What are some Japanese accessory brands that are a bit more unique than Western ones? Is there a list somewhere?I want to wear more jfasion but start small.. I can find cheap unique things on taobao but would prefer to support Japanese brands. Preferably one where I can buy multiple things instead of spending 100 euro on 1 necklace.
>>10628101secondhand q-pot or tokimeki gabriel
Anyone know of a good tailor for lolita in the Houston area, or just southeast Texas?
>>10628157I don't have a rec for you but holy heck I bet a place like Kuroshiro Kawaii could make bank hiring a skilled seamstress and offering tailoring services to locals...
>>10628162Oh definitely... and you'd know your dress was in good hands!!
>>10628157Not US based but dreamy_rinn on insta is a lolita who does alterations or commissions I think? It might be cosplay only for the commissions, I've just seen her mention both commissions and altering lolita stuff.
Can I buy on Wunderwelt despite them not delivering to my country right now? I just want to enjoy the ETC sale
>>10628215Yes they'll just hold your order until shipping resumes. They will also give you the option to later use a forwarding service if you choose.
what would be my best way of going about thinning a wig? have long straight textured one and it is unwieldy thick and heavy. I have some haircutting and shearing scissors bit i dont have experience outside of cutting bangs.
Has Xianyu blocked foreign IPs? It won’t let me reach the login page.
>>10628445Never mind, I figured it out, I’m retarded.
just out of curiosity, has a lolita ever been seen on SubwayHands? With all the rings and wristcuffs and bracelets we wear it seems inevitable they'd grab a shot of a lolita on public transithttps://www.instagram.com/subwayhands/
If you report a reply (successfully) does the whole thread get nuked?
>>10628467no, I've been reported for trolling before and the thread stayed up
Where do people buy lace for homemade lolita? Even more specifically (and stupidly), what are some good sources for NON-vintage lace? I'm interested in lace that a sort of fresh/modern look to it, like AP's lace.
I'm thinking about getting new haircut but can't choose between mouth length bob and classic pageboy. Which is better for lolita fashion?
>>10628809Some people buy laces on taobao but if you can find a fabric store to check quality in person that’s my preference. Although if you live in the US most lace will be cheap Chinese trash there are still nice ones occasionally
>>10628848Both are fine if you're cute, neither is acceptable if you're ugly.
>>10628866This can be said about any haircut, tho
What is this a replica of
>>10628881Devilinspired says it's Korean Girl. Probably not a replica, just one of those cheap dresses from brands that are sold everywhere like Sunny and Ocelot.
I feel like there's always a discussion about lolita and its productions. What's the best source to keep up to date with where the garments are made?
>>10628881Not a replica, just generic, aka don’t buy it it’s going to be shit quality
What is a good brand of makeup for silicone skin that can blend with real skin well and that wont wash off from sweat or that could stain fabric?
>>10628093Are there any generic 4chan rules that we need to follow or is it just the board specific ones in the pinned thread? The recent outings on lolcow have made me realise I’ve never actually read the rules for any of these sites and never knew lolcow could/would revoke anonymity like they do if you break them
Are Meta's raschel lace utks okay for thick calves?
>>10629202It depends. They stretch amazingly, but utk dont really look that good on thick legs. It also depends on how thick you are talking, and how long, too. I suggest just getting OTK, they are more versatile anyway, and you can easily fold them down a bit and hide the fold in the thick lace.
>>10629201lolcow removes anonymity if they feel like you violated their terms????Has this ever happened before? I can't go on lolcow to check it, its blocked by my provider :/
>>10629210it did happen with some girl named erin painter, a while ago, but I havent been to lolcow in a long time so i am not sure about current shit
>>10629219It recently happened with a mid-tier youtuber called creepshow art, just Google her username and articles will pop up. The most famous ever example though is when they outed the Taylor R/TayTay sperg-chan to be Kiki Kannibal because she was jealous of Taytay being more famous/a signed model than Dakota Rose, it’s one of the most iconic Internet things I’ve seen in recent years
>>10629210lolcow admin will tag posts of people defending themselves in their drama threads. not usually normal users.
Does a corset look weird under a dress or blouse? Should I just wear spanks instead? How much of a difference do they make safely (not tightlacing)?
>>10629240Leave it to a drama forum jfc. >>10629247wait how does the tagging work? like IP tracing??
>>10629266the admin of a website can easily see whose ip is posting--they don't have to go through any great effort to do it or anything. so if the same person is being INCREDIBLY suspect and inflammatory and/or consistently breaking the rules, their posts might be marked by admin-sama.in a way, it's a sign to everyone else not to act stupid or you'll be caught for vendetta/bad behavior.
I've seen some people say that terms EGL and EGA should be used only for moitie coords (or coords with moitie main piece).Is it really like that?
>>10629263Corsets usually do look bad under lolita. They're too bulky even when they're cinching you. Use shapewear or spanx to smooth yourself out, or lose weight to reduce your size. Trying to use body-shaping clothes to fit into clothes you're too big for doesn't work.
What magazine is this snap from?
How do you deal with wearing lolitia on your period? I’ve always avoided it but this time I had planned to go somewhere in lolita one saturday and my period decided to come more than a week early.
>>10629358The same as wearing anything else on your period.
>>10629358A trifecta of tampon + pad + period underwear has never failed me
>>10629202yes, I've seen fatties wear them and they look fine.
>>10629288no this is retarded
>>10629327It's from the Gothic & Lolita photo book
Will I ever be a true Lolita if I never buy from Taobao? It seems like a huge headache and I really don't have the time or energy for that mess.
>>10629404some people think never buying from taobao is what makes you a true lolita
>>10629404lol whatno, you don't need to buy from taobao to be a lolita. unless you're buying from amazon or aliexpress instead, then i'm giving you side eye. but if you're only buying brand and don't mind paying a small premium to taobao resellers, you're fine?
>>10629404There is nothing wrong with not buying taobao
>>10629404>will I ever be a true lolita if I don't buy chink knockoff products?Is this an elaborate shitpost
Does anyone know if NightWhisperLolita on etsy is reputable? Am new
>>10629441they are legit. they both resell taobao stuff and collaborate with taobao brands to make plus size versions of their items for the western market.
