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aka I wanted to wait until someone else made the thread to ask my dumb question but nobody else did so I hope I did this right.

>> No.10144687

Anyways, my dumb question starter:

I decided to finally cut my hair from butt-length to something that won't be so heavy on my head, but now I'm looking for lifestyle / classic lolita wig suggestions since I don't have my long brown Asian hair for lolita anymore. Amazon would be nice so I can get them quick for upcoming events but otherwise I can figure my way around Aliexpress and Taobao if I know the shop names.

>> No.10144691

Why are headbows called "KC"? What does KC stand for?

>> No.10144693

The old thread didn’t even have 100 replies yet. But I guess it’s good this one has a title.

>> No.10144695

Oh no, I didn't even realize cause I was scouring through titles. I even double-checked too...

Maybe some other dumbasses like me will appreciate it?

>> No.10144696

first google result
KC is short for katyusha which is just an accessory (usually a bow) on a headband. It’s not used very often since most people usually just say headbow or Alice band.

>> No.10144708

How short is your hair now that you need a wig? Lolita can be very cute with short hair too.

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>picture for ants

>> No.10144872

It's shoulder length, but I was considering dyeing it again, hence the wig search! I've only bought a few cosplay wigs in the past, so I have to look for realistic ones now.

>> No.10144936


https://egl.livejournal.com/15352772.html Fourth comment down explains it

>> No.10144943 [DELETED] 

Reposting from the old dead thread;
So I'm in the market for a serger machine.
I currently already have a fairly nice sewing machine that has served me well for making halloween costumes, but I want to upgrade and start making some more durable everyday stuff.
What should I be looking for when buying a serger? Any features I should look for? Also how much should I be looking to spend on one?

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Would it be bad to wear pic related (navy) with a black blouse?

>> No.10144965

No, but it depends on your other accessories as to whether or not it'll look good.

>> No.10144966


>> No.10144971

I mean, if you use pink accessories, for example, it's going to look unbalanced and trashy. If you wear a black blouse, wide socks might not look good. So if you're going with a dark scheme like that you might wanna stick to dark navy/black accessories too.

>> No.10144983

Not that anon, but the reason people often say navy and black don't go together is that it can tend to look like you were trying to go for all black/all navy and missed that they are actually different shades. Specifically this is the case with menswear - a man wearing a black blazer and navy pants will just look like he grabbed the wrong pants for the blazer. If you balance the black and navy evenly throughout the coord it will look intentional, and then it's fine.

>> No.10145098

Just look up reviews anon.
This one has a nice chart.

I really like my Juki-MO644D, it's worked really well for me. I was looking for something that would do a rollled hem and that I could switch between 3 and 4 threads. But check out reviews, it's the easiest way to find what you're looking for.

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So i picked this up at a thrift store for $14. It doesn't have any holes or tears, but it has some minor yellowing, and the ribbons came undone. Any recommendations for the best way to restore this dress? I'm not looking to keep it, but i can't sell it in its current condition.

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Better pic. It doesn't smell gross and all the bows and ribbons are still intact

>> No.10145113

Make sure you get one with differential feed if you are gonna be making ruffles

>> No.10145159

Anybody know where to buy a really short bell petti? I bought one but it was way longer than advertised. I keep buying old school dresses only to realise they're so short.

>> No.10145171

Do they need a more of poof? I just wear bloomers with some of my old-school dresses and they give enough poof.

>> No.10145205

I'm thinking about doing that, but i'm not sure if it will matter. what bloomers do you use? just regular ones or do they have a bit of a bustle built in?

>> No.10145212

did Moitie ever release something in a pink colorway?

>> No.10145221
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I guess ya, there is a few stuff with roses that are pink. Right is a dark pink

>> No.10145239

They're from h.naoto frill and they have a little bit of frill

>> No.10145246

Leg Avenue t b h. Look for the soft tulle kind with big ruffles at the bottom—mine is one color tulle with contrasting ribbon. It was like $15?

>> No.10145320

Hey, so I'm trying to recreate Kaneda's jacket using a red hoodie and paint on the pill logo. Would it be a good idea to use spray paint?

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>> No.10145347

Spot treat it, give it a wash, fix the ribbons.

>> No.10145386

Why not?

>> No.10145387

Well first of all you were too stupid to use the cosplay thread, so I assume you’re going to be too stupid to make it work.

>> No.10145404

What about it wouldn't work?

>> No.10145407

Use the cosplay help thread you dumbass. This one is for J-fash

>> No.10145412
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I bought pic related to use as a wendy themed coord and any ideas on what kind of purse I should get?
And should I get a wig or just braid my hair to get the point across.
I don't want it to be a cosplay. But this dress was too perfect for a wendy outfit to not use it as such.
( And I may actually use it as an actual wendy's cosplay outside of a coord)

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Mm 'Kay

>> No.10145422

Dont do it, but french fry bag

>> No.10145426

I'm tempted to do a burger shaped purse.
There's one that's a burger, fry, and soda.

>> No.10145590

Where the hell are you at that you can just find brand at a thrift store?

>> No.10145694

I agree with >>10145590
If you're finding brand in a thrift store please share with the class. I'm just dying to know

>> No.10145705

>wendy themed coord
what if you...just didn't do that

>> No.10145706

make sure to get rid of the cum stains

>> No.10145711

Is there a way to search on Lace Market for solid color main pieces? I want more of them in my wardrobe.

>> No.10145770

nayrt, I got an AP boston bag in a russian thrift store.

>> No.10146004
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Which colourway of Victorian Maiden Rose Lace Rococo is this jsk? I'm not sure whether it's the pink or peach colourway. The ribbon for the corset lacing is the typical vm grey and the lace is a cream colour. I'm sorry if the image is huge.

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>> No.10146074

i thought you normies finally got sick of the wendy's meme

>> No.10146086

Oh shit that's right until now I thought anon was talking about a coord based on Wendy from Peter Pan, not the restaurant chain, and I didn't get why people thought it was a bad idea

>> No.10146089

She meant wendy as in the fast food chain

>> No.10146090


>> No.10146105

Singers is on clearance In Walmart rn !

