Previous thread: >>9820172This thread is for any minor, dumb, or otherwise irrelevant questions you might have that don't belong in another thread and don't deserve their own.
I've somehow never bought a sports bra in my life but keep popping a button on a blouse, so time to finally get one. How do you even determine what size to get? I normally buy size small American clothes but that obviously won't work with a sports bra. Do I just try to match my cup size as far as what's comfortable and otherwise ignore the "size"? I normally wear 32DDD or 30DD, should I just buy one of those fancy sized ones you can get at Dillards/Nordstrom or are they not ideal for decreasing the bust?
>>9843719Another 32ddd friend here, look at high-impact or compression bras. Just a normal size medium usually works fine for me for daily wear, though I have a few smaller sizes if I'm trying to go flat. No need to go for fancy sizing for a sports bra since they're all elastic.
Would a dark red shade of lipstick work well with this character? Also, she's wearing a veil, how do i make it stay on like that?
>>9843749I think red lipstick would look good. If you're that pale, it should help keep you from looking washed out and tie the eyes together with your lips.I'd sew in small combs to the veil where they can be hidden. I'd do one under the corsage at least, and then on the other side in the same place if you could hide it well enough.
What do people in complex cosplays actually DO at conventions?Like, when I go to a con my cosplay doesn't limit my visibility, mobility, ability to handle/buy things, or clarity of speech. The most complex things I've worn are sunglasses or gloves.But I occasionally see people with helmets/masks that cover their whole head, gauntlets that cover their fingers, and so forth. Like, what do you DO all day at a convention like that, when you can't engage with most of the con stuff? Do you just walk the floor all day long? Do they only wear the full getup for part of the time?
Reposting what I stuck in a saging dead thread:Is it possible to get cute shoes in hellishly wide sizing? I'm a 7.5-8, 4E Wide. I normally shop in specialty stores where I am limited to bland dress shoes, white or black tennis shoes, and ugly sandals. Online stores that I've found so far mostly offer the same.Specifically I really want cute stuff for decora
>>9843957Most times people in cosplays as complex as that are just going for show/comps. Most people in the cosplay community that I’m in that do really intricate cosplays will do one day in costume just to walk the con floor and get pictures with people, then either go in a not so restrictive cosplay or just not cosplay at all the next day to just enjoy the con
>>9843957You hit the nail on the head, they only wear the costume for a little while. Walk around, show off their craftsmanship, do a photoshoot, maybe the cosplay contest, maybe go to a big in-character panel like the dating game. And then wear civvies or a more casual cosplay to do other con things.
>>9843719I was a 32G before reduction. If you're wanting flat and stable and are willing to order online, try the Frog Bra in a true size. That's a heavy duty option, though, and I mostly used it for exercise.
Innocent World sometimes mention that certain releases will be available for their VIP customers ahead of time to everyone else; how does one become a VIP customer? Is it a Japan-only thing?
Why does my worbla look like shit?
>>9843866Thank you! I'm not that pale but I should manage with some makeup. I wasn't sure whether to go for a red lipstick or something lighter for a "creepy-cute"(don't know how to call it) makeup.
>>9844147http://innocent-w.jp/onlineshop/special.html(run it through google/chrome translate if you need to)
Anyone know what are either Lief's or Meta's shoes are like? I'm eyeing a sweet styled, boot for my wardrobe.
>>9844181Oh! Thank you so much, anon!>Those who purchase Innocent World's products over 200,000 yen (tax excluded) in a year.Challenge accepted.
How decent of a site is Cosplayfu for buying costumes?
Moved into an apartment that has a gym in the complex. What are good routines to do? I want to be cute and slender/soft, not instathot bubble ass tier. >>9843719j-jealous. Probably a medium or large. Just try on some. Also not all are created equally, get one with clear and separated "cups" or one with compression, not just those shitty bands that give you monoboob and do nothing. Test them by doing some jumps in the dressing room and seeing if everything holds. Pain = it doesn't fit right.
>>9843960Asking this as well. I have an 8.5 (US) wide foot and I am unsure where I am able to find cute shoes.
>>9844239I actually bought my first cosplay from them back in 2012 and I was super stoked with what I got. Everything looked exactly like the pictures and fit perfectly. I purchased from them again in 2014 and was equally as pleased with my order, but after reading a ton of mixed reviews I started to think that maybe I just got lucky. Quality control seems to be all over the place based on what I've read, so I'd buy with caution.
>>9843960would like to know this too. so far the only cool shoes i've been able to wear are men's doc martens.
what do you do at conventions? i find myself doing nothing but buying things anymore. i wish i went to meet up with friends so i guess that is another stupid question.how do you make friends at conventions? i tried going to a photoshoot at my last con and i talked to people but it didnt lead to much.
>>9844281If you’re trying for slender, the gym is for cardio, and you need to pair diet with it. You aren’t going to be working out enough to account for a bad diet, you’re just keeping your metabolism fired up and your muscles toned.
>>9843960>>9844321>>9845180Just paint some white shoes.
>>9845947First question: panels primarily. I only go to cons with friends (so, rarely) so we just dip in to anything that interests us, and maybe just watch any random videos/amvs to pass time if we're not at the dealers room
Does anyone know if brand OTK's are really always over the knees on tall people? i'm 5'8" the only brand otk's i have are pic related which fit great.I'm thinking of getting some basic raschel lace otk's like Meta sells, and AP
Why are there so few males worth cosplaying as that havent already been done to death? I honestly dont know what to do as my second ever cosplay
i want to cosplay with my boyfriend but hes pretty tall and fat and i dont have many ideas of what he can do. any suggestions?
>>9846315danganronpa has two fat characters, you could try that. the also have some good pairings to go along with it like togami and ibuki, hifumi and celestia, hifumi and chihiro
>>9846212there are tons, it just depends on your own interests. what are you interested in?
>>9846210Depends on how big your feet are and how thick your legs are. Meta's stretch pretty nicely, Baby do too to some degree; I'd avoid IW if I were you, they've quite "stiff", almost like compression socks. Useful if you have a problem with socks slipping off, but otherwise not very stretchy.
When making offers on an item, what is considered "lowballing?" Is asking $10 under the listed price too much? I just don't want to be rude.
any advice on how to keep a wig from sliding back? hair pins just don't cut it when I'm wearing a heavy long ass wig, which I tend to do.
