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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
• Sewing & prop-making
• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
• Discussing accessories such as wigs/circle lenses/prosthetics/makeup (These must be within the context of the board-related topics listed above; weight loss threads should be kept in /fit/, beauty and fashion generals should be kept in /fa/)

Our board rules are simple:

• Thread content must be related to one of the categories covered in the list above. Off-topic threads and replies will be deleted.
• Singling people out maliciously is not tolerated and will result in a ban. 4chan is not your personal army. The singling out rule applies to vendetta threads and replies being made to attack a specific person, as well as predatory behavior like doxing. Discussing an individual in general isn't against the rules as long as it's done within context of cosplay/lolita/j-fashion.
• Advertising and spamming are not allowed.
• This is a work-safe board.

If you encounter a post that is in violation of these rules, USE THE REPORT BUTTON! Please help us keep the board healthy and free of off-topic posts!

Helpful Links:

- Tutorial Database: http://cosplaytutorial.com/list.php
- /cgl/ general: http://pastebin.com/2E2BmDDc
- Taobao: http://pastebin.com/B2KSFQUM
- Lolibrary: http://lolibrary.org/
- Hello Lace: http://hellolace.net/
- Cosplay dot com: http://www.cosplay.com/
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What characters are instant red-flags for you?
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Taobao General - Chinese Customs Acting Strange Edition
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Previous thread >>10273027

FAQ:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E0PUag4NzqCCFZ7s2AE_QefWhni2NwvC9sxrRpKeYXk/pub

Taobao Dictionary:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams6Fl3miZSndGZIUnY0eGludFBMYVJpTF8yTWwzTEE

New Store Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1blGT09mNzgs0qCZFB3a1vwKTpkNtV-uIGaQV6z80UX0/edit

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlgllpMiw3VNdG9qTGMwTG1sOG5SbU9KUGpBUVdsV3c&usp=sharing

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10ObDV7NIdTdr5W-8pKIQWn_z4r1RGOqvSX6KgeeFpNY/edit?usp=sharing

Pop-up dictionary: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zhongwen-a-chinese-englis/kkmlkkjojmombglmlpbpapmhcaljjkde?hl=en
Good EL-CH dictionary: nciku.com
Translate text from images: newocr.com
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B/S/T - Buy Sell Trade thread
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Old thread: >>10271326

Thread Guidelines:
- cosplay and lolita welcome
- please list your location and any shipping restrictions you have
- leave contact info you actually check!
- please keep OT or tangent discussions about shopping services and price checks to their own thread to avoid clutter (make it if you don't see one)

General buying and selling tips:
- have feedback ready if you can
- have proof pictures ready
- always ship with tracking
- never do a transaction with someone you're uncomfortable with
- don't name & shame without contacting the buyer or seller first

Introductory tips:
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1391-S3x95QY-yuzuJD1tsMQOoT8ngCRtDPxmXw1N8GI/
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Cosplay Photography Thread
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There's a ton of threads about bad photoshops, photog drama and the like. But let's try to do something constructive. Let's discuss something simple, what do YOU think is a good cosplay photograph? If you're going to pay money for a photoshoot, what exactly are you looking for in the finished product? Also, post photos of what you consider as examples of good cosplay photos.
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Shoe Thread!
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Can we have a shoe thread for lolita?
Some discussion questions:
>what is your all time favorite shoes design?
>what is the most comfortable lolita shoes you've ever owned?
>what brand/offbrand shoes have you tried? compare-contrast
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What are the things that you miss from Livejournal era?
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Net-idol/Odottemita/Dance Cover Groups
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ast thread >>10272646

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet (Recently updated, under new management!) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WtgRe5cjKIR0BYGhw9N8ahxChLqEFLbZIRbAazooh-o/edit?usp=sharing

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

Previously:
- Peachy Parade opens up auditions
- SIF happens at AWA and is awesome
- 2 members of Vivacu depart
- Starstruck adds 2 new members
- Keekihime goes active again with new original music
- International Idol Company @internationalidolnews is hosting a dance competition
- More groups keep getting added to HolMat's IdolFest lineup

For the starter topic, I'm grabbing a post from last thread that really caught my interest but didn't generate much discussion: does the distinction between an "idol" and a "cute performer" lie in idol culture? Aka, "The use of calls, wotagei, the relationship between fan and performer, chekis, badges, etc. at events, a combination of singing and dancing, the types of personalities of members, and more. There’s a lot of components that go into calling a person or a genre 'idol'". Do you agree with this? If not, what do you define as an idol, and how can overseas performers reach to meet that definition?

Featured Group: Auracle
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/cgl/ Canada
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4th time's the charm. Drama can leave.

