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Post about things that make you nostalgic (cosplay or lolita/general jfash!)
It can be pics,stories,...everything as long as you keep it /cgl/ related!

Pic very related. I miss coming back home from school and going on EGL on Livejournal.
I also kinda miss old internet in general (before 2010), and being so carefree.
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The bottom left dress is making me swoon
Another anon here saying please do this. EGL wardrobes are helpful, but only until you buy or sell something. I have a spreadsheet where I keep track of everything, but not having pics sucks.
Sounds a bit like poupeegirl but better! I loved that site. I really hope it works out for you, anon.
please recommend more artists like this, if there are any! i loved these, and I'm recently getting back into lolita after being obsessed when I was a kid in like 2008. sadly though I couldn't afford much but this music brings back memories.

sending good vibes, i hope you succeed anon!
I miss the old ass sniper_nyan wank, personally. That was pretty golden. She evolved into a starpowerr clone and then faded into obscurity. I kinda wish I could browse through her old Aesthetic Lolita blog. She was honestly my inspo for a time.


Thread 1 >>9632470
Thread 2 >>9667756
Thread 3 >>9682416

>Deadline to send gifts (for both international AND domestic): December 20

Basic rules:

>Send out your gifts by the deadline and give the organizers proof. If you do not send proof to the organizers by the deadline (or let us know what’s going on), you will be blacklisted.

>Post in the thread when you get your gifts. If you're salty (undeservedly salty, if your santa sent you something nice but you're picky), we reserve the right to blacklist you. If you do not post, you will not be whitelisted.

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Got the email, thank you so much!
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Yay I'm so glad you liked them and it was lovely meeting you too! I think we're the only Secret Santa pair who went to the beach lol.

Here's a picture of the lovely gifts I got from M , the skirt and bonnet are beautiful (I was hoping to get it in a LP last year.) and the petticoat will be super useful!

I also love the small kappa purse because I'm always placing small change in my bigger bag and forgetting about it.

Hope to see you around at future meets!

I got them on Taobao a while ago, https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=42271511475
By the way, the small candies are salt candies, they're terrible but had to include them.
Dear MS from Mexico and santagull. I contacted my local post office as my package was stuck on ready for shipment abroad for a week. They told me it is already in Mexico, but they only change it if the costums release it. Just wanted to let you know. Dunno how long it takes in Mexico.
oh, whoops. I am GT from The Netherlands.

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Old makeup thread is gone gone gonzo.

I'm in the market for a purple glitter lip topper/gloss for a cosplay. Considering the two in pic related right now. I'd like some opinions.

>refuse to buy from Lime Crime, so Diamond Crushers are out
>no, I won't use an eyeshadow on my lips, idc if it's cheaper

Let's gab about makeup, gulls.
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Actually you can. It's called "eyelash fix" though, but it's the same glue. I have both and compared the tiny tube to the big one; it's the same thing. Except I prefer the brush applicator
Ps. Sorry for my English, I'm esl-chan lol
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I started using the canmake pen liquid eyeliner and it's just as good as Stila and like 40% cheaper. The packaging is also way cuter.

Look up Korean tutorials. They usually just define the nose slightly with a very soft, neutral to cool brown, and the jawline. I used to do the same, then got lazy and just highlight and blush my face now. RIP all my expensive contour palettes.
I am a big fan of the smashbox liquid liner in black. I've gone through many brands and it has been the one I keep going back to again and again. It has been my go to for about 6 years now.
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Thank you so much, this is exactly what I needed!

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As a big robust scary-looking black man where do I stand as far as cosplay options go?
I like fightan and ygo and vns and shonen and kawaii shit

And what the hell? Let's have a nice discussion about race and cosplay, I think this board is mature enough to handle it
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What is "hyperbole"?
- Developed a written language
Ge'ez abjad
- Fostered a religion
Religions don't make or break a society, but "the dreaming" was an Australian religion already fostered by the time white people got there.
- Invented the wheel
No one knows who actually invented the wheel or whether it was invented at all. Even when we try to narrow down who had it first, it ends up just being two groups who discovered it around the same time and then it spread throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa.
- Domesticated animals
The guinea fowl was domesticated in Africa. Most other natural animals were either useless to tribes, or unable to be domesticated safely.
- Grew crops
I'm guessing you forgot Egypt was in Africa as is North Africa. Ignoring that, most of Africa couldn't grow crops because herbivorous animals would eat them.
- Constructed a 2 storey building
Ignoring Egypt, Nubia, and Gobarau?
- Created a date and time system
There's no evidence of whether it was written, but it's safe to assume every group had a way to tell time.