>>9846407glue or sew a bunch of wig combs to the cap of the wig, and wear a net wig cap so they have something to cling on. there should at least a small row of them a little further back from the hairline.
>>9846364Thanks anon!I've got size 39 in feet, and i've lost some weight so i'd say my legs are pretty average.
>>9846463the thing is the wig cap tends to slide off as well, my hair is pretty smooth and maybe I have a big head but nothing seems to want to stay on, it's very frustrating
>>9846485Afaik 39 is about 24.5 in Japanese sizing so you should be fine.
>>9846379It depends on the price: asking $10 under is totally reasonable on a larger item but obviously not on something that's, say only $30 to begin with. Everyone has their own ideas of what exactly if acceptable or not but as far as I'm concerned, a general rule of thumb to keep things fair is just to never ask for more than a 20% price cut on whatever you're interested in.
Looking into 3d printing some stuff for the first time and have a couple questions: Is it possible to resin cast something you've 3d printed in order to make many more copies, say for cosplay jewelery pieces, repeating prop elements etc? If so, is there anything I should keep in mind when preparing a printed piece for mold casting aside from proper sanding and cleaning?
>>9843719Im a 32G so I feel that pain of trying to button a blouse and it just not fitting. What I do is I wear my usual bra and then over that I wear a shape-wear body suit because it slims everything out and it has shorts with it so if my skirt blows up Im good. It works better than a compression bra imo because compression bras will give you really bad looking boob loaf whereas this redistributes all the extra boob a little better than just flattening them.
>>9846501When you use the wig combs they will slide into your hair, not just your wig cap and it will be sturdier. I have hair down to my ass and I do this for 5 pound wigs.
so do any of you have very public jobs and still go out in lolita? I work at a well known university so I'm always really afraid of going out in lolita because my field is insanely competitive and I don't want students seeing me in an unprofessional manner... I've thought about wigs but Im still recognizable. Do any of you have that professional problem? How do you solve it?
is FGO cosplay even popular in burgerland?
>>9846883Fate cosplay in general is decently popular, but the vast majority is usually Saber, Rin, Archer, or other characters from FSN, Zero, or rarely Extra. I've seen a decent number of Merlin cosplayers + various people doing random characters (Hector, Kintoki, Blackbeard), but they pale in number to the main cast.
>>9846364Disagree that meta are stretchy, I have busted a couple pairs slightly but fit BTSSB/ AATP/ AP print socks. Agree that iw are too narrow for thicker calves
Best SS for an order of 5-6 1000 yen items? Tenshi's 500 yen per item fee is killer.
I really want to cosplay Akeno for an upcoming con, but all the cosplays I see of DxD characters look really trashy and badly done. I don't want to look trashy, how can I avoid that?
Time for a stupid request.That girl were in COF thread (and in Ita thread too) and no one answered me. I'm a bit obsessed again and even had a dream where someone told me her name...So what's her name?
Where can I buy filler items for decora in bulk at reasonable prices? Mostly hair clips and bead bracelets/necklaces.
>>9847823Dollar store (not joking), ebay, aliexpress, taobao. A lot of the bead bracelets my group uses we bought cheap cute beads online and then made the bracelets ourselves.
When the reservation ends on the new Victorian Maiden series, will it be put on the online store soon after?>tfw I want one last thing from VM, but I need to wait for my paycheck
Anyone have any experience withdrawing money from ZenMarket? Like how does it work, how long does it take, are there any fees to pay when you do this?I had about $100 refunded to me after an item I wanted was sold out, and I'd rather not have that kind of money just lying around with my shopping service when I can spend it elsewhere.
>>9847861iirc everything that went up for reservation this year was MTO only, so i don't think there will be extra stock
>>9847881>tfw you'll never get to buy anything from VM againI'm sad, the reservation has already closed hasn't it?
>>9847403move on and get better taste
>>9843749either dark red or a tint wash out would look awesome on the lips.Go with a mixture of wig clips and veil combs, or if you're using a wig, you could always do a few light stitches into the wig base.If you go with the clips options then a veil comb at the top, might be enough to hold it in place
>>9844281Look into yoga, pilates, barre, HIIT and body weight workouts. I love this video and their channel: youtube.com/watch?v=G9TSbIrp8qQAlso take pic related into factor depending on your training and hormone cycle
>>9847876You have to go to your wallet and click on a button for withdrawing. They give you all of your money back in about a day or two.
>>9847295use better quality materials and spend time on the costume to make sure it fits right. Also make the costume to fit your body and particularly your torso area as it can vary among people
This is probably going to be one of the dumbest questions asked on here to date, but here goes nothing!Recently I've really wanted to get into lolita, but I'm kinda confused on where to start? I've been looking at Lolibrary a little bit, but where is the best places to find stuff that I like and get more familiar with the fashion? I've been checking out a few things in the sticky too, like Bodyline and even a little bit of Taobao. I've wanted to maybe purchase something soon, but I'm not even sure if the fashion would look good on me or not.Again, sorry if this is a really stupid question and if I'm asking to be spoonfed.
>>9848106It is a bit spoonfeed-y, but I can understand that you're unsure where to look for genuinely good information. I'm unsure exactly where you are in knowing about the fashion, so two good places to learn the basics are fyeahlolita (it's own website) and thelolitaguidebook (on Tumblr). I wouldn't say either cover everything 100% and of course both have the biases of their creators but together they should cover most of the basics of the fashion.Then, be sure to take your measurements. They're extremely key to your experience with the fashion. You don't want to buy things that are too big or too small and you need to be honest to yourself about your sizing. This will also potentially limit you. If you're 96cm bust, 72cm waist, then I'm sorry to say you'll never fit Mary Magdalene. Same reverse story almost if you're a very, very small size and wanting to wear some modern AP which is getting bigger and bigger these days - though of course taking stuff in is a lot easier than letting out. Height also plays a factor because these clothes are often made for smaller asian bodies. Shoulder width can be an issue for lots of girls. Though personally I'm jelly of tall lolitas as a shorter girl, their legs can be to die for.Not saying this to dissuade you from whatever style you like! It's just something you have to acknowledge. Then instead of Bodyline or Taobao I'd start with secondhand brand. Lacemarket for if you want an easy english experience, though Wunderwelt and Closet Child also have very decent english staff and website translations. Once you get some more experience with the fashion I'd then start looking into Taobao and secondhand Japanese sites like Mercari and Fril, when you can tell quality and condition better.Keep an eye on brand sales as well. My first purchases in the fashion years ago were two items from EGL Comm Sales (pretty dead now), two things on Lacemarket, then some socks and accessories from an Innocent World sale.
