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"/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL" is 4chan's imageboard for the discussion of cosplay, elegant gothic lolita (EGL), and anime conventions.

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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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Coord Help Thread
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It's been a while since we had our last coord help thread.

ITT:
Any type of advice request regarding coording. Pictures of pieces or details for reference are appreciated.
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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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Taobao Thread - Corona Lockdowns Edition
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Last thread went sage >>10304327

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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Cof Thread: Ero influx
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Old thread: >>10337274
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Belated valentines picture with my beloved usakumya ~

Dress/ Headbow: Angelic Pretty - Memorial Cake
Blouse: Angelic Pretty
Bag: Btssb - Usakumya
OTKS: Angelic Pretty
Shoes and Accessories: offbrand/ taobao
Other Dress: Angelic Pretty - UnBirthday

Instagram: candy.carnival
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Convention Safety Petition Ideas
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Howdy do y'all?
>[NAME REDACTED] here

After a particularly awful experience at Anime Weekend Atlanta last year I've been workshopping and brainstorming some ideas that could help
>everyone
enjoy the conventions more and help make the conventions safer for underage minors and younger individuals.

If this thread garners interest, I'd love to share some of my ideas that I'm working on getting adopted into future convention rules and guidelines
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Canada thread
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Which events are you going/went?
Cosplay ideas?
Meetups?
>tommorow is AniMaple EX
Someone going?
facebook/events/s/1100672140291562
>less than 100 days for Anime North
facebook/events/s/2692505814112722
There's more events but I'm too lazy.
Also
Join us
discord. gg/UjczaS8
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Britfag/UK thread
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Sunnycon is kill? Edition

Tell me about your small local cons nobody outside your area knows about anons
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J-Fash Nails Thread
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Old thread died because it had a shit OP pic. All nail related topics go here!

I'll dump some images too so lmk any requests.
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Metamorphose’s worst designs
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Let’s share & discuss the worst designs the dear brand metamorphose temps de fille has made. I love meta but they have made some crack shit in the past!
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Worst Cosplays
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And I don't mean quality wise, I mean character. What are the worst cosplays in terms of character, always cosplayed by worst, cringiest, creepiest, dramiest etc. people?

For me Grell (and Alois) cosplayers always seem to always be extremely touchy and are huge dramas queens.
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J-Fashion Stupid Questions Thread
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Remember, this thread is for stupid questions about J FASHION ONLY If you need cosplay help, go to the cosplay help thread
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Has anyone done a Corona-chan cosplay yet?
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Instagram Thread
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Previous Thread: >>10285330

Discuss:
> Cosplay/lolita/j-fashion accounts to follow
> Advice on posting and increasing engagement
> Instagram updates and algorithm conspiracies

Don't:
> Self-post if you can't handle concrit
> Shit up the thread and derail it with drama. Take it to the farm/LC
> Vendetta post ffs
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Cosplay Help Thread: WcDonald's Edition
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Old Thread: >>10325106
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: >>10315409
>If you have a coord related question, use: >>10323668
>If you have a crossplay related question, visit here first for resources: >>10300242
>If you have a sewing related question, you can ask it here but this thread might be able to give more specific advise about machines issues, techniques, tools, etc. : >>10346284
>If you have a wig related question, you can ask it here or in the Wig General thread. Or both, I'm not your mom: >>10346293
>If you want people to give you character recommendations or if you would like to give others character recs, use: >>10324038 (see template first)
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BST: Buy Sell Trade thread
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old thread: >>10301117

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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Lolita penpals
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Is anyone interested in writing letters? I've been trying to get my friends into writing letters back and forth, but so far no-ones really been into it. I just love the idea of sending letters, and really want to write to someone.
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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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Give or take 4 months to go, has anyone started prep yet?
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New England Cons
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Anybody from the New England area attending any conventions this year, big or small? I was curious if anybody on /cgl/ attended any of the small ones like Queen City Kamikaze or ConnetiCon. Anybody planning on Anime Boston this year?
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new larp thread, edition: still in winter slumber, with occasional sleep walking

previous thread: >>10265314
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Katsucon 2020
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The final count down begins:
-Gazebo is rumored to be removed for renovations
-Two Days Remain
-Moomoo is attending
-Attendees are backing out and spreading Coronavirus propaganda

Last Thread: >>10319842
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Cute things to do in Korea
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I'm visiting Seoul soon and was looking around for cute places to visit while there. Do you gulls have any recommendations or experiences to share? Best shopping?
I'm considering taking some understated frills for cute photo ops, but not sure about reactions.

