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We haven't had these in a while

>Do you like your local community overall? Why/why not?
>What would you do to change it?
>Even if there are problems, are you glad you joined?
>What makes you the most salty about it?
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I didn’t know black butler was still popular among gendies
Houston's fine. Nobody there supports Matsuri.
>they either are extremely based
fuck. no.
It's from pretty long ago, I think it's from 2010 or so. Nowadays from what I've seen the finnish comm mostly has fat or at least chubby lolitas, a thin finnish lolita is a rare sight.
i'm in two comms: for where i live now and where i'm moving next summer
>Do you like your local community overall? Why/why not?
current comm: kind of dead but it's nice, meets are usually pretty chill and i always like talking about releases with the people there. wish the mods would push harder for a discord though cause just talking through the fb group can be kind of annoying
new comm: much more active but seems to have more drama involved (i've seen this comm talked about on lolcow/here) ... ack...
>What would you do to change it?
current comm: more activity/events (though the area is a little small and we don't have a lot to do here so it makes sense, plus all of us are college or full time workers so), discord server
new comm: mods being less lenient about people who are obviously fetishists or predatory/dangerous being in the community, less children please i am not a babysitter
>Even if there are problems, are you glad you joined?
yes for both, i like learning more about wider communities
>What makes you the most salty about it?
there's someone in my current comm who is so fucking annoying about being "plus sized" despite being barely above straight sizing and the same height as me (a tall-lita) but the same person gave me two free brand dresses bc both didn't fit them so i guess its fine

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Who are other popular lolitas worth supporting? Only a few come to mind that I can say I actually like because they dress well and they aren’t shitty people.
this is real though. americhan here and i could not lose weight no matter how much i exercised or little i ate until i cut out processed food entirely and started only cooking. mostly vegetables and fruit and lean protein.
No one worth supporting deserves to be named on here. There are people I’d suggest, but anyone who gets mentioned on here gets shit, so it’s not worth mentioning. Do your own research and find people that entertain you.
That’s a lie. Americans don’t seem to exercise anymore
Who is she? She looks cute. Fat lolitas look like cupcakes to me, I love it.

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Old Thread: >>10878175
Featured Idol: Phoebe
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I heard they aren’t because they barely raised enough money just to afford the venue. I went last year and the only persons who’s set I was waiting to be over was Cherry’s. She had 6 songs back to back and she was consistent but it didn’t really bring me in as much as the other acts did. I would’ve preferred if Cherry split up her songs within the show just to keep up with variety. The other performers were great but it wasn’t worth the $25 imo.
>everyone in the photo is morbidly obese
I always wondered why that's her username. It's just confusing because it doesn't incorporate her stagename at all?
I’ve seen her do those trends where they explain their username, but I can’t remember how she explained it. Though, I’m so used to her user that if she changed it I’d think ‘who is that’
Some of you guys clicking on this TikTok link need to either get a burner account or fix your privacy settings because it's telling me a lot of people's usernames who are clicking on this link.

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Maybe it’s just me but I feel that sweet is dying out. Every time I see a Western comm photo out of 35 lolitas maybe only 1 or 2 are wearing sweet. Sweet Lolita in japan is officially dead at this point and only an extremely small amount of japanese girls wear the substyle. What’s the cause of this? Sweet lolita is honestly my favorite Substyle and I would hate to see it die out completely.
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I'm probably biased but my gf dresses in both pretty even
We can only hope.
>just because you’ve aged ugly
i'm not white so i don't have that problem. also anon didn't even address what people were talking about, all the things she mentioned that teens "may" grow out of make you look older if you don't grow out of them.
Ugly people look older because people associate ugly traits with age. Period. Many of those traits you mentioned DO actually physically age you due to similar things happening as you age such as jawlines receding from bone loss, gap teeth from teeth loss angular faces are also associated with aging as well because loos of fat. Also no one was talking about teen to 20s, we were talking about 20s to 30s. I also don't buy a lot of things you said like facial volume loss being a positive thing or soft faces not being considered beautiful, especially when normies consider round faces the most beautiful and feminine even more so in asia.
Made this thread half as a joke (and Bait) and didn’t expect you guys to get so wildly off topic. Take your meds and accept you aged horribly because you didn’t have a good skincare routine when you were younger.
Don’t spoonfeed if the person is this retarded.

new larp thread

Now with 87,45% more polearms and a little bit of hydrophobia

previous thread
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I've been eyeing one of those myself, please post a review should you get one. I can confirm Forge of Svan is good, but I've only seen their armour and never their garments.

For a lot of larps it's dead normal that new players are sidelined to mook duty, and you really wish to avoid that. Not only are you going to create a pretty socially unhealthy situation if you tell people they need to "earn" their fun by groveling to the grogs first, it will also just stifle the growth of your larp.

