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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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Anime Frontier 2022
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this week baybeeee let’s get it. what are you excited for? cosplaying? i can’t wait for the FLOW concert
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How to get laid in a con?
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Im going to go on a con with my friends soon enough and i was wondering, are all those stories of people doing lewd stuff with cosplayers legit?

If so what is it i should look out for if i want to meet people and get laid in a con?i wont be cosplaying btw if that matters
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/sew/
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Sewing Thread: post your sewing related questions here.

Sewing noob here. Pic related is an issue I'm running into, the material is 4 way stretch nylon. When sewing the binding to the panel it keeps getting pulled right, throwing everything off and forcing me to either lift the foot multiple times to realign, or just ruining it and making me restart. What could be the issues here - am I using the wrong type of foot? Should I use lighter foot pressure? Thanks, all help is appreciated
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Blouse Thread
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So what are y’all’s favorite blouses? Like, colors, styles, brands, etc.
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Is it worth the price?
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Leaving lolita
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Have you ever thought about leaving the fashion? If so, why?
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ANIME EXPO ONTARIO
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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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Feels Thwead
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New feels thread, old one is autosaging. Post your feels about cosplay or lolita things.

I'll start:
>tfw I will never be a cute lolita at an alpaca meet w/ my cute lolita friends because 1. no alpacas and 2. no cute lolita friends

I can deal with my local lolitas being obese or itas but 90% of them are also aggressive SJWs with neopronouns like "ae/aer" & are eager to cancel people for making eye contact. I am doomed to be a lonelita for as long as I keep up this hobby
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Super MAGFest 2023
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Final Destination, Masks/Jabs Only, 5 stock.

Who's ready for this shitshow in 2023?
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Cosplay Help / Stupid Questions Thread: Birthday Edition
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FAQ (last updated: July 16th): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-URQl5wxxBzP4-VWfMKfLG8ZqOkGt9Yoyo6Qbm333vs/edit?usp=sharing
Cosplay recommendations thread: >>10789095
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10783996
LARP thread: >>10787705
Taobao thread: >>10803045
Aliexpress thread: None currently
Stupid j-fashion questions thread: >>10805991
Previous thread: >>10797339
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Lolita General - Wool Edition
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It's been a while. Hope you had fun in your substyle threads. It's time to return to the motherland.
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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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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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I need a cosplay gf or I will die. Has anyone here actually gotten one and how?
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keekihime
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I still think about her old cosplays.
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Obscenity on non 18+ cons
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What do you think about obscenity in cons?
Have you withness any?
Post con images that are kind of obscene.
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AnimeNext now in an office park
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I'm so glad they left that maskless hotspot of fun, Atlantic City; so that we can now be safe with masks and vax in a nondescript warehouse in the middle of nowhere, north Jersey.
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ITT: Lesbian cosplay
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Lolita inspo thread
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A Lolita in the ita thread suggested that we need a new inspo thread and she's right.
Post you favourite coords and maybe what exactly you love about them.
All Lolita styles.
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Anime Los Angeles 2023
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Less than 2 months away until the first con for many in 2023. Cosplay plan? Ribbons to give out?
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To tall for lolita
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>depressed trans girl
>decide to attend irl meetup
>do makeup perfectly and coord my outfit well
>arrive at meet
>quickly realise that I’m the tallest lolita in the place
>realise I’m taller than most of the lolitas boyfriends
>suffer
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AniRevo 2022 / Anime Revolution / Vancouver, BC, Canada
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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)

https://summer.animerevolution.ca/

Cosplans? Hopes? Anxieties? Got time booked off work? Tickets and hotel reserved?
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Suzupoii thread
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Taobao Thread: Incoming Holidays Edition
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Last thread already hit sage >>10726943

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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Super Hero Cowls/Masks
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It's such a rare thing somehow but I wanna know how to make something like a Batman cowl that's not just a rubber/latex mold like everything else. It seems so obvious to make a hard shell inner layer under a fabric or leather material that's on the outside. Yet again it's so rare to find examples of this. Adding to that, I wanna know how to attach lenses to create the white eye effect. If anyone has experience doing this kind of thing, I'd appreciate some info.
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What is the typical age women stop wearing gothic lolita at in your comm?
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Anime NYC 2022
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Only 3 more weeks to go.
Shame about the price hike, though it feels as if the Friday and Saturday hours got cut shorter than usual.
Think the lines will be as long as last time despite their efforts?
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Is it worth it going to a con alone?

