Post and discuss your favorite cosplayers and lolita fashion enthusiasts that make Youtube videos.
Popular/active lolita or cosplay channels (That I know of, anyway):
Lovely Lor https://www.youtube.com/user/gitsforfits
Princess Peachie https://www.youtube.com/user/PeachieAngelPrincess
Deerstalker Pictures 1 & 2 https://www.youtube.com/user/deerstalkerpictures https://www.youtube.com/user/deerstalkerpictures2
Hello Batty https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHelloBatty
Isaki Tahashi https://www.youtube.com/user/IsakiTahashi
Jessica Nigri https://www.youtube.com/user/jessicanigri
Princess Fancypants https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9hTJkLLk1YvAaOhp56KZ8Q
Kamui Cosplay https://www.youtube.com/user/Mogrymillian
Sorry if I left out anything for starters; I know a lot of lolita channels but lacking in cosplay channel knowledge.
If you know any related channels that you think deserve more subscribers, feel free to post them as well!
My personal favorite lolita Youtuber is Princess Jessie-Kate; she has a popular video on her involvement with Milanoo but she really is just the most precious thing to me. Cute voice and cute attitude.
I also really like Acchirin. https://www.youtube.com/user/acchirin/
I'm thinking of having a channel where I show detail shots and dresses worn. I have some prints coming in and a few in my wardrobe that I think wouldnt be too bad to show. Would there be any interest in something like that? I'm kinda tired of "OMG UNBOXING MY HAUL GONNA TALK ABOUT IRRELEVANT SHIT FOR 10 MINUTES AND NOT REALLY SHOW THE DRESS"
Anything else gulls are trying to see?
k i never ever have seen her mentioned in a thread on /cgl/, but the FEW times i have brought her up y'all are fucking ruthless
i'm a lowkey fan of dejavudea only because i watched her, lost interest, rediscovered her years later and now she's how i live out the cons i want to go to (otakon, katsu)
plus, while her dance group is mediocre at best, she's the best dancer (and veronica and mom are pretty good) i just have a weird respect for her since she's really popular at the cons and really low online (although i doubt she likes it that way lol) you can totally see how she's kind of like.... a bitch just because she knows she's the cutest there (but her friend veronica is so hot oh my god so underappreciated) and is really into herself. plus lots of dramu & rumors i've heard behind her, but i just can't hate her completely...
pls don't rape me w/ your replies but i'm being serious about this lol
Posting this if any of you are interested:
It's the lolita youtubers spreadsheet I did a while back.
If you want me to add anything, I will, but it may take me a while to do it as I am busy.
How2make interesting con vlogs? I'm not a particularly skilled videographer so I figure that my best bet is just to film a large variety of things that's not just meand my friends goofing off (even if I do enjoy watching that too). Also, music? I see most people use copyrighted music (same goes for cosplay videographers and CMV makers) but that seems kinda risky? I don't know, is there any way to get around that?
Two, how do I best advertise myself? Youtube is pretty shitty about reach, and my follower number on other sites is only decent. It seems like the best way to go about it is to make tutorial videos and similar so that you can link them when people ask for help in cosplay groups on FB and similar, hoping that will draw them in enough to look at your other stuff.
>How2make interesting con vlogs?
do NOT aim the camera at your face as you walk the con. it is so annoying, especially because vloggers who do this spend a lot of their time adjusting their wig and making faces and talking to people off-camera that we would rather lool at.
show highlights of the most interesting things you see and take part in. if you want to do a more vloggy format, and talk about your experience, keep it simple or interspersed through the rest of the footage. maybe even interview those whose cosplay/coord you shoot. let them talk about their process and show some details.
talk to other people about the events you go to. see if you can talk to anyone who organized a cool event you liked.
talk to artists in the AA about their cool stuff, if you find any you are particularly impressed by.
a lot of con vlogs are so much wandering around while telling, not showing. unless you are a remarkable storyteller, show more and tell less, period.
If you look at the bottom of the page there's a second sheet dedicated to the star rating system, I try to do it as fairly as possible, and if you think something needs to change please let me know!!
Also for ease's sake I'll copy paste the star rating here:
Star Rating Chart
Wearing Lolita Well
Good Quality Vids
Star off for:
Heavily biased/opinionated videos
You are missing quite a few decent ones like
> Wonderland Lolita
> Dodo the Extinct
> Prince Mar
> Yetaxaa (she has videos now)
> Cordelia Summer
> Töck and Phantasmafloria
I'm on youtube ALOT so I find new lolita youtubers quite often. Most of these started this year or has become more active this year. I think they are all fairly cute and worth a look.
How do you gulls feel about "Convention Reviews" ????
Just checked out a few of their videos. They need work. I can tell they've got a fancy editing program and decent equipment but (at least for me) they've broken the one rule of YouTube: be interesting. It's a bit of a subjective area but in my opinion they haven't refined themselves yet.
