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• Cosplay
• Lolita
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• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
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I just really hate the attitude even mildly chubby people get here because it completely derails threads and attracts anachans. I don't care about alterations done well, I don't care about brands catering to "fatties" (thin ppl get ur clothing tailored like fat ppl have had to do for ages, it's actually easier for you too since you don't need extra fabric) and stfu. >>10910053
New meta is nice. A lot of their pieces are hit or miss for me since I'm kind of a basic bitch so I'll always be a whore for the same solid released for the 7000th time.

I've kind of given up on good collabs honestly. I can count on one had the number of good one's we've gotten. At this point I'd rather sew my own than see any brand butcher what I see as such a slam dunk success. That tulle lace looks scratchy.
nayrt, but I also vastly prefer overweight and obese lolitas buying brand that was produced to cater to their size instead of them buying from the 2nd hand market and altering those pieces. The 2nd hand market is difficult enough as it is with increasing prices and decreasing amount of interesting pieces. Some sections of the market are worse than others. I cannot help but groan inwardly when a visibly overweight person says "I recently got into old school, I want to start building my wardrobe" because they're going to have a hard time and they're going to give the rest of us a hard time as well. Only thing I can do is point them in the direction of items they don't have to alter (fully shirred dresses, skirts with fully elasticated waists, shirred blouses) instead of things that they do have to alter.

I don't mind well done alterations as a concept, and I wouldn't mind them if there were plenty of nice pieces to go around. But we're all competing with each other for a decreasing amount of pieces and skyrocketing prices. The best thing we have going on is trades and inter community sales. Most people take good care of their stuff too. It's completely normal for someone to have a dress for 5 years, sell it within the community, the 2nd owner then enjoys if for a few years and sells it within the community, etc. I would hate for someone to break that cycle and make irreversible changes to these pieces. I know, I know, "dresses aren't community property". That is 100% true. But I have the right to be annoyed with people who make the 2nd market more difficult. "but what if it's a slim lolita who just lets that dress rot in her closet for 20 years and it never makes it way to the 2nd market",,, well, that's a false dichotomy.
you know most basic alterations can be undone, right? it's kind of selfish and entitled to be salty about alterations just because you're angry you didn't buy it first.
this actually doesn't contradict what she's saying. and afaik they weren't considered substyles, but different styles of lolita, and lolita styles were based on brands for years as well. lolita meetups were brand based, not just a mishmash of different brands and styles.
>they weren't considered substyles, but different styles of lolita
Yet you’re agreeing with the post
>gothic lolita used to be considered gothic until the early 2010s in japan and not a style of lolita.
It does contradict what she’s saying. You’re just retarded and lack basic reading comprehension and understanding.

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Cosplay recommendations thread: none atm
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10907099
LARP thread: >>10873579
Sewing general: >>10865253
Makeup, hair, skincare general: none atm

Taobao thread: >>10903761
Stupid j-fashion questions thread: >>10902439
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Truthfully twitter is kind of dying and the cosplay scene on there has been dying at an even faster rate. The only cosplayers I see post on there are popular ones crossposting on multiple platforms and really only interacting with already made friends. Honestly, I'd recommend growing your following on other platforms.
Get your tits out
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Doing a 2000s Otaku cosplay next weekend, complete with naruto headband and yaoi paddle. what else do i need? im thinking a shirt that says OTAKU, a death note, and something hetalia related
i miss yaoi paddles
Is it possible to commission little resin pieces like jewels etc?

What's the best community? If you could just magically wake up already living in the city with the comm of your choice, where would it be and why?

Are there any comms that you feel are too far gone and better left given up on to dissolve by their own internal squabbling?
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See now that would be a sane decision, and nonnies above clearly haven’t taken their meds. I have no clue why people sperge out on the same topics of fat people and men/trans women in Lolita. It’s really not complicated. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else where your opinions are welcome.
Anon stop.
I use it and no, it's a "stop beating yourself up because it's extremely unhealthy and won't help you lose weight or make you feel better about yourself, sometimes things just won't fit and you should look at options and clothes that make you happy now, instead of lamenting what you don't have." Even if I and many others were to lose weight, it doesn't mean we will be happier. It doesn't guarantee clothes will fit right. I could be 100 pounds and it still wouldn't change the fact that my shoulders are 40cm and I look horrible in any dress that requires having a flat chest. the "clothes should fit you not the other way around" is a good mentality for those who have always felt bad about their own sizing, shape, or awkward body proportions. It helps accept that brands don't HAVE to cater to us, and we don't HAVE to buy from them. Because they aren't MADE for us, and that's it. I'd love to be able to wear OPs, but blouse and skirt will always look the most flattering on me. Part of dressing well is knowing what will look good on you, and giving up or finding a solution to what won't.
nayrt, I 100% agree. But that makes too much sense and is too positive for CGL.
well this makes sense and is not how the other anon was using it, but i think ayrt is claiming that some butthurt lolitas use it as a cope in a sour grapes kind of way, and i've personally seen that sentiment myself. the anon talking about it in a historical context seems out of touch.

