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Back in my day I had to walk uphill both ways to find the right fun-foam for my armor and take photographs of the tv with my 2.5 mega pixel point and shoot to get reference photos.
Now you young newfags have Worbla and Arda making cosplay easy for you!

Seriously though, thinking back to the old days of cosplay, what are some ways cosplay is easier now than it was 10-15 years ago?
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I still take photos at cons with a disposable camera. I had a digital camera brick, but it was a pain in the ass to use and then connect to the computer and export, the photos turned out nice but eh. Then smart phones happened and it's so much easier, but I remembered how damn fun it was going to the drug store and getting the film developed, and all the photos have this grainy, real quality to them. And I put them into photo albums that I keep in my closet. It has more meaning to me then just scrolling through a facebook page.
I just miss when cons weren't as sardine like and you could actually move around and browse at ease. Now my local cons attracts tens of thousands per day.
oops, my bad. misinterpreted you.
Back then there wasn't a huge uproar of social media visibility and facebook likes. You could've been a well-known cosplayer, but you didn't have a meter to measure your e-penis with.

Cosplay is easier now because a lot of resources are more available such as quality wigs in every colour and shape and a wide variety of different tutorials, but the fondest memories I have of the old cosplay is how people got really creative with their costumes and had to actually educate themselves on the subject matter and go through lots of effort, making interesting choices and finding out new techniques. I loved seeing how people did things differently. Now people just heat a sheet of worbla, slap on a Disney princess bikini armor and watch the likes flow in.
That's alright, friend.

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Post humorous, offbeat, and mashup cosplay.
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I fucking lost it.
holy shit, someone cosplaying hard gay, this makes me so happy, FOOOOOOOOOO!
This would be so much cuter if their group wasn't so sloppy.
I miss the time when there would be at least one Hard Gay at every convention you went to.
>That Trevor in the background

Who's the Asian girl with him supposed to be?

Old thread: >>8587788

FAQ (Please Read!):

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link/review on those adorbs strawberry and lemon bags?
i'm having an issue with spreenow after switching from yoybuy. anyone hae a service they've used recently their happy with?
This is the shop https://shop125769049.taobao.com but the dress is not out yet
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has anyone found a decent replica of these anywhere?
Really? What's the issue? I've used them twice now and been very happy, but I don't want to get complacent....

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Didn't see a new thread, so post your dumb questions here!
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Do you have the right to refuse to sell on Lacemarket? Like if someone wins the auction and has terrible reviews, can you say no?
What's with the names of the MSPA threads on this board? Why are they always "MSPA Generally _something that makes no sense to me_"? I used to read Homestuck, maybe it's a reference I don't remember?
If your cardigan/JSK combos look good, who cares if you don't wear blouses? Go with what works for you. If you want to spice things up, try adding a detachable collar (IW and Atelier Pierrot have released some in the past, you might be able to find them secondhand); it adds detail and a blouse-like look without actually wearing a blouse.
Some people state in their terms of sale that they reserve the right to sell to anyone for whatever reason and I can't find anything about it in the site rules, so I would assume it's all right.
I remember seeing someone say once that it's just a general descriptor of the OP pic of every thread, but that was a while ago so I don't know for sure

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What are people's thoughts on this group? Are they doing lolita justice?
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Whoops, that was so easy, don't know how I didn't catch it. Thank you, helpful anon.
I'm willing to bet money that this is one of the longest-running threads on this board. I'm impressed
It has not even begun.
I get anxious when they post less than usual...
Have a good Monday~

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There's one for Lolita but not for everything else. Let's change that.

I'll go first:
> Not sealing body paint
> Cosplaying from a series you havn't read/played/watched
>Closet Cosplay
If it actually looks like the character than a+ but if you're literally just too poor and lazy to make something actually resembling the character why fucking bother.

How about you Anons?
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>tutorial on how to make a sword
>is just make a balsa sword and smother it in worbla.
Am I the only one who thinks this looks like crap?
I loved her work but now its just cover X in worbla and tada insta money wasted cosplay.
I'm sure there cheaper and better looking ways to make a nice sword.
>is just make a balsa sword and smother it in worbla.