Any other non-Japan Asia places recommendations for lolita/ cute experiences welcome as well, for anyone planning their next holiday!
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Sakuracon 2020
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I can't believe it's fuckin' dead edition
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ANIME EXPO 2020 thread
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Hotel blocks opening for premierefags in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

162 days to go.
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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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Emily Temple cute
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They have a new collection soo let's talk about it
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Sewing Thread
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Couldn't find one in the catalog edition
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How old is too old to start going to cons?
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Storage Thread
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With wardrobe post season in our midst, I thought a storage thread might be helpful. Talk about how you store your frills, tips for maximizing space, post display inspo, link any ride or die storage products, etc
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/LNG/ Love Nikki General
Love nikki Anna
Is anyone still playing this edition

Last thread : >>9812424

>Current Events:
- Treasure Trove 02/18-02/24
- Dream Weaver 02/18-02/24
- Love Nikki x Frozen Crossover 02/25-03/05

>Where to download?
Itunes, Google Play Store

>How to play and useful guides:
https://ln.nikkis.info
https://lovenikki.world

>/cgl/ Associations
Gull Wings - ID#13483
Bunny Baes - ID#11281
CGL 2 - ID #10830
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Is this the best lolita in existence?
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Anyone going to Pax East 2020?

Boston, MA
Feb 27th - Mar 1st
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
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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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Fairy Kei/Yumekawaii/Pastel General
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Last thread went sage >>10230005

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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Capsule Wardrobe General
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Since the last thread got pruned, you can post any sample capsules you made here. You are welcome to still make or fill requests, but let’s open up some conversation to hopefully reduce the stupid

>Do you use capsule wardrobes in jfashion
>If so, how big is it?
>Do you use any formulas? >How helpful is capsule going for you?
>If not, do you want one?
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Favourites Thread
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Who are your personal idols, your main inspiration?
Post the prettiest/cutest/most elegant lolitas.
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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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Patterns
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Do you know a good page to get free cosplay (and non-cos) sewing patterns?
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Wig General
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“Why do people like fried ass wigs” edition
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Crafts Thread
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For everything crafts and DIY related! Thread is for things like felting, resin work, jewelry making etc.
For cosplay crafting, artist alley and handmade Lolita clothing use appropriate threads.

What's everyone making?
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Print of Year
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This thread is inspired by >>10344243 post. Let's see what prints got the most of love and kudos among the years!
The list of prints is taken from Lolibrary and tumblr, applique and gobelin/brocade pieces are included too. Sadly there were a little of Baby prints from latter years, so I added what they had. Also had to put Moitie prints all together because there were a little of them for particular years. Feel free to contribute missing prints below.

Angelic Pretty - https://xoyondo.com/ap/t3Fndy5ToQMk7iJ
BTSSB - https://xoyondo.com/ap/ZqJNpDFXvflEPqM
Moi Meme Moitie - https://xoyondo.com/ap/KCP9ArjTp2PfZXh
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What is the Smallest Con/Event you attended?

For me it was a local comic event in San Diego (not the famous one). Held in a hotel where it barely occupied 1/4th of the first floor.

Artist alley only had 10-12 vendors. Exhibit hall had 10-13 merchants with stuff that looks straight from their attic

The amount of people in cosplay can be counted on one hand and it was small children
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CGL Draw Thread!
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>Keep it /cgl/ related.
>All J-fash styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: it's not a bad idea to just sign your work.
>Selfposters: When giving credit, it's a good idea to refer to the art as a freebie, NOT fanart.
>Artists and Selfposters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable, insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun & draw on!
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Is it ok to go barefoot to a con?
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Suggestion Thread.
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Been a little while, let's get one of these up again.

You know the deal, post yourself, cosplay you'd like to do/have done in the past, give some context, and help others with suggestions.

