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Well that's a realist review at least...
Is that not just the angle of the fabric? It looks to me like it's draped down away from the camera.
Is this thread as dead as Amino?
The LA is still fairly active. I really wish we could get AEGL up, though.

I always forget it exists since nobody posts. I should try to post more and stop being part of the problem.

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Couldn't find one in the catalog.

I've been trying to use the yen trick to make a purchase, but even though I have my billing agreements set up to "Bill me in the currency listed on the seller's invoice", it keeps trying to charge me in dollars instead of yen. Has anyone else successfully used the yen trick recently, or is it gone for good?
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Forgot to mention these run about a half-size large because I usually wear a 24.5 and they fit really well.
You are truly my savior, anon. I am in the US, thankfully. 19530 area code. I was preparing myself to spend $90 for the Antaina version of these, so you've really saved my wallet from further suffering. Also dropped my junk email in field.
Sending you an email now!
What's the opinion on the new stuff in the yukata section? some of it actually looks pretty good save for so weird fabric choices.
I'm starting to wonder if Bodyline is going to shut down. They haven't restocked much in forever...

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Hey /cgl/, I'm moving up to New York from the south and basically leaving my entire community behind in less then a week. I just wanted to collect some thoughts from some Northern gulls about what conventions are worth going to and which ones I should avoid? It'll be my first time doing a big thing like this all on my own so I wanted to start integrating myself with the con scene as soon as possible when conventions start rolling out.


>Which cons are worth it?
>Any events that happen regularly?
>Anything interesting I should I visit when I get there?
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>None of the ones that take place in NYC*

Unfortunately that seems like the case when I was just looking at the venues for some. But I'm going to be optimistic for Anime NYC at least.

>But like I said if you really want to attend events you're best getting to know people because sometimes decent events go under the radar for one reason or another (I stumbled into a handful of meetups and maid cafe events just by accident).

That's more less what I did where I live now and I ended being part of some really cool stuff. Some events just don't go advertised but that's part of the fun. My biggest problem is living 40-45 minutes outside of the city and public transportation. I'm driving with my car so I'll probably just park outside in a borough and then take the train all the way in.

>people trying to pretend they're not trying to be cosfamous but lord do they try hard.


Anime NEXT is no longer in the Tri-State Area, but down in Atlantic City - but you can catch a bus from just about anywhere in NYC to AC, so it's actually easier to get to now.
Born and raised in NY, and have been going to conventions since Big Apple Anime Fest in 2002.

1. Connecticon is underrated. It's actually pretty neat, with unique guests, and a nice convention space. The only down side is everything tends to stop around 9:00 which kind of sucks unless you have room parties you go to.

2. NYCC is a shit show now and formally ends at 7:00 each day. I only still go because I get in for free, and when that ends, so to will I. It was so much better when it was New York Anime Festival, but I digress. It's over priced, there's no good places to take photos, it's disgustingly congested, and everything is over priced. The guests are basically left overs who didn't get invited to San Diego Comic Con. 90% of the time. The only thing to do after 7:00 is go to a sponsored party where you can hang out with flavor of the month cosplayers and streamers who are usually boring and unfun to be around anyway.

3. AnimeBoston is a shit show in the sense that con security is stupid, and the people who run it don't know what they're doing, but it has it's charms, and usually has good guests.

4. AnimeNEXT is now in Atlantic City, which is a dump these days, so my friends and I stopped going despite supporting it for years.

5. Castle Point Anime Con is a joke. A big fucking joke. Avoid.

6. AnimeFanFest (which is in April) seems promising though it's extremely new and only a two day event at the moment. It's where AnimeNEXT USED to be, so I'll be giving it a shot.

AnimeNYC does look promising. PAX East is fun but very exclusive.

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You could also take a train that goes directly into AnimeNEXT, which is pretty nuts I think.

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FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Shopping Services Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

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I obviously spoke too soon because now it's not working for me either
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Has Buynosuar always been this inconsistent when it comes to how long it takes to get a quote?
>first quote only took a couple of hours
>i requested a second quote due to my screw up. It's been a few days and still nothing.

Can any anon tell me when this is supposed to come out? I've tried scouring the listing looking for a date, but I can't find one. I'm not sure if it'll be ready for a con that I'm going to or not.
I'm planning on buying it. Thanks for the link.
Link to the Nibhra/Niohra tights please? They'd finish one of my outfits perfectly!

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Nothing new under the sun edition
Old thread:
Aliexpress a great alternative to ebay, and small order alternative to Taobao.

>Read customer reviews
>Makeup, sex toys, food, and things that go in/on you aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards
>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
>Ask questions and buy at your own risk. Stay savvy!
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Thank you!
All I can think is trying "harajuku badge" or "harajuku brooch"
Oh golly, link for those?
That is really nice of you to be so encouraging of your daughter's interests. We need more parents like you in the world.

Unfortunately, I don't think there will be Candy Rain dress that fits her if she is an American XL. As people have pointed out above, Chinese XL and American XL are not the same.

