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• Cosplay
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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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>>10633789
I've never used them, but as an example, Superbuy stores items for free up to 90 days. Check their FAQ and if it doesn't say, contact their customer service and they should tell you.
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>>10633844
I might be able to find a manufacturer. I did find one on Alibaba that made regular titanium Chicago screws, I might ask if they can do purse feet instead
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>>10630802
>>10634202
Posted in the old school general about a listing that is bought in two payments, but figure it would be appropriate to crosspost it here.

>https://world.taobao.com/item/638267405625.htm?spm=a21wu.11804641.1.7

I know how to use taobao/shopping services, but I've never done one of these before. Are shopping services already familiar with how this works, so you don't need to worry about explaining the process to them? I'm also not entirely sure if this one is still going due to the dates listed, but it's still available, so..? Anyways, I don't see guides on how to go about these, so I am forced to ask my dumb question here lmao
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>>10631956
DHL is reliably arriving extremely fast, but both times ive ordered using it, it's cost $80. personally i think its worth it for the peace of mind. i had an EMS package take months and a USPS package get lost. I'll never pay for cheap shipping for taobao again.
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>>10630541
I have so many shoes saved and there is NOTHING in dark green?!?

This is all I can find..

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0k.7628869.0.0.1414726bvFjmDj&id=610961883739&_u=t2dmg8j26111

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c-s.w4002-23638775505.21.77605bbflBdLiy&id=640530189703

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Happy Father's Day! We had this thread before, so let's have it again. Post images of men in jfash who might be older, or who might not have a kawaii face, but who wear their brand with pride.
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VW coords
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Ozz On

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Tomorrow it's summer !! now is the time to bring out the appropriate coordination. pineapple sunglasses and lemon print pair well for the season.
Jsk Fruity Lemon & Otk - Angelic Pretty
Bonnet Triple Fortunes
Blouse Fanplusfriend
Shoes Antaïna
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>>10634909
This one looks really great, I love how her hair works with the browns
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>>10635036
No one cares where you want to stick your dick.
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>>10634989
I don’t feel like this is the worst coord she’s made, I think she’s just new and hasn’t entirely figured out the lolita aesthetic and sorta try’s to put her own spin on it.
She’s getting better IMO with time but i do agree most of her coords pretty much belong in the ita thread.
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>>10634986
Ugly af
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>>10634907
why do we/they still allow this faggot to stay in the facebook group?

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"The first con after covid is gonna be a nonstop orgy" edition.
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>>10635231
I don't get it, what's the joke
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>>10635233
>/cgl/ posters
>having sex
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>>10635236
>tfw i met my boyfriend here
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>>10634982
Your country is at 11? Mine is only 3% fully vaccinated.
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>>10635056
>>10634982
stay strong, fellow huelanders
t. huehue cosplayer

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What weapon and fighting style should I use to be as close as possible to the 'D&D Monk' vibe? Or like, 'cool and intriguing martial artist'?

A quarterstaff comes to mind but it usually falls under Wizards or 'Dude who doesn't wanna actually carry a weapon but rather has a makeshift weapon'.
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>>10634942
Dual wield sabres if you don't want to use a quarterstaff
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>>10634942
nunchucks.
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>>10634942
For the D&D vibe, you're pretty limited in what monk weapons are.
Currently (5E) we're at all simple weapons plus short swords.
Personally, I'd just go for a spear or a staff and wield it like a spear. If you can find a larp version of a butterfly sword, that would make a monk looking short sword.

For the kung fu vibe, you've got a plethora of weapons. Spears, staves, non-western looking halberds (quan dao, pu dao), melon hammers (orb shaped maces), qian (straight sword), dao (scimitars)
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>>10635277
Also, you can opt for a rattan/wicker shield if you're more comfortable turtling.

