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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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