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Have you found yourself only going to cons to party rather than to experience the actual con?
Yes, all my cons are super lame now, all the 18+ panels from a couple years ago are gone and replaced with lame shit.
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>tfw not cool enough to get invited to parties unless they're afterparties that are advertised at a bar or whatnot

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Can we have a lolita in public thread?

Feel free to post personal stories, pictures of lolitas out in public, normie reactions to the fashion, tips to deal with those, etc.
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Her facial expression just made my day
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> end dump
I agree. Thats also why so many people seem to be staring. Its not because you look weird to them, its more so that you look weird and you decided to have some "candid" obviously staged photo taken in the middle of a public space like>>9664028

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Old one >>9609510

>Keep it /cgl/ related.
>All J-fash styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: it's not a bad idea to just sign your work.
>Selfposters: When giving credit, it's a good idea to refer to the art as a freebie, NOT fanart.
>Artists and Selfposters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable, insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun!
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This is beautiful, thank you so much anon! I especially love the detail in the eyes, and how you included Momo!
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Your hair is so gorgeous on every drawing anon
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This was fun to draw~

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Old one is autosaging, please keep it cgl related
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I assed my con-crush to go to an arcade with me. Wish luck.
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I'm tired of con dramu damnit.
>tfw go to cons and friends have literally 0 drama

>do competitive sports
>if I'm out, I'm usually out to train/workout or coming back from training/workouts
>too sweaty and gross to change into lolita after
>if rest day, I'm working at part-time job
>life consumed by life

just want to wear my frills, gulls

on the other hand, I'm going on a short vacation soon and I hope to be the daily lolita of my dreams, if only for a couple weeks

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Share some old classics or tell some new tales of horror experienced in cosplay or Jfashion.
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I'm ready to be a keyboard warrior for u anon, I'd be livid if that happened to me.
Record and post on this thread or a new one, plz
We are discussing doing this amongst ourselves. Pretty sure even a "where/when did lolita start?" Would be too hard for them to answer, let along complex buying, shipping, or coordinating questions.
Permission to show up to the panel and ask them the difference between country and classic lolita, please
That's a little too obvious. Maybe pick some off the wall question about culture/community/brand names that we know they can't answer.

Or if you're really ballsy pick any of the number of mistakes they're bound to make and call them out on it.

No bad cosplay thread? Let's go.
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Goddamn. WTF sale much?

Took me a while but I think that's a rick judging from the eyebrow?
Anon who posted the image here and yea the googly eyes made me chuckle. I totally get that we all start somewhere but damn, sometimes it's a little crazy to see what people think is an item they can sell. Personally, I'd never be parting ways with something like that if that was mine. I like to be sure I'm actually giving out a product I can stand behind and be proud, not ashamed.
It's suppose to be Rick yep.
>when your life is so deprived of friendship you have to insult others
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I cant even tell what they're supposed to be, and yet they were posted on the official page of this con lmao

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New Love Nikki
Costumes you'll never get - edition

Last Thread: >>9645822

Current Event: Haunted Night 17th-24th Oct.

>Where to download
Google Playstore, App Store

>Useful guides
'Love Nikki Guide' App (Android only)

>Active codes

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Exactly. Personally, I’ve never spent any money on the game. I have just as much fun, though!
What the heck why do I have a 179mb game update

But this isn't Yu GI Oh anon
I never said it was
>Submit with dark skin
>Rank ~64%
>Resubmit with default skin
>Rank in the numbers

There is so much salt in this thread I'm honestly feeling a little dehydrated

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"Let's stay reasonable and not kill each other" edition

>brolitas make me kinda uncomfortable
>AP is taobao tier at this point
>sack cuts are unflattering and ugly. Skinny or not it just doesn't look good
>LJ had its time and won't come back but i wish we had something better than FB ,Insta,Amino,... it all sucks
>I roll my eyes whenever newbies mention loving melanie martinez

