Let's have a thread about these fuckers.
What do you think of print replicas? Design replicas (tea party shoes, etc)?
Experience with print replicas? Design replicas?
Do you judge girls for wearing print or design replicas?
If you have any comparison pics, that'd be great too!
Only replica item I've ever owned was that one pair of white Baby socks that everyone and their mother has. Got them for $7 and they're nice quality. I don't agree with most print or design replicas, but they're just white socks so I said fuck it.
I've never taken part of the replica debate but I have an honest question. Why are some people ok with design replicas but not print replicas? Most people say that it is because print replicas are illegal and design replicas are not, but is legality the only reason? I know some people do not equate morals and legal rules but I would think that most people would be either against replicas completely or for all replicas. I always found it very strange and people were ok with some replicas but not others.
Designs are too vague to copyright or get really fussed over someone "copying." I mean can you imagine if someone copyrighted pintucked blouses? That's the kind of shit we'd deal with if there were design copyrights. Plus everything has basically been done, fashion wise. There are only so many cuts that fit the human body in a comfortable and/or flattering way.
On the other hand, prints are someone's art and if you make an image, legally, it belongs to you.
Now that the TV series is airing, is anyone planning to cosplay from Little Witch Academia? Specifically training wheels Akko?
LWA has been on my "to cos" list since the first ova. I may do training wheels Akko at some point but I'll stick to the regular witch version for now. The series airing has soldified I must do it this year.
I was planning to do Akko for Acen this year, but now you're piquing my interest to disassemble my nephew's old trike bike for this.
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I feel like I became what i used to dislike about lolitas before.
When I was a newbie only owning AH,Bodyline and F+F I had so little but I was so much more into the whole lifestyle thing and it was so enjoyable even though I was frustrated to not be able to buy brand, travel to the city to attend the big events, or have more things to wear due to my young age at the time. I would dream about owning brand some one day, about being a true daily lolita and such. I would kinda look down on girls owning brand and buying so much things yet not being really into the lifestyle aspect/buying just to own brand/not wearing it so much.
Ever since I came back into lolita two years ago after a break, I bought my first brand piece and I became kind of addicted, more about buying lolita and less about living it,...Hell I only wear it once or twice every month because of how lazy I became. Every main piece in my wardrobe is brand now, i sold all of my previous things including one I still loved just because they looked "cheap" next to my brand. Sometimes I look at dresses I want and wonder "Would I like this less if this was offbrand?". It's not even "it" prints or anything and i'm not even popular at all nor do i want to be so why?
I just want to feel that daydream-y feeling that lolita gave me all over again.
There was a cosplayer that I really admired for their work and, lately, their work has been really lacking in my eyes and I'm starting to wonder if they just don't care anymore or if my standards have changed. I feel like I was a lot less critical when I first started and now I can't look at someone's cosplay without immediately picking up on the things that are wrong. I'm happy that I'm learning and getting better but the flipside is that I'm overly critical and it's much more stressful.
I don't know. I just miss how fun it used to be.
I made the mistake of looking at old convention pictures, from when my friend was alive, and I had an amazing gf.
Time travel when?
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They've officially stopped shipping to the US and Korea. Any chances of this happening to the other lens companies?
Show me some good Nier Automata cosplays
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Of course I fucked up naming it. Sorry guys.
It depends what look you're going for. I personally like pink/silver, white/silver, white/beige, and white/gold instead of the traditional red/green color scheme. I'll try to post some easy inspo for different looks.
Pinterest is actually a good resource for gathering ideas for holiday decor. You can find projects that are easily adaptable for materials you already have. Pic related is do-able if you have lots of yarn at home. You can get the wreath form at some dollar stores.
Mason jars/candle jars filled with lights or battery-powered candles are cute as centerpieces. Not sure if you can find pink mason jars but I know you can find red ones. I saw a pack of 3 red ones for $3 in the Target $1 section just last week. My mom got some clear jars and filled them with cotton balls at the bottom with candy canes in the middle.
Dollar sections in places like Target and Michaels are really worth checking this time of year!
There's a lot of tutorials for using white paper cut-outs against a backdrop of a candle to achieve this. If you wanted to keep it lolita themed, maybe cut the silhouette of lolitas like the early AP x Imai Kira prints?
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I don't get how this girl thought this looked good in any way...
Did she make this..? Why the fuck do people not IRON their fucking clothes before going out, it looks like this dress was stuffed in the back of a drawer and she took it out 10 mins before she left jfc
Where do you buy everything for your cosplay making needs?
Unless I am looking for a very specific color or type of fabric that I need to see and feel, I buy it all at fabric.com. Otherwise, Jo-Anns or Walmart. I buy almost all my materials at walmart. Fabrictac, polyfil, foam, markers etc. is all cheaper at walmart than amazon or jo-anns. People seem to underestimate walmart's craft section.
Walmart near me doesn't have fabric, but I sure did love when they did. I found all sorts of neat, weird fabrics there for cheap.
I think JoAnns+JoAnn's coupons can beat Walmart pricing, especially if you need one more expensive item and have a 50% coupon. Even if you need several things, the 15-25% off you can get at JoAnn's on several items will beat Walmart I think.
I go to JoAnn's for basic stuff, and there's a great fabric store about 40 minutes from me that's a local business that I love. When those two fail me, I usually turn to eBay. I've gotten some awesome fabric on there for pretty cheap, especially considering that shipping goes into the cost. I still find I usually do better for things like adhesives by just buying them locally with coupons though,
>I think JoAnns+JoAnn's coupons can beat Walmart pricing
On a few items it does, but many it doesn't. for example, a 10 pound box of poly fil is $50 at joanns, and $25 at walmart. foam sheets are $1 each at jo-anns, $0.33 at walmart.
Some stuff is cheaper at Jo-Anns, but even with a 50% coupon, some things aren't.
Hey gulls, I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we could just share the little things we like about lolita, including good memories and all that,...
Pic related is the first (sweet) lolita image I've ever seen
>getting a new dress and spending a long time looking at all the details
I love watching girls dresses with petticoats flounce around as they walk. If I'm by myself I'll look in window reflections just to see the dress boop around
When I got my first lolita dress (just from bodyline) I was fawning over how much I loved it, then I got an infanta dress and loved (it's still my favourite piece i own so far) it even more than my bodyline dress, and now I have my first bit of brand on the way, and if it's just a cutsew, i'm so excited. I also remember happily ironing my tangled jsk and feeling just taht little bit more like a lolita
I'm a chronic daydreamer and wearing lolita has helped me cope a lot. It reminds me every day that being whimsical isn't necessarily a bad thing. I feel like I can express my view of the world through my coordinates and that makes me happy.
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Con's in less than 4 days, who's still got stuff to do? Who still doesn't have a photographer? What's everyone's lineups? etc etc
You don't need a photographer if you are a photographer.
Everything is done except for final checks, a little hand sewing and packing. Tomorrow will be a hard day (including a presentation I'm finishing on the link between gender and capitalism in salaryman culture) but then I can Polish off the rest of my yo dos's
old thread for archived, time to start a new? Will do mini spam.