How this is gonna work:
Feel free to ask any questions about American conventions and I or other anons will try to answer your question to the best of our abilities.
If any anons have questions about conventions in countries that are not their own, other anons from said countries can answer.
One thing I've noticed after going to Comiket is that American conventions seem to be unique in that after we cosplay, we go to room parties or raves and we get hammered. I know this also happens in the UK but does this happen in your country as well?
If it doesn't why not?
Nice idea for a thread, OP. Germanfag here. I noticed american cons usually take place in big hotels, is that right? (I always wonder why there's carpet in american con photos, but if the con is at a hotel...) German/european cons usually take place in fair halls or other suitably big enough event halls, but not hotels.
There are also usually no rules about constantly having to have your con badge visibly on you.
Room parties are common too. People usually either go to a nice restaurant with their friends after a con day, stay at the con really late or have room parties. Me and my friends don't really get hammered since we don't want to be hungover the next con day. But alcohol? Sure why not. However, we sometimes start... earlier in the day. This sounds like we're total alcoholics (we're not), but if it's a nice summer con and you can have a picnic outside in the sun with your friends at/near the con area and have a nice cold beer while watching other cosplayers.. that's great. (And another plus of not having a con at a hotel.)
Raves aren't really a thing here.The only similar event that comes to mind is the Connichi party which has been a thing for like 3-4 years. (The con rents a whole club for a night for con guests with j-rock/pop, k-rock/pop and anime music.)
Cosplay proms are much more common here. Do you have those in america?
Sweden reporting in I guess?
Swedish con culture is really... Specific. Swedish cons were for a long time pretty dependent on cultural grant money, and in the requirements for this it was often stated that the con be a safe area for youth. As in, no alcohol or drugs. So alcohol and bars and whatnot just... Isn't really part of Swedish con culture at large? Of course, people still go out drinking and they'll still host private parties, but it doesn't occur at-con and it's not part of con culture.
Not to mention that cons are never held at hotels. We also have the very specific thing of sleeping halls being a thing. As in, you pay 10-15€ and get a spot in a nearby school building to sleep in. That doesn't really allow for room parties. It's very good if you're a teenager or a student with limited budget, makes for less room-stuffing and means less competition for local hotel rooms.
Cons here will usually take place in school buildings. I guess the approach is much less expo, so it works.
Also, all swedish cons use fabric wristbands; badges are reserved for staff and guests.
wake up guys i know yall out here
I'm here to dump stuff!
inb4 someone says something isn't fairy kei!!
Back when i first knew lolita, there was a "lifestyle" aspect to the fashion that isnt as present now but i really enjoyed it. On a forum i frequented we used to have a thread about our "lolita moments of the day". It could be anything making us feel cute,princessy,like a true lady,... And i thought it would be a cute idea to make a thread about it.
>studying well from the beginning of the session
Idk why but i feel like a studious (is that even a word? I am french so..) victorian maiden
>treating myself to a pastry and a lovely hot cocoa at a ancient styled bakery
I just love pastries and stuff. It makes me feel like i'm spoiling myself like a princess (But still. I must be careful for my weight)
>Reading fantasy novels while listening to pretty MMORPG OSTs
>Writing a letter for a sad friend with my best handwriting and include a handmade little charm
>Learning slowly to play a new song on the piano
>feeling the wind blow on my hair and skirt as i'm coming back home
>girlfriend saying i look like a victorian doll in my new old school dress
this idea is lovely! i often get these little moments myself and i feel so silly and frivolous, but lolita is for me a form of escapism. nothing wrong ith making your day a bit brighter by looking down and see my favorite print on my dress or intricate lace on my sleeves.
for me lolita moments of the day are the ones that are personal, only little moments i notice, like
>waking up from the sunshine instead of my alarm clock ( i feel like a disney princess, lol)
>putting my hair up in a scarf, putting on a nice apron and cleaning my home
>arranging my dresses, accessories and other lolita things from my wardrobe
>painting my nails slowly and carefully in my favorite colour
>treating myself to a new cute make up product and using it for the first time
This is such a cute idea! OK, here are a few of my recent moments.
>getting new pieces and being to see all the details for the first time
>arranging my porcelain and Ever After High dolls in cute poses
>reorganizing my shelves of cute stuff
>putting on a pearl necklace and feeling more ladylike
>baking cookies, no matter how gross they turn out to be (because I was an idiot and used rolled oats instead of instant ones)
>dressing up and getting told stories by old ladies about how they used to dress like me
>Watching The Great War and making it to the halfway point
>Reading Hornblower, marveling at attention to detail and correctness and adorable manly friendships
>Picking up the Master and Commander film and find it just as amazing as Hornblower
Hallo I ama millitary lolita and I like history
Old thread (>>9024497) is autosaging
Is this photo from 2016? No, it's 2013, but it might as well be from this year too.
What have you been doing?
What are you wearing?
How long did you stand in line?
You guys post a lot.
I'm not at home anymore so I'm doing this in paint.
