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Old Thread >>8722599

Some Lolita-Related Threads
Comm Thread >>8716442
Closet of Frills Thread >>8725775
Coord Help >>8689365
Dream Dress Thread >>8694705
Old-School Lolita >>8688812
Price Check Thread >>8683617
Worn Thread >>8690934
Wardrobe Thread >>8716238
Brolita Thread >>8713032
Boystyle Thread >>8697142

Lolita Guidebook

What's your favorite flavor of tea? Do you enjoy tea and tea parties outside of lolita?
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How did you do bitches do?
Earl grey and vanilla chai, I love anything with caffeine and have gone for tea casually before

Real talk though I better get dozing cat next time, I have never seen such a cute, non creepy cat print (I love cats but AP and other overly sweet prints make me cringe). I have a severe thirst for this print
Made out with nothing but I'll try again when they do the release. Still enjoyed myself though.

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How has cosplay/jfashion affected your life? I'm sure most of us were embarassing weebs at one point, or still are, but hobbies generally help sculpt the person you become, how you dress, etc.
Share stories about your teenage weaboo anctics, clothing phases, cosplay improvement, etc. Has your hobby bettered your life in any way?
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I wasn't acting like a weaboo in my teenage years because I was too embarrassed to do that (or even to do normal things, I'm glad I'm not as anxious now). But actually I was really annoying my sisters and tried to make them watch too many anime. They got tired of me really fast and now whenever the topic of bf/husband is brought up they immediatly say I'm gonna marry a japanese guy or a video game character as a joke.

I started to study Japanese in high school because of that. Since I couldn't study german in college because of my mediocre level and the level required by the university,I decided to learn Japanese instead. I like learning it but college itself sucks so much. I can't say I regret it overall.

Tdlr: being a weeb made me actively learn english and japanese as foreign languages.
>Be 15
>Still loli because genes
>Only freinds are on internet
>Arrange meet freind
>Get persmission to bring grown-up
>Take train to capital city with chosen grown-up
>Greeted by 13 y/o weaboo with Deidara hair and her mom
>"Omg are you anon from middleschoolerboard?"
>Realize 'Holy shit this is a bit weaboo'
>It's first freind who gives a shit
>Meet first IRL otaku freind ever.
>And there was much rejoycing.jpg
>Suggest otaku shopping
>Go to few extant magna outlets in country
>Last stop is a shop that sells sweets, lolita, games, and some manga. Let's call it lolishop
>Walk in
>It's Sonic's B-day some peeps are celebrating with cake and pizza in the backroom
>Try on lolita stuff
>Am fat loli, too fat to fit actual loli
>Huff at not being catered to as 'real woman'
>From the corner of my eye
>Holy shit
>There it is
>"Omg P-chan! Yaoi!!!!"
>"Awawhahaha!!! Yaoi!" ^0^)b
>Ear-bleeding squees
>Designated grownups enter
>Still squeeing
>They have no idea what yaoi is lol let's keep it that way
>Had awesome time, say farewell
>"Ja ne, let's talk on the message board desu!"
>Go home, warm feeling in stomach
>I can make friends.jpg
>Log onto otaku internet community
>Topic in general chat
>Title: Yesterday, at lolishop..
>"Yesterday I was at lolishop celebrating Sonic's B-day with cake, and these two weebs come in squeeing over yaoi. Nothing new under the sun, but then their moms appeared after them!"

>TLDR: Had a day so weeb it weebed Sonics birthday
I got my last job because looking for Japanese fanart sites instead of studying made me damn good at finding tricky pieces of information on the internet.

Let's have another wardrobe thread. What have you gulls got?
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My wardrobe is a big mess. I need to sort it. I gained some weight, not everything fits anymore so I'm very unmotivated.
How do you gulls sort your dresses? By color? By favorite? By brand? I'm curious
I have two rods in my closet. One is for normie clothes and the other is for lolita clothes.
I sort by article of clothing, then color.
So in this order: blouses, boleros/cardigans, skirts, dresses. Then I rgb in each category.
My wardrobe is small enough (<20 main pieces) that this works well for me.

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FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Shopping Services Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

Pop-up dictionary: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zhongwen-a-chinese-englis/kkmlkkjojmombglmlpbpapmhcaljjkde?hl=en
Good EL-CH dictionary: nciku.com
Translate text from images: newocr.com

Anon that will translate stuff: [email protected]

A rough guide on the new forwarding service: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/myoq4zzz5s5pu5t/5GGaij-8os
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Always like the old thread.
Nice edition though.
Old thread
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I never realized how hard it would be to sit there and stare at the pictures of my stuff that came in but I can't ship yet because I'm waiting on 15 more items.