Discord link: https://discord.gg/NERynwn
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Secret Santa 2019 Thread #3: Post 11.11 Edition
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Sign Up Deadline:October 16, 2019
Matches Sent Out:October 21, 2019 (early!)
Domestic Shipping Deadline:December 15, 2019
Domestic Grinch Check:January 10, 2020
International Shipping Deadline:December 15, 2019
International Grinch Check:January 31, 2020

FAQ, rules, info, etc:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16LJX1HRw9tsGnPCooQD3Rk9MbLvwFaAMw27XAsgn8AQ/edit?usp=sharing

Less than one month until shipping deadline! Where did the time go? And remember to post using ID numbers or initials to respect privacy of giftees.
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Self-post thread
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We haven’t had one of these in a while so I wanted to bring them back. Looking for more gulls to follow on social media, so feel free to self post! No vendetta pls.
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Crossplay/Crossdress #16: Cat edition
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Keep it /cgl/-related! Cosplay or J-fashion like Lolita/Brolita, Aristocrat, Kimono, Nanchatte, etc.!

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ITT you may post:
- Useful guides that can be applied to crossplaying/crossdressing
- Questions, help, sharing advice to improve your appearance to pass temporary as the opposite gender (Male -> Female, Female -> Male)
- pictures of crossplay/crossdressing coords, selfposts
- personal experience/stories regarding crossplay/crossdressing

NOT allowed:
- Anything in sexual context/fetish stuff
- Anything related to gender transition like hormones, operation etc.; >>>/lgbt/ might be the better place for this
- Casual crossdressing without any /cgl/-context
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Link collection:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K_dKpZOqzVkbN2MtmiU9yTn4LDIfxIhLQAuc8L9xX1k/edit#gid=0

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Contact for suggestions or contribution: [email protected]

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Related Discord server(s):
Crossplay: https://discord.gg/eBnVEtQ
Cuties School: https://discord.gg/NQrUd63

Previous thread: >>10239756 (Coss-thread)#
Image source: https://www.weibo.com/1828867190/IiuADpw1s
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/cgl/ nostalgia
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Gulls I can't take it anymore. This board has gone to shit and it's boring as fuck so let's post nostalgic stories of old and try and rekindle what little culture this board has left.

Starting it off with some of our best horror stories.
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What do 30+ con attendee's do?
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So I'm in my mid 30's and giving conventions a try again after not going for years and they have really changed. Last time I went, other than A-Kon this year, was in my late 20's and overall con's were a lot smaller.When I went to A-Kon this year I was amazed at how massive it was compared to the last time, which was in 2011. Con's being smaller and being younger made it easier to relate to other fans but now it seems a lot harder.

So what do the older, 30 and over con goers do? I mean going to a room party with kids half my age doesn't sound fun as well as a huge risk. There are panels but are there other events for older con attendee's?
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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General
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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #12

"Yandere" edition

Last Thread: >>10050993

>The most discussed apps/games are Moe Can Change!, Dream Girlfriend/Nijikano, Dream Boyfriend/Hoshikare, and Animal Boyfriend/Gijin Kareshi, but people are encouraged to introduce new games.
>We generally discuss dress-up/simulator games and smartphone/cellphone apps for waifus or husbandos.
>Occasionally discussed games include Fairy Doll, Potion Maker, Mandrake Girls, Soul Girls, etc.
>To our newfriends: please remove any /mkg/ tags and lurk more to ensure proper etiquette. We might be a dress-up game general, but we are slowly dying

>/mkg/ Tips, Etiquette and Linkdump (spreadsheet of names for MCC, DG, AB, GK and FD):
http://pastebin.com/iPbE3f4d

>English Wiki links:
MCC: http://myroid.wikia.com/wiki/Myroid_Wiki
DG: http://dream-girlfriend.wikia.com/wiki/Dream_Girlfriend_Wikia
DB: http://dream-boyfriend.wikia.com/wiki/Dream_Boyfriend_Wikia
AB: http://animal-boyfriend.wikia.com/wiki/Animal_Boyfriend_Wiki
FD: http://fairy-doll.wikia.com/wiki/Fairy_Doll_Wiki

>JP Wiki links:
MCC: http://www56.atwiki.jp/aimi-mcc/
DG: http://wikiwiki.jp/nijikano2d/
DB: http://wikiwiki.jp/hosikaredays/
AB: http://www38.atwiki.jp/gijin-kareshi/
FD: http://www55.atwiki.jp/fairdol/

>Expression/hair viewer/background viewers:
MCC: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/k12rhyjhezl3285/MCC_Combined_Viewer.html?dl=0
DG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/dhor8chzvb3czwf/DGCreator_1.05.html?dl=0
AB: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/mbajihnc2d2lhuq/gkab%20student%20expression%20viewer.html?dl=0
FD: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/liwskd0ogtesep8/FD_Expression_Viewer.html?dl=0

>Moe Can Change! Item Dump:
http://pastebin.com/pgDqtDf3

>Other Mobile Kanojos Games (Includes link to the apk downloader):
http://pastebin.com/xcmdi6Ck
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any of y'all going to Holiday Matsuri? there's 10 days till and I have absolutely nothing planned.
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What trends/prints/pieces would you like to see in 2020?
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Britfag, UK thread.
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Stop ruing my thread with crappy drama edition.