REG OPENS AT 8AM EVERYDAY
- Pickup from Clockwork Alchemy is much faster but you have their badge
- Someone on facebook said you can do on-site reg and pick up pre-reg at the same time (on-site for Friday is incredibly fast, may not be true for Saturday)
- Temps in the 80s-90s
- Da-ICE concert at 7pm today, doors at 615
- They were walking around the dealer's hall
- Someone recruited people for a BDSM party in the last thread
- /cgl/ meetup had a bunch of people
Keeping it short. Have to wake up early.
Last thread is just about dead so who is excited for tomorrow night?
I'll be there for sure. Hopefully I can go to the normal 10pm /cgl/ meet up, then migrate to the midnight meeting.
Gonna have a GOOD time.
Also, anyone doing anything fun tonight/ tomorrow at the Fairview hotel? My roomies are going to sleep, but I'm still wide awake and looking for something to do. Anything going down?
Old one is auto-saging.
Also, fuck the north.
This is something that is not new.
Fuck its rain and cold.
Then again, fuck the south for its endless amount of weebs.
The midlands are just in no land's land.
I wouldn't wanna be in n.ireland right now though ngl.
Bombscares? In my meetup? Do Angelic Pretty even do balaclavas? Fuck the UK, let's move to Spain or something where it's warm.
Old one on autosage
Let's have a serious discussion of the quality of various brands. All Japanese brands (and taobao/indie brands) are welcome, this is not limited to lolita but keep the discussion relevant to J-.fashion.
Inspired by a brand quality discussion in the larme thread.
Maybe you own several pieces from this brand, or you've visited one of their shops.
I'll start by saying that I own a few indie brand blouses (Surface Spell and Infanta mostly) and I'm not a fan of the material (usually chiffon or a polyester). Also one of my Surface Spell blouses has a really weirdly placed seam down the front. I usually buy brand blouses secondhand or get them in lucky packs and have slowly started to steer myself towards them because of quality/material.
So far, in my experience newer angelic pretty had the best quality in terms of fabric and construction. Their blouses offer more removable bows.
Innocent World is nice, but it sometimes doesn't come with lining, and some bows are not made, but simple ribbons that you have to bite yourself every time.
Metamorphose has good quality, the skirts are more comfy, the shirring is very good, but the fabric is rough. Skirts don't come with extra bows. Perhaps more sturdy than AP.
I tried some of their blouses and I find them awkward to wear and not comfy
Baby is cute, but my old dresses are not even lined, and I've read that the quality of modern dresses is not so good. I have one old red dress that bleeds out dye.
I have tried to buy Random ebay bows, but I am never as satisfied as with AP bows.
In general I am more satisfied with my AP pieces and meta skirts
One of my Meta dresses is made out of a really weird material. It feels sturdy but also weirdly stretchy? The construction itself is good but the material choice is weird. It feels a bit like a crossover between cotton and jersey knit.
Post examples for posing in pictures (lolita, mori-kei, nanchatte etc).
Post coords with dresses that aren't prints!
Dresses can still be textured, i.e. AP Chocolate dresses. Please no embroidery either.
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I think it's an okay measure, at least it'll thin out the competition for buying my ticket. I'd rather have 400,000 people logged on to fight for tickets then 500,000
I've been looking at a lot of resources lately and I'm wondering what /cgl/ considers to be the worst cosplay sin.
Can we have a J-Fashion at work thread?
I'm mainly into gyaru, but if I was able to wear it more often I'd probably go full Lolita and only use gyaru for lazy days.
>what kind of job could I work at if I don't wanna leave the J-Fashion in my closet and only take it out to cons?
I know some of you, who've already finished school and uni are having jobs where they're allowed to wear 'their' fashion
>tell me your jobs!!!PLEASE!!!
Work at the Baby/AP stores in NYC/San Fran. All I can think of to go "full lolita".
If you work in a small office and everyone is chill you can probably wear some toned down lolita outfits, but why would you want to wear any more than that anyway? No one has time for 2 petticoats, uncomfortable shoes and 10 accessories while sitting at a computer trying to get shit done or meeting with clients or something.
If you work somewhere more corporate with a stricter dress code youre out of luck though.
Last undertale thread has been auto sage for a while so lets get a fresh start.
Any one wearing undertale to up coming cons? ANy one been to any meats yet? Any of those meets top Katsucon in how poorly they were?
Still wondering what would be a good material for an inflatable Onion San costum.
I went to the beef mince a couple months ago, though I'm regretting not having gone to the boerewors instead.
At least the upcoming pork steak looks good.
Time for a dream cosplay thread! Post the fancy/ difficult cosplays that you're working towards, the obscure cosplays that you can't get a group for, your favorite designs, characters that you love but don't suit you, or other dream cosplays.
An optical camouflage dress for this particular manifestation of Sharon Apple. (See gif)
The technology is already here.
Partly because the props would be hard, but mostly because I'm 6'0 and made the mistake of getting swole before realizing I wanted to dress up like a girl.
because I'm dumb and I just don't know what the fuck I'm doing even if I have the body and skin tone for it.