Closet of Frills: Boxing Day Edition
Old thread in auto-sage, link in next post.
Posting coordinates that weren't really discussed. From cutest to least cute (in my opinion.)
Can we have a new inspo thread?
Gonna get new glasses soon, I've got an oval face so I suit most frame styles, so inspo would be great! I'll start with a few.
So, I'm watching What Not to Wear right now and this girl comes on; she's dressed and styled pretty gyaru-like. I know that anons have talked about the lolita on the show before and they threw out her clothes because they don't fit into Western society's normalfag standards.
I'm mostly into himekaji and more casual j-fash; to me, it's feminine, cute, wearable and practical enough for everyday life. I want to look cute without others thinking I'm weird or in a costume (but more power to you if that doesn't matter to you)! I definitely admire lolitas that pull off everyday looks (like Fanny) even if it's not particularly my style.
So gulls, where do you think the line is drawn between wearable and costume-y? What J-fashions do you think you could wear daily (if any)? Are there some that are more conducive to everyday wear? If you could wave a magic wand and replace your whole wardrobe with J-fash and ONLY J-fash, what kinds would you choose?
Anyone recognize these suckers?
Saw this picture while scrubbing the news and thought, "Why not?"
Let's start a "Saw the opportunity and took it cosplay thread."
Would have been better and probably get more replies with a "cosplays in appropriate places" thread, as it's less restrictive or at least sounds less restrictive. But it's a good thread idea
I've told everyone I know for a long time that Japense pop culture will be embraced by mainstream and even avant-garde fashion.
How can we turn this into a way where cosplayers benefit and not just the game / anime companies?
This isn't new at all, and just because LV is doing yet another collab doesn't mean it's becoming "accepted" by mainstream fashion.
LV first did a collab with Murakami (arguably more niche pop culture) like 13 years ago and continued to do so until earlier this year. Because one or two brands' Japanese branch's do this sort of thing every so often does not mean it's becoming widely "accepted."
Also why the fuck should cosplayers benefit when you haven't done anything for this? Go be an original creator and then profit.
>Go be an original creator and then profit.
That's such a ridiculous thing to tell someone. It's like telling someone to go be a pop star.
I don't think there's any space for j fash in mainstream culture unfortunately. I live in a city that is really accepting of various fashions, for instance, no one bats an eye at the OTT goth kids that roam the streets here.
But every job I've had, people are always super weirded out by cosplay and any kind of j-fashion.
Anyone planning to do any Osomatsu-san cosplay?
>the new homestuck?
Shut your filthy mouth. Besides, SU and Undertale are the new Homestuck. Osomatsu-san doesn't seem to be garnering the same sort of crowd.
>What is nanchatte?
Nanchatte is roughly Japanese school uniforms made into an everyday style/fashion.
Post inspo, your own coords, ask questions n stuff.
Are there enough cons to go to one every week for a year?
Discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I'm particularly interested in highly recommended conventions for the summer time
As a guy, is this too big to cosplay someone like Guts, or?
dark mori, goth, strega, whatever you love, share it here!
what are some of your favorite places to shop?
do you prefer thrift stores?
how long have you been dressing like this?
what do people say when they see you out?
Old thread is in autosage!
- cosplay and lolita welcome
- please list your location and any shipping restrictions you have
- leave contact info you actually check!
General buying and selling tips:
- have feedback ready if you can
- have proof pictures ready
- always ship with tracking
- never do a transaction with someone you're uncomfortable with
- don't name & shame without contacting the buyer or seller first
Ds: pastel a la mode skirt in pink. Asking $150 including U.S. shipping.
Closet cleaning! If interested, shoot me an email and I can provide proof photos. If we work out payment today, I can ship tomorrow! All reasonable offers considered.
Most of these I never wore due to my bust size - I have a 90cm bust and often end up with things that just don't look quite right when I try them on.
I ship from the US. Shipping isn't included, it'll generally run $6-12 domestically for tracked shipping. Also more than happy to make Lace Market auctions for transparency.
1: CEL St Augustine's Abbey JSK, size M: $100. Includes collar and waist ribbon. Great condition, never worn by me.
2: BTSSB Sleeping Beauty Princess Aurora JSK, $140 Never worn by myself or the original owner.
3: IW's Halter Neck Tiered JSK, $90. Never worn by me, I received it in like-new condition.
4: IW's Velveteen Box Pleat JSK: $100. It actually breaks my heart to get rid of this, but it's just too snug on my bust. I hope some other oldschool loving anon will give this a good home. I can also include a matching headdress from Bodyline.
5: Angelic Pretty Chocolate Tiara Applique Jabot Cutsew: $45. Has some makeup marks on the neck from the original owner that I'm going to try to remove. (If you'd rather I didn't so you can use some personal tried and true method, let me know.)
6: Infanta Alice Check JSK, size L: $50. Was sold with noted damage and a spot of discoloration, neither of which I can personally find. Still, I'm maintaining the discount I got just in case you have sharper eyes than I do.
7: "Lolita Charm" Spring March, size L: $FREE. Just pay shipping. Perfect for that "can I try on one of your dresses?" friend or family member, or a gag gift for your favorite brand whore, or that boyfriend who won't stop bugging you to have sex in a coord, or a ceremonial burnt offering for winter solstice. Honestly, I don't care if you use it to wipe your butt, just take it.
8: Antaina Lace-up kneesocks: $6. NWOT.
9: Putumayo Card Suit OTKs: $15. NWOT.
Selling nanchatte set, everything purchased from Korea, mostly from Sechuna. Never worn. Sets include everything that's on the photo and I will throw in free knee-highs (unworn, not tried on ofc), grey or dark blue, depending on what you want.
Set one: Plaid skirt and bow, cute oversized long cardigan (folded on photo) with two pockets. 30% wool coat with pockets. Coat is black, cardigan is charocal. Coat is labeled as size M, skirt aswell (will fit S too), cardigan is free-sized. (130$)
Set two is sold.
Haven't had one in a while. Post cosplays, good and bad. Post your own stuff. Discuss things.
Everyone's wardrobe usually has an obvious style or styles, such as a wardrobe that's mostly sweet, but what's the thing that makes your wardrobe yours? Is there an unusual running theme in your wardrobe, such as prints with bears on them, certain types of lace, or very specific colours? Do you collect specific accessories or only one type of shoe in different colours?
I originally only wore classic. Now I'm trying out sweet and Gothic and I feel like my coords are getting worse. I have the same pair of MJ's in about 5 or 6 colors :( I tried wearing other shoes (fancy pumps like baby makes) and no one liked it. I want to go back to classic but I'm kind of a contrarian and want to go against all the trends