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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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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: 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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Feels thread: The thongs we do for love
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Old thread hit bump limit

>tfw you find out that the Chainsaw Man character your bf convinced you to cosplay is famous for not wiping or flushing when she shits.
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Capcom & SNK Dump thread
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Discussion and analysis of CAP & SNK cosplayers.
Post cosplayers names if you know them.
Also Event & Year of pic.
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Anime Boston 2024
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ANIME BAAWWWSTON'S LESS THAN2 1/2 MONTHS OUT

>ARE YOU GOIN
>WHAT ARE YOU DOIN
>WHAT ARE YOU COSPLAYIN
>HOPES FOR CON
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Drawthread
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i dunno when drawthreads tapered off here but i periodically check back and there just never is one. so ill be the change I want to see in the world. post coords for me to draw, thank you. (and other artists too of course)
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Simps post your favorite cosplayers
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Thread:
>Post the cosplayer you have simped for the most
>How much you have simped for

My example
>Yukeshiro
>400+ dollars, 100s of messages adoring her

Why? More simping = more good cosplay. We need cosplayers to know there is an army of simps ready to appreciate them.
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Anime central
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Got any stories or plans for acen?
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AMKE
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Anyone going to this?
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Does anyone know any good tutorials for making a wig like this? I know it needs an evafoam base but I'm not sure how to do anything else!
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90's Cosplay
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ITT: We post pictures of cosplay from the 90's or early 2000's.
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Can we have a thread dedicated to jirai kei?
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is this real?
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https://wingman.live/blog/how-to-get-laid-at-an-anime-convention
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Home decor, Room Decor, Broom Closet Decor
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Yo Momma is so Victorian she has to dust single room for whole week until all nick nacks are clean edition.

Previous glorious thread that reached image limit three days before one year anniversary >>10756184
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Cultural Appropriation
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As a white American, will I get yelled at for wearing a Chinese inspired dress?
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Welcome-Ohio-SS
I'm looking for opinions on these summertime conventions in Ohio:
> AnimeOhio - June 23-25
> Galaxycon Animate! - July 19-21
> Matsuricon - Aug 30-Sept 1
> Are there others? Colossalcon is too early for us

The last two years, my kid and I have gone to Matsuricon. It's been a lot of fun, we like people watching and doing a few panels. I thought the vendor hall was a bit sparse though.

We're thinking about the other two this year since Matsuricon is so late in the season.

All three websites give no real info, since panels and events and all that aren't posted until right before it happens. They all have cosplay contests and artists and all that, but no way to tell what sort of vibe they have.

Any opinions would be appreciated.
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What was your first cosplay?
>did a closet cosplay from a hotline miami mod maybe 26 people played
>most work I did was dyeing a stupid hat
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>Lose and be ordered to pay 100k
>Appeal
>Lose appeal and be ordered to pay 376k for wasting everyone's time
Lol
Lmao
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post hideous dresses
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>mfw realizing cosplay is only worth it if you're attractive
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The biggest one (Anime North) is hardly relevant and only has washed up VAs, random indie vtubers, or just straight up completely unknown people as their guests. The vendors are mostly just people reselling cheap stuff from taobao or stolen prints.

It feels so shittily put together that I think I'll just not buy a ticket and instead stroll around outside taking pictures of cool cosplays. Maybe I'm just pessimistic, but the grass always seems greener on the other side.

On a side note, if anybody's into Project Moon stuff, please hit me up, I... I wanna make friends.
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Asuka Cosplays
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Texas Thread
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End of year approaching way too fast edition
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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General
you win (you lose)
/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #14

Afterlife edition

Last Thread: >>10397387

>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 (embed)

>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 (embed)

>Other Mobile Kanojos Games (Includes link to the apk downloader):
http://pastebin.com/xcmdi6Ck (embed)
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My first time Cosplaying.
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Heya /cgl/! I made the decision to give cosplaying a try. I cant describe how much i enjoyed it, especially because im a very extroverted person. What do you guys think of my first cosplay? :]
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Post-HolMat/FL General
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How was Holmat? Anything interesting happen?

Anyone keeping an eye on the cosplayblackbook IG for the latest drama?

