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

get out while you still can
/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:
- /cgl/ general:
- Taobao:
- Lolibrary:
- Hello Lace:
- Cosplay dot com:
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Judging from my appearance, who could i cosplay?
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Angelic Pretty: Laundry Print Edition
Last thread is auto saging >>10789402

As almost all of the summer look book releases are out, AP will start to churn out their autumn ones. Which prints are you most excited for?
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Colossalcon East 2022
CCE is coming up soon, September 9-11.
Cosplay plans? Are you doing regular or swimsuit cosplays?
The con itself will likely be a bore as always, but who the fuck goes to CCE for normal con stuff?
No vax or mask bullshit, which is nice. On the other hand, a covid outbreak is pretty much a guarantee. Probably monkeypox as well, for the orgy/casual sex crowd.
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Old School Thread
Haven't had one of these in a while now, have we?
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Just bought this in the largest size available on taobao which was a large I’m 6ft2 and 131 lbs with an extremely narrow chest waist & hips will it look good?
Once it arrives I’ll do a review if anyones interested
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Tattoo cosplayers
R (1)
How gross are they from a 1 to 10 scale. Why they don't conver them. Why would I want to see a Chun Li or some cute character all tattooed It ruins the character's feel. What's next nose rings.
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Draw Thread
Post you coord to be drawn by our lovely artists!
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LARP thread
2017-07-27 20.16.23
New larp thread, now with 230% more Drachenfest.

Drachenfest soon fellow larpers! Everyone can make the bet: laser sun or schlammageddon?

Previous thread >>10750186
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/BST/ Thread - Buy, Sell, Trade
This thread is for buying, selling or trading. Please keep OT or tangent discussions about shopping services or price checks to their own thread to avoid clutter (make it if you don't see one). Use Lolita General for general buying questions or complaints.

Thread Guidelines:
- cosplay and lolita welcome
- please list your location and any shipping restrictions you have
- leave contact info you actually check!

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 (updated):
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looking for this in my size?
hiya iv been looking online on aliexpress and i came across the most cutest and adorable looking lolita wedding dress iv ever seen.

problem is they havent got it in my size?!?
and was wondering does anyone know where i can get an excact copy or one very similar to the one here >>>>>
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Sexy Cosplays
Post ecchi-themed, sexy and erotic cosplays.

Keep it SFW.
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Taobao Thread: CNY Backlog Edition
Last thread was archived >>10668081


Taobao Dictionary:

Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

Translator Plugins:

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Cosplay recommendations thread
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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Obscenity on non 18+ cons
R (13)
What do you think about obscenity in cons?
Have you withness any?
Post con images that are kind of obscene.
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Cosplay Butts
Cosplay Butts: Sus Edition

Old thread
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Socializing General
Me n Gabu
Last thread archived, time for a new one. Use this thread to discuss any experiences, advice, warnings, ideas, etc. that relate to interacting with your fellow costumed weebs at animu conventions.

Bonus question: What do conventions mean for you? There's a surprisingly high number of possible answers.
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I'm looking for good characters to cosplay who fit my body type. I think cosplay is best when the figure is matched well. Any inspiration would be appreciated

I've considered the Summerween Trickster
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Capsule Wardrobe Thread
Fourth Lolita Capsule
The old one got archived, so here's a new thread. This is a bit late, but I made an America/cherry-themed capsule wardrobe for the 4th.
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In honor of Bridget's release in Guilty Gear Strive, please post all your Bridget cosplays. The more old school the better.
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Florida General: Gloating Edition
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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Texas Thread
Dare we start a new one?
Anime Fest/Anime Matsuri are only 2 weeks away.

Last thread
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I'm around 6 feet tall (186cm) and 240 pounds (108kg) and my measurements are Bust - 48" (Bra Size - 44C/D), Waist (Natural) - 45", Hips - 53". Pic related. What characters would I be able to pull?
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ケーキ姫 appreciation thread
another attempt at an appreciation thread to discuss this beautiful Austrian cosplayer.

things to discuss:
>her cosplay
>her gravure sets
>photos she herself posts
things not to discuss:
>her nudes
>her flaws
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Brit, British, England thread. Summer season edition.
So here we are, a new thread. We’ve had a few cons. They might have scratched the itch, but nothing is quite like it was. There are a whole host of summer cons right around the corner but no one seems to care!

