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• Lolita
• J-fashion
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• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
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Last thread >>9909393

Looks like nobody’s been uploading stuff since the old thread is saged into the depths. Let’s try to keep it on track.
Non CoF pictures go in the Lolitas of Instagram thread now!
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Too many clashing elements and a lack of petticoat. I think ditching the cross bag, wearing plain socks/tights to balance the bib section of the dress and wearing a petticoat would improve this so much and so simply.
from the thumbnail I thought this was the white blm ita
what the fuck anon
yeah that bolero is bodyline. I think she needs to get better glasses for lolita too. this hipster hello kitty shit makes her look retarded

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When you type solid skirt in the search bar, you get everything with the word skirt in it so that includes jumperskirts
No you don't? Lolibrary is standardized to use jsk in the titles.
I guess you're using a different one than me lol
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Okay show me how you do it?
You just have to go through all of the search results to get what you want. I usually get the right search results on the first few pages but after that it becomes a mix, but there have been times I found what I was looking for on one of the last pages after going through many pages of wrong search results. There is no other way afaik.

It's about the time of the year when con season starts up. What are some of your con horror stories?
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Some venues are strictly gun free.
Holy shit, I remember that.
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Pretty tame but if you're desperate for a story:
>me, 18
>in pokemon tournament
>talk to dude in line
>shy but very cute
>single, how is this guy not taken
>exchange numbers
>two days later ranting about being friendzoned over text
>lolnope, fucking dropped
All he had to do was not be an asshole but I guess that's why he was single, he was a raging asshole when not forced to check his autism.
Give an uggo a shot, they'll appreciate it.
not that anon, but I love unconventional looking guys. Granted, I have standards and there are certain things that I do find really ugly about some people, but I've always preferred what society would deem "average or below average" guys.

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Its been a while since we've had these threads /guls/.
Whats been your general experience with maid cafes?
Can con cafes ever rival the original?
What are some decent traviling/con cafes and what are the qualities that make a good con cafe?
Have you ever had experince working at a con cafe and if you have what has your overall exeperince been?

What should be the basic requirements for a maid cafe?
And if people wanna work w or form their own maid group wheres a good place to look for uniform?
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You mean the cosplay cafe? I don't think they've been to any events yet, but I could be wrong. I'd like to know more about them too
Did you have any maid interaction at all? Because that's quite essential, but aside from that, yours sounds like a decent cafe experience
OOF, agreed. Some of the Maidreamin cafes I've been to had some pretty bad service (barely any contact with maid, some maids didn't even try to come off as cute) and they are super expensive. Most western con based cafes seem much more affordable and usually have a very motivated and enthousiastic staff. Plus, not all western cafes have cringy shit like food spells etc, those are just too awkward
What do you not like about NNN, SP, Cherry Pie (does that one exist still)? Or any others that I may have missed?
I quite like SP myself. NNN's food is apparently good, but they have a lot of drama surrounding them plus underage staff and a male manager who seems a lot older that the staff (seems creepy if you ask me).
I've never heard of Tea with fox... Gimme the dramu :'D

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Old Thread: >>9872045

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3peD9VtAPM9cuIjYlexb7nHOkUfFs_Fcyv21UYakV4/edit#gid=0

/cgl/ Resources Spreadsheet (under construction) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19XZ308_3yoOKiTmgUA_DfgeqW4ddTCB_e6Zz1wnIJA8/edit#gid=827059689

-ANGERME opening contest wrapped up, AmaiTsuki were the winners and the opening act
-Stellure holds live masquerade performance at AnimeNEXT, couldn't livestream it due to poor connection, promises recording of it "soon"
-/cgl/ idol comm discusses hosting a monthly idol rating or competition as means to inspire people to improve

Featured Group: Peachy Parade (workout version)
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This is a breath of fresh air honestly, I'm glad this wasn't a case of stealing. That happens too much in the net-idol community and it sets a negative precedent in a lot of people's heads. That outfit is adorable and I hope you are able to get it looking just the way you want it to.

Anyway here's some recent stuff, some good, some bad.

I don't understand how she's uploaded cover for so long and yet she's still bad at dancing.
Referring to Holly? I think she's got the skills to be a good dancer but she doesn't put in the time to refine anything. Blackpink's MV just came out two days ago and it seems like she just wanted to be first to cover it, quality and filming be damned. If she took the time to practice it she could probably do a really good job, but she's never been one to put in effort.
Holly’s like that one girl in dance class that thinks that since she’s got potential, she can just half-ass it and be perfectly fine
Do you gulls think that Cha Cha SING would be feasible for a one person cover? How would you modify it for a single person rather than a group? I love the song and would love to cover it, but it seems like it would be boring with one person.

