Can we have a religious inspo thread.
any particular religion or just in general?
Now that it's only a month away and there aren't any more major updates (I think?), let's have a Kami-Con thread!
First of all, who's going?
Which guests are you excited to see?
Which musical acts are you stoked for?
What, if anything, do you hope will be improved upon from last year?
What kind of anime shit will you be looking for in the Dealers Room/Artist Alley?
How inundated is the con going to be with Undertale and Steven Universe cosplay?
Disclaimer: I am not staff, so please don't ask me questions that only staff could answer.
Yeah, I've noticed too, and I've been wondering about it. I mean, it's not like they don't use the Internet.
I'm not a cosplayer myself, but I might hit up God Save The Queen if I'm not doing anything else at the time.
How would i go about cosplay this?
Sans the guns because ill just buy any old airsoft toy for cheap.
Its an XOF soldier from MGS V
discuss all things related to garment construction including patterns, draping, and construction details (darts, specific seams, etc.)
I don't know exactly how relevant it is, but how do people feel about costumes where it's mostly altered existing garments? I'm really not confident in sewing anything more difficult than a straight line, so a lot of my cosplays end up being modified basic pieces. I think the hardest thing I've sewn together was a long trenchcoat, and I had help on that. I know a lot of basics, but it shows I know just that.
>mfw trying to wrestle with a raincoat I'm sewing sleeves onto without something to hold it up/hold shit I don't want to sew out of the way
Me and my girlfriend are split on whether to go to Comic Con Tampa (August) or Dragoncon (September) this year. We're only going to one.
We've both been to Dragoncon twice, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I know Comic Con San Diego is the shit, but I never hear anything about Tampa. I've compared the two websites and CC hardly has anything posted as far as celebrity guest list and events. That kind of concerns me. DC has more info posted despite being a month further away.
>Comic con Tampa pros
It's closer (we live in Jax FL)
It's cheaper ($65/ticket right now)
We've never been to a Comic con
Website has little information listed on events or guests
Atlanta is cooler than Tampa
We know what to expect
Seems like it's a bigger event all around with more to do and see
Atlanta is cooler than Tampa
More expensive ($100/ticket right now)
Has anybody here been to both? I'm not trying to wait until the week before to buy tickets. But CC is seriously slacking on the event/guest list information. Any feedback helps.
TBCC was a train wreck. It was so unorganized and the staff were clueless. I don't care who they get as a guest I won't be giving them my money again. DragonCon might be crowded but at least there are plenty of other entertaining things to do. TBCC was bland, the only attraction they have is their guest list.
New bread cause autosage and tipsy.
Meetup was pretty neat. Many faces come and go. Grace's Mandarin is expensive but good. Didn't have to wait for a table at 7pm. Planning to go again tomorrow.
I'll start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-5p5pmOHQg
Can we have a sewing room inspo thread? I didn't want to shit up the bedroom one.
I'm finally unpacking from my move and I want ideas!!
You know. I can't really keep my paints and stuff in my sewing room. But you know what I've found is pretty good for organizing my paints and such?
A rolling tool chest. Especially when you get one with lots of drawers. I have one drawer for craft paint, one holds my fabric paint, one my tape, one for larger paint brushes, etc...
The one I own was my dad's old tool chest. It has a cabinet part at the bottom, so I keep stuff like my drill in there.
It may not be the prettiest thing, but it does keep my stuff organized. I've seen Costco selling a nice wooden looking tool chest. It looked like a large jewelry box.
I guess Costco doesn't sell it anymore but it looks like this and you can find it on Amazon and other sites.
You can also Google stuff like "wooden tool chest" and see some options.
Huh, that's pretty clever. I dont have nearly that much to keep track of paint-wise, but I use pic related instead. Holds all my paints, brushes, glues, palletes, and safety gear (goggles, masks, etc for sanding and woodwork) like a charm, and nicely labeled/accessible too!
Post all your questions, concerns, tutorials, reviews and anything else having to do with taking care of those dead cells!
So I've been wondering: 'What can I do to help my hair?' I've moved my skin regimen to an eight step process, but I'm falling short in the hair care department.
I've started using OGX shampoos and have a Moroccan argan oil I apply to the lower three inches several times a week. Any recommended masks or anything to step up my game is appreciated.
Okay apparently its gone
I know nothing of this game at all and I'm pretty sure this isn't right
What is otome-kei?
>Japanese for 'maiden'
>Focuses on a feminine and quirky look
>No set rules
>Outfits often use colour popping, interesting print combinations, and contrasting materials
>Generally has a kitsch or twee vibe
>Sometimes overlaps with casual lolita but is still a separate style
Main otome brands:
>Emily Temple Cute/Shirley Temple Cute
Other Suitable Brands*:
>Lolita brands (accessories, legwear, bags, mini skirts, cardigans/boleros)
Suitable Non-Japanese Brands*:
>Hello Bones Jones (Indie)
>Mulberry Chronicles (Indie)
>Peppermint Fox (Indie)
>Sock Dreams, Teja Jamilla
>Melissa Shoes, Bait Footwear, Dkode Shoes, Neosen, Fleuvog
*NB: these brands are not all specifically otome, but sometimes produce suitable items
**NB: Many of these blogs dabble in both lolita and otome or exist in the grey area between the two. There's also varying experience levels.
Every time I've been to a convention I've stuck to the videgame room/arcade, artist alley, and dealer's room, but this year I want to start going to panels. So I want to hear all stories: the good, the bad, and the ugly.all
>Really like Dangit Ron Paul, but have 0 interaction with the fanbase
>Go to a panel sbout it at a con
>Panel is a bunch of teenage girls in bad cosplay acting out their fanfiction
>sit through the whole thing because I felt it would be rude to leave and morbid curiosity
My rule now is guest only panels or bust.
>>sit through the whole thing because I felt it would be rude to leave
pffft... grow some balls and walk out. Just stare at the door and bee line your way out, nobody cares, everybody has a life.
If you want to be rude though, rather blatantly, as you pick up your things and leave put your cellphone up like you have to meet someone and say "yeah I'm on my way, this panel is <insert comment>" I've seen people do that too, only ones who will hear it are the people nearest you as you walk out. Annoying but hey everyone has their own opinion and shit, I'd respect that too.
The only really scary panels are the ones where the hosts don't show up or with audience feedback.
Then every autistic schmuck hogs the mic and talks about that experience they think is really funny but isn't at all.
best and worst you've seen and how the fuck do you cell shade?
I hate cell shading personally. It can look okay when smoothed out in photoshop but in person the cosplayer just looks dirty.
Jessica Nigri's contouring for Tiny Tina is also horrifying.
There is something about the lips on her that ages her like fucking milk. I just started a Handsome Jack costume, but instead of trying to work with my round face I'm full sculpting a mask which ain't think might look better with cel-shading.
I personally like when people cell shade for borderlands cosplay. There is a good and bad for it though, because not everyone does it well. Like for instance I like that handsome jack, but I feel like that's too much makeup/face photoshop.
I know for most of us it's winter time, but can we have a floral dress/clothes thread? Lolita, Natural Kei, Cult Party Kei, Mori Girl, or whatever. As long as flowers are the main part of the print or design.
Want to see worn coords? Post requests here.