Plenty of time to work on costumes over winter. Any plans?
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Competitions
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Have you participated before? Have you won before? How do you feel when you lose despite giving it your all?

Let's discuss Cosplay Competitions. Maybe you're planning to enter one!

I would like to compete one day, but I also feel like I don't have a chance when going against engineering student or physics expert with disposable income.
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Texas Thread: Cons edition
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Alright it's con season we got Ikkicon and Anime Dallas coming in hot. Texas Cosplay Discord: https://discord.gg/mUCEsGr
What are you going as?
Anything you're excited/not excited for?
Any other cons you'll be attending?
what happened last year that you gotta share?

We got more in the 2020 year such as:
Pax South
Anime North Texas
Fandom Legacy
Ushicon
Furry fiesta etc.
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Fukubukuro/Lucky Bag Thread
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It's that time of the year again. Post and talk about your favorites.

Ank Rouge and Jamie will release their lucky bags at the 15th.
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Do you like taking pics with random people at cons?

Also how do you ask for pics without looking like a perv?
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cosplay help thread
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old thread: >>10274886
>This thread is for questions pertaining to cosplay. DO NOT make your own thread for a single question.
>If you have a jfashion related question, use: >>10295927
>If you have a crossplay related question, visit here first for resources: >>10239756
>If you have a sewing related question, use: >>10261594
>If you want people to give you character recommendations or if you would like to give others character recs, use: >>10280993 (see template first)
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/ouG/ - Window Dressing edition
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Old thread hit image limit >>10223289


This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. So, consider this a thread for those whose style is on the right half of Buttcape's Lolita Family Triangle: http://www.kawacura.com/moripress/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/0dmmLH6-350x350.jpg

>Shopping spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j7sg2_7CvXUeIgZGGSLvJ9lUUuSVXhW8FlWWFwiv1Yk/edit?usp=docslist_api

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=12fA-VA2PkRctKPlYFsT3GnIba-Ytdt-RArDfLw0Bba4

>Blogs for current boystyle releases, news, and info
buttcape[.]blogspot[.]com
https://www.stephano.me/the-new-ouji-overview

Google your questions before asking them here.

Read the whole thread before asking questions here.

OC and selfposts encouraged! Random picspam discouraged.

Discussion: What resources for ouji are left? Comment below so we can update this OP.
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Dutch thread: "Last big con of the season!" Edition
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The previous thread got deleted due to vendetta posting. Please refrain from continuing or take that shit to PULL.

Previous thread: https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/cgl/thread/10246671/
>Anon: "Why do people complain but don't help out at cons themselves?"
>Abunai happened. The theming and decorations, LARP and revamped artist alley were well received, but the food court and hotel buffet still needs work.
>Viencon happened. Not a lot about the actual event got mentioned, only how they'll be in Abunai's regular weekend next year.
>Vigilante "justice"
>Aniway forums are kill. RIP decades of weeb comments.
>Anon wants to make new friends in the community.
>Rekindle update: There is no update.
>Weeb clubbing spots
>Anon confuses financial troubles with bankruptcy.
>Anon wants to know where she can buy lolita clothes. No helpful replies so far.

Upcoming major events:
>Heroes DCC (Nov 23rd - Nov 24th, Utrecht UT), the usual comic con experience with guests cancelling.
>Castlefest Winter (Nov 23rd - 24th, Lisse ZH), a smaller Castlefest for winterkin.
>Midwinterfair (Dec 7th - 8th, Alphen a/d Rijn ZH), a fantasy fair that takes in midwinter.
>TomoFair Amsterdam (Jan 4th - Jan 5th, Amsterdam NH), new year, new TomoFair.
>TomoFair Capelle a/d IJssel (Feb 22, Capelle a/d IJssel ZH), new year, new TomoFair. Again.
Full list: https://dutchgulls.nl/en/agenda/

Links and advice:
>POSTS MADE IN DUTCH ARE AGAINST SITE-WIDE RULES AND WILL BE DELETED!
>If you keep getting defeated, try getting better at the game.
>Our site with a store list, newcomers guide and more: https://dutchgulls.nl/
>Our Discord: https://discord.gg/QAYNyfY
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Artist Alley General Thread
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last thread: >> 10258325