>t. in a fight with my main cosplay friend group but still wanna go to a big con coming up
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do you use tiktok for cosplay
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Cosplay Legs
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Nice cosplay legs
Especially thicc thighs
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Crossplay/Crossdress #19: Recycled picture edition
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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.!

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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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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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ISO/WTB Thread
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Please let me know if you see any of these items up for sale, or anything similar! (I’m a total whore for IW velveteen kek). Feel free to post your own wishlists too ~
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ITT: barefoot cosplay
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OF cosplayers
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Is onlyfans ruining cosplay? She claims that this is a sailormoon cosplay but all I see is coomer bait.
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Why is this not a sticky? RIP Kevin Lillard
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Dude was the Godfather of cosplay photography

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2022-11-15/cosplay-photographer-kevin-lillard-passes-away/.191951

https://netsenshi.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/kevin-lillard/
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Sexual harassment meme or reality?
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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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Skinny Lolita thread
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Skinny Lolita thread, post coord pics, nothing larger than a size S. Favorite brands/releases for smaller frames and any other tips for thinlitas.
Please no fatties go cry in the feels thread.
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Lolita Bag thread
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Ok I wanna buy an angelic pretty bag but I heard they peel like bananas. If they’re that bad, what are some alternatives besides BTSSB? What are peoples favorites?
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TVHEAD
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Hey guys I need some big brained help. I've made a few tv heads and they were alright but the most they could do was light up in reaction to music. I'm looking to make a new TV head that will be able to play videos this time. The only issue is that if I want it to look good I'll have to use a lcd screen and won't be able to see out of it. Anyone have any big brained ideas on how to make this work? If it comes to it ill just have to put a screen inside too connected to a camera but I'm concerned about powering all that and being portable
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Old School Thread
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Haven't had one of these in a while now, have we?
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Retard second hand thread
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Post the most ridiculous, sad, and borderline hilarious price gouging in the second hand market
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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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/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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It’s holiday shopping season which means it’s almost lucky pack season!

Discuss
>upcoming lucky pack releases
>are lucky packs even worth it anymore?
>what’s best/worst lucky pack you’ve ever gotten
>do you prefer a true blind “lucky pack” of random items or pre-coordinated “happy bags”?
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Gothic Lolita General - Furry Monstrosity Edition
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I felt like we needed a new gothic general after the latest Moitié release, gulls. Discuss:

>Opinions on picrel and its ¥35200 price tag
>Other new releases
>Gothic news
>Dream dresses
>Thoughts on the community
>Moitié salt
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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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Australia Thread
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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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Ohayocon 2023 Drama
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Hi everyone

I want to post some distressing news concerning Ohayocon 2023 and its potential future. The Conhead has made the decision concern health regulations. We were hoping for a hard vaccine+boost along with a N95 mask mandate, but simple masking will only be required if mandated by the City of Columbus. This has led to 75% of all volunteers resigning and the resignation of two vice-chairs that help organize the con. In addition, the medical volunteers have all resigned meaning Ohayocon will not have any medical staff on hand for the con for 2023. I was one of those who resigned last week and wanted the share the information. As an immunocompromised person, I almost died from contracting COVID and still suffer from the effects to this day. We’ve been ignored even more now as people don’t care about the pandemic.

Obviously Ohayocon doesn’t care about the pandemic either. I hope the Conhead reconsiders and we have a compromise.
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Tattoo cosplayers
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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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Here's your satsuki bros.
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There's a surprising lack of presence of "the anime convention" in mainstream media. Even a scene in that totally misses it.

There hasn't been articles on it in magazines etc as far as im aware... big-brain stuff on what exactly it _is_ as a cultural object.

This is all strange to me.
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Sexualization at cons
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8hSe1kKSKc

What did /cgl/ think of this video? Usually I think Venti is a bit of a lolcow, but I don't blame her here. She's absolutely right. Cons are insanely degenerate places these days: predatory stuff, promiscuous women, BPD freakouts, 14 year olds dressed up in Kill la Kill stuff, room parties with drugs and booze being passed around to young teens, trashy zoomer girls doing sexualized stuff for Tik Tok etc.

