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• Cosplay
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• J-fashion
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• Discussing accessories such as wigs/circle lenses/prosthetics/makeup (These must be within the context of the board-related topics listed above; weight loss threads should be kept in /fit/, beauty and fashion generals should be kept in /fa/)

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>Fat shaming cosplayers doesn't wo--
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oh please. You and I both know fatties are the easiest to snap and constantly in moods. You don't even do anything and they're fuming because someone brought drinks to their table when they forgot to do a drink order in the first place.

bitch, I just saved your tip. Fuck off.
>Bitch because they won't date you anyway?

There's nothing wrong about becoming a trap.
I kinda wish someone bullied me into losing more weight. I work out 5 times a week and only consume maybe 400-500 calories a day but it's still taking forever. I've been sitting at 121 forever and it's driving me crazy. I know I'm doing something wrong. I gotta get /fit/ I guess.

I have an alarm on my phone that goes off every hour that says "go do some sit ups you fat cunt whore slut". It's mostly for the lols but it gets me goin.
Fat shaming doesn't work.
I'm a result of it, I was told almost everyday that I was fat by family, bullies and myself.
I just couldn't stop and the sadder I got for being called fat, the more I ate.
What made me lose weight was my own goals.
I finally had a goal/dream in mind that I wanted to reach and in order to do it I couldn't be fat so I said fuck it.
I just did strict dieting and exercise and got there.
So, fat shaming usually makes things worse for people with mental illness which most fatties have anyway but it has to be up to them to make the move.
They need to find their own reason for doing it rather than listening to someone who just thinks they're fat.
>5 times a week

Shit I'm sorry. I meant 5 days a week. The workouts usually last about 3 hours each.

Last con I was at there were 30 shitty casual Victor and drunk Yuris for every 1 of the actual skating outfits. Post good costumes for inspiration and bad ones for the lulz/so we can learn from them.
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"How can I make myself look more like a holocaust victim?"
I don't go here, but it always bothered me when people say "here's a REAL BOY cosplaying". There's plenty of men cosplaying, but a lot of them are bad. This guy is good because he's a good cosplayer. His cock has nothing to do with it.
You have to admit it's always a bit of a surprise to see males cosplaying from BL series.
its good to see atleast 1 yuri cosplayer do a version of him with his hair pulled back instead of having their bangs covering their entire face
Yeah I never got that "OMG A REAL BOY" thing. Yes, men cosplaying from fujo series are uncommon but it's not like they somehow deserve special praise for doing it just because they're "real boys" or that they don't exist. Most of the time they're just the male equivalent of attention whoring girls doing skimpy waifu cosplays to throw themselves at men's feet anyway. Remember all the shirtless Free! cosplays guys did a few years ago at every summer convention?

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Last thread is saging super hard because people kept replying to mediocre bait. Let's try to keep that at a minimum this time pls thx

Starting us off, it's still summer so I'm sure you salty bitches have itas to post, I know I do.
Try to keep them fresh if you can, Tumblr and Amino are gold mines for new itas.
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This just looks like some maid fantasy picture.
i like the concept but the execution is poor

swap shoes for RHS, invest in high quality accessories, and do research on what you're going for so that you don't have a marker colored felt hair piece that looks like a kid's arts and crafts project
Im calling vendetta on this shit. I dont even like her and this is nitpick at best
is she in a mcdonalds washroom?
Super nitpick. Not ita at all

Old thread's full. >>9524780

Come here to vent your cgl-related feels.
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>Make plans for a con in a city three hours away
>friend who lives in that city says I can stay at her house instead of getting a hotel room, plan on carpooling with another friend.

>Last minute my boyfriend decided he doesn't want to go
>drive three hours and arrive at friends house, she says she's 6 months pregnant
>I go to con alone for a few hours Friday night, other friends don't even leave the apartment where we're staying.
>friend who lives in this city work she until 2:30
>I give her the badge I bought for my boyfriend
>she finally gets to the con at 4:00
>at 6:30 we go out to dinner and she says "should we even go back to the con?"
>I stay and she goes back home. She works 6-2:30 again tomorrow (Sunday)
I'm sad and lonely and just want to drive back home now, but I'm probably going to end up staying until 3 or so tomorrow so I can say goodbye properly. Then a 3 hour drive back.
Could be worse. I tried keep my Instagram cosplay related and somehow got a bunch of Russians following me. Weirdest thing was their equivalent of the "School of the Americas" liking one of my posts.
Thanks gulls, I Will!
>post picture of myself in Panty and Stocking cosplay
>tag it "#PSG"
>get liked and followed by Paris Saint-Germain football fans
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>Found a nice cosplay I'd really love to do
>Absolutely loathe going to cons because some messy relationship-stuff went down in a convention a while ago
>Keep seeing the same faces in every con since it's a small country, reminding me of all the bullshit and making me feel like crap
>Don't want to ruin all my remaining friends' convention by being angry and salty all the time
>Too autismo to make new connections and friends to forget everything that happened
>Just gonna stay home bitterly and dream of the nice cosplay I'll never do

