Let's have a thread of your plans for the next year!
What I have set up for next year. Though, I might add more? Not sure since Astrologian will take up most of my free time.
I've never cosplayed before but i want to get into it in 2016 so figured I'd try simpler things and work on Poe over the course of the year.
This is all I have planned so far. Still have to decide what else to do at all these cons.
Many male cosplayers who talk about being ignored cite a common reason why is that male characters in general have boring designs. Why do you think these complaints still surface?
A: People are only looking at a small group of male designs or shows where the male characters are bland
B: In general male fashion is a lot less interesting than female fashion. (Compare the wide assortment of skirts, dresses, jeans, pants, blouses in a female clothing section to the selection of button ups, slacks, jeans and basic shirts men have)
C: Men only THINK these designs are boring as they are most familiar with the clothes.
D: They are correct in judging the designs as creators in general do not pour a lot of thought in what a male character wears in response to females
E: People just love complaining and will use any excuse in the book
A lot of it probably is from school uniform anime. Girls school uniform are consistently sailor fuku, which, despite being kind of plain or hard to match up to the series, are a lot cuter and out of the ordinary than slacks and a button up shirt. Samurai anime, sci Fi anime, etc don't have this problem. But lots of dudes are into harem moe blob anime and in those anime yes the dudes are boring or nonexistent
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Opening with a with a question or two is normal but if you want a multiple choice survey then use survey monkey, honestly this belongs on /a/.
If you want to generate discussion about cosplaying male mcs then let there be a discussion.
Have not been to this board in years. Anyone gave up on explaining the whole Lolita-is-a-fashion-not-costume to the normals? I was really particular about it when I was 18 but these days I feel like I don't care and it's tiring to always have to explain. I mean, normals will never get it and I don't really care if they do. Plus we /do/ look ridiculous and costume like in Lolita. If they call it a costume I kinda just go with the flow and brush them off with "yea its a costume fashion where you dress like a Victorian doll"
Am I the only one? Also is this board still filled with tumblrfags?
Not everything looks like a costume tho. I wear lolita daily and even I admit I stand out in school but it's not really more costume than someone else's clothes. However, in my opinion OTT has taken too much place in the fashion: it should be something represented in fashion shows and big events. The majority of the fashion should still be something you are really able to wear daily. In school nobody has ever asked about my "costume". Because it's just frilly pink clothes.
LOL. No one's asked me if I'm in a costume for a long, long, long time. When I first started, yeah, I'd have to explain I'm going to a dress-up party. But now I've learnt to dresss down, mix my lolita stuff with casual normie stuff, and the most I'd get is someone saying I look too nice for the grocery store.
As for tea parties, meetups and such, I'm going to guess that most people can see it's a party -- we're eating food, we're chatting and laughing, we're taking selfies, we turn down photos and don't interact with strangers, it's probably really obvious we aren't there as an event. The most we've had is people asking what's going on, and the wait staff photobombing our photos (there's one meetup where all the waiters make "V" signs in the background of nearly every group photo.)
So, no costume questions involved at all.
I live in one of the biggest cities in the US so I rarely am the weirdest looking person on the street, even on the odd occasions I'm out in OTT. Usually if someone is asking about my outfit I just tell them the name of the brand I'm wearing.
Anyone else here into doing cosplays that require military gear? If so then what's your next cosplay you're planning that has to do with it.
After my next con I'm planning to look into trying an XCOM 2 cosplay. Alot of the gear on them is custom-made so I feel I'll have to improvise or add onto current stuff I have. I know I could use a TF2 NEST vest for it but I'll have to look a bit further for the other stuff.
What else are you guys working on?
I would really really love to do a Terran Republic soldier or MAX suit from Planetside, but I simply just don't know where to start.
I've seen pictures of an almost PERFECT chainblade knife or badass looking MAX suit but I can't find it now.
Left side is from Planetside 1 (2003) and the right side is Planetside 2 (2013)
Well, to be honest, I've never actually made my own costume before.
I'm very very new to cosplay, and the few cosplays I have done I was young enough to have my mom craft them for me.
My most recent one I had a company make for me.
Can we talk about the amount of shitty board culture on here? I'm really tired of seeing constant "ur a sjw" accusations in every god damn j fash thread.
This is the only place I like discussing lolita and all I ever see are people throwing text tamtrums because oh my lord, someone has an opinion and it reeks of sjw!!
Like can we all just ignore this stupid shit please.
Katherine Mary vs Hioshi Jackson edition.
First one his bump limit.
i think this shit is hilarious to be honest. I went on one of his "Interviews" and he says he quote. "Has his agent make all of his props." Im pretty sure he just had one of his friends ask him some random questions nothing really pertaining to current projects or workshops like the description. He deleted me off facebook before he could beat me to it.I really hope hioshi is reading every single one of these because he literally doesnt fool anyone.
So for the first time I'm the one organising the con room and not sure what ground rules I should lay down. Where's it all gone wrong in the past? What/who should I avoid? Also roommate horror stories so a thread isn't killed for nothing.
as the room planner, beware of flaky friends. the biggest problem in room planning for me in the past has been people dropping, especially last minute. i instated a rule that if you drop within two weeks of the con (unless it's for a legitimate reason like you're in the hospital or someone died etc) you still have to pay your share of the room fee, because it's really unfair to everyone else expecting to pay a certain amount and suddenly having to pay more.
even better is if you can get people to pay you before the con, but if not tell them if they don't pay by the first night they aren't sleeping there.
it can be hard to be strict with your friends sometimes, but in these sorts of situations it's really necessary.
