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Who’s doing noteworthy Halloween (or fall in general) releases?
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Her purses look like grandma stitched them for the church craft fair.
>my country doesn’t celebrate Halloween

Well no shit, there’s your problem.
Some seasonal taobao brand coordinates
damn it posted wrong image

Overall I’m really let down
Never trust someone who doesn't shoop their friend too

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We've had these before. I'm planning my trip for November, and I'm sure other anons are traveling soon, too!

Some topics of interest:
>Shops to visit (lolita, j-fash, vintage shops)
>Best themed cafes
>Areas to stay in; Airbnb vs hotels
>Tips to make traveling easier (JR pass? Suica? What about getting from aiport to lodging?)
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Any good brand of color contact you can find ? I know they got some at donkihote, but I don't know any other place. I also wonder where you can find cosplay one without it being cheap halloween stuff.
I am not a cosplayer, but Animate sells cosplays that look very good. They also have a secondhand section. Mandarake also has a lot of secondhand cosplays. Animate has lenses as well, Okadaya also sells a lot of lenses (and wigs.) There are probably also plenty of stores in Akihabara that sell okay cosplays.
Most lenses in store are only 1 day/1month lenses, for those that are 1 year you should look online. (Barbie, Queenlenses, Amazon)
What the fuck is wrong with the people of Tokyo, compared to the people from Osaka or Kyoto? I’ve had so many people in Tokyo come up to me and it always feels like they’re trying to take advantage of me or recruit me to their weird religion, they seemed way more aggressive. People in Osaka seemed way more genuinely friendly. I’m not even staying in Roppongi or Kabukicho.
that’s pretty much the nature of tokyo. my theory is because tokyo gets most of the tourists, especially people like logan paul, they don’t like foreigners very much. therefore most of the people who will talk to you are people who are trying to dupe you into something. Osakans are always cool as fuck, okinawans too.
It’s kind of depressing because I’m not even doing anything sketchy, just walking around the train station or looking for restaurants and I genuinely wasn’t expecting this at all in Tokyo. I had such a good time in Osaka just sightseeing without any issues.

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Whats wrong with my cosplay?

Why can't I look like a kawaii trap?
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Need mire cum on you.
That is a man anon.
When the lights are off, does it really matter?

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>I hate the hurrdurr taobao meme, but this LITERALLY looks like something taobao would put out
I love how someone says this with practically every Taobao-esque release.
>give me info that could saturate the market you're interested in while I also insult you
Haha nope. How entitled can you be? I hope they don't respond.
I'm literally there right now so great detective work, sherlock
I think anon is full of shit, the only way you are getting brand for that price in Japan is if it's old barely loliable brand (salopettes, cutsew dresses, mini skirts) or at a bookoff or other non lolita thrift store
>same cut as Marie Rose and Elise Rose but with long sleeves for winter
>that fabric

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What advice would you give a beginner lolita? What would you like to give yourself shit for however many years in the past?

Personally, I'd say to always keep bandaids and a spare pair of comfy shoes on you if yours are questionable. Before you leave the house, put a bandaid between the back of your ankle and the lip of your shoe to stop blisters. Also, wear new shoes around the house to break them in.
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>don't follow trends you liked back then, follow trends in the future you don't even know of yet!!
ok gulls very cool
Nobody's really saying that though?
A petticoat should be one of your first investments in the fashion.
This!!!! It's the foundation of the fashion, if you don't have a good petti you'll be ita no matter what.

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There are meets for vintage fashion in my country. I used to think lolita meets were stupid, I just wanted to spend my money on brand and had to work in the weekend. Now I have a normal job, so I can do fun things in the weekend. My normie friends don't want to go to fancy restaurants to drink tea or explore old buildings, so I do that with lolitas.
My comm had a stall at a con recently selling secondhand stuff from members and they "misplaced" a few hundred dollars. They deducted the loss from our payments. Never letting them sell anything for me ever again.
There's an upcoming tea party with Physical drop here, but their stuff is super ugly. I'm glad that they brought in Lief as a second guest, I'm at least a little tempted to go now.
So someone stole a few hundred, basically? jfc
Physical Drop always looks bad in stock photos but they're the sort of brand that can be layered and coorded in thousands of ways. Their pieces are worth seeing irl, I'm always impressed at how beautifully people coord them. Plus, even if you don't like her style, Kuniko Kato is a really fun person who is a walking trove of lolita history. At least go to meet her!

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MHA is everywhere.
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Oh I know, anon. The anime is obviously made as a cashgrab for the existing fanbase the art style is shit, etc. but I like it that way. I'd rather not have to deal with a shitload of annoying teenage Subarus running around at cons throwing shit at people. Hopefully the rhythm game doesn't attract their attention, they've done enough damage to Love Live.
>best to just report them to staff for something and have them booted from the con
Im SJW, but lets be real this aint happening
>Im SJW, but lets be real this aint happening
Yeah no stop posing, it's obvious you don't get it.
>>>/pol/ is your board you seem lost

no it's just offensive
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last thread >>10237822

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet (Recently updated, under new management!) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WtgRe5cjKIR0BYGhw9N8ahxChLqEFLbZIRbAazooh-o/edit?usp=sharing

Original Music Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfmgukQM2isUtJJZz1MY4Jn4zPcbl0wDU

- DreamStage shut down early due to poor planning from con staff; the highly anticipated shuffle units didn't even perform
- Oldest members of Stellure are making one last song.
- OIC using poor wording to say they don't want cover/cosplay groups discussed within OIC.
- Idol News Network shut down due to internal conflict, being rebooted by one of the reporters.
- More infighting because we can't seem to get along here

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I thought it was a bit personal, so I didn't think it was really appropriate. Plus it's really different from any other content she's posted, so I guess I'm a little confused as to why.....
Well those costumes are ugly....
Do you think it's weird or tacky for a group to wear the same costumes all the time? How many performances can an outfit be worn before it gets repetitive?
I think it’s fine especially if you’re low on funds. Many idol groups reuse costumes often, especially underground groups.
I can see why people think it could be inappropriate, but I think it’s only because of the story behind it. If she didn’t include the story it wouldn’t be out of place as it’d just be a cover by an artist.

