For stupid questions/questions about jfashion that don't deserve their own thread.This is not the cosplay help thread.Previous thread: >>10228553
do socks like pic related get damaged just as easily as tights? it looks like exactly the same material?
>>10236883Yes, but brands tights and these socks are usually 80 denier so it takes a bit more to damage them anyway. I've never had them run like nylons either. Just a small hole that didn't run at the toe.
>>10236883possibly unpopular opinion but I wish brands would stop calling printed nylon stockings "socks" because they absolutely do not wear and wash the same way
>>10236999Yeah that is extremely unpopular. Factual denial.
>>10237006how is a nylon stocking a sock lol
>>10237481buying a replica is supporting stolen art whether you wear it or not
>>10237494Do shoes have art on them? No? shut the fuck up
>>10236859Will Bodyline ever release RHS boots again?
>>10237507>>10237548There isn't anything unique about variations of mary janes with bows on them. I just described at least 90% of brand shoes. Shoe manufacturers still have to make their own lasts to make shoes. Replica dress sellers literally buy the real thing and scan the fabric to copy it. If you don't understand the ethical difference I don't know what to tell you.
Ok but where do you buy lolita shoes that aren't from a taobao shop
>>10237622sorry you can't read
>>10237494I don't. Piss off, replica-chan.
>>10237497Either way you're financially supporting a replica shop.>>10237507Most people are not black and white thinkers. If you constantly need consistency, you're going to have a hard time in life.
Where's that picture from?
>>10237687Not everyone gets replicas directly from the maker. Rip it up/dye it and make a new dress.
>>10237674>>10237685>>10237687I'm going to buy replicas of your dream dresses and make tacky lampshades out of them
>>10237699She's going to wear your dream dress and look better than you
>>10237687Bodyline treats their employees like shit. We still buy their stuff.
>>10237699At least you know you're tacky. Awareness is the first step of changing. >>10237688Dailymotion.com Misako in new york.>>10237701I don't buy from bodyline and lots of other lolitas don't either. Your arguments are very weak and you're shitting up the stupid questions thread.
>>10237700>25 replies>11 posters
>>10237481What kind of diy project? I would look for damaged things on lacemarket, you can filter the results on condition.
>>10237704>3 questions >11 postersYes, more than 2 people are arguing about replicas. What's your point?
>>10237709A re-dye of a dress that may potentially fuck it up forever.
>>10237716When you buy a new dress it often comes with a small piece of fabric that people use to test laundry detergent and such. You can use that to test the dye.
>>10237718I can't find it new. Do you think I could contact the brand for a swatch, maybe?
Why do people in the lolita general and CoF thread want everyone to look like perfect models? Are ugly and average people not supposed to post their coords online?
>>10237729>entire comm was gullsIt's easier to be salty online anonymously. When you meet gulls irl they're usually super nervous and quiet.
>>10237732Sorry but what has this to do with my question?
>>10237733It's easier to say "uggos gtfo" when the posters' own face isn't attached to what they're saying.
>>10237739But why do you want to say it in the first place? I'm asking about the online community.
>>10237740Most irl lolitas that have been active for years don't spend a lot of time here, and when we do, we spend most of our time finding resources. The people that obsess over girls not looking flawless 24/7 are usually newbies or rpers. Also>taking anything said here to heartDon't do that.
>>10237740>I'm asking about the online community.>Most irl lolitas that have been active for years don't spend a lot of time hereAgain, I'm not asking about irl
>>10237743>thinking that /cgl/ is an accurate representation of the online communityJoin some fb groups.
>>10237748How thick are you? I've repeatedly pointed out I'm not asking about lolitas irl and now I even have to repeat the specific threads I asked about?
if I wear my hair in pigtails for a meet in a few weeks will I look like an ageplayer? it would look cute on me but I don't want to give the wrong impression
>>10237801No, it's a common hairstyle in lolita
I'm looking for a nice pair of brown walking heels suitable to be worn with classic lolita and toned down sweet. I had a pair by Cobb hill, but they don't make them any more. Any suggestions?
Im thinking of doing a Jaden Yuki cosplay, the only hard part is the jacket and all sellers i see seem to be aliexpress tier quality. Is there anyone or any shop they might be able to make a high quality one?