Any future plans?
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Anime Expo 2024 general
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199 days to go

36 days to go until the 2024 Anime Expo Hotel Block Hunger Games

Thread theme (slightly dated)
https://youtu.be/v3lwLZ1jKZM?si=_WSNp1qWlbOtYUU7
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Cosplay Help / Stupid Questions Thread
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FAQ (last updated: May 19th, 2023): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-URQl5wxxBzP4-VWfMKfLG8ZqOkGt9Yoyo6Qbm333vs/edit?usp=sharing
Cosplay recommendations thread: none atm
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10887436
LARP thread: >>10873579
Sewing general: >>10865253
Makeup, hair, skincare general: none atm

Taobao thread: >>10849072
Stupid j-fashion questions thread:>>10890549
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Erza cosplay
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do you like my erza cosplay?
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Katsucon 2024
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We're about a month away. Badges are being mailed out. How are we feeling?

Personally hoping they revoke megaphone privileges from staff in the Artist Alley this year and properly space out vendors.
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Trans Cosplay?
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Is it okay to cosplay cis females as a trans woman? I love certain charcters. But i feel like the transphobia bums me out. Why cant people just enjoy the art?
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Aus Idols
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How come they’re never as cute as JP idols?
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I love this cosplay. I want the same cosplay. Does anyone know who made this cosplay?
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My 2022 cosplays
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Just wanted to share the cosplays I completed last year
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/ouG/ - AatP in Chains edition
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Old thread is nearing its limit >>10790295


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
https://classical-alice.com/2018/03/09/%e7%9a%87%e5%ad%90%e3%83%bb%e7%8e%8b%e5%ad%90%e7%b3%bb%e3%83%ad%e3%83%aa%e3%82%a3%e3%82%bf%e3%83%95%e3%82%a1%e3%83%83%e3%82%b7%e3%83%a7%e3%83%b3%e3%81%ae%e7%89%b9%e5%be%b4%e3%81%a8%e3%83%96%e3%83%a9/ (in Japanese)
https://www.zhihu.com/question/398686032 (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: Black Butler is coming back. Are you ready to be mistaken for a Ciel cosplayer again?
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How do you get better at doing wigs? I feel like mine are slightly better than average and I get comments on them, but then I see ones like this and I feel like a fraud and I don't even know where to begin to start doing things like this. Does anyone have any good resources or advice to really step it up?
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Nails thread
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I lost my nail inspo folder on my old pc so I'm starting with a mini dump in hopes of other anons dumping as well :)
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Taobao Thread: Post-CNY Edition
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Last thread went sage >>10849072

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

Taobao Dictionary:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15vbDSkXqM8t91-fE-kwE3jVbMP6G-hQh2SPm1nEYWmY/

Store Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EKZhOppV8_FMyFg9BCYhPbaELtFc9XV2aNEqzctw108

Agent Shipping Comparison:
https://www.jadeship.com/shipping-calculator

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

Image Translator:
https://lens.google/
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BOOM! CLICK CLACK CLOCK!
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ケーキ姫 appreciation thread
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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
>drama
>her flaws
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Con room horror stories
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So I roomed with other people this year of the first time and it was actually a fantastic time. Why do people always make this seem like shit? Any of you got any horror stories
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Sharing a hotel room at a con:

Have you done it before? Where did you find people to split the room with? Were they strangers? What rules were usually in place for the convention weekend? Did any problems arise? Would you do it again?
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Ethnic Cosplay
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>be non black person (not white) doing cosplay
>high expectations to be accurate with correct wig for contests and photoshoots
>be black
>no need to use wig or accurate cosplay. it's called ethnic wigs instead
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Angelic Pretty General: Winter Sale & Fukubukuro Edition
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Old thread: >>10885543

In-store lucky packs will be available on New Year's Day and the winter sale starts on 1st/2nd for most stores. Online store TBD

I'll dump some pix of the SS24 releases. Some are reposts from the last thread and some I found on weibo;
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new larp thread

Now with 87,45% more polearms and a little bit of hydrophobia

previous thread
>>10813669
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/cgl/ dreams
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Have you ever had any /cgl/ related dreams? Share!
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Cute cosplay guys
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To counteract all the moids here and the overwhelming spamming of slutty girls, here's a thread dedicated to the cuties who cosplay.

Emphasis on the "cute" part. Bodybuilders cosplaying just to show off their abs are just as bad as the girls who only do it for onlyfans.
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Cosplay Butts
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Cosplay Butts 3

Last thread: >>10786393
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Do you guys ever like to go through YouTube and watch con and cosplay fandom videos from before the 2010's?
It's a hobby of mine. It makes me sad.

https://youtu.be/vc2Zj1C_uKY
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/sew/
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Sewing Thread: post your sewing related questions here.

