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/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL


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10157093 No.10157093 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Essentially what the subject says. Why is it “cringe” now to be tastefully “edgy” in lolita or imitate old GLB? Is cgl just full of roleplayers who’ve never seen a GLB? Are they just trolls? Are they modernfags roleplaying oldfags? Do they just have no taste? Do they not know the history of lolita? Are they just sixteen year olds finding cgl after mommy buys them their first AP piece? Are they just prudes? I really don’t understand.
Discuss.

>inb4 bait
you’re probably too stupid to have a normal and logical discussion about the shift in an entire culture’s attitude if you think this is b8

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>> No.10157121

Because it's an act, and it looks bad. If they did it for art's sake would be different than doing it because old school is popular and it looks cooler than their bedroom pics

>> No.10157122

>>10157093
>tastefully “edgy”
This term is never used for the tasteful way.

>> No.10157128

>>10157093
>it's not bait
>continues with "everyone who disagrees with me is.." - the post

>> No.10157130

There's a difference of being edgy in an avante garde way and pushing the edge of convention and just going out of your way to be different for the sake of attention and looking "cool".

>> No.10157131

>>10157093
Because all of the current notable edgy lolitas got into lolita within the past 1-4 years. THEY are the ones roleplaying oldfags



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10156910 No.10156910 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Old thread here >>10154727

>> No.10156935

>>10156910
oh god, why start with that pic, OP. eesh.

>> No.10156936

>>10156910
I thought she was wearing that "dramatic shiny hat" from the thumbnail, I'm disappointed

>> No.10156942

>>10156935
because it was the only new one posted to cof when the old thread capped.
and because we need someone to pray for us.

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10156944

>>10156910

>> No.10157071

>>10156944
I’m getting allergies just looking at this pic



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10156790 No.10156790 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

My girlfriend who does cosplay and browses cgl came out to me with a feeder fetish. I do cosplay myself and I’m fit. What should I do?

>> No.10156791

>>10156790
Why are feeder girls so 2019?

>> No.10156792

Bulimia probably

>> No.10156793

>>10156791
More like peak 2020s yooooooo



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10156668 No.10156668 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Is this the board where we can discuss an agonizingly close to home weeb series?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHwdtyHkLa8&list=PLXHdOIOzROOr7H_sY0X5Plzb_7zDFNbcL

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>be me
>at local con wandering around
>see nerdy looking guy with glasses
>he's wearing a blue shirt with a pair of cheap homemade ears
>assume its 2kawaii4comfort cosplay
>say "hey nice cosplay"
>apparently it's just a furry oc costume
>have to politely listen to cringe furry stuff
>mfw
I really just wanna meet someone who know about this series as well, but dammit this keeps happening. Thought a girl was Magical Justice Warrior Rita-chan, and that turned awkward quickly

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10156729

Going to see the Joker movie soon brb guys

>> No.10156754

>>10156726
Their cosplays are too spot on for low efffort weebs, you'll never spot one irl. It's the curse of being that on point

>> No.10156913

Be honest. Which character were/are you and your con friends?

Mine were the "Beyblade Drinking Game" group.

>> No.10156920

>>10156913
Was Rita, am presently Toki.



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10156571 No.10156571 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

My cosplay girlfriend has a feeder fetish. What should I do?

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>> No.10156624

>>10156571
Force her to cosplay as Kirby.
Take her out to buffets as a reward.

>> No.10156648

>>10156571
If you really love her anon don’t indulge in it. Don’t let her eat large amounts of unhealthy food, and don’t let her feed you large amounts of unhealthy food. You could enjoy things like candy or sweets in a small amount but don’t encourage a dangerous lifestyle

>> No.10156672

If you’re both into it and you’re only doing it once in awhile, it’s no big deal
I’d only be worried if it starts turning into a regular lifestyle TGIF because that’s not healthy if you’re doing it all the time

>> No.10156677

>>10156672
Sorry my phone autocorrected thing to TGIF

>> No.10156678

>>10156677
>binge eating is fine if it’s once in a while

Uh, that’s not how medical science works



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10156445 No.10156445 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Anons have been complaining about a lack of traditional classic lolitas lately, so let’s highlight the ones that are still out there! Recent coords preferred. Points for people who post and wear classic daily/often.

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10156457

>>10156456

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10157017

I never thought of trad classic as a dying style. Do you think the people wearing it are older than lolita average? Do you wear it?

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If people can include instagram handles that'd be helpful, I always want more classic lolitas to follow. Pic related is one of my faves.

