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Enamel Pins Edition

Previous thread >>10199315

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTION IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS FIRST
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Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.

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Has anyone attempted to fit smaller plushes (along the lines of nitotans that aren't too bulky) into the non-heart window of one of these Sambag double sided bags, specifically the smaller messenger one? Would it even be viable?
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-13648567324.14.f3fe73aesolB8X&id=558953768056

>> No.10219605

>>10219598
I think a flat plush like a nitotan could work. They fit in similar bags that I've put them in, but I can't say that I've tried it with that particular model.

>> No.10219646

>>10219582
I love Diabolik lover's merch, it's all so pretty.

>> No.10219651

>>10219570
Does anyone have a badge maker and make custom ones for your fandom at all? I wouldn't mind having some more unique badges and die cut shapes. I really like enamel pins a lot too do variety.

>> No.10219652

>>10219570
Stop posting pin boards/bags with no relation to itabags.

>> No.10219659

>>10219652
Pin bags are fandom fashion

>> No.10219668

>>10219659
A bunch of random shit stuck on a board that half of the time is just a bunch of random 'quirky quotes' isn't fandom fashion.

>> No.10219753

>>10219573
I always get irrationally angry when I see merch on the OUTSIDE of a bag with a clear window. Clear bags exist specifically so you can keep your merch safe, just buy a bigger bag PLEASE.

>> No.10219916

>generic pinboards in the op image
is this really what we're coming to as a community?

>> No.10219919

>>10219651
i got my roommate to buy a 57mm badge maker so when i get art commissions i can make badges in the right size for them. getting specialty dies is a little harder than i thought but i really hope we can get a star-shaped one because they’re cute.

it’s a pretty big cost of entry though, if you have the ability to use the art you can always join a GO or specialty maker for some badges

>> No.10219952

>>10219753
I think having a couple pieces on the outside can work well, like a rubber charm on the zipper, a plushie or a rosette

>> No.10219954

>>10219919
You can also check if your local FabLab/Maker space has a button press, usually the membership or hourly fee is quite low

>> No.10219987

>>10219916
>>10219652
It’s all BTS pins so it belongs? I get not liking random bag and board arrangements but this is a pretty normal itabag fandom

>> No.10220014

>>10219987
>itabag/fashion general
keep your kpop pinboards on the facebook group.

>> No.10220023

>>10220014
>>10219987
I think the fact that it's a board is what disqualifies it from being posted here. These threads are for shit you can wear, be it a bag or jacket, etc. You can't wear a board.
The exception would be shrines but OP isn't even a shrine.

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>>10220023
that was exactly what i was implying, there really needs to be a line drawn in the hobby as it really is a different practice than bagging. i just really don't think it belongs here, sorry.

>> No.10220052

>>10219668
I'm not talking about boards. I'm talking about bags.

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>infighting already
Anyone have any bag inspo, for Jojo specifically? I really don't see too many good character specific ones floating around for it, mostly just pinbags and random assortments of merch.

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>>10220068
most are notoriously shitty for some reason. pic related is the least of all evils that I could find.

>> No.10220092

>>10219954
oh yeah, that’s definitely an option too. kind of like 3D printing at libraries.

my roomie does AA so it made sense for her to buy it outright. my other thought was just for manus without a moq per design (just whole order) plenty of artists will let you ride along for minimal cost. that usually comes up re: acrylics but for stuff like holo/unique buttons it works too

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Walking into this thread like

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>>10220068
your mileage may vary.

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>>10220068
I like the sound effects on this one

>> No.10220187

>>10220162
Holy shit, they really just shoved one a whole medicos figure in the Bucciarati bag and called it a a day.
on another note, everything seems so haphazardly and randomly placed in these, especially the plushes which would be way better as centerpieces. It really makes everything looks rushed af especially when both of these have the amount of official merch to probably look nice and coordinated in the end.

>> No.10220216

>>10220068
Which character do you have in mind, anon? I always love seeing more Jojo bags!

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>> No.10220257

>>10220168
I love the color choice here! Very garish, very on-brand.

