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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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• Thread content must be related to one of the categories covered in the list above. Off-topic threads and replies will be deleted.
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Unpopular opinion thread part 2: Electric Boogaloo
starting with: fatphobia isn't real. And i'm laughing at every single fatty screaming about it whenever a new release gets mentionned.
Sizing in lolita is now more 'inclusive' than ever and if you can't fit your lard into that then you should probably go on a diet.
Being fat (or 'plus size' like they like to tell themselves) isn't beautiful. A bit chubby can be cute but being fat is never beautiful i've never seen a fat girl's body looking good. Their face and their makeup skills can save it but they look comical
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lor sucks mad dick and the only thing tyler did wrong was those bangs and the rabbit ears, and that shit is unforgivable
Tyler went from boring brandwhore to brand ita and I hate that and looking at her cringey interactions with her bf far more than her also cringey self righteous anti-apology video. Her channel is evolving in a direction not much better than Lor's, just with her pretending to be tough or edgy instead of uwu lovely.
On tumblr? I think I know who you’re talking about. The PSA banners are very ugly and I hate them but also... I do to get a little riled up when age players reblog my shit.
Oh oof meant to reply based to the person you were responding to not you lmfao

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Stupid questions go here.
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Puckering with thin fabric could be related to tension, having threaded the machine improperly (which usually falls under tension), having a needle that is too big or not sharp enough, etc.

It may be helpful to try googling some troubleshooting tips and working through those one by one. My go-to problem solver when stuff is messing up is to rethread the top and bobbin of my machine before adjusting anything, and then checking tension next if that doesn't fix it. Then the other stuff like needle size or type and all.
Is it possible to deflate a petti? I bought this poofmonster about 6 or 7 years ago and did my damnedest to keep it at its (near) max fluffiness, but with my style change, that much fluff doesn't fit my wardrobe anymore and overstuffs most of it. I don't want to toss it, but no one's going to buy a 7 year old used petticoat so I'd rather try deflating it if possible.
Remove a layer?
It's likely that the threads used would be polyester, which doesn't take dye as well as cotton. Polyester thread is used because it won't shrink and cause puckering when a garment is washed, btw
Anyone ordered with white rabbit before and had an item say it sold out before they confirmed purchase when they really did purchase it?
Also how long does it typically take them to refund on sold out items?

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The Tax-defunct business, IKKICON LLC, has announced that, despite CDC recommendation, they will be opening their doors to the public in MAY 28-30. TAX-DEFUNCT? What does that mean? More on that below
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Lawsuits. They need to cover themselves in case someone gets Covid and tried so sue the con.
Despite vaccines you still need to wear masks because "muh liablity"


I dont know why people are still attending.
It's called covering your ass, especially with how Karen's are flipping out there is no reason not to include the clause. It's just a face value thing, any lawyer would tell you to include shit just cause why the fuck not. Never means you have to enforce it hard after the client agrees, just means they can't sue you.
Oh theyre are conventions that are enforcing it and theyre enforcing it hard.
Yeah been to a few this year, but I'm just saying there is no reason for them not to state this kind of shit from a business perspective.

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Women ruined cosplay for me.
>High functioning autist
>Going to Anime North as Levi from AOT
>Having fun by myself
>Group of roasties dressed in a miss mash of steam punk outfits start inquiring into my outfit.
>As soon as I explain how some of it is bought premade they get upset.
>Start implying i'm lazy and "Shouldn't be doing cosplay if i'm going to be this lazy." and other inflammatory shit.
>Rest of the con I was bummed out
>Lost all drive to ever try again.
I want to get back into the cosplay once the pandemic is over. How do I avoid women?
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>Dude you do realize that the vast majority of cosplayers are female right?
just like how the vast majority of prostitutes are female, and for the same reason
>that feel when too ugly and fat
>you hate women
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>be me
>have cosplay gf
>she's a bit schizo but that's kind of hot and I adore her anyways
>go to cons in the area. At least 2 or 3 a year
>ONE (1) other woman says some mildly passive aggressive thing to her
>she's in tears and screams she'll never go back to that con because it's "toxic" the makes exaggerated stories about isms and icsts.
>repeat for every single con in the area
>every con is now toxic and sexist because a thot said her stitching was bad on her Saint Celestine cosplay one time
>Won't stop bringing up how wronged she was like she's a fuckin dwarf from Warhammer.

