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for those who wear it every day
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Really though, the whole pregnant confederate Anne Frank thing came out of nowhere yet it's been years and it just won't die.
I think this is more a matter of whether you wear "real clothes" indoors or not rather than a lifestyler vs. meetlita thing. Even as a normie, I never wore my going-out clothes alone at home unless there were guests.
Before the quarantine I was wearing lolita everyday everywhere, to work and errands and social activities. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect while not wearing it (I don’t wear it around the house because I do a lot of messy yard work and have cats that would claw it) and now I’ve decided I’m selling off most of my wardrobe. I realized I was wearing it so often because I felt guilty (or maybe obligated?) that I’d bought so much, not because it’s really how I wanted to present myself to the world at all times. I’m still going to keep about 10 dresses for meets or just doing cute things like tea with friends or a cute date with my bf but the other 40 dresses/skirts are going on lace market. I’m keeping most of my accessories though because having a lot of those makes it easier to make interesting coords with fewer dresses. Anyone else have a similar situation? Anyone else a daily lolita that turned back into meetlita? Or am I on a slippery slope to leaving lolita? All the lolitas I’ve seen that say they’re going to sell their wardrobe and wear it less often have just ended up leaving completely
I wasn't as intense as you but I've had periods of wearing lolita really frequently, then selling everything, then getting back into the fashion later, etc.
I've been off and on in this fashion for a decade so it's not necessarily something you just turn your back on forever.
so you’re saying there’s hope for me!
I’m really hesitant to sell some things even though I know at this point I don’t want to wear them because I’m worried in the future I WILL want to and they’re rare so I don’t know if I’ll be able to get them back. Did the same thing happen to you? Did you go back to being a daily?

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Let's talk accessories.

What's your favorite way to accessorise a coord? Are you a headbow, hat, or hairpin person? What are some of your favorite brands for accessories, jp or western?
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Doesn't matter if you do, Anonhat is stupid popular and whatever they make sells out pretty instantly or through lottery.
Most people probably won't bother with this painful process to get the hat. >>10450385
Sylvia Quaint is a better recommendation for Western lolitas.
Yes, they're hard to secure. I'd never wear mine out on a windy day.
kachushas; the old maxipad headdresses but in band form instead of ribbon
vintage jp, possibly etsy if it's visibly good quity
Being a fan of mid-victorian fashion, I love bonnets, but they can look so wrong so easily - they have to be styled well. I’m such a sucker for rectangle headdresses too, I think they’re so cute with so many dresses and I like that you can have one that’s more pared down or with OTT long ruffled lace
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Headbows are generally my least favorite type of headdress but I do love more understated floppy bows that lie on the head like pic related.

Rectangle headdresses are really cute, I wish they were more popular outside of oldschool.

Wish I could use those, my ears are really weirdly shaped (absurdly small and oddly bent ear canal) so buds aren't an option.

How did you discover lolita/jfashion, and what made you start buying and wearing it yourself? I used to use Pinterest to make mood boards years ago, and it largely had a hand in exposing me to jfashion as a preteen
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I was scrolling through my instagram explore page back in 2014, where I stumbled across a post from lor (kek) and fell in love with the fashion after browsing through her account. Her insta and youtube channel were the entrance down the rabbit hole for me, I never had really cared about fashion beforehand so it was nice to finally discover my aesthetic and style.

I was too young to discover it via lj, and I don't think they really sold any lolita media in my country, so my story is a boring instance of the insta algorithm doing its job
everyone knows only men know how to use the internet
Some older girls in school when i was 14 were into it but i was a budding weeb and focused only on cosplay until the end of high school, but my interest for the fashion never faded and i always kept up with trends and releases.
I've been buying pieces occasionally to get my first coord together for the past couple of years now after almost a decade god
Shojo beat anons, I first saw jfashion in a a btssb ad in an issue I got from the library back in 2009. I fell in love instantly but when I saw the prices I was like yikes nope because we were kinda poor. I was allowed online pretty young (so I saw lots of fandom stuff including cosplay) and once I met other weebs in middle school I started going to cons. Once I started college and got a part time job I could finally afford lolita too. I just graduated and I'm mostly just into lolita now since you can wear it wherever but cosplay is more of a convention only thing.
That's so sweet... my goal is to be someone's inspiration like that

I thought they weren't.

But then I saw this video:


What is the trick here? How does her legs seem to be so long?
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Yes, stop gorging yourself
Damn this girl is perfect. Her legs are damn hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thin girls >>>>> Fat girls.

Why can't all female cosplayers be like her??????
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Wow, a mangaka not drawing realistically anatomical characters. What a huge shock.