>> No.10146106

It was at the buffalo exchange in sherman oaks, CA. On clearance in the costume section

>> No.10146110

Good god. The amount of sour cunts in this thread. Who cares if someone makes a meme coord?
As long as it not a shit quality dress and is done well without looking like a cosplay why do you care?

>> No.10146112

Is EGL just a longer name for lolita or is it a distinct style?

>> No.10146113

You sound most sour lol. Leave cunts out of it, they're delicious.

>> No.10146115

It means Elegant Gothic Lolita and it comes from Mana who uses it for Moi-meme-Moitie. But a lot of American and European lolitas use EGL interchangeably with lolita, since the original livejournal comm about lolita fashion was also called egl. On top of that, the word lolita is blocked on a lot of social media searches because of pedophiles, so sweet and classic lolitas also use egl instead of lolita since egl isn't blocked anywhere. Even where lolita isn't blocked, it's better to tag your posts with egl fashion instead of lolita fashion to avoid a thousand porn bots following you. There are also a lot of comms who use EGL in their name instead of lolita because it looks better to normies who might look at which groups you're posting to.

>> No.10146131

Thank you for the detailed response. I didn't know the context of that term.

>> No.10146285

I wouldn't ask you to post yourself to /cgl, but please post floordinate?

>> No.10146307
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The dress is being shipped, so I can't do a floordinate of what I have just yet, but this is what I have in mind so far.
I do need more accessories. I'm thinking of getting a sax blue ribbon and making hair ties from it.
But I'm kind of just hunting for ideas.
And I apologize for the shit quality of the socks. I couldn't find any better pics of the type of sock that I'm looking for. If I could find the Merry-Go-Round lace otks in red and white, that'd be preferable. I could get normie red and white striped otks but I kind of want them to have lace toppings to make it more of a coord than a cosplay.
I likely am just going to braid my real hair instead of a wig.

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I'm retarded. Here's a better picture of a better pair of socks from AP. I don't know why I didn't use the tags on lolibrary.

>> No.10146313

What is tradiotional lolita and how does it differ from old school?

>> No.10146475

what is the correct form to wear a beret?

>> No.10146529
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I prefer to wear mine either at the crown of my head or slightly to an angle over the front side. I do NOT like to show the base of the beret. i made a really quick collage to show you some styles-- these are all my opinion, i do wear berets a lot in lolita

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>> No.10146687

thanks anons!

>> No.10146724

My dream dress is an older dress that I haven't seen shown up on the secondhand market for years. I found it for sale for a great deal in the colorway I want (which is the hardest colorway to find for sale) but the only problem is... it's the wrong JSK cut. Should I keep waiting for the right version to pop up or snatch this one up first?

>> No.10146728

What I've learned is that colorways trump cuts.
I would get it, especially if it's a good price.
Get it while you can, especially if you havent seen it.

>> No.10146734

Do you use pins to keep berets on your head with these styles? Any time I try a beret on it looks like it will fall off with the slightest movement so I don’t buy it. Am I doing it wrong or is my head too big for berets?

>> No.10146867

AP and Baby's berets have small hair clips attached.

>> No.10147034

Can Holy Lantern (wine) be washed? Google gave me a result but it was a "cutsew" and I'm guessing if never releases had any improvement?

>> No.10147063

Holy lantern has flocking so it MUST be dry cleaned or you risk the flocking getting rubbed off and destroying the print. I had another anon tell me to only go to a dry cleaner that doesn't use PERC in their cleaning solution but I don't know if that is required or not.

>> No.10147073

I've handwashed flocked pieces and it's been fine, just gently swish them in soapy water and let them soak.

>> No.10147187


Same with >>10147073, but I'll add it's a risk you should decide whether or not you want to take. The washing label and most sites recommend what >>10147063 says, and one of my friends who owns couture stuff says that sometimes washing it *looks* okay but the glue is weakening with each wash until it just gives out some day.

>> No.10147775
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Would this work for a Lolita coord for a light witch theme? Or is it too costumey?
More pictures: https://www.clobbaonline.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1724&search=fun

>> No.10147793

The materials look iffy and the craftsmanship looks shoddy af, I’d avoid it if I were you anon

>> No.10147848

You can check for customer photos on weibo.com/funccino (or reviews on their taobao page), they've already rereleased it a couple of times so you should find a lot of info

>> No.10147926

Is this a troll post? I heard from multiple people that flocked pieces get WRECKED by dry cleaning

>> No.10147940

Doesnt read lolita to me

>> No.10147943 [DELETED] 
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What is the best way going about cosplaying a lolita from an anime/manga? Should I try to be more accurate to the series styling and lean towards ita, or do I make a better coord and keep the key elements to the character?

Pic related; she's not as bad as the usual anime lolitas and she's a very minor character. I feel like making a proper coordinate is better but also I think being labeled an ita is simply unpreventable.

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what a tall, a bit pale, somewhat skinny softboi cosplay as? i would do 9s but he's generally a shortboye, but someone like him would be great

>> No.10147992

Lots of dangan ronpa. and BNHA characters you could do.

>> No.10147997

Where is the best place to get Japanese magazine scans these days? I'll pay for them if that is available in the US.
I want to play around with makeup and I want to look at the recent tutorials.

>> No.10148075

Apologies if this sounds spoon-feedy, but I'm at the end of my rope. I've searched far and wide for white OTKs with pink ribbon designs, but so far every place has come up empty. I know there's one seller on etsy who has them, but buying from there would be a hassle as they don't ship to my country. Is there any other place that has something similar in stock? Thanks gulls

>> No.10148078

be my boyfriend

>> No.10148089

This is more aristocrat than lolita.

>> No.10148091


what about these ones anon? It's more ivory than white.

>> No.10148218
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I've seen it used to refer to "basic" lolita coords - Not casual, and not OTT either.

>> No.10148237

Nobody uses it outside the group of people who are really into old-school afaik.
Old-school: really old lolita clothes styled like really old coords, not allowed to use newer items.
Traditional: more recent releases but have an old-school aesthetic.
Imo it's stupid and came from people obsessed with making up more rules and limit their own freedom and creativity for some reason.

>> No.10148267

Thank you! :)

>> No.10148287

What does a switching jsk mean?

>> No.10148304

Are there any active lolita forums?

