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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 Japanese lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. We usually just use "ouji" here.

>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

Google your questions before asking them here.

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Someone please buy this shit, or i'll have to:

Atelier Boz Wine Roland: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/p739020979

h.t.maniac tailcoat: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j555182556

h.Naoto STEAM Napoleon Jacket: https://item.mercari.com/jp/m53657958885
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>>10324452
Ah, the Roland is from the seller I just bought a cloak and blouse from. The Roland is gorgeous, well worth snapping up.
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>>10324047
same

part of what is cool about ouji is it is better than regular menswear. when it just repeats the same boring things, it is disappointing.

>>10324452
that tailcoat is fucking gorgeous
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>>10324484
Yeah I wish more brands made fun printed ouji stuff. Heck even use some classic floral prints, make me look like my grandmas sofa
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>>10324594
i think ouji has too much fun with gold trim and awkward hats and not enough variance in materials. boz use to do nice cotton, velvet, corduroy and embroidered rolands and idk why we cant use more couch upholstery in other items as an alternative to solid black or whatever

Since no one’s dumping for this and other gulls are just arguing over Daily-EGL...
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>>10324511
What are you talking about? It's not even lolita. It's a fine outfit but literally nothing about it reads lolita.
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>>10324480
Everything about this just looks cheap and also a little bit crusty. Besides it straight up not being lolita, ofc.
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>>kumyas are not for everybody.

Words to live by
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>>10324505
You sound boring
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>>10324708
I know the "sorry you got posted" meme is tired, but you almost sound like you're baiting for it

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Another year, another Katsu. Who's going and what costumes are you bringing, if any? What would you recommend seeing/doing at Katsucon?
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>>10324432
Do you have any rooms booked at the Wyndham?
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>>10324434
Yep, i have to room wed-friday, then saturday-monday. They said its just the friday that the issue is on. ):
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They posted the cosplay meetup schedule and is it me or is it kinda all over the place organization wise.
Only one KnY meetup but two hypmic ones on the same day?
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>>10324380
Some rooms opened yesterday, keep an eye out
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officially got my room, not at the gaylord but at the hampton, but close enough
does anyone know what the rave is like?

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If I have no friends to go to cons with is it even worth going?
I kinda want to go to cons just to try to make friends but I'm pathetically bad at talking to people.
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>>10324497
That's my experience too lmao. Honestly I'm married now and I've come to accept I'll never be a social person. Talking to people is just kinda a workout. Like pushing your reps in weightlifting. You go to far you get hurt
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>>10323188
Yes. My con experiences genuinely improved when I started going to cons on my own rather than fixed group of friends. Lot of it is just joy of having my own schedule, don't have to make compromises on food and stuff I want to see, or spending time at the con just looking for my lost friends. I did have a good time, but I never made new friends at cons when I went with my old group. I still see old friends at cons and hang out with them but not the whole weekend.

Other people at cons are awkward nerds too, don't worry about it. You can only get better social skills by practicing. I've never been bothered if someone friendly wants to talk to me at cons, even if they're obviously nervous and shy.
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>>10323188
>with is it even worth going?
Depends


I went to a con a year ago and it happened like this

Check merch
Gawk at cosplayers
Check merch
Lunch
Check Merch
Attend Panels
Gawk at cosplayers
Attend Panels

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>>10324696
That seems pretty much worth it yah
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>>10323188
I've gone alone and haven't had problems making small talk with people anytime I've cosplayed and they wanted to take my picture. It's a nice, natural way to talk with strangers.

What brands work for you? Have any tips?
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Im 5’7, I'm quite skinny but I have relative broad shoulders and a long torso and long spaghetti arms. Iusually hear people talking about how MM is not tall people friendy, but it varies from my experience. If you are thin enough to fit their bust and waist measurements, their just waist JSK cuts will be perfect. I usually combine their JSK's with IW underskirts to add 2-3 cm to length. Just refrain from their higher waist cuts or the OP's and you will be fine.