Anons complained that proto didn't belong in the old school thread, so here's a separate thread to post proto inspo (modern and/or old), talk about lolita history, post listings, etc.
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Lots of these brands actually aren't cheap, seethe harder
That's Sabrina, and she passed away in 1994... she was also one of the founders of the band.
She may not be a looker, but she was a good artist.
>b-butthurt, s-s-sething!
I'm not the one who absolutely had to give my post a (you) with no other imput whatsoever. You know I am right. You can replicate most of this "look" with old walmart clothes, this is how normie it is.
don't bother. these young weebs don't know that fashion isn't so rigid.
coord collage challenge: create a proto-inspired look using only items from the walmart website

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Beginner sewing quiz from Cosmode, how many can you answer?
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come on who the fuck translated this and didn't bother translating the answers

its in japanese but the answers portion is upside down
1. The outside 2. Trick question, sleeves are more than one length! 3. Another trick question. All of the above. 4. Awl, it’s used for opening boxes of thread. 5. How to drape; put fabric on the dressform and move it around until you’re out of pins then give up and buy a pattern. 6. Purpose of serger: Destroy your garment more quickly than a regular sewing machine.
1) Around where the glans meets the shaft
2) make everything batwing and you never have to measure again
3) i go full Enchanted and just cut dress silhouettes out of curtains
4) yaoi padel
5) during a cosplay photoshoot, drape yourself across the hood of a random stranger's car like a wet noodle, not a stiff dressform
6) to absorb excess money that you can't hide in the offshore accounts
7) scissors go drrr
8) to the necking
9) what is reading comprehension?
10) invisible zipper is when you manage to trap him in between a bunch of trees. separating zipper is when you take your axe to him. fuck your bunny day you creeper
11) turn iron on. apply to fabric. if fabric is no longer there, the iron was too hot
12) clearly it's enamel, the one item there that isn't a fabric at all
13) seems to have forgotten the all important "looking at other's work and scathingly putting it down" but OK
How are you destroying your garment with a serger?
Waiting on someone to take a serious stab at the 2nd half >>10444879

Anyone else see this crazy Ultramarine cosplayer interview?
Why go through all the effort of making armor when you can wrap yourself in a pride flag for the same effect?
Beat me to it. All that hard (and admittedly very nice) work just to be a fucking smurf. Maybe it's secretly our spiritual liege in there.
I'm not sure how matt ward feels about primaris
He was apparently involved in creating them, or at least the storylines where they were introduced, and his husbando robot girlyman was involved in introducing them so I'd guess he'd like them.

Also, I didn't even realize that was a Primaris at first since cosplay looks so different from the minis, that explains why I couldn't figure out what helmet that was supposed to be.
Primaris looks worse than manlets in cosplay form.

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Pixelninja. Swedish cosplayer who always made her costumes herself from scratch. Rarely did cosplay for sex appeal, with pic related as an exception.

Who are some retired cosplayers you remember with respect?

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This guy again?
Still just 7 votes?

Need that latex version too.
>Still just 7 votes?
13 now.
wwwwhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!?????!!!!!!!!!!! you found a man on 4chan!?! what a surprise!
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I was on the genki message board back in the day. Lindze was a cool person and a great cosplayer.

This is the time of year that the releases slowly trickle out, what are you looking forward to? Any re-releases you'd like to see?

Please share all things Halloween here! Bonus points for any cute Halloween accessories for coords to buy~
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This brand only releases OPs and salopettes and the cuts always look horrible
AP and BTSSB also has shit tier stuff, their shoes and bags never last long and some dresses have shitty fabric

Nayrt but mostly AP. AATP on the other hand, I'll give you that all their non ouji stuff is trash tier, but BABY is far better than AP at the moment.
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I recently received my Meta Artifact dress. Technically I would count it to last year's Halloween season, but I don't give a damn. The midnight blue colourway is awesome, and I look forward to make a cool witchy academia-inspired coord with it.

Basic, but reliable. Also cats.
A good catch anon!

Hope you'll post a coord pic. I really like that print, but not sure if I'll get it myself since I already have secret laboratory. Let me live vicariously through you.

Do you still have your own yaoi paddle? Soft- or hardcore side?
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Oh lord those teeth.
>I was groped too and didn’t mind.

That doesn’t make what you did ok.
Honestly so glad these things disappeared off the face of the Earth. Back when this board was more active (see: a decade ago,) you'd read countless stories about these things being fucking abused to no end.
>be a teenager
>have an overreacting fear of gravity (not heights, just the sensation of being off balance, having nothing under foot, actually falling even short distances)
>friend pushes me towards a middle aged resting bitch face male staff member in cosplay out of nowhere
>my legs have no time to react so reach forward to catch myself on him (not hug, not grab, palm of hands only) to avoid falling
>go to apologize immediately while visibly flustered
>he cuts me off, yells angrily at me for glomping, doesn't even let me speak, then storms off
>the only other option was to let myself hit the ground
Still hurts me inside to this day. I know my friend didn't mean it so I mostly feel bitter that the guy was a dick and so unaware of what was going on around him. And even though my fear almost never comes up, any time I'm with someone that playfully pushes me and happens to make me panic, it makes me really think I should spend the money to get help with it since they almost invariably get angry at me even though I don't do anything to them. I guess it makes them feel embarrassed and get defensive, but I never accuse them of anything, get mad, or am mean to anyone (since I know it's my problem and they didn't mean to do it), I just freak out momentarily and then have to sit down and catch my breath.
go get therapy you weirdo.