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Old >>8687800

Post really bad cosplay, preferably new content

Vendettas are not welcome
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this raises so many questions I don't even know where to begin
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This cosplayer is confused. Couldn't decide wither to be Lara croft or add ketchum

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We all know prop makers make a lot of money with ebooks, but how to they protect their content?
Every ebook on propmaking I read so far didn't have any disclaimer regarding protection of their original content and ideas.
Is it even protectable? What is keeping other people from just copying it and selling books with their content as their own?
I'm wondering because recently, that one person from my cosplay comm is starting to sell their own horrible ebook with content of a rather famous prop maker and it's basically just a translation in their own language, they didn't even change the title. Is it really just bad manners or legally debatable?

Pic unrelated, Kamui made her own translation
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They can't protect shit if they aren't patenting it, and in order for them to patent it it needs to be innovative and new. Just because cosplayers figured out how to do it on their own though is nothing, since professional prop and costume builders have been doing it already. It's protected as much as any ebook is without the author getting it copyrighted by a legit agency. If you don't get a copyright filed, you can't sue for lost profits or punitive damages.
Oh don't worry, it was already plagiarized by Kamui so your comm is just recycling the same plagiarized material Kamui googled and claimed as her own
Common ways of production are not protectable.

I've been spending a bit of time on Amazon lately, so I figured I'd share with you all~
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>watching for cyber monday deals
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Do you know this feeling?

I do Cosplay for 12 years and it was pretty nice. I make some big cosplay projects and many people like my costumes. But more and more cosplay bores me. I feel not too old or whatever, just my Cosplay spirit is gone. I still like it to visit events and meet friends... but cosplay is no longer the the big main thing for me. I still wear a cosplay of a event but always old but good costumes or simple and nice-looking costumes. Always I think about to do a new hobby.

Now to all Ex-Cosplayers: what kind of hobby do you have now? I want to draw... but I suck so hard. I want to change my hobby. Is it possible? Or too late?
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Bored with costumes?

Start making props and sell them.
Never too late to pick up a new hobby. :)

I've been cosplaying for 12 years too, and I know what you mean. Used to be I would get super hyped for cons, making 2-3 new costumes for each con, bringing up to 6 (?!?!) costumes per con.

I guess it's like drugs - once the rush fades after you've been using awhile, the effect fades. It gets stale. You're used to the attention, you don't need to make new friends because you know most of the people there, the novelty is gone.

I make one costume per year now, and even then, I wear it a few hours on a Saturday and the rest of the con I'm in regular clothes hanging out with friends I've made over the years who have also pretty much given up cosplaying.
This past year, I have had no drive to make new costumes, and even going to some cons felt like more of a chore than anything. But just recently I got a resurgence and found a whole bunch of new costumes I want to do. And then some friends told me their plans and I got excited for those. And then we started thinking of group ideas and I am back to being excited about it again.
So, I guess it can come in waves? Take a break for a bit and see what is happening later on and see if there are any new costumes or ideas next year that you are interested in.

We haven't had one of these in a long, long time. Post ideas for meetups, about your favourite type of meetup activity, what has worked well in your comm, and what hasn't. Any croquet success stories or pottery meet horrors?

Also, for those who have organised swap meets, how did you put them together? Our comm has never had one, but there's an issue of where to hold one. Should garments be laid out or just brought in bags? What works best with a swap meet?
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Disclaimer: I have never run a meet, so in an ideal world where the logistics don't matter, I think these would be thematically cute:
>ice skating meetup
>portrait meetup (in this one the Lolitas pose for a long time and someone professional paints a portrait of the comm together)
>baking meetup (it's messy though)
>ice sculpture meetup
>yacht meetup (sailor theme of course)
>colors meetup (this isn't so much the locale as the concept, each Lolita chooses a different color of the rainbow. Or all one same color)

My favorite realistic type would probably be a meetup at a play or concert performance, or even a movie in a very nice theatre, and then get a meal or tea after.
In my experience, it's pretty easy to book a room at a university or a library. Some place clean with a lot of tables you can use. It's also useful to have a washroom or a nearby reserved room for changing to try on stuff.
If you're selling stuff at a swap meet, I recommend laying your stuff out if you're comfortable with people touching your stuff because people are probably going to ask to take stuff out of the bags and try it on.
Also, bring a stack of post it notes to label your stuff and price them.
>touring historic sites, mansions, etc.
>attend local fair (craft, food, not barn animal)
>attend or create charity event
>take part in local holiday parade
>attend open university events like poetry readings or lectures on interesting subjects
>sponsor girls' athletics or science programs
>sponsor general children's literacy and art programs

