How do you wash your petticoats and how often? I'm scared of mine deflating
Some unanswered questions from the previous thread>>10642903>>10643178>>10643625>>10643711
>>10644763Washing machine, cold water, delicate, in a garment bag. I take out of the garment bag and put it in the dryer on air fluff. I wash it 1x a month since it doesn't touch my skin
What are my options if i have like $500 to drop on a medium size bag for otome/classic lolita daily use? I don’t like jane marple.I have a q pot bag already, but i want something not chocolate related.
>>10644816If you can find a Mary Magdalene doctor bag, that’s probably your best choice. But there aren’t many left out there.
Urgent question!If two people bid on the same item on different platforms (one on fb sales comm, one on lace market), who do you give it to?
>>10644953I'd sell it to the person who bid or paid first.
>>10644954Sorry for not being clear, they both bid overnight.
>>10644956...anon did they bid the same milisecond? Who was first?
>>10644956You can see which took place first, check the time on the comment, and the time on the LaceMarket email (you get an email the second something sells)
>>10644953I hope you put in your TOS that the item was listed on different platforms. You're going to have a pissed-off buyer.Honestly, I'd tell the lower offer/bid that someone else also bid/made an offer, and that they are welcome to counter-offer. Then give then the link to the other listing as proof. It's not fair to either party that you were double-listing the item.
what makes a garment bag good quality? i dont want to buy some shitty one and accidentally nuke all my shit
>>10644975Do you mean laundry bags or ones that are used for storage?
Is there an SS that accepts orders late into the evening, or one that allows you to purchase items yourself regardless of the time? The one I'm currently using only works until 5 PM, I keep missing out on things that people put up later in the day
What's wrong with Diamond Honey? I've been seeing some hate for it lately. Their more recent pieces aren't as good and their older pieces are definitely budget, but I don't really get the intense hatred.
How is the quality of Antique Beast’s dresses? I have a couple of the headdresses and love them, but I’m wondering if anyone has any experience specifically with their dresses?
How long has EMS shipping from Japan been taking for you guys?I usually use DHL, this is the first time I’ve used EMS in ages. My package was dispatched from their office in Tokyo a week ago and nothing has happened since then. Feels bad
>>10645120I had a Baby Japan package that was posted on June 30, got released from San Fran customs on July 10. It'll still be a few days before it makes it to my doorstep though.
Are the new VAT changes for the EU going to affect sales on LM/shipping to the EU? Or does it only affect actual businesses?
>>10645085for throwing in the actual laundry to wash it
>>10645171Ayrt, what I prefer is thicker, padded laundry bags that aren't just papery see-through netting. Ideally with a concealed zipper that won't snag anything
>>10644756What ever happened to kei club magazine? Does anyone have a digital copy of the issues? the site won't let me subscribe anymore
Is there anywhere left to read or buy So Pretty, Very Rotten? I never got to grab a copy
How do I not look horrible in sweet lolita if I'm a male? How do I even learn how to make a coord?
>>10645238That's not an option
>>10645236I don’t think it’s likely to be possible. If you’re deadset and generally slender and are able to make your features more effeminate, maybe try gothic or ouji. Classic even maybe. If you really love pastel colours, look into men’s pastel jfashion. Yumekawaii and such.
It has been a month since my WW order and they have not contacted me about or charged me for shipping - is this normal? I also messaged them, with no response.
>>10645245Unfortunately I am dead set. If I can't look good, what can I do to look less bad?
>>10645247Lurk forever on /cgl/ until you can coord. Stop being a retard.
>>10645247Ayrt, as a starting point get really, really good at makeup. No facial hair. Also, don’t be creepy. If you have fetishistic intent, it isn’t going to fly. Lurk, do a ton of research, learn coording basics. Use high quality pieces and make sure things fit well.
>>10645248Alright>>10645249I'm doing it for a girl. I don't know if that counts as fetishistic intent. I don't find anything about it even remotely sexy. I guess I won't try to just buy things and jump in, I'll just do research for a while first.
>>10645252Is she a lolita? Maybe she can help you out a bit
>>10645254She wants me to impress her with my coord on my own, so no help.
>>10645255I hope you're already together anon
Why is light blue called sax in lolita?
>>10645278sax = saxon blue
>>10645246Damn I'd say no. Sucks that they haven't answered your email. Maybe try sending one again
>>10645213it shows up sometimes on lacemarket. i saw one up recently
I look shit in lolita because my waist is non-existent. I am planning on buying a corset on taobao or aliexpress, does anyone have suggestions?And yes I am planning on losing weight
>>106453401. corsets are generally too bulky to be worn as shapewear under lolita2. you will not find any good corsets on aliexpress on taobao3. wear spanx or other modern shapewear instead
>>10645213My library has a copy.
Do you actually get nimble with a thimble? I've started hand stitching way more and it's hurting my middle finger. I do all of the fine maneuvering with the thumb and index, so I guess I could sacrifice some nimbleness on my middle finger but... I've always felt that thimbles mess up my flow when stitching. Counter to that I've never sewn as much by hand as I am now. Is it worth getting one?
>>10645097they seem to be going into the direction of the wrong lolitaalso releasing absolute eyesores and vague replicas
>>10645446fuck I love most of this, what's the name of this fashion?
If I die how do I make sure my brand doesn't end up at a thrift store? I don't live with family so I'm not sure how to prevent my brand from getting in the hands of my comm, who essentially killed me.
>>10645448It looks cheap as fuck though... why do you love it?
>>10645446I mean, this stuff isn't even lolita... how can something be ita if it isn't even lolita?
>>10645453nice combination and balance between cute and sexy
>>10645452Write into your will exactly what you want done with your wardrobe
>>10645438The historical costumers I've seen who sew garments with only hand-sewing swear by them. I've heard that they actually do come in sizes and you need to find the right fit which, much like bras, often contributes to many of the negative attributes people think of them. I would imagine you'll eventually learn to get comfortable with it as well. In terms of what type of thimble, again from the historical costumers, I've seen and heard many of them prefer leather ones over metal thimbles. I'm not sure what the specific use of metal thimbles are, but leather does seem to have more malleability and could feel better for you.
