Old one is in autosage.
Ask your stupid Lolita/Cosplay/Jfash questions that don't belong anywhere else.
Depends. You should check with the policies of whichever place is hosting the con, as well as the con itself. If it's an overcrowded indoors con, then a bike would probably not be permitted, but cons which have an outdoors space should be okay with it.
How long should I wait before I remind a seller on Lacemarket to invoice me? I know it's too soon atm (only 24hrs) but since this is only my second time using it I also don't want to wait too long like a newbie....
Good petticoat recommendation for high waist dresses like this?? I got an a line from classical puppets and it over stuffs everything I own.
For you petite Lolitas, where do you buy your blouses?
I have a bust of 81cm (I'm petite in general), the smallest I can find is about 86 cm but I'm looking for nothing more than 83.
I need your wisdom, Anons :(
My bust is 79cm. If you're wearing a jsk, a blouse that's too big really doesn't matter. All of mine (mostly IW and AP) could easily fit 10+cm bigger than me, but you can't tell under a laced-up jsk.
Honestly, the shoulders being way too wide is a bigger problem for me.
Otherwise, try Taobao - XS sizes are usually around those measurements.
My bust is 80 cm with my most padded bra. I normally buy blouses that are too big but it's doesn't matter much unless it looks like you're swimming in it. As the other anon said you usually can't tell it's too big under a jsk. I've bought blouses with a 90 cm bust and they look fine on me. Blouses and jsks with corset lacing and padded bras will be your best friend if you're worried about it looking too big. Some Taobao shops do custom sizing as well.
Thank you Anons. I've been scared to buy anything with a bigger bust since the last one swallowed me... though if I think about it, it's the sleeve length/general sleeve size that's the real issue.
I'll look on Taobao though and take a chance on some of the bigger blouses I've had an eye on :)
I just won a bid on Lacemarket & this is my first time buying from Lacemarket. It is normal etiquette to wait for seller's message or I should message the seller first? & how long does one usually expects for a message?
Overall, it's the details and silhouette that make a blouse looking 'gothic' or 'sweet'.
Pic related, even though both are white blouses, the AatP one has a sharper silhouette and the details such as jabot and sharp collar gives a more 'gothic' feeling. On the other hand, the AP blouse has a 'sweet' feeling in general as it has a more rounder silhouette due to the details such as puff sleeves and peter pan collar.
I usually find the safest bet is to go for sharp collar blouses for gothic look. High collar works well too. Minimal amount of cute elements such as ribbons will reduce the 'sweet' feeling as well.
Random disclaimer but yeah, I use white blouses here as black blouses are harder to see in terms of details. But the explanation works as well. Just think of them as black blouses.
You are very welcome! I guess for a lot of people they can sense it being wrong but they can't point it out as they only rely on their instincts instead of solid examples.
Where can I buy nice rocking horse shoes in black? I'd save and splurge on Vivienne Westwood if my feet weren't so small.
Is fake fur hard to work wig, and if it is is there a "cheat" way I could make trim like this?
Something that I've been meaning to figure the heck out. What apps do you gulls prefer for picture taking/editing? I always see really cute pics that people take with the stickers and effects and everything else, but I have no idea what apps allow you to do that, or what the best ones are. Any suggestions?
I have a bust of 81cm as well and it's really not that hard. I used to think the same way as you about blouses and although it's true that most JP brand blouses will be a bit big there are heaps of options. I have some metamorphose blouses that fit well which are "88cm bust" because they have corset lacing, so don't discount a blouse just based on measurements. Taobao brands generally do small sizes, a size S should fit you well particularly if there is corset lacing. For regular wear you want the blouse to be a good 3 cm bigger anyway so that it won't look awkwardly tight or gap! Bodyline's L076 is also good.
Custom made mostly. Glitter tale, Lady Sloth, and Floral Notebook all do custom blouses. You can also get custom from taobao and F+F but recently F+F bumped custom to an additional $25 so keep that in mind.
Does anyone know if the shirring of the British bear jsk goes higher than the measurements mentioned on lolibrary?
It says 91-98cm bust and 71-80cm waist
How long should I say I've been in lolita when people ask?
>got interested around 2008
>first attempt around 2009
>extended ita phase till around 2011
>quit lolita briefly
>start back up 2012
>currently dresses decently
Where can I buy products for casting resin jewelry? Is there anywhere within the US or that will ship to the US? I've never used it before and I would like to try something beginner friendly. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Should I exchange my witcher medallion because the fangs on the top are not even?
Refer to the pic you can see that the left fang is shorter than the right one.
Thank you so much for posting this, I had no idea you could buy these, I'm going to order one for my bf now!
