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"/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL" is 4chan's imageboard for the discussion of cosplay, elegant gothic lolita (EGL), and anime conventions.


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/cgl/ is a board for the following:

• Cosplay
• Lolita
• J-fashion
• Conventions & gatherings
• Sewing & prop-making
• Craftsmanship tools/materials & tutorials
• LARPing
• Discussing accessories such as wigs/circle lenses/prosthetics/makeup (These must be within the context of the board-related topics listed above; weight loss threads should be kept in /fit/, beauty and fashion generals should be kept in /fa/)

Our board rules are simple:

• Thread content must be related to one of the categories covered in the list above. Off-topic threads and replies will be deleted.
• Singling people out maliciously is not tolerated and will result in a ban. 4chan is not your personal army. The singling out rule applies to vendetta threads and replies being made to attack a specific person, as well as predatory behavior like doxing. Discussing an individual in general isn't against the rules as long as it's done within context of cosplay/lolita/j-fashion.
• Advertising and spamming are not allowed.
• This is a work-safe board.

If you encounter a post that is in violation of these rules, USE THE REPORT BUTTON! Please help us keep the board healthy and free of off-topic posts!

Helpful Links:

- Tutorial Database:
- /cgl/ general:
- Taobao:
- Lolibrary:
- Hello Lace:
- Cosplay dot com:
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CoF Thread : Easter Coords Start

Last one >>10148729

Reposting last few from saging thread to start
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Cosplay "Guests"

>I will never understand cosplay guests
>So... you dress up?
>Like what's your talent?
>Dressing up?
>I understand cosplaying for fun
>But like... a guest?
>Why would I wanna meet someone who dresses up?
>I don't get it
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Ita Thread: take your arguments somewhere else edition

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Lolita General - solid edition

Previous thread: >>10149323
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Less than three weeks out from Kamehacon, who's going? Is the con going to be okay?
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Anime Expo AX 2019

99 days to go.

You Preregistered?
You saving up for the con?
You got your work PTO approved?
What you wanna see be at AX this year?
What’s your plans?
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Hair/makeup/skin care general

Spring is for pink and flowers edition

Previous thread: >>10099108
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how does one do Corpse paint?
I have white paint but i have no clue where to get black paint or other colors...also lipstick
im new to this
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B/S/T thread

Old thread: >>10105382

Thread Guidelines:
- cosplay and lolita welcome
- please list your location and any shipping restrictions you have
- leave contact info you actually check!

General buying and selling tips:
- have feedback ready if you can
- have proof pictures ready
- always ship with tracking
- never do a transaction with someone you're uncomfortable with
- don't name & shame without contacting the buyer or seller first

Introductory tips:
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Draw Thread - Spring Edition

Last thread >>10053941

>All J-fashion styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, kimono, etc.) are welcome!
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: It's encouraged that you sign your work.
>Self-posters: When giving credit, refer to the art as a freebie -- NOT fan art.
>Artists and self-posters: Commissions for money are welcomed, but negotiate the terms in private.
>Helpful critique is acceptable; insults and taunts are not.
>Have fun!
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Net-idol/Odottemita/Dance Cover Groups

Last thread >>10123628

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet (Recently updated, under new management!) -

- Swampcon Idol Fest / Mosuri's performance panel
- A handful of anons on /cgl/ is not representative of the idol/dance community as a whole
- Where to practice dancing / where to get floor-length mirrors to practice dancing with
- Selling merch as a cover group generally considered okay if said merch isn't copyright-infringing
- Gulls can acknowledge chubby idols as being cute and talented
- When it comes to song covers, having your own style is preferable than trying/straining to replicate the original vocals
- International idol performers at a Malaysian event were held in immigration detention over visa issues and, thankfully, were all recently released safe and sound
- on haitus
- FantaSEA Splash/Peachy Sorbet plagiarized a logo for their event

Current & Upcoming:
- Auditions for AnimeCTX's Summer Idol Festival open until April 28th -

I'll borrow an anon's question from last thread: What are some songs you think would fit a Spring cover?
I have a playlist of Spring songs if anyone's interested, but I'd also appreciate any recommendations for songs to add!

Featured: Tokimeki JUMP
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Whats your saddest or rudest con/cosplay story?

No name dropping, but whats the worst encounter you've had in this community?
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Help Thread

Last one has been autosaged. >>10127595

Cosplay help here. Don't make your own thread, stupid. If you're looking for lolita help, try the Stupid Questions thread. >>10144686
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Confession Thread

Ready? I'm starting.

