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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
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• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
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Con Horror Stories

>at a con making new friends
>meet homestuckers
>I’m sure they’re not as bad as the stories
>let’s give this a try
>one of them was a clinger and became oddly possessive of me
>she tried to break into my hotel room when I wasn’t there and yelled at my friends inside the room
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>>10300889
>homestuck
that's tumblr fandom, I kept an eye on those people
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>have fwb
>not looking for anything serious so we mostly just hang out and share interests
>he invites me to a con
>sounds cool, never been but had always been interested in going
>put together a basic cosplay, get excited, he tells me about the friends we're going to meet there that we will be rooming with
>great.jpeg
>we make an agreement ahead of time to just go with the flow as far as if we meet anyone we're interested in.
>show up the day of, start meeting up with groups and talking
>I hit it off with a trap in a neighboring group
>no big deal, right?
>saturday of the con
>people know that we've hit it off
>make out under the sheets in the room when nobodys around, whatever
>having a great time, drinking, talking to other congoers, participating in tournaments

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>>10300940
Another story from the same group of people, although not quite a "horror story"

>decide to go to acen
>talk to someone from that group, we decide to room together
>work put price and everything
>fuckyeah.jpeg
>ffw to approx 2months before
>I'm at a con local to me while everyone else is at evillecon
>catch wind that hes been saying stuff like "oh if she doesnt sleep with me I'm locking her out of the room" and other stuff about expecting me to fuck him
>message him privately, say that I heard some rumors and I want to hear his side of the story
>he says that we probably just shouldnt room together
>fuck
>have to scramble for a spot somewhere else, happen to have a group of friends going that I didnt even know about


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>>10300945
Sorry, my shitty writing.
That should say
>ffw to approx 2months before acen

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>>10300880
Ahahahhahahaha.

I hope all females over the age of 22 just die.
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>>10300904
Why? Were you stupid enough to "abuse" someone and end your bloodline?
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>>10299054
Why are you crying over a failed assignment? Also unless your school is super elite no one cares about you failing an assigment.
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>>10299484
It's very normal to want attention and/or socialization. It's a reward for the thought and effort involved than the brain naturally seeks. It's the same as wanting someone to notice when you've gotten a haircut or lost weight.

We haven’t had a thread for this in a while and as I got a crazy flight deal last week I’ll be going back again in March and want some ideas of more places to shop and go to (for EGL, vintage toy/figure buying/BJDs and secondhand stores.) For anyone going in the near future or who has been, discuss your experiences and ask questions. The last threads like this were a wealth of information and finding good places to shop for lolita/cosplay/weeb shit is always helpful.
Avoiding summer 2020 with the Olympics and general summer humidity would be smart though.
Some discussion topics/questions:

>Good places to eat that are not tourist traps (other than themed cafes)
>Best places to shop for lolita/Jfashion other than brand stores and Closet Child
>Cute themed cafes that are actually worth it
>Good places to buy collector's items and goods
>Is Tokyo Disney worth it if you've already been to Disney Sea
>Are there any events that are worth hitting up in the next few months/year?
>Different areas of Tokyo and what to do in each
>Good places to see related to our hobbies
>Best places to get legit weeb shit/cosplays/merch and not get ripped off.
>If you start out in Tokyo is it worth going to other cities/getting a JR Pass?
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>>10300530
>>>/trv/
Japan general

keep in mind comiket is in May next year, not august.
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>>10300530
Also since this is here and someone might ask as well, I go about 4 times a year going again for comiket next week.
>>Good places to eat that are not tourist traps (other than themed cafes)
Asakusa has good shit, themed stuff look at golden gai bars, shibuya has some too. Figure out what you like Harajuku is meh for eating at.
>>Best places to shop for lolita/Jfashion other than brand stores and Closet Child
harajuku, COSPLA, etc
>>Cute themed cafes that are actually worth it
None that I recall in Tokyo, Osaka has some good ones with all you can drink beers same with sapporo
>>Good places to buy collector's items and goods
Anywhere not animate or the radio tower building
>>Is Tokyo Disney worth it if you've already been to Disney Sea
No
>>Are there any events that are worth hitting up in the next few months/year?
Reitaisai is in march this year usually in May/October, same with comic1 being shifted, World cosplay even in nagoya, Osaka's cosplay street festia, etc
>>Different areas of Tokyo and what to do in each

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>>10300540
Thank u

Hey OP I’m going in January and have a huge spreadsheet of a ton of themed cafes, maybe we can share some places?
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>>10300536
Yeah, but that's a little too general. Last time this thread was on EGL related shopping places and a lot more stuff geared to our interests than the trv has had.
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>>10300540
Good to know, thanks anon.

Radio Kaikan is good for the official stores like Good Smile and Azone for new stuff but the private stores seem potentially dodgy.

I may skip the cafes unless there are any anime/pokemon ones at the time I care about.

I was thinking of Disney to try some different stuff but Sea is so great I wasn't sure if Tokyo Disney was worth.

Considering staying in a really small place with my friend, but it's private and in Shinjuku near Shin-okubo station and Golden Gai so the location is pretty ideal.

