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I'm asking /cgl/ rather than /fa/ because the sort of thing I want to do is the opposite from what they tend to go for; which is dressing like the members and fans of Mumford & Sons.
I've been kind of interested in fashion for a while now, and I was talking about Paradise Kiss with my fashion designer friend who's also into Lolita and the like. It got me thinking about it again.
What I'm most interested in is designing the actual outfits. I don't have the co-ordination to sew well, maybe some day, but right now I'm more interested in learning more about how clothes are constructed from the design side of things rather than the physical side of things(learning to create patterns would probably help though).
I'm writing a series of books which will probably have some illustration, and I like to do character sketches and eventually get people who can draw properly to go over them. A lot of the fashion in it, because of the fantasy vibe will probably be influenced by the likes of Lolita, Aristocrat, Mori, Fairy Kei etc. as well as just general fabulous sort of stuff, there's a more modern feel to a lot of it too as it's more an urban fantasy with sci-fi elements. As well as my friend I have a cousin into fashion design so I was hoping I could eventually work with them on designs.
I particularly have problems designing male clothes(partly because I can never draw the angles on a suit right, but there's more to guys clothes than just suits).
I was wondering if there were any design books to get me started. Just a book filled with pictures and names and designers would help, but I'd like to get some western tomes as well as the likes of G&L Bible, to get a better general understanding.
Chihayafuru: material for semiformal hakama
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I'm going to cosplay Kana from Chihayafuru in the hakama they wear to the tournaments. I tried to research them, but all I could find was info about martial arts hakama, miko hakama, and very, very formal ones that men wear to tea ceremonies and also people wear to graduations.
The ones they wear on the show don't seem to be like any of those. They seem kind of firmly in between.
I found a pattern online, for the pants that recommends using a poly-cotton blend. They say that will make them more durable and also keep the pleats in better. Do you guys also agree?http://roundearth.stores.yahoo.net/hakformarar.html
I'm more worried about the kimono top and what to make it out of. I suppose I could just buy a kimono. I don't think a yukata would be appropriate. They mentioned that these were rentals, so I guess that means these are probably expensive. So I'll probably have to substitute what they'd actually be made of with something cheaper.
Do you think chirimen would be good? It has a nice look to it. Or would that be dumb. I don't know much about traditional clothes.
Also, I'm not going to try to make it exactly match any particular thing she wears since she wears several different things. I'm just going to make it match her style.
Thanks for any help!
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I know we have the "Weeaboo Horror Stories" threads and whatnot, but can we get a weeaboo general thread?
Personal stories, horror stories, general con behavior stories, pictures, rants, growth/success stories, etc.
What interests me are the "Halfu Japaneezu desu" ones. Moreso, the ones that keep it going well into adulthood. Pixyteri would be a prime example, of course.
What goes through their minds? Are they just crazy or do they have a past they want to cover up?
It's just so interesting.
Let's share some things about the weebs, /cgl/.
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I want to make a tumblr post/helpful image about how much lolita/j fashion items weigh for taobao/comm sales.
So far I have the weights of
>tea party shoes (21.6 oz)
>bodyline OP (15.9 oz)
>blouse (6.1 oz)
>a very light purse (the AP LP one) (7.1 oz)
>a headbow (1.8 oz)
>OTK socks (1.9 oz)
>AP ring (.2 oz)
Does anyone have anything else, like the weights of velvet dresses, other kinds of blouses, boleros, JSKs, petticoats, other shoes, etc? I will add it to my list before I post.