>>10157017
I think it's less often the style newbies are drawn too, especially when some of the brands have higher price points and more limited sizes compared to sweet ones.
I've been really happy wearing classic though!

>> No.10157109

>>10157017
Well, I wear this style and I treat it as a daily style, so I like to keep it natural. I don't like feeling too fake, if that makes sense? So that means natural hair and face - of course decently styled - but nothing over the top. As you might guess, things repeat itself with a simple styling over time. People online began to notice and nitpicked as to why I'm so simple and not living to my full potential etc. and it just fucking annoyed me. I don't really care about online validation and that's why I stopped sharing online.

>> No.10157117

>>10157017
>>10157092
I'm a newb who was drawn into lolita because of traditional classic. It's a shame to see it's not very popular but I definitely prefer it to the other styles. Luckily there's another girl in my local comm who is into it too so she is giving me lots of good pointers as I start my collection. I could never get into daily lolita wear because of my job and lifestyle but I would love to have nice classic coords to wear on special occasion.



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10156212 No.10156212 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

>American retards think they can cosplay
Nobody is interested in your snorelax cosplay you fat faggots

>> No.10156214

Ok.



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10156129 No.10156129 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Soo passing the time frens?
Working on owt?
Drama getting you down?
Pull up a chair and a can of monster ultra and tell us about it.

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>> No.10157031

>>10157014
What about MCM Manchester?

>> No.10157068

>>10157031

I was saying I wasn't sure if they'd moved a significant competition to Manchester or established one there. I've not been in a few years and I know the London ones have gotten a bit crowded with hosting qualifiers to the point they've started shuffling or removing them.

>> No.10157070

>>10157031
Manchester MCM is a train wreck

>> No.10157072

>>10156129
i'm just working on group shoots and cosplay to pass time. I'm currently trying to make 4 cosplays and i'm buying pieces for another 4. not dealing with much drama, just slightly annoyed with my friend cosplaying and hanging out with toxic people but its not my place to stop her from hanging out with people she likes hanging out with.

>> No.10157074

>>10156939
this is why i'm getting out of my comfort zone to travel to conventions outside of the UK to see if it would spice up my convention life.



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10156102 No.10156102 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

what kind of dress is this?

>> No.10156104

One that deserves a less retarded owner who knows how to post in a help thread instead of shitting up the board and cleans her room.

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10156107

>>10156104
>her

>> No.10156108

>>10156107
When referring to the theoretical cleam room new owner? Yes it is her.
I dont care what special snowflake the OP is.

>> No.10156109

>>10156102
The stupid questions thread is literally right near the top of the board now. You couldn't have taken two more minutes to click around? If you have any sense, you'll go post there and delete this thread
>>10155469



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10156075 No.10156075 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

How do you feel about the influx of nerdlesque performers? Do you think that the performances are any good?

In my opinion nearly all of the performances and costumes are half assed and cringy af. I have yet to see an actual nerdlesque show that had good costumes and choreography (let alone attractive performers)

>> No.10156105

It's definitely lost its novelty in the current year where geek culture is so mainstream.

>> No.10156227

I hate burlesque because everyone I know who does burlesque will never stop talking about how they do burlesque. At cons I hate it even more. That said it's easily avoided so they can do what they want as long as they don't push in my face.

>> No.10156237

They are cringy af and lame as hell. Theres a group in texas that is especially bad, Texas Heat Nerdlesque. The acting, dancing, and performance are SOO BAD. There's video of one of the chicks doing an Alucard from Castlevania to Puscifer and it was awful. This shit never needed to fucking exist.

>> No.10156252

>>10156075
If I wanted to see sloppy doughy women gyrate on a stage I'd hit up my local strip joint and spend a lot less
at least i could drink too



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10155929 No.10155929 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Looking for lavish, high production cosplay videos.

I am a filmmaker and I need some references to plan out my production. Budget is quite generous for this project.

Can you guys help me out with links to the best cosplay videos?

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>> No.10156311

>>10156286
Thanks for your post!

I understand what you say. I was just trying to find out if something in the style I'm aiming at has been done before. I can't find any.

We are producing a fashion film (commercial) for a sports shoe brand that incorporates a cosplay scene at the end. "Become a Hero" kind of slogan. The story is that the protagonist of the commercial, a cosplay actress, trains hard and she becomes a heroine from a video game and flies off into the sunset.

>> No.10156333

>>10156311
Be careful, if this is for commercial use you may need to secure the rights to the character your actress will be cosplaying. You may want to use an original character instead to avoid copyright issues.