Do you think a Smurfs cosplay would be accepted at a con? Pic related, is kinda what I had in mind.
Why wouldn't it be?
Lmao a thread died for this

Annoyed by someone in your comm?
Any cosplay trends you wish would die out?
Have some cgl related sins to confess?

Whatever it is, vent it here as long as it stays on topic
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Are you talking about the person shitting up BSoLF? The dumb looking fringe purse?
use slip on little toe sock covers (not sure why they’re called) to keep the soles clean. Prolongs the life of my socks immensely
he's really cute
Mercari and From are hard to buy from even in Japan. It's a matter of who can buy the item the quickest so unless if you check the apps every 10 minutes, the chances of getting a DD off there is rare
*Fril not from

Old thread is kaput.

Requesting Milky Berry JSK in white + headbow. Minor damage to JSK, has slight dye rub but not nearly as bad as most. Headbow has no damage.
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its the 2020 red colorway, no damage and never tried on. im thinking about setting the auction around 170-180 ?
I'd set it at $180 for auction. If you want to add a BIN price, I'd put it around $225+ or whatever you're comfortable with letting it go at.
Berry Chan JSK in pink?

Yeah I'd say 150 absolute minimum starting price for auction but someone will undoubtedly bid well above that. Auctions bring out the competition in people and they'll pay far more than if you just put a BIN price and no auction. But at the same time if you want quick cash auction with a below $200 start bid plus a reasonably higher BIN should be a good choice so people can buy right away I'd they really want to.

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Newbie to crafting for cosplay. Planning out a World of Horror getup. How might I go about making this mask properly?
By deleting this thread and asking your question in the help thread.
use the help thread, newfag.

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Previous Thread >>10406812

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WtgRe5cjKIR0BYGhw9N8ahxChLqEFLbZIRbAazooh-o/edit?usp=sharing

Original Music Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfmgukQM2isUtJJZz1MY4Jn4zPcbl0wDU

-kpop vs jpop inspired "idols", and why we don't see too many overseas idols doing kpop inspired stuff
-heaps of online festival drama: Shining Idol Project headlines their own festival again, most performers drop out of London Idol Festival due to its affiliation with a convention ran by someone accused of pedophilia, Anison USA reaches out to performers and receives a cautious response due to more accusations of creepers
-Chocolate Idol Showcase goes off without a hitch, though, and ended up generating over two thousand in donations
-some squabbling about how Japanese words work
-lots of overseas idols in the WACK audition
-more squabbling about how Japanese visas work

Featured Group: Resoluscia, just for that one anon starving for Resoluscia news lol

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This is the millionth time this argument over “who’s an idol and who isn’t” has erupted. And what have any of you learned? What has changed? Damn near nothing.
As someone mentioned earlier, the people who want to seriously pursue this as a hobby and actually do well will prevail, and the shitty ones will remain shitty. There will always be shitty cosplay dance groups. No matter how much anyone tries to whip the “community” into shape, at the end of the day there are people who won’t take her advice because they’re just “doing it for fun”.
Taking this directly from a comment on the video: “there are people who are doing this as a hobby casually and those who are doing this as a very serious hobby”.
I highly doubt most of the shitty cosplay kids really have any plan to branch out and become idols in Japan. Should they be put in “idol” festivals alongside stronger performers? No. But are they allowed to exist? Yeah. Of course, putting yourself on the internet doesn’t make you immune to criticism (which is what she gave in the video; she wasn’t bullying even if she sounded harsh), but I think so many people fail to realize time and time again that there are clearly people who view this hobby with varying levels of seriousness. That’s the way it’s always going to be.
There’s just no point in her beating this same damn dead horse, for that exact reason.
Maybe I have no right saying this since I’m a casually hobbyist in all this (though I do indeed care about quality), but it should never be this deep. None of you should be this hellbent over any of this. You’re wasting your time and other people’s time being so absorbed in “bettering” a “community” that will never have a clear-cut definition.
And I get that that’s part of her purpose for making the video: to provide her clear-cut definition of an “idol”, but let’s face it. As proven by the responses, not everyone will agree.
If your in it for the hobby and fun, why does it matter what Julily says? Genuinely curious.
thread is saging, pick up convos here
I meant calling someone "trash" or "literal toxic waste". Like it's okay for someone to say that here under anonimity. but god forbid she says "this video looks like there was little to no effort in this" in a criticizing way.
Not that anon. But both are bad. Neither should be done.

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