She'd be in this thread seething if she wasn't dyslexic.
>be me
>dont have cosplay gf

/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #13

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>The most discussed apps/games are Moe Can Change!, Dream Girlfriend/Nijikano, Dream Boyfriend/Hoshikare, and Animal Boyfriend/Gijin Kareshi, but people are encouraged to introduce new games.
>We generally discuss dress-up/simulator games and smartphone/cellphone apps for waifus or husbandos.
>Occasionally discussed games include Fairy Doll, Potion Maker, Mandrake Girls, Soul Girls, etc.
>To our newfriends: please remove any /mkg/ tags and lurk more to ensure proper etiquette. We might be a dress-up game general, but we are already dead, Jim

>/mkg/ Tips, Etiquette and Linkdump (spreadsheet of names for MCC, DG, AB, GK and FD):

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ooh boy pixels
your myroid is very cute tho!!
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Post the HD screenshots anon!
>Alice poster
why is it only ever this fuckwit? literal pedo
maybe that's why everyone left
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because you are too much of a little bitch to post yours, faggot

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Get in here /cgl/, Colossalcon just announced they're going through with the con in June and as expected people are reeing about how they are singlehandedly executing grandmas in the streets. What do you think?
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>There isn't a counter, but tickets are divided up into six different pickup start times.
Which has no real backend metric, we can only assume it's divided evenly.
>As of right now, only one of those slots has sold out (the earliest start time, as expected).
Assuming we only see 1 sold out that means 1166 are sold thus far and the rest could be any other number of sold capacity; meaning the next slot could be 95% or maybe friday's slot is both at 80. It's impossible to speculate at this point since we have no hard metrics.
>I can sort of extrapolate and estimate that they've likely sold less than 2000 tickets so far.
It's a complete shot in the dark, for all we know the first badge pickup is under a limited number of staff limiting to the first 500 people.

It's stated on the website but it could also be one of those, and looks to be, a CYOA kind of deal. Any law office probably told them to put that there in the event the state of OHIO or someone raised hell. In that event they could easily pull the "well we only sold X number of badges which allowed Y number of people in" and have it all on paper be by the letter of the law following capacity rules laid down. It being properly enforced or not is a completely different story and would all be hearsay impossible to prove one way or the other.
>Which has no real backend metric, we can only assume it's divided evenly.
Since this is something they're doing to mitigate crowding, it's a very safe assumption it's divided evenly, otherwise it would defeat the whole purpose.
The tickets split up by the earliest start time you can pick them up, which means the earliest ones are the "best" ones. This is why the earliest ticket time sold out first, and the second earliest will sell out next. There is no benefit to choosing a later pickup start time.
Yes, there is no telling what percentage of the next slot is sold, but there is absolutely no reason to believe the 3rd/4th/5th slot will have any significant amount sold.
There are a number of variables that can't be accounted for, but it isn't a complete shot in the dark. It's pretty clear they have a LONG way to go before selling out.
What are your cosplay plans?
three more weeks
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When will conventions return from war edition

Post your cosplay help questions here instead of shitting up the catalog with your one-question threads!
>Old Thread:
Stupid Jfash Questions Thread:
Hair and Makeup:

You may ask prop, sewing, or wig related questions in this thread as well, but it may be beneficial for you to post one of the following threads for specific advice.
Crafting Thread

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I agree with >>10610095
8 gauge steel wire is what I use to structure wings or tails when needed on costumes. It's shapeable, sturdy enough to hold up foam and bounces as you walk for a nice floating aesthetic. If your prop is made out of foam it will be more than strong enough to hold it up.
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sewing and crafting threads are kill, came here to ask about this. ive got a chink repro of a singer pixie plus to work with, and i am trying to see if my machine is good enough to take cotton twill pants in and out at the waist. over thinner bits i can stitch in the ditch just fine, but this is what happens if i go over where the fabric is folded back in on itself at the thicker parts. is this a thread tension issue, or am i pushing the limits of a cheap machine?
General stupid question. Does anybody know of a site to get a decent quality victorian-style maid outfit? I wanna do one for a maid cafe (maybe) and I figured Taobao might have one, but the stores in the taobao don't quite have what I'm looking for. Think the first or fifth one here.
I once used black PlastiDip for a white armor. Don't do that. I had to give it ten coats of white paint.
Milky Ange makes a variety of maid outfit, including Victorian styled ones.
You will may need a shopping service for them.

