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> Cosplay/lolita/j-fashion accounts to follow
> Advice on posting and increasing engagement
> Instagram updates and algorithm conspiracies

> Self-post if you can't handle concrit
> Shit up the thread and derail it with drama. Take it to the farm/LC
> Vendetta post ffs

>> No.10346666

I'm going to put on my tinfoil hat and stop using #lolitafashion. I've been getting less likes on my coords than I have in the past. If this continues, then I'll know that I'm just ugly nbd lol

>> No.10346737

I keep seeing this posted but wtf is the farm?

Staying on topic though I absolutely love genesisoftheend. Something about her coords just has me enchanted.

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It’s not a shadow banned tag. If a tag was banned it would
>have a warning at the top of the tag page saying it’s been filtered
>the “recent posts” tab would be hidden.

For example, #valentinesday is currently filtered due to recent inappropriate use.

If you can search through a tag, it’s not banned.

>> No.10346775

Absolute newfag

>> No.10346801

Its referencing a site called lolcow

>> No.10346897

Guilty as charged...this is my first week on here lol

>> No.10347716

Has the algorithm changed lately? I get same amount of likes but it's spread over few days. Before I would get almost all my likes on day 1 and only few after.

>> No.10347815

WELCOME :D how do you like it here so far? ^-^ We are berry helpful (hehe) so if you have any questions let us know!! and pls enjoy your stay :3

>> No.10347817

p.s w/e you do don't go to lolcow D: . they are very mean >:[ over there and cyber bully strong irl female protagonists within the cosplaying communities.

>> No.10347822

stop namefagging and kys out of /cgl/

>> No.10347851

>Lolcow poster detected
Stop making up lies about lilypichu >:(

>> No.10347876

Oh god, Soup is back.

Can we please talk about how people are shitting up #angelicpretty? I saw belle delphine's alternate account pop up on my feed because she tagged an ahegao post as such. I see this tag all over the place now used by non-lolitas. Has it always been like this and I'm just now noticing?

>> No.10347884

I hate trannies so much

>> No.10347959

It must be part of a "kawaii" tag set that people are copypasting. I feel bad that sweet lolitas have to deal with this sort of shit.

>> No.10348431

?? Lilypichu is a real girl and her voice is real too

>> No.10348449

I hate them and lilypichu

They all live a cruel existence : (

>> No.10348811

Yep cocks are gross but lily is pure like sugar. She’s much happier now with Michael : )

>> No.10348937

I follow the innocentworld hashtag and my feed is full of posts from Indian men. I just want to see lolitas wearing IW.

>> No.10348945

Omg, yes it irks me out every time. It is super weird.

Same goes for the #nileperch with effing fish photos.

>> No.10348965

That's... because a Nile Perch is a fish

>> No.10349007

Idk but I’ve been experiencing the same thing too...

>> No.10349231

How do I take nice selfies clear enough for Instagram? Whenever I use a photo app they’re too blurry, but photos with the regular phone camera are too detailed and show everything. Is it an editing thing?

>> No.10349236

Take pics with regular phone cam and apply filters or edits with apps later on. You can choose the intensity/and or just edit target areas that way. I only edit out my dark circles with apps later on because if I don’t I look like I’m on crack and haven’t slept for ten years but with just regular filters it’s soo much.

>> No.10349346

I've been experiencing this as well so something must have changed. I'm not complaining though as I'm getting more engagement on my pics than I have before, even if it's over the span of a few days.

>> No.10350392

what are some egirl shops that the egirls on instagram shop at?

>> No.10350405

>download wish
>search egirl

>> No.10350406

>account posting explicit images of anime gore and irl self harm and bloody crime scene photos requests to follow me
>report their account
>”this account doesn’t go against our guidelines”

Ok instagram.

