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What's the most expensive thing you'd use for a cosplay?
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$400 on some custom made boots. There is no way I can wear them as casual clothings because they are flashy as fuck, but I'll try to reuse them for cosplay as much as I can.
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>>9660159
I know someone with a full LED one that's programmable, they spent a few grand on it
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When I was a kid my school hosted a Harry potter quiz where we had costumes. I was that annoying photopgraher kid and a teacher gave me this big ass camera worth hundreds of pounds and just said Yeah be careful. I was 12 and now terrified of damaging it.
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>>9663215
I didn't know you could even buy them anymore. Either way, the WA2000 would be pretty damn easy to make save for the grip which would take some dremel work.
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>>9659921
I love that M14 patch.

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Me and my bf are planning a trip to Japan (specifically Tokyo) and we need help picking out places to see. We already have some places in mind to check out (like Takeshita St, Akihabara, etc.), but suggestions would be wonderful. I'm interested in lolita fashion, magical girl anime (specifically Sailor Moon), themed cafes, Sanrio and San-x, J-pop and just cute places in general. My boyfriend likes videogames, Square Enix, shonen anime (he really likes JJBA too), card games like Yu-gi-oh!, and arcade games. We're both into Nintendo, Pokemon, traditional foods and places, and we would like to try or buy yukatas.

>Good places to eat that are not tourist traps (other than themed cafes)
>Cute themed cafes
>Good places to buy collector's items and goods
>Is Tokyo Disney worth it if you've already been to WDW and DL??
>Different areas of Tokyo and what to do in each
>Good places to see related to our hobbies
>Should we check out other cities? (Kyoto, etc)

Any suggestions are good, thank you!
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I’m curious if anyone has advice for a Japanese native passing Asian(American) who doesn’t speak any Japanese.
I had a friend to translate the last time I was in Japan, but shop staff and waiters would automatically speak to me in Japanese and I know minimal basic shopping phrases. I’ll be on my own this time, how can I make it less awkward to ask for English?
Also looking for restaurant phrases. All I could do on my own was point at the menu and my friend would speak for me.
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>>9664179
"Aa chotto gomenasai, wakarimasen. Amerikajin desu."
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>>9664179
I was working in Japan for a few months and I'm Asian, but my Japanese is limited. At work they made a name badge that had my obviously non-Japanese name printed on it, so I would just wear it everywhere. It was enough to tip people off that I didn't speak Japanese. If you look touristy enough in a larger city, it shouldn't be a problem.

Maybe at least learn how to say "sorry, I don't know Japanese" (sumimasen, nihongo ga wakarimasen) and then do your best pantomime. Also, practicing pantomiming.
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>>9664179
sumimasen watashi wa Amerikajin desu. Eigo ga wakarimas desu ka? (translation: Sorry I'm American. Do you understand English?)
kore o kudesai (translation: this please)
sumimasen kore wa ikura desu ka? (translation: excuse me how much is this?)
sumimasen kore wa doko desu ka?
(translation: excuse me where is this?)

Here's a link to an audiobook that'll give you a crash course on some simple Japanese phrases. It obviously won't make you fluent, but it'll give you just enough to get by and negotiate travel.
https://mega.nz/#F!HYUxmIJS!WTBlKjYS0NFco7hgiRSrwA

It might be helpful if you had a sheet with some simple/basic phrases written in Japanese, Romanji and English on it. Something you can show a local so that they can read and get the gist of what you're trying to say as well as a quick cheat sheet for yourself to help you get by.
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>>9664179

As a Chinese, this happens to me too. Just look confused and continue with the tourist gestures. Last time I tried to tell Japanese people I don't speak Japanese in Japanese it caused them to start chattering in Japanese, making me feel even more lost. Later on a Japanese friend told me it's because if I can tell them "sumimasen, nihongo wakarimasen" then most of them think I'm just being self-deprecating and that I do actually understand basic Japanese, which defeats the purpose. So just look lost and confused and don't say anything. They'll figure out you can't speak Japanese and help you out pretty easily.

