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There was a time when brolitas were accepted in the communities as long as they actually participated in the fashion properly. I'd like to start a thread that takes us back to the time before. It was a short time but it was okay for boys to wear dresses just because they wanted to be pretty and not have some agenda behind it. I only have this one guy as an example but if there are others post them as well.
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>>10433562
Yeeeaa it comes from a history of black people being taken advantage of, especially black women, so we've been brought up to be able to fight and defend ourselves. Not only that, but since in the past black women were also expected to do physical labor as well almost as much as the men were so you had to be tough. So nowadays a black woman not presenting herself as a "bad bitch" is looked down on by the black community but the opposite is looked down on by other communities. Thankfully this was slowly changing, but thanks to recent events I feel it may come up again.

Doesn't make it right that she was a bitch though. Hard-headed attitudes isn't good on anyone.
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>>10433577
It's my dad, y'know?
The 65 year old guy who just wants to play with his grandkids.
I haven't been so mad at anyone in... well, it's been a while. I called her out, then she got in my face. I nearly punched her, and I'm not proud to admit it.
Shit, now I'm down thinking of it all.
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>>10433562
>>10433577
>>10433582
idk, most of the black women i see are a little abrasive, but nothing so drastic as all that. Maybe it's because i'm also a black girl, so no one's putting up a front for me?

>>10433520
Sometimes you wanna look good in a dress, sometimes you wanna look good in pants. But people just have to be shitty when you switch it up.
>>10433469
> I better see some ribbons and ringlets.
God, I want to see that, if only for the novelty of it. There woiuld be so many people shitting on them for it though, I understand why no one's done it yet.
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>>10433582
you also seem like you were being confrontational.
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>>10433600
>idk, most of the black women i see are a little abrasive, but nothing so drastic as all that. Maybe it's because i'm also a black girl, so no one's putting up a front for me?
It's more about the history behind it and the overall. There's this sense of needing to be strong and powerful which is something that's not seen as much in other women of different races. It was calming down too, being a bit more normalized for black women not needing to be as agressive as before, but with recent happenings, this may change.
>God, I want to see that, if only for the novelty of it. There woiuld be so many people shitting on them for it though, I understand why no one's done it yet.
There's something there, I know it.

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>Heroes goes anime convention with Made in Asia NL.
>Artist alleys at cons, which do you like and why?
>looking back at a past decade of cosplay and conventions and how things have changed.
>DCC, Tomo, Miku concert and more events happened.
>Would you bully a lolita?
>Lots of Animecon Classic stuff: ticket prices increased to €69 early bird yet no "nice..." joke was made, dealers still waiting for information, no artist alley at Classic, no more CCCC due to budget cuts, visitor questions about the same subjects going unanswered, conflicting information in statements, hotel registration opening went wrong, staff member caught posing as a visitor during damage control, hotel "corrected" prices post-booking to twice the agreed amount, Animecon announced they won't help visitors with the hotel issue and held a Q&A on Discord.
>Where to meet crafty people?
>Some Dutch maid cafe talk.
>Questions about Magical Castle Event, a likely scam by or friends from LemiCon.
>Viencon sold out, is now looking into expanding.
>MIA BE and TwitchCon got cancelled due to corona. DCC announced they will clean the toilets and place a few hand sanitizer pumps to combat spreading of corona at their con.
>US anon is moving to Antwerpen and looking for con suggestions.

Upcoming major events:

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>>10428382
<snirf, snort>
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>>10428382
Snirf, snort... cough wheeze
Hey lets check your temperature with this IR-thermometer...
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Maybe someone can help me out? I never used to be a big figure collector but I just got into it a bit more. Now I accidentally bought a bootleg figure. I was way too excited so I didn't check it on flaws.

Does anyone have experience with this and knows if I can return it to the store and ask for my money back?
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>>10432793
That really depends on when, where and how you bought the figure anon.

Online purchases from Dutch stores you can return for up to 2 weeks after delivery. There's no reason necessary and a full refund will be given as they are required to do so by law. With international orders it all depends on the seller.

Returning in-store purchases depends on the store in question. They aren't required to allow returns nor are they required to give cash when taking returns. Most stores will give you a week however, sometimes with store credit instead of cash. Being friendly also helps to get them to make an exception for you.

If it's a second hand purchase through Marktplaats or Facebook the seller isn't required to do anything. You could report them to Marktplaats or a group admin for selling bootlegs and that's it.

Also if you can't return the figure you could try selling it to someone who doesn't care about buying bootlegs. At least that way you can make back some of your money. If you're feeling creative you could try customizing the figure. But no matter what, don't forget to leave reviews everyone about the store selling bootlegs, especially if they tried to pass it off as an official figure.
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>>10432937


Selling bootleg is illegal in this country, doesn't matter if you're a store owner or average joe.

