Apparently there is going to be a figure of a gender bent Luffy from One Piece. I figured that this was as good as any time to post Rule 63 cosplay pics from One Piece, as well as just a Rule 63 general thread, I suppose.
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Here we go anons. Post the feels, good or bad, but try to keep it OT lest we get deleted.
>Realise I've put on some weight during the holiday season
>try on coord I'm planning for later in the week
>realise my hair's tucked into the jsk and it actually zips up fine
I swear to god I nearly had a heart attack.
>only started Lolita about 2 years ago
>lucky enough to have a pretty big wardrobe by now
>no more room to store dresses
>closet is overflowing
>want to move out but can't afford a decent appartement
Yeah, you read that right, affording brand ain't no problem. I have a pretty good degree, two jobs and make okay money. Could be more, but jobs in my field just don't pay very well in general, at least not the fun ones.
But finding a decent apartment (not an overpriced tiny shithole) seems to be impossible.
Since moving is also pretty expensive I don't want to move into an apartment I don't really like because I can't afford moving every year or so.
>was getting lazy cutting skirt fabric
>'hey, if I just fold it again right here and add a couple more pins I can get the two pieces cut at once, and it'll cut down on time!'
>didnt realize I had it on two folds
>remove pattern and pins to realize I cut the skirt in one whole piece, and it fits perfectly.
>Accidentally just cut a few hours off my time, now all I have to do is hem it and attach to bodice.
I am so god damn pleased.
Beautiful anon. So happy for you!
Mine is currently:
>been working on a huge project for a competition 2 months away. But requirements state it needs to be complete for submission 1 month before.
>about 60% on the outfit
>showing progress to two others; all doing progress swaps because all in the same comp
>both are doing heavily detailed outfits
>mine is big with little detail but block colour
>suddenly feel like I'm not doing enough
>haven't even done props yet which will be 30% of my submission
>have made excuses of not working on it
>keep questioning my choice in character
The other girls have said I'm being silly and that I'm giving them a run for their money but it's just that self doubt I always get when I do something like this. I hate it.
I think I'm probably the only one who cares but the inner weeb in me is really pumped for mikuexpo...
i was at the new york stop in 2014. the concert was amazing, the expo itself blew, shit venue couldnt handle the crowd. spent 45 minutes in a line on the sidewalk talking to some people who came all the way from japan.
Already got my VIPs for the Microsoft Theater.
It says "Miku Expo" but I'm not sure if it's going to be an actual festival with the little exhibit and such like a couple of years ago. I'm thinking so far it's only the concert.
Grab your favorite blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and share with your fellow gulls those precious con memories that once upon a time ma
de your cold, drama loving heart melt!
I wish for all the world I had a picture but I dont.
>Dressed as Armin from SnK
>Had only been in cosplay about a year, just having fun being my favorite characters, nothing serious
>Browsing dealers room for merch
>This tiny little Armin, probably like 11, approaches with me with her mom
>She wants a picture with me
>Super flattered, I hadn't even had many people take my picture yet because my costumes weren't that great
It still makes me smile so much. I should have given my phone to her mom so I could have a copy of the picture too.
I remember this one the most, since it made me smile so much afterward, and really made me glad that I gave cosplaying a shot.
>Go to my first con last year and get pretty hyped for it
>Cosplay as Mikorin from GSNK
>Think I did pretty good for my first cosplay (even though I admit it was simple), get stopped every so often for pictures
>While walking around I get approached by a girl dressed as Yuno
>She's in her early to mid teens probably, costume looks store bought but she did a great job with her wig. Might have been her first con too for all I knew
>She's excited and asks for a picture, so of course I let her take one
>She takes it and is about to go on her way, but I tell her to stay for a sec since I've got another pose for her
>I had drawn red lines on the back of my hands so that when I cover my face they look like embarrassed blush marks (Which is kinda a trademark for this character).
>Crank that excitement up to 11, she's beaming and fan-girling a bit
>She even asks for a selfie together and a hug afterwards,
>Give her a big smile as she leaves and tell her to stay safe/cool, since it was both hot out and it didn't seem like she was with anyone else.
Best request for a picture I had gotten over 3 days, it really made the weekend for me and I hope that she had an awesome time. It feels kinda cool and nice to dress up as someone's favorite character and get it right enough that they love it.
>At local con last year, in very large and cumbersome/uncomfortable costume
>come out of costume judging to huge line for maid cafe my mother who was acting as my handler and I will have to somehow navigate while my feet are killing me
>random sweet lady maid/worker of the hotel notices we're struggling and offers to guide us through closed off back rooms to get out
>This lady literally had other workers telling her we couldn't be in those rooms but insisted it was fine and guided us through
>Finally get out and thank the lady profusely, my mother tips the lady like 20$ and she nearly cries.
>We get back to our hotel finally, and later call the hotel she works in to talk to her superior and give her a reccommendation ect
Idk anons that lady was a godsend, my feet were in so much pain and she was so sweet. Makes me sad how hotel staff can get treated so poorly during cons.
Discuss shopping services (Japan & China).
Ask your questions here.
I have a question about Japanese shopping services that let you bid on auction sites.
Normally, I use Buyee a lot, not the cheapest but I like how easy it works and that they only bill you after you've won, so no deposits of any kind.
The only downside is, that they won't let you edit the amount on the invoice.
Sometimes I use from Japan so I can change the invoice on the package, to avoid or reduce customs the high fees we get in the Netherlands.
