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Last thread just auto-saged and Ikkicon's in a few weeks. Who's going?
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>What about the people who registered right before this stupid announcement? Now they have to wait in a long ass line because staff can’t get their shit together?
>the fact that it’s a free upgrade only to people who ALREADY registered is what I was referring to.

Nice try, but you clearly meant the upgrade in general. Backpedal harder next time.
I find it hilarious people think cons mail badges for free. Hell no. It's built into the price of the badge. You pay for the shipping.
Nomikai Dallas will be in debt when the shipping charges begin to pile up. Thats if anyone attends that shit "muh community" con.

It's a bonafide spite-con. The owner is trying to pretend to give a shit about attendees by using tacktics that appeal to younger people who don't know any better. The owner isn't John Leigh bad, but he's very far from the angelic anime con savior he pretends to be.

Yeah I saw the Omni posts and went 'oh, maybe they forgot to pay or something' but that was absolutely not the case.

Vague booking on a random time has people on facebook and such skimming bookings around that date, so I can't imagine they wait more than a week to give information. Well, I can but that'll be about when popcorn and marshmallows might be required for the dumpster fire that it may be.

I'm with you on the programming and hope the owner is part of the announcement.

Imagine getting the schedule released a whole DAY before the convention only to see pure garbage in the schedule.

ITT: Hotels you wish would host a convention but haven’t yet

>Hotel in pic is the Gaylord Palms Orlando
>Nice hotel
>Cheaper rooms than Katsu Gaylord
>Awesome photoshoot areas ranging from a mock pirate fortress, fog machined swamp, fake boat in indoor lagoon, bitchin pool
>Would be a better hotel venue than most Orlando cons and Megacon venue, would second only to Holiday Matsuri
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Oh I like the Gaylord in Orlando. It's gorgeous inside and they host ICE! in the winter with all those beautiful ice sculptures and ice skating too.
And here in Spain since tickets are spool cheap (people say 10€ for a day @ Japan weekend Madrid is expensive) the only way the organizers can break even/get some money is renting out a buttload of commercial stands(so,Spanish cons are basically huge dealers rooms) which mostly sell overpriced fake merch from Ali for 12yo kids whose parents don't let them buy online. unless it's a big con, there are barely any guests or talks, and they are rarely the big selling point for most attendees. Also, I'm not a cosplayer but I keep hearing about not so good prizes. But,hey, even your 100k inhabitants town can have it's own con for young weebs to wander around for 3€ a day!
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I was so close to buying a ticket and going, but since it's the first time they're doing this I want to see how it goes first. Being stuck on a boat with a bunch of disgusting neckbeards orbiting one or two sluts and their Chad keeper sounds like hell. A huge party cruise sounds awesome though, just without the unshowered neckbeard swarm.
>they host ICE! in the winter
they are hosting a sting operation for illegals?
I can't wait to see how (badly) this goes. Lots of confiscated "Listerine" bottles and chaises,probably. Maybe even a fatality.

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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #11

"Christmas" edition

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>The most discussed apps/games are Moe Can Change!, Dream Girlfriend/Nijikano, Dream Boyfriend/Hoshikare, and Animal Boyfriend/Gijin Kareshi, but people are encouraged to introduce new games.
>We generally discuss dress-up/simulator games and smartphone/cellphone apps for waifus or husbandos.
>Occasionally discussed games include Fairy Doll, Potion Maker, Mandrake Girls, Soul Girls, etc.
>To our newfriends: please remove any /mkg/ tags and lurk more to ensure proper etiquette. We might be a dress-up game general, but spoiler jokes don't make sense in this board

>/mkg/ Tips, Etiquette and Linkdump (spreadsheet of names for MCC, DG, AB, GK and FD):

>English Wiki links:

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>little to no suggestive outfits
>Moe Can Change
Nice bait.
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The design contest outfit is now available as a login bonus.
lmo how are you are this mad
I actually love it and I'm glad they're adding the hair to it, as well
It isn't lewd enough.