It might be hard to even them out, if it really bothers you, you can try to shave the long one down and then repaint both fangs so that they will still match.
Where the fuck would be the appropriate place to sell cosplays? I don't want to set up a store because I only have a few cosplays. I paid way too much money for them and I'm never going to wear them (they're all from vocaloid and i'm a dude).
I've got some red velvet for a cosplay and prewashed it yesterday. It's dry today so I went to fold it up and it threw up lots of little red flecks of dust. I've only worked with velvet once before and don't remember it doing this after prewashing, but that velvet was blue so maybe I didn't notice. Should I wash it again or is this just a thing velvet does?
Can the velvet even be prewashed? I had the impression the "fur" would fall out if you submerge it in water too long, it needs to be drycleaned. Kind of sounds like that's what happened to your velvet maybe? Red flecks of dust could be the velvet falling out.
I inherited it from a friend who was having a fabric clearout, no idea where she got it from but there definitely doesn't seem to be any glitter in it.
It feels very similar to the cotton velvet I've used (and successfully prewashed) previously, which is machine washable at a low temperature, so I assumed it was the same stuff. It definitely doesn't feel like the super-plush stuff they sell at the main fabric chain around here. It doesn't look or feel any thinner for having been through the wash, but maybe one wash and spin cycle wouldn't be enough for that to show up? Hmm. Seems like washing it again would be a bad idea then...
I have a full-time job that pays me well enough to cover my essential expenses and still leave me with some mad money to spend on cosplay and other hobbies. I fit my projects in around work and my other commitments, and when things take a while to finish it makes it easier to spread the cost of materials.
I only have three, maybe four projects per year at most though, I've got no idea how some people manage to do eight or more.
I'm not fat, but my build is broad and musculature. My shoulders are really wide.
>and they'd be MUCH older than you
I'd rather not have a bleeding asshole from old men pounding into it every night, nor do I think my girlfriend would appreciate it. Plus, I bet little boys would outsell me.
Ok, so basically just make good money? What kind of job is it so I can get an idea of how to achieve a good amount of profit?
It's more than just making good money, it's mostly planning and budgeting properly. That's why I don't take on lots of projects per year and keep the ones I do take on relatively small-scale, it's a lot easier to budget that way.
Having said that, I have an office job and the predictability of the hours, the fact that I get weekends and public holidays off, and the knowledge that I may not be swimming in wealth but I am getting paid well over minimum wage make everything a lot easier.
Pretty much this. I've managed to land a temp. government entry level job and comparing my wages with other people, even with bachelor degree level jobs, it's insane (I come out on top quite often). YMMV since I'm in silly tiny eurofag country but still, I am loving this shit.
i wear ankle splints and they suck to wear without anything underneath. i want to start preparing for summer, and to avoid the inevitable sticky-plastic-splint sweats.
would it be ok to wear modern stretchy tabi socks with shitty sandals and normalfag wear (mostly around the house and trips to the garden/bins)? my only other options are to wear normal socks with the toe end cut off - which looks really fucking dumb - or wear totally enclosed shoes that will make my feet really gross and sweaty.
are there any zori or geta i could get away with wearing casually? or am i going to have to go full j-fashion all day erry day in the summer to prevent my splints feeling like they're melting into my skin?
are any girls into getting fucked while wearing lolita clothes?
Should I get this blouse or this cutsew? I've been wanting a puffball blouse for ages, and I'm currently lifting weights to get small so I can fit into the one I have(Only one size too small!). The one I have is normie and only has a ruffle down the front.
...Or should I have asked this in the Bodyline thread?
What type of jacket are the two wearing? The collar really throws me off.
You mean you're trying to be a classic lolita, anon. One blouse that doesn't fit means you're building.
Don't go with the cutsew, it will look trashy with classic, and the second one is hit or miss because of the amount of lace down the front. Still, go with number two if you have to.
Any advice for doing inspired Lolita? I really would love to do Jojo's inspired Lolita, but I really don't know how to make it look good, while being Lolita. Is pic related a good route to try?
Actual lolita fashion goes down to the knee or just above. The designs are cute but look closer to a Leg Avenue version of the characters than lolita. Maybe himekaji. If you really want to try it my biggest tip is quality fabrics. Most of hte time when I see character inspired lolita hte character's colors are weird nad the only thing available is cheap thin quilting broadcloth so they make it out of that. Lolita is about quality and opulence so things like polished heavy knits, cotton, chiffon, bridal satin and non-crushed velvet are more appropriate.
Pic related, what sort of hairstyle goes with bonnets like these?