>>10237729Hide your face or grow thicker skin, ugly
>>10237756Facebook isn't irl and if you think it is you're very foolish and misguided
>>10236999How do you wash them?>>10237801Make them fuzzy or something. If you style them nicely it wont look childish.
>>10237729>>10237733>>10237740>>10237743>>10237756Do you not understand English? Anon keeps bringing up irl to explain the culture on /cgl/ and the only one who’s too thick to understand is YOU. Online: easy to be mean cause you can be whoever tf you want to be with little consequences.
>>10237881Generally, I feel safe putting socks that don't have excess trim straight in the washing machine whereas nylon is more delicate and needs a lingerie bag or hand washing. I air dry all my legwear but I know some people put socks in the dryer too. You shouldn't do that with nylon stockings though
>>10237497Adding:>do not attempt to pass replicas off as genuine>do not buy dresses with logos
>>10237884I'm asking WHY you are so mean. I don't care that you have to hide your meanness in your local comm. I'm asking why you make such comments in the first place. I don't see this amount of hateful comments about women's looks on other anon places I frequent.
>>10237876My question isn't about facebook comments, it's about the CoF thread and lolita General
>>10237923So you're not asking why the online community is so mean, you're asking why /cgl/ is so mean. It's not everyone else's fault that you're not being clear.
>>10237928Yeah, she should have specified she meant the lolita general and cof thread on cgl. The way it's worded now, it could be any cof thread.
Why are westerners so bad at dressing Jfashion? Anytime I look at groups or through tags, it's cringe or doesn't fit the aesethic of the style. Pic related, fairy kei and decora fb group saying Jenna Marble's Claries make over is decora. Kek.
Is it a bad idea to buy wigs secondhand?
>>10238172Not really, you can wash them once you get them.
I've bought a bodyline blouse and it came all in yellow sweat stains underarms. Seller refused to refund me unfortunately, so i wonder is there any way to make it white again?
>>10238113I think we just don't see the bad japanese jfashion because of the language barrier and the fact that they tend to use different platforms.
>>10238376They should have stated it had yellow pit stains. Please tell you will at least give her a neutral or a neg? Cause they deserve that.Seconding oxyclean.
>>10238376>Seller refused to refund meCan you file a Paypal dispute?
I've got two pettis, a cupcake and an a-line, and they're both medium poof. If I want extra poof, would it be weird to wear the cupcake over the a line? I'm figuring the a-line would only be there for bulk and (hopefully) not fuck up the shape too much
>>10238494Yes, it's fine, although you should check again in the mirror to see what it looks like instead of asking an internet stranger who hasn't seen any of it.source: Only had two pettis as a newb and stacked them for dat AP-level poof.
>>10238113Aside from the language/platform barrier another anon mentioned, keep in mind that the shops are also physically there in Japan. It's so much easier when you can walk into a shop and copy the shopgirl exactly, or even better, have the shopgirl pick out an entire outfit for you (the shopgirls will be super over the moon to sell you a fully coordinating set with as many accessories as you want. You get well-dressed, they get a nice big fat sale. Everybody is happy).
Where do you buy cute lingerie when you have a flat chest?Like; https://syndromestore.com/collections/lingerie/products/bunny-hollow-chest-lingerie-sd01389?variant=16303434039362&goal=0_e77110d8e5-ebfce50fbf-357695173&mc_cid=ebfce50fbf&mc_eid=a6181028e8 but for flat chests.
Is this style acceptable? I feel like the ankle strap style would be way more comfortable for me than one with a closed back.Also, what would I wear for legwear since it has an open toe - are there socks without a seam at the toe available?
>>10238698Depends, what are you wearing this with? These shoes might look out of place with some styles and legwear.
>>10238530anon that's really cheap looking...
Does anyone know where i can find shoes or a blouse in ap's blue lavender color that the print cosmic uses?
Best shops to get cupcake petticoats?
>>10238714I have a short-sleeve black blouse I could pair with a dark floral skirt that has a rose pattern. I don't have the rest figured out.
>>10238741These socks are the same lavender. Im looking for similar colored items from othwr places.https://lolibrary.org/items/ap-twinkle-star-crew-length-socks
Can you put circle lenses on top of regular contacts?
>>10237922Because sometimes you'd rather just be blunt and not have to compliment sandwhich someone who looks like shitNow go kill yourself retard
>>10237922>Comes to 4chan with question>Anons answer it>Proceed to be rude and call people thickI dunno man, why don't you tell us?
