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Last thread is in autosage >>9483211

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide v. 2.1
Read the document first before asking basic questions that have been answered time and time again like "is making a bag for ___ ok?" and "where do i get the heart bags??".

Buyf/a/g Guide

>> No.9505836

post BAD ita bags

>> No.9505837

post bad **new ita bags
Not the same old shit.

>> No.9505867
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As you wish, anon.
Here's my Oyasumi Punpun bag, I have a few more things to add to it.

>> No.9505890

Speaking of bad, anybody sick of that one guy/girl posting their same Dazai bag in the old itabag group with minor adjustments? I swear they've posted like three times in the past 12 hours.

>> No.9505938

I really hated these bags but the more I read thease threads the more I want one. Just got one of the cheaper ones on Amazon with a gift card to see if it is as fun as it looks. Maybe buy one from wego if I like it. I really wish they made the heart one in Holo pleather. That would be insta buy for me.

>> No.9505956

You dropped your pic.

>> No.9505964

Gotta have a pic to drop it.

>> No.9505979
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oh jeez, I'm so flattered that other people like my itobag!, I'm working hard to make more stuff for it aahh i'm so excited

It's looking really cute anon. I love how Pun Pun has so many forms so you have a nice variety in merch!

>> No.9506116

Who's going to A-Kon? I saw there was an itabag swap meet. Is that basically just bring your merch and swap for more merch?

>> No.9506313

then what the fuck are you on about? Itabags in general?

>> No.9506346

Calm down anon. All >>9505938 said was they got a bag to try it out. No need to be triggered because there wasn't a picture.

>> No.9506633
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>what is reading comprehension

In other news, I really love this twin stars base bag.

>> No.9506691

Have any of you ever dealt with falling out of love with a husbando you built a bag for? In his manga my husbando is starting to get a bit unredeemable and I trust the author to find a way to bring it together but I'm not as happy to carry my bag these days

>> No.9506706

Goals! I just started buying merch for my own Ai Mikaze bag (the Utapri one that came in slashed by customs, if anyone saw that in the FB group).

I keep buying a stupid amount of merch for so many characters. I seriously fail at keeping to one at a time.

>> No.9506710

I'm really curious as to what husband you're referring to.

I can relate. Mine is based off of game & it's sequels keep butchering the storyline to 'eyerolling' levels.
I'm too far in though & just want my bag to be completed.

>> No.9506720

I started building my Yuri on Ice bag before the series ended, and was underwhelmed by the finale. I still have it all - the bag, the merch, backer board fabric, and I've never put it together.

And part of that might be that I'm a little embarrassed that the thing that got me into figure skating is an anime. Even though there are three other girls in my club who started because of YOI and literally no one gives a shit, it still makes me feel cringe worthy.

>> No.9506776

Yes. I got with a lot of Genyatta merch after Genji became an obnoxious self insert for the writer and Zenyatta continues to have less importance than his own dead brother.

Fucking Blizzard, I swear. At least Roadrat anons haven't had the rug pulled out from under them yet.

>> No.9506858
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Pic related, I just finished it and I still love the character, but I've become painfully aware that he has That Kind Of Fanbase and now I'm worried about being associated with them by having it in public.

I imagine you're not the only one, I'm impressed that it's managed to hold as many bags as it has with how the show ended up going down,

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Yukio Okumura. His internal struggle has always endeared to me but it's clearly starting to drive him mad

>> No.9506890

RH anon, here. While Roadhog continues to see some mention of new emotes/skins, he's not even mentioned vaguely in any of the new lore I feel like creator interest is wading a lot. A lot of the fandom focus is just on Junkrat from what I've seen which is okay, but the writer is throwing a lot of characters in the back of the closet just for Genji/Mercy, Anna, S76 and Reaper (and/or other talon mercs).

This has made me put my RH bag on hiatus currently while I'm working on another bag for a character of a different video game series... Who also recently got faded out from canon despite being the MC. :s

>> No.9506908

I thought the ending was terrible too, but I'm still building my YOI bag (very, very slowly though) because it was the rest of the show that made me grow to love the characters. Also, there's too much cute damn merch coming out literally every other week and I'm too weak to not collect them.
The finale didn't make me fall out of love with them--yes, there was so much more that could have been done and I was highly dissatisfied with the results (prob bc of my bias lol), but it didn't change my opinion of the characters, so I still feel happy making a bag for them. But yeah, I can see how the finale would be a huge turn-off.

Also, figure skating is totally cool so I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of to have been introduced by YOI! Though I get how you feel, what with its association with anime haha.
Just as long as you're not one of those people who's constantly imposing Yuuri's image onto Yuzuru Hanyu or something, and pretending all figure skaters are anime characters with unrealistic standards. Now that's annoying.

>> No.9506941

Nah, I'm not. I gave it a go because there was a cosplay meet up at an ice rink and ended up finding out I really, really love skating. I just passed my Adult 4 and I'm hoping to be into actual figures lessons before the end of the year.

I actually did a re-watch of YOI recently and it was honestly just as wonderful the second time around, even with the lackluster ending. The big thing is that Chris is easily my favorite character now - and the bag I was building was for Victuuri.

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Zakkamart has preorders up for ita-pillows now.

>> No.9506996

This would be a cute idea if they were smaller so I could carry then around or pin them to other things that aren't my existing itabag...

>> No.9507005

I'm starting to wonder if they're just tossing stuff at the wall to see what sticks now.

>> No.9507028

More than likely since I don't see those having an real use... itabags are for mostly showing off anyway, I'm not sure how a pillow that will stay at home will be of any use in that sense.

>> No.9507139

NAYRT, but I was pretty neutral about the ending. I had the "Wait, that's it?" reaction kek. I guess I've been so traumatized by the rest of my fandoms ending terribly that anything that at least has a neutral ending turns into a good ending regardless...

>> No.9507144

Seriously this. What series has actually had a good/exciting/sensical ending besides maybe Gravity Falls?

>> No.9507183

>Gravity Falls
>good ending

pick one

>> No.9507246

If anon who got the ToAlice knockoff is here, did you get your package yet? If you don't mind, I'm curious to know what the quality is like!

>> No.9507273

I haven't gotten it yet, sadly. Canada apparently has a huge problem with packages coming in from Asia being stuck in customs for an extra few weeks. I'm hoping it gets here soon, as all of my keychains have arrived, and I'm itching to put the bag together!

>> No.9507277

I really liked the ending actually..

>> No.9507455
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I'm so sad. I was going to make a d.va itabag. Around easter time the store I work at was selling some cute bunny head shaped string lights that would have been perfect but i forgot to get them.
Tried searching for the product but can find it. Oh well.

