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Feel free to include other Texas cities too!

Basicially I want to take a trip to Houston in April for my Birthday to see the Shop in Wonderland store, GLW store, and the FIT store (since there is no daiso). Just wondering people's opinions on these things, and if there are any other things that I should look into seeing while there(other alternative fashion/weeb shops)

Inb4 don't support shitty businesses, I know, but I can't afford the trip to New York or San Francisco right now.
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>Inb4 don't support shitty businesses, I know, but I can't afford the trip to New York or San Francisco right now.
... and this is how AM keeps on kicking.
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>>8798269
If people who have seen the store first hand honestly don't think it's worth it (super overpriced and no variety, etc) then I probably won't but there's not a lot of information online about it. Probably because of the drama but still.
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>>8798276
Honestly? I went to the store, it's actually....really good, which rustles my jimmies a lot. Everything is priced around retail, the decor is lovely, and the store is right in the middle of a nice Chinatown plaza, a few stores away from FIT.

It seriously assblasts me that it's the only store in the US that sells Meta. Honestly, if I had a little less morals, I'd buy from it immediately.

I've heard of photographers trying to sabotage the photo shoots of other cosplay photographers by delaying cosplayers from going to their shoots by continue to talk to them or taking them away from locations, but now to offer a discount? Fuck up!
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His photos are shit.
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>>8793476
stop self posting
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>>8793476
This ad is shit, that photo is shit and his business plan is the shittiest shit wtf

What's the deal with LM lately? A lot of people have been having trouble accessing the site, they're completely unresponsive on their FB page, mods seem to be ignoring a lot of sales that go against the rules, is the site even being modded anymore?

Air your grievances, gripes, or praises.
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My listings just finished last night, and I made a couple of sales, but couldn't even access the pages long enough to get PP addresses. Cached versions of the page are from before the sales finished, so the addresses aren't listed there, nor are the usernames of the people who bought items.

Really aggravated by that part especially. Going to keep refreshing until I can get emails, and then just change to contacting people that way instead of by PM. Not re-listing on LM for a while either. Even if I wanted to, the site is too unreliable to access the pages to do it.
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I love Lace Market but it's a pain in the ass in it's current state.
Alice should either get her ass up and fix a lot of issues that she promised us ages ago or should finally let LM go, there are people out there who are willing to update the site.
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>>8773801
It's so fucking frustrating to see her or her whiteknights show up every so often claiming that nobody ever wants to help her ever and then she/they flounce, continuing to be bad at running the site.

I just want to sell some goddamn brand socks, I'm actually writing up a post for egl-comm-sales as we speak and posting in fb groups.

Where did the last thread go? I'm not done with this fashion yet!

>Warning: Aspects of gurokawa may include vomiting, self-loathing, abortion, and general self-harm.

Discuss, post inspo, self post, ask question, share links.
Please no long discussions about how edgy it is, nobody cares
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Old thread is autosaging

Ask your stupid Lolita/Cosplay/Jfash questions that don't belong anywhere else.
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I think I fucked up my ClosetChild order.
I did the thing but paid with a card. Somehow I missed the PLEASE USE PAYPAL sign. I already contacted CC but haven't heard from them yet.

I ordered 2 days ago and haven't gotten my confirmation email yet. Are they just checking stock before pulling the money from my account? All the items I purchased are in my bought section and there is an order number and everything.
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>>8769076
Are the items you bought marked as "sold" on the site? I'm not sure what you can do other than keep trying to get in touch with them, sorry anon! Best of luck.
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>>8769078
Yes, everything is marked as sold. I have checked back regularly and nothing have been put back in stock.