>>9848106See if you can find some kind lolitas to help you. Have you found anything you like? Maybe someone can help you identify what styles you like and go from there. The anon above me covered a lot of good things, but another piece of advice I'd add is not to buy a bunch of random things but rather try to curate an outfit or two that are all cohesive and fit into one specific style.
Going to make my first cosplay outfit for an expo and I wanted to do a mascot outfit (not sure if that is the correct term) and would hopefully like to make it just one whole suit if possible. Haven't been able to find any real guides, websites or videos on how to make them. Any suggestions or sites I should check out?Pic related
>>9848139Thank you so so much, I really appreciate it! Unfortunately, all I know about the fashion has mostly come from cgl which I suppose can be a hit or miss. I've been debating on getting one "main piece" (I think that's the proper term) and then building off of that to start with! Again, thank you so much!>>9848152Yes, I have found quite a few things I like! I really like gothic and was hoping to start somewhere with that. Thank you for your help!
What would people consider an outfit to be ita? I recently bought my first lolita dress (AP Baked Sweets Parade) and I've only really posted a cord of it on my main fb bc I don't want ppl in lolita groups thinking I'm an ita so what are some tips to not look like one
>>9848184Post it in the coord help thread laid out on the floor
>>9848184see >>9848139 and the resources suggested plus just keep looking at examples of both good and bad coords on here and see what the members of each group have in common. Colour cohesion and good quality materials should be your focus points, as well as paying attention to your makeup and hair/wig: greasy stringy hair or a really shiny wig can make almost any coord look terrible
>>9848158Commander Holly posted a really comprehensive one on youtube a while back for a similar shape mascot suit, check that one out
Alright, so, in the last thread I posted a comment talking about how I had just made my first Bodyline purchase (I know, I'm retarded) and had never received any sort of tracking number despite it being already three weeks since I made the purchase and PayPal confirming my order had gone through. Tomorrow will be a month since I bought my shit, and still no word or update from Bodyline. I said before I wasn't in any rush to get my shit, but at this point I'm scared my package either got lost or something has happened. Any ideas on what to do, how to contact them, or if I should just chill the fuck out?
>>9848210Paypal claim. Bodyline's customer service is shit.
Havent done facepaint in about 8 years, last time i did i was a homestuck shitter, is Snazaroo still the go-to? This girl seems to have done darker pink tones over whatever she used to paint her skin, is it just the same shit but darker?
>>9848296ah, also what is a good material to sew arm socks out of
>>9848023Thanks, anon! I went for it yesterday and saw that they refunded me today.
Japonica Market tried to force me into EMS after I requested Registered Airmail. I paid 9000 JPY for the item, but asked it to be declared as 2500 JPY (well below the 6000 JPY insurance limit on small packet airmail).Were they trying to scam me on shipping?
>>9848394They're probably trying to save your ass in case your package got lost, so you could have insurance on it. I might be wrong but afaik Japonica don't declare orders well below value, and they're quite strict about this policy re: shipping things above 6,000 yen in value via EMS.
>>9848210I had to wait two months for my package last year.
>>9848395Well, at least I know to look for another SS. Tried them specifically, because I don't want to deal with retarded customs in EU. I would have to pay ~25% worth of the item in VAT, and this little only because value is below 150 EUR import tax exemption quota, otherwise it would be closer to 40%. Not to mention that EMS is twice as expensive, while the only difference from Airmail is that it's "express".
>>9848296>>9848296Water based face paint is for temporary applications and children. It covers poorly, blends poorly, and your body is going to lead to sweating it off.For durable full coverage paint you want cream/grease paint (same product, people just shy away from the term grease paint.) Apply by patting, not rubbing, add any contouring, and set with translucent powder or baby powder (depending on the tone of your body paint) additionally, that cosplayer is using long gloves to cut down on the makeup they need to apply.
>>9848451Thanks. And yeah I replied to my original post asking what a good material would be to make arm socks with, I’ve never made them but they seem like something I should probably hand sew and not use the machine for.
>>9843717Best way to make a design on brass? I need to make a ring with a pattern on it, so I thought I'd just buy some modeling clay or something.
>>9848400Japonica will undervalue (routinely mark all my packages at 100$ when they're worth much more) but they won't ship by airmail unless the actual value of your goods is under 6000.
best wait to keep up thigh high tights and such? im going to give double sided tape another go but last time it got all twisted so i wanted to know it there was something better!
>>9848884Sock glue, or a garter belt. The former is quite comfy, I use the brand that Sock Dreams sell but heard good things about Staysput, if you want to try it.
>>9848106I'm going to second what >>9848139 said about second hand brand. I wish I'd just bought second hand stuff from the start instead of new Bodyline and FanPlusFriend because there's such a difference in quality.
>>9848606If you don’t live in a metroplex with a good fabric district for lycras, you can scrap a pair of tights for fabric. There’s a guide to making your own glove pattern here. https://www.faceb**k.com/GrenCosplay/posts/328924067520288 (replace the asteriskes with o’s. 4chan has a spam filter) I never have any luck with commercial patterns fitting me right. The first few pairs of gloves you make will be really ugly. Consider sacrificing a stretchy and thin t-shirt you aren’t fond of any more to make a few trial gloves.
I'm a cosplay photographer who wants to do shoots of Goth Lolita styles. I'd like to put on my business cards that I'd be willing to do those kinds of shoots, but I'm concerned that seeing the word "Lolita" will make some people think I'm a deviant. Should I use terms like burando or coords, or J-fashion?
>>9849273>Goth LolitaPlease do your research first, no one uses that term to refer to the entire fashion other than genuinely clueless people.Anyway, J-fashion or Japanese fashion is the term to use if you want to avoid the name lolita; just keep in mind that individual shoots in lolita aren't very common, and you likely won't be invited to take pics of a comm at a meetup unless they're already familiar with you.
>>9849335Thanks for the info anon!