>> No.9507458
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Just wanted to share ver1.0 of my bag! It's definitely not finished and I'll probably need to almost start over because I didn't have half the supplies I needed and had to improvise, but I just wanted it "wearable" for a con. I also have yet to figure out embellishments and put on all the merch I've got for the other side of the bag! Even so I really loved carrying it around. Like having my faves right by my side all day. I love this hobby so much dang
If anyone has any critiques or suggestions that's cool, since it's not done anyway changes aren't gonna be a pain!

(Apologies that it's entirely fan made stuff to those who prefer official. I don't think western properties really get official merch with the disgustingly adorable factor that I crave. If I ever make a bag for an anime I will be all over official merch too. I will be hanging the tsums on there at some point if it helps)

>> No.9507468

I don't think normies are going to recognise who this ginger midget is. If you love him, carry your bag.

>> No.9507469

If you're somebody who makes shrines (as in a shrine in your home, not an itabag), then these are perfect for decorating.

>> No.9507480

I do apologise if this has been asked before. I've been browsing for a backpack itabag, similar to the ones, but big enough for A4 books (or possibly a bit bigger (A4 plastic wallet) to fit in?
I know the cheap eBay heart ones are too small, as I have a few friends with them.

>> No.9507492

I mean I do, and I do. It's not the normies I'm worried about, I'm just way too old to be encountering obnoxious teenagers in the wild like that.

>> No.9507507

If that's the case, then any itabag period isn't going to be ideal for you. Doesn't matter if they're a sophisticated obscure character, obnoxious teenagers are still going to gawk and make fun of you.

>> No.9507550

This is also not what I mean but I don't want to derail the thread explaining it so nevermind

>> No.9507567

>Calling base bags itabags
Read the goddamn faq, it was made for this purpose

>> No.9507600
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I'm working on a FFXV itabag and why does SE insist on only selling shit at their cafe? These pick-up group prices and reseller prices are killing me.

>> No.9507604

I'm currently waiting on items for my bag from Singapore but because it was shipped Air Mail without my knowledge, I haven't seen or heard from it. It's already been a month since it left Singapore.

>> No.9507613

The FAQ has bags of all sizes and some have links. There's definitely a bag that can fit an A4 size in there as it's one I've bought before.

>> No.9507657

I did read the FAQ, it was a mistake. Apologies.

Thank you, I looked through the FAQ but only clicked a few links, I'll have another look.

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Not the anon you were looking for, but I have a ToAlice knockoff bag (bought it before I realized there was a legit one). It's cute and decently sized. The pockets are large enough to hold A4 folders. The straps can be a little uncomfortable because they don't have padding but it's not a big deal if your bag is light. The over all quality is fine. The zippers zip/unzip without any problems.

>> No.9507705

I hope they get to you soon!

>> No.9507716

Thank you, I really hope so too!

The knock offs look really nice and I hope To Alice gets more colors in soon! The gold and silver were very pretty.

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Sorry for the basic question, but for anyone who's gotten a bag from Taobao, what SS would you recommend? I'm planning to pick up one of the cat ear bags and it's my first time ordering anything from Taobao, so I'm a little intimidated. I was recommended TaobaoTrends before, and that's the one I was mainly looking at, but do any other gulls have any advice?

>> No.9507828

Ahh I see, hope it gets to you soon!!

Nice, thanks! It looks pretty sturdy, so that's good! Did yours have any problems arriving squished/wrinkled on the sides? I saw some preview pics of them flattened and I was worried about whether shipping would warp the material.

It also seems like there are more and more listings for these popping up so I wonder if they're all the same.

Also, your itabag is beautiful!! A+ character choice

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So.... Anyone going to AX this year want to do a pickup order? I really want some stuff from the cybird ikimen booth and maybe the voltage inc booth (I haven't seen an annoucment for it?)

>> No.9507891

>all that matching merch
This looks SO good!! Love how it's come out!

>> No.9507964

Check the Taobao thread.

>> No.9507968

This is super cute anon! If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it? All the knockoffs I find have little flowers on the zipper, but I would prefer the hearts.

>> No.9507985

The knockoffs look pretty similar to the real thing from what I've seen in pictures. I'd love to pick up a real one in the future, but I don't have any other characters that I want to make a bag for at the moment.

Thanks anon! My bag didn't come squished luckily, but since it's pleather you could probably reshape the bent parts with a hair dryer.

>> No.9507987

I got it from Aliexpress. I can post a link when I get home.

>> No.9508011

>tfw this was my plan
Well, more a general horror inspired bag than strictly Ito but I was having a hard time finding pins/buttons/charms that I really liked

>> No.9508119

Do you mean obnoxious fujoshit weebs? Like >>9507468 said, normies aren't going to care. But if you're going to meets or cons, you could always just tell them that you're holding onto the bag for a friend? Same if a weeb shows up in day to day life, just say the bag isn't yours/your child's/whatever.

>> No.9508243

literally no one is going to assume anything about you or probably even notice your bath before you start talking to them or mention it. itabags are obnoxious, yeah, but at the average con there's so much visual stimuli that it's not going to be a big deal, and if they do jump to conclusions, they're probably not going to approach you anyway?
i realize weebs are pretty self-conscious, but this seems like a weird hobby to get into if you don't want to be judged for liking your favorite character.

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... i meant bag, not bath. anyways, are there any examples of this bag being used in the wild?

>> No.9508331

Does anyone know if there's gonna be an itabag meetup at Anime Expo? I'm bringing three with me.

>> No.9508384

Aww yeah another ffxv itabagger! i've been posting wips and stuff on my own bag in the group discord. It's square enix we're talking about so merch is definitely hard to come by. I was lucky enough to be at the cafe during their latest ffxv collab and even then the queue was insane and the stock was limited. I was able to get some acrylics and coasters but i gave up on the gacha can badges lol.

>> No.9508589

I believe there is, you may want to look around the FB group!

>> No.9508616

If I wanted to ask for advice on an ita outfit would here be an okay place to ask?

>> No.9508621

Ita bags and Itas are completely different things, I suggest you ask in the help thread.

>> No.9508623

I think they mean ita outfit as in fandom fashion

>this really needs an official name

>> No.9508651

Yeah I meant this.

>> No.9508884

Nice! I can't wait to see your completed bag!

>> No.9508912 [DELETED] 

>obnoxious fujoshit weebs
Yup, those. The fandom skews young (because anime) and there are a lot of really annoying fans that are either into him for the Hawt Yaois or insist that he can't have character flaws because he's pretty. And I don't really care, it doesn't stop me from carrying the bag or endlessly spamming my twitter or anything, it's just annoying to feel like you have to defend liking him.

>> No.9508916

>obnoxious fujoshit weebs
Yup, those. The fandom skews young (because anime) and there are a lot of really annoying fans that are either into him for the Hawt Yaois or insist that he can't have character flaws because he's pretty. And I don't really care, it doesn't stop me from carrying the bag or endlessly spamming my twitter or anything, it's just annoying to feel like I have to defend liking him all the time.

