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What does your ideal lolita event look like?
Is it a tea party like brands host? A convention like Rufflecon? Something similar to the large events in Europe?

What is the best event or meet up you have been to personally?

I feel like a see people complain a lot about the quality of lolita events and I wonder what people are actually looking for.

Do you care if it is combined with anime or other J-fashion events?
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I like large tea party events. A few years ago Texas had a statewide one at a historic hotel that I really enjoyed.
I know people get sick of tea parties but I really like it as a way to just hang out with people I like.
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>>10253083
>f*ts
you are so fucking tryhard
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>>10253107
I'm here for you, anon. I fucking hate being the person at the meet who is ordering multiple things and drinks while everyone else is looking at the fucking happy hour menu.
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>>10259010
There are at least a few people in my comm willing to order a nice drink with their meal with me. I don't find it that awkward even if I am the only one.
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>>10256513
I would so be down for this

>What do you do to make your hair and/or make-up more festive?
>Do you have a go-to main-piece for special occassions?
>How would you dress up a simple, solid main-piece for a party?
>What do you wear on your birthday?
>How would you decide what to wear to a big, fancy lolita tea-party without theme?
>Would you judge someone who wears a cutsew OP?


To be clear, this is not an OTT thread. You can wear a simple coord and still look ready for a party.
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>>10256578
>What do you do to make your hair and/or make-up more festive?
Glitter and face jewels (just little ones near my eyes). If I wear glitter, I also like to bring a little pot to share with my friends so we can get kira kira together.

>Do you have a go-to main-piece for special occassions?
Not really. I like to vary my outfits for special events. I have go-to pieces for casual wear when I don't mind repeating a coord. But there are only 2-3 special occasions per year near me, so I think it's worthwhile to come up with something completely new to wear. No judgment for people who wear the same main piece or coord though. It just helps me to feel a little special for the event.
>How would you dress up a simple, solid main-piece for a party?
Accessories. There's so much more you can do with a simple single-colored piece because you can do any "theme" or motif. For example coords that use solid white for an angel theme.
>How would you decide what to wear to a big, fancy lolita tea-party without theme?
I would probably look into the venue and work around there. If it's a super fancy versailles style location, then I'd wear something more elaborate and OTT. But it's also nice to have a sleeker look for locations like conventions or hotels. There's also no need to go super crazy for every single event. As long as you look well put together it's nbd. Would rather see someone with a solid and cute coord than some poorly executed OTT mess.
>Would you judge someone who wears a cutsew OP?
No, for the reasons listed above. I would only judge them if they didn't style their hair or wear makeup, appropriate shoes, etc.
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If anyone has them I'd love to see coords with main-pieces that have lots of glitter or are in other ways very shiny (in a good way)
I looked on lolibrary but there's lots of unrelated results and I'm also looking for coords.
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>>10256584
Who's the model on the left? I love her
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Does anyone have any good special occasion makeup tutorials for lolita? My makeup skills are really stuck in the 00s and I feel so basic.
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>What do you do to make your hair and/or make-up more festive?
I tend to go for more elaborate hairstyles or bigger hair than usual.
Make up is more dramatic and heavier to look better in photos.
>Do you have a go-to main-piece for special occassions?
No

>How would you dress up a simple, solid main-piece for a party?
Accessories! That's pretty much how to dress up anything.

>What do you wear on your birthday?
I mean, this year I made bigass fairy wings to wear despite not having an official costume theme, although everyone invited knew that creative dressing was more than welcome.

>How would you decide what to wear to a big, fancy lolita tea-party without theme?
Depends how much notice I have and how much I know about the venue. I'm not going to wear crazy heels to a venue with a million stairs and a long walk from the entrance, and the more time I have the more I can think about accessories I might need to buy or make for the "perfect" outfit.