>>10628093I have a 96 size bust, and I was wondering if I should get size M or L for Nameless Poem. I fit everything else in M, however the bust 100 seems like a lot, and M is slightly too small. What do?
what's a good fabric dye if I want to get moitie blue?I want to dye some white bed sheets
>>10629696get the L.
how tf do taobao preorders work if you're using a shopping service. please help your local dumbass (me) out
>>10629704You order it like normal and pay what's requested. When the second payment slot comes up you order that too and pay like normal. They will likely ask what your first order number was to match it all up and you tell them.
>>10629704for spree now and 42 agent, you put in the order for the first payment, and they will adjust the price so you pay the entire price up front. that way they don't have to chase you down for the second payment.
What time does the AP Japan website do their restocks or is it random? I always miss them.
Are you considered not fat or something if you can fit into Asian sized clothing and only buy from asian burando?
>>10629825yeah. and if you fit into unshirred oldschool then you are peak smol
>>10628093What's the best place to learn how to sew by hand? There's a bazillion resources online, I don't feel like hoping multiple websites or putting an endless stream of tutorials. Target is sewing small pieces, like pin cushions.
>>10629825>>10629847nayrt but wondering what would measurements/measurement ranges would be considered very small, small, medium/average, large, and very large by Lolita/Asian standards?Americans think I am microscopic but I'm not really clear about what I am from an Eastern point of view. Some products seem to imply I'm still tiny while other stuff seems to consider me a bit large.
>>10629917this is a really weird thing to be considered about, just check your measurements against what you want to wear? lolita brands don't generally have small/medium/large, some taobao brands do but they provide measurements. like are you just looking for people to tell you you're smol or what
>>10629922*concerned, not considered. sorry it's 8 AM
>>10629922It was more about the cultural perception than trying to fit into anything, since I am curious about what different standards different parts of the world have. But to be honest I don't love being called small in America so part of me does want to be considered a normal size somewhere in the world
>>10628411Taking out some of the wefts might be your best bet.
When I follow this thing the second loop ends up looking strange and is hanging at the bottom, is this normal? Why can't I make a normal bow? I have a shirt that you have to tie or else it's just open and I just can't get a proper bow in it..
>>10629979post pic of your fucked up bow for diagnosis, otherwise AP paris posted a video tutorial on their instagram page a while ago
Where to get lolita crew socks with lots of stretch for giant calves? Would meta be good? Normal socks always leave marks on my legs from being a little too tight.I’m not fat. i can fit into old moitie fine but I have thick runner legs from exercise.
>>10630030As a fatty (not obese, just overweight and tall and muscular) who also runs and works out and has thick trunk legs, someone who supposedly isn't fat shouldn't really have this issue. Having said that, I do fit into meta socks with no issues so if you are honest then you should be good.
>>10630031Honestly idk like i constantly have this problem if you can see here. Like I don’t know if I’m doing it wrong.I wear socks up all the way and they fall down and do this crap on my ankles. I do have small feet so maybe it’s the size small socks with the large legsBut I will try meta!
>>10630041If your socks fit but just fall down try sock glue.
>>10628093Has anyone got a really good sewing tutorial for a headbow they swear by?
>>10630041I think the indentation on your legs just happens. Moving around and stuff does make even normal peoples legs swell just a bit, which might leave marks in your body. Also, bras and things do similar to people, fat and skinny. it just happens. You will have no problem with meta though, they are nice and stretchy and amazing.
Is it better to hang pettis/paniers or put them in a box with lots of room so they don't get squished? I bought a BTSSB and AP one recently and want to make sure I take care of them well.
>>10630087Brand pettis are usually organdy/organza, so yes, absolutely do not squish them. I've always hung mine upside down and that preserves them well
>>10630088Thank you anon!My wardrobe is pretty packed which is why I was considering box-like storage for them. I worry that hanging them will squish them too much on either side?
>>10630087do not hang your petticoat unless it is hard tullehttps://desuarchive.org/cgl/thread/10575354/#q10578767
I hate washing my clothes by hand, so I was thinking of getting one of these. Has anyone used them before?
>>10630088obvious newbie and retard, but what do you mean by hanging them upside down? I cant picture it.
>>10630199turn it inside out and hang it from the inside-out waistband
>>10630199i really want to believe they mean turning them inside out and hanging them by the waistband. the alternative would be too retarded, but they hang them in the first place, so who knows...PSA for everyone else, NO do not hang your petticoats that are made of a soft material. i've seen it recommended more than once and it's outright wrong. store them in a drawer, or in a bag, or something to that effect. they will floof right back up after you take them out of the compressed space. if it's the scratchier hard tulle material, then hang it. if it's soft, stuff it somewhere.
Probably a dumb question but how much space in cm should there be in unshirred blouses for a comfortable fit? I have an 84cm bust and am looking at one that measures at 86 and am concerned about it being too tight.
>>10630299IW recommends 4-5cm, but as someone with a US F cup size I need 8cm and wouldn't mind more.
>>106302992-5 cm or slightly more underneath the measurement is generally the rule. also note that a lot of lolibrary/brand measurements are slightly smaller than reality for some reason. are you able to wear a sports bra just in case?
>>10630317sorry 2-5 cm+ is for unshirred JSKs and OPs, misread your post
>>10630316According to abrathatfits, I'm a 30DD to DDD but depending on the bra I'm anything from a 32C to 32DD. I guess I'll aim for about a 6" difference since I'm not flat chested like most Japanese lolitas are. Thanks for the help
Do you have any app to recommend to try out different make up styles and see what fits you best ? Preferably that can be used on desktop too, if possible.I only know meitu, but it's not made for this, and only works on mobile.
How do I find out when Baby restocks their basics like blouses and headdresses, do I just keep checking their Twitter and hope I don't miss any updates?
>>10629696Having a couple of cm room in an OP is necessary if you want to be able to breathe.
How do people poop in complicated costumes or coords? Do they make a little flap, or just blast ass beforehand and hope nothing goes wrong?
