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>TQ: show and tell us about your current project, regardless of which state it's in right now
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The fag in the Mando costume, obviously.
The book is pretty good so far, I didn't start it all that long ago and I'm just about halfway (if not further) into it. It's been a while since I've gone through a book this quickly and it's nice.
As for the series you mentioned I can't say I've heard of it. But this book was written back in 1993 in Poland (I'm fairly certain it was Poland), so it should be fairly good for your liking. Interesting to note is that it sounds like the author knows his stuff about swordplay, although it could be that I don't know anything of it. Could be that he's good at making it sound like he knows, I'm not sure but it's a very good read.
Ahogy itt mondjuk, "rohadtul küldd el!"
I'll check it out, thanks anon. As for The Dresden Files, the first 11-12 books are fun, self-aware, pulpy urban fantasy. I really dug all of them up until "Changes", which was the last one that I read that was actually any good.
Rude, I scraped it together like the night before the faire.
Not insulting the costume. It looks as properly homosexual as it should.

Why would your accuracy to the queerness be "rude"?
>no armour is better than bad armour

This, iron-age and classical helmets and such as are easily available and are affordable, and a lot can be done with good and simple soft kit and Jewelry. Hell. Iron-age jewelry such as torcs, bracelets, and armcuffs can have a very armour-like effect if used right.
The fun thing about working with earlier patterns is that they are quite simple, unless you're doing something based on Germanic and Celtic groups and intend on wearing trousers. Which can be tricky due to their tight-fitting nature.

Why does this board seem to hate fat cosplayers so much? Most people interested in cosplay for fun aren't going to have idol figures so why the hate?
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Personally I love a good fat cosplayer or jfashion wearer.....

It's the sloppy, poorly put together, "pics your can smell through the screen" types that I have a problem with, and unfortunately there are way too many who feel too comfortable because of the giant hug box timeline we're currently in......
I hate fats in genereal
This, and fat guys cosplaying are like "yeah I'm a fat hairy Sailor Bubba, she's my favorite character" and everyone gets a hearty laugh. I've never heard fat girls own it up, only the expectation of they're perfect and amazing in actual cosplay quality, and any suggestions of improvement is an attack on their ego.
the only efficient way to sustain weight loss is permanent diet change, but the medias all about fasting and drinking weird shit. desu waist size is a much better indicator of health than bmi. if you're above 2xl, you're overweight, but otherwise its fine. im almost a perfect size 8 but I barely eat and get sick all the time because of shitty executive function. like, I could enjoy my "nice" body if I ate enough calories to have more than like two hours of energy a day.
I can't wait when she gets a heart attack

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The time is upon us to begin hunting for the perfect gift.
Previous organizers have updated the form, and it is open for those interested in participating.

>Sign-up Form:

>2021 Rules, Hints, FAQ and More:

At the end of the event last year, we collected responses from 43 participants regarding banning of certain participants, gift expectations, crossboarders, and gift appropriateness/ inappropriateness, and others. We will be publishing the results of this survey in this thread too.

If you would like to help out, please don't hesitate to contact the organizers (emails in the Rules, Hints, FAQ form).
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Hopefully my first year doing this thing is fun. Really hoping that if I get a cosplayer they're specific about what they want since I would be out of my depth otherwise.
Joined! Hoping to get a gull with similar tastes so I can spoil them!
Hopefully im not too late in joining, but just signed up.
Any classic lolitas joining this year?
was on a work trip from 10/4 to 10/16 and only just now came online to see I've missed the whole announcement and sign up process :') rip. I've always had fun sending things the last couple years but this year I guess I'll maybe offer grinch cards, unless any other latecomer lolitas want to exchange some cards unofficially.

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This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of Japanese lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. We usually just use "ouji" here.

>Shopping spreadsheet

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for info

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Quick review of the Kaneko “August” blouses:

I bought both colors and they’re incredibly well made. This is my first purchase but I will definitely be a repeat customer. I appreciate their commitment to sustainability and it’s definitely a real effort because nothing was wrapped in plastic except a very thin layer of bubble wrap to protect a brooch.

