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you knew that thread was coming and know you didn't want it to come, Because most of the time fnaf cosplays are horrid human versions of the animatronics made by lazy fucks, but when people actually put the effort into animatronic cosplays this actually amazes me, despite how cancerous the fans and the games are
throw your fnaf cosplays here if you wish!
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This is really impressive
Oh hey I'm in the same lolita comm as you!
That nasty-ass fupa oh my god.


nice design and idea, bad tinfoil

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Can we start a resin thread? Post pics of some of your stuff, link to your shops, and ask questions! I love resin pieces and I just made my own for the first time (pic). I'm really happy with how they turned out, there aren't any bubbles (some glitter from my table is on the outside of some of the pieces in the pic bc I didn't notice until I had uploaded it ;-;) and I think they look pretty cute. The only problem is that the back of three of the pieces are sticky. I'm not sure if it's because I used acrylic to color or if I didn't mix the resin well enough. The backs of two other ones (one not in pic) are fine though, and I used acrylic. I'm not gonna worry about it since they'll be pins for myself.
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I'm not super experienced with resin, but I'm pretty sure you could fill the lowest parts of the mold with the colour you want, wait for it to get at least tacky, then continue filling the next level with another colour and so on.
>nail polish
for real?
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Question: when using resin on phone cases (like pic related as an example), would you put the resin on first and stick the pieces straight into it, or is it better to glue them directly on and work the resin around afterwards?
Here is a tutorial anon:
That's great, thanks anon!

These keep dying and I'm determined to bring them back. Anyway, to start the thread off, here are some questions:

>What are your pet peeves in the fashion?
>Favorite western shops / indie brands?
>Favorite color combinations?
>How many accessories can be added before it's considered OTT?

Some inspiration snaps and cute finds would be nice too.
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I have this same problem as well. I've heard you can customize some Reebok shoes (I forget the name but they're the ones you see in a lot of fairy kei coords). There's also the DIY option of painting shoes but that usually seems to be a hit or miss.
w2c skirt?
bodyline, but it's sold out except for mint and black
why the crocs though

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What do you gulls think of all the hype?
For those who don't know, it's an app that works as a "cosplayer's social network."
Can't wait for more whoring for 'reputation'. It'll be the new Facebook likes.

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What the fuck were you thinking when you made this shit?

Post pics of brand dresses that never should have been conceived much less seen to completion.
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also that hideous Avril Lavigne credit song, wtf were they thinking
The only good thing that came from that movie was Alice's armor
Now I wonder how the chant would be if it was with lolita stuff
>I am the frills of my dress
nvm, i suck at this
Jfc no one cares how long you've been in lolita.
You sound pretentious as all hell, no wonder the original anon posted about you, I wouldn't want you at my meetup either.
is that you wonderwinch?
I want this so bad.

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Hello! I've been half-seriously and half-jokingly been considering starting a maid cafe for a few years. I wanted to ask, what makes a good one? I know cute, friendly maids, good management, a location where it can thrive, and of course, great food, are all essential to a maid cafe. What else?
Also, I had a couple specific questions:
- Uniforms, what looks best? All the same design and color? All black but different designs? Same design different color? Where's the best place for them, aside from Milky Ange?
- What do you think of "theme days?" Say, days when the maids wore school uniforms instead, costumes for Halloween or cute Santa dresses around Christmas?
- How should the interior and atmosphere be? No restraint kawaii and weeby, somewhat elegant, or overall more toned down for the general person?
- What food do you expect or want to see at a maid cafe?
- Would the average person want the experience of having maids play games with them and what not as they ate?
- Have you been any outstanding ones? What made them good? Any horrible ones? What made them fail?

Thank you! Also, Maid Cafe General!
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>Uniforms, what looks best?
I think the same design but different colors would be fine. Make sure the girls either wear wigs or have very neat hair, and cute hairstyles.

>What do you think of theme days?
Yeah, sounds fun, go for it.