>>9849273Jfashion will also include other things like decora, cult party, mori, dolly kei, gyaru, yamikawaii(?), etc etc, any style that came out of Japan. Which can be a good thing if you're looking for business, it was a bit weird to say you're only interested in Lolita photoshoots anyways. Or you could equally go with alt fashion to catch things like (western)goth, punk retro as well, to maximise your appeal to people other than Lolita.For Lolita, EGL or egl fashion is the term used when girls want to avoid the word lolita (it actually only refers to mmm Lolita, if we're being pedantic/technical). The other terms are alice kei and lo maiden, but both of these aren't very widely used.
>>9848210They will not reply to any email, no-one checks them. The only way to contact them is on their Twitter. You can ask about the status of your package, but it's probably just still waiting to be shipped to you in their retarded system. They only send out international parcels once they have 20 to send to one country or something like that.
>>9849273It's not worth it. I've never met a lolita who did a photoshoot or seen anything like that on my comm's facebook group. The only time we hire photographers is when there is a really big event, which doesn't even happen once a year.
Hi! Circle skirt pattern drafting question.I’ll be making pic related and I’m having a hard time conceptualizing how to make the skirt? Advice I heard was using a circle skirt pattern and combining two or more circle skirts. (Will be using a hoop skirt and horse hairs braid). I’m just having a hard time understanding that? So for a standard circle skirt, the inner circle is roughly your waist right? So if I combine multiple circles together, won’t it warp it? I know that I’ll end up gathering it, but won’t it warp the outer edge? How would I adjust the measurements for each skirt? I learn to sew as I make my cosplay so I’m sorry if my question is strange.
I've been working on fitting a body suit. For some reason the invisible zipper I used down the center back has started to warp. It looks like a bunch of bumps. It wasn't doing this before so i'm a bit confused as to what could be wrong. I'm using the cosplay fabrics matte stretch leather if that makes a difference.
>>9849448As this is falling in multiple large pleats, and is pleated to the waist, I would not advise a circle skirt. Circle skirts have a fall that starts close to the body and falls in softer waves. This looks more like your standard gown pattern, where the pieces are sort of wedge shaped, though you will need to modify it for larger pleats.Regarding the outer hem, dress patterns rarely make a good hem out of the bag. It’s largely dependent on the weave of your fabric and your posture. You want to make the skirt with extra fabric at the bottom and once it is completed and fitted on your body, and you have any hoops skirts/petticoats/shapewear on and in place, pin the hem while it is being worn. The bottom hem will be one of your last steps in making a garment. I strongly strongly strongly suggest a second person to assist you with pinning the hem.
>>9849613Thanks! I’ll go back to the drawing board with the style of the skirt, but what you said about the hem is really helping to at least imagine how it might work
>>9843736>>9843966>>9844281>>9846862Wanted to come back and say thanks to all you guys for the advice!Turns out it was a bit more difficult to find one than I thought - I guess I should have mentioned I'd need it to be nude because the two blouses I have issues with are off white and I'm a bit fan of skirts and daily lolita looks. Turns out nude sports bras are kind of hard to come by IRL, huh. I also tried the shapewear idea, but nothing I tried on seemed to do anything or were very hard to get on if they were the kind with shorts (maybe I was trying the wrong sizes...). Other than ordering online, the only nude ones I could find were expensive underwired ones from Dillards. I bought two from Wacoal in 32DDD and might return one or both as they were $68 each, yikes. I’ve never tried to purposefully reduce my chest before though so I’m unsure if they’re doing the job. Both are very nice and don't cause monoboob but haven’t perfectly fixed the button pop/gap issues - they’ll lay fine and flat as long as I don’t move around too much, but it can still looked strained with some arm movement if that makes sense. Also helps a lot with IW bodice boobloaf but doesn't seem like significant reduction. Is that the level it should be at with just a sports bra and not a binder, just a bit less rather than a more noticable difference? Or should I be buying a smaller nonfancy sports bra to compress more? If you guys have an online nude one you like I’m all ears! I didn’t realize it wouldn’t be something I could find and try on in a store.
What is that famous lolita dress that has breakfast stuff on it and costs a lot?I'm not into lolita but I was randomly talking about it and can't think of the dress name.
>>9850190AP Honey Cake
>>9850169(shape-wear anon here)so Victoria's Secret surprisingly sells good sports bras that reduce a bit without boobloafing. They'd be good for a coord but i don't like them that much for working out because they don't do shit for impact. I use one on occasion for things like this when I need to reduce because I'm trying to fit into a nice blouse or smaller shirt. That one doesn't come in plain nude (I'm too pale for nude colors) but they have other bras that do and are compressing which I've tried on. (I just don't like front zip work out bras) That's the Knockout one on their website that comes in DD & DDD. Again, I don't own it but I wasn't looking to buy just a bra I wanted something my boobs wouldn't jiggle and annoy me in. Outside of that I recommend looking at British shops if you can, they have a lot of 'bigger' sizes and they're the only place I can find that has cute, comfortable, and affordable bras. I know they sell shape wear and the like so I would try them or similar shops. Good luck!!!! If you have any success let us know!! :)
Does anyone have recommendations for how to fix full shirring that’s been stretched? As in, I know I need new elastic, but how do I not destroy the dress as a mediocre seamstress? Should I just get a professional to do it? Is that even a common thing professional seamstresses do? Pls halp i don’t want to destroy this Meta OP
>>9850304Get a professional, it's not weird. Even if you're not fat the elastic in shirring can loose it's stretch over time. Normie dresses have shirring too, if they're really a professional they'll either have fixed that sort of thing before or they will tell you up front to take it somewhere else for repair.
>>9846575If it exists, you can cast it. Cleaning and sanding is a given. Good luck.
>>9850169>32DDD and normal price for a decent undergarment seems expensive
any recommendations for good quality synthetic wigs that can “pass” for daily wear? I’m self conscious about my natural hair, had to shave it off at one point and wore the most decent 20$ amazon wigs I could find at the time, so that’s my only experience with them. I’m looking for something that won’t get tangled easily and doesn’t have that artificial shine.
>>9850462Why synthetic? If you want it for daily wear and are ok with short styles HH is well worth it.
>>9850469because I don’t have much money to spare and only wear long hair, short styles don’t suit me imo. I’ve seen synthetic wigs look good when styled and it seems they can last long enough with proper care.
Is Hospitality Doll really this short irl? I’m questioning my life decisions.
>>9850494Yes. It was that short in the stock photos and is irl
>>9850494>>9850496I thought it had a matching skirt with it ?
How do I know if the socks tagged as "brand new without tags" haven't been worn?
