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With Easter approaching, anyone have any cool meetups soon?
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Tbh this is just based on my experience but people into alt fashion and "weird" music are more opinionated about everything, and normies only think about politics when it's time to vote and usually only know 1-3 politicians by name max.
It's so funny to me that in the case of lolita, the music died but the fashion lived on. Usually it's the other way around.
Piggybacking off the current topic, what do you guys think contributes to lolita's staying power? Why does lolita continue to thrive while other fashions have died/are dying?
Lol did you forget this is the comm thread?
Very iconic, doesn't really look like anything else currently in fashion or really ever, catches the imagination, collection aspect catches the autists, community aspect catches the quirky socialisers, expensive yet achievable, aspirational yet wearable. Takes effort and time to git gud, but still formulaic enough that with a bit of research anyone can get it. It's got everything that gives a subculture staying power.

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This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. So, consider this a thread for those whose style is on the right half of Buttcape's Lolita Family Triangle: http://www.kawacura.com/moripress/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/0dmmLH6-350x350.jpg

>Shopping spreadsheet

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for current boystyle releases, news, and info

Google your questions before asking them here.

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more Japanese coords, now with sources

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they did a goddamn referee coord. go follow them
AATP has creative new neckwear for ¥4,536 in different colorways, including pastels. this is a good change from the usual jabots and hyper floofy bow ties
I like this type of comfy ouji

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Last thread >>10137626

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet (Recently updated, under new management!) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WtgRe5cjKIR0BYGhw9N8ahxChLqEFLbZIRbAazooh-o/edit?usp=sharing

Original Music Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfmgukQM2isUtJJZz1MY4Jn4zPcbl0wDU

- April Fool's tomfoolery
- What works when marketing yourself to Asian cultures vs. when marketing yourself to Western culture?
- How to work on Japanese pronunciation
- When is criticism constructive, and when it is just petty?
- Tekko Idol Festival, featuring a flowery new outfit for Julily (that's really cute)
- Gulls wondering if there is a market here for their outfit designs and video editing skills
- Talk of starting up a popularity/attractiveness poll for the idols featured here
- Anime Boston Idol fest is mostly Love Live cosplayers, flops

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>what's the best way to respond to a situation that an idol finds themselves in
Do the opposite of what Claudie and the rest of Idolized are doing in this thread.
Still you guys but go off I guess
The NE idol community is absolutely toxic. Idolized unfortunately is not a big help. They DID kick a dedicated member for their maki to have his boyfriend to join. They kicked their kotori, who was kicked for that AND just for asking to swap to Umi. Idolized has also kicked out a former member, when they chose to pay for their dogs surgery instead of a cosplay. The showcase claims it was first come first serve, which is possibly could have been, but I still think Idolized had control over who would join. I was at the showcase, the crowd was dead, and it was clear people only came for idolized. The vocaloid girl was great, and I admire her for going up there. Also I’m the one who made sonic says fuck idolized, nice to see my impact :). Idolized has issues with many people. Many younger idols up here admire them, as you would think, but us who have been doing this for a while know what happens off stage. I’m glad the showcase went well, but I hope next year that it’s less love live. Ll drama in NE is deeper than the fucking Mariana Trench like there is no escaping it.
Ohh, thank you for reminding me. I'm not a fan of her, (don't dislike her or anything, just not that familiar) but I'm pretty interested in it after seeing the outfit.
Just because you don’t know what shit Idolized got into before you joined doesn’t mean they’re innocent. You’ve been part of their group for what, a month and you’re already making a fool of yourself to defend them? You’re one “you’re just jealous!” away from being a perfect fit for this toxic group.

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>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (always WIP)
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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Alright, I appreciate the advice! As I've mentioned to the last anon, I don't have the stickers out for sale at conventions; the art is only available on the charms (and even then, I priced both stickers together at $8 which was barely lower than $10). I'll try to work on more dynamic poses though for sure. I'm not particularly sure how to make it more stylized but I'll play around with the style.
I mean that if a character’s hair parts in one direction, it should always go in that direction. If the character is sleeveless only on the right arm, even if you mirror your image, you should tweak it so that the proper arm is sleeveless. Hope that makes sense!
Oh, okay, I misunderstood you. I get it now. Thanks, I'll definitely watch out for that!
I don't get it either. I frequently take pictures of items to send them to a friend to either get them to buy it, or see if they like it so I can buy it for them.
No picture = no sale from me.
people that have an abundance of prints/merch/etc, how long did it take you to get to that point? did you start off with a million prints and charms or build up to it over several years?