Restaurants, we made a point of only eating at places that had an English menu. Show the waittress the menu and point at the item you want. For places that don't have English menus, my friend suggesting memorising what you'd like to eat before you go, or you can memorise things like "buta" for pork, "gyuniku" for beef, and then "osusume" for "your recommendation" (if you can understand limited Japanese, this is good as they basically recommend so you can say yes or no to the dish), and "omakase" for "chef's choice" (this means you leave the choice entirely up to the chef, so be ready to eat whatever they serve). Kinda iffy though, and may not work in some places, easier to stick to places that do have English on their menu.

It might be worthwhile to download and print out one of those "Japanese phrases for travellers" on a piece of card and put that in a clear folder. Then whip it out and point to whichever phrase you want to ask. Much easier than memorising a bunch of phrases.

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>>9664238
>It did just occur to me that maybe they're just ignoring what I want because it isn't Instatrendy right now, though.
That’s my experience with most hairdressers. They’re always fucking up my bangs because I guess straight eyebrow-length bangs haven’t been trendy for a while, so most of them will cut them at least 1/2” too short, sometimes even shorter. They also keep trying to destroy my side bangs with a razor even when I explicitly tell them I want to keep them one length. I’ve started just cutting my bangs myself and life has gotten a lot easier.
It’s even worse for my boyfriend, who looks terrible in currently trendy hairstyles but they keep doing it anyway even when he comes in with a picture of something else. He can’t just cut it himself, though, and I don’t trust myself to do it properly either.
>at least his shitty haircuts only cost €20 whereas women’s cuts start at €35
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I love cosplay, but only when I get praise.
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>>9663953
>X Japan

I would've gone with you, gull. Great taste
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>>9664472
Try not being a spoilt stuck up bitch and maybe you'll get nicer presents in future
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>>9664402
I legit went out and bought a 'light ash blonde' box dye after posting that and my hair is 100x closer to what I wanted, and doesn't even feel fried.

I.. I don't know how to feel about this.

Old one in autosage
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>>9664110
The makeup is okay if her skin was purple
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>>9664110
The fucking white girl lips
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>>9664130
Is it weird that I'd rather see some people with thin natural lips than those ugly ass Kylie Jenner blowfish lips everyone has these days?
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>>9664346
it would for sure look better than the nude-tone literal clown makeup that's popular right now

Old thread >>9629627

Let's try not to shit this one up okay?

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?
>Age/Gender/Location
>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?

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>>9661957
Made a bunch of acquaintances through these threads and one "legit" friend who has become one of my closest friends. Keep trying, you'll find someone you click with eventually. If a socially anxious recluse like me can do it, so can you.
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>>9661992
I will be your friend if I don't have to use email to talk to you. Do you use Skype/Discord?
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>Cosplay, Jfashion, Lolita, Photography, or just cons?
I have an interest in cosplay and want to bite the bullet and do it for real soon
>Age/Gender/Location
23/m/US
>What cons do you attend? What do you like to do? (panels, AA, masq, parties, etc)
None but want to try some cons where I'm moving to next year, hopefully
>Favourite games, anime, brands, prints, etc
Like mainly handheld games like Ace Attorney, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, etc. mostly like anything nintendo related. In terms of anime I like stuff like Jojo, Dragon Maid, Yugioh, etc. need to watch more
>Characters/series cosplayed from (if applicable)
Phoenix Wright will probably be my first cosplay attempt!
>Other interests
I play guitar and do a lot of reading. my grandparents used to own a farm so I guess animals would be an interest too
>What are you looking for?
Some new friends in the UK, I'm going to be on exchange to London from next summer and I want to make some friends there but I'll chat to anyone
>What are you NOT looking for?

