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Crowdfunding Bags Edition

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Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.

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Do you guys think that they’re getting more and more unusable for itabagging purposes or it’s practically been like this?

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Also sorry for not removing that embedded by accident, that’s my bad.

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>> No.10199339

Most of those designs are ugly. They look like a cash grab made by someone who doesn't understand ita bag aesthetics. At most you could use them as pin bags? And I'm not sure how you would really make a theme with the "birb" one.

The only one I can see being genuinely usable is the half circle cat shapes one.

>> No.10199340

indie bags have always been nigh-unusable. it’s how you can tell they’re made by people outside the hobby looking to cash in.

>> No.10199345

As per usual, this is what happens when something leaks into normie culture.
People can use them as pin bags or random junk bags that happen to have a window, though. It'd just be hard to make an itabag that doesn't look like a hot mess.

Also I'm just gonna say it but this >>10199327 looks like actual shit. What is it supposed to be?

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Pic related is commissioned. I’m not sure what it’s referencing though.

“I’m beyond excited to announce Naruto Akatsuki Ita pin napsacks. Link in bio”

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it’s jojo and also looks terrible to make a layout for in addition to being a messy design. it would’ve been better suited for outside window deco.

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>I’m not sure what it’s referencing though.
Jojo, maybe?

>> No.10199390

>Naruto Akatsuki
I had a feeling but I thought their logo was more cloud-like
Whatever, still bad. I'd still think it's shit.

>> No.10199395

To me, the point of itabags is the "ita" more than the literal bag itself. Don't like these weird over-designed bags that take away from the character shrines.

Though I am a bit hypocritical in saying that, since I'm buying a bag with a design cutout soon, but it is directly in theme with the character I'm using it for and not particularly elaborate.

>> No.10199396

I like this one, but it could only fit a little merch

>> No.10199411

There's nothing wrong with design cutouts, a lot of these are just wildly impractical for itabagging.
I do like bags where the base bag is part of the whole ita shrine, but those are really rare because it's so difficult to pull off effectively.

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>And I'm not sure how you would really make a theme with the "birb" one.
Most pin baggers don't want a theme and just want a bag to stick their bootleg disney pins or random pins they got at cons onto, at most if you were actually into pin collecting I could see it working for some disney bird like iago or the birds from the enchanted tiki room, but pin baggers who actually put effort into themeing are as rare as can be.

>> No.10199458

Anyone have any suggestions for base bags that are ideal for dioramas?

Also interested in diorama bag inspo

>> No.10199460

What is this even meant to be? Reminds me of all those bootlegs of the adidas logo kinda.
Same with this one, what the fuck is it? Apparently indie bags have gotten to point where they got bored of over designing everything and just made the smallest clear parts possible in weird as shapes no less.

>> No.10199503

First is some Korean boy band, second is Naruto.

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I would have never guessed naruto in a 1000 years honestly, I thought it was either some sort of weird red turd or more likely a lipstick smudge. Also I found someone who bought the shitty boy band one and holy shit it's even smaller than I thought.

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Pretty sure this is a WIP, but I think this bag is pretty good so far despite it being garfield.

>> No.10199530

Nice selfpost. Your bag isn’t good.

>> No.10199533

>keyrings visible
>safety pins visible
>no insert
>nothing is laid out attractively

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I hate garfield though, pretty likely that I'm also so broken down that even shitabags look good by comparison to the average crap we get so you're probably right in that their bag is shit.

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>> No.10199642

>despite it being garfield

that makes it better desu

>> No.10199689

I like the idea of it being Garfield more than the execution itself unfortunately.

>> No.10199705

I think the issue lies in the people behind these bags not realising the design process takes a lot of work. The final bags they produce are probably the result of drawing one design concept and calling it a day. When in reality, you need to always redeisgn and redesign. Take the crane game bag, imo this is actually the start of a really good concept for a plushie only bag, but the final product doesn't work with how tiny the window is.
This is also the start of a good concept as there are lots of character associated with birds, or are actual birds but the design already pigeon holes (heh) itself by being in the form of a particular bird species when perhaps it would have been better if it was just a generic bird shape but came in a range of image colours.

>> No.10199844

What the hell is this starter image and what kind of starter dump is this.

>> No.10199846

a shit one. i’ll dump from insta tonight if no one else has by then.

>> No.10199890

No one else didn’t make a new thread and it’s been like it for two days since bump limit so I just did it regardless of whether it’s shit or not.

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Sorry for UtaPri dump but it’s what I have onhand

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Of course as soon as I start I get a weird server error

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Not utapri but one of the most aesthetically pleasing bag arrangements I’ve seen

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I noticed that these are newish(?) base bags from Zakkamart. (1/2)

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>> No.10199967

Is this even an ita bag? This just looks like a normie fashion clear bag. I think a lot of these Ali/Taobao resellers are really just hitting up the window bags and calling them ita bags when it's just...a purse. It's a purse that you can see into and maybe put some pins on because those are pretty popular with everyone not just weebs.

>> No.10200002

That's where itabags started before we had brands catering to us so it's not that wild.

>> No.10200027

Oh yeah, I'm just saying for the anons wondering why anyone would design an itabag like that. I think the answer is that they wouldn't. It's not an itabag. Some rando trying to flip cheap bags is just slapping that label on it to make more money.

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>> No.10200302

god im on the lookout for a double windowed bag. i have a glitterwindow backpack thats stuffed full. ideally itd be a sealed window bag. can anyone point me in the right direction? to answer your question im gonna make a mob psycho bag with reigen merch on one side and the rest of the cast on the other.

>> No.10200384

>heart buckles


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>ita bag

>> No.10200477

>pin bags
why do girls have such shit taste?

>> No.10200512

Goddammit, I said ita bag instead of base bag multiple times. Spray me again, anon. I must learn.

>> No.10200516

This hobby is almost entirely girls though? The problem starts when normalfags who don't do any research and buy bootlegs off ebay join in.

>> No.10200525

I don't think that was the reason, for some reason anons get really blasted if you say "ita bag" with a space in between instead of "itabag."

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So, do you anons have a favorite shrine/bag that you love? Or have pics that really inspire you to finish your bags?
What are you currently working on or want to work on? How's your wallet doing?

