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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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Fanime 2022
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Exactly one month til Fanime
One more month left to get those cosplays, travel arrangements, accommodations, and or panels ready folks!
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Usakumya & Kumakumya Thread
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Bellboy edition

Last thread >>10737846

Post cute usakumyas & kumakumyas
Bonus points for old school kumyas (they are rare)
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Ita Thread: 2022 Clolita Edition
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Other ita thread is saging >>10755927

>cat ears
>chinese ita dress
Guess we're going back full circle, just with tweaks and less lace.

Worst part is over 100 larpers on CoF liking this.
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Paradiso J Fashion Gala
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It’s coming up in a few weeks
Who bought their tickets back in 2019?
Who is worried about guest or even cancellations at this point?
I’ll be attending with pretty casual expectations
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Anime Boston 2022
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It's that time of year, Anime Boston is right around the corner, time to accelerate the cosplays!
What are you planning on dressing up as?
Are you excited for anything?
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What's the solution to this shit? Nobody wants to cosplay as this yet boring designs like this keep appearing in everything.
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General socializing with people at cons girls, guys, making friends. What's your advice? What are some of the social interactions you have or don't have. Just general talk about it, Whatever.
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Lolita weight loss thread
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>What is current weight? What is your weight goal?
>What piece you want to fit into?
>What is your diet?
>What kind of sports do you prefer?
>Advice on how to lolitafy it?

Don't forget to post a lolita thinspo
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It's tough being hot
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Beauty Queen anons, do you ever have the problem of wanting to do something that you know will get you nothing but insults, but also struggle to find help and advice as to how to do it?

I'm talking about cosplaying sexy characters, FOTM, and casual cosplay that makes gulls seethe with the heat of 100 lbs of lard.

Discussion thread, /r9k/ DNI

Bonus round: Have you ever posted yourself on /cgl/ and gotten shit even though you had fun making and wearing your cosplay?
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LARP thread
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mew éarő thread because of autosage of previous one and whatnot.

Larp season already started, in fact never ended

previous thread
>>10695264
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Lolita Crafting/Fixing Thread: Terrible Dye Job Edition
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This is a thread for you frilly folk who dye old pieces, sew your own repairs, make custom accessories, and so on.

>What are you currently working on?
>Any questions for this board?

Bonus points:
>What are some other projects you have in the works?
>What are some crafting projects you wish you knew more about, but haven't tried yet?
>What's a craft you're proud of?
>What was a bad craft?
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ANIME EXPO 2022
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Previous thread
>>10734739

Thread theme
https://youtu.be/kOcCP3OJKHo

58 days to go(?)

>You Preregistered?
>You saving up for the con?
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
>You got your work PTO approved?
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
>What concerts do you wanna see at AX this year?
>What are your dream guests?
>What’s the first thing you’re doing at AX after going through a two year timeskip?
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Cosplay high heels
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Can we take a moment and appreciate how amazing cosplays with heels look.
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Cosplay Butts
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ITT, we post cosplays featuring nice butts.
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post cosplays that make you use a holy water to your eyes
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/vk/ - Visual Kei
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best bois edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlDHwlq5SQ
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Cosplay recommendations thread
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Can't figure out what character you should cosplay? Ask here.
Remember to use the template and to give recommendations to at least 2 other people.
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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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Affiliated Discord server: https://discord.gg/eBnVEtQ

Previous thread: >>10710799
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post lolita coords with the best colorway (yellow)
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Dreamy Male Cosplay
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Looking for ideas/inspo on how to look attractive as a male cosplayer. Wanna one up the women who always get attention for being eye candy at these things. Want a female perspective here for scientific purposes; post male cosplay that got you gulls acting dumb if ya catch my drift. Thanks in advance :)
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How old is too old to go to an anime convention?
I just turned 29 and finally have enough money to go to one.

If you saw this thread get deleted in /a/, yeah that was me. Yes I know im dumb af
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Metamorphose General: AP who?
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Discuss:
>New Meta releases
>Meta truly the fat brand now
>Even reach the lvl of AP blood bath?
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Friend Finder Thread
Friend Finder thread
It's been some time since the last one died.
Fill out the form and make some friends!