>>10630709>coordscoords are clothes, not a costume, the same as other clothes.
>>10630709They think about easy access when making the costumes (velcro straps, snaps, 2-piece costumes, etc) or go to the bathroom earlier than when they need to in order to have time to take it all off before desperation sets in.And like the other anon said, coords are just dresses, stockings, panties, and bloomers so that's really no different than usual.
>>10630709get a knockoff bridal buddy
>>10630712>>>costumes OR coordsRetard.
>>10630753They asked about both so I answered the one I had information on. OR implies you can pick one. You're the retard.
>>10630753It's retarded to speak about something you know nothing about. Anon spoke from their expertise and didn't speak about what they don't. You can't even accurately comprehend the meaning of "or" in a sentence, retard.
How do I buy from Atelier BOZ? Do you need a SS?
I have a blouse I really like that I want to wear with a skirt, but it's quite sheer and my bra shows. I'm guessing I just have to suck it up and wait until I get a thicker blouse that'll coord with the skirt? Not sure if there are any lolita-friendly ways to hide my bra otherwise.
>>10631214Literally just wear a tank top under the blouse that matches its color or is flesh-toned
I'm going to have velcro on a removable face padding lining on a helmet so I can wash the fabric touching my disgusting sweat. Is it better to have the soft or hook side on the removable portion?
how do you keep the straps of rocking horse shoes up so they don't sag down?
>>10630709>>10630712>>10630753>>10630771>>10630757yall really getting mad over a question about poopin?
>>10631482you don't, really. unless you really want to go hard and use fashion tape. nobody really keeps the straps up for walking around, they will inevitably fall to your ankle.
>>10631504True, though if you do them tight enough they’ll stay up for a decent amount of time
>>10629693thank you anon!
>>10630664Uh, thanks for the reply? I'd like a more specific answer, which channels? I remember one lady who made historical costumes, there was a hige differece between her way of teaching and the sloppy 5 minute crafts around.>>10630709The bridal buddy looks easy enough to sew by yourself, it reminds me of an oversized string bag wihtout closing at the bottom.>>10631214Besides what the other anon said, some bras have some padding so the nipples don't show. T-shirt bras come to mind.
Are accessories (like headpieces or socks) fine quality from Aliexpress?
>>10631527The unfortunate trade off is your legs will look like this
>>10631577you might get different answers, but i'm going to give that a no. i can always tell when people cheaped out on their socks and headdresses and it immediately knocks down their coord.a good pair of brand otks might be like ~30 USD, and your average simple headdress ~30-40 USD. but depending on where you look, you can probably find some for even cheaper. just do that.
If I see AP on taobao, is it a replica?
>>10631600whose calves are so flabby that your legs would do this with simple leather or ribbon straps?
>>10631577Generally no. Even though most Ali and taobao stuff looks good in the photos, irl there will be obvious quality differences. For example, I bought a big batch of taobao ankle socks and they were all crap. Cheap/no elastic so they constantly fall down, weird sizing, crap materials that snag constantly, lace and decorations attached with hot glue, etc. And these were mid-range taobao-lita brands, not cheap Aliexpress crap.I wouldn't even waste my time with something bigger like a headpiece unless I was sure the quality would be okay beforehand.
>>10631606I see people's legs look that with those Moitie lace up socks all the time. I don't see why not, if they're doing up the straps so tight that they're able to stay up.
>>10631605either that or a shopping service
>>10631635the ribbons and straps on rhs are super flat and broad though; even when i was overweight my calves had enough tone that they didn't get squished easily by non elastic things? maybe i just have firmer calves/skin in that area than others.
Just made an order on Wunderwelt to the US and idk what to say about shipping? Should I message them saying I want Yamato, or if I leave it will they use a longer, cheaper method?
>>10631629>>10631604Thank you both. I will save my money that would have been wasted on Aliexpress crap and get more quality items later on in that case. :)
Longshot, but does anyone know Ali or Taobao shops that sell wigs AND wig parts (bangs, clip in half wigs, clip tails and most importantly rope wigs)? I want to do more ott coords so I'm thinking about going for the classic hime gyaru inspired beehive sculture.
>>10631647well, which method did you select at checkout? ems? it has been reopened recently, so you'll probably get that and the delays that come with it. when i want yamato, i type it in my order notes. but you could email support about it just like with any store. worst case scenario is they already shipped it by whatever method you selected.
>>10631703They said shipping would be a separate order. Then sent this giant message that described Yamato shipping and informing me to send a message if I wanted to go that route. I guess I just want to know what the default shipping is because I'm not sure - I don't mind delays. Also, curious about how long it might take to go from Japan to the US...1 month? 2?
Any possible way to repair threaded out, busted up lace like this? The kind used for corset lacing. Trying to repair my old Mode Girl jsk as much as possible. Posting here because I'm assuming the answer is "no" but maybe there's something I'm not aware of that can tighten it up.I'm not really looking to sell it so I don't care if it looks perfect, just not fucked up like this.
>>10631705that's an automated message from when ems was not available. you would select ems at checkout and they would manually calculate yamato price for you instead and send a separate invoice. now that ems is newly available, i don't know what they will do.
>>10631713I'm not a seamstress, but my instinct would be to stitch down the torn loop, trim the frayed bits, and use a fray check product to keep it from getting worse.>>10631705p.s. Yamato takes about a week and gets delivered by UPS. No idea how fast EMS is after reopening post-covid, but also keep in mind there's been a price hike.
>>10631714>>10631719Thanks anons, I do remember having to select EMS so I'll just stick with that for now and stay patient until the burando arrives.
Okay... this is probably a stupid question. Do you think it's "okay" or "ethical" to continuously refer to Japanese brands as being sized specifically for Asians?I was 'called out' for continuously referring to sizing as "Asian" or this clothing as meant for/being designed with Asian girls and therefore bodies primarily in mind. Is it taboo to consider a Japanese fashion as sized primarily for Japanese women?Or must I now refer to the sizing as "smaller in general" without mentioning the Asian part? Is it racist to say the sizing is "Asian", if I'm a white woman?I'm not meaning to sound ironic or butthurt with this- I honestly wonder now, and I honestly want honest opinions, but I honestly don't know where else to ask something so specific
How generous are Angelic Pretty tights around the thighs? I'm thin, but my thighs are disproportionately thick and I'm concerned they won't fit.