>Pick your scope well
For a montly chamber larp to work well, you really want to have the gameplay be PvP instead of PvE. The assets of the characters at the larp need to be more interesting to players than the assets of the rest of your game world. If not, players will want to interact with the outside world more than each other, and you'll be swamped with downtime requests and plot writing. In general, the two safest scopes are "the players already own the entire city/country/world/universe and are fighting among ourselves who gets to control it" and "the players are all stuck in the same crap bucket and are competing for limited resources". A prison setting is a good example of the latter.

For vampire larps in particular, the death knell typically comes when the GM's start introducing all kinds of super high-powered vampires and the normal players are overshadowed.
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>please post a review should you get one.
Will do. I'm thinking I might spend a bit more and go for something from quilted armour. Friend of mine who's big into armored combat sports highly recommended them. Still weighing my options though. Will post results.
this is so dependent on the theme/culture/inspiration that there's really no way to say anything without elaboration. I guess make a shitty tabard is the standard step 0 people tend to go for that's more or less ok for anything, but after that it starts branching out. I guess my main tip would be to try and figure out a few of the defining features of the given time period and region and try to get those down first
Buddy has one of theirs, loves it.
They are not bad.
Care, they size usually stupidly big with their armor, though the textile stuff is decent.

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Western women ruined cosplay.
It started back in 2015~ when random normies would come to cosplay cons to hook up with girls there. That's also when grils started putting on a wig and a bikini calling it a cosplay.
Nowadays the word cosplay is synonymous with porn. A word your uncle probably knows too. If you tell someone you cosplay they're gonna think you're an online prostitute or a real life one.
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>thread whining about girls dressing slatternly for attention
>on a board whose most popular threads are about girls (with large breasts) dressing slatternly
>OP img is a girl in her underwear
fuckin cry about it you gatekeeping puritans, sex sells and it always has
Nothing wrong with selling sex, everything wrong with doing it in places not specialized for it
Also thankfully those degen threads can be hidden
I think the simple solution to this would be to attend smaller conventions no?
Was it an 18+ con
Did any kids see it
>everyone posts in every thread and has the same opinion

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I cosplay Lumine in genshin impact
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And you are?
Looking like you lack sleep
have sex with me
im trans btw if that matters
so cute~

So I've been on and off 4chan since the early days and have since had kids who are grown or damn near grown. Forgive me if I'm off base with either content or location but my daughter and I are hoping for feedback and if anyone sees it in their hearts to cast a free vote that would be amazing too.

She's been getting into horror cosplay and a lot of professional makeup for some time and it's become a hope for her to break into the industry. She's joined the faces of horror competition which is nearly over and has made it to the last rounds.

Ultimately I know she'd be thrilled for feedback and input on some of her early work and again, not soliciting for anything but if anyone likes it she's pining to meet Kane Hodder at the end of this thing.

I hope some of her stuff is appreciated as much I have been proud of the progress she's made! Post any of your own and maybe she'll get some inspiration or vice versa.
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>Forgive me if I'm off base with either content or location but my daughter and I are hoping for feedback and if anyone sees it in their hearts to cast a free vote that would be amazing too.
Please don't do this. It's a terrible idea to post your kid's cosplay here, this community is extremely venomous and 99% of users here are comprised of bitter female incels who hate everything.
>So I've been on and off 4chan since the early days
damn, what boards did you browse? it has always been a hive of scum and villainy. I would not do this.
It's an obvious lie by the girl to avoid blame. 4chan was even worse back in the day
Happy Haloween

What kinds of Cosplay do you think you could adapt to your regular fashion or outfits? Or rather, which characters do you like not just for cosplay sake but also for general fashion sense.

Pic related isn't far from my body type or how I normally dress during the winter seasons, but idk if just removing the hat would make this something that could work in daily use.
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I have really bad lungs.
youre good you can turkeybaste most drugs hits harder that way too
These fur hats are popular with the Y2K zoomer crowd right now, so I don't think it'll be any more of an annoyance than the lolita little bo peep comments
You know I never considered that, you're right though.
I wonder if all the 90s-2000s Matsumoto adaptations and the influence of J-fashion at the time is in any way responsible for that honestly.

I'll keep that in mind? I guess?
My Paul Atreides black long coat and leather gloves are literally my winter wear. Works well with my suits.

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Since no one else is making one

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I am not looking at her face.
how is this even allowed on a blue board
goDAMN so happy i accidentally clicked on this link those things are absolutely glorious

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I've only seen one thread on this in the past, but it's getting into the peak time of year soon so why not see if there's any interest.
>favorite designs/tailmakers (fin fun, mertailor, fin folk)
>fabric tails vs silicone
>the actual exercise component of swimming with a monofin
I know there are mers on here and I'm trying to actually take the plunge and get a tail this year.
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If you mean the signature (large fluke) fabric tails from the Finfolk x Merbella collab, then no. Finfolk's Spring, Summer, and Fall sales are all limited production only. They close the orders when they hit the production limit number or at the end of the night.

