Enamel Pins EditionPrevious thread >>10199315Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTION IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS FIRST>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BUQ5ZQoH1A9vCR2OcdvhrWNv6JChsy-5z21rNugX2jc/editOld thread archives>https://warosu.org/cgl/?task=search2&search_subject=itabag&search_op=op&search_ord=newBuyf/a/g Guide>buyfag.moeDiscord Link>https://pastebin.com/raw/uyMYVnPe (embed)Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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
>>10219598I 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.
>>10219582I love Diabolik lover's merch, it's all so pretty.
>>10219570Does 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.
>>10219570Stop posting pin boards/bags with no relation to itabags.
>>10219652Pin bags are fandom fashion
>>10219659A 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.
>>10219573I 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.
>generic pinboards in the op imageis this really what we're coming to as a community?
>>10219651i 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
>>10219753I think having a couple pieces on the outside can work well, like a rubber charm on the zipper, a plushie or a rosette
>>10219919You can also check if your local FabLab/Maker space has a button press, usually the membership or hourly fee is quite low
>>10219916>>10219652It’s all BTS pins so it belongs? I get not liking random bag and board arrangements but this is a pretty normal itabag fandom
>>10219987>itabag/fashion generalkeep your kpop pinboards on the facebook group.
>>10220014>>10219987I 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.
>>10220023that 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.
>>10219668I'm not talking about boards. I'm talking about bags.
>infighting alreadyAnyone 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.
>>10220068most are notoriously shitty for some reason. pic related is the least of all evils that I could find.
>>10219954oh 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
Walking into this thread like
>>10220068your mileage may vary.
>>10220068I like the sound effects on this one
>>10220162Holy 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.
>>10220068Which character do you have in mind, anon? I always love seeing more Jojo bags!
>>10220168I love the color choice here! Very garish, very on-brand.
>>10220068pardon 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.
>>10219570These are really nice aestheitc. I love the photo frames.>>10219576Is that an Obitsuroid? I've been wanting to make one of those.
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.
>>10219651I 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.
>>10220068 What the hell, I'll bite the bullet and selfpost.
Any of you ever matched an itabag with a friend?
>>10220702huge 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
>>10220702It 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.>>10220706That’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.
>>10220702Yes! My sister and I do pair cosplay with matching itabags for Nico and HonokaAlso I love the idea of schoolbag itabags, that's really cute
>>10220735I swear I've seen basebags that are like schoolbags with windows
>>10219570What the fuck anon if you're going to OP at least make sure it's a fucking itabag you newfag
What’s up with people making better shrines than itabags? I don’t get it.
>>10220868It's easier to decorate a living space where you have more room vs a bag with limited space and thus limited options
>>10220893Oh. Makes sense.
>>10220861>the sloppy cutting and stitching>knowing it’ll sell out anyway
>>10220861$100? I know itabagging isn't cheap but jeexus that's a lot for a base
>mfw friend of a friend runs a small mercari jp service and is willing to help you buy some thingshold me gulls
>>10220745I'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
>>10220991As 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.
>>10220702I’d love to do it, but I don’t think anyone would be willing to do it with me...
>>10220991I 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.
>>10220861Cute concept, lackluster execution.
>>10220630>>10220296>>10220706What’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?
>>10221255Self posting opens yourself up to a lot of bitter "Your bag sucks why bother posting it?" anons.
>>10221255>>10221258I 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.
>>10221008>>10221127Sorry, 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. >>10221255It's 4chan culture that selfposting gets a lot of yelling in responses. Cgl is better than other boards but still pretty toxic
>>10221255Half 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.
I’m not sure how I feel about thisz Am I the only one who thinks this looks like shit?
>>10221594I 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.
>>10221594Idk I’d just get rid of the buttons to make it look consistent.
>>10221594I 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.
>>10219916Yes. Deal with it
>>10221609I 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.
>>10221618That character's an angel so I can see what the bagger was thinking, but yeah it's just not working.
When will we have an actual itabag as the starter image again
Anyone has pics of lolitas with itabags like pic related? Other jfash coords are fine too, I just need some inspo.
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.
>>10222120I'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.
>>10222120Can 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.
>>10221594I 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
>>10222120Yes 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.
>>10222120I 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!
>>10219570>itabag thread>starts with enamel pin boardplease stop
>>10222120I'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.
ITT: Dick repellent.
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.
>>10222776Seems 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?
>>10222779That 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.
>>10222868I 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.
>>10222868Hauls seems to be the key thing, and it makes sense considering it’s Utapri. But I just have to keep going, thanks anon.
>>10222776>>10222868How can someone be this powerfulGreat collection anon!
>>10222120Absolutely! More specially a custom hair piece though due to the body and face being done on the one I was working on.
>>10222868I love your layouts! How do you design them?
>>10222129>>10222466>>10222629>>10222640>>10222704>>10222959Sorry 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.>>10222629Beautiful boys!! Are they from Show by Rock? I've been meaning to take a look into it
>>10223027If 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.
>>10222776>>10222868This 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.
>>10223027Thankyou 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.
