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how would I go about making a good General Hux uniform?

Does anywhere sell first order patches and whatnot?
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blease resbond :'(
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>>8810726
>>8811674

People generally wont answer because you started a whole thread for no particular reason when there are already threads for asking questions like this (for example >>8806851), and you haven't contributed anything yourself. Ask in the help threads about stuff like this and people will be more responsive
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>>8811682
I meant for it to be a general like >>>8773452

the question was just to start things out m8

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WHO GOING TO TAIYOU CON

I won't be cosplaying but I will be doing some panels
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The rule is you can only start an AZ thread the weekend before a con
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>>8796982
Someone understands the rules.
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>>8796782
what's up, mike ya meme fuck

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hey /cgl/ I have a question. I'll be attending Dragon con this year, and I'll be heading out from Germany. I have a very convincing full steel rilfe. I am wondering what's the best way to transport my gear without complications?

Pick related, its my costume.
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>>8821804
I have no idea about German law, but in the US the general rule is that you have to have that neon orange "cap" on the prop rifle. I would also avoid "brandishing" it outdoors.

I don't know what airports you'll be going through, but you'll probably end up in Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta at the end, lord help you. Here is their customer service line, they should be able to transfer you to someone that can answer your questions: +1 (404) 530-6667
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If it's long and narrow try a hockey stick bag or ski/snowboard bag. People won't bat an eyelid at either.
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>>8821804
If you get held up in customs over it, it might also help to have the OP pic on you to explain to the airport staff what you're doing.

We've had "atmospheric cosplay" threads in great locations and those are good. And we've had posing threads, and those are good. But most shoots don't take place in a stunning location, and a great pose gets you nowhere if the photographer can't frame it for shit. So I'd like to get a thread that combines the ideas: composition plus poses that can be made in any relatively empty area, and will turn out well 95% of the time.

For example: playing it completely safe with the rule of thirds takes a solid photograph most of the time.
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More playing it safe with the rule of thirds.
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>>8762969
Yet more.
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>>8762973
Yet more.

If you have ever been to Fanime you probably know the hell that is reserving a hotel. What do you think of their plan?
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i already heard about a few people who are pissed what with AA shit not being confirmed before hotel reg
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Good. This needed to be done.
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hate it....the lack of communication up front about it means that people get shafted. an easier procedure would be to limit hotel reg to 1 room per name.....this cuts down on scalpers at least.

i bought my badge today.....if i can't get a room i'm asking for a fucking refund or doing a chargeback on my CC. i was going to ghost this year, but the hotel debacle really canned that one.

Fellow ginger here looking for recommendations of redhead lolitas to follow on Instagram/Facebook/Tumblr.

I can only think of Louvrianne (who I love, love, love) but I'm sure they are plenty others who I am unaware of. I'm looking for natural redheads but coords with red wigs would also be great for inspo.
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>>8821745
I'm very sorry but I just had to
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>>8821762

These are legit awesome. Where did you find them?
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>>8821774
I'm sure you can them cheaper if you dig around.
>http://www.ebay.com/itm/japan-women-sexy-retro-Bowknot-girl-braids-tights-pantyhose-harajuku-new-2015-/131160821455?var=&hash=item1e89cb4ecf:m:m7ESj-rl_5o9_uF3eQP-QjQ

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Do you think conventions will ever be struck by copyright laws? With all the fanart debates and character rights arguements, what do you think the odds are of cosplayers and fan artists being hit by lawsuits?
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Pretty non existent till they try to sell their stuff on a larger scale.

Cosplay doesnt pose a threat to the copy right holders, its free advertising and an expression of fan passion. But if you start to mass market stuff you cosplay, like say, if you cosplay a disney princess and decide to start selling disney princess dresses on a bigger scale than individual commissions, thats when the cease and desist letters might stop dropping.

The cosplayers in question were only told to stop when they started to sell their uniforms, at least to my understanding.
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The way copyright allies to garments is a 1000000% different ball game than 2d art. While a fanartist making an illustration featuring a character whose original depiction was also an illustration is violating copyright (arguments about transformative work aside), making a three dimensional garment based on an illustration is not. Garments can't really be copyrighted on the same sense - you can copyright sewing patterns and the illustrated pattern on fabric and once in a great while you can patent means of production if you can prove they're very innovative. But not an outfit. This is why Walmart et al sell purses that LOOK LIKE designer purses but the print on the (faux) leather is different.

