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New gyaru thread! has anybody gotten the new Egg, or have any scans? Any coord plans for Summer?
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I often wonder if this poster is one of my exes who now hates gyaru and anything to do with it. Maybe it's some other gal's ex. It's definitely someone's salty buttmad ex.
I voted for a couple of newcomers but don't know if they'll get even 2 votes. I don't know why there was a gyaruo category? I only know of two airmetal and kohaku I think?.
Wesley and Ethan and Tomoe and the Ivan guy, Tara...Wes is in SnG all the time, fair enough not knowing the others though
This picture makes me so happy.
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babby gyaru here, I got these ridiculous wooden platforms recently and was wondering if they'd work well in gyaru. They're a little worn out, but a little work could make them look way better

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new thread: >>10174518
We don’t need a new thread?
anytime a bump limit is reached (which this thread has) I make a new thread
This thread was better
You can still talk in this thread if you like it that much.

Old thread is dead here >>10162944
try to keep summerfaggery at a limit pls
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I think we need a new thread
This is one of those unfortunate cases where yep, she's wearing everything correctly, and yep it's lolita but wow, she just looks bad.

Well, it's pretty ita, but it's also pretty much run-of-the-mill ita.

I don't know about upcycle cringe, but yeah, I do feel like she's done nothing more than waste time turning trash into more trash. The blouse is ok for non-lolita and can probably be reused, but that skirt is just so horrible, she's gonna bin it when she finally realises how trash it is, might as well have left it in the thrift shop for someone else to do a better job with it.

Like I get that she probably couldn't find enough fabric to make a decent skirt out of it, but that's all the more reason to actually go to a fabric store and buy a couple of yards that will make an actually nice skirt she can wear for the next ten years without throwing it out, turning trash into different trash doesn't really upcycle anything.
Not ita, just fat

>that close up
y i k e s
While I agree that upcycling isn't cringe in and of itself (I know a sheet-chan who is quite good at finding loliable textiles), this skirt's front panel is weird and out of proportion with the rest of the skirt.

What's your dream obscure cosplay? I personally would like to do something from Phantasy Star IV, probably Rune/Thray.

Oldschool cosplay dreams especially appreciated here.
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Little kids will still think you're a princess. Go for it!
Just get a group.
Haken Browning
It's so complicated and no one would ever recognize him but it would be so fun provided its not super hot that day or days
That would be so great.
Honestly I have so many cosplays I've been wanting to do for years that I just havent had the chance to. If I had to pick my biggest one right now it would probably be Jeanne. I don't know if a group would ever be possible, but it would be incredible.

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Togs, has this ever happened to you?

I've been shooting cosplay for a few years now and enjoyed a decent amount of success. The vast majority of the time I'll plan a shoot with a cosplayer and after a few weeks we'll do it without any problems. But probably about a 3rd of the time, I'll meet a cosplayer at a con and they're really excited for a shoot, talk to them online and they're still really excited for a shoot. We'll decide on the outfit, themes, shots, even set dates to meet.

And then they'll just vanish. Completely, without a trace. All my messages will be on not seen and I'll never hear from them every again.

It's just so weird that they'd go 90% of the way to organising a shoot and then just (presumably) give up on it.

Any similar experiences?
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Because having a skinny chick in a revealing outfit gets more attention than an average or "fat" person in a very well made costume will ever get. That's the logic behind "good photographers" and the ones who post fat people who never get good either choose not to, or are happy with their work and don't need or want to change.
I only have done paid shoots once, and that was the only time I was ghosted. I could even see they read my messages asking where they were.

I'd like to say I've started to slowly improve, I've been learning some new techniques when it comes to editing, I think I just need to buy a legit flash lmao.

I'm just trying to get better a little bit at a time, but it's hard when you don't have any money.
>Hard when you don't have any money
You can still learn more about composition, posing, storytelling, using natural lighting, color grading and overall post processing, none of which cost money since there's free tutorials on YouTube alongside studying your fav photog's (or wherever you get your inspiration from) work.
Gear definitely matters (fuck any "gear doesn't matter lol" *proceeds to use an A7iii with 5 diff lenses* people) and can make your work look better, but you can still get killer shots with poverty gear. Good gear won't automatically make you a good photog either.

If it's money to get out to events then yeah its def tough, I'm assuming you could still prob find some cosplayers to do location shoots nearby for practice though.

Yeah I don't really have any local cosplayers, my town doesn't even have a grocery store lmao.

But yeah that's kind of what I've been doing now, learning about how to color grade, post processing, natural light, etc.

I think I need to get better at utilizing the settings on my camera as well, picking the right iso, that kind of thing. Since in post processing sometimes I'm finding it difficult to get the colors I want or to get the lighting effect I need which is frustrating.

