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Didn’t see one in the catalogue so let’s do this, questions you have that don’t deserve a whole thread.

Mine is: what hairspray do you use to style your wigs? The wig I’m styling doesn’t need anything intense or gravity defying but I do need it to hold while I go about my day. Also wondering, what is the best way to wash it out? I’m just styling the bangs and hoping to be able to restyle it for later uses. My wig is from Arda if that matters.
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the cosplay help thread works...
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>>10012394
Is there one that isn’t auto saging? I didn’t see one
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>>10012393
what does the title mean
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>>10012398
questions that don’t deserve their own thread

Sorry I haven’t been on cgl in awhile, last time I was a regular in here that acronym was a thing
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>>10012393
I like Ellenet, it brushes out really easy.
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>>10012410
Does it only need to be brushed out or do you need to use water/soap?
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>>10012411
Brushed out takes care of most of the spray. Don't brush it out over your clothes, you will look like you are made of dandruff from the hairspray flakes.
For multiple coats of heavy spray you will still need to wash at some point.
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>>10012412
Cool thanks anon
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Anyone knowns why plastic surgery general tread has been deleted (had it open on my phone and after waking up it didn't want to update because deletion)? It was up yesterday and we had the tread multiple times before without issues if I recall correctly so I don't think it's not allowed? Archive doesn't show too much unusual happened either.

It was nice to talk about it with people who can relate with a similar view in fashion and appearance. Especially since changes affect how we look in lolita (or cosplay for that matter) and people not in to that have very little sense for the style.
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Not sure if this deserves its own thread or not.

How do you make a good cosplay of a character that... doesn't not have any defining features persay (unless that applies), but looks like, a typical person? Doesn't wear any crazy outfits or accessories?

Pic related. Even if I don't do end up doing him, he's a perfect example. Usual outfit is just a business outfit of sorts, and I don't know how the fuck anyone is supposed to recognize that I'm actually cosplaying if I'm just wearing a business outfit or something like that.
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>>10015294
A group is about your only real option, but if all of the characters are that non-distinctive, nobody's going to recognize you still. An example that I've done before is being Rock from Black Lagoon. Alone, nobody knows who the fuck I am, paired with a Revy and a Dutch, not a problem.
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>>10015297
Forgot pic, but I was the guy in the middle, same deal as your guy just a standard business outfit.
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>>10015294
you can't, really. not without a friend who can cosplay one of the more distinct characters from the same series to put you into context or a distinctive prop (see: light yagami cosplayers, the character himself has a generic design but a distinctive notebook)

pic related
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>>10015302
Could you imagine being this guy's step dad and having to take him to cons?
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>>10015297
Honestly they don't even have to recognize me. I just want it to be apparent I'm cosplaying SOMEBODY, and aren't a con-attendee happening to be dressed well, and wearing a wig. Like something like the following, but less cringy:
>>10015302
For fuck's sake I had forgotten about Trashy Touma too.
You [guys] don't think using a prop to help distinguish the character is bad then? I thought that would be more of a sin. I don't want my entire cosplay to ride on a prop, but, if it's really not as bad as I thought, maybe I'll have a change of heart.

Again, it doesn't have to be him I'll do, but pic related is the best-looking solo cosplay I can find quick enough of him. Like it's apparent it's SOMEBODY, even if not specifically who. And I think the prop helps (it isn't anything specific from the series, dude just likes books), but in my opinion it also doesn't ride on the props.
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>>10015320
*Like not something like the following, less cringy
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Anyone know where to get a quality version of Gold's jacket?
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>>10015320
As long as the prop is solid and not something really shoddy looking, I really like props in cosplay personally.
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What is a good material for metal pieces like armor and smooth plastic surfaces?
I first thought of thermoplasts like worbla but its surface always looks kind of rough. Second thought was just coating and then polishing it, kinda like pic related.
Thats a good idea? What would be best thermoplast?

What other options are there?
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I'm sure this has been asked plenty times before, but:

How much of the cosplay do I have to make myself for it to be considered cosplay? What distinguishes a costume (Halloween or otherwise) from a cosplay? Does none of that matter? It seems there's blurred lines and I have a compulsive need to use the right terms, but that's if there is a right and wrong time to call it one or the other.
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>>10016164
Sintra has a smooth surface although if you get it hot enough you can end up getting fingerprints in it and such. It also doesn't stick to itself, it needs to be glued. But it's much cheaper and you pretty much only need to sand the edges if you don't get any marks on the surface.
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>>10016257
You should find an answer that sounds good to you. There's no right answer because it's a matter of personal opinion.

>What distinguishes a costume (Halloween or otherwise) from a cosplay?
When you're doing cosplay you're impersonating a precise character, not just a generic figure like a monk or a fairy. And there's also the "play" part: you should talk and act like that character.
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>>10016257
-> >>10013113


>>10016258
thank you, will have a look what Sintra is.
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how long before the convention do fanime panel submissions usually open up? id like to have a full cast and plan before then but i wanna know roughly how much time i have
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>>10016164
Metal. Everything else will always look not really metal. Unless it's impossible to make properly from real metal (like some extreme armours) just use metal.
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>>10016257
Cosplay is a custom of a specific character. Each cosplay is a costume, not each costume is a cosplay.
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>>10016288
Don't do this. Only consider this for small pieces with little detail, like belt buckles and such. Metal working has a nearly infinitely steeper learning curve than working with foam, and it is also incredibly more expensive, and usually requires the building of a forge. Cosplay isn't as particular as something like the SCA with what materials are used, so just go with thermoplastic or foam. There are plenty of ways to make it look as realistic as possible without resorting to using real metal.
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>>10016288
couldnt one just use (car) vinyl wrap? Its even available in shiny chrome.
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I'm working on a cosplay where basically my clothes have jewels stuck on them in various places.
I'm already stocking up on flatback rhinestones, but how the hell do I attach them? Most of them don't have holes so sewing is out of the question, fabric glue is always shitty for me, and I'd rather not hot glue if I can help it.
Basically what are good strong adhesives for sticking plastic/metal to fabric?
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>>10014785
Pretty sure it's because that's not really on topic for the board - while it is prevalent in lolita and cosplay, it's not as common as make up which can be tied to both and related to either whereas plastic surgery is not related, just used in both sometimes. Make up is much more common too.

Not to mention I saw people talking about dental surgery and the likes. Fitness threads are disallowed for the same reason because dental stuff has nothing to do with lolita or cosplay, it has to do with how people look and believe it or not, this is not the board to discuss how people look. That would be /fit/.

If they weren't deleted in the past, it's because there are new janni's most likely. I saw the janni update site wide. Janni's can also be lazy as all hell at getting stuff deleted. Mods don't care unless something is REALLY breaking rules.
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>>10017041
sadly, fabric glue.
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Can I just use regular paintbrushes for facepaint or do I need something more specialized?
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>>10017093
you can for details. for all-over application i suggest sponges
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>>10017097
Thanks - I do use these things for regular application but need stuff for detailing.
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>>10017045
Thanks, especially the last part. I was mainly confused because altrough I get it's a stretch it always seemed allowed having had multiple treads and follow up treads. I really enjoyed being able to talk about it with people with a similar aesthetic perspective. Most /fit/ people won't get "I kinda wanna do this but I fear it might not work with lolita" kinda remarks as well as other lolitas do. Shame it's not allowed :/.
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The help thread is autosaging like the Titanic, so I'll ask here too.
I need the hat in pic related to complete a cosplay, but I have little to no prop-making experience whatsoever. I'm still inexperienced with the cosplay half of /cgl/. Is there anyone good I can commission to craft it?
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>>10017116
Yeah, I found it interesting too, but I don't think 4chan is the place to talk about that stuff in general?