>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpDyjw2LDxbupdvHMNsBUOBVB66Lzwf44RM1You1GDA/edit?usp=sharing
>Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uNmynwRn6CRc-OMqCeXmJwCNnEnd-vYi-7AQzSx74I/edit?usp=sharing
>Artist Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ESQ-1h4IRUivbGNaxJFxXyDU1lSv26xTmMdH0sDX7sU/edit?usp=sharing
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18UxKnpgrmeb82NnW5e4YIEX-eZ3zHt178Mp6i0A5gME/edit?usp=sharing
>Convention List (always WIP)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13o7hD5xS3sDqVptnTVGUlRae3ovEE-vPPST_QOrQwtM/
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1696MDhNPhrZ0ySZhXkoJnGxb7l1OjW4JsVhu1wKvaWE
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1D19QV9nHwaY8AaNiEXZAAkEhkBTSsb01?usp=sharing

If anyone else has inspo photos they'd like possibly added to the above link, email the account [email protected]

We have a discord! New e-mail contact!
If you want into the CGL AA discord, email [email protected] with a picture of your table or merchandise. It is not a jury, just to make sure you do cons.

How’d everyone do at Anime NYC?
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Itabag/fandom fashion general
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Previous thread>>10240413

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTION IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS FIRST
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BUQ5ZQoH1A9vCR2OcdvhrWNv6JChsy-5z21rNugX2jc/edit

Old thread archives
>https://warosu.org/cgl/?task=search2&search_subject=itabag&search_op=op&search_ord=new

Buyf/a/g Guide
>buyfag.moe

Discord Link
>https://pastebin.com/raw/uyMYVnPe

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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Things You Hate About Conventions Thread:
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Hey, can we get a things you hate about cons thread? One thing I hate about going to cons is the loud unfunny people spouting dead memes or screaming. Literally had someone who cosplayed filthy frank every year and theyd play "i turned a bad copypasta into a rap" thing on speakers.
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Local Comm Thread: Holiday Edition
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Last thread is here >>10268111

ILD is next week, gulls, what is your comm doing? Are you also celebrating Christmas? New Year's Eve?
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Convention Horror Story
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Con Horror Stories

>at a con making new friends
>meet homestuckers
>I’m sure they’re not as bad as the stories
>let’s give this a try
>one of them was a clinger and became oddly possessive of me
>she tried to break into my hotel room when I wasn’t there and yelled at my friends inside the room
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Handmade lolita thread
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Let’s here about your projects, gulls.
Previous thread #10223121
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Suggestion Thread
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Old thread archived and there wasn't one up yet.
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Joker cosplay thread
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Dream Dress Thread
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Haven’t seen this for a while. Is dream dress hunting still a thing?
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Jfash Portraits 3
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i have hoarded many photos of jfashionistas that i think have artistic value beyond the usual coord shot or selfie. i would like to share some. they will include all kinds of Japanese alternative fashion, and subjects may be any age or gender; and they will NOT be images from publications such as KERA, Fruits, etc.; so i hope there will be good inspiration for a variety of seagulls.

this is a continuation of 2 prior threads, which reached the image cap:

>>10284337
>>10293441

in the last thread, i shared trends such as close-ups (>>10293442), faceless portraits that can preserve anonymity without having to censor the photo (>>10293464), portraits using reflective surfaces (>>10293550), how subjects may be isolated within crowded spaces (>>10293582), how angled portraits can not only isolate the subject but shape the relationship between them and the viewer (>>10293962), the trend of "dining with the subject" (>>10295589), the very popular choice of park settings for portraits (>>10295861), moody portraits in narrow color schemes (>>10297702), and portraits that consciously over-expose or use brightness (>>10300641).

there are some more trends to explore. many photos use color to showcase the alternative fashion style, and i want to go through a rainbow of portraits to see what patterns might emerge.
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Bodyline General
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>The new dresses edition!

Looks like Bodyline is releasing new prints and some new shoes as well.
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style id
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is there a name for the sorts of outfits in pic related? sorry for the shitty collage (for anyone curious, those are from the drama adaptation of antiquarian bookshop biblia's case files)
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Draw thread - winter coords
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Last thread on autosage >>10215834

>All J-fashion styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, kimono, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: It's encouraged that you sign your work.
>Self-posters: When giving credit, refer to the art as a freebie -- NOT fan art.
>Artists and self-posters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable; insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun!
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How come female cosplay fans do not support make cosplayers like gi males support females?
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eye patch
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Hello gulls, I need your help. I have a neurological problem and I need to buy an eyepatch for regular wear, but I don't want to look like a huge autist or ren-fair escapee. I've already been made fun by strangers wearing a shitty drug-store patch and I don't want to relive that. What kind of patch should I get, and where can I buy such a thing? I tried /fa/ but they just said etsy, on which I found fuck-all
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Taobao General - T edition
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Previous thread >>10242309

FAQ:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E0PUag4NzqCCFZ7s2AE_QefWhni2NwvC9sxrRpKeYXk/pub

Taobao Dictionary:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams6Fl3miZSndGZIUnY0eGludFBMYVJpTF8yTWwzTEE

