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Previous thread >>10219570

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTION IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS FIRST
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BUQ5ZQoH1A9vCR2OcdvhrWNv6JChsy-5z21rNugX2jc/edit

Old thread archives
>https://warosu.org/cgl/?task=search2&search_subject=itabag&search_op=op&search_ord=new

Buyf/a/g Guide
>buyfag.moe

Discord Link
>https://pastebin.com/raw/uyMYVnPe (embed)

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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So my dumb ass didn’t read the listing for these properly and I just opened these and found out that they’re mirrors instead of cam badges. Is there a way I can securely add a pin onto the backs of these?
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>>10240420
From an outsider POV: Sand the mirror to rough up the surface, use E6000 glue and glue some pin backs (the ones with the holes).
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>>10240420
Magnets should also work if you don’t want to damage it
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>>10240420
Agreeing with magnets. I use really tiny ones from Amazon in my shrine and even those are sturdy, larger/stronger ones would work for a bag.
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>>10240420
Thirding magnets, get some of the super strong ones if you want it extra secure and just use that to attach from the opposite side of the bag's backing, no glue or extra work required
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>>10240420
If the magnets don't work out, another non destructive way to use it is putting it in one of those can badge covers and gluing a bar safety pin to the vinyl on the back. They have a 75mm size one that fits most can mirrors, but make sure to measure yours in case the size is different.
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>>10240413
Thank you for posting actual itabags OP
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hey, its the bts anon from a few threads ago! i redid my layout and made a new insert as suggested, im going to fix the uneven bow shapes later so please excuse those
i wanted to ask does anyone have any tricks for can badges that are kind of "loose" and shift/turn around a lot even when pinned down as much as possible? i have that problem visibly a lot in the bottom row, they look fine when i pin them down while the bag is laying flat then some of them wobble out of place when i put the bag up. i was considering adding velcro or magnet tape on the backs maybe?
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>>10242130
individual rare earth magnets on the other side of the insert might work, they’re stronger than magnet strips
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>>10242130
Your bag looks stunning. Loving all the extra details like the roses and pearls. This might require you to take it all apart but some people use plastic canvas to pin to and keep badges from shuffling around.
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Anyone know the history of itabags? I know it was started by male idol fans, but not much else.
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>>10242493
No, it’s a total mystery.
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>>10242493
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yzvIn0mdXtY&t
Tiffany Grant made one of Asuka back in like 2004 if you want to get really jokey, but to be fair it does fit the criteria.
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>>10242493
The actual idea of merch-covered bags like >>10242524 is old as hell. Conbags are older than itabags, really. But wotas are always trying to catch their favorite idol's attention, so it makes sense that they were first to escalate.

Penlights became a thing for similar reasons: glow sticks become popular because they caught idol's attention on stage, but then glow sticks weren't special so they needed brighter glow sticks, and then traffic batons, and so on. Then they got banned and replaced with legal penlights.
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First time making an actual bag(s), concrit would be great
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>>10242572
And the second
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>>10242130
This is the first nice kpop bag I've seen, good job.
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>>10242573
First bag is shitty because of the terrible flowers, tons of empty space and non diffused LEDs.

Second bag would be gorgeous if you took the damn flowers off the top. Seriously, drags the whole bag down. And cover your raw LEDs, you shouldn't have them naked like that it's a stain on the eyes and takes away from your nice layout. Scrap them entirely if you dont know how to diffuse
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>>10242572
>>10242573
I kind of like the flowers but the colors don't really match well. Get flowers that match with the characters color scheme.
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>>10242572
I actually quite like this one, even with the flowers (that character has a thing with roses, right?). Agreeing with the other anon that the empty space is bothering me, though.

>>10242573
I really like the layout on this one, but in this case the LEDs and flowers don't go.

They're both not bad for your first bags, though
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>>10242572
For this bag, maybe move the flowers inside the bag to fill the empty spaces? Kind of like the BTS bag posted above.
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>>10242630
>>10242666
>>10242668
Thanks for the advice, especially with the lights
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>>10242573
>>10242572
I'm not into the flowers for either character, they come off kinda Christmas-y to me. The layout for the Chrollo bag is great though, I really like how you made space for the figure. Get rid of the big flowers and stick to more of those little ones you put in the bag itself.
First bag seems incomplete though, and I agree with the others when they say to diffuse your lights.
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Are there any itabaggers you admire or use as inspiration? I follow a few Japanese girls who are hardcore collectors and even though I know nothing about their husbandos, I really admire how much love they have for them. I remember one girl who had tons of Yurio merch, her dedication was pretty impressive but I haven't seen anything from her in a while.
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Does anyone have itabags of characters who don't have much in the way of both official and fanmerch? Looking for some inspo.
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anyone know if itabag palace is okay to buy from? theres a bag i want there but i'm not sure about the quality.
i'd just buy from taobao but i'm also kind of in a rush and was hoping it would ship here a little faster.
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>>10243240
Check the faq.