I'm considering going to Hokkaido for an overnighter but it may be a pretty expensive trip dd-on, I've just always wanted to go.

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>>10299893
Is this giving anyone else peacockfeather vibes?
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>>10300838
Yep
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Tyler looks great next to the ita clown queen.
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>>10300933
True, but anyone who isn't ita looks good next to clown queen though.
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>>10300898
More evidence that anime makes people gay

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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

Previously:
- 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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>>10300488
A lot of posts criticizing them seem to suddenly disappear from this thread. Someone from the group can’t take criticism if it’s not ass kissing it seems.
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>>10300897
All of the members are known to backstab and shit talk behind each other's backs. Not suprised if it's them.
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>>10300905
Get ready for this post to disappear too!!! wwww this community is ridiculous sometimes
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>>10300528
the translations are really bad. if they were less awkward the english would be less cringe
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dotBless posted the video of their Daisho Con show

http://youtu.be/eK3PY-ISgV4

Last thread is here >>10268111

ILD is next week, gulls, what is your comm doing? Are you also celebrating Christmas? New Year's Eve?
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>>10300436
>decor
Maybe this is a stupid question but, why? I don’t think any host in my comm has ever done this. We just choose nice venues to meet up at. Especially if it’s a big enough event to warrant prizes.

>>10300700
Those aren’t really niche interests anon, I’m sure you can find a few people into at least one of those things.
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>>10300670
I'm guessing they posted this on their own facebooks and not the comm page because I havent seen any post like that.
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>>10300671
Trust me, you won't be the most awkward person there.

>>10300761
To match the theme. I tend to put more emphasis on the food than the decor when choosing a place as well. I hate the thought of taking money from people for a meal they didn't enjoy.
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>>10300820
no its all on their personal pages, they aren't stupid. it sucks but it isn't multiple community psas and threats sucky.
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>>10300700
> god you're in idiot

plenty of people like things that arent lolita related... like talking about war history for like 30 minutes straight, or travel, or cars.. idk man all i'm saying is that you aren't that special bc you like those things ~

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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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Can someone recall if there was a blood bath over Holy Wolf? Also what colors were the most popular?
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Do FromJapan still allow you to mark down the value of your order? I'm thinking about using them.
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>>10300740
I think red was easy and navy was a bloodbath. Got it through a SS and overpaid like crazy
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How long are the skirts of AatP's long JSKs? Will my 45cm petti work with one?
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>>10300815
It's been a while since I've used them, but they always allowed you to do that. If you want to know for sure you can always check their faq or shoot them an email. They are a pretty good SS, albeit a bit more expensive than Zenmarket.

the cosplay/jfash pattern brand CUT/SEW is going on hiatus following backlash against their fairy kei and menhera patterns
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>>10300322
It is described to be a unisex pattern, no?
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>>10299949
Again, no one has to be "right", but one cannot expect people to show interest in buying it unless they get it "right" according to their customer base's eyes. They can do what they will, but they cannot expect those who actually purchase such fashion to accept those whims. You see what I'm saying?
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>>10298599
To people saying that it doesn't look like a nurse costume.
>"The doctor will see you now. Glam up your nurse game with this fitted medical-inspired dress..."
It's a nurse costume according to the official site description.
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>>10300826
Adding to this though... If they switched the fabric out, put the model in appropriate clothing, and marketed the item as outerwear; it could work as a cute jacket.
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I mean the concept of specific pattern for such jfashion is kind of stupid, lolita have a specific silhouette but fairy kei and menhera is more a question of print and styling ( maybe sailor collar but still ).

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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
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j7sg2_7CvXUeIgZGGSLvJ9lUUuSVXhW8FlWWFwiv1Yk/edit?usp=docslist_api

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=12fA-VA2PkRctKPlYFsT3GnIba-Ytdt-RArDfLw0Bba4

>Blogs for current boystyle releases, news, and info
buttcape[.]blogspot[.]com
https://www.stephano.me/the-new-ouji-overview


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>>10298941
Last time I went to the mall, 2 seperate random teenagers asked me if I was in a black butler cosplay ;_;
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>>10297626
This is so ugly and yet, so cute
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>>10298941
>did you wear the fashion as often as you wanted to?
Yes
>did you make any significant changes to your style?
I took a clear step to the classic side but I see myself as goth
>are you still getting called Ciel if you wear ouji around weebs?
I have shoulder length black hair and glasses, I get called Sebastian instead.
>do you have any christmas coords planned?
Nah I'm just gonna take whatever is clean for Christmas
>tell me about your year.
Did well at uni, got more hours on my part time job that I dislike, but that means more pay. Met some oujis that either used to inspire me stylewise or currently inspires me. Realised that aside from socks, brands isn't for me anymore, I haven't found an indie brand for me either. It's me and the sewing machine now.
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>>10298941
god shinya is so hot
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no new EGA, but Moitie has pajamas now.

