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Like the title says, has your enjoyment of cosplay or Lolita been impacted by certain internet communities at all? How so?

I've been spending a lot of time on lolcow for a while and it's really warped my perception of both communities, especially lolita. I found myself thinking of the lolita community as a toxic cesspool filled with severely mentally ill women whose obsession with internet personalities often dips it's toes into stalkerish. It made me want nothing to do with anyone in the community. Then I remembered the posters there are a minority within lolita and most of the community is not that unhinged at all. I decided to stop going there because it's such a ridiculously toxic environment and I could feel myself turning into a crazy cunt from having that behavior so normalized.
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>CGL has helped me up my Lolita game from the ita threads to the COF threads.
The stuff that gets hyped on here is usually pretty bad looking or just plain boring and "safe' so I wonder why you think you somehow improved.
>I was on the verge of quitting lolita. But fortunately, I quit social media instead

i am honestly shocked that more people don't make this realization. good on you for being aware that it was the social media/comparing/negative community involvement that spurred your dislike instead of quitting the hobby itself

when people quit the hobby itself because of the other people in the hobby, i question whether or not they ever really liked the hobby for what it is to begin with. and if that's the case, then good riddance
>Cosplay superstars are always from US lol
>i am honestly shocked that more people don't make this realization. good on you for being aware that it was the social media/comparing/negative community involvement that spurred your dislike instead of quitting the hobby itself

Nyart but I don't understand why more people don't come to this realisation too, maybe they do but they just don't talk about it so much? When I was about 14 I was obsessed with all those efamous living doll girls who wore 'lolita' and wanted to be like that (this was around the time Venus and Dakota were in the height of popularity) I got into the routine of obsessively shooping my photos and hyper focusing on likes, positive comments and how I looked. I started hating the way that I actually looked in photos and wasn't enjoying dressing up so much, it just made me miserable. I lasted about a month before I realised being a social media person was just not for me.

6+ years later and I learned what lolita fashion actually is (not the crap I thought it was then), and I really enjoy wearing it and don't feel the need to be some big celebrity. I'm content enough in just enjoying the fashion for myself. When I don't feel like wearing it I just don't, I don't need to answer to anyone. It's my style/hobby and I enjoy it how I choose to. If my barely pubescent 14 year old self was aware enough to come to that realisation, I don't understand why so many grown ass women don't and instead quit liking the stuff they do. I really just don't understand the girls who start off trying to be some big lolita celebrity then flounce and go full normie or switch to some other shitty style with less ~rules uwu~ the second they get any concrit. Maybe it's just our subculture's way of self regulating?
obviously by looking at what you all hate...such a hard concept to grasp

Old one is saging.
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She always reminds me of someone who wants to fly before learning how to walk. If you want to experiment then get the basics right first at least, she always looks like such a hot mess.
she looks so much better with bangs. didnt know it was her.
Crazy how some bio women are born looking like men. She could do something about it, but chooses not to and focuses more on wearing a fashion that doesn’t suit her in the slightest.
Who is Katie
I wish I had the confidence of this girl - she hasn't improved in years and oof her grey hairs, but i agree that bangs make her look nicer

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does anyone know who this girl is? seems very milky want to know if she’s on the farm already or not
Lmfao where’s salty doxx anon now?
So much for super scary 4channel boogieman
i love you anon
Someone's trying to sell the regular release OP + KC for 500 DOLLARS on lacemarket lol
I'd submit secrets but nobody seems to comment on them anymore.

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Gyaru Jubilee was announced for Birmingham in august! Who's going? Seems like some popular gals are already saying they're gonna go

Egg got the RTs they wanted, think it's gonna be more natural looking shit or they'll pay attention to the old school revival?
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Gyaru is still dead....
The community is less popular than before.
No new-gen gal stands out but 75% are fat, such a borree..
Two toned hair girl? Who?
>people bitch about gyaru being dead
>no one tries to put together any resources or anything to bring shit back to life

very helpful guys
Good luck with that shit!
The community is hopeless I can name 10 people who're "trying" for community.
I'd be doing it, but im literally a baby beginner, and a fatty. Even if i knew enough and dressed well enough, id be ignored. Maybe some day.