>> No.9508917

I'm just a fucking potato today this is in reply to >>9508119

>> No.9508989

What are you thinking about for your waifu/husbando in terms of fandom fashion?

>> No.9509091
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>shipping stucky and not stony
>pic related
aside from that this bag does look super nice, the layout is great.

loving the hydrangeas in this, anon!

>> No.9509296

I fall in and out of love all the time bro I know the struggle. I just spent a load of money on custom merch for an obscure character but I'm totally burned out after a bad experience with a fan. Not sure what to do now?

>> No.9509381

Question how much you really loved them?

>> No.9509383

Have you guys traveled overseas with your itabags? Can I carry it as my normal purse or should I stick it in my checked luggage ?

>> No.9509394

Check it. Some airlines are very picky about sharp things, and the safety pins/can badges might be enough for them to tell you you can't bring it on.

>> No.9509397
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Alright, thanks anon.

Do you by chance know where I could find a good list of nail-shops that do ita type nail deco? I'll be in Hokkaido specifically if anyone has any tips.

>pic related

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Does anyone know the character?

>> No.9509413

Ranpo Edogawa from Bungou Stray Dogs

>> No.9509414

Edogawa Ranpo - Bungou Stray Dogs

>> No.9509420

If one bad fan was all it took then??? I could understand the fandom/multiple fans making your love grind away but if it just took one person I would be questioning if I actually loved the character to begin with or if it was a Firey but quick to burn out enjoyment.

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>> No.9509483
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my package tracking hasnt updated since the 23rd. this is only my second time using a proxy, so im not sure of the average wait time. my last package arrived in less time than ive been waiting at this one stage. im using zenmarket if that makes a difference.

should i be worried?

>> No.9509485

Nayrt but if can take one fan to ruin it for you. I knew a girl that ruined any and everything to do with final fantasy VII. Like I loved the game but she got soo weird that I was a fan that I didn't want to be a fan with her in the fandom. It's also why I keep my favorite things secret from now on. I don't want my ear talked off by a crazy aspie that would follow me to the bathroom because I'm a fan.

>> No.9509502

Is it tracking to the warehouse or to your destination? If the tracking says it's left the warehouse, it's not really the fault of proxy but more the postal service.

>> No.9509503

im not so much worried about the proxy itself, but more the mail system. im paranoid that it's lost in the mail or something. it says its out for "Posting/Collection" and hasnt updated since.

>> No.9509507

Mine is all fanmade stuff and pretty damn full. I'd like to get ahold of SOME official merchandise at some point.

>> No.9509526
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not gonna lie I laughed

>> No.9509535

I love this.

>> No.9509542

That's pretty great.

>> No.9509600

Same with mine since the 18th, except it was a package from tenso.

Are you from the UK? I think the terrorism issue is slowing customs down because they're being more cautious.

>> No.9509604

Oh my god, this is adorable.

Are you the Ranpo anon from past threads?

>> No.9509676

I'm not, but I think I follow her on Tumblr. She also made that APH England bag from the last thread.

I like how they use a cloth or something as the base and sort of build the design around it; works really well for the window-type bags imo.

>> No.9509973
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My second T2-itabag from Yowapeda is somewhat finished, probably gonna rearrange something after a while but at least I got the basic idea down. There's gonna be an event specifically for this pair during the weekend, so I wanted to be heavily armed and ready to show my love.

>tfw saw another girl with a T2-itabag in Ikebukuro today but I didn't have mine with me so I had no excuse to talk to her
Sad times

This is great holy shit

>> No.9509994

what bag are you using for the black one? im love it so much it looks amazing

>> No.9510037

Thank you! The bag is this one from Movic, except in black: http://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/pn/%E3%80%90%E3%82%B0%E3%83%83%E3%82%BA-%E3%83%90%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%80%91%E7%97%9B%E3%82%81%E3%81%84%E3%81%A8%E3%80%80%E3%83%88%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88%E3%83%90%E3%83%83%E3%82%B0L+%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A5%E3%82%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%83%90%E3%83%8B%E3%83%A9/pd/1354694/

(I hope the link works because the moonrunes in the url got messed up and 4chan thinks shortened urls are spam)

>> No.9510108

Any recommendations on where to get the ToAlice ones? I just saw knockoffs at colossalcon and should have bought one...
I was going to get the standard heart window but now I'm thinking that I may actually have too much to fit it in nicely and show off everything. I don't particularly mind knock offs, would prefer the pink one.

>> No.9510131

You could get them from ToAlice's shop???

>> No.9510172

Seriously you could get the real thing for $20 right now why waste money on a bootleg when the real is cheaper?? They have the preorder price up until June 15 then it goes back up to $40. Do yourself a favor and just get one now if you want one. No brainer really.

>> No.9510176

Don't take your fucking bag through airport security if it's an international flight. You'll hold up everyone waiting for their own flight while they expect all the nice sharp things holding each of your pins together, you'll look like an idiot who's never been on a plane before, and you'll give everyone else a huge headache.

I'm speaking from experience as well. Just flew back from Germany to the UK (which is in high alert because 3x terrorist attacks) and some twat held up the entire queue for half an hour before security took them elsewhere because of their itabag. They ended up having to pay extra money to have the bag booked into the hold luggage which probably got it wrecked under all the suitcases because they sure as hell didn't have it when I saw them in the departure lounge.

Don't be that person. Only take it on domestic flights or put in hold. Everywhere is really on edge right now.

>> No.9510191

I just traveled to Japan with mine in my checked luggage no problem.

>> No.9510262
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First time making an itabag and this one is for Yakuza. I've got some badges coming in the mail that I plan to decorate to match too but I was wondering if anyone has any feedback about placement or anything else about the bag? I was also wondering if I should put another bow on the other side or keep it to one as it'll be busier once the badges arrive.

>> No.9510293

the person scalping 15$ knowoff heart bags for 35$ sold some, and it'd make me sad but how can you be so stupid to buy one.

>> No.9510295

same anon again
i'm actually tempted to comment with a link to where to buy them for 15$ with shipping from ali express.

>> No.9510298

Not familiar with the series but I love the embellishments, well done, anon! I like the one bow, imo two would be too much.

>> No.9510456

Don't, send them the knock off link from eBay for $11 + free shipping. No "omg it's from dangerous Chinese website" if it's from eBay even though it's coming from the same place.

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They are not actually cards. She just printed it. Missed a good oportunity, Pleb.

>> No.9510562

This person was flying to London

Two days after a terrorist attack

But no their bag was more important than the safety of other passengers ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

>> No.9510626

Yes, the question was already answered.
Thank you though. Sorry you had to go through that.

>> No.9510669

Just put anything questionable in your checked luggage, that's how you fly international with most things. If it's metal and pointy but not a weapon, just put it in your checked bag even if it's just an itabag with safety pins.

You won't hold up the the security line, and if they really need to scan/check it out they can do it where it won't disturb other passengers.