>> No.10350502

Idk if it would make a difference but you could try reporting the specific posts

>> No.10350508

I did report the account, but iirc instagram content is moderated by the same type of company that moderates facebook content so they have a high quota of posts to go through and they’ll just reject a bunch of reports because it’s faster than pushing them through.

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I meant to say that I reported specific posts too lmfao. I’m big dumb and tired.

>> No.10350515

It’s under hashtag innocentworld_angel, the hashtag was created by the brand

>> No.10350948

Are items from wish knock offs of stuff from taobao or are they the same shit from china?

>> No.10351285

It’s stuff from China. Like taobao you just need to be sure that you look at store reviews before buying

>> No.10351516

minga london, lazy oaf, omighty, new girl order, unif maybe? Not cheap though but defo where a lot of insta girls shop

>> No.10351589

Probably dollskill too but they suck

>> No.10351696

Should I block the accounts with no posts and no followers? Several have started following me. They follow mostly lolitas.

>> No.10351756

Do whatever you want. You don’t owe anyone your online presence. If you feel uncomfortable with them following you, then you can remove them from your follower list or block them

>> No.10351757

You can use dollskill like a catalog and then buy the pieces you like from the original brand lmfao

>> No.10351779

Maybe check if they follow brand accounts too. If they are only following people maybe they're pervs but if they're looking at flatlays and mannequins they're probably just shy.

>> No.10351819

Thanks anon

>> No.10351834

nyart but this is what i do lmao

>> No.10351881

I just started a cosplay instagram. I have no intention of hitting it big, but I'd love to be able to interact with other cosplayers and sewing-hobbyists, so I'm trying to make my new account as pretty and open as possible.
Any do's and don'ts?

Also, creating a username is hard as fuck. If anyone has any tricks on coming up with a good one, I'd love to hear it.

>> No.10351883

Try to think of concepts and words you like and want to be associated with. Best to pick things you'd be happy to explain if anyone asked about it's origin. Rhymes and alliteration are great ways to stay in people's consciousness.

>> No.10352059

Thanks, that's really helpful. I'll make of list of things and try to puzzle them together.

>> No.10352355

Especially if you have multi-syllable words in your username, it really helps recall if you have some sort of space between words (underscore, period, etc). I can’t tell you how many times I just read the “appearance” of a username with the icon without actually trying to parse out the words, and then when I see the person at the con I can never remember their handle correctly. Try to keep it simple and memorable.

>> No.10352384

Thank you! I've typically used underscores in my usernames so I'll remember that when I do come up with one!

How important is it to have a sewing/cosplay related term in your username?

>> No.10352390

>How important is it to have a sewing/cosplay related term in your username
Not very. But if you want to mark yourself as a creative, A generic word like "creations" or "studio" is a nice umbrella if you want to do different things.

>> No.10352393

Ah, I'm glad to hear that. I was stressin' trying to shove sewing related terms in. Thank you again for the help.

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I make little accessories and such for fun, and I've got on ongoing giveaway for one that was inspired by Holy Lantern. Stickers are a new thing I'm doing and I've got some /cgl/ related ones!

>> No.10359869

How often should I post coords? I want to post regularly but don't want to spam the shit out of people with low engagement posts. Bi-weekly?

>> No.10360050

What other things you post? Your coords might have bad engagement because you post tons of other shit and people have followed you for those (and are not interested of your coords). If you occasionally wear lolita/jfashion weekly basis is good as it won't be repetive. Spamming same coord multiple times just bores the followers.

>> No.10360053

Oh, I was just more wondering where that sweet spot is between "I've seen this person a ton on my feed, tired of this" and "This person hardly posts anything". It seems like any time I go a while without posting something, my first post back get a ton of engagement. Whereas if I post 3x in one week, the engagement kind of tapers off.

>> No.10360060

I’m a cosplayer not a lolita, but I post 1 or 2 times a week. Sometimes I’ll post more than that in a week if I’m at a con that weekend

>> No.10360063

Coord posts twice a week is good. I've seen a few jfash accounts switch to a format where they post once a week but each post is every coord that they wore that week.