>ASL?
>Lolita? Cosplay? You tell us.
>Fav brands, substyles, anime, cosplay, etc.
>Other hobbies, interests?
>What are you looking for?
>Not looking for?
>Contact info
>Anything else we should know?
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Momocon 2022 - New venue edition
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Well, not new - Just a different section of the GWCCA.

Thoughts on how it's going to be this year? Cosplay plans? You have a room?!
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Cosplay Help Thread
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Post your cosplay-related questions here!
FAQ (WIP): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-URQl5wxxBzP4-VWfMKfLG8ZqOkGt9Yoyo6Qbm333vs/edit?usp=sharing
Cosplay recommendations thread: >>10705210
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10710799
Taobao thread: >>10726943
Stupid j-fashion questions thread: >>10749895

Previous thread: >>10734282
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EGL Jewelry General
Jewelry Heart Necklace
I feel like no one pays any attention to jewelry unless it's about how shitty AP's acrylic is.

Discuss:
>Favorite Jewelry pieces
>Best era for accessories?
>How many pieces do you own?
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ACen 2022
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anyone going to anime central? if so, do you have a cosplay planned? any events you dont want to miss?

(also im the only female in a group of attendees and therefore cant stay in the room, so id love to pitch in if anyone has extra room in female only space)
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Hime Lolita Thread
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I feel very nostalgic for Hime Lolita at the moment, post any Hime coords you’ve got, as well as hair & makeup tutorials!
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Dutch Thread: "We Have Conventions Again!" Edition
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Previous thread >>10682082 got nuked, likely due to the irrelevant off-topic dramu. Please refrain from rekindling it, kthnxbai.
>Made In Asia NL has had their first edition. People enjoyed it minus the poor public transport options.
>Lots of other cons got cancelled or postponed due to COVID.
>Remember that Amsterdam sushi event where every got food poisoning and some might say was a scam? They took their shitfest to Brussels and things went exactly as expected.
>Aniway Magazine, the only Dutch magazine for anime, manga and conventions, is having or had financial troubles. This is the time to support them!
>NEW NISHICON DATE: 30-31 July
>Dutch Comic Con happened, zero restrictions. Things felt jsut like the yesteryears before we all spend 2 years as hermits. Also I didn't even got sick?! Damn...
>Dutch newspaper column on Dutch Comic Con got the greater community riled up.

Special update: our adopted mascot Tully has gotten a redesign for the 30th anniversary of Huis Ten Bosch.
https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/character/tuly/

Upcoming major events:
>2-3 apr: FACTS (BE), Ghent (BE). The largest comic con of Belgium.
>8-10 apr: Made in Asia (BE), Brussels (BE). The largest anime con of Belgium
>9-10 apr: TomoCon, Berghem. It's a con.
>23-24 apr: Elfia, Haarzuilens. Huge fantasy event with cosplay, LARP and whatnot.
>30 apr-1 may: MIA (NL), Gorichem. 2nd Dutch edition of this commercial anime-oriented convention.
>26-28 may: Imaginarium Festival, Tytsjerk. Fantasy something. If you know more. please share.
>10-12 jun: Animecon, Rijswijk. The regular edition of the oldest Dutch anime convention, now at a new location in Rijswijk.
Full list (Dutch): https://dutchgulls.nl/conventieagenda/

Links and advice:
>POSTS MADE IN DUTCH ARE AGAINST SITE-WIDE RULES AND WILL BE DELETED!
>The rules also state no namedropping, vendettaposting and lactose.
>Site nobody uses, now overhauled so I can forget its existance again: https://dutchgulls.nl/
>Discord: https://discord.gg/QAYNyfY
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Gothic/Punk/Dark JFashion General
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Last thread was archived >>10555858

Useful Links:
>Kera Magazine - http://kerastyle.jp/
>Harajuku Pop - https://harajuku-pop.com/

If you want to see the latest jp coords, indie brand releases or need general inspo, make sure to check out Twitter's やみかわ hashtag.
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Fantasy Thread
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What are you cosplay related fantasies? Have you ever gotten to live any of them out? Any convention stories?
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Colossalcon 2022
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It's happening in a few months, anyone planning on going? Any cosplay plans?
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Florida General: Gloating Edition
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With Iwai fast approaching and no discussion around for months, I believe the time has come. Here is the latest thread for info and updates on all (known) conventions within the Sunshine State. They are as follows