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Does your Admin ghost the Comm?
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Is there a reason you are interested in lolita enough to want to join a comm, but not to wear the fashion? honestly not trying to be rude at all, just really curious. I really get wanting other people to talk about cute clothing with, but I also wear lolita, so finding others to talk to about it isn't really hard for me. I am a lonelita, however. A lot of people dressed in normal fashion come up to me and talk to me about it, and quite a few actually know something about it. And I know plenty of lolitas online who I talk to!
>meme that isn’t even applicable

Kill yourself you worthless bitter incel
I want friends who care about hair and wigs and makeup and shoes and quality clothes, that’s all. I want girls to take pictures with and hang out with at cafes like I used to in school. If they’re lolitas they’re likely to have the same anime-filled youth, encounters with normies, and auction stories that I have that we can bond over. I like the nanchatte discord but there are few and very far between members.
Basically all my irl friends are male and I have a closet of clothes I love but nowhere to wear them to in the middle of nowhere and it’s starting to get at me.
All my friends are males too anon. I jsut wear the fashion and do my thing, and talk to other lolitas online. I still hang out with my friends, being the only lolita in a group of metal head guys, but it's fun, and I love wearing the fashion. Some of them have even learned a lot and are genuinely interested. We go to cafes and cool places even though they aren't lolita. And they even help with pics, too. I don't think you should feel limited or that you can't wear jfashion alone, it's just clothing. Until you find people irl to talk to, there are plenty of lolitas and other jfashion girls online to talk to! I'm a daily lolita and just wear stuff for whatever, be in sending mail, going grocery shopping, studying at the library, etc. If you really love the clothes, you'll find a way, and nothing is better when it comes to finding like minded people, then just wearing the clothes and going out.
totally missed the boat on the conversation about Ohio lol but I've been trying to get a meet together and meet some girls when I go to columbus in May.. I even posted on the FB but that shit seems deader than dead lol

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>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (always WIP)
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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I think Apex Legends will have it's own niche but not necessarily a huge fandom following. So only draw it if you actually want to/are a fan, but don't hold your breath. Overwatch is falling out of popularity and usually only the artists who super stand out still are able to move good amounts of merch. Dunno much about how LoL is fairing, the only time I ever see it (besides K/DA) is by those generic-but-skilled pin up artists.
I'd put it more in the same category of fortnite, not overwatch or league, and I don't see many people selling/buying that in AAs. I'm sure there are some people who would be interested, but I wouldn't make anything for it unless you're personally invested in the characters/game.

Also, a lot of the old fans of overwatch seem to be leaving with how blizzard is shifting their efforts to OWL instead of the lore/events, so that's probably going to be declining unless that changes.
I don't think i've ever seen fortnite merch (I'm not super familiar with all aspects of it, so it's possible I just haven't recognized the characters). I think Apex might sell a little better because it has actual characters with lore/personalities compared to fortnite which iirc just has classes?
Oh yea, that's true about the set characters. I didn't realize they had lore for Apex, my bad. It probably would do better then, but definitely not on League/Overwatch levels still imo.
Sorry if it’s been asked before, but does anyone know where to make pop sockets? Does anyone on Vograce happen to sell nice quality custom ones?

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Three months out! What's everyone planning? Will the con even happen? Will people's cars get set on fire? Place bets now!
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Sakura-con is known for still making major updates to programming on day 0 of the con
And because of that the printed schedule they give you with your badge is effectively worthless. If you're not using the app you're gonna have a bad time.
Guren the first day and Kokichi from Dangan for the second. Fun times.
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feel like a bit of a jackass cosplaying western characters, but friends I'm going to the con with want to see my Noir and Wick (plus there's a Marvel meetup on Monday) so whatever
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Gonna be Ghost on Friday and 2B on Saturday. Hope to meet some fellow gemfriends

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Previous thread >>10057791


Old thread archives

Buyf/a/g Guide

Discord Link

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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If the bag isn't meant for both of them with a shared amount of merch, it just looks like the Ruuko stuff is haphazardly thrown in, and it looks bad.

