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New friend finder thread because people in the old one won't stop derailing it with dumb useless arguing

Same info as before:
>Lolita? Cosplay? You tell us.
>Fav brands, substyles, anime, cosplay, etc.
>Other hobbies, interests?
>What are you looking for?
>Not looking for?
>Contact info
>Anything else we should know?
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30s F PNW
>Lolita? Cosplay? You tell us.
Lolita with no interest in cosplay.
>Fav brands, substyles, anime, cosplay, etc.
Sweetfag to the core. BtSSB, older Meta, ETC, JM. Brand whore but indie supporter. I like casual jfashion styles, vintage, and whimsigoth for normie wear.
>Other hobbies, interests?
PC videogames, baking and nutrition, internet culture, reading, thrifting, horror movies. Currently no-lifing BG3. I don't like anime, manga, cons, or pop culture.
>What are you looking for?
Irl and online friends. People who want to play games together or talk about them, share recipes, discuss our favorite cows, share our latest book, article, or movie finds, and go thrifting or hiking together if we live close enough. Platonic relationships only.
>Not looking for?
Romantic relationships, coomers, SJWs, taobao-litas, minors, creeps.
>Contact info
>Anything else we should know?

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Early 30s, F, Midwest.
>Lolita? Cosplay? You tell us.
>Fav brands, substyles, anime, cosplay, etc.
Innocent World, Meta, Heart E, old Baby.
>Other hobbies, interests?
JRPGs, the occasional VN, reading, writing, cats, interior decor. Not super into anime or manga anymore, but I do read horror manga sometimes (my favorite is The Drifting Classroom).
>What are you looking for?
Friends into similar styles as me and who also live normal, adult lives in addition to being lolitas. There's no need to be local, because I'm a bit shy in person and likely won't want to hang out unless we've been friends for several years, lol. Would be nice to talk about what we're buying, beauty routines, lolita history, what we find ita, etc.
>Not looking for?
I'm married, so please no relationships or men. Also, I have no interest in being friends with people who are weird about women liking BL. No overly political SJW types (lesbians are fine, and I don't care about your politics, just don't want to hear them), and no one way younger than me. Sorry!
>Contact info
>Anything else we should know?

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I’m moving to Australia in three weeks as an international move. I haven’t had much luck finding a comm in my current country but holding out for Aussie.

Are there any Queensland/NSW based Lolitas here? I’m an American but I’ve been living overseas for over a year now and Australia is where I’ve settled on.
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I’m sorry to all the fellow lita’s who fell victim to this grown ass man’s 14 year old behavior
spill nonny

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hey /cgl/ this me cosplaying as my cat rupert, who is on my shoulder for reference.

Does anyone else here cosplay as their pet, or have tips on how to cosplay more like a cat without looking like a furry?
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more Rupert pics please
More like POOpert
Extremely based thread. Bumping for Rupert, you go little guy!

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Last thread >>10778622

>Coord/inspo dumps
>VM release: Complaints? Praise? What did you buy?
>Update on dream dress search / hunt?
>Coord help
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In my experience, anything from pre-2018 VM is good quality except for hats (though to be fair they suck in the same way that 99% of lolita hats do because none of the brands know how to do millinery properly).

I don't like the lace lining on most recent Rococo Bouquet parasol, but that's just personal preference, and I didn't see anything else wrong with it.
Feel like shit I just want old JetJ back!!!

I hate the way they style this poor model.
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its bizarre that VM seems to have lost any ability to style models even to a basic/normal standard. those lace tights, gloves, and purple lipstick scream 2010s clubbing scene, so weird.

similarly although i like the design of the dress, i wish they had released it in slightly less overpowering colors (the black is nice but boring). the brand just seems to have lost its sense of refinement.
>slightly less overpowering colors (the black is nice but boring)
Gull, it's the yearly Halloween-adjacent release, like the Corruption Gauze series.