>>10243335
Check the faq.
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>>10243348
>>10243335
Ok I'm an idiot and didn't read the rest of the message, sorry. Just too tired of people whining about no merch. There has been some bags with only few pieces of merch in the older threads, you could try looking through the warosu archives.
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>>10243335
Itabag palace are just taobao resellers who try to claim they totally made the bags themselves guys really. You see them at a lot of cons and not once have their bags looked anything but cheap and gross. I’ve touched touch the windows on several and I don’t know if it’s the vinyl or something they did but it just feels sticky. Buy from the source or look in the faq for other bags. If you post the design you want someone can probably find you the taobao source.
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>>10243335
>>10243394
They source mainly from Sambag and Pinkymilk, I believe.
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These look.... eh. Cute concept I guess, but what characters would you even use them for?
https://twitter.com/ohayouclothing/status/1164113995936272386
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>>10243783
hatoful boyfriend characters and bird pokemon are the first that come to mind
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>>10243783
Tamako market?
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>>10243783
>>10243791
I've been wanting to make an Iwamine Shuu (Hatoful Boyfriend) bag for ages and I'm kind of sad there's no chukar partridge because that would be a dream come true. I might get the crow because at least the black wouldn't clash with anything, or maybe the pigeon.
A bird pokemon bag would be adorable!!
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>>10243801
I'd love to do a bag of Kazuaki Nanaki and The King! I'm wish they had a button quail bag but I might try the cockatiel or "fantasy chicken". I think those might mesh well.

An animal crossing bag would be cute too! The owl one would be great for a Blathers bag.
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>>10243791
personally as a hatofan i would never want to use a base that isn't the same type of bird as who i'm bagging for and the only MC that's really represented by these is ryouta...
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Does anyone know how often Wego restocks their bags? I'm looking at this one specifically, it's sold out in pink:
https://wegoec.jp/shop/g/gWG17WN12-LG00040910201/
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>>10243807
>Animal Crossing
my whole heart, I would love if someone did an AC bag just based off their dream villagers. Something like a diorama bag would be a dream
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Forgive my noob-ness but I looked through the links in the FAQ and couldn't find it. Which brand/ model is this two-pocket backpack on the left here? I think the same model was used in:
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>>10243899
those are the utapri backpacks, anon! colorways are according to each of the boys. you'll need to find them secondhand, they come up on otamart/mercari/suru periodically.
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What's the smarter first time purchase, a white bag that goes with everything and could be used for multiple characters, or a bag specifically in your fave's color even if you're not too fond of that color? My fave's color is green but green doesn't suit me imo and I don't own a single green article of clothing so I'm kinda scared that getting a green bag would make me less likely to actually use it.
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>>10244003
I personally like to personalize the bags itself for the character and while I like to personally match colors, I don’t think most people care about exactly matching with the color so it’s not too much of the end of the world if you’re not matching with the bag (unless you’re really into it). Isn’t there any secondary or other colors within the character/merch you can wear instead? Neutral colors also work as well. Or even get a small colored accessory like a bracelet or earrings as maybe just a tiiiny amount of green will override your opinion of it not suiting your appearance.

Perhaps for you it’s best to go white and it’s likely to be the smarter buy to switch up with characters, but I’d personally go for green. (I also love the color green)
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>>10244003
I started with a white bag for the same reasons, if you want to incorporate the characters colors you can make a green insert.
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Dumping a couple of bags from BerryQ's review section.
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>>10243783
Crow and owl both work really well for Haikyuu.

Kuroko has a lot of birds too.
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>>10243783
I've actually been looking for something to do with all my Piyo merch from KnB like these and all the small plush keychains.

Too bad there isn't a canary or something. Don't know which once would work.
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>>10244481
I think the cockatiel would work well!
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What shopping service would you recommend for buying things from mercari?
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>>10244492
Use the fucking guide.
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>>10243801
>>10243807

Oh man please please post your bags if you do make them, because as a fellow fan I'd love to see them!
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>>10244492
lurk moar
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>>10243925
Thank you, anon! The lavender is perfect for the character I have in mind. Off to the auction sites I go!
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>>10244445
Never thought I'd ever see a Pesci bag, and I'm glad I now have.
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Which proxy/forwarding service do you like best for buying a few/several small items (can badges, mostly) from different sellers? I'm wary of fees getting out of hand

Out of the ones on the FAQ I've only used Buyee, but that was for a large order and I can't find any straight answers elsewhere
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Does anyone have a good source/listing for a double pocketed itabag like the utapri ones but in black?
i really wanted to put the plushes i have in the front most pocket and charms up at the top but I can't find any bags with actual good quality to buy.
even a similar bag would work, it doesn't need to be the exact design.
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Read this on an auction:
>代理入札、代理取引はご遠慮下さい。
Assuming google translate and my understanding are correct - should I take the risk and buy through a proxy anyway? Has anyone else won an auction then get rejected for buying through a proxy afterwards? Or anything else? I just want some obscure merch
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>>10244760
Sambag on Taobao does a knockoff.

>>10244787
Companies that offer proxy services will refuse to buy from sellers that do this. Don't bother asking. Maybe a small-time/personal SS will do it, but I doubt it. Some sellers are just xenophobic as fuck, sorry.