>Anime Iwai - November 12-14 - Fort Lauderdale
>Anime Town: Pensacola - November 20-21 - Pensacola
>Holiday Matsuri - December 17-19 - Orlando
>OtakuFest - January 15-16 - Miami
>Brick City Anime Festival - February 12-13 - Ocala
>Pensacon - February 18-20 - Pensacola
>LOLCON - February 19 - Seawalk Pavilion - Jacksonville Beach
>Collective Con - March 11-13 - Jacksonville
>SwampCon - March 26-27 - Gainesville
>MegaCon Orlando - May 19-22 - Orlando
>Supercon - May 20-22 - Miami Beach
>Mizucon - May 28-30 - Miami
>Anime Festival Orlando 2022 - June 24-26 - Orlando

Thoughts? Plans? Meet-ups? Expectations? Discord link would have been included, except they're always expired by the time I find them.
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Price Check Thread
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no price check thread in the catalog i could find. how much should i be looking to shell out for this? the green just went for 240USD
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ITT: barefoot cosplay
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Mail Thread
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Last thread is gone.
>share your recent purchases
>lament about the postal service
>share good stories and bad
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Handmade Thread
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Post cute handmade things, tips, guides, questions, whatever.
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Suzu thread
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100% certified bong - reposting some from the old thread and new ones too
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Victorian maids
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A compilation of Victorian style maid enjoyers
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Chainsawman
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Source material is minegold for cosplayers
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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General
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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #13

"It was fun" edition

Last Thread: >>10132566

>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 already dead, Jim

>/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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OTAKON 2022
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July 28- July 31, 2022
Are you excited? Cosplaying? Traveling far? Have you been to a con since Covid?

I am excited about seeing my friends again. I haven't been to a con since covid. I'm not really into anime or anything with the community nowadays, so I'm not sure why I am going. Maybe nostalgia's sake?
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Sewing advice for noobs
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I just got my first sewing machine from a yard sale, a Singer 237. I oiled it and made sure everything is working, it just needs a new belt which I've already ordered. In the mean time I'd love to start learning. Anyone have a favorite youtuber who does beginner sewing tutorials? I'd like to sew for cosplay when I'm more proficient, but in the immediate future I'd like to concentrate on basic dress making and copying a couple of my favorite dresses that are starting to wear out. All advice is appreciated! Favorite thread, best material for practicing with, favorite patterns, etc.
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Taobao Thread: CNY Backlog Edition
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Last thread was archived >>10668081

Guides:
https://www.howtotao.com/

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

Store Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EKZhOppV8_FMyFg9BCYhPbaELtFc9XV2aNEqzctw108/edit?usp=sharing

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

Translator Plugins:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/traduzir-paginas-web/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zhongwen-chinese-english/kkmlkkjojmombglmlpbpapmhcaljjkde

Image-to-Text-Converter:
https://www.newocr.com/
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How do you guys manage to get your cosplays going? I want to go as Dante but every single website selling a costume of his is always shady and shitty reviews. What professionals are you guys/or seeing to be able to get your dream cosplays going?

I'm willing to spend or budget just to be able to dress as him since I'm a cosplaylet who has only went as Joker from Persona 5 since my friend's mom made it for me for like 20-40 dollars which was sweet of her but now I am lost on what to do since she doesn't do them no more.

Found this on Amazon which I want but it's a shady chinese brand so you know that's not going anywhere.

>tl;dr
How do you guys do it? Buying online or not.
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What is a good cosplay for a tall-ish, really skinny man? Most characters that I know of have some muscle at the very least.
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Artist Alley General: Getting Back Edition
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>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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Western Cartoons Cosplay
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Post some cosplays from western cartoons or SUFFER
Bonus points if its selfposting
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cursed and questionable burando releases
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self explanatory. post burando items you think are questionable, cursed, or straight up fugly.

starting off with a controversial classic, whipped magic
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Last one is long gone
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/ouG/ - New year, new thread edition
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Old thread hit image limit >>10580575


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
This is broken, now. Can it be fixed?
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://stephano.me/blog/where-to-buy-ouji-fashion/

>Blogs for info
buttcape[.]blogspot[.]com
https://ouji-armoire.tumblr.com/tags

Google your questions before asking them here.

