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>>10235141
This thread is for cosplay help, if you have jfash questions please use the appropriate thread(s). You may also find help in more specific threads such as the makeup thread, crossplay thread, or sewing thread
pic unrelated I just needed something to start the thread
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>>10259572
imo shoe covers of any kind for those are gonna be really difficult to look natural and be way more work than it’s worth. I’d either use leather paint to make them black, or just get some cheap ones from the thrift store or forever 21.
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>>10259572
Forgot to mention, aliexpress has a wider variety of sneaker options at around the same price point as f21.
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>>10259505
I did think of that but the problem is a full half globe has the height as half the diameter (in this case a 10" globe is 5" high) which is too tall in the middle. I'm needing one that's 10" wide but only 2-3" high.
I've been googling like crazy but so far no one seems to have anything like that.
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>>10259565
It's not necessarily a bad idea, I mean it doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong and you seem to have your plan for finishing it all laid out just fine.

Maybe post a pic of this character you're doing so we can better understand what you're making.
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>>10259590
So do you have the means to cut it down or not? If you do, get an acrylic lighting globe

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A proper place for coord help.
Post dresses and details about the type of look you are going for.

I haven't been able to find one for a bit so I made one.
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>>10257472
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looks like this was just recently released. does the tag say MagicalHolic or?
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>>10259460
it does, but she apparently got it really inexpensively. (I assume anyway, she's constantly trying to save money even though she doesn't need too).

She rarely ever splurges even on her kids or herself, so I can't imagine her buying this full-priced from the site.

I'm probably being paranoid, but when I asked about where she got it she said it was her little secret.
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>>10259481
Anon, your aunt is clearly in the lolita mafia.
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>>10259327
Finding something that's going to match that purple outside of the set is going to be a pain. The easy option from there is just double down on the black. If you don't mind playing with three main colors, then a white blouse and otks that match the white of the ghosts would be fine too, then black shoes) headwear. Then uses jewelry to bring out the colors of the dress. That purple's going to be hard to match, so with this dress the best option is to play it safe.
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I’m making my first coord so I just have secondhand cheap stuff from LM and my years of other jfash for now. I know my shoes are ita but I’m not going to get proper shoes until I move to Japan in a few months. I need to save as much luggage space as I can and I’m so spooked of buying shoes when they’re not in front of me anyway.

I’m mainly stuck on legwear. Is it a sin to wear regular thickness socks like the normie polka dots and pearl embellished ones? I really want to continue the mushroom theme onto the socks with the white dots. Eventually when I can buy shoes I want red Mary Jane teaparties or pumps to just wear with white frilly socks though.

Is embroidering my red beret to be like a fly agaric too much? Is the bodyline bolero too much? I have it but idk. Anything to this newbie is appreciated anons.

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Summer Edition

Old thread is die:
>>10120243

Note:
>Try Ali's image search when looking for specific items
>Read customer reviews. Sort by "orders" to get the most reviewed items
>Makeup, sex toys, food, and other things that go in/on you aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards
>Don't be afraid to ask the seller questions or for more photos
>You won't be able to claim compensation on Aliexpress if products harm you, use your discretion
>Electronics? Visit >>>/g/ and search for /csg/ and ask your questions there
>Large Order? Check out the Taobao thread
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>>10259367
There are some shops that sell original designs from legitimate taobao brands (at a steep markup usually) but also a lot of replicas so. Be careful and use common sense/reverse image search
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Has anyone else encountered this person on the site? I keep seeing her in the reviews section of stuff I want to buy.
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>>10259544
Is that an alien cosplaying a human?
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>>10259544
Yeah actually. She's pretty but also photoshop'd herself into severe uncanny valley
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>>10259580
Please share a normal pic of her. She looks like this to me.