There are loads of sites out there for that kind of discussion. You even be anon on some of them.
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>>10015294
I'm gonna disagree with the other two replies and say it's possible, but you need a prop. You need something that blatantly shows what series you are from, and you need to nail the accuracy of your wig and makeup. Don't over-style it, but get that shape just right. If your character carries a particular item that's unique, or if there is an in-series gag that is well known enough that you can make some kind of visual representation out of it (a sign, some kind of backdrop if you don't mind wearing that) or maybe there's a mascot if your series has one and you can get a plush. Learn your character's body language and carry yourself with it, poses and resting casually, and all. May be a bit LARPy, but if someone is a fan of the character you may pop out of a crowd to them at a glance.

Outside of that, yeah, a group is your best bet. But it's not impossible. Resign yourself that if you want good pics, schedule with a photographer and pick a location that really represents your show's theme so that even online you'll at least have a bit of uniqueness to your stuff. It'll set you apart from the closet cosplays of the same character.
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Can I evenly bleach a garment from bright red to faded pink? How?
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Guess it was QTDDTOT, but where can I find this prosthetic?
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>>10018502
what prosthetic, the horns? you probably just have to make them and then liquid latex them to your forehead
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>>10018502
LARP stores then paint them yourself
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>>10017569
A strong bleach solution will weaken the fibers of the fabric. A weak bleach solution probably won't do an even job and will look shitty.
So probably not, unless you're willing to take a chance on it turning out bad.
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Anyone know where I can find shoes like this?
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>>10019243
did you ask the guy?
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>>10019243
wrestling boots
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Is there any way to block listings by mrk showing up on lacemarket?
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>>10019440
You can’t block on lm unfortunately
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What is the best way to add the red triangles? I feel that painting them on would not look good, so my options are to either sew red triangles on top of the white hem, which makes me worry about fraying or line crispness, or removing sections of white and replacing with red.

I'm relatively new to sewing, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I just want to make the best looking costume I can.

Thank you in advance for any help!
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>>10019563
Trust me you do not want to do option 3. Unless you really really want to.
I made one of those robes before and I cut out the triangles, ironed on double sided adhesive (forgot the name) and ironed them onto the robe. I didn’t have to worry about fray check because the iron on sealed the edges. But you can baste the triangles onto the robe and then satin stitch around the edges of you want a nice look, it is time consuming a little. But if you paint them with fabric paint it won’t look bad.
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>>10016286
A few months usually so probably feb/March 2019
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>>10017311
Yeah, but still an anon lolita plastic surgeon topic seems rare. I guess I just sit here lonely again and only talk to close friends about it.
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I can't do an ahegao face

How do I fix this
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I have 4C hair and i've been skating along on bare minimum my whole life due to disinterest in doing much with it/consistent difficulty with it. My level of experience is basically nil. I know how to hot comb, though i have no patience and forget to put my hair up at night.

Then i got into lolita and Aristo and my awful hair ruins any attempt at a good coord. What's a decent style for someone with no experience and short 4c hair? I'm thinking some type of braid. But i'd need a bead to weigh it down enough that I don't look like a racist cartoon come to life. and i'd have no idea what beads would look good.

Please gulls, i don't want to be ita forever.
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>>10021119
easy answer? get a wig.

if no, then i think the hair styles on the far left--the two buns or the large single bun--would look rly nice. adding some clip on bangs might work, too.
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>>10020943
Just don't. Apparently your biology is trying to save you a lifetime of regret.
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Only tangentially related, but I've been looking into making plush toys and I'm struggling to find any resources for general-purpose skills. Like plenty of places sell patterns, but I'm looking for something that would let me make my own patterns, based on piecing together patterns for common simple shapes or something. Any idea if there's something like that?
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Is there a way to fix a hole in the clear plastic of an ita bag? I'm hoping for patching, but I really like the base bag so I wouldn't be overly avoidant of replacing the whole plastic altogether.
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>>10012400
they have stupid questions thread and help thread now
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Is it harder these days to gain a following just from cosplaying?
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I need guidance, seagulls. Currently working on this wig, but quickly learning that spikes are not my thing. I've watched tutorials, but my points end up looking flat and crunchy. I've already brushed out the spikes and spray gunk twice now and I just don't know where to go from here. Any advice? I just want it to at least be recognizable at this point.
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>>10021731
tsk tsk you should've started with a long lacefront wig, cut it down, then style it. It would've made the front area much easier to style and looks more "natural"
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>>10021749
Funny enough, when I bought this, both Epic and Arda were sold out of the lacefronts I wanted. So this is the 5 Wits wig that's meant specifically for this character so I thought it wouldn't be too bad. It's thick and (was) long enough for styling, but yeah, the hairline is pretty meh. Thankfully, headbands work for Kirishima.
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>>10021647
Even if you melt new plastic in (which takes skill) it'll leave an ugly spot. Best bet is to use a seam ripper to open up carefully, and then replace the plastic and resew the bag.
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whats the bottom of this ballgown called?
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>>10023437
The ruching?
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>>10023446
yes, is there a name for that style where its curved like that?
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Anyone know where I can find black stilettos like futaba has? Its less finding the style and more finding them for a 21cm shoe size.
I can paint then green no issue. But holy shit I wish I had bigger feet.
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Anyone have any good jewelry brands for gothic lolita?
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>>10017041
E6000 or gem-tac
don't use fabric glue like >>10017054 says

>>10023490 ........ruching
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/v here need answear for science >>232988468
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>>10025105
Shit! Again.
>I've never worn a skin-tight suit, but does the suit really go right up the crack like that? just seems like it would be really uncomfortable.
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>>10025106
fml here is the picture
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>>10025107
This in incredibly unrealistic.
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>>10025117
I know, that spine is boned. I'm asking how skin suits cutting up your ass crack are.
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>>10025122
Well if it's made out of fabric, you could just pucker the seam
If it's latex or vinyl or something less flexible like that, you're going to have to make ass cheek pockets
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>>10021119
i think braids look really cool, you could get simple black/red/blue ones for aristo or bow-shaped pastel ones if you're into sweet?

or like the other anon suggested just get a wig
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>>10025106
Not by default unless you would do extra work to shape it to your ass. Normally it goes over it like a panty but tighter, so it follows the curve but doesn't go in the crack.
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>>10012393
Should I just give up on cosplay if I'm black?
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>>10027305
no, but you will be held to much higher standards than white cosplayers. it’s not fair and it’s not right but it’s how things are
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How do you get a job as one of the vendors at an anime convention? Like, not the artists, but the actual vendors that sell figures and the like. Do you need to be located somewhere particular for a company to hire you?
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>>10027828
If you mean how to work under a vendor, it's mostly connections. Some vendors recruit locals before the con though, and usually have an ad on social media somewhere.