Full time job. Planning in advance. Couponing. When I'm cosplay mode, I usually spend every night after work doing something on my cosplay, whether that's ordering supplies, making mock-ups, styling wigs, or crying over mistakes.
How do you wear underskirt?
Like they sit fine under a dress that doesn't have a built in petticoat, but with AP's dresses they have that weird sticky out gap. I don't even need that much extra length, just an inchour or two and under my AP dresses that don't have built in petticoats, it looks cute. I just can't figure out how to make the dresses with built in pettis look nice.
Either remove the built-in petti or tuck it into the waistband of the underskirt. It's super easy if there's no zipper, but if there is you just leave it and the surrounding lining fabric untucked so the skirt doesn't bunch funny.
I need to use contact cement on a prop and I can't figure out if I need special safety equipment. The bottle doesn't specify beyond "well ventilated area" but there are multiple people online acting like using it without a respirator is basically huffing concentrated death. I don't have to use it very extensively so it would be a matter of ~5-10 minutes. Has anyone used this stuff before and know if using it outside with a fan blowing away from me be enough to keep the fumes down?
What style of j-fash does Kyary Pamu Pamu follow?
It's cute and creepy but not quite guro
Because art is fully protected by copyright and clothing designs are not protected by any copyright at all, and for obvious reasons -- there are only so many ways to cut a blouse or JSK and clothing is a useful good.
Have your guy carry around a tiny bike and pose on it for people.
it would be cute but get the point across.
Is there a good way for a non-moonrunes-reading person to search Y!Japan and Mbok? I want to search for my dream dresses regularly to make sure I never miss out on one, but looking up things like "dream shadow carnival" give me no results while "Angelic Pretty" will give me 20+ pages of results to sift through.
Look up the original names of the pieces you want on Lolibrary and copy and paste them into a doc next to their English name. Japanese auction sites are extremely unfriendly to foreigners.
Does anyone here have any suggestions for places to buy buttons in bulk?
I've hit up places like ebay and aliexpress but wondering if anyone has a site they recommend that I haven't found in my research.
Get the red one, then next con ocsplay as Brad from LISA.
My dumb Lolita question, pic related. What's this style of skirt called? Specifically with the "half-circle" top layer. I know it's Bodyline. Googling "bustle skirt" regardless if I add Lolita or not gives me this skirt or burlesque shit. Don't get me started about attempted seach permuations with "corset" in it.
Go for bridal satin. Taobao's generic bridal satin is quite alright and I won't suggest their uniform cloth material unless you want it in a cheaper price.
The biggest one on FB is called Cosplay For Sale! (one called Cosplay Sales is pretty large as well). The mods have to approve you into the group but as long as you follow the rules of each group you'll have an audience of 10,000+ people.
I'm looking for a picture (stock picture ideally, but anthing you find is appreciated) of The Secret Garden ~The Rose has a Secret Scent~ Rosette Rose JSK by BTSSB in brown (terra cotta) colorway. Lolibrary donesn't have it. Help?
Does anyone know what this general style of sleeve with a finger loop (don't know what else to describe it as) is called? As common as they are, I can't find a proper name. The closest I came was "bridal gauntlets" and that only refers to gloves brides wear like pic related, not the style.
They aren't ita but they are way overdone, people tend to throw any vaguely matching (or not) peignoir with any coord and think it's fine. I'd say about 70% of the time it's like that and looks bad, but not really ita.
I want a pair of RHS but the ones on bodyline are pretty expensive since the Canadian dollar went to shit. Do you think it''d look terrible if I removed the straps and loop, then sewed on ribbon or pleather straps?
I've never had to do a high ponytail yet so I haven't had to go through the experience but just as point of curiosity, what is the benefit of stubbing a wig? Google only says to do it but there's no explanation.
It creates even tension among all the wig fibers and holds them permanently in place so nothing slips and needs to be readjusted, plus the ponytail is secured better when a wig is stubbed. If you don't stub a wig you can have a problem where the individual wefts show as they fall out of the ponytail too and it looks really bad because you can't really control them.
If any wefts show in a stubbed wig, you can just sew more into place to cover up the bald spots and secure them.
You should really evaluate the need for this before you do this. You can get a secure ponytail by just securing several section in small rubber bands before combining them into the full ponytail. It's really only worth it if you need the secure something like Odangos down and you don't want to reuse or sell the wig.
So me being the retard that I am, I bought pic related thinking I would be receiving a cookie cabochon as pictured. I ended up getting a silicone mold to make pictured cookie. Two of them. Does anyone have any good tutorials or advice on how to use them? I guess they are like resin molds?
I suppose I will put them to use and try something new, kek.