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>>10220068
pardon the selfpost, but I also have an Abbacchio bag, although not a big as >>10220162! photo is from last April as I'm currently in the process of remaking and rearranging, including probably shafting the custom pins (recently bought another tomonui and also one of the potekoro plushes to help fill that space). the eyelets were fun in theory and added a bit since my insert fabric isn't busy, but I'm debating removing them altogether since I have more straps on the way and need the space, unless I can arrange over them/upgrade to a larger bag.

>> No.10220307

>>10219570
These are really nice aestheitc. I love the photo frames.

>>10219576
Is that an Obitsuroid? I've been wanting to make one of those.

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Really like this 4taro bag for some reason, the mint wouldn't be a color I'd think to use but it somehow meshes well with the white and other pastels.

>> No.10220400

>>10219651
I actually just got one in today. The characters I like don't have official merch or are limited so I like making buttons/badges of manga/anime/game caps since i am but an untalented person who can't draw.

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Retard moment, but does anyone own this bag (not the even shittier one from Amazon) from Taobao/can you provide the dimensions? The listing on their store combines both the one window and two window versions and I'm curious to know what this pic related measures in at specifically since I believe what's provided is the measurements for the other one.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=563841774171&ft=t&toSite=main

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>>10220068
What the hell, I'll bite the bullet and selfpost.

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Any of you ever matched an itabag with a friend?

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>>10220702
huge selfpost, but yes! this was from when we met up in japan last year, since we arent local to each other. the hardest part was finding a cecil backpack desu... ton of fun tho, 10/10 would recommend

>> No.10220716

>>10220702
It sounds fun but I’m not sure who to do it with, or with what series. My boyfriend likes some of the same things that I really like but I’d want to find something that we both like with all of our hearts. My friends we have lesser in common but I’m sure I can find something I really enjoy with them one day.

>>10220706
That’s super cute. I want to full dive into SB69 but I only dabbed in it. The characters look so cute that I don’t think I can stick to one.

>> No.10220735

>>10220702
Yes! My sister and I do pair cosplay with matching itabags for Nico and Honoka
Also I love the idea of schoolbag itabags, that's really cute

>> No.10220745

>>10220735
I swear I've seen basebags that are like schoolbags with windows

>> No.10220826

>>10219570
What the fuck anon if you're going to OP at least make sure it's a fucking itabag you newfag

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...

>> No.10220868

What’s up with people making better shrines than itabags? I don’t get it.

>> No.10220893

>>10220868
It's easier to decorate a living space where you have more room vs a bag with limited space and thus limited options

>> No.10220896

>>10220893
Oh. Makes sense.

>> No.10220914

>>10220861
>the sloppy cutting and stitching
>knowing it’ll sell out anyway

>> No.10220916

>>10220861
$100? I know itabagging isn't cheap but jeexus that's a lot for a base

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>mfw friend of a friend runs a small mercari jp service and is willing to help you buy some things
hold me gulls

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>>10220745
I've seen these, which I think are super cute as a bag, but the pocket irl is really thin and useless so it doesn't work well as an itabag with proper protection for merch. If there's something with a bigger window or more plastic covering though, please sauce this poor anon

>> No.10221008

>>10220991
As in you've seen the Taobao version or the original Wego version? This scares me as I've been hunting down the Wego to use as simple itabag.

>> No.10221126

>>10220702
I’d love to do it, but I don’t think anyone would be willing to do it with me...

>> No.10221127

>>10220991
I bought this from Wego last year and I have no idea what you mean by the window being thin. Just as sturdy as their other bags.

>> No.10221245

>>10220861
Cute concept, lackluster execution.

>> No.10221255

>>10220630
>>10220296
>>10220706
What’s wrong with self posting anons? You don’t need to pardon it. Are we supposed to just save content from everyone else or what?

>> No.10221258

>>10221255
Self posting opens yourself up to a lot of bitter "Your bag sucks why bother posting it?" anons.

>> No.10221259

>>10221255
>>10221258
I think there’s a higher expectation for anons because anons here are more knowledgeable/have the opportunity to be more knowledgeable than the average itabagger so there’s higher standards and it should be more impressive.