If you mean get a spot in the exhibitor hall as an independent vendor, then it's either 1.apply when cons open their applications or 2.email the con to inquire whether they have space.
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Sakura is one my favorite girls, but she's not truly Sakura to me without some Windy representation. What would be the best way to go about doing that without overpowering Sakura's outfit
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Is there a term for cute professional/office clothes? I have to work for a living but I want to be moe. American office workers dress like shit and I have no good rolemodels but for my chinese cartoons.
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>>10015294
>>10015320

If you don't actually need to be recognizeable then the only two major signs you need are your wig and your makeup. The more unnatural you go with these two options, the more obvious you are that you're styled for the camera and not in-person, and the more obvious it will seem to the average congoer that you're way overdone for just attending a con.

With wigs, chose a shade that's brighter/more saturated than you actually need, it looks less natural. Then, even if your character has limp hair, gel it down until it doesn't move in the wind. Trust me, this looks unnatural as fuck in person and will be one of the most obvious signs you're styled as a character and not as yourself.

Second, cake on the foundation and makeup. We're talking theatrical-levels of caked on makeup. At barest minimum you'll want foundation that doesn't move throughout the con, can't sweat it off -- you're gonna want the works: primer, face paint, sealer, etc. Then you'll want to colour in your eyebrows a shade darker than your wig, outline your eyes with thick eyeliner (look up wing shapes if you need enlongate or change your eye shape), and your ref has their lips covered in foundation in order to look closer to their character. All these things look good on camera but will look unnatural in person, and people will pick up on that.

At that point you'll pretty much look like a fake person, but if you want to take it further, then circle lenses and "new" clothes will also help. Circle lenses already look unnatural, but if you pick a colour that's a touch brighter than your character's eyes, they'll be really noticeable in person as well. For clothes, definitely clean clothes is a start, but you can also starch the shirt so it looks stiffer and less natural.

I mean, at that point you might still not be recogniseable unless you have a prop as people can't quite place which source you're from, but you'll definitely look like you're cosplaying something.
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>>10032438
That's just a basic blouse and a black skirt? You consider this cute?
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>>10032438

A lot of eBay sellers tag it as "Korean office wear" or "Korean office lady", using that search term in google with get you a ton of images (and sellers), then you can reverse image search it through taobao to find it for cheaper.

No real search terms for starting with taobao, though you can start with something like "women's blouse" and then usually there's a few options to chose "princess style" or "korean style"

Japan, you can try looking for "girly" style, but it's very hit-and-miss as it just means, well, "girly".
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>>10032543
Can't find a better image. Chill anon. Ultimately all burando is "just a dress". And there's nothing basic about it when most office clothes are something they found in a Ross. Nowadays many wear not-yogapants and a fucking t-shirt.
>>10032551
Thank you! The koreans...I see now.
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How bad is it to wear shitty trap/loli cosplays as a muscular dude? i mean, i know its already done everywhere for cheap laughs but i loved doing it once with a friend.

Now im thinking about getting other dresses and taking more photos to shitpost. Do you think i should get whatever dress? or it is only fun for the current meta of memes (for example hit or miss tiktok right now with idol dress etc)

pls help me cope with my underlying homosexuality
>n-no homo
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Has anyone tried shapermint before? I've seen a lot of ads for it lately and I want to upgrade to shapewear that isn't from walmart.
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>>10032688

Just to clarify, that's not what actual Korean office worker bees wear, they're actually every bit as boring as everywhere else.

It's just what most eBay, or English-speaking sellers that tag any fancy/cutesy clothes as "Korean office", and there's enough of them that you can run searches for it and come up with that aesthetic. That's why it doesn't work on taobao (where the clothes actually come from) or Japanese sites.
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Working on props, on painting phase, but it's really rushed because I just realized I barely have any time to do them (con on friday, busy all of thursday on top of classes) and they're my first props

Is it worth taking them to a con if it's not really that good (ie. weakest part of the whole set)?
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>>10032701
cosplay touhous or madoka girls people will expect it
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>>10033994
>touhou
nah not many people familiar with that in my country, and dont know if mass produced cosplays for my size are even there.
>madoka girls
never liked that show desu dunno

Maybe i should go for konosuba, too many "normal"fags in events already cosplaying them so a shitty crossplay would be fun.
I would love to do some kemono friends also, that would be great i love it but dunno
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Does anyone know what happened to Dejavudea? I know she mentioned she was going to miss uploading one of her vlogs but then she just nuked herself off of social media, it seems. I feel a bit betrayed to see her suddenly ghost her entire fanbase but I really do hope she's alright.
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What is the best kind of fake blood to use on a cosplay? I am trying to replicate pic related and I'm not 100% familiar with the Tools of the Trade when it comes to cosplay.
I know to avoid corn syrup based ones but that's it
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I'd like to 3D print one or two small parts for a prop (I have the files already) but have no idea where even to begin.
I don't want to buy an entire 3D printer but also don't know what my options are for paying for one. Are there shops that will print just one small thing rather than larger-scale product runs? or am I better off looking for a workerspace or local hobbyist to work with?
Is it expensive? I know it's relatively costly but don't know if it's a case where even something that can fit in the palm of my hand will be over $20.
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>>10034984
Checkout the dangerous ladies they do 3d printed commissions!
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>>10012393
MFW mods delete a thread where someone essentially admitted to breaking the law, so the FBI is unable to search it.

Smh mods you're dumb asf sometimes.
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Thought this board would be the best to ask on, where can I find those hentai style cow print bikinis? Especially ones that will fit an American woman and not just tiny Japanese girls.
Any advice on finding the accessories (ears, tail, cowbell collar) would help too.
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how do people get invited to cons as guests? Is it a matter of asking your followers to request you? Send an email to guest relations?
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>>10034984
A university near me allows the public to use their 3D printers. You send in the file, they tell you the cost, you pay it, and you can pick it up when they email you. Maybe there's something like that in your area.
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>>10046517
Well it varies. Do you want to be a paid guest or just a guest in name?

Some cons go for anyone who has a big enough social media following. Some cons only talk to various management and agencies and see what talent they can release.
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Before I buy it, does anyone have this tutorial that they’re willing to share? Just wanted to check
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>>10048137
> being this cheap
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>>10048139
>>10048137
>spending 15 dollars for common sense or a quick google search
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>>10048154
Enlighten us on how to ship a commissioned yugi wig
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What is butthole inspection? I keep seeing this term but i doubt anyone is showing off their taint unless they're a paetreon stripper.
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>>10048512
A really tired meme.
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>>10012393
how do I make cat ears like this? should i just buy them from taobao ?
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>>10048506
Get a box big enough for the whole wig on its stand, rig it so the styrofoam head is attached to the bottom and won't move at all, pin the shit out of the wig so it doesn't move from the head, pad all empty spaces with crumpled newspaper or bubble wrap
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>>10048617
If you've never made ears before buying them is probably the way to go, you'll need a lot of practice to get a result that looks as good as your photo. But if you do them yourself you'll learn a new skill, so it's up to you
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How much does it take for packages to be dispatched to a Japanese address? I was thinking about Closet Child or Tokyo Alice in particular. A friend of mine is in Japan but he stays only until 12/16. I was thinking about sending something to his house. Do you believe the package can make it in time if I buy it tomorrow?
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Why do so many people seem averse to using Buyee for Y!JA?
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>I tried ouji for the first time this weekend, and I felt kind of proud of how it turned out, so I wanted to share