Foid here,
I'm starting to think cosplaying is only worth it if you're attractive
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>I'm starting to think cosplaying is only worth it if you're attractive
>I only care if it looks like the character (rarely) or if it's a hot enough bitch
If your cosplay fits your body type then the cosplay can make you attractive, actually.
Haruhi cosplay for example can add 4 points easily

the last remaining haruhi cosplayers are 40
No hairline is gonna save a guy from the starter husbands type of scam that women pull at the vehest of the state.
>men love their kids less than women
Women are the ones committing infanticide by the millions, and when people want to not even put a stop to it but simply put small restrictions they march like their lives depend on it. How can you say you are the sex that loves kids when you are the ones killing them and fight so hard to defend this infanticide privilege?
>dude works
>a person that has nothing to do with you is entitled to steal from your work
Yeah it's so clear you are a man-hating feminazi. The logic behind these backward ass laws wasn't that but that women "depended from the husband" and were "unable to fend for themselves", which is a complete fantasy since workplaces even prefer to hire them nowadays.
I hope you never get to ruin the life of a dumb enough guy to take you.
Not sure if you are being serious here but getting together with a person and building a family is perfectly reasonable at that age, the fact that you put that as a fuck up speaks volumes about the kind of person you are.

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So I roomed with other people this year of the first time and it was actually a fantastic time. Why do people always make this seem like shit? Any of you got any horror stories
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You know which cons he runs and what people think about him, but didn't think there was a chance that a staffer named RYAN at an event run by RYAN might be the guy in question?
About sums it up. Pretty sure I got the record for the world's longest brainfart.
This seems to be a recurring theme.

>Drunk asshole gets too handsy with someone he shouldn't
>Consequences ensue
>Cries about it
>Attempts to gaslight people

Here's a thought, maybe don't treat girls being drunk as a license to molest them. Novel concept I know.
Drunks really are the worst.

>Dude like I was drunk that means I didn't have control over myself!
>I was drunk idk what I'm like while drunk!
>yes it's 6am and everyone has left just one more youtube video while I sneak another drink or two.

I don't put up with this shit anymore. When the party is over I accept no one. I could care less if they drive home drunk and kill someone, get out of my house.
>M is asexual
yeah J definitely done nothing and M is an attention whore they usually attention seeking people

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Films/tv shows that are based on cosplay/con culture or at least reference it in some way.

I felt that 2Kawaii4Comfort was (for better or worse) the most accurate description of going to a small con and having a bad time at it. It's a shame it ended on a cliffhanger.
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Just saw this clip from My Tiny Senpai.

"America's best cosplayers"

LMAO! Get this spammy trash out of here!
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Welcome to Eltingville pilot (2002)

I saw this on Adult Swim back in the day and IMO, it's ahead of its time in commenting on nerd culture.

Welcome to Eltingville takes place in Eltingville, Staten Island, and focuses on the lives of four teenage boys: Bill Dickey, Josh Levy, Pete DiNunzio, and Jerry Stokes, all members of "The Eltingville Club", who have shared interests in comic books and science fiction, among other things. In the pilot episode, Bill and Josh fight over a collectible Boba Fett action figure.


Note: The show never got a full season, but the comic book was completed a few years ago.
The fact that this video essay got unlisted lowers any expectations that 2K4C will be revisited...

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Hello everyone, i'm currently working on a Jacket cosplay (mostly inspired by the Payday 2 version) for a con next month and i wanted to hear what you guys would suggest for me to change or any criticisms you might have (also i know the jacket i'm wearing is not the exactly same, it's very hard to ship a replica of that one here for my country unfortunately)
Also my friend is working on a ''Jacket's piece'' Mac 10 prop and a Sony Walkman prop, but i'll only be able to get them next month, so these toy revolvers will have to do until then unfortunately.
So i'll leave these pics here and i can post more if you guys need any reference or something else, i plan on answering suggestions or criticism in here so just leave them and i'll check it out later, thanks!
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Thank you! Yes i'm planning on adding them, i will post pics here tomorrow to show you guys :)
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As promised, here are some pics i took today
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I want to bring up the topic of Why do /cgl/ users get so mean whenever someone selfposts? I think this board would be a lot more fun and the ribbing would be a lot more fair if we all just self posted again like the good ol’ days but it gets shot down instantly all the time now
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It wouldn't be so bad if the selfposts were actually good but it's usually just someone trying to promote their own shitty coord.

We're here to shitpost not selfpost.
>first post best post /thread
Because cosplay and lolita are dead. This board is just an empty husk of what it used to be.
It's a mix between jealousy and not wanting this place to become another /soc/

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Can you fags post ethnic qt cosplayers?