>> No.10200764

basically, i have plans to put a plushie in it so an insert typen thats not sealed would be less than ideal

>> No.10200870
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The Miku room is one of the best room-style shrines I can think of. It's all-consuming, and coordinating the walls themselves is a nice touch.

My own shrine's deep in WIP hell at the moment, in preparation for my fave's birthday. Last year she outgrew the new setup almost immediately, so I'm trying to make something that's easier to expand. It's hard to get a board of can badges looking good without it being full capacity, but I'll figure something out.

>> No.10200901

This layout looks fantastic holy shit.

>> No.10201070

somehow I feel like this would be a good Akatsuki ita bag

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>Stitch pinbag
Makes me want to work harder on a pin/keychain bag for the new Disney D-lish line.

>> No.10201132

A little newer to the hobby

While I wait for my first batch of merch to arrive I wanted to ask how you might go about organizing pins of four characters rather than one? Anyone have inspo for a general series bag?

>> No.10201222

I have a bag with 3 characters, and I've found it's easier to balance if you have matching merch of everyone.
As for how you want to lay it out, really depends on your taste. I have my bag organized by character, some people like to put all the matching-merch together.

>> No.10201388

Going on my trip to Disney world, didn't know they had stuff this cute right now, not sure if it would work as an itabag but I'd love to see it when you finish anon!

>> No.10201546

Does anybody have all-badge inspo? pref something creative with mult sizes and badges

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I don’t really have inspo pics but looking at my own first shrine just motivates me to continue my hunt for merch so I can make it bigger and better next time. I’ll bite and selfpost, I know where I need to improve.

>> No.10201618

The hobby started with waifu autist dudes in Japan and then became a fashion thing from ugly females who care if the bag is real or not and not the shrine and love it represents to the 2D wife.

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Complete noob, Is there advice you can give for an etsy pin bag? I'm only getting originals from their artist; girly pastel shit, "salty" pink chip bag, pastel cats and donuts, pink brand whore pins, that sort of stuff.

>> No.10201663

Don’t call it an itabag, make an insert, don’t get a bootleg bag (like the one in the photo) and make sure you arrange the pins nicely.

>> No.10201668

What makes a bootleg? Who are the approved bags sellers?

>> No.10201682

I didn't say it wasn't started by them senpai, I just said it's a fandom of almost entirely girls.

>> No.10201683

Read the FAQ

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The line is so damn cute. Sadly I don't think it'll work as an actual itabag either but I've got some of pic related in my possession already (one for each character) and just looking for a suitable base bag I can take to the parks.
I've got an entire outfit planned for the day before I switch over to another themed look for the Halloween Party to show off my Toy Story Alien outfit.

>> No.10201699

The bag pictured is literally on the shopping list from Taobao?? How is it a knockoff of itself? The list acknowledges several knockoffs on it.

>> No.10201705

Doesn’t answer your questions but speaking of Etsy, last thread(?) Zakkamart newly has an Etsy account now and they’re a JP brand that’s known for making base bags. You could check out their styles.


>> No.10201786

The original one doesn't have stitching on the bow.

>> No.10201801

The faq shopping list recommends several other knockoffs so where's the moral highground?

>> No.10201830

The general attitude towards bootlegs has shifted in the past few years, because bootleg bags have led to several companies ceasing production of the originals. That bag is one of those cases.

>> No.10201857

The bigger and more developed something gets, the more people are going to pay attention to smaller details. Itabagging isn't "pins on a backpack" anymore, we care a lot more about placement, authenticity, overall design, etc.
The issue with bootleg bags are the quality and how it hurts the original manufacturer (ex: ToAlice).

>> No.10201915

Buying second hand. Making your own.

>> No.10201940

A curly cat tail coming out from the side or a striped piece of fabric neatly covering the keyrings would be pretty.

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I have a few shrine pictures I really like!

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I’ll be brave and post my own as well. I’ve gotten more merch since this photo and made a couple more bags lol

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And the other one. I’m sorry for the spam.. I know my bed ruins the background

>> No.10201981

>caring about the bag more than the 2D wife it is made for
women ruin everything pure.

>> No.10201983

Fuck off back to /r9k/.

>> No.10201988

How can you say you love her with an ugly bag and a handful of shitty pins?
Waifus deserve shrines, not shit like >>10199549

>> No.10201990

What's the real difference between the two anyway?

>> No.10201997

Yeah yeah. We’re only actually loving the cheap handbags and filling them with expensive merch of characters we don’t care about for no reason. You caught us! Must feel good to be right. You can now leave since you got what you came for, right?

>> No.10202001

Not that anon but it's mostly the window size and shape.
Itabags need big windows in a simple shape, whereas normie purses can be pretty much anything.

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Thank you for the pics anon.
My motivation has fucking skyrocketed

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Ah, I see you are an anon of taste.

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You must be really new here, because it wasn't that long ago before we got lax on it.
>for some reason
Aside from just looking stupid and being incorrect, it's just a reminder of all the bandwagoners and casuals who so desperately wanted to have an itabag while disregarding everything they were about, even down to the correct spelling.
Imagine how dumb it'd look if people went around typing it "cos play."

The matsus made for some really nice inspo for this situation.

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>> No.10202335

Half the threads are ogling new purses not items or arrangements, while bitching about completely unrelated content like pin bags. Missing the forest for the trees.

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people hardly give a shit about merch from series they don’t care about, which severely limits discussion topics. new bases are at least something everyone can have an opinion on. i actually dont mind themed pinbags either bc they’re just itabags with different merch desu... anyway, as someone bagging for a less popular waifu i like seeing anything that comes by, but i also know that sentiment isn’t always shared. that’s life.
the biggest thing about this bootleg discussion imo is that the knockoff toalices are blatantly shittier in quality and construction than the original. why the fuck would you put hundreds of dollars worth of merch into a shit bag that’ll fall apart after day two of con? it’s a shame specifically because the original bag is quite nice, but the bootleg has become a staple and forced the company to withdraw from the market. no idea why they’re linked in the FAQ, personally i’d remove them

>> No.10202500

>people hardly give a shit about merch from series they don’t care about, which severely limits discussion topics.
This. There has been talk about fav characters and new merch and stuff like that in the past when several people have the same fav characters, but I think most people do merch posting in the Discord server which is still linked in the faq.

