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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
• Sewing & prop-making
• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
• Discussing accessories such as wigs/circle lenses/prosthetics/makeup (These must be within the context of the board-related topics listed above; weight loss threads should be kept in /fit/, beauty and fashion generals should be kept in /fa/)

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>tfw my biggest motivator to ask out this girl is my plan to dress her up
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I wish I’d fit into JCT. the op is on sale for a steal but i won’t fit the waist and for some reason the jsk is small as well.
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For years I’ve been molding my personality to please others without even realizing it. Now that I know what I was doing, how it damaged me and am trying to break out of this cycle, I feel like I don’t know who I really am or what I truly like, I’m feeling kind of lost here, how do I even decide what I should pursue without having other people reactions in mind? This shit is hard.
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>>10653075
Start trying out stuff and don't post about any of it anywhere online, don't tell other people about it for a while, etc. Keep it all completely to yourself. If you actually enjoy doing said thing and want to do it despite zero feedback or validation, it's possible that you like it for yourself and it's something that actually resonates with you.

Other than that, I hope you're getting professional help if you need it for this process, and good luck.
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gulls i just love lolita fashion. its the light of my life. I love trying new substyles even if I end up disliking them on me, researching the obscure terms we use is so interesting, and I'm just amazed after all this time i still find dresses I have never seen before. I just fucking love lolita. it's been 10 years and i still have so much love for this fashion, I really think I will wear it forever and ever
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does anybody else wear gothic/classic when by themselves but only wear sweet to meets or when hanging out with others?

What are the cosplay canons and groups with the most drama so I can avoid them? I know that those groups are dangerous:

>MHA (Lots of cringy kids)
>Danganronpa (LOTS OF CRINGY KIDS)
>Fire Emblem (Shipping wars)
>Hetalia (Used to be, maybe it's not anymore)
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>>10647564
There's a Fate cosplay scene outside east asia?
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>>10651329
Even in Naruto's peak you dont see many cosplaying from that series aside from lazy akatsuki cloaks.

I think Kingdom Heart and Hetalia invented early cosplay cringe
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>>10653000
>>10652134
>>10647564
I wanna cosplay Fate but im afraid of being OOP because i havent consumed any fate media past the original VN and fate zero
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>>10653000
Nice trips
Higurashi requires a lot of reading and it's a slow build up, DR follows a formula that gives you the option to skip the fluff. I imagine when the new anime comes out there will be a bit more people dressing up as them
As for the fate stuff, I agree that the people who dress up in the store bought stuff usually are in it for the attention. People who make there costumes are pretty cool and I generally haven't ran into any real issues, the community in my opinion is pretty chill. The only people I avoid are the astolfos with the purple jacket, for some reason they always have a superiority complex and tend to back talk others on social media.
>>10653056
I strongly suggest to just go for it
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>>10653056
I cosplay characters from FSN, and hate the gacha (especially because I'm a turbo Fate autist and I hate that a lot of stuff after F/HA watered the lore down) and don't play it. Makes a lot of the other FGO fans seethe at the shoots but idgaf. I would just go for it. If you're from the core cast, you'll probably most be interested in taking photos with the core cast anyways, right?

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How old do you think is too old for the convention scene?

Personally, I think it depends on a number of factors including your gender and what type of convention it is. If you're female it can be acceptable to go all the way up to 30, but I'd set a hard limit at 25 for scrotes (blame the con creeps for this). These age limits are a bit more lax for general conventions than for anime-specific ones. If you go to a con mainly for degenerate shit (raves, orgies, etc.), then the age limit is maybe 22 max. I've never been involved in that kind of depravity, so I can't say too much about it, but keeping gross boomers away from that kind of thing goes without saying.
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>>10651625
Echoing this one. I've told myself when I started going to cons in my early 20's I will continue to go as long as I had friends who also went. As soon as I hit the wall where none of close circle who I room with h consistently withdon't want to go any more then I have to stop too. You can't go around picking up a new group of 20 years to just keep going to cons; but if you're crew still wants to and likes going? No reason to not to imo
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>>10651720
There are Ukrainian Nazi's, which is maybe the most clicked thing in the world. So I can believe it
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>>10652151
>toned down/joke cosplays (or even real cosplays if you've got a dedicated group/are hosting a panel for fun)

Joke cosplays are a crutch for people with no confidence. Which ironically is most guys getting into cosplay.
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No such thing
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>>10652662
Here's an uncomfortable truth about groomers. They don't go after the "hot cosplayer" but the chubby shy girl with low self esteem. No one will chech this because the shy girl is feeling validated by the groomer and the outsiders dont give a fuck.

