So I'm told /cgl/ is the best place to ask about corsets. What do I need to know before investing in a corset, and what are the best places to get one? I've heard that bad corsets can harm you physically, and I certainly don't want to waste money on something that's just going to hurt me in the long run.
So first, why are you corseting? Are waist training/tight lacing or do you just want a cute corset to wear with an outfit?
Orchard Corsets seems to be more for the former and Timeless Trends is good for both, but with more focus on the latter. Orchard Corsets actually has a blog up with some good tips for waist training/tight lacing so maybe go check those out.
I just like to wear cute corsets with outfits, so I just get something that'll fit (generally sizing is your natural waist - 2 in). I still get steel boned though because the plastic boned ones warp
Actually, a few different reasons. I do want some cute corsets to wear, but I also want to do some light waist training. The problem is I have some back problems, I have weakness around my L4 and L5 discs, and I don't want try corseting wrong and potentially mess myself up worse. Some people have told me that corseting can help improve my posture, so I'm hoping it might actually help a bit with my back.
Well keeping in mind that I'm not a physician, I will say corsets have been known to be very useful for back/upper body problems.
I started wearing a corset under my dress shirt at work because it helps with my bad shoulder. I used to come home in so much pain from using it and now it doesn't hurt at all as long as I wearing the corset.
Things you should know
-generally speaking, you get what you pay for, and corsets are worth paying for good quality
-a good quality corset will alway be made with steel bones, not plastic
-if you are big in the hip or bust area, look for corsets that have gores incorporated to help accommodate that shape
-look for corsets with a 'modesty panel', this is a flap that goes under the lacing in the back to cover any gap
As far as hurting yourself, really the only way to corset wrong is to go too tight too soon. That's why I say go for the modest panel, because it means you have 4-5" of room to go in and out.
Take your wait measurement and go for a corset about 2" smaller than that, usually that's a pretty good starting place.
We all have a friend that does something that makes you cringe or just enrages you. Share stories. I'll start off with a little one.
>Rooming with friend H, L, R, K, and N at con
>H and R have celiac
>No biggie, we make sure they have plenty of gluten free food to eat.
>One night K and I want to order pizza
>R checks out website to see if they offer gluten free
>They don't but he doesn't care, he'll just have something else
>H does care
>H throws a hissy fit
>H cries and accuses us of not caring about her disease and how we just want to eat pizza in front of her and brag that we can
>We don't order pizza
>H feels happy but then starts complaining about having nothing to eat in the room
>There is so much gluten free food for her to eat
>But she doesn't want any of that
>Asks if we can go to the store and buy her something else
>No, suck it up and eat something here
>She pouts and complains the rest of the night
Cringe moment: hanging out at the gameroom, watching some dudes play soul calibur, my friend sneaks up on me and flips my skirt up in front of loads of people. I now wear shorts under every outfit.
>Friend says that it is cool that I'm going to a con with another group
>few weeks pass
>he messages me that I am cutting him out of my life
>Says he's loved me for years, and that I am a total bitch to him for not fucking him on the reg
>I'm sitting playing Skyrim and I can't deal so I ignore him
>Shows up at my place and starts banging on the door crying
>mfw the cops have to be called because he won't stop
>mfw he tells them I am a lying bitch who led him on for four years
Well I guess it's time to move out and away from where he could find me
>mfw go to con with a friend
>she makes me wait for her for almost an hour the second day of the con because she was late, I decide to eat something
>soon after she arrives, she tells me she'll hang out with her brother and his wife
>ok, fine, I'll check the booths and we'll see each other later
>she makes them come while I'm eating
>friend doesn't introduce them to me, they notice me being next to her and act all awkward
>she doesn't notice they're looking at me while I'm the only one at the table eating for minutes
>meet a cool jrock band, wants to take a photo with them
>hand my phone to friend, she doesn't take it and uses her shitty phone instead
>posing with the band for at least 5 minute and friend finally takes a shitty photo
>mfw she waited until someone walked right in front of the camera and completely ruined the photo
If only it was just this one time, but I think she just can't take photos at all. Me and a second friend wanted to take photos for the new year, the first friend kept waiting 5 minutes until she took photos and all of them were ruined. It's all nitpicking though, in the end.
The worst one though is another friend, a total normie pretending to be an hardcore nerd just because she watches the exact same things as everyone else beven though she's barely invested in her favorite shows:
>whenever something not mainstream and too "otakuish" is in sight she acts visibly uncomfortable and embarrasses everyone else in the friend group
>same thing with anything aimed at a female audience, regardless of how girly it is, because "she's one of the guys, girls are inferior and weak!!1!"
>passes in front of an official booth selling BL and GL manga, whine that it's gay,weird and gross like a child
>go to screening of the first episode of yoi, bitches about the main characters being pussies
>loses it when she discovers Victor's voice actor is the same one as her husbando's in Bleach, says he's a pussy and gay in an insulting way all the time
The last thread is in autosage
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What would you say is your fairy kei dream item?
My dream item is pic related from Magical. Magical's clothes are so scarce that I will probably never come across it for sale secondhand but I love it.
I can dream though
A little late to buy lucky bags, but a lot of them are arriving right now
Show me what you got
Katie still has lucky bags, but I'm too chicken to get one
Does anyone else just end up feeling sad at cons?
Yeah. The last con I ever went to was otakon 2013 and I just felt so bored and over it. I spent most of it sitting on the floor and wishing I could go back to my hotel room. I don't know where the magic went
Previously, in our thread about alcohol abuse, burned skin and gremlins >>9322884
>Crafting table hacks
>Coloured contact lenses and how not to use them
>Make-up talk, and lot's of it!