Please tell me this isn't a real thing. Balsa is the worst material you could use for a sword's blade because it breaks the second you lay a hand on it. And covered in worbla? Only makes it worse.

And seconding this anon here >>8631193 . Cosplayers not experienced with prop making are so deep in the worbla craze that they think it's a magical essence that you can use to cover anything you please and it'll look good. Unless worbla is smothered in excessive layers of primer and sanded very carefully, it'll look like shit, especially up close. It's harder to use than you'd think and only works for the 2D flat armors Kamui makes. It's getting really tiresome to see every cosplay WIP I come across to be 100% worbla and Kamui's basic breastplate pattern.
I think it gets suggested because of the fact it's easily available, light and easy to carve without considering that's crazy fragile as a result.
It's the full combination that makes it cringe. You can still move your mouth, move your eyes, change the angle of your head/body, etc. and look good.
I know someone that did this. Why couldn't people just use sintra? Fuck balsa

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Old thread - >>8567945

Itabag FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wnFufd64j3cOxe50I8Amhj5lPvjZAlnupbXnhAJ6SbE

Share progress, inspo, and tips!

Some questions for people who have bags in progress or have completed them:
>how much did it cost you in total?
>how much did you estimate / plan on spending when you first started the bag?
>do you feel like it's worth it?
>what are the portions of what was spent on merch and your bag?
>do you mostly have official merch, fanmade or a mix of both?
>did you make your own bag, buy one or did you customise something that you bought?
>have you used it, and did anyone say anything to you?
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I'm not close to being done yet but I'm progressing decently. Waiting for some other things to come in the mail
Your bag is super cute!
I hate redbubble as much as the next gull, but they have some okay designs of your husbando
This is looking super cute, I can't wait to see it with more merch because this is a top tier husubando
>tfw about to sell something for over $100 and all that money is going towards itabag

I'm not even going anywhere that needs one for a few months but this thread motivates me so much.

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Let's see some nice male cosplays ppl!
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>Why do people enjoy things that are poorly written, with underdeveloped characters and a bland storyline?
I think that's what you meant to ask.

I won't deny the animation in that movie was beautiful, but everything else was awful.
Which con was this?
>Tfw I'm getting senile
I love everything about this except for those cheap ass electric cyan contacts. I wish more cosplayers would be willing to spend a little extra on better quality lenses, it would improve the look of their cosplays drastically.
Just do that one thing where people dress up as "X, but if they were Y years old"

Con I went to had a "Ash in highschool" outfit that was pretty funny. He was maybe 5'6" and had stubble and this purposely bizarre post-pubescent cracking voice and it seemed to work really well.
I still think the other Jack in this thread is better.

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It's been a while since we had one of these.
Ruffle Chat, Facebook Groups, BtB, Etc. thread

No singling people out. Blurr names for individual comments. Don't get the thread deleted.
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Some people just need to gtfo the internet
Posted the wrong fucking image but you guys get my point
why does there have to be some many bitches in this fashion
Because fashion hobbies always attract salt and cattiness. Just look at /fa/. They're dudes and therefore supposed to be less bitchy, but they're super salty like us.
thats true

This is a thread for all you men out there who keep asking questions about getting started in lolita fashion.

Survey to get things started:

>How did you discover lolita?
>Why do you want to wear it?
>What kind of research have you already done?
>What aspect of lolita are you most confused or worried about?
>What's your height and shoulder/bust/waist measurements?
>What is your general hygeine/beauty routine like?
>How do you normally dress?
>What lolita substyle(s) most interest you?
>What is your planned budget for lolita?
>Post your favorite lolita picture and say something about it.

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I don't see the problem here, I'm only 15cm wider than that myself, 1 foot is 12" by the way, 40cm is closer to 16"
His chest is 1 FOOT ACROSS?!
Nevermind. I just measured myself and i'm even less than that. I have no idea why I felt like it was more.

shoulder to shoulder? are you a high elf or something?
C-can it be? A fellow gay brolita?