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>>10652997
Nta but I think the size and style of locs makes a difference. Smaller locs that are kept neatly and styled for lolita look fine (they're similar looking to braids and twists at that point which are fine if you style them cutely like with neat updos, pigtails, down with nice face framing pieces, etc.) The girl with the dyed locs was wearing fairy kei or whatever anyway and had very messy locs and dye job which were both not maintained. It really varies based on the person and what their specific hair looks like.

Also side note: any black lolitas or jfashion wearers who get their hair braided often and aren't afraid of undercuts or some parts being short, highly recommend looking at Haruka Kurebayashi's videos of getting her hair done. She often does very cute colorful braids worn in pigtails a lot and with her bangs left out and the "kitchen" area of her hair shaved short with designs cut and dyed into it. I just love her in general for her cute and fun hair adventures and seemingly genuine appreciation for braided styles that aren't trying to be a caricature of black people or stereotypes but simply taking something cool that we have and doing something she likes with it without pretending she invented it like some famous people have in the west.
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>>10652946
It sorta looks like there's a kid hiding behind her soooo
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>>10652967
I like this
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>>10653078
It looks super frumpy.
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>>10653085
nta but I love frumpy lolita, that's like the whole point to me

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Is it cringe to cosplay historical figures?
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>>10643862
What about Douglas MacArthur
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>>10644411
As long as you make sure to reference avenging Coco.
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>>10644411
I was considering that too after realizing our pictures as cadets bear an uncanny resemblance.
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I remember /clg/ through a shitfit over that nazi guy at anime matsuri
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>>10640990
its only cringe if you cosplay as the germans

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Guides:
https://www.howtotao.com/

Taobao Dictionary:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams6Fl3miZSndGZIUnY0eGludFBMYVJpTF8yTWwzTEE

Store Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EKZhOppV8_FMyFg9BCYhPbaELtFc9XV2aNEqzctw108/edit?usp=sharing

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlgllpMiw3VNdG9qTGMwTG1sOG5SbU9KUGpBUVdsV3c&usp=sharing

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10ObDV7NIdTdr5W-8pKIQWn_z4r1RGOqvSX6KgeeFpNY/edit?usp=sharing


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Does anyone have any experience issueing refunds from Yoybuy? One of my packages got lost, so I issued a refund through paypal. However, they locked my account and told me to cancel the dispute and that they'll give me the refund themselves (most likely as an account deposit rather than refunding me through my paypal).
What do I do? Do I cancel the dispute and trust them or tell them to fuck off and let paypal solve this? I've never had to deal with shit like this before, the fact that they locked my account for a dispute kinda throws me off. I'll likely won't be using them again after this because of that, but I really don't want to lose the money I lost. Any help?
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>>10652237
Do you have a screenshot of the message? I haven't bought anything recently.
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>>10652763
Yeah I've had two accounts 'restricted,' and can't be bothered to fix it. I just use the shitty search result method to shop what I can since I don't use Taobao all that often anyway.

Explained in this vid: https://youtu.be/p86ldi0IFPA
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For anons who are still concerned about slow packages: I just checked the tracking for my EMS parcel shipped on the 7th, and it's estimated to arrive tomorrow! That's only three weeks.

I'm excited as it had some cotton dresses and I wasn't sure if it would arrive in time for me to enjoy them in the summer weather.
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How long does Antaina take go ship shoes out to the shopping service? I received a message saying that shipping will be delayed for production time, though I have somewhat of a deadline.

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>>10653054
Look at the other 2 photos anon. It's just lighting, the hat is totally black.
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>>10653054
>>10653052
People seriously need to stop pushing peeking bloomers for tall lolitas. I'd rather see an underskirt, personally.
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>>10653086
Depends on the style. Here, an underskirt or just their legs/knees would have been fine.