What threads do you guys use? I need recommendations for strong wholesale thread sites
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Artist Alley General
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Old thread >>>>>>10660802

>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

Finally most cons are back and less canceled. Back to the artist Alleys for this Autumn-Winter ! What do you plan to do for the end of the year?
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Sharply dressed characters
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Looking to cosplay as something simple for anime Boston, and want someone whose outfit I can make almost entirely of dress clothes so I don’t have to buy or make much myself.

I’m a short 25 year old athletic guy with black hair. Any recommendations would be really appreciated
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Need help for Pyro cosplay
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I just need a black gas mask to complete it, any suggestions for a website that has one?
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Western women ruined cosplay.
It started back in 2015~ when random normies would come to cosplay cons to hook up with girls there. That's also when grils started putting on a wig and a bikini calling it a cosplay.
Nowadays the word cosplay is synonymous with porn. A word your uncle probably knows too. If you tell someone you cosplay they're gonna think you're an online prostitute or a real life one.
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Crossplay/Crossdress #24: Feliz Jueves Edition
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Time for a new thread, as #23 went by pretty fast (for /cgl/ standards at least)

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: >>10862560
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Sakura-Con 2024
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Hopefully it isn't as dogshit as 2023!

Shame you can't buy single-day passes anymore. Purchases seem to be done entirely online now as well.
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RATE MY COSPLAY!
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helloo!!! I did a Len cosplay not too long ago and i was wondering if yall have any advice C: !!
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Why is there such a stigma against girls who cosplay for money? As someone who has never had a girlfriend, being able to send money to cute girls who cosplay as the characters that I love is one of the only things in my life that makes me feel like I have a purpose. From patreon to onlyfans, it's on of my biggest joys and motivations in my life. One day I hope I can give money to a cosplayer at a con in real life and not just through the internet.
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Cons & Cosplay Confessions
Repent!
CCC #2 Repent Edition

What recently mischiefs have you done recently? Or plan on perpetuate on your next innocent victims.

Me: Ask someone if I can play Street Fighter II on the SNES classic. It was a close match manage to win, He was getting ready for a rematch but I say thank you and prepare to leave, He leaves first. Also after that pick up some free posters that some left of the consoles table and I leave.

Also repent for being lazy and missing 3 cons this year.
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/ouG/ - Biannual thread edition
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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?
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
https://classical-alice.com/2018/03/09/%e7%9a%87%e5%ad%90%e3%83%bb%e7%8e%8b%e5%ad%90%e7%b3%bb%e3%83%ad%e3%83%aa%e3%82%a3%e3%82%bf%e3%83%95%e3%82%a1%e3%83%83%e3%82%b7%e3%83%a7%e3%83%b3%e3%81%ae%e7%89%b9%e5%be%b4%e3%81%a8%e3%83%96%e3%83%a9/ (in Japanese)
https://www.zhihu.com/question/398686032 (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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Fanime 2024 General
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>107 days until Fanime
>No vaccines but still have mask mandate in place

Did you get the hotel you wanted?
What are your cosplay plans?
How are we feeling about this year?
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IsshoCon - A Brand New Anime Convention In Metro Detroit ran by a local anime merch store
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Website with nothing on it: https://www.isshocon.com/

Dates: January 27 - 29

Venue: Sheraton Novi (other venues could be used to deal with a potential influx in attendees from various cons nearby)

City: Novi, Michigan, USA

Celebrity Guests (subject to change): Anairis Quiñones (known for My Hero Academia, Pokemon: Twilight Wings, Street Fighter 6, Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and Fire Emblem: Heroes), Zeno Robinson (known for Ben 10 Alien Force, Young Justice, and My Hero Academia), Jon St. John (known for Duke Nukem, World of Warcraft, Half Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, CS:GO, DoTA 2, and Star Trek: Online)

Please use this thread to discuss anything related to the convention as well as any breaking news, photos, events, etc.
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The Cosplay Choice...
Gendo planning required
My wife is enthusiastically offering to privately cosplay as anyone I want...

The possibilities are endless...

But the choice must be made...
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invisible cosplay
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New friend finder thread because people in the old one won't stop derailing it with dumb useless arguing

Same info as before:
>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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Anime Gaming Con
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Any fresno locals interested in attending generic name con?
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Baby NYFW 2024
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What's the tea? Let me live vicariously through you! What was it like in real life? What was the space like? How was the crowd? Tell all!
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/CSG/ - Con Stories General
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A thread for telling stories about anything and nothing - funny, roommate horror, party shenanigans, creeps, things you wished you didn't see, etc.