New Store Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1blGT09mNzgs0qCZFB3a1vwKTpkNtV-uIGaQV6z80UX0/edit

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlgllpMiw3VNdG9qTGMwTG1sOG5SbU9KUGpBUVdsV3c&usp=sharing

Shopping Service Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10ObDV7NIdTdr5W-8pKIQWn_z4r1RGOqvSX6KgeeFpNY/edit?usp=sharing

Pop-up dictionary: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zhongwen-a-chinese-englis/kkmlkkjojmombglmlpbpapmhcaljjkde?hl=en
Good EL-CH dictionary: nciku.com
Translate text from images: newocr.com
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Egl mods // what bullshit have your mods done
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Recently the mods in my local comm were recruiting new mods, with one mod being super active and well liked, and one being barely involved in the comm. They ended up recruiting a member that barely contributes to the comm and is a shit stirrer, when many very active and well liked members applied.

What mod bullshit / horror stories y'all got
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Trip to Japan Thread - 2020 is Coming Edition
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We haven’t had a thread for this in a while and as I got a crazy flight deal last week I’ll be going back again in March and want some ideas of more places to shop and go to (for EGL, vintage toy/figure buying/BJDs and secondhand stores.) For anyone going in the near future or who has been, discuss your experiences and ask questions. The last threads like this were a wealth of information and finding good places to shop for lolita/cosplay/weeb shit is always helpful.
Avoiding summer 2020 with the Olympics and general summer humidity would be smart though.
Some discussion topics/questions:

>Good places to eat that are not tourist traps (other than themed cafes)
>Best places to shop for lolita/Jfashion other than brand stores and Closet Child
>Cute themed cafes that are actually worth it
>Good places to buy collector's items and goods
>Is Tokyo Disney worth it if you've already been to Disney Sea
>Are there any events that are worth hitting up in the next few months/year?
>Different areas of Tokyo and what to do in each
>Good places to see related to our hobbies
>Best places to get legit weeb shit/cosplays/merch and not get ripped off.
>If you start out in Tokyo is it worth going to other cities/getting a JR Pass?
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day to day living
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do you guys actually wear jfashion/lolita/goth daily?do you get weird looks or harassment even on casual stuff?do people treat you differently?

pic related,i had a similar dress that i loved to wear but stopped because people tought i was either childish,had a kink or was cosplaying,so now i just wear jeans and tshirts.
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hi there i have always done lowbuget cosplays and 2020 i want to do my first high detail one based off a simple 1 the postal dude primarialy the postal 4 model witout the robe so tell me what should i get also for those who have played postal i have a cat and wahnt to do the cat thing how should i do that without the fbi on my ass
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Fur ears thread: Halloween edition
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Previous thread: >>10212237

Ear tier list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EaZ1AkOx_0324dkPzUPVvqiuIrOQhCbeEcquRl8m4rc/edit?usp=sharing

MowkysDen how to make ears ebook (only good for learning the very basics, will result in shit tier ears otherwise): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K-xe8Uekkn4uvY3pKftf8AHJYFV0sztx/view?usp=sharing
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Classic Lolita Part 3 - Low Resolution Photos Edition
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Last thread >>10195719
>What is your favorite thing about classic lolita?
>What do you think of the current direction of major classic brands eg Innocent World/ Victorian Maiden/ Juliette et Justine?
>Have you found your classic style or definition of classic changing with current trends?
>Any classic dream dresses you have?

Post classic pictures - coordinates, dresses you love, detail shots, etc.
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ITT: best/worst cons of 2019

Pic related. Best con, if not for the earthquakes
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New sewing/needlecraft thread
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Old one in autosage
>>10164075
This thread is for the discussion of sewing, needlecrafts, fibers arts, and other related crafts in the context of cosplay and j-fashion.
I'm the gull with the cast iron White Rotary machine from last thread and I thought I would give a quick update: after chasing down and backordering a part, I got it running again, it just needs oil. I'm very excited to use it to sew leather, but am a bit annoyed that White machines use a non-standard bobbin size. Anyone else own a vintage machine? A treadle machine is something I'd love to get someday
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Instagram Thread
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do:
>post accounts you follow
>ask for/share advice
>self-post*
>keep it civil

don't:
>act like a retard
>insult other people

*don't self-post if you're going to shit up the thread trying to defending and/or insulting yourself
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cosplayers at the hotel
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what do the cosplayer groups who go back to the hotel as planned do?

-current theme is "cosplayers drinking back at the hotel"
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ALA is fast approaching. Just a little less than 4 months away. Who's going?

> Are you going to cosplay? What are your plans?
> What are you most excited for?
> Any ribbons you'll be on the lookout for?
> How are your cosplay making going?
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CharaExpo 2019
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I’m hearing it’s a shit show. Anyone attending?
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Taiyou con coming up, anyone here going?
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Larp thread - getting slowly into the cold season edition number 1.34e5

previous thread >>10238586
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Is SClass confirmed for 2020?
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Fairy Kei/Yumekawaii/Pastel General
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Last thread died.