Anyway, the blouses are made of some of the softest fabric I’ve ever touched. It buttons in the back with two jewel-like buttons and it also has a fabric neck tie that you can tie into a bow tie.

It would look best with high waisted pants.

I got my shit extremely fast since I live in NYC - as in, it took 3 days.
>I appreciate their commitment to sustainability and it’s definitely a real effort because nothing was wrapped in plastic except a very thin layer of bubble wrap to protect a brooch.
that's pretty cool, actually
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when did Amavel get good at ouji
How is the fabric thickness, Is it relatively see-through? I’m on the fence about the white one since you can see the mannequin fabric through it but unsure of how it translates in person.
Just tried it on (I wore the black one out already, not the off white one yet). It is quite thick. I honestly am not able to see anything underneath unless I wear something very dark and stand directly in natural light or under a bright light.

So maybe wear a vest/overcoat or have an undershirt to avoid any undergarments showing, but otherwise it's quite thick. It's also not a bright white but an off white, which I think helps too.

no price check thread in the catalog i could find. how much should i be looking to shell out for this? the green just went for 240USD
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I wonder if someone would be interested in Claire Mini OP by Atelier Boz and how much would it go?
I am! I would pay $300 for it but it would probably go higher on auction, especially since the brand shut down recently. It's a classic Boz design and I'm sure many others would be interested as well.
How much can I expect to pay for baby's Velveteen OP from 2001, if it ever comes up for sale (preferably in black)? A friend of mine recently got one and I'm incredibly jealous
Pretty sure something incredibly similar sold on Wunderwelt earlier today for $350/¥39,999

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What is a good cosplay for a tall-ish, really skinny man? Most characters that I know of have some muscle at the very least.
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More of this plz.
Faust from Guilty Gear. Shouldnt be too expensive either. All you need is scrubs, a paper bag, some fake stethoscope, and a giant scalpel, which shouldnt be hard to make from cardbaord and pvc pipe.
Felix Argyle
based anon.

thicc thighs
No, men like curves. She's skinny.

Can we have a good old thread for nice gothic lolita coords? I’ll begin by posting my favourites.
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Some of us are in our 30s and even 40s. Do you still go to Cons? If you do, what's the experience like?
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38 and I've done everything from attend to help run conventions. There is absolutely no cap on attendance. I don't give a fuck if you're 80, come to conventions and have a good time.

Cons aren't "for young people", they're for everyone. Just don't be some 50 year old hitting on teens and you're fine.
Have you even been to a convention? There are plenty of people there in their 30’s and I definitely don’t spend my time thinking “god what a weirdo”.
Don't bother, they're just trolling teens. Probably never been to a con themselves and just trying to get a rile out of people.
Mid 30s here. I've been going since I was a teenager. It's like going to cons when you were younger but now you can afford everything you want because you have money. Oh and waiting in line sucks more because you're older. You'll probably pare down your friends and stick to a core group of people.

I unironically feel the same about tiktok. Damn. I might start yelling at people to get off my lawn and talk about "in my day" soon.
Been going to cons since 2014 in highschool and continued to go through college. 23 now and having not gone to one in 2019 feels odd as its something i would really look forward to. Unfortunately in recent years it's really only me and another friend so it's it's small group and I kinda wish I could meet new people and try to get into more party related things. Would like to try an American con out because I'm in Canada

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>Looking for a arthur fleck joker suit from the Joker movie in 2019 Something that I can eat shit on meaning something that is kinda cheap. Im probably going to go around to some thrift stores but if there is some insight on what I can do on a budget of 80 dollars max help would be appreciated.
Ask the cosplay help thread.
You can buy a red suit on Amazon for like $60.

/c(gl)ancelled 4.0+1.0: You Can (Maybe) Go To Cons Now edition

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All cancelled con talk, doom talk and speculation shenanigans go here since it’s kinda gone out of hand.

