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There really wasn't much of a presence for AWA on the forums this year. Had 2 threads, but it was just more BS then much about the con.

What was everyone's thoughts this year? IMO, it seems like the con itself has been going steeply down hill. I think this was my 18th or 19th AWA, but it seemed to focus less on anime now and more about the late night parties. I've heard rumors of a massive eternal split in staffing as well, not sure if it's true, but rumors of mismanaging money and abusing staff members/refusing to pay for AV equipment were what caused this years lack of video rooms.


Anyways, what was your thoughts and opinion of this years con?
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>>9657718
Date hasn't changed since it moved to the Sheraton by the airport. It's been the last weekend of September for 17 years.
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Seriously OP? you fucking whine about the subject of the original thread and then just making another thread on the same subject bitching because you for called out for being a lying shit bag?

Get fucked momocon shill and stop being a fucking fedora for your cunt that got fired for incompetence.
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>>9656879
You are also a drama dredging faggot. Maybe if you try harder, the girl that claimed she was drugged that you white knighted for will suck your dick. It's possible, she was cheating on her husband.
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6 posters, 14 replies. Samefag harder op
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>>9657803
Can't tell if you're agreeing or disagreeing with me, but Dragon*con 2018 is Aug. 30 - Sep. 3. AWA 2018 is Sep. 20 - 23. Not much time in between.

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Anyone going? Is this even worth going to? This would be my first time.
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I went last year, it's a smaller con, but it's pretty fun, lots of freebie stuff, and my friend actually one an Xbox One last year during closing ceremonies. My only complaint would be that it was at a Hilton, which as nice as it is, they had next to no seating for people, and wouldn't let people sit on the floor, which made for a lot of uncomfortable cosplayers. But I think they were talking about switching convention centers, either way it's a great con though!
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They've moved to Irving from Fort Worth so I'm expecting attendance to drop a little bit, but at least we dont have to compete with the Parade of Lights this year. I'm running a panel so I'm hoping there's a better turn out at least? Havent had high attendance rates before but eh, I'll deal.
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I'm wondering what the venue is like. I've seen pictures, but I still don't really know what to expect.

When it was in Fort Worth, I could commute there everyday, but changing to Irving it's like... Do I really wanna drive all the way there for a tiny con? Maybe just going two days.

Though, I will say, that having it during the same weekend as the Parade of Lights has led to a traumatic experience for me when leaving the con, so, this is for the better haha.
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I had fun staying for the parade of lights every year. The con is fun to hang out and see friends but it's boring as a convention itself. I'm sad there won't be pretty places or good food to walk to.
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>>9655258
What's the panel called? Maybe I'll stop by.

Can we have a "western girls wearing otome" thread please?
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>>9657829
>wearing the french and british flag together
controversial

>>9657854
I agree we should make a casual lolita thread
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>>9658056
This is just a lolita coord with low poof

This is probably something that is asked a lot, but what are some good sites to look for cosplay? I'm trying to be Dio (JJBA), Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul), Yuichiro Hyakuya (Serpah of the End/Owari no Serpah) or Sadou Mao (The Devil is A Part Timer!) any ideas? Also I need to get it before Halloween. Trying to keep it from going over 150$
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>>9657630
Gee I thought a cosplay question would go into the cosplay threads, my mistake
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>>9657639
We don't like threads with only a single question. Once someone answers your stupid question, were stuck with it on the catalog for a month
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>>9657732
>Asked 2 seperate questions
>Gave a price range
>Gave a time

You should get yourself tested.
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>>9658580
>what is board culture
Stop bumping your shit thread and ask in the help thread.
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>>9658580
even then it's the same, you asked questions that only really you care about, and even after we answer them we have to put up with this thread in the catalog until it falls off in a month
ask the help thread
learn this board's culture if you want to post here
don't be a dick when you're asking for our help

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The good, the bad and your cosplay plans
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>>9658559
He reminds me of that chlamydia half-British/half-Malay guy who fucks 40 year old girls in Japan.
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>>9657489
It's just how 4chan is don't worry about it. Though wigs usually look better even if you have the right hair for something.
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>>9658567


I feel so sorry for you

t. Chinese master race man
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>>9651389
How do you spend this much effort/money on a costume and not even get a wig?
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>>9663110
Dumb old slut, that's why