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I'm dead inside, so pardon the lousy thread recap.
>Maid Cafes; which do you like best?
>HisaFest got announced and happened but none of us went
>Lolita fashion stores
>Aspiring photographer wants to know our photography pet peeves
>Atsusacon happened but none of us went
>Animecon announced Animecon Classic in Almelo 5-7 June.
>Viencon talk
>Dave Rogers (Deja Vu/Initial D) will be in Nl September 2nd. Venue should be announced soon
>Con crunch is real
>Bootleg talk
>Abunai happened and went all out with their theme. Visitors seemed to like the changes made and enjoyed their weekend. Also the airco seems to works properly again now. Long live freshly renovated venues. Also also, I'm dead.

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As much as I hate having to choose myself, no one is pulling dick moves here anon. Abunai has been in the last full weekend of August for the past 9 years (pic related), Viencon in the last weekend of August for the past 2 years. Both conventions could had seen this coming and act on it but didn't. So if you really need to blame anything for this situation at least blame the lack of communication between the two.

Also isn't preventing double dates like these is one of the reasons why Anigenda exists? I guess Viencon hasn’t joined it judging by what another anon said which if so really isn't helping either.
Isn't Anigenda for conventions organised by foundations? Is Viencon a foundation?
>Isn't Anigenda for conventions organised by foundations? Is Viencon a foundation?
Yes, and new members are invited, and I am not sure if this invitation has been send, yet! It is not that you automatically become a member of Anigenda by organizing a extended cosplay meet, you need some miles on the clock so to speak.
I still don't have a main-piece for Strike a Pose
You're legit defending a pedo you neckbeard

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ITT: Male characters that only girls/women cosplay
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go back to tumbr hoshikawafag. masao go is worst boy
cry more
why do you trannies think terf is an insult
I cosplayed Ciel's Book of Atlantic outfit, but otherwise you usually only see a boyfriend dragged into cosplaying Sebastian for yaoi.

Are they a meme? What's the big deal about them anyway?
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Maid Cafe are Cabaret/Hostess Clubs for too poor or too socially awkward/out of place people who wants someone to talk to in a relaxed environment and tourists who hears about this exclusive Japanese experience unaware of its origin in the drinking culture.
>Food is generally prepackaged crap that you pay out the ass for and served on paper plates.
This is what's my main turn-off on these. Do they even get food handler's licenses in their state/province?
The DoKomi maid cafe serves homemade cakes, I thought that was nice, and the one I got was delicious
any western Tsundere cafe?

which maid says that? Is it one of those over the top maids?

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This thread is for stupid questions about lolita or jfashion.
For cosplay related questions, please use this thread: >>10255573
Gonna start off with a question regarding OPs. I "often"* see people wearing OPs eventhough their shoulder width is visibly much wider than the intended shoulder measurement of the dress they're wearing.

Now I'm wondering, if the dress had very forgiving bust and waist measurements, but a comparatively narrow shoulder area, would it still be comfortable to wear the dress eventhough I'm like 3-5cm over the max shoulder width? Wouldn't it restrict arm movement or are certain OPs constructed in a certain way to accomodate to this kind of flexibility?

*"often" because I feel it only concerns certain dresses or cuts, not all kinds of OP across the board.
Puff sleeve OPs with shirring in them are pretty forgiving. if they don’t stretch they restrict arm movement though. Long sleeves are usually more restrictive unless the sleeves are baggy.
It is supposed to be restrictive so that you don't flail your arms around like a spaz. Its trying to help you be more elegant
How do I shop through fril? Do you have a favorite SS? I used to use Japonica when I actively shopped on mercari.
What kind of cotton do older baby printed dresses use? I've noticed a couple that I own have an interesting texture that I really like. If someone was doing custom printed fabric for handmade what type of cotton would it be? Twill? The tags all just say the main fabric is 100% cotton with some of the trim being part polyester.

>falling for the “the friends you made at the con are the best part of the con” meme
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I'm confused. Which one's which? Honestly those dresses look same to me.
They literally have different colours
I'm asking about the brand duh
Agreed 100%. I think even brand models look dumb in ouji. Lolita can definitely make many people look like they’re cosplaying as a little girl but there are elegant styles of lolita too, whereas ouji always looks like someone’s wearing a little schoolboy costume.
This is completely fine and absolutely nothing to be guilty or ashamed about? In fact I think there are a lot of lolitas like you rn but they haven't reached acceptance yet. Wear whatever makes you comfortable and happy in your skin.

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>All J-fashion styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, kimono, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: It's encouraged that you sign your work.
>Self-posters: When giving credit, refer to the art as a freebie -- NOT fan art.
>Artists and self-posters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable; insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun!
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this is so satisfying to look at
Np anon. Please feel free to use it however you like.

Thank you anon ! I'm going to try to do the other dark outfit post when I have time
Holy fucking run on sentence.
here you go!

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