>cosplaying 2B
>plan this photoshoot with a photographer you just met in a remote place
>really cool place t b h, just really far away from any civilisation
>start shooting and it goes great
>the thing is I'm on my period
>15 minutes in and I feel overflowing my pad an bleeding to my legs
>there is no bathrooms or anywhere I can change my pad
>my white panty is now red
>thankfully we are not doing any butt shots
>it's too early to finish shooting but I'm scared that blood will be too much and reach my lower legs where skirt doesn't cover
>to add sprinkles I can't see very well with visor thingy and this guy has a camera
>I start subtly complaining about how tired I am
>which is not a lie because period cramps
>it tooks 20 minutes of complaining to convince him it's enough
>which I feel about because the photographer was also excited about this shoot
>I get home and take off everything
>my panty is all red, my skirt lining is almost covered in blood

But I think he didn't notice. I was stressed to hell though. Now I'm too scared to plan photoshoots in cool places.
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Feels thread

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IFF - International Fan Fest Thread

magik copy
Thread about iff, share stories
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Couple Cosplaying

Do you cosplay with your significant other?
Do you mach cosplays/Lolita ?
What do they think of you cosplaying/Lolita if they don't?
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Bad Makeup Thread

>bad shoop allowed too
>discuss how you'd fix the look

Previous thread >>10118513
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Anime Boston V2

Non-autosage addition.

Lemme know about the tasty food you want to eat. Lemme know about those wonderful cosplays you're wearing. Lemme know about those fucking bags that don't need to be sold~

Anime Boston general PART 2
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Post pics of cosplayers in odd situations/places or just doing regular shit.

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Visual Kei Thread

It's been too long, come and talk.
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MTAC Lunar

Anyone going to this today/this weekend?

I haven't gone in 5 years, any idea why they're back at the Sheraton instead of downtown? Feels like a downgrade and that they got kicked out or something similar.
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Bad Photoshop thread

Old thread is dead
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Casual lolita thread

Do post comfy fabrics, don't post normal toned-down coords
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No momocon thread? Here's the momocon thread.
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/ouG/ - Advanced Posing edition

Old thread hit image limit >>10102923

This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. So, consider this a thread for those whose style is on the right half of Buttcape's Lolita Family Triangle:

>Shopping spreadsheet

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for current boystyle releases, news, and info

Google your questions before asking them here.

Read the whole thread before asking questions here.

OC and selfposts encouraged! Random picspam discouraged.

Discussion: Is Buttcape our only resource now? Are all the other blogs dead or out of date?
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Texas General: 4th Winter Edition

A-kon is 4 months out and there's still no venue announcement.

What's your next con and what is your backup con if/when A-Kon cancels?
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Which comm has more autism and batshit crazies, cosplay or lolita? I think cosplay has more transfreaks and lolita has more general mental health patients imo.
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Stupid dilemma

>be me, a 12 y-o boy
>falls in love with lolita and kote kei , and other styles of j-fashion
>never got the chance to try it out during my teenage years because fear of parents finding out
>realizing im in my 20s and don't have much time left until i can't even pull it off
>buys some clothes off japanese stores online
>realizes im too anxious and scared to buy proper makeup or ask around
>doesnt know anyone irl who i can ask about this anyway
>tutorials too hard or i don't have the tools
>has no idea how to do hair either

So what to do now? Anyone went through similar stuff?
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Itabag/Fandom Fashion General

Don't feed trolls

Previous thread >>10111179


Old thread archives

Buyf/a/g Guide

Discord Link

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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Artist Alley Thread: General

last thread: >>10105061

>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
>Artist Spreadsheet
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
>Convention List (always WIP)
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

If anyone else has inspo photos they'd like possibly added to the above link, email the account [email protected]

We have a discord!
If you want into the CGL AA discord, email [email protected] with a picture of your table or merchandise. It is not a jury, just to make sure you do cons.

