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• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
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• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
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Previous thread >>10242309


Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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What shops carry basic bloomers?
Any shops that sell decent striped thigh highs or tights? Looking for some striped legwear with wide strips, but most listings I find sell legwear with thin stripes.
Cat Tea party. They have several styles and lengths, in many color choices as well. I own a few and the quality is good. I personally love these: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=42098669900
I saw this brand pop up on Twitter. https://flowerknows.taobao.com/
I'm not sure if I'd buy makeup from Taobao still but man the packaging is cute. Their holiday collection has teddy bears all over it.
Flowerknows is the makeup brand of Hana and Baozi (cosplayers). So I guess slightly less sketchy?

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How old is too old?
Do many people cosplay beyond 35?
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>He thinks SJWs will go away with normies


You better be fit n cute if you're 30+.
>fit n cute
Dude, it's cosplay, not an olympic event. Most cosplayers are average, not even cute. Being fit helps with everything, as does being attractive. But if you're fugly and 19 have fun and cosplay. anyway. There's always someone out there to judge you regardless.
No it's a portmanteau of Costume and Play and your only duty as a participant is to have fun.

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Remember, this thread is for questions about J FASHION ONLY
If you need cosplay help, go to the cosplay help thread
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with the longer lace, you can just pull the OTK down a little, and the fold won't be visible under the lace. but I guess that depends on your height - I'm 166cm.
Im looking to buy a pair i dont already have. Im looking for something with long lace that i can buy rn.
Maybe unpopular opinion but if the bag doesn’t match the coord, just don’t have it in your outfit shot. People are becoming autist about matching bags; I’d rather have something comfortable and functional
No set date yet they’ll call you and probably announce on Twitter

Does their backorder form work for Usakumyas?

I assumed not because the bows, etc. are different colors each release a lot of the time but if there was a way to backorder one of the more plain ones like the white Usakumya with white bow combo I would love that since my wardrobe is either all old school or stuff with white

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No minors pls
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My lita
obviously old school has different rules than sweet lolita.
why do people do this? who cares if you're a different person.
Yep, it was tagged jfashion and lolitafashion and bunch of ddlg shit...

I can feel your pain, sis
it's bro actually :p
i check out tumblr (wait a sec, you can shoot me later) occasionally and as soon as i see the lolita fashion tag, i see Polyvore collages of bondage gear and pastel skirts. they make Sugary Carnival look like an ageplayer's fantasy and it's not fun. keep your kink out of my egl, cunt.
Nayrt, careful you don’t cut yourself on that edge

Animenyc general, how’s everyone doing
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I feel like the BHA stuff was balanced by all the Demon Slayer stuff this year
I do actually. I go as Rob Lucci. I’m usually the one who brings the cosplayers to the big companies to get featured on their websites and vids. 1st AnimeNYC I went as Law.
Nah, there were more Zenitsu's than anything this year. >>10292775 This.

The thing is, the UA uniform is "free" effortless cosplay, that's why so many do it.
Had a friend complaining about effortless cosplay like this. But imo it's not like it's out of place either.

Saw you this year but I didn't know if you were the same guy from /cgl/. Nice to know though, will be on the lookout next year.
Rie was adorable. Typical q&a stuff, but she did do a live dub of Toradora and a few voices of charater prompts (don't know what else to call it)

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i have hoarded many photos of jfashionistas that i think have artistic value beyond the usual coord shot or selfie. i would like to share some. they will include all kinds of Japanese alternative fashion, and subjects may be any age or gender; and they will NOT be images from publications such as KERA, Fruits, etc.; so i hope there will be good inspiration for a variety of seagulls.

this is a continuation of a prior thread, which reached the image cap: >>10284337

in that thread, i posted photos demonstrating some trends i have noticed in Japanese alternative fashion photography. these included portraits taken in themed studios (>>10284338), colorful backgrounds that match or complement the coord (>>10284374), portraits that demonstrate the personality of the subject (>>10284386), manipulated surreal portraits (>>10284428), scenic portraits (>>10284458), urban portraits (>>10285277), "mundane environment or situation" portraits (>>10285851), and some unusual props (>>10287128) and more studio portraits to close the thread by reaching the image limit (>>10292305).

for this thread i plan to share portraits that demonstrate other trends.
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>you're just basic
>ok karen

Bro you just posted cringe
I still can't get over how this girl defended wearing that blouse because "else it leaves and odd gap at the neck area looking bad" after someone commented about it looking bulky at the neck. Either she wears it wrongly that it looks that bad without, or she never saw tradition Asian clothes. Probably both.
Nah it’s literally just a set. Not bad, but anything she had any control over she did poorly
>her friends
Lol are you sure it's not just her?
Learn to english kek.

