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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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anon, you’re an idiot; cos is the term used for cosplay in asia while the word cosplay is used in the west
I know some lolitas will block people who aren’t lolitas themselves, so it might be something like that. Do you have any pictures of yourself up? They might think you’re a creeper.
My account is still all blank, but I intend to upload some pics once I feel more confident in my coording skills (I'm a beginner). So if that's a requirement for them, I guess it can't be helped.

On another note I can maybe see now how I would come off as suspicious. I liked a couple of older posts (1 year+) when I was looking for inspiration, and if I remember correctly that's something people are quite wary of?
>putting your real name on a cosplay page
>have good engagement on posts
>get stressed about school and work
>stop posting on insta for 6 months
>start posting regularly again
>my engagement is complete trash now

Part of me is filled with regret
But at the same time it’s probably good for me in the long run because I’m slowly starting to learn that internet validation isn’t everything

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Have you guys ever used these kind of nail-stickers?


Just thinking that these would be really good quality and would save a ton of hassle compared to painting.
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They're acrylic or sculpted gel
nayrt but personally, I don't always like to have acrylics on, and they can get coslty real fast. I learned to do them myself to save money, $60 every 4 or 5 weeks adds up pretty quick. Rather spend it on brand, or like, food. I still go to get them done occasionally as a treat but it's not realistic for everyone to do it all the time.
Make sure they fit really well. Slightly smaller is better than slightly larger. Ideally, pick a nail shape that looks good with your nails (traditional advice is to have the nail tips look like the shape the base of your nail makes). Use a fuckton of glue too
Show them pictures and bring in the necessary bits/decals. if it’s a normie salon, they won’t have gal nail supplies lying around
if you have a japanese nail salon, you're set. some chinese(not viet) owned salons will have stuff. look on line and ask places if they have deco pieces or "3d design" pieces. bring in a picture. most american salons won't have anything. the stylist should dip the deco in nail gel either for deco or just standard gel, and do a gel topcoat, with rhinestones they should just apply gel coat, cure and then light topcoat. if they're using nail glue or super glue it won't stick. just keep that stuff in mind when asking about and going.

Hey /cgl/

I broke my foam gun. I mean, it's not really broken, it's just all clogged up with dry foam and the acetone won't get it out.

The gun, like the one pictures, is a pretty solid peice of kit and I was wondering if I could turn it into a gun prop for a cosplay. Anyone got any ideas? Picture thread. Idea thead. Roast me thread.

/tldr - does this gun look like a gun from a game/anime/movie?
CNN would believe that's an AR-47 or a Glock.
Lucky I'm a britfag
Bin that foam.
You should try a pipe cleaner, the really tough toothy ones they make for actually cleaning out smoker's pipes. you might be able to clean it out.

You could totally use that as a base and turn it into a prop tho
You're right, a heavy duty toothy boi and some acetone might do the trick.

I tried to take him apart, but the only bolt I could get off was the endy one.

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Is it possible to have fun at cons without drinking alcohol?

Dramatic story cut short: father was abusive drunk, decided I never wanted to be like him and have stopped drinking completely

but it's nearly impossible to do anything at a con without getting pressured into alcohol. Wanna hang out? lets hang out at the bar. Want to talk to some girls? oh let's get some drinks. Room party? everyone is getting sloshed

the feeling of being the only sober person in a room of obnoxious drunks can be too much to bear sometimes
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Confirmed. A friend I've been going to cons with for the last few years takes that sort of medication, and out of solidarity, I don't drink when we hang out. We end up spending most of the con people watching.
I hope so, I'm not allowed to drink until about April due to the fact that I'm on a course of isotretinoin and this is the first con I've been to since I was 16 (and I never drank underage)
I've been doing the convention thing for the past 14 years, and haven't ever drank while there. I wouldn't keep going back unless I was having fun. Just, you know, be aware that other folks are going to be getting their drink on. You do you, anon.
Thanks anon, this actually makes me feel better.
Look at this beta faggot. Just say no. It's that simple. I just say no thanks and no one questions it.