Last thread: >>10595396

This thread is for intelligent and respectful discussion of large breasts and cosplay
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>>10634434
bought so many prints from her. even got the stickers she made as a bonus.
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Ass is far superior to tits
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>>10635109
based. tiny tits big ass is underrated. small tits on a woman with big thighs are for connoisseurs only.
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Love the titties
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>>10634432
Yeah but this craftmanship is insane lowkey 100

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PAX 2021 is happening edition
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>>10634804
>angry boomer T-shirts and eureka flags
Aww, I was expecting full nazi uniformed chaps selling mein kampf from the way it’s being talked about online.
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>>10634715
oh shit i forgot about him. spoke to him for a bit because curious af. he deadass believes in aliens and is trying to start a commune out in the desert of “abled young bodies” so they can be ready for a fight when the aliens show up.
i’m genuinely not fucking with you
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>>10634914
I mean this literately has a swastika on it.
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>Neo-Nazi and alt-right garbage being sold at stands
>Multiple guests dropping out for various reasons
>No refunds if you went to see any cancelled guest
>Already had to move the cancel the WA con because of COVID
>Supanova owner apparently admitted to being anti-vax and anti-mask
>Hearing COVID rules weren't followed


This year was terrible for Supanova PR.
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>>10635272
Good lord, how did this happen

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Where can I buy leather/leatherlike bows to attach to the front of shoes? I have some really comfy mary jane shoes that fit great and I think they'd look very similar to tea parties if only they had a large bow. I'd like to use them for running errands or other situations where I'd be walking a lot.
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>>10635065
Aliexpress
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>>10635013
anon in case it wasn't clear that I was being facetious no such thread exists (and probably never has) you can erp all you want but there was never anything to feed
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How forgiving are brand bloomers if you have thighs and booty?
I wear small/normal size for brands if that helps
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>>10635246
You should be fine. I’m wear typical Japanese one-size clothes and have big thighs and butt compared to the rest of me. My Btssb bloomers fit just fine with room to spare. Sometimes they have drawstrings to adjust the leg holes for your thighs.

>Are you going?
>Are you renting a hotel room?
>Are you cosplaying? As who?
>Do we want to plan a lolita meetup?
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>>10626436
>How the hell did Otakon fall so hard?
They rested on their laurels and they're paying for it. The senior staff are mentally stuck in the years you mentioned. If they wanted to get back onto being the hot convention they were in the past they could jump on the K-Pop wave but I get the strong feeling that they aren't fans of that.
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>>10626436
>How the hell did Otakon fall so hard?
They tried to be THE CON to rule them all and stamp out AX which is what basically killed them. They wanted to have a whole PAX level of cons being Otakon West, South, East; the first attempt was made when they did Otakon Vegas which was a huge gigantic peace of shit for anyone who remembers it or went. Budgetting had basically been left up to "meh who cares we are otakon, people know us we will always have a crowd" mentality without realizing that smaller cons or mid sized cons were gaining far more appeal over what Otakon had to offer.

AX was able to steal a fuck ton of fame and guests by simply being logistically closer to Japan/asia. Mid sized cons could attract and satisfy a bunch of normal people who could do a con far cheaper and easier. The deflation of Otakon was clearly 2008/9 especially around the BLM protests in baltimore scaring people away.

Otakon's senior staff being disconnected thinking they were the be all end all to cons since they were first, is the most boomer shit ever. The fact they also just started cheaping out on staff being the main draw of "heh you worked for otakon!" didn't help a damn. Along with the fact that the attendees have become more and more fart sniffing, it's a wonder if another otakon will happen after this.
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>>10634795
>>10634797
Richmond and Baltimore weren’t big enough for pre-covid Otakon. (And damned if Richmond has the hotel capacity for it.)
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>>10634866
Richmonder here, definitely not a suitable place for a convention the size of pre-covid Otakon.
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>>10622054
Right? Smash/gamers in general are fucking dirty

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/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WtgRe5cjKIR0BYGhw9N8ahxChLqEFLbZIRbAazooh-o/edit?usp=sharing

Original Music Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfmgukQM2isUtJJZz1MY4Jn4zPcbl0wDU
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>>10635066
This at every convention please
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>>10635031
If shit talking means speaking the truth then sure she can beat me up. It'll certainly help her reputation even more /sarcasm
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Why did the comment with Kazu's new Twitter handle get removed?
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>>10635031
Oh please, she can’t even face people online, I doubt she can fight.