And as always, give suggestions in order to recieve them (unless you're the first poster)!
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#28daysofblackcosplay

its Black History Month, how about some black cosplay? (and lolita I guess)
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German general
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Who is going to the LBM, animagic or FBM?
Any good stories to tell my lieben Freunde?

Gotta love German weapon prop regulations
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yankii style is so cool !!!
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Cosplay and Fitness: /cgl/ meets /fit/
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How do you feel about the topic of fitness relating to cosplay?
Have you ever lost/gained weight for cosplay?
Do cosplayers have an obligation to be relatively fit?
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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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Japanese CoF thread
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It's been a while! Please only post coords from Japanese lolitas from the past couple of weeks
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/cgl/ edition
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>paying tons of money to go to an anime convention
>stay in the game room all day playing casual Smash matches for the whole con
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Lvl up expo
2020-dates
Anyone else in Vegas going to this? I know it's not exclusively an anime con but has enough of cosplay and events to essentially make it one.

Anyone else been or going to this con?
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/ouG/ - Couch Potato Edition
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Old thread hit image limit >>10281032


This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of Japanese lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. We usually just use "ouji" here.

>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

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, please.
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What is the key to making cosplay that is "so bad its good"?
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Sweet Lolita thread
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It's been awhile since we've had a good old fashioned discussion thread on here.

Some questions to start it off

>How long have you been into sweet? Did you start off lolita being into sweet or did you transition from another style?
>What got you into sweet?
>Do you wear any other substyles or J-fashions?
>Favorite/Least favorite sweet trend?
>Favorite sweet brand?
>Do you see yourself ever quitting sweet lolita? Why or why not?
>Is 2010 style OTT sweet coming back?
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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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Military Cosplay/DIY General
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Thread for pictures, tutorials, info, and identification for military cosplay. It all goes here.

Discord Server for in depth gearmaking sewing help, tutorials, info, and more

Lesser Illinois Cosplay and Design Group Discord:

https://discord.gg/BDZcXne
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Naka-Kon 2020
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Less than a month away! Are you going? Cosplans? How's concrunch treating you?
Planning to get kicked out for cleavage?
How do you feel about World Cosplay Summit preliminaries being hosted there?

I know there was another thread regarding some dumb volunteer survey shit but heres a general discussion for the con.
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Gamaki
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A semi-retired cosplayer from Peru...


(only for USA cosplay and anime fans)
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ITT: meme cosplay
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Fur Ears Thread: Valentine's Edition
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Previous thread: >>10262831

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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Bodyline General
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>2020 Lucky Pack Edition!

>News
- New Year Max 90% off sale is extended until January 15th.
- Lucky Packs are still available ranging from 4 items to 130 items.
- New lolita prints out, old ones restocked with new model photos.

>Posts of Note
- New shoe stock is a different manufacturer than the old. Quality may vary. >>10317497
- Mad lad gull spent 30,000¥ on Happy Bag to review >>10317339
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Cringiest cosplay/convention fads
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Most of us went through the Hare Hare Yukai-calypse and masquerades were never the same.
What are some obnoxious recent trends plaguing the cosplay scene? Pic very related.
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What's /cgl/'s opinion on offensive/borderline offensive cosplay at cons? Should it be banned or allowed? Where do you draw the line?
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Jfash Portraits 6
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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 5 prior threads, which reached the image cap:

>>10284337
>>10293441
>>10300707
>>10305464
>>10318613

the last thread featured some portraits that use techniques to disorient the viewer, sometimes even to challenge or antagonize the viewer; portraits in which false injuries or writing in or near the subject seem to express an internal wound or convey anti-authoritarian or other subversive feeling; subjects isolated from others or the environment, reflecting on the "outsider" status of alternative fashionistas; generally, the trend of using portraiture to depict common subjective feelings of subversion, defiance, alienation, solitude, dreaming, power, and self-determination among those who wear alternative fashion.

now, i would like to begin this thread with a return to simpler pleasures of color and form. i want to share photographs that use solid backdrops, typically in a studio setting, to create visually striking portraits.
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00's Cosplay
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Nostalgia time! Cosplay and event photos from the 00's (2000-2009). Stories are welcome too. I miss the time where was cosplay.com very active and no social media and instagram cancer like today.
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Etsy thread
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With the amount of ageplay accounts using the 'lolita' tag, and the 'egl' tag being mostly fancy rocks, I felt like it would be a good idea to compile some cute lolita etsy or storenvy accounts! Selfposting is fine, but please post other similar accounts as well, and try to keep relatively good quality. Here are some accounts ive found on etsy.