>>10223201>>10223218Thank 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!
>>10223218This is absolutely adorable.
>>10223027Check /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.
FJ package got here.Imagine my surprise when I expect used bags from Suru and they sent me brand new in the packaging.
>>10223623Tossed 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.
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>>10223641Nice haul! They're smaller than I realized but it really does highlight the merch showcased
>>10223711What do you want to know in particular? I've been collecting WDW pins since I was a child.
>>10223751I'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?
>>10223767Those 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.
>>10223711If 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.
>>10223009A 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
>>10223623japanese 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
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.
>>10224188You 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.
>>10223901>>10223819Thank 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?
>>10224235You 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!
> When a series is so old/unpopular that merch is nonexistant and some of the pins you've managed to get are still in their og packagingThe stuff's waiting for me at the post office and it's killing me to consider opening any of it
>>10224245Ahh, thank you so much! I'm super excited to go!I'll definitely keep an eye out for everything Stitch- didn't even know about the Tiki Room show until you told me!
>>10223711For Disney pin collecting:Watch for bootlegs/fakes and scrappers.Bootlegs are pins made by Chinese factories who are illegally using the Disney molds to produce low quality pins. You can find lots of bootlegs/fakes for cheap on ebay and they do unfortunately get traded in the parks by people who usually don't realize that they're fake.Scrappers are from the official "Disney" production runs, but they were too low quality for Disney to sell. Although Disney has been slowly upping their official pin quality in the last few years, even official Disney pins--in my opinion--don't have great quality, so scrappers are even shittier. Here's a good guide to spotting fakes: https://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20140526/18214/7-ways-tell-if-disney-pin-genuineTo avoid fakes, I only buy them from the stores or from people buying them brand new from the parks. If you're looking for Stitch pins, here is a database with all the official ones: https://www.pintradingdb.com/pinList.php?catId=27This does breakdowns by park/company as well.You can also look for fantasy pins, which is a pretty way of saying "unofficial pins that aren't legal but Disney looks the other way for the most part." Fantasy pins are usually higher in quality than official Disney pins and have more details and interesting designs. Best way to find them without diving into the whole fantasy pin world is looking on ebay or on Instagram with the tag "fantasypinsforsale" Just be aware that you may be paying a lot more for them than a typical $10-15 official Disney pin because they tend to be much larger and they have small production runs. >>10224235Tokyo Disney does not do trading, but there are pins to buy. There's no guarantee what will be available when you go, but if you ask a cast member they may be able to point you in the direction of Stitch pins, if you're specifically looking for Stitch.
Hope no one minds all the disney pin questions. Does anyone recognize this seller as legit? https://www.etsy.com/shop/DisneyEnchantment>>10224277Wow, thank you! The pin database is pretty much exactly what I needed! And thank you for the tip on Tokyo Disney- I will be looking!
>>10212308Did anyone buy these? Confirm quality?
>>10224292The pins in the photos are scrappers for sure. But its honestly hard to find non-scrapper versions of a lot of the blind bag and older pins, so if you find the quality in that image fine, go for it!
Posting some Kyoani itabags. Please consider supporting them by purchasing some digital merchandise from their store, or donating to an official GoFundMe run by Sentai. GoFundMe refunds if the donation goes bust.>>10224250Super lucky, I hope you love it if(when?) you open them>>10224299you're amazing at this, thank you so much again. I think I'll try them out
>>10224250There's a series I like that finding merch outside of the manga and DVDs is a pain. There's an art book and random merch pops up rarely. I saw a keychain like, once on ebay. Any itabag I'd make would probably be like 99% fan merch.
>>10224308What series, anon?
This is their digital store: https://kyoani.shop-pro.jp/ Digital wallpapers are 216 yen
>>10224311Jing King of Bandits. It was never a popular series to begin with but I'm fond of it. It did have a set of Gameboy games though.
>>10224188Not having an insert easily makes your bag droop.
Is itabagging dead now?
>>10224368The hype has certainly died down. Pinbags are the new trendy thing but even that has lost its fever pitch.Personally, I think here it's so slow because a number of people burned themselves out trying to go above and beyond to be "the most devoted" or a variety of other related reasons. I know a few triggered shopping addictions or got into debt from trying to keep up with the sudden hype where a collection they slowly worked on for years they suddenly felt like they had to speed up just to keep up with everyone else.I'm sort of glad it's dying/dead in that regard because it might just wind up being a more healthy hobby now for everyone involved.
>>10224368Maybe the true definition of itabagging is and maybe in /cgl/ it is, but I think more and more people are constantly putting (randomly assorted) things in a window bag.
>>10224368Who gives a shit
>>10224368Based off what I see in cons, far from it. Itabagging has a decent community aspect to it, but it tends to be a community among the fans of a series, not random gulls online. Most of my con friends irl have shown interest in bagging, but they worry it’s too much money
>>10224451It’s cute but kind of uglyBut also 4 way which is cool
>>10224307I got them today and I'm definitely in love, the age on some of these shows but there's twice as much stuff here than what was advertised on the listingI got doubles of several, so I feel less guilty about the possibility of opening things. Now the only problem is that I still haven't picked a base bag
I also ended up with these, but I don't recognize the series or who the man is (an idol, I'm guessing?)Sorry the dark photos, no matter how bright I get the room it looks like a dungeon
>>10224368It's slowed down, but I don't really care if it's 'dead' per se because it's a hobby I enjoy. Hopefully soon enough the pinbaggers will die off and it'll just be people actually passionate about the hobby again.
