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It’s winter in the northern hemisphere and I’m sick to death of chiffons and organza.

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>>10053780

No idea who that is. Sounds like she's a hoarder and not collector if she's running out of space, though. I wouldn't collect this many dresses if my sister didn't move out and I now have a whole room to store racks of dresses in.

They aren't all $300 covetable dresses anyway, there's just a tiny handful that occasionally turn up in the DD thread.
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>>10053037
Shit this is big.
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>>10051817
I'm not a huge fan of it personally, but I can definitely see the appeal.
Like, Holy Lantern was a simple dress with crosses that were flocked, still people loved it like it's pure gold.
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>>10051817
Why did you try to get it?
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>>10053121
I think it's cute, but I agree. They're raising their prices despite the overall workmanship going down.

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What were your most embarrassing cosplay or lolita moments?

I fell down the stairs running away from a furry.
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>>10029429
I'm in a youtube video about SDCC, and the interviewer asks how my friend got body paint on him, and I proudly admit that we got up early and painted him and the scene cuts with our 3rd friend trying to say No NO NO.
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>>10033546
You must be 18+ to post here
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I don't know if I've ever been embarrassed.

I'm old and while I liked anime in high school, just observing the weebs taught me to hide my power levels.

Have a semi funny story tho

>be me
>colossal last year
>male but smol
>smol but still masc
>crossplay maybe twice at cons because harder to pull off a female than you'd expect due to shape
>be Toga because best girl, fight me
>learn the horrors of wearing a skirt because leather seats
>standing next to a line for food
>girl tells me she loves my Toga

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>>10051748
oh my, you sound so cute, anon!
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>>10052362
I bet you don't realize how there are tons of furries at conventions. Most don't wear custumes.

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time to reminisce.

> when did you discover lolita? how old were you?
> what substyle first interested you?
> what was your first dream dress? did you ever get it?
> first brand dress?
> did any particular coords, pics, media, etc make you fall in love with lolita?
> how have your tastes changed?
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> when did you discover lolita? how old were you?
Sometime in 2006/2007. I played with KiSS dolls made by SakuraFairy/Tyler, and I got a KERA magazine as a gift. I was 12.

> what substyle first interested you?
Gothic, because at the time I was a weeby mallgoth

> what was your first dream dress? did you ever get it?
I got into sweet later on, and my first dream dress was Sugary Carnival because every sweet lolita had to have it back then. I first got the skirt, then the JSK and OP. Now I only have the JSK.

> first brand dress?
A weird and old BTSSB OP that I got off ebay

> did any particular coords, pics, media, etc make you fall in love with lolita?
yes, I would read the lolita-handbook daily and look at all the example photos they posted and i became transifxed with the fashion. once i watched kamikaze girls it was over, i was in love.