>> No.10221356

>>10221008
>>10221127
Sorry, I should have been more clear. What I meant is that I found the pocket quite shallow, so it doesn't really fit much merch and it's difficult to arrange nicely in the small space.

>>10221255
It's 4chan culture that selfposting gets a lot of yelling in responses. Cgl is better than other boards but still pretty toxic

>> No.10221578

>>10221255
Half of the self posts I see get trashed, so it's understandable that people would be nervous. I would never post mine here. I do this shit for fun, I have no desire to open up to that kind of crit.

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I’m not sure how I feel about thisz Am I the only one who thinks this looks like shit?

>> No.10221598

>>10221594
I think it just feels a little sad. Don't know if I want to call it shit when I've seen MUCH worse. I can tell whoever did this tried, but it's just difficult to make a bag when you only work with cards. Not really familiar with MTG or the character but I'm assuming there isn't much in terms of merch.

>> No.10221602

>>10221594
Idk I’d just get rid of the buttons to make it look consistent.

>> No.10221609

>>10221594
I don't like the cards on the outside, but as the other anon said, it's really hard when you don't have much to go off of.
I'd try to make the layout neat and even, like a grid of cards.

>> No.10221610

>>10219916
Yes. Deal with it

>> No.10221618

>>10221609
I feel like the base bag isn’t the right for this kind of execution, maybe a tote and just overlap a bunch of cards like a grid as you said would of looked way better with the heart window it just looks thrown together.

>> No.10221630

>>10221618
That character's an angel so I can see what the bagger was thinking, but yeah it's just not working.

>> No.10221663

When will we have an actual itabag as the starter image again

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Anyone has pics of lolitas with itabags like pic related? Other jfash coords are fine too, I just need some inspo.

>> No.10222120

Out of curiosity, would there be much interest in buying customs clothing for Nendoroid Doll/Obitsu/etc?
I have seen some people using plushes/dolls on their itabags or just itabaggers who happen to also have custom dolls of their favs and I was wondering if anyone would have interest in purchasing something like that?
I'm currently job hunting and want something to keep me distracted and possibly earn a bit of money.

>> No.10222129

>>10222120
I've been waiting for someone who does custom nendos to open for about a year now; I would definitely be interested to fill the gap until they can work on mine.

>> No.10222466

>>10222120
Can you email me your rates? I made a nendo doll for my shrine, but all I have to dress her at the moment are garish Kelly outfits.

>> No.10222472

>>10221594
I love MTG but there are so many better bags for a card layout, like >>10219580 is made exactly for displaying trading cards. It's probably as good as you can get for a small heart window bag

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>>10221924

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>>10222508

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>>10222512

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>>10222120
Yes please anon! Do you have any examples of your work or a good place to message you on? My original commissioner never got back to me so I've been looking for someone else to ask. Pick related are my boys.

>> No.10222640

>>10222120
I caved and made my own custom nendo for my husband when I couldn't find someone to commission. I have both a normal body and the Nendoroid doll body, but no clothes appropriate for the doll, so I'd absolutely have interest in this!

>> No.10222665

>>10219570
>itabag thread
>starts with enamel pin board
please stop

>> No.10222704

>>10222120
I'd also be interested anon! My boy has been sitting in his default nendo body clothing and while it's cute, I desperately want him to be as fashionable as his manga arts always portray him to be.

>> No.10222751

ITT: Dick repellent.

>> No.10222756

>>10222751
good

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Sorry for the selfpost, but I have to say it’s very fun when your friend cosplays your husbando and proceeds to T pose with your bags. It’s become a quick tradition and I’m looking forward to expanding and improving with each year we meet up.

>> No.10222779

>>10222776
Seems fun actually. Is it your first picture?

Kinda not related but I’m taking very small baby steps and I’m kinda getting sick of not making process, however I switched from a bootleg bag and a bad that doesn’t suit my character/series to an alright small bag. How long did it take you to reach to your point, anon?

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>>10222779
That photo was taken at AX just two weeks ago. It actually didn’t take long to collect my merch since UtaPri is absolutely flooded. Two large auction hauls make up a majority of my collection and a lot of what I use on my bags. But overall I’ve only been seriously collecting Cecil stuff for about 1.5 years.

