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Let's talk about photo editing, how much is too much, how much do you use? How much do you like to see in other people's photos?

Personally I don't use much at all but I think it's fine for other people to use it, smoothing, filters and general touchups are fine imo, I just don't like when it's weirdly smooth or when the cosplayers face shape/features are altered, I feel like it's disingenuous.
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I am a beginning photographer, and I'm finally learning how to do the edits I normally pay others to do. That being mostly just touchups to skin, lighting, blemishes, etc, but I also will tweak little cosmetic things, like a bulge when you slouched or maybe a bra strap showed, or maybe hiding a frown line that made a photo less flattering than you/I'd like. I don't go over board, because obvious changes are obvious and everybody knows what people look like in reality, but I also think that a photoshoot is something you should be happy with the results of, and I can't tell you how many times I've been disappointed when I have a good photo that's ruined just because one little thing got messed up in the posing or expression or posture. Most recently I spent hours recreating the hem of my shorts on one leg because I hadn't realized it rolled up. It was a pain but I'm also not willing to just throw an otherwise good photo out.

I don't judge tasteful edits even to weight, as long as the person still looks like themselves. Life's way too short to get mad about that.
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T b h I'm glad this thread exists because I don't shoop my pics besides the natural SNOW filter and I always feel so inadequate when I look at people's professional cosplay pics. Although now there's a part of me that wants to learn how to shoop so I can look good like this too...
If you don’t have/aren’t a good photographer, your photos will look like shit regardless of how much you edit though.
Learn basic lighting & composition and compensate for lens distortion and learn your angles and that will boost your beginner photos up a lot. Then doing light editing of levels, some light burn/dodge to bring out the features, learn what to keep sharp and what to smooth, gentle correction of flaws but nothing crazy and finally depth of field either in camera or in post processing, that’s a good start for everyone even taking your own shots with a phone.

Florida General #We're bad at counting

What's everyone's plans for Metro and Supercon or any other upcoming cons down the line?

What cosplays are everyone working on?

Don't you lot just love our fucking weather?

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What happened?

I went one day and it was$40...what the fuck. Plus they kept doing stupid identity politics at closing ceremonies. Fucking idiots.

Conventions ain't political platforms
Neat. Knew there had to be something behind it to make it worth winning and didn't look like foam.

Yikes but in a not left-wing fashion

They plan on continuing that into next year, too. Safe spacing the convention from what I hear.
According to the judges there was a lot of things. I think she made her own wig too
I really want to go to a con again, last time was AFO 2016, super experienced first timer. I had 0 money and some cheap cosplays i threw together and overall, i felt unwelcome. is this because i had 0 friends with me?? how do i feel more comfortable at conventions here in florida, what is the most comfortable (with a lot of stuff to do without being in a giant fandom) convention here??
i really struggle to find a con that actually has something interesting to do anymore.
please someone tell me how to have a good time at a convention.
my bad,

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Old one hit bump limit >>10028899

Post all the /cgl/ related stuff you've got coming in the mail
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It is, love the sleeves.

Sorry, anon! Promise I will take good care of it and wear it regularly.

yess that strawberry bag is so cute. I almost bought it too

I love the AP heart crew socks in blk and red. If you ever sell them.. I will be right here for you bby.

all the Moitie. fyeah
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Blouse supplement time

there is less than one month until Corset Day. will you join Japanese alternative fashionistas and share a corset-based coord for "コルセットの日"? ”corset day”.
コルセット Is ”corset”.
shops such as Dangerous Nude's Noble Noire are already having "corset week" events.

Western options for steel boned corsets include Orchard Corset, Mystic City, Timeless Trends.
Please share photos mostly because everyone loves to see the aesthetics, but questions and discussion OK too.

Pic: harness, corset, and hoop skirt dress from Na+H
Old thread: >>10216394
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I love this and want the whole outfit, but I don't trust it not to get destroyed during shipping.
18 days until 8/8. It is on a Thursday so I will try to take my photos earlier to edit in time to post my coord with コルセットの日 hashtag.
Forgot pix. Summer photo of Minori 1/2
Safiya Nygaard gets a lolita makeover in Japan featuring Abilletage corsets and corset braid hair trend.

Post some progress pictures of your current projects!

Things going smooth sailing or are you hitting bumps in the road? Feeling the crunch time for an upcoming con?
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alright, all patterned out, let's see if I don't cock this up.
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I cocked it up. it looks more like an alien than spiderman mask, and it''s wayy to fucking small.
Did you account for the thickness of the foam on the pattern you made?
nope. how does one do that? I ask cause i'm fairly inept.
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If you're making a shell for a Spiderman mask, why did you add on the back part? Almost all the shells I've see typically go as far as behind the ears. See pic for reference. Or are you trying to make something that's more akin to Iron Man? If that's the case you may want to consider making something that breaks into parts that you can piece together.

