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Previous thread: >>9916251

Go to the help thread if you need help with your cosplay.
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When you block someone on tumblr, can they still see your posts?? Tumblr makes it sound like that but I'm not sure
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What is the cheapest shopping service to use for Fril / Mercari? I've used plenty in my days but I can't figure out which one is the most convenient.
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>>9929083
Japonica Market, afaik.
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>>9929073
They can if they go on your actual direct URL blog, and they can see reblogs of your posts on their dash. But they can't follow you or see your posts directly on their dash or in tags.
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>>9929072
How do I hand wash my clothes without them drying stiff/crispy?
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>>9929140
You can add liquid fabric softener to your hand wash routine. I do this for some of my blouses.
Also make sure you're rinsing things thoroughly, excess soaps can make things crisper.
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>>9929140
Movement while drying also helps. Anything too delicate for tumble dry low could be hung to dry near a fan so it’s getting lightly rustled about.
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>>9929130
Nayrt but basically they can still see all your posts anyway, and are presumably told that you’ve blocked them when they try to (re-)follow you? That sounds really pointless.

Related question: can people tell if you’ve blocked them on IG? I’m a no-name and only get like 50 likes per post but the one person who comments on every single one of my posts is this creepy sissy dude who for some reason still hasn’t been kicked out of my comm. I want to keep my pictures out of his fap folder without pissing him off.
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>>9929140
Why not invest in a washing machine?
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>>9929229
t. someone who lives in their mum's basement
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>>9929229
They probably own a machine, anon. Handwashing is better for delicate items.
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>>9929225
They can't reblog (or like, I believe?) posts made by you though.

If people block you on IG, you won't be able to see their profile or search their name at all while you're logged in.
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Does Classical Puppets do true custom size?
I am looking at a jsk and it says custom size for ordering options, but on the page it has S, M, L sizes. I would like the jsk to be slightly larger than their L size, would they actually be able to do that if I provided the measurements to the shopping service?

It wouldn't be a crazy huge one, just 102cm max bust.
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>>9929253
that's debatable though, gentle cycle on a good machine can be just as good or better than handwashing. Assuming that it's about lolita clothes if you've been around longer than you can say "sugary carnival" you'd likely know about the lists compiled of machine washable prints. I can't think of any good reason why someone >>9929173 would wash their blouses by hand when there are mesh washing bags for things like pearls and what-not.

I might sound like I got my bloomers in a twist but I'm just tired of buying second hand clothing that's filthy because some scaredylolita didn't dare to wash it properly (inb4 you should always wash newly bought clothes before you wear them, I do, but I also always wash my clothes before I sell them, that should be commonplace honestly)
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Why do we make new threads when the old ones are only at 300 posts?
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>>9929917
Because people don’t wanna scroll past 300 posts idiot. Thanks for asking in the right thread
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>>9929920
B-but nobody answered my hoop question ;_;
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how old is Rinrindoll? haven't been able to find her age anywhere.
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>>9929925
Just ask again here since it’s a new thread and it’ll be more visible. Don’t mind me I’m just filling up the thread with posts to make stuff less visable (:
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>>9929930
You must be fun @ parties
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>>9929917
>>9929920
These posts truely belong in this thread.
It's because a thread goes in autosage after 310 posts. That means it won't be bumped when someone posts a new question in it.
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>>9929939
>Soup is an idiot
YOU DONT SAY

People still read and post past 300. Im just happy we can still help some people like >>9929174 despite everyone here being a shit
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>>9929939
What does autosage mean?
>>9929983
No one said I was an idiot, idiot
>>9929937
People seem to enjoy my company at the LAN parties I go to.
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>>9929983
The other anon was seriously asking though
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>>9930125
>>9929983
Yeah but does anyone ACTUALLY care about that guy's terrible gift idea? Even if it is on 300+ posts?
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Where can I get some Gothic Lolita shoes quickly? I live in Europe and have a lot of sweet lolita shoes that are mostly pink that won't work with a coord I have planned. I find shoes the most awkward to buy.
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>>9930164
Local stores? Black leather shoes that fit gothic lolita aesthetic are relatively easy to find in normie shoe stores. Do you have something specific in mind?
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>>9930167
I don't have any local stores that would work. I live in a small town. Thinking of short platforms? Not really looking at anything too high off the ground. Are there any websites that people use a lot? Just mostly looking for black platform shoes, old school sort of feel?
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So I'm a little confused, seriously, I kind of want to get into this but for me it totally seems like a sexual thing instead of an elegant hobby. Something about the look of the outfits, plus how Id look in them, is kind of doing it for me. A lot.
Is this the wrong mindset? Am I wrong for thinking this?
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>>9929928
It's unusual for Japans models to tell their age. When Misako told people they where shocked. Not because the number was unexpected, but because she told it publicly.

RinRinDolls agency doesn't mention it so I assume there is no official age mentioned. I do find it funny that one model website lists her as 122. I'm near certain that shouldn't have been added to the "age" section tho.
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>>9930101
>What does autosage mean?
>said as a reply to a comment which literally explains autosage. Very literal. As in:
>a thread goes in autosage after 310 posts. That means it won't be bumped when someone posts a new question in it.

I know it's the stupid questions tread, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't read the answers before you ask further.
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>>9930287
Please stay out of lolita, we don't want you. Hope that answers your question.
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>>9930164
Buy either some Demonia Charade model (the most typical gothic lolita shoe shape ever), or Pleaser Dolly model (a bit more feminine/mature shape but otherwise similar to the Charade models). Lot of gothic lolita shoes are most likely based upon Pleaser USA brands anyways, as they are the biggest gothic shoe manufacturer.

Both can be found in almost any local gothic/alternative fashion store, as well as online stores for that.
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>>9930287
Yes and yes, you degenerate
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>>9930164
Also, if you want to go cheaper, you can get quite cheap shoes in those shapes on TaoBao or even Bodyline, but it'll take more time to arrive, so it depends on what is quickly to you.
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>>9930290
yeah I saw the 122, figured it was a joke. I didn't know that about the industry, thanks.
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>>9930308
Leave me aloneeeeee
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>>9930331
Stop namefagging
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What does my FFMI need to be to cosplay pyramid head?
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>>9929928
Early 30s, she gets Botox
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>>9930457
Namefagging? I’m not gay I have a gf
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>>9930508
Lol newfag
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>>9930470
>she gets Botox
Proof?
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Will shopping services leave a seller bad feedback? I was sold two "like new" blouses (at like new price) by a Japanese seller and when I got them they both stank so badly of cigarette smoke I got sick. Nothing on the listing mentioned cigarettes or the home being a smoking home. I'd really like to warn others if at all possible.
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>>9930558
They won't. They aren't going to risk getting banned off a platform for you.
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>>9930562
I thought not. Ah well. I do hope no one else buys from them. It would suck if you were allergic or had asthma or something and weren't expecting a smoke bomb.
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So this is about my dapper boy on the left and is pretty stupid so hear me out;