>> No.10360065

So as a newish account, I normally only get 40-60 likes per photo, but on my last photo, I got 573 likes which is really uncharacteristic. I only got for two more followers out of it, and a majority of the likes came from Spanish/(some Latin language) speaking accounts. Could someone take a look at my tags whoreing and see which hashtag gave me the intense popularity? Thanks gulls
I tagged #classiclolita #oldschoollolita #handmadelolita #otome #casuallolita #japanesestreetfashion #japanesestreetstyle #jfashion #jfash #eglfashion #egl #music #harajukufashion #harajuku

>> No.10360067

A lot of spam accounts have bots set to like photos tagged with a specific tag. Your "popularity" came from #music and #harajuku, possibly also #harajukufashion.

>> No.10360075

Okay cool! I had music notes on my dress so I figured it couldn’t hurt. I clicked on a few of the accounts during that liked the post, and most had selfies/regular posts and just seemed to be Spanish weebs, would those be spam bots anyways?

>> No.10360078

Can anyone recommend some cosplay dance cover or dance tiktok like accounts to follow?

>> No.10361263

It's possible that the algorithm just picked up your picture and ended up showing it to a bunch of people who are following a certain tag. A lot of people who have kawaii/jfash accounts get a decent amount of hispanic weeb followers, as anime and stuff is really popular in spanish speaking regions

>> No.10361455

Check out

>> No.10361462

Fuck off rosie.doll

>> No.10361482

Not her but ok

>> No.10361570

Does anyone have recommendations for goth gothic lolitas? By which I mean they listen to the music?

>> No.10361598

What types of instas are these? Cosplay? Lolita? etc.?

>> No.10361599

Alright then pinkdreamdoll.

Do you even need to ask? You can tell just by looking at the usernames.

>> No.10361601

Def posted by someone in the pittsburgh comm. All but one are confirmed Pittsburgh accounts.

>> No.10361609

How is knowing they listen to an arbitrary music genre gonna help you enjoy their outfit pictures?

>> No.10361640

There is nothing in those usernames that implicitly refers to either cosplay or lolita. it could go either way.

>> No.10361696

Considering both of Rosie’s accounts were mentioned here, I’m guessing it’s her self posting.

>> No.10361719

It's not really arbitrary. And because I'm looking for lolitas with similar interests besides lolita to follow. Some people post things besides outfit pictures in their feed and stories and I'm interested in that.

>> No.10361754

I doubt anyone is that retarded. Most likely people just looking to watch their frenemies get roasted

>> No.10361772

Probably Naturally Racist. After someone in the comm dumps her she makes passive aggressive posts.

>> No.10361779

I just like those accounts. I only follow a few so far and they’re the main ones I follow. I liked two of them and had the others suggested.

>> No.10361782


What do you like about them

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How can I improve my ig?
Open for any tips :)
IG: colagiirl

>> No.10361845

Photos are shit quality

>> No.10361853

>typical egirl wannabe content

Take pictures with better lighting and quality. Don’t caption your pictures with dumb shit. Pick up a fashion magazine, follow some blogs, and get ideas for outfits.

>> No.10361867

Underrated lolita accounts?

>> No.10361883

stop trying to look asian.

>> No.10362081

I doubt this is really you, but you're very pretty. Your insta is just a collection of you taking selfies though, and you're a normie, so you'd really have to decide on what you want to do with your account before anyone can give you feedback.

>> No.10362086

What do you consider underrated?

>> No.10362114

I like that they seem laid back but are also enjoying the fashion. I just enjoy following them and seeing their updates.

>> No.10362116

Honestly I do this, I am a lolita but for now I have no interest in posting my own coords even though I like seeing others'. I can see why someone might prefer to block me though and I get it.

>> No.10362122

I would say anything under 1k, but im not op

>> No.10362193

Can you elaborate? And what did she do that was racist?

