New Year Edition
Happy birthday, Hanayo! What does everyone think of the new cards? I think some of the idolised side characters are actually really cute.
I really really love this Haruka.
TFW I like an idolized N more than some URs (sorry New Year Honoka)
I like a lot of the N cards (especially Ryo's outfits) but I wonder if anyone would recognize them at a con.
I might consider doing flower dress Coco if I can find a Yuri.
>pic not related
Does anyone have the taobao links for the nice cyber outfits that have been posted before? I tried looking for them in the archives but had no luck, only got the link for headphones/bracelets.
I can feel you a bit but
>not liking New Years Honoka
Dude. That's got to be one of the most beautiful cards in the entire game.
Sometimes we do get a little off discussing cards more than cosplay, but it'll drag back to cosplay within a few posts.
On that note: pic related. Should I buy this or just make it? I haven't seen any listings that I particularly liked.
Is it just me or have the last few card sets been pretty disappointing?
The start of last year (aka en currently) had some of my favorite cards but the only one I really like from the last few months is idolised Victorian Kotori
You could probably mod a thrifted ladies coat or business suit and go somewhere in between. Use extra fabric from the skirt if it's long or coat to cover the top hat for a more cohesive look. The structure will probably look better than most handmade jackets and the material will look better than bought.
The summer Kotori is amazing she's the first card I tiered for. I got the bikini Honk from scouting and very quickly turned her in for a silver ticket.
Hope this isn't too OT, but who would be best girl for a chubby girl to cosplay? Hanayo is my favorite so far and I'd love to cosplay her, but I'm so iffy about it because of body image issues. Thoughts?
What dance could you perform in the circus outfits? I can't think of any that fit the aesthetic.
Hanayo is a good fit for girls a bit heavier in the thighs. Nozomi is good for bustier girls.
Also, depending on the outfit too. I'm on the chubbier side but I'm doing the choir version of Eli since it's all loose pieces.
Damn, I swear this hardest thing is picking an outfit I want to cosplay. I'm tied between cosplaying idolized Masquerade, Victorian, Cyber, and Ghost Maki.. and I feel like once I choose one and start making it, they'll put out a new card that I want to cosplay.
I don't know about as a group, but for Kotori and Hanayo, Suki desu ga suki desu ka? has a circus sounding bit in it, that's all I can think of, haha.
Man, I've already got KiRa KiRa Nozomi lined up for Anime Boston and I was gonna do unidolized Magician Umi, buuut I don't like the way the wig sits so now that's out.
I want to do more Nozo outfits since I've already got the wig, but I'm at a loss at which ones I'd (feasibly) be able to do. Any ideas?
As a fellow nozomi I'm going to guess that doesn't sit right mean you might have to mess around with how the pigtails are put together. Try pulling the hair above the elastic out a bit until it poofs.
Favorite girl gets priority, unless another girl happens to have a really good card.
I also consider how easy it'd be to make/buy, although there is a "too easy" point.
As well as general comfort and whatever appeals to me. I like fitted things with patterns/detail, so the sets that have that appeal to me more.
Does anyone else get burned out of events easily? The past few months for every event I actually play, I skip 2 events. I just can't bring myself to play even if it's my favorite girl.
Doesn't help that I've been playing a lot of Starlight Stage where playing songs and keeping track of stamina is more enjoyable.
If you've been playing SIF for a while, it's understandable that you'd get burned out more easily.
I'm pretty OP on the EN game. I'm not even trying in this event and I'm in T2. Really kills the thrill of competition.
Yeah I've been playing on and off since the first EN event happened, and on one hand I don't really mind not having the strength to compete in all events, seen way too many people plan half their lives around when events will be and honestly I want it to just stay a fun mobile game.
I started last spring and I think I've spent at least a half hour a day every day playing. Hundreds of hours just playing love live when I could have done something more productive with that time. It's kind of sad. Most event cards aren't even strong enough to make it into my team
I'm completely burned out by the whole game. I've hit a point where I feel like there's no reason to keep playing.
I still love the characters and enjoy seeing new cards but the game itself feels like a chore now.
Starlight Stage and Tokyo 7th Sisters definitely do appeal to me more than SIF. They're both more visually appealing than SIF is during gameplay.
I started by making a list of all the cards I like, then narrowed it down based on the cards that I think I could make, and then narrowed it down even more by picking out the ones I know I can make well.