Note the girl in the video, who, when Brittany asks her:
>"How about for $100? Would you give a happy ending?"
She answers
>"Sure"

Imagine being that girl's father and watching that video. All of this sex-positive feminism stuff, and a lot of the older gulls here promoted this hard, and the zoomers almost uniformly support it, has really made the anime and wider weeb fandoms just awful. And I don't exclusively blame the men, I actually think (disagree with Brittany here) that the women are more to blame because they push sex posi feminism so hard.
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Chainsaw Man
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The anime is almost out. We're about to witness a huge Influx of CSM cosplays
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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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Gyaru Thread
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Discussion thread for the Gyaru (Gal/ギャル) j-fashion style/substyles, subculture, lifestyle, etc!

> What's everyone's fav gyaru brand? I'm personally a huge fan of Alba Rosa, though I wish their jackets weren't so hard to come across.
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What was the worst thing you’ve seen at a con? Can range from horrible cosplays to degenerate/shitty behavior it doesn’t really matter (bonus points if you can remember what you character you were cosplaying as).
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Sexy Cosplays
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Post ecchi-themed, sexy and erotic cosplays.

Keep it SFW.
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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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Zhongli cosplay while being a fat mf
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Ok so I want to cosplay this skinnyboy for Lucca but I have a body that resembles '20s mussolini while cutting wheat, what can I do to get at least a little skinnier in 1 month?
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How do you all approach making props? For overly intricate things like guns, eva foam seems like it'd be tough to work with, though printing a gun, even in parts, also seems like it'd be rough with a home printer.
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Where's a good place to start?
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I want to get into cosplay and congoing but I have no idea where to begin. I'm sort of intimidated by the whole thing. When I was in college my university hosted a fairly large anime convention every year, but I had no friends and I was always too embarrassed to go by myself. I wish I had gone, because now that I'm out of school I feel like it's even weirder to go to a con by myself as an adult. At least back then I would have had the excuse of begin a student.

Would it be a bad idea to go to my first con in plain clothes just to see what it's like? There aren't any con in my area that I know of, and I'm a few hours away from an major US city. Whichever cons I manage to find around me will probably be pretty tiny, which seems like a good entry point in my mind. The reason I ask is that I get the sense that there are a lot of hidden rules and shit to how this stuff works that I probably want to wrap my head around before I dive in. Or am I being overly cautious?
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How competitive is cosplay, I'm curious as an outsider
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Texas thread
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What are you gulls up to now ?

Previous thread >>10788696
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Zeon Uniform
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Hello there dear Seagulls,
I want to make myself a Zeon Soldier uniform like pic related. I don't know much about uniforms though. Which real life uniform is similar to this?
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Youmacon 2022 – Detroit Renaissance Center – Nov 3rd through 6th
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Youmacon 2022 is a go and we can't wait to see you all here in the motor city. But first there's a couple of important things you should know. Youmacon has been going on for 18 years now and is a celebration of Anime, manga, pop-culture, comics, movies, costumes and SCIENCE. If you don't like all of these things then maybe you should just stay at home.

And that brings us to the first thing we want to report- IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN VACCINATED WE DON'T EVEN WANT YOU TO COME. STAY AWAY. WE ARE A CONVENTION FOR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN SCIENCE. If you cannot get your Covid-19 vaccinations then you may only come if you get a PCR negative test on Tuesday or later. But that should be reserved for people who have a medical reason that prevents them from getting their vaccines. We will not have PCR testing available on site.

BUT IF YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE VACCINES BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE THE LIES AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES- THEN WE REALLY HOPE YOU JUST STAY AWAY.

All staff may check your Vaccine Passports at all times. Failure to show your Vaccine Passport at any time to any staff MAY RESULT HAVING YOUR BADGE TAKEN AND YOU BEING REMOVED FROM THE CONVENTION. We recommend using CLEAR (digital vaccination card that can be stored on your phone). We believe this will make everyone feel safest for the event!
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I just realized people have sex at cons, god I wish I hadn't been born ugly and grown this old. People were actually fucking while I stuffed my bag with merch and took pretty pictures

Oh the things I missed out on although I kinda didn't because I never had the chance
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Dutch Thread: "Whispers On The Wind" Edition
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Previous thread: >>10747844
>The usual shit about bootlegs, in-fighting between cons and what not.
>Multiple events happened.
>MIA: anon found it disappointing, other anon found it so-so.
>Animecon: It was a step up from Ahoy and the loation has potential. Still a far cry from the WF days.
>Nishicon: It happened, it was something I guess?
>Abunai: Same old same old, but in a good way. Climate control and AC were the true MVP!
>A TomoFair: anon thought it was way too hot.
>Viencon happened. Anon had long lines for drinks.
>MangaKissa is looking for a new location. Their current location will close February next year.
>Can you tell I am low on energy?
>Who reads this is crazy.

