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Remember to mark your calendars for next year!

>What did you enjoy?
>What did you hate?
>Changes you would make next year?
>How are you handling the post con depression?


Since this might be the last AX thread for the year, try not to hog the image posting like last year’s final AX thread.
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So who's planning the orgy for next year? This year's was pretty good,had lots of newbies though.
me AMA
How many uggos and fatsos were there this time around?
You mean the fabled AX orgy? I thought that shit was just an urban legend
Its an anime con anon, by default there are many orgies and hookups

Post hideous coords.
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Oh look another newfag
Is this a sissy?
boneless sugary carnival
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I know right? One little drop of foundation totally ruined my knitted dress (not lolita) imagine staining a $200 dress just to avoid triggering people with your tattoos kek

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WTB Bodyline Heart Pocket Bustle OP in Black.
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Selling some pieces through LM: https://egl.circlly.com/users/gawain
WTB pic related in wine
$145 including worldwide shipping from Sweden.

Link to post for more details:


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Get it off your chest and hail MC Melod¥ Doll
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even though i'm not asian or chinese, i've been buying more Qi lolita because the bodice fits around my bust better than most other brands.

plus the fox prints and aesthetics are pretty cute.
They've done plenty of constellation themed ones. AP and innocent world come to mind.
Aside from mythology(which does have brand prints like Baby’s Twinkle Constellation) those are incredibly common themes. Larper detected.
>they can immediately get a new, in stock dress and for less money as well.
Oh really. Shipping from China isn't cheap and usually you have to reserve said dress and wait half a year. And if you're lucky it won't be shit quality when it arrives. Anon is the one who wants prints from 2010. Of course you can't buy them new. It's not hard to search using the app functions.
Do you know how much fabric it takes to match prints??? Bitch no lolita brand, indie or otherwise, does it if it's not necessary to the print. The last btssb dress I bought was cotton and made in japan, and much better quality than any of the indie and taobao I have. wtf are you on about

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As far as I know, the dev team is doing an overhaul of the way the pictures and data are stored. Earlier this month, one of the devs mentioned that shoes were on their way. Submission of new releases was halted a while back. They're still working on it.

In the meantime, I've been making release posts on /cgl/ with photos and measurements for the latest releases. You can use any one of the /cgl/ archives to search for items, as long as you have the name of the release or the item number. Every link on these posts has been archived on the Wayback Machine in case you need more of the stock photos. Unfortunately I'm ony one person, so I miss a lot of releases, especially for sweet brands. I'm also going to get busy again next month and won't be able to keep up as much. So if you have some time to spare, please do help out! It'll likely make updating Lolibrary in the future easier as well.
A personal blog, as a "blog that she personally writes on about herself". Last time I checked that was the ongoing definition for "personal blog".

>So what does your friend think? Is she butthurt about it?
No, she was fine and a bit honoured about it. They didn't display her name or anything like that and used her as an example. I'm guessing they just went to Pinterest and searched for pics related to Lolita fashion.
Fuck these are gorgeous, VM is back baybeee
I agree. There's no way to prove the invoice is from them especially when they write the bare minimum on it. I also like to ask about shipping options like tracking or insurance and then they have to cancel it and reinvoice. I also find it very annoying and rude.
Did u not watch the beelita video? The mods did jack shit during the situation, and when lor brought it up later people were mad at HER.

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Your comments are so useless, most of them aren't even useful or proper concrit. Try harder, newfag.
Ouch this bodice is seriously bursting, and it is not a good look.
and this comment is useful how?
you're genuinely more annoying than the longposters
god trim those bangs
really glad this girl has been doing better makeup lately
If you're going to have long hair, learn when your ends need cut.

There's a lot of stereotypes about people who cosplay particular characters or franchises. Some are pretty obvious, but others might not be so well known. If you cosplay a character that has a stereotypical type of cosplayer associated with it, what is it?
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Sad update on the autistic Toni Cipriani/Tuxedo Mask cosplayer.

Apparently he committed suicide earlier this year around late Feburary/early March. I talked with some of his old con friends and yeah, apparently he killed himself out of depression.

