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A thread to share craft/cosplay space tips, inspiration, etc.

Post your crafting space or one you find inspiring, share some things that made your crafting easier, etc.

Some questions:
>Do you have a designated area for your crafting/cosplaying, or do you borrow the dinner table/floor/kitchen counter?
>Do you have a studio or makerspace? Would you want one?
>How do you store your materials? What about finished items or tools? Is everything in one place or parsed out? What about big/fragile items like heavily styled wigs?
>Do you keep any of your materials/finished items on display?
>What are your crafting space goals? What do you need to work on?
>Favourite item/life hack to keep your crafting stuff organized?
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I use a large desk in my room for sewing & cutting out patters. Been meaning to buy one of those cheap tables to put outside for sanding
I want to move out into a 2 bedroom place just so I can have an office like this.

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Going to a con alone soon, what do you guys do when alone at cons?

I was just going to walk around, take pics of some cosplayers and go to a bunch of panels because I usually don't get to go to many panels. but kinda boring to just do that.
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>I was just going to walk around, take pics of some cosplayers

That and I hang out in the dealer's room and artist alley. Granted I do that even when I'm not alone either.
last con i went to alone i spent a ton of time walking around the con space, eating as many snacks as i wanted, sitting in the gaming room.it's nice to take the con in at your own pace
>tfw might have to go to a con alone as well

I don't know, anon. Put up a false bravado and enjoy yourself. Go to the arcade and dealer's room. Knock yourself out.

Lolita and other j-fash enthusiasts, what are your thoughts on modifying brand?

Some questions to start off:

>Have you modified your brand? What were the modifications? Were you happy with the result?
>Have you had your brand modified by a professional? Who did the alterations? What did the finished product look like?
>As a buyer, would you buy something with minor modifications (ie removing bows, moving buttons, etc)? Would you buy something with major modifications?
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On the same subject, what are the most common fit issues you have? Have you solved them with alterations?

Pic somewhat related, turns out a lot of people don't know how to sew a button.
I modified a dress when I was a fat and then lost 40 pounds and the dress is ruined. YMMV but to me it's not worth it, you're not going to be the same size or weight forever.
I've altered a few old tiny cheap meta skirts. It was worth it, i unpicked the waistband, added a couple inches from the waist ties, regathered the skirt, and sewed it back on. I turned the waist ties into a head bow. Definitely worth it.

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Last one hit image limit >>9603916

Post Halloween inspired coordinates from any fashion
>fairy kei
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I'm bitter that Halloween merchandise in Japan is so much cuter than in America

Previous thread: >>9603014
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>tfw you REALLY like the new AP print but the cuts are so ugly
Goddamn, and I don't even wear or like sweet but the print is right up my alley. Stop making ugly bodices and sack dresses AP!!
>tfw i am my boyfriend's qt lolita gf
its a good feel anons

>tfw bf doesn't appreciate he has a qt lolita gf

He's not a weeb so it's understandable but still.

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Just another Taobao reseller preying on weeaboo teenagers who don't know better. Next question
I've bought from them before and I regret it. Not because their service was bad or anything, but their items are horribly overpriced.

I've done two orders with them. Both took about a month to get here, and they sent me goodies along with my items such as cute postcards and hair clips, which I appreciate. The items they sell are also typically good quality. Buuuuut, they are super overpriced and for that alone, they're not really worth buying from. You're better off using a taobao shopping service or buying from aliexpress.
i bought a cosplay from them once, took 3 months to arrive and i had to pay for DHL shipping at the end because it went back to them and almost missed my con. havent ordered again after that

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Who's been planning for Katsucon so far?
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Didn't Katsucon have an issue with McNugget or am I thinking of a different con?
Fuck no I have no idea what I'm doing in the next few months let alone February
I'm new to VA and hope I can find a room for Katsu.
When i was at otakon, filet mcnoganog was there. I was staying at the marriott marquis like all the other peeps. It was friday afternoon and i threw myself into the elevator to go up and behind me comes filet mcnoganog and his handler. Its just the three of us and they go to 8th floor, im on 10th. So Filet is staring in my direction (i can see from the reflection of the elevator doors) and going loudly 'MAN so today is going to be REALLY BUSY, HUH?' His handler goes ''Yea, you have lunch at 12 and autographs at 2''. Filet continues ''Oh GOD, 2 HOURS? Whats there TO EAT? will there be enough time before my AUTOGRAPHS?? Gosh theres so MUCH TO DO TODAY.'' He wouldnt stfu for one second about how he has sooo much to do until he finally got off for his floor. I felt bad for his handler tho.

What made you intrested in your fashion when you first saw it VS Why you love it now.
For example: It's pretty silly but the reason why i love lolita is because the first coord i have ever seen kind of looked like the dress from Cardcaptor Sakura.
But now i feel like lolita helped me stop being incredibly shy and gave me many chances to meet intresting people
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I honestly don't remember what made me interested in lolita at first. It reminded me of "gothlolis" in series like Death Note so my edgy weeb babybat self thought it looked cool, but at first I actually thought it looked super weird IRL and was only cute on anime girls. But the more I researched lolita the more absorbed I got...I was so surprised to find out that, not only do real girls wear clothes like this in Japan, you can buy the clothes online and there are shops and whole comms here.