>> No.10148308

>lolita anatomy
>no brain
Oh sweetie, no.

>> No.10148310
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“Switching” refers to the bib on the bodice, outlined here

>> No.10148445

I've seen it used to refer to any article of clothing where the material "switches" from one type to another. So if a jsk for instance has a bodice that's plain but a jacquard skirt, it can be called "switching" regardless of if it has a bib or not.

>> No.10148594

they often come up in the ETC tag secondhand and random brand sock lots. here’s a pair I came across while browsing today, hope this helps at least a little.


>> No.10148604

Iirc, Melikestea will make a petti shorter than any of the regularly listed options if you ask her!

>> No.10148631

Thanks for your very helpful comment, please elaborate. If I'm way off the mark I'd like to know why.

>> No.10148652

Where do you guys buy those animu cosplay lolita wigs? I'm getting some for my gfs birthday because shes been looking at them online a lot and wanted to know where a good high quality source was

>> No.10148662

Pick one.
What kind is she looking for?

>> No.10148663

I don't know why, but this image has always been really cringey to me. Just the way it was drawn..

>> No.10148664

Not sure. She browses wigs on a site called youvimi sometimes, dont know if that's cosplay or lolita

>> No.10148777

Where do you guys get your old school rectangle headdresses from? I've checked the regular auction sites, but I'm currently looking for a sax one which seems to be extremely rare.

>> No.10148781

Youvimi has a lot of stock images of Taobao wigs including Dreamholic. Dreamholic has a Storenvy that's in English and easy to order from.

>> No.10148799

thanks for the input, anons! I'm going to look for some worn pics

>> No.10148801

I like checking Fril. Here's one I found: https://item.fril.jp/b3e27e2d1e1c18e49d3103ffb79a68f9

>> No.10148817
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Thank you for looking for me, Anon. I really appreciate it. I have seen a few of those handmade headdresses on Mercari or Fril but I was hoping to find something like pic related, with higher quality materials.

>> No.10148822

They are not too difficult to make!

>> No.10148823

Old school stuff also pops up on Wunderwelt pretty often: https://www.wunderwelt.jp/products/w-45974
(Probably not the shade you're looking for but just in case)

>> No.10148932

they come up all the time in the BTSSB search results, just be patient and you’ll find one.

>> No.10148988

Where do people get their circle lenses these days? I'm located in the US if that helps.

>> No.10148995

how would anons rate the quality of brands like leur getter, emily temple, and jane marple? i like many of their designs but its hard to justify their prices to myself when lolita is more intricate and the same price or cheaper.

>> No.10148999

I own some jane marple and a lot of ETC. The quality is definitely comparable to "proper" lolita brands. I can see how you'd think it's not quite as detailed or over the top, but the prints are always stunning and the fabrics and trims are high quality as well, they're great for casual wear but also work with your lolita wardrobe. I love their cutsews, cardigans and sweaters n stuff. I have both printed cotton and chiffon skirts and I don't any difference between them and brand except for sometimes shorter length. Also, ETC and jane marple go for much less secondhand so that;s something to keep in mind, it can be either a pro or con depending on how you look at it.

I don't wear leur getter but it seems they have a more mature, minimalist vintage approach to the lolita silhouette, and while that might not be quite as eye catching as an OTT sweet print by AP, the detailing such as pintucks, pleats, and other construction factors justify the price to me. Especially when you compare it to new AP and it's flimsy chiffon sack dresses.

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I had no luck on the cosplay help thread so I'll ask here, does anyone know what book this is from? It doesn't seem to be from any of Sakizo's own books and looking up the company that has their logo at the bottom, I'm not finding anything in this style or aesthetic, and the logo itself seems to have been changed since

>> No.10149032

Hmmm, this is a difficult one. I managed to find the listing for that work on Sakizo's website:

>シリコンスタジオ クロスレジェンド/カードイラスト(2012)

Looks like she did illustrations for a moba game called Cross Legend /クロスレジェンド? or xlegends. It might be something that was only shown within that moba community/higher ups but was never released to the general public? If it WAS in one of her artbooks, I reckon it might be from one of her 2009 ones. Perhaps Parfum de la Fascination?

>> No.10149037

Wait, shit I'm a idiot. If it was done in 2012 why would it be in her 2009 artbook. Yikes me. But you have a general idea of that era now anon. Perhaps Art book 17 "Sakizo Art Works", according to the her website is the themed around her illustrations for work.

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Actually it is in Volume 17. Here's a image of the contents. Sorry for the triple post.

>> No.10149040

In my experience, Jane Marple has the best quality out of those three, which is reflected in their pricing. Emily Temple cute is second best even though they tend to be slightly cheaper than Leur Getter. Not saying Leur Getter is horrible, but I trust them less than ETC and JM. Maybe because LG is the newer brand they're less consistent. I should say I haven't bought anything from LG since 2017 though. ETC is very durable. JM too but sometimes they use (very nice) delicate fabric that you can't just throw in the washing machine like you would with ETC.

>> No.10149042


I also found the original listing for your photo too. It's got a little bit of damage but it's a good price.

>> No.10149078
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Nero in DMC5 uses this ragged shirt over a shirt what is it called? I'm trying to find something similar but no luck.

>> No.10149085

Looks like a distressed sweater. You might be able to make this yourself, pretty sure there are tutorials for distressing clothes. Also, please post in the cosplay help thread next time, this thread is for Jfash.

>> No.10149125

I always have family members asking me what things they should get me for birthdays or special occasions, and I'd like to ask them for lolita things, but unfortunately, they're all unwilling to use any sort of shopping service or currency conversion of any kind. What sites do you all recommend that are easy to send to not-so-savvy family members that will be easy for them to make purchases through?

>> No.10149183

That's fantastic, thank you!

>> No.10149258

Could someone drop the link for Swimmer's website?

When i google i most get stuff about the Olympics and this link that doesn't appear to be working?

>> No.10149266

I believe Swimmer closed down. Did they announce they were reopening or something?

>> No.10149267

I think they closed anon?

>> No.10149270

I was not aware they had closed. Thanks, anons!

>> No.10149383

It depends on your country

>> No.10149390

If you're in the USA then the US branches of AP and baby, Harajuku Hearts.