>How should the atmosphere be?

I think I'd be more comfortable in a very cute, sweet looking atmosphere with a lot of light pinks or soft pastel colors, with a little bit of elegance to it as well.

>What food do you expect?

Omurice, tea and cakes, pancakes, etc. Everything should be presented in a very unique and cute manner, too. Make lots of special non-alcoholic drinks that are tasty and cute, too.

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The most important thing is the bottom line. The cafe stuff that makes money come into the coffers. Have a solid but compact array of hot and cold drinks, sweet and salty snacks.

Market market market. Sell the (maid) cafe in potential target audience communities. Offer to organize meetups in communities that don't have meetups, offer some perks to meetup organizers in communities that do. Don't forget private functions like birthday parties for children.

The decor and costumes come third. You might even want to grind your teeth in running a non-maid cafe before you focus on these. Or get yourself hired in one and spy on the manager.
You're forgetting the people! The maids and butlers can be your make or break when it comes to getting steady customers. You think it would go without saying that maids and butlers should always be polite and courteous, but more than one American maid cafe I have been to seems to have missed this critical point.

If the maids and butlers treat it like a normal server job but with a silly costume, your customers may not see much long term potential in going, even more so if the servers are ever cold or rude.

The staff must be trained and fully aware of the mentality needed. In Japan, many of the maids and other costumed servers take their jobs very seriously because it is often their first job with an agency, in hopes of eventually becoming an idol, model, or higher professional- as such, they approach every aspect with much vigor and gusto. In America, the main employees for such places tend to be college aged individuals with much different aspirations- they are not looking to do it long term, it is simply a job for the temporary. One of the main things about Japanese maids is that they can develop a following of customers who will loyally frequent their establishment, buy any and all merchandise about them, and even specifically request them for important events there. Your greatest difficulty will be trying to create such a following, which I'm not certain is entirely possible in many places in the US.
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I'm looking to revive a maid cafe in my area, and I've been reading old threads on maid cafes. But food is my hardest hurdle. Everyone says that you need to make food, but the conventions in my area are super strict about food prep- basically if we charge entry, we need to get a vendors licence. and absolutely no handmade food.

any advice, cgl?
The Maid Cafe at Indy Popcon had a similar issue. They weren't allowed to bring in their own food.

They got around this by simply using concession food. Admittedly this wasn't ideal, but their main goal was to introduce themselves and the maid cafe atmosphere to new people. They basically had people choose what food they wanted, then they would send their people to concession stands to get it. In the meanwhile, they entertained their guests with songs and dancing.

ITT: pics of black/dark skinned J-fashion girls.
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I got to meet her at New Orleans Mechacon. I can confirm she's kawaii as fuck. Idk her name or anything tho. I kinda have a crush on her but don't want to be all creepy about it.>>8521818

Her name is Ariyana, she has a fan page but she models for GLW.. Tho I am glad majority of what she posts is comm stuff without promoting
Reminds me of Risette

I need inspiration. I have none. So why not start with those crazy cosplays/characters (that aren't sakizou or are characters from dead fandoms? I

Im looking for:

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They do though? They didn't say anything about the game itself, just that the character models are greasy and off putting which is putting it mildly.
They're shit.
Fuck yeah, Magna Carta.
You're telling me that knife eared goblin with the screeching voice doesn't?

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it's old and obscure as shit, but alichino definitely fits the bill
Somehow reminds me of Touhou

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Post your favorite chocolate themed coords.
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Musee du Chocolat
Anyone knows where the blouse she's wearing is from?
>full bosom
you make me feel uncomfortable