Old thread is kill.
>Show your newest purchases!
>Post brand and non-brand inspo pics!
>Share your coords and make!
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Also, not sure if this is accurate, but I have heard that some less "prestigious" schools can have more lax dress codes.

It depends. Nowadays some schools are moving away from uniforms and kind of going for the American-style dress code. Interestingly, the arguably most prestigious girl's school (お茶の水女子) in Japan has a fairly lax dress code.
I've had a couple of seifuku arrive from Y!Japan and I'm in love. I'd previously had a couple of Taobao seifuku but the quality is dogshit compared to these.
Real Japanese uniforms (sold by people graduating and all) are often very good quality since they have to last a few years of constant wear. It's like how an authentic randoseru is going to cost more but last a very very long time.
Indeed. In my country our school uniforms are expensive but this feels like a much better quality than anything I used to wear, even when I went to a "prestigious" school. I'm really happy.

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No I Love snow fags edition.

Endless days of lockdown.
Vaccines being rolled out.
Cons set to return later on in the year.
>they say

Any plans at ALL for this year, Brit anons?
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Too soft mate? Afraid youll get stabbed?
It's far away and full of scousers!
There will be like 3 people there, it'll be LIT AF!

Towers will be hitting up that child at the bar. His team will be organising the mass yiffing sessions. They'll close the bigger hall because there's not enough people. IT'LL BE A FOOKING BANGER!
>after a year and a half of lockdown your options are AL or not going to a con until october/november

Tiktok and danganrompa destroyed cosplay
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What the fuck is this clusterfuck style of "cosplay" called? I dont use tiktok and have been out of the cosplay loop for a while. I want to see this monstrocity in motion.
People have been calling it the "overaccessorized" trend which is a gentle term if you ask me.
Some people call it "decora inspired", some call it "overaccessorized", some people call it glitch-core, i like to call it claire's dumpster-kei.
I wouldn't say bullying or being posted here is really normal.

Criticism is normal, but we're a special kind of asshole here.
This is normal

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Old thread >>>>>>10526517

>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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so i just received a print with a single layer of foam board as backing...and it was perfect. do you guys ship with double board (if shipping flat?)
i ship with double board because i get anxious about protection (and will probably continue to do so) but wondering what the mishap rate is for prints that are sent with just one backing board...(i use cardboard instead of foam)
I ship paper goods in double chipboard because doubling up makes it slightly harder to bend the envelope. If I’m shipping something more valuable like a lolita print or a kpop photocard, I also put it in a plastic sleeve that’s hard to bend before putting it between chipboard.
I didn't want to make a thread for this but did anyone go yesterday / are currently here today? I went last Saturday and there were like five vendors and three itashas on display. I asked one of the event managers or whatever and they said the first week is a "soft opening", I was wondering if there's more turnout this weekend.
how many of you guys include freebies in your orders? i'm starting to phase out freebies for orders under a certain amt and now i kind of feel bad even though i know i shouldn't...
I include a sticker and business card in each order. It helps promote my shop too since they'll likely keep the sticker (with my business name on it) and stick it somewhere.

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Uh Oh Stinky edition
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Bros I miss the Leetstreet Boys
Fucking hell what year is it
I wish anon. I wish...
It will always be 2010 in our hearts!


Taobao Dictionary:

*NEW* Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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Could anyone tell me what is the difference between the more and less expensive options for this flute? Is the cheaper one supposed to be for beginners?
devilinspired is doing a free shipping promotion for mother's day and i was thinking of ordering shoes and other heavier things that jack up shipping prices. i've heard complaints about them refunding orders. do you guys think it's worth a try?
please just make a spreenow account.
Can anyone help me understand the description? Is this a second deposit or first? I don't see anything about a full price in the info.


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What do you feel about cosplay modeling and the system they have with photographers during big events like Comiket or whatever?
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You'll never be a man.
Lonely otakus really are a blight on this earth
remember, nonitas, if you don't like a scrote here, hide their godamn post. Stop replying to them, dumbass

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