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Previous thread >>10219570

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTION IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS FIRST
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BUQ5ZQoH1A9vCR2OcdvhrWNv6JChsy-5z21rNugX2jc/edit

Old thread archives
>https://warosu.org/cgl/?task=search2&search_subject=itabag&search_op=op&search_ord=new

Buyf/a/g Guide
>buyfag.moe

Discord Link
>https://pastebin.com/raw/uyMYVnPe (embed)

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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>>10257234
what is the character's name? i love the 'sleeves' on the bag
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>>10257234
This is amazing, if you have any progress photos I'd love to see them
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>>10240413
Stupid question but what is a good source for clear crossbody Itabags?
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>>10259588
did none of the links in the faq tickle your fancy?
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>>10259589
Read the FAQ :(. It's assumed and all the pictures are of shoulder bags.

last thread: >>10236710

>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpDyjw2LDxbupdvHMNsBUOBVB66Lzwf44RM1You1GDA/edit?usp=sharing
>Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uNmynwRn6CRc-OMqCeXmJwCNnEnd-vYi-7AQzSx74I/edit?usp=sharing
>Artist Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ESQ-1h4IRUivbGNaxJFxXyDU1lSv26xTmMdH0sDX7sU/edit?usp=sharing
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18UxKnpgrmeb82NnW5e4YIEX-eZ3zHt178Mp6i0A5gME/edit?usp=sharing
>Convention List (always WIP)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13o7hD5xS3sDqVptnTVGUlRae3ovEE-vPPST_QOrQwtM/
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1696MDhNPhrZ0ySZhXkoJnGxb7l1OjW4JsVhu1wKvaWE
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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>>10259284
I make stickers/labels at work and customers have the option of choosing matte or glossy. I'd say 80% of the orders we get are matte if that helps
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I don't even know which of these apply to me since I just sell online and at like 3 conventions a year. I couldn't find anything about a temporary sellers permit. How do I find someone who will hold my hand and tell me what all I need? Will it cost a lot of money?
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>>10259451
It says right there “contact the Alabama Department of Revenue.” They will help you for free. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to them over the phone, you can visit their office. The website should have a list of locations.

Depending on state laws, you may have to apply for the Sales Tax permit (seller’s permit). It’s for collecting sales tax on everything you sell and you submit the sales tax to the state. And because you have an online store, you may have to apply for a permanent permit instead of a temporary one. Or you could be exempt from all that.

When I started selling my art (and I live in California), I was doing 1-2 cons once per year and I didn’t have an online store and I only needed a temporary seller’s permit, which I got from the state’s tax office. But when I started doing AA more often and more importantly I opened an online store, I applied for a permanent seller’s permit. And I also visited my city’s tax office (city hall) to get info on business license/permit and pay the city’s business tax.
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>>10259451
it’s >>10259507 again. I forgot to mention that if I was living in Los Angeles, CA, then I would be exempt from obtaining and paying for a business license.

So my point is: contacting the state/city tax department is your best option when you need help concerning permits, licenses, certificates.
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>>10259344
>>10259357
Thanks, I went with matte. I realized it's not matte vinyl but matte laminated vinyl which I guess they laminate after printing?

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It seems that the "Don't cry Baby~ Larme-kei worldwide" FB is dead. I don't see Larme pop up on here anymore. What does everyone think?

Before it's mentioned, I understand Larme is a magazine and not a sub group. The general term is probably "sweet girly style" from the annoying NHK video.

I would love to see a comeback. Feel free to post inspo.
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>>10259281
Aomoji Kei referred to magazines full of cute/casual styles. The term coined because the casual magazines always had blue text (hence AoMoji) and was the opposite of Akamoji Kei, magazines who promoted mature and feminine styles and usually had titles with red text.