I was thinking about making a coord to match his sister (who is a big white standard poodle, my love and joy) and was thinking about how I don't have a ouji and how my big headed pitty would be a PERFECT ouji to go out with me in lolita with. Are there any brands that would be good for altering or just good for dressing up pups in ouji and lolita? I know it's stupid but I can't stop thinking about how cute it would be
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>>9930558
I don't think it's sellers it's the japanese post. I bought some socks, a headbow, and a blouse from 3 different sellers as well as some stuff from CC using my SS. The package arrived and everything reeked of smoke.
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Are there any headphones similar to Super Sonico's that I can get on the cheap? Or a name of the type of headphones she wears? I can't find any trustworthy sites that have simple ones... all the reviews are usually really bad. Maybe I suck at Googling, idk. I'm not a prop maker so having a good base to start with would make modifying headphones a hell of a lot easier for me.
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I want to have cute nails to match my outfits, but I can't stop myself from biting them whenever I feel stressed or nervous. Should I just stop trying to grow them out and just get fake nails instead.
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>>9930571
I remember seeing BTSSB SF posting something about someone who bought the usakumya outfits for their little chihuahua
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What print is this? I'm having a huge brain fart
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>>9932357
https://lolibrary.org/items/ap-jewel-ribbon-tiered-jsk
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>>9932394
Thank you anon. I feel like a massive retard because I used to want this dress but I could not for the life of me think of the name.
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Where did the latest ita thread go? Did it go to Vendetta Land again?
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Yep, thank the AZ Vendetta-chan for that. She keeps making messes out of too many threads here. Can we ban her too?
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Do I have to use a shopping service to buy from japanese amazon? I feel like amazon prime won't help me here.
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>>9932269
You will bite the fake nails too. Google how to stop biting nails. For me it helped to make them taste disgusting.
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>>9932889

lol Amazon.co.jp has its own Amazon Prime, although the benefits are still local (to Japan).

Make an account with your own country's address and sign in. Some sellers will ship internationally and you'll be able to buy them. Some won't, and Amazon won't let you buy them with an overseas address, in that case you'd need a shopping service.

All the actual books and CDs carried by Amazon will ship internationally. It's the other stuff like Blythes clothes or whatever that you worry about.
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Where can I buy those cute brown oxfords? I found a pair on aliexpress but obviously the quality isn't amazing. Has to be cheap tho since my financial situation is permanently terrible.
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Suddenly I can't see any of closetchild's auctions on Y!Japan anymore, what happened?
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>>9932269
You could try nail polish so you end up not wanting to bite that off but I personally didn't realize I had it on and accidentally bit it off. Fake nails might work and you can get nails done professionally that still let your nails grow under them. more expensive but worth it
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So who are the different Kate's.

I know Girlyhoot but who is the other Kate and why do people hate her?
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>>9932924
Clarks.com
There are tons of sales going on right now. If you're right about your financial situation you should learn when there are good sales and that buying cheap shit is actually more expensive because you end up having to buy new ones again next year.
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>>9932925
They might need to renew the listings, that happens sometimes. Give it a few days, they should be back up soon.
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>>9932937
The only results I get are 3 pairs for men. Well all my clothes and shoes are cheap and they lasted for years while looking good so I guess it depends where you buy it
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>>9932939
I guess it depends on the country. I just took a quick look and they do have oxfords for women but they aren't named that way so might not show up in search results. They also have pink brogues for sale in my country. Anyway they're normie shoes so just look for it anywhere. I have shoes that have lasted for over 10 years.
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Are there any good places to buy shoe clips to dress up "normie" shoes that aren't just plain bows or examples of some so I can make my own? I've seen VM's on lolibrary, but doing a general search for shoe clips is regretsy central.
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>>9932269
Fake nails will damage your nails so much and they won't suit lolita, unless they're very short I suppose in which case they'll just make your hands look thicker, and will the damage be worth it?

I used to bite my nails for anxiety too, and I trained myself out of it by focusing on nail care instead. Filing and painting them and pushing back my cuticles gave me the same stress relief feeling, and makes me feel cute and happy instead of gross about my body afterwards.
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>>9932954
I think there are Moitie ones on lacemarket
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>>9932954
Taobao has some shops that do shoe clips.
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>>9932954

You can use clip-on earring backings from a jewellery store (or Aliexpress probably has them somewhere) to make your own. Just glue on the decoration you want on the front with some E6000 and maybe glue a bit of felt on the other side if the metal bits sticking out irritates you.
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>>9933014
links?
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>>9932954
>doing a general search for shoe clips is regretsy central.
Christ, you weren't kidding. Pic related, what the shit
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Spoonfeed question: how would you coord this Nile Perch dress for a fairy kei dreamy feeling?
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This is truly the stupid questions thread, so I gotta ask, when or how are you supposed to wear those detachable collar things? Like pic related for example. Do you wear them with JSKs, OPs, when you're too lazy to wear a blouse or...? I don't know which I'm asking.
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>>9933445
These are extremely useful. Sometimes you have a nice blouse but the collar is too normie so you slap a collar on. Sometimes it's hot af so you wear a bolero on top of a jsk and slap on this collar and boom make people think you're wearing a blouse. Sometimes you can wear them with an OP that has an awkward collar like pic related.
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Not sure if this is actually a stupid question but I'm not too sure where to ask

I'm thinking about getting a credit card for the first time to keep on hand in case of lolita/regular emergencies (like if my DD shows up and I'm broke... like rn). I'm justifying it because I would like to build my credit up and it would be easier on me budgeting by setting aside X amt a paycheck for a bill. Are there any suggestions that you guys like?

I'm 21, and out of school. Something with rewards that come from groceries or buying things and something without high interest fees/insane limits would be preferable, but I also have no clue what the fuck I'm doing. Thanks ahead of time!
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>>9933642
Don't do this, it will become a bad habbit. Also it wont help build credit if you only use it for emergencies. The best way to use a credit card is to make small daily purchases, or a bill, and pay it off each month.
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>>9933644
Maybe I should have clarified;
I wouldn't buy more than 200 dollars worth of dresses a month, plus my phone bill, and in case I need to pick up food, meds, uber, etc outside of my regular grocery trips. It's all very do-able and I have decent self control when it comes to stuff like this. My partner keeps the main bills in her name so it wouldn't do me good to use it on those, and while my major motivation is a DD right now I don't believe I would go overboard
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>>9933642
Well, you should definitely have a credit card anyway. And as long as you're sure you can pay it back in full each month, I don't think it's dangerous at all. Especially for regular emergencies, get a credit card.
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>>9933642
Oh sorry. Forgot to actually answer the question. Are you looking for cash back, or like air miles? You probably won't qualify for a lot of cards right off the bat, I know Chase does a good cash back one that people with no credit can usually get. Discover or Capital One seem to be good for travel.
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>>9933860
That's exactly what I was thinking. Even if it's not a whole lot I'm spending on it, and even if it builds my credit slowly, it would be a good resource to have.

Cash back would be lovely, I'm not too sure how it works though. Is it only on certain things you spend on? I don't travel as much as I used to so I don't think air miles would be as useful. I'll definitely look into the chase one, since I probably don't have a lot of credit at the moment
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>>9932910
Oh sweet, I will try that! I just want some art books so thats good news. Thanks!
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Stupid question: how many threads are going to die because of the recent wave of anti-thot incel rage?
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>>9933869
The best one for cash back that is easy to get is the discover it card. You get rotating categories for 5% and then at the end of your first year, they double your cash back.
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>>9933988
Plenty, probably. Best way to make sure a thread you like keeps going when it hasn't reached auto sage, is to contribute to it.
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>>9933988
That's not the reason jfashion threads are dying desu
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Tips on removing color transfer stains? I was washing one of my dresses and the red bled onto the white while I was soaking it in Oxiclean. A lot of sites recommend soaking it n Oxiclean again but I don't want to take any more chances.
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>>9933642
Look up some on nerdwallet. I think the discovery it for students was a good starter card for building credit/cash back. If you plan on applying for multiple cards try and apply for them within a day or so.
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>>9933329
cute dress! chiffon layers and lacy stuff are ultimate for dreamy looks, like those vintage lingerie tops or a peignoir. natural-ish makeup with some gentle glitter is good. a rosette pin, a couple pastel hairclips and a beret would add a nice touch. you should be good with whatever, just don't go ham on jewellery.
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>>9934163
Soup bb I'm not a student
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how quickly does stuff usually sell instore at cc? theres a dress that they posted a couple weeks ago that im interested in should i assume its gone? I dont wanna send a ss there if theres a small chance lol
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Where can I buy cheap Liz Lisa from America or Europe?