This was posted in COF. Gulls : do you consider this Ouji ?
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>>10049581
Yeah, I guess so. The thing with fashion categories are that the lines are very blurry so one person can think it's one style and another think it's a different style. This one is definitely riding the line.
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>>10049581
Yes, although it's a creative take on it.
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>>10049581
No.
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>>10049581
do u fools seriously not see the fucking sports bra? not. ouji.
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>>10049581
It's very interesting but idk how ouji it feels to me personally. The visible camisole kinda kills it for me
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Where do you guys buy minky online? I need somewhere that ships to Canada. Fabric.com is sold out of the light grey I need and I haven't had much luck googling for an alternate supplier.
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Can anyone help me ID these AP socks? Looked all through Lolibrary and can't find them
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>>10049581
I do but she really should have worn a vest and different shoes, imo
Doesn't make it not ouji but it's ouji that needs improvements. If it would be ouji with small changes, it's not suddenly not ouji just becasue it's missing something. (Like how some say "no petticoat= not lolita", if an outfit was lolita otherwise it doesn't suddenly change styles when you remove that element.)
The visible tank top is a cardinal sin but everything else is a matter of taste, i think
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does anyone know approximately how many dresses are released per angelic pretty release on average?
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>>10034630
i was wondering the same thing!!! she has posted here and there on her instagram story, and once i saw on her snapchat like last week but nothing else

she's the only con vlogger i watch just because it's such good footage and not just her alone - the dance groups/panels they do help
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>>10024364
theres american size 5 stripper heels out there, but i dont know if thats too big for you.
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>>10050100
2-4, but typical releases have 3 cuts on average (OP JSK Skirt, or 2x JSK skirt, or sometimes OP JSK salopette).
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>>10049860
These?
https://lolibrary.org/items/ap-watermark-dot-ribbon-otks
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>>10050518
i mean how many dresses are sold.
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>>10050608
>>10050100
>does anyone know approximately how many dresses are released
>i mean how many dresses are sold.
Is it time to go to bed?
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havent been here in quite a while. are the homestuck generals completely gone? none appear on the catalog. when did they end?
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>>10050611
and thank god for that
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>>10050610
doesnt angelic pretty have limited stock on dresses that arent mto? i was originally asking how many dresses are made/released/sold/whatever per print release.
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Anyone know if my lolita dress is a reputable website to order from?
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>>10050663
They're a taobao reseller, generally fine but some of the items they offer are dodgy replicas and their fees are high. I haven't looked into them for a while now though so I don't know if anything has changed, you should probably google up to date reviews.
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Has anyone had any experience with a monkeep wig before? Or just generally a good wig brand you could recommend?
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How well does Vivienne Westwood knitwear hold up? Thinking of getting a couple Red Label cardigans with my next order, but worried about pilling.
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>>10032701
cosplay from Magical Girl Ore
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>>10032701
How muscular are we talking? Mind posting a picture?
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>>10050648
I think you mean to ask how much total stock they make per release. But why do you think we'd know that number? I imagine only AP staff knows that.
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>>10050100
>>10050648

The number varies with each release. At minimum you can count on every store having at least one of each cut/print.

But what happens is if a dress seems to be really hyped up they'll delay release and make more of that particular dress. So something like Chess Chocolate or CDC is much easier to find secondhand despite being highly popular, because AP already anticipated it would sell really well and made more dresses. On the other hand, something like Menuet Bouquet isn't that popular, not really hyped up and AP doesn't expect to sell a lot of it, so they cut the number of dresses being produced. So even though Menuet Bouquet is way less popular, it's still harder to find than Chess Chocolate, because there's less copies of it.

That's why general advice, if you really, really, REALLY like an AP release, just buy it. You never know if it's one of those with really low stock numbers and you never ever see it for resale again, ever.
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>>10017282
desu you can stuff a pair of pantyhose with filling, add a wire at the end for that specific detailing and then just make a cover with velvet or some other soft fabric. But if you prefer to commission someone, join some commission groups on FB so you can take a loot at their work. Twitter is a pretty good resource too.
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>>10018502
Halloween stores like Party City, costume stores, Amazon, or you can make them with light air dry clay, paint, and apply them with liquid latex
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>>10020943
>>10021144 That and it looks cringey as fuck when real people try to do it
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>>10021731
You aren't building up enough of a base. From what I can see you're using horizontal strands of hair which is going to fall over like a piece of paper. You want to use a cone like structure. The center strand should be teased to build height and stability and hairsprayed. Then you layer on the strands of hair that will be shown, gently comb them over the teased bunch and hairspray. It also looks like you have too much hair up at the tip which is forcing you to twist them rather than a pointy spike. Before gelling, try thinning out the point. You're not too far off though. Good first try!
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>>10024364
You're a US size 4.5
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q1EMUZ2/ref=twister_B07CH9JTXW?_encoding=UTF8&th=1&psc=1
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>>10025135
The puckered seam would be visible in the picture though. OP's pic just runs on superhero suit logic
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>>10032125
Maybe a clow card prop? It doesn't have to be normal sized either. You could do one as big as your forearm that has a moving background or pop=out Windy or something
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>>10032438
You really shouldn't be digging at American office workers when you post a bland ass outfit like this.
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>>10033981
No. I don't mean that to be elitist or anything, but you're not going to be happy showing off your half-assed work. I say that from experience. Take the time to do it right and you'll be much happier with the reception of the piece and the pictures you get out of it
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>>10034948
The other techniques didn't work out for ya? That's too bad. Try a prepackaged bottle. That's the only way you're going to get out of using some sort of sugar.
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>>10046513
Amazon. Lucky for you that "Mooo, I'm a cow bitch" video made cow print popular for all of 2 seconds again.
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Can the fabric you use to make apparel be the same as the lining fabric? I'm about to make a bodice out of satin and noticed that the lining fabric was different. Just curious as to why that is?
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Is 14 gauge wire (aka coat hanger) dimensions too heavy to use in a tutu?
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>>10051139
You can, but the point of lining is to 1. glide against your skin so you can put on the garment easier and 2. feel good against your skin because that's the shit that you're going to be rubbing against for hours.
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>>10051140
Are you putting it in the hem? If so then yes that's going to be really heavy
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I've got some printed cotton velvet and I can't decide how to pre-shrink it, thoughts?
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>>10051154
That was a really succinct answer, thank you. What linning fabric would you recommend for a bodice made of stretch satin?
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>>10051172
No, it's going to be looped around the tulle similarly to how boning works inside its casing like pic related. I was hoping to use a wire that would work for a pair of fairy-esque wings I'm making as well as the tutu hoop wire, but I'll buy two different sizes if need be. What do you think would be the right weight for the tutu?
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For a JSK's measurements, is the length indicated with our without a petticoat ?
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>>10051776
It's the flat length, so without a petticoat.
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I've gotten some longer dresses recently and need a longer petticoat, any recommendations on where to get one?
Preferably in Europe, I've found some places elsewhere but I'd love to not get hit with customs
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>>10050524
Ugh thank you, anon. I don't know how I missed those...
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>>10051562
depends on what kind of metal it's made of, different metals are more or less flexible. If it's steel 18 to 20 gauge should be about right I think?
>>10051560
If it's stretch satin I'm not sure you need a lining, what are you making? (pic?)
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Ex-fatty chan here. I've lost about 100 lbs for the brand. However I've always worn plain white or cream tights with my coords because I'm worried about brand tights being too small or short. Now that I am a healthy size I still worry about them being to short. I'm 5' 6" can I wear brand tights or should I save my money and stick to generic us tights?
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>>10051976
not sure about brand tights, but I'm 5'9" and brand socks fit me where they should. As in otks are over my knee. Likely depends on your own body though.
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>>10051890
Thank you! The listing said the material was simply "wire" so I guess I'll just have to test it out in person.