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Recently I got a crush on slav women, they're fucking goddesses

Name: ksana stankevich
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the only russian i have spoken to was 1,2,3 but had pretty based and nationalist opinions.
She was kind of old though (used to be a 10/10)
also yourpic_rel
No, I've seen girls walking around that look like anime girls without even trying. It just so happens none of them are caucasian.

Saya is a beautiful australopithecus, sure. But she wouldn't get very much attention if she went to a cosplay convention in the country where anime comes from.

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Yes, it's perfectly fine to wash Lace Frill bxw in the machine, I've done it dozens of times. Other anon is retarded.
How dare :’(

I think your best bet is to set up google alerts for AP’s jp site.

Nayrt but blackxwhite and redxwhite are notorious for colour run. I’m always cautious with these colourways and handwash cold similar to >>10915450. Enjoy your grey lace.
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Anyone have an ID on the Baby heart apron here? I wasn't able to find this specific release on Lolibrary.
Black and white isn't notorious for color bleed though. They were specifically referring to Baby's lace frill as well, and I have it too, it doesn't bleed. kek
NAYRT it really depends on the release. some baby items bleed badly, others don't, and i chalk it up to dye lot variations. i would do a bleed test on a waist tie or something

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Here today, gone tomorrow edition~

Previous thread >>10913960

May 17th-19th, 2024 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center & Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL

How's your con experience so far?
Favorite cosplays you've seen?
Buy any good swag?
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Hey this wasn't warsie and no I'm not tripfagging....

...you know what fuck it
Tbqh I would have fucked a number of trannies I saw this weekend
Nice man, glad you had a good time. I'm the reject, just spent the rest of the night with friends and everything was cool after that.
Reisen did a great kurt cobaine cosplay, wish he debuted it on day 1 though
>How has the con been?
Horny & full of drama.

Less than a month away, time for a general
Anyone going? Got any plans? Any parties planned?
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I go to AZ because I live 30 minutes from Raleigh and I know a few people who also go every year
never been to another con
That was me with Fanime partially, I live near San Jose and I used to know a ton of people who went, now because of the previous reasons mentioned it's not really worth it for me anymore.
Plus I just wanna see something different, going to the same thing always is a bit tiresome.
This will be my first AZ alone. I will still have other friends there and I tend to venture on my own anyway, but I'm going without my friend group.

Hotel by myself and I don't know what to do with myself.
You can always explore!
Yes, of course!

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>Lose and be ordered to pay 100k
>Lose appeal and be ordered to pay 376k for wasting everyone's time
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The guy in question, or at least his (or THEIR presentation) was pretty jealous in ways.

I mean male feminists are full of shit so it's not the secret path or whatever the redpillers say
kill yourself
Yeah, I'm sure all those innocent and naive virgins that he violated were all thinking that they'd spend the night in a room with him play Super Smash Brothers.
reminder not a single person on Epsteins Flight logs (who would rape and kill kids) is in jail or owes anyone money, but people are riled up over some creepy VA.

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Guys, how old is too old?

Like, I am an oldfag in his mid 40s. Used to be very involved in the con scene back in the 90s and early 00s. I am currently on a very nostalgic mood about those days of yore, and planning to visit a few of the big cons to see how's the fandom nowadays. Would I be, as you youngsters say, cringe? Worse, would other congoers immediately assume I am a creepy pedophile? I don't really want to ruin some kids con experience like that.

Two things, I would be attending alone because the few con buddies from back then that I still keep in contact, are too jaded and busy to give a shit. Also, I am considering if it is a good idea to go cosplaying as an old timer character.
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Ah great , I have 11 years left
Dude do what you want. I'm telling you because I'm insecure about my age, I'm about to turn 36 and I see the lines on my face growing and I'm full of regrets and a desire to go back and try again. But I still plan to go to cons, I realized now more than ever how short life is and how fast time goes by. Do what makes you happy so you have no regrets.
It truly doesn't matter, as long as you're having fun and enjoying yourself that's all that really matters. Don't stress about it too much!
Its kind of funny how our parents does their best to drill into our heads how short life is, and in a twist we will be doing the same to the younger generations now that we know how short life is indeed.
half his age is 20 and perfectly legal. its easy as well if you have money.
t. old ugly bastard with money who loves cons

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I'd do anything to fuck her up her beautiful huge ass.
>white men genuinely think that flat little pancake ass is "huge"
>Ogaa booga nigger noises
Sorry I only understand human speech.