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Last thread in autosage

Latest happenings:
- Hotel couple fucking in the Kita pool, 20 people hospitalized from spiked booze, actually drama-free for once.
- Tokonatsu just over a week away, better start packing your camping gear and alcohol.
- Amecon 2016 announced for Warwick, reg opens on August 31st (100 VIP tickets, 900 normal).
- Kitacon 2016 also announced, happening around 8~ months from now as a smaller event (1000 people max).
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so the best time of year for cosplay drama
LSCC is good because it's the first big London event so a lot of people treat it as the place to 'reveal' your costumes for the year. May MCM also has that for the anime crowd since LSCC is strictly no-anime. October MCM is the same but for the end of the year, there's not much that happens after so it's everyone doing their last-ditch attempts at getting attention. Right now is a bit of a deadzone because early year drama has died down and people aren't quite looking to October yet. I mean you got your KJs and Valentines who are drama magnets year-round but for most people now is quiet time.
Talking of valentine where the fuck has he been recently. Only thing I've heard about him in the last few months is him stiffing loads of different people on commissions and not giving them their money back. Has he quit Cosplay?
Has there been any Collidacon news? Any mention of it during the Kita closing ceremony?
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>No moe shit.

new LoL thread

so how long until we see a bunch of Captain Fortune cosplays?
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Don't diss my teemo-weemokins.
I think he will be easier than the other champs I play to cosplay, and also I like to play him because he is easy enough to use that even a plebnoob such as myself can be OP.
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I'm not dissing your "teemo-weemokins"
He's the most annoying champion in the game and everyone who plays him deserves to be buttfucked with a cactus
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Not that anon, he's a pain in the ass but he's so fun to play. But well, I haven't played in over a year, and when I did it was very casual, so I guess I don't see why he's hated so much.
To go back on topic, I've been wanting to do Soraka for years. I was thinking of doing the Dryad version, since I have that skin and also because I can't bodypaint. Any tips on where to start? I'm good with props but I can't sew
that's because everyone did the old splash staff and that design was awful. Thank god it was changed

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Several years ago, I accidently stumbled upon the fashion and philosophy of my dreams. I was always a romantic person with a head full of fairytale-like thoughts, so it was love at first sight. I would spend my time before bed every night checking blogs updates, pining over beautiful clothes, and envisioning my life dappled in dewdrops and star shine and sweetened with honey. I was rarely able to wear the clothes, but that didn’t matter to me because I still had the lifestyle even if I couldn’t wear my dresses. It was everything I could have asked for.

Fast forward to now, and I find myself falling out of love with Lolita. The clothes look different now, people have stopped blogging, EGL is dead, and the lifestyle ideals are forgotten. I found part of the problem was that the style had changed so much from what I liked about it originally. I changed my wardrobe to an older look, and it helped, but something was still missing. I now realize that the lifestyle meant so much to me that without it, my love for the clothes suffers. Yet I can’t seem to get myself living such a romantic and fairy tale inspired way of life again. Without the inspiration from lifestyle blogs and everyone’s romantic culture musings to guide me, and having gotten older and having more responsibilities, I find that I feel silly and think maybe I don’t have time for self-indulgence and refinement anymore. I’m at a loss.

Is it time for me to move on from the fashion, or should I keep trying to start living the lifestyle again? Is there anyone who feels the same? Do you want to see a revival in the lifestyle aspect? Do you feel Lolita is truly a subculture without its own lifestyle ideals to guide the people in it? Were there any bloggers who inspired you, or any posts on EGL that stuck with you? Any memories of the past you would like to share?
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I agree, it's too hard to read and see the pictures because the top banner doesn't move. Maybe either make it smaller or make it scroll with the page so it's easier to see.
It's a lovely description and I couldn't have picked a better one.
And yeah sorry I just shoved that in randomly so I could test if the tag system worked or not!

Anon if your interested in joining send in an ask with your email you signed up to tumblr with so I can add you as a member, it's the only way I can think of safely adding you?

I'll look to change the theme a bit more, thanks!
Like the others have said, I'm not digging the theme, it's sort of confusing.

I'd love to see original content and mostly DIY, since I feel it's a big part of the lifestyle. Also cute "housewife" things, like cute recipes for sweets, tea, how to decor your room, bed etc.