BBandB, Lolita collective, a Taobao reseller like Glitzy Wonderland if you trust their taste.

>> No.10149405

my bad, I'm in the US

Thank you for the suggestions!

>> No.10149431

So I'm trying to place an order with AP Japan (I'm in the USA and using my Tenso address) and when I put the payment through it gives me an error:


It says the order is awaiting payment in my AP account, and the money has already posted from my bank account?

wat do

reposting from help thread bc I'm a dolt

>> No.10149774

How do I order from millefleurs? I emailed a week ago but no answer

>> No.10149781

What are you ordering? Everything on the site is sold out, was there something available when you ordered? A lot of their pieces now are one of a kind

>> No.10149787

How do you get better at posing? I look fine in candids and mirror selfies, but I feel like I look hideous in every posed picture that's taken of me

>> No.10149812

Practice with a tripod

>> No.10149813

Read mintkismet's blog post about posing

>> No.10149817

What really helped me was one of those cheapo tripods with a blue tooth remote for my phone.
I started with an Amazon Look which let me see the photos as I took them. This is kind of embarrassing but I took hundreds of photos one afternoon and tried to figure out what looked good. You don't need the Look, it just helped make it go faster. After that it was useless because the camera is crap.
Just do a bunch when you are alone and find your angles. Try to recreate poses like photos you like. Look at how your feet look in the photo. Try taking multiple photos, slightly moving your feet each time.
I didn't expect it but slight positioning of the feet really changed the whole effect!
You should be able to start seeing what looks better and practice getting to that pose.
If you are like me and not taking photos a lot it can feel embarrassing but no one will know. You will be a lot more confident!

>> No.10149830

https://lolibrary.org/items/ap-princess-long-petticoat-2016 <- can this be worn as an underskirt? Or is it only a petticoat for long skirts?

>> No.10149832 [DELETED] 

It’s a petticoat. Even says so in the name. Come on man, I know this is the stupid questions but really?

>> No.10149834

it can be and is meant to be worn as an underskirt, petticoats as we know are referred as panniers in japanese while the word petticoat itself is for underskirts

>> No.10149891

regarding AP and baby why are there rarely any sax cardigans? I always see pink, white/offwhite, some lav, some brown, but NEVER sax

>> No.10149901

this might be a long shot, but do RoseMarie seoir dresses get snagged easily? the ones made of this thick shiny satin-like polyester.

>> No.10149922


>> No.10149944

They don't

>> No.10149946

This is false

>> No.10149951


I rarely see any sax, period. That colour just seems to be un-trendy right now. Lavender is in, brown is sorta in, navy is a has-been. Pink is always in (it's sweet lolita after all), and white is a basic staple colour since almost everything pastel AP ever made has white accents.

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How would you wear pic related? The bodice is too short to reach below anyone's boobs and that's obviously intentional but why?

>> No.10150097

If you have no boobs it hangs down alright. They are really only for flat chested and really skinny people.

>> No.10150099

I'm 163cm, my bust size is 81cm and my waist size 69cm. It does not look alright and it hits right at my nipples.

>> No.10150100

I mean my cup size is EU 70A so don't say they're not small enough lol

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Sorry, didn't mean to say anything about your tits.

But check out this picture of a similarly cut jsk. It isn't meant to have much shape or anything.
Maybe the strap length isn't hitting you at a flattering spot if you are having problems.
Not that you shouldn't wear it, they are just dresses I see a lot of people struggle to wear because they have a lot of cut choices if you are built wrong for it starts to look odd.

>> No.10150126

Just remembered: If it is one of those ETC dresses where the straps are buttoned on at the back you can add an extender. Sometimes when I wear a cardigan with my ETC I just loop an elastic through and hook the button. I am tall and it can help make the dress fall in a better spot.

>> No.10150127

Nayrt but I have that Spoon and Fork JSK and it's interesting to see it worn by someone else. It looks like she pulled it down really hard though if that makes sense.

>> No.10150564

>tfw sax and navy are my favorite colorways of anything

>> No.10150593

are there any certain terms in japanese i should be using to find old school pieces?

>> No.10150596

Searching for brands like Cornet will bring up more old school-friendly pieces, but generally speaking it mostly boils down to combing through listings and hoping for the best.

>> No.10150673

thanks, that's what i assumed, but i figured i might as well ask anyway.

>> No.10150801


Well navy is still somewhat trendy, there's still a bit of stuff being produced. It's just not quite like the deluge we had 3 years back when you could count on almost every release having a navy cw.

Sax is difficult, though. Might be a while before it comes back into style again.

>> No.10150820
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Can anyone ID this print?

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>> No.10150840

i wish people would stop using this as a reference. its painfully obvious when a lolitas only grasp of posing is this guide. its also boring af to see mintkismet still do her americas next top model episode 1 hand on face pose on instagram all the damn time

>> No.10150844

Baby always has sax main-pieces, just not cardigans.

>> No.10150856

Yup, Baby's Fairy print. This looks to be the tiered skirt, not the OP though.

>> No.10150873

Do you know of any better guides?

>> No.10150877

They're a great place to start for someone who has no idea about posing, one that was especially useful for me was her tip about fixing double chin by pressing your tongue on the top of your mouth and moving your jaw forwards. And there is a reason these poses are so popular in our fashion: they're cute, reliable, and don't look edgy.

But yeah, I'd like to see a better posing guide so please link it if you have one

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I have been looking for a stock photo of this dress in this color forever and cannot find it.
Does anyone have it? It is not on lolibrary.

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There aren't official stock photos of older ETC releases but there are some shop pics like pic related

>> No.10151362

When buying male sized AatP is there a better place than Closet Child and Lace Market to look? The men's Closet Child doesn't have a section for them. I can wait till they release a set, but all I need now is a blouse and I would rather not wait on it.

>> No.10151364

What are some differences between classic and sweet headbows? I want to get more classic ones and while I know that the big Alice bows are sweet, is there anything besides "doesn't stand up" and "isn't huge" and the colours that I can go off of?

>> No.10151381

stupid question, new to lolita: when tying a rectangle headdress under your chin, should the ribbon be in front of or tucked behind your ears? The ribbon for the headdress I'm using is wide and looks kind of stupid tucked behind my ears, but if that's the right way to wear it, well...