>>9850570Ask for pictures. Socks will always get a slight bit of warping once worn.
>>9848288>>9848398>>9849407Bodyline anon here. I finally got my package yesterday! I was definitely just freaking out over nothing. All my junk arrived safe and sound, but I can't say the same for the almost destroyed bag it came in. Thank you guys for all the help, I really appreciate it.
How the fuck do I take a selfie on Instagram that's flattering? I feel like every time I try to take a picture of myself with my phone, it makes my face look fatter than it actually is. I'm a guy, tall, I acknowledge I'm overweight, but my face only pics tend to look like shit in comparison to my face in full body pics, and it makes me want to go nuts.
>>9850780Hold your phone higher than your head and then tilt your face to still be in line with the phone (chin up).Don’t take photos from straight on, it hilights any lack of symmetry you have.Anticipate taking at least 25 photos from each angle you try and select the best of them. Instagram creates the false perception that these were quickly captured in the moment single sucessful shots. They are not.
>>9850778>what are body proportionsJust because you're an inverted triangle doesn't mean everyone else is.
>>9850778>I'm *actually* a 32DDcool then you understand how hard it is to find bras that fit and how shirts don't fit. I'm 5'2 125lbs and a size 2-4 except for my big chest which is genetic. I wear shape wear literally because it makes me feel better because I hate my chest and have problems with blouses because my boobs are too big. Go be a prick somewhere else
>>9850807They chose to word it in the most angry “only I am allowed to have these proportions so that I can continue to feel special” way, but if they’re struggling with shapewear, it is fair to say that they might want to revisit their bra sizing and go up in the band to hit a level that has more generous cups. Cups are scaled to the band size, so a 32DD has smaller cups than a 34DD. Sticking with that Tiny band size might have them cramming their tits into the same cup that would be used for a C in a bigger band size.
>>9850838>take a time stamped pic in your bra or I'm rightthat doesn't sound creepy at all... Just admit that different people have different bodies and different things work for them. I'm a 32DDD/G depending on the bra. In the US bras are made differently but I'm still a 32DDD/G. It's genetic it runs in my family. Why do you have a stick so far up your ass?
>>9850838>a new breed of "tits or gtfo"Never thought I'd see the day
>>9850870It's actually not that rare, bra sizing in the US is just terrible so girls that are actually 32DD-G usually think they're a 36D and deal with an ill-fitting bra.
>>9850870Begone robot, no one's going to timestamp their tits on a blue board for your pleasure.
>>9850870>calling boobs "rare"go back to /b/
>>9850894woman here, I don't give a fuck about turning off a random dude on the internet.
>>9850894>>9850903I’m not even her, but why are men like this? Or are the guys that infiltrate cgl just that autistic?
>>9850910>Or are the guys that infiltrate cgl just that autistic?Yeah. /cgl/'s known as the girl board so guys come here to test their social skills.
>>9850903>waah not everything is about my dick >>9850910>>9850919this^^
>>9850910I mean, real talk, it’s because they’ve been raised with media that teaches them everything women do is for the purpose of titliating men, and that the thing women want most in life is a man. I’d argue it’s not their fault in the same way a spoiled child is the fault of the parent, not the toddler; but pointing it out when it happens helps them improve.
>>9850923>a spoiled child is the fault of the parent, not the toddlerMinus the fact we're talking about grown men. I understand what you're saying and the comparison works but it's still pathetic.
Question to resident Lolitas:Would it be viable to do a Lolita dress / cosplay styled after Crystal Maiden? Asking for a friend
>>9850946It would still be a cosplay. When you wear lolita, you don't try to dress like someone else.
>>9850946You can do a lolita coord inspired by that, or a cosplay of it with some lolita help for the patterning.Mixing them together tends to look bad, mostly on the lolita front since it's a fashion and not a costume.
When you buy more than one thing from Closet Child and they're from 2 different stores, how does the shipping work exactly? Sorry for the completely retarded question, I've only ordered one thing at a time from them
>>9850946It depends whether you want to do a character inspired coord or a cosplay with a poofy skirt.Both tend to look cheap if done poorly, so you have to be really careful with materials and such.
>>9850961They pack it up and ship together. They know how to do it.
>>9850946Lolitas are very adamant about lolita being a fashion and not a costume. It looks like an interesting concept to apply to lolita standards, but lolitas are not going to view lolita inspired character adaptions as lolita fashion any more than Vivienne Westwood inspired character adaptions would be considered Vivienne Westwood fashion.Please respect their spaces at conventions and do not wear your cosplay to lolita meet-ups or tea parties or the like. Doing so reduces them to props to support the visuals of your cosplay.
>>9850979I appreciate this comment.
>>9849448I would not make it a full circle skirt - it looks more like a pleated half to 3/4 circle if that makes sense.
Whats the best way to go about clearing a wardrobe and switching to a new style of clothing? Ive thought of doing it all at once or gradually and Im trying to see other options. I want to switch to school uniforms (nanchatte seifuku) and at least have a week worth of clothing to start out (and stick with the fashion until i graduate colleg or lomger) but I have so many pieces of clothes that I feel like Ill hate to part with right now.Im going to keep a few of the important things but should I just phase out my clothes over the course of a year? Any relevant opinion helps ig? Thanks in advance.
On the fence about getting the sock glue from sock dreams. Has anyone tried it and does it work? Double sided body tape lasts about 3 steps before my thigh highs rip from my skin but at least I'm not stuck with sticky patches on my legs after.
>>9851668I find sock glue really sucks at keeping thigh highs up, they roll down and get stuck to themselves rather than to your skin.
Would shoe clips leave a mark on a pair of leather shoes? (I mean normal wear - let's say you leave them on for half of the day) Does that depend on the shape of the clip attachment and if yes, what's the difference?
>>9851668Mines is great but I'm not fat.
>>9850434I was thinking more in terms of whether the porousness/density of the printed filament might cause issues for moldmaking etc or if I'd have to treat it in any way first, but thanks. Maybe I was just overthinking it.
>>9851680I'm not fat but I'm not a midget. >>9851673I was afraid of that but was it the sock dreams brand? >>9851700Guess I'll bite the bullet and go for it. Reviews are good at least.
what are some recommended forwarding services from japan??