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> when did you discover lolita? how old were you?
I discovered Lolita when I was in middle school, I was really into scene and was looking for other alternative fashions to get into and found it through deviantart. I also found lolita in this website called Stardoll as well and bought the dresses for my avatar, but I didn’t start deeply getting into it until I was 14/15 right at my weeb phase when I saw anime characters wearing the fashion and thought it was a cute to wear irl
> what substyle first interested you?
I was really into creepy cute/pastel goth and liked it when lolitas mixed both aesthetics (pastelbat and hellobatty were my favorites) I wanted to have a witchy halloween wardrobe gearing towards sweet, and I was also really into star and constellation prints
> what was your first dream dress? did you ever get it?
My first dream dresses were the Holy Lantern OP in lavender and the Cosmic JSK in lavender too. When Dreamy Planetarium came out I was crazy for it though and it also gained a special place in my dream dress list of the time. Never got any of these but I still want them, just in different cuts and color ways, and they are not my dream dresses anymore so I’m not prioritizing them
> first brand dress?
My first dress was a taobao halloween print JSK but my first ever brand piece was a black floral AP skirt I bought from a comm member who was leaving EGL
> did any particular coords, pics, media, etc make you fall in love with lolita?
Some anime/videogame characters (such as Celestia Ludenberg from DR and Stocking) inspired me to try the fashion. When I actually started learning more about the fashion I really liked the old school gothic streetsnaps a lot despite that not being my favorite aesthetic at first.
> how have your tastes changed?
I still like both sweet and gothic but like to keep them separate and wear them depending on my mood. I also really love old school Lolita now, not really into the whole Halloween Lolita aesthetic anymore.
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>>10052968
yeah katzixx had a kidney disease iirc
i'm friends with faunkegin on facebook now. she's really cute still, but was way more mature and selective with her internet presence back in the day. octavekitten is still around, so is redtonic.
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>>10053431
Yeah, I see both redtonic and octavekitten around when I go to the big European events. Nice to see that some people have remained! Gingerbreadgirl (Shelby) is too, or at least made some kind of casual lolita pic group like a year ago.
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> when did you discover lolita? how old were you?
I think it was at Sakuracon 2007 where they had a showing of kamikaze girls, but I was a broke teenager so I didn’t think of actually wearing it myself.
> what substyle first interested you?
Well it’s considered “oldschool” now, but pretty much all styles from that era, especially gothic
> what was your first dream dress? did you ever get it?
I didnt really have dream dresses, but if pic related ever pops up I would be delighted
> first brand dress?
I think it was an angelic pretty dress from the early 2000s
> did any particular coords, pics, media, etc make you fall in love with lolita?
Those early gothic pics on the bridge sucked me in
> how have your tastes changed?
when I started wearing the fashion around 2014 it was exclusively boy style since it suits me better, but the oldschool “resurgence” has me wearing actual lolita more

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>>10053709
never change.
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>>10053712
Shitty times are shitty, but it does get better anon. Just focus on managing it for now, hopefully you'll find a job next year and give wonderful presents next christmas.
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>>10053199
Kill yourself, buddy
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I want to slam a lolita in full coord so hard she has has trouble walking together with her friends for the rest of the day
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>>10053709
Ready when you are.

Interested in Lolita, and I'd like to make my first coordinate. I watch a few youtubers and I've stumbled around pinterest and other normie shit, but what are ACTUAL lolita resources I can use? It seems like so many sites are dead now.

Any place I can buy second hand would be ideal for my first, I think!
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>>10053611
You've already failed the test.
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>>10053611
Lurk more, indeed. If you truly need help there are buy sell trade threads, stupid jfash questions threads (think the last one is in autosage now tho), coord help threads, a thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread, all sorts of stuff. Lurk more and you will find out all you need but people don't generally like spoonfeeding newbies and this question absolutely does not deserve its own thread.
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>>10053611
i know i shouldn't spoonfeed but whatever, i want to help newbies and they're definitely correct about most sites being out of date.
>tumblr blog lolita-tips, despite tumblr being a sinking ship, has good directories to shops and other resources and most of their links are up to date.
>lacemarket (egl.circilly.com) is good for finding second hand pieces, especially if you're looking for something specific. Brand dresses can be had for reasonable prices.
>i recommend bodyline for shoes. they're incompetent at restocking but if you can somehow find a pair that you like in stock they're definitely worth buying. brand shoes are lovely but they're expensive and with bodyline shoes you get more bang for your buck if you're a newbie. i wouldn't recommend anything else from bodyline though, with taobao being accessible nowadays you can get better for less.
>BRAND. IS. WORTH. THE. PRICE. if you cheap out on main pieces you're missing out on the magic of the fashion.
>in general lurk more, but the taobao thread, lolita general, and questions thread will be your best friends in this trying time.
good luck on your first coord!
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>>10053611
>If you have a Facebook account
Join Closet of Frills, Rufflechat, and Lolita Updates. Spend some time lurking those groups.
>Do you know what Lucky Packs are?
It's almost time for Winter Sales and Lucky Packs so if you can find some direction in the next week or so you might be able to get good deals on some brand new brand
>The /cgl/ Lolita Guidebook
A few years ago some anons got together and made a new-ish resource: http://thelolitaguidebook.tumblr.com/
>Learn, lurk, listen.
Familiarize yourself with brands, history, important figures, events, substyles, publications etc. There's an entire culture to learn. It's "just" clothes but if you don't already have a good sense of style and fit your first coords are gonna be a bust and you'll waste a lot of money. This is the most important part.