>> No.10151391

Honestly, no clue. When I wear them I normally tuck them behind my ears just so it feels a bit more secure on my head but they usually move or fall in front of my ears anyways. Kind of six to one, half a dozen to another type of deal.

Also depends on the type of hairstyle you have--if your hair is long enough to cover your ears then sure go for it, just section your hair properly. Otherwise tie in front if your ears are showing? Meh?

>> No.10151397

I wear mine tucked behind my ears. You can move a bit of your hair in front if it bothers you.

>> No.10151421

tucked behind your ears. it's more secure, and how they are supposed to be worn

>> No.10151452

Does Anime Weekend Atlanta have a brand tea party? When do they usually announce tickets? Thanks!

>> No.10151456

i went to a baby tea party one year, i think it was 2014? i don't remember the timeline, though.

>> No.10151475

How do you iron/steam wrinkles out of shirred sleeves? I get that they're supposed to be gathered, but these are also very wrinkly and look bad. Do I stretch the elastic and steam them or stuff something in them then steam them?

>> No.10151476

Possibly on the side, less lace (fabric doesn't have lace trim), possibly in larger varieties of fabrics.

>> No.10151644
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Classic lolita actually also takes inspiration from things like Alice in Wonderland and the bows can be big. Just look at the ones Juliette et Justine, Mary Magdalene, Victorian Maiden and Excentrique released.

>> No.10151653

I have no idea what to look for in a waist trainer/cincher/corset. Does anyone have advice for creating an attractive waist? I'm a normal weight, just boxy because of wide ribs, if that makes a difference.

>> No.10151654

Is there a list of brand names in Japanese or common search terms for mercari anywhere? I'm sure I've seen one before but I didn't bookmark it.

>> No.10151656

Look up Lucy's Corsetry, her resources may be a little overwhelming at first but you will find better answers and advice there than any anon could ever give you.

>> No.10151657

I will, thank you.

>> No.10151658

Look on livejournal but replace mercari with yahoo

>> No.10151795

How do you search wunderwelt by price?

>> No.10151808
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Have you never used any store website ever?

>> No.10151809

I know plenty of gulls own Meta's lace topped OTKS. I'm rather skinny but I have fat thighs and calves. Are the socks stretchy or will they fit like shit on my cow legs?

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>> No.10151824

I sadposted about my big honking calves in the feels thread but the Meta OTKs I bought a few years ago fit like a dream. Get them, they're amazing

>> No.10151828

Get them, they are amazing and so soft.

>> No.10151836

This doesn't show up for me at all, does it not work on mobile?

>> No.10151842

You can do it on mobile. I think you’re just a moron.

>> No.10151868

Any site to buy cosplay or lolita stuff with euro?

>> No.10151874

Yeah that must be it. Still can't find it even with your picture. Time to kill myself.

>> No.10151877

Go to the nearest adult and ask them to help you figure it out.

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>> No.10151933

Anyone have a good tutorial for making lace wristcuffs?

>> No.10151934

So I'm a newb lolita and I really like the Haenuli Stained glass jsk and wanna buy it during the farewell preorder thing
The only problem is that I have around $500 budgeted for lolita stuff and currently only own 2 blouses, 2 tights, 1 jsk, 2 shoes and a plethora of accessories and getting that dress+shipping would leave me with only like $150/$175 to buy other shit
should I just buy secondhand stuff and essentials instead of getting a brand spanking new dress?

>> No.10151936

If you email her the form she can do a payment plan if it helps budgeting.

Personally I found buying stuff second hand is only worth it if you want the item, don’t get something just because it’s cheap. As well you will never see her stuff sold direct from her again, so you may struggle to find it secondhand

>> No.10151953

By "$500 budgeted for lolita stuff" do you mean budget for the next month, 6 months, ever, or what? If it's all you have for the forseeable future then I might stick to basics and secondhand things you really want. That being said, if you love the Haenuli piece enough to let it eat that much of your budget then go ahead and get it.

>> No.10151968

It's my budget until mid july-ish, since that's when I start my summer job again. I'm currently in school and can't handle work and study at the same time due to illness, so that's what's left of the spending money I put aside from last summer

>> No.10151969

Also- I should add that I can sew, so I can sew my own OPs and JSks and accessories and stuff so it's not like I'm soley dependent on what online shops have to offer
thank you for all your help!

>> No.10151972

This is the stupid questions thread. No need to be bitchy when someone asks a stupid question.

>> No.10151973

If you already have things to match the Stained Glass JSK (or don't plan on wearing it until you can work again can buy things to coord it with), then you should go for it.

>> No.10151980

I like this one https://violetlebeaux.com/2014/09/17/sew-lolita-style-wrist-cuffs/

>> No.10152068

Happened to me. It wasn't lolita but my graduation dress that had flocking. It said dry clean only too on the label. Never trust labels.

>> No.10152079

Right? you don't have to help them if it's such an inconvience.

>> No.10152143

I wanted to preorder the usakumya pochette but it says sold out... that means all the slots are taken right? I just want to kms I missed the phone pouch and now this !

>> No.10152211


Start before you get to the ironing stage, while they're damp from washing, gently yank them all straight so that they form less wrinkles from ironing. If you're using the dryer, no heat, and take it out while it's still a little damp and not fully dry so that you can still shape the fabric before it's fully dry.

For sleeves, you're supposed to use a tailor's ham, insert it into the sleeve and then iron right over it, the ham will keep the sleeve stuffed out so that you can iron each part. I don't have one, so I roll up some towels until they fit into the sleeves and then use that instead. Mostly you want to iron the middle so that it's wrinkle-free.

For any ruffles, instead of an iron, you can use a hair straightener as it's smaller (make sure it's clean and not gunky with hair product though).

If you hate ironing, switch to polyester, most of it is wrinkle-free (especially burando poly).

>> No.10152215

Yeah, they have one every year, they’re just fucking awful about posting the tickets at the last possible second. Hopefully this year they get their shit together in time since Mana is going to be there.