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This is a robbery, give me all your archives!(egl/daily lolita and general livejournal,avant gauche,translations of japanese stuff,magazine scans,...)
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>>10256675
>>10255909
These articles are so encouraging and inspiring.
Thank you anons. Sincerely!
I'm a lonelita and it's often taxing trying to discuss the core motivations and delightful obsessions of this fashion with folks who get so tripped up by sex.
I want to be beautiful and fantastical, not sexually desirable.
These articles are really perking me up, especially now with the crossboarding cumbrains infiltrating the board.
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>>10255606
I really like this idea, I know I for one would be really excited to contribute and I'm sure lots other people would be too! There's so much old lolita content that has been effectively lost due to poor archiving and I think that's something that will only continue unless we have somewhere permanent and centralised to keep it.
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Sakura Fairy's kiseke dolls were important to me
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So semi related/mildly off topic, this crazy bitch popped up in my feed today. I had completely forgotten she had existed until I saw her twitter handle. Did she finally fuck off from Lolita after posting her comm to a porn site?
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>>10259657
Shit, what a blast from the past. Makes me think of getoffegl.

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black shoes in classic & sweet coords that otherwise lack black: a lolita tradition? or a copout for hobolitas who want bright & pastel coords but cannot afford more than one pair of tea parties?

>navy or dark brown shoes are fine too, if there is no navy or dark brown in the coord
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>>10253487
wearings shoes that are exactly the same color as your coord is autistic
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>>10253513
>>10253509
>>10253526
>>10253537
>>10253568

Great examples of balancing shoe and hair color. I think it almost always works with natural looking hair colors, but as >>10253876 mentioned it can be trickier with blonde. I'm a strawberry blonde and like to match my pastels/whites with tan shade shoes, but red, black, cherry pink and other dark colors don't work most of the time.

>10253517
This is my fav. The attention to cold/warm tone of brown in their hair really bring it together.
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>>10258505
I messed up

>>10253517
This is my fav. The attention to cold/warm tone of brown in their hair really bring it together.
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in classic it's fine, bugs me just a bit in sweet. had to commit this minor sin the other day and it just felt off balance
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>>10253487
Black goes with everything. Unless somehow you want everything on you to be one pantone color.

Give me your best bad cosplay makeup finds! I'll start off with some of my favourites.
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>>10256655
I'm scared
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>>10256655
That's enough internet for me today.
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>>10245729#
She looks like she smeared bird shit all over her face
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>>10259501
what on earth

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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>>10258522
>>10259015
Or watch some youtube tutorials and practice
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>>10252446
Also, do I even cut pubic hair from my legs when I want to wear thighs?
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>>10259345
anon if your costume is that revealing i think you should just do what drag queens do and wear several layers of dance tights
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>>10255817
You should learn to wear the fashion, and avoid joining a comm. Men should not join the comms as full members. There is always some kind of drama.
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>>10259374
yeah, and with this you can hide any shaping foam for your behind and legs to wear a onepiece swimsuit or the like. But beware it might get really hot when worn on cons

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Haven't seen anyone top PIMP VADER.
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>>10258156
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>>10259668
Pimpachu pretty fly but you don't get any more low effort than polyho.

Are they a meme? What's the big deal about them anyway?
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>>10258900
and they don't include dressing up nor stripping.
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>>10258900
I don't think you know what you are talking about. In the really nice hostess clubs, noone dresses up in costumes. Jesus.
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Maid cafes in Japan are actually kind of cute, and the food is rather nice.
The maids are a little cringy but pretty adorable, you can see how hard they try to please the clients
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If I ever go to a maid café it will be so I can be served by a girl cosplaying as Sakuya so she can spit ony coffee.
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https://youtu.be/Wm6mEh8ZY3s

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Can we have a thread to specifically discuss sewing and needlecraft in the context of j-fash and cosplay? Pattern making, machine discussion, garment construction, embroidery, etc. Other needlecrafts such as crochet, knitting, felting, etc are welcome too.
Question to get us started: Have any of you all bought older, heavier duty machines or invested in an industrial machine? It's been something I've been considering for a while because I like to sew some heavier materials and my machine struggles to keep up sometimes
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>>10257402
Sell the newer one, it's gonna break down much quicker because shit isn't made to last anymore.
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>>10249685
I first tried without any specific tools (just using a dozen bits of 50 cm thread, pined into a cork thing (search "IKEA HEAT Trivet") covered by a contrasting old t-shirt), it managed to give the feel of how simple patterns are done and what I could expect. Threads get tangled together easily when I didn't try to separate (pin down between sets of 3-4 threads) them a little before putting the work aside.