JewelleryHospital
TheFancyLoveClub
CuteMoonBunny
IchigoSoftie
Sugarstarcafe
LarmeRose
ZombieUnicornJewelry
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Classic Lolita Part 4 - Winter Sale Edition
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Let's keep this going guys!

Last thread: >>10277427

>Is there anything you bought from the IW winter sale or planning to buy?
>What are some new year's style resolutions you are making?
>What are some classic lolita trends you are liking these days?
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Lolita fashion concepts you wish people would stop perpetuating
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I'll start

>buying second hand heps to support brand because seller might use that money to buy new brand
How on Earth do you know what are they going to use money for? It could be leaving lolita sale or they're just downsizing their wardrobe, or basically need some money to pay bills. Like literally whatever reason.

>if you can afford [dress name], try looking for indie.
Okay, I'm NOT telling to support replicas, but what's the point of redirecting people into buying random ass things. It's like telling a person who's looking for fries to go get some apples.
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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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/p/ in /CGL/
Canon_F-1
Tips for photographing cosplay? Or cons in general.

How do make cosplay look good? How do I catch the 'mood' of a Con - what it feels like to be there?

9/10 I'm just sort of trying to find a space with some light in the crowd, setting the eye-line at the top third of the frame and pressing the shutter.

Note - I'm never the con's professional photographer. I can't guarantee that sort of results it'd demand.
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Funny Cosplays
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Sup /cgl/

I love funny cosplays and since I'm not much of a crafter I wanted to ask if anyone could give me some advice on how to craft this swole R2D2-Cosplay.

I'll also post some pics of other humorous cosplays.
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nakacon discriminanting?
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nakacon sent out it's hotel form to volunteers. (you get a free shared room for volunteering. makes things cheaper if you don't have a lot of $)

but the form is asking a lot of privacy violating and discriminanting questions. i'll be posting screenshots in this thread related to it.i wont name names so dont aks

here's one of the sections of the form where they ask if you're fucking your roommate.
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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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Jamiroquai Hat
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I am going to a 90s themed party and would like to cosplay as Jay Kay of Jamiroquai.

The problem is I am struggling to find what looks like to be a "fur bucket" hat that looks anything close to what he is wearing in this picture.

I believe it is the same hat he sported in the music video for 'Virtual Insanity'.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
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Swe/Scandi thread
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So.. Is anyone planning on going to Närcon Vinter?
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Irish General
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Who is at Akumakon this weekend?
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Secret Santa 2019 Thread #6: Salty Aftermath 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

Looks like all gifts have been sent out and most have been received! If somehow you feel like something was missed, haven't sent your gifts already, or haven't received an update to your gift, please let Santa or the helpers know. And please remember to post using ID numbers or initials to respect privacy of giftees.

Last thread >>10311744
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Fanime
I've never been to Fanime, despite living about an hour and a half's drive from San Jose. This year I actually have the means.

Worth it?
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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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Shit that Annoys you at Cons
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Post all the random convention related shit that annoys you, I'll start
>hotel check in time is 4pm
>have full cosplay to put on and panels i want to attend before that
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Is it possible to have fun at cons without drinking alcohol?

Dramatic story cut short: father was abusive drunk, decided I never wanted to be like him and have stopped drinking completely

but it's nearly impossible to do anything at a con without getting pressured into alcohol. Wanna hang out? lets hang out at the bar. Want to talk to some girls? oh let's get some drinks. Room party? everyone is getting sloshed

the feeling of being the only sober person in a room of obnoxious drunks can be too much to bear sometimes
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Net-idol/Odottemita/Dance Cover Groups
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Previous thread >>10312331

/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:
-Meotashi announces plans to start new idol group when she moves to Florida
-TIF happens again with pretty good lineup, mild drama about groups that didn't get in holding their own hallway live
-A little bit of ARG discussion with Squeeze and Mondai society
-Lots and lots of drama about Cure and the idea of using a noose as a stage prop
-Anime Boston idol showcase applications open, no singing allowed

Starter topic: piggybacking off a question from the last thread, what are some tie-ins you'd like to see different groups try? Games, comics, puzzles, lifestyle videos, volunteer work, etc?