>style swap sleepover
>crafting/sewing meet
>evening dessert potluck
>make a comm yearbook each year with pics taken from official comm events
>a couples meet where SOs or BFFs get lolita/prince makeovers

Girls Channel is a female orientated anonymous forum, where girls can discuss various topics. J-fashion pops up a lot, so I thought it'd be fun to translate a few of these /cgl/ related topics.
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A thread discussing a TV show which showed popular Harajuku girl "Peco"'s bedroom. She has spawned a popular fashion called "Peco-girl" which is based on American fashion.

>Another weird XX-girl has appeared. (+494 -29)

>Woah, she's fat lololol (+766 -76)

>huh, what is this?(´・_・`) (+151 -33)

> If a cute girl did it, it'd be fine. /If/ it was a cute girl. (+1042 -14)
I been waiting for this thread! Can't wait to read how other jfashion girls see the fashion and stuff
(note that users can upvote and downvote posts. the (+XX -XX) is that particular comments rating.

>I watched it but... She seriously isn't cute. Sorry. (+450 -30)

>Her face isn't cute at all (+473 -27)

>Doesn't suit her at all! (+221 -28)

>This girl is gross!! (+216 -39)

>I thought Peco-Girl looked like this Peco-chan. (+725 -13)
(see pic related)

>Her room is cute but a fatty is a fatty. (+182 -25)

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Old one is going under (and I can't get the link to it to work on mobile; someone please post in comments)

I know someone had this on their dream list and Takoyako Co. Just put it up. You can swallow your pride and go get it now, anon!
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old one here >>8674541

baby the stars shine bright 2006 koitsukihime love mon princess stained glass angel / seraphim print jsk in black only

i can pay right away
message me on lacemarket @ www.lacemarket.us/author/empire/ (preferred) or my email is up top
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That skeleton in the corner is what I'll look like when I find these
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Still looking for any one of these- I'm almost starting to give up, though.

Lets get another bad cosplay thread going, the fuel me
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Looks pretty average to me. Fabric is on the cheaper side and the tailoring could be better, but it's okay. Her face is kinda weird too, but that doesn't really have to do with the costume.
For a self made it looks pretty nice, but her makeup is awful. Nothing is worse than great costume plus bad/no make or/and bad/no wig
Yeah, but that's more cringe and less bad cosplay.

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UK/Brit thread.

I hate you all :)
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The old thread got deleted? How come?
Hit post limit and saged to death.
Ah right. Sorry I've not been in the loop, just been sort of skim reading every now and again so didn't really take notice of the post amount.

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Madonna crowns, underskirts, scepters. Things you'd like to see catch on, things you can't stand etc.

To start off:

>Have you ever hated a trend initially but ended up liking it?

>Have you ever liked a trend initially but ended up hating it?

Also, apart from the usual Halloween influx, have there been any obvious new trends at cons? I haven't seen anything stand out as such in a while.
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I like (and miss) the wristcuffs on ankles as sock toppers. I know some people criticised it, saying shit like "it'll stretch the elastic!" or "It looks childish!" (because of the resemblance to kiddie socks) but I think it adds a nice bit of texture to an area that's often really bland.

I still hate the sceptre thing though. For photoshoots, okay. To carry around at cons or tea parties? No. Knock that shit off.
Are longer than the dress peignoirs still "in"? I love the look but came late on the bandwagon.

I know brands are sort of continuing that trend with built in sheer overskirts (ex: Horror garden), but I havent seen an actual peignoir coord since 2014.
I can't stand high waisted dresses. They look frumpy and the silhouette is fugly.

Let's have a nanchatte thread!

>What is your favorite style? Are you more kogal or do you fall more along the general preppy route?
> Leg wear? Do you prefer tights, thigh highs, knee length?
> What's better: loafers or will any preppy shoe style work for you?
> Your skirts: plaid or solid? Cardigan or blazer?
> Any certain hairstyles you fall on when you're wearing it?
> Where do you wear it? Is it your uni. wear, con only, daily...?
> And where are your favorite places to shop? Obviously there is bodyline, ebay, thrifting...but do you also wait until things pop up on y!jp auctions to get more authentic things?

If anyone is interested, I could make a shop list, including taobao and ali shops.
Post OC as well!
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Dumping! Might mix in some kogal coords as well.
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