It's nearing that time of year. Talk about wardrobe posts or post your own wardrobe collages!

>Are you making a wardrobe post this year?
>Whose wardrobes do you want to see?
>Whose did you like from last year, and why?
>Do you have any special photo setups planned?
>How much did your wardrobe grow?
>Do you think there will be less posts again this year?
>Where will you post?
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>Are you making a wardrobe post this year?
I am! After finals I’m going to take a day to photograph my items for it.
>Whose wardrobes do you want to see?
I like seeing everyone’s wardrobe posts but I really like wardrobes which feature my favorite styles and motifs the most.
>Whose did you like from last year, and why?
I can’t remember a particular wardrobe post I liked, to be honest.
>Do you have any special photo setups planned?
Just lying things on my bed and photographing them when the sun is bright enough to have good lighting in my room.
>How much did your wardrobe grow?
Not much but I have gotten a few dream pieces this year which is really nice.
>Do you think there will be less posts again this year?
I don’t think so but I do think they’ll be harder to find since many people have moved on from LJ to other platforms and now they’re just scattered all over the place.
>Where will you post?
Instagram, I would like to post on LJ someday but I feel like my wardrobe isn’t impressive or big enough to post there.
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I want to do a wardrobe post, but I only started wearing lolita this year and I dont have many pieces and very little accessories since I don't make a lot of money, and want to buy only brand.. Would it still be worth it or would it just look silly?
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>>10053384
Small wardrobe posts are fine! I enjoy looking at them, esp if it looks like it's well-curated and the person looks like they have a direction they're going in. It's also good for yourself for documentation purposes!
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>>10053384
Do it, it's fun to see progress as it grows and I'd rather see small posts then no posts at all. This is what keeps the community active!
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>Are you making a wardrobe post this year?
Probably not
>Whose wardrobes do you want to see?
Everyone's, I really enjoy wardrobes that have 2010-2012 AP dresses
>Whose did you like from last year, and why?
I don't remember lol
>Do you have any special photo setups planned?
Nah
>How much did your wardrobe grow?
Too fucking much. Moving to Japan has been a blessing and a curse.
>Do you think there will be less posts again this year?
Probably about the same.
>Where will you post?
If I do decide to do a wardrobe post, it'll probably be on Instagram

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>>10053344
It looks fine to me, are you planning on using the existing skirt or replacing it with gathered rectangle?
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>>10053562
I was planning to use existing circle skirt in the pattern but do you think a full rectangle skirt would be better?
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>>10053573
That's what I would do but I'm not a fan of circle skirts and it depends on what fabric you chose too (how it's printed).
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>>10052524
Very simply. Slash and spread adaptation.
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>>10053573
>>10053344

re: rectangle skirts vs circle skirts

You'd use a rectangle skirt if you have a border print, because obviously it'll be a lot easier cutting a rectangle with the border along one side of it.

The other scenario is you only own some very poofy cupcake petticoats and don't really want to buy an A-line for your new dress. Cupcake petticoats poof out around the hips so a rectangle skirt generally sits better on that poof instead of an A-line.

Other than that, a flared skirt usually sits better and looks more flattering on most body types.

The other thing to consider is whether there's too much flare. Generally with full circle skirts there's so much fabric at the end of the skirt it always ends in a lot of folds. When you start adding lace or some contrasting trim it can look very messy very fast. If you're going to be adding that, or adding more ruffles at the end of the skirt, I'd consider doing something less than a full circle.

Hope that helped a bit.