Summer cons are almost upon us seagulls, good luck!
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Let's share EGL pieces maden out of Gobelin! Can be Lolita or any other JFashion.
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Previous Thread

>Try Ali's image search when looking for specific items
>Read customer reviews. Sort by "orders" to get the most reviewed items
>Makeup, sex toys, food, and other things that go in/on you aren't guaranteed to comply with safety standards
>Don't be afraid to ask the seller questions or for more photos
>You won't be able to claim compensation on Aliexpress if products harm you, use your discretion
>Electronics? Visit >>>/g/ and search for /csg/ and ask your questions there
>Large Order? Check out the Taobao thread

SPRING IS COMING...EVENTUALLY. What are you gonna wear when the sun comes out again?
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Tell me about your local cringlords, /cgl/
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me and my boys are gonna do a free! cosplay at anime north (an anime convention in toronto) this year, will we embarrass ourselves? We're decently fit but i'm the only one with abs (skinny guy abs desu) and i feel like being fit and shirtless under the jacket is pretty essential to the cosplay. Anyone done anything similar before? this is my first cosplay so i'm a little nervous lol
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Hey Seagulls, help a /k/omrade out?

Figured this would be the place to ask. Want to convert a bunch of old shirts into cleaning patches like pic related. Whats the best product(s) for cutting mass quantities of fabric?

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Irish Cons Thread: Kaizoku-Con edition

Anybody going to this snoozefest?
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Dream Dress Thread - Scalper is Selling It Edition

Old thread >>10125984

Anyone have any stories about scalpers selling your dream dress?
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ColossalCon: Too Soon for this Thread Edition

I can't contain my excitement. I just swiped a lodge room this afternoon.

Drink recipes?
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Mr Yan II has restocked some lolita stuff - including shoes!

There's also a bunch of cosplays for 200 yen right now.
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Stupid Questions/QTDDTOT: J-Fashion

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.
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Paradiso thread

There are more 2-day GA tickets available!

How many people are planning on going to pre-event swap meet?
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/ouG/ - Dapper Neko edition

Old thread hit bump limit >>10025409

This thread is for ouji and aristocrat (aka "boystyle") discussion. "Boystyle" is shorthand for "boystyle lolita" and refers to the masculine counterparts of lolita and, often, aristocrat fashions. There is a lot of overlap between these styles, and different people use different terms to describe them. So, consider this a thread for those whose style is on the right half of Buttcape's Lolita Family Triangle:

>Shopping spreadsheet

>Buttcape-sensei's shopping guide (mentions which brands/shops have men's or custom sizes):

>Blogs for current boystyle releases, news, and info

Google your questions before asking them here.

Read the whole thread before asking questions here.

OC and selfposts encouraged! Random picspam discouraged.

Discussion: Have you modified any lolita dresses or skirts into ouji wear? Do you have any resources to help someone accomplish this?
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ACen 2019 Roll Call

ACen is a couple of months away. Who's all going, where are you staying, cosplay plans, etc.
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Crossplay/Crossdress for /cgl/ #14 - Almost Con Season Edition

Keep it /cgl/-related! Cosplay or J-fashion like Lolita/Brolita, Aristocrat, Kimono, Nanchatte, etc.!


ITT you may post:
- Useful guides that can be applied to crossplaying/crossdressing
- Questions, help, sharing advice to improve your appearance to pass temporary as the opposite gender (Male -> Female, Female -> Male)
- pictures of crossplay/crossdressing coords, selfposts
- personal experience/stories regarding crossplay/crossdressing

NOT allowed:
- Anything in sexual context/fetish stuff
- Anything related to gender transition like hormones, operation etc.; >>>/lgbt/ might be the better place for this
- Casual crossdressing without any /cgl/-context

Link collection:


Contact for suggestions or contribution: [email protected]


Last thread >>10076903
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/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General

/mkg/ - Mobile Kanojo/Kareshi General #12

"Yandere" edition

Last Thread: >>10050993

>The most discussed apps/games are Moe Can Change!, Dream Girlfriend/Nijikano, Dream Boyfriend/Hoshikare, and Animal Boyfriend/Gijin Kareshi, but people are encouraged to introduce new games.
>We generally discuss dress-up/simulator games and smartphone/cellphone apps for waifus or husbandos.
>Occasionally discussed games include Fairy Doll, Potion Maker, Mandrake Girls, Soul Girls, etc.
>To our newfriends: please remove any /mkg/ tags and lurk more to ensure proper etiquette. We might be a dress-up game general, but we are slowly dying

>/mkg/ Tips, Etiquette and Linkdump (spreadsheet of names for MCC, DG, AB, GK and FD):

>English Wiki links:

>JP Wiki links:

>Expression/hair viewer/background viewers:

>Moe Can Change! Item Dump:

>Other Mobile Kanojos Games (Includes link to the apk downloader):
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Previous thread >>10127481
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Forearm blade cosplays