>>10631728lmao, yeah it's totally fine. it's ridiculous that someone would even get butthurt over that.
>>10631728Maybe it would be better to say "Japanese" instead of "Asian", since "Asian" is such a broad category, but objectively there is nothing wrong with pointing out that Japanese brands cater their sizing to typical Japanese frames. To consider that "racist" is fucking asinine.
>>10631728but...it's just the truth? asian sizes are about 1 size smaller than standard US sizes, and that's across the board not just Japanese.jfashion is designed for Japanese people first and foremost, not sure why that's controversial
>>10631728Its not racist its just the reality of the situation. The clothes are sized differently thats a fact.
Is it looked down upon to offer way above going rate in a WTB for a rare piece that pretty much never goes on sale? I'm desperate to get my dream dress in time for my birthday, but it's hardly ever sold and when it is it's always a bloodbath auction, so I'd rather just post a WTB offering way higher than what it goes for and hope someone is willing to part with it for that price.
>>10631728I'm ethnically East Asian and I can tell you from experience with both cultures that the only people who will react negatively in any way will be the most insecure of Westerners, who you shouldn't take any feedback from anyway. It's not a big secret that Asians skew smaller and normal people won't attach weird judgments to that.
>>10631747There's a Buy/Sell/Trade thread and a Dream Dress thread that are approptiate for Want To Buy/In Search Of posts. Some other places may not be appropriate for those type of posts. Putting a high bounty on a dream dress is fine, but make sure it's actually high and not "10 years ago this would have been considered high"/"this feels high to me because I'm used to Taobao and Lucky Pack prices" or else you may get some hearty chuckles at your expense. With something rare, you may be going off of really old listing prices that don't reflect current value rather than recent pricing of similar pieces.
>>10631755Exactly. Listen to the actual asian person, people that get assblasted over nothing need a reality check.
>>10631245Would that come off as kinda tacky though? That was my only real concern.
>>10631730I have a 43 inch dump truck ass with proportionally thick thighs and they don't fit over either, but to be fair most things don't
>>10631730I'm also on the thin side, but I'm pear-shaped so my thighs are also chonk-tier.My thighs are 23 inches around at thier largest point, and my hips/butt is 39 inches. I'm also 5'6" tall.I'm not sure if all AP tights are the same, but I had trouble pulling them up past my upper thigh. I really had to tug to get them flat against my crotch and over my butt (they were really tight around that area). I'm honestly surprised they didn't rip. Hopefully my measurements help? If you're any bigger than me, they definitely won't fit. They were pretty uncomfortable on me.
>>10631730I have 40” hips with an athletic build and they sometimes fit but not always. Better than taobao though
>>10631747I wouldn’t say so, but there’s always someone out there who’s going to find a problem with something. You might get snide comments, but you should go for it (assuming it’s actually a high offer)
>>10631713This technique came to mind: https://youtu.be/_P4PYX0hRxo . In the video she has a sweater that's falling apart by the threads so she uses a crochet need and thin thread to make new lace. She integrates it back into the old weaving so it's sturdy again. She made the mend a purposeful visual part of her design, but maybe you could try to replicate the old lace pattern?
Anyone know of thigh highs that are fattychan friendly?
>>10632009>sock dreamsI guess I forgot to mention here >>10632005 that I want them to also be lolita
>>10631863Nope, it's fine. If you're concerned still you can buy a nice looking lace camisole to wear under. Flesh tone will look better than white imo
What's a good Japanese shopping service if you're planning to bid on many cheap auctions? Most SS charge like 500 per transaction and that really adds up...
>>10632115There are some that do percentages but like, 5 extra bucks isn't much unless you're going for like 20 items or something? Maybe ask a personal SS for a deal on a bunch of small items but I doubt they'll bend their policies.
I made a purchase through Buyee on Yahoo! Shopping for an artbook. I placed the order on June 10th and the order was confirmed later the same day, but now it's June 15th and it hasn't even shipped yet. It's my last order before I can consolidate my package and the storage timer is ticking. The original listing on the actual Yahoo! Shopping website said something about 6/19, but I don't know if that's the day it's going to be shipped by or if it's supposed to arrive by then. Is this normal? Am I just being impatient? All of my other orders from Yahoo! Auctions and Mercari Japan shipped so quickly. Here's the listing for reference: https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/bookfan/bk-4592227727.html. It says 6/20 now.
>>10631882Thanks, this is extremely helpful as you and I have pretty much the same measurments.
Any wig brand recommendations that are both Lolita-appropriate and sized for big heads? The only brand I've had consistent luck with comfortably fitting is Arda, but I've seen gulls say they're too shiny for anything other than cosplay.
Do you have to tie a knot when you finish sewing using a sewing machine?
>>10632522No, you just need to back stitch a little and stitch over and cut the excess.
>>10632018If I remember right, Yidrha on Taobao has extra long legwear? They are pretty stretchy imo, but am not fattychan. All else fails, you could make lace sock toppers to put on the normie sockdreams socks.
>>10632524i see, thank you
Is it safe to buy lolita shoes off eBay?
Does Atelier Boz give any goodies with your purchases, like plastic bags, postcards, stickers etc. ? I just got my dress through Neokyo and there was nothing with it, and I was under the impression that at least Atelier Pierrot seems to give bags with your purchases.
>>10632706I ordered from Boz once and got a nice shopping bag but nothing else
>>10632118I'm bidding on kimono accessories, so 700-1000 yen per bundle of obijime or similar is a lot less of a deal when you tack 500 + domestic shipping on top. And yeah, I was hoping to buy a whole bunch (maybe not 20 listings, but...) Thank you though.>>10632204Thank you!
For the Lyrical Bunny and Petit Bouquet MTO, I see that you can order through the online shop, this means I can do it myself and send it to Tenso right? Or would they still be taking payment at a store and I would need SS? I've never done an MTO without SS so any advice appreciated!