>> No.10202583

What kind of larger base backpacks are available? I always lug around a ton of stuff so all those tiny bags seem impractical, what are the options for something that would at least fit an A4 size folder/11" laptop?

>> No.10202595

Opinions on people sewing/making their own bags?

>> No.10202600

Like with all DIY there's the good and the not-so-good but it's pretty cool if you can make your own and have it look good, it sets it apart and it's creative

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The first one that comes to mind is this Zakkamart backpack, it's 15inches in height so it should fit a small laptop. The depth might be a problem though.

>> No.10202610

I'm not new, but I just don't think it's as big of a deal as you all make it out to be.

>> No.10202612

Out of curiosity, has anyone tried to make a plushie bag with one of those pet carrier backpacks? It could be pretty cute

>> No.10202618

utapri backpacks are big enough for laptops. not sure how the knockoff measures up sizewise.
seems impractical with all the wasted space for such a tiny window, but if you rigged it to keep the plush in the window itself and used the rest as a normal backpack it might work.

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I was thinking of these guys where the whole exterior is transparent

>> No.10202629

ohh, i was thinking of the ones with the small window obviously. i still think it’s impractical again because you can’t actually carry shit in it, but it’d be cute for displays/cons i guess if you’re carrying multiple

>> No.10202645

I might go with the utapri knockoff, thanks! I want to do a Cardcaptor Sakura one, hesitating between pink and white for the base

>> No.10202652

with the knockoffs you'll probably be making an insert, so i'd go for something that contrasts well with the fabric you pick; pink base x white, lightly patterned fabric (cherry blossom print?) sounds pretty good, but depending on the merch you have the inverse would be fine as well i think

>> No.10202882

Where do you actually get the legit utapri bag? I recently fell in love with the series but it seems like they're long sold out?

>> No.10202888

You have to buy secondhand

>> No.10202901

For those who make custom buttons: how do you like to make them a little "extra?" I wanted to print images and paste them over patterned cardstock, but the paper is too thick. I started playing with origami paper instead but what other details could be used (like stickers or glitter and such)?

>> No.10202953

You can probably display a ton of plushes in there if you have some kind of stuffing to hold them in place.

>> No.10203292

I like to use glitter gel pens to add some small sparkle. It’s a little tacky but you could also glue rhinestones or cabochons onto the button.

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Ive seen cabachons done cutely

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ObohKiX4YBS1nvHA537b2TfRSgtuTX4r might have other inspo

>> No.10203332

You can buy holo/laser film for nails online and apply it on your images before putting them through the button press, by playing with the shape and applying it selectively I think you can make some cool effects

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>have a couple bag ideas for an unused base
>Also have trouble staying motivated because all the bitterness in the hobby makes you feel alienated
Feels bad

>> No.10204105

love your waifu more

>> No.10204108

I love all my faves, it's just that it's hard to feel motivated when others in the hobby can be so hostile at the drop of a hat. I'll keep bagging but it sucks that it feels like there's not a ton of people in the hobby to really talk to.

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Coming soon and making a return.

>> No.10204189

I feel you anon. I wish I didn't feel so self conscious about posting my bags because I used to post them here all the time. I guess it's natural for a hobby to form rules and elitism over time, it's just a shame since this hobby was born over celebrating something you personally love, so nothing you produce can please everyone.

You can be my friend if you want

>> No.10204204

desu, I feel the opposite - I feel discouraged by all the low effort/shitty bags from casuals, I don't care about sharing hobby spaces with pin bags and people with knock off merch who insist they love their characters sooo much.

on another note, I finally got a chance to visit a graffart shop and chara frames are so cute! Now I feel like I need doubles of some charms just to display them on one.

>> No.10204208

This. It’s harder to exchange information and tips, especially if they’re willing to learn and try out new things. It’s their choice but that doesn’t mean I should expressing acceptation; just talk in passing or something. Or just not talk to them about itabags themselves at all.

>> No.10204270

shitposting aside, i really dont think theres that much hostility if you’re not making a total junk conbag, assuming you’re not one of the people some anons here have beef with (and i can only think of two).

i too have gotten discouraged by some of the attitudes that come up im this hobby but... when i got really down about it i just dropped visiting these threads for several months and worked on my actual bags instead. as much as i also wish i had more people to talk to about this, it’s ultimately a fully self-centered hobby. i think putting any weight on external validation or a general not-fandom community is always going to make you lose steam a lot faster unless you’re bagging fotm or meme shit, so it was nice to take a break and remember the actual point of this, which for me is being a cringy weeb who loves one anime dude way too much.

though even just last thread we were having nice discussions after selfposting so i don’t think there’s any reason to be shy desu.

>> No.10204278

I want to make one for a character from a 2004 anime.
All the merch has been replaced by the newer versions of the show and game.
No clue where or how to avoid fake merch since anything out there has been floating around the market for 15 years.

>> No.10204546

What anime?

>> No.10204756 [DELETED] 

Saber (Arturia Only) I have a decent figurine collection but I never thought to collect the little things.

>> No.10205531
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whats the best way to have a print out of character like pic related on my bag on short notice? i dont want to cheapen my entire bag with just a regular paper printout

>> No.10205534

You can get printer-friendly cloth on Amazon.

>> No.10206022

You can go to a local print store and get it on photo paper, shouldn't be too expensive and they can probably do it right then and there

>> No.10206166

I’m gonna be real I’m actually surprised how far the BNHA hype has gotten as retarded as that sounds

>> No.10206239

Well duh they're asking where to look. At least give them the kana to search with instead of stating the obvious

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I recently got this bag by Red Maria (taobao) and it is honestly beautiful in real life. I got the black one, it's got this beautiful subtle sparkle to it that makes it look surprisingly luxurious considering the cheap price. The window is deep and lined with soft fake fur, with its own zipper.
I can post some detail photos of it later if anyone's interested.

>> No.10206287

I feel like the bow covers too much of the window
it can work as a plushie/omanjuu bag though

>> No.10206343

Anyone buy from itabagpalace?

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oh anon you do not wanna do this

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>> No.10206364

Itabag Palace is notorious for selling overpriced bootlegs. They’re about as bad as cokan, who also sells bootlegs and scalped taobao bags. If you’re looking to buy a base or anything, just check the guide in the OP.

forever praying that they restock in black. So mad at myself for missing out on initial preorder. It’s perfect for this new bag I want to make.