>> No.10152218

Replied to the wrong post, meant to reply to >>10151452

>> No.10152223


The long and short of it is that Haenuli is closing shop, and while people may get bored of their pieces they also know there's no further supply of this dress. So if you wait to find it secondhand, it's possible you can't find anyone else willing to part with their dresses, or the price may go up since there's no further supply of it.

So basically, if this is your dream dress, it haunts you, and you know you definitely want to own it, then just buy it now instead of torturing yourself later.

If you think it's just a very pretty dress but it isn't your dream dress, feel free to wait. There's always another prettier dress around the corner, even if you never end up with Haenuli's version there's a handful of other stained glass prints by various other brands that you can buy instead.

If you have limited funds, you might want to take a look at the capsule thread and think about building a small, cohesive wardrobe where you can make a lot of coords out of as few pieces as possible, it's gonna save your more money in the long run rather than just picking up whatever is cheap but doesn't really match anything else in your wardrobe.

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I'm struggling with the same thing, Anon. I'm currently leaning towards getting the dress since indie designs are harder to get on the secondhand market. If you decide you don't want it later down the road, I'm sure there will be someone who missed out who will want to buy it.
Actually, while we're on the topic, what colorway of St. Vitus do you gulls think is best? I can't decide which one I like better. I feel like the print blends best with the black but I've always found the white one to be very striking.

>> No.10152406

Blackkk. It's the gothiest.

I pre-ordered the reprint of St Giles even though I already owned the first release because its going to be slightly better and my old one is worn. I think it's worth it too get the dress because it's not going to pop up again! It's likely to hold it's value if you decide to sell it

>> No.10152626 [DELETED] 

does moon afternoon exist anymore? their website is still up, but seems like it hasn’t been updated in ages.

>> No.10152629

does moon afternoon not exist anymore? their website is still up, but seems like it hasn’t been updated in ages.

>> No.10152633

You mean...stores in europe? You have AP Paris, Lady Sloth Shop, Madame Chocolat, Violet Fane, Lolitabutiken, probably more.
Check before double posting.

>> No.10152708
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Anons who use Google Chrome, have you ever had issues with translate not working on Yahoo Japan Auctions? Every time I go to Y!J, it translates from Japanese to English for a split second and then right back to Japanese and then says the page is "translated". I've tried clearing my cache, deleting cookies, disabling browser extensions, everything. The only thing that works it straight up turning cookies off for the entire browser, but that shouldn't be the only solution.

>> No.10152715

This has been happening to me recently too

>> No.10152812

Is it okay to wear etsy jewlery with a coord?

>> No.10152815

All depends on the quality. But yeah, no one is going to sleuth where you got your necklace from. The brand jewelry is all plastic shit anyway.

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Does anyone else have this problem when trying to order on AP? Can't get anything into my cart.

>> No.10152839

I had the same issue just now trying to buy the stupid lyrical bunny ears and they sold out before I could do anything.

>> No.10152843
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Looks like Redbubble doesn't have pink shirts, do you guys have any recommendation websites that do print out custom pink shirts? Making Travis Touchdown's shirt

>> No.10152858

Try asking in the cosplay help thread.

>> No.10152859

oh my bad I thought stupid questions was the thread, thanks

>> No.10152869

It seems like an issue with Google translate. Try disabling that anon.

>> No.10152879

It literally says J-fashion in the thread title

>> No.10152978
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ok so sometime last year I was browsing through violet blue on rakuten and I saw this old school hat which I thought was cute, but my dumb ass didn’t bookmark it and it had sold by the time I returned to the site a couple weeks later. It was really cheap too, like 500 yen or something. If you’ve been to violet blue before you know they’re shit with their images, it seems like they delete the pictures when the item is sold so I couldn’t find it again. I haven’t seen this hat since. I’m like 80% sure it’s from putumayo but I could be wrong. Trawling through early glbs and Japanese google images has led me to nothing so far, but I’m still looking. I don’t even need to buy it, I only want a photo or something. Even someone else’s recount of seeing this hat will do. Just want proof that this hat exists and I’m not hallucinating or anything, in that case I’ll just sew the hat myself

>> No.10153050
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Could it be this Milkboy hat?

>> No.10153057
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Hangry and Angry had a lot of lace cat ear hat motifs too so it’s that it was a collab item.
>pic related, replica parka

>> No.10153069
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Are there any non-China based Taobao shopping agents?
It's a long story, but basically, it seems like all the payment gateways used by Chinese shopping services no longer offer services to my country. I thought it was my card until I noticed that my order from Japan went smoothly, and when I e-mailed them, they basically confirmed my fears. PayPal, bank transfer and western union aren't available where I am internationally, ether.
Failing the first idea, would it be weird asking someone if I could pay them through a site like Etsy or Storenvy to order things on my behalf, then send them to me? Please help, anons.

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How much can I expect to pay for this in decent condition?

>> No.10153196

Whats the best way to order from angelic pretty jp on release date?

>> No.10153335

I dont buy or wear lolita but I like browsing this board and your photo has piqued my curiosity. Are those the progressing layers of the final (left) dress or separate items that can be purchased? If seperate what is that last skirt? Is it to be worn over or under something and do you have examples of a piece like that?

>> No.10153338

Do I preorder Just One Bite in chiffon or Jacquard?

>> No.10153339

It’s up to you, I like the jacquard one more

>> No.10153341

Seperate items you can purchase. The final picture is a chiffon overskirt you wear over dresses/skirts.

>> No.10153354

interesting, thank you

>> No.10153776

When are hoop skirts acceptable to wear? I don’t own one but they seem comfortable for the heat. Any recs?

>> No.10153822
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How should I sew on felt shoulder boards to this cape?

>> No.10153825
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using these- I'm going for a soviet loli look ^_^

>> No.10153834

I just had a horrible break-up gulls. Should I sell the dresses that remind me too much of my Ex? I won't be able to to even look at the clothes without thinking of him and the memories that are attached to it. But it's just so much clothing which would have to go, it's overwhelming me...

>> No.10153838

My first instinct would be to put them away for awhile in a box until you've gotten over things a bit. Then I'd wear them to do fun things with friends and family, to make new memories attached to the clothes.

Never make decisions while emotional Anon, you might come to regret it.

>> No.10153880

go back to him

>> No.10153893

Stop namefagging.