General discussion and what do you guys think about the new website?
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Wow, I feel like an idiot, sorry I completely misunderstood you! Also, that is a fantastic idea. My ororo should be in tomorrow, so I check how easily it detangles in general and against my epic wig.

Color wise, they are extremely similar, but not exact, so Arda wasn't lying. I'm going to post some pictures so you can see for yourself. However, I think they are so damn close it wouldn't be noticeable!

My main concern would be the shine of silky against the matte classic. >>8647023
However, the shine DOES vary depending on lighting
>pic related
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This picture shows where the colors differ. In person, they look very similar, but the camera is picking up something different.

However, the color difference is nowhere near as drastic as the purple >>8646989

The plat looks a tad darker than honey (again, in person), but against different background and lighting, the colors do shift.
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>However, I think they are so damn close it wouldn't be noticeable!

I'm going to amend what I originally said and say in person, it's really not noticeable, but in photos, they do differ.

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Hey /cgl/
i made a thread last week, about our 4chin Cup team, and we had a lot of ressponses and people interested so thought i should try again.

we still are managerless.
time is down to about 1 week to find someone taking care of the team or it will die.

Our roster is disgustingly out of date, and our 'current' manager hasnt been seen in half a year.

come on my friends, let's save the team
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So... are we set, then?

As long as the manager submits an export by the deadline (IIRC the week before the cup, they'll announce it after the draw).
They did the group stage drawings and you're in group A with /hr/,/sci/,/sp/, and /diy/ Good luck!
I know I am too late for the party, but damn, why did nobody think of having a player named Ageplay

Last thread reached the image limit >>8608868

Are you going spoopy with your coords?
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Yeah I've noticed that too. I think a nice faux fur jacket/coat could work into the style.
It's extremely uncomfortable and wont actually fit in most cases. They definitely wouldn't fit under the only example of trousers being worn in larme in this thread, not without bulging and riding up.

Anyway, the point was that everyone just assumes trousers are warmer because they're trousers. If all the people wanting to wear trousers are going to layer up to that extent anyway, why not just wear a skirt and look better?
Yeah i personally don't find pants to be that warm. They work for fall for me but after that it's back to skirts and fleece or wool tights.
Am I the only one finding pants extremely uncomfortable and somewhat stiff, even if they are kinda stretchy?
Definitely not, I haven't worn pants since January lol

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Since Halloween is coming up; how about a thread dedicated to horror games?

I'd personally love to see some good Until Dawn cosplay.
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So excited for Halloween because I actually have my Sae Kuroasawa cosplay finished.
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I haven't seen a Gyaru thread yet so...umm...let's have one? Anyone here who's into Gyaru? Post your inspos, questions etc
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I have some lolita stuff, you can wear dresses well that aren't really poofy? I do agree though, la pafait is really cute but man, it's so cheaply made.
>> you can wear dresses well that aren't really poofy?

What do u mean by that? I have no problems with my lolita stuff, I ment that their quality is way higher than of the gyaru brands and gyaru brands 95% or what are only using cheap fabric aka polyester and cheap colors causing allergic reactions. While lolita stuff is still mostly made out of cotton
Well for hime, some AP stuff works. I just try to find really princessy stuff that's not too long or that needs a big petticoat, so I don't look lolita. Sorry, my english is bad.

Ah no, now I get it. Your English is far from bad, I'm just super tired.

I do the same. Some AP stuff esp saloppettes work great for hime
I dress mostly himekaji. Quality-wise, I like Liz Lisa pieces the most, especially knits, they're very thick and esily keep me warm in winter. Rest is... well, I'd say it depends on the piece. I have couple of sukapans, which are of great quality, but I also own the Nutcracker dress and I had to correct zipper placement (the fabric wrinked terribly in that area). I'm happy with my Ank Rougue and Amavel items (not 100% gyaru, but often used, so I include them), however some Ank Rouge fabrics pile very easily. I don't hve much bad to say about Swankiss, the only two things, which comes to my mind, are some poor design choices (like placing big pink tag on otherwise white-blue item in a way, that's always visible, wtf?) and smell... Have you ever bought a cheap fake leather purse or shoes? Yeah, that's the same disgusting chemical smell.

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