You don't need to shoot just cosplayers, just talk to people you find interesting or inspiring and see if you can shoot. There are at least people in your town, I'm sure.

My suggestion is shoot on manual, read and study your camera's instructions to learn it forward and backwards, shoot, shoot, shoot, and ask for critiques from other people in the field. If you ask friends and family they will just give you positive feedback, which isn't helpful. You want constructive criticism.

When it comes to post-processing, LESS IS MORE. You do not need to edit photo details to oblivion, stressing about the smallest things that nobody will even notice but you.

When shooting, step back, move up and down, walk away and zoom in, 6 inches in any direction can drastically change the image.

Anyone here preparing to cosplay? I'm currently growing my hair and saving money to cosplay as Link from Breath of the Wild
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>Imagine choosing a wig over natural hair if your natural hair fits the cosplay
Do you have brain damage or something?
I used to weigh 250 lbs, I now weigh around 195. Over the past year I've dropped probably 25 pounds and I'm gonna let you in on a little secret that no one on this feel good board will tell you. Restrict your caloric intake by 500 calories more than it says you should (so 1,000 under maintenance), do some basic cardio doesn't have to be a ton, and ideally get 80% of your calories in one big meal so you feel full for most of the day. If you go over your caloric limit... fucking purge that shit, just don't make it a habit.

I'm a 6'1 guy and I've been getting by fine on 1,500-1,700 calories a day for the past year. Your body is intelligent, it will supplement the caloric difference between your intake and maintenance by consuming fat reserves. Good luck anon, we're all gonna make it.
Some hairstyles are best achieved with your natural hair, like Captain America or whatever, but Link in particular isn't a very good fit for natural hair because his hair is very cartoony with a lot of volume and strongly defined shapes. No real hair can look as good as a wig can in this specific instance.
I suppose that's true, though I'd say that's also where cosplay "philosophy" comes in. Are you more interested in making as close an approximation to a character in the real world as you can? Or are you seeking to perfectly replicate the character? I've always been more in the "Lets take this character and bring them into the real world" approach when it comes to design. But I can get the appeal of the other mindset.

It's the same reason I'm buying real leather riding boots for my Germany cosplay and not much cheaper costume boots.
As awesome as going to SDCC is , its not worth cosplaying there anymore so dont be too hard on yourself

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Something that we've probably all experienced, but doesn't get brought up very often outside of occasional feels thread posts.

What have your con crush experiences been like? Any positive outcomes? Were they the one that got away? Share your stories here.
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Nah dude she probably just liked your costume
ah ok, cause its been like 75/25 female to male that ask for pics or more skewed, so I was kind of wonderin if I was bein hit on, since im too autistic
I know that feel. I always have to tell myself not to overthink things.
At a certain point, you really have to stop caring what the age of consent is because its always too young.
My rule now is if they're too young to drink, they're too young period.
Even that's getting dicey, though as I get older.
This topic speaks to me so much lmao. Literally all the girls I'm into tho are dating someone or are lesbo, so it really is unfortunate.

I don't even bother with normie girls at this point desu, I literally have nothing in common with them except maybe one or two things like sports and shit, but like I feel retarded trying to hold a convo with a girl who isn't at least a bit into nerd culture.

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Which Australian conventions are you looking forward to?

>Madman Anime Festival (Madfest)
>Oz Comic Con
>Furry Down Under
>AV Con
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Well they did go all out for Sydney Madfest a few months ago.
Gammacon is a Canberra based convention taking place on the 3rd and 4th of August.
I know nobody knows or cares about Canberra so I figured I should mention it.
SMASH hasn't announced any VA guests yet- thoughts? There's 5 cosplayers announced, however. (To be fair, they are a duo and a trio)

They seem a little late on guest announcements overall this year.
Any updates?
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I thought it was pretty good, although less crazy than past events (a lot less cat people than i'm used to which was a shame)
Did anyone else go?

Make/request a capsule wardrobe or try to make many coords with the same item. Feedback on all welcome.
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Requesting something more on the line of gothic/classic that focuses mainly on yellow/black.
I swear yellow is such a hard color to find that isn't primarily sweet.
Requesting old school black and white, and gothic wardrobe. Well i think its hard to make one to match 2 substiles. Ty in advance!
Do you like leopard print and meta?
Gothic lolita has existed since the 90s so it should be easy to make an old-school gothic lolita wardrobe.
I like Meta but not the leopard prints fampai, though if somebody could actually make it work I'd be curious

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agh, so cute!!
What happened to the fymenhera tumblr? Did anyone archive it?
I recently got some of the Fancy Surprise stickers from her online shop and they’re so cute. They’re paper so they’ll rub off eventually, but I love them anyway.
they got nuked during the nsfw ban. i feel the community is less connected without them
They didn't get nuked in the nsfw ban, they got falsely reported for child porn by trolls, and since all tumblr does is run reported images through their notoriously awful automated system tumblr banned them.