How do professional cosplayers make money from their work?
Is it all Patreon or there's a business outside of that?
Sorry if it's a stupid question.
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League of legends often hires cosplayers for promotional events. But it takes a lot of work and persistent posting. Post on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, twitch and tumblr of it hasn’t been set on fire yet. You simply have to get yourself out there. Hire some good photographers to take your photos, invest in the profession. Working our, staying in shape, caring about your body image is mainly key to getting more and more traction. Editing is alright but don’t edit yourself into a new shape entirely because all that will do is make people laugh when they see you actually. A lot of cosplayers are also regular twitch streamers and have decent setups there to generate interactions with their community. Interacting with your community is essentially free advertisement and pulls more people into seeing you. Making tutorials and videos of you making your cosplays help a lot because it’s sharing the trade with everyone else. It takes a lot of focus and investing to get somewhere but that’s how it is for all self published professions.
Interesting post, thanks for sharing.
Just a question: do you mark sponsored posts as such?
NAYRT but usually cosplayers will have a discount code to give out that makes it pretty obvious it's sponsored. I think most cosplayers will outright say it though, or something along the lines to make it clear they were given the items.
leon chiro does. But hes an ass so not really the best example
tag their social media. As much as it seems embarassing or 'notice me!!' it works. I was hired for a massive video game promo job last year while i only have a couple of thousand followers and the event manager was outright like 'this is why we want you guys to tag us'

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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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Surprisngly, I don't really have this problem? I did 19 cons in 2017 and 21 cons in 2018. This year I have 10 confirmed cons so far and I'm hoping to hit about 15 ~17 or so by the end of the year. Trying to cut down a little on cons because I have a personal project so I purposefully skipped out on applying to a couple.

If a con lets artists in the exhibitor's hall, that might be a way you can still table at cons that you can't get into.
>total comprehensive expenses for last year were ~50k (comprehensive meaning this includes literally everything, food at cons etc)
So that means you are spending $50k just to make 20k profit? Thats kinda bad anon.
I went to 6 cons last year and sold on etsy. total costs for materials, hotel, everything else was $8k. total revenue was $28k. so I also made $20k last year profit. I'm not a print artist either.
imagine working hard and barely making money

japan clout tho amirite
so whos gonna share the stickermule coupon list
I didn't claim it was good, just I know a lot of people in this situation too. I had thought I was doing better over the year but I was going over stuff for taxes and nope >_<

I do have a ton of inventory left still, i think a lot of my problems come from overstocking, but it's difficult to predict what I need to stock.

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Everyone and their mom has made or wants to make a costume based on Sakizou's illustrations, but there are plenty of artists out there that draw outfits just as gorgeous and intricate, so why not promote some of them? If you've cosplayed from any of these artists' work, drop a pic, and if you have a favorite artist please shout them out! Please include their name, an image to show their style and a link to their pages!
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Also Jean Giraud (@sir.jeangiraud on insta).
Faeryx13 (deviantart) as Claymore Grimm from Olivier Ledroit's graphic novel Wika. These wings are absolutely incredible.
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aka Moebius, my mom is a big fan so I read a lot of his graphic novels growing up, though I was probably too young for them. His work was so influential on pop culture in general, even Hayao Miyazaki cites him as an influence and I think you can really see that in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind especially. He will be missed.
This is rad as hell, good post anon
It was so hard to pick just one image because there are so many cool and different designs on their page! I definitely want to commission a design from them at some point if I have a good enough idea

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Ever been out in costume in public?

How do people react?
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>implying they'd have a clue what Monster Musume is
One time many years ago I was in a TF2 Spy cosplay. Now it was August Otakon so everything was balls hot and the costume kinda merged with me so I kinda forgot I was wearing it. Cash starts running low so I decide to go to the bank. Forget I'm wearing a bank robber outfit. Thank Christ I wasn't shot.
omg also glad you weren't shot but thanks for the mental image, hilarious thinking of the other ppls faces!

Once I wore my Pyro (holding mask in hand and with axe attached to belt, waiting for train) and I saw an elderly couple approach me. Started thinking of how I was going to explain that the axe was "totally plastic and its just a costume don't worry!" when they... thanked me for my service as a firefighter. Very proud of how responsible I was for such a young age, such a hard and noble job I chose to perform. They shuffled off before I could correct them.
they're both unattractive, mate
Only low-key shit that can be rationalized as, at worst, slightly unusual fashion or something.