>>10244711
I like to wait until Zenmarker has a service fee discount going on. Then it's only 100 yen a listing, instead of the usual 300 yen.
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Maybe I'm overthinking this but hear me out. How do you all feel about using merch from fanclub-only events without actually being in the fanclub, or from other exclusive events that you did not attend yourself?
I found some fanclub photos and other FC-only merch of my favorite actress and bought them to use in my bag but now that I have them in my hands I feel kind of weird about it. The best way I can think to describe it is that I feel like I'm about to commit stolen valor, lol.
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>>10244875
I can understand where you are coming from. I'm stuck in a similar situation where I'm a huge fan of a stage actor, but due to his fan club being exclusive to Japan so there is no way I could ever join so always miss out on his exclusive merch. I believe if you are a true fan of their work there really isn't any harm in finding a way to get around still owning exclusive merch. Even though you physically aren't attending the events, you still support her in spirit.
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>>10242130
It looks really great anon! Good job on the improvements.
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>>10244875
I don't feel bad about it at all, honestly. I can't drop thousands of dollars to head to Japan every time my fave gets a new cafe can badge.
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>>10244875
A true fan would drop a load of money on getting that merch to begin with
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>>10242524
I was doing this with my high school purse in college around that time too, lol. I've still got it, but it's random anime, not anything special. Holy shit though, that is an impressive shrine!
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>>10244876
This bag makes me feel...cozy? I really like it.
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>>10245093
I know what you're getting at, but any reasonable adult can't give the time or money to fly out to Japan on a whim for a piece of metal with an anime character on it.
There's a difference between dedicated and insane.
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>>10242524
This is so wholesome and cozy, she sounds so happy and non-apologetic about her collection.
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>>10245093
A lot of fanclubs for bands etc. require you to live in Japan to join or at least be in Japan regularly to attend events or else you're kicked out for inactivity so it's probably less "someone isn't willing to spend a lot of money to get this merch" and more "someone isn't willing to uproot their entire life and find a new job and home in a foreign country".
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I think this hobby is cool and stuff but it also seems so wasteful??? Not just money and living space wise but there’s always new merch being released every month and I can’t imagine where it all goes when people don’t buy it. Do they trash it? Have you anons thrown away merch before? Do you anons ever get overwhelmed by your merch?


I’m not trying to be the environment police or anything like that but just genuinely concerned with how people handle the excessiveness of it all.....
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>>10245553
No, I don’t throw away my merchandise or collections. People would just normally... sell it. And if some people get overwhelmed by it, they store it somewhere or just sell it to other people who like the series too. Have it as a discount. This can apply to everything that seems like it’s wasteful outside itabagging though, like clothes, phones, food, make up, grocery bags, etc.
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Does anyone have pics of Touhou bags?
I've been thinking of making one, not sure if I want to have it be a bag based on a certain game (EoSD only bag) or character bags.
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>>10245553
I've thrown away merch whenever sellers include random shit from a series I don't know.

But yeah like the other anon said, in the end it's as wasteful as any other products you buy.
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>>10245634
I'm planning my own Flandre bag but there doesn't seem to be a lot of Touhou-themed bags out there. Here's the only one I have saved, and even this isn't particularly great.
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>>10245553
i guess for a lot of people the "excess" merch either goes into a second/third/w-e or on a larger bag with the rest, a lot of peoples bags are constant wips
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>>10245553
I don't like cluttering my collections with what I don't like so I usually resell or recycle what nobody wants.
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>>10245553
I worry about what happens to unsold/unwanted merch as well, but niche merch in general is produced on a MUCH smaller scale than say, almost anything you could find in a department store. The plastic use is high but when you consider a lot of stuff is being made in small batches and a lot of things will be held by people for years, then it's a bit easier to justify it. I've never thrown away any of my own merch, and in the rare case that I no longer want something, I'll usually give it away or sell it. I produce much more waste just buying regular shit from the store than I do buying merch in general, because most of it I truly want and know I will have in my possession for a very long time, so the only things I'm getting rid of are the packaging.

It also weirdly helps that I've worked in estate sales before and I've seen a lot of large collections be passed to people who wanted the stuff just as much. It's a lot easier to digest knowing that well kept items can be passed on and valued for a long time rather than thinking of it all as hunks of plastic/metal/whatever that will get thrown into the ocean.

That all said, I wish there was a way to reduce waste with packaging and shipping.
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Is there any way to salvage badges with faded colors?
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>>10245294
You dumb fucks they're saying you'd drop money buying that merch regardless not going to Japan to get it
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>>10246217
Not really, the damage has been done.
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>>10246227
Yeah but some merch requires being in Japan (especially the fanclub stuff).
That's what I was referring to.
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Is there a way to protect printed material from the sun? Like UV-resistant plastic or something?
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>>10246470
UV-blocking film is a thing, but I don't know it it can be used on anything but windows. It's still cheap enough that you should seriously consider it for the room you keep your goods in.

Otherwise, you can get glass frames treated with UV-blocking coating for posters, and blackout curtains to keep light exposure to a minimum. Switch to LED lightbulbs, too.
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>>10246532
Oh, I meant to use in itabags! But I'll look into UV-blocking film nevertheless, maybe there's some lightweight enough to use in bags.
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Anyone have tips on how to like not gatekeep? When people say ita-bag or talk about itabag palace etc. Or say it when they mean their conbag
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>>10246994
You just have to accept that there's always going to be stubborn fools in this hobby and it's not worth correcting them. They'll never learn.
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>>10244446
I love this, as a Pokemon collector I'd love to be able to tote my smaller plush around instead of just display them on a shelf
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>>10246994
like if the ita-bag issue bugs you, pull the pole outta your ass, you’re just being a petty asshole nitpicking at something that ultimately doesn’t mean anything
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>>10246994
The Itabag Palace stuff isn't gatekeeping, we're legitimately trying to keep people from wasting their money on overpriced bootlegs.

