Most of you thought lucky pack season was over - and obviously we're wrong. AP USA newsletter #3 announced new lucky packs.
Otherwise, post hauls, reviews, and horror stories.
I am so mad at myself for this release. I could only buy the salopette set online when it was released in Japan, then later my boyfriend got me a JSK set from AP USA but for way too much with shipping. Turns out AP still had a few leftovers in store in Japan!
I can still probably still the salopette set right?
I figured that since we're on the topic of AP luckypacks I'll post a review of my Twinkle Dolly set in black. Forgive the wrinkles, but these were taken immediately after unpacking it.
Accessories: socks are black x white OTK's that seemed to have a larger foot sections vs prior AP OTKs.
Bow: black with white scalloped lace. The bottom tails are folded and sewn to the headband. The top portion lies flat against the head and is also sewn down.
Dress: was surprisingly heavy. It featured a pretty poofy built-in petti once shooken out. It has detachable-button shoulder straps with two buttonholes of varying length. The back had shirring that when stretched out could easily accommodate a 100cm bust. The bottom ruffles were tiered. Hem lace was AP-standard embroidered lace with a cupcake pattern that matches the blouse. Only drawback was the quality of the white lace on the bodice- the vertical scalloped lace was especially cheap and scratchy feeling. Otherwise the JSK is overall pretty well constructed.
Blouse: Peter pan style collar features the same cupcake lace as the dress hem. Buttons are clear crystals that go down the front and one on each sleeve. Unlike the JSK the blouse is fixed sizing with narrow shoulders. Max size is probably a US 8.
Still trying to sell a Rozen Maiden set from my IW lucky pack. http://www.lacemarket.us/author/leigh99/ I am so disappointed I fucked up and got the wrong size, but the blouse i got seems like it will be very comfy since it's big. I don't think I'll order another lucky pack ever again, though. I would have kept things despite being big if they were the fancy classic stuff that I normally get from IW.
Perfect timing then.
This is the back of the JSK.
Bonus pic: blouse details with crystal buttons and cupcake lace.
This is super cute! This pic in general would make such a good "Why brand is worth more than offbrand" example shot. Good material, bows and lace match the fabric, detailed lace, and cute and original buttons.
I got a Swimmer pack
And finally took some pics.
Got some cute stuff and some interesting things...
Here is all the stationary type stuff
And this is like office/electronic accessories ???
And some body care type things
The cup thing has a washcloth in it. It's pretty cute
Annnd that's not all
Got a bag, tissue holder and earmuffs too.
Okay only two pics left... there was a lot of stuff in it.
Here like kitchen/dishes things.
Idk that stand thing tho.
Some girl on Lolita Updates asked if anyone got faulty items in their AP LPs, what is somewhat sad but pretty funny is that she got pic related bow in her Twilight Doll LP.
AP quality control at it's finest.
And I forget this when I was taking pics.
Decorative hanger thing.
Might be good to hang jewellery off of.
And that's all I got in the pack
Not the best picture, but I got the Axes Femme 10800 yen lucky pack. I'm pretty happy with it, but I wish I would have got the version without a coat just because shipping was insane. I got a navy striped tunic, navy coat (it didn't photo well on my bed), a tulle skirt, blue sweater top, and lap micro plush blanket.
Not totally cgl related but I also got a Disney lucky pack, and this year's was so much better.
Thank you based Anon. I'm really bummed out now that my SS missed out on this, I would have loved this a lot more than my whip factory LP
I really wanted a daily, everyday coord for casual fuckin around town ugh
Hahah thats funny.
I'm not entirely sure though. I ordered it through tenshi and I forget where she is.
I've never gotten lucky packs in the past, but I've noticed most stores packs are super similar if not the same. Even though they are supposed to sort of blind packs?
But I really don't know what I'm talking about.