Upcoming major events
>17-18 sep: Elfia Arcen, a fantasy event.
>23-25 sep: Animecon Classic, a more cosy and more luxury edition of Animecon.
>22-23 oct: FACTS BE, the Heroes comic con of Belgium.
>19-20 nov: Dutch Comic Con, the Heroes comic con of the Netherlands.

Links and advice:
>POSTS MADE IN DUTCH ARE AGAINST SITE-WIDE RULES AND WILL BE DELETED!
>If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.
>Useless site: https://dutchgulls.nl/
>Discord: https://discord.gg/QAYNyfY
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I'm cosplaying as her character in an upcoming con. For the life of me, I can't figure out how do they mount their halos like that. Everything I can think of feels like it's just going to slip and fall everytime I move or tilt my head back.
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Iluvcookiess Cosplay
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Anyone knows what's become of her?
Long time since she's done smoething.
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Cons & Cosplay Confessions
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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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What were cons like before trans people existed? Like pre-2012
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How gay is it
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Is it possible for a man (straight) to cosplay a genderbent version of a female character and not come off as a huge fag? Does it depend on the character?
(Asking for a friend)
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Price Check Thread
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Feels like I haven’t seen one of these in a while. Post shit you want price checked.

AP’s Milky Swan special set, nwt in pink. Any ideas? The pricing on this seems to vary a lot.
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New larp thread

Now with 37% more winter season. The cool kids larp even in the winter.

previous thread

>>10787705
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Violence jack cosplay help
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So i have been planning this violence jack cosplay for a while but im having some trouble making a decision.
i cant really find a wig thats close to his hairstyle. I found a couple that i think i can customize but im not sure which one to go with.
these are the ones i have picked out so far.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273052939023
https://www.epiccosplay.com/products/apollo-black-layered-short-cosplay-wig
https://www.etsy.com/listing/622478758/men-black-short-layer-hair-long-bangs?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_b-accessories-costume_accessories-costume_hats_and_headpieces&utm_custom1=_k_CjwKCAiAyfybBhBKEiwAgtB7fhihxspCOAV1nt5pANFVVFH9TqtR4CYKRFd_vQKE9vvI07u2VUO-mRoCuaIQAvD_BwE_k_&utm_content=go_12570711801_119929466055_507342588360_aud-459688891635:pla-353009141439_c__622478758_122396048&utm_custom2=12570711801&gclid=CjwKCAiAyfybBhBKEiwAgtB7fhihxspCOAV1nt5pANFVVFH9TqtR4CYKRFd_vQKE9vvI07u2VUO-mRoCuaIQAvD_BwE

Or if you guys know of a wig that surpasses these please help me out.
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Amish Lolita
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Do you dress Amish Lolita? The least hottest trend of Pensylvania, Ohio and Indiana? How are your local Amish comms doing?
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How mentally ill is the average cosplayer? How easy are they to shag?
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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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>realized that there's a distinction between party cons and non-party cons
uhh so which ones are party cons and which ones aren't? Is there an informal list somewhere?
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Chainsawman
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Source material is minegold for cosplayers
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Lolita fashion and fast fashion
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I'm here with a topic I want you gulls opinion about and that is fast fashion.

What makes me wonder about most ITA Comms is that on the one hand they are very left leaning, everybody welcome kind of attitude, but don't give a fuck about working conditions or the quality of garments.

Like seriously everything is bought on taobao or AliExpress. Like people complaining that high quality colthing costs so much and why don't you just buy from AliExpress is astounding.
Like what ?

But what's your opinion about. Do you think about the working condition? Or is it just a quality question for you ? ( I chose a ugly taobao dress as picture on purpose)
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Cosplay Contest at my school how did we do?
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Net Idol/Odottemita/Dance Cover Groups
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/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WtgRe5cjKIR0BYGhw9N8ahxChLqEFLbZIRbAazooh-o/edit?usp=sharing

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

I was waiting for someone to make a new thread, but it wasn't happening so I decided to make one myself. I've never made a thread before, but I want to get the newest info on groups so sorry if it's scuffed.