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We have a lolita one going, let's see what cosplayers have.
Get it off your chest.
Used to make dresses that were stapled or hot glued together? Used to buy wigs and wear them unstyled out of the bag? Charge extra for commissions if you think the idea is stupid?
Post them here.
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>t. salty male
It's not the womens' fault your closet tier Kirito didn't win the contest, anon.
exactly what I mean. CGL is full of a bunch of sexist 20 year old women who never matured past the "ewww boys are gross" phase and the cosplay community is an extension of it
I hate the Cosplay burlesque show at Anime USA. Their costumes are horrifically lazy or ilfitted (topless girls wearing pvc corsets making their titties look like...pudding) , they don’t ever seem to practice their skits, their strip teases are the equivalent to someone tossing their clothes on the floor after they get home from work.
I overhear the caste sometimes on the con floor talking about it and I wish they would stop pretending like it’s anything respectful.
Call it what it is- you want to get get half naked in costume for a bunch of nerds.
There's never any age limit to doing a hobby you love anon. If you're really self conscious, maybe cosplay a character that's closer to your age first before dipping into the high school characters to see if you're comfortable? Also it doesn't really matter what your age is if your face looks young desu.
most of the burlesque shows at cons are pretty cringy. They have to be like, pg13 to be at cons even if they say 18+ only. That combined with the girls they get means it barely feels like burlesque

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I like blouses to be tailored,so maybe I'll buy one and see
I have pretty average shoulders and back
If I had your chest measurement everything would be much easier :/ thank god I'm still in the process of losing weight and I can get 2-3 cm smaller
Depends how much is boob and can be squished/won't expand much with breathing and won't need extra space to let you move vs.how much is ribcage and back and will need the extra movement space.
>taking squish potential and breathing into consideration of fit
This is why so many girls wear ill fitting shit, my goodness.
>get stuck with a 1k dress
Welp that's still cheaper than most wedding gowns
It varies. With blouses I try to be 3-4 under so I don't get buttons gaping/straining at the bust but sometimes blouses listed at 1-2 cm over my bust fit fine.

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Hey TX people! Con season is finally underway. We have Comicpalooza and Con of Thrones going on right now. A-kon is around the corner. There are other cons coming up like AnimeCTX, Corpus comic con, Greater Austin comic con, San Japan, etc.

Which cons are you planning on attending this summer? How's your progress coming along? Is there anything you're excited for or not so excited for? Any issues/things going on that we should be aware of? Let's chat.
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>Ikkicon hit the shitter years ago.
How do we make Ikkicon good again, I remember that being one of my favorite cons to go to.
It's so poorly organized and the panels are often times terrible. I guess that could be a starting point.
>and the panels are often times terrible
Well that one we might actually be able to improve ourselves by submitting better panels? I could try and figure something out.
A start would be in leaving the Renaissance.
Does anyone even know the real reason it moved from the Hilton to the Renaissance? I've heard everything from they got outbid by another (non anime/comic) convention for the hotel, to the hotel doesn't want the con back to the cost of hotel itself went up and wasn't affordable anymore.

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>you're tearing me apart!
Old one is saging >>9910648
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I don’t feel like that’s a prime example of anon’s post. The Coord itself isn’t terrible but Chanel doesn’t know how to dress for her body type and her bras are terrible and have no support
Pretty sure that's a man.
Conlita? Someone trying to mix Miku Hatsune and Lolita?
Ayy fellow runescapelita! I had the same thought.

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Local 1 day cons def arent a good indication for how you'd do at a 5k+ convention.

In november i did a 1 day con that ended up have an attendance of 200ppl. Didn't cover my 20$ table.
In april i did a 3 day con with 7.5k attendance. Made $1.5k.

Use your first shitty con experience as a learning point for setup. What worked, what didn't, what was the best way for you to store your shit, ect.
Most common ones are 1/2 and 3/4". Some people cut them smaller to travel, but the structure becomes weaker overall. It was galaxy brain to learn that some people go to a local hardware store to cut them for out of state cons.

I'll tell you from personal experience that with 1/2" diameter, the two 3 ft across by itself holds up well at 6 feet, but it'll sag without an extra T support section with the 2 feet added.
Worst con I ever did I made $45. There were a whopping total of 12 "attendees" total and I'm pretty sure I made out the best. This was a week after I pulled 4.5k. At least the table was free.