>>10645466>>10645438Case in point: https://youtu.be/78nuLvUvloU?t=112
>>10645480>>10645466Ah, of course Bernadette Banner had the answer I needed! I had missed this video of hers. Thank you for the replies, I'll look into getting one.
>>10645459so like... the wrong lolita?>>10645454my argument was never that it was ita,just ugly and in bad taste. at least with the pieces i posted.
>>10645487Happy to help :)
>>10645448ugly as fuck
How do I remove pilling from a cutsew?
>>10645530get one of those fabric shaver things from amazon
>>10645448Ita kek. I think they call this idol style
So like... is this really how much it goes for??? or is this seller insane?I just want a moitie print but i don't know about this
>>10645596literally nobody calls this idol style.
>>10645737Yes. Also almost all moitie goes for a shit ton. You're lucky to even see that posted up somewhere. That's how rare wanted moitie prints are.Damn, newfag. Maybe you should pick another brand to lust after, unless you're willing to pay a shit ton.
>>10645759Thanks i can drop 1k on it but i’m not trying to drop 1k on things that generally go for much cheaper, is my drift
Why are Lolitas such unhinged spergs? Not bait I’m just genuinely wondering how such a cute fashion can attract such autism
>>10645812You have to be a little mental to pay brand prices for polyester dresses and resin jewelery. Then, the amount of money and effort that goes into building a good wardrobe and creating good coords brings out competitive and territorial behavior for many. This is natural with anything people get passionate about.
whats a good place to get a lolita belt?
Is it true that a lot female cosplayers are lesbians and bisexuals ones? Are those the ones into Yaoi and shounen anime titles?
>>10645959What does this mean? Are you talking about a corset or a waist tie? Are you looking for a Gothic, sweet, or classic lolita ‘belt’?
>>10645978I think they mean maybe an actual belt like cherry stamp has?
>>10645737Ignore the other anon, silent moon skirt in bw would probably go for about 300 USD
>>10645812People behave different in anonymity than irl
>>10645978Corset would be preferable. Something that cinches. Any of them would work, I'm desperate here lol
>>10645340If you want a corset, don't cheap out. It'll be tubular and won't give you any shape. Try https://lucycorsetry.com/ for resources. If you're in Europe I can recommend Rebelmadness for a budget option. I have one from them that gets me from 28" down to 22" easily.
>>10645737post-2010 often go for $300~$500, it's the older moitié that will very likely cost you up to 1k
Is there any quality places I can find a white curled wig? All white wigs I've been seeing are cheap standard or straight with questionable heat resistance
>>10646256Have you looked at Arda, Epic Cosplay or Assist Wig? IMO Assist has the best quality wigs but I don't think they have any that come styled, you'd have to do that yourself.
Making a furisode from scratch, should I use a cotton fabric or silk brocade?
>>10646225What are you trying to match it with? What do you mean any of them would work? Atelier pierrot has lots of nice corsets. If you just need some kind of cheap shit then you can look on taobao or just get shapewear
>>10646357Im trying to accentuate my waist with a corset looking belt.I wear a lot of ivory, pink, red, black and white
I want to get a maid outfit but one that is easy to wash and preferably cotton (gonna be doing housework in it). Would maid lolita be a good fit? Or would maid lolita be too delicate for this use?Pic for inspo
>>10646405Maid lolita isn’t a thing anon. your pic isn’t lolita. It probably looks similar to lolita if you are a newbie. lolita is about good quality, fine details and care in putting together an outfit. Your pic it looks like an idol costume from some chinese sweatshop. I guess it would work for doing housework.You can look at miho matsuda if you want the equivalent of ‘maid lolita’ but i don’t think you want to spend $300 usd on an outfit to do chores in
>>10646408"maid lolita" is on par with like "sailor" or "pirate", more like a theme for a coord but not an actual substyle like people sometimes claim, and pretty much just adding an apron makes something maid-esque. Anon should just buy an apron desu, even daily lolitas just wear normal coords with aprons for chores if they do them in lolita.
How much longer are Meta's lace OTKs compared to their UTKs? I have longer and thicker legs, so I'm afraid their UTKs might be a bit short on me to go right under the knee
>>10646428>>10646405Maid lolita is not a thing. Alice in wonderland had an apron, older children's styles have aprons, that don't make them maids. Don't type like you fukken know what you're talking about, newfag.Also, cleaning a house in lolita is such a LARPer thing to say. Yes, go ahead and get a collection of dust on a 300$ dress. Be my guest. If you think an apron will save it from getting dirty, then you're retarded.
>>10646513>>10646408Bruh I just want to look cute doing housework. Literally said it in my post, no recommendations for buying a 300 dollar dress would be heeded. I'm choosing between cosplay dresses, taobao "maid lolita" dresses and just buying whatever the material scrubs are made of and using a GLB to draft a maid lolita dress. The pic was intended to show that I don't want something expensive. There is no way >>10646513 looked at it and thought in good faith it was 300 USD. You can tell it is cheap.Stop larping, talking about lolita is about being made of good materials when your wardrobe is probably 60%+ synthetics just makes you look hypocritical. >>10646408The image isn't even maid lolita that you attached, that's nun inspired. Do you have an OF or something that you buy lolita with? Because that kind of defensiveness over clothes that will never go outside or go into CoF is ridiculous.
why does every lolita hate melanie martinez?
>>10645236shave and use a sticker on posts
>>10645812lolitas are mostly mentally ill / autistic women
>>10646706because of her little girl/"crybaby"-shtick and her general association with ageplayers and ddlg kinksters
>>10646499Hi anon, I have both types if you want me to do a comparison image/measure them? I'm 168cm for reference
>>10646704Just buy some cheap af Bodyline shit. I didn't think you were a larper at first but now I do.
Where can I find good quality flower crowns ?
>>10646715bruh idk how bodyline maid lita holds up which is why I was asking in the advice thread. If it was just a question of buying the cheapest I'd just straight order from aliexpress. I dont want to live in sweatpants or yogapants that stuff is uncomfortable. No one said itd be worn like lolita just for housework
>>10646719making them yourself from the nicest ones at the craft store is the best call.
What does the (c) before metamorphose mean?