Honestly, it's pretty expensive unless you're in Japan. I want to say the lp is like 4,000, and then my shipping was like 3500 plus SS fees. Honestly, I don't buy it for the great deal but just the novelty of getting one.
gonna post my Lolita Desu Medium Lucky Pack (the permanent one, not the new limited). they made a mistake on the sizing of the bolero (far too big), so as a compensation I got a smaller pack of the same value as the bolero
I think I only noticed because I watched a fuckload of opening videos on youtube before I got mine. I thought it'd be more randomized but I swear ours are identical down to the clear folder and the silly giftbag where you'd think there'd be the most variation.
tfw eurofag (not the OP tho, I hope she gets it!)
does anyone know/have they announced when the IW packs are happening and how much they usually are (inc. an approximate for shipping would be amazing)? my tiny classic wardrobe needs it. (also, don't want to be the newfag everyone hates, but what SS/forwarder would you recommend for it?)
This makes me really, really wish I had gotten a pack. I missed all of Lucky Pack season when I was actually in Japan because I was with my boyfriend, who wasn't into this sort of thing at all.
This looks kind of disappointing compared to some of the others I've seen, but maybe it's just the size of the pack/what you requested that's making the difference.
Soooooo I'm like 90% certain I was sent two lucky packs??? I ordered a cheap one from baby SF for AatP, but in the actual pack I received not only n Alice jsk and blouse and 2 kcs, but also two baby jsks and a blouse. Is this normal? I'm not complaining, believe me, but I wanted to double check in case I order one next year and get disappointed.
Are you selling that top thing (bustier?)? If so, what size is it? It sucks your selling half of it though, I bought a lucky pack 4 years ago from AP and sold everything. I thought I would like the items, but when I got it it was a whole new story.
Is anyone else gonna get an Innocent World Oddments pack for the spring? Have you ever bought one before? Was it the b or a pack? Was it worth it to you?
Also, wondering how spring vs. fall packs compare.
I posted this in the lolita general thread a while ago, but I thought I should post this here again in case any other anons were interested. This was what I got from IW's Happy Pack C!
I'm definitely going for it. I need more blouses in my wardrobe, and hopefully I'll get more solid pieces.
i got a baby/aatp variety pack, here are the jsk's
and here are the aatp items i got, can anyone help with any of the names by any chance?
>tfw I got the btssb LP
>saw the AP after getting the baby one
I love the btssb one since it's so comfy to wear but I really do want the special set jsk for AP's Whip Factory in sax. Does anyone know the max measurements for it? For anyone who owns it, do you believe it can go up to or a little bit higher than 100~103ish cm bust?
I posted it before, the picture sucks cause my sister took it and the packs are at may parent's house, but here's pack C from IW
And here's pack B size L.
I'm thinking of trading a lot of the items, or selling. But I'll keep some of the blouses and JSKs, maybe a few accessories. I won't know till I'll get home and that'll happen 2, maybe 3 months from now.
man I'm kinda sad I didn't get a LP this year. I was interested in the baby one but I didn't feel like staying up and it was really hard to get anyway. Then the meta one was a pain in the ass too weirdly enough. There's not a whole lot of other ones I am interested in.
maybe I'll try for a summer LP instead?
Thankyou so much for posting! I really wanted one and I wish I got one, but this year I needed to buy myself a new durable purse rather than a swimmer lucky pack. But thankyou so much, it's so nice to be able to see all the gorgeous things, I love swimmer so much.
I think I paid like $100 shipping to Australia last year.
Same thirsty for strawberry fields underbust jsk anon - but in 2-3 months you decide to sell yours, please let me know! Ever since seeing it, it's become my dream dress.
Ah! I think it must have been your post in the BST thread that inspired my new goal to find one for myself! No worries!
Not the anon you replied, can you see how gigantic the headbow is in black set anons pic? Pink anon literally just need to turn the whole headbow around. AP seem to have forgotten sewing the tails to the band so they don't stick out , but it shows you're both hilariously new that you can't even figure out a head eating ap bow.
Here's mine in lavender. Hope the file isn't too huge.
AP Whip Factory. Is this a standard size blouse from AP? I'm surprised at how well it fits.
Hnnng. I really want the blouse.
Whip Factory is pretty cute, but I think I still like Cotton Candy Shop more. I actually thought it was tacky when it was released last year, but the pink has really grown on me.