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FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

New Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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that left up jsk...really looks lolita? I mean, doesn't look like it
Depends on how you look at it. It does fit a petti, but it's very plain compared to my lolita dresses. No lace, only 2 detachable ruffles for the sleeves. I'm slowly drifting away from lolita so it's perfect for me.
Did u buy fabric and lace too? Id love a Review for those
I did, bottom row is the lace and fabric.

I love the lace, it's really soft (looks like it would take dye well if I wanted to color it), the top part of it is thick and feels like great quality, and the "feathers" are delicate. I have a feeling they could get tangled though.

The fabric is a lot shinier and sparkly than the photo, and really thin. I haven't washed it yet, but it doesn't seem to be dropping glitter all over my sewing area, which is great. I'm making a blouse with it now, and definitely needed another fabric under it, it's just so thin.
Sorry, that photo is huge. I blame my phone.

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The thread itself was a pity party magnet since it’s about whether or not you’ve ever cried over lolita before.

>so do I get compensated?
>so do I get compensated?
>so do I get compensated?
No means no, you dumb bitch.
Posted in the Paradiso thread.
What else kind of attitude would you expect from MB?
>It was a dream dress and a close friend, just gone.

Honestly, this cracks me up.
Did anyone catch pics of the girl going off on her in comments? I was popcorn.jpg but I went to bed and it was deleted by mods this morning
I fucking hate her. I'm only fbook friends with her for the lulz. she needs to chill.

Post pics of the beautiful and mysterious Imai Kira herself,
talk about art and collaboration pieces.

Topic starters: What is your favorite design? What was the first Imai Kira design you fell in love with? Do you like her older or newer designs better? Have you met her, and if so, deets?
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Thank you! I will make one once this thread dies. Sorry for namefagging too, it will only be for this thread.
I am currently compiling one dating back to 2000! I will post my email after I am done so that the blog post may be privately requested. I only participate in ‘wholesome’ threads on cgl but still would rather people now know I come here, let alone made a thread.
GLB is probably your best bet, I would say... I vaguely remember a Japanese girl’s archived blog that had physical pictures of some unlisted Baby and AP releases, but I’ll have to do some digging.
because they are probably a westerner who broadcasts to the world when they go to take a shit
As someone who can't speak Japanese, GLB translations would be appreciated so much. I would even happily pay on patreon if someone were doing those or translating that recent Lolita manga. Lolita History is a good archive of GLB scans btw
>I am currently compiling one dating back to 2000! I will post my email after I am done so that the blog post may be privately requested.

I can’t wait! I think I have a good number of them but I’m always wondering if there are any I am missing!
Same. I would 100% put money toward someone doing either of those.
Me too. I don't understand why there are people translated even the most obscure shitty anime but nobody thought to translate GLB or KERA (besides a couple of articles back in lj days)

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There is a group translating Carole and Tuesday, but I think Netflix has the rights for when it comes out in America.
I don't know anything about the scanlation team for I have clothes I want to wear but I'm wiling to take a crack at translating and typesetting the first volume if someone can provide scans
>tumblr gif

Please go back
I found it on Google m8
>being this defensive about using tumblr
Anon pls, it's more embarrassing that you're on cgl

My cosplay girlfriend has a feeder fetish. What should I do?
Agree with the stipulation that she becomes bulimic so she can stay slim

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No momocon thread? Here's the momocon thread.
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I have an extra bed, but only if you plan to go to sleep at around 11pm or earlier. I'm in artist alley so I have to get up early and can't have a roommate who wants to stay up until 2am or whatever.
What hotel are you in? I shower every night I'm at a con and don't plan on doing drugs lmao, I can drop a throwaway email if you want
Speaking of which, wtf was going on with colossalcon on Facebook??

