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So basically I just turned 22 and I'm really into going to anime conventions with friends and cosplay

But there's a problem

I'm scared of getting older and it being wired for me to cosplay

I've gone to close friends and relatives
And they all say the same thing
"You'll be over it by then"
And I dont think me or my boyfriend will
(I'm a guy btw)

Do you have anything to say to help me calm down?
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I'll turn 61 next month. I just posted on the Senior Cosplay thread here in CGL. The hardest part for me is finding a character with a white beard (not Santa Claus). It you like it and can make others smile, got for it!
hurry up and the finish the novel, George. if you've got time to post on /cgl/ then you've got time to finish what you started already
I'm thinking what they mean by underage dominated spaces is to not flirt with someone underage or something like that. I think you can do whatever you want. I have never had an issue with older cosplayers. A lot of characters dress kind of risque and seem to dress inappropriate for the age they supposedly are.

Not the one who posted it, but in addition to what you described, I'm also remembering there used to be cosplay groups that met up every week or every month much like lolitas. Usually it's young people because they'd have enough free time to do it outside of school, and sometimes, they'll be very very stupid. This is where you get stories of people taking over a park leaving grey bodypaint everywhere (because they can't afford sealant) and thinking it's funny to act like hooligans and scare young children for shiggles, or hetalia cosplayers ""acting in character"" at a synagogue, or some equally dumb thing that some immature child would think is funny because, well, they're immature and young.

Personally I think it's good advise -- cosplay whatever you like, but keeping out of the spaces that attract younger kids seems to be good advice. If it isn't trolls, unsealed skin paint or hetalia, you'd still end up in bronyland or the autistic "big brothers" who like precure or idolmaster. None of these options seem all that great t bh.
There's a lot of girls in the cosplay & fashion community who are far older then you think. Many are in their late twenties to early thirties. However, people are dumb, and assume the girls are young based off appearance.

I know I don't correct people when they say something silly based off my age. My favorite is when they're being up their age in comparison and I'm over here thinking, "Dude, I got a few years on you."

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Post dolls wearing jfashion
Post lolitas with their dolls
Post inspirational art
Post brand collabs
Post doll prints
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Another photo of the AP collab from above
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Not technically a doll but, this is the AP La Foret collab with Barbie. Ultimate dream dress right here ugh.
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And the Barbie in La Foret Metamorphose Temps de Fille collab sets
If you want to dress your doll for コルセットの日 (corset day) on 8/8. I might look at one since Raouken is making them again.
There is also at least one yearly ’dress in kimono/wafuku’ day but it has passed for 2019, its 5/29.
I would’ve flipped my shit for this as a kid! Not something I’d wear now but surprisingly cute

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Alright everybody! What are your plans, What hotels are you staying at. Are you ready for the Georgia heat?
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Actually I have some specific questions.
what days are the big cosplay days (what's up with monday?, and is wednesday worth? )
where to find and pre-book the good photographers? been looking on ig
I don't know anything about photogs

Anyways the way the con goes is this:

Wednesday: You'll see people getting in and hanging around in the area/bars getting hyped for the con. Nothing really happens yet, con hasn't actually started yet.

Thursday: Con actually starts afternoon around 2pm. You'll start to see a decent amount of cosplays the convention will start ramping up here, but generally the crowds are very comfortable. The arcade is open but vendors are not I think.

Friday: Things TURN UP. It gets crowded, it gets packed, the big dances at night.

Saturday: Even bigger than Friday, absurdly crowded.

Sunday: Saturday 2.0

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Friday and Saturday are about the same for cosplay days, by Sunday most people are losing steam because party starts on Wednesday. Monday is pretty much recovering day and grabbing what's left at the vendor day.
>by Sunday most people are losing steam because party starts on Wednesday. Monday
In terms of the crowd it is a little less crowded but the ones who are still there Sunday night/Monday morning still know how to party. Hell I had some pretty kickass parties on Sunday. But yes there is a noticeable crowd difference

The post con depression is real after you spend a week living in a 24/7 week-long party like that. I'm eagerly awaiting the heartache.

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Aaaand that's what I have. My toy collection is much larger now.
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Neat n sweet.
I love your furniture! Was the vanity modified or are those the original colors?

Meanwhile, I'm a clutterbitch with a literal square for a room.
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I love your eclectic room anon! It's really fun just looking at all the interesting things you've collected.