>Blazebutt says hi
>Animecon needs to show Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
>Some shitty hobby shop doesn't carry acrylic spray primers. I mean what the fuck?!
>Never ask a pale person if they are okay. For the record, pale femanon is not okay.
>How to arrange a photo shoot, even if your outfit is "bad"
>Should photo shoots be paid or free?
>Femanon is planning a lolita-meet in the south
>Dime a dozen cosplays and why people do them
>Using vaporizers and an aquarium pump as a compact smoke machine
>DCC announced their new judges for the CC
>Some other stuff
The five next major events:
>Dynamic Con (January 29th, Eindhoven NB), another newcomer on the scene targeted at everything cosplay.
>Yaycon (February 19th, Amersfoort UT), yaranaika?
>Showmasters Comic Con Rotterdam (March 4th & 5th, Rotterdam ZH), a con exactly like ACC only in Rotterdam.
>Dutch Comic Con (March 25th & 26th, Utrecht UT), a con exactly like X-mas DCC, only with more stands and people.
>VidCon (April 7th – 9th, Amsterdam NH), an overly expensive place to meet YouTubers.
The full calendar can be viewed at wwww.churi.nl/agenda
>The Dutch Thread companion site with our community store list and calendar can be found at www.churi.nl
>Ignore shitposts and attention whores. Attention is what they want, so let's not give them any.
>Defending yourself on /cgl/ only makes things worse. It's best to take things posted here lightly and just move on.
>Sadly posts made in Dutch are against the global rules and will be removed.
>Posting WIP pictures or about your current projects is encouraged
Strawpoll: Are you going to DynamicCon? www.strawpoll.me/12197459
Strawpoll for Lolita Femanon: Are you interested in a lolita-meet in the south? www.strawpoll.me/12203891
Share what makes you happy lately anons. Keep it /cgl/ related!
>do a lot of thrifting for blouses and other accessories
>go to thrift store, past few times have turned up zilch
>find a whole group of beautiful vintage blouses, grab them all and go try them on
>tears of joy all the way home, spent $7 on 5 blouses
>Share what makes you happy lately anons. Keep it /cgl/ related!
>It's going to sound utterly stupid but here it goes.
In all honesty after browsing this board for a while. If I had friends or even a girlfriend that loved cons and cosplay. I would support her with it. But mainly just thinking if I ever went to a con. I would be the guy that lets the group set up/crash at mine. Set up lunches and supplies for the days. Bring a couple of cameras. You know enjoy it for what it is. Buy food for people at said con and just enjoy the atmosphere really. But it makes me happy knowing I can be that guy. Just need to carry on and hope for when the day comes. But this board is enjoyable.
>me and partner do an online test together to find out what our fetishes are for eachother (it's like 'yes/no/only if my partner wants to' thing but doesn't show the other person your 'no' responses)
>lots of kinky stuff in there
>incuding costume sex
>already ordering a load of toys and cheap costumes off aliexpress
>world of fun awaits at every future convention
Now that it's only 9 days away and they've released the schedule, here's a Kami-Con thread!
So, who's going?
What guests are you excited about?
Are you going to cosplay?
What weeby shit are you going to buy in the Dealers Room?
Are you gonna go hard all up in that rave?
How much are the employees of the nearby Subway going to fucking hate all of us?
So many possibilities!
Disclaimer: I'm not staff, so please don't ask me staff-type questions.
Discuss j-fashion and lolita shoes and what offbrand shoes work in various styles for you.
Can anyone link a review of Les Bourdons or talk about their shoes here? I haven't really heard much about them since they released.
I wanted to browse and maybe buy a pair but their website is down. Is Chokelate better with this brands quality and communication than with Lockshop?
Depends on what your shoe size is.
I know its kind of a meme at this point but I'm doing a Harley Quinn cosplay and I need something to make my teeth just a bit whiter(pic related) What whitening product actually work? Without damaging my teeth.
If your teeth are fairly stained the best thing to do is get them cleaned/whitened by a professional and then use whitening strips, mouthwash and toothpaste. The dentist appointment will get rid of a good portion and makes it easier for the rest to do it's job. My teeth used to be super yellow and I got them comfortably white in a summer this way.
Crest strips are good (I believe that's the one that's like $40?). If you're not too bad they should do the job for sure.
Opalescence is a brand of whitening toothpaste that costs around $15 and does slowly whiten your teeth from my own experience.
You could also shell out money and get whitening trays + gel at your dentist's office.
So, who all is still even going to A&G Ohio? I am up in the air.
>Keep it /cgl/ related.
>All J-fash styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: it's not a bad idea to just sign your work.
>Selfposters: When giving credit, it's a good idea to refer to the art as a freebie, NOT fanart.
>Helpful critique is acceptable, insults and taunts are not.
Sorry for the repost but I would really appreciate if someone would draw us!
Last one is dying >>9332332
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Wig cap too tight? Petticoat deflating? Share those cgl-related feels here!
>get a date with a girl from my school
>realize that wearing lolita or jfash around her may make me seem like a massive weeaboo because she's japanese
God help me. I really hope I don't fuck this up, there are literally no lesbians at my school because they all ~~identify as queer~~ or some other fauxgressive bullshit
> go from friend group to friend group at cons
> at first it feels like I have a lot of friends
> now realizing I have no real friends and at the end of the day I'm all alone and can't get past superficial talk with most of my "friends"
> want to stop going to cons because of this anxiety
> anxiety and depression meds I've been on for a decade don't seem to help with this
> hermits even more
I don't even have a best friend. They always find better best friends. I have a boyfriend but what'll I do once our relationship ends?