>?????????????????? (TBD)
Anime Matsuri 2021, Kameha Con 2021, Pop Con Indy 2021, Blerdcon 2021, Delta H Con 2021, FrankfortCon 2021, Bold Matsuri 2021, Comicpalooza 2021, ATC Market - Lexington, KY 2021, Dream Con 2021, MechaCon 2021, Tiger Con 2021, Animanga 2021, Animatic Con 2021, Anime-zing! 2021, AnimeIowa 2021, Dokidokon 2021, Midessanime 2021, Ama-Con 2021, Anime Houston 2021, Anime-Sekai 2021, Omni Fandom Expo 2021, Otakon 2021, Dokomi 2021, MegaCon Orlando 2021, Anime-Magic 2021, Weebcon 2021, Anibash 2021, Superstar Anime 2021, Queen City Anime Convention 2021, KenTokyocon 2021, Texas Toy Show 9/21/2021, WasabiCon PDX 2021, Liberty City Anime Con 2021, My-Con 2021, PuchiCon AC 2021, Dragon Con 2021, Fan Expo Boston 2021, Nan Desu Kon 2021, SacAnime 2021, San Japan 2021, Saboten Con 2021, MizuCon 2021, ConnectiCon 2021, Florida Supercon 2021, Rose City Comic Con 2021, Ancient City Con 2021, ColossalCon East 2021, Fan Expo Dallas 2021, Incredible Con 2021, Ecchi Expo 2021, RamenCon 2021, Spa-Con 2021, NashvilleCon 2021, Unicon 2021, Kisetsucon 2021, Banzaicon 2021, Tsubasacon 2021, Anime Banzai 2021, Anime Senpai 2021, Dallas Fan Festival 2021; Tokyo, OK 2021; Texas Toy Show 10/16/2021, WasabiCon 2021, Anime Fusion 2021, Another Anime Convention 2021, Anime Weekend Atlanta 2021, Anime Halloween 2021, Derpycon 2021, Fan Expo Denver: Special Edition 2021, Lumicon 2021, Oni-Con 2021, SNAFU Con 2021, Anime Nebraskon 2021, Kumoricon 2021, Nekocon 2021, Coosacon 2021, Rocky Mountain Con 2021, Anime Iwai 2021, Schertz Super Duper Con 2021, Anime NYC 2021, ColossalCon Texas 2021, Kawaii Kon 2021, Philcon 2021, Anime Frontier 2021, Tekko 2021, Sin City Anime 2021, Yamacon 2021, Holiday Matsuri 2021, Texas Toy Show 12/18/2021
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I also planned on going to AF (I live local) but they just announced vax or test requirement along with mask. Not sure if I'd enjoy it at this point and plan to ask my group if we're going to bother or get refunds.
I’m a local to the area. Let me tell you how things are in this city.

>Last Thursday I saw that they were opening a Blue Jackets Game, Season opener.
>Everyone is hyped. News reporters arnt wearing masks, folks in Blue Jackets Jerseys, team color face paint, the works.
>North Market has a mask on policy but the minute you sit down, everyone takes it off to eat, and keeps it off.
>OSU games have medal detectors but are still full house, there for disobeying 6ft apart.
>you get denied of service if you try and buy food without it on, however.
>There was a literal marathon being ran with several streets blocked off. Guess what? No fucking masks.
>Ohio is a Right to choose state, instead of a Religious exemption. Meaning vaccine is optional.
>No one at any job my friends or I work at take the mask mandate seriously. We only wear the muzzle to a certain extent.
>everyone in the open isn’t wearing a mask, aside from the obvious e girl, Redditor or Obese Shaniqua.
>Malls are operating normally.
>Literal convention I saw today on the way to North Market, no one really wearing masks.

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Convention organizations should just go under for the sake of humanity. We're now at a point that attending mass gatherings is now frowned upon.

167 more days to go(?)

