It's probably a little early for this, but have you started planning for ILD yet?
Is your comm doing anything fun?
My comm is having a meet up but its $60 dollars just to sit around some french house and look at vendors stuff and eat small hors d'oeuvres. The last ILD from the same host was amazing and the two hour unlimited sandwiches as awesome but I am not willing to pay $60 just to sit around for hours and talk to friends and just eat crackers with cheese on it.
My comm is putting on a screening of Kamikaze Girls in a theater and I'm actually pretty excited that it's not another tea or museum or something. I like tea and all, but this seems cooler and interesting I guess?
My family is in town that weekend, so I probably won't be able to do much of anything. I host/plan most of my comm's events, so everyone is expecting me to plan something nice. I'm trying to encourage a couple other people to do it this year. I would hate for people to be stuck with a short cafe meet (about all I'd be able to manage) just because I'm busy. I want them to have fun!
my comm is having a private tea and I'm really excited for it! i guess the tea room part of the venue isn't open on the weekends but it is for us since we're having a private event. no normies, woohoo! not that i hate normies completely but it's gonna be really nice to just have a swanky ILD tea with just me and the rest of my comm, uninterrupted and undisturbed. i think there's also going to be a photographer there so that will be fun. the mods did a really great job i think!
Oh we're in the same comm. I'm really looking forward to it, the host obviously put a lot of time and thought into it with the other girls, and last year's tea was so nice too! I'm excited that it's earlier this year so that we'll have nice lighting for the photographer!
I really do love our comm/comm members..
I'm proud too! I think it will be really nice too, since there are raffle prizes and food included and I think everyone gets a goodie bag. That is pretty cool for how (relatively) cheap it is. Now to decide what I'm wearing!
Yea. I wish we were having something better in the place like a tea party or something and not just sit around and talk and sample small food and look at vendors for $60. It's not very appealing in that sense t.b.h
ahh me too! yes I'm so glad we made it!! I'm nervous as all hell though. my anxiety tells me no but I already paid so it's too late! I've also never seen the movie so I will hold off on watching it until the meet. I hope no one talks a lot during it, since it is a "lolita staple"
Atleast you will get food like sandwiches, but we aren't getting anything but cocktail party food. How much does your event cost?
But I like how my comm is trying to be more active but with $60+, I can get a pretty decent meal at a good place.
How does this work? I know you can rent out a theater but for those who have done it before, can you explain? Do you pay at the theater or pay the host to rent it out? I want to see if I can manage to do this myself but I want to be prepared and the movie theater in mind didn't provide a lot of information.
Or the one planning the event but i used to work for Regal back in the day. What you do is call the theater and ask to rent a single screen for a party/event. Then if you want to show a movie other then what the theater has to play you will have to contact the copyright holder for what you want to show and pay them as well.
Renting from a corporate chain can be really expensive its much better to try and find a single screen or independent cinema. If your charging money for people to get in you have to get the rights to the film Which runs about $250
You just call the theater and rent it out, and yes, if you are watching a movie in there (instead of, I don't know, a powerpoint or something) it is way more expensive. Our Comm's event is $37 per person based on 100 people going, which covers food and goody bags as well as the theater for 4 or 5 hours. I think it must not be too high a price, but you do have to get a large group to make it feasible.
You should enter anyway! Think of all the people who will probably NOT enter. Put effort in and you could probably win either by default or just actually taking time on your coord. Or just be comfy for movie-watchin. I plan on an ugly holiday sweater coord, but I am also helping with the event, so no contest for me.
Yeah my thing is that I've worn so many simple Coords (I have a limited wardrobe) but the girl who won the last Christmas coord contest isn't going to be there so she's helping me out because, she really loves Christmas.
>Then if you want to show a movie other then what the theater has to play you will have to contact the copyright holder for what you want to show and pay them as well
Then if this is the case, how does one go about asking rights for a overseas movie like Kamikaze Girls?
This year my friend decided to host a com event instead of us just doing something ourselves. It would be cool except all these new trashy ita's that just joined are going. It's going to be a shitshow. I don't want to even be seen in public with these people, but I don't want to leave my friend to have to deal with it alone.
ILD is the same day as my birthday this year, so I'm super excited to have a dual meet with some of my close friends. We're doing a high tea and then going ice skating afterwards. I was thinking about making everyone little pins, similar to pic related, as like a thank you for coming kind of thing. Not sure what kind of design I should do though? Obviously not going to rip off PepFox, just using it as a comparison.
I will give you the same advice I gave to my friend: whether your coord is basic as hell or OTT af, just wear an ILD coord that makes you feel good. maybe it's your favorite dress, a dress you haven't worn yet, something new you want to try out, etc. just something that will really make you feel your best.
and since its ILD don't feel pressured to go super OTT either; even if it's more simple than usual super dressy, accessorized coords just try to make sure the coord is as nice as you can make it.
We are in the same comm, and honestly, with so many events coming up that are OTT in nature, it really doesn't matter as long as you look nice and well puttogether. I have a decent closet but only two really OTT dresses, so I just wear them again and again with some minor changes for fancy events.
Oh shit, have we hung out before?
Yeah, I guess I"m getting a little hyped up because it's ILD and it's supposed to be kind of a big deal or whatever. At the end of the day, though, there always seems to be a mix of OTT and not.
Hope to see you around, anon!