Useful (Active) Links:
>JP Newssite - http://www.lafary.net/
>Shoplist - http://fairy-tips.tumblr.com/shops
>Brand Updates - http://yumekawa-updates.tumblr.com/
>What is Yumekawaii (feat. Ichigo Rinahamu) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtDp2FumekI

If you want to see the latest jp coords, indie brand releases or need general inspo,make sure to check out Twitter's ゆめかわいい hashtag.
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Aus thread
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SYD OZCC is underway! Who do you think will win he champs? Who do you think should give up and let other cosplayers have a chance at the title?
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Aliexpress thread: 11.11 is coming
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Old thread is saging: >>10212511

>Read customer reviews
>Items aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards or quality control
>You won't be able to claim compensation on Aliexpress if products harm you, use your discretion.
>If you must buy electronics: Visit >>>/g/ and search for /csg/ and ask your questions there
>Large Order? Check out the Taobao thread

"Is it a good idea to buy this?" guide:
NO
>food, drink
>cosmetics and body care
>sex toys
>medical devices (i.e. Circle lens, humidifier, drugs)
>detergent, cleaner, soaps

Higher Risk
>true piercings such as nose ring, earring
>plates and cutlery
>pots, pans, microwaveable things (heavy metal danger is high)
>plants and seeds (customs will be pissed)
>personal electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, pedometer
>craft chemicals (glue, resins, etc)

Moderate Risk
>normal jewelry such as necklaces, clip on earrings, bracelets
>general electronics like led strings
>towels and personal cloths
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Lolita Meme Thread: Redraw Edition
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I didn't see the previous thread in the catalog, so here we are. Post your reaction meme lolita redraw memes and anything in between.
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Ohayocon
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Is it normal to have a “People of Color” photoshoot? I know half of photoshoots these days are non-anime, non-Japanese game related but really.
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Mail thread
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Previous thread: >>10122672

Show us what you've got in the mail!
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Sorry for being a fag guys but what are the good sites where people dump patreon content?
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Opinions on this?
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I’ve noticed that nobody is as willing to share cosplay advice as they did before. Even 3-4 years ago, if you approached someone and asked them politely, many people were happy to divulge the details of their cosplay, where they sourced their materials, what techniques they used, etc., but now people either hide that info behind paywalls or straight up won’t release that information at all.
While no one is entitled to that information, it’s sad to see the community close itself off like this. Yes, people are entitled to keep that information private since they spend time and money finding good materials or developing techniques, but talking about that stuff was once such a big part of the community and now that’s all been shut down.
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>any cosplay showing skin is banned for nsfw on a sfw board
> porn and escort ads are on a sfw board

What did janny mean by this?
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MAGFest 2020
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It will be here before we know it! Keep it clean!
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Japan Shopping Services
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A thread for the discussion of Japanese shopping services. Chinese shopping service discussion should stay confined to the Taobao thread.

Which shopping service do you use?
Which one would you recommend?
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Moi Meme Moitie
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Old thread expired, new thread acquired!
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J-fashion discord central
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Let's bring this back.
Post all J-fashion discord servers here.

1) Please add the name of the server, so that we don't end up linking communities twice.
2) Permanent invites are preferred but not mandatory.
3) Add info about the servers (how much a
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Sakuracon 2020
Deadcon
I can't believe it's fuckin' dead edition
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The current state of Gothic&Lolita
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How are gothic brands doing? What have they been up to? When did one last have a fashion show with actual new releases we hadn't seen before?
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Moving to Florida...
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Just found out I'm moving to the state, because of family.
Happy to get out of Arizona, but ugh.
Anyway: any good Florida cons I should check out?
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How old is too old?
Do many people cosplay beyond 35?
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Fallout cosplay
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Post your favorite fallout cosplay fellow Wastelanders!
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Actual Men in Manly JFashion
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Most men on CoF are terrible, can we have some GOOD jfashion inspo for men?

Extra points: Casual coords that are suitable for jfashion-curious guys.
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the cosplay/jfash pattern brand CUT/SEW is going on hiatus following backlash against their fairy kei and menhera patterns
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Where do people get landsknecht outfits like this in custom colours? I tried etsy but I couldn't find anything very customizable. New to this board so forgive me if it's a noob question.
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Recommend me some lolita bloggers who make rococo-inspired classic outfits.
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Where can you find lolita and general alt j-fash in Tokyo? Going to Japan soon and any suggestions would be appreciated
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Can we get a serious boob discussion please?