If you bought bootleg at a store I would return it stating it is a bootleg and demanding your money back (since you know, selling bootleg is illegal which makes your contract of sale non existent.) If the store pretended it's a real figure your contract of sale is still void because of deception and the seller had no sincere intention to be fair. If the seller says he/she "didn't know" he/she failed their duty to investigate, and that also voids the contract of sale.

tl;dr: demand your money back, do not try to sell the bootleg!

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>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpDyjw2LDxbupdvHMNsBUOBVB66Lzwf44RM1You1GDA/edit?usp=sharing
>Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uNmynwRn6CRc-OMqCeXmJwCNnEnd-vYi-7AQzSx74I/edit?usp=sharing
>Artist Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ESQ-1h4IRUivbGNaxJFxXyDU1lSv26xTmMdH0sDX7sU/edit?usp=sharing
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18UxKnpgrmeb82NnW5e4YIEX-eZ3zHt178Mp6i0A5gME/edit?usp=sharing
>Convention List (always WIP)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13o7hD5xS3sDqVptnTVGUlRae3ovEE-vPPST_QOrQwtM/
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1696MDhNPhrZ0ySZhXkoJnGxb7l1OjW4JsVhu1wKvaWE
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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>>10432726

its too late for pins for pins sake, but never too late for a novel design.
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>>10431243
>>10431341
Added!

>>10432177
>selling bootleg Pokemon buttons to promote your business
>only one example of what your service can do and it’s super blurry
>extremely high MOQ
HMMMMM...
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>>10433091
>Unless it is there just to ban you if you click it.
It is. A popular artist I follow recently got banned because they post nsfw on an unlinked SIDE ACCOUNT. Ko-fi interprets any money you get from them as going toward your whole body of work, so you can't even use them if you do nsfw on the side and never even directly link it. It's fucking wild.
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>>10433321
Wtf how did ko-fi find art on an unlinked side account? Did they monitor this artist or something?
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>>10433422
I went back and re-read and it might have been linked actually, I apologize. It's not linked to their main twitter so I assumed they hadn't linked it there. If you're curious: https://twitter.com/robots_and_lace/status/1252802530054156289

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never got to do one of these but i always enjoyed reading them.

post yourself, cosplay you'd like to do/have done in the past, give some context, and help others with suggestions.

as always, give suggestions in order to recieve them.
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>>10431236
Nice work! The wig looks great.
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>>10431236
Looks great! Your figure fits super well too
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>>10431339
>>10431392
>>10431595
Thanks guys! The wig I got done by a store called HeathersAlelier on Etsy and it’s really good quality. The drills are detachable and super sturdy so it’s very convenient
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>>10432068
>The drills are detachable
That’s awesome. I love modular cosplay stuff so much
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I used to be complete ass at styling wigs, it’s still probably the hardest part of cosplay for me. I just did this one following a spike tutorial, hows it look?

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Ask for and post pics of items worn.
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>>10431951
Anyone have worn pics for the same cut in navy? I always see the red one and wanted to see if it might be styled a little different with the navy colorway.
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>>10433403
i only have a few but they are also quite simple
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>>10433510
oops i think that is considered blue, not navy
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>>10433512
but this is the one they're calling navy this time around, so it's kind of confusing
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Looking for coordinates with Marcela jsk

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Keep it /cgl/-related! Cosplay or J-fashion like Lolita/Brolita, Aristocrat, Kimono, Nanchatte, etc.!

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ITT you may post:
- Useful guides that can be applied to crossplaying/crossdressing
- Questions, help, sharing advice to improve your appearance to pass temporary as the opposite gender (Male -> Female, Female -> Male)
- pictures of crossplay/crossdressing coords, selfposts
- personal experience/stories regarding crossplay/crossdressing

NOT allowed:
- Anything in sexual context/fetish stuff
- Anything related to gender transition like hormones, operation etc.; >>>/lgbt/ might be the better place for this
- Casual crossdressing without any /cgl/-context
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>>10431833
stop fucking telling people to use this shit in areas it's not supposed to be used for.
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>>10431844
I'm not telling anyone to use it, I'm not going to their house and forcing them at gun point and forcefully applying it to them. They are grown adults, they can make their own decisions. I was sharing my own experience is all because they were asking. It works on my machine.
If it burns you, don't use it, simple as so fuck you.
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>>10431833
>DO NOT TOUCH YOUR HEAD
What about my neck?
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>>10425436
Man that sucks. I agree with the others but maybe it's time to talk to her about it. Let her know that you have no interest in becoming trans nor into being a sissy and you genuinely enjoy the fashion and want to have fun in it.

Just a fair warning though, lurk the ita threads and try not to end up there. Boys in lolita is cool as long as they do it right.
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>>10432407
That's up to you.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2020/06/19/gaylord-national-files-huge-layoff-notice.html

>The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor filed a layoff notice June 15 affecting its 2,077 employees as the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel the hospitality industry.