>> No.10153923

Regarding the fit of blouses, how many cm bigger than your bust/waist measurement should the blouse's bust/waist measurement be at minimum before looking too tight, at maximum before looking too baggy? If you're not hiding it under a dress.

>> No.10153930


(Sorry, no recs) There's just a couple of things to keep in mind with hoop skirts, first is to layer another tulle petticoat on top of it, this stops the boning from showing through the skirt and looking weird.

Second is to consider that hoops skirts don't squish down. It's fine if you have the space for it, but not that great a choice for, say, public transport with the narrow entry turnstiles, which is why they aren't so widely popular with lolitas.

Third is wear safety shorts or bloomers of some sort, but I guess that's a normal thing.

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I'll start by saying it's not possible to give an answer for every single body type out there -- have you seen the number of measurements needed to properly draft a bespoke blouse? There's a shitton to make sure the blouse fits right, and burando doesn't even publicise most of them.

For eg if you're simply much taller/shorter than the average Japanese girl, or your torso is simply much longer/shorter, then the bust and waist points simply won't fall on the right places on your body. It won't matter if your bust has inches to spare when the blouse is so short you're trying to shove the bust into the waist area of the blouse, or the blouse's bust is actually hanging around your ribcage rather than on your own bust.

So, first the height/torso length. Most lolita brands assume their wearer is the average Japanese girl with a height of 150~160cm, so you should make sure you're within this range. One issue gaijin have is the armscye may be a little bit too small. Problems are reversed if you're Asian and looking at western brands.

If you're not particularly skinny, make sure the shoulder width fits you as well, or the sleeves may be uncomfortable/too tight/too loose.

THEN, after you've verified all that. Your bust should be around 2-4 inches below the measurements. This is the usual ease that is added when drafting blouse patterns, so I'd suggest you stick to this.

For the waist, just be under the measurements, or pick something with waist ties if you're very much smaller -- if you aren't larger than an E-cup it matters less whether the blouse is loose at the waist, so long as you're not bursting out of it.

>> No.10153958

Thank you for taking the time to explain all this. I'm about 166cm, so I guess a brand blouse wouldn't fit me.

>> No.10154037

Depends on torso length as well... I have a friend with a short torso - we're the same seated height despite her being 3" taller, so even though she is technically outside "lolita height" bodices and blouses aren't an issue, but she has to be careful about sleeve length.

>> No.10154057

Is there any noticeable differences between the original hawase doll and its re-releases?

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>> No.10154115

One of the more recent rereleases has textured fabric iirc.

>> No.10154164

Best way to un-wrinkle a headdress ribbon after being tied? Don't own a steamer so I was considering hanging it on a clothes hanger and in my bathroom to steam it out the next time I showered. Too afraid to take heat from an iron to it.

>> No.10154168

Depends the brand anon. I'm 167 and most fit fine except for long sleeves length. If anything they are too big for me.

>> No.10154182

I just wash mine every now and then by hand and the wrinkles come out.

>> No.10154276

Use a presscloth in between the iron and fabric

>> No.10154320
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Best SS for Mercari?
I know FJ is ruled out

>> No.10154352

keep them and when you move on it won't matter. The wound is still fresh. Clothes are forever.

>> No.10154369
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Where can I buy a properly poofy bell petti for pic related? I tried ordering one from Classical Puppets through My Lolita Dress about a month ago & it was supposed to arrive 6 days ago, but they haven't even made it yet. I need it for June 26th, and I'm freaking out.

>> No.10154382

I have the wunderwelt one and it is top notch.

>> No.10154383

japonica is good, but I wouldn’t use them to order a lot of small cheap items because of the way their commissions work.

>> No.10154391

Stained glass haenuli anon again. I'm like 75% sure I'm going to get the dress. Only thing is, when she lists the bodice measurement for size m as 16in/40cm, is that from the shoulders to the waist or the neckline to the waist? I'm pretty short, so when I measured 16 in from the chest where jsks are supposed to land, the waist of the hypothetical dress ended up being near my hips/navel which would basically mess up the silhouette :( but when I measured from the shoulders, it was the perfect measurement? But there's no way those dresses are made for people under 5' so I'm confused

>> No.10154393

Also I'm like super tired so I'm sorry if what I said didn't entirely make sense. I can make diagrams to get my point across if need be

>> No.10154399 [DELETED] 

I have 2 old Classical Puppets petticoats and the one from Wunderwelt. The WW is my favorite. If I have a heavy dress I'll stack a bell CP one with the WW one.

>> No.10154401

I have 2 old Classical Puppets petticoats and the one from Wunderwelt. The WW is my favorite. If I have a heavy dress I'll stack a bell CP one with the WW one.

>> No.10154411
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how would one style a vest similar to this one in lolita? is there any other way to wear it except over a blouse and with a skirt?

>> No.10154420
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Can anybody tell if this blouse is based on some already existing blouse? (and possibly what taobao search terms I might use to look for it on tb?)

>> No.10154430

You could layer it over an OP, preferably one that doesn't have a ton of bodice detailing and a compatible waist-line. And obviously doesn't look unbalanced color-wise.

>> No.10154436

You can easily flatten a hoop skirt to fit in small spaces by just lifting one side of it. That’s how women historically did it as well, since they had to fit through doorways and gates. You flash some petti but it’s frankly not as huge a deal as some RPers in this board make it out to be.

>> No.10154457


Yes, but it's still something to keep in mind. Saw someone do it once and it was weirdly inelegant, or maybe this person was just extra clumsy. Either way I'd reach for a fabric petticoat ten times before I reach for a hoopskirt one, it's just way less hassle if you know you'll be someplace crowded or narrow.

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Is the style on the left a thing? I really like the idea of being able to wear soft, feminine work appropriate clothing that isn't dripping in cheap lace or covered in hearts but when I go looking for stores that sell it, or a style to call it, I'm coming up blank. Gyaru and Himekaji seem close but don't quite fit. I also tend to find a lot of DDLG crap being recommended in my searches which is obviously not what I want, and when I look up other elements it sometimes will also just show people into the bimbo fetish or trying to make themselves look like Barbie with plastic surgery.

Is this a style? Where would I find it? What is it called? Are there any associated brands? Can anyone recommend any Instagrams with a similar style?