What do you think of Kamui's boob tutorial? I think it looks uncomfy as hell, stuff your bra with your socks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3O4zZjq0S0
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Cringe Cosplay Thread
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Share your early cringey cosplays, or photos of cringe cosplay pics/events.
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/visualkei/
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Is /cgl/ still cool with VK?
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/cgl/ feels thread
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Post your cosplay and lolita related feels here
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Hot male cosplay thread

Actually attractive cosplay only please, no shirtless idiot spam
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Demon Slayer real Nezuko Kamado
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcmBv26WvBs
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Boots Thread
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Shall we have a thread about lolita boots?
Which pair you like most?
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Jfash Portraits 2
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i have hoarded many photos of jfashionistas that i think have artistic value beyond the usual coord shot or selfie. i would like to share some. they will include all kinds of Japanese alternative fashion, and subjects may be any age or gender; and they will NOT be images from publications such as KERA, Fruits, etc.; so i hope there will be good inspiration for a variety of seagulls.

this is a continuation of a prior thread, which reached the image cap: >>10284337

in that thread, i posted photos demonstrating some trends i have noticed in Japanese alternative fashion photography. these included portraits taken in themed studios (>>10284338), colorful backgrounds that match or complement the coord (>>10284374), portraits that demonstrate the personality of the subject (>>10284386), manipulated surreal portraits (>>10284428), scenic portraits (>>10284458), urban portraits (>>10285277), "mundane environment or situation" portraits (>>10285851), and some unusual props (>>10287128) and more studio portraits to close the thread by reaching the image limit (>>10292305).


for this thread i plan to share portraits that demonstrate other trends.
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Japanese Fashion
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Love Japanese Fashion ! UwU , Can we get some talks about types of Japanese fashion?
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10 Year Challenge: Lolita Edition
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The decade is coming to an end. Lets look back on the last 10 years, reminisce and ponder on the decade ahead of us.

>Were you into lolita/jfashion 10 years ago?
>What sites did you use then vs now?
>How has your wardrobe and style changed?
>How do you think the community has changed?
>Best/worst thing thats happened to the community over the last decade?
>Favorite/least favorite trend?
>What are your goals for the next 10 years? Will you still be wearing the fashion?
>What will happen to the lolita community over the next 10 years?
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So how do your parents feel about your love of lolita/cosplay?

Are they supportive? Quietly embarrassed? Openly opposed?
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Active cosplay photos
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Can we please have a thread with cosplay photos where characters actually intetact with each other or with their environment?

I'm so fed up with cosplay photos where the cosplayer just poses against a cool background or has chosen a stiff fighting stance. My problem is, I can't really find photos that would spice this up, where the characters would actually do something related to their series.

So cosplay photos that are like still scenes, where characters e.g. have a tea party, actually emote an react to things, scenes from their series, mpve with a purpose etc.

The most general I can find are duel and fighting photos or dancing, but anything beyond that would be highly appreciated!

Pic related was the "best" I could find in a pinch.
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What is the best online place to buy manga-inspired t-shirts?
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Black Friday: Deals & Discussion Thread
notto disu shitto agen
Black Friday is soon upon us, gulls. What are you picking up? What's your battle plan?

I'm planning ahead for a costume in July. I managed to pick up 4yds of Symphony Broadcloth from Joann's for $1.99 per yard (~$9 total) through their Beat the Black Friday Doorbusters sale. I still need a loop turner, some patterns, and a contrast fabric (though I haven't decided which yet). Speaking of Joann's, their black friday ad sneak peak is available to view on their weekly ad page.
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Animenyc general, how’s everyone doing
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Beginner Cosplays
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What is a cosplay that is easy and can't be fucked up for those just getting into it?

>pic related
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Worst cosplay fandoms of all time.
brony-fail
Inspired by >>10254735

We got a compiled list started by an annon here:

1) Bronies
2) Homestuck
3) Voltron
4) My Hero Academia
TBA) Demon Slayer
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AnimeCrossroads
ACross coming up in february, personally one of my favorite cozy smaller cons. Who's going?
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Shit normies say about jfash
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"Are you an anime?!"

Tell us your stories about what funny or stupud things normies had said bout you
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best cosplay photoshoots of 2019
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i want this thread be dedicated to just posting pics from the best cosplay photoshoots of 2019

set design , posing, an atmosphere should be taken into account when selecting a picture.

Picture
Series : Jojo Bizaree Adventure

Character : Kakyoin Noriaki
Cosplayer : : Lunatis
Photographer: qianyixia
Special Thanks: 维贻豆鳖
Costume Design: Lunatis'
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2019 /cgl/ Census
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We are way overdue, my dudes.
I could have waited until the new year for a 2020 census, but I thought I'd get a 2019 in before year end.

>https://forms.gle/W8c4Zz8wCvtjhHKu7

You can skip questions if you feel inclined. It's all anon. 1 response per person.
Let's find out about our fellow gulls! Answer as honestly as possible. Interested to see what has changed since 2016.
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Embroidery advice?
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I want do do Qrow's new s7 outfit but no idea how to even start on the embroidery he has on the sleeves and whatnot.