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>>10300721
Iktf too well
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>>10300465
I started on an old school lolita Picrew and I hope to finish it eventually when I have more time. There's quite a few Picrews that do have lolita options though.
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https://youtu.be/6_O_W7BYD-E
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>>10300721
Someone did this to me with my dream dress once, but I recently found it in better condition and can actually wear it.
Fret not anon, you will find your dress too.
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>>10298758
I feel like people try not to post western old schooler coords because infighting ensues a lot of the time

last thread: >> 10258325

>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpDyjw2LDxbupdvHMNsBUOBVB66Lzwf44RM1You1GDA/edit?usp=sharing
>Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uNmynwRn6CRc-OMqCeXmJwCNnEnd-vYi-7AQzSx74I/edit?usp=sharing
>Artist Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ESQ-1h4IRUivbGNaxJFxXyDU1lSv26xTmMdH0sDX7sU/edit?usp=sharing
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18UxKnpgrmeb82NnW5e4YIEX-eZ3zHt178Mp6i0A5gME/edit?usp=sharing
>Convention List (always WIP)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13o7hD5xS3sDqVptnTVGUlRae3ovEE-vPPST_QOrQwtM/
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1696MDhNPhrZ0ySZhXkoJnGxb7l1OjW4JsVhu1wKvaWE
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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>>10300731
To make it easier for her retarded ass: there’s lots of people reading through and on occasion they hit the reply function.

It’s really funny she’s in her mid 20’s acting like a middle schooler still and pretending that she “can’t figure out why drama happens so often” to her.

It’s because you’re a fucking drama whore yourself. Deny it all you want but that’s the truth. Also with your recent responses, really hypocritical to cry about how others are not being professional and then do the same shit yourself. It’s why people leached on to you and want to call you out on twitter. Best advice to stop the bad boogeymen from hurting your feelings is to learn to shut the fuck up and stop being a passive aggressive cunt on your branded page when you reply or post. Go back to your old handle for that shit lol
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>>10300080
What this anon said. The fact she boasts about going to art school but churns out absolute shit is hilarious.
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>>10299965
The poses and shapes of the pokemon look as close as a bluepotionco trace.

So even if she didn't trace, she eyeballed copied the references so closely. It'd be considered plagiarism if you were to turn anything in like that for an art school project..
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>>10300847
Also the whiteknights in her comments asking what ‘eyeball trace’ is as if eyeballing isn’t a thing that existed for a long time.
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>>10300857
but don't you know she's completely different from the rest of the art thieves because she didn't trace it, simply copied it

god her recent posts just make me roll my eyes more and more

the excuse she's giving now can basically be said of bluepotionco also as much as she denies it

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>>10300798
“I don’t care about neon colored wigs, scepters, or colorful eye learning contacts but i draw the line at a single pair of elf ears”
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Like this, anon?
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>>10300800
Who the fuck shooped Maki and Asuka into Voldemort
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>>10300868
Very cool!!
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>>10300699
I’m in love with the bottom center. I have this dress and when it showed up I was extremely disappointed in the quality and material. I love that they clearly bought 4 dresses and cut them up to make an OTT look. Totally worth it as it’s the only way to salvage the dress and make the the most out of an otherwise cute tartan print doomed to an ignominious fate!

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do:
>post accounts you follow
>ask for/share advice
>self-post*
>keep it civil

don't:
>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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>>10296172
Oh that’s a great idea! Thanks for the tip.
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>>10287943
Any tips on making a good flatlay?
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Just a question I've been ruminating over. I've been noticing more and more of my friends and comm members trying to become efamous (while simultaneously acting like they don't care about efame), and while I don't judge them - people want different things etc - I'm wondering why they want efame. I suppose it's different for someone who went into lolita with the idea to become efamous, but when this is your hobby and you're looking to get attention by attracting a specific audience, doing specific looks etc, it seems futile to me. Not to mention the best perk you'll get is a free devilinspired dress, if you're lucky. Which you probably wouldn't be buying if it was your own money.

I'm really not trying to judge, just trying to understand - gulls that want lolita/jfash efame, why? What's in it for you? Please be honest, since we're all Anon here.
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>>10300849
What do you consider 'trying to become efamous'?
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>>10300849
I'm guessing it's the validation of being recognized for something you love to do.
If a hobby makes you happy, just think of the echo chamber of happiness you can get if people cheer you on specifically as you partake in that hobby. I can imagine that it helps build confidence, too.
Since "world famous Lolita celebrities" aren't exactly a thing, and it's not something you can get rich off (in fact, if you're not ita, you are typically spending far more money to partake in this hobby than you could earn back from it), that's the best explanation I can come up with.

A thread for the discussion of Japanese shopping services. Chinese shopping service discussion should stay confined to the Taobao thread.

Which shopping service do you use?
Which one would you recommend?
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I've used FromJapan with no problems, but what stores you can buy from are more limited. If I am getting something not time sensitive from Yahoo Auctions or an online store I will use them.

I recently got into a bad situation because of USPS sending a package back with Mr. Muuh and they were really helpful through it all. I use them most of the time now for lolita releases.
I was kind of afraid to use the one person, contact on Facebook type for awhile but once I did it was way easier.
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>>10300851
I asked this in the stupid questions thread originally, but do they still allow you to mark down packages? Their FAQ page only mentions marking items as gifts, and all the information on /cgl/'s archives on whether they let you mark down is from at least a year ago.


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