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Otakon 2019 is coing up fast. Let's all start posting our favorite personal memories from any previous Otakon!!!
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There was some Pokemon thing with Make-A-Wish last year, heard it went really well
There's a pokemon shoot this year. Just avoid that weird little faggot Dylan that's attending. The guys a menace and a creep. Blonde Asian drama fag.
Give us the deets on this Dylan anon
First time going to otakon - I know the dealers' stuff will be overpriced but what are some cool things yall have found there? Also any cool artists at the artist alley?

Care to explain why you ragging on my friend anon? Yes he is gay so what? He doesnt have a problem with anyone and sometimes he is socially awkward but he is a precious cinnamon roll that must be protected. Like I will be one of the girls walking by his side and make sure people like you dont start shit with him.

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Constructive criticism only please
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I'd like to latch onto that tummy with my mouth and (over the course of years) fuse with and parasitize her body - sustaining myself on her fluids as I keep her perpetually pregnant with my hot cum like an angler fish.
[slurping sounds]
I want to stick my tongue in your belly button

my gf is hotter ;)
this is a blue board you can't post porn.

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Old thread >>10176299

>All J-fashion styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, kimono, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: It's encouraged that you sign your work.
>Self-posters: When giving credit, refer to the art as a freebie -- NOT fan art.
>Artists and self-posters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable; insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun!
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nayrt but this is stunning, do you have a social media page? if you don't want to share, can you direct me to people with a similar takahashi-inspired art style? lol, i'm immediately obsessed. excellent job, anon.
Aw, thank you anon, I really appreciate your encouraging words! I'm still working on finding a style for my lolita art. My next goal is to do something this style in color!

I'm @elisminborg on Instagram
Why are you posting people who aren't you?
Bad bait.
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A-kon is in less than two weeks now. Are you still going? If not, what other cons are you planning to hit up this year? Any big cosplay plans?
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I am. Will be releasing info soon on local facebook groups
That's awesome! Would you post a throwaway contact here too? I don't like to join the FB groups since many of them are public, so I don't see announcements as they come.
anyone go to the okashicon mixer?
It sold out, so there were plenty of people there.
I was there!

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How do you deal with kids wanting pictures at cons?
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>smash their face in your boobs
That's called sexual assault
I got a story
> Be Sunday of the con
> Want to do some last minute shopping/wandering
> Out of the corner of my eye spot preteen running towards me
> Obviously mentally disabled
> Kid already clamped to my side by the time mom half-asks for a photo before snapping anyways
> Kid then yells "huggy" and pulls me into an uncomfortably long hug
> Starts making kissy noises into my shoulder
> After way too long, the hug ends and he leaves
> Yells "I love you Belle"
> I was Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite
I still feel a little violated.
Scratch that, how do you deal with parents wanting you to take pictures with their kids?

T'was during a larp, at a public event though, so there were a lot of outsiders. I was costumed as a creepy leper/beggar of sorts, with a face-covering metal mask, bandages and ragged clothing.
Then came a large family who insisted to take a photo with the youngest kid (something like 6 years old?), who seemed afraid of me. They were polite with me, and I tried to reassure him, but it's not easy sounding friendly with a full mask on, and they were laughing at him. He very obviously didn't want it, and it felt like his family was bullying him. Poor little guy.
My thoughts exactly. OP had a not-so-innocent agenda with this thread.
If you’re Victorian in your values then you’re likely not at a Con with you kids.

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how do you feel about able bodied people cosplaying as crippled characters?
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Pushed someone out of a wheelchair and sped around on it for photos not giving it back
>hello fellow sjw how do you do, you know what I hate? it's those bad sjw that care about people, I just can't stand them.
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>care about people
Nice joke.
ok sargoon

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haven't seen these in a while

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For stupid questions/questions that don't
deserve their own thread. Old thread is saging >>10207046

This is not the cosplay help thread.
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Flats are actually pretty shit for your feet, but there are tons of comfy low heeled boots and comfort pumps that don't look like shit.
it's chill if people don't want to constantly check their email normally, but if you actually have active sales up it's your responsibility as a seller to communicate with buyers reasonably quickly. not doing so straight up makes you a shitty seller
flat mary janes
So I would like to customize my own phone case with rhinestones n shit. What glue can you use on those soft clear plastic(rubber?) phone cases? Something as permanent as possible.
nayrt, but if you did that shit to me I'd refund your money and sell the dress you want to someone who would be less of a pain in the ass.