Use resin or polymer clay like sculpey. You might want to try liquid sculpey and tint it with crushed pastels if you want the slightly translucent look. Also that final product definitely had a little bit of paint to get the more browned parts.
When lacemarkets messaging system is working right it should tell you the saw your message. If you have managed to get their e-mail you may wish to send them one directly and duplicate it in their messaging system as well. You should generally message a seller if the time they specified that they will send an invoice out in has expired. If they say invoice within 24 hrs of auction closing and you have no invoice you can politely remind them. After that point a second chance can be given after 3 days.
You don't need to wash a wig unless you are actually getting it dirty. once you style a wig if you store it properly it should keep fine without washing. If you feel the wig has a strong odor you can use febreze or even filtered water to remove the scent. The scent should lift as it dries. Unless the wig is substantially weighed down with what have you it isn't worth it to wash it.
They are still called bloomers. In America and Europe they also have athletic bloomers. Cheerleaders and tumblers wear them. If you look at Angelic Pretty they use bloomers and drawers to describe the same item. You will find that each store may have a preference towards a certain word bu both words are used for that item.
Definitely depends on the shape of your head and how thick the band is. I get headaches after 3 hours from their alice bands but the plastic ones don't bother me as much. I have a very round head. The headache happens with or without a wig.
Don't. If you want to do a "cosplay" inspired by "lolita" these outfits are passable but they will never be lolita with their current structure. If you must mix your anime with lolita try using a classy brooch or nice bracelet that is in the aesthetic of a character. Lolita isn't a costume. The drawings are super cute but the just aren't lolita.
okay, so I really think that fandom lolita is a possible thing and that it can be done right.
But I think you need to be able to project the character through brand or regular "lolita" things- meaning it can't mostly be hand-made shit that most people think is their only choice.
lots of brand prints have something that will work for a character or has a good color theme.
my question- how large of a petti can I wear with this? I have a a-line and a small bell, but it has enough room for more, and I want it to be way more poofy.
How the hell are you supposed to wear these berets? They're shaped unlike any other berets I have ever owned, and they end up looking like a chef's hat on my head.
I also usually wear my berets back or slightly to the side, but this sticks straight up if you put the band around your head at all. It's really bizarre.
For example, pic related is a pretty typical beret, I think. It sort of flares out/has some sort of structure to the base, which allows you to slouch it, make it flatter or more poofy, etc.
The biscuit beret, on the other hand, is like basically flat up and down from the flat round bit to where it meets your head.
I got it as a gift, so I want to figure out how to make it look good, but I'm totally fucking lost.
If I need a freestanding fall to hang below my outfit, if I make it a crescent shape like needed how would I keep the inside curve straight so it doesn't just ball up into a curl? Interface the whole piece?
Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but where do I start with buying fabric online? I don't live near any stores that sell fabric (at least, as much as I would need to do sewing projects) so I'm looking into buying online.
What are some good places to start? Are there any retailers that I should totally avoid?
Where do I get my very first coscards samples from? Maybe not start with moo.com since they're my first ones? I have absolutely no clue.
That's a really broad question, especially as you don't even indicate your country. If you're in the US, I tend to go to fabric.com for a lot of my basics. There are places like Mood, Emma One Sock, etc, for more specialty and higher end fabrics, but you tend to pay accordingly. For lolita/otome you generally won't be using those type of fabrics, anyway. I've used Fashion Fabrics Club/Denver Fabrics a few times, and it is really cheap but their fiber content listings are... dubious.
What's the max diameter that you guys will go for when buying colored circle lenses? My Asian eyes are small af so 14.8 and 15.0 are definitely not options if I don't want to look like an alien, but would 14.2 and 14.5 be too big for me too? If only it were easier to sample contacts...
does anyone know where one could buy a short sleeved lolita blouse with a neck bow in red or blue? all I can find are ones in pastel colors or ones with long sleeves with the neck bows. maybe those types of blouses (with the short sleeves) are out of season right now? do blouses and dresses go in and out of seasons?
Never seen what you are looking for. Maybe commission them to a tailor?
Yes, long/short sleeves and dark/pastel colors tend to be seasonal.
Honestly I do not understand such a thing as a short-sleeved blouse with a high collar and a neck tie. I own a few and never get a chance to wear them because in summer it's too hot for a high collar (let alone for a blouse at all), for winter I need sleeves.
Is it normal for a brand JSK to not lined up its print at the seams? I received an AatP JSK and I found out the print is not lined. Kinda disappointed as I expected more from a brand non-lucky pack piece.
That depends. Some cutsews are really just printed t-shirts, others have puffed sleeves and maybe a bit of lace or other interesting design to make them more loliable, while others have proper collars and detailing that look perfectly fine worn with JSKs instead of a blouse.
