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Old thread is about to be pruned: >>9085300
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>>9121642
Can I get a link on where I can buy these?
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What is the general opinion on soufflesong / neverland lolita?
Is their stuff worth the price you pay?
Anything I need to be careful with?

Also does someone own pic related?
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tfw canadian is still shit

Con weekend edition.
Old thread >>9096644
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MCM MANCHESTER TOMORROW BOYS
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>>9120675
For the seagulls at MCM, what are you going as?
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So Kenny has finally won something with his mecha bug, I was wondering how many masqs he was gong to attempt to leech money from.

enter a cosplay once in a masq fine, 5 million times with the same one is taking the piss

He did the exact same with garen

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New mail thread?
New mail thread.
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Just a blouse, socks, and some molds. Expecting to get in on a group taobao order of stuff later as well.
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Reposting as I didn't realize the last thread was on it's way out.

Just got Homura's dress and tights set. Tbh I wasn't expecting much, but I quite like it and think it fits well even with my wide shoulders.

Some people (including myself) were irked that the skeletal feet weren't mirrored at the bottom. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the print is the exact same on the back, except the feet are printed in the opposite direction and there's a tiny copyright at the toes. So long as I'm not wearing open toe shoes, one side can be worn backwards so that the feet match properly.

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Anyone here tried out the Kawaii Box? I've never done a monthly subscription thing before, but I really want to try this out, but I'm considering just splurging on the 1 year subscription...
Any thoughts?
http://www.kawaiibox.com/
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>>9113082
You'll get a box filled with cheap daiso trash for one year every month...I'm not sure if this is actually worth the money
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I feel like I could get 10x the amount of cute stuff for way less at aliexpress or something.
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Hmmm it seems food is included too and it's free shipping.. I'll keep this in mind.

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Talk about things that bug you about conventions, and annoying things cosplayers do. Can be minor issues or a big thing.

Cosplay
>Taking mirror selfies with a dirty mirror/messy room
>Foundation lips

Cons
>Conga lines
>Big groups blocking a door or entryway
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>>9111990
When a person says theyre mainly there for the dance party and dont really care about anime... then why are you here?
Also people who touch my props or armor with out asking me while im out on the con floor.
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>>9113420
>Also people who touch my props or armor with out asking me while im out on the con floor.

THIS
Once someone ripped a part of my armor of
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One thing I hate is cosplayers posting WIPs to 'ask for concrit' but sperg out the second you give them any concrit. I can sugarcoat like nobody's business but if your satin skirt is glued together with mod podge and you specifically ask for help, you have to accept that people will tell you that you need to improve.

As for cons, I just really hate neckbeards who latch onto people and follow them around the whole time. You'd think they'd get the damn hint after being repeatedly asked to leave, but that just means you're tsundere and want it secretly~ and they keep on tailing you like a lost whale until Mummy comes to pick them up.
Maybe I'm just incredibly unlucky and nobody else really has that as a recurring problem, idk.

>>9113420
>mainly there for the dance party
Most con raves are shit, most room parties (the ones I've been to, at least) have a distinctly weeby vibe, and the whole point of the damn con is that it's about anime.
I just don't understand people like that either, you want to party so bad then go to a nightclub. You'll have better music and better drinks.

No online comm thread? Let's fix that
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>>9109991
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>>9109992
What about it tho? If she can find loliable blouses there, like pic posted, it sounds like good advice
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>>9110560
Yeah, I don't see a problem. It's not the most awesome lolita blouse but it's fine.

What happened to the last thread? I'm pretty sure it didn't autosage - was it deleted for some reason?

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Can we have a thread with cosplays of western/eastern musicians/musical alter egos/promo material characters?

Anything goes, VKei, Gorillaz, glamrockers, modern pop stars, etc.
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>>9076952
I was gonna make this thread but you beat me to it. Thank you
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>>9076963
You're welcome, but I need some help when it comes to dumping!
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I feel like cosplaying musicians is always really tricky/iffy

Metal Gear Solid general.
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Bumping with myself because why not. I did MGS3 Ocelot over the weekend at Anime Next
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Bumping with my friend's Armstrong and my Miller.
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Hey there /cgl/. This is my first cosplay ever, and I decided to do Naked Snake from MGS3.

Personally I think it looks okay at the moment, but I am working on the harness and switchbox at the moment and I think it'll look a lot better than it does currently. I am considering on doing a bit of a cut to try to lose some weight, but I'm not sure.

Any advice or tips on how to improve it? How about tips for cosplaying in general? I'm heading to AnimeMidwest as my first con as well.

Old thread: >>8996677

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>>9044147
AWESOME! busy for a while but very excited to see the updates.
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Damn. I have to leave for work now. Would have liked to play a game!
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Suggesting for a black card: If you don't like my name, don't name your kid Isaki ____ ____ ____ -chan!' for Lolitas against humanity.