I have been out of the Lolita scene for like 4 years but I randomly remembered there was a Japanese artist whose designs used to get posted on this board a lot, people really seemed to love her work but I can't remember her name or really describe what it was that well.I remember people used to take pleasure in recreating her drawn designs in real life though. Because they were very complex and detailed.
>>10632849Imai Kira perhaps?
>>10632853Mm unfortunately not, the art style was less cutesy and more elegant? I think the artist must have been an actual seamstress or something because the designs were so intricate.
>>10632867Ah yes! That's it! Thank you so much anon!
Has anyone tried to permanently attach bow clips that come with shoes?I ordered a pair from Antaina and the bows on the front of the shoe came as clips, which sucks because the model I ordered clearly shows them sewn to the shoe in the picture.Should I try to pry away the metal part and sew it myself? Should I just try to glue it?
Just got a pair of platforms. I thought they were too small because my toes were hitting the front, but it turns out my foot was just slipping as there's extra space in the back. Does anyone have any fixes for this?
>>10632528>>10632018IIRC Yidhra actually sells lace toppers! They're like wristcuffs for your ankle/calves lol.I think the three taobao stores that get mentioned a lot for being plus size friendly are Yidhra, Red Maria, and Ruby Rabbit. I haven't tried Yidhra tights yet (I did order some) but Ruby Rabbit actually fit me. I'm 5'5" with 21 inch thighs at the widest point. Idk my upper and lower hip number rn but I have a fairly big butt as well. I've never had taobao tights fit me ever, the crotch always sags, so I was pleasantly surprised. Idk how well they would hold up during a full day of wear, or with larger measurements tho.
>>10632214Update: For whatever reason, the seller just didn't update that the product had shipped and it arrived today at the warehouse. All is well.
>>10633066Silicon foot pads. They're meant for high heels, but they're just stickers you can put into any shoe. They will give more friction and stop your foot slipping when walking. You can find these in shoe shops, amazon, etc.
>>10632975why not just use it as clips so you can have a more versatile shoe?anyway, sewing might be more difficult since there is a lot of thick/sturdy material to pierce with a needle, but it would be far more sturdy and permanent than glue, which would probably be even less permanent than clips, seeing as how gluing onto vinyl and fake leather is not very practical for long term.
>>10632718>>10632706Hey :) Do you need a shopping service to shop from BOZ? Any recs?
Any recommendations for a cheapish A line tea length petticoat in black with mid to low poof?
>>10633259I'm honestly just neurotic about the clips falling off or snagging on my socks. And I think most shoes without that signature bow on the front/toe of the shoe are ugly, so I'd never take the clip off.But yeah, you bring up all the same concerns I had about sewing/gluing. I'm probably just stuck with them as clips.
>>10633141thank you anon!
How much do you hate scrotes, on a scale from 1-10?
>>10633448I don't hate them, although I'm suspicious of most.
>>10633448Don't hate them, some of the few important peeps in my life are male. When knowing new people I'm wary of straight/bi men though
Does anybody have a link to the spreadsheet/Google doc with contact info for state comms? Is anybody updating it?>>10633448Nah. Everybody's dumb and selfish, men are just dumb and selfish in a different way. Hating people is pointless anyway. If you don't like someone, either do something about it or process your beef and move on with your day.
>>10633464>>10633468>>10633469Interesting. Isn't this a female board, though? How can you not hate scrotes? I hate scrotes and I'm one of them. 90% of males make me disgusted to share the same gender with them.
>>10633475>How can you not hate scrotes?Easy, I don't go out of my way to stew in my emotions about not liking someone. I used to, but then I realized it wasn't affecting anybody but myself. So I decided to stop, and over time I was able to break the habit. Now I just go "meh that person sucks" and either do something about it or just chalk it up to the fact that sometimes people suck and move on. That strategy doesn't allow hate to fester.I also try to remember Hanlon's Razor: never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. I'd go one step farther and say, never attribute to stupidity that which can be adequately explained by the everyday brain farts and emotional baggage we all have. Everybody kinda sucks sometimes, and you can use that as a reason to hate people, or you can chalk it up to the human condition and save your energy for other things.I feel like either you are not asking this in good faith, or you could benefit from learning some emotional management.
>>10633475Not all of them are bad, of course. I know some genuinely decent dudes and I'm grateful to know them.
Why do half of the second hand clothes i get from Japan have this distinct same smell?Goes both for mercari and CC,WWIt's kind of like laundry detergent but minimally scented but the smell often stays on it after a good washIt gives me a thrift shop vibe but im pretty sure most of them came straight from someone's home after being worn by them
>>10633448i have a few close guy friends and theyre nothing but kind (if a little oblivious), i dislike men as a class
Does anyone have any recommendations for low-poof bell pettis that would work for old school?
>>10633507Because Japan is moldy and the washers suck. I just moved back from Japan and I can tell what has and hasn't been washed since Japan by the smell.
>>10633523hmmm so the smell my brain associates with excitement from getting a new piece in the mail is mold,awesome
>>10633507idk about the CC smell, but I know some people store their clothes with smelly mothballs that are for keeping moths away from their knitted goods, so maybe something like that?
>>10633523I have this issue a lot with things smelling either mildewy or like cigarettes faintly because everyone smokes so much.
>>10633507Whenever I order vintage kimono, they smell like mothballs and honestly I don't hate it, it makes them smell their age if that makes sense lol. Most second hand clothes I get from Japan smell totally neutral, but one time I ordered a lolita dress with a strawberry print and it smelled SO FRESH. It smelled like some sort of really lovely detergent. It's been like three months since I got it and the scent still lingers. Every time I wear the dress I can't resist smelling the fabric. I think I got lucky with it.The lesson to be learned here is launder your clothes before selling if you can, it'll really make someone's day lmao
>>10633507I was thinking about this too. The smell doesn't even come out with just one wash.
How small are AP and BTSSB shoes in size S? My feet are 21.5cm, will they fit?
