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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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How do you guys go about this? Especially people who are already shy, what do you do to?
Honestly, if you’re shy the easiest way is for you to just go in a decent cosplay or j-fash and people will come up to you instead. Just approach people wearing a cosplay you know something about and compliment them, talk about the show etc but recognise when people are putting out signs that they don’t want to talk to you. It’s usually obvious unless you’re completely socially inept, if this is you then you’ll need advice for social situations generally, and not off 4chan. Don’t approach girls dressed in j-fashion unless you’re also a girl, it’s too easy to be misread as a creep.

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Nope! Thanks for asking :)
Just wanted to make sure before I baked anything. I'll include the recipes too.
2181- your last gift finally arrived today, I'm hoping to ship everything out on Monday, if not then then it would be the next week since I work everyday this coming week (retail life sucks)
So, how badly is Canadapost fucking my fellow leafs over this holiday?
Personally not at all, which is surprising! I’m the one who received their package already, and it didn’t have any charges with it. I’ve also been receiving EMS and Airmail packages of varying declared values, and even the $100+ ones haven’t gotten hit with customs. Kind of surprising, but hey, I’ll take it.

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Italian Cuisine Edition
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>complaining they can't find a guy to commit

Have you tried dating girls recently? Even the girls who say they want a boyfriend don't want a boyfriend, they want an accessory, a symbolic status boyfriend so they can say they have a boyfriend to their friends and get asspats on social media because "relationship goals" and shit that like has made them retarded.
>They want an accessory
They want an ATM, dude.
not all girls

some girls want a replacement affection machine because daddy never loved them
Had this really weird, almost scary dream

>There is this game lolita plays
>It's almost like a bet but with other details included that I don't remember
>Loser needs to loose something from their body
>That means you have to shave off your hair, cut off a bit of your body or...whatever else the winner might want you to get rid of
>Ends up in one of those bets
>Lose because I saw that a fairly disliked girl on my comm dressed my mom up in a horrible ita mess and she got posted in several ita threads
>This made me so angry I lost the bet somehow
>Had to cut off a part of my finger
>Was both in pain and incredibly insecure over my left hand the rest of the dream
>Had to check both my hands when I woke up

I 100% believed this game was a thing even after a few minutes after I woke up because how the "game" was laid out made it kind of plausible in the lolita community, somehow
>Modern dating is total cancer.
>I just want a husband now, not dating a bunch of guys on a maybe-in-a-few-years-maybe-never deal.

Fuck. I'm a guy and I know that feel. I'm not even sure why I know that feel but I do. Maybe just watching my own buddies suck at relationships and fuck things up with women with more sense than them.

And its a totally different feel from the soul shattering despair of putting on a completely fake face that you know isn't going to matter after a month of dating but if you don't do it it sets off "red flags" and you get ghosted because you didn't carry out the ritual deception properly.

>11/11 Rehab Edition
Old thread is in autosage. What did you order, anons?

>Try Ali's image search when looking for specific items
>Read customer reviews. Sort by "orders" to get the most reviewed items
>Makeup, sex toys, food, and other things that go in/on you aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards
>Don't be afraid to ask the seller questions or for more photos
>You won't be able to claim compensation on Aliexpress if products harm you, use your discretion
>Electronics? Visit >>>/g/ and search for /csg/ and ask your questions there
>Large Order? Check out the Taobao thread

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Nothing super interesting. Stuff for my best friend and me.
One of my items had to be cancelled because they didn't have the materials to make it.
Can I get links to the two dresses on the bottom left? Reviews when they come in would be super appreciated too.
Link for bottom left dress and bottom right skirts! I like your taste a lot anon, I got that heart belt and have been getting a ton of wear out of it. Simple n cute n a little edgy.
Rainbow socks and mittens set, my favourite cancerous makeup, memory cards for my camera and laptop, and some chink shit electronics.

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

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uline.com is your friend
I'm not gonna lie. Pretty salty I didnt get into AnimeNYC despite tabling last year.
Yepp, I feel the same. Let us take the brunt of the risk exhibiting at their con when it was their first year. And then not even get accepted back in once their con starts taking off.
I hear sales are pretty slow this year too though
At that price, you're probably better off making cat/star shaped acrylic charms or acrylic pins.

Convention is about a month away, but the time to plan is now. Also, the deadline to get tickets mailed is in like four days. The venue the afterparty was held at last year shut its doors, but of course, we will always have the Javitts.