I know about dejapan and yahoo auctions but in my country I get a high customs fee for packages from Japan so it still ends up too expensive
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>>9935106
You mean the pieces they post on twitter? Afaik they usually retweet and mention when specific pieces are sold. If the one you want doesn't have that, it's worth a shot.

>>9935212
Tokyo Otaku Mode comes to mind, though I don't know how their prices compare.
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>>9935259
Otaku Mode gets customs.
You’re better off using a shopping service and getting them to mark your package down.
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>>9935279
But the rules are about the weight, not the price it's worth
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>>9935212
Why don't you use a shopping services that marks the packages down to 20 euro?
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>>9935310
>the rules are about the weight, not the price
What kind of fucked up underdeveloped country is that?
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I'm going to be moving soon and I'm not sure on how to pack the dresses I have hanging in my closet. For all my other clothes I've been packing them using the Marie Kondo method. Would it be best to pack the dresses the same way, or is there a different/better method to use? It probably sounds stupid, but I want to handle them better/with more care.
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>>9935373
When I moved all my dresses, I didn't want to go to the trouble of taking them off hangers so I took a huge heavy duty trash bag, poked a hole in the bottom, and used it like a garments bag with like 10 dresses per bag. That was more of a laziness thing than being especially careful. Your dresses will probably be fine, they're not as delicate as people make them out to be.
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>>9935373

Before you pack, step one is to go through the dresses and take off the detachable bits. You can leave the waist ties, neck ties, ribbon stuff. Anything with a brooch backing (Meta's dresses tends to have a lot of detachable bows) runs the risk of making holes, or scratching up fabric, so remove that and pack it seperately. Anything delicate (like floral pins) should be packed seperately in a hard box to avoid being damaged by squishing. Label them all clearly.

Then, turn the dresses inside out. This way if some pressure causes the print to transfer, at least it's similar print to similar print (since they're all facing inwards).

Then pack them using whatever method you find the easiest. Honestly if you have the equipment and space I'd just go with vacuum bags, with the hangers packed with the dresses. When you get to the other side you can simply put them up straight away (you can flip them right sides out later on, but at least your closet will be unpacked and fully available).

If you can't or don't want to do vacuum packing, then I'd suggest this method (for dresses with skirts that don't have built-in petticoat): Lay the dress out. Fold the bodice down towards the skirt. Fold two sides of the skirt towards the middle. Starting from where the bodice is folded down, roll up the dress. If more skirt fabric starts coming out at the sides, just fold them towards the middle again and roll right over. It takes up the least space but they don't really like to stay rolled up, so you need to constrain them. Either tie a ribbon/slip a headband on them, or pack them into smaller laundry bags, then pack the laundry bags into your box.

(There's a vid of some chinese lolita packing her dresses like these for travelling btw)

For dresses that have a stiff petticoat, don't roll it. Do the same bodice fold, fold the skirt towards the middle, and do one more fold above where the petticoat starts. That's about the most you can do without damaging the petticoat.
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>>9935547
>>9935548
I think I'll have to go the folding route due to lack of space. I'll pack the dresses last and if I end up having more space than I thought, I'll go the vacuum/garbage bag route instead. I know they're not that delicate, but they're incredibly important to me and I want to take the best care in handling them. Thank you both for the help, I really appreciate it!
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What sailor uniform or school girl uniform is the best quality-wise from Bodyline?
I am lost in the numbers.
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>>9935316
Welcome to the netherlands.. I hate this place too.
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>>9935314
The fee is about the weight. not how much it's worth.
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Looking to purchase from mercari jp for the first time! I'll be using my usual SS.
However, the item I'm after seems to have been listed quite some time ago. I don't think listings can expire on mercari, so is there any other way I can verify if the seller is active?
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How would I draft something like this? Just rows of ruffles on top of a regular rectangle skirt?
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>>9935595
imo best to pick out the separate parts. the single skirts sold alone are far better quality than their seifuku sets. the seifuku aren't horrible, but they're stiff and pretty cheaply made materials... not very comfy and not very breathable. I'd only suggest buying them when they are on sale.
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>>9935632
You don't pay customs based on weight in the Netherlands. It is based on the overall value including shipping. You can ask your shopping service to mark the parcel at 23 euro including shipping and you won't have to pay customs.
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>>9935757
It's 22 euro in the Netherlands.. but yeah I don't know why that anon thinks it's based on weight. It's roughly the same in every country of the EU.
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>>9935732
Looks more like three rows of ruffles on an A-line skirt, but basically yeah.
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Are AP dresses generally known for having bad/weird fits?
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I got a weird yellow-ish stain on my holy lantern (at the very top) jsk, does this dress get dry cleaned or can it be hand washed to get the stain out. I must have gotten some tea on it accidentally.
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>>9935822
No, they make a variety of cuts. Find one(s) that work for your body shape.
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is there anyway to combine shipping for cc and cc cd?
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Any advice on where to get good petticoats? I'm looking for various shapes and lengths for my lolita dresses but I'm at a bit of a loss right now.
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hey guys, I'm still semi-new to wanting to buy from chinese and japanese shopping services. What are the best to use?
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>>9936122
melikestea is a fucking excellent Brazilian brand. they make good bloomers and underskirts too.
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>>9935595
Of suggest looking on depop for secondhand because I have found some really cute good qual ones for a decent price on there and I'd rather do that than go Bodyline
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>>9936168
Which one do you have? I have a mlt hard tulle and it deflated after a year and trying to fix it made it way worse, I am hesitant to buy a new one
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Is it safe to just throw bodyline blouses in the washing machine? I'm going to hang it to dry, but I don't really have a good place to hand wash atm, and the tag says dryclean only... it's just a basic bodyline "cotton" blouse.
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>>9936131
Don't know about Chinese ss but Japanese ones depend on where you shop. If we're talking about mercari and fril, I love Japonica; if I'm not in a rush or buying from yahoo japan auctions, ZenMarket is the best imo, cheap fees and very easy to use.
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>>9936122
My fave is The Black Ribbon, they have two lengths and are really fluffy and soft, and they last forever
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Where do people go these days to talk about other weeb stuff? I'm watching the jdrama that were recommended in the kimono thread and I need people to talk to about them.
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>>9936613
a lot of weeb fandoms are still on livejournal. sometimes dreamwidth. more recently they've been moving to discord.
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My biggest problem are my muscluar calves. I feel like wearing lolita really emphasizes if your knees and lower legs are too big and it simply doesn't look as good as if your legs are as skinny like e.g. in that pic. But I'm also very tall, so I don't really like wearing (high) heels.
Is there anything I could do diet or exercise wise?
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>>9936664
nayrt but which livejournal communities are still active?

>>9936678
i would wear heels, i think it's more important to make your legs look good than how tall you are.
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>>9935757
>>9935763
Because that's literally what their website says and what they told me and when I had 2 packages I had to pay customs for the package that was heavier than the other cheaper one.
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>>9936688
You're either retarded or your mailman is retarded
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>>9936688
You had to pay customs for the more expensive one, you say so yourself lmao
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I was thinking of getting an instant camera and doing a sort of mini photoshoot service for walking around at cons; $2 for an instant print kind of thing.

