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Let's start an inspiration thread - what are some huge or painfully elaborate cosplays you've run across? There's already a Sakizou thread up, so bonus points for less known designs.
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Gijinkas can get pretty elaborate!
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Granblue fantasy have a lot of designs ranging from pretty easy to super elaborate
What's this from? Looks familiar

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Thread about characters that have the lower half of their face covered.

Due to medication side-effects I would rather cover up the lower part of my face for my next cosplay. I am a tall and thin girl and I am also comfortable with crafting more complicated designs. So if you know any characters that suit the aesthetic please do share! Thank you so much in advance!

So far I thought of:
- Sheik from the Legend of Zelda
- Nargacuga armor from Monster Hunter
- Akali from League of Legends
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- Kitana from Mortal Combat
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Ana from Overwatch has a few different masked options.
Nightengale armor from Skyrim has an optional mask.

A thread for girls into cosplay, lolita and jfashion to share tips and tricks

for those 173 cm (5'7") and taller.
you can be tall for your area but too short for this thread.

>how tall are you
>Jfashion, or cosplay? If Jfashion, which ones?
>where do you get your clothes (for both normalfag and jfashion wear)
>most helpful advice you can give to other tall girls

I've learned that being tall, other people's photos of me always end up looking like crap if they're shorter than me. awkward up the nose shots.. so on. For those of you who care to have your picture taken, what do you do about this?
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>how tall are you

>Jfashion, or cosplay? If Jfashion, which ones?

>where do you get your clothes (for both normalfag and jfashion wear)
For lolita, I buy brand in longer lengths, or I alter stuff myself (lengthen straps, add extra ruffles to hems, etc). For normalfag it's a lot of H&M and Uniqlo because I'm lazy.

>most helpful advice you can give to other tall girls
Don't be afraid to get stuff altered, it'll look better on you if it actually fits you properly. Also underskirts should only be used as a last resort they're actually kind of terrible.
>how tall are you
5'11" or 180cm
>Jfashion, or cosplay? If Jfashion, which ones?
Cosplay mostly. I like looking at lolita and Gyaru but I'd never wear it.
>where do you get your clothes (for both normalfag and jfashion wear)
Amazon, because I wear a lot of mini dresses and skinny jeans.
>most helpful advice you can give to other tall girls
For fashion, layering is a godsend when you're tall. If tights or thigh highs are too short for you, cut off the toes so you can pull them higher and wear them with boots. Opt for shorter sleeves or just wear wrist accessories to hide the fact that your sleeves are too short.

If you have proportionally large feet, Pleaser and its offshoots (Demonia, Funtasma, Bordello, Pin Up Coutre, Fabulicious) go up to sz13 US. Likewise, while Asian brands might usually be a lot smaller than US, searching "plus size" for shoes on Asian sites like Aliexpress will often net results with larger sizes.

For cosplay, don't let your height limit your choices. Most anime characters tend to be short, and tall characters often are designed and written to be the sexy, super confident types which not everyone wants to cosplay. If you really like a character who is canonically short, don't be afraid to cosplay them anyway. Also when ordering wigs, keep in mind, your longer torso might mean a wig that's beyond butt length on a model/mannequin might be just barely waist length on you, so measure before you order.

>For those of you who care to have your picture taken, what do you do about this?
I don't really do shoots, but I'd suggest making use of your environment. Pose sitting down, lounging, or leaning against something, or make up for the height difference using stairs.
>underskirts should only be used as a last resort they're actually kind of terrible.

agreed, they look like shit with anything with a built in petticoat

Post your fav outfits! Discuss if you think these fashions will make a comeback at all
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Jan Švankmajer inspired white rabbit

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Last thread saged >>9202278

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??".

Buyf/a/g Guide
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I only made an account recently and I'm looking for more cosplayers to follow. Please post your favorite cosers on Insta, link to your own page if you'd like, and let's try making new Insta friends based on our passion for this craft and fandom love!
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Not op but I'm interested in finding some more lolita, larme, otome instagrams that I can get inspo from.
so... nobody huh.
Im going to dump some of my favourite accounts:

Cosplay(many will be Love Live/idol related, so if that isn't your thing, sorry!):
hellobatty (also a Lolita I think)


capsulebunny (sometimes Lolita)

Let's talk about brandwhores!

