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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
• Sewing & prop-making
• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
• Discussing accessories such as wigs/circle lenses/prosthetics/makeup (These must be within the context of the board-related topics listed above; weight loss threads should be kept in /fit/, beauty and fashion generals should be kept in /fa/)

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looks like she's just about to slip
I know this person and def a dude. Goes by trans though of course.
She's kinda cute, I'd call this a decent casual coord if it wasn't for the shoes
She is definitely intellectually disabled. It’s clear she has zero ability to reason. She just needs to be banned for hers and everyone else’s sanity
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Previous thread >>10181758
>Animecon coscrunch was real
>Animecon happened. Reactions were mixed, some people got harassed in and around Ahoy, boring/weird panels, audio issues at main stage, Deshima Sounds finally upped their game, plenty of in-depth feedback has been given, no visitor numbers have been released, lots of rumours are going around for next year, also no news on a new date or possible new venue yet.
>No seriously, I'm not going to list all the feedback and stories provided in the previous thread. If anyone wants to read it, check the archives.
>Also also, I need eyebleach.
>Visiting conventions in the US as a Dutchie
>Anon's nephew enjoyed playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero
>Shinyacon announced for 2020
>I need eyebleach
>Anon: Is TomoFair Utrecht worth it?
>Japanfest Amsterdam happened, turned out to be Tomo in disguise and lacked in the whole Japanese festival department. Lots of negative reactions online due to false advertising that.
>It's hot, I'm busy, so that's all the recap stuff I'm willing to write right now

Upcoming major events:
>TomoFair Utrecht (June 29th, Utrecht UT): The usual Tomo stuff.

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How is everyone dealing with the con crunch?
Is Viencon still a thing? I haven't heard anyone talk about it in a hot minute.
Sadly it is
Yup 1000 visitors this time. Growing bigger even. :)
Current status

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I actually did both, that's why I'm posting here.
And you used gem tac? on clean fabric? If so I don't know why it didn't hold
No, just look up basic tutorials online. If you’re at the level where you can’t even sew a button you’re really going to have to wait until you’re skilled enough to manage a cosplay. Sewing buttons is literally the easiest thing to do.
Learn the basics. There are no "cosplay specific" sewing skills, only the basics and advancements of those techniques.
Try modifying those giant fillable plastic ornaments like pic related.

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Realistically, what can you do if you get "subtle" verbal abuse at cons? A couple of guys at AX walking past me loudly said "she looks like a slut" and laughed to themselves :/
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>feel free to explain how men can be harrassed by women.
I'm a man and a woman once licked my face at a con.
This. Most of us are "sluts" by their standards. These virgins think having 15 sexual partners makes you a "slut" ffs.
... a-anon i know how you feel but 15 at once? how many holes do you have???
seeing women talk is really funny sometimes lol
If you have 15 partners you are a slut, sorry to break it for you.

Post your lineups
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Legit. Y en a qui méritent de se faire appeler comme ça.
C'est pas ça que je voulais dire. Trap = piège, faut que ça soit une surprise. Si tout le monde sait que t'es un gars en te voyant le menton, tu "pièges" personne.
Yea, t'a raison. C'est crissement dur a accomplir though. Faut soit que tu sois béni par la génétique, ou que t'ai des prothèses dans la face pour la plupart des gens. Makeup is usually not enough.

Mes amis et moi on appel ça des trap plus à cause du concept, parce qu'on est pas dans la tête des gens alors on a aucune idée si ça marche ou non.
non shemale c'est des transgenres

si tu t'habilles en femme pis t'es un homme t'es juste un travesti
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Panel préféré cette année?

Amechibi 2020 7th - 9th August 2020
Tokonatsu 30 July - 3rd August 2020

And some other expos etc happening in between. Possibly a haaaaardo brexit...
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Let's just all agree he is still a virgin, small dick and lives with his rich Indian parents because he hasn't got a job and has no desire to actually do something with his life apart from being the next Onision
It's laughable how desperate people are to believe literally anything posted here about this one guy who probably doesn't even know or care about what gets posted here.
Or we could all agree not to give a shit about a literal who's penis or parents? Get a hobby, or even better, another thread to shit up.
Has anyone threatened violence? at most there was some slightly harsh critique and concern over their defence of Mr Towers.
I love Lain

last thread >>10232452

/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

- Discussion on Io's absence from an Astreal performance due to mental health reasons.
- Should LL (or any other anisong idol franchise) be cosplayed for Kpop dance covers?
- What groups/soloists do you think are the nicest/wholesome?
- What groups have the best graphics/overall social media presentation?

Starting Topic: What inactive idol/dance groups do you miss the most?

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Simple. Rich children with parents who pay for everything and sales of shitty merchandise.
All of you are beyond retarded.

A university with activity and service fees

So being the closing act is usually a good thing am I correct?
Yes. You want to end the show with a bang so people leave feeling good about what they attended and the last moments are usually what stick in a person's mind. That, and if there's something a lot of people look forward to seeing, you will put it last so the audience sits through the rest of the whole show.

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We've had these before. I'm planning my trip for November, and I'm sure other anons are traveling soon, too!