I do agree that shit like ita-bag is just stupid to whine over.
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I wonder how long this will last? I sort of assumed sellers on mercari hated selling to foreigners
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>>10247220
Buyee is a proxy go between so they don't have to do shit besides ship to Buyee who handles the actual overseas part
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>>10247220
Every listing I've checked says they don't ship overseas lmao
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>>10247043
Imagine people starting to typing shit like foot-ball, icehockey and base-ball. Of course there would be people who would correct them.
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Does anyone here have any commission recommendations? I’m thinking of getting a custom bag done but have no idea where to reach out to, manufacturers or stores would be appreciated!
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>>10247541
PunkyPinkCow on Etsy does, but her comms are closed and they're pretty expensive (>$200). You could still message them about maybe getting on a wishlist?
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I want this bag in blue so badly, but they've been out for a couple of months now

Feels bad
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>>10247247
Well that was useless for them to add buyee then.
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huh... too niche for itabagging itself.
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>>10248118
>>10243783

Why do people keep making these extremely specific useless bags? There are so many general shapes that no one's ever made that would be 1000x more useful and marketable.
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>>10248182
Because they're for pin collectors who for some godforsaken reason insist it's the same as itabagging.
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>>10248185
Even pin collectors are not going to find as much use out of a bird bag or extremely specific fursona bag, is the thing. The coffin bag for example was a good case of a unique shape that has general appeal, and there is so much space for that kind of bag still. The problem is the creator really only wants their extremely specific bag made for their own use and then try to market it to other people.
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This feels like a joke bag but we're at the point where it clearly isn't.
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>>10248182
Normies who want to show off their normie shit. They're more focused on the bag than the stuff inside.

They're not itabags and they don't care, lmao.
I do want them to quit calling it an itabag though.

>>10248230
>all this pink
>"i should get a blue badge, but grey wouldn't fit lol"
k
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>>10248182
Furry conventions
Went to a small one recently and I saw about a dozen or more of the penis bags, a lot of people were displaying badges they'd commissioned

They're well made, if ugly, but really aren't useful outside of furry shit
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>>10248230
this is the kind of bag I would've made when I was 15 and would've worn around school super proud of it
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>>10248118
At least this bag is cuter than their first try, I guess.
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>>10248497
I'll take the new one over the dick-fox bag any day of the week.
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>>10245634
I'm trying to make a Mokou bag. I've got like, 6 things for it so far so it's a very sad sight, even in the tiny bag I have. I kind of want to make a bag for my other favorite (Ran) and I'm weighing if I should try to make it 100% her or also include merch with Yukari and/or Chen, because that would increase my options greatly...
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>>10245634
Here is a photo of my first itabag. I made it last year just in time for a convention, but I never ended up sharing it here. I'm not sure if the lighter colored rubber keychain on the upper right is a bootleg, rerelease, etc., but I included it at the time because I didn't have any substitutions. I'm still collecting more merchandise, so I do plan on revising the bag and adding a few duplicates or alternative items. I welcome any constructive criticisms or ideas.
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>>10249009
A Yakumo family bag would be really cute! And I know that feeling of having so little merch. I think there's those ita phone case things you could get though.

>>10249065
Nice bag! It looks pretty alright to me. A striped insert would be cute, but that depends if you're the kind of person who believes canon (no stripes) or fanon.
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>>10243783
I have a fair amount of bird pins and charms, I was thinking I'd just get one and use it as a general interest bag... though wouldn't it count as an itabag at a certain point? Since the whole thing about them is having a consistent theme and sticking with it. Maybe I'm not snobbish enough for this.
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>>10248497
Saw someone with this bag irl at a con for the first time, it looks just as phallic in person, out of the corner of my eye I actually thought it was a dick.
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>>10249065
Oh this is delightful, Patchy is so cute. I agree with the other anon that maybe a patterned background would look nice, but if you're planning on adding more merch then it would be good without it too.
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>>10249251
Thank you! I considered a striped insert at the time, but I wasn't certain. I think I might try it out though for a different bag.
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>>10249065
Super adorable anon! I love how there is just enough merch to look busy and the little ribbon fillers are darling. Another suggestions is would you ever consider putting simple white lace around the edging of the insert? I think it might tie in nicely with her hat frills.
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The dick fox bag has competition. Not only does it have a eyebleeding color palette and a bag focus over merch focus aesthetic, but it also has built in fairy lights!
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>>10250114
Also this bag was at least 250 dollars according to her etsy prices. What the fuck.
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>>10250114
Isn't this PunkyPinkCow? She does custom bags I believe so someone may have commissioned this
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>>10250114
You sound mad that you don't get $250 comms, anon.

Also, it's not exactly fair to compare a mass-produced bag to a handmade commissioned one.
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>>10250140
Yeah it's her, It literally just looks like someone sewed over a heart bag and it adds to that normals focus more on the bag than the merch.
>>10250187
Anon it looks like shit, don't defend people trying to cash in on our hobby for a quick buck from conbaggers/pinbaggers without understanding the actual hobby.
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im completely new to itabag organizing. i got my starter off aliexpress and ive only displayed my collection and i think ive over overestimated the amount required for one bag. ( ̄  ̄|||) just need to make the insert and layout the badges in a nice aesthetic manner.
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>>10248118
Lmao fursonapins, the company that literally commercializes furries by cashing in on gay pride and the guy who an hero'd. They turned into a fucking disgusting money hungry company, not surprised to see them whoring itabags now those of us in the enamel pin community hate these furfags.

