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A thread for discussing what used to be the biggest event at the con!

what kinda skits do you like to see? what kinda costumes do you like to see? what are you working on? what cons are fun for this even which aren't? etc.
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Anime Expo now charges tickets to see their masquerade. Why charge extra for an already dying event?
>A thread for discussing what used to be the biggest event at the con!

What is the biggest event at the con now?
I was at AX that year. That Kamen Rider group was the best. So glad they won BiS.

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Old thread >>9261713
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Previous thread >>9264740

Previously, on Dutch Thread:
>WIP shots
>The usual CosplayNL talk
>Dutch artist alley's and if they are worth renting a stand at?
>Minque is overpriced AF, all glory to Poly-Props and Proptimum!
>Some more crafting tips from Propanon
>Drug usage at cons
>Team MDMA is a thing, and more talk about cosplay teams
>Terracon happpened and managed to get maybe 15 visitors
>Retrocon happened but none of us cared
>Anon: "How to talk to strangers at cons?"
>Dutch Joker and Harley Cosplay Calendar for Clini Clowns and the Make-A-Wish Foundation
>Anon: "If you donate directly more money will actually go to the cause"
>Anons: "Harley and Joker cosplayers are annoying AF!"
>"Obnoxious posting by obnoxious people obnoxiously sharing the obnoxious folk in the obnoxious cosplay community"

Next five major events:
>Midwinter Fantasy Fair (December 10th & 11th, Alphen aan den Rijn ZH), the only place where you can roam Middle Earth during the winter.
>Dutch Comic Con Xmas Edition (December 17th & 18th, Utrecht UT), the Christmas themed edition of DCC.
>TomoFair Amsterdam (January 7th, Amsterdam NH), will it be their first edition without a bouncy castle?
>Dynamic Con (January 29th, Eindhoven NB), another newcomer on the scene targetted at everything cosplay.
>Yaycon (February 19th, Amersfoort UT), yaranaika...
The full /cgl/ con calendar by OP can be found at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=17gim9nkndjpvpnhp1pr64l410%40group.calendar.google.com

Friendly reminders
>Defending yourself on /cgl/ only makes things worse. Best is to not take things posted here seriously and just move on just like we do after a day.
>Posts made in Dutch are against the global rules and will be removed.
>Nagging is okay, but if you want change you might want to contact the party involved and offer them some feedback.
>Posting pictures of (WIP) /cgl/ items is encouraged
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Friendly wager on how many posts it takes to start shitposting drama again?

I'd give it 5 posts.

My bet? My virginity.
last time we started talking about cosplay progress , let's not fuck this thread up right away.

that being said, It's almost december and I can't decide to wear my only christmas cosplay or something else
By the way, I'll be out of the country from Thursday night until Monday night. If this thread manages to reach the post limit before then (or flat out dies) I would really appreciate it if someone else started a new thread. Just copypase the con agenda and use any image you like although you'll receive mad kudos for using one with Tully.

I also did a minor overhaul of the con agenda. Each event now includes a short summary, address and a link to its website and/or Facebook event. If I'm missing any events you can always post it here so I can add it.

We have these threads every once in a while, and they're good for a quick laugh, and since everyone is spending time with family for the holidays, now is a great time
I'll start:
Last three girls I dated (in order):
>didn't care
>didn't care
>dressed up with me but didn't know anything about lolita
>"when will you grow out of this, anon?"
>sends me articles about cosplay competitions (i don't correct him)
>one doesn't care, other said something about "kawaii"
>grandfather who barely speaks english
>"doll dresses"
And for stories
>little girl once asked me how i made my skirt "so fat"
>another asked to feel the feathers on my bonnet
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My mother keeps commenting on how all the girl cosplayers I take pictures with are cute.
> Friends of friends
> Relatives
> Strangers
> "Wow, you could make money off of this! Have you ever thought about selling this stuff/teaching people how to make this stuff/becoming a costume designer for movies?!"

Flattering and encouraging, but they don't understand that it's not that easy and my craftsmanship is not yet top tier.
>On the train in lolita
>Standing next to a mother with a little girl in a pram
>Little girl suddenly blurts out "You're so pretty"
>Smile and say thank you
>Little girl hides her face in embarrassment until I get off the train

Kids are so cute.

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Old one is full

Poor snowflake got their feefees hurt and wants to protect the rest of the fakeboi/~genderless~ from the mean old "30-40 year old cis white men" on 4chan.
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Throwing in some highlights from the comments.

>name on facebook is becca
>"no, call me felix"
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>4chan is bible thumping mean girls?
>bible thumping

Nice try.
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Apparently cgl is JUST about making fun of lolitas. Definitely nothing else.

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previous thread >>9259904

Not Santa's Helper, just thought we could use a new thread. Chat with your giftees/secret santas and spread the holiday cheer!