>standard size blouse
There's no such thing, I'm afraid. The older ones are smaller, the more recent ones are bigger, so ones from a couple of years ago are a mix or in-between. If you're buying secondhand, best to ask the seller for amateur measurements.
SaxWhip Anon here- Thanks so much for letting me know, this is my first AP so I had no idea. I have 88cm bust exactly. So I thought for sure AP blouse wasn't gonna fit cause most the time I see their blouses they say 88 or 90 cm (which leaves me 0 room to breath without buttons puckering) but this one is perfect... so perfect I could cry.
Here had some dress details
Salopette anon finally delivering. My phone camera does bad in low light, so sorry if it looks awful.
Here are print closeups which I had to enhance in photoshop considerable to look okay. It's a little dim and the colors aren't very true to life, but it's just showing what is in the print. Excluding some little stars and donuts scattered about.
I'm not sure if you're still around, but I saw that their fukubukuros are up. Are you anons going to go for it? or try a different fukubukuro from Taobao?
This print looks cute! Now I'm regretting missing out on this and Twinkle Doll. They look much nicer in person.
If anyone plans to sell their regular waist Whip Factory JSK or Twinkle Doll, I'd be happy to buy them for a fair price.
Do you want your Shinku items, anon? I'd buy it off you. I'll take the socks next to it as well if you don't want them.
Might be interested in some of your other items here as well once you get better pictures. Just use the e-mail whenever you're ready.
I have this cut and colorway of sugar pansy I'm thinking of selling if anyone's interested. Hoping to get $100 for it, but message me if you're interested and we can negotiate. It's in good condition but its just short on me.
There is a picture of two Chinese lolitas on instagram wearing blue ones but it's pretty hard to tell what it looks like in the picture from the effects.
Forgive me for the really shitty picture considering how busy the table cloth is. It was a lot for the 1000 yen pack.
These were my favorite from the pack. lots of duplicate items but good for twin hairs etc.
> Twin hairs.
Twin tails. I'm an idiot.
Bad boy t shirt and sweatshirt. Tee was definitely meant for a guy
Wet fang in worst color way
Mirror mirror sweatshirt
Rock and roll rabbit polo
I preferred last year's bag but I'll still find a use for these. If anyone wants links to the designs let me know. I didn't realize how shitty the picture was.
I'm really tempted to get the Happy Pack at Babys sale page but for some reason I'm hesitating. Tried googling the packs for pictures but couldn't find any. Is Babys happy packs usually a good deal or do they just stick the ugly shit in there?
Oh yeah, I'm the same height as you and it's like a large toddlers shirt save for the long arms. If I lift my arms too high, it'll pop out of the sides, so I shortened the salo to be just above the bottom of the cutsew so you can't see how tiny it is.
It's a hit or miss.
I bought the $180 variety pack from last month. I got that tacky, ugly Cinderella dress that everyone seemed to get in their packs, another JSK with the matching head bow + socks, a jacket, a guy's shirt, and a useless, random print bonnet.
I'm selling everything except for the JSK with the matching head bow + socks and the jacket.
It feels like they stick some good stuff, and also some leftovers as well. But it's weird because the JSK is from the 2014 lucky pack so.
How do you feel about the socks? They're pretty stretchy which is good I was just surprised the white in the stripes was semi sheer?(I hate to bother but it's my first LP and I'm just wondering if everything is normal of I'm being paranoid. )
I find the Baby JP packs to be much better than the USA packs. Last year's were themed somehow (people got two pink things, two brown things, etc.) and it seems this year everyone got three random JSKs, including lucky pack sets. I honestly wouldn't go for it unless it's under 20,000 yen.
To contribute, here's my Whip Factory JSK set. Would people be interested in more reveals? I have an Ank Rouge set as well.
Hmm, I didn't really notice that, but I'm sure everything's fine, anon! They're only a little bit thinner than my other AP socks, but nothing huge. My dress did come with a loose thread right on the front of the dress which sucks. I don't want to pull it but I also don't want to risk cutting it and having part of the hem unravel. Guess I'll just try to shove it back in with a pin. Lucky packs are prone to having some issues due to the lower price and quality so all is well.
Here's mine. It's weird that you get the skirt and JSK in the same color but at least they are different enough.