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Thoughts on this?

While the ahegao hoodies are cringy, they aren’t actually unsafe, so I personally feel like the con is overreaching. If the purpose is to create a family-friendly environment, then what about suggestive cosplays? What about cosplays from R18 media? What about the R18 dakis in the artist alleys which are 3 post-its from being full NSFW?
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Also, they've likely targeted that in a public announcement for those people who aren't going to otherwise read the rules. The general public pretty much. Cosplayers, artists, and sellers will, of course, read the rules to know what is and isn't allowed, but those who are just coming as a bystander may not feel the need to read the rules since they're just throwing on a t-shirt and calling it a day.
I don't agree with it anymore then you, and it's a shitty situation, yes. It likely would be easier just to ban people under 18 since, any convention I've went to locally, only had a small number of underage participants, but... I guess they want to remain all-ages. I feel as those who grew up watching and reading anime & manga get older we'll likely see a lot more of this type of censorship since a lot of people are having children now, and... maybe it's more profitable to have those people bring their children versus banning children & losing attendees because said people can't find a babysitter they trust or afford it.
i think the BEST answer to this new public that want censor is to have cons +18, +16 and free of age, make it like they do in movies, +16 we have those bikini cosplays + suggestive clothes and +18 is no censor
Exactly. That's what I'm confused about... a lot of popular manga and anime is in that OT (16+) or explicit (18+) category... and how exactly are they gonna' account for that in an all-ages convention?

An example being my Chobits books. They say OT (16+) even though there's nudity and explicitly sexual themes... like the peep show venue chapter. Will that be banned? (Of course, these were printed prior to the new child protection act, and such material may very well be rated 18+ now.)

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I put some lsd white cafe white no red dip On My lips Sup Thx Dick comment se qui va le jeune de Lavaltrie

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non /r9k/ edition
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>Am a gothic lolita
>Partner has admired boystyle from afar but never gotten into jfash
>Go to con, Atelier Pierrot is there
>Partner falls in love with AtPi jacket, I buy it for her, she wants to get into a mature gothic style to match me
>Now secretly building her an aristo wardrobe for Christmas

I'm so excited gulls. I'm actually having more fun shopping for her than for myself
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Can this idiot get anymore annoying? Dear lord, the fact she keeps sucking MLD'S dick annoys the shit out of me. Judging from her tone from the comment I can bet she also was the one who messaged Lor about the harassment as well. Did anyone get caps from that post? It looks like it was deleted.
Similar feel
I was wearing gothic and my sister has taken interest and I'm also buying her some stuff for Christmas.
>my only lolita friend has been ghosting me for months in the midst of trying to plan to meet up

I’m just tired. We’ve known eachother for a few years now and I just wish she’d be direct and say she doesn’t want to meet up like we were planning any more instead of this.
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are you a burger too because i am worried this is about me

t-text me

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i have hoarded many photos of jfashionistas that i think have artistic value beyond the usual coord shot or selfie. i would like to share some. they will include all kinds of Japanese alternative fashion, and subjects may be any age or gender; and they will NOT be images from publications such as KERA, Fruits, etc.; so i hope there will be good inspiration for a variety of seagulls.

this is a continuation of a prior thread, which reached the image cap: >>10284337

in that thread, i posted photos demonstrating some trends i have noticed in Japanese alternative fashion photography. these included portraits taken in themed studios (>>10284338), colorful backgrounds that match or complement the coord (>>10284374), portraits that demonstrate the personality of the subject (>>10284386), manipulated surreal portraits (>>10284428), scenic portraits (>>10284458), urban portraits (>>10285277), "mundane environment or situation" portraits (>>10285851), and some unusual props (>>10287128) and more studio portraits to close the thread by reaching the image limit (>>10292305).

for this thread i plan to share portraits that demonstrate other trends.
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some of these photos convey the feeling of taking on the perspective of the faceless subject
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some choose to cut the subject's face off at the edge of the photo

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Previous thread >>10273183

Remember, this thread is for questions about J FASHION ONLY
If you need cosplay help, go to the cosplay help thread
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Maybe unpopular opinion but if the bag doesn’t match the coord, just don’t have it in your outfit shot. People are becoming autist about matching bags; I’d rather have something comfortable and functional
No set date yet they’ll call you and probably announce on Twitter

Does their backorder form work for Usakumyas?

I assumed not because the bows, etc. are different colors each release a lot of the time but if there was a way to backorder one of the more plain ones like the white Usakumya with white bow combo I would love that since my wardrobe is either all old school or stuff with white

They probably won't announce on twitter... going off previous MTOs that never make an appearance on twitter after their initial opening.

Other girls might post about getting theirs though, so keeping an eye on the twitter tags might be a viable option, especially for Honey Cake.

The backorder form basically tells the online store to check and see if the item is in stock in one of the other branches, if it exists then they'll happily sell it to you. If it's completely sold out throughout the entire nation, then there just isn't one they can sell to you. So pretty much, worth a shot, but sometimes it's just all gone.

The other thing to note is that the form is not a stock check, you're committing to buy the item if they can find it, so don't send it willy nilly and then change your mind later.