If you asked me why I like lolita now, I'd just say because I love the way it looks. I find most forms of lolita far more beautiful than normal clothes. I don't want to sound all "THIS IS WHO I REALLY AM MOM", but I honestly feel so much more happier and comfortable in lolita than almost anything else. Sometimes when I wear ordinary trendy outfits I feel like I'm putting on a costume, even though I can tell they objectively look normal and good. Wearing lolita feels as "me" as wearing simple basics does. I also like the ability to weave inspiration from different historical eras and interests into my outfits, and I'm unhealthily obsessed with the oldschool subculture/street origins (most other subcultures in my country are almost dead so I feel trapped in past nostalgia).
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Pic related is what made me fall in love! The sort of toned down hime look of the coord, the makeup, the color scheme, it was everything I'd ever wanted to look like. (I should note: I liked classic much more when I was starting out. Now I'm a proud cake-wearing sweet lolita. Funny how things change!)

Nowadays, I love lolita because it's so much more exciting than anything I can find at Kohls or Forever 21. Plus, it's really hard to find clothing that isn't too sexy or too mom-like, and isn't some washed out mustard/cayenne pepper/olive green colored thing. (My normie clothes are almost entirely black, white, and pink.) I want my neon pastels, dangit. If the only way I can get them is through jfash, I'm perfectly happy with that.

Another thing, one that's stayed the same throughout the years, is that I majorly prefer the cutesy look. I'm a firm believer that frilly clothing and pastels aren't for children exclusively, and I will continue wearing them for as long as I feel like it.
Cardcaptor Sakura made me love it as well, forever looking for my Tomoyo.

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Last thread is saging >>9580366

If you have an IW dream dress, don't forget to complete their resale questionnaire! They will stop accepting responses soon: http://innocent-w.jp/onlineshop/en/17_8_7questionnaire%20about%20resale.html
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I'm obsessed with Flowercart Embroidery and the only colorway missing in my collection is the baby blue one. I'm looking for either the skirt or the OP.
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OP in pic, officially called JSK I.
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These. Also always looking for any other waist shirred IW OPs and JSKs in Black and/or Blue colorways

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I don't see a help thread so, here it is
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Reposting my question:
>Hello, devou/tg/uardsman here, I'm trying to make a tech priest costume and I want it to have some spark effects. How do I do that without burning to death?
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Particle effects can be achieved through e-cig smoke machines and leds that reflect on the smoke.
Faking actual sparks is nearly impossible I think.
Well shit. Is there anyway to produce real sparks but contain them safely?

Thanks for the smoke machine tip, though, I'll add it.

Old thread is kill >>9579669

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide

Buyf/a/g Guide
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Old thread: >>9545697
FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

NEW! Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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
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A find for you all
Gonna ask again real quick; anyone know/found any good cutsews? I'm desperately wanting some for some casual coords since school starts soon.
I can't browse shops anymore without being asked to log in. I can close the window but then nothing is charging on the page.

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I like looking at street snaps better than CoF. I wish we still had a Western source for street snaps. If you know any good sources for lolita street snaps please share.
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Last one in autosage. Anybody have any good coords with those oldschool black cutsews with lots of white lace?
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Doing a dump of coords from this old Japanese geocities page, I've seen some before (I think they were collated in that oldschool imgur folder) but others I don't recognise at all. Greentext courtesy of Google translate.


>To five years ago Victorian maiden-like patty that was decorated in the city of window visited in training love glance to the generation of Sierre dress. I have collected and wear it since. Now a lot in the closet ... more like a cosplay costume. Here I display the photographs I took with the Sho Ru and friends, at the event

>October 2003
I was invited to do after the location of Meiji village location FSS, to do it by everyone. It was fun

This is the epitome of oldschool to me and my favourite style.
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>Kiri Kaori-sama
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>Seira / A Holy Shrine

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These threads are always amusing but I haven't seen one in a while.

Have you ever been mistaken for a completely different character from what you were cosplaying, or have people assumed you to be a character when you weren't even in cosplay at all? Were you upset or did you just laugh it off? Did you correct the person or just let it go?
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My friend cosplayed as Singularity, a relatively obscure, short lived character from a Marvel comic called A-Force. No one knew who she was, but the most common thing she got was "mystic". She knew it was unlikely people would recognize her but the make-up and bodysuit looked badass.
Oh my god, Mystique, I'm a dumbass.
I hang out with cosplayers, so when they get stopped, they always assume I'm in a costume. My normal response is "This is how I dress", but occasionally I hit them with something ridiculous. Once, I said I'm cosplaying Darwin from X-Men because I'm black and had on an Xavier School for Higher Learning cardigan.

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