Anyone else stoked?
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i only saw the one so thats probably it
You only saw the one? What?

i only saw one ibaraki
You are definitely right about that. Shit was mad disorganized. Glad the unofficial ones were much better handled. Everyone moved over to the left side of the javits center for shoots since it was empty
People eventually find a way to organize themselves, but it's usually faster to have a leader to it from the start.

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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #10

"Aryan" edition

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>The most discussed apps/games are Moe Can Change!, Dream Girlfriend/Nijikano, Dream Boyfriend/Hoshikare, and Animal Boyfriend/Gijin Kareshi, but people are encouraged to introduce new games.
>We generally discuss dress-up/simulator games and smartphone/cellphone apps for waifus or husbandos.
>Occasionally discussed games include Fairy Doll, Potion Maker, Mandrake Girls, Soul Girls, etc.
>To our newfriends: please remove any /mkg/ tags and lurk more to ensure proper etiquette. We might be a dress-up game general, but we respect the superior race.

>/mkg/ Tips, Etiquette and Linkdump (spreadsheet of names for MCC, DG, AB, GK and FD):

>English Wiki links:

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I mean I've been to the border at San Diego. If you meant San Diego itself, it's nice. Vagabonds are an issue in any large city.

Ah yeah, I see. I was trolling you a bit with her story, but can be an example of turning what you like into an OC. If you do like those drinks then you could keep her design theme and ditch the troll profile. Or use other characters, food, folklore, etc that you love for a base. You kinda already do that, the difference is yours are still pretty much the characters they're meant to be.

I love making random girls so you can add a couple more if you want.
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The back hair is a combo of 2 hairs, therefore impossible in-game, but I'm sure there's better wigs or hair in MCC by now.
Not that I'm a lazy fuck, but everyone can edit it.

The thing with MyRoids is that I can't make a parody as with my other girls so I must copy them exactly or it will feel like I'm being disrespectful.

Don't worry though, I already promised Patch that I will adopt Tsu when he dies.
You're retarded. It's disrespectful to steal the character in the first place. More so when you've already been refused, you stupid fuck.
>I'm sure there's better wigs or hair in MCC by now
Everything is the same as it was a year ago.

Also known as the “I don’t want to talk about that idiot that threatened the con that thankfully didn’t show up” edition

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>we hit it off, we still talk online.
>Met a couple girls that offered to sleep with me for drinks, they were 16.
What is it with the underage girls at AX?
>Was in line AX 2016 to try out some vr game
>Started chatting with the people behind me, and a girl and her guy friend
>Have a nice chat, try out the game and say bye
>Later that day decide to get some overpriced food in the cafeteria area
>Run into them again
>Girl and I hit it off well, asks for my number
>Meet up with her the next day and she's hanging off of me, much to her friends annoyance
>Invite her to come with me to a late night panel
>"Oh actually my moms picking me up at 9"
>Turns out she's 16
>I was 23
>Politely make some excuse and leave, never talking to her again

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Why are you complaining?
Because I don't want to go to jail

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holy fuck that dress does not fit.
this is actually a super adorable idea, but i would personally wear it with peeking bloomers with a pair of either bread patterned tights or a pair of plain lace top socks and a pair of red ballet wrap rhs

i think the tights are goofy and i love them but they make her skin look diseased (an issue i'm sure is common for anyone with them)

anyone have sauce on the shoes i don't really go on facebook often

this looks so comfy!!!!
>when you buy a sack dress to let your saggy titties hang free but still can’t raise your arms without risking damage to the dress
>huge septum ring
>tiny dress

I had to go find a picture of how the dress was meant to be worn to cleanse my eyes.

Black Friday Sale: All Itas Must Go edition.
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Doing both too much and not enough makes this hard to concrit. Sweet Lacy Basket girl is the best but no headwear, bad looking socks and overly casual shoes for a fancy dress. Snow boots needs to stop trying so hard, nothing is working. Far left needs better socks that match, nicer shoes, and a simpler hair accessory if she's not going to wear OTT. Classic girl just looks cheap and colorblocked
There's a line between ita and nitpick. This pic is it
middle left girl is cute and definitely has potential

Old one saged >>9957620

>Sydney OZCC is this weekend- Share your plans!
>Brisbane OZCC just happened- Thoughts, feelings? Feel free to share photodumps!
>PAX AUS is coming up- Are you cosing? What cosplays are you expecting to see?
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If I had the choice between my mum indulging me or helping with my hecs fees I'd go with hecs. International e-fame sounds great but it's a break from reality.
True, the few times I've been the galleries are worth the trip
How did you pick up at a con, anon? The rest of us incels here need tips.
Go neck yourself.

