I didn't see one in the catalog, and I fucking love these threads
(shoddy wares from non-etsy sites accepted)
Priscilla Dawn is easy mode, but this monstrosity is listed as a fucking wedding dress
perfect for coording your milanoo lacemonster
made a collage because I couldn't pick just one thing from this shop
What kind of wedding does she think this dress would be appropriate for?
the little old lady who runs this etsy claims that all her items are made to complement lolita fashion
A lot of people see a small print like that in the store and find it pretty when its 2 feet away from their face, but don't realize it will no longer read well from 5 or more feet. This happens most often with people who exclusively shop at Joanns because of their heavy emphasis on quilting prints. I'm sure that print would probably make a really nice dress for a doll, but its just way out of scale on a human.
>MADE IN FRNCE cake hat
This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't $56 and didn't cover Paypal fees nor shipping.
>Handmade lolita inspired wedding dress size XS max bust 80cm
>includes dress, cape, collar and matching offbrand gloves
That's some Cremaster looking shit right there.
For only 80$ you too can have a piece of leather for your arm
The construction looks cleaner than most dresses I see on this thread. It's still a hot mess, but hey, no visible seams basted together with mismatched thread.
I don't know what's going on with the skirt, it looks like someone's crouching under the camera pulling at the corners to make it flare out a bit? If they know that's what a lolita skirt's meant to look like, why not use a damn petti? >>8640402
This looks like some Threadbangers bullshit.
This, however, looks like something from Cakewrecks.
I just found this...
Its suppose to be Miku.
Just saw this in the actual Etsy thread and I think it belongs here instead. Looks like solidified shit.
Took a look at the rest of their shop and it is just badly wired messes.
>with a blouse it looks better.
I highly doubt that anything could make this look better, but why not show it worn with a blouse instead? That bothers me more than the terrible design, to be honest. How lazy.
It's called regretsy for a reason
"Latex lolita nurse"
even worse it's sold out which means someone bought it
This is basically one of those tumblr comics on sticker form, complete with saggy tits and weird hair. The pube knees and elbows are new though.
I'm actually impressed. The skirt is the right length, more or less, the bib looks decent, and the overall shape is right for lolita. If the apron was bigger, the cross was on the skirt, they lost the random bows, and it wasn't made of latex, it would be Bodyline-tier and passable.
IDK, maybe I've just seen too many terrible latex outfits to be suitably horrified by this one.
pretty sure etsy actually introduced a new thing to their rules that state those stores are allowed to continue doing what they want
etsy became flooded with chinese replica sellers when they stated those stores are allowed to continue selling.
and let's get real, people have reported shops for stealing pictures en masse and etsy did nothing. they make money off each sale so why would they want to reduce the number of sales?
Waste of time, I've reported the same stores over and over and they never get taken down. Ones selling bootleg pokemon plush (of you go to cons, the same ones that always pop up in the dealers room) and posters that are just prints of official art and anime screenshots. Etsy doesn't care.
It pisses me off that so many people are scalping kawaii uguu stationary and other shit that's clearly mass produced and from China. You did good anon, but I'm afraid >>8649816 >>8649812 >>8649882 are right. Etsy will do anything to make more sales, and even if the original owner reports the shop, they'll only do something if it's someone with Disneyesque influence and lawyers.
Alligator clips are say, 6 for $1 or something at SAS, ribbon from joanns is like $2-3
Does she think we're stupid or what?
Is this the camera or is this fabric off coloured? I honestly can't tell either way it needs ironing
Not really. It suffers from so many beginner mistakes:
- The fabric is too gaudy. The contrast of pink and black in an all-over print makes it very cluttered to look at. Just because a fabric has literal sweets printed on it does not mean it's a good fabric to use for lolita.
- Hot Barbie pink =/= pastel pink. We're talking about the lacing, although the trim on the underdress is equally too bright.
- Conflating several alt fashions together. Metal grommets and obvious faux corsetting with a sweet print? What works for steampunk or gothic does not necessarily work with sweet or even gothic lolita.
- Lack of a decent petticoat.
- wtf is the white lace even
This dosent look that bad--
*clicks the thumbnail*
I-is the top part of that skirt made from panties?
For fuck's sake anon, it's a piece of shit ribbon tied in a bow with a cheap plastic button sewn on. Thanks, but if I'm not going to spend $13 on shit in an artist's alley, I'd rather save it for someone who actually did something creative. I'm more than happy to buy crafts that aren't absolute garbage.
the "charms" appear to be cheap holiday-themed shank buttons. You can get 30 of them for a dollar or two. The ribbon is equally cheap. Overpriced cheap shit is going to get called out. It's not like she made clips with pure silk ribbon and 14k gold charms.
Actually, it was a suggestion from a friend from the theme of the ribbons. i said $10 originally and felt that was already too much.
Considering I've been in the comm for less than a month you could like, give me direction to my face instead of being a bitter bitch on anon sites, thanks.
Brand new to a comm and already calling people bitter bitches.
What a great way to start friendships and get a good reputation.
Take the criticism and don't act like a child over it.
Criticism is provided with the intent for the recipient to receive it and learn. this was provided on an anonymous board with the aaumption that OP never see it. How is that not just bitching for bitching sake?
Not that anon, but as someone who sold bows
1) not uniform
A) the brown ones literally all have different tightness for your center, the middle one is what you should strive for
B) the ribbons of the rest are twisted and turned, ex. the top candy corn one
2) charms are mostly off center
- this is because of the button backing
Those are just the first things I noticed. They'd be great for your first set of bows you'd ever made, but I wouldn't pay anymore than 4$ for them. And the fact that you can't see what's wrong with them, or your comfortable selling bleh at high prices makes me wonder if you're ready to sell in the first place.