Featured Group: Ice Qream
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Worst cosplay fandoms of all time.
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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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romantic thread
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happy Valentine's Day. post /cgl/ themed romantic inspo.
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Feels thread
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Hot glue everywhere edition.
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What is your opinion on crossplay?
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Artist Alley General Thread
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last thread: >>10290636

>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
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No title
maes-hughes-2023
I want to go to a nearby con but I moved away from all my con-going friends.

How is the solo con experience? Is it easy to meet a group of people? I enjoy the party/alcohol aspect of cons the most so that would be the crowd I'd want to find. I'm also asexual, just like getting shitfaced.
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Reputable cosplay shops (Touhou)
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I'm looking to buy my first cosplay, I'm interested in Reimu Hakurei, but anyone from touhou could be fine.
It seems touhou costumes weren't as easy to come by as I thought. Many sensible options I've come across are literal nobodies, but do ask all dimensions etc.. But alas, them being probably some sweatshop from Vietnam with no reviews it doesn't feel right giving them 100 euros for something that could be anything.
I could put some actual money on the line if the quality would reflect it.
You know, I apologize for being an absolute beginner in cosplay, which I am. I just really have no idea what I'm doing. How buying new costumes works etc..
At the time DIY is off limits. Except for some simple fixes, so it would have to be store bought.

Thanks for reading and consideration to any answer
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Brand shoes review thread
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- what brand shoes do you own?
- how long do you own them?
- do you find them comfortable to wear?
- how damaged they get as you wear them? Have you ever dealt with major damage like sole detachment?
- how would you describe the overall experience of ownership on scale from 0 to 10?
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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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Mail thread
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Previous thread: >>10122672

Show us what you've got in the mail!
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Lolita Accessories
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Let's talk about lolita accessories.

> what's your most popular kind of headwear?
> jewelry of what brand do you own the most? what's your favorite kind of jewelry?
> what do you think about novelty bags? do you own some? if so, do you find them practical/suitable for your needs?
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One month and two weeks to go
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terebi_kera
Is it true that the name of the magazine Kera was because of the president of Nagomu Records?
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Makeup thread!
makeup
Lolita/cosplay
tutorials, inspo and discussions :)
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Old/Forgotten Lolita Brands - Baby Secret Love Edition
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I miss this thread, let's keep the convo going.

I noticed this brand "Baby Secret Love" was recently added to lolibrary, I've never heard of them before. Anyone got any more info? They seem to be pretty early.
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CIA guy Cosplay
billwilson
Hi /cgl/, i don't go here often, but i have a disguise party with some friends. and i want to cosplay as the CIA guy.

Problem : my budget is only from 30 euros and i'm french, any anons who could help me? thanks in advance.
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Cof Thread: We don't like Replicas
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After a great discussion about replicas lets start new!

Old thread: >>10332094

_________________________
My new favourite thing is looking like a widow who's husband mysteriously vanished.

Cinema doll is definitely my new fav and was worth breaking my bank for

Co-ord rundown:

Dress, OTKs, headbow: AP
Everything else: offbrand
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The Influence of /cgl/
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Inspired by a conversation in unpopular opinions thread, what influence if any do you think cgl has on lolita and jfashion? Does it influence lolita culture? Can it predict upcoming trends? Or does this board exist in a void? Has /cgl/ grown as an influence, decreased, or had no influence at all?
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del8 latr
Some help with a prop.