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Does anyone know of a real life shoulder detail that looks like somewhat this? It's not an action back because the flap extends to the front. My guess is it's supposed to represent taking in the shoulder due to Kino's small stature.

From what I can tell, this dollfie clothing is accurate to the original art. It appears that the shoulder was taken in leaving a flap of cloth on the outside. I tried to pin up a shirt this was, and as expected it seemed off. It's going to be hard to sew and also get the desired fit. I might also end up with unusually pointy shoulders.

I'm considering leaving out the shoulder detail, since it's an oddity in the first place, no one cares, and it will look off, but maybe I'm misunderstanding what the shoulder detail is. If I can figure it out, I'd like to do it.
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Official art
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>>9148957
Also does anyone have any examples of a real life collar like that in the back? I don't think these details were random on the part of the artist, but they're unfamiliar to me.
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did u really think u would get 100+ replies to this

or even 15 replies?

we have help threads for a reason, summerfriend

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Decora thread?

I'm actually just a lurker and do not wear any j-fash, but this one has always fascinated me for some reason. I'd love to see some quality pics of it.
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>>9148533
Its expected that you dump some images to start the thread.
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Can anyone tell me who this girl is cosplaying as?
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It just looks like generic jfash.
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Can anyone tell me why there isn't a cosplay general for these kind of questions?
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>>9146439
because they are retarded. a thread will just enable them.

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Hey gulls
When or where do you wear lolita?

I've recently started buying pieces for my wardrobe, I have two full coords, but I never know when to wear them...

I only have one friend and she would probably think it was super weird if I dressed up when we went out.
It feels weird to dress up when I'm going out with my family.

As for when, I never feel like there's a good opportunity.
Going shopping? Feels to casual. Going to a restaurant? Don't want to spill on my shit.

The only time I feel like the only time it would feel normal to me would be during a convention or something, where there's other people dressed up, but that obviously shouldn't be the only time to wear it..
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People will think it's weird for any occasion. That's why it's alt fashion and not normie fashion. I wear lolita literally anywhere except if I have to work in the mud.
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>>9146152
I'm in the same boat anon. I never know where to wear lolita. I never have an occasion for it...
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I want to become a lolita, you say.
So become one, I reply.
What can I do to look like a lolita?
I have no words with which to reply to this.
You need a headdress, don't you? And a pannier.
Is this coordinate strange?
Is it not wrong for lolita?
Why do you want to do lolita?
Because it's trendy, because my friends do it...
If that's the case, you have no right to wear lolita.
If you just do what the others do, you will look like a lolita.
But I want you to think about something.
Who do you live for?
You think you want to be yourself, but you are afraid of isolation.
You yell that you want to be free, but you take comfort in following convention.
When you are praised for something you don't even feel comfortable with, are you really satisfied?
Girls who wear Vivienne Westwood but don't even know the Sex Pistols.
Even when wearing a jersey, a princess is a princess.
My lolita rules are mine alone.
So you are the only one who can find your own lolita rules.
My god and your god are different, aren't they?
There are angels who wear elegant dresses and play tamborines,
But there are also angels wearing armor and carrying swords whose job it is to fight.
I can't answer your question.
But there are a lot of hints all around you.
You just haven't noticed yet.
What you feel is right is your answer.
Sew frills onto the hem of your heart!
Put a tiara on top of your soul!
Have pride.

New feels thread: Don't fuck it up edition.

Keep it /cgl/ related, don't derail it with dumb arguments, please.

Previous thread >>9140160
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>upping my game for my next con
>learning to do eyelashes, nails, etc.
>might try to put in contact lenses, even though I'm squeamish about shit near my eyes
>trying to learn makeup
>fail horribly
>watch tutorial
>fail horribly again
>hands are shaking like I'm having a seizure

Fucking hell, I just want to be pretty for pictures.
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>>9145632
Don't stress over it, anon! I didn't know anything about make-up until about two years ago. It just takes practice and patience. Don't try to start off with something elaborate or you're just going to set yourself up for failure.
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>>9145633
>tfw I fuck up basic eyeliner because my hands shake so much

I'm doing my damnedest, but I don't know how much I can do.

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Last one in auto sage and can't find a new in in the catalogue.
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>>9144361
I'm not sure where to start with this
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>>9144361
>OTT skirt
>OTT headdress
>OTT peignoir
>OTT tights
>plain thrifted grandma top
????
Balancing out busy prints is a good idea, but this isn't how you do it.
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>>9144361
Without the veil/peignoir hybrid and the strange silver thing, the headdress would look pretty cute. This coord needs to be scrapped, though. Even the slightest bit of poor would offer a bit of improvement, and that top needs to get out.

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