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>>9656658
I live in Virginia too, but I'm a shitppster
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>Cosplay, Jfashion, Lolita, Photography, or just cons?
Cons and cosplay
>Age/Gender/Location
22/m/GA
>What cons do you attend? What do you like to do? (panels, AA, masq, parties, etc)
regularly go to awa and sakuracon. i would like to travel to others more though. not really into raves or partying much.
>Favourite games, anime, brands, prints, etc
games - love everything. super monkey ball, harvest moon, fire emblem, counter-strike, danganronpa series are some favourites. big fan of retro stuff! currently just playing overwatch and osu though.
anime - kaiji, jjba, nhk, clannad. only watch occasionally nowdays.
>Characters/series cosplayed from (if applicable)
josuke higashikata(4)
>Other interests
a lot of really weeb shit, guitar, animals, babysitting, writing, guns and military shit, and traveling.
>What are you looking for?
friends, someone to talk cosplay or weebshit with, play or talk games, interests, etc.

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Have you found yourself only going to cons to party rather than to experience the actual con?
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AFO is a pretty chill con in general, but you mainly go for the parties.
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Not for parties so much, but there are definitely conventions I attend primarily for the social meetups. I honestly don't care about guests, and 90% of panels are awful as a rule. Some conventions offer more interesting programming than others, but for the most part it's just a place for me to meet up with friends I only see a few times a year.
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depends who of my friends are there.
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>>9664082
Where you at? I'll invite you to my party.
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>>9662417
during the day: sitting outside smoking weed with friends
during the evening: getting drunk and partying

yep.

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Hello /cgl/

I don't browse this board much, so please let me know if this thread doesn't belong here. I figured you all know more about fashion than most other boards.

Is there any way to design and put together a bead bracelet like in pic related, with 30-40 beads, with "male" fashion? Something that you would expect a guy to wear.

I don't know much about fashion or design, and I'm not sure how to tackle this exactly. Would you guys recommend a special type or "shape" of bead? I'm not expecting to get something premade, and have no problem with buying the parts separately.
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i'm sure there's a better board for this
just walk into your local jo anns, michaels or hobby lobby and they'll find you the parts you need
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>>9664164
I guess I'm looking for tips on what kind of beads I'd need
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this post has nothing to do with cosplay, or jfash
it's also pretty annoying when people make individual threads about one single question without either using a help thread or seeing if there's a better board.
unless you're actually retarded, it's easy to make stylish bead bracelet. like >>9664164 said, just walk into a craft store and ask for help or look around and see what you like.
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There is a craft thread you know >>9627747
also
>I figured you all know more about fashion than most other boards.
There is literally fashion board /fa/, /cgl/ is for asian fashion

Con is coming up in a few weeks and at a new venue

Cos plans? Any word on meetups?

Anyone have advice for those coming out of state about the area of San Jose/Santa Clara?
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>>9656436
Ycon never had programming that conflicted with their money events. If you ran a panel you really got shafted to some less than ideal times
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I just saw this thread and was wondering if it’s weird meeting people at gull meetups at cons like this that are 18+ and lewd focused?
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>>9658535
Most people at gull meets are 18+ to begin with.
Idk how Cali meetups differ from PNW ones, but the people I met at con weren't really any different, just because the con itself had more lewd content.
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>We want more programming.

Is that even practical? The attendees only go to the main events and everything else is shut out in the cold.
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>>9664166
...anon were you not at any of the panels that were standing room only? The AA was so full the first day they limited the number of people inside at a time and the manga library was full often as well. There was certainly demand for programming and not all the space in the hotel was used either.

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I've been thinking about trying out lolita fashion but I'm worried that I might not look good in it. In most good lolita pictures I've seen the girl tends to be asian and a lot of the non asian lolita pictures tend to look a lot less good. However a lot of the asians ones do seem more professionally shot so that could play a role in it.
Bottom line is, can non asian lolitas look just as good as asian lolitas?
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>>9663096
I hope you're still there anon. 100cm is a large bust size but by no means too big to look good in lolita. There's always the obvious solution of skirts, but if you don't like those you don't have to resort to them. You could look into shirred Meta pieces and even some specific Innocent World cut. I own pic related and it could easily go up to a bust of 110cm, whereas it can fit any waist size because of the shirring. If you find that your dresses hit you too high on the waist because of your bust pulling them up, it's a good idea to lengthen the straps in case they are adjustable. You don't need much sewing skill and it makes the fit look a lot better. Definitely try to stay away from high-waisted cuts in any case.