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Old thread hit image limit >>10153495

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

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for current boystyle releases, news, and info

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Are kilts ouji?
What? Where was this posted? I don't see it anywhere on the site or Twitter.
I honestly don't see why not
As long as its styled in an ouji way I think they could work well (I haven't seen any to date but would love too!)
it is from twitter, but i forgot which account
if you have a hard time choosing between a jacket and a cape, Boz has what you need: http://bozngy.blog92.fc2.com/blog-entry-2203.html


Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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cosplay内衣 / cos内衣 (cosplay/cos underwear)
情趣内衣 (erotic underwear)
女仆内衣 (maid underwear)
制服内衣 (uniform underwear)
Stupid question but can you order from taobao when you live in japan?
depends on the seller, you can message them and ask
or use a shopping service
you will need a shopping service for anywhere outside of china
False info

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>travel is 300+
>hotel ranges from 150-300+
>tickets are 100 maybe

How do you afford to go to more than 1 con outside of being rich?

Feels like im working 6 days a week just to be able to go to them
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Saving tips: If you can find something in the con that you can find on amazon for cheaper, dont get it from the former when it comes to official merch

Thats why i tend to frequent artist alley first, ill do a double take if the seller/artist has an online store. If not then ill take whatever i like from them right here right now
I will never understand how people go in the dealer's hall and blow hundreds of dollars on overpriced merch.
esp ones they cant pack/ship back
Beta bux, Alph fux ladies and gentleman

Kids outcomes are more determined by how much their parents give a damn.

That aside for a lot of talk about snagging the right partner. Have you done it?

Canada Thread? What Canadian conventions are you looking forward to?
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Been to all three and I had the best experience at anirev personally. It's the biggest one so there's just a lot more cosplayers, more famous guests, and more vendors. I'm looking forward to it this year
Anyone going to ai-kon later this week?
Any thought on Otakuthon? I've been considering going bc Fan ex gets more shit every year, but I don't usually travel for cons, want to know if its worth it.
What do you usually go to cons for? It’s not much of a party con. I would say that Otakuthon’s strength lies in its venue (good location for food and cosplay shoots) and its musical guests. I would say that the games room and AA/Dealers are only so-so. I haven’t been to panels in a while so I can’t speak for its quality, though note that Otakuthon is bilingual so if you don’t know French you’ll miss out on some content.
your going for food!
Cosplay photography is pretty good!
younger con people go there to drink and room party.
artist alley is alright. Not the greatest
dealers room has a massage table every year. No idea why. I love it as my back is killing me at the end.

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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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I've been out of the wig game for a while. What are good shops for wigs on Aliexpress/Taobao these days? Looking for natural style and color primarily but also interested some natural style wigs with interesting color, especially with ombre effects etc.
>still believing that lie
This shop on Taobao has good looking wigs, haven't ordered from them yet but probably will soon: https://sankins.tmall.com/category.htm?spm=a312a.7700718.w4010-14941275599.2.319613d70v8sAs&search=y

They have a lot of ombre and dark root-styles, and their wigs also look good in user photos.

sage for not being Aliexpress
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Has someone made custom acrylic charms through ali before? I have no idea what would be best, I've checked some stores but I wanted extra opinions

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A proper place for coord help.
Post dresses and details about the type of look you are going for.

I haven't been able to find one for a bit so I made one.
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Looking for ideas for coords for this that are a bit more goth style perhaps, but I'm down for any coord ideas for this JSK.
Looking for coord ideas
I'm trying to put together my first OTT coordinate and... How much is enough?