>>10224451That's a really great bag for all us who don't want frilly ribbon shit for our butch ass husbands. I welcome bags that look like I can use them for any actual bag
>>10224589>>10224588> TsuritamaGosh that's a fantastic haul! I haven't even seen some of these merch before, did you win a giant box off Y!A?
>>10224638I did! Tsuritama's my all time favorite and only recently did I realize I had the means to *buy* things for itI did some research on the merch that existed and started digging into Y!A to see what I could see, was my very first visit and got incredibly lucky!
>>10224638I nearly forgot to add an image, the box was massive
Acrylic Manas to be released soon, perfect for a MMM bag
>>10225054it's about time
Would you pay $89 retail and possibly plus shipping for it? I’d like a circle design but something that tips me off of it is like the vinyl(?) in connecting to the “leather”. It seems like it’s a little flimsy or off or something. A shame too.
>>10225200That’s a nice blue >>10225203It might just be me, but the puckering of the fabric along the edge concerns me about the quality. Unless it’s made of genuine leather, I’m not sure $90 is worth it for a simple design
>>10225207Thank you for describing it better than I had, that’s what I mean. And it’s vegan leather.
>>10225213Also I didn’t realize that the color was suppose to be pink, not red...I was just thinking it’d be a cute idea for me to use as a design point.
>>10225203Seems expensive when it looks of similar quality to $20 bags I've seen. As the other anon said it looks like there's some puckering on the black one. "Vegan leather" just means faux leather.
For people who own both obitsu11 and nendoroid doll bodies which do you prefer and think are better. I know OB11 are slightly bigger but was wondering if there were any other major differences besides size
>>10225203Nope, hell no. I've been following her on Instagram and was excited because I loved the size and the colors, and before I saw the reveal post I figured it would be $50 maximum. Saw $90 plus shipping and noped out of there. And it has her brand name in huge letters on the back which is a no go for me.
>>10225291Might just be a weirdo but my favourite is actually the cu-poche body. Just works better aesthetically imo. But all three bodies are fine functionally, you should pick the one you like the look of.
>>10225352i already own a OB11 and just wanted the opinions of people who swapped theirs out for the nendoroid bodies if it was an upgrade, since both bodies are almost identical. cupoche body is too awkward to clothe imo
>>10225291OB11 has longer legs, Nendolls have longer torsos with more definition between the waist and the hips.I think that if you're using them for a character that wears anything skintight, the Nendoll is a better choice, because the torso looks more natural despite the gaps at certain angles. If you're using it for a traditional Japanese character, do with OB11, because Nendolls can't sit seiza.
>>10225291>>10225449Someone has done a really handy review on MFChttps://myfigurecollection.net/blog/42522I wouldn't call either an upgrade, both have pros and cons about them, and it'll come down to what you want your doll to look like. I personally ended up with the nendo dolls as nendo heads can actually go on them, and it has the cinnamon body option. I also find the chibi like proportions a lot cuter than OB11 which look more lanky.One complaint I do have is the extra hand parts GSC have come out have very poor quality control. All the hands with ball joints are extremely loose and fall out of the nendo hand sockets. Which really sucks as I was excited to have moveable hand parts.
>>10225690> GSC warned that black clothing can stain the doll (because matte surfaces absorb heat more easily than shiny ones it’s likely that the dye heats up and stains transfer easier)Ah fuck. I was going to make a Ranmaru and picked out a little leather outfit for him.
I might be dense, does this bag have an actual pocket or is that just a clear flap? It looks like a flapI'm struggling to find bags that're decent sizes and aren't crossbodies/handbags, but also aren't ugly
>>10226040I'm pretty sure it's just a flap.
>>10226042Damn, that's such a shame. I hate not using inserts.
>>10225744You should be fine as long as you give the outfit a lining. That's how the Emily skirt works, at least.
>>10226063I have that bag! What I did was create an insert with velcro on the back. Then, I attached the velcro onto the bag, too, so my insert would just stick right on. I used the kind of velcro with a sticky backing (NOT the sew-on kind) so that way I'd be able to take the velcro off completely if I ever needed to. It's been working wonderfully!
>>10226131I see; sounds like that's a good improvisation. How's the security of the flap? I have a lot of rare badges/straps and I'm really paranoid about one getting yanked off underneath or falling.
>>10219582I need a best boy itabag
>>10226353The sides of the flap are completely open, but the velcro at the bottom is pretty secure and keeps it closed. The good thing about this bag is that there's a zipper in the back where the straps are, so if you wanted to tack down the sides of the flap, you'd still be able to access the inside of the bag.
>>10226459Cool beans, thanks for the info.