>>10238781Absolutely not. Get circle lenses in your prescription. Most circle lens websites don't charge anything extra for it and don't require a real prescription. You just order to the power you want.
Where can i find simple but cute militarystyle berets like AP does, but without the print? A bit like this one in the picture, but excentrique stuff is so hard to find secondhand....
>>10238494It wouldn't be weird but it might be uncomfortable after a few hours
I know this question got asked a billion of times but I wasn´t here for years and I trust you guys. So are Lockshop wigs worth the money?I bought one a long time ago and I wasn´t happy with the quality, re-sold the wig right away. The girls from my comm sing songs of praise for Lockshop but what I can see most of them look very tangled. Is it the quality or do the girls don´t know how to take care of wigs?
>>10238912>lockshopNot worth the price.> Is it the quality or do the girls don´t know how to take care of wigs?Probably both.
>>10238913This makes me really sad anon because I have no luck with finding decent wigs. In the past I found good deals on eBay but lately I received only crap.
>>10238920Dreamholic has always been the best for me personally but there seems to be some gulls vocal about disliking them. Their collab with KI is my favorite wig I’ve ever owned.
>>10238925I saw their stockpictures a lot around the internet! Is their storenvy legit? They say their shop is in Sweden but do they ship from there too? Thank you for your help.
>>10238933The storenvy is legit, but they ship from China not Sweden. If you are from the USA and can find something in stock on their USA site I’d recommend doing that instead, but the wait was never terrible for me from China. It usually came sooner than they said it would and most of the time within 2 weeks for me, but I’ve heard of it taking longer for other people.
Does anyone use any forwarding services when buying things from rakuten? Every time my SS has tried to buy things from violet blue or tokyoalice it was out of stock, wanted to see if there was a faster way to buy things?
>>10238946Are you sure you didn't link them to out of stock listings?
>>10238933If you’re ordering more than one, order from their Taobao shop. Wigs are half price there, with shipping and SS fees even it’s so much less than the US site
>>10238935>>10238980Thanks a bunch!
Can anyone ID this op? Style reminds me a bit of Lief, but I can't find any hints on that.
>>10238992Nvm I think I found the answer. Brand name is Baroque
Anywhere I can find high res lolita related photos? Would like to have them printed and framed.
Where the lolita Minecraft servers at?
>>10239026d-do they exist?
Where can I get shoes like this? The closest I can think of are UNIF's choke boots but they're out of stock in my size.
>>10238946Tokyo Alice??? You know you can just message them, they ship internationally.
I’m a visitor from /fa/, and I really only went there for the diy threads. I was wondering if you guys had any brands or patterns to try that could help me expand my pants wardrobe. The most interesting pants I can find are harem pants or drop crotch and they are usually pretty tacky. I’m just looking for ideas outside the norm. I’m a hetero male, not sure if that’s important; I didn’t lurk very long
>>10239113Maybe on the Ouji / Boystyle thread? Also, handmade thread could have some info on that.>I’m a hetero male, not sure if that’s important??? Why would that have any relevance?Don't ever mention that again.
>>10239114ThanksGirl pants are different than boy pants; I figured “hetero male” would give a pretty solid category to stuff my inquiry into. Will keep that in mind though
>>10239116Disregard that anon. Most ouji is made for women so it actually does make a difference.
>>10239118Yeah so I learned, took me a minute to find it; but not gonna lie it’s pretty interesting. Not what I’m looking for, but pretty cool still.
>>10239118>Most ouji is made for women so it actually does make a difference.being het makes absolutely no diff, anon.
>>10239026>>10239030p-please let me know, when you found one
>>10238781Stack ten contacts on for x-ray vision.
Has anyone ever pre-ordered from Baby with a specific delivery time set, only for them to email you months later saying you ordered the 2nd release when it’s pretty obvious the listing you bought said it would be delivered during the first shipping period?
I want to make an international order from the IW website to the US. Their website says prices are before tax. How do I calculate the tax?(I would like to know the amount before I place my order because the free international shipping offer threshold is based on the order total including tax. I'm deciding whether to buy only a few things and ignore the offer or buy more things and try to reach the threshold.)
>>10239161Sales tax currently is 8%. It's changing in October though to 10%. Better not wait.
