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>Prop-Anon did some weathering
>Anon: "Who are some people I should follow on Instagram?"
>Some mods have left their community after people called for a purge of inactive members or something.
>Who do you want to see as a cosplay judge?
>What makes for a good cosplay judge in the first place?
>Team Chaos Cosplay has been disbanded. So long and thanks for all the Fish!
>Also, a moment of silence please for all the Dutch Thread memes which have suddenly gone irrelevant.
>Pretzl in charge of following original designs
>Dutch Cosplay Couple has been announced as hosts for DynamicCon's contests
>I updated our convention agenda with the known dates for 2018.
>Viencon discharged from suicide watch
>u just salty XD
>Anon: "Who are some upcoming photographers to follow?"

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Can confirm, have a smoking hot body. Can't say the same about confirming I'm actually Smoke tho.
Speaking about Formula. We had one anime related con that was Christmas themed (no, not DCC winter), and I can't remember if it was a Formula edition or another con.

Man, I really hate those late night thoughts that are completely useless, but you can't lose them because not knowing annoys you too much.
I know bro, I had the same with the harry potter con that got promoted a long while ago, where they'd rent a castle. I still have the flyer laying around somewhere. Never heard of them ever again.
You probably mean Otakucon. As far as I know it's another con organised by otakunl that only had one edition but will never get a second edition.
Isai fuck off mate.

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New larp thread, now with 67% more pictures from an Elder Scrolls larp called TESC (also I was asked if I show the photos I must mention that they were made by Tibor Rogulja)

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Oh sheeeeeeit. Sorry, I haven't been on here in a bit. Been dealing with some major IRL bullshit. Remake the thread and i'll answer.

Why wouldn't a tavern have a tavern sign? Whats the name of it?

It depends. Were they a cunt?

Tumblr is the most toxic, self indulgent pile of shit masquerading as social justice.

- I can wear piercings
But what about my pearl-drop Tudor earrings when I am a foppish bard? Or me putting all my jewelry in for my Champion of Slaanesh?

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what canada larps have you attended? I know biCo is good, but not others
There were some real legit CoC larps in the PEI area a little over a decade ago.
as this is only in planing phase atm, the name is open for suggestions. I'd like to stick to an english name, but weather that be olde english, middle english, contemporary english, american english, or british english doesn't matter. do keep in mind though that it would be set up in a (fairly large) set of tents though. I don't have the time to build an actual building, but am completely willing to setup multiple tents and sleep on the lockbox.
Well, you really have two options: the owner's name or The VERB NOUN.

For examples, my museum has multiple taverns. The former style like "Chowning's tavern" and "Christiana Cambell's Public House", and the latter like "The King's Arms", "The Edinburgh Castle" etc.

Personally, I am a fan of baudy and evocative names like "The Hanged Cock", "The Old Pitch Cellar" etc.

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>Please read the FAQ (always updating)
>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (WIP)
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)

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It’s an insult in many cultures and countries to tip
They're in the US.
thank you a lot anon, i never would have thought of the transparency bit on my own. i'll start drawing.
offtopic and thus saged but tipping isn't and shouldn't be mandatory*, even and especially in the US; at best you're inflating the worth of a pleasant but useless occupation and at worst you're actively contributing to the shitty corporate practice of not paying employees enough and letting shitty employers bring home more money for paying their workers less. unless your service is completely overboard, tipping in the US does more harm than good.

*aside from delivery drivers, they're essentially the only people who can legally make less than minimum wage because a lot of places make them use their own vehicle and/or cover all gas and upkeep themselves, which can work out to less than minimum for low-volume places, so you really should tip your delivery driver 1-2$ or so.
Cool, make it clear you won't tip before service next time you go out

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The biggest auction website in my country, which is owned by ebay, does not work like that and for the others I use a SS so I never cared
I want to wash my Cinema Doll JSK but I'm afraid of the color running. Has anyone ever washed the ivory colorway, or should I bring it in to the dry cleaners?
All the ones worth using do
I have this dress in my wardrobe, and I can attest that it looks gorgeous irl. Against the matte chiffon the texture fabric really brings light, and it doesn't feel cheap at all.

How do I get a cute fashion bf? Most of the boyfriends I see in COF or in my comm are usually not attractive or halfway between boring and neckbeard. Anytime I'm at a con its always those same type of guys who talk to me too. Never anyone cute :/

Some friends I chat with have had this problem where they live too. Does anyone else? I just want a cute fashion bf/ goth bf.
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absolut my friedn
Adam here
how do i tell my handsome bf to dress better

This thread is terrible. None of these guys are remotely attractive.
I'm not surprised though by seagulls standards. Or it's /fa/gs self posting.

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Dear /cgl/.

I want to ask you kindly about interactions between photographer and cosplayer - how should photographer approach cosplayers at cons or similar events? What to do and what absolutely not to? What kind of tips could you give to beginner?