>Be me
>Walking around con floor with friend I just met the day before
>He is fairly high at this point in time
>Tells me he wants to try and find some bitches to bring back to the hotel room
>I'm down, decide to try to be a wingman to him at the very least
>He is cosplaying as Loid Forger
>See thicc qt3.14 Yor cosplayer
>Approach.wav
"That's a really sweet Yor cosplay, my friend here has been trying to find a Yor cosplayer for a photo"
>She sees him behind me
>They start talking
>To my surprise, he has some fair rizz
>A second Yor cosplayer approaches, she seems to know the other one
>He hands me his phone and asks me to take a photo with both of them
>High off his ass, in between two Yor cosplayers, arms around both of them, both of them leaning into him
>He must be in heaven
>Unbeknownst to me at the time, his camera was on a delay for taking photos
>I click the camera button on his phone, it doesn't seem to be working
>I walk back with his phone to ask him what I'm doing wrong
>Camera takes blurry downward photo while I'm handing it back to him
"Oh dude it looks like you took a photo of our feet, hahahaha"
>He finds this hilarious
>Both Yors are looking at us with a mix of concern and disgust
>I'm able to recontain most of the spaghetti to our pockets by showing that it was on delay mode
>Take photos
>Both Yors walk away afterwards
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Anyone else fumble the bag this bad?
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i wanna cosplay stocking
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ive like never cosplayed b4 at all nd i LOVE stocking SO MUCH but i have no idea where to get the outfit and stuff… everywhere online is so expensive and/or just shitty material. would i be better off making it myself? im not sure how 2 go about it lol XD
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is being into cosplay at age 30+ cringe?
I don't mean token master roshi boomer
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Cons you'll remember on your deathbed
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What are some cosplay stories that you'll remember for the rest of your life?

Wholesome: Cosplaying some My Little Penis characters with my then-gf when a little girl started freaking out over how great we looked. She got her dad to take loads of pictures with both of us.

Less wholesome: I saw a fur-suiter yelling at his wife.

Least wholesome: Walking to the convention center behind my friend's sister in her Sailor Saturn cosplay, on a windy day. She either didn't notice or didn't care that her bare ass was playing aggressive peekaboo with me. Only time I've ever wanted the walk from the hotel to be longer.

Sad: I was at Twitchcon when that lady broke her spine.
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What’s on your playlist?.
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Pirate Maxing
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Trying to get pirate pilled for my Ren fair
I need info on some good tips on makeup, costume ETC.
(im a real sailor *racing* but i wanna start cosplay for this
Put tips and some guides in replys
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Lolita comm thread
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We haven't had these in a while

>Do you like your local community overall? Why/why not?
>What would you do to change it?
>Even if there are problems, are you glad you joined?
>What makes you the most salty about it?
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Film or tv shows about Cosplay or Con Culture
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Films/tv shows that are based on cosplay/con culture or at least reference it in some way.

I felt that 2Kawaii4Comfort was (for better or worse) the most accurate description of going to a small con and having a bad time at it. It's a shame it ended on a cliffhanger.
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hey /cgl/ this me cosplaying as my cat rupert, who is on my shoulder for reference.

Does anyone else here cosplay as their pet, or have tips on how to cosplay more like a cat without looking like a furry?
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Dutch Thread: "404 Edition"
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Previous thread >>10803531 died from a lack of posts. Not all that surprising with how little there was to post about at the time. Personally I'm also somewhat done with /cgl/ and all the pointless con drama and have been focusing on other things. But now that we've got several conventions around the corner, have a new thread!

Question of the thread: What convention are you looking forward to the most this year and why?

