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Let's share /cgl/ related mangas!
It can either be mangas that just inspires you or that are actually about cosplay,lolita or japanese alt fashion Pic related, Candycandy and similar mangas were wayyy too romance centred for me to enjoy but god, those clothes. I'm starting to read Beauty Pop which is centered on makeup/hair/nails/... and isn't a typical shoujo were the heroine gets a makeover/gets all emotional over teh boiz!/the boys fighting for her/... I was also heavily inspired by Chobits and Sakura Card Captor for lolita back then.
I think the majority on cgl give 0 fucks about how lolita started, never looked up anything about it, and don't care what brands do besides AP. I never read manga or anime but I know some of the classics because of lolita.
can we have some really ita designs in this thread too? that'd be fun
I think it's interesting that this was the first time an anime was able to accurately portray a Lolita, or at least accurately portray a Gull.
People called us mana clones then, so shitty
Sadly, the character designer and artist of the original novel died in may.
I may be in the market for a new sewing machine soon and was hoping to get some feedback on favorite/least favorite machines, brands, features, etc from fellow cosplayers and lolitas.
>Favorite brand? >What machine do you own? >Features you can't live without? >How often do you use your machine? >How often do you service it? >Any machines you avoid like the plague?
If someone is really interested in sewing for fashion; I would 100% tell them to at least get an electronic machine that is compatible with ab embrodiery arm or has it built into the unit. Even if it's just a little 4 by 4 hoop, it allows for so much flexibility in your choice of notions; and is entertaining to incorporate.
Is something like this worth it for basic stuff like cat ears?
You'd be better off handsewing. That hunk of junk is probably going to be total shit
No. These things are garbage. It especially won't be able to handle fake fur getting stuck in the machine. If you're looking to save money, get a used real machine. Or, like
suggested, handsewing, if you're just doing cat ears. They're small so handsewing won't take that long.
nope, it'll constantly have tension problems, drop stitches and all sorts of bad shit
theres a reason sewing machines cost a lot, best off saving up like 100 bux for a basic singer
Last thread has been fully derailed and in autosage
Is there a correlation of what the print is and what kind of cut it gets? I think some things are obvious, like Shadow Dream Carnival has that princess vibe, and Dolly Cat has a posh look going with most of its cuts, and Dark Night Hospital has a nurse cut.
But I feel like there are lot of times where this isn't the case?
And the examples I listed are very obvious. Can you guys give me examples where there is definitely a correlation yet it's not blatant?
do you guys have favorite cuts?
Because hardly anyone has learned Chinese in this fashion. It's more likely to learn Japanese if only the foreign word alphabet.
Do you have proof of this or are you just trying to start shit
Hi! Im really after that whole set! Do you have a throwaway so we can discuss payment/pricing?
Sorry if this isn't the right sort of place but I feel like cosplayers would know this. I am going to a costume party as Kane from Alien with the bloody hole in his chest. I'm not striving for a perfect recreation. My question is about fake blood and clothes. For Halloween in the past I have used the very simple food colouring + cocao and liquid recipes for fake blood. It looks good enough and is easy to make a lot of. However normally it goes on my skin somewhere or face whereas in this costume it would be all over the front of my shirt. Using the colouring etc recipe this would be very sticky and uncomfortable for a whole evening of wear. So I come to ask for your collective knowledge: if you needed to have a bloody shirt for a costume how would you make the fake blood stain? I am happy with it looking like dried blood and maybe leaving the shirt overnight but i'm unsure if itd dry well or end up cracked and still sticky. Thanks for your help!
>click catalog >ctrl+f >"help thread" >post in help thread >??? >PROFIT!!!
Can we have a shoe thread? I'll start with a small dump and some questions:
What style of jfash/lolita do you wear? What is your favorite brand or place to get shoes? What are your most favorite/most owned colors? What colors do you wish you could find more of? What shoes are you searching for or wish you could own? Pic related is Vivienne Westwood's rocking horse shoe.
and I just received mine. I would say that they fit true to size. I usually order a US 8 for melissa and I ordered US 8 for these as well. I have pretty wide feet so usually melissa flats don't look too good on me but I don't have a width problem for these.
That's awesome, I'm glad to hear! Mine arrive on Thursday, you've got me excited anon.
It's their lighter pink shade, it's pretty light, slightly on the cool side but neutral enough that it goes with all different pink stuff I own pretty well
I would really appreciate some shoe help as it's the only place I'm getting stuck with coordinating. I'm looking for navy blue shoes to go with Holy Theater. I'm a size 9.5 - 10. I have no idea what to even really look for and would appreciate any and all help!
Anyone else waiting in the hellscape that is constant busy signals to get a room at the Kalahari?
I hear stories from shuto but I've never been
im really hoping to go to colossalcon, what are the chances of me being able to get a Hut if someone cancels on going?
Lansing City Market! :)
The thing about cons that sell out hotels so fast is that a lot of people reserve just so they know they'll have a room and end up cancelling last minute. There's a Facebook group (Colossalcon room and ride share) you can keep an eye on and there may be a few posts looking to sell off rooms they won't be able to use starting around next spring, or you can just keep trying to call in and the closer it gets to con time, you may get lucky.
East thread for you fuckers, since I want to discuss East and this is primarily a Sandusky hotel banter thread.
