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Victorian Maiden Edition

Previous thread: >>9856476

Reminder as always to keep an eye out for Meta Telephone anon.
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Paypal protection is a joke
Moitie doesn't show up that much on secondhand sites and those people are very unlikely to lower their price so it depends on how much you want it. Don't post it in the dream dress thread if you don't want it that bad.
>PayPal basically hands out refunds for anything
Maybe if you used an american credit card
It's not the money issue so much as packages getting lost, stolen, and fucked with by the garbage people with zero work ethic foreign postal/dispatch/transport services employ. I've never had something not arrive or arrive late or in a deplorable state in Japan. I've had one thing from the UK disappearing midway (seller had proof of shipping it out), and ebay refunded me in full, but it's too much of a hassle.
150 usd is the usual price even on Japanese secondhand for Holy Queen skirts. I once found a damaged HQ instore closetchild and it was priced as 10k. Buy it or make the seller an offer.

Should people particapating in nanchate go for a more realistic vibe with their uniforms? Or is it okay to be costumey as long as its cute?

Where is the best place to get school uniform and school uniform esk clothes?

Should seifukus classify as being apart of nanchate or does their need to be more effort put in to a nanchate coord?.
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Oh and I forgot how do skirt belts work?
When it comes to these questions I always refer to whatever I see in promotional pictures of nanchatte brands.

> Should people particapating in nanchate go for a more realistic vibe with their uniforms? Or is it okay to be costumey as long as its cute?

Even nanchatte brands vary from that point of view: Conomi has very serious vibes while LucyPop is very quirky. However, there is a general tendency to experiment with colours and palettes that would not suit real uniforms. As long as it's not a straightforward costume it's probably just a matter of style/preference.

> Should seifukus classify as being apart of nanchate or does their need to be more effort put in to a nanchate coord?

Not sure why sailor uniforms should not be considered nanchatte. It can also require quite some effort to pull them off as they can be combined with different scarfs and cardis and so on. Even if it's more common to find them in a set, I think they still classify as nanchatte.
Again, my reference are Japanese nanchatte brands and they do sell a lot of serafuku tops.

There are a lot of shops for seifukus listed in this spreadsheet from the Taobao thread
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>men, which make up 50% of the population
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Thread's been autosaging all day.

8 days away, the time flew

>What’s your lineup?
>How’s cosplay progress going?
>Anything you’re excited about this year?
>Anything you’re not excited about?
>Cosplay Predictions?
>What are your hopes for the con?
>Any shoots/panels you want to see?
>Any shoots/panels you’re planning?
>Thoughts on the two dealers rooms?
>What about the rental bins?
>putting the subject in the name field

come on now

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previous thread>>9852357

per the title we're nmw at a time in larping where teenagers who started larping in the 90's are now bringing their own children to larp events [and some cases their grandchildren].

Would you feel comfortable about attending evnets where families and children are allowed? would you rather prefer to go to events that are 18+ only?
if you had children of your own would you bring them along, or keep larping as somthing for yourself?
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If by muddy you mean dull (sorry, not too well-versed in painting terms) I think that might be the camera/lighting. At the cost of shadows all over the gun, this is a better representation of what it looks like in average, just laying around lighting.
something something wrist entanglement, getting caught, and cutting off circulation. Also, issues with skills that make you drop weapons. Is it still dropped if it's not in your hand, but hanging off you by a strap?
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spray some on some shit-tier brush and rub it carefully on edges that would scrape
What games do you prefer?
Ones that don't rely on steep character advancement to make high-level characters tower over low-level ones, mainly. I don't believe there's any excuse for a new character to be useless at a larp.

Can we start another one of these?
Dumping a few I found on tumblr to get us started.
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Or try a square neck blouse.
Yeah, i'll try that. I usually fold the collar above the dress ties, but that probably looks bad from behind

The frills on the square neckline will get interrupted by the halterneck ties, which will look odd. I suppose you can cover that up if you put ribbon brooches on both sides to cover up how the neckline frill is being folded under the shoulder straps/halter ties.

A square neckline without frills would mean a lot of straight lines (shoulder straps, halter neck, neckline square) are all over your chest/shoulder area.


Yeah, looks bad from behind. Source: own both this and Dream Marine. The friend who helped me dress fussed ten minutes over the neck ties before we finally settled on tucking it into the dress.

It looks great over a bolero though, if that helps (as in, wear the bolero over the dress, tie the halter tie, drape the bow outside the bolero).
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Attending an event in August so trying to get my outfit down. I was thinking religious/cross theme(but I could also do angels as well).

Looking for crit, also suggestions for legwear(would rather otks over tights) and jewelry. Thanks!

I'd ditch the peignoir -- with the veil from the crown, no waist on the peignoir and a poofy dress you'll probably end up resembling this >>9834167.

If you want to further define your figure, you can also ditch the sash, remove the waist bow/ribbon from the dress and add a corset, though I don't think it's strictly necessary. I'd really suggest keeping a tight focus on the layering so there's something interesting to actually look at rather than a few bits of jewellery floating on a puff of chiffon layers.