>> No.10206376

What base bag would you recommend for about 30 small plushies?

Ideally, I'd want all of them together.

>> No.10206447

Funny, you could have done that too. Hopefully this time around, my answer's good enough for you.

I bought mine awhile ago from otamart, though they sometimes pop up on suruga-ya or mercari. Literally wherever people buy stuff secondhand.

For search terms, try something like うたプリ クリアコート. Add リュック if you want the backpack.

>> No.10206631

I love the Calico critters in the bag

>> No.10206879

Those are sylvanian families! I grew up playing with those, very nostalgic to see them in an itabag

>> No.10206909

Fate/Stay & Zero

>> No.10206923

Who was it that had the wallet you could turn into an itabag?

>> No.10206928
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Sorry meant to clarify the wallet that doubled as a cellphone case. I can only find it through Aitai Kuji and can't remember the original.

>> No.10206929

I bought mine off of rakuten. I think it's under suncrest? If you search 痛maker, a bunch of listings should show up.

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Just finished my first insert. Next time I think I might put some cotton batting between the cloth and hatching so it give a plush effect where things are pinned through.
Why don't more tutorials mention using this stuff? It's great. It supports the window to the very edges perfectly and it was easy to get a perfect cut, and I was able to pull my fabric perfectly taut by the same method you use to install a drum head moving across from counter point to counter point.

>> No.10207150

> when the insert shape looks like a bootleg to Alice bag

>> No.10207161

I’m a noob. I read the FAQ & guide and I still feel dumb. All these bags look the same to me, how am I supposed to tell what’s a bootleg and what’s not? Did I miss something in the FAQ?

>> No.10207165

Even if I could find one Toalice version is the wrong shade of pink, so yeah, I bought what I liked with my own goddamn money.

>> No.10207171

Apparently your not suppose to buy knock off bags of bag that companies dont even make anymore EXCEPT the /chosen/ knockoffs that the guide reccomends you to buy. (Wonder if the writer has a vested interest in those select knockoff companies?) So fuck what these handful of weeks think, buy the bag you like, it's what's inside that counts.

>> No.10207185

Yeah I really don't get this elitism for brand in this area. I get it with lolita and fashion stuff because the branding is part of the point, but in this case, you're just building an anime shrine, why would brand even matter, as long as it's not cutting into a small designers profits.
Personally I've preferred homemade custom bags up to this point because the main brand ones are so feminine or are themed to specific characters already, so they don't really fit my themes.

This looks cute, anon!

>> No.10207186

>Why don't more tutorials mention using this stuff?
Because most tutorials are made by idiots who think cardboard is great for insert. People in these threads have been recommending plastic canvas for years.

>> No.10207189

They're Sylvanian Families in Europe/Japan, and Calico Critters in the US, FYI. Personally I prefer Sylvanian (the name, but also the Japanese stuff under that name is so much better and cuter) but I can see why they rebranded for america lol

>> No.10207190

Why are people this dumb, why do you think this is any different than lolita clothes? Don't support design theft guys. It's not that hard. There's plenty of cute original bags.

Also saying "but faq recommends this 1 bootleg" is so fucking dumb, there's very little chance that the person you're replying is the same person who wrote the faq.

>> No.10207191

Doing a bit of research gets you a long way. You can also always ask in these threads if you're unsure.

>> No.10207194

I 100% don’t want to support theft. But what brands carry the cute original bags? The FAQ wasn’t very helpful. And a lot of links here are taobao and aliexpress and they all look the same to me. Can I get some names of brands or names of taobao shops that carry original bags?

>> No.10207196

The FAQ also lists places where you can find factory reject bootlegs, but that doesn't affect the fact that most of the people here think they're bad.

>> No.10207203

Some of the cardboard tutorials are linked in the OP though, should it be updated?

>> No.10207204

Wego, BerryQ and Zakkamart are good places to start if you specifically want a cute one. All of these are listed in the FAQ.

>> No.10207209

Anyone have inspo pics using the IDOLiSH7 pudding backpacks? I'm having issues getting the front panel to lay completely flat after hooking it back on.

>> No.10207214

Uhhh no. Lolitas aren't as strict with design as they are with print (read art) or branded knockoffs. A backpack purse with a heart shaped window or a bow isn't groundbreaking original stuff.
Wow this colored rectangle with zippers and a window is my design and mine alone, anyone who copies it is a thief.

>> No.10207229

> that companies dont even make anymore
yeah, because of knock offs.

>> No.10207233

But if I just started like last week, it's not my fault they aren't made anymore. Also I don't want a secondhand bag that's already been beat to shit. So if the original company doesn't even make it anymore, what's the point of being an elitist tool about it? Morn it and move on.

>> No.10207251

Honestly, don’t be surprised and upset if your cheap knockoff bag breaks because you don’t bother getting the original version or finding a quality custom/crowdfunded bag. By all the attempts you buy 2 or 3 cheap $10-$20 bags from breaking, you could’ve bought a nice quality bag that the straps won’t break, your bag can support the weight, and it looks appealing to boot.

>> No.10207261

Well we sure can tell you're a noob who's acting like an entitled brat. No need to announce it.

>> No.10207267

How is "They don't even sell it anymore and I had nothing to do with that" entitled? It's a fact.

>> No.10207271

"I like this thing but it's hard to get so I'm supporting theft instead of working to get the real deal because if I want something I need it right away and as easy as possible." sounds pretty entitled to me.

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I'm pretty sure bootleg purses and teaparties are frowned upon even in lolita, at least from what I've seen.

Like the bag below, I guess it could be a pretty generic desing, right? But when they sell copies with even the minor details being copied and even the zipper pullers being the same shape, it's definitely no longer "oh they just had the same idea" kind of situation. Same goes for most of the bootleg itabags. The Utapri ones aren't so frowned upon because they don't come in the same colours as the originals, they don't have the polkadot pattern, they've got loops in the window and are missing the loop on the side. It's really only the same shape. Same with the Swimmer tote knock off. It's only loosely based on on the original. Same can't be said for example about the To Alice bootlegs.