Read the whole thread before asking questions here.

OC and selfposts encouraged! Random picspam discouraged.

Discussion: Every new /ouG/ has fewer links. What do new oujis use to learn about the fashion these days?
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Lacy thread - Ivory lace edition
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I love solid white, ivory & cream coords with a lot of lace. They have a very romantic vibe, and seem inspired by victorian dolls and coonfirmation dresses. These kind of outfits often overlap with aristo or shinori, and seem to be more popular in Japan, featuring indie brands such as Abilletage, Physical Drop.
I don't know if it has a specific name?

I'll be dumping what I have saved in my folder.
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What’s the point of super edited cosplay like this? Does it not bother them knowing that they don’t look like the extremely edited versions of themselves? How do they even go to cons still without filters and photoshop slapped onto them in real life?
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I see this con overcorrected and is now running a racist cosplay contest...

"The 1st place winner will be crowned “Black Cosplayer of the Year! With a combination of cash, prizes, and cosplay guest articulated invites (the 2021 winner guested at 3 cons following Blerdcon), the BCOY will return as a guest cosplayer for the Blerdcon 2023! All this in addition to a 4k photo and video shoot ON SITE!!

The Black Cosplayer of the Year will also win a trip to Costume College 2023 in California! Costume College is an annual three-day costuming arts conference created and produced by Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. The prize package includes airfare up to $400, student tuition for lectures, workshops and demos on all things costuming, a two-night stay at the Warner Center Marriott, and tickets to the tea and gala "
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recommended hentai-esque cosplays?
It's not for ecchi con (can't afford the trip) but friends are hosting a hentai cosplay party, and I wanna be sure I build something for the themee

Currently thinking about: "Let me solo her" Elden Ring

But It feels hella niche rn

(heres their flyer if anyone's lurking from sofla)
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Is it considered rude to walk to a woman on a convention and congratulate her for her cosplay? Women call me creepy, WTF?
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>tattoos

Seeing way too many girls at cons with tats all over their bodies. It's fine to have them but they really ruin the look.
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TEKKO JULY 21-24 PGH, PA
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maybe makin this thread for the 3rd time will work
LITTLE OVER 2 MONTHS AWAY

are you going? are you cosplaying? what are you hoping for? what do you want to see?
links: https://tekko.us/
https://twitter.com/TeamTekko?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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How long do you keep cosplays?
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I have been making costumes since i was a teenager and I still have some of my first costumes, or at least their parts. I'm debating throwing away one,despite the sentimentality, due to the size (a SH1 nurse with the lumpy growth on the back). But i just can't do it quite yet. Meanwhile Heather from SH3 has been around just as long and i never plan on getting rid of it. How do you decide which ones to keep and how long? When do you decide to toss a costume? What do you do with them?
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does anyone know who she is ? if so please gimme the @
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Brit, british, England didn’t even change the picture edition
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In a hurry so cba looking for another relevant picture.

So.. kokoro was alright apparently, taking people by surprise and being ok. Or did we all think it was ok because we haven’t had anything in a while? The duality of man. Toko is being looked forward to, people skeptics about how well next kita will go. A bunch of drama about some chap associated with the standard issue nonce cons and discord is likely still dead.

It’s a 4 day weekend and the sun is out, why not spend some time here instead of going out in the sun. You can play hunt showdown and Elden ring later, for now tell us anecdotally who touched your friend at expo and mumble about people from different scenes cosplaying 40k or whatever.
SunnyCon Anime Expo Newcastle 2022 June 24-26, 2022 St. James' Park
Newcastle, UK
Animangapop Glasgow 2022 August 6, 2022 Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
Glasgow, UK
Kitacon Returns 19th-21st August 2022 Warwick Arts Centre
HotaruCon 4-6 November 2022, Jurys Inn Milton Keynes.
AmeChibi 2022 October 14-16, 2022 Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton Town Centre
Northampton, UK
Animangapop Brighton 2022 November 12, 2022 Holiday Inn Brighton - Seafront
Brighton, UK
Doki Doki 2022 August 27-28, 2022 Sugden Sports Centre
Manchester,
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You will never be as successful as Lilyuu
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She is chinese and lives in shanghai.
She began posting cosplay on social media.
Which led to her find job opportunities in Japan.
And now she is part of the love live franschise.