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Then get some guy to dress as the reporter from outside the opera house and stage scenes were you punch him as he annoys other cosplayers.


I was forcing myself to remember a character in bleach who had hair IN his eyes
You're an American aren't you.

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>Last one ded
Old thread! >>9654852

Whether you're a cosplayer, photographer, lolita, into another form of Jfash, or just interested in the con scene or getting into these hobbies, feel free to post here and find friends.

Please note this is not a hook-up thread, and please keep things /cgl/ related. <3

>Cosplay, Jfashion, Lolita, Photography, or just cons?
>What cons do you attend? What do you like to do? (panels, AA, masq, parties, etc)
>Favourite games, anime, brands, prints, etc
>Characters/series cosplayed from (if applicable)
>Other interests
>What are you looking for?
>What are you NOT looking for?

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who else /ghosted/ here?
>Cosplay, Jfashion, Lolita, Photography, or just cons?
>What cons do you attend? What do you like to
do? (panels, AA, masq, parties, etc)
Currently trying to go back into cons again like AnimeNYC, Castlepoint anime con and Otakon
>Favourite games, anime, brands, prints, etc
DevilMayCry, Castlevania, Monster Hunter, Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Sonic the hedgehog,Metroid, Dark souls, Bloodbourne, Final fantasy and a few more. My favorite animes are Sailor moon, Yuyu hakusho, The entire Fate series, Vampire hunter D, full metal alchemist, Magi, Cardcaptor Sakura,Evangelion
>Characters/series cosplayed from (if applicable)
Wes from Pokémon Colosseum. I plan on doing more in the future
>Other interests
Music, Figure collecting, collecting and playing card games, Goth culture/apparel, Art
>What are you looking for?
Friends, people who share the same interests and are chill,

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What city? Sacramento reporting
Seconded. I’m in the NorCal South Bay
North Bay (Santa Rosa)... I have yet to meet another cosplayer here, I think this area is pretty lacking in nerds

I haven't really seen a thread like this before but I came to the realization after Otakon I have no idea what to do with my face in front of a camera that isn't front facing. To the point of all the hall shots I have found of me are just tragic.

Anybody have any tips for being in front of a camera or terrible photos of cosplay modeling to make me feel better?
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Oh, I reread the original post and realized you were talking about hall shots. Again, looking at the character, other cosplayers photos, and general modeling photos for inspiration can be helpful. Maybe practice more complicated poses in front of a mirror so you can see if it looks right.
Practise in a mirror or on your camera phone to find the expressions and angles that are most flattering for you. Try not to be nervous as the strain will show in your face. 3/4 angles on faces are usually more flattering than completely facing the camera.
Oh and for your body, presuming you're female:
>Breathe in, to make your stomach look flat
>Arch your back, which adds curves
>Straighten your shoulders up, don't hunch
>Kick one hip out, creating an illusion of an hourglass figure
Try and avoid letting photographers take full length pictures of you from above. The foreshortening will make you look like a midget with a giant head and tiny legs.
Definitely practice in front of a mirror AND on your own camera. Sometimes you practice in the mirror and find the perfect angles, but then when the mirror is gone and there’s just a camera, it’s a little harder to replicate the pose. If you practice with your own camera, it will give you an idea of what angle you should be at in relation to the camera.
In general try to have most of your weight on one foot, that will help you pop out one hip.

If posing with props do not point them directly at the camera, point them to the camera at an angle that way you can still see them.

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It's the Holiday Season Edition!