First off, some questions:
>What is a brandwhore?
>Do you consider yourself a brandwhore?
>How does the term brandwhore make you feel?
>Are there any characteristics that seperate brandwhores from people with a ton of brand?
>Are there ita brandwhores?
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>>What is a brandwhore?
To put it simply, a brandwhore is someone who's wardrobe is primarily or completely composed of brand.
>>Do you consider yourself a brandwhore?
>>How does the term brandwhore make you feel?
It's kind of an elitist term, whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, I'm not sure.
>>Are there any characteristics that seperate brandwhores from people with a ton of brand?
Brandwhores are loathe to buy anything that's not from a large and well established Japanese brand and are looking to replace all budget friendly options with brand.
>>Are there ita brandwhores?
Of course.
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this is kinda silly but okay!

>What is a brandwhore?
somebody with a decently sized wardrobe that has more brand than anything. somebody who only has two dresses, and they're both AP, is not a brandwhore

>Do you consider yourself a brandwhore?
kinda. i've been called one

>How does the term brandwhore make you feel?
it's silly and usually used by people who don't have brand to make themselves feel better
>d-don't listen to her, she's just a brandwhore!!!
>fucking brandwhores telling me that bodyline isn't brand!!!

>Are there any characteristics that seperate brandwhores from people with a ton of brand?
anybody with a ton of brand will probably be called a brandwhore. but if we're going to draw a distinction, it's probably in the attitude. somebody who's elitist and thinks brand is better, and fits the prior criteria, might be a brandwhore

>Are there ita brandwhores?
yeah. you can't buy good taste

unless you pay a personal stylist i guess
>What is a brandwhore?
Someone who's thrown out logic in place of labels regardless of what said labels are attached to.
>Do you consider yourself a brandwhore?
I am brand-literate but yet to fall off the deep end and loose my ability to reason based on the actual product in front of me verse the tag attached to it.
>How does the term brandwhore make you feel?
Weird. Because I want to say there is no such thing as a brandwhore, but then I keep seeing actual evidence of real brandwhores.
>Are there any characteristics that separate brandwhores from people with a ton of brand?
It's the lack of ability to judge the value and quality of an item based on the merits of it's construction, material and design. A brandwhore is very concerned with knowing where a piece came from / who it can be attributed to, while ignoring it's it's functionally a "good" item.
>Are there ita brandwhores?
Yes. I think most brandwhores are "intellectual itas".

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previous thread >>9255981

Not Santa's Helper, just thought we could use a new thread. Chat with your giftees, and get hype!

>Grinched gift signup and check will be on January 15th, 2017, unless you guys decide otherwise.
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>last piece of present for match shipped
>need to wrap things nice

ERD from IL, GR from IL, and MD from CA, how long have y'all been on /cgl/ and how into the board's culture have you been in? I don't wanna put in jokes you won't understand or appreciate with your gifts haha
that gif is wholesome

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No Parking at Castlevania...

Who's ready, and what are you looking forward to?
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>Rooms sold out less than an hour of opening.
>Anything that's left will cost an arm and leg or a major inconvenience.
Would kill for a space in the Gaylord. Katsu I can live with rooming someplace outside of it, but MAGFest has too much going on throughout all hours that being inside the Gaylord is optimal.
The party that never sleeps
Probably won't even go this year 'cause everything is sold out thanks to all the fucking katsufags

Previous Thread: >>9247136

Previously, on Dutch Thread:
>Fatty-chan hates skinny bitches getting likes just for their bodies
>Terracon predictions: "It will be a train wreck"
>Mandatory TomoTalk, now with added "they aren't as non-profit as they claim to be"
>Cosplayers putting the Netherlands on the map
>3D printing other people's models and selling them for profit
>Buying a car for conventions and 3D Car Tetris
>Trump Cosplay "bet" attention whoring
>How to effenciently pack your bags for cons
>CosplayNL his finally doing something about all the low quality posts
>Ali Express "sale"
>Anon: "Should I go to the MGC Experience?
>TIL who Snufkin is and how I accidentally gave the Dutch Thread a Finnish OP image
>Summer Overwatch cosplay
>Anon: "Is X single?", "Are Y and Z a couple?", "Will I ever find a QT yoai addicted cosplay GF?
>Con organizers and their love-hate relationship with us
>Lots of talking about cosplayers I can't be arsed to list
>Omnia being butthurt over not being welcome at Castlefest anymore

Next five major events:
>MGC Experience (November 19th, Nieuwegein UT), a small convention/gathering for anime and J-culture fans.
>TerraCon (November 27th, Houten UT), another new "con" which may or may not fail.
>Retrocon (November 27th, Rotterdam ZH), a retro gaming fair.
>Midwinter Fantasy Fair (November 10th & 11th, Alphen aan den Rijn ZH), a fair targetted at fantasy lovers.
>Dutch Comic Con Xmas Edition (December 17th & 18th, Utrecht UT), the Christmas themed edition of DCC.

