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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
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>All J-fashion styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, kimono, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: It's encouraged that you sign your work.
>Self-posters: When giving credit, refer to the art as a freebie -- NOT fan art.
>Artists and self-posters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable; insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun!
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I'm not an artist, I use this thread for fun and exclusively post here on the rare occasion. we can get into the age old replica argument and derail a nice art thread, or you can get your panties out of a knot because of a gifted bag someone already purchased.
a few ultra idiotic shitheads care. the vast majority do not. a basic ass bat shaped bag is not "art" like a unique print is.
have you actually searched bat shaped bag on google, at least 5 different brands are making the exact same shaped bag. I think AP is stealling the shape from actual Bats anyway so...
im gunna go buy this ATP bag what you guys think of it ?

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last thread >>10237822

/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

- DreamStage shut down early due to poor planning from con staff; the highly anticipated shuffle units didn't even perform
- Oldest members of Stellure are making one last song.
- OIC using poor wording to say they don't want cover/cosplay groups discussed within OIC.
- Idol News Network shut down due to internal conflict, being rebooted by one of the reporters.
- More infighting because we can't seem to get along here

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I was also going to point out that the examples posted are from cosplay idols, but it kind of doesn't matter since the point is that it's not that hard to make a good low budget PV whether you sing and dress as your original idolsona or not.
Here're some PV that I love:



or any of their newest covers, they have a lot


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sorry here's Tokimeki's MV version:
ORiYON makes some really good covers. I'm glad they cover WACK groups.

AidoruJaNai is also a lot of fun to watch. I like their performance videos.

To be fair Deanna going AWOL for the better part of a year didn't help, but they were for good reasons and it would have been worse if she'd forced it.

She lost her job and her mental health went south so she was pretty much living on Final Fantasy 14 and keeping her identity secret from the friends she made on there.

She couldn't afford to go to cons without a job so DTP suffered, however she seems to be returning to cons now. I believe in one of her vlogs she said something about people being into K-pop more these days and it's not something she knows a lot about, but that's not really something that should put her off since DTP is so large and they should be able to cater to everyone easily.

>Do you wear hoodie/sweatshirt/parka with lolita?
>Where do you get them? Brand/offbrand?
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with the recent rerelease and release of both this cutsew op and the holy lantern one, I'm interested to see literally any photos of it worn. I think this is the only one I've seen.
oof it looks so short on her
yikes that's waaaay to short for her. Like, its on the middle of her bust instead of under. And I usually like her outfits
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I love this!

Here are a few I've saved, on the more casual side.
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You just sound like a whiny pissbaby throwing a tantrum because someone else got the toy you wanted
She told an interviewer that AP dresses are “adult baby costumes from Japan!”
Nobody cares, she looks like shit, sounds like shit, and is nothing more than shit.
Don't bother, they're just shitposting. It's the buzzword autist that always pops up when scalpers are being discussed.

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which group removed them?
Nayrt but I think bsolf did. He had a post up earlier today but it's gone. But his post in cof is also gone so maybe anon meant them.
This is such a mediocre coord but it got like close to 700 likes in CoF.
I'm just resigned to the fact that most people in there have no taste.
Why are you advertising that you can't help but shit yourself, dude?
I hate troonz like this who pretend like they're actually trans so they have to be treated well.
I guess some of these gross fucks might consider a "natural" bed-shitter a turn-on

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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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Try plastidip (cheap) or vinyl dye (probably more)
lay the cloth over a paper and draw the shape to make a patttern, then rip the seams and use that pattern to cut the excess fabric. Of course take measures to be double sure. But its doable
Does anyone have advice on where I can find metal crosses like these? Reccomendations for sites, search terms etc

Also is there a good method for hiding the seams on a morph suit? I tested liquid latex on a spare I have but it didn't look so good. Maybe I just need to practise
where do you go to get cosplay commissions?
most people dont know how to work with someone with a long torso so I cant just buy premade ones without looking like shit
Search "cross rivets" on Aliexpress, there's a ton of options

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Are there any /cgl/ specific guides for skincare and ensuring your skin is as clear and fair as possible for cons?