Not average, but the cosplayers that clearly look like the stereotypes of their country/race, but are where they're not just qt, but become goddesses of feminity?

I need to make an international qt cosplayer folder.
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It's so funny how there's another thread whining about the exact opposite thing.
Makes you think.
I love chocolate
Would love to breed with her
why the nails ...

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How much money would it take for you to swap cosplays with some one else? Of the other gender?

I want to do this at a con so badly omg.
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The only way I can talk to girls at cons is by switching clothes with them.
Idk $10000?
All of my cosplays cost at least $1000 in materials and you'de a weird perv so thats fair imo
Id understand that for homemade cosplays, I guess this question was more geared towards those who just grab them online.
i would pay if i got to wear your cosplay while i fuck you
Given that I'm 6'2" with a muscular frame, I don't think I can do that without tearing the other person's outfit. So I guess $700 on top of what their outfit costs, for cleaning costs and replacing theirs. Though I want my shit back at the end of the day. Worked way too hard on it for it to not be displayed at home

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Since starting antidepressants I've gained a shit ton of weight. I've always been chubby but now I'm about 190 at 5'5 (I know it's bad.) Any advice /cgl/? Crazy quick crash diets? I'm willing to do anything to get this weight off. Also first time posting on 4chan so be nice lol
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do you know how to read?
this is also the worst advice itt.
Keto and Fasting at least IF, occasional days here and there of fasting or Omad if needed.

I fucking love to eat. I just eat eat in a small window of time and focus on satiating foods (high naturally occuring fats) and I literally don't want to eat the rest of the day. No desire for snacking. Nothing like what I used to eat looks appetizing at all. Still a fucking bottomless pit when it comes to seafood and BBQ.

If I added more for fasting days or did extended fasts (48-72 hours) I could probably drop more and reach my goals. But In in the spot where my wardrobe fits fine and eh. My weight has been maintained for over a year. Never hungry. Never hangry. Lots of energy. Good, chill, happy mood.

I eat mostly carnivore though, very little veg. The more veg I eat, the more anxious and depressed I get. No fruit outside the occasional berries. Still love chocolate (stevia / monkfruit only) but I don't feel the urge to binge on it. 1/3 of a Lilly's chocolate bar or one of the peanut butter cups is good.

I fucking hate salads with a passion.
i'm the opposite, but similar results. my diet is mostly fruits, nuts, veggies, or healthy meals I made myself. cut out soda, fast food, junk. no red meat, minimal dairy. when i do eat meat it's usually poultry or fish. then i do 16-8 or 14-10 fast schedules. been losing around .5-1lb a week for a while now, slowly but steadily getting closer to my goal.
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>"don't eat all day and do other things instead"
Ok, then, enjoy counting your calories or something, I guess that counts as a hobby,
I'll be here enjoying dinner (out of obligation) from the top of my two-digit weight.
I was a fatass in May, 205 and miserable. I'm ~178 now, which is a bit better but I'm still working on it. What I did was bike 20km every morning I wasn't working. If I was at work, I'd eat a banana and black coffee for lunch. Regular or small sized dinner, chicken and rice or chicken and salad if I wasn't that hungry, etc. Coffee is an appetite suppressant, so I guess I was starving myself a bit but it still fuckin worked so take that as you will.
Also snacks like chips can fuck off. I had a load of those shitty all-dressed chips once after a workout, and it made me wanna kill myself. Fucking garbage.

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Unanswered questions from the previous thread:

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how you wash pic rel?
Buy one brand new from Baby, they regularly rerelease their old school style headdresses.

If there's no wire in the headbow itself, soak in soapy water and hand wash. If it's wired, you'll likely have to take it apart and reassemble it - I've seen lolitas on Xianyu restore absolutely filthy headpieces that way.
hey, I think I have the exact same style as you're describing. I go for 'horror game protagonist' inspo and shop mainly second hand axes femme for tops & op, random depop/thrift store things for bottoms, and accessories from aliexpress or yesstyle such as legwarmers/head accessories/socks.