I have fine curly hair with curly bangs and it's almost always frizzy. I've wore it natural with my coords so far but I want to step It up. Problem is, idk shit about hairstyling. Where do I start? I've got a flat iron, should I buy anything else? Look into any websites? This is a bit of a long question, thanks for even reading It gulls
>>10633634I mean, this is just kind of opinion, but rather than potentially fucking your hair up even more with heat, I would embrace the curls. Idk how much you do for your natural hair texture (since you described frizz), but I would look into products like mousse, proper shampoo and conditioner (avoid sulphates, specifically SLS) etc. You can do all kinds of cute styles with curly hair. Twintails, buns, updos...lots of choices! Just search for "[hairstyle] for curly hair" and see what comes up that's cute or loliable. I've also seen lolitas just wear their hair loose and curly (though still styled with product). I think it looks really cute, particularly when wearing old school.
Where to get lacey socks like this, for the summer casual coords? Is taobao ok for this?I know baby has them. but is it really worth it to spend $35 for lace socks? i feel like i will rip a lot of holes in them from walking around
>>10633670If you don't want to buy the brand ones then don't buy them at all instead of replicas. Or get something similarly styled but not a ripoff.
>>10633686Sorry for not clarifying, yeah i don’t want to buy knockoffs. I just want some kind of suitable, non-ita lacey socks for walking around in, that hopefully won’t get holes in them. (Do lacey socks get holes? I haven’t actually owned a pair)
>>10633690I’m having war flashbacks to the time I bought Lacey Lace Up socks. BABY, not replicas. The first time I was putting them on I caught my fingernail just a little bit and they were history.
Any experience with Buyee Air Delivery? I didn't see it in the guide and the price for EMS was a little higher than I was expecting.
>>10633737It’s almost like Japan Post announced when they reopened mail to the US that it would cost more or something idk
How do I shop xianyu and why is there some shitting fish animation when I try and use the search on the app
>>10633740Do you think I would be asking this question if I were attuned to shipping news?
>>10633752Because you need to create an account or log in.
>>10633756How do I do that and why did they decide on a fish taking a shit? Like what cultural context is there behind that to be there?
>>10633761This is the stupid questions thread not the stupid persons thread. Don’t you know how to make an account?
What jobs do anons have to be able to afford burando? >tfw poorfag
>>10633634>>10633668I have the same hair, seconding this anon's advice. Definitely avoid heat on your curls. I highly recommend washing your hair infrequently, like 1-2 times a week, with a sulfate free shampoo. Follow it up with a hydrating conditioner and detangle (I use Eva NYC's Mane Magic Conditioner) then scrunch in a good gel for lasting definition (I use Ouidad's strong hold anti-humidity gel). There's plenty of resources for caring for curly hair and you should definitely consider embracing it.
>>10633762I can’t speak chingchong and google translate is shit
>>10633780Well then perhaps you're not meant to make an account on Xianyu and better off buying from a reseller. It's not like your language skills will improve or would navigation problems go away once you register an account.
>>10633784Either answer my questions or fuck off
>>10633786Nayrt but you need to calm your tits. They did answer your question about Xianyu. If you're incapable of dealing with Chinese platforms, use a reseller. Or get a shopping service who speaks Chinese to do the buying for you.
>>10633786nta but it's not that difficult, just take screenshots and use the google translate app if you're unsure what to do
I'm not social media savvy, are the covidlitas done yet? Have they moved on to something else?
>>10633780If you’re going to shit all over Chinese then don’t fucking buy from China Make an alipay account using your local phone number and log in to xianyu using that
>>10633510Someone asks this every other post, I swear. Malco modes makes some low poof. my 2nd hand meta (or any brand petti really, I swear they are made for stacking) is super low poof and good for old school.
>>10633763I'm a student but my bf does software dev and he pays for most of my brand
>>10633634Look into curly girl method asap and you'll have beautiful, smooth and defined curls that will look better than you ever thought possible. The best part is, you don't even really have to style it, just use products and your hair will eventually start doing its own thing. I thought I'll always have a frizzy bird's nest for hair, but turns out it just needed a ton of moisture. Now I don't even have to be afraid of humidity, it always stays cute and frizz-free. Seriously, can't recommend it enough. Embrace your curls!
>>10628093How do you get the top half of a broken needle out of your sewing machine? The needle from 1920 broke on my singer and it seems fused in there through corrosion
>>10633670>>10633690I have experience with the taobao knockoff. They're really stiff, thick, and less stretchy than regular stocking material. If knock offs can be sturdy, I'd hope the brand ones to be as well.Otherwise, if you're looking for a similar style, Ruby Rabbit and Yidhra have these in varying patterns. They don't have the lattice-over-lattice kind of pattern but they do have a ribbon pattern, vertical stripes, thorns and roses, etc.
>>10633763You can afford lolita if you put money aside every month and once your have maybe 300-600 you have enough.
>>10633634You should try investing in some kind of curling creme/gel to tame to frizz. If you can to change up your texture and play around, you can use rollers too, since you hair is fine, it should dry over night pretty quick.
>>10628093How many pieces do you need to become a daily lolita? From main pieces to blouses, cardigans, shoes, etc.
>>10634025Probably 10-14 main pieces at least, other than any special occasion OTT tea party crap. You just need enough blouses and cardigans to go with all the main pieces, some you will be able to wear with multiple main pieces. Also helps to frame a couple of cutsews for hotter days or comfy cords. So maybe 3-6 blouses (at least one white or ivory and black, long sleeve and short sleeve) and at least 2 cardigans (one light and one dark) leg wear you will want plenty to change up looks and to have them clean fire laundry day. Accessories can be endless depending on your style, but at least enough wrist cuffs, bracelets, and headwear to match your main colors. I mean, of course it depends entirely on your laundry schedule but this is likely the bare minimum.
What sorts of dress cuts should you try to avoid as a tall lolita?
>>10633763It's more about setting yourself up in a way that minimizes living expenses as much as possible so you can have a bigger lolita budget. >obtain roommates or move in with SO if you have one>don't eat out>avoid needing a car and if that's not possible then get the most cost efficient one you can (one that's cheap, but in decent enough condition not to need major repairs any time soon and has good gas mileage)Also, go to college for a career that actually pays well in the mean time, but do your first 2 years in community college then transfer to a decent state school.
