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Like the title says. Doesn't have to be eye-searingly ugly/wtf, just ones you don't like and why
I'll start. I never liked this print which makes this item double ugly for me
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Naked babies was a Hellenistic thing that the Romans appropriated. Started with Eros/Cupid, moved on to cherubs and baby Jesus.

On topic though, I never much cared for Fancy Hospital.
I own all of these...
One gull's trash is another gull's treasure
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penis socks showed up on closetchild and I just wanna post them because I love them

cock themed coordinate when?

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I did wash it, it’s still cringy to wear or even touch it.
Probably a newfag who doesn’t know how to wash what they own. Gross.
How is it “cringy” to wear? What the actual fuck are you smoking?
sounds like a good idea for a thread. something like coord variety or getting the most out of your wardrobe, idk... you could just simply explain the concept in the description and put whatever as the title of the thread.
Just make it simple like “multiple coords with the same main piece”

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No momocon thread? Here's the momocon thread.
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I mean it's going to be hot as fuck even at night so for 'summer' cons you'll find out that it's worth it to pay an extra 10-30$ a night to stay closer.

And it's Atlanta, just walk with a group at least. Common sense stuff you should practice no matter the location.
Adding onto this, if you forget to bring deodorant or if it wears off, you can go to a bathroom and rub a little liquid soap on your armpits.
It’s not just stinky day, it’s going to be a stank ass weekend. With this many nerds in one place there’s going to be a visible cloud of miasma. I regret Atlanta, I regret anime.
Thank you!
says the dumb weeb going to a con to get laid<< cant get women outside of cons can we mate

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How was everyone's con experience?

Did you see the panels you wanted, get the merch you were after? What would you change for next year?

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Who /conplague/ here?
Wash your hands more. Consider carrying around a small bottle of hand sanitizer.
I was in the game room most of the time touching the same shit as everyone else and I'm totally fine.
I live less than 5 minutes away from Gene and Jude's and have yet to go there.
Holy crap! You guys are legendary! Thanks for answering my question!

Did you guys also think up what powers each of the stands had?

Also, would it be possible for me to get the full res art of the stands? I'd just like to save it for posterity.
If he wanted to darken his skin he should have gone father than his face + chin. Stopping there and leaving the ovious lines between dark skin + light makes me think he's a dumbass chud who wanted to be called out like that maga cosplayer

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44 days to go.

>You Preregistered?
>You saving up for the con?
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?
>You got your work PTO approved?
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
>What concerts do you wanna see at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?
>What are your dream guests?
>What’s your plans?
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Free entertainment of the night. The codes will be reset for those who tried to buy tickets.
What the actual fuck?
Well I mean, at least they are refunding it completely and no sales counted.
Still retarded it happened though.
So have ya'll gotten your badges yet? I saw a bunch of people got theirs 2 weeks ago and I still haven't even gotten a shipping confirmation email.
should I be worried?
Heard they send it by batches. Got mine two weeks ago, but I'm still waiting on my Preshow badge and I haven't received a shipping confirmation for that yet. Arkansasfag here if that means anything.

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Last thread >>10155770

/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

-Some dumb shit about Idolized (reminder: there's a lolcow post if you really need to shitpost)
-Idols using cosplays from Love Live as stage outfits
-Julily has pretty dress
-How much for an original song composition? Gulls start talking money
-One Wish posts awkward video, provokes question of "how long can a group call themselves new and be excused for shoddy performances?"
-How can Western idols appeal to Western audiences?

Starter topic: Actually I'd like to use the last bit of discussion on the previous thread and ask about languages. What are the merits of singing songs (covers and originals) in your own language versus in Japanese? Is it still jpop if it's not in Japanese? How about just jpop inspired? Should idols even go for a jpop appeal, or use their music to showcase the culture and language of their own region? Feel free to share worldwide examples of overseas and net idols singing in their own languages.

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Which Mimi?
I think so. I even checked on other accounts and can’t find it. Either that or she changed the name.
Yeah, checked posts she was originally tagged in too and her @ is gone from them
She definitely didn't change the name. It's gone...

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Talk about your dream dresses. Tell stories about dream dresses that you couldn't get because seller restricted selling it in a certain region.
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Found! No longer looking =)
Congrats anon! It’s on my wishlist too! If you don’t mind me asking, how much did you get it for? I’ve seen the price of that particular cut fluctuate a lot over the years.
what's your email anon
Cats tea party :/
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all the baby velveteen plz

How do you feel about black people cosplaying white characters? I'm black (male) and I want to cosplay but have a feeling people won't take me seriously.
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It is NEVER EVER okay to appropriate another persons culture or dress up in their clothing.

If I saw someone who thought this is funny or just a joke in real life I would knock you out.
I actually agree with you, Yu Narukami is a beautiful culture and I hope he enriches my asshole
Blacks mothers have to live in fear every day that their innocent child will be murdered by the police just because he robbed a store and you think white people are oppressed?
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As a black male that has cosplayed many white characters over 8 years even gender bent, I have received a lot of praise and photos cosplaying, at the end of the day your cosplay needs to not be complete trash because thats what people see first, not your skin. Weebs ESPECIALLY dont care about your race. As for my personal opinion If i can tell you're the character, have your tattoos and piercings covered/out, and have a clean shave then youre fine. Most niggas out here cosplaying dont shave and because of that i just cant take them seriously. Though cosplay doesnt always have to be cool and serious, it can be fun/funny (as its supposed to be). I saw the darkest dude ive ever seen do an Ann genderbend but he had on shutter shades and had a thick ass beard and it was actually the best cosplay id seen the entire con. Shat on all the thotty 2Bs and Wendys girls. People are at cons to have fun, it is the best environment to not care about petty things like race. Its just shitters and shitters in costumes confusing the locals.
People do that all the time? Do you live under a rock my dude?