T-shirt-y cutsews (like the one on the right in pic related) are too casual for lolita imo; simple ones (middle) work nicely paired with a skirt for more casual lolita looks, and collared ones (left) are fancy enough to be worn instead of blouses, like I said before.
There are many different kinds and designs of cutsews but that's the gist of it.
I need advice and I didn't want to make my own thread for this so...
I have 3 potential room options for a con next month. I -just- found out yesterday that the room I was supposed to be staying in is 5 miles from the con. The friend I had been talking to didn't tell me we weren't staying at the con hotel despite me asking questions about it. I hate last minute dropouts and don't want to be one. However, 5miles is a 10min drive/1hr walk which I literally cannot do because of disability, and I'm going to need to be able to go between the con and my room on my own accord for health reasons.
The second option is at the hotel right next to the con, which is much better, but they're trying to fit 7-8 people in an average sized 2-queen room.
The third option is with a relatively new friend, but he's trying to fill his room in the con hotel and I was thinking of bringing myself and 1 friend who would otherwise be staying in the overstuffed room. He wasn't official for that room, but him dropping would jack the price up for the other 6 people. I don't know how much this option would cost yet/if I can afford it but the person in charge of the room has been going through a really rough time and I don't want them to have to cancel their room.
So I can go with option 1, not be a last minute dropout, but possibly fuck myself over due to the distance and my health issues.
Option 2, not fuck myself over but be packed in an overstuffed room with mostly strangers.
Or Option 3, but I don't know how feasible it is and I'd be removing a person from option 2 thus making their room more expensive.
I got this vest in my Putumayo lucky bag yesterday, and it came with this additional big piece of cloth in matching design (It's folded in half vertically in pic related, so it's twice as long as the vest itself). I tried Googling for the vest but have not been able to find it yet.
I have no idea what the extra cloth is for. It seems a bit too wide to be a ribbon, and I'm just completely lost.
I'm feeling stupid, but I'd appreciate if anyone could help enlighten.
Put yourself first. Go to option 3, and stop hanging out with cheap fucks. Yes they will pay more but stuffing 2 more people in a max 4 person means it is cheap for hotel rooms. It's ridiculous that people go to cons but won't want to pay normal hotel rates.
The person you were originally rooming with has no room to complain if they couldn't give you a straight answer when asked a direct question, especially if you have a disability that effects your mobility. Fuck 'em. And the people in option 2 should be able to afford a hotel room with that many people, plus they're not your problem anyway.
types of fabrics/purpose? (cosplay? lolita? quilting?)
there aren't a whole lot of online fabric shops that just sell everything fabric-wise; most shops seem to specialise in particular types like quilting cottons, printed designs, spandex/stretch fabrics, lace, fur, upholstery fabrics etc, so it very much depends on what you're looking for...
i've been considering the same thing desu, fellow canadafag. looking at how they're attached at the back, they should be pretty easy to slip out of the loops without damaging anything. I'm thinking it might take some experimentation, but if you find a material that matches well enough, I wouldn't see why not.
so how distracting would you find a fairly prominent beauty spot on a character that doesn't have one? I can't quite cover mine up with make-up and even if I would it'd just look like a wart I think
pic related, I have a very low kisser
Will an underbust JSK work for average or above average busts?
(I'm interested in Metamorphose's Steam Invitation Zipper JSK, but I'm worried about the fit. I'm a 32DD)
Is pink insulation foam the same as any insulation board? Is it all as easy to cut and sand?
I've been looking into making a prop bass guitar but I'm having a hard time finding it in the UK apart from the brands like Kingspan and Celotex online
I could be totally wrong, but I think it's just different colours (blue, pink or even green) in different countries sometimes. Just as long as you're getting actual insulation foam board rather than the white squeaky stuff or green floral foam, you should be fine.
I'm crossplaying as a guy with a male-cleavage thing going on. Basically I don't really need the effort of that Dante open-chest-binding tutorial, but a simple binder would be showing and I can't have that.
A friend recommended a nude bandeau but I was curious if you guys had any other ideas.
If I could get my boobs to have that pec-look, that'd be great, but it's not a requirement.
It really depends on how big it is, but if it's like the picture, no one will bug you.
Uniqso says it goes down to 14.0, so maybe that'll work? Sorry I can't be of much help.
My boyfriend sent a bunch of manga back from japan using surface mail, the box arrived smashed as fuck but everything inside was fine.
Honestly unless its something massive/heavy I'd just go with SAL; you get 6k yen insurance and it takes at most a month.