I mainly stick to the YouTube threads here on cgl because I have a channel myself (not about lolita or cosplay though). I really hope that some of the people I've given advice to in past threads actually make a channel.
What are some things that current Youtubers do that you like? That you dislike? Anything that you want to see improve in the YouTube lolita community as a whole?
For me, I like it when lolita Youtubers are straight to the point in their videos.
I feel like too many lolita Youtubers ramble WAY too much in their videos about irrelevant shit, and it makes me click out of videos almost instantly. I'm also over lolitas having fake weeby ~uhuu so kawaii desu uwu~ voices that are way higher than their real voices.
I'm also hoping that 2016 is the year when the YouTube lolita community as a whole steps up with video and audio editing. Another pet peeve of mine is when I can barely hear the person in the video speaking
I think generally I like it when people edit out most of their ums and uhs, but keep maybe one or two to make it flow.
I too like it when they are straight to the point
I hate it when they show no personality. So many people talk so dully to the camera and don't even try to entertain.
Also in so many unboxing/haul videos people talk for a good 3-5 minutes about where they bought it, their experience, etc, when all I wanna see is them opening the box of goodies.
I really wanna see more GOOD hair/makeup tutorials. We have Kawaii Pateen, but even then then tuts can be....a let down.
im a lolita youtuber and the only thing i need to work on is interesting content, my videos are too boring still, ive been improving on cutting down time though
when the video is well edited and they get straight to the point, a likeable personality it of utmost importance
videos filmed in poor lighting with poor equipment where they just ramble, i like seeing cute backgrounds so seeing a mess is offputting as well
i hope to see more interesting content this year, also im talking about lolita youtubers
Jessica Nigri's channel is just her opening gifts from fans. Kamui is really the only cosplay channel you mentioned. Some other cosplayers with You tube accounts are Stella Chu and Lyz Brickley. Both do convention blogs and I'm not sure about Stella but Lyz does cosplay work videos.
Honestly I don't mind at all if a youtuber (or any one for that matter) posts here unless they're shitposting or selfposting for attention and denying it, but it's really about if you're comfortable with it. What ever you want to do will be fine! It's totally up to you!
Yooo, did she get that eyelid surgery?
Ooh I'd love some feedback. I was here in the last thread asking about starting up a jfashion youtube and ended up recently filming a what's in my bag video.
Currently waiting for my taobao haul video to render - will upload later today, but my youtube is Yana R. if anyone wants to give concrit to the first video.
I love this girl:
Her production values need some work (her latest video needs better sound) but her content is good and she's very sweet.
So what is the story with dejavudea? I watch all her videos all the way through, and then afterwards I say to myself, "why did I do that?" She seems perfectly nice but every time she says "hey bunny bundles" my soul dies a little, and watching her stroll with her entourage through convention centers while she holds court yammering into her camera phone for her vlog has a strange yet inexplicable rage-inducing quality, like, there's some sub-audible tone that's programming my brain to kill. I've never experienced anything like this.
I figured there had to be a backstory about her, and I'm a horrible person for wanting to look for it, but I can't help it...there's something about her videos that makes me feel like I'm missing half the story.
Since I've been making vids for 3 years I'd thought I'd offer my concrit. Just watched your taobao video. It's a bit long but since you actually show close ups and details of the items I can forgive that. I would recommend that you be a bit more concise as you tend to ramble a bit, but keep in mind that if you stick with YouTube your speech will flow more naturally as time goes on. I also suggest speaking a bit more loudly if possible.
Your audio isn't the best but I wouldn't worry about it too much since you're just starting. It seems like you have a pretty decent camera but it felt like you were wasting it's quality with your lighting. Look up some lighting tuts online so you can get a better balance. This is especially crucial since your channel is about fashion and color accuracy is very important. Lovelylor's videos tend to be a bit overexposed but her color balance is what you want to aim for.
Just on a purely visual aspect I'd suggest getting a cute border to go around the detail shots you include so the edges don't look so harsh. A video on top of a video isn't pleasing to the eye.
All in all you're not half bad, you just need experience. Everyone is medicore at YouTube in the beginning, but if you stick with it, it can be very rewarding. Good luck.
Oh thanks for that! Would you recommend a script to stop me going of tangents?
I don't know why, but the lighting wasn't as orange in the original video. (I had to trim the first few seconds in Youtube video manager), but it still was varying cos of the clouds maybe. I probably should get a lamp.
oh thanks for the tip with the border - I'll try that next time.
Thanks for the advice!
You're seriously cute! Just make sure you don't trail off, people wanna hear what your saying so be confident!
Also your video quality is way better than mine when I started out, so you're definitely on the right path!
KP made an elder's react video to a Haruka video without her permission. I'm not sure how they hire or pay the girls but wouldn't you be annoyed if someone used footage of you without telling you? They would have been making money off her image and she wasn't aware. They're just quick to make cheap videos which they think will bring in views without caring obviously.