When it comes to blouses you can always go for custom-sized taobao or indie brand, but Japanese brand is going to either not fit or have a gap between the buttons on the bust. I've found cutsews to be a great solution and a comfy addition to my wardrobe. Especially long-sleeved lacy sweater-like cutsews are great to wear under jsks.
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>>9663896
Stilll here! Thank you so much for the suggestions, anon! I browsed lolibrary to look at some Meta pieces because of the shirring and I like some of the jsk's; the space between my natural waist and bust is short so I worry about skirt bands disappearing, but I suppose I'll end up with a lot of trial and error with fit regardless of what I go for. Thank you again!
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can someone explain what exactly boobloafs are and how you get them/get rid of them? I used to think it was just fat/big-breasted girls in lolita dresses that were bordering/definitely too tight for them, but I have seen gulls complain about boobloafs on girls without huge breasts/not fat, and I am so confused.
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>>9664154
Boobloaf is when you wear a dress that's too small in the bust and creates a single "uniboob" sort of look. It happens a lot with IW dresses on people with breasts larger than a B cup, even if they're well under the max measurements.
A few ways to mend this are:
-Consider how the dress fits you and what exactly is creating the boobloaf. If you're wearing a JSK and the bodice is sitting too high on your torso (so your boobs fit in the underbust section rather than where they should), you can lengthen the shoulder straps either by adding fabric or resewing the buttons in the back.
-Alternatively, if the bodice is sitting where it should and/or it's an OP which may be harder to modify, you can wear a bolero or cardigan on top to cover it up, or see if you can find a better bra to wear with your dress (sometimes sports bras create boobloafs); personally, if modifying is not an option, I'd suggest looking for a different dress to wear. It's an obvious sign that the dress doesn't fit you and it's not a good look.
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>>9664228
I think I understand now, thank you anon!

So how does your boyfriend (or girlfriend) feel about your love of cosplay and lolita?

Is he a fan too; is he indifferent; does he give you shit for it?
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>>9662892
Thanks for the context, anon. For me it was very daunting. I might have been more understanding of it if I wasn't so utterly stressed out at the time.

>>9662892
Eh. He was a regular customer at my then workplace and noticed I spoke French. Struck up polite conversation a few times before asking if I'd like to go out for brunch sometime. Decided to give it a shot.

>>9663004
Thank you, anon. It's been a while, and I'm dating a very loving man. All the same qualities (except cooking, that's my forte now) but with less emotional baggage. Still from a more traditional family, but I met them later and thankfully they are wonderful people.

I wish all the best to all those still seeking out the right person. c:
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>>9662035
It does, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if you knew who we were since it's kind of a specific story haha. I avoided posting any really specific details though for her own safety and privacy, since I know how this place can be. I just felt like gushing a bit about her since she really is both a blessing and a little angel, and I can say that I really do love her at this point and just want to see her be happy.
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>>9662895

welcome to real life (30% of marriages are between people with 10-30 years difference)
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>>9663919
that's because they need to be married to get the money when the old one dies
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>>9660447
He has good friends

So we know that many female costume designs show clothes from shirts to bodysuits to hug the body so well, it might as well be vacuum sealed, sometimes referred to as boob socks.

Obviously, this doesn't naturally happen. That being said, have there been well done cosplays that actually pull off this boob sock effect? If so, post them!
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>>9656640
People used to do that to get cleavage with a zentai for kigurumi. These days, you simply make a "cleavage vest" that is attached to the cloth via embroidery that shapes the cleavage.
http://kigurumi-ska.com/cleavage
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>>9663052
Sorry, this one is 90% the airbrushing on the suit making the effect happen.