Pic unrelated
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Fat people are almost always ita, no matter how good the outfit is in theory. I don't mean chubby lolitas, but the ones who are 300+lbs. I don't care how well your clothing fits. I don't care if you are well accessorized and have good hair and makeup. If you're that fat, the proportions look off, fat skews people's features, the silhouette is bad, you're ita.
i don't think making fun of lgbt and autism is the pinnacle of all humor like so many chicks on here do. i think its boring and tasteless and id never wanna befriend someone negative like that..
also not all the girls on here are pure salt and negativity. i get why people think so bc this board can seem quite pissy at times but ive met a couple girls who are actually pretty nice and reasonable.
Girls getting their knickers in a twist over being told "it looks like a costume" by a complete stranger is ridiculous (especially if you're wearing OTT).
Just chill, who cares if some random person thinks you look retarded dressed like that? It sucks, but you do you, and we have to admit that we are indeed dressed "weird".
Though, having a relative or significant other thinking that is a whole other matter. And it would be perfectly reasonable to be upset.

I agree. I'm autistic and lesbian and always poke fun at myself and don't mind the autism/"dyke!" jokes at all, in fact i do them myself, but some people reaaaally take it too far. People legit using "autism1!!" or "faggot xD" as an actual insult make me cringe (same for people thinking that spouting "nigger"/"jew"/... is comedy gold). They have no idea of what they're going on about and look like absolute imbeciles trying to be kool kidz.

I completely understand why this board is seen as a salt mine full of jealous and bitter girls too, but i've talked with some nice anons and there were fun/nice threads i participated in.
Wholeheartedly seconding this. "Neo" lolita is terrible and I can't bring myself to like it.

How so? I dont buy lolita from them apart from accessories but I'm curious
Fwiw most of the autism and lgbt jokes are self deferential, but it’s hard to know on an individual basis. Plenty of the gay male crowd likes to say stuff like “ugh fucking gays”

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Just a thread to discuss maid cafes and experiences.
>Currently working at a maid cafe?
>What makes a maid cafe good/ bad?
>What's with the rising trend of mixing idols and maids together?
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I'd honestly love to work at one, even at just a con, to see what it's like, but I have no idea how to go about that...
I’m >>9663124 and I’ve done some research. Most con cafes have applications for volunteers and or paid workers. You may need a resume of relevant skills, and you may or may not need to provide your own outfit. You will also want nice photos in normal clothes and maid clothes if possible, so they can see what you look like.
Hell, I'd take that over sloppy ass leggings and a shitty hipster print tshirt. I get that they've got to clean kitty litter and stuff, but damn even a cute apron would go a long way with that.
The "kiddo" type is ideal to me. I think the best maid is friendly and bubbly and cute without being cringy. As a maid I really try not to cross the line from kawaii/moe to cringe by using it as an accent rather than a personality. I also generally don't say "goshujin-sama" or "master" but instead try to treat customers with respect and put a lot of attention into their interests and conversations, so they get the service without the awkwardness.

Pretty maids are a sign of a good cafe. Pretty much all young women can be attractive as long as they are well groomed and aren't fatties. Plus you can wear tons of makeup and a wig and nobody cares. Race doesn't matter as long as everybody looks polished, but I think asian girls are generally more interested in maid cafes so you end up with more of them.

Idols and maid cafes are pretty closely tied in Japan, especially with maids like Hitomi and her performing group. It's also nice to have performances by talent or the maids themselves at a cafe. It's a nice break from work for me, and I think the customers like having a new activity.

Does anyone have advice as to what to do if you get a dead/boring customer? Like people who don't want to play games or chat, serial smartphone users, or unhappy boyfriends who got dragged along and refuse to have fun.
Generally speaking, for a dead customer i give them what they really want. If they’re shy or kinda grumpy I’ll play with it a little bit but if the response is very poor just respect their space. Give the same quality service, be cute, etc.

Everyone likes to be treated well and respected, so just address them directly and thank them for coming by!

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So, just came back from a con where someone interrupted a whole photoshoot to propose to their partner while in-character. Personally I found it rude and cringey AF, but what's you guys' general opinion on doing things like that? For it, against it? Think it's cute or think it's stupid?
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Agreed. I also hate the trend of fake proposing, especially from YoI fujoshits. It's not as funny/cute as people think it is and all it does is attract a crowd that blocks walkways.
>Talking about getting yukatas for con down time when we were dating
>He got them as a birthday gift
>Otakon we were wearing them in the game room
>Says if I beat him at Puzzle Fighter I'll get a special prize
>Beat his ass
>Oh hey yo the prize is an engagement ring
My friends got engaged at a photoshoot. The one checked with the people running it beforehand and got permission to do it towards the end. I was worried it would be cringey, but it was actually really nice and sweet.
That's cute though, you didn't interrupt anyone else's activities it seems