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Previous thread >>10242309


Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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I saw this brand pop up on Twitter. https://flowerknows.taobao.com/
I'm not sure if I'd buy makeup from Taobao still but man the packaging is cute. Their holiday collection has teddy bears all over it.
Flowerknows is the makeup brand of Hana and Baozi (cosplayers). So I guess slightly less sketchy?
If animal testing is something you care about I wouldn't buy even if the maker is legit, any makeup that gets sold in china (even high end brands) must be animal tested which is the reason I avoid it.
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Recently acquired one of my dream dresses so I got a hat to go with it! Also bought another pair of Rainbow Star Rainbow shoes because I find them really comfortable. Antler clips are a Christmas present for a friend.
Hat link please! It's beautiful.

Shop in Wonderland is dying and DM is leaving Lolita. Guess the Leighs are finally losing money and AM is out the door soon too.
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Is there a reason for that? I didn't go last year because of the venue, but I'm a teacher and now it's on the literal last two days of the school year, so there's no way I can take off.
Anyone at the Austin Fall Festival? I met a couple cosplayers and Lolita girls.
The fashion show doesn't start for another hour. The rest of the event is pretty neat. A showcase of traditional items and clothes. Some origami and calligraphy art. They have a long ass line for some Japanese food.
Next year is going to be my first full year in East Texas. Any cons that are highly recommended/must attends? Seems like every con has a lot of negative stuff attached to it.
How is the dealers room/AA at ikkicon? I haven’t been since 2012

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ast thread >>10272646

/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

- Peachy Parade opens up auditions
- SIF happens at AWA and is awesome
- 2 members of Vivacu depart
- Starstruck adds 2 new members
- Keekihime goes active again with new original music
- International Idol Company @internationalidolnews is hosting a dance competition
- More groups keep getting added to HolMat's IdolFest lineup

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It’s cool anon, all I really wanted them to do was hold the same notes and match pitches but apparently that’s too much in this “community”( or really I should say the American idol community.)
Who the hell is that?
Is that how it’s pronounced? Why does their Facebook just say Bless...?
Mostly because Facebook wouldn’t allow allow them to have the period in the name. But anything they post or speak they say dotBless. I assume they took the idea from the series .hack.
I hope this time they actually release something. They’re becoming boring.

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How old is too old?
Do many people cosplay beyond 35?
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>He thinks SJWs will go away with normies


You better be fit n cute if you're 30+.
>fit n cute
Dude, it's cosplay, not an olympic event. Most cosplayers are average, not even cute. Being fit helps with everything, as does being attractive. But if you're fugly and 19 have fun and cosplay. anyway. There's always someone out there to judge you regardless.
No it's a portmanteau of Costume and Play and your only duty as a participant is to have fun.

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No minors pls
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My lita
obviously old school has different rules than sweet lolita.
why do people do this? who cares if you're a different person.
Yep, it was tagged jfashion and lolitafashion and bunch of ddlg shit...

I can feel your pain, sis
it's bro actually :p
i check out tumblr (wait a sec, you can shoot me later) occasionally and as soon as i see the lolita fashion tag, i see Polyvore collages of bondage gear and pastel skirts. they make Sugary Carnival look like an ageplayer's fantasy and it's not fun. keep your kink out of my egl, cunt.
Nayrt, careful you don’t cut yourself on that edge

Animenyc general, how’s everyone doing
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I feel like the BHA stuff was balanced by all the Demon Slayer stuff this year
I do actually. I go as Rob Lucci. I’m usually the one who brings the cosplayers to the big companies to get featured on their websites and vids. 1st AnimeNYC I went as Law.
Nah, there were more Zenitsu's than anything this year. >>10292775 This.

The thing is, the UA uniform is "free" effortless cosplay, that's why so many do it.
Had a friend complaining about effortless cosplay like this. But imo it's not like it's out of place either.

Saw you this year but I didn't know if you were the same guy from /cgl/. Nice to know though, will be on the lookout next year.
Rie was adorable. Typical q&a stuff, but she did do a live dub of Toradora and a few voices of charater prompts (don't know what else to call it)

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>you're just basic
>ok karen

Bro you just posted cringe
I still can't get over how this girl defended wearing that blouse because "else it leaves and odd gap at the neck area looking bad" after someone commented about it looking bulky at the neck. Either she wears it wrongly that it looks that bad without, or she never saw tradition Asian clothes. Probably both.
Nah it’s literally just a set. Not bad, but anything she had any control over she did poorly
>her friends
Lol are you sure it's not just her?
Learn to english kek.

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What is a cosplay that is easy and can't be fucked up for those just getting into it?

>pic related
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I think a white shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers are easier to get then a prison uniform from 1910.
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Going as him for DakuCon
A lot of characters from ghibli are good sewing projects for beginners
Get any form of casual outerwear like trucker hats, cargo shorts, running shoes

Then get a toy pokeball, pokemon plushie

Congrats, Ur a random pokemon trainer
only good answer in this thread. I wouldn't recommend "low effort" and overly simple cosplays composed of normie clothes for beginners because that's a slippery slope into shitty closet cosplays. if you wanna pull of super simple cosplays you need to pay a lot of attention to cleanness, decent makeup and hair.

post comfy j-fashion or cosplay pics, articles/essays, stories, or cosplay/j-fash related life happenings

>last thread, I think?
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