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Show me your best stuff!
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>>9657257
Ending dump with Daisy, because I love her Daisy.
>>9657256
Yes do this!! If it does happen let us know, rare Bioshock cosplays are important.
>tfw you only add to the sea of Elizabeths
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>>9657256
Yikes. You need to calm down those eyebrows, and your wig styling is 100% wrong, she has victory rolls. The costume itself looks good, but neck up this is a mess.
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>>9657358
Oh yes I know! I did this cosplay about a year and a half ago so my make up was super bad, I've improved a lot since then! Another reason why I am eager to get some more decent pictures in the future! Got no excuse for the wig though even I know it was shit haha.
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What are some of the best stores to buy cosplay costumes and accessories from? What are your experiences and what places should people avoid entirely.
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That looks so poor quality, but I'm laughing at the fact that they didn't cross the straps near the neck.
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Generally bought cosplays are ill-fitting and of lesser quality, but you can try:
ebay
aliexpress
taobao
miccostumes.com
mycostumes.de
your local and national cosplay sale facebook groups
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>>9656798
Buy from whatever shops have high ratings on Aliexpress, make sure they accept custom measurements.

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I thought one of these threads would be good, with the argument on whether people were washing their taobao dresses correctly. Advice for cleaning stained or yellowed pieces or prints that are known (or currently not known) for running would be helpful too.

Do you wash your dresses in a specific way? Do you get them dry cleaned?
Personally I chuck everything in the wash in washing bags and air dry everything, never had any problems yet.
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>>9657633

That's really odd then, one of the anons in the lolita general said that Moitie needed some special washing care, not just regular dry-cleaning.
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>>9657652
I received a screen printed moitie dress second hand with some if the screen printed peeling off. Nothing else seemed damage and worn so I assume it was improperly dry cleaned. I've been told certain dry clean chemicals will melt screen prints off so I'd go to a reputable dry cleaner only and let them know the specifications l
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>>9657685
I’ve got a screen printed Moitie dress coming in the mail right now. I’m starting to think the safest bet is spot cleaning the skirt and hand washing the bodice.
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>>9657685

I think you're right, I just did a quick google and ended up on wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_cleaning

It lists PCE as the most common and most damaging solvent used for dry-cleaning, and then hydrocarbons (petroleum-based) is used less often because it's milder and less effective. I guess I'll be asking dry cleaners about what solvent they use before I send the dress to them to make sure they're using hydrocarbons, since the entry does say PCE is more commonly used.
Sorry to hear about your dress, though. Hope you at least bought it cheap or got some refund from the seller for the damage.
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>>9652652
Are you washing your dresses in a pillow case? Get laundry bags, they're like a dollar at Daiso.

For your immediate question though, you could just air them out (preferably outside but not in direct sunlight).

>>9652928
Obviously not super helpful now, but wash towels separate from your clothes to prevent this from happening in the future.

Hello /cgl/ hope im in the right board i wanted to ask you guys some tips for my Donald Trump costume that i will wear tomorrow at a Birthday Dress Up Party any tips ?? Especially regarding the hair incase i cant find a blonde hair wig, im not willing to dye it (my hair is dark blonde).

I already have a
-Suit
-Red Tie
-American Flag
-"Make America Great Again" wallpaper

Any other stuff i could add and especially what should i do for the hair incase i cant find the wig ? thx
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>>9657740
OP here its for costume creation thou i dont think /pol/ will give me the best tips kek
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if you, for whatever reason, can’t find a wig, don’t dress up as him. the hair is one if the most important parts.

you’ll absolutely be able to find a trump wig at some place like party city.
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>>9657743
i see problem is i live in Europe but i was thinking if not a wig what do you guys think about a mask like pic related , these are easy af to find
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>>9657741
Use the help thread, idiot
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>>9657738
Nice last minute preparations. Anyway, you can always wear a MAGA hat if you can't get a wig. But yeah, next time, use the help thread. SAGED

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New York Comic Con is in 3 weeks. Are you going to be cosplaying? What booths on the show floor are you looking forward to visiting?

How ready are all of you?
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>>9655604
She's pretty but it's a shame that the costume is so inaccurate.
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>>9655609
i mean, is it really?
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>>9655596
Dude smelt like ass
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>>9655128
Where was this taken?
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>>9656982
thats generally what drunks smell like

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Old thread is autosaging

This thread is for instagrams related to
>lolita
>jfashion
>cosplay
>related crafts
>anything on-topic for cgl

Share favourites, ways to deal with the algorithm, useful hashtags, or anything else you feel.
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>>9656273
I use my IG as a general fashion account. I wear a lot of lolita and it's a big part in my life, so most posts are sort of j-fashion related.
I have a lot of followers I don't know personally, but also most of my real life lolita friends are following. Some acquaintances from work or school are also following me, and it's a bit weird sometimes, but since I don't hide my interests, I see no real problem with it. If they want to see my rave about a new dress, why not? I did, however, disable the "suggest new profiles based on your FB account" setting and just hope that means that they don't automatically get my IG profile suggested to them.