> what are you making
Princess Tutu's bodice and top plate/skirt.
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>>10051976
I'm 5'6" and they fit fine. They have plenty of stretch. The only thing you might have to worry about is if you have wide calves, the print might look weird, but for simpler brand tights it's more than fine.
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>>10050611
the last hscg was about three months ago (i think, mightve been a more recent one i missed) and it went inactive. feel free to remake it if you want tho
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would’ve asked this in the fursuit general, but it’s gone. what fabric would be best for making a dragon suit out of? all the faux fur dragons i see just look like spiky dogs, and fleece looks bad in general. i looked at this fabric from yaya han, but it seems thin, rubbery, and way too expensive
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>>10052277
maybe upholstery vinyl? It doesn't breath at all, so it sucks for a regular costume, but since it's for a fursuit that doesn't really breath anyway...
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>>10052277
You can actually get scaley vinyl, faux snakeskin and stuff like that. Big variety of specific textures and colours if you god digging. Might look a bit gross, though.
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How much deviation from the character is acceptable?
I plan on cosplaying as Onoda Sakamichi, but I'm 2cm too short and 4 kg too heavy and my feet are huge.
The main issue with the weight is that my quads and glutes are a bit to massive for the character I want to cosplay.

Also I can't afford to buy a new bike for that, would wrapping my Fuji in yellow+black vinyl and adding some decals be enough?
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>>10052989
Here a pic where the bike is more visible.
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>>10052989
You've never cosplayed before, have you?
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>>10053174
nayrt but what do you mean?
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>>10053174
Yes.
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>>10052989
good one
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>>10012393
Would i be more convenient to find a shopping service/proxy to order from this online shop and have it delivered to me or bite the bullet and get a pixiv account and figure out how to get it from japan to my U.S. address? Have you purchased from jp sites like these successfully or know of shopping services that would consider doing it for me even if it wouldn't be a $300+ order? Thanks

Here's the page if it helps:
https://yoh-webshop.booth.pm/

illustrates for kera, glb, aatp
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any help on how the hell i'd style a gravity defying wig like pic related?
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>>10059186
xheeheex and umbranwitch on IG do wigs with lots of volume like that, check their recommendations?
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Is Touhou still relevant? Popularity seems to have diminished at cons and as far as I know there are no other gatherings within a 1000 mile radius of me.
Regardless, nothing will stop me from becoming Tenshi.
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fuck contact lenses
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>>10059186
I'd suggest using a mixture of teasing and foam core. The two cosplayers suggested by the other anon are a great place to start. I'd recommend using very lightweight styrofoam balls and maaaybe dowels to get that perfect tube shape, then layer hair over it. Tease the sections that need more body and layer smooth, unteased hair over it to finalize the look.
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Can anyone ID this dress for me?

>>10059186
Seconding the other anon's advice of foam core then glue wefts.
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>>10023490
Festoon shirring. Learn to do it (and to help estimate your yardage and place your shirting lines) by following a tutorial for making Austrian shades. Unless you can find a bridal gown pattern with it.
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>>10051140
Tutus are wired with 3/8" (9.5 mm) wide spring steel.
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Why do big name cosplayer's fly to Japan to buy porn?
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>>10061344
they can afford to. hell, I’d do the same if I could
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When you guys attend cons, what kinds of panels are the most appealing to you, and which ones do you actually go to? I'm interested in trying to panel at some cons this year since I do a lot of public speaking outside of cosplay, and though I have some ideas, I'd definitely like it to be something actually beneficial to guests. So yeah, just trying to gauge general topics that tend to peak interest :)
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>>10012393
what does this symbol in jojo mean?
i'm uhh going to cosplay as it
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>>10061426
basically "gogogo" like rumbling, threatening noise
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>>10061394
X 101 has been done to death. So something beyond a 101 level. I like artist panels, dress in kimono demonstrations. I've attended lots of hands-on learning panels. They are interesting and fun. Get with your con's staff and see if you can learn more about requests from their past years of exit survey data to find some that are within your own skills and interest areas. That data can tell you more about specific attendees interest profiles.
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>>10061427
huh I thought that was this one, do they mean the same thing?
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>>10061426
It says “do,” pronounced like pic related
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>>10061426
It's says "DO". It's like an onomatopoeia for a thud or boom. "GO" >>10061436 is more of an ominious, rumbling sound.
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>>10061331
You're a blessing.
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>>10061437
>>10061444
thanks friends
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Buying a 45mm rotary blade sharpener worth it? I do a ton of cutting with it and it seems like a good investment. At the same time, Amazon has 15 packs of blades for roughly the same price.

If it's worth, can you recc me a good cheap brand? Dritz has one but Dritz is hit and miss on quality
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painting tattoos on a pair of tights, how do i keep them stretched while it dries?
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>>10061954
make a tape form of your leg, fill it with crumpled newspapers, and reseal
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>>10061967
>>10061954
oh and make sure that there are no sharp edges. it'd be unfortunate for them to run before you even put them on for the first time.
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>>10061969
ended up using a pillow roughly the width of my thigh. i'm using fabric paint, not acrylic, so hopefully it won't matt together
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>>10061979
That's a good alternative. I hope you don't mind if that pillow gets stained lmao
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>>10062076
wrapped some old craft foam around it first
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I just received Loyal Rosette in green and Chess Emblem in wine, do anyone have any experience with washing either of these?
Both seem like they might be prone to running. I've bought colour catching sheets, but I'd love some input before I start
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To the people who sew: anyone have any experience with computer drafted patterns? It sounds like a dream, to adjust everything without repeatedly guessing on reversions. What do you recommend?
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>>10060926
It's from 织锦园/Brocade Garden
You'll only find them by their Chinese name. Super cheap, some items are wearable and ok for padding wardobe (but don't expect to much, they are that price for a reason), most items are simply cheap crap. Varies a bit. Would only recommend to a more seasoned lolita who knows how to wear a mediocre item well, and who can tell the difference on photoshopped Chinese photo's.