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I'm a complete outsider who has only attended AX for the AA stuff. But I'm curious, because you hear rumors and stereotypes. Most prominently:

>Cosplayers are slutty, generally. At least, the ones who do lots of cosplays for every major con every year are.
>There's tons of drugs in the scene. Especially at the raves.
>Lots of "room parties" that end up with underage chicks getting shitfaced drunk, and getting raped a lot too.
>Most of the girls at the raves hook up with random guys.
>Photographers are shady and creepy as fuck. Especially the notable west coast ones.
>Most cosplayers have BPD or some other sort of cluster B mental illness, and daddy issues are the norm rather than the exception.
>Lots of cosplayers end up doing porn, or at least camming/sex work.
>STDs are rampant in the scene as a result of some of this stuff.

I'm asking because as an outsider, the cosplay scene - I mean the incestuous side of it where everyone knows everyone else who regularly attends cons in their area - seems impenetrable to me. It's like a parallel society.
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>projecting this hard
>I-I’m just p-pointing out facts!
yeah, you’re just being a little bitch about it
you never sleep with the model unless you are terry richardson.
I heard that the Love Live cosplay Community is the worst, is that true?
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I think not treating “lolita handmade” as its own seperate hobby is the big thing. The designs are different, but really you’re still sewing a dress, blouse, elastic pants/skirt, or whatever. Stick strictly to lolita sewing patterns/designs, but for techniques and how-tos, you can simply youtube/google regular sewing tutorials instead of searching for something specific to lolita.

Essentials, depends on where you’re starting. Someone who’s put together a couple of things can jump straight into Otome no Sewing and find it really easy. But if you’ve never touched a sewing machine, you should start with learning your machine, then sew up pillowcases/totebags, before attempting simple dresses. Focus on learning one new thing at a time so you don’t get too many difficult things all going wrong at once.

Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing probably covers every technique under the sun, so it’s very useful to have. It’s very dense though, lots of tiny text. I’d use it together with youtube to figure out the techniques you need.

Easiest fabric to start with is cotton. Stay away from cutesy prints, in fact I’d strictly stick to old-fashioned florals or solids when starting out.

What I wish I knew was what actually worked on my body. Most of my rework focuses on dresses that turn out exactly how I want but it still looks kinda awful on my body. I guess this is also advice that you should stop and review your work along the way, be willing to make changes if it doesn’t look quite right, plus learn to figure out whether it’s your sewing that’s bad or the design just doesn’t suit you.

Also be kind to yourself, if a project bogs you down and becomes a drag, it’s totally okay to scrap it, throw it out and go something else. Do not rush a project, start holiday projects way earlier than you need to. Cutting corners generally has bad results.

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Assuming you have basic sewing knowledge, the easiest way to start sewing lolita is to stick to lolita patterns in the beginning, like Otome no Sewing or I’ve heard good things about the pattern company CUT//SEW although I’ve never tried them. Otherwise you risk getting overwhelmed with too many parts of the project, fabric selection and sewing skills are hard enough tasks to accomplish for a new sewer, you don’t want to add in trying to modify some random burda pattern into something passable.
Dont be afraid to practice on shitty ugly fabric, like thrift store or ikea bedsheets, it’s a good way to get those skills built up without worrying about the finished piece looking good or wasting your money and fabric on something you don’t like.
Once you’re ready to make your first dress, I’d pick a nice cotton sateen for your fabric, fabric.com has a nice selection in good colours. It’s cotton, so it’s easy to work with; but it has a softer drape than quilting cotton or broadcloth and is better suited for apparel.
Don’t be afraid to screw up and have fun!
Thanks anon, I'm just starting out with sewing lolita items and this makes life so much easier.
How much ease do I have to add to my mesurement for a fitted bodice ?
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Post collages of jfashion capsule wardrobe (min 5 unique outfits)
Requests are welcome! Not limited to lolita either.
Feel free to post capsule wardrobes you found online like pic related who's an oldie but still works.
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needs herobology, and lots of IW bunnies
do you want more classic style or sugary sweet or something in between?
Maybe less fuzzy and chiffon. Love the plaid and bow details though. I'm in a creative field but still need to look presentable for corporates. Maybe avoid anything that looks like a nightgown lol
Would anyone have any inspiration for a 1920s/30s style wardrobe with a sort of 30s girl detective/journalist look? I'm really warming to greens, blues, jewel tones etc with a feminine but practical look!
How is this jfashion related?

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