Hey /cgl/ I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience making plushies.
I'm making one for my friends birthday and it's of her favorite character. I'm using this other plushie as a reference and I want the "chibi" plush I'm making to have similar sizes and what not. I have all the measurements and have been reading some things on plushie making but I also wanted to see if anyone here may have advice on making patterns or may even have a pattern that is similar to this.
>>8799269 If you're making it as a present, make some to practice first. Use felt for practice, minky for real. You want to basically make two halves of a complete plush before you sew them together. If your plush has belts or other details that go on top of the clothes, pin them on and sew after checking that both halves match up. Sew on the facial features and hair, too. When you pin the two halves together it'll be pretty thick. You should have needles thick enough to be able to sew through several layers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I like reading stories about these, and I'm kinda pissed, I vented a bit in the mail thread, but damn.
>State I'm from Alberta >Girl in Flo-Rida complains that it's a bit expensive, I tell her that It's out of my reach. >End up giving up >Btw, do you take holds >Girl could have told me this before I went out and checked out the shipping rate wasting... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>please buy my stuff! >I'm sick of looking at this shit! >this is clogging up my fucking closet >get this SHIT OUT OF MY LIFE >MAKE IT GO AWAY >by the way everything I'm selling is used items at retail why aren't you buying it
>>8767912 >Be me >In Australia >Selling beret that I have never used >$15, just want it gone. >Get PM from anon on LM >"Oh Hai anon!! I am interested in buying your beret!! I need it to match my set :3. I was wondering if you could do it for $10 with free postage?" >Looks up anons location on profile Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8772504 It's pretty shitty to ask for a discount and free shipping on top. You shouldn't even ask for free shipping. $10 might be okay since you just want it out of your sight but you should explain how free shipping isn't possible and then see if she even wants it.
I just looked at the guest list and its mostly just cosplayers. I understand bringing in established cosplayers to judge a masquerade or host panels but this looks more like they said "If you have a lot of followers on social media and going to the con, we'll put your name up on the guest list" Seems kind of circle jerky if you ask me.
Many male cosplayers who talk about being ignored cite a common reason why is that male characters in general have boring designs. Why do you think these complaints still surface?
A: People are only looking at a small group of male designs or shows where the male characters are bland
B: In general male fashion is a lot less interesting than female fashion. (Compare the wide assortment of skirts, dresses, jeans, pants, blouses in a female clothing section to the selection of button ups, slacks, jeans and basic shirts men have)
C: Men only THINK these designs... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A lot of it probably is from school uniform anime. Girls school uniform are consistently sailor fuku, which, despite being kind of plain or hard to match up to the series, are a lot cuter and out of the ordinary than slacks and a button up shirt. Samurai anime, sci Fi anime, etc don't have this problem. But lots of dudes are into harem moe blob anime and in those anime yes the dudes are boring or nonexistent
A thread died for this. Opening with a with a question or two is normal but if you want a multiple choice survey then use survey monkey, honestly this belongs on /a/. If you want to generate discussion about cosplaying male mcs then let there be a discussion.
Have not been to this board in years. Anyone gave up on explaining the whole Lolita-is-a-fashion-not-costume to the normals? I was really particular about it when I was 18 but these days I feel like I don't care and it's tiring to always have to explain. I mean, normals will never get it and I don't really care if they do. Plus we /do/ look ridiculous and costume like in Lolita. If they call it a costume I kinda just go with the flow and brush them off with "yea its a costume fashion where you dress like a Victorian doll"
Am I the only one? Also... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8809532 Not everything looks like a costume tho. I wear lolita daily and even I admit I stand out in school but it's not really more costume than someone else's clothes. However, in my opinion OTT has taken too much place in the fashion: it should be something represented in fashion shows and big events. The majority of the fashion should still be something you are really able to wear daily. In school nobody has ever asked about my "costume". Because it's just frilly pink clothes.
LOL. No one's asked me if I'm in a costume for a long, long, long time. When I first started, yeah, I'd have to explain I'm going to a dress-up party. But now I've learnt to dresss down, mix my lolita stuff with casual normie stuff, and the most I'd get is someone saying I look too nice for the grocery store.