>Grinched gift signup and check will be on January 15th, 2017, unless you guys decide otherwise.
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KG of WA, didnt get a response from you on the last thread but I was wondering, is your WTB album on your FB still current?
SH of NSW, would you wear non-lolita clothes like a t-shirt or sweater? It probably isn't cold enough there at any point of the year for mittens, a scarf, or a hat, right?
>tfw I want to get you cute Canadian clothing and stuff but it's all meant for cold weather
KB from PA and MSC from Mexico, I've ordered your gifts, and they should be arriving soon. KB, one of yours is coming from overseas so I hope it'll get to me soon.

Here's to hoping that I'll be able to mail by the first week of December!

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>Ireland Thread

So now that Eirtakon's ''''over'''' and done with, what's going to fill the vacant space? Anyone heading to Akumacon in January?
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I came in a girl in that bathrooms at eirtakon. Right fucking munter she was, but i was desperate for the ride. At least she had a nice arse on her
Was it Miss King?
Whoever was that Rei cosplayer who gave me a blowjob at eirtakon reply to this post with your number? Not being creepy or anything but i think you took my wallet it looks like a nes

Hey /cgl/, have you ever had sex in a con? Share your experience.
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i held hands once
>work from home
>no friends
>no relationships

I got to cons twice a year, and have tons of sex each time, like I'm fucking making up for lost time. I'm an actual literal attention whore and going from not talking to anyone for months to getting nonstop attention for dressing up turns me into a huge whore, I hate myself for it so much

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Old thread: >>9227832
Comm spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1evXegSoFbfEXn8o0joeA-KFvolNKPKllgvaYqNgvOiw/htmlview#gid=1

Winter ILD is coming. Any special plans?
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How can we add info for this sheet?
Is it weird to wear Christmas-y prints on ILD? My comm isn't doing anything else in December it seems...
My comms having a swap meet this weekend and with ILD around the corner I'm not sure they're going to do anything for it.

Wouldn't mind an ice skating thing or hot cocoa and cookies sorta tea party.

Since we need one of these threads every week, what the correct etiquette to cosplaying an albino character? Especially if you aren't white, should you paint yourself white, or no?
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You don't cosplay them
Just like black characters

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Motorcycle edition
Old thread
Aliexpress a great alternative to ebay, and small order alternative to Taobao.

>Makeup, sex toys, food, and things that go in/on you aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards
>You won't be able to claim compensation on Aliexpress if products harm you, use your discretion.
>Electronics? Visit >>>/g/ and search for /csg/ and ask your questions there
>Large Order? Check out the Taobao thread
>Ask questions and buy at your own risk. Stay savvy!
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Also: if anyone was wondering where to buy this
How long do customs usually hold onto packages? A couple shirts and skirts have been there for four days now. I guess technically three since today's Sunday.

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I want to be cutecore. /fa/ told me to come to you all. what are some cute brands?
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There are a lot of different kinds of cute, but based off of that sweatshirt alone:
Liz Lisa, Listen Flavor, Swimmer, Swankiss, doki doki 6%, and check Tokyo Otaku Mode to get ideas
btw I'm a guy, don't care if it's girl brands as long as it's long sleeve or can look unisex
Lurk more.

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Thoughts on handmade lolita? IMO it's mostly shit, but anytime I see someone who makes it look good, I'm real impressed
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I like to make stuff myself when I have the time and love seeing good handmade clothes, but unfortunately most of what people post is shit. There are two girls in my comm who have been sewing lolita for more than five years but still get the silhouette wrong and can't figure out basic shit like matching the zipper to the color of the fabric. It's depressing.
Adding to that, several of the people I used to follow for good handmade lolita have become completely inactive online.
Handmade is a huge part of lolita. Several brands have released patterns, you can usually find patterns in lolita magazines, but people don't usually post their handmade stuff
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I'd love to see what other gulls have worked on but these threads always end up hatefests. That's why no one posts anything they've made

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Can't find an Aussie thread so...
Aus Thread: No more con's edition

Brisnova came and went this weekend so who won the comps? Post good cosplays/cosplay drama because we all know we can't have an Aus thread without *drama*
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Some random called Manic Pixie was claiming her ex was going to attack her.

Artful Dodger won the comp with her Valkyrie
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I'll start with this Jinx who had all three weapons that she made herself.
Was that Valkyrie from anything? It was amazing with great detail on the armour I'm just not sure if it was actually a character.

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old thread is saging >>9240318

>NEW! Frequently Asked Questions
>Taobao/Alibaba services (broken link)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (WIP)
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What do you guys do on the 'off' season? I sold at my first con this summer (also attended an art show) and now I'm excited to do more but con season is pretty much over. I've been working on new merch for next year but it just sucks. I applied to the few winter cons in the area but I waited too long and ended up waitlisted.
Have you considered looking at smaller fairs? I've done a couple and I'm doing my first AA in January.
My problem is that my work doesn't usually fit in with most of the smaller art fairs. Everything here is mostly fine art or craft shows. My work is more horror oriented/surrealist and it's hard for me to find shows in general. I get into the anime cons and I recently tried a sci-fi con. I haven't been rejected from anything as of yet but it would be nice to find some place that I felt my work was more suited to.

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