Starting Topic: Have there been any performances/songs/covers recently that you feel like were of quality?

Featured Group: Amuse
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Closet of Frills
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I miss these threads, and despite everything I still think it's a fairly good cross section of what western lolitas are up to at any given time
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>cons _still_ requiring masks
this is farcical at this point. Is it every single one
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Trying to Lose Weight for Lolita
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So like, I’m new, don’t tear me apart but I want to start wearing lolita a lot more again. I got extremely sick for a few years, a gained a bunch of weight due to my medication, and had to sell a ton of my wardrobe. I missed out on a lot due to the infection and its gotten me depressed. But I’ve been given the green light and can work out normally again cause I’m not sick anymore. Do any of y’all have any work outs or things to recommend to lose weight/ keep a lolita figure?

I don’t want anything to lead to an eating disorder, that’s the last thing I want LOL (i was sick before i dont need to be sick again!) but any advice on getting and maintaining a lolita figure would be great.

(Whatever a lolita figure means desu). I’m also terrified of /fit/ so I asked here instead cause at least y’all know what I’m talking about.

I'm motivated to try and get back to as normal as I possibly can.
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Classic Lolita Thread: Cozy Hoods Edition
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Last thread >>10778622

Topics:
>Coord/inspo dumps
>VM release: Complaints? Praise? What did you buy?
>Update on dream dress search / hunt?
>Coord help
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need a gaff to hide my bulge
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i'm a dude wanting to fit into a unitard and i need a way to conceal my junk. tight underwear doesn't work since the bulge remains noticeable, are there any recommended gaffs to actually conceal and smooth the shape of my bulge so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb under the bodysuit? and no i'm not shoving my testes inside my body
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Portland Kumoricon 2022
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about a month away, for those attending what are you planning?
unfortunately they're still doing mandatory masking so RIP to helmeted cosplays
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I am trying for so long to buy a jacket just like hers, i dont want the full outfit just the jacket, i only found one place on amazon that sells just her jacket that looks to be in decent quality, do any of you know where i could buy her jacket, preferably in black but blue is fine too
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Making a 100% DIY spacesuit.
I have everything planned out, i'll mostly be using white duct tape and alu-foil, it gets the white spacesuit texture right and makes it slightly rigid, i have everything else mostly sussed out.
For the helmet i'll be using a 30cm plastic bowl, i will bulk it up with carboard and then cover it in the foil duct tape until it's seamless, only problem is the visor.
I want 2 visors, one just transparent and the other gold/black, tho i really want gold.
I can't find any decent sized transparent plastic bowls, 30cm and 32cm.
Where would i get plexiglass/whatever material would be best for this domes?
Do they sell stuff like that at hardware stores like Bauhaus? google couldn't help me on this one cause the site is a fucking nightmare so i really don't know.
I just want my realistic spacesuit larp
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What's this clothing?
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I wanna cosplay Kahaku from To Your Eternity, ideally buying as many parts as possible (due to a physical disability I can't really sew or cut stuff). He and his relatives wear this kind of clothing, which I've seen before in other anime but I have no idea what the parts are called so can't even begin to search. What's the red cowl thing for example? What type of pants is he probably wearing?
Could anyone tell me the clothing item names or any characters from other anime that wear close enough clothing I could buy costume parts from their outfits?

Alternatively, I could use suggestions for a shop that does custom cosplays and won't kill me in shipping costs to Japan. Thanks in advance.
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Anime Weekend Atlanta 2022
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AWA is just over a week away: October 27-30

What are you looking forward to most?
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winter lolita
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can we get a winter lolita thread? post coord insp suitable for the colder weather etc :]
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Where can I find eva foam in more specific colours?
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Like, rather than just ordering "orange" eva foam, let's say I want to find "safety orange" or "orange peel" or a more specific colour like that. Where can I narrow down my colour choices as precisely as possible?

Pic semi-related.
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Comiket
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Has anyone ever been to Comiket? Going for the first time this year and not sure what to expect regarding cosplay. I've heard there are some rules, but would love to hear from any anons that have actually been.
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Welcome-to-Katsucon
Is Katsucon worth going to even if I'm already going to Otakon next year, or is it different enough from Ota? The Gaylord is sold out, so it worth even going if you have to stay at an off-site hotel?
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ColossalCon North
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Only about a month and a half to go before the big debut. What are you expecting? It's not often you get a series of conventions to use for comparison, especially spread across the country, so there's plenty of ways this could go. I'm anticipating more lively than Texas but less than East.

