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Is 23 too old to get into alternative japanese fashion?
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No. It's a good time, you have more money and more refined taste than you did as a teenager - hopefully.
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>>10376295
Nah, that’s when I got into it. In my experience most people in the jfashion community worth listening to are 25+ anyway
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I’m 22 and I’m just being able to get into it. I’ve been a fan of lolita fashion since I was about 12/13 and yeah it’s expensive and it wasn’t very accessible back in 2008/2009. My mom was the type of person who thought club penguin was going to steal our information just from me being in it :/ so I for sure wasn’t getting my pre teen hands on any lolita.
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Yes, the wall is 20
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>>10376305
10*
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>>10376306
If you don't come out of your mother's stomach wearing at the very least an ITA coord you shouldn't even bother
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>>10376307
God, if you weren’t conceived in moitie then what is the point of living
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>>10376308
Only 3rd gen brandwhores are even allowed in my comm
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>>10376295
I got into lolita at 25- as a Sweet Lolita. If you have money to build a decent capsule wardrobe fast, and you're good with makeup/have a face that looks younger, you won't have any problems.

I plan on being a lolita for at least a decade.
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>>10376295
If you smoked and drank yourself into a leather face then yes.
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Stop.
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>>10376295
Maybe it is, but as someone that started also at 23, i can honestly say it makes no freaking difference.
And, assuming you have a job and a way more stable life then you had at 16-18, you start with an advantage.
The most experienced lolitas at my comm are 28yo and my mentor was 33.
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>alternative japanese fashion
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>>10376530
jesus christ
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>>10376295
No, it literally doesn't matter if you're 13, 23 or 53 as long as you do it right and make sure it suits you
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>>10376820
god i miss the days
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>>10376305
>>10376306
Why are you so mean? I already hate myself.
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>>10376295
21 and over cons are best cons
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>>10380004
What is it about zoomers that make everything worse, especially cons?
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Is 43 too old? If it is then fuck my life
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>>10376295
It's too late, we don't allow zoomers
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>>10376295
Ignore judgemental zoomer thots, as with every generation the most bitchy and elitist ones are the ones who will drop the hobby soon as they "grow up"
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>>10376530
lol a zoomer is having an existential crisis.
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>>10376295
Is 31 too old? Cuz I fuckin hope not
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>>10376295
Perfect age, young enough that you're not too old, but old enough that you should have your first salary job
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>>10382523
31 is young as fuck. The zoomies on this board cant comprehend 31 when its double what their age is now.

Despite this, the 30s are the new 20s. I also don't think you're too old until you're decrepit and struggle to get out of the house physically.
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>>10382929
>30s are the new 20s
Ok ok who's wine aunt found 4chan
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>>10382945
Believe it or not, but plenty of 4chan is full of people in their 30s or even early 40s, mostly stuck here since the OG 2003-2006 days.
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>>10382945
>>10382958

40 yo checking in. I can't even be arsed to read this thread. You'll stop caring when you get past 30, seriously. Just yeet the kids off the lawn if they get annoying.
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>>10382929
>31 is young as fuck.
Fucking cope, loser.
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>>10382929
30 = over the hill
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>>10382993
t.brokeboy who bitches about the cost of cons
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>>10382993
>>10383003
You must be 18 to post here babynona
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>>10382945
I'm not even 30 and it's not old. Once you hit mid 20s it doesn't matter, you look more or less the same over your adult years if you take good care of your health and use sunscreen
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>>10383517
Haha all those dumb bitches I went to high school with that went to the tanning beds about every day.
Can't wait to see their reptile skin at the reunion!
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>>10383893
Haha yeah I’m feeling that. My geeky ass stayed inside to read books and now I look 10 years younger than them
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>>10382945
How old are you? 15? You know most of us are probably 30+ at this point because I doubt 4chan is getting much fresh blood. But then again you're posting and probably a lil zoom
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>>10379934
Because you spend all day calling me a scrote UwU
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>>10383946
according to the census from last year, this board is mostly college kids actually. not surprising
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>30
I sure hope you guys are already married with kids. Way past the wall.
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>>10381934
You're never "too old" with a HUGE asterisk. Meaning, the older you get the more you need to carefully separate out the core style elements of a fashion and cast aside the youth culture aspect of it. The reason why Lolita can look bad on older women is that a lot of women end up trying to look/act/seem much younger then they are and that makes it awkward and not cute.