There's few ones with bigger differences that aren't so hated, like the one without the white panel which I think is the one that's linked in the faq. I guess people are extra touchy about the To Alice bag, because it's such a great design that lots of people loved, but selfish people ruined things for everyone.

>> No.10207277

> beat to shit
Unlike America, japan actually takes care of their shit. It’ll be rare, but you can still find discontinued bags on secondhand sites. Their definition of “used” is “someone stared at this for five seconds and looked at it funny” and docks half the original price.

>> No.10207286

The item isn't even made anymore is not the same as it's too hard.

That's a melting moon, that is a unique design. A heart bag on the other hand isn't given 2 shits about because a heart or a bow is a generic element. There are dozens of different brands that makes those. A coffin bag by whoever is fine. A coffin bag with a scanned reprint of motie' s gothic cross design on it is different. Sorry you're too dumb to know what is a generic shape or not.

>> No.10207292

>Same with the Swimmer tote knock off
I'm pretty sure people were mad about those once Swimmer discontinued their totes, even if the solid-colored bootlegs looked better.

>> No.10207299

Lolita accessories and dresses aren’t made anymore either, right? It isn’t an excuse to get a bootleg.

And yeah AP totally invented melting moons, it’s not like several creepy cute artists and accessory makers didn’t do dripping moon stuff before them. How is that bag somehow More unique than BerryQ bags for example? There’s a lot more to them than a ”generic shape”.

>> No.10207379

Then you... just suck it up? Do you also buy knock offs of limited items because you can't/have a hard time getting them?

>> No.10207553

Same thing, just depends on what part of the world you're in.

>> No.10207651

So you didn't try and now you're mad everyone is calling you out for being an entitled whiny brat?
>but but they don't make it anymore!!!1!
>I don't want it second hand it'll be dirty because I assume everyone takes care if their bags the way I would.
>WhY wOnT aNyOnE SpOonFeEd mE wHat I wAnT tO HeaR????

Need a specific size, color, shape? Why don't you commission a OOAK bag?
Buying anything that is a knockoff further creates a demand for knockoffs of a low bar of quality and causes the original makers to lose out on sales and shelve items like that. The end. If you don't get why that's a bad thing, just leave and go back to the hugbox FB group

>> No.10207656

I'm not the anon you guys are arguing with but, while I get what you're saying, a bag is more about the DIY construction than the base bag, so that's different from fashion bags. It's bad to buy knock offs of current bags (and I agree about just splurging on the real bag is preferable if it's available because the quality of a knock off can be so awful) but if you need a specific color and look for the theme then I don't see why it's bad to buy a bootleg when the original isn't readily available. Having to hunt for months for a second hand bag that might never be listed versus just buying the thing that's available. Just buy the thing you can get and move on with your life, who cares.

IMO if the companies don't want to get ripped off then... make it more available? Some companies get this more than others. The common reaction seems to be to get mad and make things less available, retire popular products, stop offering them overseas. It only hurts themselves, their dedicated fans, and pushes the majority of fans toward the bootlegs.

>> No.10207691

Only ugly gulls will be able to tell the difference of brand. Focus on what matters, the actual merch and set up.

>> No.10207693

If bag doesn’t matter, why not just get a simple cheap bag, but one that isn’t a bootleg?

>> No.10207694

Muh brand Muh clothing is more important than the actual content. It’s a entirely fashion thing to these people.

>> No.10207702

No, it’s not. Bootleg bag cheapens your overall look just like bootleg merch. It’s not that hard to grasp. Just get another cheap bag, one that isn’t a bootleg.

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Because it's more than just the content of the bag that matters. If you give a single shit about your waifu why would you spend time effort and money working on getting official merch you might have to hunt years for, hours working on a layout that flatters her, just to throw it in a cheap looking knock off because a little more effort getting the real thing is too much? Because if you're doing the first two, you're naturally not going to be doing the latter. Presentation counts. If your shit looks sloppy I'm going to see it and figure you didn't care enough to give her what she deserves. The otaku who started this shit are at peak performance and thinking it's elitism when it's just fucking standards shows how new you are and how little you care.

>> No.10207828

Unrelated to your statement, but do you think it’s much harder doing the same style and format with non-idol franchises? I like idols and all but I really wish to do (and see) these sort of things but with a different (maybe less popular?) franchise.

>> No.10207842

Definitely possible, these guys don’t seem to have that wide variety of merch in their bags. Collecting duplicates might take more time and effort since they’re not available literally everywhere like Love Live, but as long a you fandom has decent amount of merch, it’s doable.

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The otakus who started it didn’t even have window bags to begin with, so insisting you need a bootleg of a relatively small bag that restricts the use of merch is dumb. If you really think the bag is secondary and merch is the most important part, do it like this.

>> No.10207860

Oh but there have been people not part of your brand name circle jerk here who admit youre kinda is nuts and that it is the brands fault for getting butthurt and discontinuing a specific bag. You think I care what some basement dweller jerking off over a cartoon drawing of a 15 year old thinks of my bag?

>> No.10207868

Not that anon, but you're welcome to buy whatever shitty cheap bootleg bags you want. We can't stop you. Just don't get mad when you post your bag and people ignore it or make fun of it.

>> No.10207887

The series I've been working on switched owners nearly 20 years ago now and you can still find some old merch from its start. Don't give up, anon!

>> No.10207899

Nobody cares if you've got a "brand name" bag, just don't get a bootleg.

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Hello there !

Passing normie traveler here, I'm not really in the hobby but I made a few of those ugly bags kinds I've seen along the threads and each time I want to get better at it.

I collect fanmade goods, mainly charms.
My goal is to make a pretty bag like a fashion accessory with my stuff.

I'm looking for a few recommendations here.
I have this bag in sights (image attached) I found on zakkamart like yall recommend.

But I wanted to see other options.
Do you have any Leather like, hard, handbags with a rectangular window to show me please ?
Does any have a bag made with this base to show me ?

I'm only finding fabric ones and, hum, I treat my bag like an everyday handbag (so yeah roughly)
Also :
I really really care for my charms, and I'm afraid to damage them if I remove the straps, has any of you already tried to like, hide the chains behind the insert by cutting it ?

Thanks for your help !
(I'm alsoresearching all the info on my side)

>> No.10208462

Then buy a different bag? Everyone using the same 2 bootlegs (the heart shaped and toalice bag) is tired and dull at this point anyway it's really not that hard to spend the extra 10 bucks to buy a non bootleg bag.