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Post your favorite cosplay photos!
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>>10037014
That unsealed boy paint. Ouch.
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>>10041193
His insta is @kingbishie
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>>10041573
that's a man, baby
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>>10044125
Shit really? i feel like i felt into a trap now.

Oh wait...
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>>10044125
just more proof of male superiority

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Haven't seen this thread up in a while!
Let's see it cgl,
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hot damn I cant believe im posting my face on 4chan of all places
but i'm really interested in this thread !! all feedback totally appreciated :)
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>>10049686
post suggestions fag
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>>10049858
Whoops, sorry!! Didn't realise the rules, was going to do so later anyway

>>9989116
Omg, definitely the Journey character!!! Especially if you want a mask. What a unique design, and it would probably be so fun to make
Ochako is a great idea too, but I think you make a perfect Jiro :)

>>9989224
I'm not familliar with the character, but #3's design is FREAKING INCREDIBLE. And you could pull it off so well!!

>>9990129
Oh wow, the ballerina SM is gorgeous! It may be kind of tough for a beginner, but if you buy a dress as a base, it could be doable. Normal SM would look great on you too though!

>>9995311
REINA, 100%!!! The most underrated Fates character. And your face was literally made for her

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>>10049686
First off, your cosplay is gorgeous. Those pictures are so flattering. Your face in that top left pic looks flawless. Excellent job. Secondly, I think that Kuranoske would look beautiful on you! Your jawline looks similar to his which would sell the character. Other than that, there's Lenessia Cowen from Log Horizon, Latifa from Amagi Brilliant Park, Yona from Yona of the Dawn (specifically her princess outfit), Bayonetta, Zelda, Lightning from Final Fantasy, Elizabeth Comstock from Bioshock Infinite, and Triss from Witcher
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>>10051136
Thank you so much!!! Though of course I picked more flattering pictures, they sure don't always look like that :)
And thanks! Kuranosuke is one of the ones I'm doing 100% (since I have a Tsukimi!) so i'm glad you think that'll work haha.

And I'm not familiar with all the characters you listed, but I love most of the designs, especially Yona, Lenessia, Lightning, and Triss! AND I LOVE BAYONETTA OMG i was thinking of adding her to my roster for next year, so I'm extremely happy you mentioned her. All in all, thank you for your response!

A recent post got me thinking about cosplayers who make a habit of cheating in masquerades or craftsmanship contests, especially since some contests have cash prizes attached now. Let's get a list going of cosplayers to be wary of, and any interesting stories you have about contest cheating. This can include:

>Claiming you made a mass-produced cosplay
>Claiming you made a commissioned cosplay
>Lying about how a part of a cosplay was made, or if it was made at all
>Repeated sandbagging (aka entering multiple contests with a cosplay that already won a more prestigious contest)
>Sandbagging the same convention with the same cosplay
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>>10053495
Well, now it's no fun anymore. If you're going to pretend to be Papertoadette at least make an effort to sound like her.
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>>10033251
You made changes, you asked the judges and disclosed (and yes while we are in current year and can easily see sandbagging you did a good job) and you were bummped up a class to make up for the fact your skills were better. That isn't sandbagging because you were upfront.
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>>10053498
>believe that she comes here
No, she still thinks 4chan is "le secret nazi hacker website"
Also I looked her up and she's now part of AB's cosplay staff, which leaves a bad taste, I wonder how many times she had to suck off the guy who dresses as alucard every year
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>>10053526
Good.We don’t need any more normies
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>>10053492
I think that was before they hired a cosplay coordinator. They learned their lesson though.

Can we have a Vivienne Westwood and lolita thread? I really like the use of her items in coords.
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>>10053326
End of dump
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>>10053326
Yikes she looks bad with greased bangs
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>>10053372
It’s more that she has no eyebrows than anything

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>>10053447
The extra walking could do you fatties some good

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A month and change away until the Gaylord is stuffed full. Who's going, what are you cosplaying, and will you Lobbycon?
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Hopefully I can get the time off. My girlfriend and myself want to go as Kazuma and Nishki from Yakuza 0
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>>10052060
Nice. Miracle Johnson is on my to-do list for Yakuza cosplays. I won't have it ready for MAG, unfortunately
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>>10045720
2 Touhou cosplays (Aya and Marisa), Marty Robbins, and possibly a Girls Frontline cosplay.
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>>10045720

Just Marisa.
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Looks like their gameshow is coming back. Phil Moore was hilarious last year.