>>10646774Copyright you fucking idiot
>>10646733kek you sound autistic
>>10646714Please, if it's not too much to ask! Just measurements would be great. I'm also 168cm, so anything you can share would be good reference for me
>>10646706Doesn't evwryone? She seems so cringe. Pretty sure she doesn't have a fanbase outside of 13 year old girls
>>10646829nta but i find some of her music relatable because the lyrics are often based on her abusive relationships and family, but the ageplay esque aspect of some of her stuff makes me not really feel into it. K-12 film aesthetic was less babyish which was nice. dollhouse in particular was the song i found of hers first and really stuck with me as a teen because i had a family with abusive parents who just told us to ignore things and never tell people outside of the immediate household about it, even though everyone we knew thought we were all nice and happy despite all us kids being legit traumatized, abused, and neglected.i hope she matures beyond some of her pettier 'i will steal your man' stuff like pacify her and that baby aesthetic in general, which it seems like she is trying to. i can appreciate the good parts of her music that i relate to and still hate that other part and don't really go around talking about liking any of her stuff, especially given the sexual assault/rape allegations (did those ever go anywhere or get confirmed or debunked or is it all still hearsay?)
>>10646848>especially given the sexual assault/rape allegations (did those ever go anywhere or get confirmed or debunked or is it all still hearsay?)as far as I remember it was debunked and the alleged victim outed as a liar
>>10646848She called AP Adult baby clothes. In interviews it was>for this tour i am wearing adult baby clothes>is wearing AP that tour>Also called AP vintage kids clothes in another interview
Are most Japanese lolitas autists and crazies too?
>>10646871>She called AP adult baby clothes>Also called AP vintage kids clothes in another interviewyeah i don't like that she did that and it's really annoying/wrong but that doesn't mean some people don't like certain aspects of her musiclolita was inspired to a degree by vintage clothing tho and kids just wore mini versions of adult clothes back in the day so vintage kids clothes isn't far off in a technical sense but does have connotations that are bad and we would all she rather not say those things.don't like everything about her, but just offering a perspective on why some people may like some of her music, even if she is a problematic person and has done shitty things by comparing lolita to adult babies.
>>10646874Oh I know its inspired to a degree, but in the context of MM wearing AP during that tour and calling it vintage kids clothes, it just further underlines she sees it as age play. But it offers insight on why lolitas in specific hate her, even outside her music.
>>10646873Japanese people are either 100% crazy or sad. I had an friend (Japanese) get mad at another friend (American) because she (A) said something was "the bomb." J got mad because that's insensitive to her as a Japanese person??????One girl I worked with got a bf and when I asked her why she liked him she didn't have anything specific but she said "he pays attention to me."4/10 I only recommend living in Japan for the shopping.
>>10646895anon if you keep finding yourself surrounded by crazy people you might want to reflect a little bit
>>10646896You're right. It's definitely my choice on who my coworkers are/sAlso you're an idiot. My non-Japanese friends don't go off the rails so fast. Kys.
>>10646903You sound like a very sane person youself, anon.
>>10646863nope, those were doctored tweets. felonie is a rapist.
Brainlet here, how do I style a wig, I've never worn one before
>>10646966watch a youtube tutorial
What are the terms for getting a 500 JPY coupon for a review on Wunderwelt? Can I make 8 separate posts for 8 separate items I got from them, and receive 4000 JPY off?
>>10646863The day the allegations came out Melanie put out a statement where her only defense was "she didn't say no" which says everything you need to know on how she views consent...
What kinds of blouses look best with halter neck JSKs?
>>10646995high neck w not a lot of bodice decoration
>>10646823ntayrt but just measured my UTKS and they are about 30 cm from top to heel. I'm 170cm and also have long/thicker legs and they sit a couple cm below my knee. You may want to get OTKS just to be safe.
>>10647035Thank you so much, that's super helpful! They do seem pretty short, I'll go ahead and grab a couple OTKs instead.
>>10647050Speaking of the meta otks, does anyone know how often they restock? I'm trying to get them in off white
>>10646995If you’re looking for something in the summer, try those chiffon blouses with wider necklines. Avoid blouses that have collars that fold
>>10647262>wide neckline chiffon blouse>under a halterneck jsksounds pretty ita, don't do that
>>10647272>>10647272Hi person,Thanks for your interest in item. However I cannot agree with your offer. Recent past listings for item have sold for amount, so I am looking for at least slightly lower amount for my item.Kind regards,Name
>>10647272politely decline their offer? you could mention that as the reason if you want, maybe they'll agree to pay more, but generally you don't have to justify your decision of not selling something to anyone
>>10647272Unless not replying hurts your reputation, I would go with what >>10647275 said but also add a firm price (because leaving it open is allowing them to try to lowball you again and whine about it when you don't accept). If they message you again and begs, then I would probably stop replying to them.
>>10647243I don't know how often, but it's not rare, so just keep checking
This is highly unlikely, but does anyone own vol. 32 of KERA magazine?
Would this be considered design theft?
Is it flattering or revolting to know people jerked off to your cosplay
>>10647378No, this is an extremely simple design. At most one may be influenced by the other
>>10647265Have you seen how they’re worn? Or do you think those taobao princess sleeve blouses are what I’m referring to?
How do we feel about pairing white with cream color motifs? My dress has both white and cream, but I only have a white top/socks to pair with it. It brings out the print but there is nothing to really match the colors within it,,,
>>10647484you're color matching on hard mode lol. could you settle for any ivory accessories/pieces? it will probably be easier to find stuff labeled as ivory than cream if that's ur issue.
>>10647484You can mix white with ivory if it’s just white and ivory. Otherwise, put both next to the dress and you’ll be able to see whether white or ivory looks better.
Is there a way to purchase items yourself on mercari/fril and use your tenso address? I always miss out on good deals when waiting for my ss to purchase for me
>>10647601Aside from using Buyee, not really. Both of those require having not only a Japanese address but a Japanese bank account & card as well which are a pain in the ass to get.
What's the best way to prevent discoloration and fading of things like neck ties and sleeve lace? Basically parts that come in direct contact with the skin and usually change color over time. Will laundering immediately after each wear prevent discoloration?