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Look into finding some WEGO "deco room" bags, or the big pleather ones with the lace-up details on the sides (pic related). I think you'd like those.

>> No.10208631

I never mentioned anything about brands. But yeah. Go off, as the kids say.
You obviously didn't come here for any help or advice.

>> No.10208764

Now here's finally one of them "brand name" bags some of you anons keep going on about.

>> No.10208862

Wow these threads have gone to absolute shit.

>> No.10209242

Too much bear not enough window space, would be good for a normal bag with some plushies in it like they have in the pic but I doubt it would be great for an itabag.

>> No.10209351

They’ve been shit for a long time.

>> No.10209373

they still use official bags lmao, wota arent walking around with $10 bootlegs off taobao that crunble under the weight of three straps

>> No.10209578

I was wondering if you will have any tips for making an ita bag for a character there is very little official merch for? The character I have in mind isn't very cute, but I love her and really want to celebrate her. Unfortunately I haven't had luck finding match official merch, though there are fan pins and stuff on Etsy.

>> No.10209588

There is a section for this in the FAQ, I recommend reading it.

>> No.10210618

Would anyone be willing to dump pics of bags with two characters from the same series on one bag? I'm planning out a Makoto and Ryuji (P5) bag but I wanted to see how others did itabags like that.

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>> No.10210690

generally most people do symmetrical layouts with matching items, or align their matching items together (so the row is like, ABABAB instead of AAABBB). using unmatched items is a lot rarer in terms of the layout still looking good imo, though if everything is similarly sized and arranged tastefully it'll still be fine.

>> No.10210789

I love how colorful this one is.

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Here's a purseowner one I have saved for inspo.

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Here's a self post of my otp bag for you. I hope you go through with your bag anon, I've loved building up my collection over the years.

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>17,400 yen (tax included)
>condition: Used

Christ almighty.

>> No.10211322

Thank you all for your pics, they’re giving me a clearer idea for a layout!

I’m still debating if I want a black backpack or tote bag but I have some fabric from a Shujin skirt left over that I’m going to use as a background to spruce it up.

>> No.10211387

What is the quality?

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>> No.10211520

Haven't a clue. Suru didn't say and it's near double the price of it from the pop-up shop.

They died or something?

>> No.10211557

>They died or something?
Not that anon but I'm guessing that's the person that destroyed their collection during a breakdown.

>> No.10211612

Any deets about this?

>> No.10211631

check the archives if you want to gawk at somebody’s cry for help, itabag threads don’t get reposted that fast

>> No.10211822

Reminds me of those obnoxious ahegao hoodies honestly.

>> No.10211826

they threw a fit that their shitabag didn't get enough fb likes and threw a massive tantrum and posted a super public and attention seek-y meltdown. this anon was a nasty one and we didn't lose anything of quality from the threads when she left desu

>> No.10211851

thats literally not what their breakdown was over but go off

>> No.10211880

Pretty sure they actually did it because of real life stress and moved onto utapri after destroying their bag.

>> No.10211950

I bought some of this today for my new bag anon, thanks for sharing it.

I don't into itabag but I bought the new BtSSB window bag and I want to make my enamel pin collection look nice so I've been lurking. I hope I'll be able to share mine soon, if you guys are interested in that.

>> No.10211982

she didn’t move onto utapri; it was concurrent with her spending addiction that she was using as an outlet to cope with her living situation that ultimately resulted in her breakdown. she’s completely left the internet and hasn’t come back... aside from when she checked in briefly afterwards to let us know she didn’t off herself and was getting better. that’s the story.

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>Wants to take photos of plushies
>Either take a photo with my ugly ass hand or the plushie awkwardly leaning everywhere
Does anybody know if this stand thing could fit Tomonui?

>> No.10212308

What is this original base bag based on or called? Is it even worth the $7?


>> No.10212355

Stop making up shit. She was on the discord more than FB and was open about her shitty living situation with spending money trying to make herself feel better about it. Name one nasty thing she did aside from her meltdown post.

>> No.10212363

with GR’s usual markup i’m terrified to see the quality of garbage they don’t think is worth more than $7.

>> No.10212367

Probably designs that no one wanted or they have too many of. That or someone fucked up when listing it considering other bags are $77

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Excited to get these. Never tried a bag with mesh before but it was advertised to be good for pinning can badges evenly.

>> No.10212717

hey, same! reserving the new BTSSB bag has given me motivation to buy more cute pins and keychains. it's been hard finding inspo for good pin arrangements though :/

>> No.10212753

I'm gonna get the bag and fill it with anime just to see all the anime hating lolitas cry about it. I've already got a nice collection of a character who fits it really well.

>> No.10212766

desu i never understood why people get so buttmad about other people having multiple hobbies.

>> No.10212770

With lolita, I can somewhat understand it because of the amount of itas that came from watching anime and want to be like the kawaii gothic roris
But if you coord nicely and act maturely, there shouldn't be a problem.

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Ok seriously why is the itabag community so, well, ita? I once glanced in the thread and everyone's kind of shitty to each other despite it being a thread about cute-ugly Chinese cartoon bags

>> No.10212796

Ooh, you got those phone wallets for a great deal!

>> No.10212808

one of the ayrt, personally i don't see anyone outside of this shithole really caring if you put anime merch in a brand bag. for me, i was considering putting sanrio plushes in mine because usakumya charms don't seem to come up often (or maybe they do and i'm just a moron) and some cute retro cartoon merch. what character are you considering?

>> No.10212814

Yeah. The kawaii gothic roris piss me off, but these fucks are allergic to ANYONE having fun

>> No.10212825

They're used from suru but that probably means they were touched once and never used.

>> No.10212938

ive been thinking about making a pin bag so if you know anyone that sells cute original work with enamel pins a point in the right direction would be nice

>> No.10213035

acting maturely is absolutely not a prerequisite for lolita, as this board often proves

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>>10211950 here. Please do! I don't really like anime, but I'd love to see how someone with experience doing bags would arrange their pins. If you pay 150$ for a bag you can do whatever you want with it.

I'm doing a rabbit themed bag with original design enamel pins I've collected from artist alleys over the years. I want to arrange my pins around this patch.