Too bad you aren't cute, and your country isn't the second largest market for anime.
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Animazement 2022
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Is this actually happening this year?
Will it even be worth going or is it going to be a ghost town?
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Who are the best crafters in the cosplay world?
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A couple of years ago there was a great thread on the crafters and detail oriented cosplayers that are at the top of the game. Who's the best/ones you think need more appreciation? Sick of seeing bought miccostumes shit
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Tiny Waists #2
Last thread hit limit >>10702948

Post cosplays featuring uncommonly small waistlines.
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Joke cosplays?
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Who else has done this? Going to an upcoming con with a high-end Bondrewd helmet (complete with LEDs) and a "#1 Dad" T-shirt. Many years ago, I also went to a con as the "Fullmetal Alchemaholic," with auto-mail made entirely of Sapporo beer cans, courtesy of a friend who worked with sheet metal and had the tools at work.
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/budgeting/ thread
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Let’s talk about how we budget ourselves for the cons ahead and help each other out in regards to budgeting.

Suggestions and budget lists of your own are welcome.
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CGL Secret Santa 2021 - Deadline has passed, where's my tracking number?
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>2021 Rules, Hints, FAQ and More:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XwEPe6NNSDZe5FNer3GEuvQzwilPLMKIlgsJPJOTGRI/edit?usp=sharing

Last years gifts have been added to the photo album which can be found at the top of the Rules page. When sharing your gift to the thread please include your ID and gift tier on the image if possible - this will help out when the photos are uploaded to the album and will show the set standard for future events!

>SHIPPING DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

>GRINCH CHECK
January 31, 2022

Any other issues issues.. contact us ASAP! (Phone posting, hopefully this works)

Previous thread
>>10694569
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Cursed Cosplays
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Cosplay photos that have a cursed vibe.
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Concrit thread
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You can self post here and get some real and useful concrit from gulls.
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Normie reactions/interactions
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Have you had any encounters with normies while wearing lolita/cosplay/larp gear/etc.?
Share your experiences!
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Velvet, velveteen, velour, etc.
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lolita & ouji coords with that plush velvety sheen.

first thread: >>10721834

anon requested more ouji after the image limit was reached, what a goof
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should i be buff before i cosplay kamina
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skin burns from silicone
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I did my first crossdressing cosplay a short while ago, for which I bought a pair of fake breasts, very similar to the pic. When I got out of cosplay in the evening and took the breasts off, my skin was burned badly in two places. I guess it‘s from the friction of the silicone on the skin. Is there a way to avoid this? I‘m kind of afraid of wearing them again… Do you wear something underneath?
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Shop Staff Thread
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What's up with the heavy shoop going on with most Shibuya shop staff lately? Like, why have a page dedicated to shop staff snaps to promote how the products look worn when the models don't even look human anymore.

It's a jirai thing isn't it?
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who is she!?
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Texas thread
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I'm considering going to A-Kon again this year after a long break from it, what kind of surprises does Franku have in store for us in our post-covid world? Is Frank even still in charge of A-Kon?

(other Texas cons also welcome in this thread)
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Your local links post them
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Post links of their home pages, social media it doesn't matter if its an anime, comic, toy, or video game con post their links I want to see how they look and compare to my local cons.
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Interesting ideas for a masculine cosplay?
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Not super in the cosplay world, but cosplay-curious. I figured this would be a good place to ask:

I'm a guy who is going to try going to a con as Megumi Kato (that's a different can of worms, but I do want to do it right). I can sense that my girlfriend is a little weirded out by it. I want to reassure her by also putting together a costume of a male anime character, but like, anime guys usually have either boring or edgy designs. Does anybody have any suggestions for a cool anime guy I could be? I don't want to go as something cringe like link or mario.
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Flying solo at cons
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Anyone ever go to a con without any friends or people you know? I can't find anyone to go to an upcoming con with me, but I still want to go.
Is going by yourself more boring, or is it easy to make friends at the con if you're not a socially inept retard?
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Insensitive cosplay
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Anons of /cgl/, what do you think of things like this, such as a cosplay of a "bukhanka chan", a humanized version of a Russian transport vehicle (there are drawings of nearly all Russian vehicles like that)? A similar example is the "corona chan" and "ebola chan" things.