>> No.9510691

did you pin everything directly to the PU backing?

>> No.9510724


Hi, my friends are running that meet and it's part swap meet, part show off your bag. Unfortunately the con won't let you sell directly so just trades.

>> No.9510754

Oh man I LOVE this. Awesome symmetrical stuff going on there. Where is the base bag from?

>> No.9510785
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So disappointed to learn these aren't real cards...

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I'm sad to see it have so much attention for not even being real cards. Call me a salty bitch, but at first I thought it was real and it was so awesome. Now my bubble is popped.

>> No.9510800

I can agree with you anon, knowing those aren't real cards does take the appeal away majorly

>> No.9510817
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Finished my husbando bag today, very happy with the results!!

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>> No.9510838

Wow. They stuck a print out in the window slot. Such dedication.

>> No.9510871

To be fair it would be hard to achieve this effect with real card. Sleeves would mess with the overall look.

>> No.9510916

IMO they could have at least printed out individual cards and glued them together or something.

>> No.9510917

You wouldn't use sleeves. That's the point, sacrificing the cards for the bag.

>> No.9510922
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>sacrificing the cards for the bag

>> No.9510924

That's not very Heart of the Cards of you, anon.

>> No.9510927

Yeah, what >>9510924 said. What would grandpa think?

>> No.9510945
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>> No.9511072

Very cute! I love that you went with a round bag since you don't see those often.

>> No.9511077

Fyi, there are clear sleeves that are literally 2mm bigger than the actual card. When putting them on, you can't even tell they're there due to being almost the exact size of the actual card. So no, it would not be hard to achieve that effect with sleeves.They're being cheap and lazy.

>> No.9511090


I'm making Yugioh bag and it's not that hard glue the card sleeves for achieving this look. This girl is just cheap and lazy.

>> No.9511195

To other FE 13/14 itabaggers, they're releasing acrylic keychains with the same designs as the rubber straps. They're already up on AmiAmi for preorder. Unfortunately, they're not new art, but a lot of the original rubber keychains are hard to find or very overpriced, so it's a second chance to grab your husbando/waifu!

>> No.9511204

Why not though? You can very easily get clear card sleeves.

>> No.9511215

thanks for giving me the heads up! I pre-ordered Lonqu, Tharja, and Cherche!

>> No.9511223

Thank you for verifying my point. I shouldn't be so upset over this, but I am. There are so many other bags that deserve praise, yet bags like this get all the attention.

>> No.9511232

sauce on the base bag?

>> No.9511240 [DELETED] 

Please tell me this applies to older games too. I always need more stuff for my Gabranth bag !

>> No.9511245

This comment will probably go unnoticed, but i want my bag to be filled with TWEWY pins. I saw them online years ago and they were really affordable, but they disappeared before i could order. I saw them on etsy, but not that affordable, so if anyone knows some website that doesnt charge a lot (i live in EU) i would thank them forever. Xo

>> No.9511247

Sorry to be nosy but if you only bought those, how much is shipping? I've never bought through AmiAmi before.

>> No.9511251

Nayrt but with Amiami you don't have to pay until they get the items in, then they bill you for the item and you can choose your shipping option before you finalize payment. Even if you pick EMS while preordering, you can always downsize to air mail etc. EMS shipping is almost consistently $20, but registered air mail is usually $10-12 if it's just small items. Because I live in Canada and the post office "doesn't support" registered air mail tracking, I'm forced to use EMS for all my orders.

>> No.9511252

You know when you see a cool magic trick but then they reveal how they did it and it just pisses you off. That's the yugioh bag.

>> No.9511256

Not the anon you're replying too, but I just ordered some straps and can badges through amiami using small air packet since they're small enough to go in a padded envelope.

Was only 940 yen and took a week.

>> No.9511266

Bitch, if it's that fucking easy then it's HARDLY extra.

Forever 21 I believe. You'll have to make an insert for it, since there's no pocket or anything.

>> No.9511309
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So I'm going out later today to get more supplies and I was wondering about these instant badges. I was going to use them for my stickers to keep them safe. Are these the best kind?

>> No.9511317

I have something similar to these, specifically the keychains of these for the same brand to use for my stickers.

The only thing I'll say is just because of the packaging, expect a fair number of them to be scratched. :(

>> No.9511365
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Thanks!! It's this one
Fair warning, it's the same bag anons were having a discussion about the inner bag being "floppy" a thread or two ago. I just pinned some cardboard inside which worked fine as a temporary solution.
Pic related. (thank you LOL)

>> No.9511401
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Found it on their site.
Thanks, anon!

>> No.9511480

Asking here because I don't see a questions thread in the catalog, figured this might be the best thread to try.

Does anyone have any experience getting charms/keychains/etc. from Korean artists? An artist I follow on Twitter is doing preorders for an item, and doing the actual ordering through a site called Naver. I assume I'd need a shopping service (since it doesn't say anywhere that it's international-friendly?) but I don't know anything about Korean proxies or shopping services or anything like that.

If anyone has any advice or recommendations, I'd absolutely love to hear them!

>> No.9511506
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Anyone here willing to help with my bag arrangement? I'm a scrub at itabagging and I don't have a good sense of itabag feng shui yet.

>> No.9511527

Thanks!! I agree, don't see very many round bags. I mostly wanted this for the holo though.
It was indeed f21, i'm glad you were able to find it! I ended up making an insert out of thick craft foam and fabric, with velcro on the top and bottom and it worked great.

>> No.9511644
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I tried.

>> No.9511647

imo, I think that's a good start for now until you get more merchandise.

>> No.9511649

I'l a new to itabags and I was wondering if it would be acceptable to make an itabag of a real person (ex. a band member or actor). I've only seen 2D characters on them.

>> No.9511652

Definitely go with this anon's idea.

>> No.9511654

I've seen some itabags for Johnny's musicians and sports people so I don't see why not? A gull made one for the GazettE a while back.

>> No.9511664

Lots of people in Japan and Korea make bags for their idols or even favorite athlete. It's not unusual to do it but be aware it may come off as very stan-ish when it's irl ppl. If this is for K-pop or something similar, disregard the previous statement.

>> No.9511665

I just got my bag in the mail and need inspiration for a league of legends theme bag. Right now all I have is a pin and three keychains. But I also have a post card size thing if artwork I kinda want to put in the middle and frame it with buttons. Any one know where I could get more buttons that are league themed? Or do I have to make them myself?

>> No.9511670

Thanks, guys. I've only ordered through Zenmarket before (for a single item), but it seems like Amiami might be a little cheaper for me in the long run.

>> No.9511690

I always order through them primarily because I don't need to pay upfront, but I've also never had to back out of a payment. I've been ordering with them for years with multiple item orders and like them a lot. Supposedly there's been recent issues westerners have been having with the company though, but I can't really fill you in on much. I just know the last I heard someone's post service messed up the delivery or something but they blamed the company.