If its registered SAL (has tracking) then it'll have the insurance. The price difference between registered and unregistered isnt that much, like 400 yen? Most places don't even ship with unregistered SAL, some rakuten sellers are the only one I can think of.
Is it rude for me to ask for a refund if a mix up with EMS during the holidays caused a dress I ordered to be delivered to a completely different state (like it was mailed with the wrong shipping label and everything)?
Yeah it's most definitely not my fault. Literally the label meant for my package was placed on a different one so I received random crap instead of a rather nice dress.
>I hope that normie likes frills at least?
How hard is it to sneak into a decent con?
I'm not a congoer, but I snuck into a small town con in Idaho one time, and that was easy but everyone there was either 14 or a middle aged furry. I wanna go spectate at a bigger con in Portland for a couple hours, maybe take some photos, but I don't really want to pay for the privilege. Is it possible to sneak in, and will lolitas beat me with tiny handbags if I get caught?
Ankle socks over tights: Depends on what kind of tights. I think solids wouldn't look good paired with socks but partially transparent tights (like dot tights) might look okay. Just my opinion, though.
As for wrist cuffs over long sleeves: It's a very good use for them! Wrist cuffs are an easy way to make plain sleeves look fancier and more appropriate for lolita; not limited to cardigans, either. Same goes for wearing them under long sleeves to make them look a bit longer.
It really depends on the convention. There's a con in my area that checks badges for areas, so you can't even go to certain floors unless you're registered.
See if there's a thread for that con and ask there? Or just ask here. There's bound to be a seagull that would know.
I can't speak moon, can you explain the term Lolita to me
And also, Either way, doesn't it mean little girl
Lolita is a diminutive name for Dolores; it's a girl's name originating in Spanish, originally referring to Virgin Mary (María de los Dolores) and means "sorrows". It was stigmatized by the unfortunately popular misinterpretation of the novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov.
Original meaning and stigma aside, it's basically just a cute name for girls. Lolita fashion has as much in common with the unfortunate connotations perpetuated by modern western society as modern goths do with Germanic Goths (which is little to none).
callouts aren't allowed on cgl anon
would anyone happen to know of an Europe-based petticoat maker or seller? I'm trying to see what my options are before paying out of my ass for global shipping
So for my next cosplay I'm doing a "genderbend" of Mohammed Avdol from jojos, I made sure to design it pretty tastefully, with the only difference being the hair is now just a straight across cleopatra type cutand I got rid of the robo crotch and replaced it with a skirt. But all I want to know is how genderbends are viewed on here. Exactly how much can someone change a design without it looking shit and tryhardy?
I just dug out a huge ton of cosplay-related supplies from my truck I never use. They've been out there for a year almost, and lately just out there freezing.
There was spray adhesive, spray paints/primers, wood glue, and hair gel. I know the paint should work after warming up, but would the quality warrant using? How about the others?
Ways to make shoes more comfy? or at least wearable for a few hours? I have a pair of heeled boots for a cosplay but I'm afraid my feet won't be able to last more than an hour. Insoles?
yeah, insoles. there's gel ones and whatnot, look into it
it'd be a lot easier if you mentioned why the boots are uncomfortable though - heel length/size, uncomfortable shape or what?
hard to say exactly why, they are about 3in heel and probably not the highest quality. I'm pretty sure insoles will do the trick but I just wanted to see if there were tricks I didn't know about
I second this, I've tried many types of heels with different sizes and from different qualities but I always get the most painful blisters on the ball of my foot no matter what I pad it with, Any advice?
How does one print USPS shipping labels online if the address contains non-English letters? I heard you're supposed to write the English equivalent, but wouldn't this cause problems with the Paypal buyer protection policy?
I doubt it'd matter, but what kind of non-English letters?
I'm not really an expert at all but if it's just something like a ~ or a ¨ I think you can either drop it or do the equivalent, like ä - ae, ö - oe, etc.
Never ever do that, just put a and o otherwise it makes things worse. It might work for Germany but in other countries where similar letters are used it doesn't work like that and I've been told I can't pick up the package because I've a different name from what's on the slip.
But yeah, just put Latin letters in place of those. Kylätie - Kylatie for example, and Božić - Bozic
I'm planning to cosplay pic related
To sew the coat would it be a better idea to:
-extend a seifuku shirt pattern to the length and flare of the bottom or
-to use a dress pattern and split it down the middle and add the collar
You don't. Or at least I don't, anyway, it's unflattering and uncomfortable. If your cardigans look odd worn over short puffed sleeves, you're better off looking for outerwear with somewhat wider sleeves. Some boleros have wider sleeves from what I've seen but it depends on the individual piece so just look carefully before you buy one.