>>10239048Demonia sells that style I believe
>>10239126I mean it could in this day and age
Where can I get nice tights for my chunky thighs? Even when I was underweight my thighs were huge. All my weight sits there in my legs and so I seem to have issues finding stockings or tights that fit with both comfort and lack of crotch splitting. I even buy extra tall or extra stretchy (where people literally have photos of a person sitting in 1 leg of the tights) at 160 cm tall and still seem to have issues online.
Is https://chantilly-mimidy.com/ the webshop of Chantilly? I can't see it because of cyber criminals or something.
>>10238781>But what doctors [...] found to be the real cause of her>discomfort was much more concerning: 27 contact >lenses, stuck in the woman's right eye in a "blue mass."https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/health/contact-lens-uk-trnd/index.html
>>10239122>>10239126A lot of ouji do come in men's and women's cuts, or at least aatp and Boz generally do (Moitie used to, but new Moitie is...). The women's are cut to fit junk around the chest, then men's are cut to fit junk in the groin. So pretty much, yes it matters whether it's cut for male or female. But on the other hand, since they usually come in both, no it doesn't matter since you can just choose the guy version. More concerning is that they only come in one size each, so if OP is not a smol Azn dude he's pretty sol either way.
>>10239116Male: relevantHetero: absolutely not
>>10237870Guess how i know that you're fat, ugly and acne ridden.
You know how certain kinds of cuts look better on some bodies than others, like how most salopettes only look good on people who have little to no tits - what kind of body type do these underbust JSKs look good on? My measurements are 84-71-100 in cm if that helps. Underbust JSKs usually seem to go cheaper on second hand sites so I'm thinking about buying one or two but also don't want to spend $100+ on something that might not look good on my body type.
>>10239310I'm no expert but I think these look best on someone who isn't flat chested, but small to moderately large busts can pull it off. They just look silly on someone with nothing there...if you're large chested though, make sure your petti is on point.
>>10239310You've only my word for it of course, but I have small-medium boobs and I think they look good on me. I think being a bit too big for IW's normal tube cut bodices (that allow for basically no boob at all) but not so big that it starts to look like a sexy Octoberfest halloween costume is the sweet spot
>>10237624Cotton candy feet, dear my love, Liz Lisa, that brand on wunderwelt... depending on your style, maybe even demonia,fluevog, American duchess. Really, I feel like the only style where it's hard to buy from non-jfash brands is sweet
>>10239310>>10239321I totally agree with that. I own a lot of underbust jsk and as soon as my boobs grew larger they looked ridiculous! I say everything under 96 cm bust looks ok and even flat chested girls can pull this off with the right blouse.
>>10239226Yes but you can also buy on WW or https://www.harajukuhearts.com/collections/enchantlic-enchantilly
>>10238933>>10238925I bought a bunch of their wigs and while the styles are really cute they are fairly thin. So if you have a hard time getting your hair flat in wig caps due to thick hair or something that might be an issue. The fibers are nice.
>>10238946I use tenso + rakuten account.
>>10239347Why would I want to do that? Wunderwelt's ugly photography alone makes me not want to buy from them, but they also don't mark down parcels and they take a part of the profit from Chantilly.
These head bows on BtSSB are listed as Cherry pink instead of the normal redxwhite. Does anyone know how different the color is from their standard red?
Whats difference between gothic and dark sweet?
>>10239380Construction, fabric choices, shoe choices, and accessory choices.
Military Lolita is a thing, but what about "modern-military" inspired coords? Especially in America, is it inappropriate? Normies do it all the time, but will the "flashiness" of a coord put it over the edge?
>>10239387I think the modern influence would pull it too far from lolita, it would lose the historical references that are the foundation of lolita. Not saying it wouldn’t be a cool fashion statement as it’s own thing, though
>>10239408Noted, thanks. I was thinking about taking the Guerrilla Cats jsk in a more 80s, Top Gun direction. Gotta get that /k/ aesthetic
>>10239408What would the statement be?
>>10239435I hadn't thought of that. I work for the DoD (not active military) so I'm around around a lot of men (also non active military) who wear bomber jackets, camo, and boots. So I just like the contrast of the typically male power that's associated with the look and the feminine aspects the outfit is supposed to inspire.