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This year seemed a lot better for cosplay then last years ALA, maybe even better than AX 2018 so let's begin:

>Best cosplay's you saw
>Worst cosplay's you saw
(Provide pic's if you got 'em)
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It's when a bubble comes up and the shot matter splashes up and kisses your chocolate starfish
I thought that was Poseidon's kiss
>Sneedposting irl
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isn't that when you drop a duece and the water splashes up?

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Anyone else feel like it's not worth taking part in con competitions anymore? Besides Dublin comic Con, every cosplay competition is being run and won by the same people. It's gotten even worse this year.

It ain't just me who thinks this is it?
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>Space Dandy (+18)
You get a few nice things but nothing amazing, it's biggest strength is how big it is you are bound to come home with a couples nice things
I'vew run panels. Even putting together a basic panel takes a shitton of effort and time that just doesn't exist anymore. I tried to run a workshop once also - didn't go well.

Anyway, the reason these panels linger is because they're popular, they're completed, people mostly like the speakers and people will happily go to see the same thing over and over again like it's the stations of the canon - or Christmas.

They're basically risk-free content that'll give people something to do.

Ideas I've had:
- Shit you younguns haven't watched. (Macross, Bustgunner, Nadia - Bubblegum Crisis )
- Anime theme music through the ages. From the dramatic and serious seventies, to the shocking 80's, to Bubblegum Crisis..... Utena,
- The Fanservice Panel.
- Evangelion. 24 years of otakuwank in 20 minutes. And random shit like Walking away from Omelas

Found something utterly random, rare as fuck and very fandom specific once. And it's the only time that's ever happened at any con.
>(Macross, Bustgunner, Nadia - Bubblegum Crisis )
Hate to be that guy but I've seen or at least seen bits off all of those. That can fly at a zoomer con or day time event with kids and first timers but not at Akumakon which is mainly a piss up/old college blood. I've done loads of Weird clips shows and it's so easy when doing a day time one, you get teenagers and first time goers who aren't that exposed to stuff we grew up with from the 80s/90s/00s or the less main stream and everything is WTF! to them. Seriously I killed at an all ages panel just by showing Earthworm Jim and Nichujou to a crowd of mainly teenagers. It's way harder with people our age (I presume mid to late 20's) who has seen everything. You'd think an 18 plus would be easier because you've no restrictions but likely hood is they say it
>Anime theme music through the ages. From the dramatic and serious seventies, to the shocking 80's, to Bubblegum Crisis..... Utena,
I'd go to this. Only because I love anime music and I feel like this would get a good crowd
>The Fanservice Panel
This will work if it's over 18s and boarder line hentai
>Evangelion. 24 years of otakuwank in 20 minutes. And random shit like Walking away from Omelas
You mean like a history on Eva?
I truly forget where fandom is these days - work takes up too much space. The last time I went to akumakon was a few years back. I think the last new series I watched was A place further than the universe.

It's hard to assume who'se seen everything and who hasn't when something like TTGL which still feels new to me is actually nearly 12 years old.

> You mean like a history on Eva?
Probably not. Anyway, Evangelion fandom is a bizarre place in its own right.

Post the best and worst replicas you’ve seen. Can also post Taobao links for those who want a closer look.
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post it on depop you'll sell it pretty fast
If you're on facebook there's a sales group where replicas are permitted, it's groups/thriftylolitas
Same kind of want the derp lol
don't wear it to lolita meets, sell it, or maybe make something from the fabric
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i have the melty cream donut replica, bought secondhand so idk the original maker. the only differences that i've seen online is the angelic pretty text in the background. finally bought the real dress tho so this ones becoming some nice couch pillows!

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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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Yes I do! Did a custom apple recently, too.
I'm curious... cgl, what do you consider to be the threshold for a "popular" cosplayer on instagram?
I personally consider it 10k+ follows with polished/high effort content and/or average over 1k+ likes per photo and polished/high effort content. I understand that those numbers may need to be higher in a more cosplay-heavy region too.
Tbh I split "popular" into 2 categories: popular cosplay models and popular cosplay makers.

Cosmodels refers those people whose accounts revolve around kawaii/sexy photos of them in cosplay like eeelyeee or Rinnie Riot. For those accounts, 50k+ is considered normal and popular cosmodels have followings upwards of 200k followers.