>just moved to Pittsburgh and is scared to death of the crazy ass comm here

>> No.10362208

Nayrt but if memory serves correct, she hosted a meet at a plant or something and she wanted to dress like the mistress of the plantation and the attendees were supposed to dress like the house niggers.

>> No.10362212

She also said that dark skinned girls “don’t fit the lolita aesthetic”

>> No.10362215

Yikes both of these are cringe. Are there caps?

Sage for off topic

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Oh yeah, also saying she doesn’t like hijabs with lolitas but calling them “punjabs” because she’s dumb

>> No.10362283



I follow these four and all of them knows about their music, although @mag.sugar is not very gothic lolita.

>> No.10362284

How can anyone be this obtuse. Lordt

>> No.10362302

Yeah this one never happened. The whole thing started when she got started during a chat shoving her whole ass leg in her mouth by saying when she thinks of lolitas she thinks of thin Asian and white girls. She’s ignorant as hell but she’s never gone to THAT extent for sure. She’s more sheltered and dumb than intentionally malicious.

>> No.10362304

I always assumed she was on the spectrum with her literal lack of a filter and inability to reason why certain things she says are inappropriate. Plus I’m pretty sure she’s in her 30s , can’t drive and lives with her parents who pretty much take care of her. Really doubt she’s neurotypical.

>> No.10362345

>Yeah this one never happened
Your right, my bad. I was remembering something that happened during the last few years of the LJ/EGL era. Not her, but definitely happened, I apologize, when your an oldfag you see so many crazy bitches in the fashion their identities start to melt together.

>> No.10362398

Staying on topic here are some old fav accounts and some newer promising ones.

@emmie.in.wonderland -newer account, country classic lolita, embroidery :under 500 followers

@hoshikawa030 -sweet lolita, lower post consistency but very cute coords :under 500 followers

@parumey -consistent posts, style varies favoring red colorways ::under 500 followers

@sixfeetof_frills -consistent posts, gothic and punk lolita. tall lolita :under 500 followers

@littledoeplaysintraffic - daily posts, favors sweet lolita in black colorways and polkadots :under 1k followers

@mllejacquesnoel - daily posts, gothic and punk lolita, mostly floordinates, occassional cat pic :under 500 followers

@masharubi -daily posts, punk and classic lolita, occasional art :under 500 followers

@morelkor -newer account, classic lolita with some punk, occasional art :under 500 followers

Will add more on my lunch break. I follow a lot of gothic and punk accounts but I tried to add some variety.

>> No.10362663

She’s apparently been caught self-posting before though.

Back on topic however...I really like @Rubanrose_emilie. (She’s just barely over 1000subs) I absolutely love how she accessorizes.

>> No.10362678

How dare you post these and not post the comment where she said "sand n*ggers"

>> No.10362711

Wow I actually don’t recall that one. Caps?

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I would love some concrit. I am also not really sure how tagging works to be honest.

This is my main account so it's not all lolita but I do wear lolita a bit.

There are also loads of cat pictures.


>> No.10362857

Any caps on that? Because I was in on that post and can 99% guarantee that wasn’t said.

>> No.10362859

You're getting there! I would highly recommend cutting the bangs on that brown wig. I know it's scary but honestly, one of the hallmarks of a new lolita is the uncut wig bangs swooped off to the side. It's a really simple thing that can help your coords to look a lot more polished (as long as you don't make a total mess of it, of course).

>> No.10362877

This is fine for a personal account for your friends, but if you want to have a lolita account that other people enjoy looking at for inspo you’ll have to stick to a consistent theme and improve both the quality of your coords and of your photography.

>> No.10362880

These lists are my favorite part of these threads. I personally prefer classic lolita. Can you rec more to follow around 1500 followers or less?