They're just ribbons you've folded. Because they're so thin and long they just look gangly. The only ones that look halfway decent in the pic you psted are the thicker brown ones.
The proportions are all off.
These are the first bows i've made. In an earlier post i commented that i suggested 2/$10 to a friend but felt that was too much, they suggested $13 because spoopy. i already reduced the price to $6/2.
I'll do my best to work on these things, i definitely see what you mean about the tension for the center binding ribbon... though i don't have a solution for the charms looking off center, the shanks are long and move around a lot. I guess get better charms, though i haven't run into any options yet.
>finally decide that sometimes, umbrellas are cute with lolita. especially since it's rained a lot lately
>barely any on LM, none I want
>check etsy, see this cringefest
>unironically saying m'lady and steampunk
omg this is what they have on AE
hopefully someday soon i find an umbrella that is less than 50$ but doesn't look like garbage
>the crystals don't even match and one is droopy
I think I'm bothered about that more than anything else going on in that picture
wait the frosting on the heel spikes don't even match.
disregard what I said earlier, I am bothered about everything going on in this picture
Ali Express actually has some okay umbrellas that might work if you don't mind sifting through pages of hideousness and playing the "does this have polkadots hidden somewhere on it for no reason?" game. Not fantastic umbrellas, but decent.
I almost feel bad about posting this because the maker's probably pretty young but that painting will haunt me.
The plushies aren't ALL this bad, but the humanoid ones are. I think it might be a marketing ploy- horrify us with the ugly shit so that the rest looks good. It's happynakama on etsy btw.
Also, check out the prices.
For only $100, this cheap looking paper hat can be yours!
I'm also wondering if this already counts as a replica, since it uses parts of the Day Dream Carnival-print.
I hate everything this woman posts. She's the main reason I wish LM had a blocking feature so you could prevent certain users' auctions from showing up on your searches; she is a complete waste of bandwidth.
Just a tip, then: learn to do bows. You're just tying it like a shoelace and as a result, the bow looks really rectangular and it's not cute.
Do it like pic related.
And go with your intuition when it comes to pricing.
This would be really cute as a cupcake stand. Not so much as headwear, and absolutely not for that bullshit price. And how the shit does that thing take a month to make?
Storenvy is aimed at people who don't understand how to buy from China. It's great if you can wade through the masses of super expensive crap, not so much if you don't have patience or impulse control. Good luck.
Thought it would be fun to make coord out of stuff in this thread since a few people have pointed out that some shit eerily matches...
>Easy Mode: Find stuff while just browsing the site
>Hard Mode: Try to match items based on things other anon's have posted.
>Nightmare Mode: Match items in this thread and try to stick with a budget of someone who would even buy these monstrosities.
--Best coord wins :)
>One that I found on easy mode...
>was looking for more and found this gem
I know that this type of thing happens often - but she seriously put the disclaimer after the ©...
>is dis bitch srs?
I adore Luis Royo. This cunt is shitting all over his work.
I don't understand people who put craft glitter in soaps.
Also comes in oatmeal glitter vomit!
I would seriously buy shoes from any company that could make EAH and MH shoes in adult sizes that didn't look like flimsy shit.
I will also post something more cgl related when I find it again, but please enjoy this insertable nightmare in the meantime. It is a usable "erotic" piece of ceramic.
Mein Gott. How could anyone think this was a good idea?
why would you sell the first ones youve made... Please anon go do a lil practice, get a technique down so you're not something that can just be made or bought anywhere and find your niche
For the low price of $33, you too can stuff your child into a sack.
Jesus Christ that's horrifying. It's also strangely hilarious, I think it's the legs. I kinda want one, it just looks so pissed off and bitchy, it's great.
Are these doll shoes?
The entire second paragraph is gold. So are all the other items in the sidebar, especially that shitty ill-fitting dress. I hate to imagine who bought her stuff.
actually storenvy is aimed at indie designers and small businesses. It's just that all the taobao resellers took over (even though technically they aren't even supposed to be permitted). It's like etsy, only you are permitted to get your stuff manufactured.
This seller seems to have some other things that are rather nice, but this...
>differently sized pearls randomly scattered around
>highly visible thread on pearls
>four different trims, mostly cheap looking
>mixing whites, creams, and yellows
You forgot to mention the wig, the lighting, and the cheap wallpaper pattern. I'm aware that bad photos don't make a bad product, but they are not helping an already bad product out at all.
Jesus fucking Christ, there is no way that this person didn't do this as a social experiment. The bag looks nice in a tacky way, but the price pushes it right over the edge into bullshit territory.
This looks like something I used to make in elementary school.
I'm so glad that computers were only for rich people who didn't need to use the phone when I was shitting out stuff like this!
Ok I have a bag made like this that I've used with classic coords but mine only cost about $30, and is somewhat more cohesive looking. I mean all you have to do is go to an antiques/vintage market, find a bag, and start sifting through the costume jewelry tables.
Who is wasting all this time, fabric, clay, and lace making all this utter shit.
Why do they think it's sellable at all? It's one thing to make crap for yourself as you hone some skills. It's beyond me how you can look at your shitty finished project and deem it worthy to sell.
Delusional people selling seashell-shaped purple turds for two hundred a pop don't stop to think about things like 'quality control' and 'does this look remotely wearable'. They're the people who use other, better words, like 'OOAK vintage 100% magical upcycled fairy ring dreamsicle dress'. You don't go into that shit-breeding asspat haven for quality crafts, you go in for the neverending cash from other idiots who willingly pay out the ass for old cat toys hot-glued to a pillowcase. Etsy has recently allowed their users to sell mass-produced goods, as long as they say they're mass-produced and the owner of the store is the designer. How can you expect any sort of integrity from that kind of place?