So, yeah CCN cosplay, meetup, gossip, etc. thread
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Old cosplay I did with 5 years ago my Ex (Harley) and her friend (Catwoman)
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Stop photosohpping your face
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I fucking hate beauty apps, and I hate people who photoshop their faces. It almost always looks horrible and unnatural. I've seen girls with proper hygiene and some makeup but with no beauty apps who look way WAY better than when they start messing with their own face. Who even came up with looking like an alien as the "standard" of beauty? it's so horrible it makes me want to puke
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Cult Party Kei Thread
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Does anyone here wear CPK these days? Can someone recommend me some brands to check into? All resources I have found are gone outside of a video tutorial or so.
Also post street snaps, etc.
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Nanchatte Thread
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The same as usual.

Useful links:
>https://nanchatteseifuku.neocities.org/
>https://nanchatteforfun.tumblr.com/guide

If you want to see the latest jp coords, indie brand releases or need general inspo, make sure to check out Twitter's なんちゃって制服 hashtag.
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Con NIchiwa 2022 Zombie Con
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So it's this weekend, so anyone in AZ going to this show this weekend? It feels like no effort has been put into promoting the con. Or fixing it's rep, but this is MPE. And hotel fuck ups and public conflicts FB with vendors.
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Angelic Pretty: Early Halloween Edition
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Last thread is saging >>10795894

How many of you were able to get the new Halloween print? Which cut and color?

The winter look book should be out any week now. What are you hoping AP revives? What type of new prints/solids do you want to see?
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Vinnegal
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Thread for Vinnegal or at least similarly bodied females
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What do you guys plan to dress up as Halloween this year? Trying to get ideas myself. Thinking of trying to pull this off
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Lolita/Cosplay Organization
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How do you organize your hobby wardrobe?

I've been playing around with reorganizing mine and would love to see some fun ideas!
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I want to cosplay this guy at the next anime convention I go to

I think cute zoomer girls love this show and would recognize him, it also shows off my physique and when a girl asks if I have a girlfriend I can tell her I have one but am looking for two more

What do you think?
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UwUCon AZ
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Did anyone end up going to this gay shit? Was it the trainwreck we thought it would be?
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I want to cosplay this guy at the next anime convention I go to

I think cute zoomer girls love this show and would recognize him, it also shows off my physique and when a girl asks if I have a girlfriend I can tell her I have one but am looking for two more

What do you think?
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CCXP (Comic Con Experience) 2022 in Brazil
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I doubt there's more than two or three brazilians in here, but I still want to discuss some matters about this event.

It happens since 2014 and it seeks out to bring the experience of the San Diego Comic Con. I don't know SDCC at all, but what I can say is that the event has grown to such a level that is any disaster happens, people would die stomped, and the life of the average attendee is terrible: expensive food, lots of lines, horrible bathrooms, and basically all you can do is shop (200,000+ people in the four days of the event do that to you).

Plus the tickets are growing more and more expensive - the price of one day buys one a half or two tickets for other major events in Brazil.

And to top it off, many content creators are getting denied for having no "synergy" with the comic con and its themed. Creators that were in other editions with their press credentials, and it's been the biggest fuzz in our local community.

I want to know from my /cgl/ folks - to what measure conventions in America/Europe are becoming moneygrabbers and are new 'comic cons' or cosplay events getting created out of this 'power vacuum'?
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>fat cosplayers trying to cosplay skinny characters
>short cosplayers trying to cosplay tall characters
>skinny cosplayers trying to cosplay buff characters
Which is worst?
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EGA vs EGL?
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Newbie here, because of strict modesty guidelines I need to follow all of my dresses need to be at least midcalf or ankle length, neckline no longer than two finger's width below the collarbone, and the sleeves elbow length or longer and I've read this isn't considered lolita due to the skirt length.

Is it okay to still call myself lolita/use tags if my skirts are this long but I follow the other rules? Are there different rules or good resources for EGA if I do need to consider it that instead?