Someone would have to have it saved for reupload most likely. It's not likely to be worth a watch as it's just a FineBrothers ripoff.
For unboxing videos I wouldn't do a script but as >>8797425 mentioned maybe do an outline. The whole point of unboxing videos is so people can get your raw genuine reaction to the things you're unwrapping. If you go to edit and you notice yourself rambling, you can remove bits via jump cut which should help. Any types of videos where spontaneity isn't required I would script. Formal reviews, advice videos, coverage of meetups, that sort of thing.
Oh gosh I'm so nervous but /cgl/ has been overwhelmingly supportive of me as a lolita so I might as well post this...
I started a channel a few months ago. Only two lolita related videos as the channel is mainly geared towards my music/performance art but hey. I'm gonna try to get some nicer video editing software cus right now I'm in movie maker hell. Still trying to get my editing skills down pat; there's some out of sync/too quiet audio on here but now I know what I did wrong and how to avoid it in the future.
Also thanks to all the draw-chans that drew what turned into channel art/profile pics/thumbnail art. I wanna credit you guys so if any of you are said draw chans or know said draw chans let me know.
Ughh. I fucking hate the way KP respond to youtube comments.
I tried asking this in the dumb questions thread but no responses...
Could someone tell me a good video/movie editing software I can buy that has...filters like instagram has and such? Is that stupid? I just feel really ugly even if the lighting is changed.
The closest I've ever used is Windows movie maker and I'm looking to buy something that has filters and something easy for a person like me to use, someone like me who isn't officially educated in video photography.
You should just Google and research what suits you best. You're asking for a bit much and I assume you want something for free since you didn't mention a budget.
Most software will have the tools to allow you to alter the colours and contrast but you can't really make any magic happen unless you know what you're doing with the software. Some people make plugins which you can download for colours if you're too lazy to make your own but they won't affect your appearance. You might want to look into skin smoothing/retouching but it's a lot of work when you have no idea what you're doing.
Also find the best lighting when you're actually filming. Some people put light in front of them to erase details in the face. Lighting will be another thing to Google and just experiment with yourself because it probably depends on your features.
Like the other anon said, light is more important than anything else. If you're doing a beautytube, which I'm assuming, it might not be the best route but a lot of booktubers and casual vloggers just seriously overexpose their face.
I use lightworks, it's not super easy to get into (and exporting videos renders me incapable of using my computer for almost an hour), but it's free and I figure it might have something like what you're looking for.
But anon she did this video just for you.
And look she even has a channel called More Himezawa because she wants you.
Hey anon! My friend directed me here, I'm the one who drew the picture you're using as your current icon (which is an honor, thank you). My Tumblr art blog is quackumscribbles if you'd like to credit that? As for the rest of the anons, you'd probably have more luck finding them in the draw thread.
By the way, I had a look through your videos and you have a really good singing voice, I'd love to hear more of that!
I wanna start a lolita channel, cause some one i know has one and has suggested i make one too for fun...but im not too sure if i should.
I think it would be fun but i don't want people thinking im trying to become e-fame..
>mfw you didn't even ask a question
Honestly, by your comment it sounds like you're lacking in 'personality', which is necessary for videos and also you're lacking in drive. From what I've gathered from your comment, you want to start making videos because your friend said it's a fun thing to do, and not because you thing you've got something of importance to give to the community.
If you have some unique ideas for videos, and not the same old same old 'beginner advice' videos then please, by all means, go ahead, but I don't think you have put much thought into this.
Or maybe I've completely misinterpreted.
I'm gonna be real here guys. I'm easily attracted to j-vloggers more than western j-fashioners because they have more entertaining, cuter, weeb clickbait content since they are always within close to distance to glorious harajuku/akihabara and general otaku culture.
So when I brainstorm about creating interesting content for a channel, I always feel kind of out of place trying to create a kawaii environment that's not really available in my daily life. I want to take the camera outside of my bedroom and not seem like a shut in due to constant online shopping/bragging.
What do you guys look forward to when looking for channels that stand out from the rest? How do you feel about youtubers that always film in the same indoor space and mainly do haul videos?
I am working on a wardrobe video right now and need suggestions. Do you prefer having music playing while you see the clothes or do you prefer a voiceover telling stories or information or do you prefer seeing the person while they are holding the dress and talking or having music playing?
I mainly look for lolita Youtubers who also create content as well, whether it's makeup looks, skits, music videos, etc. Bonus points go to those who've been uploading YouTube videos for more than a year if they have decent equipment (and don't just use whatever was already included with their computer). In my opinion, that's why Deerstalker has one of the biggest followings in the lolita YouTube community. They actually create original stuff instead of doing just "lolita 101", "advice", and haul videos.
Found a special snowflake.
1. Don't wear a pikachu kigu to make a video about lolita
2. Lolita isn't a "korean fashion"
3. If you're trying to be efamous get your facts straight.