>>10647624Just washing them regularly after you wear them, esp if you get sweaty easily or live somewhere hot or humid. Oxiclean if it gets really bad
is moitie's new catherine OP considered lolita or more aristocrat? can it be styled either way or is it too long? speaking as someone who is quite tall
>>10646408kinda unrelated but who is selling a white collar like this one that can be removed and worn separately? mmm has one but it's sold out.what is your ss for japanese auction items?
>>10647472I think I've never seen anything other than a high-neck blouse being worn with a halterneck jsk (because that's what makes most sense ig)and yes, that's the type of blouse I thought you were referring to. bit hard to describe so take picrel as an extreme example of what I think would happen in the shoulder/neck area
I bent a couple of hooks while struggling with my corset. Can I bend them back into shape? If so, how?
I’m relatively new to actually buying & selling lolita secondhand.Is there a reason people on Lacemarket rarely include photos of them wearing the garment in their listings? It’s almost always a flat or mannequin pic. On most shopping apps (depop etc) I find that my items sell faster if I include on-body photos, but wasnt sure if this wasn’t acceptable in Lolita for some reason.
>>10647762some people do. some dont. I like seeing what the item looks like on someone, but if the person is gross or obese or something else that would make me disgusted by the itme, then I would rather just see it and not on a person. Also, some people like being relatively anon
>>10647762Sometimes it's new and it doesn't flatter them, they've never worn it, it could not fit anymore, or it's been in storage and they don't feel like putting on a coord to sell it. What's the difference between a person vs mannequin wearing it anyway? Genuinely asking
>>10647769>>10647771Thanks nonnerinos, good to know!Re: body vs mannequin Q, there is no significant difference, I think it just helps attract attention to the listing if it’s anything like other online secondhand shopping platforms I’ve sold on. Showing the garment on body presents a couple more styling opportunities and most mannequins don’t have arms to fill out sleeves.
>>10647762I would be turned off and not want to buy if there's pictures of someone wearing it in the listing.
>>10647805me tooand I also think it's lowkey creepy to ask a seller for photos of them wearing the item, especially if they already have posted photos of it on a mannequin (like that's literally why mannequins exist, so people don't have to put the clothes on their bodies)
>>10647808I want to buy stuff in as unused condition as possible, including a worn photo obviously shatters the illusion. I know what the dress looks like on a person from the stock photos, don't need to see a rando wearing it.
Is devilinspired okay for stuff like petticoats and accessories?
>>10647890if you like paying more for no reason yes
>>10647890yeah the quality is fine it’s just resold for an insane upcharge… so i would learn to use taobao bc its gonna save you $ in the long run
>>10647890Get a petticoat from wunderwelt or melikestea instead.
Anyone ever seen this dress in this color for sale?I didn't know it existed till now and I am in love with its tacky ass.I have only ever seen the red and pink for sale. I am wondering if it is rare.
>>10647733Except nothing in that pic is lolita. When I said wider neck, I meant wider neck in lolita. Lolita has blouse collars that are close to the neck with flaps. That’s exactly what you don’t want with halter necks. You don’t want bulk under the halter straps, so you have to make sure the collar detailing is under the straps. That’s also the reason for the blouse in your pic.
Where do I get a true A-line petticoat? Aurora and Ariel's 16m is a little bit more cupcake shaped than I would have wanted
>>10647761Get a real corset faggot. That's going to injure you.
>>10647810If you're not ok with your clothes being pre worn then this might not be the fashion for you... A lot of older releases don't have worn stock photos available so I appreciate worn photos. There's nothing more annoying than having to imagine the fit of something you want to buy with no reference.
My proxy order is over $800 and my proxy isn’t super sure US customs will charge fees. (It looks like they do) They’re offering to change the price, would that be a good idea? Is this what “mark down” means? I’ve never made an order this big before.
>>10648104Don't mark down your packages. It's illegal. If your package gets lost, you also can't claim the correct amount of insurance on it. Just have your SS ship in two packages.
>>10648118Thank you anon!
>>10647971Any suggestions for "real corsets"? I didn't really know better when getting this one but willing to save up for a good one.
where can i get a tea length petti without too much poof?
>>10648256Aurora and Ariel has a "mini" one. Rosa Bianca has one as well, but it's crazy expensive for a petticoat.
>>10648104I’ve marked down my packages for years and never had any issues.
>>10648216I bought a nice starter corset from timeless trends.
>>10648267Seconding Aurora and Ariel. I recently ordered their 60cm '8M' one for medium poof, but they do it in 'mini' too.
>>10648216orchard corset is good
>>10645114Quality is A+ in my experience anon. The babydoll cuts can fit strangely if you have any sort of chest, but fabric + construction is always on point. Also considering yuki offers custom sizing, AB is really one of the best anymore in terms of consistent quality
I know this is far down to ever get a response but what are some reputable personal SS’s? I had a bid turned down from a seller by my main SS for the first time in 4yrs, first time I need to find a personal SS through an individual that won’t flag the seller.
>>10648304no the fuck they aren't you idiot. mystic city corset or bust
>>10648304I looked them up and all of their positive reviews since 2015 are either sponsored or employee reviews. Major red flag.
>>10648216What Katie Did
where to buy wigs for big headevery time i tried one it was too tiny
>>10648388>>10648389a-any other shops
>>10648370I own an extreme Morticia from WKD and it’s really nice but Katie herself is anti feminist and shames sex workers. She also doesn’t care about her employees and dismissed their worries about men masturbating in front of and sexually harassing her boutique shop workersIf you get one I’d really recommend going through a resellerAlso to back up that other anon Orchard corsets is shit and pays for the majority of their positive reviews
do any anons tip their SS for faster service? I've used Mintkismet, Tenshi, Sunflower, and they all have varying degrees of response time and sometimes while I'm waiting for them to respond the item I want sells to someone else.
Looking at a size chart for a dress rn, will it fit me? Largest says 180, but im almost 186. Worried it's gonna be too small.
>>10648556It will be way too small, don’t get it
>>10648556if its a jsk i wouldnt worry about it
>>10648556I usually just ignore heights on size charts, it doesn’t make much sense- like for this one, if i chose by height the waist measurement would be 20+ cm off as I’m 172cm. So I would just buy based off your actual measurements.
>>10648556It may be too short for you, that's the only risk you're taking as long as you fit into bust/waist measurements.
