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Have many anime cons outgrown their current convention centers / venues?

Anime Expo and Katsucon both seem at their limit
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MEFCC basically got kicked out of the ITC in Dubai for being too busy, rowdy, and having "unprofessional" guests (con-goers, cosplayers, and non-business types)
They're in the neighboring city now, but the Con itself is so expensive it's not really worth going.
Anime Expo is being held hostage by the LACC
Megacon Orlando 2025 is already selling tickets, on February, so expect the same occupancy next year
The less crowded days are Thursday & Friday, Saturday it's the most crowded day, Sunday is when you can catch some good offers from vendors
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How did Otakon do in DC? Haven't been since like 2016 or something.

Foid here,
I'm starting to think cosplaying is only worth it if you're attractive
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>I'm in a dry spell now
>Just don't be fat or greasy
I don't even mind if someone's greasy, but I've tried dating a fat girl before and I think she could tell how not interested I was in her.
based beatrix merry me
The vernacular is uninspired derivation from the original male term femoid
Men are familiar with it because you never stop bitching at us but also because foid is the obvious counter-derivation from moid.
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If you're not attractive and into cosplay, make tailored costumes for local Onlyfan Thots. They'll pay huge premium and you don't have to leave your parent's 2nd floor to do so.

You get the simp $$$ without having to shake your ass and undergo years of permanent damage. Plus you gain skills.

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Popular female cosplayers seems to of become more of dressing slutty for attention than putting together a well made costume for a hobby
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These posts are almost a year old, but I'm pretty sure the second one is me. If it is, maybe focus more on reading comprehension and less on gloating. There's no end of cons with high cosplayer turnout, from the biggest to the smallest. The real problem is if it's "an expo" or some generic multimedia event, in which case you're gonna be flooded with boomers, kiddies and normalfags
Matt Mercer did WHAT
Bullshit lie
How about fuck you , fuck your life, fuck your dumb cosplay, fuck your mentality, damn fuck your generation too
>wtf a posterboy for faggots is a faggot? how could this be happening let me run to tell /tg/

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What does it say about a con when it pays for advertising on a Bavarian knitting forum?
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did senpaisquad shit in your cereal?
Damn. I'm not going to go.
Having listened to you deranged faggots screeching about "moralfags" and how secretly everyone is a pedophile like you since 2007, it will never stop being satisfying watching you turn into the exact out-of-touch hysterical soccer moms you always mocked the hardest now that your shitty "culture" is the default, everyone still hates you, and younger and smarter people are swarming into 4chan and becoming the counterculture. Take your poppers and calm down, retard.
why does waifisquad make so many people seethe?
I don't know but I want paizuri from that woman.

Stop kidding yourself lil zoomer, this board gets more and more dead with each passing year, you missed out on the golden age in terms of post volume and daily users

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FAQ & Beginners Guide:

Buyf/a/g Guide:
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The itai in itasha came from ouch/cringe. And then after ita cars their were ita shirts and itabags. Learn cringe history, zoomer.
Does anyone get creative block when working on an itabag? I have the pieces, deco, and the base bag ready to go, but when it's time to lay out all the pieces I draw a complete blank or hate whatever I'm putting down
Maybe a silly question, but has anyone ever taken a bag through TSA? Do they get weird about all the items and pins and whatnot?
NTA but they are correct ita anything is from itai because it's ugly or cringe, they didn't stem from itasha, itasha didn't even mean cringe car originally.
>In the 1980s, when Japan was at the zenith of its economic might, there were many luxury import cars in Tokyo. Among them, the "itasha"—originally Japanese slang meaning an imported Italian car—was the most desired. Since then, itasha (as the decorated vehicle) was derived from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, painful, cringe, embarrassing) and sha (車, vehicle).[3] Itai means "painful", with additional senses of "painfully embarrassing" "cringeworthy", "painful for the wallet" due to the high costs involved, or "painful to look at" (an eyesore). The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車).
Learn your weebshit and sit down before incorrectly judging others.
Yeah I used to work at an airport and took my itabag through, didn't have an issue.

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It's been 10 years
Are cons safer now?
Anyone encountered any con creeps?