I work in a field where people tend to be a bit on the alternative side, so nobody has ever given me shit for wearing lolita. But I do sometimes wonder if they look at my posts about clothes, new purchases and so on and think that I am the most shallow person on earth.
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>>9656273
I only post lolita pics. Personal stuff is for FB. I am actually having a hard time to find lolita-only blogs since I am not interested in seeing 9 personal life pictures for every outfit shot.
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>>9656273
Neither my IG or FB are linked to my academic/professional life and most of my family doesn't know (or care) that I have either. I'm currently a filthy NEET but I think that when I do get a job in my field, I won't be going around telling everyone what my IG is. Not least because then people expect me to follow them back and I have zero interest in following anyone who doesn't consistently post Jfashion or related ~aesthetic~ pictures. I've already unfollowed several girls from my lolita comm because they rarely post about lolita and instead spam my feed with pictures of their unappetising meals, greasy-haired selfies and bad pedicures. Pls no.
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How many followers do you think you should have before participating in s4s is it proportionate to the other persons follower count?

I want to do some s4s with users i like that do them but I'm afraid I'll just come off as someone leeching off them since I don't have that many followers.
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>>9657589
I think that works best with someone from your own comm. I'm not really into it, but in my comm there is an entire group that always take group shots together and comment on each other's photos.

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So I'm entirely new to anything cosplay related but I finally started work on my Ranger/Spartan outfit from Metro Last light/reduxes for fun and some cons in the future. I have most of the big parts finally after lots of hunting(mainly for the vest) and I plan on making them look more weathered along with changing the color of most of the main cloth parts(vest, arm bands once I'm finished with them, pouches etc) to be closer in line with the ones in-game.

I was just wondering if anyone could offer some tips such as paint suggestions, weathering tips on the cloth and helmet etc. Any help would be much appreciated. I'll post a picture of the in-game for reference after this. Heres what I have so far, which makes up the bulk of it.
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If only there was a thread dedicated to military cosplay on this board
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Dirty down spray is great, otherwise, mix acrylic paint and water in spray bottles, spray on + use a dry sponge or cloth to help distribute it organically. Any knife with a serrated edge is good for ripping holes, and chalk powders make great dirt.

Look up Nuclear Snail on youtube.
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>>9644698
You could always go to the Ukraine and get real-world weathering/ageing. You already have the right insignia on your helmet.
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>>9644791
/fa/ used to have threads about dyeing flecktarn parkas. I remember they used 2 dylon packs in the washermachine. also for weathering, nothings better than doing it naturally but if in a hurry sandpaper works well for scratching on metals and slightly wet dirt works well for staining. I heard tea staining is a thing you can do as well but I've never tried it. gasoline and motor oil works well too.

good luck op
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>>9656071
[F]

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Old thread >>9475203

Post here for coordinate advice!
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>>9651654
Go for the shoes on the right. The left are too chunky for the kind of sweet you're going for. Also the right ones will be reusable in classic.

Go for the headdress on the right as well.

And finally, unless you're already planning to do so in which case what i'm saying is useless, take both the blouse and cardigan. It'll be nice since cold months are there and a peter pan collar peaking out of a cardi is super cute!
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I feel like a fullmetal retard, but I can't seem to figure out a short sleeved blouse that will look good with this dress. It's been sitting in my closet for quite a while now, because I don't really have any long sleeves (have some on the way tho) and I just can't seem to figure out what kind of short sleeves would work. It's still pretty warm here even though it's October, and i want to wear my shit but I'm not about to get heat stroke.
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>>9652479
I think a square neck short sleeve blouse would look good with this, in other words just show the blouse sleeves and no collar.
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, maybe I should start a general help thread nd ask there instead but I don't want to make a tread just for me...

My boyfirend has given me 1 weeks notice for a black tie event, and I don't know even where to start. My wardrobe is mostly gothic lolita, so I'm hoping I can use something from there, but I don't know if that would be okay for black-tie.

Any advice would be very very appreciated anons!
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>>9657405
It'd be easier to just buy a formal than to try and make a normie outfit with a JSK.

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is there like an average price point for commissions?
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No. Depends entirely on the commission. Be more specific.

For just boots? Just wig? Some wigs are gravity defying and take a lot more work. Some costumes are very intricate. Commissioning shaggy from Scooby Doo is going to be way cheaper than a full armor cosplay.
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>>9655801
Message the commissionaire and ask them for a quote on whatever it is you want made.

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I know there's tons of gothic threads but bear with me it's October and I need OTT goth inspo for cons.
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