new larp thread

Now with 87,45% more polearms and a little bit of hydrophobia

previous thread
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Meant to tag >>10914472
Got some hits on that but they were all being sold in the US for some reason :(

My options seem to be between these
https://www.epicmilitaria.com/german-wachbataillon-jackboots.html ("made in UK", might be china tho)
https://www.militarysurplus.eu/product-eng-16429--German-High-Boots-Wachbataillon-Used.html (Mil-tec)
https://www.asmc.com/boots-leather-jackboots-black?number=23181 (Mil-tec)
https://www.militarysurplus.eu/product-eng-40149-GERMAN-SAFETY-BOOTS-WITH-STEEL-TOE-CAP-USED.html (surplus)

I need a solid weatherproof complement to my actual medieval/larp shoes, which ones should I choose?
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Ehhhh... I hate it personally, and >>10914481 is right about the bottles.

I'll be honest, I also hate them all. They look way too aggressively modern to my eye, but it's your call. I would suggest probably dubbing and polishing your medieval shoes, and wearing proper wool stockings with them. And not standing in water. In the end, it's your decision and money.

Pic Are my 15th century boots, freshly dubbed with hot beeswax, before being polished. Watertight, and keeps them in good condition. Another good option is clogs for pattens for your medieval shoes.
loving the finish on that wax bro
my 12th century boots are decently water resilient, its more that they are not so tight that mud and water starts to seep in, and they give little protection against debris and provide very little stability. my previous pair had similar issues, but anyways this has more to do with just how shitty the terrain and weather is during the spring/autumn campaigns. summer is fine.

idk this problem just never seems to go away from me, I go out in the woods determined to use all my articles, but I always end up using my modern hiking boots as soon as I get the others soggy :/
Has anyone here ever run their own event? I have a sort of idea about a larp id like to run, but I have no idea how to go about it, like how to advertise and drum up interest, or how to get access to a location to run it, how much cash I'm gonna need up front to even get the thing started.

Just looking for advice desu

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who's going? what are you going as?

this'll be my first con since like 2007.
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Anyone wanna meet up? Going both today and tomorrow
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>Anime Impulse
Just got back. Con was incredibly mid. I'll process my photos later, though I didn't take too many. Was ignored quite a few times when I was asking for pics.
of all cons why did you pick impulse lmao
you could have gone to sakura con or some shit
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Wasn't able to take any decent shots, but oh well.


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That room background looks like the setting of a horror movie
you grow blind to it after a while

pics like these are good motivation to tidy a bit, though
ngl I'd smoke weed with them
there is only one person in this picture.

Looks suspiciously the previous OP pic but with a new account
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>I don’t think a lot of you guys appreciate how good you have it with LM compared to the old LJ sales. If LM didn’t exist we’d probably be stuck with the terrible user experience of Facebook sales groups like a lot of other hobbies.
This so much. Lm is godsent
BEGGING sellers to stop smoking crack cocaine
Did this get cancelled? It shows up on google reverse image search, but nothing in sold history for Meta or the sock category. I dunno if I'm looking in the wrong spot, but I know for Buyee it's possible to not pay if you disconnect your Paypal and remove credit cards. I've seen retarded teenagers post about doing that before, did that happen?

It's the buyers' fault for bidding up prices, look at the morons paying $200 for 3 pairs of socks. Why should a seller short themselves money?
Actually there's a huge chance it's largely Chinese girls. Even during the 2020 sweet boom it was Chinese lolitas paying thousands for certain dresses, on LM you could see them bidding 2x more than westerners with the shittiest spending habits. I'm in a lolita adjacent hobby and over the past 6 months the price of items from a certain brand shot up from 3000 yen a piece to 25000-50000, with many going for more. You can see the poorer girls frothing on Xianyu and telling each other to hold out for low prices in the listing comments instead of buying from scalpers and showing old listings they bought for 2000 yen, amongst the sea of posts offering $250 for certain items. The brand isn't popular in the west, but I've seen a few stupid westerners cry about westerners jacking up the price when it's really not. It's really wild.
I can believe this. I don’t think people fully appreciate how the buying power of the Chinese middle class has exploded over the past 15 years, and how the cost of manufacturing in China has skyrocketed. I see this disconnect all the time in fashion doll communities where people are constantly crying about how they can’t pay 2005 prices for their plastic crap. How bold of the Chinese to grow their economy and aspire to Western living standards kek.

Lmao this. There’s a dutch sweetfag who’s forever screeching on instagram to not support scalpers and to “wait for deals” and yet she has a massive wardrobe of old AP sweet and has openly admitted to overpaying for pieces. Many such cases. Gotta deter the competition somehow I guess.

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