Upcoming major events
>22-23 Sep: Elfia Haarzuilens, a large popular outdoor fantasy event in Haarzuilens.
>6-7 May: MIA NL, a popular commercial anime convention in Gorinchem.
>21-21 May: Comic Con Brussels, a large commercial geek convention in Brussels.
>9-11 June: Animecon, the oldest anime convention of the Netherlands, hosted in Rijswijk.
>24-25 June: Heroes DCC, the largest commercial geek convention with a focus on dealers.
>30 Jun-2 Jul: Dokomi DE, a large popular anime convention in Dusseldorf.
>8-9 July: Atsusacon, Belgium's largest anime convention... I think?
>3-6 August: Castlefest, a(nother) large popular outdoor fantasy event in Haarzuilens with tons of great food.
>11-13 August: Abunai!, the second oldest and probably now largest anime convention of the Netherlands, hosted in Veldhoven.
>12-13 August: Showmasters Comic Con Amsterdam, a geek convention in Amsterdam.
>25-27 August: Viencon, a weekend with weebs at Center Parks Limburgse Peel.
>7-8 October: Gameforce, a (new?) gaming festival to replace Firstlook.
>21-22 October: FACTS, a popular commercial geek convention in Ghent.

Links and advice:
>POSTS MADE IN DUTCH ARE AGAINST SITE-WIDE RULES AND WILL BE DELETED!
>Quick, posture check! Go straighten that back you goblin!
>Rentry guide to Dutch conventions, calander and such: https://rentry.org/cgldutchthread
>Discord: https://discord.gg/QAYNyfY
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Slavs
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Recently I got a crush on slav women, they're fucking goddesses

Name: ksana stankevich
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Who should I cosplay,,
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Inferno Cop weeps. Can't have shit in Jersey.
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You need to learn how to vibe and talk to people at conventions. If you're underage that's one thing. If you're old enough you should budget for a hotel room so you can party and party with strangers and make new friends. The best part about conventions is meeting people and subsequently running into them at other cons in other years and it's all so fucking beautiful. It's the only time you don't have to suppress your powerlevel because guess what? They know all the dumb memes you do and have a lot of overlap in interests and other things you enjoy. You can ask someone why they're green and actually learn something about Startrek because they fucking love star trek so much they painted themselves green! SO WHEN I ASK THEM THEY ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO GUSH ABOUT THE SHIT THEY LOVE! I FUCKING LOVE NERD CONVENTION SHIT HOLY FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Lolita Valentines
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Hey Gulls, with Valentine’s day right around the corner let’s celebrate by putting our salt aside and posting our lolita favourites! Can be a favourite lolita, coord, blogger, brand, model, print, sub style or anything so long as this thread remains a positive space. I’ll start, dump incoming.
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How is the 2024 Cosplay community?
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Years ago, when cosplay started getting popular, but also sexual, I remember being a big fan of a certain cosplayer. They turned out to be quite rude to their fans, and I was left being disappointed by it.

Later as the years went by, I came upon information that her cosplay hype died down, her twitch and vtuber arc couldn't lift off the ground, and she lost her twitter verification, and just isn't popular anymore.

Basically what I'm trying to say in this thread is; fuck that whore. But also how has the cosplay community/scene been? Has it gotten more slutty? Worse? Better? Are people chill, or rude? Tell me your experiences from before (5-10 years ago) v.s now.
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Where can I buy Jin's flame pants or how could I make them?
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Who's gonna cosplay her?
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Where can I buy it or how can I make them?
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DRAGON
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DRAGON thread (fashion & costume)

starting with: Qutie Frash
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Cosplay injury
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Have you ever been injured at an anime con or seen an injury?

At Ohayocon I saw a Goku cosplayer get his foot run over in the porking lot. Four guys had to carry him into a truck so he could hospital.

Once I was cosplaying D.Va Overwatch, my pad got loose in my undies. When I pulled them down to pee, the adhesive side yanked the hell out of my little lippies and took a bunch of hair too. I saw STARS.

I was at Twitchcon when the girl broke her leg in the ballpit, but not when the other girl broke her spine.
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Maid Cosplay Thread
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share images of your favourite maid cosplays, whether it be the cutest girls or the most fashionable and intricate designs.
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SSBU Zelda Costume
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Hi /cgl/, I'm going to hit up some tourneys this year and I want to cosplay SSBU Zelda for some fun. I see the same costume used and sold a lot, so I'd like to snag one for myself.

Sorry if this gets asked a lot:
What seller would you recommend? Ideally under $200. Avoiding Ali Express.

I'm looking at abcosplay right now. I dont need wig/shoes/or ears.

POS Garbage pic related.
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Brit British England thread. Too much heat edition
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Summers starting just as it’s over and it’s too hot.

Overseas cons can save us, but for those of us scared of foreigners and planes here is a list of UK shiz.

Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con 2023 September 9-10, 2023 Cardiff University Students' Union
Cardiff, UK
J-Con 2023 September 16, 2023 The Riverside Centre
Derby, UK
Sheffield Anime & Gaming Con 2023 September 16-17, 2023 Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa
Sheffield, UK
Newcastle Anime & Gaming Con 2023 October 14-15, 2023 Event Northumbria
Newcastle, UK
South of England Collectors & Gaming Convention 2023 October 20-22, 2023 The South Of England Event Centre
Ardingly, UK
Brighton Anime & Gaming Con 2023 November 4-5, 2023 The Old Ship Hotel
Brighton, UK
Anime Evolution Ireland 2023 November 18-19, 2023 Dublin City University
Dublin, Ireland

Now let’s go and pay £13 for cod and chips.
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What makes a cosplay bad?
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I was wondering if I ever make a cosplay, I firstly understand what makes it bad. Even if I dress properly, make up, good wig, I feel like it would look bad anyway. I was wondering if it is something else, like face structure or just being ugly. Also not talking about cosplays that don't match body build or those that want to look bad ironically.
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FOTM cosplay predictions
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Marin (and variations) and Yor were the obvious FOTM cosplays for last con season. What are your predictions for this year?

My predictions:
>Yor spillover from last year
>a fuckton of Kobeni and Makima
>Mitsuri from Demon Slayer (her arc comes out in spring)
>Vash Stampede for guys
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>cosplayer starts while taking the hobby seriously
>does props, full costumes, sometimes sexy but only if she genuinely likes the character
>she notices her few sexy cosplay gets insanely more popular than the non-sexy stuff
>eventually, she does more ero-cosplay than non-ero
>starts selling content but is non-risky stuff
>then goes full erotic with risky angles
>some pictures have little glimpses of her areola
>she is still against nudity
>after constant begging (and because she already sold some pictures and knows they would eventually leak anyway) she post her tits
>then full nude
>cosplay is set aside and most of her pictures now are lingerie, nude, ocacionally cosplaying the waifu of the month
>at the end, you can find hd pictures of her spreaded pussy

Why does this happens so much?
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My Dark Star Thresh Cosplay
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I've made this cosplay the past year and I wanted to share it with the comunity since I dont really found anyone making this skin before
I'm a newbie cosplayer and this is my first big proyect so it have a lot of things to improve and remake, but I hope you guys like it
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Popular female cosplayers seems to of become more of dressing slutty for attention than putting together a well made costume for a hobby
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Cosplaying Impostor syndrome?
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Hello I want to cosplay for the first time but I have a feeling im not "fan enough" for a certain character or whatever to make a cosplay of it, how do people handle this, specially people that are cosplaying tons of things, are you guys actually super fan of the franchises/characters or just happen to look at it and idk, go for it without a second thought despite having shallow knowledge of if

Specially since lately I've been more and more interested in cosplay but not so much in watching anime (and I barely play games)
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strawberry time
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January 5th (1/5, ichi/go) is Strawberry Day. time to share cute strawberry shit to sweeten our miserable world.
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Would you cosplay this character for $500?
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Cute Faces
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Let's post cute girls
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Apparently this is more of your cup of tea than /diy/'s.
I want to resole this pair of NOS Combat boots. The original sole was a PU monoblock which had dry rotted and crumbled away. All I need is a flat and thin sole, most of my footwear is already minimalistic type. But I can't just slap a tread on the shoes since the'res huge height differences between the uppers and the insole.
How do I midsole the shoe? I'm guessing EVA foam is quite popular sole material nowadays so maybe that's an option. In work boots they use shredded cork paste but I've no clue where I'd find that or work it.
Any ideas how to do a midsole?
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Merfolk thread
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I've only seen one thread on this in the past, but it's getting into the peak time of year soon so why not see if there's any interest.
>favorite designs/tailmakers (fin fun, mertailor, fin folk)
>fabric tails vs silicone
>the actual exercise component of swimming with a monofin
I know there are mers on here and I'm trying to actually take the plunge and get a tail this year.
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I want to order a cosplay costume
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Where is joom.com located? I'm white and I want to order a cosplay costume from Joom but I don't know what size to order it in. I live in Ireland and I'm a size medium and if joom is in asia I might have order a size up due to the costume being made for asian male bodies
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Taobao Thread: Mass-Freezing Accounts Edition
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Last thread went sage >>10803045

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

Taobao Dictionary:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15vbDSkXqM8t91-fE-kwE3jVbMP6G-hQh2SPm1nEYWmY/