>>10239273I am not a small person, thanks for the warning
where is the best site to find lots of pictures of asian cosplay for drawing? best I found was EHentai, is there a better place?
Are MILK heart bags any good? I don't want to spend a bunch on a bag that will just start to peel soon.
>>10239359Enchantilly ships only through EMS.
>>10239557If you can find one secondhand in good condition go for it. I bought one from wunderwelt that had minimal damage and it's sturdy enough to carry my basics all day. I'm not sure I would pay full retail price for one unless the color/fabric was really unique. I'm fairly stingy with non-leather bags though.
>>10239026>>10239030>>10239130I didn't know I wanted this until now.If there isn't one I can make one maybe?
>>10239638me againif I could convince you gulls to play starbound instead, that would be even better (it's basically minecraft but much cuter and 2D)
>>10235117>>10235129I'd like one for show, but I'm also looking for structure. Best of both worlds and all that.
when devil inspired's pre order is finished ( and you didnt pre order it) when do they let you buy the item ? or are they done selling?
>>10239372In my experience they call their standard red "cherry red" if that item is also available in a bordeaux/ wine red colorway.
>>10239572SAL isn't available in my country
>>10239730 This is the 2nd time I've seen someone in the COF threads have their shoes credited to "Rainbow"/"Rain Bow". Is it a taobao shop or something? It's such a generic word to search for - I can't find it.
Does anyone know if Victorian Maiden's Preppy Check Series was preorder only or if there'll be an official release at some point ? I've missed on it and now I kinda regret not getting the OP.
>>10239867Could be these shoes:https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c.w4002-10738014782.93.748c20aaJgY51G&id=552396160283
Does triple fortune only sell their bonnets and hats at events? I was wondering if i could message them to try and get one of their riding hats.
>>10239937They won’t sell overseas so you need to meet up at an event
Is wearing a reservation Lolita dress for you first time at a meetup too much?I want to make friends and join the community but I only have to reservation dresses and nothing more on the casual side. Going to a LA meetup
>>10239710>year of our lord 2019>still ordering from devilinspired>even if you can't taobao surely mld or giw are at least cheaper choices, I mean you're already going taobao for cheap, at least try to act like you're saving money and not just a mopTo actually answer your question, devilinspired is just a reseller. They have no control over what a specific taobao brand/shop does. Some taobao shops will put up extras for sale after the preorders are done, so you should see those after the preorders go out to girls who did preorder. Some shops never really have any leftovers, or only have limited leftovers of the unpopular stuff. If you happen to know the brand name you can try asking either the taobao thread of facebook/lolitaupdates and see if anyone else can tell you whether the specific brand usually does any leftovers. Alternatively it can't hurt to email devilinspired yourself and ask if that item will ever be available again.Sorry for the non-answer, that's why most of us don't really "do" resellers. Taobao brands are a whole spectrum of different sellers with their individual quirks each, you have to pay attention to each brand one by one rather than lump them into "devilinspired brand".
>>10239978There's nothing special about ""reservation"" dresses, though. Almost all indies and taobao operate on reservations with half of them not having anything for sale if you don't reserve a dress. Then there's AP and Meta, where their reservations are re-releases of regular dresses that sold out too quickly, ie-a lot of people already own those dresses and a reservation actually means you were too slow in the bloodbath, not that you're dressed up more.As for the dress code, it's a social gathering, dress to the occasion. If it's a lolita picnic, dress for a picnic and not a grand ball. If it's a tea party at some posh hotel, dress up for a tea party and not casually like you're going to pick up milk at the corner store. If you're really unsure, ask your comm what's appropriate to wear to the meet.
>>10239978What does this even mean? A dress being reserved or not doesn't decide how casual or OTT it is. Jesus you really are new.
I was wondering if I wear the following: Black jskWhite blouseWhite bloomersWhite Otks Black shoesDo I wear a black or a white petticoat underneath?
>>10239877No one knows for sure, but I think it's pretty likely they'll release some ready stock once the reservations are sent out.
>>10240261Your petticoat shouldn't be visible so it shouldn't matter, but if you're afraid of a petti slipping down then it's easier to avoid if it matches the colour my your dress. I feel like most people have black or white pettis and just take care to not have them peek out.
>>10239192>It's changing in October though to 10%
>>10239978Wtf is a reservation dress.>>10240261It actually doesn’t matter. The only thing is that if it shows accidentally it’s better if you wore a black one with a black dress.
