probably wouldn't have gotten as big as it has.

I personally find the gameplay very interesting and fun, I've come to care for all the characters. I've only done Yoosung's route so I don't have a complete understanding of the story line, but what I've heard/seen the story with 707 is worth finding out. Why even get salty about MM getting popular over other otome? As an otome fan I'm actually happy an otome is getting attention, it's exposing the genre to more people. If MM is really bothering you though, just give it time and the hype will die down just like with every other fad.

> gameplay very interesting

I didn't know talking to 2d boys made vidya interesting but I guess the same could be said for all dating sims

I don't see it any more special than your usual otome aside from the way you play it as a messaging app rather than a visual novel style.
damn, feels good to hear someone else say that.

old one is autosaging.

What the fuck is this makeup.
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I mean I see what they were going for and it's a nice attempt, but dat green lace
>they get to have all the other fashions
we get nothing but.. 5 tall girl online specialty stores catered to normies.
Aww, poor man's JetJ. If they would've gone with a navy lace it could've, well, been better-ish.
roadhog has more style than this

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What are the items everybody should bring to an anime con?

>portable power bank for phone
>food bars
>first aid shit
>feminine shit
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Try that three days straight in platform-less 4 inch heels and then you get to complain.
>they meant the heel of your foot, ding dong.

what about that post gave you the impression anon was talking about some other sort of heel? he obviously didnt mean the bad guy in a wrestling story line or the last slice of a bread loaf.
Holy shit what is your problem? I've seen plenty of salt on this board over the years but this is right up there in the hall of fame.
4 days without masturbating? 4 hours would be unreasonable enough.
A big ass dildo so you can shove it up your pretentious shitty ass cosplaying ass.

Also bring a water bottle in case they don't have fountains.

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With the release of the four new Star Guardian skins, we KNOW where this will lead: a whole new wave of shitty cosplays as the race for OMGFIRST begins.

Let's take a look, shall we? :^)
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Why do asian cosplayers shoop so fucking much?
Do you mean Katey Smile, the one with the tattoo who actually changed her last name to "Du Couteau"?
Yup that's the one
They don't have a stigma against it.
aaaand Misa's uploaded hers

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Practical and comfortable outfits to run errands
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What is this page about? It looks like a little nanchatte but a substyle of it.
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They're emulating Peco-chan's style (pic related), which the caption on the scan says is based on 80-90s era American school girl fashion (think Clueless).

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Old Thread: >>9195692

Also, happy birthday 4chan.
Has anyone bought a copy of Girlism? What are the pics and articles like?

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old thread is saging >>9172152

>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce
>Convention List (WIP)
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It looks like she 'posted is as a joke'........

thanks for listening to me be sad though, that's helped me some
you're an autist if you seriously got offended by that dude.
>posted it as a joke
>twice on each platform
>four times in total
Uh huh.
>even specifying how many times and when she posted the "joke"
Sounds more like she wanted some weird kind of attention to having a "stalker" but obviously doesn't want the free gifts to stop rolling in. Of course, I'm just blindly making assumptions off of these posts. That being said, it was kind of you to gift her an airbrushing set, anon.

I can understand being a bit sad at that reaction. When you do something like this, seeing a simple "Thank you to whoever gifted me this!" at first glance is a lot nicer than her comment.
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>posts their wishlist four separate times
>"sort of as a joke"
>pic related
Honestly, I'd send them a message (maybe through a throwaway or anon) clarifying you did it as a form of support. Considering how creepy people can get, I'm not surprised they're jumping to the worst conclusion, so sending them a note could clear things up.

Erring on the side of caution and asking them "hey, is it okay if I gift you ___" beforehand (even if they post their wishlist) next time will prevent this misunderstanding.
I've had a few people offer me crazy shit as encouragement/patronship, which I'm incredibly grateful for, but admittedly, I'd feel uncomfortable with them gifting me before asking or giving a headsup.

Sorry that someone you wanted to support took it the wrong way, man.

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Con is 1 week away!
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everyone was really cool, no one was weird at all
Wallet is back
Enjoy the itching powder I left in your wig.
Calling someone a bitter cunt but is bitching and whining about trying to scam badges and not read the reg policy.

maximum irony
Bruh ur cum didn't go that far ;^)

I can't be the only one that loves super frumpy lacemonster dresses. Super frumpy lacemonster dress appreciation thread.
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Requesting some of those gigantic AP lacemonsters worn.
I've been using this one for inspiration
What photoshop program do they use? I really want to get into the skin lightening and face shaving especially.
All I know is about BeautyCam.
Aw jeez. I have it but imo the skin filter isn't very good because it fucks with the surrounding picture too much. Their liquify stuff ain't too bad tho.

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Come cry about your burando bills...