>>9851654Options:1. Konmari. If you are still attached to clothes then maybe you aren't ready to switch styles yet.2. Start wearing the new style and put everything else in big storage bags. If you keep reaching for stuff that's in storage, then you weren't ready to switch styles3. Just have a fuckton of clothes in varying styles. >>9851679Not usually unless there's a sharp edge on the clip (e.g. alligator clips). Most shoe clip backs look like the wide clip on earring backs and shouldn't leave a mark.
I thought there was a laundry thread but its gone so... I bought a meta skirt with a built-in petticoat, will it be safe if I chuck it in the washing machine on a cold hand wash? I'm a bit worried about the petticoat warping out of shape, it's a stiff net.
>>9851982Yes, should be fine. I've done it for multiple skirts with the built in hard netting and they've been fine. I tend to put stuff in wash bags even with the handwash cycle just so it can't get caught anywhere in the drum, but I'm pretty sure I've done without them before and been fine
>>9852055Thanks anon, I'll give it a go.
For planning meetups in cafes/restaurants, does anyone ever call ahead while planning and let them know that it is a fashion event? Most of the time people in my comm never call ahead and while getting a table for 5 isn't usually hard for large groups of normally dressed people for some reason, our clothing makes things more "difficult" for dining out. Maybe I'm overthinking it but I thought it would be a good courtesy to call ahead and make reservations and to give them a heads up that we're dressed up and don't want to be oogled at.
>>9852224Calling ahead of time is always a good idea imo, not just to let them know who will be turning up, but also to make sure they actually have enough seats for the group. You wouldn't want to go there only to find out that they have no seats for you, or have them claim that your fashion is against their dress code and they can't allow you in.
>>9852224How does it become more difficult?
How do i make a prop dagger that lights up for cheap?
How do I anime conventions? I'm considering going to babby's first, but I know absolutely nothing. Are they worth it? What is there to do? How much does it cost to have fun? Can you even have fun if you're alone?
>>9850946Sorry for the bad collage, I did not know what app people use for these.Couldn't decide what bag and shoes to use. But I think using a snow themed dress and no giant prop is the only way you could do a coord like this without it being ita
Lately I'm seeing a lot of Asian cosplayers with their eyes very wide, almost like they're being stretched. What are they using? Tape? Some sort of contact lens?
How much stretch does the average AP cutsew have? I usually see the estimate say around 81cm bust, but is that without stretch? Some cutsews on lolitadesu say they can go well over 100cm
>>9852408I own two AP cutsews and they barely fit my 93-95 cm bust. I’d say the absolute max would be 96 cm unless it has shirring.
I guess I’m asking if anyone has experience filing a dispute against a negative review on lacemarket? I haven’t gotten a negative review yet, but I gave a girl a negative after she backed out on the sale after purchasing, and I’m nervous that she will give me a negative. If she does, do I have the right to dispute this, and what’s the process of it?
>>9852434When you receive feedback, you can view it through your own profile (My Profile > Listings/Feedback). All feedback has a 'Dispute Feedback' button beside it. It will open up a new email window for lacemarketnet at gmail dot com. This is the official way to do it.You can also send an email directly to the above account with the usernames of both accounts in the exchange and a description of what happened. Retaliation feedback is unfortunately allowed, but you can dispute it and the moderators will look into it. They will likely change both of your feedbacks to neutral instead of negative.
>>9850500You're thinking of the skirt/blouse set. That's the OP which did come with bloomers and they're also super short but necessary (pic related is not showing the matching bloomers). I have it and it is basically shirt; it's not so short that you'll see your ass, the person here seems to be posing in a way that pulls it up. You do have to watch your movements or else it will show some butt, though.
Is there a way to lighten a wig? Bought an expensive ass lacefront in the wrong color and now I'm floundering. Seems like general concensus says no but I'm hopeful there's an overlooked trick out there somewhere. Any help or advice is appreciated
I’d like to purchase off of Fril, but I don’t know what SS are trustworthy. Could I please have recommendations?
>>9852408I'd say newer cutsews are more forgiving than older ones but it honestly varies. I have a cutsew t-shirt from 2015 that's pretty tight on my 85 cm bust, and a cutsew t-shirt from 2013 that could definitely stretch up past 90 cm. I'd say most pre-2012 properly fits <88 cm and most post-2012 can easily go past 90 cm but there are exceptions for both.
>>9852355You mean those really long bishie-eyes? That's usually tape.Tape + circle lenses + opening your eyes really wide for pictures results in some big anime eyes without the use of editing.>>9852479Laying it out in the sun can help fade/lighten it a bit, but that doesn't make that huge of a difference.You can try painting over the wig (and brushing it out so it doesn't get crunchy), but more often than not it looks shitty.
>>9852519Here's an example of what I mentioned.
>>9852492I regularly use FromJapan for fril orders with no problems!
I have a money request on Paypal in yen. I have a balance in my pp account in USD. My app is linked directly to my bank account as well as my debit card. When I go to pay the money request, it asks me to link a card. It does not give me the option to pay with my balance (which is not the full amount of the invoice), or my already linked card, or my already linked bank account. Plz sum1 tell me whyI suppose I can just transfer the money to my card and pay it like that but that's, like, totally annoying and stuff
>>9852624This happened to me recently paying shipping from WW. I think it’s somethibg with how they sent it. I just had to add the card and continue on.
>>9852331Your questions are very broad and difficult to answer because the answers depend on a lot of factors.>Are they worth it? Depends on the con and personal experience; some cons are better than others, and sometimes people don't enjoy themselves for XYZ reasons even if the con is amazing. You gotta go yourself and see.>What is there to do?Again, depends on the con because each one is different. Usually there are artist alleys where people sell their own creations, other stalls that sell official (or bootleg) merch, panels about various subjects, sometimes there are meet and greets or other events with voice actors or bands or other "celebrities" within the hobby...Look up the local con that you want to attend and see what they have in store.>How much does it cost to have fun?Again, depends on the con. The bigger, more established ones tend to be more expensive. >Can you even have fun if you're alone?Depends on yourself more than anything. Are you social? Friendly? Do you make friends easily? Do you not mind being alone? Only you can answer these, really.
I have something like pic related in white and i have no idea how to coord it. Any suggestions?
>>9852525God that make up is hideous. Why do they always draw the line like that?
Anyone can recommend me a good BodyPainter? I’m looking to get my whole body painted based off a character. Detailed and all so I don’t care about price range.