I only really like peeking bloomers for super intentionally frumpy old school looks.
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>>10653087
Same. Peeking bloomers are meant for very very very specific coordinates. Not everything.. It just looks weird with certain dresses/coords, but you have girls on CoF constantly giving crit for "peeking bloomers" lmao.
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>>10653052
She needs to ditch the bloomers, wear heels and tower over everyone

Anyone going?
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>>10653067
havnt arrived yet, is it a actual line con already lmao. Guess ill grab some lunch first.
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>>10653031
2/10
made me reply
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>>10653031
hey look, its libtards literally looking to put together a list like the nazis did
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>>10652007
plot twist, danny and dennis gonzalez are actually the same person.
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>>10653077
Hi Ronin Expo, at least that's more than your convention did this year.

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Confess, debate and argue
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>>10652790
If you buy the replica but it doesn’t work you can’t resell it without loosing most of the value. If you buy the real thing but it doesn’t work you can resell it for possibly a profit if you’re clever about it. Just have to ask yourself how much your emotional pain worth in $.
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>>10649197
In Japan they do have own names for various types of old-school, but it simply doesn't translate well to english. Like how 懐古ロリータ is very specific about first gen lolita and late 00s/early10s isトラディショナルロリータ.
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>>10645843
that’s not massive for your height, that’s very slightly below average
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>>10652790
Don't feel guilty? You have a legitimate want to see if a cut looks good on you. I personally would seek out a dress I actually wanted in a similar style over a replica, especially if you plan to buy the real deal.
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>>10652793
this plus the replica won’t fit you the same way and probably lead you to an incorrect conclusion about how the real deal fits. just buy it and dont be poor

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Midwest CGL discord server
What happened?
It was just randomly deleted?
Info please / new server
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>>10652765
Now you're Quiet? Hopefully this means you'll finally stfu lmao
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That's a shame. Any other /cgl/discords around? I just wanted to casually shitpost and meet up with nerds at cons.

uchi
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>>10652958
you don't call us, we'll call you
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The server was cool. It helped alot with colossalcon. we cant have anything nice
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>>10653088
it's all mako's fault

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>>10653015
kek
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>>10653063
>>10653060
I wish they'd release a red version of it. I'd be super hyped for that. I literally want this thing in nearly every colorway. The most comfy / light weight blouse I own.
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>>10653068
nta but you convinced me, i picked it up in pink and white
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>>10653010
Has AP been making more quantity of thier OTKs recently? It seemed like Happy Garland had a bunch, and now for the Candy Border ones there's almost 10 of each pair still available on the Paris site.
I'm pretty surprised.
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>>10653079
it seems so, they've also been quite generous with releasing wristcuffs lately too which is great

It's been too long since we've had a thread specifically to talk about Japanese SS/FS (please keep Chinese SS talk to the taobao thread >>10629820 )
I've used three different SS in the past; fromjapan (before they raised their fees to stupid levels in 2017), zenmarket, and recently I've tried buyee but really didn't like them and think I'll go back to zenmarket. It seems like a lot of people in the mail thread are also getting annoyed with buyee
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>>10641591
They have got really slow at communicating and they recently sent someone else's dress to another gull, so...not the most reliable service desu.
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>>10652952
I thought that was a Chinese SS?
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>>10652954
See >>10652020
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>>10641591
Seeing these posts has made me rethink using them again. I've been using Japonica for 6+ years and only experienced an issue recently, but now seeing what other problems other people have had with them, I'll probably go with another SS.

A few months ago I put in a deposit with Japonica to bid on an AP OP about 4 days before the auction ended. They didn't tell me until several days *after* it ended that someone else put in a bid request before I did, so they couldn't bid for me. And that's only because I asked about it. It was pretty shitty honestly, but it wasn't a dream dress, so I wasn't super torn up about it. But I don't want to risk it again if they're apparently fucking up a lot of orders in general.
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>>10652844
I changed to White Rabbit Express for secondhand goods, works fine so far.

An appreciation thread for mermaid cosplayers
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>>10651794
This one is making me nostalgic.
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>>10651794
sometimes I go to archived versions of the old foxmoon site for a nostalgia hit, it makes me kinda miss back when homemade spandex tails were the fanciest tails out there other than actual movie props
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Merman okay too?
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>>10652956
Moar liek a...
>Mermutt
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>>10651799
It’s super easy to get on but I definitely wouldn’t waddle in it, that’s really bad for the scuba nit

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Ask for and post pics of items being worn.
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Looking for worn photos of VM's Coppelia Doll OP in any colorway.
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Can sack dresses look cute? Wondering from some inspo for this op
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>>10653045
Yes they can, especially if you wear something on the top half like a cardigan to give more shape. I sold this dress quite recently and I'm really regretting it.




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