Regarding coats, I usually have the issue that the waist is too large, but the shoulders are too snug and the sleeves too short. I've recently bought this pic related coat and was surprised how perfectly it fits with enough room to spare to move my arms around even if I wear thick layered clothing underneath.
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nayrt but I'm 180cm and I thank the stars every day for the underskirt I got from sentaro. They have them in various colours and also some lovely matching blouses.
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>>10324289
Thanks!!
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>>10324602
The waist problem is one of the reasons why I love skirts. They aren’t perfect, but it does solve 50% of my fit issues
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I'm 6ft tall and have done a lot of trial and error.
Meta & innocent world are the easiest to fit in general, especially anything from meta marked as medium length and anything from innocent world in the long or 108 cm length. I usually look for pieces with buttons on the straps so I can move the button, or add a little elastic extender in. More recent non-print pieces from AP have been really good. Baby and AaTP rarely have adjustable straps and their bodice and skirt style/length are much more variable so they can be hit or miss.
Innocent world underskirts are great with innocent world dresses but they're mostly the wrong shape for anything else (they don't have room for poof near the waistline). Victorian Maiden bustle underskirts work great with AP dresses in terms of shape, and they're not as long so they don't create as awkward of appearance. On AP dresses with half-shirring (no zipper) its possible to put the underskirt in between the dress and the lining + built in petti, other wise sometimes I remove the tulle.

I'm building a Halo atm. The electric part is all done but what would be the best way to fix this to a head? It's fine if you see a rod connecting it.
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Use the cosplay help thread you fucking moron

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It's been a while since we had our last coord help thread.

ITT:
Any type of advice request regarding coording. Pictures of pieces or details for reference are appreciated.
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I have this sailor moitie op in black/grey and don't know what to do with my hair. Up until now I've just worn it casual with no head accessories at all.
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>>10324563
Twin french braids +rectangle headband ? Thats my go-to desu

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last one is autosaging, post itas
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>>10324116
Okay, so if she adds 6 items THEN it's okay. But she is missing 6 items and therefore it just isn't Lolita! And that dress isn't a good fit & looks like a replica. So add 8 items: A dress, petti, blouse, tights, shoes, hair accessories, purse & wrist bands. So she is only missing an entire Lolita coord to make a coord.
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>>10324048
>>10324116

Even knowing it's a salopette I don't think it fits her well. Her boobs are kinda playing peekaboo on either sides of the front panel, it really needs to be a few inches wider to help with that. And the waistband should really be sitting lower on her hips so the top part doesn't scrunch up because excess fabric has nowhere to go between her shoulder and waistband.

Though, I do get that it's a taobao brand, so maybe it was badly proportioned to begin with.

(The rest of the coord is just trash regardless of fit, though. I mean, you've basically just said she has to replace everything else)
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>>10323934
why do fat girls think their huge asses and guts are good compensation for a petti? the fit of this dress is so awful too. her whole ass would probably show if she were to bend over.
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>>10324583
I don't think someone like her can even fit a petti underneath that dress. That's how fat she is ffs. >fatties raus

For everything crafts and DIY related! Thread is for things like felting, resin work, jewelry making etc.
For cosplay crafting, artist alley and handmade Lolita clothing use appropriate threads.

What's everyone making?
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>>10323589
I saw this on my instagram feed the other day cuz I think a lot of the people I follow follow you. Whats yours?
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>>10324353
I never said I had issues with tackiness. I just mean the quality is shit. Idk if you misread "icky"

I also use the big nail lamp.

My favorite in padico star drops and I prefer this to their regular line. I also like anges uv resin for a long time.
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>>10324577
>Idk if you misread "icky"
That is exactly what I did. Sorry, anon!
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>>10324449
I've been using that brand with great success since I started with UV resin. Only had an issue once where the resin was almost cured in the bottle. I think it was just a really old bottle. I would play around with some different pigments and even putting the pieces in the sun for a day after you are done with them. I do that every now and then and it helps with any residual tackiness that I may get.
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>>10324280
I have a habit of imagining the worst case scenario! And it looks like some other anons here have had mishaps, so I'm still a little wary. But I appreciate all of the tips!

>>10324301
I've seen it done, but likely not for this kind.

>>10324453
Noted! I was thinking I might just add some gloss to the eye so it can form a highlight on its own, but I'll see which of the two looks better.

>>10324473
I go by DreamCathedral on instagram

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Keep it /cgl/-related! Cosplay or J-fashion like Lolita/Brolita, Aristocrat, Kimono, Nanchatte, etc.!