Tbh I'd rather the dick bag so I can art least get a laugh
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>>10250451
Ooh, can I get a link to that bag listing?
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>>10249678
Thank you! That is an excellent idea. I hadn't thought of adorning the insert with lace, but I might try it out since there is extra space. I'll have to see if I can find any lace that catches my attention.
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>>10250542
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33017680042.html
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>>10250552
Thank you!
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>>10250114
Speaking of ugly bags...
The pins are fine but the bag is hideous
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>>10250187
>defending that ugly thing

You should be ashamed of yourself.
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>>10250566
>funko pops in the bg

Checks out.
Did they commission that bag too?
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>>10250566
I get that cast members like their badges, but do you really have to make it the centerpiece? I don’t even think Disney pinbags are automatically bad (there was a cute wall e one) but stuff like this makes it hard to defend them.

I’ve seen like two good regular pin bags though.
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I took anon's advice and switched from a pink to a white bag, still need to fill this out with more rubber keychains
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>>10250670
My question is how can i be sure my official merch is legit when i've bought it in japan/at cons but it comes in plastic packaging like this?
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>>10250672
Compare the trademarks/copyrights (things that can be stamped on the back of rubber straps or is on the edges of acrylics and badges generally). Checking the colours (typically for rubber straps). Making sure that merch actually exists in some official capacity (I've seen bootlegs where they will take the pocket mirror design and just make badges with it). Typically second hand won't come with the box (or if it does it's flattened), in my experience buying from Japan. Can't really speak for cons since I don't really shop at them.
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>>10250672
secondhand shops in japan generally screen for bootlegs
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>>10250209
>>10250566
They're clearly well-constructed, idk what to tell you. They're both commissioned, so she probably didn't pick the fabric herself? The customer most likely asked for it. It's one thing to say the fabric choice is ugly (they're not my cup of tea either), but shitting on the shop owner seems unnecessary. $250 for a bag that's entirely handmade, with built in lights, seems reasonable to me. Factor in the cost of materials, bag hardware, lights, pattern production, and labor, and...yeah, I'd want to charge some serious money too, especially if they're in high demand.

I don't think it's fair to say she's just trying to cash in, either. She's been making those bags for over a year now. If she wanted to make a "quick buck", she'd just mass produce a bag like everyone else is doing.
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>>10250696
>They're clearly well-constructed
Anon are you blind? I'm gonna assume you're either closing your eyes or you're punkypinkcow herself it's literally on the same tier as a grandma's quilt sewing project if not worse.
>Factor in the cost of materials
It's shitty fabric from joanns, it's in no way expensive or high quality materials, fairy lights are also cheap as fuck and finding itabag patterns aren't hard especially since she's doing the generic heart WEGO bootleg.
>She's been making those bags for over a year now.
And she herself doesn't care about the hobby, the most she's done in terms of actual itabagging is she made a todoroki bag with fanmerch charms she got at a con.

I really don't get why you're defending her so hard, did you buy one of her shitty bags or something?
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>>10250779
Not that anon, but anything custom made will usually end up running up pretty high. As for fabric, it looks like it's all licensed fabric, so it's probably not the cheapest on the market Not sure how well constructed it is though, I think the bag should take a beating first and see how it takes it
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>>10250779
No, I didn’t buy one from her. I just have more respect for people making custom stuff that you do, I guess. I don’t get the unnecessary vitriol you have for a small Etsy shop with less than 100 sales. Perhaps, again, you’re mad that she can afford to charge so much for something you find little value in.
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>>10250879
Nayrt, but while the heart part seems well constructed (and I've seen some atrocities in the FB group), the rest of the seams look weirdly puffy, like she didn't press the seams correctly ?
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>>10250963
I think part of the problem is the lining she's using isn't stiff enough.
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>>10250879
I think it's more that they're mad that they can't afford a custom bag and can't sew for shit to make one

The fabric choices on those two bags is definitely bad, but she's made a few bags that I think look genuinely nice. The shape of the bags is generic, too, but from my few experiences with sewing it wouldn't surprise me if they took dozens of hours apiece
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I'm having the toughest fucking time finding any more of these

It's a Swimmer knockoff from what I'm gathering, but I want it for these shoulder straps and their version lacks them
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>>10251052
From what I remember this knockoff only came in blue. Doing a quick search through ali/taobao it seems like it's just gone. Not surprising, since I think it's kind of an ugly bag and it only came in one colour. Kind of limits how much it'll get bought. I'd suggest looking for other crossbody bags. Wego has some nice ones, and zakka has a solid collection though I'm not sure if any of them run as small as that one is. I have a small pouch crossbody that I snagged off of rakuten but can't remember many details about the listing.
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>>10250779
sperg more anon
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>>10251113
I wish the layout was better, but I like how they customized the bag.
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>>10251113
If customizable, I could see someone doing a Lumiere bag with this. There’s tons of pretty boy werewolf characters out there
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>>10250670
Would appreciate concrit as well. I have a couple rubber straps on their way, but I'm worried my bag is looking overly busy
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>>10251113
I am absolutely delighted to see someone else in the western world loves the ginga series
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>>10251113
>>10251199
Oh my god I'm actually working on my own Ginga bag too! So glad I'm not gonna be the only one running around with a bag full of dramatic dogs.
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>>10251217
Anon! Please post it when you are done, I hope you managed to find some of the stage merch... I just about lost my mind when I saw it was getting a one with how little the series suits it.
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>>10251113
Can we just follow the global rule and ban furry shit from these threads?

