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• Cosplay
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the armpit flab lmfao
Bio women have that but they shouldn't go blouseless.
the face and the pose looks like she ate someone and you are her next victim

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Previous thread >>10682082 got nuked, likely due to the irrelevant off-topic dramu. Please refrain from rekindling it, kthnxbai.
>Made In Asia NL has had their first edition. People enjoyed it minus the poor public transport options.
>Lots of other cons got cancelled or postponed due to COVID.
>Remember that Amsterdam sushi event where every got food poisoning and some might say was a scam? They took their shitfest to Brussels and things went exactly as expected.
>Aniway Magazine, the only Dutch magazine for anime, manga and conventions, is having or had financial troubles. This is the time to support them!
>Dutch Comic Con happened, zero restrictions. Things felt jsut like the yesteryears before we all spend 2 years as hermits. Also I didn't even got sick?! Damn...
>Dutch newspaper column on Dutch Comic Con got the greater community riled up.

Special update: our adopted mascot Tully has gotten a redesign for the 30th anniversary of Huis Ten Bosch.

Upcoming major events:
>2-3 apr: FACTS (BE), Ghent (BE). The largest comic con of Belgium.
>8-10 apr: Made in Asia (BE), Brussels (BE). The largest anime con of Belgium

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>The fact that something is legal in other countries, does not make it legal in ours.
>While it's legal to take fake brand things to NL yourself, you will need to have it on your person, and you'll need to prove its not for resale. If you have it shipped, Douane wil seize it if they catch it.
Well there you have it, Tolerance policy (gedoogbeleid) only on a personal level. And even then, if you have several sunglasses, watches and handbags with you, then you might very well have some explaining to do.
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Castlefest was great. The weather was perfect for an outdoors event. A bit cloudy but still warm, not too hot.
The food was good even though it was expensive as fuck. The kürtõskalács was my favourite. If you ever go to Castlefest I highly recommend those.
Also couldn't find a good spot to enjoy eating the overpriced food without those damn wasps showing up. Fuck those things.
I miss tsunacon TAT
Twitch con looks like it has a different target audience.
I dont know where they came from, but fuck them wasps. Castlefest was a blast, despite the overpriced food indeed. High quality costumes, people were open and easy to talk to and the beer and mead weren't watered down. I was walking around alone, so I could find a place to sit at the tables whenever, because most people dont mind sitting and conversating with a stranger.

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I know that cosplayers like Momokun have been canceled for their strange behavior at cons... but I've been going to conventions since 2005, and I see this sort of thing all the time.

I am not defending her, I think she is a nasty piece of work, but why is it that only she has been "canceled" when this happens all the time?
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Gods willing.
Home studio I believe, I've seen photos from some cosplayers using it. They just don't tag it, but I do see them thanking her on personal posts.
Momokun's accusers such as Bunny Ayumi have all turned out to be terrible people
momokun is such a disgusting degenerate fat ugly slob. thank god I didn't run into her at AX this year.
Momo did nothing wrong

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We're the 2nd largest country on this planet. That kind of makes us a big deal, doesn't it?

Please keep southern Ontario discussion/drama/etc in >>10793142 so as to not shit up this thread where there's plenty of goings on happening elsewhere in the country.

Recently finished:
>Calgary Expo - April 21-24 (Calgary)
>Saskatoon Entertainment Expo - April 29-May 1 (Saskatoon)
>Otafest 2022 - May 21-22 (Calgary)
>Ai-Kon 2022 - July 22-24 (Winnipeg)

Happening now/pretty soon:
>AniRevo 2022 - July 29-31 (Vancouver) >>10766488
>Animethon 2022 - August 5-7 (Edmonton)
>Otakuthon 2022 - August 16-18 (Montreal)
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No worries, those posts were pretty annoying last time. You can reach me at heliotrope416@gmail.com
Yeah first place I'd try to find non creepers would be 4chan too, great idea.
nta but there are women on this board and most of the cosphotogs in gta are fucking weirdos.
I need a Poynter photoshoot ASAP
I don't suppose anybody here wants to share a hotel for Fan Expo?