Anyone craft their own forearm blades (not real obviously). This is specifically for Kroenen from Hellboy but any other templates or directions would help. Common pieces and tools would help but I’m near a place that can fabricate stuff if necessary.
I’d like it to reliably deploy and easily retract. I’d like it to lock into place once deployed with enough structural integrity to not fall apart. Using the other hand to reset it isn’t out of the question but it’d help my Boy Scout instincts if I wasn’t required to press onto the “blade.”
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Fanime 2019

Alright bitches, one of the most meh of summer cons is next month. What are your cosplay plans? Are you traveling from out of state to attend? Is there anything in particular you’re looking forward to? Are you an oldfag that is absolutely jaded by this convention but use it as an excuse to do molly and drink nonstop with total strangers for 4 days? Let’s discuss!
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Florida General: Amazon-con edition

Heya everyone, con season is picking back up here!

What's everyone's upcoming plans for them? Hatsume fair, Metro, Super, and Mizucon are all around the corner.

Got any good tea with con drama?

You can join us here on our discord as well
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Fairy Kei/Yumekawaii/Decora General

Last thread died after trolling.

Useful (Active) Links:
>JP Newssite -
>Shoplist -
>Brand Updates -
>What is Yumekawaii (feat. Spank!) -

If you want to see the latest jp coords, indie brand releases or need general inspo,make sure to check out Twitter's ゆめかわいい hashtag.
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Bad Wigs

We have had bad photoshop threads, bad makeup threads, ita threads, and bad cosplay threads, let’s see how a bad wig thread goes- this pertains not only to cosplay but also jfash
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Taobao General

FAQ (Please Read!):

Taobao Dictionary:

New Store Spreadsheet:

Budgeting Spreadsheet Template:

New Shopping Service Spreadsheet:

Pop-up dictionary:
Good EL-CH dictionary:
Translate text from images:
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Lolita General: Imai Kira Edition

Old Thread >>10145866
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Fav coords from Instagram, and other social media platforms.

Post them. Instagram, AliceHolic, etc. Recent coords and lesser known lolitas are a plus, but definitely not required.

Last thread here: >>10148681
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Lolita with unnatural hair colors

Post coordinates featuring unnatural and fun hair colors.

>wigs are ok
>tutorials are ok
>hardmode: post gothic and classic coordinates featuring unnatural colored hair
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Best Cosplay Photo

Maura Monti1968
What is your best cosplay photo you have had taken of you or you've taken? Pro or not, just share your favorite photo and say why you like it!

You can also share your favorite cosplay photo, just say why, who they are, and who took it!
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Does your local convention has it's own creepy bastard™?
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What was the biggest crafting/buying waste of your cosplay career?

My friend spent $317 on an Asoka Tano headdress that fell apart in the rain. She was felt uncomfortable asking for her money back because the guy who made it found out he had AIDS three days before.
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Capsule wardrobe + make different coords with 1 main-piece thread

Make/request a capsule wardrobe or try to make many coords with the same item. Feedback on all welcome.
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Lolita YT Thread

We haven't had one of these in a while. Discuss lolita YTers.
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LARP thread - beast tales edition

Would you play as a non humanoid character?
Have you played as one? how muchwork/money did it take to bring together?

Also beast larp photos
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Cosplay Tats

Berserk tat
Cool tattoos that double as cosplay
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Is Harley Quinn cosplay still ok?

Now that the Nazis have ruined clowns can I still cosplay as her? She is my favorite, really feel like myself.
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Dutch Thread: "Graphics Design Is My Passion" Edition

Previous thread >>10072709
>Imagicon and TomoFair happened
>Tomo no longer allows people to bring food or drinks from outside, not even water
>Duh castle shoot happened; it wasn't elitist enough for one Anon who didn't enjoy the shoot
>Math equations
>Anon wants to try this convention thing everyone keeps talking about
>Nishicon expectations
>Yaoi quiz and what they are like
>RCC has been resurrected: May 25th & 26th
>Also the ACC/RCC site is still down after 6 weeks
>Innovation and how anon claims only one convention does it
>Reminder: No fun allowed in the gameroom!
>Anon wants to die due to the current lack of cons
>DynamicCon lives and will be hosting anime nights
>Former Rekindle volunteers have gone public about being mistreated
>Anothercon came to the scene and immediately trashtalked all other conventions and claimed they all ignore feedback
>Anothercon learned the definition of irony after ignoring all feedback themselves and calling it quits after a week due to negative responses
>Fossils trying to be relevant by selfposting on a Malaysian color-by-numbers forum
>Anon: "What's the best day to visit DCC?"
>Correct convention spellings and staff members are only human. Except (you), you're clearly a robot.