For OTKs, AP is a good brand to focus on, they've practically crossed every print with crosses the last few years so it'll be easier to find Something Cross or Random Heavenly Holy otks floating around. Alternatively, you could go for lace tights -- not the cheapo floral ones, the ones that look like crochet. That will give you some lightness to match the sheer veil and the short sleeves.

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Old Thread: >>9838982

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3peD9VtAPM9cuIjYlexb7nHOkUfFs_Fcyv21UYakV4/edit#gid=0

/cgl/ Resources Spreadsheet (under construction) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19XZ308_3yoOKiTmgUA_DfgeqW4ddTCB_e6Zz1wnIJA8/edit#gid=827059689

-Drama between Aquaria's You (@marmalade.cos) and @blueseaswitch when blueseaswitch paid for a commissioned Aquarium cosplay and received an almost unwearable product
-Honey Hime releases MV for their new song
-Some body positivity and some body negativity
-Stellure announces next live

Featured Group: Peachy Parade
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I've never seen a dance that was arguably good but lacking so... much energy... Yikes.

I'm not sure how I feel about this
I think I like it? I was really afraid it was going to attempt to be a dance cover. Her voice isn't perfect, and she has pitch problems at times, but overall it's pretty easy on the ears. I think she could turn the volume down on the harmonizations, they're drowning out the melody. I liked the interactions she had with the "others", planning those out must have took time. She's also pretty heckin cute so that helps.
Tbh storm in lover just has one of the worst coreographies i've seen in my life. They do look dead but it's hard to make it look interesting regardless.

I like it - this is coming from someone who has done Latin dance though. Some of the steps are taken from some of those styles of dance, however most people who attempt it don't really know how to pull off the movements correctly to give it that overall 'latin' feel.

The best attempt I've seen of it was a video of two girls in the Arabian outfits.(no idea how they made that connection)
The downside is that they had close ups which makes it harder to learn from so everyone uses the shitty covers to perpetuate the cycle.

Classic ita edition
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Lots of tumblr trenders who are delusional. The pudgy average twenties woman look is never going to get anywhere near a shota aesthetic. Only works for underweight girls with neotenous features, not with a face like a soccer mom sprayed full of botox and a speak to mah manager wig.
>Orchidee Stachelig
That name alone is ita as all hell. Orchid Prickly. Really?
She has more articles referencing "teh rurus" and how they ruined the fashion, also titling pics of her where it isn't clear what she's wearing "Hate me, I'm a goth ita". It's too bad, honestly, from pics she's posted she looks quite beautiful; I can see her looking gorgeous in Moitie, but her attitude and victim complex are horrendous.
It's been a few years though, I wonder if she's still like this.
oh shit where to cop these leg pantaloons

IW itas physically pain me
Oh no I didn't see this one before posting. Stay away from my precious brand

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Let's talk about apps. Not just about cute games, but apps to help daily cgl life functions. I'm looking for a way to keep track of and always be clear about my online shopping...stuff i bought from where and when, through which agent or lack thereof and whether im missing anything. Any idea?

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No HUSSIES allowed Edition
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5 skirts (wtf), 2 blouses, a dress, a pair of shoes (the fucking shipping for these shoes), and 2 cardigans. all secondhand burando but altogether pricey for a part-timer college student.

i mean they're all... sensible? in that i can incorporate them into my wardrobe. like at least i didn't buy weird shit. i just bought too much shit.
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>weigh 350lbs
>Momocon is Thursday
>"It's okay. I can slim down before the con."
>eat five bags of Walmart chips
>hey, maybe I'll actuall be able to go to my first convention in june
>head gasket ded
>be in con crunch
>grandparents decide to visit
>free time outside of 9-5 job is spent being forced to socialize

Now my suitcase is gonna smell like fresh spray paint when I pack for con this weekend and I’ve been stalled so bad that I’m still not done. Pray for me, gulls.
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I mean at that point just focus on having fun, that's the most important thing about going to cons anyway imo

That being said I've had time to sleep on it and while i'm bummed I'm gonna be a sausage I'm still going to keep working out when I can and try to have fun. Cons are good for workout motivation afterwards anyways, so I guess there's that silver lining.

We got this anon!

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Its been a while since we've had these threads /guls/.
Whats been your general experience with maid cafes?
Can con cafes ever rival the original?
What are some decent traviling/con cafes and what are the qualities that make a good con cafe?
Have you ever had experince working at a con cafe and if you have what has your overall exeperince been?