Haven't had one of these in a while now, have we?
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if the blouse was cotton with cotton lace (like btssb's back pintuck blouse or a more extravagant cotton blouse), and there were UTKs with cotton lace (like btssb's ribbon knee socks, any torchon/cluny lace would do) I would consider this old school.

The chiffon really does ruin it for me. The fact that there is no lace on the socks visible also makes it seem like they're just plain white tights, which is too boring imo.
I understand why people say this (the coord) isn't old school.
You can see the top of the socks, they're not tights. But I agree the blouse ruins it
kys back to tiktok
>Implying tiktokers aren't the ones who claim old school is only a style and not an era to defend their ugly devil inspired and XXXL indie monstrosities
larp harder
To elaborate on what I was saying here >>10798246

>Vintage: A piece from a specific time period 20 years or older
>Retro: A modern piece or outfit imitating a period 20 years or older and not necessarily accurate to the period it's imitating

If you're going to use them as a key point of your argument you might want to know what you're talking about

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What the fuck happened to this board?
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she was fat before
she LOOKS like a hog now though.
We come here from /fit/ to laugh at femcels and anime fans every so often.
>Bros, why are the femoids unironically better at gatekeeping and preserving board culture than us?
They literally aren't. /a/ is the single-most airtight board on the site. Nothing can compare to their self-moderation.
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I don't know if you can call it self-moderation when frogs and soijaks are expressly cleaned up by jannies
anime website, bitchboy

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I remember going to cons when I was in early college. I could always just hang out with people I just met. Sometimes I'd meet a cute girl and we'd go to a rave. Or, if I was in a group we'd all laugh and have a fun time. It always seemed like a new event or adventure to go to.
Recently though, cons have been so depressing for me. I guess I lost a lot of my friends because they moved or just got busy with other life stuff. I tried going solo to a con recently and almost cried because it was the most isolating experience. Maybe I'm just getting older? Idk, the magic is certainly gone. There's a con coming up in my home town again and am thinking about just skipping it and stop going to cons. Maybe it's just a right of passage during people's lives. I'd compare it to how the internet was in the early 2000's to how the internet is today. The internet used to be a silly place to post memes and socialize on forums. Now it's a place to get TikTok famous.
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Eyyyyyy! 30s club.
Much in the same boat as these folk. Married so I'm not worried about chasing con tail. Got a big boy engineering job so money is nothing and a solid group of friends that like to con together. We get like 2 a year and its a pretty chill affair. The hype to get drunk every night is gone and replaced by the desire to be in a colorful atmosphere with good company. No drama, no screaming. Honestly it rules. Been applying more work to cosplays as well, never going to be pro but my props have grown significantly better.
DINK life is great for cons
depends on the con

some cons are old school with a mix of underage attendees(usually with their parents that also have gone to cons), college age attendees, and 30 or older attendees

other cons are FULL of underage or even elementary children and everything is geared to the Naruto, bay-blade, and latest children's anime/Pokemon that year

while some are ONLY populated by 30 to retirement age attendees

as long as the con you go to isn't full of ONLY CHILDREN, you should be able to have a good time, try to mingle in the alcohol and ID area's if you need something to give you a "oh, hey there, remember G-Gundam? ACE OF SPADES!!!!" lines
Tbis thread is depressing af to read. Yall need to work on outcome independent attitudes, and leave egos at the door.

Im 36 and still have a blast at cons. I have a core crew I usually hang with but a myriad of friends i’ve met along the years.

You can meet all sorts of awesome people at cons still. Just remember what you enjoy about your fandoms and let yourself unapologetically gush over people you see sharing it. If they dont match your energy no worries. Bid them a good con and move on!

Give yourself permission to join in on things that might normally embarrass you. You are in costume, you already have a degree of removal from your actual self.

Let the Genshins enjoy their pretty skinner box waifu gambling sim. They let me enjoy my boomer anime and cape shit stuff! Everyone is there to have a good time. Just don’t let expectations get in your way.
I was going through that too. I struggled so hard at having fun at conventions, especially by myself. It reached a breaking point around 28. I walked into an ALA stand-up comedy panel, a couple drinks in, and every single person's routine who went up can be summarized as "HAHA US VIRGINS BRO" or "haha god i'm so sad I wanna kms", and these are grown men in their 20s/30s. I realized that I honestly just fucking hate everyone else who's into anime/manga. Can't stand a single one of these fuckers, along with tabletop gaming enjoyers.
Now? I've got a friend group of very """vanilla""" folks who enjoy video games and have other interests but don't care for anime/manga/cosplay, but fuck me, they can actually talk about something other than their thinly-veiled porn addictions, and I couldn't be more grateful. I'm never going back to a con, ever. I don't even watch anime, anymore. The day I finally kick manga is the day I'll be free.