I find the jp brands are good for tops and blouses (if you're not too busty) but skirts and pants/shorts I stick to Western/aliexpress so I can size up.
In my experience axes femme has been nice for tops and printed skirts. However the non printed skirts I got from them are made out of really cheap feeling polyester that I really didn't like
Op here, I really like 1! post links

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Post your recent purchases and share stories about the postal service!
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Some simple things I guess
I ordered an FMA pocketwatch from Ali. Today I got a bunch of watches and assorted crap sent to my address, but addressed to some unknown dude. I returned to to the post office. That other guy probably got my watch, right? I'm never gonna get it now.
my 25lb taobao package arrives today, hype
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Update on this: I was able to talk to a real person from USPS and was told
>sorry there's nothing we can do, try talking to the seller
So I contact the shopping service and tell them this, and they also say
>sorry there's nothing we can do, try talking to the local post office
>(links USPS website and phone number)
>the service provider will destroy the parcel
I still don't quite understand who is uncontrollably transporting and destroying the parcel if it's neither within the control of USPS nor the SS, is there someone who receives international packages and passes them off to USPS who's going to refuse to send it back internationally? Neither party is dropping the name of this mysterious "service provider" so I don't know who to contact.
Honestly it's my fault for not triple checking the address. I think what happened was that I had a tab with my order, noticed the address was old, edited the address in a new tab, and that didn't properly update the address on the existing tab or something, since I do remember changing the address. I hesitate to do a chargeback because it's not really the SS's fault (they just wrote the address they had) and I don't want to snub them for it or get blacklisted when they've always been helpful and efficient. I may just eat the cost and try to be more paranoid about addresses in the future.
But yeah, it's dumb that they immediately sent the package on this apparently unstoppable suicide mission instead of asking anyone about it. I didn't even know anything bad happened until the SS told me. It's also weird because at my old address we'd get mail for old residents all the time like they didn't care, and I've accidentally had stuff successfully delivered to old addresses, but I guess now they give up and kill the package if the name doesn't match up? I mean, the address is still there, I just moved. Too bad.
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baby got me with this one

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how hard is making clothes with a sewing machine? is buying patterns required?

wanting to make basic skirts and crop tops to sell until upgrading and learning to make my own cosplays and lolita dresses. is it difficult? picrel is the machine i have
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It's fairly easy but I recommend starting with buying cheap used brand before making your own lolita pieces. It'll give you a basic understanding and an eye for the fashion. When you start making pieces, be sure to use high quality materials. Btw if it's for monetary reasons it is just cheaper to save for used brand.
are you in the second hand sales Facebook group? I got some precious brando for a really good price
ntayrt, but I love the stitchess. I love the handmade feeling to their content. It's cozy
There is a market for slow fashion and handmade pieces, but that doesn't mean you're immediately going to be profitable. Many start up businesses take years to turn a profit. If you have money and time to invest in things like branding/marketing, materials, and equipment. The thing that's going to get you the most though is labor. We seriously undervalue the labor of clothesmaking. Lolita is probably the only group of people I see that value and care for clothing. If you pay yourself just minimum wage plus all of the previous costs I mentioned, the profit from the sale of an item (like at $150) practically becomes a net zero.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't think about selling, but I'm just saying to do your research into what profit you can actually expect and whether that's worth the labor of learning this skill.
Oh and it hasn't much been touched on yet so I'll add:
>is buying patterns required?
Not necessarily. Pattern drafting is a skill and a useful one, but another thing to learn. Arguably it's harder than learning sewing itself since there's a lot of math and fabric manipulation involved. It's kind of like trying to build a lego set without instructions, just going off of the picture -- it's possible but a waste of time unless you have plenty of experience building lego. Like the other anons mentioned, you don't have to buy patterns but you absolutely should be using them as a beginner.

What’s the best way to get into male cosplay makeup as a man? I’ve tried looking for tutorials and I’ve read the /cgl/ guide but 99% of them are aimed at woman cosplaying as male characters. I’ve never done any makeup in my life, where should I start?
Don't let yourself get discouraged by those labels. You have to understand that most male anime characters to have very feminine traits, only exceptions might be JoJo,Baki... ect. Cosplays. It's most important to develop and learn the base knowledge to be able to make pick and choose your own make up style. Don't be ashamed to do something too "feminine" when cosplaying. <3 I know you'll be able to learn this skill, just keep an open mind.
tend to have * oops
There's this YouTuber named Vlad who does this for his channel and posted his tutorial here
This might be a bit outdated but it's a good start for you

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