Do you guys think that's something people would be interested in, or is it a waste of time and money?
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>>9936685
Mainly anon comms, idol journals and ohnotheydidnt
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>>9936730
That is a terrible idea because instant cameras have horrible quality. Plus all the people who care will already have their own. Instax and Polaroids are so mainstream now.
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>>9936730
The people who would be interested in that are probably very young congoers who are either broke or spent the $50 they saved to spend immediately. Probably not a good idea
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>>9936732
>anon comms
? Never heard of this,do you have an example? None of the comms I used to be in are active
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>>9936732
Sorry for stupid question but what's the difference between a journal and a comm?
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>>9936786
a journal is a personal account and you can use it to join communities
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>>9936786
https://swoliwank.livejournal.com
https://simsecret.livejournal.com
https://thisisntjameme.livejournal.com
And this is just what I found by looking at lj's homepage, some of them are"hidden". The third one was made this weekend and it's already more active than btb and egl. Makes me jelly desu.
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How do you gulls keep your socks up? I find sock glue isn't effective on some fabrics, and I'm going to be wearing otk ruffle top socks, so I'm worried a visible garter belt strap would look trashy or ita
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Besides the official brand accounts what are some good twitters to follow?
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>>9936814
Mine
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Oops, >>9936808 was meant for >>9936783
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>>9936706
>>9936708
No I meant to say that I had to pay for the cheaper heavier one..
The website is retarded? the people who work there are all retarded? There isn't even a mailman involved. Sorry but I have enough experience with it so this is how it works, maybe it's different for other services in the country but not the one in my area.
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>>9936844
Btw there's no need to insult me when I'm just stating facts so I don't know why you people feel the need to attack me when it's not my fault that this specific service works like this. They made it clear on multiple occasions/places so.
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is ~80 cm waist normal for 171 cm height
i'm pretty skinny otherwise (bit of an hourglass), do i just have a wide torso
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Don't think this is a stupid question but I don't know where else to ask so.

I've been learning Japanese through apps and trying to read GLB and OnS (with the help of translation apps), but I want to improve my pronunciation and vocabulary by listening to it more. I'm having a hard time finding things to watch though, since I have no interest in anime and their tv shows are mostly about normies' love life. Does anyone have tips? I already watched a bunch of Kawaii Pateen videos but they pretty much just talk about make-up. I do still need subtitles.
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>>9936844
>>9936848

Anon, could you link the website you mean
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>>9936876
Maybe watch some dramas, if you're into that? If you like lolita, Deka Wanko and Cat Street are both pretty nice, the latter is quite sad but I enjoyed it.
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Why is Vivienne Westwood so popular among lolitas? Even back in the early days of Fruits there are preteen girls carrying huge, expensive VW bags. Is it just because of the association with punk culture?
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>>9936924
Yes
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>>9936853
What are your other measurements anon?
I think I'd be considered a skinny hourglass and I have a 62 cm waist at 175 cm height, I have a hard time imagining your body type.
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When wearing a lolita skirt, is it absolutely necessary that you tuck in your blouse? Even if it looks really ugly?
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>>9936973
Depends on what kind of skirt you are wearing, but mostly if the blouse has some kind of detail on the bottom, lace, additional frill or something like that, it goes on top. If it looks ugly just don't tuck it in.
Nothing is "necessary", it's just fucking clothes.
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>>9936973
If it looks ugly then obviously don't tuck it in. The question is, does it look okay when left untucked? Some blouses and cutsews are intentionally short enough to be worn like this, they usually reach your waist or a bit above it and have a ruffle at the hem to indicate this.
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>>9936876
Have you looked into stageplays? Takarazuka (pic related) has a decent international fandom and an all-female cast. They did lots of stories that are popular with lolitas, like Rose of Versailles, Alice's Lover and Elisabeth of Austria.
If you like gothic lolita, Lilium (by Hello!Project) is about vampires and it looks like they could be wearing Atelier Pierrot or Sheglit or something: https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODI2MDY3NzA0.html?spm=a2h0k.8191407.0.0&from=s1.8-1-1.2&f=21986135
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Forgot to add an acquaintance of mine is making English and Dutch subtitles of the Toho production of Elisabeth and will probably post them on youtube or something
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>>9936876
What about variety shows? Idol variety and the like are pretty fun sometimes, I used to watch tetsuwan dash and vs arashi a lot. Also there are a lot of mystery and comedy dramas if you look around, if you're really novice tokusatsu shows since they're targeted for kids thus are easier to understand
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>>9937177
Nayrt but I loved tetsuwan dash. Seems like international johnny's fandom died with livejournal and megaupload though.
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>>9936957
31 shoulder, 86 underbust, 93 bust, 93 hip
now that i'm thinking about it i'm probably not as skinny or as hourglassy as i've been led to believe
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>>9937373
Hourglass is a definition people fight over. Your bust and hips being the same and a dramatic difference between them and the waist is the usual but by how much is up in the air. Some say you need like a 8-10 inch difference and you have only 5. A 31 inches waist isn’t that skinny, if you are fit and it’s muscle it’s ok, otherwise you are chubby.
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Does anyone know where I can get solid lace socks (doesn’t have to be OTKs) in a hurry? I want them by the end of the month which is why I’m not looking at Taobao or brand
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>>9937421
Where are you located?
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>>9937382
yeah, it's definitely not chub. guess i'm just big, which sucks because i'm super into old school sweet. thank you for the answer!
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>>9936876
I watch educational videos a lot, and while it's not story-driven, it's more about learning to speak and about the language itself. Japanse Ammo with Misa on yt is fun, she does a lot of different videos on different topics too, like pokemon or specific cultural things, etc. she also speaks japanese slower so it's easier to pick up on when you're learning. Also japansepod101 has a lot of educational as well as cultural (visits to convenient stores/festivals/etc) stuff too.

good luck anon, I'm doing the same
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do any of you guys have really huge like WTB wishlists or anything? where/how would you post them? I have a folder of wishlist/dream items that I'd like to advertise but I don't want to seem obnoxious. would the sheer amount of items alone seem obnoxious? I was thinking of making an imgur album or something and just posting the link but I dont want to annoy ppl
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>>9936853
>171 cm
I'm 181 cm tall with an 80cm waist and I'd say... no. I'm not skinny but I'm not fat.. I am on the higher end of normal weightwise and I'd definitely call myself chubby, not normal, so I'd say that an 80cm waist on someone your height isn't normal, but above normal/chubby
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>>9937491

I had an album on photobucket (lol). You could do an imgur album or a pinterest board, label it clearly as WTB wishlist. Someone also mentioned collectstor. A pinterest board has the advantage that you can zoom out until all the items are on screen, then screencap that and post it straight to the DD thread, and you can set it to private if you don't want other people stumbling across it.

There's only a few times that I'd link it -- when I'm open to trades I'd drop a link and say "this is what I'm willing to trade for, please don't show me anything not on this list". I could also see posting it in the BST **occasionally** (along with a price range) to see if anons have something they'd sell to me. Your wishlist isn't something you drop into every convo, and if you're not flush with enough money to buy everything on there at once I'd suggest you keep it on the downlow, otherwise people start remembering you as the person who never has money to buy anything and stop bothering to show you stuff.
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>>9936811

This isn't going to help much, but... if you're under 160cm tall, not fat, then most burando socks (bar very few) generally tend to stay up. That's the target size they're made for, so long as you're not like, doing a decathlon, the socks only slip a little during the day and will stay up just fine by themselves.