Upcoming major events:
>Dutch Comic Con (March 23rd & 24th, Utrecht UT): Buy merch, watch the cosplay competition and chill with friends.
>FACTS (April 6th & 7th, Gent BE): Pretty much DCC in Gent.
>Elfia (April 13th & 14th, Haarzuilens UT): An outdoor fantasy event with music, a market and fun!
>TomoCon (April 13th & 14th, Berghem NB): the post-apocalyptic event where you drink toilet water
>Nishicon (May 25th &26th, Almelo OV): two days of weeb and chill.
Full list:

Links and advice:
>An apple a day keeps Doctor Who cosplayers away!
>Our site with a store list, newcomers guide and more:
>Our Discord:
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League of Legends/Dota 2/Other MOBA & ARTS Games Thread - 2019 Edition

Last time: >>9686979
Post, rate, critique, ask for advice on a costume you want to do, etc. Or bet on whether this edition autosages sooner than the last.

Related games also welcome (i.e. SMITE, HoN (RIP), HotS).
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Meta thread

Screenshot_2018-09-11 cgl - Cosplay EGL » Thread #9635727
Post content that came from this board
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finland thread

finland thread again.

Got accepted to Nekocon Kuopio artist alley. is this con even worth going to? I know nothing about it.

What cons have you done so far this year? What do you have planned?
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Hidden Mist

mist ninjas
Why are Hidden Mist ninjas so attractive?
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I doubt she meant any harm

So this lithuanian cosplayer got banned from twitch for blackfacing. As a european Ive never heard of this before and I think its in general barely known here. I would have colored my face aswell to avoid whitewashing desu but well

So you just dont cosplay a black character in general?
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Instagram Thread

previous thread: >>10073784

>post accounts you follow
>ask for/share advice
>keep it civil

>act like a retard
>insult other people

*don't self-post if you're going to shit up the thread trying to defending and/or insulting yourself

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Feels thread

Pre-2010 cosplay edition.
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Xianyu / Thread

Have you guys ever been buying from Xianyu? Any reviews? Horror stories? It looks like a really great hoard of brand, but the fact they come from replica motherland is quite discouraging.
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Nanchatte General - New School Year Edition

Old thread >>10013935

It's the dawn of the new school year and Sakura. Discussion of nanchatte fashion goes here.
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Insta Cosplay

Can we talk about how cosplay has changed because of Instagram?

I remember the community back in the days, and boy have things changed. This is not necessarily bad, but I am curious as to what /cgl/ thinks.

Sorry if this is wrongthink. Getting back into cospurayu.
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Online Comm Thread - Never Use Lower Liner Edition

Last thread >>10116637
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Anirevo 2019 AMA

Hey Anons, an Anirevo staff here. Not a volunteer. But an actual staff member.

I've been with AR for awhile now and considering IFF is this weekend, if any of you have any questions for me or the convention i'll be glad to answer them.

But before anything i might aswell clarify some things

This convention is dying. I know. But i am not responsible for the $2000, $5000, and $250 premium passes. They're fucking bullshit and that would be the directors fault.

I have no clue where the money goes, but it costs an estimated $200,000 - $500,000 a year to run the summer con.

Alright. Please ask away!
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Sakura-Con 2019

Three months out! What's everyone planning? Will the con even happen? Will people's cars get set on fire? Place bets now!
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Ita Thread: Fast Food Edition

The other thread went down
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Tekko 2019

Tekko is two months away and I haven’t seen a thread yet. What are you most excited for? Anyone else a little weirded out by all the wrestling guests they keep announcing?
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Room Thread

Previous thread: >>10031869
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RTX 2019

A friend of mine is going and I'm thinking of tagging along but I'm not too crazy about Rooster Teeths stuff
How is all the non-RT stuff?
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Boku No Hero Academia/My Hero Academy

General cosplay thread for BNHA/MHA

Post WIP, finished cosplays, cosplay plans, groups, questions, etc in here!

