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I'm undertaking an exercise in pain and I figured you guys would know the most about it. I'm trying to dye a shirt in gradiated monochrome levels, but ideally it would be done with precise, clear lines to each level. Something like pic related.

I've seen a lot of batik style tutorials, but has anyone made dye-paints? Possibly using some sort of thickening agent (flour? Cornstarch?) to make the dye solid enough that it doesn't bleed into the surrounding fabric while it stains. Your tutorials have silk paints, but that's not really what I'm looking for. Maybe I could just put a resist on a huge block of the fabric at a time, carefully dye no further than that line, and wash it out and repeat as needed?

If that's fucking stupid, please just suggest to me your best dyes to use for a man's dress shirt, and I'll easy mode hombre the thing I'm trying to figure out. I have some fabric scraps I'm going to be testing this out with to start anyhow.

...also if I'm dying a shirt, I probably have to watch out for the buttons, don't I? Fuck.
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what the fuck

i ain't reading this off topic wall of text

go to help thread or something

can i make dye paint??

what's gud dye?

Also I didn't see a help thread, my bad.
I actually learned how to do that in a class in college but it's been so long I can't remember if the dye was mixed with anything to make it not run. All I remember is painting the fabric with the batik dye and then throwing it in the microwave to set it.

I think the most precise way would be to silkscreen or digitally print on the fabric first and then make a shirt out of it.

Just a thread i started to get amateurs to be noticed, this picture is my first work i ever did. and yes its me.
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it belongs in a museum
a museum of garbage
Try Shaving your neckbeard first and then come again.

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ANIME EXPO 2016 is in just under a month.

Old thread >>9010632 is autosaging

All the anisong concert tickets are on sale!

What are you going to wear?
What are you trying to complete?
What are you looking forward to?
Where's your seat?

http://www.anime-expo.org/anisong-world-matsuri-ticket-details/ for anisong tickets
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I forgot about the AX thread during Fanime.

- Press registration deadline is TODAY
- Four day tickets are $90 now
- One day tickets are $55 what the fuck
- $375 for Premier haha they didn't sell out

- Japan Super Live went on sale at 6PM PST and a good chunk of it gone already
- Love Live is half sold
- FLOW/OLDCODEX is general admission

- Background checks are now optional aka no one is going to bother to do it

I was expecting more of a fuss to get tickets, looks like the venue won't even be half full.
What about the youth protection policy?

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Momocon is now at the Congress Center! What panels are you going to? Who are you cosplaying? What are your coords?

Meetup is Saturday at 2, location to be decided below, contenders include Omni lobby and CNN food court.
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On parking: i paid 15 at red deck, but the employees seemed to have no idea how their price structure works. They told me they dont even check cars at night for tickets, the ticket booth lady said they did not have overnight. I'm wary about buying a con pass that may be worthless.
Coming today boys
So when and where are the meetups?
(male cosplayer, if it matters)

Previous thread: >>9001798

Last time we discussed the eternal hotel reservation drama at Abunai, how much we hate special snowflakes who use autism as an excuse to get a room, lolita meetup etiquette, experiences of both Under the Sea and Japantag (DE), and Nishicon's retarted hotel prices. We also shared a massive amoutn of (poor) advice on how to get some cock and/or pussy during cons. Turns out you have to be active instead of spend all your day hoping for that cute (fem)anon to come to you.

Convention news and agenda up to August:
>YashinCon (May 27th, Tilburg) is a cosplay meetup where you can spend €8 to try on sweaty cosplays that don't fit your body. Fun!
>Animecon (June 10th - 12th, the Hague) is almost near. They changed and left out multiple events so make sure to check the schedule in advance. Tickets are also still available for those interested.
>Tomoplay (July 2nd & 3rd, Berghem) is a retro, card and board games related meetup. Tickets are €2,50 (€5,00 incl. bus).
>Castlefest (August 5th - 7th, Lisse) is an outdoor fantasy convention. Tickets are currently on sale starting at €21,95 per day.
>Abunai (August 26th - 28th, Veldhoven) is the other big Dutch anime convention. Hotel rooms are sold out and day tickets are running low, so make sure to buy your tickets while you still can.
>Amsterdam Comic Con (August 27th - 28th) is a comic convention much like DCC, only bigger better and stronger. Tickets start at €15 and are currently on sale
>If there are any conventions or events I missed, which I did, feel free to post it in the thread and I'll include it in the next OP.

Strawpoll: "Are you interested in a Dutch Thread meetup at/near Animecon?"
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>Dutch Thread Survey
In the previous thread I did a little survey about who we are, what we do, where we live and what our interests are. You can view the results on the included infograph or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xf9Y2Q_3NQtihBZLNc_BUhPzR_uDbWNnK98w3JfbCcU/viewanalytics?usp=form_confirm
You can also view the official 2016 /cgl/ survey results at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Sb5CmK9W8LITFPCuV_W12n-tfKbiiv-OvzrShlrRxCg/viewanalytics?usp=form_confirm for those who are interested in comparing our stats with the rest of /cgl/

>Hey OP, whats with the Strawpoll?
In the previous thread we (shortly) discussed the possibility of doing a secret meetup at Animecon. I figured adding a Strawpoll to the OP would be a great way to see if people are really interested. I'm also considering adding relevant Strawpolls to future OP's (i.e. "How was Animecon?") as long as people don't complain about it.
What're you wearing to animecon?
I'll be going in my normal clothes, hesitatingly trying out the 18+ speed dating.
Probably regular clothes, although I'm rushing an EVA-01 costume using foam (body), worbla (head/helmet), and a black skinsuit to hide my skin around the joints. Although honestly I doubt it will be done in time and only agreed to it as someone challenged me to finish a costume in two weeks flat. I just want to win that bottle of Hertog Jan Grand Prestige damnit!

