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ITT: We post pictures of cosplay from the 90's or early 2000's.
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Good thread idea OP, I miss when cosplay was more about dressing up as your favourite character and meeting up with your internet friends instead of getting likes on social media
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I adore this thread. Any idea of where to find galleries for these things? A few of the old cosplay sites I used to visit are dead, and they're primarily from the early 00s.
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>>10886905
I too would like to know. Sad Panda didn't have a lot of pre-2000 galleries.
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http://luciferalpha.web.fc2.com/iventm.htm
http://www.sepa.co.jp/ojyaru/album/album1.html
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>>10886728
Hey, it's Emiru
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>>10886730
this is so cute i wish i had friends
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>>10886967
Whoops, meant to reply to >>10886905
Here's another link to make up for it.
http://www.mirai.ne.jp/~fairy/photo/cosplay/index.html
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>>10886980
>Yurika Misumaru cosplay
Thank you, I needed this.
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>>10886980
>>10886967
OP here, this is amazing. This was exactly what I was looking for, pre-2000 material.

I miss those times when cosplay was about fun and not social media points.
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>>10886990
Ayrt, I'm actually a lolita with no interest in cosplay, but this sentiment rings true for us as well. I'm willing to bet we feel a similar mix of nostalgia and ennui for simpler times, when there was less pressure to be perfect and people just dressed up for fun. I occasionally stumble across these sites when looking for prehistoric lolita photos, so I'll keep dumping them here if I see any more of them!
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>>10887044
Another one of these “fashion is for fun!” Newfags. Lolita fashion was 10x different in the 90s compared to today. There was less pressure “to be prefect” because lolita fashion was barely an established fashion. You don’t need to be perfect, just stop actively looking like a clown.
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>>10887127
Been in the fashion for years, you seem triggered and confused about when the fashion was established. Does enjoying cute images of friends hanging out together, without the well-documented negative side effects of social media impacting their brain, equate to being an ita newfag now? "Social media links to perfectionism" is just a Google search away, anon.
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>>10887132
Nayrt and I completely agree. I'm both a cosplayer and a Lolita and since I stopped using social media and documenting my life both activities became 100% more enjoyable. I miss those times too when we had less pressure, but I agree that this pressure that we speak of comes mostly from the online environment. Nowadays I just put a dress that I like, put some shoes and accessories and go out or with friends without the pressure of preparing the perfect Coord. No one will see it, there will be no photos, so I don't have to create the crystallized version of the flawless coord.
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>>10887127
nayrt, but I initially interpreted what >>10887044 said to be about a time before hyper visual social media (and editing) with less strict beauty standards (models used by brands were more often less thin than they are now, there was also more diversity in faces. Not always the same v-line jaw/chin, big eyes, small nose, small mouth formula). Not necessarily bad outfits. You can find examples of good outfits, even by today's standards, from the late 90s and early 2000s. The biggest problem is finding pictures from before 2001. The best source is probably lolita history website.
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>>10887132
This is just poorly written; you start by saying that I’m triggered and confused because I don’t know when the fashion was established then do not expand on that statement and go to a entirely different subject on how “friends hanging out and having fun” equals to being ita? What? The confusing and weak writing of this post makes it sound like you haven’t learned anything about basic lolita coordinating since you started years ago, which is alarming for someone that has had months to research the topic.

I think what your trying to say in this post is me just telling people not to look like a active perma ita is (according to you) inherently bad and then associate it with japanese girls in the 90s playing dress up. What I said was true; lolita fashion in the 90s is very different compared to the subculture today, there wasn’t many resources to learn from and educate themselves with so girls would just experiment with the style before guidelines became more and more enforced in the subculture. Itas today do not have this excuse, there are endless guides for the fashion as well as overall tips for a good looking coordinate for new lolitas to learn from and evolve with. It’s almost like Lolita fashion is a subculture! And subcultures evolve overtime!
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Can we please post more 90's goodness?
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Bump
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>>10886989
based
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>>10887373