>> No.10154475

im 180 cm and wear brand blouses, you'll be fine if youre fairly thin

>> No.10154491

font for ants. i thought 'mary janes' said 'mumkey jones'. gave me a good laugh

>> No.10154509

good job outing yourself as a crossboarder

and on the off chance there's a lolita who likes that cringelord...ma'am, imma have to escort you out of the fashion

>> No.10154531

Ive never bought from any jp site other than yahoo auctions, do you guys have any advice?

>> No.10154547

WW does international shipping. You just put the item in your cart and buy it. They will send you an email to pay for shipping separately.

>> No.10154552

Ohhh thats amazing!! Thank you so much!!

>> No.10154553

Dont use WW. Its hella over priced.
I mostly use fril.jp. You also need a SS like y!a.

>> No.10154561 [DELETED] 

What if WW has something you need to complete a coord and your SS for fril changes 10%?

>> No.10154562

What if WW has something you need to complete a coord and your SS for fril charges 10%?

>> No.10154563

Thank you for the advice! I'll look up some guides for it.

>> No.10154564

Highly dependent on the item, the price, and the quality of the item.
If its a super rare and very specific item that I NEED asap? I might swallow my frugalness and go for it if the quality is ok on WW.
Otherwise, I'd rather wait. (Also get a new SS if they charge you 10%)

>> No.10154566

There aren't many SS who buy from fril, the only other one I know is Tenshi and she's too slow

>> No.10154570

Tenshi is super fast for me. Weird.

>> No.10154571

How fast? Maybe it's time zone related

>> No.10154573
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>> No.10154576

Usually within 3-8 hours. I'm on EST.

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they ship internationally if you email them (see their english guide). i bought pic related from there to wear to work, it has pockets and i love it. i wish i could wear so much pink but it i have yet to find a shade that doesn't make my face look more red.

>> No.10154580

Is that when she replies or when she bought the item? I only used her service twice but both times something was sold out before she bought it. I'm CET though.

>> No.10154590

She buys it before she messages me and its within that time period. Usually I request things around dinner time and she replies by 8 or 9pm EST.

>> No.10154601

What are some good replies to children asking if I'm a princess?

It happens so often and alot of the time I'm at a loss. I wish I was witty.

>> No.10154603

How the fuck do you iron pleats? Do you iron the pleats in or just pull it taut and iron it all flat then let it fall how it wants?

>> No.10154608

i just say "yes i am" and smile or stick my tongue out or something
it's honestly the sweetest thing when young kids are like "mom..look at her!!" and the mom's tryna hush the kid but I adore how unfiltered children are

>> No.10154617

You iron the pleats in. That way they stay more neatly pleated.

>> No.10154628

Japonica also buys from Fril and Mercari.

>> No.10154767

I’m struggling because my skirt is pleated at the waist but at the bottom there it fades to no pleats. I have no idea how to pleat this neatly, maybe steaming is the way to go

>> No.10154789

It’s like that because the pleats came out. You need to press them in, and starch will help them stay. Go watch a YouTube tutorial or something, you sound too incompetent at basic skills to be a functioning adult

>> No.10154797

You hold the pleat in your fingers and pull the fabric taut so the pleat forms and then you iron down it, spraying starch as needed. It's not rocket science. I bet there are even wikihows for it

>> No.10154892

Well this is the stupid questions thread. Maybe they just wanted to really deliver.

>> No.10154897

My favourite thing that ever happened to me is a little girl who was about 4 really wanted a picture with me and after she got one she informed me "I peed my pants today". Her mom just face palmed and tried to apologize but I told her it was fine and told the little girl "Its okay, it was an accident, don't feel bad!". It was just so unfiltered and TMI that it was adorable.

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Is there a specific place to find these? Not looking for one particular character just any in general.

>> No.10154981

Try the cosplay help thread. This Is the J-fashion one

>> No.10155043

Are gold shoes inherently bad? I keep seeing the be called "meme shoes" and I own a couple pairs to wear with some coords that have gold accents in them. (Gold embroidery, gold buttons, etc) and try to incorporate gold accessories in with them.
Is is just a meme that they're being shoe horned in?

>> No.10155065

I honestly love them. They can be done badly and are worn very often but they're a better accent color for many coords than black or white would be. The issue is when they're shoved into a coord where there's no other gold, and they're overdone in OTT classic. As people get sick of OTT classic, they get sick of the gold shoes too.

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Should OTT classic be considered a separate style? It doesn't even look like classic lolita any more.

>> No.10155208
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can anyone ID this dress? i know its a recent release but i forgot the name and its not anywhere online.

>> No.10155296

100% agree. The long dresses are more like historical costuming and are far from even the original OTT lolita style. I think they should be reclassified as some kind of OTT alternative.

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Just got something with this raschel lace by Meta. It looks kind of scratchy and stiff in photos, is it that bad irl? Pic related isn’t mine, just the only close-up of the lace in question I had saved.

>> No.10155315

It's definitely not great

>> No.10155323
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If all lolitas thought like you, we'd still be looking like pic related screaming that screen prints aren't lolita

>> No.10155329

They didn't say it wasn't lolita, just that it hadn't much in common with classic anymore

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Does anyone have the pic of the stock photo lolita talking to a cat? I accidentally deleted it and I need it back in my life

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Never mind, I found it

>> No.10155422

Fuck yeah, a larger file size version. Thanks!

>> No.10155425
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mine's bigger

>> No.10155427

No problem !

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Holy shit

>> No.10155454

New thread >>10155453

>> No.10155720

This picture always makes me super happy, gosh I love it.

>> No.10156116

Anyone know what happened to lolnada or nido.org? They just redirect to whatever Telegram is and I have no idea how it works.

I just want my Shika sets bros.

>> No.10157578

Considering getting bangs but I just wanted to know more about the maintenance of them. How often do people get them cut? Do they trim them themselves? What about going to the gym?

>> No.10157585

I trim mine every month . If working out put them back .

>> No.10157633

no, they didn't "come out" at the bottom. its a lotta jsk. its only pleated near where the pleats are sewn in

>> No.10159108

Where can you buy starfleet uniforms

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be my 2b