Thoughts on this?

While the ahegao hoodies are cringy, they aren’t actually unsafe, so I personally feel like the con is overreaching. If the purpose is to create a family-friendly environment, then what about suggestive cosplays? What about cosplays from R18 media? What about the R18 dakis in the artist alleys which are 3 post-its from being full NSFW?
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If this gets popular with other cons it'll just make some people rebel by creating new shirts that offend in other ways. i.e. ryona shirt
So sunny bans a hoodie yet still has sellers sell loli body pillows? Yes, sounds about right!
I love my 2017 hoodie fuck the law.
show me the "literal porn" on the shirts please

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>that gif
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>Bought a pair of Steampunk Boots from Lolitawardrobe with a size of 44 (EU)
>WTF they fit on my feet a bit tightly right at the tip of my toes, 'cause are actually 43.
I wasted 100€ for nothing!
So sad.
>Am a gothic lolita
>Partner has admired boystyle from afar but never gotten into jfash
>Go to con, Atelier Pierrot is there
>Partner falls in love with AtPi jacket, I buy it for her, she wants to get into a mature gothic style to match me
>Now secretly building her an aristo wardrobe for Christmas

I'm so excited gulls. I'm actually having more fun shopping for her than for myself
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Can this idiot get anymore annoying? Dear lord, the fact she keeps sucking MLD'S dick annoys the shit out of me. Judging from her tone from the comment I can bet she also was the one who messaged Lor about the harassment as well. Did anyone get caps from that post? It looks like it was deleted.
Similar feel
I was wearing gothic and my sister has taken interest and I'm also buying her some stuff for Christmas.

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ast thread >>10272646

/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

- Peachy Parade opens up auditions
- SIF happens at AWA and is awesome
- 2 members of Vivacu depart
- Starstruck adds 2 new members
- Keekihime goes active again with new original music
- International Idol Company @internationalidolnews is hosting a dance competition
- More groups keep getting added to HolMat's IdolFest lineup

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As the old saying goes, if you want something done right, do it yourself

They sound like sex phone operators

It’s cool anon, all I really wanted them to do was hold the same notes and match pitches but apparently that’s too much in this “community”( or really I should say the American idol community.)
Who the hell is that?
Is that how it’s pronounced? Why does their Facebook just say Bless...?
Mostly because Facebook wouldn’t allow allow them to have the period in the name. But anything they post or speak they say dotBless. I assume they took the idea from the series .hack.

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What is a cosplay that is easy and can't be fucked up for those just getting into it?

>pic related
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I think a white shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers are easier to get then a prison uniform from 1910.
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Going as him for DakuCon
A lot of characters from ghibli are good sewing projects for beginners
Get any form of casual outerwear like trucker hats, cargo shorts, running shoes

Then get a toy pokeball, pokemon plushie

Congrats, Ur a random pokemon trainer
only good answer in this thread. I wouldn't recommend "low effort" and overly simple cosplays composed of normie clothes for beginners because that's a slippery slope into shitty closet cosplays. if you wanna pull of super simple cosplays you need to pay a lot of attention to cleanness, decent makeup and hair.

post comfy j-fashion or cosplay pics, articles/essays, stories, or cosplay/j-fash related life happenings

>last thread, I think?
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last thread: >> 10258325

>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (always WIP)
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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charm source? its cute
Puffiology on etsy
Yeah kind of figured, first time making charms so even the hardware is new to me. Thanks!
Is it bad taste to make Untitled Goose Game merch? They're a pretty small company which usually means they're pretty strict about fan merch, but there's a lot on etsy, so it seems like they aren't cracking down on it. They were also funded by a government grant so it's not like they're entirely indie.
Someone already asked them about fan merch and they said they were fine with it.
hey australians, foreigner interested in tabling at one of your cons. Anime Festival/Madfest seems to be pretty insistent on no bootleg/'pirated' items -- this just refers to stuff like boot figs/anime dvds etc or is fanart not allowed at all?

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Why are you talking like you’re seven years old?
you're not. get it in every colorway live your dreams
Used to be a hardcore moitie fag but man these look cheap
the feels thread belongs there. it's a bunch of off topic posting and sex obsessed men
Do you mean with the money from the ticket sales? I’ve never been in that situation but I’d be tempted if it was something small, like $10 or less. I wouldn’t do more unless it was a super huge elaborate event. Most event planners charge a lot so if you’re going all that work for free I’d say go for it, especially if it doesn’t mean compromising on the event. If it’s a situation where someone else is looking at the books, just make it an actual formal planning fee and write a receipt.

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