Registration open. Not sure about hotel blocks.
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Is this a big con? What's the attendance like? Is it worth coming all the way from the west coast?
Fucking why?
A tragic shitshow or a shitshow that could’ve been easily prevented by smart decisions/turning lemons into lemonade
>we are hoping to bring it back by 2023 if possible
Guest announcements when?

We all know of legends like the conservative furry and the carpet sample furry I want to see more classics or something fresh. Submissions can include poorly made suits, bad suit designs, or just general furry cringe.
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>mom said it’s my turn on the xbox
Those are some unfortunate looking men.
Who were you expecting?
That's not horrible, that's awesome
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Fucking traitorous loser is what it is.
What is it with the Nazifurs idolization of those that America has kicked asses of?

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With new jfashion and cosplay stores popping up left and right, of course there's also an increase of shitty ones. Let's have a thread dedicated to those horror stories as a warning for others.

>stolen pictures?
>art theft?
>bootleg recieved?
>flaws not mentioned?
>bad customer service?
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Did anyone say otherwise? Also they're custom made to measure so I'm not sure what point you're making
Lirika and Teuta are sisters each with their own label, not sure if Dona is related.
Those 3 are sisters. Dona's style is dramatic, Teuta's is more classy and elegant, Lirika's style more innocent and girly.
They should really go back to teaching sewing in schools. Then maybe people will know how to repair they're own clothes or at least have some idea of the worth of clothes.
How did it go?

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What are the worst things you have done at a convention?
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Oh yeah, I know that. Not denying that. Was an entirely toxic relationship that should have ended way before it did.
>Males truly are the worst*

There, fixed it.
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No idea what cons you go to, but I truly hope to cross paths with you someday. Fuck ALL the dealers. Simple as.
I played footsies with a guy in the stall next to me, thinking he was my friend because he had the exact same shoes. After a second, he punches the wall of the stall and shouts "WOULD YOU STOP FUCKING AROUND?!", and from the other end of the stalls I hear my friend shout "ANON WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU DO?!"
I was very drunk that weekend. And the week after.
Was her name Shawna by any chance?

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Any fursuits
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why does 4nigga do this? too many times it rotate s my picuture
>I'm the third owner of the Kylie Dracani fursuit

Not him but you make it sound like some sort of superhero identity that gets passed down legacy-wise, which is kind of cool. Speaking of legacy, how does that sort of thing feel when you're doing that? Wearing someone else's suit or something premade? How does that work for furries in general? You would think most would work on their own fursonas before getting into the skin of someone else, no?
There's two ways to go about it, you can either buy the suit WITH character rights or without. For Nevada I was offered character rights but opted out, and with Penny I was never offered them.

If you get the character rights it's usually more expensive, and is kind of like taking on the mantle of that identity. It's typically common in popular fursuits like the Justin Bieber one where you're buying the fame of that character.

I don't really into that, I opted out of character rights because I feel weird wearing someone elses skin. When you get a suit without the character rights it's typically agreed that you will change something about the design. Like on Nevada I will be changing the ears and a whole different body design, and on Penny she is just getting a new body. It's like designing a fursona except the head cannot be changed which offers a lot of creativity.

Penny, the Kylie Dracani suit has a bit of backstory to her. The original owner cares a lot about the suit, and has become my friend since. It feels like I'm wearing an heirloom, and when I wear her I try to make the original owner happy by showing her how much I take care of the suit and keep it safe. It can be heartbreaking shen someone buys a fursuit from you that means a lot to you and it gets destroyed or ends up rotting in a closet unworn.

So happy for you!! It rotates the pictures because it's stripping the exif data so anons cant dox you. If you edit the photo in another app then resave it it should work.
Thanks for that rundown, very nice. I was going to ask you about what it's like when you don't buy the rights because then it's like "so, are you technically cosplaying their fursona if they still have their own character rights?" I'm wondering how that works.

But your further explanation of how stuff gets changed after buying it narrows it down for me. Interesting stuff. But yeah, the idea of taking on the mantle seems a little daunting. I'd want to do them justice if I had my own but I'd much rather have my own identity established first.
So cute! :3

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