However the Manta tail (the black one) will be available all month as the tail of the month for November. If they continue the collab, they may rerelease others as tails of the month eventually, though that isn't guaranteed.
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If you mean the smaller fluke, no fins Discovery tails, the ones from this sale are listed on the website and will be available for 30 days. After then they will be retired (unless rereleased later, but there have been no hints this may happen as of yet). The discovers from the Summer sale are no longer available.
>Would this even be possible in current day? Are there any personal mermaiders who could give their experiences and expectations? I'd love to try this one day, a hobby I can get paid for.

I guess I would call myself semi-professional, becuase it's not my full time gig (nor do I see it becoming one). I just do it when I have more time. Honestly getting paid to mermaid is so hard, especially now that the community has really grown. I only occasionally book gigs that are just the show up + collect fee type. I have had a lot more luck with applying to things as a vendor and negotiating providing entertainment/experiences in exchange for waiving the booth fee. Then I do free photos with visitors but let them pay for upgrades, have merch on hand, and put games/activities in my booth that also cost money for people to pay/do.

In my experience working for tips isn't very profitable. And what people are willing to buy or spend money on differs drastically on the crowd/location. I do most of my work at small weekend ren/fantasy faires or other events, markets, etc (aka, booth setups just sitting in a chair, no water involved).

beyond this I have some luck with fine art modeling work, but most of my mermaid pics are trade work not paid also.

i don't really see it as a possible full-time career unless you luck out and get some kind of exclusive regular gig, join an existing group that has large contracts for aquarium/casinos/major ren faires, or are doing lots of other freelance art work at the same time like dance/crafting/etc and mermaid is just one component of that.
That's what I figured... Thanks for sharing. I had the dream of doing it as a hobby but the work you need to put in just to make a slim return seems pretty high. I was thinking maybe working at an aquarium could result in a full time gig but even that's tenuous.
well, you can always mermaid as a hobby--swim on your own, meet up with other mermaids, do fun photoshoots, make accessories, etc. just don't expect it to be a side hustle you somehow also earn money from. but it still is fun and rewarding on its own. but if you don't have the passion to already do it for no money, def don't go into it for profit instead of love.

Aquariums are some of the hardest gigs to get, you usually need your own silicone tail already + freedive certification to be considered. They also don't usually pay well anyway, plus conflict with day job hours since thats when they're open to public. there was a scandal a few years ago with an aquarium taking advantage of/harassing their mermaids also, though I don't remember who.

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Old thread is nearing its limit >>10790295

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
This is broken, now. Can it be fixed?

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

>Blogs for info

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If we really want to be accurate, Boz probably wouldn't call themselves 王子, they'd just say ゴシック
in general, yes

for specific items, they often suggest styles such as ouji, lolita, etc.
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kumya > captain chris
Personally I wear things from brands that produce "ouji", but I definitely don't style my coords as ouji, I am inspired by the more mature looks of people like Kamijo and Vampire Rose. In the West we would call it aristocrat, but I haven't heard Japan call it anything but ゴシック. They don't call it 貴族 either.
kamijo is aesthetic kei

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Two weeks from happening anyone planning on going, cosplay plans, event plans?
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How do you know if they don’t browse this board because that’s all a gull is, a cgl browser who goes to cons or wears lolita
I browse this board and go to cons so....
The troons got him. So sad for someone I thought was incorruptible
They don't exist

Old thread >>>>>>10660802

>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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Complain to AA staff about that. Doubt they'll do anything though considering all the proxies that still got to keep their tables all weekend.
Im a brainlet , but what does it mean when someone is selling dropshipped merch?
They do not create, design, or have any say in the products they sell. They are selling goods from a wholesaler, and the wholesaler will handle fulfillment of the order.
ah i see. some artist alley tables look “generic”
When I'm thinking of generic "dropship" shit I picture the swords and weapons, the low quality "leather" goods, costume jewelry just tacked onto their own backing, factory made plushies of seemingly unrelated series, things of that nature. It seems to mostly be the vendors more than individual artists.

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5 more days to go

Thread theme

Who’s going?
Cosplay Day 0/1/2 plans?
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I had a shit ass week so I decided last minute to go to AX Chibi. Felt like a scuffed ALA Lite but it was nice. My first con since AX so it was a good palate cleanse. Mostly I just bartender at the Residence Inn, but I got to debut my Leon cosplay!

If I gave you a drink, expect more at ALA!
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My haul. Also got some FNAF stickers. Was expecting it to have more of a presence but oh well. It's my new hyperfixation so I am happy.
tfw no Nikke cosplayer gf
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The obligatory late night con mahjong game
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>Anon, we need you to work remote that weekend even though you'll off out of the office...
It looks like I'll be stuck in my hotel room for half the con.

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