Is there discord drama? Probably, you just don’t know. It’s either dead, a secret channel or a completely different server.

Here are some up and comers, literally stolen off a different website so excuse me if the dates are wrong or if it exclusively favours some no name cons you’ve never heard of.

The formatting will probably mess up, but I’m a filthy phone poster and I’ve had this written in notes ready to copy paste post as soon as the old thread dies but it keeps churning along. Let’s help it make page 10 and leave, it can take all the drama posting with it. Step into the light and be reborn for hope and joy (experience may vary) are right around the corner.
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Why is the cosplay scene full of lesbians and bisexuals. How did these two get so popular and loved by the cosplay community?
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Feels thread
This thread is for sharing your feels.

Previous thread:
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Worst photoshop in cosplay/lewd photos go
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Victorian maids
A compilation of Victorian style maid enjoyers
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ITT: barefoot cosplay
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What's the ouji equivalent of itas? Can I see some examples.
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any advice for hitting on trap cosplayers?
I'm a big buff guy, I frequent /fit/ and am 6'3", but I'm afraid to talk to traps at anime conventions. Last time I did, I just tipped my top hat and said, "what a stunning cosplay, may I please have a photo?". They laughed awkwardly and ran away :(. I don't want to be a creep but I'd love to be friends with a trap cosplayer. I don't really want to talk to cis women cosplayers, no offense, but cis women cosplayers are kind of annoying and entitled. oh, also shallow, yeah.
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Source material is minegold for cosplayers
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AI Jfash Thread
fairy salami pie
make jfash with AI. craiyon, midjourney, stable diffusion, maybe even dall-e2. whatever you've got, let's go.

old thread >>10781025
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Handmade Thread
Post cute handmade things, tips, guides, questions, whatever.
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Sexual harassment meme or reality?
Is Sexual harassment real or just a meme used by cosplayers to try to be funny, it seems like it judging from their pictures.

I never seen anyone get molested. Also it seems like something pretty hard to do given the amount of people and also cameras. Unless your con has open areas where there isn't a lot of people or cameras probability you can get away with it.
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Men crossplaying increased
A lot of girls tend to crossplay, but I've been seeing a significant amount of men now doing it, too. Guys unironically cosplaying girl characters. I assume the cosplay con community is simply getting bigger, but I've been in cons for ages. I never seen such a high amount of guys cosplaying as girl stuff than today. Even the guys ironically getting in girl uniforms or maid outfits seem to fit this trend.

What do you guys think about guys basically acting more like women in the convention space especially when it comes to cosplay. Lots of makeup, more flamboyant outfits, etc.
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Crossplay/Crossdress #19: Recycled picture edition
I noticed nobody bothered to make another one of these since last one was archived. Here it is.

Keep it /cgl/-related! Cosplay or J-fashion like Lolita/Brolita, Aristocrat, Kimono, Nanchatte, etc.!


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

Link collection:


Contact for suggestions or contribution: [email protected]


Affiliated Discord server:

Previous thread: >>10710799
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>take off your mask so we can verify you are wearing an approved mask
>We’re all in this together as we find our new normal
Are cons dead? They have become soulless from corporations and now they are empty from COVID. Is there any way to save cosplay??
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Australia Thread
Looking to buy SMASH 2022 tickets, willing to pay a very decent price if you wanna sell or know anyone who's thinking about selling.
DM me: BIG sleepy#6603
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Dragoncon 2022: Now with a badge cap!
Covid policy updates
Badge cap and mask required but no vac card requirement like last year. Also they will not sell any badges at the con to keep the numbers down.

Hope y'all got your hotels.
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The picture of the number and comment- Convention notorious for scamming people and brushing issues under the rug. Do not attend. Management needs major overhaul or complete rework. Do not support until issues have been fixed.
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Chinese anime con
Chinese anime cons be bussin
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Tailoring thread
Richfag here. Where do you guys find a tailor for your custom cosplay? Any tips?