Some questions to kick off discussion:
> Favorite BnHa character
> Favorite Cosplayer or cosplay for Bnha
> Upcoming Bnha plans
> Dream Bnha cosplay
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CoF thread

Last one >>10145311
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Witcher Larp

So my helmet is ready for my temerian mercenary and monster hunter. He´s based on the Witcher background, the Artist is a german tattoo Artist named Paul Mikotet. The picture shows the front side. Does anyone do here Witcher Larp?
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Coords with Rocking Horse Shoes

Post coords with RHS
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So what’s the best body to have as a male cosplayer?
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Post some good cringe VIDEOS of conventions or cosplayers
I'll start
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Military Cosplay General /mgc/

Military Gear Cosplay General /mgc/
>Gamescom banned us again edition

Last Thread >>9749421
This thread is to talk about cosplays involving Gear, to help each other with identification and to improve on ourselves. Please keep strictly military topics to /k/ or strictly airsoft topics to /asp/.

Metal Gear, STALKER, Resident Evil Fan? Or something completely different? Feel free to check out this thread.


Feel free to submit new shops, to improve the experience. I will then update the pastebin.

>Do you work on any gear related cosplays at the moment?
>Have you enjoyed the last thread? Anything I can do to improve it?
>Will you be at Gamescom?
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Lolita undergarments, sleepwear and roomwear

What do you wear lazing around the house?
How do you incorporate your style into your sleepwear?
What's your favourite petticoat?
Do you match the colour of your bloomers and petticoat to your main-piece or legwear?
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Animazement 2019

Only a month away! Anybody attending this year? What are you excited about? What are your plans?
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Cosplayers ghosting photographers

Togs, has this ever happened to you?

I've been shooting cosplay for a few years now and enjoyed a decent amount of success. The vast majority of the time I'll plan a shoot with a cosplayer and after a few weeks we'll do it without any problems. But probably about a 3rd of the time, I'll meet a cosplayer at a con and they're really excited for a shoot, talk to them online and they're still really excited for a shoot. We'll decide on the outfit, themes, shots, even set dates to meet.

And then they'll just vanish. Completely, without a trace. All my messages will be on not seen and I'll never hear from them every again.

It's just so weird that they'd go 90% of the way to organising a shoot and then just (presumably) give up on it.

Any similar experiences?
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What brands/specific pieces that lolitas are buying because everyone else is? What is the new fenty puma bow sneakers?
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Can anyone give some my advice on nude body paint? Where can i get crotch protection that isn't just underwear? thank you in advance
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Bad Cosplay

Old thread is dead
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Making Something

Have you ever had to resort to making something yourself in Lolita because you were to cheap to buy something so small?
I did. But with a cape
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Why you personally do cosplay?
Is it to fill a void? Because you love too much a character? As a brief escape from reality? Im Very interested in your answers anons
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Small Cons vs. Big Cons

I'm going to be heading to a smaller con in NJ in a week or so. I was just curious about people's opinions/preferences between smaller and bigger cons. Also if you had any experiences at a con that you happened due to size, i'd love to hear them.
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First Cosplay Pics

First cosplay thread?
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I was looking through new places to buy from and I found this place .
It seems suspicious. It’s also relatively new ( almost a year old). Anyone heard of this place before ?
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Anime Boston

Anybody going to attend AB this year? What are you looking forward to the most? What are your plans?
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Actually good versions of cosplays that normally suck

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Handmade lolita thread

Previous thread: >>9998749
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How do you guys find other lgbt people at cons?
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Unpopular Opinion: Cosplay Edition

What are your unpopular cosplay opinions? From wigs to makeup to sewing and everything in between.
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Best of the Worst

In this thread we try to post the best (most good-looking) examples of something we collectively agree is bad, or at least undesirable.

For instance, stuff like a fat lolita with clothes that actually fit and aren't stretched, a bizarrely well-dressed sissy, a fursuit that is so well made you can wear clothes over it, a Yaya Han-esque big titty cosplay thot in an outfit that stands on more merit than the wearer, renaissance fair-goers in fully historically accurate costumes that are somehow not dripping with so much sweat you can smell it through the screen, you get the idea
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Good bodyline coords

I know bodyline usually tends to attract newbs and itas, but there are some pretty decent pieces, and I have seen quite a few nice bodyline coords in the past.

Let's post our favorites so others can see that just because it's bodyline, doesn't mean it's ita. Also, feel free to discuss good bodyline pieces.
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Your favorite instagram coords!

Try to post recent stuff! Maybe explain why you like it, Lesser known lolitas are great!