>> No.10213396

i like ponyponypeoplepeople and naoshi on etsy for quirkier stuff, and unicornpapercompany on etsy has really cute pins and great customer service (i asked if she was ever going to restock a certain keychain and she put one up immediately for me). but there's a ton of stuff on etsy from one-off artists, searching "kawaii/cute/pastel pins" should help. also, a lot of stores are linked on pinterest posts so you can search through pinterest with the same keywords for other stores

>> No.10213413

> we're now a pinbag thread

>> No.10213417

Itabags seem to be dying here anyway. So long as they're calling them pin bags instead of itabags I don't see why it would hurt.

>> No.10213478

id say theyre at least cousins and the same buying tactics, compositional quirks like bag buying, inserts and such still apply

>> No.10213541

No, but the obnoxious annoying shit is commonly attributed to weebs.

>> No.10213997


Ok, i have about 6 more cute pins in the mail on the way. One day it will be covered. The lights are awesome I just wish they weren't 6 feet long, I have way too much.
I want to find shorter pastel rainbow colored lights. Or you think i could just paint the lights I have with sharpies and they'd glow the right color?
And whatever if you hate the bag, it was the right shade of pink instead of being too pale and cool pink. If my strap breaks you can laugh at my folly.

>> No.10214164

this. i'm still full-tilt on itabagging even if i'm not posting it here, but i can appreciate the thoughtfulness behind a pinbag too

>> No.10214222

>bootleg to Alice bag
>no theme to pins
>fairy lights
>tryhard salty pin
Is this bait?

>> No.10214230

Theme is pastel and cute.

>> No.10214293

does anyone have a suggestion for some basebags (backpack) that are gold or navy? i've been trying to find some but i feel like 99% of them are tote bags or they're a pastel blue or they have this god awful glitter window that imo distorts the merch visually

>> No.10214416

That's not a theme, that's an excuse to throw a bunch of non matching shit together.
Go back to instagram or something if you want to make pinbags.

>> No.10214423

Theme is Shit They Like?
JFC, y'all are lolitas with molded, colorful enamel

>> No.10214426

Better lurk more, because "shit you like" has never been a theme.

>> No.10214439

It is if they're the one buying the pins and bag. They're all overpriced tin metal pins and plastic / pleather pvc bags the large majority of which are made in China. Get the fuck off and let them have fun with their hobby, you obsessive ass.

>> No.10214441

I mean that's fine but this isn't the thread for that.

>> No.10214443

It's an itabag thread. They have an Itabag. You don't like it because you feel it's not up to standard and not "rightly themed", which is subjective because a theme is whatever the owner wants it to be.

>> No.10214472

Was there an itabag meet at AX? Looking for some inspo

>> No.10214524

Go back to facebook with your shit opinion.

>> No.10214526

Itabags and pinbags are two totally different things.
A pinbag is a generally themed bag of enamel pins.
Itabags are a portable character shrine. Retards cant into bags baka

>> No.10214557

lmfao "your tin pins aren't right!"
General Theme: Shit That Anon Likes

>> No.10214586

>itabags are character shrines
>whines about themed pinbags again
anon further proves severe retardation

>> No.10214590

>without the glitter window
Unfortunately you'd be hard-pressed to find that.

Go back to Facebook, newfag.

>> No.10214679

Why is the concept of itabags so fucking hard to grasp for some people?

>> No.10214739

This. If your whiney baby ass can't deal with it, oh well, it's not like you can stop pin baggers from posting here can you?

>> No.10214746
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You don't seem to understand how nasty this place is towards facebook posting

>> No.10214747

Jesus christ, fucking gatekeeping on a BAG THREAD, it's not like this board updates that frequently so fucking let people have slightly alternate conversations once in awhile, otherwise the thread drifts to the bottom of the board because you bitches sure as fuck aren't posting anything interesting.
It's the same family of topic. Someone could look at that WIP bag that anon posted and get ideas/tips for an itabag, and people with itabags can give tips on it, because it's all the same physical structure. I've only dabbled in this hobby, I have a lot of pins and was looking for tips to display them in bags, and this thread has been incredibly helpful source. It's. The. Same. Shit.
Fucking elitists on an anon board about bags and enamel pins and buttons, pathetic.

>> No.10214768

> surprised that a hobby about being the one that loves something the most is elitist

>> No.10214790

What the most expensive item you bought for your itabag/shrine?

>> No.10214797

I once got a set of live-exclusive badges and a chuncolle for ~$85, because I was convinced neither would be reprinted. Spoilers: they were.

>> No.10214800

>reeeee gatekeeping
Fuck off, ita.

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>$300 on an event-exclusive charm box my waifu was in twice
>$100-200 on a wallscroll multiple times
>lowkey bitter these are now common enough to be ~30-45 on suru.
>i’ll probably just buy more...

even my normal pieces are generally somewhere between $20-50 most of the time though + having to buy boxes all the time because he’s too coveted to get sold out of them is suffering. $150 isn’t super outlandish for a single piece but my overall cost is so high

>> No.10214835

I guess I should just give into totes then. I have no idea why glitter windows are seemingly popular, they seem too distracting. Thanks, anon.

>> No.10214840

This whole scene never ceases to remind me of this thread.
Sorry for the link to Tumblr but I couldn't find it on Youtube.

>> No.10214841

And dropped my link.

>> No.10214873

Did it hurt to drop 300$ on one item? Do you think it was worth it? Asking because i want to buy a 70cm plush and it 300$.

>> No.10214897

Gods I wish that were me

>> No.10214915

everything hurts desu. it was a decision i waffled on for months but once they were in my greedy little hands any lingering regret i had was totally gone.

i’m a person who really enjoys using the things i buy though, so i’m not worried about things like damages/etc when it comes to getting things i think will make me happy. a 70cm plush definitely seems more worth the money than some 1in anime plastic lol, i think my most expensive plush is $80ish and he’s MUCH smaller than that.

>> No.10214922

Thank you anon, I been on the fence about buying it. I'm sure once it in my hand, I'll forget about the price tag.

>> No.10215151

No ones saying you can’t make a bag covered in pins. Just don’t call it an itabag

>> No.10215470

$150 for a single 2in button. It was with other merch that I was able to sell/ make my money back so it was all good.

