April 18th, 2011

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Fanime Role call (Panel Models and Picnic attendees)

I know many Lolitas now go to Fanime, an anime and gaming convention held in San Jose California.

You can learn more about Fanime here: http://www.Fanime.com

With J9isawesome unable to host the Lolita Panel and Fashion Show I have taken it up (along with help of course :D) And will be in need of models and possibly clothing to borrow for the show. And of course I'll mention the gathering at the end of this post :3
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[Bats Day] Anahiem, CA Update 4/18/11 – Meeting Times & Locations / 5days left to get tickets

[Bats Day] Anahiem, CA Update 4/18/11 – Meeting Times & Locations / 5days left to get tickets

Only 18 days till Bats Day Weekend.

We are happy to announce the meeting times and locations for the photo ops during Bats Day in the Fun Park: The Spooky Trip to Disneyland. We have even added a special Mother’s Day photo op for 2011, for all the “Mummies” who will be joining us on May 8th.

This will be the last major update until after the event. Please check the official Bats Day website for any other updates. We may send out a small update if there is one needed.

So much to do in so little time.

The following info is in the update
- Bats Day in the Fun Park meeting times & locations announced
- 5 Days left to purchase tickets for the Bats Day Happy Haunts Swinging Wake
- April 22 is the last day to book your room at the Official Bats Day Hotel
- Bats Day Twitter event May 8, 2011 + LTD Bats Day Buttons giveaways
- Bats Day Weekend Full Schedule Information
- Bats Day Black Market Scheduled Vendors have been announced
- April 22, 2011 Last Day to Pre Order for Bats Day 2011 Event Shirt & Hat
- Meet the 2011 Bats Day Sponsors
- Come meet some of the Silly Spooky haunting the Bats Day Happy Haunts Swinging Wake: A Costumed
- Discount Tickets to Disneyland still available


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Once again thank you for reading this update.

~Stay Spooky
The Bats Day in the Fun Park Team
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Bats Day in the Fun Park Weekend 13 - May 6-8, 2011
TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL APRIL 22 2011 only @ www.Batsday.net

Friday May 6th, 2011
The Nightmare before Bats Day – Dinner SOLD OUT

Saturday May 7th, 2011
The Bats Day Black Market (Free Admission)
The Bats Day Happy Haunts Swinging Wake: A Costumed Celebration www.happyhauntsswingingwake.com

Sunday May 8th, 2011
Bats Day in the Fun Park: The Spooky Trip to Disneyland

Check out the Bats Day Scream Store.
with limited edition items.http://www.batsdaystore.com

Your number one source for all of your
Bats Day information.http://www.batsday.net

Removal of weird blue stains from print dress (Marie Antoinette)

Recently, I've just acquired one of my dream dresses into possession. It's Baby's Marie Antoinette JSK in the blue colorway. I've been pinning for it since I first got into lolita so I was ecstatic to see it up for bids on YJ. Of course, I placed a bid right away and just received the package 2 days ago. To my utmost dismay, the dress has several conspicuous blue stains all over, which I believe may be attributed to color running. The YJ seller did NOT state that there were any stains or defects at all! I'm very upset about that, but my primary concerns lie in getting the blue stains out of my dress, or at least making them less visible. I'm also really worried about washing the dress, since the stains look like they're color runs.



So right now, I have 2 main questions, appealing especially so to those who have dealt with bad sellers on YJ and those who possess the same print (particularly in blue).

To YJ Bidders
1. If you've ever won something off YJ that came to you in a faulty condition, is there any way to take measures against the seller? I'm not thinking of a refund here, but I'd at least like to be able to give the seller a negative review. I bided on the item through Japonica, which is why I can't give the seller a bad review myself. Should I send photos of the condition of the dress to them (Japonica staff)? Or are all efforts futile?

To Marie Antoinette OP/JSK owners, and those who've experience color runs
2. Have you ever washed the dress in water? Or does it have to be dry cleaned? If you've attempted at hand washing it, did any color running occur? If so, how do you remedy the running?

& below are some photos of the stains on my dress. Some of the bleeds (if it's due to color running) are really visible and I want to attempt to at least diminish them, but I don't dare to try to wash them for fear that they'll bleed even more.

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Hoodie Pic Request

Hello ladies! I'm looking for pics of Candy Violet's "Belle Frivolité," aka the casual lolita hoodie. I've been eyeing it for quite some time, and now that it's on sale figured I'd better grab it before it's gone. Anyone own this hoodie? Can you comment on the quality? I'm also wondering if the print is in white or yellow...I can't really tell from the photos on their website. Some parts look white, other parts of it appear yellow.

Candy Violet Hoodie

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!
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Casual Petticoat?

I know everyone asks petticoat questions all the time, but mine is...kind of the opposite.

What I'm looking for is a flat-ish petticoat, appropriate for "casual" loli skirts.  By "casual", I mean something that still /needs/ a petticoat so that it doesn't look all flat and weird, but that I can wear to work or on days where I don't particularly feel like knocking things over with my frills every time I turn around.

So, tell me:  what's a good flat-ish petticoat?

*Edited to add*
An important distinction I forgot to make!  I wear a US size 22, so Bodyline or brand will most likely not fit me!  Any suggestions welcome, but those with plus-size in mind are even more welcome!