>> No.10156375

>>10156333
yes, we'll be using made up characters but with a clear gamer-cosplay style

>> No.10156403

>>10156185
the production value on this is nice but lord the plot and transitions and audio is awful

>> No.10156979

>>10156403
What do you mean about the plot?



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10155888 No.10155888 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

what character is this ?

in return picture of your waifu in cosplay? i probably have it or can locate it. who shall play my game or troll me

>> No.10155894

>>10155888
what the fuck are you going on about

>> No.10155947

what character is he cosplaying

>> No.10155975

hewwo?

>> No.10156183

>>10155947
I think it's from Yuri on Ice

>> No.10156287

>>10155947
It's definitely Yuri from Yuri on Ice. Don't make threads just for questions like this.



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10155770 No.10155770 [Reply] [Last 50] [Original] [rbt]

Last thread >>10137626

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet (Recently updated, under new management!) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WtgRe5cjKIR0BYGhw9N8ahxChLqEFLbZIRbAazooh-o/edit?usp=sharing

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

Previously:
- April Fool's tomfoolery
- What works when marketing yourself to Asian cultures vs. when marketing yourself to Western culture?
- How to work on Japanese pronunciation
- When is criticism constructive, and when it is just petty?
- Tekko Idol Festival, featuring a flowery new outfit for Julily (that's really cute)
- Gulls wondering if there is a market here for their outfit designs and video editing skills
- Talk of starting up a popularity/attractiveness poll for the idols featured here
- Anime Boston Idol fest is mostly Love Live cosplayers, flops
- LouisiANIME happens, opinions are mixed

Current & Upcoming:
- Auditions for AnimeCTX's Summer Idol Festival open until April 28th - https://texasidolfestival.carrd.co/#eventsauditions


Starter topic: Professionalism. Obviously it's important - but to what degree of professionalism do you hold overseas idols? Is it okay if they swear? Talk about their personal stuff? How do you feel about people who post both their idol stuff and their regular life stuff on the same account vs. having separate accounts? Is cosplay okay to share on idol accounts? Lastly, what about drama; what's the best way to respond to a situation that an idol finds themselves in, and how much detail should they give while responding to the situation?

Featured: Honey Hime

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>> No.10156928

It's kind of sad to see that there is so much drama going on in the LL community.

I guess since I'm your average dude, I kinda forgot girls could be so catty. Geez

>> No.10156972

>>10156928
In general, you see that kind of thing with Love Live groups more than other groups. Not because they're girls (most of us are and we seem to get along mostly fine), but because 1) it attracts a younger audience, 2) group sizes have to be large by default, so less organization and a higher chance of just taking literally anyone to fill a role, and 3) for a lot of people, it's their introduction to the idol world (or their only knowledge of it). Those three things combined have the potential to cause massive drama and I honestly don't know a LL group that isn't filled with drama. It's what has kept me away from auditioning for any in my area despite really liking the franchise and songs.

>> No.10157018

>>10156883

Location?

>> No.10157019

>>10157018
DMV/PA but I think for now it's just gonna be my friends and I that I already know

>> No.10157028

>>10156777
I sincerely think that it would look way better without the back dancers



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10155693 No.10155693 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Hey /cgl/
Should I use pva glue AND plasti dip for sealing armor eva foam?
Does it damage the prop? Does it peel? Crack? Should I just use plasti dip?

>> No.10155696

post this in the cosplay help thread you fucking retard

>> No.10155699

>>10155696
Shut up, mongoloid

>> No.10155736

>>10155699
They're fucking right you dipshit. Get the fuck over there and delete this waste of space



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10155469 No.10155469 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Previous thread >>10144686

This is a Jfashion oriented thread. For your cosplay questions, try the Cosplay Help thread >>10134846

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>> No.10157002

>>10156999
Again, depends on the outfit. Imo it looks weird and out of place unless your entire coord gives off a winter-y warmer vibe. Did you try sheer nude tights under utks/otks? Or would that be too cold?

>> No.10157010

>>10156999
>>10157002
This, it's getting cold so i wanted to wear socks over tighs (white and ivory) for extra layer. Obviously with a coat. Thanks for the answer!

>> No.10157032

>>10156473
>>10156515
Thanks! I had no idea I could contact her directly

>> No.10157038

>>10156950
“We’ve” ok. They’re just socks. I don’t think people take socks that seriously enough to associate them with things. As long as they fit the aesthetic and outfit .

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10157044

Is there a specific name for this kind of front closure?



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10155456 No.10155456 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Should I try to cosplay as the DD Crusader or a more historical representation of a crusader?