I want to know what you people think of it.
I think that is insensitive since it plays with a war where people are dying. It's not fun and it should be disregarded and reprimanded.
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PAX East Convention 2022
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I can't wait to go to Con.
It will be my first time visiting Con! Yes. I'm new to con. I never have been in the cons in my life before.
I will take pictures of the cosplayers when I'm at PAX East Con then I will share them on 4chan here.
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Anyone go to a renfair, I was thinking about cosplaying Link or something.
https://youtu.be/W6SaRWoZ0a0
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For fucks sake AATP...
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Kumoricon 2022
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golden week sale is now till the 5th, get your registrations in if you haven't yet.
>plans?
>cosplays?
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Hey senpais. My sister wants some cat ears. Most are headbands, but those start giving a headache after a while. Does anyone know of any decent clip-on cat ears / nekomimi? Perhaps those that clip onto the hair, but the main thing is that don't squeeze on the temples or cause headaches.

Preferably amazon or a bay area dealer would be appreciated <3.
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/cgl/ Drawthread - Spoopy Edition
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Bump limit reached >>10620255

>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!

Looking forward to seeing Anons submit their Halloween coords for drawing.
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how do i get cosplay gf
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Why are new "lolitas" so impatient
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Why do people rush to buy anything just to call themselves lolitas? Why not wait to get all the pieces necessary and learn more before embarrassing yourself?
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Roots of Gothic (in general sense, including EGA) fashion thread.
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Let's do some archeology and go back before mid 1970s when OG goths started to evolve out of generic punk movement and started forming fashion on top of their music based subculture. Fashion that formed seed for many purely fashion based subcultures like Elegant Gothic Aristocrat and Gothic Lolita.

Picture I posted comes from early scene of 1973 horror movie "he Legend of Hell House" - actress is Pamela Franklin. She is wearing black dress, white shirt with big collar and multiple silver necklaces. She is wearing in that movie multiple flamboyant outfits with Victorian and ethnic vibes. IMHO a lot of outfits like this from 1970s horrors (there been a lot of all black plus silver jewellery costumes in the movies, typically worn by psychics and vampires) made their way into wardrobes of early goths.
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Lolita Comm Thread
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What’s your local lolita comm like?

Is it big or small?
Rife with itas, well-dressed lolitas or a healthy mix?
Are people nice, or does your comm suffer from infighting?
What kind of meets does your comm hold?
If you aren’t active in your local comm, why not?
How has your comm weathered the plague?
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What's the ouji equivalent of itas? Can I see some examples.
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ANIME EXPO 2022
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LET’S FUCKING GO edition

Previous thread
>>10705792

Thread theme
https://youtu.be/5MshWum3kMI

129 days to go(?)

>You Preregistered?
>You saving up for the con?
>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far and what’s your budget?
>You got your work PTO approved?
>Any setbacks so far until the con?
>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?
>What concerts do you wanna see at AX this year?
>What are your dream guests?
>What’s the first thing you’re doing at AX after going through a two year timeskip?
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>too old to cosplay
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>be me
>300lbs
>6ft4
>get the "genius" idea to cosplay Faust from Guilty Gear
>realize he's lanky af
>my fat ass would never pull this off

what do /cgl/?

>lose weight
Well yes, obviously.
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Midwesst /cgl/
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Naka-Kon, the convention that shut down on DAY 0 in 2020 during the opening of the rona, has just doubled down on their COVID mask/ vacc requirements and set a 6,000 attendance cap with no at-door badge sales

DAYS after the convention was begging on Facebook / Instagram for money because they lost so much this year with their capped COVID-con. (Naka this Sept was capped at 2500 people)

Thoughts, midwest bros?

Nov 30:

>Although we were able to host an in-person convention this year, we could not recoup any of the loss due to the capped attendance and additional operating costs caused by the postponement in date.

>Now more than ever, we need everyone's help to keep Naka-Kon alive.

