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The Wonders of Lolita Fashion

Japan has long been fascinated by Western style. As a result, it developed it unsurprisingly developed its own super adorable take on fashion. You may see con attendees in extravagantly doll-ish outfits indulging in this super cute trend that originated in the 1980s.

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Post Con Feelings

After a weekend of crazy fun and excitement comes to a close, it’s common to find yourself swelling with a variety of different emotions. At first you feel exhilarated, glad to have experienced something so much fun. But then after a day or so it really hits you that the con is over, and you start to bathe in the cloud of monotony that is the real world. Here are some to help as you re-adjust back into daily life.

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Con Politics and Their Effect

Recently, there's been a lot of talk about Convention politics, whether it's socially liberal or conservative choices on the con's management, or simply a reputation that the con holds in the minds of people of the community, it's important to take a look at how the convention leadership teams in our community affect how we feel about their cons.

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The Trouble with Costume Competitions

Most Conventions have the opportunity for cosplayers to participate in a competition of sorts. Often, the cosplay competition is one of the main events of the con. The only issue with these competitions is that they are inconsistent, and often unfair. I'd like to go over some of the most fair vs unfair competitions I've witnessed and point out the key things I think really make the difference.

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Just the Basics: Hygiene at Conventions

We've all been there. That moment where you run into The Smelly Cosplayer. Chances are this person doesn't mean to be smelly nor do they know that they smell. If you're worried this title may belong to you or if you want to do everything in your power to prevent yourself from gaining that title, this article is for you. It's more than just showering.

I'm going to split this article into the two main things that could be the root of one's pungent scent. Body and Costume.

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