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Anybody going to attend AB this year? What are you looking forward to the most? What are your plans?
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>don't care for panels or dealers room
>usually would just do photoshoots, talk to randoms/mutuals and get drunk at night
Should I skip out on AB?
They do, my advice would be to go to early, I usually have friends that come on Sundays
Are you me? I generally go anyway, because I dress up and like to take pictures, talk to people, meet people from here. I think it all boils down to the mindset of "I am going to have fun and make the most of it"
>calls Boston a cesspool
>suggests Quincy
Nah I go for similar reasons. AB isnt the best con but it's the only way I could meet up with different friends and strangers in a single weekend without having to travel much.
good shit I should go there again it's been a while.

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Missing this dress is one of my biggest regrets
It clashes with the gold shoes either way
Not the anon posting images, but you idiots abandon thread too early and previous threads stay up for weeks. It's a slow board.
people got mad at me last time for starting a new thread so like everyone make up your minds lol
i love you

Following on from other brand-specific threads, let's discuss Yumi Fujiwara-san's brand, Innocent World.

>Do you like Innocent World's style and quality?
>Do you prefer IW's more classic-leaning or sweet-leaning pieces?
>Do you have any DDs from Innocent World, or a particular favorite?
>What is something you would like to see IW improve or change?
>Do you have any hopes for a specific rerelease? If not, is there a motif/style/theme you would like to see them release in the future?

Small dump to get us started following.
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IW master race. The perfect blend of cute and elegant. My wardrobe is smallish and almost completely IW
I'm not on a hunt right now, but thank you.
I know a few people were disappointed at the rerelease of Lauretta Rose being only the tiered version. I visited their Shinjuku shop recently and they had a regular non-tiered version for sale, which they said was a special rerelease. I didn’t see this announced anywhere by IW, but if you’re looking for it it may be worth asking an SS to call or check in store. Lauretta Rose was my DD so I was amazed to find it brand new and bought the one in Shinjuku, but they may have more (since the Osaka store is the head office that may be best to try first).
>going through old stuff
>still have the emmelina jsk in beige
>never wore it because it's so shiny
Anyone have any pics of this being coorded well?
Does anyone have any recommendations for anything like the Rasiel OP in terms of comfort and subdued elegance? I actually have been eyeing the Darcy OP >>10105252, is it pretty comfy as well?

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god its like a 70s printed couch nightmare
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i remember when everyone hated happy garden. how i wish we could go back to these days
finally a print for everyone who's been a 'lolita' since their 90's childhood
This color scheme is total ass
Are ya'll high?

Sailor mood edition
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What >>10110447 said. Relationships aren't a measure of your worth as a person; you can want one, sure, but not having a qt cosplay gf doesn't mean that there's something wrong with you or that you should hate yourself. Learn to love yourself as you are when you're single, then you can aspire to have a fulfilling relationship.
>I've seen some black people cosplaying non-black characters and looking phenomenal doing it, not because they're light skinned or have "eurocentric" features but because they put an effort into their costumes, makeup, and presentation.

Oh I've seen that too. But those are exceptions. Much like people declaring racism was over because of Obama, it isn't over cause a few got in.

>Imo if you dedicate the time and effort needed to look good in your cosplay, your race and skin color don't matter at all.

Nope. I've been around for about 20 years and I can tell you with absolute clarity that it matters. People have implicit biases they don't even know they have.
i redownloaded neko atsume and I'm already bored with it but I can't find it in me to delete it because my cat recently died and one of the cats in it looks like him. I've been really depressed since he passed but my family's done so much to try and make me feel better I feel like I have no right to still be this bummed out. I want to get back into cosplay and get some shoots done or something but I have literally zero free time these days and I feel guilty and ungrateful virtually 24/7 because I'm still so unhappy. I have literally nothing to look forward to in my life and I wish there was something I could get excited about.
Consider adopting another cat, not to replace the one that passed away but to have another little creature to love, take care of, and care about. I'm sorry you feel this way anon, hope you feel better soon.
I know, and I used to think that, but over time it's like I'm becoming obsessed and it's driving me nuts. I've got a decent career, comfortable income, I've got a good group of friends that I see regularly (all male except for one very close female friend), but it always feels like there's that one piece that's missing.