Previous thread >>9703583

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide

Buyf/a/g Guide
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Different bags have different areas I'd say. But it's usually the sides of the bags where it seems like it flaps inward. Maybe I'm using the wrong word and maybe it's just a normal thing but I don't like how offputting it is.

I'll use this picture as an example from https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pink-Aitai-ita-bag-itabag-anime-brand-new/192394426103?hash=item2ccb99f6f7:g:m1sAAOSwrFtaLqvP

The right side is the biggest issue and then there's >>9718856 >>9718857 >>9718846
where the sides look very wrinkled and the bottom where the zipper is looks off. But some bags like >>9718851 looks fine. They all might have different reasons for it though.
Anon, that comes from the nature of plastic. It will sit fine when perfectly arranged and flat, but it will give less than fabric when it’s bent. You can’t do anything about that, and it has nothing to do with construction. The bag you like will do the same thing when moved.
I'm sorry if this has already been mentioned, but komunhorangi on instagram has batfam charms! Her shop will open up again on the first.
They are actually from a rika producer sticker set by chimadoll and they were up on amiami! There are 3 sets of stickers in total and all of the sheets have the type sticker on the upper corner!
thank you! she doesn’t have any batfam items up right now afaik, but I will keep watching!

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Dear /cgl/.

I want to ask you kindly about interactions between photographer and cosplayer - how should photographer approach cosplayers at cons or similar events? What to do and what absolutely not to? What kind of tips could you give to beginner?

Yes, I know that /p/ would be better place to ask about technique but I kinda wanted to ask actual cosplayers and maybe some cosplay photographers that might be around here. Im rather shy and afraid of social contact myself but given that cons often have friendly atmosphere and since I like both anime and photography (even if Im lacking at skills now), I figured out I could gett better at both making photos and talking to people. Also, at two events I was so far, when after one I sent the photos made to person who organized it and later saw them in gallery, I felt happy and useful. So if at least one person would feel happy just for a moment because I took their photo (after asking for permission of course) I would feel really happy as well because of that. Thats why I want to get better.

Im sorry if this thread should be made here, in such case simply point it out. Sorry for trouble and thank you for any reply or advice!
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It sounds like the photos were taken at least a year ago. If they were free shoots I’d tell you to just cut your losses, but if you paid for a shoot, then he either owes you photos or a refund. If he’s a professional and you paid him, it’s absolutely ridiculous that you’ve had to wait this long.
I’d say start with a polite message asking him to send you the photos whether they’ve been edited or not. If he doesn’t send them, ask for a refund. If he won’t give you either one, then leave him a bad review on any pages he has and be sure to name and shame him in your local cosplay groups for scamming you.
Get a FB account because most people find it less invasive than phone number. Go to the group photoshoots of things you're interested in. Take photos. You can ask people just standing around waiting their turn for a group shot if you can take their photo individually. It's okay to talk to people waiting around as well. You can ask what they're doing for the rest of the con, if there are other cool things they know of going on to shoot, how they made something. Don't ask for their contact info but say you'll be posting your photos on fb after the con under whatever your fb name is. Talk to other amateur photographers at the group shoot. If you hit it off with any of these people, ask if it's okay if you send them a friend request. If no then don't.

Afterwards: Post the pictures on your fb account and also if there's a page for the con or the shoot itself, post them there. Invite people to tag themselves.

Basically don't be too aggressive about getting their information and be clear about photography being a hobby rather than a profession.

Seconded - if they were paid, then yeah, he HAVE to share them with you. After all, its a deal - you paid for service, he has committed to do that service. If he doesnt, then you have full right to get money back or force him to do his end of the deal.

I actually have my own little site. I dont really want to setup FB account.

>most people find it less invasive than phone number

How about just email?
Most cosplayers have a public page somewhere they wouldn't mind sharing. There's no reason you can't ask them if they have a platform you can use to contact. Even if you aren't posting to FB you can still use it to contact them for wherever you post.

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No ALA thread? hmm.

Are you musically talented? Do you like LL or Idolmaster? Do you have performing arts experience?

