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Discuss street snap books, artbooks, novels, whatever as long as it's related to j-fash.
I know there are tons of such books on Amazon, but have you ever found any good ones other than Fruits and Gothic & Lolita? A lot of them look hit and miss, so share any good finds you've had!
Contributing with something that's been on my to-buy list for years. I remember seeing old photos of my comm and this book was at one of the meets. The girl who had it has long left the country so I've never seen it in person, but I've always been curious since Amoretti seemed to be known back in the day for pretty decent Lolita art, at least by Western standards (even recreating real prints like the cover of the book).
I have this book, it's basically a styling guide from 2005, with different pieces and cuts, really cool.
It's called ロリータ 衣装道楽 if you want to search amazon JP, or lolita fashion fancier.
Hey so this is coming up in a couple weeks and I'll be visiting my mom in the area that weekend, was thinking of attending for a day with my SO.
Anyone on here planning to go or been in previous years? Is it worth the price of a day pass?
Went there last year as an artist. I did decently enough but I had some friends who were local that didn't even break even. There were a ton of empty tables that they couldn't fill last minute that they had to tell artists to spread their wares out so it wouldn't look empty to the attendees.
Even from an attendee POV, it seemed pretty dead? Most of the people there were normies who showed up just to check out what a convention is like or people showing up to hang out with con friends. There's virtually no programming and the show aggressively promote celebrity signings/photo ops. That's generally how most Wizard World conventions go though. Light on the panels, heavy on celeb-oriented for-profit activities.
It might be fun if you're going with friends and want to hang out but if you're expecting programming, it's probably not worth it. If you're really into celeb meet and greets and there's a guest you really want to see, it might be worth it for you. The security guards were extra rude last year and made it difficult on the exhibitors to load out but that's a whole another story.
Thoughts, /cgl/ ?
I don't know if this is a good idea.
So I took a leap of faith getting a table at this con, what is it like? Its next weekend and I haven't heard anything about it. Their website is very dull. I guess they have no guests? Nothing listed in events besides eating contest and rave.
Can anyone tell me about this con?
It's a very small con. I paneled at it the past couple years (not this year, still gonna go on Saturday.) In my experience it's well-run, though it's really more of an excuse for the local con community to socialize and party in the off season than your typical con experience, since ATL already has AWA, Momo, and Dragon. I don't know very much about selling, but I wouldn't expect a ton. It might be a really good place to pick up comissions though- friend and I bought a few last year.
I believe the facebook page has around 1,500 followers if that says anything. I'm surprised anyone else has heard about this. I'm only stumbled upon it by chance because they had a booth at AWA. I'm thinking of going saturday. The only thing that perturbs me about this con is that I've emailed them twice for information on the panel schedule and they haven't gotten back to me at all.
Still for 20 bucks and being 30 mins from my house it's hard to beat it. Plus it give me a chance to show of my todd ingram cosplay.
What are some design elements you either see cropping up in J-fashion now, or that are already around but not very popular, that you wish / hope become staples in the future?
Personally, as an older Lolita, I like these more open necklines Innocent World is experimenting with. I feel like it gives the details of your blouse a chance to shine and helps create a more "womany" feel while still keeping to the core style concept.
In the past, this was the most 'uncommon' neckline I would see; a square neck. I like it and I love the idea of many of them featuring a removable panel.
Last one; Would this count as an extra-wide heart-shape neckline? It's something I've seen on the occasional steampunk / ouji vest but not on a JSK.
I really like this neckline.
I love that too!
Post your favorite indie lolita dress or accessory makers. Self posting is encouraged.
I'm personally looking for some accessories, and I love supporting indie artists. I'll start out with a little dump.
Voodooodolly, maker of beautiful gothic jewelry, hats, and other accessories.
Lily of the Valley (SakuraFairy on etsy). I love her hats, but her jewelry is cute too.
TejaJamilla. Her tights are so cute.
fresh oc i found this morning
Maid cafe auditions are pretty cringe
Butler dancing to Mune Mune Kyun
"I can perform three different serving styles: peppy or shy"
"I'm not a prostitute, I promise"
Can you believe this video was made less than 2 and a half years ago?
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Wig cap too tight? Petticoat deflating? Share those cgl-related feels here!
??? There's not some barometer for being able to call yourself a cosplayer. It's not like it's some sort of prestigious term. If you wanna play-dress up as fantasy characters, then go ahead and call yourself a cosplayer. The people on here saying "you need to do x y z or you're not a real cosplayer" have probably never worn a costume in their life.
I only cosplay with bought cosplay because I know myself and that I'd rather spend more time working hours for money than to spend that same time sewing and crafting. It's not a problem unless you try to pass off that bought cosplay as something you made.
Been a while since we've had a thread for this
Come on you old gulls, lets see what kind of hipster-based salt you really got - Unpopular cosplay/J-fash opinions thread!
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Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide v. 2.1
Read the document first before asking basic questions that have been answered time and time again like "is making a bag for ___ ok?" and "where do i get the heart bags??".
??? Where is the thread title
Anyway, last thread I saw a lot of people making some good progress on their bags. Is anyone working on something new?
This is the same anon as before that was talking about making a phone case for my husbando but since I started playing Yakuza 0 I'm a bit torn... I know I can have multiple cases but even still: would it be weird to go to a con/meet with a bag filled with things for one character yet have a blasted out phone case for another character? Or does no one really mind?
>tfw you love your anime husband but have a video game boyfriend on the side...
>tfw growing collection of stuff but none of it is good for bags
When will they make a bag to house figures and bulky goods items?
I put together my Tsuyu bag kinda quick last night to get an idea of the room I have left, and I'm definitely gonna need a bigger bag pretty soon.
On another note, do you guys think a mint base bag would work for a Mob Psycho bag? I originally bought the bag for Hanayo but I don't like how the mint works with her merch. I just started watching MP100 and I'm SUPER in love with it.
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Came back from a con with around 5,000, maybe more and made over twice as much revenue than I did at AWA, a con with 4 times as many people.
I don't get these people who say "I don't go to cons with less than 10,000 people, its not worth my time". From my experience, con attendance and revenue aren't nearly as connected as you think they would be. Though, idk, many people do say that AWA is generally one of the least profitable cons, so it could just be a big outlier.
All the talk of "if you're a lone artist just get a helper for your table" toward the end of the last thread had me thinking back to my last con, a friend and I were planning to split a table for literally more than a year before the con came around, and then the night before setup she texts me "sorry Anon I cant do the con anymore".
Honestly I don't know what I was expecting, less than a week before the con she was posting on twitter about how she hadn't even started drawing any prints yet. Needless to say I won't even consider tabling with her again.
>tfw i was shark week during that con as well
>only got to go to the bathroom once the entire weekend
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