Not to mention I'm getting in my late 20s and I feel permanent regret that I missed my "party phase"

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Frostbite is over, and summer Desucon is confirmed for 14.-16.6. The tickets will be sold starting from 25.3. which seems really early.
How was Frostbite for everyone? What other conventions are you thinking of going to this year?
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My friends visited and they said the puzzles were fine, but the whole thing was just reather badly managed. They had to re-do their run because of the organizers’ own mistakes, which also continued on their second run. Some volunteers working at con also seemed kind of frustrated with the whole escape room since they weren’t properly informed, which led to the con volunteers and the escape room organizers telling people contradictary things.
Yes I also experienced the obvious miscommunication issue between info and escape room organizers. I would like to know how you were supposed to escape the room because it seemed impossible at that point. They did say there was some technical issues before and I'm not sure what it was.
Why was there an escape room in the first place? If it was at least very anime inspired or taken directly from a certain show I'd understand, but just a random escape room? I don't get it.
In the first place I feel like the people organizing Desucon let their other interests bleed into the convention too much (like what on earth is up with avajaiset and päättäjäiset?). If you want to host an escape room you can do it on your own time at a more appropriate place, why does it have to be included in an anime convention of all places just because some of the organizers are into both? I could see escape rooms working at some other conventions with suitable themes, but anime and escape rooms have nothing to do with each other.
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I do think a well organized escape room is nice idea as activity, though it could have been more anime or game themed. There's plenty of detective or puzzle anime and games to take inspiration from, characters such as Kogoro Akechi, The Fiend with Twenty Faces or many phantom thieves. I'd like to see another one in Desucon but preferably with someone else doing it.

I found the opening and closing ceremonies a bit lame, though it could have been because past few years they've been pretty great. I just think the opening ceremony should tell more about the event and not just be a random act that isn't that big part of the entire con. Dai Sato isn't exactly a writer of puzzle themed series either so don't know what was the motive there.

>The "Peppa Pig, anti-social youth icon and the banned cartoon, officially joins Tmall cat to celebrate Lunar New Year and tell the Communist Party to piss off with a new movie" Edition


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FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

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Depends on the store owner... Sometimes they will send you a message on aliwang and sometimes there's a QQ group you can join for notifications, but a lot of the time it's up to you to look for the final payment page.
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Does anybody know the Chinese search term for jelly material? I'm trying to find something similar to the Almost Blue jelly wallets but I'm not too sure the term for it.
透明PVC and add 钱包 for wallets.
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Does anyone know where this dress is from? I took this screenshot last July when it's already in stock so it's probably gone by now, but I like this style so I still like to check the store out.
Yo, same!

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The wig+glasses+lipstick combo reminds me of pic related

Isn't she homeless?
This wasn't lolita and I don't know why people liked it so much. The fabric looks awful.
So why are you telling me? She has a contact submission form on her website. Tell her you don't like her art that way instead of thinking I'm going to do it for you.

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/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3peD9VtAPM9cuIjYlexb7nHOkUfFs_Fcyv21UYakV4/edit#gid=0

-Tokimeki JUMP opens fundraising for their first single
-SRproductions continues releasing voices for their idols
-LL Sunrise's Ruby leaves/is kicked out? for health reasons
-Stellure announces half time performance at Katsucon's cosplay masquerade, two new songs/outfits
-Teya starts a new idol group in Minnesota
-Pizza Pizza

Let's talk group sizes - what do you prefer? Big groups, small groups, soloists? What unique challenges present themselves in groups of different sizes? What's more fun to follow?

Remember not to respond to bait/"why does this thread exist"/etc. Take excessive drama and vendettas to lolcow.

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Why do we care so much about a group of highschoolers again?
Because they have put out a lot of music, shown a lot of growth, and generally been the main providers of net idol content for the last two years? They've been interesting, starting from cringy and growing to endearing. Don't act like you're above that if you're going to post on a thread like this.
The improvement in Julily is magical and it makes me happy to see her perform so much better. I could barely watch the first one.
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This new cover duo started probably about a week ago, and supposedly worked very hard to get to 200 likes in their one week and gets probably like 2-4 likes on each Facebook post. If I'm not mistaken, isn't the girl on the right from Nebula Kiss and busted for buying likes on everything? Doesn't surprise me that she's doing it again. They have one single video and suddenly all these likes??? No thank you,

and on that note; what is everyone's opinions about buying likes/views/followers. Do you all think it's very easy to tell when someone buys things like that? And who do you think is the worst when it comes to it? Let's face it, there are definitely some idols that do it.
Tbh I'm disappointed that Faye (pink wig, red tips) didn't join Astreal. She was super cute and seemed to improve really fast (tho she was in like 2 performances)

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>post accounts you follow
>ask for/share advice
>keep it civil

>act like a retard
>insult other people

*don't self-post if you're going to shit up the thread trying to defending and/or insulting yourself
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I have an account with less than 2000 followers but I get 5000 likes every now and then and 4000 consistently. But if I post at a different hour or with a post that isn't that interesting I'll get 400-800.
I just started using instagram, can anyone recommend good gothic lolitas to follow? Doesn't have to be exclusively gothic, as long as there's a decent amount of it. Gothic-leaning classic also works. I'm already following rosenocturnalia and marietuonetar, but I'm terrible with names and having a hard time remembering more of the names I've seen on here.
How do you achieve this regularly or as more than a one off? I never see this on genuine looking accounts
this happens a lot now that instagram introduced hashtag following. many people will follow a hashtag and never bother to follow accounts.

it does happen, if you have a business account you can look at your analytics. itll tell you where your engagment is comming from.

for example, i have an account with 7k followers. my posts can get anywhere from 200-400 likes, or during a good day, 4000+ likes.

for example, heres the stats for a post with 300+ likes
>reach: 1,520
>impressions: 2,769
>from home: 2,527
>from hashtags: 153
>from profile: 66
>from other: 23

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what web series?