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Think I saw this a while ago, but I'm not sure which thread it was on and I feel like this is the appropriate place to ask for it/something similar. What's a nice and simple way (or, formula I guess) to put together a good looking coord? I've never dressed in or owned any lolita fashion but I'd like to start and I don't want to set myself up to look bad. Thanks!
Take 3 matching colours. Go like neutral-bright-light (white-red-rose) or neutral-main-contrast (black-violet-orange) or something like that.
Remember the rules! Cover your shoulders - it means blouse underneath jsk or even op. Shawl or bolero will work too. Don't show too much of your legs. Skirt must be about knee-lenght and wear high socks or otks.
Choose your headwear wisely. I think flowers are always a good choice
(let me know if I'm asking too much of you, lol. I just feel very nervous about doing it entirely on my own because it'll cost a lot of money for me even using cheap off brand or no brand at all stuff)
I recently bought pic related, I'm wondering how to go about the rest. Was thinking simple pink, white, and another color for it. I saw one post talking about what parts should match what other parts (shoes and bag was one, I believe.), should I keep that in mind?
Putting my thoughts into words isn't working for me at the moment so check out this video instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsMNZk67AVo It might be helpful.
Remember that lolita is a fashion and fashion isn't exact science; it might take a while to figure out but you can do it. Look at what other lolitas are wearing for inspiration and reference, aim to have good coords, and allow yourself to make mistakes so you can learn from them and improve.
diff anon than who you're replying to, but it's usually best to find a main piece (jsk or skirt in your case) you like first and start from there. If you've got that blouse already, it might be easiest to look for something sax or lavender with some pink somewhere in the print (though obviously these arent your only options). Do you have anything specific in mind yet, or even a brand/substyle/price range?
Is this kind of poofiness with a petticoat only possible with multiple?
Pic stolen from sweet coord thread
So... I have a meet this weekend. I've got a pink and white coord planned out, however, the only lolita shoes I have are a brown pair and a black pair. What would be the least foolish thing to do in this situation?
It depends on the other pieces you have in your coord (is it sweet? classic? is there a print? is it simple or OTT?) but assuming you don't have any brown or black accessories to match your shoes I'd say go with the brown ones; they may not match your coord by color but they'll look less jarring than black.
Seconding this! I recently got a dress from little dipper with a similar style as the picture and my petti stuffs it way too much.
I was thinking about just getting a cheap/thin leg avenue petti to put under neath it.
I'm planning on going to my first meet in February, and I am pretty nervous that I don't have a dress that matches the color theme. Should I find one that matches the theme or just go in a coord that isn't the color?
What's the standard poses when having your picture taken with well know or any Lolita in general? Seems like a stupid question but I see a lot of horror stories involving pose of choice when it comes to lolita/cosplayers. So I'm just looking for suggestions to avoid making me seems like some creeper or inadvertently disregard some unspoken rules. Kinda just want a decent picture. Or am I completely over thinking this?
>pink white and brown for colors
okay, that's totally doable! basically you just want to make sure that your colours are balancing out decently; usually two main colours and one accent colour. (take >>8830557 as an example, every colour is repeated elsewhere in the outfit and not all clumped in one location; had the shoes and tights both been dark brown instead of the cardigan, it would've looked oddly bottom-heavy. Similarly, the light pink is repeated on her hairbow to balance out the colours of the top half)
There's no real failsafe formula for a "good" outfit, but finding a print that already kinda picks this colour balance for you is usually easiest as a beginner (solid colour pieces can often be a bit harder to juggle and balance out as a newbie than prints imho, when trying to combine several colours together ); i've tossed out a couple decent main piece ideas that are currently available for sale, from a variety of brands and ranging between $30-$90. Just let me know if you want/need links for any of them, since I've already written quite a wall of text in this post. Hope it helps/gives you some ideas!
And, of course, after you've chosen your main piece/got a better idea of what you want, the coord help thread is always here to help walk you through anything you're uncertain of. Happy coording!
we can't tell you that, an optician can. contact your eye doctor to figure out where to go - in some countries they tell you to go to the store, in others they make you have an appointment
sure thing, here you go!
or if you're not comfortable with taobao yet you can just order it through this reseller instead:
For average it looks good. Get that anon, the cut and print will be super desirable in the future. I am full of so much regret that I missed a couple meta releases like dozing cat with interesting cuts
Does anyone know the name or brand of this dress? I need it in my life
Do you have to have a stub or something else for a ponytail clip to grab hold of? I bought this kotori wig from lucaille and it has a lot of hair tied off to the side that you attach the clip to, but as a result leads to the wig being stupidly thin. If I undo the ponytail will the clip still hold on alright?