So yeah, one day cons are not any real indicator.
Dont worry. First con I ever did (AX) I made 2.5k, second con which was a local event i made -$500. Negative. Long story. Small local cons are not good for actually seeing how well your work will perform.
did CRX really just send out a single wave of rejections and then nothing? why on earth would you send out rejections first

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Possible last thread before show
Old thread >>9899704
>All concerts not sold out yet
>Fakku party sold out in a few minutes
>Some decent guests from Japan now being announced
>Everybody is cosplay cramming and trying to shed a few calories
>Some whitey wants to shoot up AX
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AKB is a joke nowadays and has never been huge in the US. half the appeal of AKB is being able to go to their concerts and its hard to build up a base in that regard when they have only been to the US a few times. the music itself isn't good and they don't do things like anisongs so they aren't getting popular that way.

im@s is a tale of how not to build a foreign fanbase, or maybe it's the opposite and love live is a lesson in how to build one. bandai namco fucked up by not localizing. hell the most recent game is IP region locked according to one of my friends so you have to VPN it.

last year's idol concert sales was carried entirely on the backs of love live.
From what I've heard, those who were at the line last year believe it was the actual line to enter the convention.
I always picked up my badge the day before, and entered through West Hall to avoid that mess
>last year's idol concert sales was carried entirely on the backs of love live.
This I can agree with, and I'm a Love Live fan

I could never get into im@s just because how frustrating it is to access any of their content and enjoy it
That sounds wack. There should be volunteers going around the line shouting "this line for badge pick up only" which I thought they already did?
The staff is retarded and give out wrong information all the time, especially if it's anything line-related.

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"Search #itabag and then #痛バ on instagram for a cheap laugh" Edition

Previous thread>>9906592


Buyf/a/g Guide

Discord Link

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag
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>4ch is toxic, but I wouldn't keep coming back to these threads if I didn't enjoy the fact you guys give a shit about doing a good job.

This, I come here because I genuinely care about this hobby and the genuine people that participate in it.
Nah, it's not about the validation. I'm shit at explaining but once you find someone who's just as dedicated to their hobby even if it's a different subject it's actually a lot of fun to discuss proxies, shopping and sharing the enjoyment of getting that rare merch. You don't get that in a group of instant satisfaction with no patience and the desire to just pump out their bag in time for the con.

I absolutely love seeing bags posted here a year ago still being worked on and posted again later. There's a clear visual difference between someone bagging for fun and someone bagging for the suffering.
You pretty much summarized how I feel about my own bags.
I personally just like the idea of being able to wear an entire collection. The stuff I collect is rare and pops up only ever so often, so I find it fun to be able to publicly display everything I love.
I normally don't care about the fake/ bad bags as this isn't totally my hobby, but I will never get displaying a bunch of trash inside of a literal trash bag.
As someone who can't put shelves up due to a rented apartment, itabags are great because I can shove my collection in a bag on display without the need to buy furniture. Also super easy to move around when I'm off on business trips or I want to hide my weeb shit from colleagues.

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Looked through catalog, couldn't find one, need one, so let's start one.

I recently obtained my god-tier DD but problem is I'm a oldschooler.... and now have next to nothing to coord my DD with. Any suggestions? Collages? Can I still use oldschool-style or oldschool-inspired accessories to complete this coord? Challenge mode: Incorporate the bright sunset orange in this dress pls thanks anons
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Hope this helps anon, excuse the crappy collage and pinks/whites not matching I just went for a general idea instead of must buy items. wanted to make a more oldschool inspired coord too so there it also is
Thanks its super cute!! I feel like what I like is boring by nowaday's standards but that kind of sweet lolita made me fall in love with the fashion
I recently acquired this dress and was thinking about how I should go on about coording it, quick googling didn't get me any (good) coording suggestions. I'm afraid a blouse will look silly with it but will I be publicly executed if I'm not wearing one?
You can definetely wear a blouse with it anon, not the same dress but it has a similar collar so Rainbow Prism Alice sundress came to mind. You just don't want awkward collar showing so either go for a low square neck or high neck, the collar on yours look thinner than baby's though so I'd go for high neck to avoid an awkward peeking collar look
Adding on to other anon's suggestions, you can also go for a cardigan that sits under the collar or jacket over the top

Larme to a festival, lolita at the club, hime gyaru on your birthday. Whatever you can think of show us your best jfashion party looks
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thot kei thread
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feel free to contribute :) is pic related what you would wear on a night out?
No, I'm against Islam.
I just think you can be pretty without being trashy.
Okay but seriously post some coords
So you are male and you don't wear jfashion?

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