Do underbust jsks/ corsets look good on my body type? I'm roughly 100cm bust 80 cm waist; I know I'm fat and accepted that things like salopettes and sack dresses look very unflattering on me. Picrel; I really like OzzOn but never purchased from them.
>>10648629No. Underbust corsets are made for less of a chest. You're going to look like a fat harlot in an underbust corset.
>>10648635Thank you anon, I was afraid of that
>>10648635>>1064862995cm bust 75-80 cm waist. I got an underbust jsk and this fat harlot thing is very accurate. It does not look fucking cute on me and I'm going to have to sell it.
How is the quality of Kaneko Shop’s dresses? I normally feel apprehensive about a lot of indie brands, but I really like some of their stuff so I’m considering getting a piece.
>>10648629I have similar measurements and avoid underbust items in lolita, they just look best with a small bust size(this is at least when it comes to lolita, because underbust can work for a bigger bust when a bit of cleavage is allowed, in regular gothic outifts for example)
I've been looking for a new hobby, as of late. And i've stumbled upon Cosplaying. I have a few questions about it, and sorry if i get political (i spend maybe 8-10 hours a day on /pol/)1)Are there any racial things i should look out for? Racially i am a brown hispanic man, and i see mostly white people, so is the community for whites or are all races welcome? (sorry for my obsession about race)2)Is Cosplay a good hobby for the socially ackward? i am very shy and introverted and i'm trying to get out of my bubble by not settling for a hobby like gaming because they're all full of socially ackward men. Also i'm trying to even potentially meet some women but who knows.3)What kinds of costs are involved? As i am a bit poor and don't make alot of money, what kind of budget should i set for my "Cosplay" or whatever.Sorry if these are retarded questions,and thank you for answering them. also pic unrelated
>>106487111. get therapy. no one cares about your race2. most of the people are socially awkward men or women3. depends what you cosplay4. please get off of /pol/
>>10648716Sadly once one has been on /pol/ they cannot leave, you can leave temporarily but you're there forever, just like how you go on /r9k/ and you can never leave.I've been thinking of doing some LARP stuff something /pol/ related such as a confederate soldier, and maybe even stuff like a pokemon one. Nothing too elaborate.
>>10648718again, go to therapy. they will help you leave /pol/ behind for good, it's entirely possible
>>10648730I am going to therapy. But in the meantime i need some hobbies so thats why i'm giving cosplay a try
How can i best clean up this fraying on the flower corsage? Do i cut the fraying off and then glue on the edges?
>>10648806That would be your best bet, but be sure to use a thin brush or toothpick with whichever glue/fray check you'll be applying. Sometimes it can dry up shiny or otherwise obvious, I kind of ruined the ribbons on an old Meta OP this way.
>>10648711The race questions are stupid so I'm glossing them over entirely. Cosplay is a money spending hobby -- there's no way around that. A costume isn't just the outfit, but it's also the full ensemble of wig, shoes, undergarments, tools, materials, prop, accessories, makeup, and etc. It is possible to spend as little as possible, but you will always be sacrificing one of the three in the pyramid: money, time, or effort. Although cosplay has become more accessible, it has a somewhat steep entry point regardless of whether you're making or buying your costume. I'd suggest a different hobby -- not just because of your funds (though it definitely salts the wound), but also because it's not going to solve your problem of obsessing less over politics. You need to reduce your screen time and fill it with a hobby that is both social and encourages you to work on yourself. Something like reading books / attending writing workshops / art.
>>10648718>Sadly once one has been on /pol/ they cannot leaveThis is entirely fictitious and actively harmful to your personal well-being. Your main priority should be addressing this immediately. Finding a new hobby comes second.>I've been thinking of doing some LARP stuff something /pol/ related such as a confederate soldierYou're feeding to it more, not weening off of it.
>contact SS before placing an order, ask them if they'll hold my packages until JP post resumes shipping to my country>they send 2 emails in response, reassuring me they'll do it free of charge>place order, keep buying things for a month>get an email saying their standard, pre-covid 30 day retention period has ended and they'll be sending me my final invoice>they don't respond to either of my panicked inquiries>only available shipping method is surface mailam I fucked, gulls? I've got $600 worth of stuff in that order
>>10648832Name and shame the SS
Are there any recommendations for EGL dress alteration? I heard Thistledown Emporium is pretty good, but I also heard she’s slow and I’m on a slight time crunch (3 and a half months from now specifically). The only other EGL seamstress I’m aware of is Strawberry Paper Doll, but idk anything else about her. Maybe I should just go to a local seamstress? Idk. Any advice is appreciated.
>>10648718You sound like a faggot
I need help!! I am a (almost) daily lolita, and I’m moving to my college campus in January. I admittedly overbuy clothing but recently got rid of a bunch so I wear lolita more. But how much lolita should I bring? Enough main pieces for 2 weeks? Outside of lolita is one set of work out clothes, one set of lounge clothes, and one set of pajamas enough? (I am also bringing lolita suitable seasonal clothes; one coat, one rain coat, rain boots, winter boots).Also does anyone have tips for how to hand wash and hang dry laundry on campus? I will be having my own bathroom most likely
>>10648844If you can't find an EGL specific person, I've seen bridal seamstresses recommended for alterations. Individual seamstresses, don't go to a bridal shop chain! A friend had good luck with one, she did a great job on altering her dress (it was an OP, they used waist ties to get some room in the torso). But, any time you get someone who is not familiar with the fashion to do an alteration, you're still taking a risk on the results. Best of luck nonny
>>10648855Also to clarify this more, I know how to hand wash my own clothes, I’m more concerned about where they will hang to dry/ how long they will take to dry if I have to hang them in the bathroom. Would a drying rack sitting on a large plastic tray be a good idea?
>>10648844You most likely have at least one seamstress or someone good with sewing in your comm. Ask around in your local comm on if they know anyone who can do alterations or do alterations themselves.
I thought I got the right length petti, but it's too long with both my JSKs! What is the best way to roll or tuck the petti so I can still fit into the dress, but not show off my underthings?
Gonna get shit for this but where can I buy high quality replicas? I don’t care if I get called ita or poser or if I’m damaging the community insult me all you want I’m not gonna respond.