>> No.10215480

>post offtopic
>people in the thread tell you to stop
>get angry and insist it’s ok because it’s a slow thread anyway
Hey let’s go post the newest AP releases to the old school lolita thread because hey it’s just dresses it’s basically the same and if they tell us to stop they’re elitist gatekeeping bitches

>> No.10215507

Probably 150$ on a voice box that was released as a store exclusive in 2006. Very much worth it, I've been looking for a dupe to keep sealed since I got it. For my bags though a 70$ strap, I recently lost an eBay war for a dupe of it at 185$ but I don't mind waiting for another one to show up.

>> No.10215526

Has anyone gotten their cinema doll re-release yet?

>> No.10215528

nobody did, I called it a pin bag everyone else called it a pin bag. Can you read?
Same building technique, could you be any more butthurt? Other people say it's fine and clearly related so please go eat a dick. You're the only one bitching.

>> No.10215546

based taste

>> No.10215568

A shitpost anon called it an itabag. It's not just one person complaining about your bag, as much as I know some of you want it to be.

I'm not sure you can really consider this the same building technique when the theme isn't really a theme, and what pins there are so far aren't really laid out in any meaningful way. I'm also not a fan of the brackets used on the insert. The plastic canvas doesn't let OP space them evenly, but even if they were competent enough to do that, they didn't even pick out some cute ones that might make more sense with whatever 'theme' they chose.

But whatever, guess we just have to deal with newfriends insisting on inserting themselves.

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Is it me or this bag is kinda ugly

>> No.10215589

The material is very gross.

>> No.10215590

it will.
no diffuser makes it look like a tacky christmas display, especially with the plastic canvas. if you’re serious, look at different insert material for the reasons >>10215568 noted about placement.

also when some of us said we didn’t mind pinbags we didn’t mean this. personally i always think of the disney collector ones, if they’re serious about it they look solid and, gasp, cohesively themed

>> No.10215601

Like the other anon, the material makes it unlikable now.

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I’ve been seeing more and more BTS themed pinbags, what do you think of them anon? They seem to look more like aesthetic things than the actual character/people but I can’t help but to think it’s actually nice?

>> No.10215608

NAYRT, but I do like this. I'm not really familiar with BTS but I can tell most of the pins are directly related. It has a solid colour scheme and a nice layout. Basically, you can tell whoever this is put thought into their decisions. The embroidery as space filler is also pretty fresh and is a nice touch, and further demonstrates care and thought.

>> No.10215611

I like the lights, but it’s not really a pin bag or itabag. It’s cute as a generic pink cutesy backpack and you can still use it as a bag, but I wouldn’t call it either of those unless you get more items in a cohesive theme (“stuff I like” is not a theme otherwise all conbags would be considered as good as itabags)

>> No.10215627

i agree with everything >>10215608 said. my familiarity with BTS is pretty passing but even within the aesthetic i think all of these pins do have relation their bias? the only one i’m unsure about is dittochu, but it still fits in and everything is tastefully arranged. these fit in just fine under our header imo.

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I’m not familiar at all either but I just see quite a bit in the IG itabag tags

>> No.10215654

This is cute, I like the limited palette a lot, it really works well

>> No.10215658

It's this anon again, I just ordered the utapri bag and a few little decoration, and I got two really pretty acrylic charms at the con I was at this weekend! Can't wait to get started!

>> No.10215681

really wish pinbags were always on this level. i think having a "flatter" bag looks better as opposed to the usual bases that get used, which helps? people should lean into the unique aesthetic of pins instead of trying to replicate itabags with them

>> No.10215976

I'm taking inspiration from these to make a Mercy pinbag with the yellow wallet from >>10212368
Personally I think pinbags can be very aesthetically pleasing like itabags, but they're far more suited to smaller bags in order to make it look good. You definitely have a point about replicating itabags because those pins never look good in backpacks just because there's so much space and trying to use that many pins to fill it ruins the aesthetic.

>> No.10216179

It looks like it was bought at an army surplus store and altered to have a window.
Might work for more macho sort of characters but it's definitely not cute.

>> No.10216519

Looks like the bag my dad puts water bottles in on a hiking trip, not a good look at all.

>> No.10216522

This is the exception to the rule with pinbags and should be the only time that they're allowed in an itabag thread since they are character shrines.
Most of the time pinbags are just random 'quirky XD' pins.

>> No.10216544

Adding on to everyone else, agree it's fucking hideous. It's is also cheap looking as hell with that bootleg tier glitter window, is blocky overall and just not well suited for anything but an ita.

>> No.10217110

Bought an entire wardrobe of my husband's super groupies collab to wear with my bag. Total cost was nearly 2k but I can't bring myself to wear it, so I've got this pair of $200 vaguely husband shoes on my shelf

>> No.10217119

You're in the wrong hobby you dumb bitch. You're literally the cancer killing this hobby and yet you came into this thread with your elitist attitude and self righteous "oh look at me I know how to make an insert~~"

Shame your money can't buy you a decent life, but it can buy you some matches to set your shit tier bag on fire with :D get the fuck off 4ch you Facebook scrub

>> No.10217179

>ended up geting the hot topic knockoff bag because i didnt know better
>shamefully using it till i get the cash for a better bag because i love my husbandos

>> No.10217205

damn anon. I don't even know what to say. Who was your husbando?

>> No.10217229

It's alright, my first base bag was a bootleg that a friend gave me.
Most anons just hate when you purposely get a shitty cheap bag.

>> No.10217249

Yeah. it dosent suit my boys at all, and its too small. but i was excited and impulse purchased.

gonna get me a zakka bag with a better colour in a couple months once i have some upcoming zines bought

>> No.10217369

NAYRT but jesus kid, go lie down, no one's >killing this hobby

>> No.10217378

If you're just starting out I think it's okay as long as you improve, the problem with bootleg bags is that a lot people brag about them and never improve or have actual interest in the hobby.

>> No.10217477

> :D
Sounds like you're the one who doesn't go here.

>> No.10217779

I’m not making another thread, someone else can. Please. Even though a quarter/half the thread is arguments.

>> No.10217782

And I know not yet until we’re down to like page 8/9

>> No.10219251

where did that middle pin come from!? im in love

>> No.10219583

Just made one >>10219570

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