What should be the basic requirements for a maid cafe?
And if people wanna work w or form their own maid group wheres a good place to look for uniform?
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seems like a small con.... no wonder it didnt pop up when i googled it
Yee i might vist the cafe
I can't tell how much they improved their service recently, since I haven't been to Dutch conventions for the past 1-2 years. But when it comes to the overall appearance and service I really enjoyed SPP the most, even after the competition from other cafes. If it's true what you say about NNN improving so much, I'll try to visit it again to see if my opion can be redeformed. As for the maids, I think both cafes have cute girls and more average looking girls. But NNN has more young cute Asian girls, so I guess if people like those type of looks they would choose NNN. But I don't particularly have a bias for that. And I have respect for those SPP maids who have stuck around for literally 10 years now. I wonder how long the maids in NNN will stick around. Also, since the owner of NNN makes an issue out of age, I hope he's not gonna do some asshole move of kicking out anyone when they get over a certain age.
They're not that well known but they work really hard and I had fun when i went last year. I'm gonna go check them out again this year and see what's up
What happens at MOE events? What makes it so good and so different from other cafes? I would visit but I live too far
Does anyone know any non alcholic cocktails aside from sherly temples that are also the cute color like the cocktails at maid dreamin and such

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Fabric frustration edition

Where's the best place to find good border patterns, gulls? I can't find anything and I'm dying of frustration. Everything i look for looks like pic related. I hate it.
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I love you anon. I never would have found that. I'll keep an eye out for it in August.

Dang, I never realised they put this inside the books. Thank you, anon.
I've heard mixed things about Spoonflower's fabric quality for the price. I'd love to hear some personal testimony here before making a purchase.
Try SR Harris if you've got one. There's a lot of flops in the lace section but you can occasionally strike gold.

It’s still pretty mixed, it depends on when and what you buy.

Check the dates and materials being reviewed. The earliest basic cotton had a high rate of crocking (ie- the print literally falling off), but later on spoonflower switched to a different cotton that didn't have this problem. Spoonflower changed several of their fabric, so the early reviews would be inaccurate.

The ink penetrates and stays on better on some fabric than others, so depending on what the reviewer ordered they might be happy or unhappy with how it turned out. There is a cast on some of the fabric as well, some of their base fabric is almost ivory and some optic white, so if you have any delicate hues they may turn out a funny dirty colour instead of a bright clean colour you'd see on your monitor.

Dark colours are another hairball. First, no print-on-demand service can print true black, it's a tech problem, not a spoonflower problem. That's why even taobao prints are also never true black. You can generally work around this -- make a dark grey coord instead or make a chiffon coord.

Second, darker colours means a lot of ink, and sometimes this will bleed. So be wary of things like delicate designs being printed on an absorbent cotton fabric, the darker ink will spread across the lines. If you stick to lighter colours you're not likely to run into these problems, which is why some reviewers are happy with their purchase and other reviewers are dissappointed that the gothic filigree thing they painstakingly designed has turned into a grey mush.

I’d say the $3 fabric sample is worth a shot to see if it’s worth your time, you can check the colours of each fabric yourself plus run them a few times through the washing machine and see if they hold up well.

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Selfpost, post accounts you follow, keep it civil.
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dump lolita account recommendations, particularly gothic or classic
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After being really bad about posting anything I've gotten a huge dose of inspiration to start posting more. I mostly just post coords laid out flat on my bed and usakumya pictures.

I post my costume progress, photo shoot pics, and commissions. Occasional small sewing tutorials
Flat lays, details and aesthetic photos.
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In my opinion @nica_cosplay_de is adorable since she's kinda different from what you see usually

Previous Thread >>9797288

Hatsume Fair begins tomorrow (technically today), who's going?
Future cons?
Cosplayer/contest drama?
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Cosplay contest is always worth going to. Get there early if you want a good seat though.
Will the /cgl/ pin guy be going this year? I've always meant to grab one but never had the chance.
It’s a general rule that if you go to a con with that sole goal in mind, you’ll seem desperate and creepy regardless.
but it's not the sole reason why i want to go
Just install Tinder, weirdo. Close your eyes and imagine you're fucking whatever character you want to bone

It's April and there's no Fanime thread? What's wrong with the world?

Who are you cosplaying as? Any interest in the Ghibli symphony thing? Is Fanime good for anything other than seeing friends and photoshoots and parties? Any CGL meetup this year? How will we cope with Psycho Donuts up and moving to another side of town, the Fanime food options seem to be waning.

Post your lineups/excitement/complaints here!!!
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I’ve been going to Fanime for the past 6 years, but this year I just haven’t had the time to work on any cosplay. Is it weird that I’m having anxiety showing up without cosplay? I’m only going on Friday because of work, will people still party with me if I’m wearing normie clothes? Should I wear something cute like fishnets and dress like a cute goth gf so people will want to hang out/smoke with me, or is that too edgy? I just wanna have a fun time but I’m hesitant on going at all...
People will hang with you regardless (assuming you are cool and annoying) but if I were you I would definitely wear something fun! Fishnets, tutus, wigs, whatever you have that you don’t get to wear very often for other things. You’ll notice a lot of people do this or they wear normal clothes, especially at night, also kigus are big at night if you have one
And not annoying** lmao
Thanks for the advice! Picking up a kigu is a great idea. I’ve always gone to Fanime with a group, is the game room a good place to find people to chill with? I’m hoping to find some parties at night but it might be a little awkward with my bf working security at one of the big hotels lmao
bruh i don't know if you've noticed but most people aren't dressed up
plus no one wants to get their costumes fucked up so people usually change before dinner

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