>>10648954No such thing as a high quality replica, poorfag
>>10648947Roll the band as much as you can manage, but never ever trust that roll to hold on its own. I usually take a ribbon and tie around the rolled up petticoat to keep it in place at the right height. Don't be afraid to practice this so that you find the best way to roll, tie and tuck your petti so that it looks good in lenght at the bottom and bunch at the top. It's worth fiddling about.
>>10648822>>10648823Thank you very much for the advice, i will take it into consideration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1MIJ3b3DBQ
>>10648855Buy a big plastic tub to wash in. Fill it in the sink/tub, wash. Get a proper drying rack; I got a huge one for $20 on Amazon. My skirts/blouses/socks dry within a few hours, but I dry them in the livingroom. Dresses take a little longer but I do them at night and they're dry in the am. Even if it doesn't fit in your bathroom, put it on your side of the room (if you have a roommate).As for what to bring, 1 set of everything else is not enough unless you plan to hand wash daily or wear gross clothes. College washing/drying machines cost money and sometimes they're full so you have to wait. I would bring enough lounge and pajamas for a week, and however many workout clothes you'll need for the week. For example, if you work out 3x a week, bring 3 sets. As for lolita clothes, 2 weeks sounds good so you can wear 1 week's while you're washing another. You could probably get away with less main pieces if you're cramped for room. Exchange them for other main pieces when you go back home to visit.
>>10648855>>10648970If you're allowed an electric fan, that might be another way to ensure drying goes quickly, especially if your dorm is dark or stuffy. I use a fan to help dry my handwash items during the winter.
>>10648954if you want to buy a replica at least don't be too lazy to even find one. replicas are never good quality and everyone will make fun of you.
What kind of petticoat does Baby’s babydoll jsk need? I’d like to wear mine, but using my usual one just makes it look overstuffed. Would an A-line work better?
How long do clobba packages usually take to arrive for you all? I selected registered airmail, which said 2-4 weeks, and it's been a bit over a month. I'm just conflicted on whether to email or just wait it out.
did that one asian brolita who got roasted for shooping delete his social media entirely? i really liked his coords
>>10649072Mine take about 3 weeks. What's the current status and how long has it been that status? Martin is very friendly so I wouldn't hesitate to email if it puts your mind at ease; you're literally paying for their service.
>>10649063A line and lower poof
>>10649072mine took quite a while i thought it mightve been lost i think around an month and a half?
>>10649126>>10649203It's been at "in transit" for a couple weeks maybe. Thank both of you! I'll probably wait a few more days then send an email asking about it.
>>10648954Even if you get a non-print replica, the seams will most likely be all fucked up so it'll look cheap.
where do you all buy cutsews/graphic tees for gothic casual coords? i lurk closetchild/ww/second hand in general but i can never find cute black shirts with graphics on them. ig theres always band tees but sometimes i want more than a plain tee
>>10649343Maxicimam has some I think
Found a cute dress where the flat measurement is 15" from armpit to armpit. So that means it's suited for below a 30" bust, right? It's unshirred and I doubt it stretchesMine is 32"; can I make it work? I have soft tissue so would I likely do ok with a sports bra or will it look/feel bad?
>>10649355That's gonna be too small on you. A sports bra won't bring your measurement down 2 inches, and even if it would, you need about an inch of space left over to feel comfortable in an unshirred dress
>>10649358sucks, thanks anyway for the help
Did angelic pretty ever made headbands that were a little ‘bendy’ and could stretch to accommodate bigger head sizes? If they did then what year should i look for?None of their new headbands are comfortable on me. My IW and VM headbands are good and fit me and they are made of a slightly bendy material
>>10649358I’m 34 without a sports bra and 32 with. So I think it depends on the person + the sports bra
>>10649471ayrt, I'm also a 34 but sports bras don't work that well on me I guess. Even so, a dress that is 30" max will probably require a 29" bust at most for comfort, so maybe a binder would be the anon's best bet
>>10649355It's suited for someone with 27-28" bust (even less if they wear a padded bra). An inch of ease in a non-knit garment would normally be considered super close-fitting. Zero ease means you're straining the seams with every breath and good luck raising your arms. If your bust is 32" before a bra, you're better off looking for something that is at least 33-34" in the bust if it has no stretch.
How is Marble's lucky packs? When they pick it out for you?I've been eyeing them a lot lately and I can't find any sources on people who have actually bought them.
what's the best place online to browse and buy used clothes from japan?
>>10649650What kind of clothes….
>>10649657vintage cute clothes
>>10649663You’re gonna need to elaborate what you mean by vintage cute clothes because that could be a lot of things and i don’t think we have the same definition of ‘cute’
>>10649650mercari, rakuten, rakuma (formerly fril), yahoo japan
>>10649663Also, do you mean actual vintage or just modern clothes with cute details that are commonly found on vintage clothing? Cause if it's the latter, closet child has those girly brands like Axes Femme, Ank Rouge, etc. for dirty cheap. I got a bunch of tops the other day and none of them were over $5. Some with tags still on.
>>10646907Anon, saying that something is the bomb does not warrant anger. It's a cultural expression and you're kinda off for thinking this sort of behaviour is okay
>>10649355Sorry for the late reply, but instead of comparing your body measurements to flat measurements measure a garment you’re comfortable in flat and compare the two. If you can find a garment made of a similar material to measure because that’s even more accurate. Flat measurements are a bit different than worn measurements and that’s the easiest way to figure out if you can wear it if flat measurements are all you have.
Do synthetic blonde wigs that don't look insanely plastic-y exist?
>>10650186What’s your question exactly? They’re doing this for free and it’s an archival directory
how often will baby re-release prints? i know ap re-releases some prints like holy lantern every year or so. i missed out on trump alice and im really regretting it but idk if all hope is lost if they may re-release it.
>>10650278this wasn’t that popular so you’re probably fucked
>>10650278You can email baby and ask if they have any dresses left in their physical stores
>>10650281>>10650282im praying to god that it wasnt popular enough for the physical stores to not still have some left
>>10650103Yes, you'll just have to pay more for them. There's also techniques to de-shine your wigs. If you're really anal about it, you could get a human hair wig -- it obviously wouldn't be synthetic tho
Where’s the best place to sell non-lolita jfashion these days? I have a bunch of stuff I just want to sell off for cheap.