I tried skipping the pining beside the top row : I managed some regularity within one session, but from one day to the other my tension was different enough that it shown. The work doesn't lay flat afterwards. Using pins (at least at the end of rows) make stuff really regular and less wriggly.

Got a 50 pack of the cheapest bobbin I could find (pic related for 40€+domestic shipping), it holds a surprising amount of thread. I used some basic synthetic machine sewing thread (the 4km for 8€ kind) for my first attempts, it works quite well when the bobbin are kept close enough to the work and "pillow" (still using that cork stuff) that they can't tangle. This thread being tiny, I bobbined 2 threads and 4 threads on the bobbins, it gives some satin-look to the less knotty parts. The bobbins are constantly turned, so even when I tried to twist the threads together, they'd not really hold a manual twist.

How many bobbins? I had fun making a ~2.5cm wide lace, out of 24 bobbins (4ply of that cheap stuff). It's basically https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuwj4uGpwps (I recommend that dude's videos, I don't speak a word of italian and can follow along, he shows quite well what he does).

Bobbins that are kept short enough that they touch the pillow don't entangle. They are a pain to use when they aren't kept at similar length to the ones they cross.
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>>10259861 cont.

Making the bobbins (no tools here) is a pain. Books and tutorials try to make you believe you have to start at the exact middle of the thread, but keeping track of it is a pain. Center-ish is good enough, or just bobbin same-length threads on 2 bobbins then tie the ends.

I upgraded the size of the supporting pillow out of moving supplies (1cm thick * somewhat bigger than A4) : thick cardboard, a couple foam sheets (see pic), a thin-weaved piece of cloth and the same contrasting tshirt. It's nicer to use.

I tried a thicker thread. It's too springy and doesn't want to stay on the bobbins. The cheap stuff didn't ever leave the bobbins' grooves.
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I tried replicating a couple linear patterns without a printer to spit out the cardboard and I got no idea how wide the lace would be if tightened and how wide I would like it. Using perforated paper as the background, after a couple rows, it makes really easy straight lines. The less neat sides tend to grip the thread, so I had to shave it.

Note: that's what I did in a couple weeks of holidays trying that stuff, I don't know what I'm doing.
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>>10259752

Newer one was nine grand (sticckers at $15K)

Trying to figure out if she can flip her old one for a grand

post comfy j-fashion or cosplay pics, articles/essays, stories, or cosplay/j-fash related life happenings
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>>10236606
this will never not be the best lolita pic. Cat is dam smug.
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>>10233459
Tamie is still around in ig, I think its tamielove or something
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>>10233459
>Oh Tamie as well. I wonder if her girlfriend and her are still together?
They recently got engaged iirc
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>>10235270
Atrocious grammar and singling out a person for their race. Found the degenerate minority.
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>>10252758
Animal was photoshopped in.

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What advice would you give a beginner lolita? What would you like to give yourself shit for however many years in the past?

Personally, I'd say to always keep bandaids and a spare pair of comfy shoes on you if yours are questionable. Before you leave the house, put a bandaid between the back of your ankle and the lip of your shoe to stop blisters. Also, wear new shoes around the house to break them in.
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>>10257410
not sure about the blouse but I'm pretty sure the dress is melty berry princess
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> Buy 7 Cats Tea Parties in 2012, or whatever the limit was. Go through multiple SS if you must. Put it on your credit card. It won't matter. You'll make it back fast. Sell them for 1.5k+ well before November 2018. Then buy one for yourself when it goes to MTO.
> Don't change your birth control, get tested for ADHD earlier avoid gaining a fuckton of weight and instead be thinner later on. Just avoid that whole time period.
> Platinum wigs and bright pink are a bad combo for you.
> Just don't fucking buy replicas. Just skip the Bodyline too. You can pretty much fit the pieces you like.
> Don't load up on main pieces, focus on accessories. Load up on Taobao filler as soon as there's more shops and options available.
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>>10257408
No, chiffon blouses are perfectly fine. They are life savers in the summer and just can't be worn with skirts unless you want to show off your bra.