This was my era.
Everyone in these photos is now 40 or older.
What a time it was.
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>>10887150
you seem like you need to chill out, take some meds, and stop making everything about you and your incessant need to scream at itas, nerd.
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http://www.the-a.jp/k-tai.html
http://tdtaka.fc2web.com/
http://sweetshot.jog.buttobi.net/
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Does deviantart have tags for cosplay? I think that would be a great place to find old cosplay photos for the West. I'm pretty sure there used to be a website for cosplay from 2000 but I can't seem to find it, can't remember the name. It might be dead now.
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>>10891037
they have a photography tag, which is what most cosplayers seem to use. there may be a specific subtag for cosplay, but i haven't used DA in ages
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>>10887373
Back when cosplay was about nerds having fun with their friends. Now it's just normies trying to farm social media clout.
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Dragon Con 2003
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Dragon Con 1999
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From an old warosu post that simply said "from akon 1999"
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Project: A-Kon 1998
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see you fucking whores? it wasn't coom central
APOLOGIZE
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>>10887127
if you aren't having fun please leave.
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>>10891259
it's all relative. 15 yo me would have thought >>10891116 was whore-ish. In the late 90s and early 2000s where I lived there were also one or two scantily clad semi professional cosplayers with giant fake tits attending every convention. Sure the large majority of cosplayers looked like >>10891115 but it's not like we didn't have any practically naked attention whores. Over the years there were simply more of them. I think it peaked around 2013 where I live, some people were showing up in c strings.
Current me isn't bothered by any of it anymore.
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>>10891268
it's not relative that you're massive turbo fucking sluts
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>>10891271
I never cosplayed in anything revealing though. I got used to seeing scantily clad cosplayers so it doesn't bother me anymore. You should do the same instead of being triggered.
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We really have come far as cosplayers. A lot of techniques have been invented to make things better. Yes I adore the old stuff, but the new cosplays beat the fuck out of what you could do back then.
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>>10891277
I'm not triggered, I just want to genocide them, thanks to simps and OFwhores now cosplay mean coom central, it used to be nerd people's heaven, not anymore.
fucking simp/whore enabler
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>>10891412
>I just want to genocide them

oh, if that's all, go ahead then.
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>>10891403
Yeah right, just look at this unit
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>>10891437
>the eye moves
Pure soul. Modern cosplay will never beat this soul and love.
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>>10891444
Nigga pls
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>>10891444
nigga pls already done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C_gC31XtBU
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>>10891268
Personally I'm all for good old fashioned honest sluttery. You wanna use cons as a way to get laid or indulge your exhibitionism fetish, fine. What bothers me is commercializing it, coming to cons and dressing slutty but only to promote and generate content for your OnlyFans or whatever.
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>>10891598
>What bothers me is commercializing it,

Why does that bother you and the other kind of sluttery doesn't?
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>>10891598
>I'm all for good old fashioned honest sluttery
>What bothers me is commercializing it
but anon that IS old fashion. Sluttery has been commercialized historically. Being promiscuous is monetarily viable, sure you have a rare slut who just loves being lewd and fucking, but that's not the norm unless you're in high school.
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>>10887373

>FF7 cosplay in 1998

Man, imagine being able to cosplay Cloud because it was the new, hot thing
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>>10891403
the unstyled limp wig and makeupless face ruins it. older cosplays look "better" even with less makeup because the cosplayers are more janky and homemade looking and there's nothing super jarring. super detailed hd modern cosplays with crazy polished armor or wigs and stuff need the styling to match, otherwise it looks sad
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>>10891605
>but that's not the norm unless you're in high school.
it actually is the norm. the main problem is that the sluts are using double standards to pretend like they're classy. it's such a stupid ass front
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>>10891116
The red earrings to symbolise the red cheeks is a clever idea
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>>10891116
>>10895598

That's Ippongi Bang
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I want to go back.
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Dragon*Con 2005

Author's description:
"Pez dispenser & a random Klingon"
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>>10886605
>see? they were massive whores, just like us
calling the thot patrol
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>>10886989
where's ruri
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Ryoga, Mr Saotome, and Ranma

Anime Expo 2000, at the Disneyland Hotel.
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This guy on flickr has a crazy archive of old conventions. I love looking back on it and seeing what we used to be. Its also crazy to see how bad most of the wigs were back then lol.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/36778507@N00/
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>>10887150
oh my god shut the fuck up you autistic larper
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>>10886730
Alien 9 cosplay, truly blessed
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>>10886760
That Dio is fucking gorgeous, holy shit.
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>>10891268
>there were also one or two scantily clad semi professional cosplayers with giant fake tits attending every convention.
Jessica Nigri ruined cons permanently
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>>10898804
i hate people attributing so much to her. cons has shit like boothbabes before her, there were always sexy cosplays, secy gijinkas and cosplay porn, she just rode the already emerging trend. she's a product of anime becoming more mainstream not the other way around. simps were already at cons too they just used to be called beta orbiters. sluts are gonna slut and simps are gonna simp. and i'd rather have slutty fake fans than the standard bitchy fake fans who just think the design is cute that don't even have any nudes.
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I've always found these images interesting. I find proto-weeb culture fascinating. It's a cool glimpse into what the subculture was like before anime was even close to being the relatively mainstream phenomenon it is now. I have to imagine conventions back then had an entirely different atmosphere. Unfortunately I was barely a swimmer in my daddy's nutsack for a lot of these images, so I suppose I'll never truly know. Would be neat to see some video footage of the old cons.
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>>10886605
Closest thing I have, this video on my hard drives.
Watching it gives me such a warm, cozy feeling and reminds me about what I love the most about cosplay: the people and their passion behind them
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>>10898840
>Would be neat to see some video footage of the old cons.
good thing there's a lot of said footage in existence
https://youtu.be/O94fxq2qepc
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>>10899263
One thing you start to notice with older photos is how many or them were taken by amateur photographers and neither them nor the cosplayer knew how to pose/frame a shot.