If you really need help with socks staying up, go with tights. Sew the top of the socks to wherever they should be on a pair of sheer (but strong) tights with a long-ish whip stitch (kind of more like a zig-zag straight stitch). Keep the tights up, the socks will stay up. Don't overdo it though, some delicate socks can still tear or break if you overstretch them.
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>>9936814

Secondhand shops, jfash magazines (someone linked these in the general thread).

Also your favorite models -- Misako Aoki or Midori Fukasawa, maybe Rinrindoll if she's your thing.

Plus brand designers or indie brands, if you manage to find them, although IW's Fujiwara doesn't seem to have her own twitter. @ap_candy is kind of messy though.

Generally you start with your favorite brands and follow your favorite things. If you like some artist on minne, track down their twitter and follow that. If you like weird and wacky Japanese things, Village Vanguard carries a lot of weird things.
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>>9937719
>IW's Fujiwara doesn't seem to have her own twitter
She does actually: https://twitter.com/iw_fujiwara
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>>9936988
Theres no type of detail on the bottom of the blouse, so it's very plain if I keep it untucked; but when I tuck it in, because it's a little big, it kinda bulges out and makes my fat look worse than it is.
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>>9937735

Is it? It looked more like IW's official umbrella twitter (as opposed to the other IW accounts that are specific to each shop locations)
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>>9937741

Body shapers. Waist cincher or corset. They don't make you smaller, they just wall your fat in so it doesn't bulge out like you mention.

Also make sure the skirts have a proper waist band. The ones that have fully elasticated waistbands need to be covered with something. If your blouse doesn't cut it, either get another nicer one that does, or get a bustier or vest to layer over it.
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>>9937745
No it's definitely hers, she tweets her own thoughts and "philosophy" (for a lack of a better term) on the fashion occasionally.
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>>9936347
Yes, I toss all of my bodyline in the machine (sometimes in a delicates bag) and they're fine, especially since you're air drying it.
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I'm debating whether to get some colored contacts. From what I've heard, it doesn't really matter unless a character is known for having funky eyes. Idk I'm just nervous since I already wear contacts, but never got colored ones.
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>>9937768
Thanks anon~
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>>9937809
Imo like you said it's not an absolute necessity unless the character's eyes are unique. If you do decide to do it, don't just buy whatever lenses you find for cheap, see a doctor first and get your measurements taken and look up reviews to make sure the place you're buying from is legit.
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>>9937759

Must've missed that somehow. Thanks for the info, anon.
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>>9937702
Or... Sock glue.
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I have a decent collection of GLBs but I'd really like to get some of the more recent lolita magazines. I found Eternita on Y!A but where can I find Miel, Le Panier, Girlism, or any of the others I'm forgetting?
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>>9937193
Some of the biggest comms on livejournal are arashi though? >>9936808 even linked a comm that was solely created to keep a Johnny's comm more on topic.
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When's the last time we did a timeline/progress thread? Do we not do those anymore because people don't like to openly self-post? I found one I did in like 2015 and felt nostalgic about those threads.
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>>9937942

At least pretend to reply to OP >>9936811, where she says sock glue isn't effective, and not to me, anon. She already mentions it's not effective for her.
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>>9936853
Tbh honest throwing measurements, even with height, don't mean much about you being "fat" or not. No matter what nasty gulls can say (ex: "if you can't fit into VM that means ur a fatty!"), people bone structure vary greatly from an person to another, even at the same height.

But i think >>9937382 is right, you probably don't have a dramatic hourglass shape, which is not needed to look good in lolita anyway, thanks to petticoats. You don't have to feel bad because you don't have a small japanese woman frame, nor because you don't naturally have the body of Kim Kardashian. Just go for the cuts that flatter you the most!
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>>9936811
Sock garters. Not the visible style with clips that some people wear for ouji, the plain thin elastic ones that private school boys wear to keep their knee socks up. Hide them under the ruffle top.
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>>9937749
Thanks for the help anon.
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>>9937957
Regardless if its cosplay or lolita-related, Voldie will post herself and your thread will derail.
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>>9937945
Miel, Le Panier, Melt, and the two volumes of Tulle are all available on Amazon.jp. Girlism is Chinese, iirc you can get it on Taobao but I suggest you check their twitter, it probably has more information on where to get it.
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Wtf Is this? How much should I sell it for? Or should I just trash it. It’s never been worn or anything.
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>>9937817
Thanks anon. I got fitted for contacts last week, so I might go for it now
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>>9938150
I'm pretty sure this fabric is commercially available, it's not unique to any specific brand so it's not possible to tell who made the skirt based on it alone. The construction reminds me a bit of Bodyline but I'm not 100% sure. Is there a tag inside it?
Regardless, if it's new, unworn and not damaged in any way, you could probably sell it for like $30.
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>>9938156
I was gonna sell it for 5$ bucks lol.
It is Bodyline, that I checked. But I don’t know anything because I have NEVER been into Lolita.
Thank you, I’ll sell it for around so in the near future.
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Is there any special way I should iron velveteen? I'm a bit scared of damaging my pieces.
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>>9938150
https://lolibrary.org/items/bodyline-plaid-cake-print-skirt-g143-g145
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>>9938565
google
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>>9937373
You have my measurements (only I am 10cm taller) and we're not skinny.. not sure where you got that idea. xD I used to be really fat though, and am still in the process of losing, mostly around my waist and thighs. I have basically nothing to lose on my chest anymore and can see my ribs, so it's basically just unfortunate body shape. it sucks, and I too am mostly into old school sweet.

At least I feel better knowing I have a similar body/lolita style twin out there somewhere.
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>>9937421
usually the stuff I buy from baby ships super fast.. it's never taken more than a week for me to get it. and all of my meta stuff has come in~3-4 days.
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>>9938160
Don't sell it for 30 bucks. maybe 20 +shipping. 30 is too much and most people trying to sell bodyline for original price or more just have their shit sit there forever.
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>>9938643
Everything I've found has been about velvet I take it I treat it the same?
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>>9938744
yep. it works best to steam it desu instead of ironing, but either way, just follow velvet tips for care.
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where would i get supplies for crafts that are more popular in japan? specifically uv resin and deco stuff. the only store in town that sells those things is daiso and i know there's better quality out there.
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>>9933642
Where do you live? I heard Americans need to make debts and pay them off before getting bigger debts like for a house.

Anyways, my personal notion is to never make debt beside for study or a house. Even a car can be saved up for. Credit cards are a debt. Use a debit card only, and only spend money you have. Keep a savings account for emergincies and possible dream dress sales (which are not an emergency in the end, but luxury, even when you want it badly!)
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>>9939253

Are you looking for actual stores in Japan? Or looking for Japanese brands to find suppliers online? Or looking for where to find general supplies? Kinda hard to figure out what you want.

Anyway, Padico (padicoshop.net) ships internationally, they're one of the more popular Japanese brands. It's not adviseable to buy off other Japanese shops as there's usually issues with shipping certain items like resin or the fuwafuwa thing via Japan post, so while Rakuten might be happy to ship it to Tenso it'd just get stuck there when Japan Post keeps rejecting it.

Physical Japanese shops, Tokyu Hands should have what you want, and probably some classes.

Taobao is a good source for things like dried flowers and resin molds. However, same issue with shipping fluids and powders. Go to Aliexpress for glitter powder and resin or other fuilds.
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>>9935632
Wtf it's not on weight at all here.