(i would share a horror story too but i don't have one worse than people dropping at the last minute because i always stay with the same group of people and they're all awesome)
I've been doing hotel rooms for cons and raves/festivals for years, I only have a few horror stories and they're not all that exciting, but here's a few lessons, some learned the hard way:
>Money up front or ASAP
Chasing after people for money *sucks*, but it sucks more if you have to do it after the con and people have all vanished off back to their lives. This is the age of paypal and venmo, and everyone in the room knows *months* in advance we're all doing this, so they have time to save up. Weird cirmstances always happen and you don't have to be the finance nazi, but if you're sticking your credit card out on the room, it's only fair to ask them to give you their chunk.
>Discuss who are the partiers and who are the sleepers
Some people wanna stay up until 4 talking about anime. Some need their sleep. Some came to get drunk, and some are uncomfortable around rowdy drunks. But if you find that all out BEFORE the con, and talk about what you're gonna do about it, you can have easy solutions like "okay you guys can pregame in the room and then go to so-and-sos or the lobby while we sleep" instead of "Keith shut the fuck up it's 2 and I need to be up early for a panel."
>Have a "put it away if you don't want anyone touching it" rule
Gadgets, chargers, food, drink, makeup and toiletries, hairbrushes, sewing and crafting supplies... even really nice friends will sometimes think "we'll it's sitting out and SoAndSo won't mind if I borrow it for a sec." If someone's got something they don't want borrowed, keep it in your bag.
>Don't be the room that throws the big hotel party
Dooonnnnnn't. There's a 99% chance you'll end up sleeping on a floor soaked in mysterious substances. Damage deposits almost always go poof, if something gets broken or stolen there's a chance it belonged to you. Just not worth it, let someone younger and drunker risk getting kicked out of the Marriott. Show up to their party with a bottle of something and be the heroes.
>Discuss who's bringing what foods specifically
If you're not gonna fend for yourselves meal-wise, bringing food and drink makes the trip cheaper. Having a grocery list y'all've talked about means there's no "oh I don't eat those" "I'm vegetarian" "I'm allergic to that." And get a cooler! Even if it's a really cheap styrofoam one. The fridge is gonna be small or nonexistent.
>Discuss sleeping arrangements
Okay, like half of these are "talk to your roommates" basically, but SOOOO many people have an "oh it'll be fine" attitude that turns into a problem when a 2 minute conversation woulda prevented it. Sleep's another one, if you're like most of us and cram the rooms super full. Who gets beds? Are we gonna trade off? Should we bring blankets/pillows for whoever is sleeping on the floor? (yes)
Deadpool dressed up as a Red Ranger with Stormtroopers... What's your posts?
Last one died.
Is their messaging/email notification system back up yet?
I only just noticed that they started replying to people on the facebook page before Christmas. It still feels like nobody moderating the site though, replicas and non-Lolita shit everywhere.
Zap has come and gone. Did any gulls make it? Pictures, complaints, dramu?
How was the masquerade? I wanted to go because my friends were in it, but I got caught up in a tournament.
I am blessed to not have caught that.
That being said, I didn't take many pictures this weekend so here's a Metatron.
Need some more /cgl/-related reaction pictures. Dump them here, gulls!
I feel like this is going to be pretty accurate (except maybe not fully opm) what are your opinions? What will the 2016 con scene look like?
>Star Wars cosplayers
It's true. All of it.
Plenty of Kylo Rens and Reys incoming.
Anovos is also preparing to ship out Stormtrooper armor kits this month to thousands that preordered them. I'm in that group.
Yep. Tons of OPM, Star Wars, and even more Deadpools. I already saw Undertale and Steven Universe cosplayers last year, but the number will probably keep growing.
I intend to attend a couple as Dragon Ball characters (Jaco, Vegeta, or Krillin, probably), and I'll be a volunteer at least one of those.
Can we have a Tumblr thread?
Post not only your blogs but also Tumblr-related things.
I'm sick of kink blogs not only reblogging but stealing pictures of people wearing lolita fashion.
Some claim to be into the fashion themselves, yet have no regard for the bad reputation they're creating for the fashion it's disgusting.
This blog stole the picture, sadly I don't know who she is but she definitively needs to be made aware.
Can we have a kigu thread? I just bought my first today! Feel free to post yourself in your comfy kigu (yes, consider this an excuse to get into pajamas no matter how early it is for you).
>What's your opinion on Kigu versions of cosplay?
>Have you ever made your own kigu? How did it go?
>Could kigus work in Japanese fashion? For example, blending them into the currently non-existent hiki-Kei?
continious larp thread
THE RIDE NEVER ENDS
I got a beginners metal casting kit last year in Ireland and I've been making some custom pendants for people with it. Right now I'm just making plaster molds and prying/carving the metal out of it. It's a lot of fun.
HERE WE GO
That one of yours? Got more? Looks awesome.
I was never good with small casts, but back when I was a bronze age junky, I did some blades.