Also, mental illness seems to run in his family, his grandmother was bipolar and committed suicide in the late 2000's when he was a teenager.
What if it's the incredibly rare armored Samus?
Fem!Ash/Misty/{insert name of female character} are 100% thots looking for dick
Male Ash cosplayers are always the creepy spergs who go full incel/nice guy
Team Rocket cosplayers come in 2 types: thots who've forced their BF to do a couple cosplay, or chill as fuck best friends who you'll find smoking a sneaky joint outside the venue halfway through the day.
As for actual pokemon: usually furries, but decent enough people for being a degenerate.
Gijinka versions are either low-effort thots (cough, pikachu, cough) or one dude with an Amazing costume but shitty personality.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone cosplay as an armored Samus.

I've seen more GTA cosplayers than I have armored Samus cosplayers and GTA cosplays are very rare.
There has been at least 3 or 4 different armored Samus I've seen at magfest

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Damn, that's such a shame. I hate not using inserts.
You should be fine as long as you give the outfit a lining. That's how the Emily skirt works, at least.
I have that bag! What I did was create an insert with velcro on the back. Then, I attached the velcro onto the bag, too, so my insert would just stick right on. I used the kind of velcro with a sticky backing (NOT the sew-on kind) so that way I'd be able to take the velcro off completely if I ever needed to. It's been working wonderfully!
I see; sounds like that's a good improvisation. How's the security of the flap? I have a lot of rare badges/straps and I'm really paranoid about one getting yanked off underneath or falling.
I need a best boy itabag

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>post accounts you follow
>ask for/share advice
>keep it civil

>act like a retard
>insult other people

*don't self-post if you're going to shit up the thread trying to defending and/or insulting yourself


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It's been talked about every few months, but my engagement tanked starting in July. It nearly halved and it hasn't gone up since the beginning of the month.

Did anyone else have this issue? Did the algorithm change AGAIN? I'm not using banned hashtags and didn't change my posting time fwiw
Is there a way to view reach/statistics on a normal account? I’ve recently seen cosplayers posting screenshots of their post’s statistics, but they’ve all been business accounts. I don’t really NEED to see these things I’m more just curious about it, but not curious enough to change to a business account

Switch things up a little. Sometimes if you’re posting too many samey things, the post won’t do as well.

Things you could try to fix it:
-post on a different day/time than usual. You can switch back to your original time later, but I’ve found that sometimes it’s helpful to just post at a random time once in a blue moon
-if you use the same hashtags all the time, find some new ones and drop a few old ones
-switch up the content you post. I’ve seen a lot of people just post photos from the same shoot until they run out of photos. It’s boring when you see 10 posts of the same thing in a row. Save up the photos from your shoots so there’s more variety in your feed

Instagram is weird. Consistency is super important, but sometimes too much consistency ends up screwing you
There is now a creators account you can switch too that has analytics. Try that out.

But the normal account won’t show you info like that
You can switch to a business / creators account really easily and switch it back to personal immediately, I do it sometimes just out of curiousity but don't want to get caught up in the stats.
Yep, algorithm changed and a lot of people have been reporting that since July, their engagement went down the drain. It happened for me as well, i was sitting at around 15% and now i'm down to 6%.

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Otakon 2019 is coing up fast. Let's all start posting our favorite personal memories from any previous Otakon!!!
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Your friend? Are you one of the worthless drunks that binge drink and hang out with him? One of the losers that think they're cool because their entire con identity revolves around binge drinking and still having no courage from said alcohol. Real neat being a complete fucking wreck and burden on others all weekend in addition to having no spine.
Oh shit, I missed the word female. Your one of the female slut binge drinkers that hang around him and fag hag it. Yo, I smashed one of the 21+ group binge sluts... which was quite the feat. Not for lack of her lusting for my cock, but because it took all fucking weekend to find a time where she wasn't trashed and I could get consent. You ladies are as worthless as the binge drinking lads you run with, and just as spineless once someone normal actually gets angry. Keep your shit talking online where it belongs whore.
i'm none of the people you're talking to and i don't care about any of this shit, but your dumbass rhetoric just ensured that whoever this dylan person is, i'm now on their side. good job anon.
IDGAF bitch. The world could be on his side and he'd still be a little pervert that intentionally hits on straight guys with the lewdest remarks possible and tries to touch them sexually without consent. If you're on the side of that, kys trash.
Holy shit you sound like a massive faggot Anon.