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Judging from my appearance, who could i cosplay?
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If only we could get actual moderation so threads like this one and >>10795371 and >>10793697 stop sprouting and people actually use the cosplay rec thread. I am so sick of hese retarded faggy faces popping up in the catalog.
you could cosplay a fucking loser
Shave the pedo stash. It's doing you no favors.
earthworm Jim
American jesus

Just bought this in the largest size available on taobao which was a large I’m 6ft2 and 131 lbs with an extremely narrow chest waist & hips will it look good?
Once it arrives I’ll do a review if anyones interested
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If you're over 6ft and relatively good looking, why not go as Galo instead?
The Cool goth punk prince design is more appealing to me my bf can be Galo
Why couldn’t this have gone in the Taobao thread like all the other Taobao product reviews
OH FUCK sorry I’m dumb I will post my review there once I got it
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>6ft2 and 131 lbs
Cosplay as xQc instead

I'm a big buff guy, I frequent /fit/ and am 6'3", but I'm afraid to talk to traps at anime conventions. Last time I did, I just tipped my top hat and said, "what a stunning cosplay, may I please have a photo?". They laughed awkwardly and ran away :(. I don't want to be a creep but I'd love to be friends with a trap cosplayer. I don't really want to talk to cis women cosplayers, no offense, but cis women cosplayers are kind of annoying and entitled. oh, also shallow, yeah.
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Being big and buff is not a personality trait or interesting by itself. It is a multiplier of what you have and clearly you are just a typical thirsty goon, so it doesn't product to much
You sure you want to be picking up traps with monkeypox running about?
I already have monkeypox and AIDS
Personally I'm into feminine/androgynous guys. So for a masculine lookin guy to pick me up he has to have good game. Or catch my attention with his looks
Cosplay Astolfo.

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This thread is for sharing your feels.

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No photos for you, you'd just jerk off to them. My face is very androgynous. I get mistaken for a man on a daily basis until I speak.
99% of the people that crossplay muscular characters use a silicon muscular suit, and then blend the seams into their skin with latex. It passes the visual test pretty well and looks good in photos. My friends that crossplay shirtless guys all use them.

big booba cosplays also use silicon tits.
why? there must be other reasons
ok well i dont care about your head unless I'm getting some so just post those jumbo yum yums kay?
what dress?

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Which is Astolfo?
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None. It’s Ereshkigal, Mordred, Shuten, Artoria, Scathach, Jeanne, and Lionfucker.
Thanks anon that was very useful
trick question, astolfo doesn't exist. it was all just a bad dream
>bad dream
I would let then all step on me

Post your favorite threads whether it be from Instagram, Dreamwidth, Facebook ect.
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This chick looks crazed or high in all her photos.

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FAQ (last updated: July 16th): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-URQl5wxxBzP4-VWfMKfLG8ZqOkGt9Yoyo6Qbm333vs/edit?usp=sharing
Cosplay recommendations thread: >>10789095
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10783996
LARP thread: >>10787705
Taobao thread: >>10726943
Aliexpress thread: none :(
Stupid j-fashion questions thread: >>10790350
Previous thread: >>10788208
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cheap no name sewing machines are a hassle to deal with and not worth the effort. you'll just end up thinking youre doing something wrong when its the machine thats constantly fucking up.
There used to always be a thread for UK and Irelandfags. Could always start one.
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Trying to work on Mishra here for future MtG events, and I'm a little stumped on what to use for fabric on his skirt-thingy under the green-light belt. The gold and red can be fabric paint/trim, but it's the main black parts that are stumping me.
It's also occurred to make that part out of EVA alongside the belt, but I don't know if that will look right. Any thoughts?
How come people are so mean on this board?

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