Do you guys think there's any way to make Rin's hairstyle flattering? I've noticed it doesn't translate well irl most of the time so I was wondering what the worst aspects of it seem to be so I can tweak it or something.
Try trimming the middle forelock into bangs and keeping the rest of the hair long like pic related. Sorry for the creepy overshooped alien but this was the first photo I found of what I mean.
Suki desu ga Suki desu ka has such an old school anime vibe like something mecha or fanservicey I really wish that there was a dance out there.
I imagine that hanayo goes over to Kotori's house and they watch old school anime that Kotori collected and that song is them doing a dance cover to one of the OPs
My features are on the masculine side, is it possible to cosplay any of the girls without looking like pic related?
I've gotten the same way.
Been playing over a year on EN and almost a year on JPN, I've managed to tier at least once for every girl except Nico and Nozomi. Hell I even went for T1 on the final JPN event of 2015, but I just don't really play unless I'm trying to FC a song between events.
I really hope they come up with a way to keep players interested.
Yeah that's what they're doing, which was pretty obvious considering they had Aquours songs on rotation for a while.
Hopefully they'll learn that starlight stage is a big enough threat that they'll at least give a visual update.
Fun Fact. Eli is cosplay has her VA, Nanjo Yoshino.
I think he's saying that Eli is cosplaying Nanjo. But was Nanjo cosplaying Eli with that outfit from 2014's love live concert for Cutie Panther? THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG? THE ELI OR THE NANJO?
I've never known there to be panels like this, but this one just confused me. Are they trying to be in character or not? It's just really awkward to watch.
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i bind for some outfits with her, mostly ones that have button ups/blouses. anything strapless or off the shoulder in any way i just have to suck it up and be tittyhonk.
depends on how big i guess? my bust is ~38
I really feel your pain.
Trust me to have my fave girl as Rin who isn't just pretty flatchested but slender and long limbed. I'm short which should work to my advantage but just makes my chest look larger than it is (UKDD) so I'm chomping at the bit a little.
Do you perhaps have any other advice to try and look more willowy and slim/athletic?
Any photos of your LL cosplays as inspo for a fellow boobed fan?
The new set is so pretty I hate it. Because I don't have any gems left after trying for Umi twice last month.
I never figured they'd release something like a Fairy set during this time of the year, the whole set looks more like it's spring themed then anything.
Woah i just love Fairy Nico. The colors goes so well together here. I also liked Hanayo and Nozomi, though not as good as Nico. Eli and Umi looked really awkward though
The overall art is actually pretty high quality, even for the SRs but its such a clusterfuck. probably would look nicer without so many flowers.
A few, would be passable, but the amount they out is overkill
theres already a flower set though. its image related.
I really really love the new SR Nozomi, and I seem to have the Nozo curse on my new JP account, so I'm hoping that I'll get lucky and pull either her or Hanayo.
Ahhhh, she's so pretty~
Definitely my favorite of the set
I think something carnaval influenced (not straight up barely naked Rio style) would be cool, especially since brazil has the most Japanese people outside of Japan.
Anyways, I have a question: What color hair do you guys think You (from the new sunshine girls) has? The promos seem to have her with a kotori tone, but her new card in game seems to look a little more greige.
Would people rather see a slightly chub Honoka or Hanayo?
I say slightly because I'm pretty damn pudgy but proportionate, not really landwhale or anything and if the outfit calls for it I'll wear shapewear.
Measurements are 40-28-39, 5'2"
Nico is my favorite character but I can't dishonor her by being phat. ;_;
Hanayo's a close second, but I think I would suit Honoka fine too and they both have so many cute outfits that I'd love to do both. I'm a little limited on budget, though.
Any recommended sellers for the awakened marine outfits? Looking on taobao but most of them don't have reviews. Doesn't have to be from taobao.
There are a few that have some. I have these bookmarked
A friend just bought the unawakened Eli uniform from the last link and it looks really good
Thanks for the links. The last one looks great but the hat is disappointing.
It's not Nozomi or Hanayo, but I'm very happy with my latest Solo.
i absolutely adore these outfits, Nico/Hanayo look ridiculously cute.
(its from the Coco's X Love live collab)
The current event Nozomi is super cute, but what is on her feet?