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ITT you may post:
- Useful guides that can be applied to crossplaying/crossdressing
- Questions, help, sharing advice to improve your appearance to pass temporary as the opposite gender (Male -> Female, Female -> Male)
- pictures of crossplay/crossdressing coords, selfposts
- personal experience/stories regarding crossplay/crossdressing

NOT allowed:
- Anything in sexual context/fetish stuff
- Anything related to gender transition like hormones, operation etc.; >>>/lgbt/ might be the better place for this
- Casual crossdressing without any /cgl/-context
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>>10322402
It’s a con, anon. no one will give a fuck
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I bought these from Taobao and the picture the SS sent is making it look like the shade might still be a little too light for me, is there a way I can darken it?
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>>10323190
The google doc link is dead
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>>10323218
Oh, I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago. I didn't expect it would go down now after so many years online.

Here's a version I censored because I didn't want trap nudes saved on my computer: https://anonfile.com/BbP1B7N6n2/Hair_Removal_101_Censored_pdf
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>>10315273
I use some chink brand that sells here, they are pretty nice and take a lot of uses to worn out. About 3 or 4 times

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Been a little while, let's get one of these up again.

You know the deal, post yourself, cosplay you'd like to do/have done in the past, give some context, and help others with suggestions.

And as always, give suggestions in order to recieve them (unless you're the first poster)!
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end my misery

(seriously, feel free to suggest ANYTHING, even to the most obscure chinese bootleg flash game you can think of)

SYD OZCC is underway! Who do you think will win he champs? Who do you think should give up and let other cosplayers have a chance at the title?
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>>10318276
What happened to her eyes? Compare it to her photosets even a few months ago and you can see where something went wrong. Do what you want to your body but she looks like a haunted doll now
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Who wants Silhouette Damore's mobile number and newdz?

Yeah she old news sue me lolololol
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>>10324031
Fake news
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Just in planning for my first cosplay, for sydney madfest.
Wondering if anyone had exact details and/ or experience on their weapons policy. I found their terms on the site but its not 100% clear.
"hard props" (made of metal, glass and fibreglass) is one not allowed. This doesn't mention wood, so i could i make a sword out of wood and be OK?
I have been to the previous two melbourne madfest and certainly feel like people had 'hard' props (as well as many over 1m which is also not allowed). So are the rules somewhat lenient and as long as you dont seem to be acting like a retard they'll be chill with you?

Also anyone been to both melbourne and sydney madfests? which have you liked more?
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>>10324092
I've seen props bigger than 1mtr but it depends on the venue. I know icc can be kinda twitchy about it. And most of the time they need to be stored anyways

Give me your best bad cosplay makeup finds! I'll start off with some of my favourites.
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>>10323630
eyeliner should NOT be touching eyebrows like that, good lord
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>>10323905
If that's all you're disturbed with... what the hell is going on with the nostrils?
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What in the abomantion is this
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>>10280091
10/10 on point

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i have hoarded many photos of jfashionistas that i think have artistic value beyond the usual coord shot or selfie. i would like to share some. they will include all kinds of Japanese alternative fashion, and subjects may be any age or gender; and they will NOT be images from publications such as KERA, Fruits, etc.; so i hope there will be good inspiration for a variety of seagulls.

this is a continuation of 4 prior threads, which reached the image cap:

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>>10293441
>>10300707
>>10305464

the last thread featured some portraits that are taken near graffiti, wherein the text and images of street art help connect alternative fashion with its roots as "street style"; portraits that try to capture or suggest movement, or time passing; using images of shopping or collections/hoards to connect alternative fashion with its material aspects; portraits that occlude part of the subject; black and white portraits; and portraits that show expressive faces without much editorial smoothing.

now, i would like to begin this thread with some portraits that have a disorienting effect. the composition or editing of these photos are purposefully unnatural, uncanny, or hyper-real.
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text in the environment can enhance the anti-authoritarian image of the subject as an alternative fashionista
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ITT: meme cosplay
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>>10322602
10/10
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>>10323676
Femdom and sissification is surely a nice kink to do in bed with your loved one, but come on.
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I want to make a cosplay of that loli-flaying machine gif


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