>>10259294
ラルム系 would be used as an outfit descriptor (lit Larme style outfit) and would technically be correct but when actually referring to the fashion you can just say Larme. It’s like how you could say “It’s a ロリィタ系 brand” but you wouldn’t say “I wear ロリィタ系”
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>>10259294
>>10259304
If people made threads that request "Larme style outfits" you know anons would also get butthurt about it
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>>10259314
We’ve literally had that kind of thread before and nobody gave a shit
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i always liked the pre-larme amo style that was really popular in 2011-2012. that was cuter and had more character than the larme boom of 2015-2016

this style was so huge, i remember ebay seling wigs that looked like amos hair. there were wigs that were that light blonde color that went to brunette, and the dusty lavender ombre wigs.
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>>10259583
there was a time when everyone who was hot shit in the jfashion scene all had taobao replicas of

-the cherub angel tights
-the sheer babydoll dress
-large katie pin badges
-that hoodie dress from e hyphen
-an amo wig
-that macaron shirt

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Cheap flights and tons to do before and after con.
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>>10259113
Another problem is that the anime con space is way too packed. As nice a destination as vegas is for vacation there's not enough organic attendees in the vegas area and there's tons of other cons for people to travel to. It was also close to ALA's time slot which didn't help any. Otakon wanted to avoid the overcrowded California con space when they went west but vegas wasn't the place to do it

Now otakon as a whole has a questionable future
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>>10259168
>Now otakon as a whole has a questionable future
What's this about?
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>>10259448
It was an open secret that Otakon was close to being completely bankrupt due to OV and mismanagement at DC. They seem to have gotten back in the black.
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There's a huge Star Trek convention there every year.
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>>10259070

The person who negotiated the space crumpled when PH played hardball with the initial contract, should've walked away

They also applied the Baltimore Model (filling room blocks to get function space) without realizing their key demographic would NOT be getting hotel rooms. There were half a dozen Otakon staffers who staffed Anime Vegas who could've told them that

PH's answer was they would waive the attrition *if* Otakon Vegas signed on for additional years. It literally became cheaper to host a convention and lose money than to pay for the attrition clauses, it was a death spiral.

OV also got assblasted on the A/V services because they went from "yeah, use whoever you like" to "You have to use our overpriced, in-house services"

>>10259107

This poster is onto something, the locals could make or break a convention, and they keep breaking them.

>>10259110

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We haven’t had one of these in a while so I wanted to bring them back. Looking for more gulls to follow on social media, so feel free to self post! No vendetta pls.
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post yours then
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>>10259576
Is this cosplay only, jfash only, or are both allowed?
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>>10259584
Both!

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Inspired by >>10254735

We got a compiled list started by an annon here:

1) Bronies
2) Homestuck
3) Voltron
4) My Hero Academia
TBA) Demon Slayer
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>>10259504
>con adrenaline
that's an interesting term. I think everyone feels a small portion of it which is why they come back year after year, but you're absolutely right that some people let that shit go to their heads and forget how to act like a half-decent human being. Especially cosplayers in masks or face-obscuring makeup
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>>10259516
Deadpool has enough life of its own to be a fandom.

They are obnoxious fucks.
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>>10259217
I made a point of using my hotel room bathroom at major cons during the Homestuck craze for that reason. I remember Sakura Con 2011 one Homestuck had leaked on the escalator hand rail in such a way that there was an uninterupted grey skid. That must have been annoying as all hell to clean.
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Maybe Dragon Ball, especially Z. Mainstream enough to have the dudebro demographic.
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>>10259551
deadpool cosplayers are lol so randum! and usually harass other con
-goers, sexually or not.

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Previous thread >>10206779

FAQ:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E0PUag4NzqCCFZ7s2AE_QefWhni2NwvC9sxrRpKeYXk/pub

Taobao Dictionary:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams6Fl3miZSndGZIUnY0eGludFBMYVJpTF8yTWwzTEE

New Store Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1blGT09mNzgs0qCZFB3a1vwKTpkNtV-uIGaQV6z80UX0/edit

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlgllpMiw3VNdG9qTGMwTG1sOG5SbU9KUGpBUVdsV3c&usp=sharing

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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>>10259231
You're most welcome!