Just curious, has anyone here sewn an itabag themselves before? I have an idea of a design I want to make for a character but I’ve never sewn with plastic, so any and all advice would be really appreciated! >>10224656Incredibly late reply, but congrats again! Tsuritama needs to be more appreciated.
>>10227316I'm in the middle one for Kaito. Sewing clips help, they're super cheap on amaxon, otherwise treat it like sewing vinyl. Its kinda thick (if you get a decent panel) kinda slippery for the machine. Pinning is a bad idea since it leaves marks in the plastic. Measure the fuck out of everything and remember Seam allowances. Even for the screen, cause you'll end up with a pinched, warped, or wrinkled window.
>>10227482Hmm okay, thank you! If you don’t mind, how are you designing your bag? Is your plastic panel a pocket in the front or are you doing a shaped window?
It’s a theme at least... if they had like a plush keychain or something would it be considered an itabag? Is it already an itabag?
>>10228007No, this is a pin/button bag. Still nice though.
>>10228010So if there’s a variety of forms like plushes or acrylic keychains, it’d be more of an itabag.Sometimes I see people who put like little things on the outside and I wasn’t sure if it pushes more towards itabag territory.
>>10228010>>10228013That's a dumb criteria. There are bags that are only have can badges, but we still say they're itabags. What's the difference between those and this?I really don't understand the hatred this thread has for enamel pins. I'd say >>10228007 counts as an itabag. It's a bag, with a clear theme. Honestly the only critique I'd have is that I think a gold or yellow bag color would have been better.
>>10228106>There are bags that are only have can badgesDid you have a stroke mid sentence?
>>10228106The difference is cohesion and aesthetically pleasing. Throwing a ton of this that's tangentially related into a bag and calling it done isn't the only thing that comes with an itabag; were that the case the dozens of casual tier ones that get spammed would be no problem. "Pizza" as a theme is one thing, but there's no consistency or design in the layout. It's like there was no thought or care behind what basically boils down to just another pin bag. Personally, that makes all the difference. Random designs on enamal pins, just haphazardly pinned into a bag. Repeaters with can badges aren't in the same vein because at least those are consistent in their designs with either fishscaling or rosettes.
>>10228115Fuck I'm too drunk for this. >and being aesthetically pleasing>throwing a ton of pins>enamel pins
>>10228109Sorry, sometimes I don't catch my edits. Was originally going to put "bags that are only can badges". Supposed to be "bags that only have can badges".>>10228115They're all pizza pins (except for the "carbs" pin). How is that not cohesive enough? There's clearly thought and effort put into this one. Perhaps it's not your aesthetic (it isn't mine either), but that's not how you should define what is and isn't an itabag. Also, I didn't say anything about repeating can badge bags. I only mentioned bags that only use can badges. I've seen bags that are like that, with all the badges having different pictures (but same character) on them, and it was praised in the thread it was posted in.I can understand saying a bag filled with random enamel pins isn't an itabag, but this one isn't random. It has a theme, and the theme is pizza. It's only being called a "pin bag" in this thread because it's only using enamel pins, which I don't think should be a defining factor.
>>10228124Case in point: is this an itabag? Yes, because it's 1) a bag 2) filled with merch 3) with a cohesive and recognizable theme (WALL-E).
>>10228126That’s a great itabag, id personally like to see more like this (variety of merch sizes and not symmetrical but still very organized format)
>>10228124If the pins aren't merch of an existing franchise, it's not an itabag. The point of them is to flaunt your love for a certain franchise or character from said franchise, if you're just adding random cute things with a similar theme it doesn't have that "over the top nerd" factor that makes an itabag an itabag.
>>10228166Eugh, I usually agree with this but i remember the old thread with joke itabags like the Coca Cola one, and that was really well received. It’s just really hard to define itabags when they fall into non-fandom territory, I mean even in fandom territory like k-idols get argued about.
>>10227991I'm doing a plain square. I'm custom making the bag to look like his jacket which has symmetrical shapes to it like stripes on his cuffs so I'm not trying to throw it off with a softer shaped window.Shaped windows are also a pain to sew so I'm just being lazy lol
>>10228221NAYRT but Coca Cola is a specific brand (can't remember the bag so I'm assuming you mean the brand and not generic cola). The pizza bag isn't like a Pizza Hut bag or a Dominoes bag. I think the problem is that the pizza bag just isn't specific enough and isn't put together nicely enough. I just don't think the selection of pins are nice, nor are they placed in an interesting way. All of the pins are the same size, which kinda makes them all blend together in some vague pizza blob. The choice of bag + lack of insert also probably hurts the overall look. I think if they freed up some more room to give the pins some space to breathe and considered the shape/colours of the pins in their collection it could be improved. I think if they swapped to the Gold ToAlice and used a dark red insert it might help? Honestly though, it's more of an aesthetic bag than an itabag. And this is all just my opinion.
>>10224451I want this, how do I get?