TL;DR: Help with not being ita with extreme personal modesty guidelines.
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Thoughts on these cosplay?
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Ita Thread
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Previous one

>>10810199
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Need help finding this cosplayer
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Me and my friends love finding pictures of unknown cosplayers and trying to figure out who the cosplayer is/their socials. We're absolutely stuck on this one image
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"Alex"andria Delgado
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Mr. Delgado is a REAL work. I know all your secrets. And a Lady MAN player and act like a PIMP to Woman.He care least About friends and EXs animeNYC is my Last I don't think so we have Evidences of you and We own your a Virgin here his lineup for AnimeNYC also I have a Meet-up on Saturday used the hastags #DontSaveDelgado
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Lolita Meet-up thread
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What are your best Meet-up experiences ? What are your worst ? What's your dream Meet-up ?
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>"professional" cosplay
anyone else hate this shit? It should be a hobby done for joy and expressiveness, not to extract anything from others
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Winx Cosplay
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My winx cosplay! It’s latex, I thought the latex would emulate the look from the cartoon best!
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I wanna cosplay as this motherfucker. What kinda hat he got?
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Casual Inspiration Thread
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Post nice, comfy, easy-to wear everyday type coords you like with cutsews, flat shoes, etc. A bit of rules-bending is ok as long as it reads as lolita.
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Anyone used to use cosplay amino? I remember it being a ton of fun back in 2014-2015 but I eventually stopped using it I wish there was a new app to make cosplay friends on
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Anime Nebraskon 2022
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We're less than a month away.

What are your thoughts on the new venue? Are you cosplaying? Which panels are you looking forward to? Are any of your favorite guests or artists attending?

It's great to see such a small convention grow and improve each year. Here's to hoping we all have a good time!
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Brit, British, England long live the king edition
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Summer is over, mostly uneventful con wise, somewhat dramatic real world wise. Other than that everything is same old same old. Long live the King.


Dates Location
Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con 2022 September 17-18, 2022 Cardiff University Students' Union
Cardiff, UK
Newcastle Anime & Gaming Con 2022 October 8-9, 2022 Event Northumbria
Newcastle, UK
AmeChibi 2022 October 14-16, 2022 Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton Town Centre
Northampton, UK
Liverpool Anime & Gaming Con 2022 October 15-16, 2022 Liverpool Guild of Students
Liverpool, UK
Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con 2022 October 22-23, 2022 The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre
Birmingham, UK
HotaruCon 2022 November 4-6, 2022 Jurys Inn Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes, UK
Brighton Anime & Gaming Con 2022 November 5-6, 2022 The Old Ship Hotel
Brighton, UK
Animangapop Brighton 2022 November 12, 2022 Holiday Inn Brighton - Seafront
Brighton, UK
Tokonatsu 2023 August 10-14, 2023 Boyd Memorial Camp Site and Activity Centre
Henlow, Bedfordshire, UK
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Cursed/shitty cosplays
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Weeaboos, then and now.
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I want to talk about the evolution of different kinds of weeaboos.

I'm using this screencap from 2Kawaii4Comfort as threadpic because that series captured a variety 'archetypes' of weeaboos that I definitely knew back in like 2005-2010ish with remarkable accuracy.

>What 'archetypes' of weebs do you remember from years past?
>How have those genres of weeb evolved?
>What types of weeaboos used to exist, but don't any more?
>What types of weeaboos exist now but didn't back then?
>What type of weeaboo were you or your friends in 20(00/05/10/15)?

I don't want this to devolve into a thread about whining about the rise of costhots. There is already a thread for that here: >>10798482 . Its okay to discuss them in regards to their historical evolution, but I want space for a well rounded discussion about more garden variety weebs.

I consider lolitas to pretty much universally be weebs so discussion of them is also welcome.
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Anyone going?

https://animenyc.com/animey2kparty/

>JVNA (who?)
>D-Yama
>Teddyloid (Panty and Stocking OST)
>DJ WILDPARTY ([email protected], beatmania)
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Cosplay
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I was so not original
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>be at big con
>lots of hotel parties
>semi-crash one with my friends
>hosts seem happy to see us and love our costumes, give us drinks
>seems like everyone parties hard, so I bring out my bag of coke and offer it to everyone to return the favor
>everyone acts very uncomfortable
Do people not do drugs at cons? it seems like the biggest degenerates int he world go to these things
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Then

https://mediachomp.com/1966-world-science-fiction-convention-cosplayers/
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