>> No.10222876

>>10222868
I remember seeing you on the way to the con! Your bags are really well put together and it's inspiration for me to improve my bags.

>> No.10222909

>>10222868
Hauls seems to be the key thing, and it makes sense considering it’s Utapri. But I just have to keep going, thanks anon.

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>>10222776
>>10222868
How can someone be this powerful
Great collection anon!

>> No.10222959

>>10222120
Absolutely! More specially a custom hair piece though due to the body and face being done on the one I was working on.

>> No.10223009

>>10222868
I love your layouts! How do you design them?

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>>10222129
>>10222466
>>10222629
>>10222640
>>10222704
>>10222959
Sorry for the delayed reply..! I wasn't expecting such a quick interest, to the point of being asked for rates right away!
I've been interested in trying out making custom clothing for my own obitsu body and for my omanjuu but it was only an idea I've been entertaining for a while, I haven't yet started (so no examples to show atm, sorry. The only similar thing I've done was a silly penguin "omanjuu" for a friend, pic related).
I have a degree in sewing but making teeny tiny doll clothes seems like a challenge simply due to the size so, my plan was to make a couple basic outfits/2 piece sets (something generic like a school uniform, maybe?) to test things out. If it went fine and there was interest in commissions, I'd totally be up for it.
To help me out, what sort of price ranges would you feel comfortable with/would think fair? Say, for a generic/standard outfit and for a commissioned outfit?

Thank you so much once again, I'm going to look into materials now. I'm closeby to a fabric district as well so, I can make virtually anything.

>>10222629
Beautiful boys!! Are they from Show by Rock? I've been meaning to take a look into it

>> No.10223201

>>10223027
If look at BJD commissioners on test to see what they're selling, how much they go for, etc. Also uniforms for series like AoT or sailor moon where everyone is wearing basically the same fucking things would be good for generic stock. I see seifuku all the time for obitsus, but I don't really see gakuken or kimonos if you want something generic but in demand.

Always charge a bit more for original designs or specific outfits.

>> No.10223213

>>10222776
>>10222868
This is so powerful and I don't even know what series your man's from. The radiating energy from these images is transcendent. 10/10.

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>>10223027
Thankyou so much!! Yes they are both from sb69.

I would suggest checking out etsy and how people price their clothing too. The prices there are generally about $30. That's a good starting point for generic clothing, but remember to add extra for labour and then pricing upwards for complicated designs.

>> No.10223270

>>10223201
>>10223218
Thank you SO much for the wonderful advice!
I'll take a peek at bjd commissioners (actually didn't even cross my mind, I forget it's a fairly big community) and etsy like you both suggested.
I do think I might start with kimonos like suggested as well, they're simple and they just look adorable on any character, plus I can play about with pretty fabrics.
Thank you so much once again!

>> No.10223313

>>10223218
This is absolutely adorable.

>> No.10223566

>>10223027
Check /toy/'s BJD thread, I posted some patterns from Dollybird for Obitsu and Nendoroid Dolls. They're both pretty basic, but good for comparing how their measurements differ.

It's currently really hard to find good Nendoroid Doll-size pants, because Obitsu have smaller hips and longer legs.

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FJ package got here.
Imagine my surprise when I expect used bags from Suru and they sent me brand new in the packaging.

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>>10223623
Tossed some of my HypMic collection in for a quick size/item show. Not sure how I feel about acrylics bumping around on the outside. The D-rings on the outside might be better suited to rubber straps or plushies.

Using the yellow one as a Mercy pinbag and the purple one might just be Rio because the colors actually didn't look half bad once I started putting stuff in there.

>> No.10223711

Does anyone here know anything about pin collecting, in particular Disney pins? I've started collecting Stitch merch about 2 years back and have a pretty sizeable amount of plushes and plush keychains/charms, but Disney doesn't really do acrylics, so my best option seems to be their park pins.

>>10223623
>>10223641
Nice haul! They're smaller than I realized but it really does highlight the merch showcased

>> No.10223751

>>10223711
What do you want to know in particular? I've been collecting WDW pins since I was a child.