Is taking it to a shop my best bet? If that is the case do I just print out and bring the pattern in the size I want in paper?
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Starwars General
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Anyone here 501st BHG? Here's my ROTJ Boba Fett helmet I'm working on that I made with Pepakura, fiberglass and Bondo body filler.
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Swe/Scandi thread
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So.. Is anyone planning on going to Närcon Vinter?
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I thought the mid to late 2000s were bad but at least this shit was widely made fun of.
Now 2019 we are at a point where cringe worthy selfies with added anime character pngs like these are not only considered full cosplay but are also being paid for.
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Excentrique
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Have other brands been able to fill the void for you?
What do you think their designers and staff are doing now?
What was their best release or collection?
Is it worth it to buy from scalpers because you'll never be able to buy directly from Excentrique again?
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New England Cons Thread

Massachusetts
-Anime Boston
-Pax East
-Fan Expo Boston
-Northeast Comic Con

Connecticut
-Connecticon
-Camp Anime

Rhode Island
-Rhode Island Comic Con

Vermont
-Vermont Comic Con
-Bakuretsu Con

New Hampshire
-Another Anime Convention

Maine
-Animaine
-PortconMaine

Full List Here:
https://fancons.com/events/schedule.php?loc=us
https://animecons.com/

What are you going to? Who are you going as? Favorite things to do in NE? Etc.
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MFF Thread
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As MFF is less than 2 weeks away, now is a good time for a thread.

>When?
5th-9th of December

>Where?
Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago and the Donald E Stephens Convention Center

>How many?
As of last year, the attendance number surpassed the range of 10,000
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watamoe
Where is a good place to find local conventions for anime and games? I've been looking but I can't find a good site that will show my local area and upcoming conventions to go to.
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Thanksgiving
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It's that time of year again, seagulls. Let's put aside our salt and share what we're thankful for this year
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Is it ok to go barefoot to a con?
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The Expanse
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This is my first time on this board.

I am aware it sounds a bit like a request... But fact is, I have become kinda obsessed with The Expanse series.

The main aspects that interest me are:
- Mars Congressional Republic Navy Uniforms
- Several styles of fatigues shown in the movie (including t-shirts)
- Basic clothing and their brands

My goal is not strictly cosplay, but larping in general (cyberpunk stuff). As per random clothing displayed in the movie, I'd love to wear a couple of things in my everyday life. I know I am not on /fashion/, but maybe the cosplay community might help.

In the following posts I will try to point at some examples of what I am unable to find.
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Cosplay Shooting/Photography behind the scenes
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I thought it would be maybe interesting to talk about the work that is put into cosplay photos. What experiences did you have? Good snd bad? What are things you learned with time and wish you got told sooner? What were the most difficult/interesting/exciting shoots you had? Any tips and tricks?
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For Martial Arts Cosplayers - I.T.F. TaeKwonDo Scholarship
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For Martial Arts cosplayers. All training and tuition expenses paid. Respond here or kik to devmag_tkditf
Restricted to white males only. Must live near/within travel distance to a recognized ITF TaeKwonDo school (Dojang), whether North America, UK, IRL or Australia/NZ. No other traveling required. Required to be thin/lean/low body fat, and at least 5'10 (five feet, ten inches). Current full body picture (fully clothed), stats (age/height/weight).
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CharaExpo
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Only a little more than a week until CharaExpo! Is anyone else going at all? I'm know it's a bit on the small scale but I'm surprised I haven't seen any threads for it myself.
>Cosplay plans at all?
>What are you looking forward to?
>Any last minute preparations to take care of?

It'll be my first time, but I'm really looking forward to something more mellow after AX19 earlier this year. IJPW sounds like it'll be fun as hell, and I've always wanted to try out Vanguard, so know's as good a time as any.
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Sakuracon 2020 Thread
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I hope I don't regret buying tickets this year edition. Any details on why ticket sales were late this year?
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Printing
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Want to make a Gym Leader Bede costume, but I have no idea how the fuck I'd even begin that shirt and shorts. Looks like the kind of thing I'd have to get custom printed, but I don't know of any that do anything beyond slapping images on plain-color shirts. Where would I get this kinda thing printed?
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Anyone going to GalaxyCon this weekend?
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Convention Tales
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Hello Cosplayers and Con-goers, what is your most interesting, creepy, or sweet convention moments you’ve experienced first hand or been a bystander to?
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Cosplay ideas
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>resident jojofag appears!

how would you go about cosplaying this character?
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Does anyone here have patreon?

How do I run one? Do famous cosplayers have other people doing it for them?
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J Fashion Stupid Questions Thread
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Previous thread >>10273183

Remember, this thread is for questions about J FASHION ONLY
If you need cosplay help, go to the cosplay help thread
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