Store Spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EKZhOppV8_FMyFg9BCYhPbaELtFc9XV2aNEqzctw108

Agent Shipping Comparison:
https://reparchive.com/shipping-calculator

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

Image Translator:
https://lens.google/
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Oldschool Lolita Thread
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As we wait for December, some anons wanted a oldschool thread. Post your favorite oldschool images.
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Sac Anime 2024
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its that time of the year again in sacramento

i honestly wish they would have the big con like this somewhere else i fucking hate going to downtown sac so who is going
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Do you agree with this popular cosplay girl's opinions on male cosplays?
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Foid here,
I'm starting to think cosplaying is only worth it if you're attractive
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/cgl/ Secret Santa 2023: What's Aristocratic About This Present?
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All matches have been sent out, happy shopping!

>Shipping deadline: December 13
>Grinch check: January 31

>Rules, Hints, FAQ and more:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UxrUTKEIsd2JrB_jAkpTWuwr6_qdnGHkmZm2mEhy-ZE

If any issues arise, contact us ASAP:
[email protected]

Remember to include your ID number, as well as their gift tier, in the package you send to your match.
When you receive your gifts, you're REQUIRED to post them in the thread, along with the tier and both your and your Santa's IDs. If you could also include them in the image for future reference, that would be super helpful!

If you have any questions or need clarifications, feel free to contact your match in the thread. If you don't get a response, email us and we'll forward whatever questions you have directly to them.
If you get stuck, we're always here to help, so please don't hesitate to ask!

Previous thread:
>>10886955
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>current year
>no MAGFest thread
Let's fix that!
What bands are you planning to see? What're you hoping to play in the game room? Are you cosplaying? Did you manage to get a hotel room, or did you get fucked by the lottery?
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Classic lolita thread
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What constitutes a classic coord seem to spark a lot of debate in the j-fashion questions thread. I think it's time to give classic lolita a thread of its own.

I'll start with some questions

>Do you wear classic lolita? If not, are you planning to? If yes, do you wear other substyles?
>Did you start out lolita by wearing classic?
>What drawn you to classic lolita?
>What are your thoughts about OTT classic? (pic related) Do you think it will get trendy again?
>Are you a daily lolita and/or a lifestyler?
>What is your favourite brand for classic lolita?
>What do you think about sweetfags?
>Would you enjoy classic only lolita spaces?
You can also attach a picture of your favourite classic lolita coord.
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Does anyone have any scans from vol 1-4 of this zine? (Or other obscure lolita zines in general?)
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Why do you cosplay?
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I'm too old to understand this subculture please enlighten me
like how do you feel when you larp as an anime character makes you feel like
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closet cosplay
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this is an oc i made for a steam punk school project
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Note to ladies and gents. Mostly ladies. Stop cosplaying everywhere in public. You're exposing the business and making cosplay more cringe to the normies. Pic not related. Somewhat.

Anyway, stop it. No discipline or control or social awareness.
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3DS-Era
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>the year is 2017
>everyone at the con is checking their streetpasses every 30 minutes
we'll never get this back, and it hurts so much
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Toronto Comicon
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March 15 - 17th. Weather's gonna be shit but whose going?
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/cig/ Cosplay id general
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Does anyone know the name of the part of the garment that is like an apron? More precisely when it appears in kimonos or oriental clothing
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Anime Washington
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https://animewashington.com/

Anyone else going to attend this? I went to the Summer Con that was hosted by the same group last year and it wasn't bad at all.
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Ohayocon - JUST edition
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Now that the jannies have won and most of the senior staff has resigned, what's left for this con?
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Maid Cafe’s
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I think there needs to be a new thread on MC’s here at all these cons and now even opening up brick and mortar style. I haven’t seen any threads beside old archived ones.
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There's an anime convention next month and I'm thinking of going. I want to cosplay as Akira from Eden of the East. Would I be allowed in?
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Any doll collectors here? I personally miss the times when EGL was more closely connected to the BJD/doll hobby so how about we have a doll thread. Some questions to get the ball rolling:

>What kind of dolls do you collect or like to look at?
>Do you like to connect the doll hobby to your love of lolita fashion or do you keep them separate?
>Do you sew for your dolls? How about other crafts?
>Any grail dolls?
>Any lolita brand collabs you like?
>Any favorite doll brands?
>Any seamstresses/other doll hobbyists you particularly like?
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