It doesn't necessarily have to be about lolita fashion itself, it can be a gothic novel, art from a fairytale, a beautiful film, brand collab related etc...
Lolitas love alice in wonderland, the creators of Westworld love alice in wonderland. There's Dolores, the maze, the book itself, the Í've been changed/I'm in a dream/questioning reality stuff. I mentioned it because I vaguely remembered
requesting science-fiction stuff but I was too lazy to search for her post this afternoon.
PMMM. The series as a whole gives me Lolita esq vibes but Elly always made me think of Lolitas.
>covetous nature >hides away behind a screen >literally has the lolita silhouette >barrier looks like (insert generic carnival print here)
otocadoll (オトカドール) is a super cute japanese arcade game with a dress-up component with lolita/j-fash inspired items
>>9566024 >iron your skirt rrreeeeeee
Any tips for making fabric lood faded and worn?
Workung on a halo/ alien inspired space marine costume Does the coffee trick for camo or only for light colors?
I may be overestimating but one hoke is not enough to get wear and tear. The bdu im using is a brand new reproduction not an already faded surplus one.
Do like my friend did for a GoT costume years ago and literally just bury it in the back yard for a few months.
Also, if you need weathering NOW, soak it in some dingy watered down acrylics and scrub it across the cement in a dirty carport or something. It works in a pinch.
So much terrible advice here. You all need a lesson in fabric distressing. Do not use real dirt. Your costume will get bugs in it, sometimes literal shit, and will smell. Use paint, dyes, wire brushes, specialized theatre dirt (fullers earth) and things like that.
thank you please do not do this omg, people have gotten sick this way
even when using theater dirt etc, make sure to wear a face mask when you apply it
some sandpaper and acrylic paint can take you a long way. cheese graters are a personal favorite
just wanna say this again DO NOT PUT REAL DIRT ON YOUR COSTUME
This. Can't fucking believe people are suggesting OP to go into the woods with it or rub it in dirt. With all the cosplay elitism on this board, you'd think people would be a bit more educated on common techniques like weathering.
Haven't had one in a while and I just injured myself SPECTACULARLY last weekend, so lets have a cosplay injuries thread!
>Worst way you've injured yourself while cosplaying, or dressed up in jfash, or MAKING cosplay, or LARPing? >Most bizarre injury from cosplay/crafting/LARPing >It may not have been funny at the time, but looking back, the funniest/stupidest way you've injured yourself while doing this shit? I'll go first I guess. Burned my hand on the heat gun while making armor last weekend and pulled my arm away so fast that I dislocated my shoulder.
Dude I got forcibly dragged into a glomp circle-slash-yaoi paddle circle at a con literally a decade ago and I still remember the intense batarang-shaped bruise I had on my ass for weeks afterwards. The girl wielding the paddle hit me right smack dab on my wallet in my back pocket, and it had a metal plate on the front in the shape of a batarang.
Friend got clothes-lined by a bony-ass teenager who asked for a photo at my first con with her. The girl wanted to know if she could have a photo "hugging" my friend. My friend complied, the girl handed me her camera. My friend's like 4'11", and tiny, and barely came up to this girl's shoulder. She ended up with a bruise across her throat because the girl's idea of a "hug" was a clothes-line style tackle. I was scared shitless we'd have to take her to the hospital, she was so fucked up. Another friend who was in us ripped that girl a new one, and she snatched her camera and scurried off before we could do anything else.
I do not miss yaoi paddles. At. All.
I had binded my boobs with sports tape for a crossplay I was doing, got super drunk and ripped the tape off later when I had to go to sleep.
The drunkness took the pain but I woke up with dried blood and bruises all over my boobs the next morning. >don't drink and crossplay
There's literally cosplay that I've made without me getting cuts, burns, bruises and other wounds.
I was having a cosplay photoshoot on top of lots of rocks and thought it would be fun if I would stand on top of it with a friend and take really cool pictures, but when I wanted to come down, I slipped and sprained my ankle really fucking bad.
Does anyone know any cheap(er) ways to make your self tall for a cosplay?
I'm only going to do this for one day so I don't need anything fancy, but stilts are like 300$.
>stand in the middle of a cool room >close your eyes, breathe deeply >reach up to the ceiling >try to imagine a force making all your bones grow in length >try to feel yourself floating and getting taller >whisper the words "grow, grow, grow" as you're doing it
>>9566092 >but stilts are like 300$.
You can get a decent pair of drywall stilts off amazon for $80. Just bought myself a pair of 15"-23" this week.
Anyway, common methods of making your own cheap stilts include stacking insulation foam or using PVC pipes. This is especially useful if you want to be less than 15", since that's typically the lowest that drywall stilts will go. Look up stilts on therpf and you'll find a lot of threads with knowledgeable people talking about how to make them. Good luck.
Forgot to add, bed risers can also be used for a decent boost. They come in sets of four, you'll want to connect two of them for each foot. I know Temjin has done this in the past, maybe he'll chime in with more specifics.
Not Temjin but he posted this pic for me when I asked about making risers for the feet of a Transformer costume; maybe it'll help you OP.
I agree with this as someone who has walked cons with various selfmade stilts for a while
Just stacking close-celled styrofoam or eva foam works well too, or hollow pipes (stuff them) or buckets with straps. But only do these up to about 25cm/10inches, anything higher will be extremely dangerous and uncomfortable.