By head (might have a few small mistakes as I'm half asleep):
Below 23 nothing on commercial items, 42 euros for personal shipments. Above that you par basic tax (21% for luxury items like clothes, 6% for things like food, 0% for medication. Extra tax on tabac and alcohol). If you go past 150 euro, you'll pay an additional 4,5% import fee on top. There is also inklaringkosten, the cost that the shipping company does your import forms, which you aren't allowed to do yourself. These are set. 13 euro for normal PostNL, 17 for EMS, between 15 and 20 for other services like GLS, UPS and DHL.

Not that the value for how much tax you pay is excluding shipping cost, but you do pay the tax and fees on value including shipping cost.
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>>9936688
>>9936844
PostNL website say it's about worth. Checked often enough. Custom website says the same.

PostNL check quite random. Big change the other package just got trough. Their only upside is low change on customs because they check packages random unless there is something suspicious. A little time ago they let over 5KG of clothes and shoes go without making me pay. It was worth a few hundred.

Their customer service is composed of underpayed people, most of which are foreign. They are not retarded, just have no clue how it works. I often enough had to explain the system 3 times to them and suddenly I got help. They also are trained to say whatever gets you off their back, no matter truth or lie.

Honestly, my last shipment was screwed up twice and they literally told me that if I can't seu them for it they won't help. Switch to DHL. I'm done with them at the moment. PostNL is crap service since its not owned by the goverment anymore.
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>>9936844
Also, it's same for everywhere. How custom works is determened by the goverment. Only inklaringkosten can vary by service.
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>>9936844
You are literally the only person in the entire European Union who pays taxes by weight
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>>9936898
Dutch Post office (English version, exactly the same as Dutch but than translated):
>https://www.postnl.nl/en/mail-and-parcels/parcels/customs-clearance-fees/
Dutch Custom website (sadly no English available):
>https://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontentnl/belastingdienst/prive/douane/goederen_ontvangen_uit_het_buitenland/van_organisaties_en_bedrijven/hoe_bereken_ik_de_belasting_bij_invoer_internetaankopen
DHL (just says that they'll do whatever locall customs consider normal, which would now refer to Dutch Custom Office):
>https://www.dhl.nl/en/express/customs_support/duties_taxes/duties_taxes_receivers.html#goods_purchased_online
DHL also noted they use general European custom methods:
>https://www.dhl.nl/en/express/customs_support/import_control_system.html
UPS names nothing about prices, only that they'll do customs
>https://www.ups.com/nl/nl/services/international-trade/brokerage/customs-clearance.page
>general calculator often used to calculate estimated import will also explain it's about cost
>http://www.invoercalculator.nl/
FedEx, can't find a weigth based import either:
>http://www.fedex.com/nl/dutyandtax/
GLS has literally no info I can find
>https://gls-group.eu/NL/nl/home

She's talking bullshit, that's why she probably doesn't reply to you. She says she has experience, but there is no mailman to give her the package, doesn't know Dutch post is the same in the whole country so no way her area is different, and get's mad we "attack" her while it's not her fault "that's how the service works", and she doesn't know with all her experience that Dutch post has the worst customer support ever.

Yet she has no proof and can't link a website. All she does is scream she's so right...

In the mean time, I'm found these links in a few minutes of having nothing better to do with explanation of custom cost in both English and Dutch and all agree on how it goes, which is not her story...
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>>9936853
I'm 1,80m and my waist is 70cm. I'm on healthy weight.

But it's all about body type really. I have wide/big hips/ass and decent breast.

If you want to know if you just have a wide torso, just look at how much fat there is? If it's a normal to little amount, your just wide. If you have above average amount of fat, it's not wide and you just have fat.
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>>9939364
yeah i was looking for general supplies, physical stores are cool too cause i'm going to tokyo in a couple months. thanks!
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Does any of you used the ask me a question feature on instagram ? When I want to answer people I can't put any photo as the background and it's so upsetting , I have the latest version of instagram and it's still not working
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Hey gulls. Does anyone have sauce for this meta dress? Thanks in advance!
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what ss do you guys use? i've been using fj but they don't shop from mercari so I don't want to use them next time. looking for one that's affordable and pretty good.
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>>9939729
Japonica market and Tenshi. Tenshi is more expensive but more personal.
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>>9939718
https://lolibrary.org/items/meta-open-front-jsk-2009
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Okay i might seem a little just too worried?
i'm thinking about getting my first lolita dress i've been in love with lolita for 3+ years.
and i guess im just worried about picking the wrong dress and getting hate on it? i can't buy straight from brand and everything on closet child in my price range just seems un-attractive as lolita almost,
am i over worrying about this does it really matter? i just want to look presentable
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>>9939987
You spent too much time on cgl if you're scared of getting hate
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>>9939995
i dont use cgl often i just have low self confidence
lolita to me is go big or go home and change
i just don't want to seem more ugly then i already am
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>>9939998
>go big or go home
But if you're so insecure you should start small
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>>9939998
that should be something you figure out with your own judgement but if you’re really worried then just post some coord pics in a coord help group (fb, discord) and ppl can help u
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>>9939987
you sound 13
don't buy a dress you don't like
look at secondhand shops other than closet child if you've been interested for that long surely you should know some of them if not all
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>>9939987
Just buy something anon, we all have our first purchase at some point. Just don't post yourself online until you're confident in your outfits if you're worried about judgement.

My first items were things that ended up really not being me once I figured out my style. My first main piece I bought that I didn't regret and still have to this day was the first Nameless Poem release, but that was a good few things into buying lolita. I think the only things I still have from before then are a variety of accessories/socks/a blouse from IW sales and my first petti. Then you work your way up once you figure out what you like.

Saying NP was my first real piece I've kept obviously dates me as pretty "new" compared to a lot of people - but like I found after a little while what I liked wearing on my body, you will as well. If you buy stuff you end up regretting oh well, sell it. Though I did end up donating what little Bodyline I had, kind of glad Bodyline isn't the newbie go-to anymore.
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Found this Amavel blouse at a consignment shop! Can anyone identify it?

I never thought I'd find j-fash in the wild like this. It's in great condition too, I'm so happy.
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>>9939987
If you feel ugly or insecure, trust me, lolita will make that worse. strangers will gawk at you, people will be mean, etc. It takes a lot of confidence to wear lolita and feel good with it. You should work on that before starting wearing clothes, do your hair in a way that makes you feel good. wash your face if you're worried about acne, shave, learn makeup. do everything you can.
If you're worried about being made fun of, just don't post yourself online. You're not required to be seen online . Also don't expect your first go to be perfect or even good. Just buy what you like, and learn from there. Youre gonna make mistakes with purchases. it's gonna be okay.
also, lolita is not go big. You can easily wear less. If you're insecure you shouldn't be going out in ott sweet because you'll get a panic attack, i say this from experience.
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>>9939911
I adore you <3
Thanks!!
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I'm toying with the idea of a cord for my gf, but she's kazakh and built a bit wide. Not fat, honestly she could at most be called a little chubby. She just has a wide frame, her ribcage is wide. I have no idea where to start with inspo for this kind of build, since everything is thin white or east asian girls.

And before anyone starts screaming about it, because I just know someone will - I'm not going to fucking force her to wear anything.
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Opinions on doing a Elsa Sub Zero cosplay.