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Haven't seen one in awhile.
>Favorite sheet masks?
I'd like to get a couple for days when I want a pick-me-up. I'd like it to be moisturizing, I have combo skin but am wrangling the flaky areas on my forehead, nose and cheeks slowly. My skin is also sensitive as well, I tried some nugg masks before (except they were the clay kind and more gel-like ones you smear on your face) and they irritated me to all hell. I have a Japanese rose-scented one that's alright and Etude House's moistfull collagen and that doesn't bug me, for reference. I would just like some easy sheet masks for pampering now and again.
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i was actually going to make a skincare thread today, thanks op!
side note to the kinds of people who will be posting in this thread: please stop recommending coconut oil as a meme solution for every skincare issue, it's highly comedogenic and can break people the fuck out and give them body acne if used on sensitive areas of the body which are prone to breaking out.
So I bought DHCs deep cleansing oil to try the double cleansing method and I'm not sure how to proceed from here.
I tried it for the first time while i was in Japan. The first two nights I idnt notice anything bad. Then the last night i was there, after using it my face felt kind of cloudy, for lack of a better word. I guess its possible I didn't get it all off but I washed with cetaphil afterwards. Anyway tje next day I woke up and my face felt strange, like my eyes were puffy and my face was dry. We spent the rest of the day in a plane onthe way back home and the dryness intensified to a crazy extent. Once home the dryness turned into a while bunch of red bumps, like under the skin pimples. After a few days of no makeup, no cleansing oil, and diligent skin routine adherence, my skin is back to normal.
Idk if this whole ordeal was due to the DHC oil cleanser, changes in climate,travel, or even using a shitty sunscreen more frequently than my skin is used to .
So I'm not sure if I should try again with DHC, try a different cleansing oil, or stick to my previous routine. Any advice?

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What are you working on and for what?
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My self esteem
You can do it anon!
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Well that's sad

Who's going?

What are you wearing?

Any plans?
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Definitely not going as I've never heard of this. Is the comm doing anything
I am going, I love this con.
There's going to be a clothing drive for Wheeler Mission sponsored by the ICA and the more active photogs are all offering shoots over the weekend.

Plus a few cosplay panels by the local regulars.

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Con is this weekend. Owensboro KY. Anyone coming down from Indy?

>Master schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ej0lIi4xRxYlV2QklaclE1R2M/view
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jej no, driving across that money-saving bridge from Evansville and back at the end of the day.
I'll be there with my group coming from the Nashville area.

I'm only cosplaying for one day though, on Saturday. Look for a dude sloppily dressed as that Shimakaze boat bitch if you want to exchange dank memes.
Ill be bringing myself and two friends from Lexington. We'll be there all 3 days.

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Anyone have a twitter (doesn't have to be entirely cospay or lolita)? I want to follow more people. Post screen cap of your profile and your @ name
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Sure sure

@peachipped. Just came back from a con so Ill probably be uploading more pics and selfies soon
bump. I wanna follow more people!

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Old thread hit post limit: >>9014341

Found on Rufflechat. I really wish people would stop asking this. It's annoying and pretentious.
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I honestly don't know what kind of answer she is expecting.
Shouldn't you want to support the clothing lines that started the whole fucking thing?
I wouldn't stop buying Oreos just because there's 50 off brand ones out there too.
so many other ways to get this message
>what is your favorite brand and why?
>do you like indie brands? why/why not?
>what print types are you fucking sick and tired of
Now I'm craving for Oreos. I tried an off brand and it just wasn't as good. It's was like wearing Chess Story instead of Angelic Pretty cause someone told you that Angelic Pretty was being made in Mexico.

last thread is auto saging from some good drama

Pre Con is tomorrow, y'all ready for this shit?
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We wanna plan a meet?
Accidentally made a thread at the same time as you, OP. Whoops.

I thought a couple of people were planning a meet already.
Soooo, what's everyone cosplaying?

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Tldr I have excess bobon21 pastel cutesy shit I never wore ever because of strange circumstances. Trying to get rid of all of it for a lot less than what i paid at the time
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Hello gulls.
Is been 15 days since I paid for shipping (using Buynosaur) and I never got any tracking number; I tried to message them but I nver got a response. Usually they take 6-8 days to answer (what the actual fuck, is this a joke?)- But 15 days seems even more excessive than usual. Should I file a PP claim or keep trying by chat and email?

Really, I'll never NEVER use them again, holy fuck.
I believe stated in the previous thread, they have one person working the whole thing? Or less than 5?
A lot of people aren't getting replies from them

Can we get an armor thread started? Haven't seen one in a while.

What materials do you use? Are you looking into trying a new technique? What new armor project do you want to start that's intimidating you? Have you found a cosplayer that is inspiring you to go further?

Armor free for all go!
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anyone know where i can buy/ custom order an "authentic" armor set from?
something made of real metal that also doesn't look trashy?
If you're looking for some pretty cheap foam mats to build off of, This site :

Has them for 1.21 on their 50% off sales per square foot. Definitely worth looking into if you're kinda broke.

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I cosplayed for the first time a year ago.
Anyone else have any before and after shots of their cosplay?
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Not there yet but that's some great improvement.
That's still a cheap hat and a greasy overcoat. At least the older one is funny.
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>that Bloodborne cosplay
lol no

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