>>10240268Thank you, just didn’t wanna look like pic related
>>10240279There's more wrong with that photo than just the petticoat though. And if you have the correct length (I prefer 2-3" shorter than my dress/skirt because I wear the waistband slightly lower) it shouldn't show like that.
>>10239192Shit. I'm moving mid-September. If I order by the end of this week from IW to the US, should I order to my old address or my new address or just wait and let the free shipping offer pass?
>>10240261I would wear a petticoat with the same colour as your bloomers >>10240268But it is visible when you move around or sit down
If I make a bid on LM that is at/higher than the buy it now price and then someone tries to buy it now, will it give me priority?
>>10240451No. LM sees it as separate things.
>>10240451I don't imagine. But why would you pay more than the bit it now?
>>10240465I wouldn't expect it to actually charge me more than the BIN. But I would bid a dollar above it because I don't trust them to program it correctly. If someone put a "greater than" sign instead of a "greater than or equals" sign in the code, that could make the difference on whether a BIN overrides my bid.>>10240457That sucks.
>>10240474But why bid at all when you could have BIN?
>>10240590On LM, if you submit a bid of 150, you don't necessarily have to pay 150. It will automatically use the least amount you need to win. So if the other bidder quits at 120, you get to save the difference and buy yourself an extra pair of OTKs.>>10240319Still looking for an answer to this IW question. I know it hasn't been long since I asked, but the shipping offer ends this weekend, so I'm antsy...
I just managed to snap my DD however after purchasing it the seller revealed that its missing the ribbon belt, while I'm happy to get the dress still I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a replacement ribbon? I considered buying a replica and just using the ribbon but I'm not sure, and I'm too bad at DIY to try and make one myself.
>>10240862Don't support replica makers. Maybe find an Etsy shop and ask if they would recreate it for you? It seems relatively simple.
>>10240865Dont worry anon I hate replicas as much as anyone else! I did try having a little look through etsy but most sellers I've seen who do lolita related bow stuff seem really low quality. If anyone knows a good store id happily pay quite a bit to get a nice bow.
>>10240839Ooooh, okay, I understand why now, thank you.
>>10240862Lily of the Valley might do a custom bow for you since she does so many other custom pieces, maybe shoot her a message on etsy?
What is the hairstyle called when anime bangs bump up like they did the the 80's and 90's?I'm trying to find with tutorials and I'm unsure what to look for.
>>10240897>withwig not with geeze
>>10240897look up sailor moon bang tutorials and alter them to make them more pointy :) I've just heard them called "90's anime bangs" or "fluffy bangs" before, too
>>10239351Thanks for the info, It makes me want to try them out even more. Most of the wigs have too much volume for my taste, I prefer a more natural look.
Is it better to buy a wig already styled or to style it yourself?
>>10240916a great arda one popped up immediately, thank you!
>>10240969Pre-styled will be more expensive, generally not the best quality unless you commission it from a wig maker, and you're stuck with the way the person decided it should look. On the other hand, if you're a beginner, which I assume you are since you're asking this, it's a lot easier because wig styling is kinda hard, so it's less work and you don't risk ruining it. So it's really a matter of what works best for you.
Do they still sell these shirts? I remember seeing them on taobao some years ago. Sorry for the horrible drawing, haha.
Are burando shoes worth it? I've only worn bodyline shoes so far.
>>10241392Its worth it if you buy them second hand in good condition.
What do buyers prefer, a flatlay of the garment or displayed on a mannequin?Been wondering about the general opinion on this.
Reposting here because I'm blind and posted in the cosplay help:why is there even a Yosuke USA store if it doesn't ship to the USA? why is it even called that? am I being retarded? Am I missing something?
>>10241419Personally, it doesn't matter too much? I kind of prefer mannequins because they give an idea of how the cut looks work, and the skirt shape but laying pieces flat can be really nice if the photo is nice and they're styled well, like when people take coord photos with all the pieces laid flat.
>>10241392Depends on the shoe. What are you thinking of anon?
I'm looking at a JSK with 2 sizes. I fall 10 cm+ below the minimum measurements for bust and waist on the L size, but it's 9 cm longer than the M and I'm a bit tall but not extremely so. I'd fit the M size perfectly but I do prefer longer dresses. Would I be swimming in the L?
