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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
• Sewing & prop-making
• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
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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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Also draw but go off.
Sorry its so smudged btw, I used the wrong pen and dragged my hand across it. I almost cried in front of everyone. And then I couldn't erase my pencil lines because the pen wasn't drying at all so I had to do that in Meitu too
this is adorable, i love it! thanks ever so much! and i'm so sorry you had to go through that, i can't even imagine, oh dear!
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Me too. And in regards to the attitude of >>10156235 I have never posted in these threads to be drawn, I only come to draw. Kind of offtopic but in general Ive felt the overall vibe of cgl change and I haven't liked it as much. I'd say I stopped browsing as frequently since the HWC-saga.
Also it doesnt help that the board is pretty slow

As I just said Ive never posted myself lol. But as an artist I appreciate everyones posts! Just ignore the stupid comments if you get them, its better to ignore them than fuel and spiral into a bicker. Maybe posting a sticker over your face would make it easier to post? A lot of girls do that in this thread, and draw anons like myself love to draw the person kind of as the sticker haha. like if you use an animal sticker, I guarantee you'll get at least one drawing as that animal wearing lolita

And if your plus sized or have any feature of your body your self conscious about, please please dont worry. I love lolitas of all shapes and sizes. As long as your outfit isnt a hot mess you're good
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A drawing please.

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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It would probably increase the quality of my translation posts, but I wasn't part of an scanlator or an official translation group. I used to post it for the sole purpose of sharing info and helping those who couldn't read Japanese, so finding someone to proofread the translations for me (for free) didn't felt really fair. (I also didn't happen to know any Native English Speaker at that time).

I've since deleted my tumblr, but it's still possible to find bloggers who translate Lolita articles.

We could have a translation directory thread here to link the ones we know. I feel like we had one in the past, so I'll search the archives for these (also, there's one very good on lj).
>outside of the oldschool crowd it didn't really get any readership
Yes! I think this is the main issue. Maybe now that the old school has made a comeback it would be more popular, but some years (3 or 4?) ago it just didn't interest most of the Lolitas.
Translation Anon, start a patreon and I will follow you.
Link to blog or Tumblr? And start a patreon or discord, anon. Maybe even shill your translations on Rufflechat, amino, and insta. I'll happily throw you some dollars, comment all over your posts, and shout them out on my SM, anything to get more Lolita content out there and being seen in the community.
I dunno, I did my translation (the one reflection by Meta's old designer) a couple years ago when the old school threads on here were really active. I also did a random chapter of Kitai Fuku ga Aru as a gift to seagulls.

I do want to repost my Meta article since the tumblr repost missed a bit, plus it could probably use an edit.

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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.
Did I say OP?
He looks like he takes it up the ass regularly, so no.
Trust me I have more self respect than that.

Essentially what the subject says. Why is it “cringe” now to be tastefully “edgy” in lolita or imitate old GLB? Is cgl just full of roleplayers who’ve never seen a GLB? Are they just trolls? Are they modernfags roleplaying oldfags? Do they just have no taste? Do they not know the history of lolita? Are they just sixteen year olds finding cgl after mommy buys them their first AP piece? Are they just prudes? I really don’t understand.

>inb4 bait
you’re probably too stupid to have a normal and logical discussion about the shift in an entire culture’s attitude if you think this is b8
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Clean your house and stop whining that people on cgl find you (sorry, “your friend”) disgusting
is this entire thread just the garbage woman samefagging
no it's literally a vendetta thread and jannies need to come clean this mess up like they're supposed to

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Old thread >>10118428

With Easter approaching, anyone have any cool meetups soon?
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the BART is in the bay area and notorious for its amount of schizophrenic homeless people. all you have to do is walk downtown to see some schizo losing their mind. get out of the house more often before you embarrass yourself.
That's what you gathered from that chain if replies? You've never been to a DMV or know anything about the black community in Oakland- do you.
can confirm, some homeless guy spat on my shoes completely unprompted once
Such things happen when you're not wearing lolita too. You guys are going off-topic
When does your comm start planning for ILD? Do you put more effort into summer or winter?

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If she wore a dress just as glittery in the same color she wouldn't have stuck out so much. She looks adorable though
I know that he knows what it is because he has used the word lolita to refer to my outfits and hes interested in anime and other japanese media.
I assumed that was the bride because they looked different
Same. Though... Wouldn't a lolita bride also try to get lolita bridesmaids?

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This is a Jfashion oriented thread. For your cosplay questions, try the Cosplay Help thread >>10134846
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Is Baby as high quality as other brands? I've only bought stuff from AP and Meta and all my pieces are great. But I've seen people mention Baby not being as nice (not lined, runny prints, buttons not secured, etc.)