Thoughts on the new zakka bag? I like the two colors idea. Thinking of getting the white and blue for my new proto arthur bag
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>>10251714
If someone doesn't use this for Eldagard I will be so sad
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>>10251714
it's for a classic manga series that just got a stageplay, it's as much animeshit as whatever you bag for whether you like it or not
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>>10251714
Fuck, I just got a new black bag for my favorite band whose colors are red and black.
Also, do any of you own the zakka ruffle bags? The ruffles look really uncomfortable and awkward to me, I'd love to know if they're nicer in real life.
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>>10251818
They're kinda silky I just cut mine off because they didn't suit the character
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>>10251714
>Can we just follow the global rule and ban furry shit from these threads?
Stop being a child. That theme isn't even furry, it's a manga about literal dogs.
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>>10251714
Love the bag, wish they had a red and blue version

But Ginga is a well-known anime, if that's where you draw the line we should just start banning any shit that has non-human, non-alien protags
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>>10251714
Ginga is a cult classic please take your negative attitude elsewhere. If what is posted in this thread offends you so much, you possibly need to take a break from visiting here.
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Have I entered a parallel world where the furry shit penis bags are encouraged?
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>>10252189
learn to read, Anon, the other Anons were talking positively about the cult classic manga/anime series Ginga, not the penis bags.
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Have any of you made diorama bags? I got some nice secondhand figures of my girls and kinda want to build a little dollhouse-sized scene in my bag now.
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>>10252189
It's good to look at bad examples of your hobby as well as good, to see ways of improvement. It's relevant content. Stop trying to control the thread.
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>>10252201
Can you idiots come off it already jfc
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>>10252383
Only when you do
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I have a random question about merch that I figured would be relevant here. A series I follow is getting a new season next month, but a few days ago it was announced that they were re-releasing a bunch of the merch sets from last season. Is this is ominous sign of the series not doing well enough sales wise? I know there’s still time for new stuff to come but I was wondering how common this was.
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>>10250451
TT _ TT only could fit half of my collection onto one bag. wish i could use the ishikirimaru super groupies bag i have but i would never scratch or damage it on my life.
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>>10252189
In a hobby saturated in flavour of the month series, I am going to be excited to see a lesser known series get some love, penis bag or not.

>>10252479
Hmmm. I don't think it's an ominous sign per say. For example, gbf just rereleased a bunch of older merch and I wouldn't say that series is doing badly at all. Perhaps there was a demand for it, or as you say your series just got a new season, they might be releasing older stuff so the new people jumping in have a chance to buy it and they get a quick buck out of it?

>>10252652
Hey this looks great anon! Very pleasing layout, love how all the greens tie in well. I see there are a few gaps near the bottom sides, you could possibly fit some more in if you wanted to?
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>>10252201
Who the fuck is KZ? I'm talking about penis bags shitting up the thread take your vendetta elsewhere
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>>10252383
100% agreed. Wigi we get you have a hate boner for kz but drop it already she's long gone it's not her you're replying to, stop dragging your vendetta out on this thread please.

Here's a super cute bag that came up on my timeline to keep this thread on track. I miss swimmer bags so much but they're escalating to crazy prices on otamart.
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>>10253264
I'm gonna dump more cute bags from my timeline because these thread vendettas need to stop just take it back to discord
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I hope my ramu bag comes out this nice when I'm done
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btw you can DIY those badges, with whatever pic u want
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more ramu
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sorry most of these are hypmic i love seeing my boy
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ok i'm done! If anyone finds any of the swimmer for sale let me know im kicking myself for not getting into this hobby too late for them
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>>10253278
Just ignore and report them anon.

If you're looking for swimmer bags have you tried mercari? I got my one from there for about 4000¥ recently. You'll need a proxy who's willing however. Here's the link:
https://www.mercari.com/jp/search/?keyword=Swimmer+トート
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>>10253284
Oh ok! That's a good idea.

Thank you for the link! They don't have the color i want listed but I'll bookmark it for later and hope!
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On the topic of Swimmer bags, does anybody have inspo pictures of their My Favorite pochette (not the pouch since it's smaller, as you can see)?
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>>10253329
Posting what I have.
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God I wish I was at the Hypmic liveshow.
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>>10253329
this is so cute omg
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>>10254136
It looks like something cool for kids/young teens, I'd sideye the fuck out of any adult using it, though.
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>>10254136
>brag bag

I mean. They're not wrong.
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I live in Japan and I'm wondering how many people would be interested if I proxied for people from mercari?
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>>10254140
This. I think it would be pretty adorable too see a 5-12 year old carrying the bag, but I can imagine the people buying it are going to be mostly adults with conbags.
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>>10254196
Depends on what kind of commission fee you’d charge and how fast your response time is.
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>>10254220
I do regular proxying for stage events I go to as well as some animate/jump shop proxying so I'd like to think of myself getting stuff done pretty quickly. But I just want to gauge interest before I commit myself to it.
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>>10253264
god this is adorable I'm in literal pain I love it
Fascinating how they made such a cute ensemble with like no merch
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>>10254242
nayrt but its hard to say without knowing your fee breakdown/expected turnaround time/hours of service. the last one especially