I did a photoshoot for an Asian boutique with these dresses, and they definitely run on the smaller side. I am a B cup and struggled to fit my chest into the medium sized dress by them. (I am XS for reference). Also, they were really short on me. They are beautiful dresses, but they don't really fit unless you are a flat-chested, petite person. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!
Just a heads up on the clear holographic jacket with rainbow cuffs. If you plan to wear it over bare skin and are sensitive to some fabrics, it will feel itchy/scratchy. I bought it and I sadly can't wear it because of this so I plan on reselling it. It might be ok after a wash though.

Right, so I've never bought from any Taobao brands before, but I really like this JSK (Infanta's Chocolate Carousel) and I am heavily convinced about giving Infanta a try.
But I decided that it is safer to ask any of you guys about it. Firstly, is this a replica? I searched and couldn't really find anything on it.

Secondly, do any of you own this JSK or anything else by Infanta? What is the quality like? I don't expect it to be as good as AP or something, but I have pretty high hopes for it. My main concern is the fabric. Does Infanta use cheap, shitty fabric? All pictures I've seen of this JSK look pretty good, but I'm kind of weary of non-burando pieces because from what I've heard they're hit and miss... The close up of the fabric seems decent although it does look quite thin (not always a bad thing, but yeah).

Sorry if this is boring, but I have done some research too. It doesn't change the fact that I would really appreciate to hear your first hand experiences with Infanta.
One last thing: I'm thinking of buying from Lolita Wardrobe, but is My Lolita Dress better? I have no experience with these sites whatsoever, sorry if my lack of knowledge is annoying. Thankyou so much in advance.

Haven't seen one in a while so let's have a Fire Emblem thread. Who's playing Fire Emblem Heroes? Any new cosplays planned? Katsucon is usually a pretty big FE con - for those going, you bringing anything? Discuss!

I'll get the ball rolling with some pics but if anybody has some nice dark blood F!Kamui/Corrin cosplays to share I'd love to see them as inspiration for my own.
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You sort of lucked out in that priestess Sakura is pretty much exactly Mikoto's outfit IIRC.
Priestess Sakura wears the same clothes as Mikoto, so maybe try to find Mikoto references?
That's a pretty complicated first project Wood would be better. Worbla is not easy to work with despite the community shoving it down people's throats.
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That's wonderful. I thought they were similar but didn't really put two and two together. Thanks to you both!
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What does /cgl/ think about people cosplaying from something they don't like? Is it ever okay?

There's a character I really like from a show I don't and I would love to cosplay them but I'm unsure if I should or if people would look down on me for it.
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hoping this is bait
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God, I feel you a lot. I want to cosplay fubuki from kancolle because she's cute but I have an irrationallly extreme hate for kantai collection.
Im probably going to end up coaplaying Momiji from touhou project.

Party to fuck with my friend. Party because i like the design.
>You don't need to LOVE it or have this intense knowledge
From which cave are you from?
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Its honestly ok. But isn't weird to dedicate so much work/effort into a costume and never spend even an hour to watch an episode or two of a show, or a play game, etc.?

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I love photos of lolitas just doing normal things, not with a meet up or at a convention.
I like seeing them in every day environments (or those "lolita in their natural habitat" pics)
Please dump what you have
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The more I look at the old school pictures, the more I'm convinced those dresses had more joy designed into them. The girls wearing them and the choice of details/designs versus the stuff now, it really just looks a lot more carefree and playful.

Thanks for all the shares so far.
Not lolita at all
Looks super poorly shooped
I just want to know what they do with them.
send them to their friends to make fun of us

Gulls, whats your opinion on altering dresses? Especially brand?

I just got my dream dress, but its too open on the sides. I was considering getting it tailored, but am worried if they will be able to do a good job. Especially with the lace trim at the bottom.
Also considering removing the bow on top to make a clip, opinions?
Will I end up fucking up the aesthetic?

Have you ever gotten anything tailored/done it yourself?
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I've paid more for dresses that were altered. If it's a print I want that's already been altered to be the size I want, then that's really rare and it's worth more to me. The alterations have to be professional quality though.

It’s not the sizing, or that it’s not “as new”. It’s the unknown quality of the alterations.

With burando, girls expect a certain uniformity to the quality — AP will always use cutesy tulle lace, old school should use cotton lace, all seams and hems should be straight, skirts are generally lined, etc etc. And although we say girls are paying a premium for print or design, brand particularly comes with an expectation that quality should be at an acceptable level. That’s why indies and new brands find it hard to find buyers even if the print is pretty, people don’t know the quality and aren’t sure if the price is worth it.

For those dresses that have been altered, you’re basically taking away the assurance that the acceptable quality is there. Don’t get me wrong, your alterations could make the dress much better, but until you become famous for doing that, your buyers don’t really know what they’re getting. That’s why it’s mostly burando that has this taboo for being altered, no one cares if you’re altering Bodyline or indie, because people generally don’t expect much quality from Bodyline anyway.