I love their designs but I'm afraid to spend a lot of money on a dress only to get something that's taobao-tier.
The issues that Baby has are completely different to the issues Taobao has. The dress you get from Baby will not look or feel like a dress from Taobao, and many of their styles are as high quality as other brands. They just often have a particular set of structural defects and stupid design decisions that have turned some people (like me) off from buying from them directly. If you're used to Meta and AP, I'd stick to those and buy Baby second-hand.
I recently got my first Baby dress from 2008 and it's beautiful. It is lined and the lace is perfect and thick and it feels heavy even though it's a short dress
Baby is better than most taobao. That being said, they make some really stupid construction choices from time to time. Most baby I own is only half lined, meaning the skirt is lined but not the bodice (the bodice just has facings), while some are totally unlined. I think my Karami JSK was the only fully lined piece I've owned. Their bonned bodices are notorious for becoming damaged by the bones warping or piercing the bodice at the top or bottom. Occasionally their stitching can be sloppy. The print bleeding thing was because they didnt prewash the fabric after it was dyed so the colors would be more vibrant in stores. Stupid, but you can fix the bleeding with some patience and since everything is polyester now it doesn't matter. Polyester prints won't bleed.

Of the brands you listed I would say Meta is higher quality than Baby, due to their hardy construction, detachable pieces, and attention to detail, and I don't have enough experience with AP to say anything.

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Don't feed trolls

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I’m a /u/ kind of guy
Do they make any normal backpack sized? I have allot of merch I want to fit and also things to carry.
Ignore this post DHL is 100 fucking dollars
assuming you live in Canada, DHL will murder you.
Spoonfeeding, I know, but anyone have links to shame cubes for plushies? I've looked through a bunch of shops but could only find one at aitai kuji and obv I don't want to get it from there (this was a little while ago, though).

I'm thinking about cutting out my character from one of the calender pages I have and laminating it to include, I think it can look quite dynamic in a bag if done well.

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

Drink recipes?
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Yea go set up melty on the lazy river and cry about it. I love gacha
I used to hate the idea of gacha games... but now I haven't missed a single log in day bonus in girls frontline since release day
I (a male Mai Valentine from yugioh) met a straight couple cosplaying Joey and Kaiba last year (the girl was Kaiba) and ended up hanging out with them a medium amount and also literally doing a shot of vodka out of Kaiba's mouth (or maybe she did it out of mine; you understand why I don't exactly remember) and they were all like "yooooo you should come to colossal east!"

should I? Female Kaiba are you in this thread?
getting them away from Colossal seems like a best case scenario tbqh.
Ew, did she just spit it into your mouth like a bird regurgitating food to its young?

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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 weirdly inspiring
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>tfw not intelligent enough to be gay
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>my first con abortion
what r u gay?
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>Please keep your comments to yourself.
what a whore.

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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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Seconding this, I follow all the brands I like on both twitter and IG and I got a huge influx of Japanese lolita's following me now actually

shes kinda unknown but cute
Are there any good brolita accounts?
I just made a post today and when I checked the hashtags I used, my post didn’t show up in any of the hashtags under the recent tab, but the post showed under the top tab on some of them. Can anyone explain what’s up with this?
You're shadowbanned, m8. Are you in a pod or buying likes? Either way, Google is your friend and can help you get unbanned

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There are more 2-day GA tickets available!

How many people are planning on going to pre-event swap meet?
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Any place where you can drink absinthe, or something with a gothic mood/atmosphere?
Saying this shit when you all look like hags.
The tea party menu looks so plain
bUt it Is glUtEn FRee and VeGAn for SpeCaIL sNowFlAkeS
Wait wait hold up LOL is there a MA/K8 feud?????

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A thread for all you Canadian seagulls. Here's a list of upcoming cons, copy pasted from the last thread:

Otafest - May 17-19
Anime North - May 24-26
Fanfest - June 1
YetiCon June 14-16
Animaritime - June 28-30
Animethon - August 9-11
Anirevo Summer - August 9-11
Otakuthon - August 16-18
FanExpo Canada - August 22-25
Avalon Expo - September 6-8

Pic is related to the most recent Canadian con afaik, IFF, or International Fan Fest, which was held in Toronto last weekend.
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You can still find some at AN. Of course you might get vanned
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Heading over there in about an hour. Might be the last year I buy a full pass if the expo management ends up doing as shit a job running things as last year.

Digging out my hotline miami gear again for the weekend in any case. Last year was absolutely fucking suffering with the ridiculous heat, rain would actually be a relief.
>1 month until anime north
>No posts from nekko or about a party.
We still are having a party.... Right nekko???
You forgot Ai-Kon (July 26th-28th)
I actually try to not get any normies on there

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