>>10228166>>10228221>The point of them is to flaunt your love for a certain franchise or character from said franchiseAnd yet years ago when the western side of the hobby was first starting, I saw a parakeet itabag from a Japanese itabagger getting praised in these threads. But parakeets are not a brand or franchise, so...?Moving the goalpost just because you don't like someone's theme shouldn't be the way we define what is and isn't an itabag. The true point of an itabag is to show love for "something", and that "something" doesn't necessarily have to be for a brand or franchise. I feel that that's not really a good limitation to have for the hobby. The other defining factors (one theme, bag, merch) are good enough to show a clear difference between itabags and pinbags.>>10228248>I just don't think the selection of pins are nice, nor are they placed in an interesting way. Sure, I can agree with that. I never said this was a good itabag desu. But it IS an itabag, in my opinion. Like how there is good lolita and bad lolita, and good cosplay and bad cosplay. They can't all be winners.>>10228160I wish bigger pins like that were more of a thing outside of Disney pins. Sadly not really a thing elsewhere because they are insanely expensive to produce.
>>10228352If you're interested in bigger pins, check out FigPins. Their stuff looks pretty detailed and are a great size for a centerpiece item in a bag.>>10228235That's totally fair, starting with solid shapes sounds a lot easier than something really fancy.
>>10228007Why do basics think liking pizza is a personality? The majority of people like pizza.
>>10228471The majority of westerners like pizza. It would be weird and quirky for say, an asian to love pizza.
>>10228352It's not moving the goalpost, it's the actual definition. Literally look at the first few itabags that started the trend. Excuse my use of cringe words but it's an otaku hobby just like itasha.It's fine if people like a parakeet themed bag but that's just what it is. There's nothing wrong with liking themed bags or pin bags, they're just not itabags.
>>10228505>but it's an otaku hobby just like itashaOk, I guess fuck all those Western fandom itabags I guess? Just because it started off as being an anime thing doesn't mean it can't evolve. No one ever defined it as "only for anime series". That's dumb.
>>10228352I've got a lot of big pins that aren't Disney fantasy pins... honestly they're usually much cheaper. Like $50 for a 2-3" fantasy pin from a fantasy pin maker, but $15 for the same size from a "regular" pin seller.
>>10228556honestly i was gonna say western fandom itabags were valid too but then i remember how literally all of them with the exception of reaper anons bag look like crap
>>10228485Honestly the fact that it's enamel pins makes me doubt the person is not Western.
>>10228556You know theres comic book otaku in Japan too right? Don't be a sperg.
What do you think of people who try to sell their whole customized itabag? Would you buy them? This is going on sale for $65 USD.
>>10228802There’s a person who makes custom itabag for $150 on Etsy or storenvy. They seem to be doing decently well in sales
>>10228802there is no part of this image remotely worth that asking price unless you add a decimal point in the middle of that number
>>10228802Ruins the entire point of "dedicated shrine" if you're not making it yourself, in my opinion. Doesn't help that looks like shit as well.
Are there any real leather ita bags out there? I can't seem to find any.
>>10228667I think you replied to the wrong person.
>>10229031Nah, they're all made of pleather. It's too cost prohibitive to make them out of real leather.
>>10228304It's on their etsy now.
>>10229031If you want a leather itabag, you could do the older styled ones where people bought a plastic "coverage" bag and just put their normal bags in it.
>>10219570Where do I even start in making one of these?
>>10229031There was a really ugly manta ray itabag made out of leather I saw going around about a year ago. It was $200+.
>>10229303Did you check the FAQ? Do you know what character you like enough to make a bag?
>>10229310What FAQ? Sorry I am new here, also as far as character does Jurassic Park count?
>>10229316It’s at the top of the thread in the OP, the google doc. And yes it counts.
>>10229320Oh neat, thanks
>>10229316As long as you love them enough to spend lots of $$$ on them
>>10228471It weirds me out. Yeah it tastes pretty good, but why do people get obsessed with it?
>>10229391Fat people and ”omg its so funny to go nuts over unhealthy food”
>>10229391I think it's a case of "I'm not like other girls~~". Like, "the other girls only eat salad and yogurt, I'm ~~different~~ because I like junk food!"
>>10219570How do yall figure out if a layout is "right" other than being perfectly symmetrical?
>>10229774Using basic design principles. If you google "design principles" or "layout design principles" you'll get the idea. I also get inspired by others' itabags That, and a bit of gut feeling.
>>10228106One issue is that enamel pins are quite a specific thing in of themselves with a specific aesthetic already that is separate from the evolution of itabagging, especially as related to Japan. There's probably no reason to say this particular bad isn't an itabag if someone really wants to, but in terms of aesthetic it definitely pings as at most a cousin to more typical itabags rather than a sibling.
>>10230002I feel like if someone tried to make an itabag with embroidered patches, it would have the same issue. Even if the theme is coherent and the layout is good, keeping patch and pin collections on bags predates itabags, so they just... feel like more of that, rather than an itabag.And then you get stuff like >>10215604 and >>10215637 which feel like itabags and I still can't quite grasp what makes them different. The size and backing? That can't be all it is.
>>10230853I don’t think it’s the size because I know there’s a dedicated basebag that’s roughly the same size but not the same material. Maybe it’s the color combination?