Full Google 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/ often only makes things worse
>Posts made in Dutch are against the global rules and will be removed
>Nagging is fine, but constructive feedback is better
>Posting pictures of (WIP) /cgl/ items is encouraged

Are you going to MGC Experience this weekend?
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Decided to skip MGC Experience this year. Program is not really interesting and yeah, they have a performer which is nice, but I'm already bored if I think about last year. So a performer will not fix my boredom.
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It seems Terracon is still alive, recently switched management and are giving away tickets on their Facebook page. They also did an interview with AVO in which they claim Terracon will be different as it "offers a fresh look into our other events" and will also have karaoke and food stands next to the previously announced cosplay competition.
They also made a minor update to their programming which now includes having your picture taken with rodents, reptiles or birds. So... any thoughts?

Also here's the link to the interview: http://avo-blog.nl/2016/11/14/avo-blog-interview-illes-dijken-terra-con/
>Posting pictures of (WIP) /cgl/ items is encouraged

Either this or the Bea-puppet, but that one seemed to give people nightmares.

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Because we haven't had a stupid questions thread in a while. Post all your "am I ita if-?" and "where do I buy-?" questions here.

Coord help thread: >>9254002
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Dumb Lolita question. I have a really sheer blouse an I able to pair it with a skirt? What should I wear under it? Any examples of this done well?
How do people keep pic Lolita shoes looking nice? I swear every pair of pastel tea parties (or similar) I've ever bought has been chopped or scuffed around after one day of wear.
You could pust a vest or bolero over it. A carmisole under it might work.

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Old Thread is kill: >>9239045

FAQ (Please Read!):

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REMINDER!: Image search function and detailed filters are only available on non-US/global Taobao, so switch to the default Chinese mainland version in the upper left on the homepage
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The great 11.11 hunt is mainly over. What did you get gulls?
Nothing, I missed it.
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This was all on sale. I hadn't ordered in 6 months, I'm glad I didn't go overboard.
Though I'm gonna wait for 12.12 to maybe order more stuff before shipping (ss has 90 days of free storage so might as well).
>tfw antaina never on sale

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Anyone going to fall krakencon? I noticed they've got the applications open for their masquerade and talent show again. First place in the masquerade gets $500 I think.
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hell yeah senpai I just got hella employed, time to spend money on superfluous things

Yeah, looking forward to it and Oakland restaurants.
Brought over 1000 commissions for people to see in my hotel room

Krakencon is always great

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Post any horror stories that took place at a con here.
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More of a cringe, but there's no cringe thread, but I'll kick it off
>Dressed as a generic maid at London MCM
>With a group of friends, nobody else was cosplaying
>Holding hands with boyfriend at the time, walking down through the bit where the Subway and stuff is
>Two girls RUN towards me, literally sprinting
>one hands their phone to my boyfriend to take image
>other one does the same
>I pose for them because i'm too confused to say no
>they both run off straight after
>"Thanks! We're having a competition!"
I still don't understand what they were having a competition of, and I don't think they were in the con to begin with because they didn't have wristbands. I will never see those photos
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>be ika musume at ANT
>roaming the con floor, stopping for pictures
>a wild obese naruto and his friend appear
>obese naruto asks if he can have a picture with me
>sure, why not
>strike dictator pose
>before the camera flashes, he swoops me up in his arms without warning like a hammy fireman

i probably look scared as hell in that picture and i kicked and struggled to get down. don't do that shit to anyone please


>be wearing lolita
>checking out merch
>suddenly embraced from behind
>look up to see a gigantic green furry
>he leans down and whispers "i like your dress"

he didn't let go until i wriggled from his grasp

is it really hard not to touch people you don't know

Shit, dude. I've been touched randomly before but never picked up by a random


This shit sounds like a scavenger hunt or something

Sakizou thread. I'll dump the pictures I have, some of which are rare-ish.

- Beads or trim?
- Pastel, desaturated colours or bright colours?
- Heavy or light makeup?
- Accuracy or modification?
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