Many other stores resell their stuff. Even ShouffleSong does on their English website. Honestly, I think this one looks very badly constructed and the fabric is also far from good, but here's a link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w5003-17542685783.4.4840b60bIC5jlg&id=550081593344&scene=taobao_shop
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I'm tired of my brand shoes peeling the fuck apart after a year of use
Anyone know some good good indie shoes brands for lolita?
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Where do Brazilian lolitas meet? Are there forums or a portal? Have there ever been BR lolita threads on /cgl/?
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Is the shipping static on WW orders? I just want to buy some postcards to hang on the wall but the shipping says 2000 yen to the USA. Is this a guarantee of 20bucks shipping?
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>>10063056
Cotton Candy Feet.
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>>10034984
Check out your local library or university with an engin department
If those dont pan out I can damn near guarantee that at least one person in your local wargaming community has immediate access to one
Failing both of those options theres literally a whole general on >>/diy/ called /3dpg/ and I know someone there would be willing to print them for you if you provided the files

[spoiler]I would offer to print it for you myself but my printer is currently offline do to some mechanical failure[/spoiler]
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>>10063056
Maybe you should try determining what you're doing that's causing that to happen. Is it your storage method? Is it your daily use and abuse? Is it humidity? Is it dealing with wet weather? Also what style are you looking for? Sweet, classic, or gothic?
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>>10063227
That's a limitation of EMS. They increased their lowest price point a few years ago to 2000 yen.
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Are there any good ringleader/clown themed lolita coords? I'm looking for inspiration for a potential future coord.
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>>10064069
Ask lovelylor, she clowns and it’s obvious she takes inspiration from them in her lolita coords.
Not even a mean joke.
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>>10064069
Check cof, I know some have been posted with similar themes before
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I keep getting 403 error messages when I try to go to paradioso's website
Does anyone know why that's happening?
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I really just wanted to ask everyone elses opinion on purple plum wigs. i own one and i think its good i just wanted to know from you guys because im considering buying another wig but im open for other options
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>>10064156
Based on a couple of review videos I watched on youtube, they look fine. Maybe not Arda quality but it seems to be the equivalent of buying through any small scale seller on Amazon or the like.
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I'm looking for suggestions on how to approach Tutu's blue stringy things. Some cosplayers choose to include them, others don't. I was considering using mesh ribbon and sewing it into a long tube (which will be a bitch to turn I'm sure), but I was hoping to hear all possible ideas? I wouldn't mind doing the research myself either, but I don't think I've been entering the right search terms. Any help would be appreciated.
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Any of you in the military but cosplay as well? I enlisted and I want to continue cosplaying, but idk if it’s a good idea or not (especially since I’ll be in a ship)
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>>10064355
To me, they always looked like stylized ribbons. Keep it simple and functional.
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Is there a specific name for this weird skirt thing with the bow? Google is turning up nothing and I feel like an idiot.
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>>10064786
>mogeko
good
i dont think there’s a name for that, you’ll just have to draft it, fairly simple
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>>10064793
It looked familiar so I thought it might be an actual garment, wanted to see if I could teach myself something new. Thanks anyhow!
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>>10064498
I'm happy to hear you say that. I don't like the look of dangling tubes that some cosplayers choose to do.
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Anyone have any experience with standing collars? I'm trying to make Gilgamesh's casual jacket and I thought that the best method to get the standing collar is to use 808 craft fuse. The problem is, it doesn't curve fully inward at the front when the jacket is unzipped (as it keeps trying to spring back into a straight line shape)

Any way to coerce it to round more?
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>>10064355
If you're willing to imagine turning those tubes, why not just take the plunge and sew them by hand? It might take more time but will be nowhere near as frustrating. Fuck turning thin tubes, forever and ever.
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>>10064817
I find it a lot more tolerable to do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU88Q9mg5ME

tl;dr
1. add extra length to one side of the tube
2. sew a long thread several times through one point of this extra length
3. push the needle + thread through the inside of the tube
4. start pulling on it when it comes out of the other end
5. gently grip the tube with your main hand as you're pulling with your offhand, as the tube turns inwards

super duper easy to turn and much easier than using tubes or dowels or w/e
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>>10064817
My hand sewing is shit. Loose stitches and no patience, but that's a hurdle I need to leap over someday anyway. Thanks for the idea.

>>10064820
Interesting. I've seen the safety pin trick before, but I might try this instead.
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>>10064351
Sorry psuedo dumb question when you mean "any small scale seller on Amazon" you dont mean the dirt cheap stuff from china right?
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>>10064355

I always thought they were decorative cords, similar to obijime. Might be easier and less time-consuming than sewing up tubes of stuff.
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>>10064813

If I'm reading this right, the collar keeps trying to open up towards your back while you want it to curl around your neck, right?

- When sewing it, you can make the inner band shorter (not by much, maybe a cm), ease the difference so the stitches aren't wrinkled. The inside being shorter will pull the outside to wrap around it, curving the piece.

- Failing that, you can try wrapping the collar around something heatproof (a bat maybe?), tie it down wrapped like that, and use a steam iron to press it to the curved shape.


Assuming you're not having some patterning issues.
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>>10064786

You can try looking up peplum overskirt. I don't think a pattern for it really exists, though.
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Jagua advice for tattoos? Could I just eyeball it? What can I do besides tracing paper?
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>>10063218
Please respond.
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>>10065132
Yeah, the collar in question is pic related's jacket

I thought about making the inner band shorter trick as that's what I used for traditional collars, but this one has backing in it (808 craftfuse specifically which is pretty strong). I added it so it would stand vertically. Not sure if it will handle stretching with that stuff attached but I'll give it a whirl

When I zip the test jacket up, the collar fits right. When it's unzipped (as it is supposed to be), the collar bends outwards at the front (keeps trying to "spring back" into shape)

the heating trick is what I thought as well, and I'll try it again

desu this is self-drafted so I'm just improvising on a test jacket before I actually jump into good material

thanks
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how weird is it to wear the same coord every once and awhile as a daily lolita. ive gotten a big enough wardrobe to wear it everyday, but cof make me feel like every outfit needs to be different. i dont plan on posting them online, but its been making me feel boring.
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>>10065590
I would say to wear what you like in the everyday and post what you like on your own page or SM accounts or pages but don’t duplicate a coord in a photo post to any lolita group or site unless you actually have changed something quite visible within the coord, otherwise you are just posting same content, different day which is fine to document to yourself but not so interesting to share.
I catch myself falling into a rut with this one dress because it’s so easy to throw on but I’ve made sure not to post it often and to change up the coord when I do.
The topic itself would makes good blog post though, cause I am now curious how often people will repeat both a dress and a whole coord.
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Tips for wearing a corset under a form fitting cosplay? I wanted to wear one to give myself a more exaggerated figure for a cosplay, but I'm unsure how to wear the corset without having the laces and busk showing.
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How do you get a lolita gf lads? I just dont know where to look?.
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>>10064987
Not at all, I realize I could've worded that better. There's going to be some correlation between the two sometimes, but no, I don't necessarily mean cheap stuff from china. I mean brands that aren't very big or well known beyond their small storefronts on sites like AliExpress or Amazon. Arda and EpicCosplay are widely known and have their own websites, while a smaller time seller like MapofBeauty doesn't. Does that make more sense?
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>>10065128
Oh that's a really interesting thought. I'll look into that. Thanks, anon!
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>>10065622
There's shapewear that's meant specifically to wear under form-fitting clothing, it may not give you quite as much waist reduction as a steel boned corset but it should hold everything nicely without creating any ugly bumps
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Hello! I'm a beginner sewer and I just finished my first project - a skirt with elastic in the waistband. I was able to slide the skirt over my head, but I wasn't able to slide it up and down my hips. I used elastic like pic related (although I can't remember the exact width. Probably 1/2 or 1/4). What type of elastic should I have used instead? Or was the mistake in not giving enough length in the fabric for the skirt to stretch?
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>>10066380
It probably doesn't have enough length or your waist is just super small compared to your hips. I have a hard time getting some skirts over my hips as well. Sadly over the head is the best way unless you want to redo the elastic and add a couple inches. (2inches should be a safe bet.) The elastic should be relaxed at your waist not snug or really tight! Always remember when you're sewing your measurements to allow some extra for comfort of wearing the garment. inch or two is usually okay depending on the fabric.
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>>10021688
100% yes. Not only are there too many fish in the sea these days, the only visibly “popular” ones are costhots or gods amongst men when it comes to costume construction.
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>>10066302
thanks usually ppl on this board are really rude tbqh
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Does Lief make bespoke shoes in specific color? The shoes I like never come in blue and the blues they have are not quite my cup of tea.
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>>10066513
Addendum to this, if you're not a cute girl or a cute boy you're going to have a rough time. You have to be either "cute", straight on 10/10 smoulder hot, or be thottin