Technically it is a success in achieving the boobsock look, to be fair. I would use this method with anything like boobsocks or hyper defined superhero suits.
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>>9663043
nani the fuck
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wow, didn't think i'd ever see someone actually manage to achieve Fortune's weird torpedo boobs from this mgs2 poster

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Useful (Active) Links:
>JP Newssite - http://www.lafary.net/english
>Fairy Kei Forum - http://fairykei.proboards.com/
>Fairy Kei Help - http://fairy-tips.tumblr.com/
>What is Yumekawaii (feat. Spank!)- http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/yume-kawaii-girls-20150855504.html

If you want to see the latest jp coords, indie brand releases or need general inspo,make sure to check out Twitter's ゆめかわいい hashtag.
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>>9663204
Anon, it is very sweet of you to do this. You have no reason to be so kind but you are. Makes this board a little better. Thank you.
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>>9663204
I've been hunting for this scarf on Mercari, thank you anon!
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What shopping services do you guys typically use to order from Spank!!!
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>>9663524
>>9663977
>>9663990
Oh golly, you guys are so nice! I just really like auction hunting and this scarf was a dream item of mine, so I wanted to share some things. If there's anything you guys are looking for (like the DD thread), I'll keep an eye out!

>>9663882
Personal SS maybe?
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Even more Y!A stuff, glad I can be of help.

> KOKOKim OTK Set
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m204147399
> Nile Perch Cutsew
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/p568398555
> Nile Perch Ribbon Beret
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l347749331
> Nile Perch Suspender Skirt
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j448905042
> Katie Dress
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e234611107
> Katie Button Set
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s514015186
> Listen Flavor Little Twin Stars Hoodie

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Any plans for nekocon?
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>>9663224
J-fashion stuff and pins of dumb puns because I have a dad joke problem
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There's a pre nekocon rave on oct.28.

Me and a few buddies are gonna check it out and try to win the costume contest.
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>>9663753
Zen is trash my dude, literally any other party will be better
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>>9660978
Isn't Gropey a regular for Neko?

I'm planning on hanging out with my friends and wearing my most ott coords, but I might check out some non-lolita stuff.
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>>9664136
Only rave i could find. Hookup me up if you know otherwise

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And discuss why Közi was the best Mizer.
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>>9660750
I've been wanting to see them live for so long! Each time they have announced a show near me, it just wasn't a good time. I'm hoping the next time will be the charm.
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>>9661111
If you're near North Carolina they come to our local big convention nearly every year to perform. I think they've been here 4-5 times now.
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>>9661508
Ill be sure to go down and see them next year if they are announced again!
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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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>>9644683
Lolita culture is fucking stupid
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>>9664066
They meant on cgl. Do you mean on cgl? I always think its a safer bet that someone is being dishonest for the sake of trolling. There are trolls and then those who take the bait.
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>>9648241
>I don't agree with using the word "retarded"
nayrt but jesus go back to tumblr
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In the same vein as the costume discussion, I can’t stand lolitas who think they’re better than ‘normies’ just because they’re wearing lolita. I originally thought that when girls in my comm were complaining about ‘plebs’ they were joking, but there’s a growing number of them who are 100% serious when they talk about how much better and classier they are than everyone else. The worst part is that these tend to be girls who are everything but classy. Greasy unstyled hair, clothes that clearly do not fit, cheap accessories meant for children, changing clothes in public, screaming, etc. You can do all these things and not give a fuck and that’s fine, but you don’t then get to look down your nose at other people who are just minding their own business while wearing jeans.
I also cringe so hard every time someone thinks that bragging about the cost of their outfit is a good comeback. The people with this attitude rarely look good, so they’re basically bragging about having spent $600 (or whatever) on looking like a hot mess. #winning
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