I want the most economical way to get something tailored specifically and perfectly with high-quality materials. Getting everything right is critical, particularly the shape and how it works with structural components. Quality and economy are both competing interests but i'd like to maximize both
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Hello /cgl/,

I have never gone to a con before, would the Crunchyroll Expo be worth checking out?
Please tell me your thoughts on crunchyroll expo -

(Also if I just get the $25 under 12 ticket instead of a full price ticket would anyone notice?)
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Canada Thread
We're the 2nd largest country on this planet. That kind of makes us a big deal, doesn't it?

Please keep southern Ontario discussion/drama/etc in >>10793142 so as to not shit up this thread where there's plenty of goings on happening elsewhere in the country.

Recently finished:
>Calgary Expo - April 21-24 (Calgary)
>Saskatoon Entertainment Expo - April 29-May 1 (Saskatoon)
>Otafest 2022 - May 21-22 (Calgary)
>Ai-Kon 2022 - July 22-24 (Winnipeg)

Happening now/pretty soon:
>AniRevo 2022 - July 29-31 (Vancouver) >>10766488
>Animethon 2022 - August 5-7 (Edmonton)
>Otakuthon 2022 - August 16-18 (Montreal)
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Who’s here hyped for Not Anime Los Angeles 2022?

But seriously, why hasn’t AX even announced a location or guests ?
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3D printing
Post all of your costume elements, props, guides, samples and resources or incorporating 3d printing into your designs.
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Classic Lolita Thread: MM Supremacy Edition
Been awhile since there was a classic thread.


>Coord/inspo dumps
>VM release: Complaints? Praise? What did you buy?
>Update on dream dress search / hunt?
>Coord help
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is it just me? or have conventions gotten a lot sadder?
s-l500 (1)
I remember going to cons when I was in early college. I could always just hang out with people I just met. Sometimes I'd meet a cute girl and we'd go to a rave. Or, if I was in a group we'd all laugh and have a fun time. It always seemed like a new event or adventure to go to.
Recently though, cons have been so depressing for me. I guess I lost a lot of my friends because they moved or just got busy with other life stuff. I tried going solo to a con recently and almost cried because it was the most isolating experience. Maybe I'm just getting older? Idk, the magic is certainly gone. There's a con coming up in my home town again and am thinking about just skipping it and stop going to cons. Maybe it's just a right of passage during people's lives. I'd compare it to how the internet was in the early 2000's to how the internet is today. The internet used to be a silly place to post memes and socialize on forums. Now it's a place to get TikTok famous.
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Semi permanent hair color
Help me dye my hair /cgl/!
Tried yesterday using >pic related
I have short, medium light brown hair, left plenty of color on for 25 minutes, and when I washed it literally everything came off
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Is Otakuthon in Montreal really bilingual or is it mostly french? I'm from Ottawa and have been told Otakuthon is a lot better than Anime North (which I am skipping this year) but I can't speak french and I'm afraid I'll be a bit lost
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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General
Miyu-sensei private lesson
/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):

>English Wiki links:

>JP Wiki links:

>Expression/hair viewer/background viewers:

>Moe Can Change! Item Dump:

>Other Mobile Kanojos Games (Includes link to the apk downloader):
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Post here only good cosplays.
love live cosplay
Those like below are doing a good job:

Some of them aren't in their best physical shape, but overall it is a good cosplayer performance.
I would rate them 9/10.
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Otome/Girly Kei General - French Edition
Last thread is long gone.

Every brand is spamming "french girly" features atm.

>Styles and brands guide (japanese):
>ガーリー or 少女风 (cn) on social media
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Does anyone have experience or recommendations on getting a custom bomber / flight jacket? I'm looking to do an Ed cosplay for his new style in street fighter 6
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Gothic/Punk/Dark JFashion General
Last thread was archived >>10555858

Useful Links:
>Kera Magazine -
>Harajuku Pop -

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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*approaches you mischievously*
what is the appropriate way to handle a bothersome deadpool?
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post cosplay timelines
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Which is Astolfo?
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AniRevo 2022 / Anime Revolution / Vancouver, BC, Canada
Anime Revolution (AniRevo) is coming back this year, from July 29-31 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building (1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3)

Cosplans? Hopes? Anxieties? Got time booked off work? Tickets and hotel reserved?
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Cosplay Legs
Nice cosplay legs
Especially thicc thighs
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Anime Magic
Who all here is going?
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Drama in the Azur Lane Cosplay Contest
Well someone in VG decided to talk about it and post a video... its getting juicy and it all starts with this man on the picture...