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Previous thread>>10240413


Old thread archives

Buyf/a/g Guide

Discord Link

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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Depends if you’re picky about location, but I put mine on the very bottom of the straps. Obvi it’s a tote bag, but if you glue/tape/attach a hair tie or rubber band to the rosette and cut it, you can just tie it around the strap. I’ve done that with two of my bags. I could show you mine for an example if you want.

I’d much rather damage the back of the rosette a little bit than my base bag.
I figured I could ask here. I'm a newbie buying with Japanese proxies. I bought an item from Surugaya using Japonica back on the 9th of this month.
When they confirmed they bought it I made sure the listing wasn't there anymore(Since the item is kinda rare and they only had one) But I noticed a couple of days ago, said item came back in stock. And the item hasn't arrived at Japonica yet. Could it be the case the order was canceled or something and Japonica didn't tell me? Or I'm being paranoid?
I've bought in Mercari before with them and items didn't take that long to get into their office.
Thank you!

Unfortunately it's more of a crossbody style, but I'll keep that in mind for any totes I go for in the future!
Email Japonica if you're really concerned. You paid them for service, they can answer your questions. Anons won't be able to help you with this.
Suru takes ages to ship stuff sometimes. Some of my orders have taken at least a week.

One month and two weeks to go
I'm excited for /corncon/ 2020.

Hey cgl, Im a new blacksmith of 2 months who wants to make armor and weapons when I get better (and tools), and i assume you guys know quite a bit about costuming, for any of you who have built japanese armor, I've a few questions
What would be the best clothing to put under your armor?
What would be the best wood to make this laminar?
Where can I find a mask?
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If you use wood, you're already wrong.
Masks are called mempo, there are folks online who sell them.
The clothing samurai wore beneath the armor is well-documented. Yoroi hitatare is what you're looking for.
kill yourself
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If OP is going to culturally appropriate, at the very least he should do it right.
DA, but this is why we keep having so many of these misplaced threads. If you respond to them and give them help here instead of the help thread where it belongs, then it contributes to shitting up this already slow board with 1-answer threads.

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I am trying to do an XOF soldier cosplay, specifically from the beginning of MGS5 in the hospital.

Does anybody know what SCBA mask and T adapter is used in pic related?

I think the mask is either a Honeywell Survivair Opti-Fit Tactical or a 3M Scott AV3000 but I cannot figure out what adapter is attached on the front? It being a T like in pic related is very important to me

Video pic is from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPlbZ7Vvw0w [Embed]
Howdy, I'm the guy from the pic. That is a Scott AV3000 mask with a Scott Model 65 Twin Cartridge Full Facepiece Respirator Adaptor.

The mask used by XOF is fictional and doesn't match up with any mask used in real life. It is similar to the AV3000/2000 masks.

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Larp thread - getting slowly into the cold season edition number 1.34e5

previous thread >>10238586
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nearly everything with the exception of blue and brown, which is objectively the worst
Isn't blue and brown that one colour combination that's kinda like red and green but better?
definitely no
People doing choregraphied fight. While a hema duel look kinda like the SW episode 4 fight, they try to do prequel-like choregraphy.

As the main objective is to look good, people usually get nice costume, as they don't have to get costly protections.

Some of them are not egomaniacs.