Cosmakers tend to have very small followings since they post more infrequently and their photos are focused on the details of their cosplay and construction information vs. looking kawaii/sexy. For cosmakers, 5k seems to be the level at which you become "well known". However, this kind of "well known" is only among other cosmakers. Cosmakers tend to not become super famous even if they're attractive.
>I want to see what makeup and hair styles will work for someone like me
Hair and makeup are very subjective to the person though. What looks good on another hapa lolita might not look good on you. I suggest experimenting with different styles and seeing what works best for you.
That's not how hair and makeup works, even within single ethnic groups there's a wide variety of eye shape, face structure, face shape, hair texture/curl etc. You need to figure out those things and then look for both lolitas with similar features, what styles are popular in lolita (e.g. often hair volume is important to balance hairpieces, classic hairstyles can take a lot of historical inspiration) and then also just learn your makeup and hair basics. You're going to have to experiment, and there are some points at which you'll be like "I look awful, how do you even get this style to work on anyone" unless you have an expert friend to teach you, but that's pretty much how everyone learns.

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The summer Paris meet was small but very successful, now it’s time for the Winter Chicago meet.
Are you planning to attend?

The comm-wide parapara project was also a success, the next one is currently being planned.

OfficeKiko x Esperanza boots started an old school gal nostalgia revival, followed by an event in Shibuya 109, now OK is doing a denim collaboration that is also inspired by gal/90’s fashion.
Did you buy the boots yet? Are you interested in the new denim

It also seems as though gyaru is having a small revival in the western community, are you excited or annoyed with all of the newbies?

Any winter meets planned locally? If so, are you/your circle/comm doing anything special for the holidays?

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Yes it would. Afro textured hair has never been 'not-gal' if anything, it's a trend to crimp or 'spiral' hair during summer. Search 'ギャルスパイラルヘア' and see how many Japanese gals emulate us lol

Thanks gulls. I've been really interested in experimenting with Rokku Gyaru and maybe Agejo too. Are there any particular style that would look nice with those styles? The afro puffs sound really cute.
If you are interested in experimenting then just start doing that instead of asking us to hand feed you with inspiration and ideas.

>are there any particular styles that would look nice with those styles

It’s hair. I’m sure you could make it work.
I thought they’ll close down the outlet on the Takeshita dori. I wouldn’t consider an outlet as a flagship shop. But Harajuku got so expensive all the good stores have been closing down it was only a matter of time for LizLisa to disappear as well
I always thought Liz Lisa was doing good? I more surprised people don't wear it anymore.

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Alright, I'm very new to cosplay prop making and I need the foamwork experience. So I was wonder what ideas/suggestions you all have that I could make in my spare time. It can be anything from videos games to anime to just your own concepts!

So Anime Milwaukee is coming almost a month away post your plans for the con!
Post lineups or who you plan to cosplay.
Seagull meetup when?
Depends. Interest seems pretty low because it's the week after Anime Crossroads.
haha who's the new con chair?
A Saturday noon/early afternoon meetup is probably in the cards. Don't expect anything huge but there will be gulls. Can't wait to see people

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I wanna get a new base bag to replace my current one but I’m not sure which one.
I have pic related and I want something similar size/style wise but iirc Wego doesn’t do the full window backpack anymore. Anyone know any good alternatives?
>got my second itabag after the straps broke off
>tried going for a Gravity Falls theme
>not enough merch
>thinking of going for a Jack Frost theme (which explains the Jack Frost plush in the corner)
>not enough merch without diverting into adding in Persona 3/4/5 stuff
How do you guys handle filling itabags with characters that don’t have enough merch?
The question is answered in the FAQ... But to make it even easier for you:
Repeats, an insert + other deco, commissioning artwork to make badges/acrylics/etc.
You could also just... use a smaller bag.
One of my bags was made for a character who had very limited official merch when I first started making the bag and I made do by adding appropriately themed deco (flowers that he's associated with) and figuring a layout that maximized coverage.
However, your bag seems random and pin bag-y. Why did you choose that base bag, since it doesn't match GF nor Jack Frost? Like the other anon said, you should probably just get a smaller bag and separate your GF stuff from your Persona stuff.

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