>> No.10223767

>>10223751
I've tried doing some research on them, mostly what I've learned is "scrappers" is basically B grade pins but are considered legit by Disney, and that Ebay/Amazon disney pin grab bags are actually somehow legit? (I doubt this though). I was interested in trying to find a source that said which pins were in rotation in which park because some blogs were talking about staff exclusive pins?

>> No.10223819

>>10223767
Those grab bags that aren't sold by Disney...I don't know about those. I've never bought those because it just screams "scam" to me. If something's too good to be true, chances are it is. But I know some legit pin sellers that do them. I don't think I'd trust a faceless Amazon seller though, since there's a ton of Chinese sellers on there they might be selling knockoffs. Remember that the MSRP for single pins tends to be $10-$16.

Most of the time I'll buy at the parks whenever I go back. If you are in the parks, you can also trade with cast members that have lanyards with pins on them (usually at kiosks selling pins). I have a feeling that's how you could maybe get those "staff exclusive" ones you mentioned.

You can find great deals on eBay though, just be careful with where they are coming from. Obviously, don't buy from Chinese sellers. Look for US sellers with high feedback ratios, and also see if their listings show the backs of the pins. Disney puts backstamps on all of the pins. If the listing shows a backing card, that also is a good sign that it's authentic. I can specifically recommend domdisneypin and disneytradingpins4u. I've bought from them both and I got authentic pins in perfect or near-perfect conditions.

Also, you might come across listings that will label something as a "fantasy pin". Those are fan pins, not official Disney merch. They're pretty neat though, so if you don't care about mixing fan w/ official, go for it.

As for finding a blog with pin news...I can't help with that, sorry. Maybe search up some Youtubers? I follow a girl that just blogs about the new food options at the parks. If that exists, there has to be someone doing the same for pins.

>> No.10223901

>>10223711
If you're in the area of either park (more so Orlando than California) try the Disney Character Warehouses. You can get everything from regular to limited edition or event pins for 50% or more off.

I went the other year and walked off with a bunch of stuff for cheap from Haunted Mansion and Pirates blind boxes. There are even blogs that go monthly to show you what's in the outlets in case you're only traveling at select times.

Seconding >>10223819 as well on pin trading. You can go to the outlets or buy a cheap starter pack at the parks and then trade them for what you want with cast members. As far as I know they're not allowed to refuse a trade so you can get rid of your unwanted pins pretty easily. I believe each resort on the Orlando monorail has a trading pinboard as well. But with staff/resort trading you really don't know what's available ahead of time.

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>>10223009
A lot of my inspo just comes from other UtaPri baggers. Like this by my friend. I’m thinking of rearranging my official Cecil tote more like this. It’s very organized and clean

>> No.10224115

>>10223623
japanese used usually means someone breathed in the same room as the item once. either that or its totally beat to shit, but i find thats a lot less common

>> No.10224188

this might be a dumb question, but my BTSSB window bag came in and i was wondering if it was really necessary to have an insert to put pins and things in? i'm still probably going to make some in a few colors to match coords, but i wondered since the pocket fabric has a cute print if it might be intended to be left bare.

>> No.10224189

>>10224188
You don't need one. Some people just prefer them because it's easier to organize pins onto an insert and then put it into the bag than it is to do it straight in the bag.

>> No.10224235

>>10223901
>>10223819
Thank you for advice! I was thinking of buying those starter packs and then trading for Stitch pins later on. I will definitely look at the two Ebay sellers- good to know some are legit! I'm also not near any Disney parks, but I plan on going to Tokyo Disney Sea for vacation next Spring. Any advice for looking over in Japan?

Also, all Disney pins have a mickey shaped backing, right?

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>>10224235
You lucky anon!
I'm not entirely sure if pin trading is even a thing at the Tokyo Disney parks. I don't really see them in secondhand auctions on Y!Japan too much, it's always the pressed coins. Those are extremely popular over there and some resell for a lot.

I think you'd have better odds of finding other Japan exclusive Stitch merch there since they have a LOT of stuff we don't.
And definitely go see Stitch's show in Tokyo Disneyland at the Tiki Room!

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