>>10634073Also:Buy on salesPlan your budget Save every 30% of your income
>>10634055Thank you! I'll be doubling my blouses and socks, maybe getting a couple more dresses that aren't OTT sweet before giving it a try.
>>10634025It depends on the person, just like any normie wardrobe.Some people have little capsule wardrobes, or limit themselves to wearing the same color scheme every day. Some people have huge walk-in closets and wear a different outfit every day of the year. Some people do laundry every week, some wash things by hand once a month, some people take everything they own to a dry cleaner. You have to look at your own clothing habits and figure out what works for YOU.Personally, I have about 20 main pieces in my wardrobe (half JSKs half skirts). However, where I live the climate remains similar year-round so I don't need stuff like winter dresses. I also don't wear holiday-themed stuff, nor do I attend OTT tea parties, so that cuts down the # I need as well. In addition to that, I have about 20 different shirts (a mix of blouses and cutsews). 8 pairs of shoes. About a dozen blousons, cardis, jackets, etc. to layer with. 9 purses. 2 pettis and 4 underskirts. 6 pairs of bloomers and a few pairs of shorts. Lots of socks. Maybe a dozen different KCs and hair clip sets. A couple hats. A variety of jewelry, wristcuffs, and other accessories. Over all, I have enough stuff that I wear most items at least once a month, but I don't have to repeat coords too often. I also have enough variety that I can easily adapt coords to suit my activities or the weather.
>>10634058Adding onto this - which brands should you avoid if you have a long torso?
>>10634177Not specifically a brand but as a fellow tall long torso lolita I've never bought a meta piece from the 2010s that fit properly. Their newer releases are great, but for some reason they decided to make all their pieces in that era like 70cm long and with a 2cm bodice.
>>10628093I don't know how to put this exactly, but how do you feel about cosplays using unconventional materials? Like when you see cosplayers using paper, cardboard, casual clothes, etc in their cosplay? Not only do I not have a whole lot of money to make cosplays, but this one character I want to cosplay has a very specific 2D mask and no other defining traits, and I have no idea how I'd go about making the mask. Would it be considered lazy or trashy if I were to get a piece of cardboard and paint it to look like the mask?
>>10634197I think it's all about execution and creativity. AvantGeek has made a calendar full of dresses that she's made out of dollar store decorations. I've seen cosplayers use perler beads to make armor, use cardboard and paint to create 2D cut outs of characters, and paper or yarn to make wigs. I think if you work neatly and not slop shit together with glue and string, then you're fine. In general, it begs the question: are you cosplaying for yourself or others? So long as you're happy with what you made, do the opinions of others really matter?That being said, don't think you should be entering any competitions in your casual clothes cosplay. There's a difference between a costume for funsies and your own personal happiness and craftsmanship. Crafters who have put their heart, soul, and skill into a costume deserve respect, but that doesn't mean anyone who can't/doesn't achieve that level of work deserves malice either. No one is going to like point and laugh at you for using cardboard. We all start somewhere.(btw, craftfoam, modpodge, and acrylic paint are pretty cheap nowadays! I know cardboard can be free, but you can easily elevate your mask with a couple more dollars if you so choose).
buying on japanese secondhand, applied to order but someone commented to buy first and ss commented much later. for some reason it was sold to me anyway. why was this?
>>10634260Short answer: because the seller felt like it. Longer answer: your SS might have lots of good reviews, the other person might be a new account, the seller might not like the other person, the seller might just like your SS, any number of reasons
>>10634260Same thing happened to me just now, except the other way around. My SS was the first to comment on a listing with zero likes, and it went to someone else anyway.
>>10634177>>10634058personally i avoid babydoll cuts ,theyre not very flattering on a tall person and makes me feel/look like i'm wearing children's clothes
How often does Moitie restock their items? I want to buy their lace ribbon OTKs in black x white, but they're currently sold out at the moment.
What time does wunderwelt drop new items?
>>10634360I am 5'10" and i love babydoll cuts on myself. they do look flattering on me. but I have small breasts which I think helps a lot.
How do you even tie wrist cuffs that have a ribbon around them
>>10634241thank you! I'll look into the supplies you suggested and see if they work
>>10634453ntayrt but I agree. I think baby doll cuts actually are much more suitable for slimmer taller people since the cut itself is very slimming, i think it looks weird on people with chubbier body types imo.
>>10634479Get a friend to do it for you
>>10634635nta but what if i dont have friends
>>10634648get ur mum to do it for you
>>10634713What if I'm an orphan
>>10634717Well then you have bigger problems to worry about than your wristcuffs. Like how nobody loves or wants you.
Ballpark, how much does it cost to get a sort of heavy, waist length coat and chunky shoes to the US from China? I tried the package calculator but I have no idea what the dimensions will be, just approximate weight
>>10633260The SS I used to use doesn’t do it anymore. But it wasn’t worth it anyway, I’d rather buy things directly. SS are too expensive
>>10634718jfc. >>10634479 I would just use a pin to hold it together then add a bow
Where can I get leather lolita boots
Hey /cgl/, I'm not really into cosplay (yet), but I wanted to learn tailoring, primarily to adjust my own clothes to fit better. I have no prior knowledge.Do you guys have good ressources (books, articles, tutorials) to learn tailoring? I'd love to learn that skill but I have no idea where to start.Pic related is what I would cosplay as if I ever get into it.
>>10634479i actually threaded elastic through mine and just tied the bow loosely enough to make it around my wrist.
Are under-the-knee socks the only option for styling old school pieces? I have massive calves and they do not look good.
>>10634869Tights are also possible
>>10634869OTKs are an option
does Andrea (the lady handling all of moitie's english-speaking sns) have any social media of her own? Just curious, I like the coords she wears when doing moitie diaries
Could this piece work for classic? It seems like it would work well with skirts because the ruffles go all the way along the front. Polycotton blend.