Also if you want something that looks like more of the correct shape you should either make a cast of your head (a lazy duct tape one would be perfectly fine. You'll just need help doing it because doing it alone is damn near impossible. I know I've tried.) or a mannequin head that's relatively close to your own dimensions. This video is an example of what I'm talking about with the duct tape method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eQFlmmtxKo. Not the best example, but you get the general idea. Looking at the second picture with the tape on it leads me to believe that either the eyes are incorrectly located or you literally have a thing that's more suitable for a female anime character than something realistically human. You definitely want to make sure all that stuff is right before you start any patterns.

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Military Gear Cosplay General /mgc/
>Gamescom banned us again edition

Last Thread >>9749421
This thread is to talk about cosplays involving Gear, to help each other with identification and to improve on ourselves. Please keep strictly military topics to /k/ or strictly airsoft topics to /asp/.

Metal Gear, STALKER, Resident Evil Fan? Or something completely different? Feel free to check out this thread.


Feel free to submit new shops, to improve the experience. I will then update the pastebin.

>Do you work on any gear related cosplays at the moment?
>Have you enjoyed the last thread? Anything I can do to improve it?

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I'd call ahead to the convention and ask.
I have a feeling it'd still be a big no-no.
Some people have trouble bringing airsoft rifles to conventions just because it looks like the real thing.
It's actually getting even worse.
Some cons won't even allow Nerf guns or toy bow and arrows
Any updates?
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that's my closet, where'd you get this pic
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Just use /k/'s kamo

do any of y'all know where I can buy a helmet that looks similar to Mustard's from bnha?
Why don't you try the help or military thread.

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Starting this thread as the only other dream dress thread is for Euro only.

I'm looking for Innocent World's Side Lace-up JSK in black, size M-L. It's kind of old and was a lucky pack item, and the lolibrary page isn't even there anymore... if anyone has it in this size and colorway i'm interested
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Here's that ETC cat food print
Dying for Castle Mirage Princess Sleeve OP in lavender ugh
Sorry for being a noob, but what dress is this? It's really pretty.
If I tell you won't you try to buy it too?
What's their deal?

Just like the title says, ladies, post male cosplayers you find attractive.
Inspired by:
>How come male cosplayers that do skimpy outfits and sexy poses are not as successful as female cosplayers who do the same?
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Did you have a stroke?
Ramuda only pls.
I think you meant to say Jakurai
>women only want one thing and it's disgusting

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I think small but cohesive wardrobes are more popular among daily lolitas and I keep finding myself thinking about ways to make my wardrobe more cohesive lately. Can we have a thread about that?

>post actual wardrobes, NOT imaginary collages
>critique posted wardrobes and suggest items to add/remove
>make coords using items from posted wardrobes
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Capsule wardrobes are just smaller, more controlled versions of bigger wardrobes. Basically, pick a theme, color, and style and focus on making sure all items you pick can be easily recombined with each other. It's easier to pick 1-2 colors and 1-2 themes that you like and just keep everything on rotation. JSKs and skirts would give you the most options and variety.
What main pieces:blouses proportion is the best?
Depends on your substyle. I picked out a capsule-size selection for my bxw wardrobe back in college, so I had 5 blouses, short and long sleeve in black and white plus one fancier one for special occasions.


It's not perfect, but she does give good advice on how to make the most out of pieces in a small wardrobe, even if it is a little outdated.

Most normie capsule wardrobes start out with the same advice that you can use -- first, work out what you actually need from your wardrobe: where will you actually wear it to? what weather do you need to brave? How much space do you have?

so for eg:
* only monthly meetup, small space: you can do 3-5 main pcs, and then find 3-5 blouses and coording pieces for them. If each main can be coorded with 3-5 different blouses, that gives you 9-25 different outfits, more than enough for a year.
* only a monthly meetup but you never want to repeat coords: have a few "base set" of matching blouse+tights, shoes+handbag, then you can buy and sell a new main piece every month.
* weekly meetup, say you're okay to repeat outfits after 6 months: that's 52 coords, 26 unique coords per year. If every main piece can be coorded 3 ways, then you can own 8-10 pieces and get 24-30 coords out of each dress/skirt.

-- and so on.

If you're just starting out wearing lolita, I'd say start with one jsk or skirt, and then a few different blouses/boleros/socks/accessories so that you can coord it a few different ways. If you happen to change your mind about what you like it's easier to get rid of fewer things. Newbies make mistakes, start slow and small so it's easier to get rid/replace things than be stuck with 3-5 dresses you decide you don't actually like after you see them irl.