They did make a new fymenhera tumblr but they lost all their old content.

If you're on facebook and looking for a community, I run a couple of menhera groups (one of them is linked on the new fymenhera's page)

As far as cosplay&lolita stuff goes, what are your sour grapes?
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Ah man, this hits close to home. Growing up we were definitely not rich but also just on that edge of not being poor enough to get extra scholarships and stuff like that, so my parents never had the means to support me in travelling and buying clothes or even moving out. I never minded because I like being able to take care of myself independently but damn if I don't feel salty whenever some entitled teenager just takes all the expensive shit their parents pay for them for granted.
Juliette et Justine.
Their pieces are lovely but waaaay out of my price range. I do not even understand their pricing for printed dresses, their construction is very simple and similar to IW, which are much cheaper. Also their sizing is somewhat questionable.
I cannot say I do not like them though.
All those japanese brands I cannot buy because of 50% custom taxes and retarded customs office hours. I literally tell myself "meah, not really my aesthetic" at this point.
Read >>10170247

Also bandwagoning edgy old schoolers can go choke
I'm jealous of short girls who can pull off AP's tiny dresses. Some of them just don't look good with an underskirt.

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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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she doesnt even go deep in to her relationship ever tho
Looking for some advice.
My account is pretty established and focused heavily on lolita fashion. I have loads of old posts from before I understood hashtags in the community. The pictures are mostly all nice and good quality but severally lacking in likes. Would it be silly for me to archive these posts and then repost them occasionally to help attract new followers and likes to my account especially during the times I don’t have anything to post?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Reposts are fine, heaps of people do "oh here's an old outfit/throwback" posts.
Can anyone recommend some good mid skill level cosplayers? Preferrably male since those seem harder to find.
Seems like most of the recommended cosplayers I get are either movie prop tier guys or girls with 100k+ followers
I typically only try to follow people with under 100k because it just doesn't feel quite as genuine with the shopped and professional photos vs the wip shots taken in someone's basement.
I unfollowed her for the same reason

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Late to the party, can someone please explain the issue that took Riss (a_smile_and_a_song) out of the cosplay community?

Her story was about being molested, but what was the bullying on her Jojo cosplay about?
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>baby version of a BNHA character
She left community because she was talking how she hates one Jojo character (for some reason she did costest of him tho??) and basically told everyone to stfu and suck it. This jojo character is kind a popular so people were pissed off and sent her hate mail because of this. She then got so overwhelmed that she decided to stop social media, announcing it with crying face and dressed up only in towel, because for SOME REASON she decided to do this announcement right after a shower.

I’m giving her like a month before she comes back. Gotta get those cat food money from somewhere.
Is there any proof of her actually getting hate, though? I have only seen her complain about getting hate. I have not actually seen anyone send her any backlash over not liking that character.
True, there isn’t any solid proof that she ever got hate for this.

This reminds me how she declared that she only cosplay for herself and not for the fame, but at the same time she almost quit her job and wanted to be “professional cosplayer” and “now i need to lose weight and get fit so i can start my cosplay career!”. This all happened around that time when she made her bikini Peach costume. (she made like bunch of insta stories of this)

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

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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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Thinking about cosplay Anton Slavik from CnC Tiberian Sun. Maybe in pair with my GF as random NOD commando chick (she is not in type with Oxanna from game, so let her be random NOD girl with guns). But still can't decide, usual dress or parade uniform. Should I, or I should forget about that idea with my stupid face?
Usual dress with the patch will clue ppl in more on who you are. You got the look for Slavik, I'd say go for it.
Stay safe bro
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I have a little bit of eva foam left over from a previous project and want to make prop guns and youtube videos. I'm a gun nut, as I expect many of you are, so I want to sort of challenge myself and see how well I can make one. At the moment I only have enough for one handgun, but eventually I want to make the M2 or .50cal machine gun from Fallout 76. What handgun would you be most interested in seeing be made? I have some airsoft guns I can work with as well as real ones, but the top three I'm thinking are 1911, makarov, or usp and possibly maybe the M93r. I'll probably do the M93r later on since the stock will be complicated.

I miss that trend, and the casual, comfy yet intricate feel it had.

Let's have a thread to share lolita coords with a creepy cute look. Bubble goth outfits are also welcome, especially if they're on the frilly side.
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Now that you point that out I've realised they only show stock photos with the crown version - so maybe the skull and crossbones was done as a direct replica of that cover art and is actually a commission/screen printed?
You can see the skulls on the little anime girl, I think there's just another version.

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