One thing I might suggest is, it looks a little cramped where you have a few pictures low down on the wall near the top of your chest of draws. I think it could look slightly more coherent visually if you removed the lowest pictures there, and then perhaps hung them higher on the wall where you have some space. You could also use say, a shelf raiser on your chest of draws so that you can see all the objects you have displayed there a little more clearly by adding another level. I have attached a masterful paint edit to try to show what I mean and how removing the lower pictures opens up the space.

It's only a very small change, but I think it could make quite a difference.
The vanity was modified! Poorly. I need to repaint it as its chipping in some places. Think I'm gonna seal it in epoxy resin mixed with glitter.
I think if you want to mix more edge into your pastel you're going to have to really push it a bit. I'm not sure about full decoden on the color guard rifles but some decoration to a theme could tie into your idea of a menhera palace. If you want to push this idea, you could with crossed rifles and a mock coat of arms in menhera motifs in a Ikishima from Kakeguri kind of way.

Hey /cgl/, what are the largest cons to go to in US? A few comes to my mind:
- Anime Expo
- San Diego Comic Con
- Fanime
- Dragon Con
- New York Comic Con

Anything else I'm missing?
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Seconding. Momocon in particular almost got 40k unique attendees this year. I always have a good time at both of them.
>still no police report

Keep seething
I can go to 2 cons a year in the US(ima foreigner).

I really dont like the summer and I want big weab stuff with crazy parties and degeneracy.

So far im going to katsu next year, dunno what the other is. AX looks nice but >lines >summer heat
ANYC was a ton of fun last year. Great musical guests and a solid Exhib hall + Artist Alley. I don't usually do panels so idk how those were.
I had a hard time counting 40k people.

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Old thread sageing: >>10204194

>looking for gold and silver mascaras
>know it's a long shot because boring normie mascaras dominate the industry
>find these two bad boys
>get excited
>quickly find out they're part of an old Missha holiday collection and are completely gone

Butter London had a gold mascara for five minutes, but I was a fool and didn't buy it before it too faded into oblivion.

What do, gulls?
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MAC makes clear mascara, in the pro line. Squeeze some onto a palette and add whatever gold cosmetic you like, mix it, apply with disposable spoolie brush. Works for white and colors as well, only need to buy one product and a package of spoolies .
UD has a duo mascara with gold and silver at nordstrom rack.
I use palladio metallic eyeliner i wipe on my lashes after using a lash conditioner/primer
I'm pretty sure colorpop has one? They released a ton of different bright colors
If you have clear mascara or mascara primer, you can pretty much mix it with eyeshadow to get the colour you want. It's a bit tough to get light colours to show on dark lashes though. For lighter colours, you can consider buying white false eyelashes and then colouring those with the primer/shadow combo.

I assume either no one goes to this or no one cosplays at this con anymore. Anyone still going if you're the lucky ones this year?
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I went to Philly comic con and got exactly that sense. Frankly, it seems Wizard Worlds cons are just to see celebrities and maybe showcase new stuff at SDCC. Lots of the attendees, while polite enough and definitely interested in my cosplays, were clearly there to see guests and get autographs. Not much of the party con goers or shannigans and shit you’d get at a normal anime convention.
>The only thing it does better than every other massive con is how it handles lines and crowds.

It also has lots of content
There are lots of people in cosplay, but relative to the size of the crowd/nature of the event its small.

Lots of factors come into play why there’s lesser cosplay:
- Lottery for badges discourage group cosplaying
- San Diego summers are not kind to most cosplay
- No good areas to do photo ops
- The Venue itself is overcrowded, there is no space or time to do spontaneous pictures, nowadays cosplayers who do above the normal effort (big dresses, wings, props , swords)are seen as nuisances

Nowadays, cosplayers go all out on wondercon
>The only thing it does better than every other massive con is how it handles lines and crowds.

i wish AX took some notes on that. How do they still manage to fuck things up every year?
I was talking to a friend whos at SDCC right now and he said he got inside with no problems at all even though the crowd seemed almost 10x bigger than AX.
people had to wait like 6 hours just to get in on day one. fucking stupid.
Sdcc doesn't do bag checks which makes all the difference. Their stance is that if something happens there are enough cops around both uniform and plainclothes where they can stomp it out quick. Ax, or the lacc, should really take note. Pay overtime for some cops so that you don't have to do bag check and people will love it.