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Is cosplay inherently sexual?

Is it less a hobby in 2019 and more a form of sexual expression?

Do cosplayers tend to have more permissive attitudes towards sex and casual sex in particular?
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Woah I never thought I would ever have such a strong urge to legsweep someone
It didn't used to be inherently sexual. Back in the day it was really about being a big ol nerd and expressing it through costume.

When big costhots became the face of the hobby it shifted gears. I remember when I first started cosplaying back in 2004 and I tried explaining my hobby - people thought it was weird but I was able to say "it's like Halloween for a weekend, we dress up as cartoon characters"

Now I say I cosplay and I've had at least a handful of people ask if I sell lewds on Patreon because that's what the lay person knows about the hobby - the famous cosplayers are the girls who flash titty for a price.

I run cosplay events where young teenage girls bemoan that they can't be cosplay famous if they don't wear skimpy outfits and post lewd photos which is just heartbreaking to me. They strive to be the next Jessica Nigri or Belle Delphine and make fast cash and fame off posting lewds with no plan for the bigger picture - and I feel so bad seeing these girls narrowing their worth to their body and how much people will pay to look at it without considering everything else they can offer the world.
I feel you anon

I despise gatekeeping and elitism and whatnot, but more often than not you can really tell how a lot of the thots actually don't give a shit about the character they're cosplaying/series either. It's sad. It's not about the passion and the nerdiness of it all anymore. Unless you really go to smaller cons.
If the salt marsh that is CGL is to be believed, then a lot of the well known professional cosplayers have a history as escorts. Names have been dropped in the past. Also several CGL regulars have admitted to escorting.

So there is at least in parts permissive attitudes towards paid sex.

The big name cosplayers back in the day all did sexual shit too - Frandan, Alisa, Miyu, Lindze etc

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there is less than one month until Corset Day. will you join Japanese alternative fashionistas and share a corset-based coord for "コルセットの日"?

shops such as Dangerous Nude's Noble Noire are already having "corset week" events. pic related
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Even the corset front looks like a maxipad.
What brand are these gloves?
I'm tall with quite a long torso, so lolita dresses often don't hit my waistline like they're supposed to. Corsets made for lolita would be perfect to define my waist properly.
The problem is, Japanese brands cater to people 20cm shorter than me, with smaller measurements. Is there any hope for me to fit into an Abilletage corset?
My measurements are 95/75/100
Well it’s means that the corset is not fitting properly, in this case the hips are far too big or the bust is too small.

The more important issue is the tying the laces around the corset, as that well ruin the corset over time

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A proper place for coord help.
Post dresses and details about the type of look you are going for.

I haven't been able to find one for a bit so I made one.
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I'm trying to put together my first OTT coordinate and... How much is enough?

I've maxed out my poof, chosen an interesting print, flattered the cut, put on enough things on my head to feel ridiculous, tried to tie some interest to my neck and- no, no matter what I add it just seems like it makes another part of my outfit bare by comparison. Where is the balance when you're over the top?

Also be honest with me gulls, is the mismatched kneesock trend a dead meme?
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I'm totally stuck here. Not sure what to do legwear wise, or which kind/color of shoes to wear. Would it be appropriate to use polka-dot tights, to match the cardigan?

I am also trying to decide between mint tea parties or some kind of brown oxford (or maybe something that's very classically styled with a small heel.)

Thanks in advance for any help!
honestly the bright mint cardigan seems really out of place next to the more muted colors of the dress, at least on my monitor. maybe it looks better in person but to me it clashes horribly.
i'd go for an oxford or another more classic styled shoe in a brown that matches the bag and the biscuits on the print. mint tea parties would be too sugary sweet and probably too different of a shade next to the print.
It's hard to get an idea of your coord without seeing pictures of it. A gothic OTT outfit will look very different to a classic or sweet or even ero coord. So I'm not sure what to tell you without seeing photos.

But if you're going for sweet, mismatched kneesocks are a dead meme, but they /can/ work. Just depends what your coord is like.

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>(And It's Ribbiting)
I hate journalists so fucking much
This wonderful game doesn't deserve this kind of abuse...
Trannies are the worst kind of people
What're you a vegan or something? Not that different from wearing a cowhide bikini.
calm down this isn't tumblr.
And traps are men.

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