I am really into the sweet and innocent side of the lifestyle. I loved those girls who were either Hime lolitas or Hime Gyaru who had those blogs with little costumizable pixel dolls, and whimsical instrumental music playing, where you would go to read tutorials on how they would decorate everything with lace and ribbons, and see pictures of their vanity table with lots of old perfume bottles... It makes me so nostalgic.
Thanks for stepping up, anon! I'm really excited and kind of relieved I won't be the one actually running it I'd still like to join and help out, though. I'm not near my computer, but I'll definitely send something when I can.
dropping my email in case someone needs or wants help

Old one is autosaging.

Anons, do you ever find a dream dress and nearly feel too afraid to buy it? I found a dress that I've been hunting for about 3 years, and I guess I'm a little scared that I've built it up so much in my head that it won't be as great as I'd hoped. It doesn't help that it's quite flashy as well, and I've never seen someone else wear it.

Pic semi-related, not that dress but CBB sax OP/JSK is also on my list.
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Well that's shitty, I got all excited too.
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The puppet circus skirt in red will always be my dream item...I don't care if it's not practical. It's the first print from AP I saw when I got into lolita and made me really want to go into the fashion.
Anon from >>8529242, I got all excited too but they've been sold out for a while. Still looking to trade my velveteen for regular or sell it for around $250 in case anyone else in interested.
Twinkle Journey anons!

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Thought's on this Takemoto Novala poem?

I want to become a lolita, you say.

So become one, I reply.

What can I do to look like a lolita?

I have no words with which to reply to this.

You need a headdress, don't you? And a pannier.

Is this coordinate strange?

Is it not wrong for lolita?

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This movie was a giant btssb add.
I don't think she would have. She seemed to have had plenty of encounters with both her peers and at least shop girls. She seemed to see the world as something she must use to please herself. She was an incredibly self-oriented girl. It took Ichigo really prying her and invading her space to ever get her to get passed her sort of her normal, apathetic judgement.
idk what happened to my last line *to get past her normal, apathetic type judgement
to be fair she did live quite a while away from Tokyo
And your point is? Takemoto WAS working for Baby at the time if I remember correctly.

Last thread: >>8362624

Look up buttcape's "Ouji Overview" before asking any questions here.

Google "elegant gothic aristocrat" before asking any questions here.

Read the whole thread before asking any questions here.

Post coords, questions, tips, inspo, etc. OC and selfposts encouraged! Picspam discouraged, we've seen most of it by now.
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rare femme ouji pic i found
there is a discussion for lifestyle lolitas happening now.

what would a lifestyler be like in ouji or aristo? would they differ from each other or from lolita much?

put another way: what does boystyle represent to you, and do you bring aspects of that representation through your life in ways aside from fashion choice?

>pic unrelated
It depends; lifestyle for aristo-leaning types is probably the good ol' tea and music type, but for youthful, punkish ouji, I think it's more about not caring what other people think. Mana worship is a must for both, tho, praise his twintail halo.
Ever since I started going out in boystyle, I feel like I've become more ostentatious, unafraid to do something embarrassing or inconvenient if it might benefit someone, make them smile or laugh or think. I'm more polite, but also more outgoing.
However, a true boystyle lifestyler would probably be a really devoted romantic friend to a lolita, and do stupid stuff like kiss girls' hands and hold doors and bow all the time.
There's a good reason people assume all ouji are gay.
although i am not a lifestyler, since getting into ouji my philosophy has changed a bit. i want to be princely. if i catch myself slouching, or picking food from my teeth in public, i tell myself a prince would not do that. my wardrobe has not changed, but i am attempting an attitude adjustment with the goal of being a worthy prince. perhaps that is a bit silly, but it is a good boost of motivation.

>a true boystyle lifestyler would probably be a really devoted romantic friend to a lolita

this would be lovely, but i have some self improvement to do before i can be there. i would enjoy a romantic (in the non-sexual sense of the word) relationship with a lolita.

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