>> No.9511719

>not that affordable

Quit being cheap and lazy - you can find them yourself.

>> No.9511725

Any merchandise that's past it's original order dates is usually going to go up in price unless it's a ridiculously common series or the character isn't liked but has a ton of merch. Things being expensive comes with the hobby most of the time but I definitely suggest searching anywhere else but etsy.

>> No.9511735

Woah thank you! It looks cool. I wonder if i'll be able to find away to hold the lights at an angle in a reliable way though.

>> No.9511740

I don't hate the Kaiba bag because printed keychains and rubber straps are one thing. But trading cards are literally the worst when it comes to making people pay for pieces of cardboard with pictures on them.

>> No.9511748 [DELETED] 

He's legit kin with Dazai. Wears Dazai cosplay as casual wear.

>> No.9511750

>chuuya ita bag
i-is your wallet okay, anon

>> No.9511759

Yep. He's irl Dazai kin. Don't know him super well but we go to the same cons.

>> No.9511763

Does anyone have suggestions for a good base bag for a beach- or ocean-themed itabag? I have a bunch of cute sea creature keychains/pins and I'm hoping to find a bag that matches the theme well. Preferably not a tote bag. Thanks!

>> No.9511769

Clear fishing wire is what a lot of anons use to hold figures/bigger items and they just sew through the bag.

>> No.9511772

No it's not, but thank you for asking.

>> No.9511776
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Wego has a bag currently that looks like a beach bag, but it has a deep front pocket. If you don't mind that then it may be what you're looking for.

>> No.9511785

As someone who slaved away with this devil product, remember to get the lowest weight line possible. Otherwise it's a bitch and a half to get through the bag fabric and even harder to tie securely. The inside of my bag is covered in duct tape because the fishing wire I bought is higher strength and refuses to stay knotted.

>> No.9511789

That's really cute! I have some little sea creature plushes so the deep pocket is good. Thanks!

>> No.9511792

I love that you are doing this but the other anons are right. It's not like you can get them officially either so whatever you find on etsy/storenvy/tictail/ebay is what you get. (I guess you could check taobao...?) Really the only cheap option is to trace the pin artwork (or find it online somewhere) and print it yourself. If you don't want to do that then you have to pay for the convenience of someone else doing that exact thing.

As a side note, the etsy seller (cherriesama) who appeared to have the best price on TWEWY pins when I was shopping for some has had their shop "on vacation" since January. So you could follow or ask them I guess. But I haven't price checked recently so I may be wrong on that.

>> No.9511795

I'll keep it in mind though I'm not sure I'll be doing the exact design anon made since I constantly have more charms coming in and I should have a 4th light as well. I appreciate all the help from the anons though!

>> No.9511859

It would have been more ideal then to have posted your bag and what's on the way I think, at least so anons could help you better.

>> No.9511860

There are so many bags for kpop and jpop groups anon. It would not be weird at all.

>> No.9511863

Did you even try?

>> No.9511883

Welp you guys got me..
Never intended to make an itabag but couldn't stop myself from buying husbando so I guess i have a good start to put one together.

>> No.9511898

One of us.

>> No.9511901

Same. I've been stalking the itabag threads for a while then I ended up preordering a bunch of my daughteru's stuff oops.

>> No.9511927

Yeah I have looked at those I'm looking for more options smartass.

>> No.9511984


>Dazai kin

Don't know what character the two of you are talking about, but deets? I could always do with some cringe to read.

>> No.9512030

Nayrt, but obviously not that hard. Don't be a cunt because you were too fucking stupid/lazy to even attempt to look.

>> No.9512251

Why are you being a bitch? You didn't even indicate in your OP that you tried and failed. If you said
>I looked x,y,z and only found a,b,c
That's completely different.

On top of that, I've been collecting LoL merch and know for a fact there are a ton of merch on all three sites listed, thus I figured you didn't even try.

>> No.9512255

actually I'm building a bag myself with Xayah and Rakan in it. They are new champions so there really isn't that much merch out there other then the same shit getting rehashed. Anon could be making one with either of those champs. I am almost done with my Jhin one though. Just got to wait for two more keychains to come in. Not going to post a picture though till I'm pleased with how it looks.

>> No.9512350
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Hello, just wanted to share my bag I've been working on. The flowers around the border also lights up blue!

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>> No.9512378

I like how the lights highlight the background and accentuate the big acrylic at the bottom.

>> No.9512382

Very pretty anon! Do you have a link to those lights?

>> No.9512404
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try KARA Taobao Agent on facebook. Just had an order for a ton of itabag stuff shipped and should be coming in soon. She's nice and can speak English well.

>mfw i only spend $45 for shipping with her and it takes about the same time as EMS

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>> No.9512454

The "Friendship" is making me laugh so hard.

>> No.9512474

Love the backdrop, the fluffiness, and everything else about it! Also, what was that acrylic plate originally? The cutouts and punched out holes are unlike any other acrylic merch I've seen.

>> No.9512619
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I am starting my second itabag and my first one character itabag. I am having the problem of my fav chara not having that much merch and all of the existing merch sells out in moments. I had to make the two little badges myself and i am going to order another mousepad and cut her out so I can have more space in my bag and still use the mousepad also. I wish people in my country would get more interested in deresute so that the artist alleys would have merch of it..

>> No.9512629

Looks like a phone stand. I'm presuming there'd be another piece of acrylic that slots in that makes the stand part and a ledge for you to rest your phone on.

>> No.9512713

Oh my gosh, I love this!! I really like how you managed to incorporate snakeskin and chain accessories while keeping the itabag looking cute.
May I also ask where you got those charms? I think I want a few of those Majimas...

>> No.9512754

Let's see some more bags like OP's with minimal merch but displayed gorgeously. I need some inspiration for my obscure char bag

>> No.9512806
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Mostly finished my Sailor Moon bag. There are a few pins I still want to add and left space for, but I think it's mostly complete. Debating whether or not to add some decoration to the outside.

>> No.9512847
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I don't have any bags saved that are quite as minimal as OP's but here's a few. I think the trick is using related items and accessories to take up space and make the bag look less empty.

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>> No.9512855

On a related note to this bag: can people dump some good star-window bags? People always bitch that it's so hard to work with but I want to do it.

>> No.9512892

What is the best way to attach ribbon to a bag like this?

>> No.9512926

E2800 or shoe glue.

>> No.9513008

How much stuff have you ordered? And was it all small? I've never placed an order for a bunch of small items all from different shops, and I'm kind of worried about getting hit hard with shipping costs.

>> No.9513017

Thank you! Yeah I think i'll just keep the one bow for now.
https://shop166552620.world.taobao.com/?spm=a312a.7728556.2015080705.3.AHYe6W Is where I got the charms from but a lot of the majima ones are sold out. The small ones I made myself out of the sticker sheet this user sold by laminating them then coating in uv resin.
I just hot glued but i'll probs use a more intense glue later once i'm happy with the placement after the badges arrive.