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Sailor moon cosplay GO
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These look like polaroids you'd find on the ground at a serial killers house.
Is she 12?
What is that room!?
why does she have 2 bras on?
To make her boobs look bigger thats a stupid question

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Old thread autosaging >>9516462

Anime Expo 2017 will take place from June 30 (Friday) through July 4 (Tuesday)

Current major events:

Anisong World Matsuri Day 0 (idols): Walkure, WUG, Idolm@ster, Love Live Aquors
Anisong World Matsuri Day 1 (general JPop): ALI PROJECT, angela, Garnidelia, Konomi Suzuki, Mashiro Ayano, Minori Chihara
Neon District (EDM) Day 3: Taku Takahashi, R3LL, banvox, TeddyLoid, Pa’s Lam System, Massive New Krew
AMV contest Day 1
Masquerade Day 2

More tickets for Anisong World Matsuri Day 0 to be released Wednesday 6/21 at 6PM? Where are you even putting people in the orchestra? ps. no refunds if you get better seats which is a kind of dick move

Satellite events:

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I'll see you there! Find the stupidly tall joker with a shitty wig
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>let me try on my cosplay I wore to ALA to get it ready for AX
>O-Oh, I don't remember it feeling this tight at ALA...

It's over for me
Not the anon, but if I see you I'll say hi! I'm only going to be there for an hour though so I doubt I'll see you.
I'm about a 7.2/10 with my beard, but I had to shave for cosplay

>2 of my fandoms have a gathering on the same day

i wonder which one i should go to? maybe the one with the smaller fanbase?
I know that feel. Maybe if you work out super hard and diet to the extreme now, you'll lose a couple pounds to fit into it better.

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Are you new? Do you have basic Questions? Ask them here, please. This is a "containment thread"; which is to say we try to limit the total threads going at once, because there is a small limit to how many threads can exist on a 4chan board. Everytime a new thread is created, it kills a thread; so creating a new thread for each question you have kills entire discussions. Ask questions about any category covered by /cgl/ - that means cosplay and J-fashion. Lolita falls under J-fashion, it's just the most prominent.

Quick Primer:
>What is a "gull" ?
when you say "C. G. L." outloud, it sounds like "seagull". It's almost an onomatopoeia.
>What is an "ita" ?
Ita is a Japanese onomatopoeia for "ow", or "painful to look at". In Japan an "itasha" is a car covered in anime vocoloid or waifu swag decals. An "ita bag" in a tote bag, or other bag with a protective vinyl cover, drowning in anime merch. An "ita" is a Lolita who's coordinate is "painful to look at"

Common examples of newb questions that have been asked TOO MUCH to warrant their own thread, but people would love to help you with here;
>Am I too old for (blank)?
>Are there people who should not do (blank)?
> I am (blank). How can I do (blank) well, as a (blank)?
>Where can I find (blank)?
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Do you know what t. means? like when someone "signs" a post like
>t. autistic anon

It's the only one I never managed to Google because it's a single letter so you get too many results. I've browsed here two years and never fully figured out what it meant.
surprisingly enough a Finnish meme, shorthand for "with regards", so a sarcastic way to sign posts you or another anon wrote
>"with regards, an autist" etc
Could I ask what the bump limit picture limit are for threads? And also the cap on no. of threads on a board?
Is there a good way to gauge the difficulty of a project?

Certain items that are harder to make/adapt than they seem, styles of wig, style of headgear, etc?
Bump limit here for pics is 150

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I'm going shopping in about a week or two, and was curious as to which "J-fashionable" (?) clothes you gulls found in normie shops/thriftshops. I'm afraid I don't have anything to contribute. I don't mind which style it is, although I'm very fond of Lolita, larme kei and mori kei, yet I'm simply curious as to what has been found and how those items of clothing have been incorporated into J-fash coords. No cosplay please.

What do you look for when shopping irl? Do you alter your finds? How did you incorporate them into your coords? Share your finds!
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Yes, all the pairs I've found have been very small.
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Nope, outskirts of Boston! I love this place--not only are there a lot of great finds, but all the proceeds go to a great local charity :)

Hey, thanks for the tip! I'll keep my eyes out!

>pic semi-related: a piece from the current Sailor Moon themed auction window from this amazing place
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Dress was under $10
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Debenhams blouse
I have a small collection of vintage gloves that my aunts found at garage sales, with the intention of giving them to me for dress-up play. I haven't been able to wear any of them since I was probably about ten, so they're actually still in really good shape and didn't get played with much. lol

I wear a size 7 glove (measure around your palm; google for a diagram to show you how), and I reckon most of the vintage gloves I have are a size 6 or so. One pair is even smaller, and made of incredibly delicate embroidered organza, so was probably meant for a girl's first communion or as a flower girl. That pair has been wrapped in tissue in a wooden box since I received it, because I'm terrified of them getting ruined.