You can try to take away some of the uncertainty by photographing all your alterations, unfortunately I think most buyers will always be wondering if there's a hole or something else somewhere that you didn't photograph.
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I have this really pretty velveteen Baby skirt, the problem is that it's tiny and it doesn't fit.
This skirt seriously is not suitable for anyone with a waist over 60cm and my waist is 65cm.
It has no shirring, no stretch and it also has a zipper in the back. Moving the button also won't work.
I found a identical skirt (except lost it's waist ties), I bought it so I can alter my skirt and maybe make so accessories for it (like a handbag, kc, etc.).
I don't know how tackle this, it probably needs more work than just making the waistband longer, the skirt would probably be out of proportion if that is done?
Where and what kind of alterations should be made?
Extra panels, etc can all be made since I have second skirt to take apart.
My seamstress is a old lady with no knowledge of Lolita so I think I'm better off asking here first.
you COULD find a similar fabric, sew a new waistband, remove the skirt from it's waistband and re-gather it onto the new waistband. If you made it slightly shorter you'd have more fabric to gather up. (you could also use the extra fabric to make the waistband) That's the only way I can think of without somehow adding a panel in.

If you have no issues with the skirt’s fullness (ie- aside from the waistband there’s enough fabric to make the lolita poof without looking odd), then yeah, carefully detaching the waistband and then regathering the skirt to a longer waistband is the easiest answer. You could get matching colour fabric and resell that second skirt you bought.

If you actually need to add more fabric to the skirt itself, oh boy.

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I'm guessing Junko... I mean, teasing and backcombing is one way of getting that volume, but it does look real bad here.

also lol ~*sexee budoir shootz*~

new thread

Junko would do this type of thing, lets be honest.

But yeah, it adds volume but it's a mess.
Yeah this is Def spot on... Sorry vendetta chan

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Previous Thread

> Cosplay Masterpost: http://pastebin.com/ekZP1fhg
- Tutorials and links that can help with Homestuck cosplays. Refer to it if you need help. Any contributions welcome.

> Crunchy Cosplay List: http://i.imgur.com/QRRWqRn.jpg
- A list of suggested Homestuck cosplayers to follow and check out, as they have great cosplays and some also have good tutorials on their blogs.

> To discuss:
-List Updates
- Favorite Homestuck Cosplays through the years
- Hiveswap drop date limbo?
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2012 for me as well. It's kind of a game to try and figure out who's who under anon, but that happens in a few other threads too. Area threads, mostly I think.

And idk man, is it still self posting if I post mostly my community rather than my own face and cosplays? I'm just the obnoxious mom constantly showing everyone the wallet photos of her kids.

Your kiddos were pretty kawaii at Katsu.

Tbh thought we might as well all be trip gagging for how small this board is.
I've been lurking and checking out the threads since like 2015, though I've been cosplaying HS for years before that. Maybe I should post more, but I'm not sure what there is to contribute at this point.
Aaaa thank you so much! I really hope it turns out well! There isn't much you can do for an Adam's apple sadly..
crossplayer from last thread here. did you try my suggestion about doing a half swallow? Its tough to maintain for walking around but easy to pull off with practice for photos. I also wear breastforms with a bra, although I dont cosplay anything that shows off cleavage.

practice practice practice. crossplaying as a guy requires a completely different skillset than girls crossplaying (which is way more common, more info on, etc).

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Has anyone ever been? Thinking about going, but its sorta far away. Does it have a decent attendance?

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Old one is in sage. Discuss 2017 plans, dream idol cosplays, dance groups, etc.
How do you feel about the Love Live cosplay facebook groups?
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Pink is a shade of magenta. She isn't normally in magenta though, sorta in a weird cross breed of pink/purple that is almost impossible to find a perfect match for
Her wig is too orange toned/dark and doesn't have the flicks in it.
Gladiator sandals in gold or black would look good, I think. Honestly since you can't see shoes in most of the Love Live cards, people aren't very picky about shoe accuracy.
Just picked up the app after not playing for like 8 months. God I'm so out of it; my goals are all messed up and I'm not even sure what I have to do next to progress but at least I can still play some of the harder songs...

Happy that when I mentioned LL to some friends they're still down to cosplay it. Groups are always better!
Thank you!

I think I'll go with gladiator sandals, since they seem to match the "strappyness"

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PAX East. Lets see who is going. Who's taking photos? Who's cosplaying?

I'm cosplaying some old shit.
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If I see you, I am going to take pics and post them here in cgl. Pray you do not back it in the bad cosplay thread
Don't worry, anon, I'll be able to take it. The gear wasn't too hard to secure anyway for it.
I'll be going, it's gonna be my first con actually. I was gonna cosplay but only for one of the days, which would be the best day? I was thinking the last day would be the best since there's not as much going on then but I'd also probably be pretty tired after walking around for 10 hours two days in a row. Thoughts?
If you're looking to go to lots of events/demo probably Friday. Saturday feels more packed and people are more inconsiderate of space, but might get you more photos. Honestly anon it depends on you and your cosplay tho.
I'm going to be going Sunday (aka worst day) is there still anything going on that day?
I'll be dressed as Elizabeth.

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