Yes, I know that /p/ would be better place to ask about technique but I kinda wanted to ask actual cosplayers and maybe some cosplay photographers that might be around here. Im rather shy and afraid of social contact myself but given that cons often have friendly atmosphere and since I like both anime and photography (even if Im lacking at skills now), I figured out I could gett better at both making photos and talking to people. Also, at two events I was so far, when after one I sent the photos made to person who organized it and later saw them in gallery, I felt happy and useful. So if at least one person would feel happy just for a moment because I took their photo (after asking for permission of course) I would feel really happy as well because of that. Thats why I want to get better.

Im sorry if this thread should be made here, in such case simply point it out. Sorry for trouble and thank you for any reply or advice!
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>run away
They look nervous
They didn't have a chance
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>new to photography
>someone that Ive been shooting at the last two - three cons I went to invited me to a karaoke thing with her friends
>I'm a social autismo so idk about going, say no. She just texted back with a ":("
>This was a couple of weeks ago, she just asked again as the event is tomorrow

I-i'm scared of going but I feel like if I say no I won't be able to shoot with her
Might b fun tho but singing

I would take part, to be honest - girls are actually pretty intuitive about reading emotions so she probably knows already that you have social problems. You can always be honest about it and mention it. But for me it seems like she actually wants to be on friendly terms. Thats great in your case since you have a chance to become more familiar with social things like this. You wont get better until you take few steps. It might be slow and steps might be small but they are still counting. Its advancement that counts.

Two years ago, I wouldnt be able to approach cosplayer and ask for permission to take a photo, out of great, overwhelming fear. Last con, I actually managed to not only ask some but also take the contact info and sent them photos (while still being afraid as hell while doing this). In my age, thats very slow advancement. But its still a step forward.

I believe you can do your small steps too, anon.
Was it a photoshoot situation or like a quick hallway photo?

Or just never work with them again, cut your losses
Do it. From personal experience, if you continue to avoid this type of stuff, you're always going to be an anxious mess and eventually people will just stop interacting with you altogether. Then you'll be complaining about how you have no friends like a lot of other anons on here.

Going will help you get over some of that anxiety. Besides, no one said you had to sing.

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Your religion is no excuse to wear the fashion like shit.
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That's rarely the focus, though. It's usually just "haha you're defending yourself" garbage. Yes I know where I am and I know better than learning anything from asshole anons.
The only thing I've learned from these threads is that people feel the need to find some kind outlet to say all the things they don't like about those around them in the community.

I don't really hang out with other lolitas because they all seem to be this exact kind of shitty.
Listen hoe, you getting your panties in a twist over these thread isn’t gonna make them stop. Just leave, you’re not contributing to the thread, you’re just bitching. Go away.
Do you realize I've done this several times?


You sound new.
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Normie haircut and glasses. Leopard print case and glitter purse which cannot be more trashy/normie. Then more normie jacket and a flamingo pendant, all pink just in case. Big breasts and a small t-shirt, not even a proper shirt, tucked in for extra volume. Shoes + socks are out of place. Slap that (pink) skirt = one of my brain cells died after writing this

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Staying in-character with your best friend Edition
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>I have crashed a golf cart because I got severely frightened by a big cricket flying in my face.
Are you cute anon?
My cuteness is one of the few things I'm confident about. I've considered getting a sugar daddy to "save" me but I don't know if I want to stoop to that level. I might just be better off dead.

no lies I still laugh about the fact that that actually happened to me. At least I can see the humor in my idiocy.
I don't know much about sugar daddys/babies However you do not have to do anything sexual with them, so it might not be as bad as you think. Alternatively are you able to ask any family members for help?
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How do you all handle feelings of just being kind of unsightly? Sometimes I look in the mirror and am like yikes, don't need to see that again any time soon.

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Old thread >>9653427

Thread Guidelines:
- cosplay and lolita welcome
- please list your location and any shipping restrictions you have
- leave contact info you actually check!

General buying and selling tips:
- have feedback ready if you can
- have proof pictures ready
- always ship with tracking
- never do a transaction with someone you're uncomfortable with
- don't name & shame without contacting the buyer or seller first

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I have these I've been thinking about selling:

Chess Story Macaron et Mademoiselle JSK in the dark colorway (I think size M, I need to double check. Belt included.
AP Melty Ribbon Chocolate Low Waist JSK in the chocolate colorway size M.
I have the matching beret, but it's missing the decorative chocolate bar.
AP Melty Ribbon Chocolate Skirt in the bitter colorway.

I'm in the US and I'm currently at work, but I can take photo of these if you're interested.
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I'm selling some stuff, I ship with tracking number, everything is new.
Nayrt, but emailed!
Yeah, you just gotta be smart about it.
no one??

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I collect BJD's! Surprisingly don't own a lolita specific doll, but I have some in other jfash.