He has uploaded a video now on his youtube channel talking about it but the TLDR is.

He is mad because girls are manipulating the contest by either offering lewds or rigging the votes between themselves.

What do you think about this cgl?

Link to the video :
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EVO2022 Cosplay thread
Post all the evo cosplay you found. Looks like they turned the fighting game into a con with the artist gallery apparently and cosplay
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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!

>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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Coord Thread
Post your favorite threads whether it be from Instagram, Dreamwidth, Facebook ect.
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What the fuck happened to this board?
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UwU Con 2022
Calling all anime fans! We’ve got something just for you—and it’s BIG. Introducing the biggest anime-focused convention in ALL of Arizona…UwU Con! Get ready to : Bask in our talent hall where you can meet, greet, and get signatures from 20+ amazing voice actors that bring to life some of your favorite anime and TV characters
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So much more!
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Palatine Guard
Would anyone happen to know where I can get a Palatine Guard outfit with size variations or at least one that can be tailored? I have looked, but my searches have been unsuccessful.

Thank you for your help.

(Pic related, it is the uniform.)
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Dutch Thread: "We Have Conventions Again!" Edition
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!
>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.

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):

Links and advice:
>The rules also state no namedropping, vendettaposting and lactose.
>Site nobody uses, now overhauled so I can forget its existance again:
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Hispanic Kobeni
Just found a girl in Omegle cosplaying at Kobeni, she looked kinda hispanic

Now I have hispanic anxious waifu, what do you have?
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CGL Secret Santa 2021 - Deadline has passed, where's my tracking number?
>2021 Rules, Hints, FAQ and More:

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!


January 31, 2022

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

Previous thread
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Who would be a good character for me to cosplay?



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Taobao/Chinese Lolita Lolita Finds #2
Last thread reached image limit >>10776451

Post main pieces, accessories, shoes, and bags from Indie Chinese brands that you personally like.
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/ouG/ - Biannual thread edition
Old thread is hitting the image limit >>10715389

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?

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for info
buttcape[.]blogspot[.]com (in Japanese) (in Chinese; tap "read more" for a nice rundown of taobao ouji brands, which begin below the "couple clothes" section.)

Google your questions before asking them here.

Read the whole thread before asking questions here.

OC and selfposts encouraged! Random picspam discouraged.

Discussion: What exists for lolita fashion that its masculine counterparts lack? What do you wish we had?
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Cosplay high heels
Can we take a moment and appreciate how amazing cosplays with heels look.
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Anime North thread, Part 2 (Weekend Of)
Making a new thread because sadfags were complaining in the last one about no new thread and nobody was rushing to go do it. Figures oldfags do it better. Discuss:

-The horiffic fucking disorganization
-Less dealers this year because of anti-bootleg rule
-Rave starting before there's people even in the cage
-RIP trans bathrooms
-Whatever I didn't bring up
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Dreamy Male Cosplay
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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>1 local con of the year is over
>still no cosplay gf
>have to wait next year to try again
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Mail Thread
Last thread is gone.
>share your recent purchases
>lament about the postal service
>share good stories and bad
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DIY/Homemade/Sweded Cosplay
Homemade Sweded
I'm in the middle of making a complicated cosplay, but because of IRL economic issues, I've decided to embrace the Do It Yourself mentality. This is a thread exploring the reuse of old junk/clean up trash and kitbashing rather than well known techniques like EVA foam, hyper perfecting a cosplay with great fabric, 3D printing, clay sculpts, or straight up buying a costume from online. It won't look perfect, but many of the examples I see get the idea down and the key costume shapes/iconography down