Can't say whether your mom's blouse can be used for lolita though. Some blouses are loliable.
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>>10257143
Basic. Sad when you have nice shoes but your petticoat game is weak.
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>>10258969
Buy a good time machine.

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Houston overloaded with cons but wondering about this one.

Do you have a handler yet?
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>>10259554
Thanks for the sauce, boss
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>>10259555
>Also I think it would be cute if the handler was also in cosplay as some sort of helper-girl, maid, assistant etc
I once saw this picture of an idol cosplayer with her boyfriend dressed up as her biggest fan. I can't describe his outfit well, but imagine pic related with the headband and glowstick
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>samefagging anons creating a controversy over literally fucking nothing
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I was a handler bf who did cosplays with the gf. She joined a ffxiv erp group and dumped me. Now I have no inspiration to get anything done by myself. It was fun while it lasted I guess.
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>all the retards and/or newfags replying to obvious bait

This thread is dedicated to a new(ish) anime con called Anime Oklahoma. To be held at the Reed Event center in Midwest City, Oklahoma on September 13, 14, and 15.

https://www.animeoklahomaconvention.com/
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>>10258190

The stench of a rotting ego is strong with this one.
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>>10258425
This is the worst case of eating your own for a state that has no good cons.
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As much as I want a new con to come in place of Tokyo in Tulsa after how shitty it was, I honestly just find it easier to save up a bit extra to travel to better cons instead. Maybe I’ll bite in a few years after some growth, establishment and hopefully a change of who operates as head of the con.
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It wasn't bad at all, just a little slow due to the small size. Probably going again next year if I can get some more friends to go. Going alone did not look like a good time.
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>>10259129

TnT just updated their website, get ready for Hobby Lobby Con 2 Electric Boogaloo

>>10259506

The Reed Center is expanding so that should provide them with a bit more room to grow.

But they need a better weekend and to tap into that Tinker AFB market

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Do any gulls have advice on coping with a really unfortunate / ugly face? I'm saving up to get a rhinoplasty, cheek reduction, and something to fix my hairline, but it's going to be a long time til I can afford those things. In the meantime how do I cope from day to day? Any and all advice is welcome.
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>>10255091
>>10255218
It probably works the best on asians desu. China's got to keep the surveilance state going
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>>10255012
Obviously motor functions aren't something you can change about yourself, dickhead. Anon is talking about personality.
>Hurr durr I'm gonna say some part of the brain and hope no one calls me out on being wrong
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Having a pretty face structure is only one small part of what makes someone attractive. You have to work with what you've got.

-Lose weight, gain muscle, eat healthy. It matters.

-Wear flattering clothes. Avoid waists that are too high/low. Wear shoes+hemlines that flatter your legs. Wear stuff that fits. Build a nice wardrobe.

-Hair! Make sure it's healthy (don't damage it with at-home dye jobs, diy bleach, excessive heat, etc.). Make sure the color and cut flatter you (have to colored and cut at a GOOD salon). Learn to style it well. Learn to add little touches like braids or fancy clips.

-Learn to do your makeup well, especially your foundation. Lumpy cakeface texture enhances any flaws you have. Beautiful makeup distracts from those flaws.

-BE REALISTIC about how you AND other people look. 99% of the people you see every day are "ugly" in some way, but you'd never ever notice unless you were really paying attention to their individual features.

Most attractive people have a big nose, or tiny lips, or wide neck, lumpy lovehandles, flabby arms, whatever flaws, but you don't notice. That's because we're not programmed to pay attention to every bit of visual input. Instead, we take the aggregate sum of what makes them attractive or not. If there's more attractive traits (nice hair, nice style, healthy body, clean neat clothes, manicure, good makeup, personality) than unattractive traits (big nose, wide cheeks) we don't think "that person is ugly", we think they look good.
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>>10259412
Asians and white males. Luckily I'm neither.
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>>10259527
Some pharmacy somewhere has an unfulfilled prescription.


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