though desu i’m more interested in the in-person part, the services i currently use for that kind of thing are too cost prohibitive to do as more than giant orders twice a year
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>>10254242
Do you have some kind of blog where we can view rates or tos with your stage orders?
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>>10254242
Thirding. Give some basic prices, I can't really judge interest until I know how much it'll cost me. Maybe put together a little page
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Ok so im planning out my first itabag for Banjo-Kazooie (I main them in smash and wanna bring this bag w me to tournaments)
Im working on a budget so this is the best bag i can get at the moment tho I might upgrade it down the road
Im planning to put all the charms/buttons on a gold fabric insert
I also am gonna order several more buttons and some more charms as time goes on (just tight on money rn)

any advice or ideas to make it more "banjo kazooieier" or just general tips? Im new to this and this is my first ever bag so dont rip into me too hard. Yall just seem to know what youre doin
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>>10254438
>>10254668


For Mercari I charge are 25% + 400yen of the item total + domestic shipping + international shipping. Usually I do two part payments 1) item/domestic shipping and 2) international shipping.

As for turnaround time I would say on average its a week. Since I also work full time.

>>10254611
Unfortunately I don't since I only deal over twitter via PMs.
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>>10254765
For starters, you should lose the perler bead art in the middle there. Those are never cute and makes your bag look tacky.
A gold fabric insert is an alright idea(incorporating a jigsaw piece pattern would look cute too imo) Maybe even getting a custom piece of fabric made with a Spiral Mountain screenshot printed on it would also be a neat idea for an insert.
The charms and pins you have so far are decent and the art on them is cute if you stick to cute polished art you should be fine. Try to get pins that are cohesive in size too. You have two that are the same size which is good, so getting another one that matches the size of the bigger pin would make it come together a bit more.
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>>10254765
It might be too elaborate or possibly tacky if done poorly, but Kazooie's wings sticking out from the backpack is a cute idea imo. Good luck, I love Banjo Kazooie.
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>>10254800
I was mostly using the bead art to fill space. Should I focus on getting more charms or buttons? I know teepublic can use their shirt designs as buttons for p cheap so Im gonna order a bunch of buttons from there but should I get more charms? Banjo charms are a lil rare but I can find more

>>10254805
that sounds like a really cute idea! Tho im not sure how id make that work since im not the best sewer. I could ask my grandma i guess since shes p good with that sorta thing
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>>10254864
>Banjo charms are rare
> "Rare"

Anyway if you can find a big enough jiggy that'd make a cute center piece, or maybe a jinjo or smash symbol

https://justm3hstudios.storenvy.com/products/28423325-classic-gaming-banjo-kazooie-keychain
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/733366649/banjo-kazooie-acrylic-charms-100
https://www.etsy.com/listing/717053684/banjo-kazooie-keyring-charm-jiggy-super?
https://www.etsy.com/listing/692356735/jiggy-keychain-banjo-kazooie-tooie?
https://www.etsy.com/listing/715094482/banjo-kazooie-video-game-custom-enamel?
https://www.fanattik.co.uk/collections/microsoft/products/banjo-kazooie-limited-edition-large-pin-badge
https://ursamajorsupply.com/collections/featured-collection/products/golden-collectables-preorder
https://www.iam8bit.com/collections/rare/products/banjo-pin-banjo-kazooie
https://www.iam8bit.com/collections/lapel-pins/products/kazooie-pin

Maybe also thinking about getting a non-heart bag at some point, a plain open window might look fine in a brighter color. Bluerobotto is pretty affordable.
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>>10254773
as in, a week to check out the listing and take initial payment to make a purchase? that fee is nice for individual items but those usually go fast if they’re priced well, not sure i would bother. still interested in the irl/stage pickups though if you drop your twitter.
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This was originally what i was gonna do. That being 3 chars for one bag but i decided it probs wouldnt turn out good so i decided against it
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>>10255028
That’s good since honestly it looked like a mess here, I’d definitely recommend getting a red bag from zakkamart though!
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>>10255028
Looks like a hot mess already, def stick to just Banjo Kazooie

Is that the heart bag from Hot Topic?
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>>10255142
Im not sure where it came from. My friend brought it back to me from a trip since I have no itabag stores near me so I have no idea where its from. Yeah it looked REALLY messy which is why i decided to only focus on banjo

>>10255098
yeah it was really messy so i just scrapped the idea for just banjo. Ill have to look into those bags. I was planning on getting a red bag of some kind for a terry itabag down the road when i finish my banjo one

Also got some gold fabric for the insert. Was thinking of getting flowers or bows or something to put around the charms in the insert but idk yet
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>>10254949
I mean if I get sent the listing and the buyer pays right up away Ill have everything ordered and shipped out to the buyer in a week or so (I mean there are a lot of variables here, including how long it takes for the buyer to pay, how long it takes for the item seller to ship, etc)

irl stage pickups only involve the stages I actually attend but if you're interested in what shows I have confirmed for the year drop me a dm @leoppii
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>>10255149
>I have no itabag stores near me
It's called the internet anon, you're using it right now.
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>>10255447
I know but Im worried if I get one on ebay itll be crappy or something. I should probs just bite the bullet and buy some actual nice ones off these sites instead of being stingy
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>>10255447
Kek. So basic but funny.
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>>10255488
Don't buy from ebay if you don't know what you're looking for. Usually don't buy from ebay at all. Just buy directly from an actual retailer's site like wego or zakkamart. FAQ has a section on proxies.
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>>10255509
I’m very excited to see it again. I saw it at the AX premiere and am ready to catch the 3 showings near me this weekend. I just wish I could have finished my Lycoris bag beforehand to take along. Unfortunately I need a bit more merch before I can start properly brainstorming a layout.
>tfw us theaters will never sell the movie merch
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>>10255488
Lurk moar
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>>10255637
This bag is ugly.
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>>10255650
Bag wasn't a suggestion for anon, just an ugly related pic for the thread