Have you considered Pullips? They're not my aesthetic but I know at least AP has released some.
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My ribbons came and I'm already regretting I only ordered few (pastel) colours. Went a bit overboard with the green and you can't really tell the difference between white and blue. But overall I think it's good for a first timer.
Seconding Pullips, especially if anon is into MH and EAH. They are the same scale and have a similar aesthetic.

t. they were my gateway to BJD
Ugh this is cute af. Did you follow an example or tutorial?
Ooh, that's fancy. What kind of ribbons are they?

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Old Thread: >>9688191

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet (NEW!) - 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

Previously (forgive me if I missed anything important):
-Stellure's Songs still postponed (One Step Ahead has to be reshot)
-Dating Bans
-Idolm@ster 765Pro nostalgia
-The sad, sad return of Flusay Girls with Christmas Song 2.0
-Venus leaving Aurora Idols (and Mimi giving advice no one asked for)
-How to film dance covers/PVs better

Who's ready for Christmas covers?

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if you dance well and have good costumes but you're fat and ugly then you cant really win
One of the flusay chicks.

Makeup is powerful don’t forget that.
A member of Flusay Girls. She's the one on the left in this video.
Holly Heart also happens to be the name of a porn star so I wouldn't recommend Googling that.

I don't particularly care about physical appearance so much genuine enthusiasm and talent/deliberately working towards improving.
I can only tolerate watching someone be bad or mediocre for so long, even if they are pretty.
Whatever makes you sleep at night, Holly.
>essentially disses holly
>still gets called holly
In what world?

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Now that the busy summer season is behind us and with just a handful of cons left to go. Wanted to see who was attending what? Also what might be your cosplay plans?

Forest City Comicon ~ Sept. 23 ~ London
Hamilton Comic Con ~ Sept. 30-Oct.1 ~ Hamilton(Mount Hope)
London Comic Con ~ Oct.13-15 ~ London
GTA Comic Con ~ Nov.12 ~ Oakville
Quinte Mini Con ~ Nov.18-19 ~ Belleville
East End Expo ~ Dec.3 ~ Ajax
Pomtario/Kupocon ~ Dec.3 ~ Toronto
DTAC ~ Dec.9 ~ Toronto

Also if your from other parts of Canada and Ontario. Please feel free to join and plan your own stuff here if need be
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to be fair it's usually only people with garbage cosplays that seem to pay for his garbage shoots anyways so I dont feel quite so bad for them
AN early bird reg is back for 2018, attendance drop must have hurt
I thought based on official numbers that last year was still one of if not their highest attendance despite that? I think sales were just slower/more spaced out because nobody was really in any rush to get them before finalizing the rest of their plans
I would say they are garbage cosplayers. Most of them seem young so they probably do not have money to afford a good photographer.
im actually curious about this as well, ive never seen the tom poster.

Also Marco is a creep, he harassed one of my friends at a convention to the point she cried and went home. He uses his disability as an excuse to be a creep!!


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>Deadline to send gifts (for both international AND domestic): December 20

Basic rules:

>Send out your gifts by the deadline and give the organizers proof. If you do not send proof to the organizers by the deadline (or let us know what’s going on), you will be blacklisted.

>Post in the thread when you get your gifts. If you're salty (undeservedly salty, if your santa sent you something nice but you're picky), we reserve the right to blacklist you. If you do not post, you will not be whitelisted.

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No problem, thank you so so much for your help!!!
MW here! Got your package early this morning and waiting until after my last final to open it! I'll be sending out gifts for MB, TK and AM later this evening before I fly out.
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EM from the UK here. KK, I'm so sorry it took so long to post this, thank you! The headdress is beautiful, I love the tights and the gloves are so warm.
I am so glad! Thank you for the update! I wish you a safe travels and best of luck on your final, and hope that you enjoy!
Wait, you spend 100 for two items together, or both items were 100 each?

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I know there is already a makeup thread but I've been recently curious about makeup specifically for coording.
>What looks good?
>Do you have a go-to makeup style for going to cons and comm meets?
>How important is your makeup to your coord?
>Are there any good youtubers for lolita makup tutorials?
Lay it on me gulls.
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I have one in-line and one in-out. People notice and remark on it regularly. It sucks, and eyeshadow (or any kind of product besides light moisturizer) makes the difference more pronounced. I also get triple eyelid randomly on either lid but never both at the same time. (pic not me)
I've given up on eyeshadow and just use eyeliner and mascara/sometimes falsies to hide my wonky lids. The falsies always fall off at some point during the meet, though.
Have you tried eyelid tape?
Not yet, I'm afraid that will damage my already thin eyelids and will make them droop sooner. My mother's eyes used to look like mine when she was young but now they droop over her lash line.
How do you do your eyeliner?
You gotta put a lot of glue on both corners of your falsies. Other wise yeah, they'll pop right off from blinking for a few hours. I have hooded folded eyelids too and I manage to keep mine on.

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