>> No.9513039
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Just curious, but are you only going for enamel pins? There's straps that were just put up for preorder on amiami if you're interested.

>> No.9513041

Awhile ago I saw a post for a website that makes custom screen-printed apparel. Does anyone know what I'm talking about or have any store recommendations?

>> No.9513045

Read the FAQ under "Lists of stores" and you'll find there's a few places mentioned.

>> No.9513048

If you're okay with suggestions, I think it would look nice if you took the bust pins that you have and arrange them along the sides of the heart on their respective sides. Like since Mercury, Jupiter, and Tuxedo are facing left, have them along the bottom left side, and have Mars, Venus, and Moon along the right, if that makes sense.

>> No.9513049

Thanks! I sure do~ https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Love-Rose-LED-String-Lighting-10-20leds-nightlight-9-Colors-Valentine-Day-Flower-Party-Wedding-Christmas/32776248157.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.umbXOt

>> No.9513052

I should mention, I had to carefully bend the flower's base to fit it behind the insert.

>> No.9513055

"You'll help me with this homoerotic ice skating routine because we're friends, right?"

>> No.9513066
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Thanks, anon! The acrylic plate was originally a jewelry stand. Its one of the few pieces of official merch with the both of them that fit my color scheme. http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=GOODS-00137825

If my luck were better I would have had this standee on the bottom right in its place!

>> No.9513067

Thank you!!

>> No.9513076
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I'm trying to make a Jhin one and all I can find is this keychain on storenvy. Tell me your secrets?

>> No.9513158
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I spent more time on that Sonichu than I should have.

>> No.9513166

God damn, that looks like the real thing almost.
Good job anon.

>> No.9513170

I'm actually working on a kaiba ita bag now....

>> No.9513174

Don't do that.


Out do them anon, and do it right. I believe in you.

>> No.9513177
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Got some of the stuff for my trash OTP bag. I am so freakin' excited!

>> No.9513180

*sexiest OTP

>> No.9513181

Do us proud anon. Do it right.

>> No.9513191

I absolutely adore these two. Can't wait to see your bag!

>> No.9513220

You're not wrong.

Me too! And thank you! I hope it turns out!

>> No.9513222

Show people the true ita of gulls

>> No.9513298
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I love what they've done with this bag... But then I look inside the window and I can't tell if those are paper cut outs or if they're even from the same series with just copy paste art. How can a heart bag look so beautiful and so trash at the same time?

>> No.9513301

Ya know, you can just ask the owner here >>9510262

>> No.9513331

I love it.

>> No.9513332

They've even answered the question here >>9513017

>> No.9513333

>I can't tell if those are paper cut outs
> clearly visible keyrings

anon, are you blind?

>> No.9513357

I'm not cheap, i'm poor. You are correct on the lazy part.
Thought so too, thanks.
Thanks! I will check those. Maybe i'll make the easy ones myself, to make it more personal.

>> No.9513438

LOL read the thread and you could just ask the owner and they even answer questions. Way to look like an ass.

>> No.9513490
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>acrylic with a white bg is now automatically paper
>tries to comment about smaller charms and unsure if they're "even from the same series"
>obviously unfamiliar with the series
Not the bag owner but why did you even open your mouth

>> No.9513518
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I don't really know of much serious cringe that he's done, besides owning a full wardrobe of strictly Dazai cosplays (see pic) and taking awkward yaoi photos with his friends. However I do know that a lot of BSD merch sellers have him blacklisted because he often makes excuses as to why he can't pay for goods after claiming them in box splits. I don't even think he is Dazai kin, I think he just has some form of autism and he's painfully obsessed with Dazai.

>> No.9513523
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How did I do? This is my first its bag and I'm pretty proud. I went for the more symmetrical look. If you any advice I will gladly accept it!

>> No.9513555
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Someone's making an itabag for professor poopypants. It's.... Not very good at all, and it probably won't be even when it's finished due in no small part to their choice of base bag, but I can't help but like it anyway because of this persons genuine, sincere love for this character.

>> No.9513579

It looks very nice, but some of the merch is kinda blending in with the black fabric of the pocket. Maybe find a cute purple fabric to use as a background to give it a little pop?

>> No.9513658
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This bag was talked about in the last thread and another anon reached out to this person to try and help them out iirc.

>> No.9513669


I can't blame her, are some of those card still on print even?

>> No.9513682
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Does anyone know what these base bags are or where they're from? They looks like the perfect size for me.

>> No.9513709

I was the anon joking about CWC in the last thread and holy shit, I can't believe you delivered. It really does look like an authentic Sonichu medallion, so your time wasn't wasted! Plus it's a really nice way to balance out the yellow badge at the top.

Also, it's cool to see how you've amassed and blended old, new, and memetic merch.

>> No.9513732

>"ita" bag
>so expesive it hurts in the name of the character.

If you're poor this probably isn't for you. This requires investment.

>> No.9513750

I feel like more people from the FB geoup are coming to this thread every day.

>> No.9513754

Sounds like this isn't a hobby for you anon. Putting in a lazy effort usually shows through in your work. Don't be surprised if your lazy bag shows up in here later on to be mocked at.

Fucken kek. Way to look like a cunt

I agree with >>9513579, but I think a light grey backdrop would be really cute! It would match her uniform really well.

>> No.9513770

This is why you at the very least skim a thread before you post in it.
You also desperately need to lurk fucking more,

>what is ebay
Blue eyes were incredibly popular and put in a bunch of starter decks, she probably could've found a lot of them for cheap had she actually bothered to look.

Look like those ita-maker phone cases.

>> No.9513784

Another Koume fan?!? I never thought I'd live to see the day! I wanted to do a bag for her but was intimidated by the lack of merch, but this looks cute so far! Keep hunting, anon!

>> No.9513818
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>ita-maker phone cases
They're definitely not those but thanks for trying to help out.

>> No.9513824
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It looks like someone already posted my Ranpo bag, but I hope it's okay to post it myself too, since I made a few changes from that version.

>> No.9513930
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anon... why are you so upset about ellipses...

loving the rhinestones on this, anon

>> No.9513966

Same, they need to go back to their hugbox.

>> No.9513975

I think it's just the trolls from other boards. It's summer also. Lots of people not in school and are bored so they are trying to occupy their time. I take posts at this time with a grain of salt and a lot of migrain meds.

>> No.9514018
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First time itabagging, here's a first pass at arrangement before I pin everything in! But I think I messed up, I went for the heart bag cause of the relatively small window size (I wanted something I'd be confident I could fill, plus I just couldn't resist having best boy framed in a heart) and I already have some stuff that won't fit, haha (plus preorders coming later, whoops)

>> No.9514070

Summer is not a real thing. Moot said multiple times that 4chan doesn't really get any noticeable traffic increase in the summer.