I love this girl, I know everyone likes to shit on her, but her coords are usually really cute and she has a clear look she's going for and it brings a smile to my face.
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Cosplay Help

If I wanted to cosplay Joshua Graham from New Vegas, how would I do something like his the design on his shirt?

I'm no tailor and doing it with something like a fabric marker would look very fake. Any advice?
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Sudden financial problem stories

>Con is coming up soon.
>Looking forward to it, and it's happening a few days after my finals, literally couldn't have been a more perfect time.
>I'm in college so I'm not only poor, but can only afford to go to conventions in or near my state.
>Start making plans, decide which panels I'm going to.
>Suddenly my car has engine issues, really bad engine issues out of nowhere, and not to mention I just took my car in about four weeks ago to be serviced.
>Take my car in to get fixed.
>Close to $800 just to get it fixed.
Who else here has stories about their convention hype destroyed by sudden financial issues? I don't want to feel like the only one.
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Budgeting thread?

What do you usually save up for cons (sans the convention badge)?
Do you file your time off months in advance?
How much do you save from your paycheck if you’re a wagecuck?
How much do you save up for
>hotel if traveling from out of state
>gas money/airplane ticket money if out of state or country
>dealer’s hall swag
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Otakon needs an he department... and background checks

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one of my friends is staff for otakon and he likes to tell me shit because this place is always a cluster fuck. like there is virtually no organization and after the disaster that was the vegas con they are basically broke

now my friend sent me this link he snagged.l from their stfc chat site. apparently this bitch is being removed from her leadership job and she posted a response stating the board knows there are sex offenders on staff. when my friend went to check back on discussion it was taken down lmao

i am honestly so glad i stopped going. who knows if this is true but this is just such a train wreck. ive been betting when the last otakon would be. maybe it will be 2019 lmao
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Cosplay Plans
What is everyone's cosplay plans for the year? Anything big?
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Shuto Con

I totally forgot this con was still happening next month.
Anyone actually going this year?
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Im new

altair for 4chan
Im new to prop making and costume making. Im trying to make replica gear and a cloak. If you guys could tell me how to do it, that would be great.
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2019 Canada Con Thread

New year is here and a new year of cons.
which cons would you be attending this year? What might be your cosplay plans be? If your from other parts of Canada and Ontario, please feel free to join and plan your own stuff here if need be.

Tsukino-Con - February 22-24
Ai-Kon Winterfest - February 23
Nadeshicon - March 29-31
International Fan Festival Toronto - April 19-21
Otafest - May 17-19
Anime North - May 24-26
Fanfest - June 1
YetiConJune - 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
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Mail Thread

Old one hit bump limit >>10028899

Post all the /cgl/ related stuff you've got coming in the mail
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Lolita General - toy's fluffy dream edition

Previous thread: >>10141458
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Local Lolita Comm Thread - Adult Easter Egg Hunt Edition

Old thread >>10118428

With Easter approaching, anyone have any cool meetups soon?
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Largest anime/comic cons to go to in US

Hey /cgl/, what are the largest cons to go to in US? A few comes to my mind:
- Anime Expo
- San Diego Comic Con
- Fanime
- Dragon Con
- New York Comic Con

Anything else I'm missing?
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Obscure Dream Cosplay

What's your dream obscure cosplay? I personally would like to do something from Phantasy Star IV, probably Rune/Thray.

Oldschool cosplay dreams especially appreciated here.
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waiting line
If you could give tips to your past self who went to a con for the first time ever, what would it be?

I'm going to the first con ever in my life in my country's capital but I'm really anxious. I'm always awful at big crowded events, and the last one (not a con/non anime related) left me severely disappointed, bruised, broke, and crying like a bitch.
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What are some good crossplay costumes?

Also share your favorite crossplay pics.
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Can we post some of our favorite HS/MSPA cosplays? I get so nostalgic.
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CoF Thread

Last thread >>10140568
let's keep the off topic arguments to a minimum
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Cosplay Comps

Have you entered a competition?
What was your experience like?
What's the best costume you've seen compete?
Share your stories!
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Japanese CoF thread

they don't have CoF but I want to see what Japanese lolitas are wearing these days
so please only post recent coords
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Coordinate Wars: Who wore it better?

Inspired by the Honey Cake debate that happened in the CoF thread, I thought I would bring back the "who wore it better?" threads. I think they're a great way to compare coordinates across prints or cuts and get inspiration on how to wear certain prints.