Obviously makeup is essential but I'd like to see what people like pic related do to get that pure porcelain look
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the people on /soc/ are using editing or clever posing. i can pose to make it look like i dont have a belly but itll show up when im relaxed.
Is that you? Already pretty but you would level up two points with some workouts.
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no its not me, thats an instagram model, Milly Bhaskara,

point is most people have a belly, even skinny people, so you probably didn't come across the mythical chubby person with no stomach fat.
Yup! Unless you are just FIT you -will- have some belly fat.
>posting momokunt

get that trash outta here

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Show us what you've got in the mail!
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yeah I'm just gonna confront them of it doesn't get here by the end of the month. I really wanted that damn blouse though
Where are you located? $50 is on the high side for a blouse and could mean they used a flat rate box or they did ship it tracked.
Its def not tracked
It could be there’s no tracking available to your country. You can look up the prices at the end of the doc here. A single blouse should be less than 500g to ship.

Yeah I prob got ripped off.
The proof pic of the package showed that the ZIP code they wrote down was a bit unreadable too so I'm worried it's the reason I didn't get it yet

Can we have a shoe thread for lolita?
Some discussion questions:
>what is your all time favorite shoes design?
>what is the most comfortable lolita shoes you've ever owned?
>what brand/offbrand shoes have you tried? compare-contrast
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Damn anyone know whatever happened to this girl?
With platform shoes, can you buy them second hand ? Especially RHS and other thick platform, or the wear put them trought too mutch stress to be worth it ?
wtf are you smoking anon
I'm looking for the 3 strap shoes, I feel like they were popular at one point but other than amazon.com I haven't been able to find any online.
really obvious question im sure but is there any place you can actually still buy secret shop shoes? most places that are listed as carrying the don't actually have any available (and seem like they haven't for some time), and i always preferred them to antaina so if anyone knows id be thankful!

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There's a ton of threads about bad photoshops, photog drama and the like. But let's try to do something constructive. Let's discuss something simple, what do YOU think is a good cosplay photograph? If you're going to pay money for a photoshoot, what exactly are you looking for in the finished product? Also, post photos of what you consider as examples of good cosplay photos.
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I am looking for a wide angle lens to use with my crop sensor camera and torn between Sigma 10-20mm and Tamron 10-24mm

>has constant aperture

>has image stabilization
>can zoom in more
>slightly cheaper

What do y'all think?
I had a Sigma 10-20, the model without constant aperture though, and I didn't like it. In any case, the Sigma lenses are old as hell and from a time where Sigma wasn't very good.

The Tamron lens should be okay. I would also consider the Sigma 8-16 lens, which is a very interesting one.

If you want to do portraits with it, you will be hard pressed to find use for anything wider than 18mm - and honestly wide angle portraits should be taken sparingly, they're not that good usually - so I would suggest the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 if your intention is to do cosplay photography with it.
Thanks! I'm actually planning to do bunch of stuff with it. Using 10mm for travel-landscape-architecture, 15mm for cosplay action shots and 20mm for packed space portraits where my 50mm doesn't cut it. It'll be more like 16-32mm on my crop sensor camera so I'm not that worried.
Anyone manage to make a living doing cosplay photography? Doesn't seem to pay very well if its $30 per shoot.
per picture

Give me your best bad cosplay makeup finds! I'll start off with some of my favourites.
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She looks like she smeared bird shit all over her face
what on earth
Conflicted between terror and boner.
I was just about to comment the exact same thing. Like this girl probably just watched repo! for the first time and then immediately did this makeup
While it IS pretty unflattering i dont really see anything that wasnt applied well

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Was too broke to get this when it came out, now I’m not and would pay next to anything for the black or red.
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My ss couldn't get this for me.
Holding out hope someone wants to let theirs go.

I never thought they'd rerelease this and I've been kicking myself for not buying the original when it was on sale during the first release.
Maybe you'll get another chance at AP US/Paris?
Kill me id pay over $100 for it.
It’s the headdress that goes with the my sweet baby apron dress that I just recently bought.
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I don't know how many years it has been, but I am still in love with this skirt.
Didnt the lady that made the skirt rebrand, surely you could possibly commission one?

I get sad when I see fairly cute dresses or items turn into ita staples. Let's show there is hope in looking good in commonly bad worn items.
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This is probably the best I've ever seen this print look
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wa lolita on white girls will never look good.
Will it look good on black girls? Or native american girls?

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