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What were cosplay events like between 2004 and 2008?
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I work on a game show that uses a large quantity of new content, and can give you some insight.

Most of the people who run game shows at cons are either old nostalgiafags who think all modern anime is moe shit and laugh at people who've never heard of Dragon Half or the people running the game shows are literally as lazy as fuck and constantly reuse material from previous years.

The lousy participants are another factor. Even most modern anime fans only really watch the super popular stuff like MHA, Yuri on Ice, or whatever the latest Fate anime is. Most of the people watching 5+ new shows a season aren't often show up at game shows, and the kind who watch 15+ new shows per season typically aren't the con-going type (with how many anime cons these days have become more "teen geek party weekend"s than anything else, can you blame them?). The consequence of using a lot of new shows is either a low answer rate or the same winners year after year.
Side note, I never saw MHS until last week and I couldn't get past the 3rd episode. Haruhi is honest to god the worst character I've ever seen and nobody calls her out on it?

How the hell did this show get so popular? Half the characters look like they're melted
still going to cons (though not as often), and still cosplaying (and looking a lot less bad).
i do miss the vibe of how conventions used to be, and i hate that they just dont seem as fun now, but im happy with the improvements i've made since then.
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>I fucking hate myself for not buying an eternal pass back in 07.

First..nice GET
Second...me tooooooo. Eternal passes have always been just outside of my price range. Back when it was $500 that was more than my rent. So it had to wait. Back when it was 700 I just couldn't justify it yet, I didn't know if I would be attending for the 7 or 8 years it would take to pay for itself. Now I'm like....nope never gonna be able to justify $2500
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>>that one couple who walked around with the guy in cat ears, a tight black tank top, a pair of trip pants if he were a rich man, and a spiked collar with a chain his chubby girlfriend was proudly holding

I swear I still see this and my face still reflexively scrunches in disgust. I should be used to it by now.

It's just amazing how old the trope is and how someone still manages to think they are being new.

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Talk about your local comm

Anyone planning anything big for Spring?
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You hate women yet want to mingle with them. Troons never fail to amuse me.
I have an issue. Two mods in my com have been shit talking about people in the com. I don't know how to go about this because many people do not know how extremely two faced they are and while I do have proof, I don't feel my community will be there to back me up on my "accusations" and it can backfire on me because I've known about this for so long.
I feel like I know what comm you mean... Usually there's only one toxic person in a group but my comm has two and they aren't subtle about it
I am a new Lolita, but I love my com, and cannot wait to learn more. :)
Thank you! I will.

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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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>During the signing session I heard that an Elegant Gothic Aristocrat met an Elegant Gothic Lolita through Moi dix Mois and the two eventually got married. He got teary-eyed when he told me that after ten years of being my fan he was finally able to express his feelings. Of course hearing this made me tremendously happy as well, and in addition to my regular sign I wrote "congratulations on your wedding!" on his item as a special favor.

from the Guangzhou event report: https://moi-meme-moitie.com/?mode=f43&fbclid=IwAR2nVQCbpv8bydwn7xHjON65oJI_xUbRL8VaYzfVuGJZDoPgbXzUS43DLuU
that sounds fun. i am excited that we have creators who have skills and also like to experiment. even if it was not wholly a success in execution, the story behind the concept is fun. i am glad it exists
Posted another look, for some reason these are really growing on me though I really want to see them on a model. Also that jean jabot is making me laugh
She also mentioned sustainability and was just really enthusiastic and down to earth about things. I wish I could like it more!
Quick question: Should I wear ouji to my grad pics?

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Old thread here: >>10064643

Thread Guidelines:
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General buying and selling tips:
- have feedback ready if you can
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Are you willing to split the bow?
WTB lace topped socks in pink or white. AP preferred but it doesn't really matter.
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Hi! Please message me on Lacemarket, I'm open to the idea! :)

Kind of just want it gone, open to offers (located in the US). I still have the matching barrette hair bow and cameo bow to go with it, but the ribbon for the lacing got chewed up by my cat. Worn maybe 3 or 4 times.

B: 80-93 cm
W: 70-80 cm
L: 90 cm

(Pic related is from the shop, not my pic.)

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