>>9852966Fur collars are less versatile than fabric collars imo because they're very weather-specific, but I'd stick it over a bolero or cardigan if I were you. For extra comfort (so you don't layer one giant collar on top of another one), forgo the blouse underneath said bolero/cardigan, or wear a collar-less blouse. Wear it with any coord that has white in it, or in an otherwise all black coord if you like the dramatic look that creates; I'm a slut for white collared black coords though so maybe that's just me.
Thinking about buying Meta's giant platforms.Can anyone who own these comment on their durability? I want them but I'm worried about spending that amount of money on shoes that might break easily.
>>9846210I'm the same height and most AP and Baby socks fit fine, AP being better for me than baby, with a few notable exceptions. I have only 1 pair from meta, which was even longer.They won't always be over the knee, but most of the time should be ok if you have reasonably slim legs.
>>9853130Definitely won't break but the pleather on the straps is a little worn on mine. I wear them a lot but still. Wish they had used snaps instead of actual buckles, hopefully the new ones have them!
>>9853130I really hope the re-released shoes has a sturdier synthetic leather. The plattform shoes I've seen before in the same material flaked and the shiny ones got scuffs so easy. I ordered them anyways since they are perfect in their design.
lolitadesu's surface mail shipping method says it takes 2-3 months. Has that been true for people who have used it? Or is there a chance it might ship faster?
>>9853574>>9853597Thank you so much, anons! Seriously considering it now.
Can I spray plastidip on PVC pipe? or should I sand it first
What was this bodyline dress code? I've searched for it and it's pissing me off so much that I can't find it. I think it was part of a set maybe
Does anyone have the english version of this cosplay kimono tutorial?
Where can I find a good miniskirt or French maid outfit? Everything on amazon looks to have that cheap “sexy” costume store look to it.
>>9854165Did you look at Bodyline?
Okay, that must be super dumb question, but how can I ask a person to post actual pictures instead of stock ones in japanese?
How much to Baby's OTKs stretch out? I have a size 8 US shoe/sock, and I've got pretty muscular calves (around 30-31cm circumference). Would they fit, or would they tear?
>>9854189They're alright, surprisingly. I have thicker thighs so brand OTKs tend to not fit me very well but Baby's do.Which kind are you getting? Their standard lace topped socks have "functional" ribbons (i.e. they can be undone and need to be re-tied) so they're a bit fiddly; just a heads up in case you're not really into that.
>>9854191I plan on getting these! They're actually AaTP, oops.
>>9854199Patterned socks might be a bit of an issue unlike solids, but to be fair I don't own any patterned socks so another anon might be able to help you more. Just as a guesstimate though - Are you sure you measured your calves correctly? because 30-31cm doesn't seem very big to me; if that's an accurate measurement, I think you'll be fine.
>>9854204I realized I made a serious typo, they're 40cm around, whoooops.Also debating on these, as well.
>>9848884Wear nylons or skin color tights underneath, the fabric will grip together. No need to use an adhesive, and tights have the added bonus of compressing the legs so everything looks more even where the thigh highs end.
Looking to distress/age a black leather belt and baldric. I’ve read rubbing alcohol can help remove a bit of dye and help dry it out a bit. Anyone ever give this a try? Aside from the usual sandpaper and twisting and such, any other ideas?
how do I prevent my tights from ripping? Just be more careful?
>>9854291Essentially. Make sure you fit (obviously), put them on slowly, and make sure you don't snag it with fingernails/hangnails/etc. I tend to cut/file down my fingernails and toenails, and then use lotion on my hands, legs, and feet in order for the tights to not snag.
Which fabric should I use for my diablo purple wizard costume?
picking hotels for dummies?im trying to find a hotel but ive never done this before. ive got like 5 people coming with me and i have no idea what im doing.
I don't really know where else to ask this, so I figured here would be suitable.So my gf's bday is coming up in a little over a month now, I plan on making her a giraffe plush hat (pic related is what I'm trying to achieve, except as a giraffe).I already got the general idea of how to do it, and I'm in the process of sketching out a template. I have a casting of her head so I will be able to make the hat fit perfectly. A little bit of stuffing for the muzzle and I would just need to make ears, antlers, and some eyelids for the eyes.Problem I'm running into though is trying to find fabric. I'm looking for something super soft; kind of like the fabric they use for blanket throws. The inside lining will just be white, but I need the outer to be a giraffe print for obvious reasons.Tried looking around online, couldn't find any suitable giraffe print fabric. Does anyone know where I could find high quality soft animal print fabric? Is there a place I could look to find plushie making materials?I guess while I'm at it, where could I find plushie eyes?
>>9855010Not really helpful comment, but this is cutest fucking thing :3 Your gf must be so lucky!
>>9855010Fabric.com has some giraffe print fabric if you just search for it. What you'd want is fleece or minky.Here's one: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0328499/shannon-minky-cuddle-baby-giraffe-cappuccino
>>9855036I hope so, I've been wanting to make her something for a while now and I wanna knock it out of the park>>9855046>fabric.comI feel silly that I didn't know this website existed, too used to buying fabric locally. Thanks though!
Is it ok to cosplay with your baby at cons?
>>9855134At cons? NopeAt home? Totally
What's the best way to get cum stains out of the dress without hurting the fabric?
Is it considered rude to ask a seller why their shipping costs are higher than usual? She has her local shipping listed at $20, but I’ve looked up the shipping calculator, and it’s telling me it would only be $12. I know it’s not much, but I think it’s super rude to over charge for shipping
>>9855163Not to get them in the first place. Good job ruining your dress, hope your honest in your listing when you inevitably decide to sell it because you can’t get the stain out. Disgusting.
>>9855166I think you should ask her. I would probably send her the link where I calculated it and ask ''can you please use this shipping method?''
>>9855134Only if your baby isn't a collicky crier.
is there an usakumya smaller than the mini-mini version? anyone out there who makes tiny replicas?
Im genuinely stumped on this. What would you guys do to get those two gold...clamps(?) above his waist to stay, and what material would you use to make it? If i cant figure it out i was just going to cosplay his first ascension instead and attach them to the black shirt, but i really want to do the final ascension since ive been working out and want to show off my abs.
>>9855345This is the smallest one Baby has ever made (on the left in pic related):https://lolibrary.org/items/btssb-little-usakumya-rucksack
So I saw the pretty princess wojak memes, and I got inspiration to cosplay one of the dads in those memes, do you think that could be good?