Old one is saging
Remember, this thread is for J FASHION only, if you need cosplay advice, go to the cosplay help thread.
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I don't. If anything, I'll just fuck with lighting settings for aesthetics. Maaaaybe use clone tool to get rid of a pimple but usually i don't care enough. Imperfect photos are far superior than a blurry, meitu'd mess where you can't even distinguish somebody's facial features, in my opinion.

>paying for photoshop

also I taught myself photoshop and flash when I was like, 11 years old. It's not that hard unless you're totally computer illiterate or trying to do really complex stuff, and for that there's always tutorials. the only annoying thing is with each new iteration, they'll move features around so it's hard to find stuff.
I do minor touch-ups on my skin with Line Camera but that's about it
Ok so she literally said I just need to select EMS for the items to have them shipped internationally. I guess they are available for shipping?
lol u know theres a free photoshop app from adobe, not a knock off. it has enough functionality-- if you need real photoshop then your photos probably suck to begin with
Used to use Meitu, Youcam Perfect, Facetune, etc... My phone camera now does a good job with smoothing out imperfections so I don't really have a need to edit much.

Light retouching is the way to go. A lot of people take it too far and end up looking worse than they did in the first place.

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FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

New Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

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Got my package today!
I only ordered 9 items since this was my first time, but my next order will be way bigger.
Took almost three weeks from hitting “buy” to arriving at my door, but it might have been quicker if I hadn’t had a brain fart about consolidating the items.
Ordered one aurora and Ariel petticoat, but got two in the package. Definitely paid for one, not complaining.
Ordered three Red Maria tights, one was the wrong color. Definitely selected the right color when I ordered, but I’m not too upset and i figure it’s not worth fussing about.
Everything else was perfect!
All together, shipping cost roughly 25 bucks. That’s for shipping within China + shipping the consolidated package to the US.
Overall this was way less scary of an experience than I thought it’d be. I’d even say knowing mandarin isn’t required to buy directly since it was quite simple, but I couldn’t speak to others’ experiences.
Thanks for answering my silly questions, anons! You were all a great help!
Thank you! Their shipping rates aren't too bad either, so I will definitely give their service a go!
How is the quality of the red Maria tights?
so no?
i have a pair and they are very heavy, great print quality, and very very soft. do recommend.

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>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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Has anyone used shippingeasy or some other kind of shipping platform, and what has your experience with those been like? I generally focus more on commissions than online merch sales, but would like to make things more accessible to international buyers in the future.
This is adorable! The edges are fine, I just wonder if a tad bit more contrast would help distinguish shapes at a distance
Chiming in with Anon that the crayon style will either not stand out after being printed or will look like low a quality grainy print. On my phone I can't really tell it's textured and links hair looks very grainy, I'd test it out before making a batch.
so my first ever tabling experience is at fanx and now im highkey freaking out after looking up the attendance. any other seagull gulls here???
if anyones ever attended a 60k+ con, about how many sales/transactions have do you average?
I'd lighten the background until the characters pop out better. Keep in mind, you'll want this sticker sheet to be read easily at a distance.

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Adopt me and pay for my expenses
Lolicommunism is lolidegeneracy
>Sex trafficking victims are considered criminals
This is false though
I'm sorry it's not working out. Though that... really sounds like a difficult project for a beginner. I've been sewing for 20 years and still dread lining up fitted pieces with a zipper. They take many fittings if you're figuring out a tight fit yourself. Tutus are a nightmare and also ballet sizes are small because the dancers need to be small and light. It's not necessarily a fault on you, but it is a hurdle.
Be realistic with your first cosplay. You're going to struggle a lot with it, and it may not turn out how you envisioned it. But you will learn a lot. Don't rush each step, do fits at the patterning stage, remember that some fabrics have more give than your draft might anyway, and still may have to be fitted another time. When you piece it all together if it's not lining up right, do it by hand with large basted stitches and adjust it bit by bit until it sits how you want. Sometimes it takes that much tweaking, and you're still gonna have to pull those stitches out once you machine sew it.

I believe in you. I wish I had the guts to try something so ambitious as my first project, but it was a shirt made out of pajama flannel and looked awful. Don't give up, you're on the beginning of a great path where the pain will eventually pay off some day even if there's always going to be something new you learn with each project.
What shade of purple is it? Is it printed or solid? You can probably make it work with another color.

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and then got butthurt when people said it wasnt lolita

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We haven't had one of these in a while and an anon asked for a new one, so here it is! I changed the template to include the rule of thumb and removed the unnecessary checkbox. I hope that's alright. If not, I'll post the original too.

As always, make sure to give suggestions in order to receive them unless you're the first poster.
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Piggybacking off this, do Fezzik
>I would like to start going to more cons to let my gull gf wear her coords more often
That's charming.

In terms of what you're looking for, I think either Crocket or Tarma would be within your means of alteration. Dedede would require more work for a good looking costume, but if you're interested in doing that work then yeah, it would suit you. Out of your three picks, I'd shoot for Crocket. There are far too many other suggestions to narrow down from, but in general: suits, high school uniforms, and casual wear are the easiest to alter or buy premade from amazon.
You have to give recommendations to receive some, my dude.
You filled out your template in such a cute way, anon. You would honestly look good as any of these characters, but I think I'd choose Athena then Rin. Or I'd choose: Nico from Kiznaiver, the mc or Fran Chou Chou from Zombieland Saga, Chika from Kaguya-Sama, or Tohru from Maid Dragon.
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I think Battle Academia Lux would suit you well
You'd make a good Filia from Skullgirls as well >>10175229
Also I second these suggestions!
Cosplay Heavy, there can be never enough tf2 cosplays

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