Based on her dancing, she’s not steady on her feet at all.
And anyway, this isn’t about picking her apart, this is about how she’s a bad idol and even worse at apologizing for terrorizing the community
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>>10635245
Double posting, but more than likely doxxing

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Old thread >>>>>>10526517

>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpDyjw2LDxbupdvHMNsBUOBVB66Lzwf44RM1You1GDA/edit?usp=sharing
>Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uNmynwRn6CRc-OMqCeXmJwCNnEnd-vYi-7AQzSx74I/edit?usp=sharing
>Artist Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ESQ-1h4IRUivbGNaxJFxXyDU1lSv26xTmMdH0sDX7sU/edit?usp=sharing
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18UxKnpgrmeb82NnW5e4YIEX-eZ3zHt178Mp6i0A5gME/edit?usp=sharing
>Convention List (always WIP)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13o7hD5xS3sDqVptnTVGUlRae3ovEE-vPPST_QOrQwtM/
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1696MDhNPhrZ0ySZhXkoJnGxb7l1OjW4JsVhu1wKvaWE
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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I recently started making laminated stickers. For dark stickers, I have to give them some time between printing and laminating for the ink to gas out. Problem is I have a dusty house. If I leave paper out, a handful of tiny, tiny flecks will fall on it. I try to get them off, but sometimes I just don't notice one until after the fact, wasting a sticker.

I was thinking of getting a fluffy makeup brush to dust off my papers before laminating. Do brushes have shedding problems? Is there a better tool for what I want to do?

I also thought to transfer my papers into a ziploc immediately after printing, but that would trap in the gas I'm trying to release.
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>>10633392
Swiffer duster
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>>10633264
It all depends on your execution, but yes those can definitely do well. I did say skill + being in the right fandoms + eye-catching booth, but not necessarily all of them or even combos of them--any one of them can get you attention in the AA. That being said, to an extent fanart will usually be a bit safer than original so your idea of 50/50 is good, at least until you can get an idea of what sells/what people like.
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>>10632901
It may be just you. Do you have all your files to CMYK before going to print? All my files have printed fine from them and I use them for all my business cards and backing cards. I probably print like several thousand business cards with them a year.
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Anyone here ever sent magnets through regular mail? Just the thin flexible refrigerator kind, nothing crazy. USPS has a statement about it but it's kind of confusing.

Anyone going?
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>>10635151
>Remember this one riot by conservatives after a year of constant leftists riots in every major city
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>>10635180
You have been informed of the owners political lies. I won’t judge you, SOCIETY WILL.

If you attend after being warned, people will judge you harshlay.
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>>10635180
Why is his face all messed up?
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I was trying to book a non shitty hotel and they're all sold out, or priced at $600 a night.

Is this con that big or what's going on?

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Post dresses you know, intellectually, are ugly as fuck, but still like.

Pic related looks like garbage. Still, something's comfy about it to me. It reminds me of Christmas when I was a kid.
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>>10635184
i'd love to see this with gyaru makeup like anons have been discussing recently.
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>>10623731
Well the U.S. nuked them so hard that they made Hello Kitty and Gundams so not sure if that would be considered a pass.
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>>10628379
Off topic but go look at the comments section in any given Britney IG post. Unhinged and cringey as fuck.
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>>10634200
same and its 10x worse for me since I'm a fatty-chan so wearing one is asking for mockery
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>>10634331
Looks like a Vocaloid module.

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So I'm looking to do a Biggus Dickus Cosplay because reasons. What would be the best places to go for materials and construction?
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>>10634845
help thread




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