What's cute, at any age, is understanding the core identifying style elements of the fashion you want to take on and adjust as needed for it to make more sense with your current age. A good example in Lolita would be ankle-socks; even at 25 I did not feel comfortable in ankle socks as they invoked a super-young vibe. I could still wear OTKs fine but something deep in my soul just screamed; "You're too old for the ankle socks". So I listened.

Now, this doesn't mean stuff like sweet Lolita is "out" for an older woman; but try to make sure it makes "sense" for you. Seriously look in the mirror and rule out some stuff; what hem length is really the most flattering for you now? What make-up actually compliments your face at this point? Don't follow a make-up tutorial by a 17-year old fashion model. Furthermore, if your hair is getting weird at this point, consider perhaps a very full pastel-color wig in a retro bob cut or 1950s-style fancy gloves instead of wrist cuffs.
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>>10376295
If you have to ask, yes
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30+ is when most people start earning decent income to be able to afford a con without having to share a room with 8 other weebs that will be featured on the many /cgl/ con horror story threads.

Imagine having a whole room to yourself where you can kickback and chill without walking in on your roommate getting their back blown out by a rando they met at the rave.
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>>10384027
Yup.

Imagine feeling too old to start a new hobby at 23. Y'all gonna have a rough time in your 30s and 40s.
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>>10384023
You just haven't tried the right ankle socks, I'm 29 and wear them occasionally but only the AP ones with minimal or no lace. The ruffly raschel meta ones look awful on me, definitely childish
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The prettiest (and best dressed) lolita in my country is 30. The prettiest in my city is 28. You'll be fine.
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>>10376295
No, but make sure to wear nude tights once you start getting wrinkly.
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>>10384948
But what if your nude tights get wrinkly
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>>10384950
buy new ones
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>>10383987
Why the fuck am I still here after 12 years? I figured most of the posters were growing with me and the average would be in the 30s by now. I guess most people get off 4chan after awhile, fuck it feels weird to be surrounded by zooms.

>>10383997

~35 is the wall for women because it gets harder to have birth without defects.

>>10384032

Half the fun is seeing your friends getting laid randomly at 3AM though. It's a proud and disturbing moment, at least for male friends since it's harder for them typically. It's an accomplishment.
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>>10385753
Why are men so obsessed with this wall? Is this a way that they can scare women into making horrible life decisions at their benefit? Life doesn't end just because you can't have crotch monsters and become a cum dumpster.
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>>10385770
>men
you mean incel normies?
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>>10385770
Not all women want kids, anyway, so that's really not a good factor to base it on. Not to mention women who were always infertile.
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>>10384957
and what if those get wrinkly too?
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>>10376295
Not at all. Cons are more fun when you're >21. You can afford J-fash as an adult.
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>>10380508
They're young and brash
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>>10385770
They're closet pedos ;^}
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>>10386485
We were like this at cons 10 years ago. Nothing new
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>>10386519
True
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>>10384023
This one gets it.
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>>10376302
My mum was the exact same.
Hated tech, forced kids to be walking stereotypes and had to had everything look like a British room in the 60's for some reason.
Once you're old though, you just ignore it and do whatever really. If you wanna do it then do it.
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>>10385770
>>10385805
>>10385813
>>10386487
Seething.

Life in fact does end if you can't have crotch goblins. If everyone ceased being able to have crotch goblins, humanity as we know it literally ends. Which I'm sure many of you edgy nihilists are okay with because "lmao I want 2 die I'm so quirky", but pretending that creating life is a non-issue is retarded.
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>>10393122
calling other people edgy but referring to children as crotch goblins is very very funny, anon.
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>>10393122
Looks like the world is going to end because 5 people don't want kids.
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>>10393122
You sounds like you’re the one seething.
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>>10382945
Found the zoomer.
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>>10383997
Found the neckbeard.
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>>10386487
This is 4chan unfortunately.
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How the fuck do you think a 20-year old would be able to afford altjfash without a trust fund? All lolitas are 25+ because burando is expensive as fuck and you need to make an adult salary to be able to buy the latest dresses, not flipping burgers for $5 an hour. All the teenagers into jfash are just getting knockoffs and cheap aliexpress crap because that's all their allowance and starbucks barista job can get them.