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Last one got deleted, Don't mess this one up
>Self Post, Discuss favorite accounts, ect.
>Before you ask, The apps you are probably looking for are Beautycam and Beautyplus
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the first thousand takes the longest, unless you have someone more popular boost you
Been a while since I've posted in one of these threads.

Coords, nature, Etsy shop updates, photos of custom orders, and too many mushrooms. Enjoy?
Help? I've been using hashtags but barely get any new followers. My photos are clear and I get about 30-40% likes compared to followers (but to be fair I don't have many at all...)

I started posting recently

Tips for getting to first 1000?
People who want to build up quicker usually use every hashtag possible. Girlgamer, sexygirl, thicc, shit like that. I personally can't bring myself to do that.
I love your insta! Please tell me youre going to do another release of your unicorn tapestry? I was broke as fuck during the previous 2releases. My bff was able to svore the second release but has since left lolita selling every single fucking dress except your unicorn dress! Help a girl out here!!!

Old Thread saging into oblivion >>9466571

WW has been on a roll adding a bunch of old school items to their main site and to their account on LM. Somebody hit the BIN on a btssb cake purse seconds before I did. One second it was there, the next it was sold out. I miss the old cake bags and cake hats.

Anybody have any old school lolita twinning/coord matching photos?
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Congrats, anon!
Whenever I go to the old school threads I feel like modern lolita is not only lacking a lot of originality but also the former intended doll vibes. Like, back in the days you were supposed to look like some Victorian porcelain doll. But nowadays especially with ott classic everyone looks like they're wearing literal character cosplays
Dont let your rose tinted glasses cloud your judgement anon. Old school definately had its wacky OTT shit too (pic related). I mean, I even have a furry hot pink leopard skirt with a bustle in the back from meta.
That said, i do miss how subtle the details were such as the focus on the actual construction of the garment withruffles, pintucks and lace. Even things like flocked and other textured fabric was favored over printed fabric it made lolita both more luxurious and wearable at the same time. You could wear a beautiful ott dress without adding 10 pounds of lace and chiffon, an underskirt down to your ankles, and a boat on the top of your biggest fluffiest wig.

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Last thread died. Talk about your Comms, but hold the salt.
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Is there a "best" Texas comm? I just graduated and a lot of good job openings are in Texas but I don't know much about the difference between each city.
metroplex by far
btw metroplex includes Dallas, Fortworth, and surrounding including Carrolton etc...... no drama like Houston and actual activity unlike atx and caring metroplex has super caring and involved mods. Super active with meets every weekend. Well dressed members.
definitely the metroplex, can't think of anything wrong besides the occasional awkward ita
Just found out one of my friends in the comm is a furry and an ageplayer because she has it all over her instagram along with the gross convos with her SO. In a public account. Wtf.

Now I get all the disgust with age players and people who can't keep it private. No one wants to see/read that shit.

The thing is shes a good person and friend outside of that but now I can't not associate her with that.

Wanted to do a cosplay of The Warden but I have no idea where to find a purple suit like his. Looked up some purple suits but none match. What should I do?

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REPENT!! Edition
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>BTSSB NY, on the other hand, are staffed by people who don't even try to wear lolita or jfash.
every time i have been in, the shop ladies have either been in full lolita or Sexpot Revenge. but i have not visited in a year. when were you there?
Actually the AP stuff should get a pretty hefty discount aswell. Was told that by a staff member from Paris. As long as they dress head to toe ap it doesn't matter though from which collection their stuff is.
You can try lunasdeliveryservice on insta
Small but very very lovely
Some sellers won't sell to shopping services, correct. It was discussed in the previous thread, but there's a number of reasons for it (mostly that it's a hassle and the sellers don't want to risk trouble).

Please ignore obvious bait/spergs edition

Previous Thread- >>9517427

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide v. 2.1
Please read the FAQ before asking anything about base bags.

Buyf/a/g Guide
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I contacted the pixiv artist whose merch was sold out on BOOTH about when they'd restock, and they're a total sweetie! I'm so excited to get their stuff when it comes in.
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I just looked at the measurements and holy crap it's tiny. It's 17cm wide total, the pocket is about 15x15cm.

Here's a Mewtwo bag popping up on twitter that's in progress but hell yeah Mewtwo.
Oh that color palette is turning me on
Yeah, it looks like they're mainly good for YJA bidding. I had to remind them to check another item that was stuck in limbo for a few weeks.

What would you recommend for Otamart?
It seems Otamart is join with FromJapan but I'm not sure how fast they are

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