Be nice, don't be aggro, don't vendetta post, lets just have fun with this.

Starting off by reposting ones from previous threads
>Who wore it better: Sugary Carnival in Navy
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Selling cheap taobao items in hope to make more money edition

If you follow Liz Lisa, you know they have been struggling recently. Stores are closing, another designer recently said she is leaving, resorting to reselling “home” items that aren’t even their brand to maybe get some extra money.
As Liz Lisa is the most well known main brand for himekaji style, do you think their surplus of casual items have hurt them? Even other brands seem to be going more casual. Was it wrong for them to “follow trends”?
Not many brands make tall clothing aimed for those over seas and it definitely helped them, so why don’t they release more?
What do you think about their rereleases?
Not having a lucky pack this year.. etc.
What is the future of himekaji style , along with Liz Lisa?
Will they pull through?

Talk about your thoughts-and opinions on the brand and it’s current state.
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So well do you eat a con and how would you rate your local con's food options? Just the chains or are there trendy places you went with outsiders wondering what the hell is going on.
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Ita Thread: Handmade Demon Edition

Chilling Demon coord
Previous Thread: >>10139842

Kimono sleeve top: handmade
Skirt: handmade
Belt: random find
Demon horns: handmade
Hair pieces: offbrand, Quirky Stylin
Shawl: eBay
OTK: can’t remember
Boots: New Rock
Jewellery: handmade, closet child, and a gift from my partner
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Nico tattoos

Hi /cgl, I'm working on my Nico cosplay and I'm looking for her tattoos graphics. Anyone knows where can I get them for print?
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Any cons that you want to go to before you kick the bucket?

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Gyaru thread: Int meet AND new print egg mag edition

Old thread >>10029770
Gyaru Jubilee was announced for Birmingham in august! Who's going? Seems like some popular gals are already saying they're gonna go

Egg got the RTs they wanted, think it's gonna be more natural looking shit or they'll pay attention to the old school revival?
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The world ends at the end of March.

What are you working on? Looking forward to? Any drama?
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Larping advice

Hi I've never larped and I was wondering if this would be allowed because I wanna look like and edgy boi and I can't find anything that looks more in a medieval time period
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Hairstyles for lolita without bangs

I cant cut my hair, and I currently cant afford a wig, is there any way I can style my hair for lolita and not look like a fucking retard? Insp or tutorials appreciated.
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18th century/Rocco costume thread

I love love love roocco clothing. Does anyone else here feeeel the same? I almost want to wear it. Does anyone else on here wear it? I have seen though outside in cons it is not worn much? It looks like you have too go to reenactments to wear them???
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My dad is taking me to a con next month. Suffice it to say the last few times haven’t been very good and I want to try and cosplay but I don’t know what as. Any tips would be nice, I’m willing to give info if I can.
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Lolita General - short hair edition

Previous thread: >>10136338
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What were your most embarrassing cosplay or lolita moments?

I fell down the stairs running away from a furry.
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Cosplay help thread

Old one is done for
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Kimono thread-Winter is coming

What patterns and colors would be best for the changing season.
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Have you ever been scammed?

Tell your horror story
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Natural Kei Taobao Stores?

Hey gulls, any information or reccs on taobao stores that sell natural kei wear?

I don’t mean like mori girl, or other similar but not quite styles— like a full on, crusty ass, pink house/ingeborg style store with pintuck prairie skirts and all that.

It’s hard to find stores that actually sell natural kei wear since taobao is so cluttered with mori stuff and so many people think the two are the same thing...
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Photography equipment thread

Almost everyone on this board uses photography equipment in some way, whether they're in front of or behind the camera. So let's talk about equipment.
What cameras do you like? Which lenses are your favorite? What does your lighting set up look like? For people who self shoot, how do you set your stuff up?
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Germany & Austria Thread

Seeing as the dutch thread is quite active, how about the german-speaking j-fashion scene?

As a beginner lolita, I especially wanted to ask whether there are active comms? If yes, where? Are you a member of a comm? Do you go to meets or do you prefer being a lonelita? Which styles are the most prefered here (as in: sweet/classic/gothic)? Favourite german/austrian lolitas? Is there any drama? How did your family/friends react to your interests? Where do you post your coords? Most of us are much taller than your average japanese girl, how do you deal with this problem? etc.
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CoF Thread - DO. NOT. CONTOUR. Edition

Last thread >>10137268
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I need help making the HANDOs arm for a cosplay any advice ?
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