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Doesn't it seem weird that lately a lot of conventions are getting bought out and having the quality go to shit? Particularly in the south but other parts of the US as well. It's really disheartening to see. What are some cons that you still really enjoy? Preferably ones that are actually fun with activities to do rather than just good locations to cosplay at.
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yeah, but not couching it in a frame of reference easily leads to such accusations, and leaves people with some stupid scrooge mcduck image of a convention runner
Where did o mention either of those
I like ANYC a lot
The thread image. Hell, that's what this is all about. Shit decisions meaning location, lack of guests, poor planning, etc. Not 'popular normie shit that I don't happen to be into."

Let's try and predict the 2020 sexualized cosplay idea that will go viral and make the internet cringe.
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raccoon girl 2020~

We need to Fuck a raccoon
She's a cyborg. Their species is pretty much biomechanical dino robots so she's a cyborg for sure. That's my reasoning.
Sexy Cosplay of the aliens we will free from Area 51 this year

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I had an extremely shitty experience with my friends at what should have been a fun convention/vacation. What are some party cons with good panels that I can meet people and make friends? I don't want to travel with my dipshit friends anymore. I was thinking Colossalcon looked fun, but that is a long time from now and looks like it's entirely about the pool and not normal cosplaying and anime stuff.

>inb4 incel looking for sex
I'll probably be going with a lady friend, just not my usual group of friends.
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Acen is a big party con, I remember it was like 3 a.m. and my friends went home but I just hung out with these people I met and went back to their hotel and drank with them
Holiday Matsuri. Lots of people there are already pretty friendly because they're in a christmasy mood, lots of parties, gorgeous venue. I went alone for the weekend last year and left with a lot of new friends.
ANYC was a ton of fun last year. Great musical guests and solid AA/Exhib hall. I didn't go to many panels though so idk about that.
That might be fun. December is far away enough for me to save up more money for and I'd probably only be there a few days since it's Christmas.

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How do you guys like my Jotaro?

Any tips?
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i can feel the autism
Go to /fit/
That dudes got one hell of a ganglion cyst
See you at area 51 brother

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I honestly hope BTSSB hops on a dumb trend wagon and makes a red panda print to make you autists ree.
I take it you haven't read many European fairytales if you don't understand my point. I recommend Andrew Lang's books.
It wasn't only about fairy tales though, and early lolita hardly had the sort of prints we have today. The fashion can grow and change, and doesn't have to be limited in themes just because you personally decided fit in. You can draw up a print with an animal that has the correct aethetic, even if the animal isn't from Europe, or from fair tales specifically.

You probably couldn't coord anything that wasn't a full set, couldya?
I recommend looking up any book or magazine about lolita.

We already said it can be done, just that it isn't as suitable for lolita as other things.
btssb says otherwise

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Comm president edition
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I've been looking for it on and off for months. I don't want to buy it again, I would just feel shitty about constantly losing things when I wear it.
>that I'm not ready to sell
Do you wear them or not? If you don't wear it, sell it. You may never "feel" ready because all of it is pretty. But it's useless and actually in the way now.
Who stuck some almonds on a fucking brautwurst
Don't worry about or mention it. Just send a message saying hello and that you're coming. They'll most likely make time to see you when the visit.

Crazy stuff happens all the time in Japan, it just doesn't always make international headlines.
This right here.

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about a month away. anyone going?
I'm going on Saturday only for the cosplay contest. Wearing a cosplay I made for Katsucon weather so I'm prepared to die of heat stroke but hopefully look cute.
I always find myself disappointed by this con. I feel like it doesn't know what it wants to be so it ends up being mostly paying to shake hands with people but not an actual con

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didn't see a thread, i'm not really savvy on this board, but who is in the midwest like TX, Kansas, OK?

TnT is a big con me and my friends have been going to for a while, and this year it got moved to a suburb of the city its in, and the con is spread out accross FIVE buildings on the interstate, with "shuttles" (old school buses) to take people around

Check out this thread


Here's the article


Will this make "Con Horror Story" threads?
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Update on Oklahoma drama: Apparently some new convention starting in September is run by a psychotic asian dude and people are flipping out
Where’s this going on?
Unfortunately most venues will lock you into their own catering service. I’ve worked with a hotel that charged $35/person for dry scones, Costco-like fruit plate, and tea bags
If they were spreading the con over so many venues anyway, it would have been ok to hold the Tea outside of the hotel as well, then you can cater it as you like. I wish more cons would, honestly. Most of the hotels that host conventions are really not set up for proper tea service.
Look into Anime Frontier. Hell even San Japan if you don't mind waiting til August for a decent con.

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