Old one at over 300 >>8686675

Some questions left open from the last one:
>Is there any real way to fade stretch marks?
>Epiduo replacements?
>handcream recommendations
>correct asian skincare order
- see pic related

General links
reddit.com/r/asianbeauty or /r/skincareaddiction
skinandtonics.com for asian product reviews, ingredients to avoid and (a heavy and expensive) routine
any more link tips?
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another routine order infograph
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skincare myths infograph
last point is interesting - seen a lot of "drink more water is a myth" posts in the last few months. I can personally say that everything seems to work better when i drink at least 2-3l of pure tea or water a day. from digestion to guaranteed no stinky breath, and i don't look as sad and crumpled when i wake up.

but yeah if your cleanser makes your skin feel dry it's wrong for you, no amount of water can help with that.
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Hey fellow fine-line/undereyes/dark circles anons (I know there's at least two of you)

-how's it going? Seen any improvement?
>>I have matching single fine laugh lines that entend past my undereyes and touch the very tops of my cheeks (I know that sounds haggard and terrible but they're verrrry fine and unnoticeable) I swear it looks like they're getting shorter, I think the continued retinol is paying off. And being more hydrated and rested..

-found your go-to retinol product yet?
>>I need to restock... I'm going to go for ROC again unless I hear of something better

-EYE CREAMS what are you guys using? Clinique's 'all about eyes' is silky smooth and seems to treat my eyes nice but I've never tried anything else.

>>random anecdote, my mom was super iron deficient for a while (we just found out a month ago) and her eye bags/dark circles were intense, she looked absolutely busted. Her eyes have been looking sooo much better since she started taking the iron supplements and she's delighted af, now I make sure to not skip that one.

>>8744153
Thanks a ton for the graphics OP

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Didn't see one in the catalog.

How was your 2015 Canadian seagulls? Best/worst con experiences of the year? Planning out your cons and costumes for 2016 yet? Gonna buy any cosplay related stuff with your X-mas/holiday money? How many cons in Canada are you actually going to?
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>>8762576
>Worst con experience
Fan expo in Toronto. Not AT con persay but I was getting ready to leave when I hear a wail from the other room. Both my grandparents died and I stayed with my mother for the day instead. I was trying to resell my tickets on Kijiji with only one rude low baller offering.

Yeah I'm planning one big armour cosplay for next year with a couple of easy ones. For AN, Conbravo and Fan expo so far.

I only get weird smelly fruit cakes for Christmas and no money =_=
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>>8762596
Ya didn't miss much at FanExpo. Lines slightly more organized but really the usual giant vaguely geeky shopping mall.
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Any cos events happening in early January?

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Objection!
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I really hate how most cosplayers stylize their wigs for Phoenix and Edgeworth. Is it really that hard?

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I don't watch anime anymore but I still go every year; I'm a sucker for dressing up. I'm new here, is anyone who uses this website going?
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Usually my favorite con. Last year's re-routing around the Pru was a trainwreck, though, and totally fucked over a photoshoot I ran on top of a million other things. I hope they handle it better this time.
By the way, suggestions for huge group meetup locations? Preferably not outside.
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This'll be like, my 9th consecutive year going. I'm definitely going to go, but I have yet to buy a ticket, and am pretty undecided on cosplay plans. I'm looking forward to meeting other Bostonian anime fans again, though!

>>8782061
Preferably not outside, like not outside the con center/Pru? Or just not outdoors in general?
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I'll be there this year It's more fun to just be in Dealers and Artist Alley for me.

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sewing thread, post your tutorials, ask questions, and get help!
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>>8753760
My parents want to get me a sewing machine for Christmas but I know pretty much nothing about them.

What brand/model and new or used? My dad is looking at some kind of used Viking for around $200 right now.
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>>8753779
Cheap supermarket sew machines like for 100€ are pretty well.
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>>8753779
I would go for new with a warranty if you don't know anything about machines, old ones are usually reliable and easy to fix - but only if you already know a bit about sewing! I had an entry level janome which was fine, singers are a bit crap these days and brother is variable but if you have a comprehensive warranty you should be ok

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Does anyone have scans of any of these books? Or any costume design books in general. I would be so genuinely grateful for any help.
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>>8797600
>What is a fucking library
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i intended to post this link in the OP: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/costume-design
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>>8797602
i don't know of any libraries near me

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Lets see what we all managed to get in our packs! Pictures requested, and not just of the lolita style bags.

and what's still available for sale?