I (male) got my butt grabbed by another guy once, didn't bother me desu (not gay)
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damn wasnt expecting a DEFCON poster here. yea SJWs ruin everything, i see that in a local hackercon
>Oh yeah and its full of business casual normies that don't know shit fuck about anything
I've slept on Defcon in the past because I don't know anything about infosec (most of my expertise is with gamedev), but from what I've been hearing about it over the past few years it seems like everyone there are computer turboautists or don't know shit and there's no middle ground between them.
I'm not sure how it was before but there's a stupid amount of groping. It feels like people are under the impression that it's acceptable or they won't get in trouble for it. And I guess in general they don't, it's easy to get away with and not taken as seriously as it should because it's not as 'exreme' as other things
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Cons have the highest concentration of maladapted autists in the world. They cannot understand social cues so they do creepy things that weird people out.

This is misinterpreted as malicious sexual predation by normies
May I grab your ass, please?

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Post cosplays you're working on, plan to work on, or want feeback on, and motivate each other. Let's get back to our roots and away from the softcore porn, or at the very least survive alongside it.
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Decided I should rip out all manga accurate yellow fabric and go for more anime accurate camel fabric. Or am I trippin?

Thermoplastic and drill arrived so I got started working on the armor.
The camel fabric
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I want to make a mask of Fujita from dorohedoro. The references I've found online are either 3D printed or homemade projects where they just post the end result without showing the process. I figure I can do what one person did and get a tengu mask off Amazon and modify it down to the shape.

Pic related for those who don't know
The plastic is thin enough to cut without much trouble; I'll just hollow out the gold in the eyeholes and remove the mouth and forehead sections.

I didn't expect the nose to come in two pieces either but it'll probably make thinning the end out easier.
So, how to I whittle the nose bump down to a point? It's going to have to come off no matter what, but them how to build off it? I'm thinking epoxy over something

>cosplay as Big Boss
>have a vivid nightmare about global nuclear warfare and mutual annihilation the night I come back from the con
Wtf bros, idk if I should be scared or amused
It's a vision and if you don't stay an extra day the world is going to end
You have to become the legendary warrior to prevent that anon.

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hey /cgl/ this me cosplaying as my cat rupert, who is on my shoulder for reference.

Does anyone else here cosplay as their pet, or have tips on how to cosplay more like a cat without looking like a furry?
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just spam the fuck out of it so it autosages. some idiot is camping it to bump it every once in a while.
Awesome to see rupert happy as usual, as a cat lover myself, I'm glad he's being cared for by someone so loving.
There was a video I saw of you posting a torrent of photo's of rupert.
Would you still have the magnet link? I can't seem to find it and the one in the video has bits cut out.
Just leave the thread and go to another you braindead retard.
This isn't the only thread on the board, you inbread vaginal belch.
Spamming is against the rules
You could do a tail, ears, and paw gloves.
I think drawing on a nose and whiskers works be good too.
I think that's probably the limit before you look like a furry.
If you do those giant paw shoes that's furry territory.
Post the costume with upgrades once they're completed

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The biggest one (Anime North) is hardly relevant and only has washed up VAs, random indie vtubers, or just straight up completely unknown people as their guests. The vendors are mostly just people reselling cheap stuff from taobao or stolen prints.

It feels so shittily put together that I think I'll just not buy a ticket and instead stroll around outside taking pictures of cool cosplays. Maybe I'm just pessimistic, but the grass always seems greener on the other side.

On a side note, if anybody's into Project Moon stuff, please hit me up, I... I wanna make friends.
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The hell happened at comicon?
anime north is pretty shit and too far out with nothing remotely decent as side attractions, i say this as a toronto resident.
every should just ditch it and make TCAF an unofficial con. they actually had talent attend like junji ito.
Pickpockets, clueless security guards, creeps
I'm hoping to see the Madoka and Janna I saw last year
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Well hello, Florida Seagulls. It's been a slower year here, but I know you're out there and you know I'm out there. Our local scene keeps on with one location change after the other doesn't it? HolMat where MegaCon is, OtakuFest where "Super"con is (impending lols there), Mizucon where OtakuFest was, Anime Iwai at the far end of Palm Beach County
>Alternate Title: Musical Venues Edition