>The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filed with the Maryland Department of Labor lists an effective date of March 11. The Gaylord, Greater Washington's largest hotel at 1,996 rooms, has been closed since March 24, when the owner of all seven Gaylord resort properties across the country suspended operations.

So much for those cons coming back anytime soon.
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>>10433189
Residence Inn is over $500 a night and Hampton Suites are sold out from Thurs to Sun. The best bet is to room at Alexandria but you will need to drive or get an uber from the hotel to the con.
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>>10433169
Not only are the staff at the Gaylord laid off but the county the hotel is in still has a mass gathering ban in effect. Katsu brings in what? 15-20k people? The PG County executive is going to shut them right the fuck down and that's if the governor doesn't get them first.
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>>10433222
I reserved a room just in case, but I’m 99% sure Katsu will get cancelled. The US is still seeing huge spikes in case numbers every day, with some states seeing record breaking numbers for several days in a row. There’s no way the US can get COVID under control in the next 7 months.
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>>10433178
This is the equivalent of asking Dragon Con to leave the host hotels and move to the world congress center.

It ain't happening.
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>>10433178
First, even though Katsucon's staff pretends otherwise, Katsucon is a cosplay con and half the attendees would stop coming if they didn't get the pretty Gaylord. Second, Otakon's con center is too big for Katsucon. It's actually too big for Otakon -- there's sizable chunks of it that AwesomeCon uses but Otakon doesn't. Third, the hotel situation for Otakon kind of sucks -- if you don't get one of the immediately adjacent hotels, it's a half-mile trek through downtown DC, which will get you a lot more weird stares than walking across National Harbor.

>>10433240
Same, I reserved a room but I expect the whole thing to get cancelled. DC and Maryland have kept new cases low relative to their peaks a few weeks ago, but Katsucon would be bringing in people from states with worse control.

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Gonna dump some of latest from Weibo.
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>>10431952
>thights
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>>10432299
>>10432348
sorry for the typo, haha I never thought it could sound like that. I always get the writing messed up, I get panty hose is easier to write for me then.
>>10432285
thank you, I didn't think about the influence of the weather on the outfit composition
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>>10432743
...bonner-kun? Is that you?
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>>10432743
pantyhose aren't quite the same things as tights
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>>10432944
I never thought, I'm not american so I didn't knew there was a difference for such a small variation

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>>10421671

The Movie In All Our Minds Edition

https://www.anime-expo.org/2020-lite/

See y’all in 2021 or, if someone makes one, the Aniplex Online Fest thread
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>>10433185
It's impossible to have a thread because some stupid asshole keeps trying to force memes and every post gets derailed into doomsday gobbledygook.
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>tfw no Kevin Penkin Orchestra concert at the Microsoft Theater this year
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>>10430288
the fuck are those ribs?
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>>10430234
I was feeling a bit burned out.
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>>10431167
> Compared to American police Japanese cops are less threatening than a mall security guard.
Try actually pissing them off.

Post your cosplay crushes

> Zero two
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I love Riddle so much.
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Miss Sinister, just something about her.
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>>10433381
are you a girl
because she looks quite dykeish
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>>10433385
What’s wrong with that
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>>10432697
That's what you get for having a shit waifu

Post cringiest cosplay
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>>10422931
lol i love this reply
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Da classic.
Also, if you want cringe, just search for homestuck cosplays.
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>>10433352
If you include lolita, this will forever be what I think of da cringe classic.
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/bant/ hero but it still hurts to look at

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Does anyone know what tie this is?
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>>10433308

Ask the cosplay help thread

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let's see what lurks underneath the /cgl/ sea
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@ken53nc
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@cokuto__
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What's the first cosplay that you're going to wear when anime cons are a thing again?

After playing P5R over quarantine, I'm dying to cosplay as Kasumi
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>>10416944
>when anime cons are a thing again?
>Implying cons will even come back
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Jormungand HCLI security for Koko with the lbt or flyye replicas 1961-A chest rig. Gotta get a Magpul Masada replica, Paca Armor to complete the look.
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>>10418554
I want to see this
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Either Aaron Keener or a Division agent. It seems appropriate.
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>>10417672
Damn, woodworking a prop/mask is super impressive in and of itself. It looks really cool.

>>10417673
It's immediately recognizable to anyone familiar with the character. Even if we feel like nitpicking, the off-center mouth and longer chin are the only things different in the pic; that doesn't seem important

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HA!
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>>10428977
What the fuck are you doing on this board then lmao
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>>10432132
Probably an illegal from r*ddit or twittah.
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>>10428723
> but do for every other race because of "social justice white supremacy" reasons
MAKE ALL FACES OFFENSIVES
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>>10427867
a heart-on
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>>10433278
jej
neat


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