I think what makes things the most cringey is doing it without warning. the person proposing literally tells the other cosplayers to move out of the way and gestures a pushing motion with his arms. I think getting the okay from people beforehand might even make it seem more special because everyone will be looking and expecting, plus get better shots!
If you propose at a con that’s just as bad as doing it at a crowded mall or sporting event. Shoots and small groups are fine

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Previous thread >>9643259

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide

Buyf/a/g Guide
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This looks great anon!
Anyone got any tutorials for cute rosettes or a place to buy them? I just got a $40 badge for my husband and I need to pimp it further

Try looking at cockade tutorials? They're the super fancy old timey rosettes people used to put on hats. I'm gonna try some of those for my rosettes.
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Cockades like above said, also homecoming mums and lace roses! I made a couple using stuff I learned in high school for mums but they're not very detailed.
Nayrt, but thanks for the suggestions! I'd seen these before, but didn't know what they were called.

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>PAX and Madman Festival are next for Melbourne and Supanova for Brisbane and Adelaide.

>Cosplays you are looking forward to seeing at these cons?
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So what's everyone working on making at the moment?
I've been seeing a lot of WIP photos from a lot of cosplayers which is just increasing my excitement for PAX and Madman!!! I love this shiznit!!!
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>All the fucking men in drag at recent conventions in Melbourne
I respect your right to choose your gender identity but can you just get the fuck out of my hobby... I want to see new girly brands at cons not males plastered in a ton of makeup that don't even look convincing...
Ahuh, if you're gonna do it do it well. Then you have my respect. If not then GTFO, you look like shit.
Right, so many of them don't even bother attempting makeup or cheap out on wigs. It looks terrible.

Previous thread: >>9656374

What are you looking forward to wear this winter?
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Is this for real? Holy shit.
What’s with her tattoo?
i do one of the longer malco modes ones with a deflated layering petti on top. can't tell you which one though i got it from a thrift store a couple years ago
This is hilarious. She thinks she’s entitled to corporate sponsorship, why? Andrea has silicon boobs too, no one cares. If she want sponsors into bimbofication she should go to the hentai industry, not Sanrio.
she is heavily tattooed, she never shared sanrio's response about the sponsorship. I reckon there are multiple reasons for not sponsoring her... not that they'd have anything to gain from her lol

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>make a new thread would you please, and pick out a picture that'll stand out from the weeb stuff. Usually armour or shit makes it easier to recognize the thread.

new larp thread, previous one is in autosage

Dystopia Rising is actually descending, and other drama edition
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funny way to spell battle games
Eh, I was barefoot at drachenfest this year. The only problem was the omnipresent danger of drowning in mud, but boots wouldn't have changed that.
>all these people not getting the joke

Look at the picture he posted.
Some sort of chocolatey brown? Brown and blue usually go well together.
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meanwhile, in america...

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Old one is dying
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I'm new to making costumes so I have some questions. Here are some things I need some advice on for a Roadhog cosplay I'm planning on doing.

What can I do for the metal on his shoes, especially the horn?

What do I need for the armor on his right arm?

Should I buy the mask from Taobao?

What kind of paint should I use if I wanted to paint a life vest black for his armor? I heard that life vests expand when wet.
I'm going to be brutally honest and say that unless you're willing to pour a lot of time and money and effort into this, it's not going to turn out good. Roadhog is a bit too much for the beginner.
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>What can I do for the metal on his shoes, especially the horn?
>What do I need for the armor on his right arm?
look up foam armor tutorials

>Should I buy the mask from Taobao?
dunno but if you cant make a simple armor piece you're probably safer to stick with buying the mask yes

>What kind of paint should I use if I wanted to paint a life vest black for his armor?
don't bother painting a messy lifevest, try finding a suitable military vest instead (cgl is not allowing me to link jackshit atm, but find it on sites such as ebay, aliexpress with some of the tags: military vest chest rig airsoft outdoor)

temporary tattoo paper, you can print on it
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Something like this?
I kinda want something wide enough to rest the tire on the shoulder and for me to place the patches on.

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