Of course, you can boost your cute and hot score by gratuitous use of makeup and filters, as is what most ""big cosplayers"" do

The scene is kind of dead desu, it's very cutthroat over literally nothing and by people with little actual talent in the spotlight
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>>10066381
Ahhh, thank you. Yeah, I have a pear shape so my hips and thighs are much bigger than my waist. I wanted it to sit at my waist though, so I used my waist measurement for the elastic. I was afraid that it would look to flabby if I didn't. Thanks for the help, I'll remember that next time!
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>>10066523
Haha, I know what you mean. No probs.
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>>10012393
is there a place I can commission a custom sewn outfit? I don't want to buy off of those cheap japanese sites and I'm awful at sewing.
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>>10068429
go in the #cosplaycommission tag on instagram and click the profiles of people you see there. keep in mind it’ll run you several hundred dollars minimum for even relatively simple cosplays
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm new to this... Are open toed shoes kosher for Lolita? The examples I've been it doesn't look right, it comes off as more sexy than cute
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>>10068968
They mostly work best for toned down summer coords when it's really hot out, and only when the shoes themselves are cute enough to work with the rest of the coord. It can be done well but you need to know what you're doing to pull it off and not look like you just threw on random normie heels because you had no other option. Since you're new, I'd advise against this.
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Is soufflesong looked down upon by seasoned lolitas? I'm looking to get one of their JSKs, or a Haenuli dress instead. I've concluded I can never wear burando because boobs so indie seems like the best way to go.

Sorry for the blog
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>>10068672
thank you anon!
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>>10069000
Only reason Soufflesong is "looked down upon" is because it has inconsistent quality, and quality is important. Haenuli might be a better option, but then again,
>I've concluded I can never wear burando
Can I ask what made you reach this conclusion? Unless you're very much outside of any max measurement of any garment, full shirred brand might fit you fine.
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Where do I get thigh highs with one stripe please it's very important every other sock online only have three or two stripes
I'm autistic enough only to have a single stripe
Please assist
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What do I wear underneath a jumpsuit? Probably a t-shirt on the top, but I feel like jeans might get too bulky/sweaty (and I don't want to wear yet another belt).
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>>10069173
if you don't feel comfortable wearing nothing you can try any number of undergarments or lax clothing
>sweats
>athletic shorts
>thermals
>leggings
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>>10068991
That helps a lot, thank you!
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>>10069000
>Is soufflesong looked down upon by seasoned lolitas.
I would say yes, but there are so many newer lolita's it's easily hidden. SouffleSong is generally low quality crap, and any seasoned lolita will see that at an instant. There have also been some not so positive rumours on the designer.

Haenuli has better quality, but is often considered a fatty-chan brand because they are kinda overpriced and many heavily overweight ita's wear it because they gather to them.

But as someone with some bigger breast and curves I can tell you that in general, not all brands are entirely off-limits. Just pay attention to pattern and not just sizing (else the body in the front will rise up). There are also tons of custom sizing options on TaoBao and with indie brands, many of which offer better quality than SouffleSong for the same price.
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>>10060052
I’ve actually seen more Touhou now than I ever have. I went to con as Aya maybe 5 years ago and got recognized by one person. Granted it was shitty MTAC but

My question: Do I need to buy a whole other facepaint cake for contour, or can I just use eyeshadow? I bought a Ben Nye aquapaint in Seafoam Green but I want to 1) achieve a color that’s between that and Calypso Blue and 2) want to properly make darker sunken eyes and cheekbones and shiet. Never done this before.
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>>10069051
>>10069329

Thanks anons. It's always a worry that I'm going to look like ita trash (or be perceived that way) because of my proportions so I'm trying extra hard not to mess up. I'll keep my eye out for fully shirred brand and hopefully I'll get lucky. Are there any brands that are better off for that type of style? Thanks for giving me my faith back anons.
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I'm cosplaying a character that has a high ponytail that sticks up before going down. My plan is to use Got2bglued jel and spray to keep it up, but I'm worried that it's not going to hold. I had someone reccomend that I use either foam or a small pillow, but I don't know what foam I should use or if a pillow would be a good idea. Any advice? Or maybe a better solution?
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>>10069550
Baby's Shirring Princess JSK has a fully shirred bodice and fully shirred straps as well, it's the definition of one size fits all, I've not seen nor met anyone who doesn't fit it. Likewise, Baby also has full shirred blouses that might fit you, and their stretchy cutsews may fit you too. Meta's shirred pieces tend to be plus size friendly, and Maxicimam has an entire plus size line that could potentially fit you nicely.
These are just a few options off the top of my head.
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>>10069439
Using eyeshadow is a great idea. You'll only want to use facepaint for the base color as wet on wet will make a mess. The eyeshadow will help seal the paint, but you'll still want to give it an overall layer of sealant like baby powder, translucent powder, or setting spray. Check out homestuck bodypaint tutorials for a better example.
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>>10069589
I've never heard of anyone using a pillow before, but I don't think it'd work out as well as a foam core. Can you post a picture of the character so I can give more pointed advice?
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>>10069172
Please my boyfriend is autistic and wants specifically one stripe and nothing exists past an under the knee
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>>10069172
just sew a stripe on with bias tape if youre genuinely that autstic, jesus
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Does anybody else have problems requesting a new password for the international Angelic Pretty shop?
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>>10070036
Hilda from UNIST. The ponytail isn't going to be as long because couldn't figure out how to do it without it weighting my wig backwards and I'm in crunch time
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>>10070625
This tutorial is exactly what you'll need but on a larger scale: https://youtu.be/KN3vw_kL0aw. Not sure whether that's a ponytail holder or headband, but it'll help to hide your connection point. For the floating portion of the wig, use the teasing and hairspray method to make it float. That should work for the boxy pieces as well, but if it doesn't you can glue in some wire supports layered between the hair. With that much hair, you'll want to sew in a few wig clips too (one at each temple, one or two at the top, two behind the ears, and on at the base of your neck will be more than enough).