I’ve been to a small one and matsuri houston (both very casually and briefly) before so I kinda have a feel for it. And I’m really hoping to try and use them as opportunities to meet new people while enjoying the culture. (I’ll also be cosplaying this year as hobo Eren). I come from a pretty shitty small town and the only people here into anime enough to go to cons are straight up socially-inept weirdos. If I ever meet someone seriously or casually, cool, but that is only something at the back of my mind. I really just want to meet cool fun people who enjoy anime like I do. Is it possible to approach groups of established friends but not be creepy? I’ve heard that this is a thing that can be interpreted. I consider myself pretty pretty above average socially as cringy as that sounds and can talk with pretty much anyone. Even if I may only see most of these people a few times a year I think the memories and friendships that would come out of it would be worth it. Maybe I’m over thinking it but I don’t want to waste my time or creep anybody out.
Join the con discord , talk to them beforehand and then meetup. Discords usually have their own meetups also
Anyone know if there is an Otakon 2020 Discord yet?
First really ask yourself if you wanna be friends with these ppl. Dont get it twisted, when the con ends they go back to being just like you.
What do you mean just like me? If you mean a regular person that’s fine lol. I’m looking to be friends with someone just because they like anime, just as a similar interest. If I like them as people is the most important think.

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They have a new collection soo let's talk about it
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What is a cosplay that is easy and can't be fucked up for those just getting into it?

>pic related
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> that's a slippery slope into shitty closet cosplays
Thank you so much for saying this.
I've seen a lot of cosplays in the past few years made out of uniforms people got from army surplus stores. If you have the money for it it's both easy to assemble and looks sophisticated enough to where people will think you tried.
Cosplay for when you look like no characters at all?
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I hate how wearing glasses limits my options for masks and helmets. I'm considering contacts because of it.
I'm currently toying with a design for a helmetless visor that will have a strap to keep it in place and supports to keep it further from the face enough to fit my glasses. Anyway, I'd like to know two things. First, is there a way to harden paper and make it look smooth like plastic? Second, I want to go for a light up look like in pic related. How do I do that? I want the transparent part to be brightly lit but also not blind me.
Either suck it up and just cosplay who you want and ignore the haters, or cosplay characters that wear a mask or helmet. Or get super crafty and do Godzilla or other kaiju.
Personally I go with option one because I’m never going to be a moe anime girl, but all my favorite characters are moe anime girls and I’ll be damned if I can’t cosplay my faves.
As far as I know you can’t do that with paper, but you could make a visor with plastic or resin. For plastic sheets, you’d need a heat gun to shape it (and maybe a bowl in a shape smaller than what you want so it turns out smooth), you’d also want to file the edges somthey don’t cut you and may need varnish to polish it after to make sure it’s actually transparent. With resin you’d need to make a mold of the shape you want, then file/sand out imperfections after it cures and then polish to ensure transparency (this sounds easier than it is, resin is super finicky and could bubble it will be extremely trial and error at first).
I recommend searching YouTube for some tutorials, there are some professional level cosplay tutorials on there and it’s where I learned most of what I know about foam crafting.
Also, contacts are never a bad idea for cosplay purposes. Just make sure you listen to your optometrist about how to care for them and don’t wear them for longer than recommended.

Is it ok to go barefoot to a con?
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The people you're describing are the 5% that >>10321216 is referring to.
That said, if you're a self-professed footfag and you don't like looking at feet or sucking toes or smelling or any of that then what the fuck do you do?
I need to kiss her tummy
>and cover up her forehead

please tell me she's over 18
>do you seriously think everyone who goes barefoot to a con has a foot fetish?

why isn't that obvious to everyone?

Smellfags are disgusting. Sucking toes is fine.
I like tits and want to suck them but I dont wanna sniff them.
Good lord I want that ass on my face

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tumblr thread
share interesting/favourite tumblrs you follow.
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People still use tumblr?
If you're into Sims 4 CC, yes. Otherwise, not really.
It's been pretty alive again since the owner switch and new beta layout.
It's lost a lot of users but it still has a lot of things that no other platform does as well, like the tag system and the chronological feed

It’s been awhile since we’ve had one of these threads, post bad shoops
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This should not exist.
Must have been the same cleaner lol.
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If you're not going to get the sleeve tattoos then whats the point?
Oh dear indeed, what's her cosplay name?

Not naming names but she's involved in the north texas area cons

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