>>10230943Ortheyre just trying to be more aesthetic, things look like they’re made by the same people and there’s a couple things that might be related to the subject that makes the overall presentation pop.
Look, if your bag is filled with pins it's a pinbag not an itabag. It predates itabags, it's the grandad of the hobby. Why would you want to disgrace your own bag by calling it anything worse than it is? That's like buying a pair of designer dress and saying they're cheap taobao version just so you can fit in. Why would you do that?
>>10231040WaitYou're saying the pinbag is superior??
>>10224250Oh god please tell me you're making a Tsuritama bag!!
>>10231150I am! I'm the same anon who posted the big box of Tsuritama merch, it'll be my first bag so bear with me if/when I start posting progress pics. Been lurking for a whilePlanning to use a backpack style bag that's still functional for con use, considering the light blue version of >>10224451
>>10230853>>10230943>>10230946Or maybe, just maybe, it's because it's an itabag and you guys don't want to admit it. Just because Glorious Nippon doesn't use them doesn't mean it's not an itabag.
>>10231170Go back to your Disney forum.
>>10231170What are you babbling about?
>>10231170Why are pinbagfags so obsessed with their bags being itabags? They’re not.
>>10231170> glorious nippon> itabag hobby started in Japan> half of the name is literally a Japanese word
>>10220365I really like the use of mint because it complements the rest of the colours without overwhelming you
>>10231073Bro, some of those enamel pins are worth more than your entire collection. $300 on a badge? Try nearly $2000 for that Disney pin. Pinbags are not itabags, people need to get over it
>>10231170This is why OP needs to kys because they obviously don't know what this hobby is
>>10231312Because we use all the same resources as itabaggers and would like to be able to post in these threads occasionally without getting screamed at because we use more pins than can badges or our theming hasn't pulled together yet. That's pretty much entirely it. Mods probably aren't going to allow people to run two pinbag/itabag threads at once, there's a ton of overlap, these threads aren't tremendously active, so people need to stop fucking whining every time someone posts a pin bag wip in these threads. It's all the same trash.
>>10231763Then maybe the solution is to just call these threads Fandom bags /Fandom Fashion and not try to muddy the water or bend a Japanese hobby to suit western ideas. Keeping itabags and pinbags distinct while providing the same resources is still possible that way, as well as posting for critique, ideas, or just general conversation. And then we don’t have to go in circles or step on toes.
>>1023179390% of pinbags aren't fandom related though.
>>10231763>hasn't pulled together yet.If they ever do.
>>10231763Theme should be the first thing you consider. By the time you have enough stuff together to post a WIP, if the theme isn't there, it likely won't ever be there.
>>10231841I don't mean theming like "what character should I do" I mean matching colors and item placements/variations of content. Like how the pizza bag could be elevated by color matching and some content variation, for example. >>10231793I think that'd be great. Maybe emphasizing themed pinbags to satisfy people like >>10231804 . I agree that it wouldn't be great if any random pin collections start to appear here, just collections that are well sorted and visually appealing. It's not like there are all that many of us, I don't see how it could be harmful. It'd still be mostly itabags because those always look much better than most pinbags.
>>10231906I also didn't mean 'what character'. Visual identity should be clear. It should be visible unless you're showing off a WIP of like two items (in which case, why?) I mean if you just look at the BTS bags posted earlier, even if you take three items, you can see the theme and the visual identity very clearly.I might be a minority here, but I'm not one who believes you need to have your entire collection in a bag. Personally, I approach my bags like design work.
>>10231919I don't think we disagree entirely. I think some people have a better eye for matching than others, so if someone posts their WIP and it's not matching very well, they might just need to train their eye a bit. That was what I mean by "pulling the theming together". Maybe there's a better way to phrase it? I understand that you personally may have a meticulous and careful selection process for what you purchase to put in your bag, but I know I personally will sometimes buy things and then realize later they look a bit off with the rest of the collection. I think it's just different work styles.
>>10228352>I saw a parakeet itabag from a Japanese itabagger getting praised in these threadsThat’s an exception, not the norm. Generally speaking itabags, like itasha, are for anime/manga/games. If something follows the aesthetic closely enough and is well organized, other things can sneak in, but that doesn’t mean everything that sort of vaguely fits the idea should be considered an itabag.
>>10231920Yeah, you're right. I think it was just the reference to the pizza bag that threw me off. I am really particular. I like helping those that ask for it. These threads have devolved so much that I get a little bitter sometimes.
I honestly don't know why people are so angry about itabags with mostly or all pins. Disney itabags are some of the most popular ones in Japan because of Tokyo Disney exclusive products, so I don't see a problem with Disney enamel pins when they clearly fit the brand/fandom/character. Do people dislike enamel pins because they're the hot new thing, or because of a design preference?
>>10231992Because most are terrible and everyone and their mothers think they can design an """itabag""" with an useless window because of pin collectors.
>>10231992Good Disney itabags use other merch besides enamel pins though. IMO they're not itabags, they're window bags with pins. It never looks good because you can't overlap them and get a bunch of dead space.