I can't express this enough, but good luck. Personally,,I wouldn't attempt this during a crunch time because of the sheer amount of work you'll need to put into this to pull it off. But, that's your choice.
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>>10070831
Well I'm at the point to where I'm gonna use the ponytail clip that came with the wig (again not going to be nearly as long or big). Yeah unfortunately looks like I might not be able to do all that in time, but it at least gives me an idea on what I can do. I've got some wires that SHOULD support it upright. Worst case scenario I'm just not high ponytail Hilda, which is fine. Thank you so much anon
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>>10071194
Sounds like you've got it worked out :)
No problem, anon. Good luck!
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What do you think about cosplaying characters from old franchises that might not get recognized much, if ever?
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>>10064156
I got a wig from them one time and it was so small I could barely get it on my head, much less wear it. Even my shitty Chinese wigs were bigger than the one I had.
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>>10069597
I have
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>>10071435
Would do if I really, really like the character. The lack of call-outs by people and the lack of social media attention is going to sting no matter what you do if I'm honest.

If you're making it, I would deffo go for it, mostly because you'll be able to wear that jacket casually with no weird glances. I really like dogwhistle weeb clothing, so I would double do it if I could wear it casually.
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>>10071600
I unfortunately have never touched a sewing needle outside of applying patches a few times, so I might need to pay to get it made.
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How do i tell if i get a replica? I got Nameless poem but the material seems different and it's not lined. (I bought the wrong size once before and sold it pretty quickly) I'm not sure if I got scammed or if im just paranoid.
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Good way to cover up dark stubble for a cosplay of pic related?
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>>10071681
look up "orange color correcting concealer". drag queens use this & just people with dark spots in general use it to cover shit up good.
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>>10071683
ty, I'm naturally dark haired, dark eyed and hairy so I'm a bit antsy about going as a blonde blue eyes (Could just do blue but meh). Still have to test to see if I can pull the look off.
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>>10071684
make sure u use the correct shade of orange. The more fair the skin, u use a peachy orange, if u have more of a tan, go darker.
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>>10071685
also i recommend watching tutorials online how to use it. application is key in this case. if u google it, it should come up quite quickly
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>>10070625
>I'd like to make this ponytail larger than my whole body, but I just don't have enough time

I love cosplayers
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why won't you ladies dress up as Touhou?

/jp/ will be eternally grateful
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>>10071724
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>>10070034
Thanks! I will go pick up some shadow singles this weekend and try it out. Would liquid primer help everything stay since the facepaint is water based or is that a waste of money?
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>>10053194
He is correct.
I'm a total noob in therms of cosplay, but a decent cyclist.
Besides ordering jersey, shorts and helmet I'm probably going to vinyl-wrap my frame+shoes and re-wrap my handlebars in white.
Probably adds another ~200-300g but it's not like I'd race that way.

There is another question I have about it:
How can I make my hair look appropriate?
It is far too long and the wrong color, but a wig under a helmet might not fit.
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How do I book a hotel in Los Angeles for Anime Expo?
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>>10071777
Yeah, liquid primer is fine. I actually don't know of a primer that isn't liquid. Just make sure to wait a minute for it to dry before putting on the facepaint. Worst case scenario, you have yourself some good primer to use for another look.
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>>10071929
Do wig under helmet, just loosen the inner part of the helmet/remove padding as necessary. If you're at a con you're not going to be wearing the helmet around the whole time, so people will see your hair/the wig.
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what kind of jacket is this and where can i find a pattern?
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>>10072918
Rule 15
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>>10072981
it’s a cosplay question that requires the specific focus and knowledge of this board, /mlp/ would be useless for this.

just in case mods decide to nuke heres a vaguely similar jacket tho
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So I'm currently in the planning stages for a cosplay for later this year that'll take quite a bit of learning along the way. I'm fairly stuck with one specific part though.

It's a bit hard to explain, but I basically need a hula hoop to be floating around my waist. The support doesn't have to be completely invisible, but I'm still not sure how to go about it, and still make it light, sturdy, and subtle.
I'm also only wearing a bodysuit, so there aren't a lot of places to hide support pieces. Any advice at all is super appreciated, for materials, or building ideas.
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>>10073005
It'd be a marching band jacket at any rate.
Finding one in pink would be difficult if not improbable though.
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>>10073045
Does it have to be completely centered? You could definitely get away with a back or hip attachment if it's mid swing.
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>>10073045
I didn't read the bodysuit portion, fuck. That does make things difficult. Maybe you could wear an elastic band underneath the bodysuit, add stabilizer to the fabric, and have some thin support poles sticking out into the hoop - if that makes sense?
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>>10012393
How to enjoy yourself while. It looking cringy or getting replies like this?
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>>10073389
*triggered*

Dammit I wanna do the sound
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how do I make the white padded Vest Goblin Slayer wears under his armour. I asked for a commision and it would be ~90€.
Is this price reasoable or shuold I try it on my own?
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>>10075061
If you don't own a sewing machine nor have any knowledge of using one, I'd say go for the commission. I have a hard time saying that any commission price is to high considering the amount of labor that tends to go into these pieces. Ask for a price breakdown to ensure that you know where your money is going. Perhaps ask if you can use lower quality fabric to bring the cost down?
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>>10075068
i own a used sewing machine and used it once for sewing some fabric togehter, but for the commision the price consists of 70€ for work alone, the material comes to 20-50€ without the fur collar.
I have a few Discount fabric stores around but dont know which Fabric would make the padded effect without boiling me during a con
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>>10075072
If you have the time, try it on your own first. I looks like you could use batting between the layers of cotton fabric. They're both breathable and you'll need the puffiness to help achieve the look. What fabric was the commissioner going to use?
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>>10075564
I dont know exactly what fabric she would use but a sewing pattern would come to 30€.
thanks for the tip with the batting, i think i will try sewing btw,Is a sewing pattern hard to make or is it just like one for Eva Foam?
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>>10075878
Happy to help. It's similar to that of EVA foam, but you need to add 1/2 inch of seam allowance to all sides to account for the places you're going to sew. A pattern isn't too hard but in my experience it takes a couple of tries to get right. Or you can alter an existing pattern. To make your own, you can use saran wrap and tape on your body, mark the lines, then cut it into pieces where you see the lines in the image. Transfer the shapes onto paper and mark them neatly so that you remember what goes where. If you have any spare old linen like a bed sheet, use it to make a mock up. Repeat the process of trying it on, adjusting it to your body, and then once you're ready move on to the real fabric. Good luck! Come on back if you have any questions.
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How frowned upon at cons is buying a cosplay? Every character I give a damn about dressing up as is too elaborate for me to make myself.
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>>10078468
It's not so long as you don't claim you made it yourself or try to enter a contest with it.
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So I've been wanting to cosplay as Eila from Strike Witches but I haven't been able to find a good wig for her.
Would anyone here be able to recommend one that looks decently similar?
The only ones I've been able to find with a decent color fit are way too short.
Here's a video that might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kse2tMJcGeI
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>>10078468
It's not at all, just don't claim you made it and/or enter contests with it. Also, if you're not commissioning someone to make you something, realize everyone has seen 50 billion of the same mass-produced mainstream cosplays so don't be expecting much attention because you bought some cheap shit off aliexpress.
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My gf wants to do a lewd pochaco cosplay. Where do you even buy a bikini like this for someone of these proportions? Her boobs are so big that everything is either too small or totally the wrong style.



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