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>guess I gotta do this shit myself edition

Whether you're a cosplayer, photographer, arrested sasuke cosplayer, lolita, into another form of Jfash, or just interested in the con scene or getting into these hobbies, feel free to post here and find friends.

Please note this is not a hook-up thread, and please keep things /cgl/ related. <3

>Cosplay, j-fashion, lolita?
>Age/gender/location
>What cons do you attend? What do you like to do?
>Favorite games, anime, brands, prints, etc.
>Characters/series cosplayed from (if applicable)
>Other interests?
>What are you looking for?
>What aren't you looking for?
>Contact info (Discord, email, LINE, Skype)
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>>Cosplay, j-fashion, lolita?
Cosplay
>>Age/gender/location
25, Male, Alberta. Close to Calgary
>>What cons do you attend? What do you like to do?
Otafest, Calgary Expo. Winter Animethon, and Otafest if they ever come back
>>Favorite games, anime, brands, prints, etc.
Jojo, Cowboy Bebop, Teekyuu
>>Characters/series cosplayed from (if applicable)
Sailor Moon. Splinter Cell. MLP a long time ago. Weeb trash: Cat Maid
>>Other interests?
Firearms, Aviation, Motorbikes, Cello
>>What are you looking for?
Anyone nearby. Or someone to snapchat cats or such.
>>What aren't you looking for?

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>Cosplay, j-fashion, lolita?
Lolita and planning my first cosplay in years
>Age/gender/location
26/F/NZ
>What do you like to do?
I really enjoy sewing and plan on making some gothic pieces in my spare time, mostly solid and velvet pieces.
>Favorite games, anime, brands, prints, etc.
Nintendo/Zelda (only just started BOTW and fucking love it)
Moite, JetJ, Baby and Meta
>Characters/series cosplayed from (if applicable)
Plan on cosplaying Paya from botw next year
>Other interests?
Fencing, gardening, taking care of my chickens, historical clothing and receiving cat pictures
>What are you looking for?
friends to chat about lolita with

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>>10049446
i dont have any of the social medias you've linked but im melb based, maybe we could collab or something.. babychamble@gmail.com if u keen?
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>>10048327
to the one who sent me the email

show yourself you unapologetic fag and let me crossdress with you >:(

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What were cosplay events like between 2004 and 2008?
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>>10047112

Uh huh. Please show me the huge, grand cosplays of those times. It was fans with sewing machines making Star Trek and Star Wars costumes.

2004 - 2008 was the natal phase of modern cosplay.
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>>10047251
>Uh huh. Please show me the huge, grand cosplays of those times.
>what is google image search
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>>10028883
HISCUITS
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>>10033298
We're browsing this board on occasion to see how things have changed with the next generation. Sometimes we dig out our old photo albums and look at our shitty 90s anime cosplay and laugh about how there was so much less pressure and it really was about just having fun. We chat about the nights we used sit outside with a cold beer when the con was over and talk about the latest anime we got off kazaa. I'd trade US VHS with people who'd got region 2 ones and we'd post them back when we were done.

Good times
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Photographers took pictures of everyone they could, instead of charging for photoshoots. They showcased everyone they could, instead of who could pay to play.
https://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?a=62186

People used to swamp to Lionel's site the day of a con to get the first glance of whatever cosplay was there. Masquerades and AMV contests were the bee's knees. Since the market wasn't so saturated with events yet, people seemed legitimately happy to see one another still, seeing as how it had been months since they had been able to, instead of the..maybe, weeks now.

At least one constant since then? Cosplay.com is still not updated.


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