>>10232011I'm pretty sure bad itabags didn't start because of pin collecting given that pin collecting has been going on for decades and itabags are more recent, though the thought is amusing. Most of the bad itabags I see tend to be a lot of cheap buttons and then random charms that are low quality.I do agree a lot of newer enamel pin designs coming out from artists that specialize in charm/sticker designs aren't quite right. It's probably because enamel pins look best with proper negative space and most artists don't really utilize that for merch.>>10232015True. I liked the BTS ones last thread a lot, maybe because the usage of chains that dealt with the dead space? Would layering enamels pins like can badges make them more ideal for itabags? Or would that be a waste given how expensive pins are in comparison to buttons?
>>10232019Forgot to add: I think enamel pins have a place in bags especially ones like the phone charm in the pic because I think they really can help tie in a pairing or multicharacter bag
How bad will badges without badge covers actually rub together if I only take my bag out once? I have few badges that overlap a bit, but my bag has only been on display for now so I haven't been worrying about it, but I'm planning on taking it to a con with me soon so I was wondering if I should get some badge covers. Also which is the cheapest place to get some?
started planning out my bag. Not sure if I should go w all 3 (banjo/rool/richter) or just do one of them. I have 2 more richter charms in the mail and 2 more banjo charms and a button on the way. Just unsure. Im also gonna buy some other stuff soon. Just planning it rn. Yall think i should only do 1 char or is doing all 3 fine
>>10234825Doing one would be best, two is pushing it unless ite an OTP bag and three would feel too clutteredIf you're undesicive just do the character with the most merch that you have
>>10231992Look hun, I'm a pin collector and have been since 2001. If someone called my bag filled with enamel pins an itabag I'd fucking hit them to the deck.The point of itabags is show YOUR dedication to a CHARACTER or SERIES. That's the painful part, the cringeworthy waifu factor. They're portable shrines meant to show off how much expendable income you have. They're social yeah but you don't suddenly cut your clear thread to ruin your beautiful bag to swap for another piece of merch. The point of pin bags is now we have a clear window to stop asshole thieves from swiping our collections and I can find people to trade with a million times easier now. I have a mix of pins I want to trade on display and some of my favorites. It's super easy to just open up the window and swap with someone else in an instant. Also the bags weren't designed just for itabags to begin with you guys just adopted them like we did.They're two ENTIRELY different hobbies using the same base bags.
>>10234865Uhh I think the problem is itabags made up of mostly enamel pins, like the Disney pin bags people use for certain characters or franchises (some anon talked about stitch above) I doubt anyone thinks a random enamel pin collection is an itabag
>>10234825It’s a mess right now honestly, I’d recommend switching out for only one of these characters due to the bag having no theme currently. Also get a non bootleg bag.Don’t give up though anon, just make an actual itabag as opposed to a fandom bag.
>>10234875>I doubt anyone thinks a random enamel pin collection is an itabagThere's some dumbasses that do, hence the shitting in the thread.
>>10235277I think the shitting has more to do with people posting the random pin collection in the itabag thread. No one thinks those are itabags. What I think most anons mean when they say they're 'ok with pinbags being posted' are ones that still have a theme. Such as the BTS bags from last thread. We want to see themed collections, not random ensembles.
>>10235283>no one thinks those are itabags.Except the people who keep tagging them as itabags. It cloggs up tags that people are looking for inspo or visual direction.When you have someone come into an Insta tag going " I wanna make a itabag, let me see what people put in theres so mine doesn't look out of place." and all they see are "UWU Kawaii sparkle magical girl trans alien pin bag desu" thats what theyre going to think is okay to make and still be considered an itabag.
>>10235326Whoops, ok you got me there. I thought you were implying people in the thread were also messing up.
>>10235277We had a few of them last thread though, there was some chick with a bootleg to alice bag and a pin bag claiming it was an itabag because 'the theme was cute and frilly uwu'
>>10235326To be fair uwu kawaii frilly bags are 90% not pin bags, rather an assortment of merch usually across a lot of fandoms and aesthetics
>itabagging is slowing down a lot these daysI’m happy yet sad about it. Looking at the first few threads was a trip.
>>10235855Why do you idiots STILL try to drag discord drama in here? Fuck's sake.
>>10235879>it's not discord>want to see her gtfo discord for goodDo you even read what you write
>>10235855>>10235869Woooow vendetta central. Get a room you two and take that shit back to discord
>>10235855>being a fully grown adult and still acting this wayIf you want to burn bridges then fine, but please don't do it here.On another note, does anyone have any cute set up/display inso?
Lmao watching you all go after the wrong person is hilar. Nice job throwing two people under the same truckThe salt and vendetta are real
>>10235893I got some related content to dump
>>10235896>>10235898Is there any good online store to buy these boxes, letters, and cute shelves from? I figured it was daiso or some other craft store but my local places don’t have a lot to choose from.
>>10235901The clear stuff is really pretty imoThat's it for setup stuff so I'll just post some other pics I found.