>Anime in the Park - April 20 - Groveland
>Sarasota Anime-Fest - April 27 - Sarasota
>KirbiiCon - May 4 - Fort Lauderdale
>OtakuFest - May 17-19 - Miami Beach
>Mizucon - May 24-26 - Miami
>Collect-A-Con Orlando - May 25-26 - Orlando
>Finn-Con@MDC June 15 - Miami
>Anime Festival Orlando - June 28-30 - Orlando
>Metrocon - July 5-7 - Tampa
>Florida Supercon - July 12-14 - Miami Beach
>SWFL Anime-Fest - August 11 - Fort Myers
>FT-Lauderdale Anime-Fest - September 15 - Fort Lauderdale

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Some years are better than others. I just enjoy going when I'm off work and seeing old con buddies down in Florida.
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What would you consider its best qualities? I can remember three things about it, and the novelty has since worn off for all (no masking in 2021, the Rock Band karaoke guys, the huge booth with cheap import games and CDs)
Best quality to me is hanging out with my fl frens desu. The layout is pretty nice as well. Hotels are comfy, everything is in walking distance, and the chess event is pretty neat
Georgiafag here considering Bold Matsuri since it's only 3 hours away and I've been to Jacksonville before

I'm assuming it's like Wasabicon but with more weebery
Don't forget Bold Matsuri

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Old thread is nearing its limit >>10790295

This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of Japanese lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. We usually just use "ouji" here.

>Shopping spreadsheet
This is broken, now. Can it be fixed?

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for info

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Recent Miho Matsuda
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Coord goals
UwU vampire lord
Let's check out.

seems accurate
>not all
you are brutally honest, i like it

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Cosplay noob here. I'm looking to make a mask like this. The character is relatively obscure, so I can't just buy one, but I've never done something like this before. From what I've seen paper mache is the go-to, but the horns are what throw me. I'm not sure where I'd even get started with something like that.

Basically, any tips? Is paper mache the way to go? Would this be too difficulty for a beginner, should I give up and go with something else? thanks.
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If you want a smooth and symmetric finish, either make a foam pattern or a 3d print. Paper mache or other hand sculpting/molding mediums will likely end up sad and lumpy looking.
Sounds like it'll be too tough for my first time, especially since the con is in a month and I was planning on making 5 for my whole friend group. Thanks for the advice anons, I'll go with something easier and try this again next con.
No problem anon, good luck with your future plans
Might I recommend Amaurotine masks and robes instead? Those are very easy to find on Etsy.
>my first time
>the con is in a month
>I was planning on making 5 for my whole friend group
Thanks for the kek anon. The Dunning-Kruger effect is alive and well
I'm confused by the pace of this thread.
>rip files
>clean them up
If they're not available online anyways, get some guy from fiver to do it for you. Else, get a hold of the original cosplayer and ask him for files.
>print them
Probably need to be put into parts and reassembled, but doable on all medium2large printers. Check your local maker space if you don't have a 3d printer of your own.
>sand them
>air brush some gold highlights
Check your local warhammer community if you have an airbrush gun of your own.

For five masks, i'd wager three afternoons, or one good weekend.

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Modern inspired by Victorian but we make it spooky edition.

Last thread get archived: >>10851320

Thread before last for some mysterious reason did not and is still listed on active threads (WTF jannies?): >>10756184

Last two years these threads were barely active and and it took a year for each to reach image limit or get archived prematurely (WTF jannies?) but whatever.

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Previous thread: >>10897117

The Flower Kitten series is releasing this week
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>The boob ribbons are an interesting design choice though
that's because it's popular with chinese lolitas. taobao brands put them on a lot of stuff because it looks like the ribbons on hanfu. i personally don't like the ribbons like that, it'll look better as just bows.
They just traced over Vanilla-Chan and made it worse
I'm with the Chinese on this one. Titty ribbon a cute.
When is sugar hearts JP MTO shipping? I can't go that far back in the AP news section of the site.
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O i c. I think it looks alright on the jsk but a bit weird on the OP, like there’s too much going on with the yoke. I ended up getting the lavender jsk but where is my matching headbow, AP? Where is my Decoration Ice Cream headbow? Not even enough spare fabric for some barettes?


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