AP USA will be up tomorrow, and there are some general J-Fash bags still on the kera webshop. Some taobao brands are starting to put out packs as well(pic related, infanta packs on my-lolita-dress)
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Somebody's Listen Flavor pack from this year.
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Shitty collage I made of somebody's BTSSB/AATP variety pack from tumblr.
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Yet another collage of another btssb/aatp variety pack. I think it's safe to say the old school jsk and lace tops will be the common factor here.

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So the new year is just around the corner, we might as well talk about 2015 and new years resolutions.
>What are your cgl-related new years resolutions? Losing weight? Buying less? More wardrobe staples?
>How did your wardrobe change in 2015?
>Favourite release in 2015?
A litte challenge: create a New Year's coord just with things released in this year.
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>>8788394
As a new years resolution I want to make my lifestyle more lolita. I never talk about this with any of my lolita friends because I don't want to seem weird/tryhard/snowflakey, but I would really like to be able to consider myself a lifestyler. To me it's a self improvement thing, if that makes any sense.
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I really want this to be a massive lolita year.
I want to refill my closet with amazing dresses, I want to take more photos of improved old outfits, new outfits, different variations. I finally want to take part in a teaparty outside of my hometown.
We have our first big TP in my hometown and I need a kickass outfit for that.
I want to make more hats for myself and other accessories.
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>>8788394
I would like to get back down to 120 pounds, I'm at 135 now and the difference is huge. I need to stop buying so much lolita stuff until I can get a better storage area set up. I should also actually wear my stuff. I love buying it but I have never worn at least 2/3rds of my wardrobe.

I suppose my wardrobe changed mostly just in size, storage has become quite an issue. I got rid of most of my sweet stuff even though a lot of it was boderline, wish I could stick to just one style but I love them all.

My favourite release of the year is probably the blue rose OP Moitie put out this year.

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Old one >>8778623

General lolita Threads:
Closet of Frills >>8785724
Price Check thread >>8768105
Coord help thread >>8738411
Lucky Pack thread >>8787154
Wadrobe thread >>8759616
Handmade thread >>8776803
Lolita Comms thread >>8776741
Dream Dress thread >>8786704
Indie accessories thread >>8765802

specific threads:
Old school thread >>8753341
OTT Sweet thread >>8763478
Brolita thread >>8713032
Bodyline thread >>8730712
good Bodyline coords thread >>8772478
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>>8788492
You know when this dress first came out I never thought too much of it. Then the first re-release happen and I started to see cute coords of it, I considered getting it. Then the next re-release happened and the next one, and the MTO... Now I'm just sick of seeing it. AP please put this dress out to pasture.
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>>8788492
Again?? Might have gotten it if it came in ivory but eh.

I have never seen a lolita on real life, nor fairy kei or anything like that, only on cons. Even tough I believe there's plenty of lolitas in my country.
Do you wear your cool fashion in public? Does it affect you?
I wear it sometimes, but I am not very confident.
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No, I fill my bath tub with milk and rose petals and wear my burando there.

Of course I wear it out. They're my clothes. Even when I save my more ott coords for big meet ups, I still have to get public transport to reach them, and I might be going somewhere else after. What's the point on spending money on expensive clothes and just wearing them at smelly conventions?
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I'm a daily lolita so I wear it every time I go out. My style is very simple compared to what you normally see online, mind you, I usually stick to classic and don't wear prints.
>Does it affect you?
Depends on how you look at it. I've been a daily lolita for a few years now, at this point I've gotten used to it and I don't mind the attention most of the time (even when people are rude, and sometimes they are) so I guess it's helped me stop caring about the opinions of strangers and how they look at me or what they think about me.
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I actually have seen a few lolitas outside of meet ups from time to time, but mostly it was around Japantown/ japanese fashion shops.
I used to wear lolita daily but can't anymore because of my work and don't want to anyway because my style changed a lot, but you know, those are clothes meant to be worn.
After a while being into alternative fashion you just get used to the stares and comment. I don't notice them anymore, and mostly go on and about with some music on anyway. But I found that if the style suits you and feels natural, you won't get much criticism really.

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