Some topics of interest:
>Shops to visit (lolita, j-fash, vintage shops)
>Best themed cafes
>Areas to stay in; Airbnb vs hotels
>Tips to make traveling easier (JR pass? Suica? What about getting from aiport to lodging?)
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I'll be staying in Tokyo for a month and I was wondering if it was possible to buy stuff directly from Mercari, Frill.jp, Y!JA or Amazon.jp with a foreign credit card. Has anyone tried?
I think any credit card could work, and if not, you can always pay in the convenience store. I only wonder if having a foreign phone number could be a problem.
What's better? Going mid-late April or early-mid May? I know to avoid early April because of sakura tourists but beyond that I'm not sure and I don't want to go when it's too hot.
pretty sure they don't accept foreign cards
For Mercari you indeed need a Japanese phonenumber and Yahoo Auction actually refuses foreign creditcards. Fril is connected to Rakuten and on Rakuten foreign creditcards do work, but I haven’t tried ordering from Fril yet. (It is the only one I was able to create an account for.) Have to say often sellers want you to message them first, so I would say knowledge of Japanese is also a pre if you want to order from them.

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For stupid questions/questions about jfashion that don't deserve their own thread.

This is not the cosplay help thread.

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I heard that using the word lolita in the title or tags makes videos unfindable on YT. Is that true and how do lolita YouTubers title/tag their videos to reach a greater lolita fashion audience? On IG I always tag #eglcommmunity along with the brands I’m wearing but I don’t think people watching YT really search brand names unless they’re looking for a specific unboxing video.
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Is this bag a replica? I googled clock bags and found this storeenvy but im unsure if they just resell taobao stuff. If so does anyone know the original shop this is from?

This is the shop:
you could also try reddit for a second opinion
What would a damaged Sugary Carnival jsk go for? (Secondhand)
Depends on how damaged, but don’t expect much. I’ve seen very good conditions go for $150 lately.

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Cats? Yes please!
https://lolibrary.org/items/j-et-j-empreinte-de-la-genese-jsk by any chance?
Oh hey that's my thread!! Damn,good laughs were had.
Same here. I’ve had some really cute stuff on sale for a reasonable price but no one wants it. Hell, I’ve had one item listed for like two years already. It’s horrible.
If it’s seriously been two years and you aren’t just exaggerating your price is not “reasonable.” If it’s been a few months sure, but not two whole fucking years. Take the hint and lower the price.

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Summer Edition

Old thread is die:

>Try Ali's image search when looking for specific items
>Read customer reviews. Sort by "orders" to get the most reviewed items
>Makeup, sex toys, food, and other things that go in/on you aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards
>Don't be afraid to ask the seller questions or for more photos
>You won't be able to claim compensation on Aliexpress if products harm you, use your discretion
>Electronics? Visit >>>/g/ and search for /csg/ and ask your questions there
>Large Order? Check out the Taobao thread
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these look like the ones I bought, they technically fit but they were so fucking hard they were really painful to actually walk in..
Really? They were fine for me. I went looking through the reviews too just in case, but other than one post talking about the straps being uncomfortable, they seemed fine.
Has anyone bought from this seller? Is it safe to buy from them? How reliable are they?
maybe it's just me then but it felt like wearing rocks.. as soon as I put them on they felt horrible, didn't even attempt to walk in them
Can someone recommend white safety shorts? The pair I got is sheer/see-through. I don't feel comfortable wearing skirts without them. And black doesn't really work under light clothes that are a bit sheer

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Can we have a thread to specifically discuss sewing and needlecraft in the context of j-fash and cosplay? Pattern making, machine discussion, garment construction, embroidery, etc. Other needlecrafts such as crochet, knitting, felting, etc are welcome too.
Question to get us started: Have any of you all bought older, heavier duty machines or invested in an industrial machine? It's been something I've been considering for a while because I like to sew some heavier materials and my machine struggles to keep up sometimes
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T shirt is easy
Button up is not
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OP here and I guess my wish for a heavier duty machine was granted because this cast iron beast was just given to me by the parents of a close friend who were planning on just donating it to Goodwill. It needs a new power supply and "go" mechanism since it was meant to be a knee control and I want to retrofit it to have a foot pedal but I'm very excited as all the mechanical parts are working
Nice, take care of it and it'll last you a lifetime
I'm really excited, I just ordered a power supply/foot pedal for a Kenmore machine that's the same voltage and looks like the same plug style so I'm praying it'll work (I know Kenmore and White machines share a lot of parts). I have no idea if the wiring inside the machine is okay since I believe this machine to be from the late 40s or early 50s but I have the means to repair it if I need to. Also this machine uses a very strange bobbin? It's large and not the typical standard size bobbin you see on modern machines, but thankfully people make reproductions. I'll keep you gulls updated
does a dressform help you to git gud or is it the sort of thing where if you're still sucking that hard there's no point in buying one yet?

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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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by ten minutes, they mean ten minues after the form started working (it was broken until 8:20) so if you applied before 8:30 you probably got in
Yeah I got in around 8:22 and it worked. I had no idea they closed so fast, guess I got lucky
I have a fuck ton of stickers. Like a lot. What is the best way to organize them (or any design) so I'm not sitting there for 3 minutes trying to find the design the person wants?
planco boxes maybe?
I'd try one of those organizer boxes for craft supplies, the clear ones with dividers

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Is there any seagull bad enough to pull off a buttwitch? Is there anyone even interested? Are these measurements even realistic for human women?
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A size 12 would be about 87-67-92 and that's pretty standard, with a corset or shapewear you can make that 90-63/64-95, add padding and 95-63-100 is feasible without being too unrealistic. 115cm hips is pretty big, but if you want that cartoonish shape you can pad as needed.
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Looks very easily doable with padding, especially if someone has experience with tightlacing. People have achieved much more exaggerated proportions with tightlacing.
Im 47 32 45 so this is perf
I love that website
too much junk in that trunk

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