I order at bodyline on the 06. June and haven’t received anything yet and of course no shipping number. What can i do?? Should i message them?
>>10650284If not you can still look for it second hand
>>10650524Was the same for me. No message, no nothing. Emailed them and they didn't answer. But out of nowhere it arrived at my door. Really poor customer service though
>>10650538Ah bummer. Messaged them now. It was weird they only had one shipping option and it didn’t even say what it was. Guess I’ll just wait
A dress I bought had damage that was pictured and described in the listing, but when I got it there was additional damage that wasn’t described or pictured at all, and that I also wouldn’t have paid the asking price if I had know about the other damage. All the damage is repairable and I don’t want to return the dress because I planned on fixing it, but I’m unhappy with the condition it came in, so what should I do? (Let the seller know, ask for a partial refund, etc?)
>>10650558Least you can do is let her know, she might reimburse you. Otherwise I’d actually put it in the review, only after you talked to her.
>>10650558Let the seller know and include photo evidence. Ask for a partial refund since you didn't get what you paid for but, like you've said, it's salvageable and not worth an outright return for. If the seller doesn't give you a refund and brushes you off, then I'd recommend leaving a review noting the dishonesty and/or lack of willingness to work with the buyer to resolve an issue.Last resort would be to file a chargeback through PayPal or similar if that's how you paid since that service would technically refund you in full if the buyer does not receive what they expected, but it would be a rude awakening.
>>106487111. Your obsession with race stems not from /pol/, but from incongruities in your very real life outside the internet bleeding into your subconscious. 2. Cosplay is a good way to give start to a conversation if you aren't a social butterfly. If your costume looks good, people will be drawn to talk to you. However, you don't have to cosplay to enjoy a con, and even just going to a convention will allow you to meet people, both male and female, who share the same interests. Cosplay can just be an icebreaker is all. 3. Cosplay is not a cheap hobby at all. It's extremely expensive especially starting out when you can expect a lot of trial and error. If you still insist on making ends meet, consider paying someone else to make costumes instead of risking spending more messing up materials yourself.
>>10650186Running an online database costs money and if you qualify to incorporate as a non-profit it can be beneficial for filing taxes.
Out of curiosity, are there any streamers out there that wear lolita while they stream? idk what platform their on, I'm just curious
>>10650806There's one girl in the pdx scene, heartpoints or something but she's ita and cringe. Not worth watching.
where the fuck do i find old school appropriate socks with crochet cotton lace? and is there some other name for that type of lace?
>>10650876Second hand brand or make them yourself if you can find good lace. I believe the type you're referring to is called torchon lace.
>>10650876Torchon lace, I dont think I've ever seen crocheted lace on socks. BTSSB/AatP has some in stock fairly regularly
>>10650806Maybe I'd do it if you pay me
>>10650806I want to do this (I streamed a little before but quit) but I'm not sure anyone would want to watch
is there a name for those types of blouses with the michelin man sleeves? they’re so ugly but i want one
>>10650806ive been considering something like that but i would want to stream / make videos playing games but i feel like only fps would really be interesting for streaming because stuff is always happening and i dont have to actually be interesting / not awkward but i need to get carried by my bf and his friends haha
What app do you all use for editing your photos and placing stickers on them and your face? I use iOS.Also fuck the new captcha holy shit.
Would it be seen as annoying if I ask a LM buyer whether they've received an item and are happy with it/want to leave a review? Tracking shows they got it over a week ago, but I've yet to hear anything from them. Happened to me numerous times and I'm always worried the parcel never got delivered
>>10650955You can but don't get mad if they don't reply.
>>10650953Picsart meitu and snow for me
Is there a thread just for cloth projects? I'm new to sewing, but /fa/ sent me here.
>>10650955They probably got the item. They would complain if they didn’t. Some people just forget to leave feedback. Idk, is it necessary to message the seller when it arrives? If they don’t ask me to, I just leave feedback.
I'm a man and I want to dress up in a Sailor Moon costume for a weebcon this year but for the ones I've been able to find I'm an XL for the top and an L for the bottom.Is it easier to mend/replace a skirt or a top? Also, is it considered bad form to crossdress at cons? I've never been to one before.
>>106509771) mostly just check your measurements for sizing, if in doubt get bigger than your size because it's MUCH easier (and more easily reversed) to have a garment taken in than it is to make it larger2) no one cares as long as you aren't a freak about it
>>10650981Excellent, thank you. I don't know what being a freak about it entails for the average weebcon, but I'm doing it just because I think it'd be funny and I want to show off my legs
>>10650985just don't act like youre getting off on crossdressing or act creepy towards girls. if you treat it like a normal cosplay no one cares, people tend to find it funny
>>10650806Cakejumper wears lolita and streams but idk if she does both at the same time
>>10650990Those shouldn't be a problem.Speaking of being creepy, is it accepted practice to ask someone for a picture if their cosplay is particularly impressive or appealing to me?
>>10651005yes absolutely, most cosplayers love getting their pictures taken on the con floor. just make sure to not bother someone when theyre "off the clock," so to speak, like when they're eating, in the middle of conversation, preoccupied with something else. you'll very likely see them again later on when they're not preoccupied.
>>10650962/diy/ board, my man.
>>10651008So just know to read the room and don't be wildly autisticSounds easy enough, thank you
>>10651027No problem, traveler. (By the way, I don't know what your spotty things are, but they're cute. They remind me of that children's book with the yellow dude with all the spots.)
How long does it take Wunderwelt to send shipping quotes? I bought three dresses (the first from a month ago) and have yet to get a quote for any of them. I requested them to be packed together via Yamato shipping as well.
>>10650884>>10650885 torchon lace was exactly what i was trying to think of, thanks anons. was thinking about making some myself and since it seems there are none in stock anywhere guess I'm going on the hunt for good lace!