If so pls post here. I want to get a group going for this, performing a song from LL or Idolmaster or any other japanese idol group you want to suggest.

pic related, 500 hrs on mspaint
Will pink shirt guy be going to the meet up? That will literally determine if I stop by this year.
I never go to stuff during this con and my panels were declined, so I've been thinking about doing this. Problem is I'm pretty sure I'd be just one of like two dozen singers. When there's that many singers, people tend to just zone out and stop paying attention during those acts.
Singing act =/= idol act.

If you're doing a singing act you better have a godlike voice. If you're doing an idol act all you have to do is be cute and marketable and charismatic. See: kpop culture
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>7 weeks
Fug. I need to put in my vacation request soon. Last year I only got 1 day off and went in to work hung over. Shit was rough. Plus I need to save money, I've been wasting it on video games

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>What are some Kawaii gifts you would give to a J-fashion friend?
>Have you seen any products this year that really stand out as "perfect" for certain J-fashion styles?
>What are some gifts you've gotten in the past that turned out to be perfect for your J-fashion style?
>Are there gifts that make cosplay easier / your cosplay friend will thank you forever if you give them this one item?

Please share! This topic came to mind while I was gift shopping yesterday in a crowded urban area. I had a list of what to get, but I kept spotting things that I thought would be great for J-fashion.
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>What are some Kawaii gifts you would give to a J-fashion friend?
If I know what brand they like, I'll get them something small or inexpensive from that brand; a friend of mine loves AP so I got her pic related for Christmas.
Otherwise I'll look for something that can work with their preferred style and that they're likely to use, or even things like specific volumes of the GLB or KERA, or a style book of models that they like.
>Have you seen any products this year that really stand out as "perfect" for certain J-fashion styles?
There's been an influx of designs in normie stores that look like they'd work nicely in larme, if that's what you mean. There were also a few cute, uniquely shaped purses in local accessory shops that could be great for lolita or other cute jfash styles.
>What are some gifts you've gotten in the past that turned out to be perfect for your J-fashion style?
None yet, unfortunately, unless money counts. I usually spend money gifts on brand so it's good enough for me.
Wanted to start this thread because I found this at Sephora yesterday: it's an eye shadow palette shaped like a jewelry box with a floral wallpaper exterior. The colors were great for Lolita and it's second drawer is molded to hold three pairs of eyelashes. They include eyelash glue, but the lack of eyelashes I actually like because it means if you prefer imports / other brands then you're not stuck with their lashes which you might not like. It looked absolutely beautiful out on display and I'd feel really comfortable having it sit out in my room instead of hidden away with my other make-up items.
All I can think of for cosplayers is gift cards to craft shops, so they have money "locked in" to cosplay materials. Sometimes I find as an adult that I don't budget out a lot for myself because of necessary expenses so gift cards are like future promises that no matter what, I can have stuff for myself.

Also, I really like that necklace you got your friend. I've started collecting the big plastic bow AP necklaces and they're eye to wear with color-related normie stuff.
Oh my god this is beautiful, I'm buying this for myself. I'm so upset though, I wish it had both palettes in one because I don't want to buy both..

No Zelda thread? Let's change that. Has anyone here started a BOTW cosplay yet?
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That's a pretty good Great Fairy. Her makeup is almost spot-on.
and her Hair.. beautiful
Love the heart shades on her side lol

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Let's talk about the the best shopping services for buying from Japanese sites - who is a good SS for buying from fril and mercari and other auction sites? Any good/bad experiences with shopping services? Who has the best fee rates? Discuss who your go to SS is in this thread gulls.
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She probably does, actually. Either way, her foreign earned income won't be taxed if it's under like $100k a year.
One of the reasons CT refuses to accept gift payments and various other things is that she does run her SS like a legitimate business, and doing that sort of thing would cause tax and legal issues.
If you don't like her or whoever else, fine, but really, why go spreading shit?
Does momoirokumasan only operate through LJ?
Read her rules. You need an lj account, feedback and email
You have to email her. I just want to say if you need something quickly don't use her, she probably has a fulltime job 'cause she isn't fast. But if you need something commissioned, alerted, special packaging, want to haggle or have any questions for a Japanese shop/seller, she is the best and doesn't charge extra for it.
I might be moving to japan in the near future, and I have a high interest in doing SS work, not just for jfashion but for other random items. I don't suppose anybody has any advise for how to go about doing it, things to consider etc? Of course not anytime soon, but I have been thinking about it for a few years.
I already have selling experience which I think is good.