The photography, lighting and location usage got better but I get a lot more of the con vibes from these shots then the more professional ones which are better character references
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>>10899263
what a lovely glimpse back in time.
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>>10891446
thats fucking soulless
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ngl i’m actually wonderin’ if that cosplayer was either paid to dress up s chun-li or if she did it out of her owl free will
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not sure how early in the 2000’s this is but
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>>10897885
Oh my god I had forgotten about Man Faye for the past 20 years. What’s he up to now? Is he a tranny now?
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>>10904464
2012
was the sega area at a bar outside SDCC
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>>10890196
get everyone back and save cons
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I'm back with more links! Open through archive.org

http://www47.tok2.com/home/boowy/menu/cosmenu.htm
http://www.hi-ho.ne.jp/m-ihara/index.htm
http://www.ztv.ne.jp/hibiki/
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>>10908597

I would if I could Anon. I miss everyone being talented enough to make their own stuff and happily talk about the technical aspects of it.

I don't mind people buying their stuff but now there is this lost aspect of things to talk about with people. And of course people treat cosplay as a flavor of the month thing because there is SO MUCH to cosplay VERY FAST so they just toss on the latest outfit from China and then toss it in the closet after one wearing because now there is a new show they must cosplay from. They weren't even that attached to the character so who cares.
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>>10911790
nta but i feel this. there are still some people who do it but it's not the same most people only craft or sew to show it off for e-clout. i remember being excited when i drafted my own patterns or designed my own wig, but the only people i shared that with were my friends and people at the con. now people just ask where you got your cosplay, they assume you bought it.
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>>10914323
Oof, that poison ivy thot is on point
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>>10911790
i feel this is the same with anime itself. it used to be that you waited years for a single new anime to get released in the west, it was easy to know like all 10 anime that existed total and everyone had the same frame of reference. people just rewatched or reread the same series for years because that was all they had, so cosplaying from it was also a natural choice. but now you can watch the entire new broadcasted lineup of anime the same day it all comes out in japan and there are multiple broadcast seasons a year, there is too much too fast so most people don't get into the series as deep because they just switch to the next new thing immediately after they finish the previous thing.
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>>10886605
So cool. Back when nerds were nerds. Absolutely lovely thread. Man, I remember being so entranced by anime back then. It was such an exotic mysterious world from a far away land. It had so much style. I was so cool. I wish I was older back then. I could've had so much fun with this stuff.
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>>10911560
Memory is foggy here

Left girl in black is Carolina iirc
Right girl in red is Kitty and she would collab with Adela back then with her outfits.

Who is the girl in the middle?

Also is Carolina still cosplaying? If so can someone drop her cosplay website/fb/insta whatever please. She showed up for a while on irc back then in an anime channel. Gezz thinking about it that was like 22-24yrs ago when I think of it now but in the middle of moving houses (listing at end of month) and will have to dig out from 20 computers and another 20HD’s to find my irc logs to see if she left a contact.
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>>10918736
middle girl went by Michi
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C-Kon 1997
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>>10919312
damn, this pic is like 15 years old now...
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This was in 1992.
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>>10919312
the moment that destroyed cons forever
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>>10919312
Did she get implants?

>>10918753
Thanks man. Are all 3 still cosplaying? Man I miss the 1997-2010 of cosplay and cons. Used check from time to time on cosplayers websites for outfit updates miss the old days of Adela, Hezzie, Angel cosplay (the one that went on to be a teacher and an amazing SOS cosplay), Alisa-Chan, Mike & Kris, and many others, Rising Sun.net (did anyone archive the whole site before it went dark?), saw cosplay.com just started…. Man those were the days.
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>>10919497
Well Alisa Chan got cancelled for going to the Chalottesville march which led to her 15 year old paysite getting shut doen by the webmaster. Don't know what she's doing now.
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>>10886735

I was a little bit confused but I remembered that Part 5 was released in 1995

ITs surprising how Jojo is still hitting hard even +30 years later but I think the new anime did wonders for this fandom.
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>>10919504
Good. Stupid chuds stay on your internet hugbox. You should all know everyone IRL hates you
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>>10919504

Raising a racist child
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someone post that one image of Glenn Danzig at one of these
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>>10898840
you can experience a lot of these jank by going to one day hotel lobby cons. They still exist
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>>10904358
Its amazing how Vash the Stampede’s
design still persists in con spaces for decades
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>>10923402
So raising the baby right then.
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>>10919504
Rich is such a faggot holy shit
Gas all journos



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