I've maxed out my poof, chosen an interesting print, flattered the cut, put on enough things on my head to feel ridiculous, tried to tie some interest to my neck and- no, no matter what I add it just seems like it makes another part of my outfit bare by comparison. Where is the balance when you're over the top?

Also be honest with me gulls, is the mismatched kneesock trend a dead meme?
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I'm totally stuck here. Not sure what to do legwear wise, or which kind/color of shoes to wear. Would it be appropriate to use polka-dot tights, to match the cardigan?

I am also trying to decide between mint tea parties or some kind of brown oxford (or maybe something that's very classically styled with a small heel.)

Thanks in advance for any help!

Last thread in autosage: >>10196143

/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

-What makes an idol group vs dance cover groups?
-Appealing to a wider audience
-Most attractive idol groups
-Ambiflora performance was a shitshow, people getting fed up with her hold on the OIC(?)

Starter topic: re Ambiflora's performance. Does anyone know if this performance a last-minute decision or if they actually practice for it? It seemed like they had very little practice time beforehand, which is odd considering the article Julily herself posted a few months ago. If your group is asked to perform/planning a live debut, how soon is too short notice? It seems like the failure of a lot of groups, both love live/idol anime cover groups and original idols, is in the lack of behind the scenes planning, or a single person taking over everything and not effectively communicating with their group.

pic semi-related. Stellure always seemed like their dancing lacked refinement and, like Ambiflora, was just Mimi ft. the girls.
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Everything went completely over your head huh?

Nobody in this thread should take the majority opinion in this thread as what they should do. Stop acting like a sheep.Every situation is different and people need to adjust their makeup style to that.

If you don’t know anything about stage or theater makeup research it. If you don’t know anything about how to add the right amount of makeup for a high definition camera to capture you than research it.

MANY factors goes into someone looking good while being filmed or on a stage.

It’s ignorant to think if I do ____ because this group does ____ I’ll be successful like them. It’s as dumb as a photographer going “ this photographer won an award with this camera so I’m going to use the same camera” , like no that person probably amazing with composition and editing while having a quality camera helped it wasn’t what made them.

Doing natural makeup isn’t going to take you to the stars if it’s not even properly applied, looks awful on your HD camera because you don’t know how to apply it correctly for film, looks horrifying on stage due to professional lights, and most like crummy because it’s not like anybody in this thread is hiring a professional to do their face.

This groups are adored in these threads because they have quality as a whole.
What do yall think about groups who use patreon heavily or crowdfunding instead of their own money? Is there any groups where patreon funds all their activitieS? I'm thinking about making a patreon but I'm not sure if it's worth the work
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Something like pic related is cute, but desu I personally don't care what their makeup looks like as long as they perform well. Most netdols don't have access to the same skincare routines as actual celebs and actual on stage makeup of said celebrities is pretty heavy anyway so...

Honestly the makeup look should depend more on the overall vibe of the group/individual member, because even in actual professional groups, each member has their own unique fashion/makeup style. It's what makes them stand out as individuals and attract solo fans.
>instead of their own money
I don’t mind it as long as the money is actually going towards the project. We never know what of their own money they’re already putting in, so unless they don’t have anything that actually costs money (costumes, professional photos, a website, etc), I don’t have an issue. If they haven’t started or are using crowdfunding or Patreon to fund everything then it’s an issue.

I think crowdfunding and Patreon are good if you know how and when to them. Example:
>Patreon for things like websites, new costumes, practice space, travel, etc
>Crowdfunding for things like releases and full productions

Patreon is for sure more work and you need to be sure you can keep up with it. Also make sure you actually have a decent fanbase to actually support you on it. If you’re a small person and don’t have an active community willing to support you monetarily, don’t do it.
I don't mind it at all. One of my favorite (non overseas) idols depends on kickstarters and she's made amazing things with them. (Pls stan Sori she's such a sweet girl I love her sm)
As long as you're honest about everything the money will go into, no hate here.

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