>>10384032
This. I'm turning 30 and so much happier that I have money and a stable job so I can afford a cozy hotel room for two, eat at a nice restaurant after the con day and buy myself whatever clothing I want to. Bonus points: no crazy teenage drama. Compared to when I was 20 my cons were filled with petty drama, stuffing yourself in a room you're sharing with 10 other people and eating takeaway mcdonald on the side of the street with the money you managed to scrape up. No horror stories from carpooling to split gas money and trying to fit everyone's luggage in the trunk. If hitting the wall at 25 means I get rid of all the shit I had to put up with in my teens then I'm taking it on head first bitches.
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>>10376295
23 is too old period
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No. You are still very young but I don´t see why age should hold you off. Live your best life OP.
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>>10396630
>Period
go back to lsa
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>>10380004
Those exsist?
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>>10405759
Ikr. They were always here in great quantities. I miss old cgl when it was ok to be pseudo edgy in an early 2000s internet way instead of a rupaul drag race tier way. Word.
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>>10376295
Quite the opposite, now you probably have the income to do it well.
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>>10376295
Yes it it, you should probably just save your money for a wheelchair grandma.
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Nah.
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>>10376295
better not be, I'm 43 and I decided this is the year I start wearing lolita
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>>10413025
i've been wearing lolita since 2002, but I am 39. You can do it anon!
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>>10396630
Shut up and go back to Tik tok,newfag.
If you think there's an age to stop wearing lolita you're either too young or too weak (or don't know how to make it work so it suits you)
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>>10376530
my sides
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>>10382945
After 25 people are basically the same because their brains have finished developing. I'm mid 20s but have friends in their 30s and there's no difference. People who pretend there's a 5-7 year window where you can enjoy your life are sad as fuck and will hopefully grow out of it.
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>>10376295
No. 23 is young. If you take care of yourself, you can easily look good in alternative fashion even into your mid-late 30s.
But really, who cares if your 70 yrs old wearing it. Dress how you'd like. If you feel good about what you're wearing, it'll show positively even to the confused normies.
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30 was old 30 years ago when everyone was smoking, drinking and hanging out in the sun without sunscreen for hours on end causing them to age way more than needed. Not to mention in your 20s you were expected to be a full adult with you own house and kids.

Today we've started to realize 20 yr olds are still teens and act/treated as such. They're (mostly) still in school and living with their parents and as well all are aware, marriages and even sex in this generation is happening much later in life. With the help of skincare knowledge, smoking down, (though rising again because vaping) and people stayong indoors more often, 30 yr olds are passing for 20s easy. That's even without makeup and plastic sugery. The only "wall" that exists is the one you create yourself.
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>>10418366
women, yes. men, no. men are looking like shit at 25 these days with wrinkles and balding and all that already. it's horrifying. they need to take care of themselves
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>>10405759
>lsa
not that anon but what is this?
googling isn't helping
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>>10384023
>I could still wear OTKs fine but something deep in my soul just screamed; "You're too old for the ankle socks". So I listened.
you sound so insane..
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>>10418791
It's like kiwifarms but for black women. A lot of white women are triggered as fuck about it because they don't take kindly to anybody is isn't black and woman and they tend to view white women as entitled and privileged.
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>>10418791
Based on >>10418799
I'm guessing they mean lipstick alley
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>>10382945
in my 30's and been on 4chan since 2007.
It's more likely than you think.
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>>10418799
oh whaat. This is interesting, thanks.
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>>10418801
I'd pay good money to lock lsa users, /cgl/ posters, aznidentity (asian supremacists redditiors) and thecoli.com (black male supremacists) posters in a warehouse and see what the fuck happens.
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>>10418895
>aznidentity (asian supremacists redditiors)
lolwut. their schtick is basically to be as white as possible, like getting muscular to fulfill white beauty standards and shit. they hate actual asian culture.
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>>10418895
All the men kill each other and rape/kill the women.
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>>10376306
>She's 10
>She thinks she still has time before she hits the wall
Should have started when you were 8 ma'am
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>>10418799
sounds like some serious white envy
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>>10419585
None of the women are real women, anon
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>>10419585
this is what nature intended for us



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