>> No.9514074

Eh I'm not really a fan of straps. I pretty much made my SM itabag as something to display all my gashapon merch and as an excuse to buy the pins that I like but otherwise don't have a use for.

>> No.9514078

Possibly. Those are sewn down and were arranged that way for what was originally a more sparse bag. I probably won't take those off and go to the trouble of resewing them until I feel like I absolutely have to rearrange everything completely because there's no more room otherwise.

>> No.9514084

I would add something extra on the outside. Not to be rude, but it looks a little plain as it is right now.

>> No.9514089

I love this. I'm thinking about making a Yuri Plisetsky itabag and I'll probably throw some Otabears on there too for good measure.

I honestly remember being like "what" at that part but after reading the whole thing and watching the program laughing when I read that part in the mango. It's like an inside joke and I kind of love it to be honest.

>> No.9514091

And where is moot now?

>> No.9514095

Haven't itabags been a thing for years? I'm kind of surprised they are just now becoming really popular in the west.

>> No.9514123

That doesn't change the data.

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Yup it's summer.

>> No.9514164

I say somewhere between last summer and the end of last year, did they explode.

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>> No.9514221

Okay, keep thinking you know better than a dude who ran this site for a decade.

>> No.9514228
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Anon, are you really that oblivious?

>> No.9514262
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I will not disappoint you or husbando

>> No.9514397
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No please stop my sides can't take it.

>> No.9514410

Yeah I'm thinking doing that, but I haven't found anything yet that I actually like to decorate the outside. Maybe I've been a lolita for too long, but shitty trims make my skin crawl.

>> No.9514470

I still suggest looking at amiami since they still have SM stuff up that matches your existing items. Idk maybe you want your bag to look like this but currently it just looks boring and empty with all the free space.

>> No.9514683

Aaah oh my god I am baffled to find out about another Koume P also!! Thank you for the nice words. I am currently stalking on Amiami for thw back-orders on her minicchu-acrylic and can badge.. it's a shame she doesn't get as much mercha as she deserves!

>> No.9514716

Back at the two of you.

>> No.9514739
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Y'all need to stop replying to shitposters and taking obvious bait.
I gave my mechabag a hasty upgrade for a con last weekend. Sorry about the shit pic. I used keychains I had dupes of on that outside chain, so I wasn't worried about them. The last order I needed came in a bit ago so I'm currently working on its proper upgrade.

>> No.9514771

Looking good so far! I would suggest doing a different colored fabric background, as the two little mask charms are blending in quite a bit. I thought it was empty space until I enlarged the image.

I agree with this anon. Your bag's kinda giving the "I just threw it together" vibe.

Chill, let people have their fun.

>> No.9514843

Yeah, but didn't the boom happen about the same time as the increase of bags with windows? Maybe that had something to do with it.

>> No.9514903

I really like the layout you have so far, but I agree that a different backing fabric could help the masks stand out. I'd say maybe yellow or even gray could work. If you don't mind me asking though, where did you get the cafe merch? I've been wanting to pick up some of Yusuke's cafe merch but I've only seen some on Otamart, and I'm not sure if that's my only option.

>> No.9514937

Thanks anons! I'll definitely try a yellow backing; I've been trying to think of a way to incorporate more red/yellow to the bag itself and that sounds like a great idea. And I got the cafe merch from a y!j auction! Good luck finding Yusuke stuff, anon!

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I have been slowly working in a Kaori Yuki bag. Can I get any suggestions on how to lay this out? I just kinda pinned the pins in there and called it a day. This is my first ever bag and I need some direction on how to make this look better. Maybe a backing?

>> No.9515033

That was a response to so many people suddenly getting into them. I have seen itabags and shrines for years though, especially the massive mobile collections idol fans have been making since forever.

>> No.9515144

Backing definitely helps, as sometimes its hard to pin stuff inside the heart windows. Some decorations and fabric might also help since its looking a little plain being just all buttons.

>> No.9515196

Maybe it's because I'm a little older, but I'm pretty sure I saw the first itabag (or what we would recognize it as now) back in early 2000's online on Japanese artist websites. Lots of people posted their shrines as well to their own fan sites but mobile collections were more popular for a while I remember.

To me I guess it's sort of odd that it seemed to have randomly "caught on" in the west in recent years and makes me wonder how people "discovered"/acknowledged widely unless twitter really is just that powerful.

>> No.9515214

Yeah I've seen shrines and shit for years too, just trying to figure out the source of the boom.
Has there been any recent additions to the Western market getting merch? I know stuff like Love Live is really opening up to Western fans, especially Aqours.

>> No.9515250

Roughly how much would a box of twenty items weigh if it's mostly rubber and acrylic straps? I'm ordering from Suruga-ya and, while domestic shipping is free, I want to be sort of prepared for what the international shipping will run me.

>> No.9515270

Thank you anon. I have some of this Holo pleather stuff that I might use to pin the things to. I was also thinking of making some acrylic angel wings to maybe fill in the spaces? I mean it's mostly angel sanctuary pins so it would work right?

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>> No.9515276

Hmm, maybe the availability of more diverse fanmerch in artist alleys makes it easier for Western fans to make itabags, particularly for more obscure characters?

>> No.9515279

I think the acrylic charms would look good to break up some of the buttons a bit!

(I'm not familiar with Angel Sanctuary and had to google it, so please forgive me.) Maybe you can include some feathers in the bag too?

Honesty, with a first bag its a lot of trial and error in my opinion. Don't be afraid to try things and ask for advice like you are. Good luck with your bag anon!

>> No.9515298

I got an order of about 10 items last week, and it weighed 700grams, including packaging. So, probably about 1.2kg since the packaging size would probably still remain the same?

>> No.9515321

I like the feathers idea but I don't think they would translate well in the plastic. Maybe I can find a background insert that is feather textured. Or even paint feathers along the pleather part of the bag. Now I'm getting ideas because of you. Thank you.

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Question, so I'm thinking about trying to make my own basebag because while I like the concept of the heart shape bags I want something sturdier on the inside? I've seen the red frilly basebags floating about too but the color and the frill won't work for my aesthetic...

Anyone got any advice for diy your own basebag cause I've sewn cosplay before I've never made a bag before or have worked with the clear plastic for the outside.

>pic related, it's the kind of flimsy heart bag

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I've sewn mine and my advice would be to use some interfacing to reduce the flimsiness. I used sewn-on interfacing but you can also use iron-on

>> No.9515415

As someone who's making their own magical girl series bag, you could jazz this up a lot more. I'm not a huge fan of the enamel pin outbreak but there's a few more that would fit this theme, also makeing a back board for the bag really helps the weight of said pins. Mandarake has a lot of retro merch, plushies and the newer merch you could buy. Hell even some flowers wouldn't go amiss, red roses man. This is a good start but definitely could use a lot more.