>>10634885desu it kinda looks cheap to me
>>10634885i think it would, the little lace stripes look a bit off but if they were cotton or just not there i would believe someone claiming it's some IW blouse
>>10634885It needs to be more fitted at the waist, so take it to a tailor or to grandma for an alteration.I'd also replace the buttons with something cuter and pin a bow at the neck because right now it's lacking the cuteness factor. Most lolita blouses have lace and puff sleeves, and this one doesn't, so I'd consider it on the casual side for coordinating purposes.
ok seriously (seriously) how do I get a gf like this?
>>10634906 by not objectifying her
>>10634906By using the appropriate thread
>>10634911?>>10634916direct me if you'd be so kind
Where can I buy leather/leatherlike bows to attach to the front of shoes? I have some really comfy mary jane shoes that fit great and I think they'd look very similar to tea parties if only they had a large bow. I'd like to use them for running errands or other situations where I'd be walking a lot.
>>10635013anon in case it wasn't clear that I was being facetious no such thread exists (and probably never has) you can erp all you want but there was never anything to feed
How forgiving are brand bloomers if you have thighs and booty? I wear small/normal size for brands if that helps
>>10635246You should be fine. I’m wear typical Japanese one-size clothes and have big thighs and butt compared to the rest of me. My Btssb bloomers fit just fine with room to spare. Sometimes they have drawstrings to adjust the leg holes for your thighs.
>>10635246meta bloomers fit well on chubbier-thicker people, so they worked well.. bbstb depends
>>10635290Nya but how are APs bloomers? They’re the most cute to me
for a circle skirt do I need a A-line or a cupcake petticoat?
Is there any proxy/shopping service that will buy and ship perfume out of Japan?I know it's against the rules, but I also know that some sellers will break the rules.
Anyone know when BABY Japan will announce hawase doll lottery results?
>>10635394In my experience you can ask proxy services, and they'll tell you that it's only possible through seamail and risks being lost or taken by customs.
>>10635246I have hella old Meta bloomers and they're really stretchy.>>10635319A-line
>>10634073anyone who is willing to diminish their quality of life just to buy clothes has a problem
How much time is appropriate before you tell someone you are no longer interested in a LM transaction? I'm starting to lose interest in a sale because the seller has been taking much longer to get back to me than I feel is acceptable and I'm on the verge of wanting to pull out.
If a seller has offers open for an item that is not high in demand at all and listed 3x the price they bought it for/it was ever sold for, is it fair to offer them what they paid for it plus shipping? I don't want to be rude but it's a type of item that is already damaged a bit and is known to degrade quickly.I want to buy another item of theirs as well so I am trying to be fair about it and not burn a bridge, but I don't feel the offer is insulting considering the price they are charging compared to how much it typically goes for and they paid themselves not very long ago, what do you gulls think?They don't seem to be some sort of flipper or scalper in general so maybe they'll take a lower offer and not find it rude?
>>10635427I know a lot of gulls will probably disagree, but I think it's fine to ask as long as you are polite when making your offer and gracefully take no for an answer if they decline.
>>10635416You can end a sale whenever you want. The only thing you need to do to be polite is inform the buyer that you're no longer interested, because as a seller, it sucks when buyers just disappear.
Are there lolita substyles or special cuts for long skirts (i.e. anything from below-the-knee to floor-length)
オーガンジーソフトパニエ metamorphoseIs it a petticoat or an underskirt? What's the difference, really? I think this is a cupcake shape, which makes it a moot point as I need an a-line! Petticoat confusion is really hindering my entrance into the fashion!!
>>10635427I don't think it's inherently rude, but it would be better to purchase the other item you wanted first and then offer on the overpriced one. That way it's clear you're a serious buyer.
>>10635439It's a petticoat, but a bit of a lighter one. Most petticoats have a slip to protect your legs from the scratchy petticoat or from sticking to it.In lolita, petticoats are usually used for volume and underskirts are used for volume and/or extending underneath a skirt for added details and/or length. See picture for example.
>>10635448That's a smart idea! Thanks for the tip!
>>10635436Below-the-knee is fine in all substyles. Lolita skirt lengths go from mid-thigh to mid-shin (depending on the substyle and cut). Anything longer (or shorter) than that is not lolita. Floor length skirts aren't lolita, and mini skirts aren't lolita. If you want to focus on longer skirts your best bet is classic brands like Innocent World and Victorian Maiden, or gothic brands like Sheglit.EGA uses pants and longer (usually ankle-length) skirts, and most gothic brands release both EGL and EGA stuff. There's also brands like Pink House, which many lolitas also wear. But EGA and Pink House aren't lolita.
>>10635433Nonny it's the other way around...
Does anyone have the Taobao link to the Bodyline RHS with the clasps? Please note I'm not talking about the ones with the straps that wrap around your ankles
I’m interested in buying stuff from atelier p, primarily the other brands they carry…how is the quality of physical drop, morun x muna etc? I know to stay away from violet fane as i have heard things about the quality, but i’m not sure of the rest.
Anyone know where to buy a "Angelic Pretty" vinyl decal? I want to put one on my car, but I'm not sure if any exist. Any size would be fine.
>>10635656Why not get a custom one done from etsy?
>>10635659Any recommendations for shops that do custom decals?
>>10635136Anon, I regret to inform you that there is indeed a /cgl/ gf thread active right now in the catlog for finding cosplay gfs. It is also the second edition. We are in hell.
>>10635675Literally any cricut owner in your area. I recommend posting in cricut design groups on fb about decals like that
Has anyone received anything from Wunderwelt to the United States? I ordered something a while ago when shipping was suspended and just recently remembered it. I've received other things from Japan since, but no update from Wunderwelt. I thought I might ask in the stupid questions thread before I email them a stupid question.
>>10635893They might still be working on a huge backlog. I got my shipping "invoice" on the 10th, and my stuff arrived yesterday. Being patient or emailing them would be up to you.
Are ribbon-edge petticoats acceptable for lolita?
How often does Baby release their classical series staples? I'm in desperate need of the spin doll headdress in sax, but it seems as though there have already been 2 separate releases this year, so I'm not hopeful.
>>10635588Here you go, anonhttps://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=45103984930