Seems pretty simple and fun
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>>9940466
Why not just look up plus size inspiration? There are well dressed plus sized girls out there and there are plenty of brand pieces that can fit larger frames well, especially if her width is in her ribcage rather than her bust because shirring is made to stretch horizontally.
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>>9940478
Good thing I stayed in the stupid questions thread. This looks pretty on-model for her!
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Where can I find large sized cutsews that are not ridiculously big like Maximam lovely size line? Because i'm not sure that an AP cutsew would look good 10 cm streched out
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>>9940551
Maxicimam's normal size line
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Can AP’s Cecilia Cross in black be considered a gothic piece or is it still sweet/hime?
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>>9940663
How the fuck would cecilia cross be hime? And it's a very sweet cut with sweet colors in the print, it's not gothic.
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>>9940663
There are unicorns with bows and pink pastel roses woven into their manes. Definitely a sweet print even in black.
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>>9930470
Early 30s and getting Botox??? That’s a bad sign
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>>9932926
This helps with both biting and chipping. I no longer bite my nails (since I was 12) but they chip if I don’t paint them (idk maybe it makes me more careful). Though I will say this: I pull out the hair on my knuckles instead of biting my nails.
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>>9940697
not really.. try looking at real people in their 30s instead of just 2d women
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>>9932929
Probably thinking of the same Kate? Katiebabydoll is her insta/new handle. She’s tacky bitch who mistreated her husband, etc.
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>>9940701
Fuck off anon. Getting facials from an esthetician 2-4 times a month does wonders for skins. You don’t have to resort to that Botox shit/plastic surgery so early on.
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>>9940669
Thought I’d ask geez anon. That’s why this is the stupid questions thread.
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>>9940706
The hime part was beyond stupid though.
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>>9940704
Why are you assuming everyone goes to an esthetician 2-4 times a month? Even if everyone did, you know genetics are important right?
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>>9940702
her husband is a pissbaby
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>>9940710
nayrt: people ask stupid questions in stupid question threads!? that's so stupid!
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>>9940718
What part of "beyond stupid" do you not understand? Are you also a retard?
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>>9940717
I read on here a few years ago a post about him that hit the nail on the head. It was something like “he’s probably one of those virgin type dudes that is overwhelmed with happiness that a girl like her took interest in him. Probably the reason they got married so young. Also she used to be a lot cuter in the past.”
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>>9940722
Ma'am, I'm going to have to ask you to stop being stupid in the designated stupid area.
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>>9940725
“Stop being stupid, stupid!”
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>>9940704
botox is way cheaper than that
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>>9940730
Okay so a facial session tends to run $35-75 per session not including tip (depends on what you get/where you get it. I find going to Hispanic estheticians tend to charge cheaper/use higher quality products like dermologica) and what does Botox run? It’s not just the price of Botox but the toxins you’re plugging into your skin
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>>9940732
it's around 100 euro per session here but we don't do tips. Botox is cheaper because it has a lasting effect. Facials are an improvement for a while after you had one but you're much better off figuring out which skin routine works for you. Anyway none of that fixes genetics.
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>>9940739
Valid point anon.
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Are wearing shoes like these whilst wearing lolita a mortal sin?
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>>9940815
Not really. Big stompy goth boots in lolita can be adorable, if you know what you're doing. I'd suggest caution if you're a newbie though.
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>>9940815
a lot of people who wear gothic and old school like it or are at least cool with it. in late 90s-'02ish I think a lot of girls wore big chunky goth boots/shoes with lolita anyway
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Hello, does anyone have an experience on steamer cleaners? I have a few outfits that I am not comfortable with, just throwing into the regular wash. I was wondering if there is one that someone knows about, so I could look into it.
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How can you make a good casual coord?
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>>9940838
Seconded, would steam kill prints like AP's?
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Can you machine wash (cold, delicate cycle) an organza petti? Asking for a friend.
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>>9941267
Depends on how you interpret casual, but regardless, it can be done with a nice collared cutsew paired with a skirt; a printed cutsew paired with a more simple skirt, or even one of AP's shorter skirts (though whether they're lolita or not is debatable); a cutsew OP, or a regular OP with a simple design; and even JSKs can be worn casually and easily.
I recommend favoring more sturdy fabrics that are easier to take care of like cotton or thicker poly over thin and delicate fabrics like chiffon, organza, lace overlays, or any piece that requires dry cleaning; keep accessories, detail, and petti volume to a minimum; and remember that casual coords are not an excuse to be sloppy. You can be more lenient with "the rules" and you certainly don't have to look perfect and picture ready at all times, just remember that casual ≠ ita.
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>>9940838
>>9941372

What kind of prints are you guys talking about specifically? I’m concerned a steamer might be too high temperature, why not just throw it in the machine on delicate cycle 30 degrees. All my printed AP dresses could handle it and I’ve got red strawberry millfeuille plus some prints with glitter that are doing just fine. The only time a dress bled was a polka dot dress which I suspect was during the time that ap changed factories since I’ve never had a trouble with bleeding before.
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>>9929072
best brand/online shop for military lolita?
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>>9941444
Meta and atelier Boz both do that style now and then. Excentrique too but they are dead.
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>>9941444
Excentrique and Atelier Boz
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>>9941267

Same way you'd make any other coord. With a good eye for judgement and balance.

Except use less fancy things and more casual things.
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so i've read a lot of conflicting information on the best way to store petticoats.

some sources say that hanging them up will ruin their shape and suggest balling them up and storing them in a drawer; other sources say balling them up is the worst thing you can do and insist on hanging them up, usually inside out.

what is the best way to store organza petticoats?
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>>9941820
Hang them inside out. How would hanging them "ruin" their shape when they are meant to hang off your body? That's retarded
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What fabric looks nice with polyester crepe? I’m making a dress with a ruffle trim and thought it would be nice to make the ruffles out of a different fabric.
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>>9941825
On your body the weight of fabric is equally divided unlike on a hanger. You shouldn’t put anything elastic(shirred) on a hanger
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>>9941844
if you put it on a hanger and don't compress it it'll be fine. How is the shirring going to get stretched out if you use clips? Fuck, attach two pieces of ribbon on either side to hang it up if you're so pissy about it. If you ball it up you're going to unevenly distribute the weight anyway so????
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>>9941820
Those people sound like idiots. Maybe if you're planning to leave your petticoat in one place for ten years and then wear it it makes a difference but I would just do whatever is most convenient.
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Does anyone here have experience with being a cashier with fake nails? I want to change things up with my appearance and wanted to try fake nails, but I wasn't sure if it'd affect my job any.
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>>9941892
You're a cashier. It's not like your job is important anyway
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>>9941898
pffffffff that's kind of sad but true. even as a college student working full time, I still made 20 p/hr doing reception work
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>>9941892
You should be fine dude? As long as you're not talking about those crazy long spiky ones. I work in retail too, more of an jack of all trades manager position. I throw around pallets, rip open stuff with my bare hands. get banged up on equipment, lift heavy multi-person boxes alone though I'm tiny, etc etc as examples of stuff that does break my nails when they're normal and without polish. Past two months I've had SNS with two fake nails and they've held up perfectly fine. Checking out people's purchases and hitting keys...you should be just fine.
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>>9941982
I guess since my position includes things that other positions do that have messed up my regular nails (janitorial things, opening cases/boxes, carrying out furniture, etc) I was a little worried that it'd be a waste (I should've elaborated on what I had to do at work). It'd also be my first time using them and the people I've talked to acted like it'd be a major inconvenience. But now I see that it's not really the case.
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>>9941892
i have long nails but its my actual nail and i never had any issues even when i worked in jewelry and i had to constantly fix jewelry
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>>9941979
where on earth do you find a receptionist job that pays 20 dollars an hr?
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>>9941990
Private practice doctor receptionists can make fat stacks. Anywhere higher end really.
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>>9941990
Law firm, dungeon... gf of a friend was receptionist at a plastic surgeon's office and she made bank and got free botox
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>>9941820

Either you're not reading closely enough or your sources aren't careful enough to distinguish different case uses.