As for tea parties, meetups and such, I'm going to guess that most people can see it's a party -- we're eating food, we're chatting and laughing, we're taking selfies, we turn down photos and don't interact... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8809532 I live in one of the biggest cities in the US so I rarely am the weirdest looking person on the street, even on the odd occasions I'm out in OTT. Usually if someone is asking about my outfit I just tell them the name of the brand I'm wearing.
Anyone else here into doing cosplays that require military gear? If so then what's your next cosplay you're planning that has to do with it.
After my next con I'm planning to look into trying an XCOM 2 cosplay. Alot of the gear on them is custom-made so I feel I'll have to improvise or add onto current stuff I have. I know I could use a TF2 NEST vest for it but I'll have to look a bit further for the other stuff.
>>8809065 Well, to be honest, I've never actually made my own costume before. I'm very very new to cosplay, and the few cosplays I have done I was young enough to have my mom craft them for me. My most recent one I had a company make for me.
i think this shit is hilarious to be honest. I went on one of his "Interviews" and he says he quote. "Has his agent make all of his props." Im pretty sure he just had one of his friends ask him some random questions nothing really pertaining to current projects or workshops like the description. He deleted me off facebook before he could beat me to it.I really hope hioshi is reading every single one of these because he literally doesnt fool anyone.
So for the first time I'm the one organising the con room and not sure what ground rules I should lay down. Where's it all gone wrong in the past? What/who should I avoid? Also roommate horror stories so a thread isn't killed for nothing.
>>8794390 as the room planner, beware of flaky friends. the biggest problem in room planning for me in the past has been people dropping, especially last minute. i instated a rule that if you drop within two weeks of the con (unless it's for a legitimate reason like you're in the hospital or someone died etc) you still have to pay your share of the room fee, because it's really unfair to everyone else expecting to pay a certain amount and suddenly having to pay more.
even better is if you can get people... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've been doing hotel rooms for cons and raves/festivals for years, I only have a few horror stories and they're not all that exciting, but here's a few lessons, some learned the hard way:
>Money up front or ASAP Chasing after people for money *sucks*, but it sucks more if you have to do it after the con and people have all vanished off back to their lives. This is the age of paypal and venmo, and everyone in the room knows *months* in advance we're all doing this, so they have time to save up. Weird cirmstances always happen and you don't have to be the finance nazi, but if you're sticking your credit card out on the room, it's only fair to ask them to give you their chunk.
>Discuss who are the partiers and who are the sleepers Some people wanna stay up until 4 talking about anime. Some need their sleep. Some came to get drunk, and some are uncomfortable around rowdy drunks. But if you find that all out BEFORE the con, and talk about what you're gonna do about it, you can have easy solutions like "okay you guys can pregame in the room and then go to so-and-sos or the lobby while we sleep" instead of "Keith shut the fuck up it's 2 and I need to be up early for a panel."
>Have a "put it away if you don't want anyone touching it" rule Gadgets, chargers, food, drink, makeup and toiletries, hairbrushes, sewing and crafting supplies... even really nice friends will sometimes think "we'll it's sitting out and SoAndSo won't mind if I borrow it for a sec." If someone's got something they don't want borrowed, keep it in your bag.
>Don't be the room that throws the big hotel party Dooonnnnnn't. There's a 99% chance you'll end up sleeping on a floor soaked in mysterious substances. Damage deposits almost always go poof, if something gets broken or stolen there's a chance it belonged to you. Just not worth it, let someone younger and drunker risk getting kicked out of the Marriott. Show up to their party with a bottle of something and be the heroes.
>Discuss who's bringing what foods specifically If you're not gonna fend for yourselves meal-wise, bringing food and drink makes the trip cheaper. Having a grocery list y'all've talked about means there's no "oh I don't eat those" "I'm vegetarian" "I'm allergic to that." And get a cooler! Even if it's a really cheap styrofoam one. The fridge is gonna be small or nonexistent.
>Discuss... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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