>> No.10362887

It was brought up on lolcow a few years ago. She also has a fetish for dressing as Aladdin for sexual roleplay with her husband.
>Help me im being kidnapped by a punjab he's going to take my pure white virgin flower!

>> No.10362890

This is great, thank you

I'm also looking for tall or plus inspo. Basically girls with different body types, although I follow a lot of plus girls already.

>> No.10362891 [DELETED] 

Does anyone remember when J roomed with "Asami" (a black weeaboo) at Tekko Con so that she could take selfies with her to prove she doesn't hate black people?

>> No.10362953

Why her lolcow thread was taken down is beyond me. Anyone who has spent any extended time around her has stories of the insensitive bulllshit she says or her lack of boundaries. She's constantly trying to be a "kawaii" public figure and openly complains about Asians having an easier time getting picked for modeling. Plus more racist comments shes made publicly.

>> No.10362975

Your coords are cute but your photography needs a little improvement and theme. You seem to favor reds, fruits and flowers. You could get a really cute gingham theme going. I recommend a gingham picnic blanket and baskets for some floordinates. For daily outfit pics I recommend doing a simple background and mirroring your poses. You can mirror your poses by downloading an app called inshot. The fence area in some of your pictures will work perfect for a background. This will helps create a clean and cohesive feed. Selfies should either be a separate post or a second picture in your post.

Best of luck!

>> No.10362980

Never met her in person, but I was told she comments on other girl’s tits a lot? Super creepy if true

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Example of a mirrored coord shot

>> No.10363005

I want to post the messages where she's being racist at rufflecon but I can't without outing myself.

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I think I'll end up repeating what other anons said which is good advice. This is absolutely fine for a personal account, but for a fashion forward account I would clean it up a bit going forward. Photography is key but thankfully easy to achieve. An easy way to achieve a consistent IG is, well, consistency. A plain white backdrop like a clean wall is a good start. Your fence behind you in some pictures has potential too, but would recommend to try to get a consistent angle every time and try to remove as much of the road as possible by being closer to the fence. Selfies are ok, I'm not a huge fan but I'm a minority, but you need to have good front lighting and if possible a cute background.

It would also help to be consistent with filters. Start light and try not to go too ham, and I would actually recommend an app like VSCO, lightroom, or one of their ilk to help you out. I prefer lightroom, but it can be finicky to figure out settings. I found vsco to be more beginner friendly.

You don't need to collage photos necessarily these days. Use the scrolling feature on IG, it makes things way cleaner.

I circled several photos which I think would be great as starting points for a good theme going forward. Once you get a feel for it you can experiment with different themes and backgrounds. You can use preview apps to help you going forward as well. In the past, I've used UNUM, preview app, and more recently Apphi. They're all ok, kind of buggy on my android, but they do the job fine.

Best of luck! It's kind of a rabbit hole but imo I think there is an intrinsic joy in a nice looking feed, whether or not I get likes from it.

>> No.10363057

As long as you're not in the same comm as her you'll be fine. Even then most people in her local comm hate her.

>> No.10363086

There was a bit of drama around her bodyshaming @pinkdreamdoll and constantly negging her

>> No.10363104

I'm in her comm and she said these super racist things in a private group chat.

>> No.10363162

I really would love a consistant theme ob my lolita feed, but somehow I can't decide on one. I also can't decide for a substile..

How important is a consistant feed?

>> No.10363181

My experience is more in cosplay insta, but a consistent feed matters a lot for keeping your engagement consistently high on all your content, though it doesn't seem to make any difference in how many followers you get or how much your work is shared (provided your content is all good quality). If it feels too restrictive I recommend just not caring, but if it doesn't make a difference to you it makes building a strong core base easier.

>> No.10363219

What's your wardrobe like, is it all over the place? If you can't decide on one substyle, you could try narrowing down your color palette or using the same background to held tie your posts together.