Will be posting images and tutorials that exemplify what I mean
NOT A Help Thread. Search for those here:
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Usakumya & Kumakumya Thread
Bellboy edition

Last thread >>10737846

Post cute usakumyas & kumakumyas
Bonus points for old school kumyas (they are rare)
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Craiyon & DALL·E mini generated coords pt 3
12 layer burrito fashion
previous thread >>10776440 hit image limit

In this thread we use (migrating from to generate coords. Please rate and post your own generated images. Let's see if AI can be a source of inspiration for jfashion.
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Jfashion Influencers
Who do you consider to be influential in the Jfashion scene? Back in the day there were people I followed on livejournal and tumblr for their coords eg: pastelbat, faunkegin, milkyfawn, etc. but I wonder who would be considered influential or inspiring in 2022. What platform do they use to make content? What about them inspires you?

Post handles or photos of who you feel is inspiring or interesting.
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Cursed Cosplays
Cosplay photos that have a cursed vibe.
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trying to be a wizard, post your best wizard cosplays and wizard-cosplay making guides (other wizard talk allowed)
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Convention Thread: Hey /cgl/ a local convention is starting very soon in my area which gave me an idea, what is the worst experience you had at a convention? Be it at local or at big conventions. Tell me your stories, let us know what type of autists you’ve encountered.
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Cosplay stupid questions / help thread

FAQ (last updated: July 16th, 2022):
Cosplay recommendations thread: >>10705210
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10783996
LARP thread: >>10787705
Taobao thread: >>10726943
Aliexpress thread: >>10774553
Stupid j-fashion questions thread:>>10775882
Previous thread: >>10770316
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Devil & Angel Women
Post your best Devil & Angel Women...
Separately or hybrid.
Also, what do you call the shoulder spikes in this image? I need to see more of them....
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Con Attendance
So is there anyone working on making a masterlist of all conventions that can be filtered by attendance? Specifically badges bought and not the
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Derpy Con
derpy con
Anyone know anything about this con, or been to it before?

What's the vibe? The name makes me feel like it's pony cancer leftovers
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DaikonQuest thread
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Black Jfash Thread
Post black women in Jfash, possibly share tips relating to translating Jfash to a darker complexion. Mostly trying this out to collect some inspo.
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Which European countries have the best con scenes?
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Cosplay thread
Figured we could use a normal cosplay thread.

Post cosplays that have inspired you, your cosplays, cosplays you've seen , or even just cosplays you like.
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Shoop thread
It is what it says on the box. Submit the best/worst shoop attempts in lolita and jfashion
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i got a pair of demonia 303s as a gift what do i wear with these and where do i go with the fit?
are there like goth clubs i can wear goth lolita stuff to in bongland?
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anyone else a loser?
i've been going to cons for about a decade and havent made any friends. i guess most of the time i was underage but idk how people see repeat "con friends" and im a little jealous when i see big groups hanging together. my goal at whatever con i go to next is to exchange social media with at least 5 people. what are the best social cons? how did you meet your friends? any tips? besides looking cool and cosplaying. bc plenty of people will take my pics but it pretty much just stops there and photoshoots are full of 14 yr olds
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Does anyone else see a connection between cosplay and borderline personality disorder?

Like every cosplayer I know has it. I have it too
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SDCC Thread?
Anyone managed to get in this year? Or went at the weird mini-con they did last year?
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I still think about her old cosplays.
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Anime Matsuri
Has anyone been to this con? whats it like. How big or small is it normally.
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Price Check Thread
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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Managing long cosplay wigs
i'll make this short and simple. i decided to do miku for my first cosplay, and from doing research on wigs, decided to pay more for a higher quality one.
was this a mistake? there is so much hair. it's so fucking heavy, i have short hair and i can't get used to wearing it without getting a headache quickly. no matter how much hairspray i use, (also the cheap kind that's more like glue, as i've seen recommended) the pigtails get tangled quickly.
in addition, the pigtails are attached via claw clips, and i feel like no matter how i put them on they pull down and want to drag off. what should i do? should i research wig thinning? ditch it and buy a cheaper wig?
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Mario Princess Cosplays
Looking for cosplay photos of the Mario Princesses (Princess Peach, Rosalina, ect.) Preferably cosplays that are high quality and accurate. Maybe more “cutesy” than “sexy” but anything is welcome
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Simplest/Cheapest cosplays
No prior experience in cosplay. No money. What are some good characters to cosplay?
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>tfw just naturally good at DIY cosplay/finding the perfect components/being creative with it to get a spot-on match
anyone else know this feel?
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Sewing advice for noobs
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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Itabag general
Old thread perished