So if you were wearing a dress of spoonflower fabric covered in pokeballs it would be a violation but if you dress up like a giant paper mache pokeballs it isn't.
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>>8825009

Garments are not subject to copyright protection but character designs are, as are things like Storm Trooper helmets. A lot of the superhero type characters are also trademarked. So some cosplay is 100% legal and some of it is clearly infringing, and then there's some stuff in between.

CGL, what are your thoughts on keeping your piercings in while in cosplay, both at cons or at photoshoots? Is it just a small thing to overlook, or does it make a cosplay look lazy? Are there any suggested characters for people who can't or won't remove their piercings?

Pic related has been plastered all over the internet and even Fallout's Facebook today, but I can't stop looking at the nosering.
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Tattoos and piercings are distracting unless they are accurate to the character.

This topic comes up like, weekly.
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>>8813197
>lazy
I saw this on reddit and thought the same thing. Sure a stud isn't as distracting as a huge septum piercing but unless it's still healing why wouldn't you take it out? It's as lazy as cosplayers who don't remove their glasses for photos.
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>>8813197
I didn't even notice the tiny nose ring until you mentioned it. If something that tiny that blends in with the surrounding paint bothers you so much you should probably rethink your priorities and stop being so unbelievably salty. Seriously, this topic has been beaten to death.

Cute uniform fashion~

Just going to dump from the tumblr as I'm away from my own collection.

>What coats and accessories do you like to wear with nanchatte?
>Do you wear tights or just thick socks?
>Thermals? y/n
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Nanchatte general, fucked it up, I'm sorry.
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I've been searching for decent looking lightsaber replicas/toys that i can use, however all of them seem to cost far too much, do you guys know of any place I can get quality lightsabers (I live in New Zealand btw)
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Your choices are either plastic toys or $300 ones. Also, use the help thread.
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Quality ones are expensive, anon. That's if you want a LARP grade quality so you can actually hit people.

I got mine from Saberforge, but only because I drove three hours and showed up at their offices. That's the only way to get one in a decent amount of time after the new movie.

I've seen and got to play a bit with Ultrasaber's. They're lighter (but everything is lighter than mine), but still pretty awesome.

I don't know about any New Zealand specific ones.
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>>8823954
>>8806851
>>8810726

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>disney Epcot Japan's idea of Lolita

look at it!

look at it and cry
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Sage because this doesn't deserve its own thread but
>all this decoden bullshit
>still no petticoat
god damn it what the fuck
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other than the ratty ass wig, this isn't half bad for casual and is just missing a petti

did this really warrant its own thread though?

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Let's play a game Cgl.

Take your favourite Jfash and compare it to the Google Images search results you get for it.
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Left: random photo saved on my phone
Right: 3rd result on google images
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>>8813375
sololita.com

seems legit

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It's my first Katsucon, and I'm really looking forward to it! Tell me everything I can expect when I get there; all my friends are tired of me talking about it. :( Also, post lineups, favorite stories, etc., but pls don't shit up the thread with vendettas or racism, thx.
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>>8799519
Good luck with that Anon. Please shower daily, and if you stink/sweat, deodorant please! Avoid eating thing stat make you fart, includes beans, beef, onions, garlic, and granola bars
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>>8799544
>granola bars
What? But all I eat at conventions are granola bars.
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i had a weird nightmare about katsucon last night. hopefully the actual con isn't as much of a shitshow as it was in my dream!!

anyways i really hope i can finish my saria cosplay in time!! i just need to buy the fabric and remake the romper because the first two (kill me) came out looking and fitting like shit

What are some characters that have the same (or nearly the same) measurements as you? Height + weight and/or 3 sizes count.

Do you look like them otherwise? Do you ever plan on cosplaying them? Why or why not?
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And how exactly does one find out the measurements of fictional characters? Unless it's a show with a filler "oh let's all go get check ups and have our boobies measured" episode there's no way to tell what size most characters are
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>5'7, 28-23-34

Fucking never.

>>8795295
Many animus will have official chara art that lists their exact measurements. It's very common.
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Dumb thread.

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Can we have a polyvore thread? Go to the site www.polyvore.com and put together an outfit you think one of your favorite characters would wear.
If this isn't allowed, sorry, I just though it sounded like fun.
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another example

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