>> No.9515426

I think it caught on here like it did in Japan. Itabags have been around for years but it's only been in the past couple of years that mainstream Japan took notice with a rush of TV interviews with 'extreme' itabag owners that spent thousands on their items and newspaper/website articles. From there it spread to sites like Youtube and international Japanese news sites (like Kotaku) and that's how we picked it up. It definitely helped that the West had their own version prior to this with the rise and fall of the conbags decorated in buttons so it's not exactly a foreign concept for older fans to pick up.

>> No.9515574

I have even recently seen an itabag for a seiyuu! I think it's okay. I think it'd be funny to see one for a one direction guy or something.

>> No.9515580

Omg that makes me think of the possibilities of itabags catching on with the mainstream. I mean it's not that strange for teenage girls to have posters plastering their walls of their celeb crush, so a bag covered with badges wouldn't be that weird.

Imagine if itabags suddenly became insanely common, and then normies made fun of those making anime itabags because it's 'cringe to love a fictional character'.

>> No.9515584

that's it, I'm making a Bernie Sanders itabag

>> No.9515787
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Amavel has a super cute new bag: https://www.amavel.jp/webshop/item/detail?item_code=170776240682

>> No.9515788

Any advice for what interfacing to use? I don't know the differences between them really?

>> No.9515817

Nayrt but this can be solved with a quick google search.

This is true and sometimes I forget about sites like Kotaku sharing a lot of the news stories and such going on as soon as they air. It's nice to see people new to the hobby but I wish they wouldn't pretend it's an absolutely new thing I guess and also would listen when people try to help them improve their bag. We just want you to be the most powerful you can be in the definition of itabag.

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I'm trying to sign up for BiJ and I'm getting this warning. Is this just me?

>> No.9515841

Naruto/Boruto ita bag, yay or nay?

>> No.9515912

Switch to https

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I tried that and now it says this.

>> No.9515930

No one can tell you because it's your bag. Honestly none of us care unless it looks like shit.

>> No.9515931

That is adorable. The price is a little steep, but I like that you can wear it 3 ways. Wish it came in more colours though.

>> No.9515937

Oh yeah, I used to keep up with birthday events for characters back in the early 2000s. I always thought those were cute cause the dedication.

>> No.9516059

Yeah I literally said I left space for a few more pins that I want to get. I'm considering adding in some flowers, but I'm trying to find that balance of full but not messy. With SM stuff there is sooooo much out there. I have more stuff currently in my collection that would just look bad with my favorite stuff.

>> No.9516246

Exactly. As long as your bag has a theme and not "hurr durr look at all of this random shit I put in my bag just so I can join the itabag bandwagon" no one cares.

Nayrt but everyone has given such good and constructive advice, no need to be defensive.

>> No.9516250

Just wanted an opinion home dawgs

>> No.9516259

I'm saying "no one can tell you" because you should form your own opinion about what bag you want to make. Don't make a bag just because someone told you to/it would be a good idea.

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Alright Beyonce, no need to jump down our throats when you've posted on a thread that's intended to give crit.
Its balancing out what you have. Want a general SM bag, go ahead. This looks sparse though and like you said said, theres soooo much out there.

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have a decent SM bag though which doesn't us much merch but is cute.

>> No.9516393

Take advice like>>9515270 >>9515321

You don't need to be defensive when people tell you it needs work. Have some grace and dignity when getting crit. Don't sperg and be a twat.

>> No.9516503

People aren't gonna give you ass-pats on your shitty bag here, they're going to be honest and try and help out.

People gave you good concrit and they weren't rude at all, but if you're gonna be a bitch over it don't expect people to be nice.

>>9515014 asked for help, and instead of getting defensive they took the suggestions into consideration as they continue to work on their bag.

>> No.9516568

>ask for opinions
>opinions given
>complain about opinions

The point of itabagging is to showcase *your* cringey love and dedication to a character/ship/series that *you* love. Asking someone else on what bag to make completely defeats the purpose.

>> No.9516604

Ok I'm more of a card collector than ita bagger, could someone explain why it's so disappointing they're not real cards?
I don't know the value of blue eyes but if those were holo charizard cards that would be hundreds of dollars of probably irreversible damage. At least with buttons and pins and shit they're durable and able to take some damage.

>> No.9516605

Never mind just saw the discussion abt value.

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I'm appalled. Price isn't even an excuse.

>pic related
Also, many itabags carry items that are worth hundreds of dollars, that's the point. Bags are made with the intention to protect items from damage.

>> No.9516764

Unrelated to concrit drama. I'm making a bag for a character who has loads of merchandise, but barely any of it was made online or is long sold out. Tried mandarake and yahoo auctions but couldn't find any listings. Any ideas on where else I could look for second hand merch? I checked the doc before asking but I apologize if it's a dumb question I'm really new to importing.

>> No.9516794

Check Surugaya and Otamart. If you're really desperate, give a try to Fril.jp and Mercari.com.jp as well (they're second-hand websites that are mostly used for clothes, but you can find anime-merch as well).
There's also Taobao if you don't mind buying factory defects or straight-up bootlegs. Bootlegs are usually considered bad, but it's your choice if you want to use them if nothing else is available.

>> No.9516858

I ain't even going to lie, I've bought merch for my bags from Taobao because to my surprise they sold the plushies I wanted of my husbando when months of checking surugaya and secondhand auctions got me 0 results. To me it's basically the same as ordering something off eBay or Amazon from a non-Japanese seller because that's likely bootleg as well but for more money.

I'm glad I did though because the plushies I put on the outside of my bag for a con took the brunt of the damage from people knocking into me constantly in crowded areas and if they'd been legit I would have been really upset but since they were Taobao and easily replaceable for just a few dollars I was fine with it.

>> No.9516883

Wow thank you! I remember someone mentioning links to stores that sell factory defects on taobao? A little better than bootlegs as I'd love to buy multiples so that'd work well for me at least! I'll check the other stores you mentioned too. I've got a few things I preordered from amiami but not much else. I didn't have much luck when I was in Japan. Shonen jump characters should be way easier than this.

>> No.9516954

these two were mentioned in the itabag faq that
i've used!


I recently just shipped my order where i bought from both if you would like a small review!

>> No.9517070

For fuck's sake Luxas is still being worse than useless. I paid their PayPal invoice a week ago and none of my items have been purchased yet ? There was supposed to be ample time to get the stuff for my bag in time for the con but thanks to their endless fuckups it's looking grim now.

>> No.9517211

I am dumb as fuck for missing these two links thank you!

>> No.9517262

How long has this madness been going on? It's seems like it's been around a month. With their English speaker getting sick and everything being back up, looks like they still haven't recovered...

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Here's some new bag releases to soothe the drama filled soul. Bag's available in white, black and pink


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Available in only black and white


>> No.9517312

I've got this ordered and it's been shipped to me so I can take pics/review it in a few weeks when it arrives.

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