>>10235914FB grop has been underwhelming lately but thats nothing new. There are a few gems in there though
>>10235903Go somewhere with children's room decor, like Target.
>>10235924aaaand end/I love how even the macaroons match
>>10235921target kids home stuff is on sale today and tomorrow. not sure if there's shelves though.
>>10235264yeah I havent like put anything in or gotten any of the extra stuff. Im having a hard time just picking one. Was wantined to have like one at each corner of the heart. Still thinking about what I want to do. Might get a chain to seperate the 3 in it or just do one
>>10236085You can always make more than one bag and just carry them around like >>10235914
I feel like you gals would know about this, how do you tell if merch on ebay is legit or not? There's a plushie that ships from China and has a generic photo, which is a red flag, but in the description it says it's official and has a tush tag
>>10236299from china? don't do it.
>>10236299Unless there's reviews or multiple pictures that lead you to believe it's official, then you have no real way of knowing until you have it in your handsBut more likely than not, if it's from China, it's bootleg
>>10222776op can i ask who this character is ?! he’s had rilakkuma collabs so i’m interested
>>10236312not that anon but it's cecil from utapri!
What should I search for/where can I find the little plastic protectors you can put over buttons? I apologize if it's obvious, I don't speak English natively. Thanks in advance!
>>10236402(To elaborate, not toploaders! I swear I've seen protectors made especially for buttons somewhere.)
>>10236284Companies put out buttons/charms/straps of a series and people wanna display them.
>>10236333It's cute but it's one of those things where the theme is really specific so there's not a lot of characters you can use it for.
>>10236333This is adorable but for some reason the only character I immediately think of is this card
>>10236333this is kinda ugly imo
>>10236402>>10236404They're under "Tin Badge Cover" in AmiAmi. Can badge cover is the other name I hear pop up. The Japanese wording is: 缶バッジカバー 缶(かん)- Canバッジ - Badgeカバー - Cover
Technically for doll storage but I figured it could work here for plushies or some other itabag-central merch.https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.184.108.40.206d9253f7atryvV&id=598096538235
>>10236483Oh my god, finally an affordable coffin bag that doesn't look like shit. Thank you anon.
Does anyone know the search term for these little capes? Was looking for some for my nitotans.
>>10236676They were gachapons prizes https://twitter.com/animateumeda/status/1059296092024524800?s=21Best bet is the after market
>>10236929Addendum, same anon; The maker of the capes are PROOF>https://twitter.com/proof_originalBigger capes are sold on amiami
>>10236333I wish this was nicer bc it would be perfect for a Riamu bag.
>>10237149>Riamu bagI keep forgetting that she's voiced and will even be getting live goods this year.
>>10238084This bag is based, I love Disney plush bags.
>>10238084Sorry you have bad taste anon, this bag rocks.
>>10234825Replying to this as I was the anon who posted the bag.I think Im gonna mostly focus on just doing a K Rool themed Itabag for my first one since I love the fat bastard so much. Do you guys think a crocodile skin background would be too much? Or maybe jungle trees? Like inserting a piece of fabric with the design on it behind everything then put the pins and charms on top of it. Or should I just leave it plain in the back? Was also thinking about getting green jems to line the outside of the heart or red ones or maybe a mix of the two. Im still new af to making itabags so any advice is appreciated. Also all I have to work with is this black one pictured in the original post from last week. I know its not great but its all I can work with for now with my first bag. Ill get a better one for my 2nd probably.
>>10238792Definitely go for an insert, it'll make layout much easier and your bag less messy looking. Personally, I find it hard to suggest what you should do as I feel like it's very possible for croc skin print to look too busy or overpowering. Seems easier to find a leaves fabric that isn't too busy though. If you haven't already, you should read the FAQ. It has a section on inserts + DIYs.
>>10238792>Also all I have to work with is this black one pictured in the original post from last week.Buy a different bag, not only is your current one a bootleg but it doesn't fit K rool at all itabagging is something that you takes time and there's nothing wrong with not having it done within a week I like the idea for the crocodile skin though!
>>10238839What kind of bag do you think would look better?
>>10239068That's up to you to decide, I think looking at Zakkamart bags is a good idea though!
>>10219580Which bag is this? And what size cards does it fit?
Okay so I'm completely brand new to itabagging and I have a character in mind but since only a manga exists and it was never really popular there's no official merch that I can find. And no fan-made pins. So I decided to look up fanart but there's not even that much so if I made custom buttons they would probably be made up of art from the manga. And honestly, while I love the character I'm really debating if I love her enough to make multiple custom buttons for her, considering it's my first bag. Should I just go for my second character choice? I knew itabagging was painful but is it really this painful...
>>10240119>debating if I love her enoughThere shouldn’t be a debate.
>>10240119Custom buttons of manga caps aren't even that hard of a thing to do anon.... If you're already feeling pain/unsure at this early of a stage, I'm not sure what to tell you.
>>10240119>I decided to look up fanart but there's not even that much so if I made custom buttons they would probably be made up of art from the manga.Are you saying you were planning to use other people's fanart to make custom pins? Don't do that, anon.