>> No.10363231

I’m in her comm and talked to her a few times. She’s off, but seems a lot like she might have some disorders. She mentioned needing to take meds and repeated food she was eating. Seems like an eating disorder and an unhealthy obsession with her body features in comparison to others. I DID notice the particular obsession with boob size though.

>> No.10363329

She's totally disordered, she seems to think she's much skinnier than everyone else when she really isn't lol. But she also thinks she's hot too, poor thing must have an ED and 2 glass eyes.

>> No.10363345

This girl sounds like a fucking disaster, please tell me your comm banned her

>> No.10363360

Unfortunately they haven’t

>> No.10363361

Why? She's openly saying racist shit and commenting on people's bodies in uncomfortable ways.

>> No.10363365

This is what I do, all of my main pieces go well with white and I try to keep the same type of lace

>> No.10363391

sadly it is, I really hate myself for it..
Thank you for the advice! I usually take photos on meetups so there are also different backgrounds, maybe I should start there

>> No.10363497

Pretty sure she was banned back when K8 was in charge which was when this all happened. But then she apologized and went to some POC to see how she could learn and change and she got let back in.
She definitely seems like she might have some issues, though. Zero filter, elevated sense of self, OCD like behavior, completely unable to tell if someone is uncomfortable or disinterested, seems to have difficulty doing normal adult things. She acts almost exactly like my high functioning cousin.

>> No.10363505


Also think of doing the same pose/same sort of picture or format. Helps tie everything together.

Maybe look at these accounts posted last thread to get an idea of how to arrange your IG? I'm stuck solidly in grandma couchland, but hopefully these could offer you better inspiration.

Multiple substyles
> circus_frills
> saintyule
> captnk8
> kulain
> beanantea
> elisabethfallen
> notyomother
> lidwinelolita
> minty_candy
> _wedjat_
> chelsie0042
> darkxdelirium

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I just figured I’d give y’all in this thread a heads up, Maki just released a new set of stickers on line

>> No.10363511

At least have an icon and a bio so you don't look like a bot

>> No.10363515

She doesn’t seem to have learned or changed, lol. Also I didn’t even know K8 used to be in charge of the Pittsburgh comm

>> No.10363579

Thank you very much! But desu most of them are not a good example of cohesive feeds... But lovely anyways :)

>> No.10363697

cohesive feeds:

>> No.10364156

Honestly feeds that are too cohesive are really boring. They look nice, but the content fails to engage me.

>> No.10364160

What do you all think of people who post lolita fashion as well as different types of J-Fashion? Any good examples of these types of feeds?

>> No.10364410

Most of this list is great, but the third is quite hideous — why did you recommend her?

>> No.10364417

The 3rd and 4th are both terrible, but if I’m mistaken they are both in the same comm? I thought that Lola had quit Lolita anyways. It’s probably one of the two of them that posted this here.

>> No.10364613

Househaunter is the only good one on this list. The last two are terrible and i want to like royal_kawaii_’s feed but everything is so eye searingly overfiltered that it’s unpleasant to look at.

>> No.10364672

Same here, I get bored really fast by them, I like different substyles and photos!

>> No.10367248

This may be a bit of a broad question but i dont know how else to ask. What is the best way of growing a cosplay account? i've been stuck for a hot min and it can get frustrating when I try to make my content as polished as possible

>> No.10367251

what type of cosplay account? are you focused on creation and the process or are you focused on the finished cosplay and photo? it’s much easier to grow the latter as long as you’re cute, the former is difficult to grow and even the more popular accounts have low following numbers.

>> No.10367257

I post mostly the finished cosplay with a clean shoot but I do a lot of stories/highlights of the creation process since i make 95% of my costumes for competition. I dont do sexy or lewd content and i know thats cheap engagement but i dont want to go there unless the character calls for it

>> No.10367347

Fotm, unironically. Or throwing in some cutesy costumes like a seifuku costume here and there. Also tag spam and basically whoring yourself in tags with stuff like #thighhighs

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