>>9855345There are phone strap/keychain sized Usakumyas as well
>>9855166They might be using it to include packaging costs, travel costs, or to turn a profit. I remember a few months back there were a heated couple of posts about this where someone was really defensive about their shipping costs because they were adding in these things when others said they don't/shouldn't.
>>9855345Do replica kumyas even exist? I want to see them, I bet they're really bad>>9855700They look cute here, but the brown ones with the white faces are absolutely hideous.
>>9855678Would anyone know who you are? You might need a girl with you to cosplay the pretty princess and carry around a sign with the points or whatever.
>>9855490>>9855700thank you, that’s exactly the size I was looking for!>>9855706there’s a chinese lolita that makes usakumya brooches, they’re pretty legit looking - pic related.
Anyone have pointers/advice/wisdom on costume Chainmail? I've never made any before and am trying to figure out my best option. So far it seems like my best options are either plastic rings or knitting like shown. I'm leaning toward knitting because it's lighter, more flexible, and cheaper. Knitting should be easy enough to learn, right?
>>9855715I'd ask a girl to pair up with me>If I knew anyone who wouldAlaska is suffering
so ive been wanting to get into lolita for a while now, but i have no idea where to start and what to do and what not to do. if someone could give me a rundown on the basics and some good refs id really appreciate it.if yall want to rec coords, im 5'3" and on the thicc side. pretty pale and got freckles all over my body, long dark brown hair and i wear glasses. i have eyes the same color as my hair and red looks pretty good on me.
>>9855763See>>9848139I'm the one who wrote that previous summary for another in this thread. Honestly we can't just give you broad recommendations - we have no idea what style you like, your measurements, etc. And that's a bit too spoonfeed-y even for this thread, lolita is just too broad of a fashion. Look at Lolibrary and Closet of Frills on Facebook, browse for hours, find what you like. If you get items you're unsure how to coord in the future and want to make sure you're putting together a good outfit there's always the Outfit/Coord Help Thread. Only thing I can say since I'm 5'3" also is that you'll fit most things just fine length wise so no need to worry about things like Meta and AP skirts. Be ready for almost every top and blouse to be a bit short on your torso though.
>>9855770thank, will look there
>>9846501I've started using clips over the wig cap and using my hair below to secure it - at least one on top and one at the back which are problem areas.
>>9855763milanoo sounds like a good option for you. they have tons of different styles and sizing and it's not as expensive as AP or BTSSB :)
Is there a list of questions anywhere of what you should ask when trying to screen/vet potential roommates at a con?I only know things like "You're not going to try to store drugs in the hotel room, right?" and "You don't sound like a hurricane when you're asleep, right?" because of personal experience dealing with those kinds of people, and another question like "You're not going to try to turn the room into a sauna or freezer or something, right?" from a horror story I read in a thread here. I'd like a general list of things to avoid, so that I can screen for them without having to deal with them first.
>>9855741Chainmail is relaxing, but fairly expensive and time consuming. I honestly wouldn’t even learn knitting for a costume, I would recommend just buying fabric with a realistic chainmail print off spoonflower.
>>9855779things to ask: do they sleep early or late, do they smoke, will they get shit-faced drunk, do they make a mess, will they try to bring back people to the room..generally I just ask "what kind of roommate are you, do you have any unusual things you want to let me know" and this is just me but i will also let them know that if they do anything extreme i will not hesitate to confront them and kick them out if really need be but luckily i haven't had to do that.. yet
There's a dress with pic related printed on it and I can't remember the brand. Does anyone knows it?
>>9855778>trolling in the stupid question thread
>>9855405I guess it depends on what's on his back? You could make a "spine" on his back, make foamcore armor/fingers that connect to the spine in back. You could also rig them in place with fishing line to the top necklace and bottom pieces. Question for elaborate iron-on seaguls -- how would you do the motif on 2B's skirt? (Pic related.) I bought iron-on heat-transfer vinyl with the idea I'd scale, cut, transfer it all on the skirt... and my hand's cramping like a motherfucker after hand cutting one panel. I looked at cricut cutters, but they only cut premade basic designs, not custom.
Why did so many popular threads stop being active?E.g. Price check, worn, Larme, girly.. They die before they go into autosage.
>>9855763Go to egl.circlly.com, buy stuff, wear it.It really is that simple
>>9856269Lost interest, I suppose, or lack of new material in case of specific styles. Having the same discussions and sharing the same content gets old after a while.
>>9856274All of those threads have new material
Is it weird to try and incorporate lolita pieces into normie outfits? If both my normie wardrobe and my lolita wardrobe tend toward black/gothic, would it be ok to mix things up as long as I avoid calling the resulting outfits lolita? Or am I stuck letting my lolita pieces sit in the closet while I slowly build up a real wardrobe?
>>9856465No, the loli police will arrest you if you do that
>>9856465Of course it's okay, they're your clothes, wear them however you want.
Where/how do you find people to commission cosplays from? Are there hashtags or websites to look through?For reference, I want to be one of the Pussycats from My Hero Academia
>>9856140I would go the route of working out a stencil, marking it on the fabric (it’ll show even on black fabric with a bit of squinting. I like red ball point for this) and hand stitching ribbon for the design.Trying to get all those lines straight and clean and even with a transfer is going to be its own private hell.
>>9856465That's usually referred to as casual lolita and yeah it's fine as long as you're not acting like it's some hot shit coord.
does anyone have a picture of a actually short lolita?
>>9857076How short do you count as short?
>>98570825 feet tall exactly short
>>9857076pocket.lolita is a short lolita. she's ugly and her coords are bad, but she's short
There are a bunch of groups on FB that you should check out. Many give reviews of commissioners too, so you know who you can trust and who to stay away from. Just search 'cosplay commission'
do we have a discord for lolita right now?
>>9855706I love the brown ones! You just need to wear ivory/ navy/ dark red colorways of prints with them
>>9857161A link was posted in the general thread.
I was on here a couple months ago and found a lolita shop off of one of these posts, a lot of the outfits were kimono "style" (the sleeves), usually dark, there was a couple fox and nurse dresses. Does anyone have any idea what site this is? Gonna keep looking but any help is appreciated
>>9856140the fancier lines kind of look like the thick zigzag stitch used for applique work. Especially where sections overlap like the top points. This isn't iron on advice though so...
>>9857012>wearing lolita items in a non-lolita outfit is casual lolitalol whatNo. Absolutely not.