But unlike Buyee, From Japan (and Japonica) requires a full in-advance deposit (I understand why that is not my complaint).
Because paypal withdraws this straight from my bankaccount, they always put a temporary block on my funds because they actually haven't received my money yet.
This can take up to 11 days which is just really annoying when you lose an auction and refund/release your deposit.
You can't touch your money till paypal has actually finished the whole transaction.
So if I want to bid again, I'm fucked.
What other service only bills you after winning, automatically with paypal?
I'm really looking for one that works like Buyee but lets you edit the invoice like From Japan does.
I hope this made sense, since English isn't my first language!
I have been looking for a shopping service where you don't have to use paypal at all. The one I used to use is on hiatus.
I also really prefer more personal shopping service instead of a company, like the ones there used to be on livejournal (I always used the service of momoirokumasan, she was a darlinh)
>no colorful fashion thread that isn't sweet lolita
>this needs to be rectified
Can we get a thread going of celebrities (preferably western ones) wearing cosplay or j-fashion?
Dumping what I have. Most of it's really old but at least it's something.
Both good and bad attempts are allowed
This includes bad interpretations of J-fashion
Last one died just when it started to get more active, lets keep the discussion going.
Anyone going to Tsunacon?
Anyone still lurking the discussion on Aniway about AA's as well?
They started talking about fanart and all, and during the entire thing all I can think about is that there art simply isn't good at all which is why they aren't selling shit.
So is Otakon a sinking ship at this point? Seems like it. Post other cons that aren't worth the time/money/effort.
I hate to say it because it's my "home con," but if you're into the con scene for cosplay, Anime Expo, unless you're a local.
It's just too big and crowded, too hot, and there's nowhere good for photos. It's obviously a different story if you're attending to go to panels and screenings or for exclusive merchandise, but if you're a cosplayer and thinking about flying to it, I recommend against it. The only exception, I guess, would be if you're super hungry for fame and exposure, because you're guaranteed to get a ton of hall photos there.
Another one that I'm on the fence about is ALA. I haven't at all liked the last three or four years of it. It's got the same issues with crowding and lack of photo locations, and there's no programming to make up for it, plus it's totally overrun with poke autists and the like. I'm reserving final judgement until after I see how the new location is, though.
Oh, one that's totally dead is PMX. I used to have fun there at the old location, but the one this year was absolutely pathetic and I only bothered showing up because it was 10 minutes from my house.
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Pop-up dictionary: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zhongwen-a-chinese-englis/kkmlkkjojmombglmlpbpapmhcaljjkde?hl=en
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I'll review most of everything, I will also take a photo swimming with everything hah.
I'm also using SpreeNow. They have higher shipping rates but the customer service is A+ so imo it's worth it.
For those of you who still want fukubukuros, BoBon21 just released their LPs.
Mememe/girl thread. Cosplays from either video. Go.
New Year Edition
Happy birthday, Hanayo! What does everyone think of the new cards? I think some of the idolised side characters are actually really cute.
I really really love this Haruka.
TFW I like an idolized N more than some URs (sorry New Year Honoka)
I like a lot of the N cards (especially Ryo's outfits) but I wonder if anyone would recognize them at a con.
I might consider doing flower dress Coco if I can find a Yuri.
>pic not related
Old one is dead so i'm making a new one here.
Everything and anything oldschool related.
Sharing some oldschool finds here incase anyone is interested.
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/a/'s Buyfag Guide (mostly about figures, but helpful if you're really new to buying chara goods):https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Y1U5YDGrvgFW-5H_cBnDoHwCfWjPDaQ6p05-HJMcVh4
buyf/a/g guide: buyfag.moe
Share your progress, buying/arranging tips, and post some of your favorite bags or themed outfits/accessories
Just saw this on my Twitter feed. First time I've ever seen official socks.
MELTIA GENERAL #001: ANNIVERSARY EDITION
>>>This group named “meltia” is consist of 6 teenage girls wearing Lolita fashion.
>>>We'll introduce our own "kawaii" to all over the world from Harajuku!
Anniversary Live announced for 10/24
Look for Melo in the next issue of Kera!
A Corsage of White Rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPpIRnYxCfo
Cinderella Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60uBUkf96LA
Fairies and the Magical Symphony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2S09hRC4s
10/24: First Anniversary Live @ Strobe Cafe
10/31: Live Plus @ RUIDO.K4
11/01: Live Plus @ Belle Epoque
11/07: Live Plus @ Belle Epoque
Official Site: http://www.meltia-lolita.com/
New Official Blog: http://lineblog.me/meltia/
Old Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/meltia-blog/
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzv6-07O7hFdfG7-7SjttA
Melo Shirayuki: https://twitter.com/meltia_melo
Nadeshiko Mizuki: https://twitter.com/meltianadeshiko
Aira Hoshino: https://twitter.com/meltia_aira
Caty Tambo: https://twitter.com/meltia_Caty/
Ruru Fuwari: https://twitter.com/meltia_ruruko
Yura Shiina: https://twitter.com/meltia_yura
>>>PREVIOUSLY ON /mel/
Credit to First OP for blurb. Happy Anniversary, Meltia!
>Are they doing Lolita fashion justice?
>What new prints should they wear next?
>Lolita idols our future kawaii overlords?
Today on the 1st anniversary of the birth of the Meltias, I hope they surprise us with a PV.