Turning it inside out and hanging it upside down is for hard tulle petticoat. It has no effect on organdy or soft tulle.

Balling them up and storing them in a drawer causes organza to crease in weird directions, so when you fluff it out the kinks trap air and make it poofier. That is why you store them balled up and not flat or hanging. However, this will just deform hard tulle as they're hard, so for hard tulle, you hand them inside out so that when they're turned right side out gravity pulling them the other way will make them want to stick upwards, so they're poofier.

If you have a very crowded closet where hanging things up means squishing them in, that's the equivalent of putting a pile of books on top of your petticoat. So hanging any petti in a fully crowded closet is going to encourage it to flatten, because there's permanent pressure on it from other clothes since they're all so squished.
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>>9941841

Generally, stick to polyester with polyester, because it's a pita to iron cotton that's attached to polyester and it looks bad if you don't iron the cotton properly.

Crepe is pretty light and drapey, so to maintain a consistent aesthetic I’d chose a similar fabric, nothing heavier — either another crepe, or chiffon. Crepe if you want a more solid ruffle, chiffon for sheer. Alternatively for a really different look you can go with bridal netting, or tulle lace, or layer a combination of all of these together.

There's a handmade thread >>9887481
Feel free to dump photos and whatnot, other sewing gulls might be able to more specific advice than the dumb questions thread.
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>>9941825
>>9941844
>>9942028
I appreciate all the answers, anons. Thanks especially to the last anon for the detailed answer. I originally had my organza pettis balled up in a drawer but heard that that was a bad idea. Back into the drawer they go, then.
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is etsy or storenvy better for selling handmade accessories and original artwork?
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Can someone link or paste me that "Fresh Cherry" copypasta because I remember screaming about how I need to write a song about that but I forgot to save it
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Anyone have any experiance selling to users on lacematket with no feedback?
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>>9942809
Where else do you expect them to get their feedback?
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>>9942827
True...

Scammers got me paranoid
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>>9936122
BunnyHouse if you need something custom. Aurora & Ariel on TaoBao for basic petticoats. They are cheap and good (12 to 15 euro for daily poofs, 30 for extreme poof.). Same material as BunnyHouse but with soft cotton lining, but their custom orders I don't know their options. They only mention it's needed if you're hips are more than 100cm because comfort. Although my stock ones fit fine with 107cm.
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>>9936678
Height doesn't stop you from wearing heels. I'm 1,80m and wear heels almost always. If you coord well there is no problem with it.

If it is muscle, don't train them. If it's fat, loose weight. If it's mainly just legs, do cardio and afterwards go do exercises that burn calories at the leg.
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>>9942827
It's possible to link external feedback sources like ebay or etsy to your LM account. When I first joined LM I added a link to my old egl database feedback on LJ, for example, and never had issues.
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>>9940815
Although it looks great in some coords, especially old school ones like >>9940818
posted. I feel 99% of the time it looks like crap because it doesn't fit the coord.

Also, it depends on the shoe. The line is small for clucky gothic boots. Some more typical Demonia or Pleaser can be fine. New Rocks look like crap imho. They are just a bit too clucky. It's a tight line.
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>>9940838
I use one and it's fine. You can hold the steamer back farther to reduce the temp. I've never had issues and I press the fucker right up against my dresses. Obviously wouldn't do it to something super delicate or if the fabric itself is heat sensitive but I say go for it
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This is the stupid questions thread, I am aware, yet this question is absurdly stupid. I still need help, and think it is too low quality for the cosplay thread.

How does one properly adjust a vest that is meant for cosplay? I want to make it smaller.
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This is going to sound really dumb, I’m 25 and just went to the dermatologist due to an eczema, turns out I’m allergic to the sun. My skin is much better now, but I have no idea how to avoid the sun, I only wear sunblock.
I have minimal exposure, 1 hour in the morning and maybe 15 minutes in the afternoon, because of my work.
Are there any tips on how to avoid the sun without wearing hats or looking dumb?
I’m really afraid because my skin reaction was pretty bad.
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>>9943080
Use a parasol
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What is this style of pocket called? I'm unsure of what to search for a tutorial on how to make one.
Thank you.
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>>9943268
Is that one continuous packet? If so, kangaroo pocket. If it’s two pockets on either side I think just ‘side pocket’ should cover it.
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>>9943268
kangaroo pocket
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>>9943268


And if you're looking to make pockets where they show up as a slit in fabric, they're called welt pockets.
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>>9943033

What do you mean by adjust it smaller?

If you mean you want to take it down a dress size, just take it to a tailor's?
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>>9943018
Thanks for the reply, anon do you know what model/kind is?
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do you gulls prefer patent or matte black heels for gothic/moitie coords?
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>>9943559
matte, unless it's more of an ero coord
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>>9942809
I usually message them, make sure they have verified PayPal, etc. I’ve had people with no reviews buy from me and things have gone well enough. I mean what’s the worse they’re gonna do, not buy it? Relist it. Now a seller without feedback...
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>>9943313
Steamfast SF-447, I bought it at Walmart for 20 bucks! They have nicer ones too! And if you want to be professional with it, you could invest in a stand up cleaner with a tank and hose. My grandmother has one and it works 500x better than the little one. But the little ones work quiet well, you just have to work for it more
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>>9941990
For two different companies: one raised me from 12 p/hr to 20.60 in the course of 1.5 years. They made pond pumps and water fall features. The other is a family business that makes organic cleaning chemicals. They started me off at $18 and raised me to $25 over time. The best part this is in Florida, the shitty state. That’s the only thing keeping me from moving back to California, probably won’t find a good job like that there.
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>>9943559
Personally I don't care, both can look good. I mostly wear matte because I scuff the hell out of shoes and it shows up slightly less on matte shoes.
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I feel like an absolute moron but I cannot find anything about the circled dress for the life of me. Does anyone have any ideas?
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My shoe size is 11. Where can I find shoes that fit me?
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>>9944600
>>9944603
an*tai*na might be one of your best options, you can custom order shoes to be made to your length and width. It's pretty difficult to find anything over an 8 or 9 from brands (although some shoes run a bit large)
Depending on what style you're interested in, there are probably suitable "normie" shoes in your size that would work. When in doubt, ask if what you've found will work.
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Is there any ss that offers use of mercari? I tried dejapan and fromjapan, my dream skirt is on there but I can't order it.
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>>9944599
pretty sure its pastel a la mode apron OP
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>>9945027
japonica
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Is there any thread to help ID clothing items? If not, does anyone know where can i get this bag?
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>>9947546
I've seen something similar at wego
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I'm scared to watch my expensive clothes because my normal clothes get ruined a lot after washing them. I don't know how to explain it but the fabric gets rough and tiny pieces/balls of fabric come loose especially with jeans. I pay attention to the temperature and don't put anything in a dryer because we don't have one. Should I be scared to wash my japanese clothes?
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>>9947923
Honestly, your washing machine is probably just shit. That, or the quality of your normie clothes is shit. Try a cold wash on the most delicate setting your machine has. By the way, the little balls are called pilling, and there's fabric shavers (Google "lint shaver") you can buy that are specifically made to remove them. A regular razor works too, but be very careful and use a super light hand if you decide to try it. Good luck!
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>>9947961
Wow thank you so much
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>>9947787
I've looked all over wego, i found a similar one but it had glitter and wasnt completely clear.
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New thread: >>9948361
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Big Samoan man wanting to get into mori kei
Where do I even begin or am I boned




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