>>10259233
I'll let you know how it turns out!
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cosplay question here. i wanna order a cosplay but the only options are "Customized shipping within 15 days" and the largest option is too small for me-72cm waist- but they have a "Tailored" option.
i have no clue what the 15 days shit means but i think tailored means custom??
can someone explain this to me please
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.122.40af3f48mEbEuB&id=583491485844&ns=1&abbucket=6#detail
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>>10259233
i own that headband and its very nice! not really a review but sweetdreamer is very reputable.
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>>10259234
>>10259326
Thanks to both of you! All I really needed to hear was that it's nice anyway, haha.
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Any recommendations for grey shoes for lolita?

Do you have a handler yet?
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>>10259554
Thanks for the sauce, boss
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>>10259555
>Also I think it would be cute if the handler was also in cosplay as some sort of helper-girl, maid, assistant etc
I once saw this picture of an idol cosplayer with her boyfriend dressed up as her biggest fan. I can't describe his outfit well, but imagine pic related with the headband and glowstick
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>samefagging anons creating a controversy over literally fucking nothing
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I was a handler bf who did cosplays with the gf. She joined a ffxiv erp group and dumped me. Now I have no inspiration to get anything done by myself. It was fun while it lasted I guess.
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>all the retards and/or newfags replying to obvious bait

This thread is dedicated to a new(ish) anime con called Anime Oklahoma. To be held at the Reed Event center in Midwest City, Oklahoma on September 13, 14, and 15.

https://www.animeoklahomaconvention.com/
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>>10258190

The stench of a rotting ego is strong with this one.
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>>10258425
This is the worst case of eating your own for a state that has no good cons.
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As much as I want a new con to come in place of Tokyo in Tulsa after how shitty it was, I honestly just find it easier to save up a bit extra to travel to better cons instead. Maybe I’ll bite in a few years after some growth, establishment and hopefully a change of who operates as head of the con.
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It wasn't bad at all, just a little slow due to the small size. Probably going again next year if I can get some more friends to go. Going alone did not look like a good time.
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>>10259129

TnT just updated their website, get ready for Hobby Lobby Con 2 Electric Boogaloo

>>10259506

The Reed Center is expanding so that should provide them with a bit more room to grow.

But they need a better weekend and to tap into that Tinker AFB market

What does your ideal lolita event look like?
Is it a tea party like brands host? A convention like Rufflecon? Something similar to the large events in Europe?

What is the best event or meet up you have been to personally?

I feel like a see people complain a lot about the quality of lolita events and I wonder what people are actually looking for.

Do you care if it is combined with anime or other J-fashion events?
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>>10255008
>Not raiding the best pub in town with a horde of pirate lolitas
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I like large tea party events. A few years ago Texas had a statewide one at a historic hotel that I really enjoyed.
I know people get sick of tea parties but I really like it as a way to just hang out with people I like.
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>>10253083
>f*ts
you are so fucking tryhard
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>>10253107
I'm here for you, anon. I fucking hate being the person at the meet who is ordering multiple things and drinks while everyone else is looking at the fucking happy hour menu.
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>>10259010
There are at least a few people in my comm willing to order a nice drink with their meal with me. I don't find it that awkward even if I am the only one.

Previous thread: >>10251830
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>>10259415
Thank you! The bust size is really small on the site, like 85cm...do you know if that's accurate or was it bigger? I usually fit in 90cm the best. Was the length alright or was it shorter than expected?
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>>10259464
Iirc she went on a huge victim blaming spree when addressing the situation
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>>10259418
Because Imai Kira loves that gross baby hand aesthetic. I don't get why people worship her art, it's very mediocre.
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>>10259464
she said that timothy "never said no." super sketchy
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>>10259521
you can get it custom sized but i honestly think it would be fine. it's like a baby doll dress actually so it's pretty roomy. the picture makes it look like it hugs you at the waist but it doesn't, really. it kinda hangs.


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