Cosplay, lolita, kawaii shit whatever you got
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>tfw I want this for dolly-kei
a-am I gonna make it?

price is still too high though
190$ because it's handmade guise!
Well if they actually made the hat from scratch, that is pretty reasonable.
Yes this is most definitely hand stitched, you can tell by the brim. This looks like a very high quality hat, judging by all of the materials. Looks like anon is a newbie ita who can't appreciate handicraft, or understand it apparently.
>>9720471 >>9720476 >>9720445
Another issue I found as I got into Lolita fashion is our expectations of how things "should be" in vintage style vs. the actual, historical features of things is different. With modern manufacturing we precieve the potential level of machine perfection to be the standard, but back in the old days things naturally had a much more handmade element. There was a degree of acceptable wankiness customers expected and if someone could make things in a way that hid that they were considered extra-ordinary designers. A lot of famous fashion houses today made their name by producing things back then that were considered unachievable, but with machines today is considered standard.

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Stop the 7k Diamond Events - Edition

Last thread: >>9688174

>Current events:
Dream of Black and White (22-28 November)

A Psalm of Time (Free Suit) 6th December

>Where to download
Google Playstore, App Store

>Useful guides

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I tried using the new moon rabbit shit but it feels pretty... Lackluster.

>mfw I added the fox to add more going on to catch attention
>mfw I am scum
>mfw the outfit sucks anyway
This is the highest I've ever been, dropped to top 1% now but a surprising result.

Me too anon! She looks like the sorceress from Dragons Crown.
Anyone else working weirdly hard to get honor points?
I think the corridor is just a waste of time
I just lost my faith to this community, my clusterfuck is in 3%

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This is the thread to discuss any and all convention memories or stories you have for past cons that you remember from a long time ago, when cosplaying and going to anime conventions was a small niche.
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With the increased expectations in cosplay it's hard to get a group if interested people of the same skill level together and to agree on characters. Someone always has to be the unpopular ones, and someone always has the "bad" or "ugly" one out of the bunch and catches shit
my first con was MTAC 2007, i remember walking around with my best friend and this fat kid with kitty ears started following us around asking “what meow?” also made out with a qt shufflestep raver. good times
Holy crap, I don't think I've ever seen anyone dress as the Tentacle.

love looking for old anime convention vlogs like this haha
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My first convention was Ohayocon 2002. I was 20. I'd been looking up convention and cosplay pictures for months ahead of time and I was getting so hype. I had my sister in law make my first costume. I bought 6 yards of fabric when I needed maybe 1.5. No wig, I used my own hair.

We finally pull up to the hotel and outside, there were cosplayers from the same series I was going to cosplay on Saturday (I wore normie clothes the other days). I'll never forget how I felt seeing cosplayers for the first time.

That Friday night, I was up late and someone had a giant roll of paper on the floor. I sat down with a bunch of other weebs and drew for hours. I talked to a few of those people for years, but I think they finally dropped out of the scene.

I commissioned artwork of me in my first cosplay there. I wish I still had it.

15 years later, I still attend conventions, I still cosplay. I still meet new people every con and make new friends/acquaintances. People don't really assume my age and think I'm younger. But I inevitably turn out to be the protective con mom after they get to know me.

It's not how it used to be through. I'm glad I started back when the internet was young and nerds ran amuk rather than these days where social media is king. I still haven't put up a cosplay fb page and have little to no desire to do so. I miss my old cosplay website though! I might put one up again for shits and giggles. I also still make character shrine websites to anime and vidya characters.

pic related, friend and I at the first Colossalcon. It was a half day event at a tiny 2 event room hotel. If you cosplayed you got in for free.

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