>>10651040Thank you! They're Pomaos from Pomao's Quest.
where can i find more classic-style mini dresses like this, besides hunting down really old VM?it's my favorite dress but i just want more of it
>>10651053If anyone has any good torchon lace recs, taobao or otherwise, I'd love to know too
>>10650876Aliexpress bad, I know, but I have these socks with the black sock and white lace option with the ribbon running through the lace and they’re actually really good quality. The lace is identical to the BTSSB ones, actually https://a.aliexpress.com/_m0wpF0T
>>10651070If you're looking for strictly lolita brands, MM has a few with less wide skirts including Emmanuel, but nothing as form fitting as the dress pictures is coming to mind for me. In terms of other brands the one that comes off the top of my head is l'est rose. They sell very feminine styles often with floral motifs. Lower quality, but it hits the spot when you want something frillier for work.
Is there a place that would be good for selling lolita that is not lace market or facebook. Is it worth it to try to sell on ebay maybeHave a bunch of old stuff that I would like to get rid of. I would actually prefer to trade for gift cards or something rather than actual cash, but I dont think that is possible... I dont know. I dont even know what I am thinking so dont mind me
>>10651116If by old stuff, you mean pre 2006, please feel free to email me, I’ll probably be interested in buying
>>10651116did you get banned from LM, why the fuck would you want gift cards
>>106511161. why would you want to sell lolita on a platform that actual lolitas don't use and pay fees on top of that?2. you can just buy gift cards with the cash you get from your sales, nobody is going to entertain your weird scammy idea
>>10651111Thanks, i’ll keep an eye out for emanuelle! Not looking for strictly lolita brands. I just want to do classical lolita, but with mini skirts. I’ll check out l’est rose! It looks like they have some things up my alley. I think liz lisa might have some things but they never have anything as structured as old VM
>>10651116You sound like a suspicious bitch and I kinda love it. Anyway there's depop you freak. You can get away with some pretty whack prices on depop cause you got the DDLG types who don't know what lacemarket is and more money than sense. If you're trying to dodge the taxman or something, if you just hold the money in your Paypal and don't transfer it to your bank you should be fine.
>>10651141Oh yeah, depop. Thanks, maybe I will look into it.>>10651129Nah, I just dont like LM, and there are some people there I dont want to sell to.
>>10651176You as a seller have the option to not sell to anyone you don't want to deal with, it's not against the rules. Literally just put it in your TOS
>>10651116Is this Zoe?
>>10651085I ordered a few yards of this lace for socks and ended up really liking ithttps://a.aliexpress.com/_mNaVfqr
>>10651116What others have said, and I wouldn't recommend eBay. I've tried it with other outlets and it's definitely not meant for serious lolita.
how much do i sell a new never tried on brand op for? i don't believe it came with tags (shopping service) so i can't market it as NWT. can i sell for it's original price? do i mark it down? the condition is perfect otherwise. i checked lacemarket and i'm only seeing used versions of it that go for almost full price somehow
>>10651308put it on auction at a small mark down and set buy it now for a bit more that the original price to cover your shipping
Should I spend 1500 impulsively on some lolita?
I'm looking for Emily by Novala Takemoto. I can read Japanese okay (N3 level). So far, no luck finding either Japanese or English copy. Any suggestions?
>>10651085jesus christ please just buy vintage lace lmao it's not that hard, it's not expensive and wouldn't look so cheap and you'd get a much more unique + convincing end product >>10651191how did you attach the lace to socks i want to do this to some of mine but can't think of a way to do it without making the sock weird did you attach the lace to elastic and then attach that to the sock or something? lmao maybe i'm being stupid
>>10651390I just gathered a length of lace separately and sewed it onto the top of the sock while stretching the elastic, hope this makes sense
I don't really know where to ask this but does anybody know an english/non japanese only forum or discord type place for talking about takarazuka revue ? There is a forum for the wikia but it seem dead I remember seeing threads a long time ago on cgl.
Are there ANY Taobao shops that are okay in quality and design? (and lean more gothic) I want to get a couple cheaper main pieces for meets that might be messier like baking, crafting, meets that involve animals, etc. because I’m somewhat a poorfag and dote on my burando but everything I’ve seen from Taobao looks so cheap in person
>>10651497that one ista mori dress looks pretty good from the pictures i've seen, but i don't know how much it costs.Why not get secondhand BPN or something, it's not too expensive
How is the fit of VW leather RHS? I have the Melissa ones in a 40 and they fit ok, just wondering if the originals run small or big or if they're true to size? I don't have particularly wide feet or anything, just a little long. Would like to get a pair but I'll have to order them and I don't want to get the wrong size.
>>10651405it does, thank you!
>>10651567her face made me think she was one of those latex doll suits that men with fetishes wear for a second lel
>>10651497Can't recommend any particular shops but looking at the materials has helped me get decent quality pieces before, generally I like to avoid anything that's (mostly) poly. Natural materials are easier to clean too which is especially useful if you're wearing your pieces to one of those "messy meets". Also if it's only like $35 new it's almost guarantee to be trash and look exactly as cheap as it was, good taobao can be expensive sometimes.
Looking at a dress for sale that's 50% linen and 50% poly. I've never owned something of this blend before, can anyone offer some impressions based off of the material alone? I usually try to avoid poly but I'm wondering if the linen will likely keep it from being too flimsy, or if it will probably still feel cheap.
Any info on why Leur Getter closed? :(
Any recommended places for buying colored contact lenses? For cosplay, not lolita.
Does Tenshi/Mint Kismet do SS for Atelier Boz?
Do you wear a cap-sleeved OP without a blouse? I've always worn them with one, but is not wearing a blouse a bad move?
>>10652420Nothing official but it's believed to be related to one of their shop staff behaving inappropriately. It was brought up in more detail on Lolita Updates a while back.
I'm planning on going to at least one con in the next couple of months - been trying to think of characters with long blonde hair, but I only know of a couple that have a parting rather than bangs or a fringe.Any ideas? I'm not too hung up on details, I can crossdress for a laugh.
Any recs for cheap binders? I'm not looking for anything perfect, just something to flatten out a bit because a new OP i got is painfully tight around the bust.
Has anyone else has problems with La Poste and shipping from AP Paris to the United States recently?>package 1 shipped on the 20th>package 2 shipped on the 21st>package 2 gets delivered to me in the US on the 28th>package 1 has not left France>has two delivery attempts, in France>now says it's will be made available at the post office (29th), in FranceI'm contacting AP Paris again because I'm beyond confused. They already called La Poste before and confirmed it's an international package and should be waiting for a plane to the US. But the tracking highly suggests otherwise.