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Why is always those kind of kawaii/anime artists that get caught tracing each other and call it "heavy referencing"? Like go practice your fundamentals instead of tracing another artist's work if you don't wanna get called an art thief.
Of course she had to draw Ishtar since she's been everywhere lately. I beg you Sakimi, leave FGO alone 😭 Also what the fuck is going on with the hair accessories, they look like they've been slapped real quick just for this preview... like Ishtar's crown is supposed to go on the back of her head.
Lightning was a great protagonist and nobody can tell me otherwise. I wish Square would make a remaster of the FFXIII trilogy, with explaining the setting better than a 5 min video that's long been deleted.
Our favourite gal Sarah just doesn't want to admit she's a cheapskate and has mediocre skills. I'm honestly wondering if all her cosplays are 100% made by her because she sometimes has decent costumes, but then there's this Rosalina mess. That lace on the sleeves is a huge yikes. She seems like someone who really just doesn't want to learn further how to sew. The empress waist dress is what makes Rosalina unique from Peach and Daisy lmao
Not to mention that she's extremely unprofessional as a client, who the fuck decides to just pull out of an agreement on a commission that is pretty much done? Didn't wanna pay for a product she didn't like, my ass. It's her fault for not pointing out the problems that she wanted fixed to Babuteefs before MAGFEST, even tho she warned her about the underwater shoot, but instead she decides to ghost her commissioner. 🤷🏻♀️
Babuteefs also had to put in some extra work on the wig because loltots told her the week before MAGfest that she wanted to do an underwater photoshoot. Of course the wig would get destroyed in contact with water. What the hell was she thinking? People at MAGfest have apparently spotted her around the con wearing a facemask to hide away from the backlash 🤡
*Mainly speaking as an south east asian here I have mixed feelings about culture appropriation. On one hand I can understand the people that are against it, ie: if disrespected. It's something that I see more often with younger SEA people, but I've also found that parents and the older generation are less critical about it. A lot of them enjoy seeing people of other races or ethnicities wear traditional clothing, especially in a respectful way. My mom has a lot of traditional clothing that she has bought and sewn over the years that don't fit her anymore and wishes to give it away, but worries that people who aren't Cambodian may not like the look of it. Imo, to some extent, I don't think cultures should be gatekept as long as it is done in a respectful manner and not a mocking one.
Glad to help tho I don't think the ebay one and taobao are the same, mostly by the logos but about 90% of Ascosing's cosplays are of female characters. I've never seen them carry so many costumes of male characters, especially super heroes. I believe they sell their cosplays globally thru Uwowo, if you go on either their websites or aliexpress you can find Ascosing's cosplays in Uwowo's shop! Good luck with your search!!
The differences that I've seen is just overall shipping price to where you live I think. Taobao varies from what proxies you use, it can be the cheapest if you have a friend who visits China often and is willing to bring you your stuff haha. I believe they try to keep the prices consistent in every website depending on the shipping service offered. I recently bought a cosplay from Uwowo/Ascosing thru aliexpress which saved me around 10 bucks than ordering on their website and it arrived in 2 weeks with the free shipping. _________ Bluebeard Wigs are one of my favourite brands on taobao and their wigs are really soft! Even when the long wigs tend to tangle, they are very easy to comb and bring back into shape, it just requires some restyling after a lot of use. I've never had any long wigs from them make any knots when they tangle. They can also cut the bangs for you for a 5¥ / 1$ fee.
I don't think people have issues with photoshoped pictures, it's mostly when photoshoped really unrealistically ie: slimming down your face and enlarging your eyes to look like a BJD and then lying to people that the pictures are 100% natural.