Roli's Ramblings (a blog) had a series where she went around and fixed up capsule wardrobes. I'd suggest taking a wander through that tag on her blog, it's useful to see how she combines different items to create unique coords.
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I think the most important thing to start with is figuring out what colours and cuts look best on you, and what makes you feel comfortable and confident when you wear it out. I used to buy random main-pieces based on how much I liked something when I first saw it, and ignored more ''boring'' releases. But now I mostly own things like pic related because I can wear it for a lot of occassions, including work. Before buying something new, I envision myself wearing it in different settings and imagine several coords with things I already have.

Post itas and general bad jfash.
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yes it's gone
What crack are you taking anon
"in the US especially, it's bitchy chicks dressing fancy for hen parties"
sorry pal, what I meant was hen parties aren't a thing at all here, so i don't know what you're on
not denying that a lot of western lolitas could stand to lose a few pounds, but most US lolitas are in actual comms like lolitas from everywhere else, so i just have no goddamn clue where you got the hen party idea from
Burn this
Awww did you get posted?

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There's no coordinate to see though. It's pretty pointless, wish the mods removed it because we can't see the bloody thing.

You're either underage or a dude. Either way gtfo
New thread
Nope, they rarely ban people except that one dude who coded all their bots because he dared to say he isn't comfortable with one tumblrtard spamming 'i hate men'.

Sounds like your problem then, I won't risk a 3 day ban for you.
Do you see anyone else posting like that? No? There's your answer.

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There's a ton of threads about bad photoshops, photog drama and the like. But let's try to do something constructive. Let's discuss something simple, what do YOU think is a good cosplay photograph? If you're going to pay money for a photoshoot, what exactly are you looking for in the finished product? Also, post photos of what you consider as examples of good cosplay photos.
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If you want to do it in cosplay, don't expect to make a living out of it.
>not a single person posts any photos of what they think is a good cosplay photo
I was kinda hoping to get a visual baseline for what people think are good photos.
I also dislike excessive photoshop. But there ARE times where what would be "excessive" is actually OK. Learning when it's OK is also key for learning when it isn't.
For example, you specifically mentioned on-set effects. I agree that adding smoke etc with effects may be cheap (or may not be, if you do not have access to a smoke machine; let's play Devil's advocate here), but I have an ever bigger gripe: fake aditions of things that aren't actually there. I mean, things like flying spaceships or battle auras or lightning bolts or medieval castles or the like. You know what I mean.
So, WHEN would adding such stuff in Photoshop would be OK? Because by definition, adding them in other cases would be excessive and "not-OK".

My take on it:

- You actually took the effort of setting a studio set (or whatever)specifically for later aditions. I mean, if you are actually taking pics in front of a green screen, that is actually a technique, not a cheat.
- You are adding an element that is literally impossible (or would be dangerous) to add physically and is ACTUALLY relevant for the cosplay. I mean, if you've made a kickass Roberta cosplay and want to make an action shot of her walking away from the explosion of all the grenades she just dropped form her maid skirt (actual scene of the character), you better do it with PS than with C4. The explosion, not the grenades. Those better be props. And that explosion wouldn't be relevant for many random characters.
- You're adding elements to expand a partial set. Things like adding the upper part of the buildings or the city skyline to a shot made in an one-story set. That's a time-honored technique for cinema, and takes actual skill; it's not "cheating".
- You've got the PERFECT action pic by blind chance but the background is horrible (NOT "you were lazy and took action photos in a bad background"; I mean those cases where REALLY you HAD to take the pic). Changing the background there is aceptable.
3 months
I'd like to post some shots I took, but I also don't want to post strangers online without their permission.
I assume if everyone feels the same way as me than we're not going to see too many photos to critique ITT.

I really like photographing people in cons, but I always get such a short time to photograph them before I feel uncomfortable about holding them up.
How should I go about catching someone for a long-ish photography session?
I had one time where a cosplayer asked me if I wanted to do a longer shoot but I felt terrible that day and declined, is it just a matter of me being likeable and the cosplayer being up for it?

Have you ever experienced racism from the staff at an anime convention?
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I've experienced racism, but not at a con.
>He and his friend immediately blew up and got angry
Typical niggies.
>bait thread
You’re gross inside
Seriously. I never thought I'd miss 2012-2015 specifically, but here we are.

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It's been too long, come and talk.
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I didn't mind Shuji's vocals, but it's very weird to hear him sing in a more vkei style when cali=/=gari is...not like that at all, especially as of late. his vocals are definitely weak at parts.

he looked amazing though
I honestly wonder what the fuck happened to Kamijo's voice. He was pretty good in Versailles up to Jubilee (in my opinion at least) but since Destiny the Lovers he sounds like he is trying to shout louder and louder and I hate it so much.
Yeah, this just about sums up the way I felt, too.
Going in I was almost prepared to cry, as I did tear up when reading the live report, but the whole thing turned out to be kinda awkward and emotionless, and I ended up enjoying ZIZ's segment the most.

Mana looks pretty good for his age.
Any bands coming to Europe this summer?
>I guess in the end, we really were nothing but beings of Malice and Misery™™

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