>>10241842just get an underskirt if you aren't going to be able to take in the L yourself
>going through closet>find old non-print replica from newfag days>don't want to toss it>will not ever wear as-isWhat do? Modify?
>>10241937Yeah, maybe you could use it to make a zombie coord for Halloween
>>10241842Does it come with an adjustable back? If there's corset lacing you could tighten it.
>>10241937use the fabric to make a skirt or pillow or something
Can lacy gloves be worn with wristcuffs together or is that a nono? I want to go for a more OTT look for reference
>>10241392Brand shoes are worth it, but only with second hand prices in my poorfag opinion. Downside is, people usually buy and keep shoes for a long time, so the second hand market gets them not so often/older releases. Pic related, just bought antique ribbon shoes for $55 (pls shipping and SS fees) as opposed to the $140 they retail for in Baby's website.
I just got a ring from AP (Dream Heart Macaron) and there's some discoloration around the feet of the macarons and the top part of the heart shape. What should I use to clean it, if it can be cleaned? I'm not really sure what the discoloration is or if it's just resin aging.
>>10242026I think it can easily be done. But one of the things that often makes OTT coords look messy or "too busy" is that people add too many things that don't compliment each other, and instead feel like they're fighting for attention. There should be a "main point" to your coord and everything else could complement that. Are the gloves and wrist-cuffs made of the same lace?
I'm trying to identify the Taobao shop where this set came from. My Chinese is awful.
>>10242175Dropped another pic.
>>10241422I'm pretty sure that's the brand name, not a reference to where they're located
Anyone know of a good way to dye a straw hat black without ruining it? I got a huge straw hat off Taobao and I want it to look like pic related
>>10242525i would be worried about getting dye on my hair
>>10242525With a spray can? >>10242532 has a good point though.
Scale of 1-10 how bad of an idea is it to shop Wish for cosplay stuff?
What's the best place to buy wigs to wear with jfashion?
>>10242601there are videos on yt where people did just this
Can I buy a "vintage" (probably 90s) sewing machine to learn how to sew? Or should I get a newer model. No nothing on sewing and planning to teach myself on youtube.
>>10242532>>10242589Even spray paint will get in my hair? Would it completely dry, or would it not adhere to the straw?
>>10242624If you just want something that does a straight stitch, I'd go 1940s-1960s. Look for machines with a solid metal body. If you want lots of fancy stitches and buttonhole features, you can go 90s, but read reviews first, research the model number, check for parts availability, etc. If possible, go to a local sewing machine store-- they often teach classes and some offer financing on new machines.
>>10242626Thanks for the advice. I was looking on gumtree for a secondhand sewing machine. I litterally know nothing about sewing but am keen to learn. So I'm guessing like a car, a more common model with available parts is good for a first one because I can easily repair it?
how do you even cut bangs on wigs? ive tried the thinning out method and the one where you essentially cut upwards on random places and my wigs look like shitalso, is it worth buying one of those bang cutter clip things (pic related)
>>10242632Anon, even the bangs in the after photo are choppy and uneven. Get yourself a pair of haircut ring scissors and. Thinning scissors and cut diagonally/vertically. There are plenty of tutorials on cutting bangs and wigs.
>>10242651*hair cutting and thinning scissors
does anyone recognize the store the cape is from? nokecha said it was from taobao but didn't remember the store.
>>10242632>also, is it worth buying one of those bang cutter clip things (pic related)No, it's garbage.
>>10242651do you have any brands of scissors to recommend or will any type of hair cutting scissors work? ive read that the wig fibres can dull the blades. >>10242659thank you anon! i won’t buy it.
>>10242663i legit use daiso scissors or fiscars, as long as they’re sharp they work
>>10242663What >>10242674b said, as long as they're sharpnthey work. However scissors made to cut hair will stay sharper longer and generally are lighter (as opposed to using sewing shears, which are sharp but heavy and what I used when I just started styling wigs...) I have a set of Andis thinning scissors and hair cutting scissors, which work great. A thinning comb is also worth getting.
Where on cgl can I post my first coord for concrit? I don't know any irl lolitas and I don't use Facebook so I'm in a bit of a tizzy here cause I'd really like to improve.
>>10242753we have the “coord help thread” check the catalogue