Questions to kick us off:
>Do you have a job? Part-time? Full-time? Salaried?
>How much of your income/spending money do you spend on cosplay/jfashion?
>Are you in debt? How bad?
>Most expensive costume/coord?
>What are you saving for right now?
>Saving for any other major expenses (emergencies, car, house, retirement, etc)?
>Budgeting tips?
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>Do you have a job? Part-time? Full-time? Salaried?
Salaried but not particularly well-paid. Full time school and college.
>How much of your income/spending money do you spend on cosplay/jfashion?
Not much lately, i'm pretty busy. but sometimes i'll drop a few hundred here or there depending on my mood or if there's a con coming up.
>Are you in debt? How bad?
>Most expensive costume/coord?
I don't usually tally, probably a couple hundred on lolita. I usually do secondhand or taobao. I've never spent more than $100 on a costume.
>What are you saving for right now?
I'm not really saving for anything in specific, rather I want a ton of things and have a difficult time prioritizing which one should come first so I end up never buying anything. I'm stuck between redecorating my apartment, redoing my wardrobe, and wanting to travel and can't decide which to do first. I'm toying with the idea of plastic surgery though, that might end up being something I save for if I decide whether I want to do it.
>Saving for any other major expenses (emergencies, car, house, retirement, etc)?
I'm thinking of buying another car but haven't decided. I'll start actually saving for retirement after college, my shitty default 401k from work will do for now. Hoping I can leave the country in a few years so no plans for a house right now
>Budgeting tips?
Read "the japanese art of tidying up" and learn how much shit you don't need in your house.
>Do you have a job? Part-time? Full-time? Salaried?
I just got an amazing Full time job where I work 4, 10 hour days.

>How much of your income/spending money do you spend on cosplay/jfashion?
I usually splurge once a year and spend about $800- $1200 on cosplay supplies over the course of a month or two.

>Are you in debt? How bad?
Yes, but not horrifically. I hope to have all my credit card debt payed off by December, and then me and the SO can focus on paying off our combined $18k in school loans. It could be better but I'm trying to make strides. My new job has been helping a lot.

>Most expensive costume/coord?
Probably my newest costume. The total is probably over $700. I don't want to think about it.

>What are you saving for right now?
I just started budgeting myself $150 spending money a paycheck, so I'm trying to save what I can for a future Sephora trip and some cosplay supplies.

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>Do you have a job? Part-time? Full-time? Salaried?
Full time salaried
>How much of your income/spending money do you spend on cosplay/jfashion?
Not as much as I used to; a lot of it goes on travel and I'm not one to buy that many new releases. I'm mainly into lolita, and this year I've bought 1 dress new from brand, 5 second hand as well as blouses, jewellery, shoes etc. to complete outfits. Cosplay wise hardly anything. At a guesstimate I'd say $4000 this year on j-fashion and cosplay.
>Are you in debt? How bad?
Student loan but that's 2/3 paid off and comes out of my tax. I also owe my parents for my car but that's just sitting in a separate account
>Most expensive costume/coord?
Co-ord easily around $750 - costume probably has never gone over $100 because I've only done basic bitch bought cosplays.
>What are you saving for right now?
Nothing in the short term
>Saving for any other major expenses (emergencies, car, house, retirement, etc)?
I have a car and retirement savings plan already, I want a house but have nowhere near enough for a deposit, and I guess my current savings would cover emergencies (plus I have income insurance)
>Budgeting tips?
Saving is good because life always throws curveballs - some are opportunities that cost money, some are just shit things that cost money. Also, necessities first, and don't be afraid to seek financial aid if needed.
>Do you have a job? Part-time? Full-time? Salaried?
Full time office hours weekday job, thinking of getting a part time position on the weekends for more spending money
>How much of your income/spending money do you spend on cosplay/jfashion?
Averaging about $200 per month across the board. That means if I blew that $200 on lolita, then I won't buy any cosplay or other fun stuff. Last month I blew it all on a convention, so I didn't get anything else.

>Are you in debt? How bad?
I have one credit card that has a $500 limit and I tend to max it out every month... I'm horrible with cards. I have about $2k of my education loan left to be paid to
>Most expensive costume/coord?
One of the special sets from Meta a few years back when the yen was fucking high against my country's currency, so it cost like almost twice of what it does now. (Well, before Brexit I guess)

>What are you saving for right now?
Another Japan trip next year, a new desktop rig, and a 3DS.

>Saving for any other major expenses (emergencies, car, house, retirement, etc)?
I guess I should start saving for a house, but it seems kinda pointless without a SO.

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Apartments are good as well, the point of a house is not to have somewhere to live yourself necessarily but to have financial security (assuming you live in the UK rather than somewhere that has a culture of lifelong renting) because that's basically how the economy works unfortunately.

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I've been having to hold on to every spare cent for AWA, and as a consequence missed out on the big sale. So, who else is in restock hell?

Also if anyone has any reviews (or, better yet, pictures) of pic related in the matte red color I'd be eternally grateful.
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According to the tracking one of my packages isn't even in the UK yet, but it showed up at my door today. The other package is supposed to be in the country but is nowhere to be seen.
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What the heck is going on with my package? Why hasn't it had any update at all for over a week? I thought this was "EMS" shipping.

Is there just one size of it?

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It's been quite some time since we had our last Brolita thread.

Can anyone recommend some blogs that aren't dead or deleted/password restricted and held somewhat up to date? Maybe even with a gothic focus?
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Most brolitas seem to be straight (including me).
it was good for its time. "midschool" lolita was a strange era.
she's asian and this is a weeb board. everyone wants to believe in the existence of the asian trap.
The ideal kpop body type & male swimmer body
>all lolitas are brolitas

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