Flowers and ribbons are generally to fill space or to surround a main piece of merch to make it stand out. Your pins don't do that. They distract from the piece they're on, and they don't add anything to the bag.
I disagree on the first point, and will disregard it, but the rest of the information has been useful so thank you.
on the topic of multicharacter/show bags, what's a good ratio of each character to include to balance out the bag? I started to build a bag for a specific character but love the other characters in the show as well and own some merch for them and a mutual suggested I start a series bag, but I'm not sure how to go about it. There's not really a unit or group that I can easily divide them into either which really stumps me
Equal ratio. If you don't have enough merch for that, make a series pouch and save the bag for your specific character. It's the same as >>10132765 said.
Where to cop this one that won't be a knockoff?

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>disregard bait
>post cgl feels
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Congrats! What did you win?

Happens to me all the time. The good thing is that all you lost was sleep and not a prized item!
Her outfit design is literally the only non-hideous one outside a couple of the medieval ones.
Hope it was worth it though? Every time I let autobid take over, someone decides to finally fight me for the item and I lose it;;
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>go to con for three days
>constantly run into people from same series as my cosplays on the wrong days
every damn time

>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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oh this is what I got. My new bathroom is my melody themed. I got some cute small shelves.
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>Buyin shit-ton of unlicensed and bootleg crap
Good thing I like dorky bootlegs, ya'll do the same you just dont admit it.
because sanrio really needs more money
oh thank you so much!!

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Does your local convention has it's own creepy bastard™?
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Creepos are delusional as fuck.
>no air conditioning

That's strike one
>there's this stereotype that some neckbeards believe about girls and women who do cosplay.
and what exactly is that?
not him but maybe that they all are avaliable or that they sleep with anyone, or maybe that they find nerds attractive
>that they find nerds attractive
one would imagine so? unless you meant something about appearance rather than hobbies.

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Comic Convention & Entertainment Expo is coming up! March 22nd-24th @ the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. A solid 50% of the con is anime / vidya / pop culture, and has an awesome cosplay scene!

Discord server for C2E2, general midwest cons, and other related discussion : https://discord.gg/MpMpdqf
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I’m going for the first time but only because my friends wanted to check it out. My expectations are pretty low.

Is the shopping any good?
Nope, saving to go to ACen , a real anime con with related guests
I miss the McCormick place, very tempting to go.
How's the cosplay contest? Worth going to?

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Old thread here: >>10064643

Thread Guidelines:
- cosplay and lolita welcome
- please list your location and any shipping restrictions you have
- leave contact info you actually check!

General buying and selling tips:
- have feedback ready if you can
- have proof pictures ready
- always ship with tracking
- never do a transaction with someone you're uncomfortable with
- don't name & shame without contacting the buyer or seller first

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Feeler post: thinking about selling my Drosselmeyer's Wonder Box Clara JSK in red. What's a good post-Xmas price for it? I've seen 120-150, but not usually after Christmas is over. I'm the 2nd owner but I've never even tried it on, the original owner said she had only worn it once. Its in like new condition. No pets, and non smoking home.
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Looking for these headbows, especially Sleepless Masquerade in the Twilight.
Isn't it still on taobao?? I literally just bought a beige blouse from them and I'm pretty sure I saw more on clobba
Looking to buy the Pipe Dream dress by Luna Planetarium in a size XS/S.
It is, but only S to L, and the last L is pink. My bust is a hundo and probably not going to squeeze into the L.

So what's going on with A-Kon?

>Still no venue nearly 20 days after being told it would only be 7-10 more days?
>Has anyone received any response about refunds as vendors or ticket holders?
>Share your horror stories as we all descend into madness?

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>A-Kon Disaster
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Not really. It's been easy the last few years for paneling compared to other cons in Texas in my experience. Maybe minor hiccups, but never had anything drastic happen. SJ has been ok too.
Can you post the link? I can't find this searching on YT and I want to watch a Trainwreck.
Aw man, looks like she deleted the video.

Wow, good thing I'm a bitch and downloaded it. Somehow I figured she would delete it.

It's not super interesting, though. She's just complaining about other people complaining.

vimeo com/326095777
>vimeo com/326095777

Holy shit can she not hold still for 5 seconds? I can't tell if she's on drugs, nervous, angry, or just stupid.
All of the above most likely.

Maybe I just have bad luck then. Fingers crossed!

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