I just got my Nico cos for Katsucon. If you're looking for a cyber cosplay I definitely recommend this one http://m.intl.taobao.com/detail/detail.html?id=522971592365&spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.PH8feq#detail
So many seagulls on the LL USA Cosplayers page...
I'm getting kind of tired of that kylie girl posting constantly. She's cute but I don't need to know every time she tries on her friends' outfits or wigs.
I don't /really/ mind those unless they're costests or someone just trying on their wig. Nice ones with full makeup or at a con/shoot, fine. But there are a lot of them that look horrendous.
The animegao nozomi and maki that post a lot freak me out.
Omg thank you. Turns out that trying to download a free app before making an account is the only way to bypass the rule that you need a credit card or gift card.
I'm off to bigger places now.
I used this guide for SB69 game to help with at least downloading it. The rest of the app is in English. The descriptions and game itself usually isn't
What is your circumference for calves and thighs if I may ask?
I'm ashamed to say I paid $110 to make sure they would arrive on time because I don't know how to work with LEDs. They didn't look so bad in the pictures and I'm really disappointed but I'm gonna sell them for the original price and get better ones from Taobao.
How do you gulls like seeing Honoka's wig styled? More specifically, the part where her bangs are like... pulled back? Pushed to the side??? God idfk. Some people braid it, some people just dont bother with it.... I'm curious to what everybodies preference is.
I got my Honoka wig today and this is giving me a lot more grief than I thought it would
Any good place to get the generic school uniform skirt? (To be shipped to europe) I'm cosplaying Nico and its not really worth it to get the whole uniform. Was thinking about making it myself but the spoonflower method just seems tok expensive. Wondering what other Nico's has done too? also no taobao pls.
Problem is the skirt fabric isn't remotely generic. Jsut watch youtube video reviews for uniforms its such a popular series that there are lots of affordable accurate options from spreepicky or aliexpress.
Has anyone bought from http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Nozomi-Tojo-Cosplay-Lovelive-Love-Live-School-Idol-Project-Awakening-Magician-Costume/32592116562.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.53.JDxyTc&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_6,searchweb201644_3_505_506_503_504_502_10014_10001_10002_10016_10017_10010_10005_10011_10006_10003_10004_10009_10008,searchweb201560_5,searchweb1451318400_-1,searchweb1451318411_6449&btsid=136f8d10-6fec-4807-9527-de935925361b
I'm a big fan of this set and I'd really like to cosplay from it, but I haven't bought something off of aliexpress before.
Just check feedback to see if a shop is reputable. They have a lot of feedback and their scores are good so it's probably trustworthy. Just make sure you're ordering based on the measurements and not your usual S/M/L size.
Bought this off Aliexpress, pretty nice quality although the stockings, hat and gloves are crap, but I knew they would be. Got the wand on the way, too.
I ventilated a small lacefront section using extra hair from the clip-on pigtail because it was too long and thick anyway. IMO it looks fine when it's left alone, maybe pay close attention to where you're trimming and parting it. A low-quality or super wrong color wig bothers me more than ignoring small details like that.
If one wanted to crossplay Maki, which outfit would be the easiest to pass in? My friend wants to do a group cos, and probably do OP1
I'll point out some things about OP1 that will help you with other outfits because there's too many to go through
Cover hands which is a good start. Shaving/waxing your arms will help
Getting something with a feminine cut like a princess seam will help. The shoulders are poofed but get a very small/subtle poof or ignore it altogether because puff will emphasize your shoulders
Shave/wax and wear some flesh colored tights under the thigh-highs. This one is pretty universal because few people have legs that they can rock bare in cosplay. Apparently sock glue can hold up thigh highs against tights and not damage them but I haven't tried it.
Don't know your experience level but avoid the drag look and you're fine.
A small, weak, Leg Avenue length petticoat will give you a little hip.
Heads up, I was in a here a few months ago asking if anyone had prints they wanted designed.
I just had to get fabric for my senior collection, so I went ahead and printed swatches of the two specially made borscht Eli fabrics I was posting in the thread.
They're on super basic cotton (bc I'm cheap and was already buying $160 worth of micro suede and jersey knit) so the star print's colors aren't nearly as vivid as they should be, but otherwise they're ready to go and available in my store for anyone that wanted to do this costume.
Here's a link: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/vocalcannibal
If anyone has other requests, I still have time to do some more of the simple print designs!