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide 2.0

buyf/a/g guide

Share your progress, favorite bags, tips etc.
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Finally... I have reached /a/...
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What are the best cons to attend in Norway Denmark?
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how do I set prices for custom photosets requests?

I post cosplay photos on Instagram and have been getting emails offering to pay for a custom photoset. the pics I post are nothing crazy, just phone camera pics in my room with an alright lighting setup, nothing nsfw either.

How much should I charge?
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New friendship thread, Lolita & EGA edition

>Do you wear Lolita, EGA or both?
>Fav brands, substyles, etc.
>Other hobbies, interests, fashion styles?
>What are you looking for?
>How long have you been dressing in the fashion
>Not looking for?
>Contact info
>Anything else we should know?
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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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Where can I find CRT TVs for TV Head cosplay?
Hey y'all, I was wondering where could I find some CRT TVs for my TV Head cosplay, I have a convention coming up and I have yet to get started since I have found none. I've tried place such as Facebook Marketplace, but they only have large TVs that won't fit my head, and recycling places near me are not certified to give away CRTs, and thrift stores don't have them anymore. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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source from this cosplay
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Does anyone casually know the source of this Rey Ayanami cosplay? I've already asked some cosplay snobs I found on social networks and hardcore otaku friends. No one has a clue. I don't even need an HQ image, just the OP or cosplayer name.
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Fyre Festival-like event in Brazil
This is going down in history anons, so, i'm going to voice it for you:

>new convention happening this week, called 'UCCONX'
>first mentions of it is in december 2021
>it is only announced on may with a whole event for the announcement
>e-sports company is behind it
>get a lot of influencers and people from the local cosplay community to promote it, but even then they fail to generate hype
>even renting a famous convention center, two weeks after one of the biggest comic cons of the year
>they begun this week to distribute free tickets through the local town hall
>a few hours ago a shitstorm is in motion on social media, with other influencers pointing out absurd rules such as toilet paper, 'portable electronics,' pen and paper not allowed inside the convention, and if confiscated, it will not return at all
>there are people on social media complaining they worked for the company making the comic con and did not pay them
>artist's alley folks saying that there are huge fines if they do not using their internal payment system inside the convention
>first day of event is today, the structure isn't what was advertised, there were even shops closing down because they saw no one was going to come
>artists supposedly invited have conventions to go in the same timeframe, rupert grint and millie bobby brown

It's a huge shitshow already folks
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It's cold!
I'm looking for pictures of cosplayers getting cold - shivering, rubbing their shoulders, chattering their teeth, etc. These photos are very rare - usually models try not to show how cold they are, even when shooting in snowy photosets. If you have such photos, please post.
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Metamorphose General: AP who?
>New Meta releases
>Meta truly the fat brand now
>Even reach the lvl of AP blood bath?
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Post what cosplay is considered a “red flag” for cosplayers. I’ve started the thread with Zero Suit Samus. For whatever reason the biggest cunts cosplay as her. Troons do so as well because she’s like their mascot lol.
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Virginia cons
Not sure I've seen a VA thread on here. Figured I'd give it a try.
Got this one coming up in Richmond in Oct. Doubt it'll be huge but still gonna make a fun weekend out of it.
Be nice change to one with over 10k ppl walking around

Any va cons you have coming up or wanna talk about your experience with?
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Toxic Cosplay
I know that cosplayers like Momokun have been canceled for their strange behavior at cons... but I've been going to conventions since 2005, and I see this sort of thing all the time.

I am not defending her, I think she is a nasty piece of work, but why is it that only she has been "canceled" when this happens all the time?
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You like it ?
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