I'm looking for a cheap VR headset to drill into.
Any ideas where I can find broken or cheap ones?
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J-fashion discord central
1543503116399
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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No title
IMG_20200122_165450
I would seriously love to cosplay as Berg Katze from Gatchaman Crowds but I'm an introvert (an ISFP to be more exact) and shy af so I don't think I would be able to pull off his crazy, flamboyant and over-the-top personality.
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Old/forgotten lolita media you want to find back
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Hey ceeg,let's have this thread to look for old/forgotten/impossible to find media we want to find back! Let it be from Livejournal,Youtube,Japanese websites,...

I'll begin with a very simple request: I can't find Peep TV show anymore,although it was a pretentious mediocre poorly made student film i just felt like watching it today w. Can you please be of any help?
Also I am having trouble finding that
Musashino-sen no Shimai (sisters of the musashino line) movie subtitles that an anon made years ago to go along to a chinese sub video of the movie on Youku.
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Lolita Coordinate Archive
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I'm the anon from the confessions thread >>10328416 with a huge archive of lolita coordinates saved by print.

I got several requests to upload some of my archives and share them with CGL. I'm posting a new thread for organization and archival purposes so they're easier to find later on.

I've already posted several of my folders and I'm open to suggestions, additions and advice on possibly hosting this in a Google Drive or on another server so other people can contribute and add their coordinates.
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Cosplay Help Thread: Stop Making 1 Question Threads Edition
connect oh-no
Old Thread: >10297814
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: >>10315409
>If you have a coord related question, use: >>10323668
>If you have a crossplay related question, visit here first for resources: >>10300242
>If you have a sewing related question, you can ask it here but this thread might be help you more or give more specific advise: >>10261594
>If you want people to give you character recommendations or if you would like to give others character recs, use: >>10324038 (see template first)
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Kamicon 2020
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Anyone gonna be in 'bama? Think it'll be any better than last year?
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ErUnyXgioKo
Interesting links :
Spank!
https://ameblo.jp/spank-love
https://mobile.twitter.com/Spank_love

Nile perch
https://ameblo.jp/nileperch/entry-10072364193.html

6% dokidoki :
https://dokidoki6.com/

Other style inspire :
http://tokyofashion.com/
http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk
https://fairy-tips.tumblr.com/
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starwars_lightsaber_1578190567_f7f2ca36_progressive
So, I just order my friends and I some lightsabers from China but the seller says they're a smaller diameter at 2.5cm with a 25" blade which means I can't put a longer 36" / 39" blade.

Can anyone recommend a site or seller with longer blades at 2.5cm diameter?
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How destroyed do you get at cons? Tell good gettong fucked up at con stories.
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Cute cosplay Thread
IG: Catawaii
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J-Fashion Stupid Questions Thread
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Remember, this thread is for stupid questions about J FASHION ONLY

If you need cosplay help, go to the cosplay help thread
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Jfash Portraits 5
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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 4 prior threads, which reached the image cap:

>>10284337
>>10293441
>>10300707
>>10305464

the last thread featured some portraits that are taken near graffiti, wherein the text and images of street art help connect alternative fashion with its roots as "street style"; portraits that try to capture or suggest movement, or time passing; using images of shopping or collections/hoards to connect alternative fashion with its material aspects; portraits that occlude part of the subject; black and white portraits; and portraits that show expressive faces without much editorial smoothing.

now, i would like to begin this thread with some portraits that have a disorienting effect. the composition or editing of these photos are purposefully unnatural, uncanny, or hyper-real.
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Katsucon 2020
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Another year, another Katsu. Who's going and what costumes are you bringing, if any? What would you recommend seeing/doing at Katsucon?
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January Wardrobe posts
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Wardrobe season is almost upon us gulls! It seems like it's a bit of a dying tradition, but surely there's still some of participating this year.

>Have you gotten started?
>Favorite wardrobes from last year? Any you're looking forward to/hoping for?
>Best place for posting?
>Setups? Photographing everything or just the main pieces?
>Why is it dying?
I know many of us liking looking at the dresses and with the current obsession with flexing, you'd think more people would join in lol.

>If you set goals last year, did you achieve them?
>Those that have done posts on multiple years, have you noticed any trends?
For instance, I went back to look at past years and noticed that when I first started out I bought more dresses during the year because I was just eager to own a lot but ended up selling most of them. This past year I only bought six dresses but they're dresses that I absolutely love and won't be selling any time soon.
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