>> No.10155477

>>10155456
You should try not making a whole thread just for your stupid question



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10155453 No.10155453 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Cosplay Help Thread for your cosplay questions >>10134846

Previous thread >>10144686

>> No.10155457

>>10155453
Why did you make a need thread? The old one has barely started

>> No.10155459

>>10155457
*new

>> No.10155461

>>10155457
>313 posts in last thread linked above
Did someone make a new thread before me? If they did it was an honest mistake on my part and I'll delete this one, but I couldn't find another one in the Catalog

>> No.10155466

>>10155457
Oh anon, it looks like I started this thread badly. Just to clarify this is a thread for Jfashion and not cosplay. Did you think this one was for cosplay help? If you did I will delete this one and remake it so it's more clear. This thread is intended to replace the last Stupid Questions Jfashion thread which is now in autosage.



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10155248 No.10155248 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

Something that we've probably all experienced, but doesn't get brought up very often outside of occasional feels thread posts.

What have your con crush experiences been like? Any positive outcomes? Were they the one that got away? Share your stories here.

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10156568

>>10156558
>tfw resting pissed off face
people literally only talk to me when they ask for help in the gym, but i think that's because i tend to make silly faces after finishing particularly tough sets. I think it's because my eyelashes are thin as hell, so i squint all the time, making me look angry

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10156569

Never had a crush but this happened very recently.
>Went to annual con in cosplay for the first time in my life
>Did the usual shit, karaoke and games
>Get to talk with way more people than usual however because of the cosplay
>Cool weekend all around
>Fast forward to today
>Friend contacts me saying he has something to show me on "Instagram" (got no phone, never browsed that shit)
>There's an account with the con's name that is basically about posting anonymous crushes to find back certain people
>Someone made a post mentioning me
>It's definitely a girl
Not sure whether to contact back or not basically. Even if I do I don't think I'll be able to keep regular exchanges, since I'm already not so much into social stuff.

>> No.10156626

I didn't meet him at a con but we have mutual cosplay friends so I found him on facebook. He was the most beautiful person I had ever seen!
He's from America, I am European.
It seemed like a stretch but we met up half a year ago when he flew over to Europe for a con.
Now he's about to move to my city and we are steadily building a relationship!

I'm glad I dm'd him when I did.

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10156926

I'm too shy/worried about being creepy to talk with someone one-on-one (even if I have an obvious 'in' like our cosplay matching) actually at the convention, be it on the floor or at panels and meetups.
Instead I usually meet people and make friends in groups, and typically I end up getting a crush on one of the girls (even in non con/fandom scenarios). but then:
>am I moving too fast/aggressive?
>will it make things awkward with the rest of the group?
>what if she taken?
>is she straight, even
>you don't even know her, you just think she's cute and you have a couple of surface-level common interests
>relationship virgin in upper 20s and don't even know HOW to ask someone out
Eventually I find a way to talk myself out of a crush.. maybe they post a hot take or otherwise demonstrate they have bad taste or are obnoxious on Twitter and I tell myself "well I guess it wasn't meant to be! Oh well." and go on just being friends with only a very occasional heartstring tug.
In the end, I'm fine being single but that 10% of the time when I feel alone and lonely does get to me.

someday I will post in threads like >>10126853 dammit

>> No.10157045

>>10156926
Protip: the best moment to ask out a girl as the first time you feel as possible romantic connection to her.
You should show that you're interested in her in that way and then workout if you guys are compatible together. I know it feels like a shock to your system at first if they say no but most girls can and will go on to be friends with you fine if they don't feel for you that way.
The casual romantic move becomes a lot less casual after you've been hanging out for a whole weekend or whatever.
Does that make sense?



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10155216 No.10155216 [Reply] [Original] [rbt]

A thread for all you Canadian seagulls. Here's a list of upcoming cons, copy pasted from the last thread:

Otafest - May 17-19
Anime North - May 24-26
Fanfest - June 1
YetiCon June 14-16
Animaritime - June 28-30
Animethon - August 9-11
Anirevo Summer - August 9-11
Otakuthon - August 16-18
FanExpo Canada - August 22-25
Avalon Expo - September 6-8

Pic is related to the most recent Canadian con afaik, IFF, or International Fan Fest, which was held in Toronto last weekend.

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>> No.10156117

>>10156101
They've been announcing them over facebook for a while now.

>> No.10156135

>>10155792
>>10155689
AN is the biggest carpark convention. You don't need a ticket.

>> No.10156332

>>10156135
remember to bring a truck and deck it out

>> No.10156801

>>10155972
Is it good or is full with normies?

>> No.10156839

>>10156801
It's bad. Stay out.



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