Something about a PoC panel being waitlisted, then a staff member said some shit on FB. I'd go to the Colossalcon thread and get the actual better details.

Paraphrasing here
A diversity panel got waitlisted, instead of waiting for an email response they took it to the people
Someone working colossals social media said they work hard to have diverse programming but they cant fit it all, go to dashcon if you wanna complain.
Colossalcon board has screenshots about halfway down

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Old one hit bump limit >>10028899

Post all the /cgl/ related stuff you've got coming in the mail
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Figured this would best fit this thread:

Any US gulls have USPS lose a package sent via airmail from Japan, specifically from ClosetChild? What was the claims process like?

My tracking has been "in transit to regional facility" from LA for almost two weeks. Of course the one time I choose to use airmail (only insurable up to ~$60), they lose my ~$120 package.

Tried to file a claim online and couldn't. I'm on hold with USPS right now, and if that fails, I'll go into my local office tomorrow. Should I email closet child now or wait until after I strangle a postal worker?

Also, here's your friendly reminder to always go with EMS and full insurance. USPS sucks ass.
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This came in today and i love it so much. One of my best finds yet.
Finally found one of my DDs! So happy.
what do you even do with all of this
it just looks like garbage
Damn snatched that ivory OP I slept on. Congrats!

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Something that we've probably all experienced, but doesn't get brought up very often outside of occasional feels thread posts.

What have your con crush experiences been like? Any positive outcomes? Were they the one that got away? Share your stories here.
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that's harassment
No, but at parties there is usually some who are interested. This is not a cosplay vs normal girl thing.
It is a some girls like to have sex in a group of any girls thing. Then add alcohol.
>Tfw too scary looking to get harassed/assaulted
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>tfw resting pissed off face
people literally only talk to me when they ask for help in the gym, but i think that's because i tend to make silly faces after finishing particularly tough sets. I think it's because my eyelashes are thin as hell, so i squint all the time, making me look angry
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Never had a crush but this happened very recently.
>Went to annual con in cosplay for the first time in my life
>Did the usual shit, karaoke and games
>Get to talk with way more people than usual however because of the cosplay
>Cool weekend all around
>Fast forward to today
>Friend contacts me saying he has something to show me on "Instagram" (got no phone, never browsed that shit)
>There's an account with the con's name that is basically about posting anonymous crushes to find back certain people
>Someone made a post mentioning me
>It's definitely a girl
Not sure whether to contact back or not basically. Even if I do I don't think I'll be able to keep regular exchanges, since I'm already not so much into social stuff.

Spring has Sprung

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Beautiful, I like that this is a little more subdued but still quite elegant.

Aww apples, I love this dress. She looks cute!

I think it's passable to a degree. She should wear some socks, a proper bolero, and add a decent hair accessory. I like toning down my sweet pieces when I'm running errands so I kinda understand where she comes from,but it's just poorly executed here.

I think I'd prefer darker shoes but this is still a cute coord. My metafag heart races every time I see someone rock this print.
I love this and I love her necklace.

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I can't contain my excitement. I just swiped a lodge room this afternoon.

Drink recipes?
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This one.

I wish someone would tell her to stop. It's neat once but it's obvious now she just posts for the attention of it and it's obnoxious as hell.

Nah, different girls.

I think it's a neat idea, with how focused people get on working out for Colossal. Seems kinda nice. I worry that the people running it are going to be biased towards their friends/patrons but I admire them starting something new at a con that encourages healthy behaviors. I loved the ~fatshaming~ drama that came from it too lol.
I’m not ready
Can you post the name of said con? I'd like to 'ave a giggle.
But yeah I'm sure this will work out as well as Monica Rial's out-of Kamehacon autograph signing she had to "stick it to them" for having Vic there.
In reality people give zero fucks about programming at Colossalcon, and will have nearly zero impact on attendance. Someone went full retard on social media, and it's the job of every good SJW to virtue signal to pretend they give a fuck.
If you happen to see me wandering about or are going to the photoshoot please say hi anon! I love meeting other Fate folks and I'll have gacha hell ribbons!
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