You can just clip it to the netting. It'll take a couple tries until it feels securely in there.
Stubbing helps make the ponytail look more realistic (like there's hair pulled into it) but it's not required.
What the hell do I do if the mailman left a package on the front door and it was stolen?? I tried filing a usps claim but apparently it doesn't qualify in the international shipping claims???
It was a wig. Who the hell wants a wig?? At least return it when you open the box and find out what's inside is useless.
does anyone know where I could buy pants like these?
Do requests for suggestions on how to do a character's makeup go here or in the makeup thread?
Are all chocolate coords considered sweet? When people say "sweet lolita" I always think of pinks and pastels, not brown.
I'm an idiot pls halp ;___;
Ah. Okay thanks. I'll try both for good measure.
Ideas on how to do makeup for pic related? I'm thinking of just some very light contouring for the face, but I'm kind of stuck on the eyes. I'm a guy with white people eyes.
Apparently it's not actually bait footwear brand but the question remains the same
Is Jane Marple's sizing overall much smaller than lolita brands? I tend to fit unshirred brand no problem, but I'm not really japan-tiny per se. Wondering if I should take the risk on a random auction since I'm sure I'll never find a name/measurements for that specific piece.
I'm planning to cosplay pic-related but I'm having a hard time finding her underwear, is there a specific term for the one she's wearing?
What is this hairstyle called?
It's not a quiff, so I have no clue.
I'm trying to find the article I read ages ago that explained what they're called, and I can't. I'll keep looking. But I've seen those sort of half-circle things over a tiered skirt called "peplums" (which won't help you), "swags" (which also won't help you), and something else, as inspired by historical styles. I'll see if I can find it, but I'm not confident on that score.
I don't know how much of a dumb question this is but how do you guys take care of your dresses when it comes to sweating?
Due to medical problems I sweat a lot and I usually stain my shirts the first time I wear them so I've been too scared to wear my dresses.
Anyone has any tips?
I have about four months to make a convincing Winter Wyvern costume, with a budget of "don't spend absurd amounts of money and we're fine".
I've done a bit of preliminary research, and the rough outline is:
> follow this as a guideline: http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Costume-1/?ALLSTEPS
> buy and carefully paint bodysuit (time consuming, but not necessarily difficult): http://www.amazon.com/Body-Suit-Mens-Full-Spandex/dp/B00354BQE2
> make and sew tail to bodysuit (hard)
> make and affix wings to arms (really hard)
> make head using similar methodology to: http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/tutorials/fursuithead
Since this is only the second time I've made a costume EVER, and I actually have the time to really focus on this, I have a great deal of questions:
1. Is this a feasible approach? Or is there a much simpler, beginner friendly way to do this (not planning on a humanization)? Or, if I'm a beginner, should I just stop being delusional with any notion of being able to do this?
2. I can't seem to find a good guide to making a tail.
3. How would I sew a tail to a bodysuit without it being easily torn off or otherwise severely damaged over time?
4. What sort of material should I make the wings out of? How can I ensure that no matter how I bend my arms, the fabric won't tear or restrict arm movement (because the character is a wyvern, the arms effectively become the wings)?
5. Do I need a model head and a mannequin to paint the bodysuit, sew things together and and make the head accurately? I'm not sure if I'm willing to buy a mannequin since I'm only doing this once.
I'm a light sweater myself, but I know of some people that use sweat guards/garment shields.
.... yeah? of course it does? if your waist measurement is tiny, the dress will look huge on you. unless it's stated it's free waist, it will be noticeable. your petti starts from the waist, it's not used to make your waist bigger.
salos are a different thing but if you're this new for the love of god stay away from salos
So dresses like on the left of this picture should be fine, but stuff on the right would be a problem?
I feel so stupid, but I honestly just can't see - is Fantastic Dolly A-Line or bell shaped?
I'm cosplaying Walker to an upcoming convention and his wig and outfit are taken care of... my dumb question is what kind of face do I make in photos? He's the always-squinting, constantly-closed-eyes guy, but I feel like if I close my eyes in photos it would look really weird.
Buying it secondhand and aiming for older, less popular dresses.
Brand often retains its value when sold secondhand and a lot of wanted dresses are sold at a scalped price. So keep that in mind.
I am kind of new to lolita and I have no idea how to combine a white jsk with a blouse. I've got both white and black blouses, but the black one is too dark for the dress and the white one makes it look like it's an OP.
Will I have to buy a new blouse?
Most cons have you pick up your badge with your ID so they can see your birthday. That being said they usually just check for your name. Depends on how busy the lines will be and how much of a shit the staffer will give even if they do notice.