>Getting Naka-Kon back on its feet will be a difficult road that will likely take several years to accomplish. As we move towards Naka-Kon 2022, we will be working hard to generate the funds to keep this convention running beyond next year. Our current goal is to raise $100,000 through grants and donations by Naka-Kon 2022.

https://naka-kon.com/news/2021-11-30/call-donations

Today, Dec 6:

>We will continue our face mask policy and require everyone on site to wear face masks at all times except while eating and drinking in designated areas.
We will require all attendees to provide proof of vaccination or negative test results for COVID-19.
Full protocol can be read at https://naka-kon.com/2022-safety-protocol
Next: How you can attend!
We will have access to both the hotel and the convention center, so while we will continue to have an attendance cap, it is now much higher, at 6,000 attendees.

>https://naka-kon.com/rules/covid-safety-policy
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Can cosplayers get away with harassing fans that ask for a photo? And if the fan complained but the cosplayer said it was the other way around what are the odds of getting away with?
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So ive decided that im going to dress up as toad from the X men for cons, but im having a little trouble figuring out what i need. Im a heavy set guy so i dont know what type of jumpsuit to get, does anyone have any tips?
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Is there a such thing as making a cosplay as authentic as possible? By that I mean using expensive materials for clothing. Is it even practical? I just want it to look like the real thing as opposed to polyester fabric n shit, but I don't know if this is something people would usually do. Picrel just as an example.
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Haul Thread!
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Post your lolita/jfashion/cosplay hauls, or anything you have on the way that you want to share!
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What's the best thing that has happen to you at a con? Give details.
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INSTAGRAM GENERAL
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Lets talk insta accounts and what we post on there.

I usually dive into jpop fashion and sometimes street-wear stuff as well. The niche isn't too bad and rn, I'm sitting out roughly 2k followers

Also speculate on how some accounts reach roughly 30k in a span of 2 months while some barely push 1000 after half a year

I have a theory they use some sort of marketing services to boost themselves in the algorithm but there's so many scams out there, its hard to find the authentic ones.
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Scandinavia
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What are the best cons to attend in Norway Denmark?
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I need some help!
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Hiiii I'm relatively new to cosplaying and need some advice from other cosplayers on how to improve it. Here's a cosplay I did recently (Toga) I just would like some tips and tricks to make it look better! any advice is valid
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Best EVA waifu thread
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Post your best Asuka cosplayers. Dump incoming. Also, if anyone knows this girl's IG profile, let me know. I think I just became a simp.
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A-Kon 31 is almost here! After being canceled for two years in a row due to Covid Pandemic,
What are you expecting for A-Kon 2022? How do you feel about the guest list and panels? And What are your cosplays and/or plans there?

Held: Fri, June 3rd, 2022 - Sun, June 5th, 2022

Venue: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas / Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.
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Mori/Natural/Vintage JFashion General
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Last thread archived >>10672162

>FB Group: fb.com/groups/118369118236600
>Mori styles and brands guide (japanese): https://woman.mynavi.jp/article/190828-8/
>森ガール (jp) or 森林风 (cn) on social media
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Hey /cgl/ I'm venturing all the way from /fit/ and I need to know some good cosplay ideas for fit guys.
My top idea is Inosuke since I want to show off a good amount of skin and muscle. (bonus if they have dark hair)
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OffKai Expo 2022
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OffKai Expo, a convention celebrating VTubers and VTubing starts in two days in San Jose, California!
Will you be going?
Who is your oshi?
Will she be there?
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Alright folks, It's a few months until we're back in Atlanta again.

What are your plans for the con?
What hotels are you staying in?
Will it be more crowded than last year?
Are your cosplays even remotely ready yet?
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Lolita Grocery Store
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All for your tea party!
Amazing offers Come in!

BABY Homemade Buscuits: $5.00

Tutorial for submitting your products to the Grocery Store:

1. Choose the print that has your product and download it (if it has multiple products, just download the same file multiple times)

2.Crop your product

3. Run it thru the http://waifu2x.udp.jp/index.pt.html to upscale the image

4. (if possible without quality loss) repeat step 3 to upscale it again.

5. Post your puscale picture with your product name and your price in the same model above [Product Name]: [Price]
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