October 2nd, 2012

Closet Child translation? :O

Sorry I'm posting so much! I want to buy this JSK on CC but I don't understand the translation of the damage and I don't want to buy it if it's too damaged. O.o

Here is the chrome translation:

Wear photo is an image. One suit of clothes, the actual goods are all different by the position of the handle portion of the fabric cut. On your note, thank you for your order in advance.
Float marks brooch, fabrics kink West, to the West in the overall race Wearing (wrinkles, deviation), and there is a point-like dirt near the right side rather than the center of the front waist.

And here is the original:

Please help me! Thank you. (:

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A Bodyline sizing question.

Hello, everybody.
Today, I have a question for people who bought this Punk Yukata from bodyline.
My body size is about 2L according to the sizing chart BL provided. Bust about 90cm, waist about 78cm.
But I am a tall girl who is around 170cm.
Would you recommend me to buy 2L or 4L???
Is the waist band tight or fairly loose??? Sometimes BL stuff go smaller than the size they provide and sometimes a lot bigger than the size they provide on their website...
snily, harry potter, mary grandpre

Budget coat

Hi! I'd love to have a coat that actually looks good with my sweet lolita clothes (as opposed to my faux leather jackets) but I'm on a tight budget. So I was browsing taobao for pink coats and found this coat: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.17.37.ffd0ab&id=20013420791& but it looks a bit too cold for winter. I also saw: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.174.eb30cd&id=19993492772
Do you think it will look good with Lolita? Or is it too cheap looking?
Thanks in advance if you reply!
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Community Updates for October

Artwork this month is by bomb4y. You can view more of his work on his DeviantArt.

The General Theme for October is October Celebrations
When we think of holidays in October, of course Halloween comes to mind. But many people across the world celebrate a variety of holidays this festive month! Share your October lolita adventures, no matter if you celebrate Halloween or another holiday we'd love to learn about!

The Aesthetic Theme for October is Creepy-Cute
Oh how we love the newest craze sweeping the j-fashion world: creepy cute style! This month, show off your creepy lolita coordinates. The more bats, stripes, studs and other chill-inducing motifs, the better!

The Contest for October is Classy Costumes
Enter your lolita-themed costume (example: lolita pikachu, lolita witch, lolita cat) this month to win a spooky prize! Details and how to enter are in this thread.
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October EGL Contest: Classy Costumes!

It's time for another EGL contest! This month is everyone's favourite annual Halloween outfit contest!

(The winners of the previous contest will be posted in a week's time.)

Contest Description
To enter this contest, you must create your own authentic lolita coordinate based around a costume theme. You may use offbrand, hand-made, or brand items. Each member of the community may enter a single photo of the entire coordinate and a written description of the costume theme they are portraying (cat, witch, pikachu, etc). Groups may also enter.

The Prize
The first place winner will receive a handmade spider soap bar by Black Widow Designs!

Contest Period
The Contest begins at the time of this posting and ends on October 31st at 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific Time (PT).

How to Enter
Post a reply to this link: http://egl-judges-comm.livejournal.com/38021.html
and include the following:
(i) The title for your entry. Entries without a title will be assumed to be "Untitled".
(ii) Your name as you'd like it listed with your entry and the names of any other group members.
(iii) Your entry which should include no more than 1 photographs.
(iv) Your contact email.

(i) The contest requires that you be a member of the egl community.
(ii) You must submit your entry during the contest period listed above. Only the first entry per Entrant will be accepted.
(iii) In the case of contests open to groups, only one entry per group will be permitted.
(iv) Members of egl_judges_comm are encouraged to enter but are ineligible to win.
(v) You must own the legal rights to any photos/videos submitted in your entry.

Judging and Selection of Winners
Entries will be judged by the members of egl_judges_comm. In the event that the judges come to a deadlock and are unable to resolve a winner, the final verdict may be determined by one of the following methods: (i) public vote (ii) random selection (iii) cupcake tossing. The judges will contact the winner by email after the contest has ended.

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Good luck!
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Three Tiered Skirt Help?

When making a three Tiered skirt, do you gather everything to the same length? How do you get that Lolita flair? Obviously each tier has an added amount of fabric. Tier 1 should be around your hip size, tier 2 should be doubled and tier 3 should be tripled. But if each tier is longer than the one on top of it, the only way that makes sense to me is gathering them to the same size.

I understand gathering and am, so people tell me, fairly good at it. I've made a number of gathered skirts before and enjoy it. How do you go about making a three tiered skirt though? Also, I've put lace on hems but never on seams before. I want to use the lace to separate each tier to make it look a little choppy. Do I apply the lace like I do on hems?

Help? Does anyone have a good tut to post?
Pokemon - Volkner

AP Low Waist Pleated JSK

First time poster, etc, but I was checking out the local thrift stores in my area, and stumbled upon this. I was so shocked that I found it, it was a complete impulse buy. I've never bought lolita before, but I've always thought about it. Got it home, tried it on, and it just didn't fit. Since I'm new to lolita and such, I'm not sure how much it would be worth, so I thought I'd ask here to check, and see if it's worth a re-sell!

Photos under the cut.

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Thanks a lot in advance for your help!