Why do people think these things look fine
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>>10255488
You deserve something crappy if you can't even take 10 mins to read the FAQ.
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Opinions on patches on itabags? I got a cute patch related to my character and I want to put it on the side of the bag without the window since its a tote bag.
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>>10255699
i love accents like these when they're either woven in cohesively in the layout or added to the exterior like you're planning. if there's space on the window side to fit it i'd recommend giving that a shot, but i have no idea how big the patch is or what your bag design is like.
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>>10255611
Gorgeous base bag
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>>10254765
Fan gamer has some official enamel pins, a small plush would be cute too if you can find one. You could also make a Keychain with puzzle pieces maybe
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>>10255681
No idea, even as a pin bag it's pretty trash and unusable.
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>>10255605
eBay is great as long as you make sure what you're buying is from Japan also they have buyer's guarantee to you get your money back if anything goes wrong
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>>10255696
This, anon’s have gave them possible options for bags as well and they keep ignoring it.
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How long do you usually wait before making an itabag? I've been infatuated with Dimitri since the timeskip trailer and all the fanmerch on Twitter is tempting, especially since Nintendo is awful at making merch that doesn't reuse the same character stock art 500 times.

I usually give it 6 months to a year before deciding whether I like a character enough to potentially spend hundreds, but I'm worried the FE3H fanmerch will dry up once the FFVII remake releases and I'll miss my chance.
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>>10256407
Ive looked at them and got one
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>>10255696
I did look at the FAQ
Ive already ordered a bag off there thats better
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>>10256439
>>10256441
Nobody cares and there’s no reason to double post.
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>>10256415
Whenever you feel the love, really.
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is there a way to use stickers in your itabag w/o messing them up or is just better to not even try
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>>10256485
You could laminate them to protect them
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>>10256335
That's why I said 'if you don't know what you're looking for' and 'usually'. It was directed at a newbie, who most likely doesn't know what they're looking for.
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>>10256415
Approach the artists and say something amongst the line of being tight on money at the moment and inquire after if they'll have it in stock in the future.
Also anon, I love FE3H too. You should drop those tempting merch links sometimes.
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>>10256415
As long as you feel up to it, really
Tsuritama anon from last thread here and I've waited long enough to consider a bag that finding merch has gotten to be a hassle

I've got a simple design in mind, but my merch is slightly mismatched in regards to Natsuki and Akira and I'm being stubborn about having all the boys repped and matching
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This is the stupidest thing I've ever done

But it's also an itabag so you get to suffer with me

Organization in it is pretty shit but I guaran-fucking-tee there isn't another person stupid/crazy enough to sew monster arms to their bag so I got that going for me, which is nice

Should I go full fucking tilt and add LEDs? If it's gonna be dumb might as well be turbo dumb.
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>>10257234
I'm not familiar with the character, but I love how fucking ridiculous this looks.
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>>10257234
Take the keyrings off of the charms and I think it would be a pretty cool bag.
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Can someone post reaper anon's bag? I've been browsing fanmerch and everything looks atrocious for bagging. I wanna know how they did it.
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>>10257290
Good call. That will be my next project.
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>>10256415
If something speaks to me but I'm not sure if it's really gonna be a longer interest of mine I just get a few pieces of merch I really like and try to make do with those until I'm ready to invest in more merch. I've done this with characters from a few flavor of the month shows (Voltron, ZomSaga) and it's worked out pretty well for me, I get to show my love and slowly amass a collection of fake flowers, lace, rosettes etc. that covers every color of the rainbow.
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Anyone here have any cosy bed set ups? Saw this on twitter and makes me wanna jump on those bed plushies
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>>10258331
Dropped my images like a twat
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>>10258333
I'm more interested in the setup they have for those plushies on the left. Looks like rings glued together?
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>>10258343
It’s a holder for socks or scarves or something similar
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Are there any backpacks that come in black that have zippers around the transparent section? So basically the UtaPri backpacks but in black. I know there's the zakkamart one but that one only has a flap and I'd like something that offers a bit more protection against the elements. Zakka also has the 4-way bag/ backpack that also comes in black but it looks kinda flimsy to me and I really only need a backpack.
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>>10258575
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-1925401402.42.2d664348BSk60q&id=563841774171
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>>10257234
what is the character's name? i love the 'sleeves' on the bag
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>>10257234
This is amazing, if you have any progress photos I'd love to see them
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>>10240413
Stupid question but what is a good source for clear crossbody Itabags?
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>>10259588
did none of the links in the faq tickle your fancy?
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>>10259589
Read the FAQ :(. It's assumed and all the pictures are of shoulder bags.
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>>10257234
Why does it have arms I don't get it
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>>10257234
Could have at least stitched those accents instead of hot gluing them, looks kind of janky.
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>>10259593
You’re supposed to check the sites listed, dumbass.
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>>10260191
Honestly, not good. I would recommend switching to either k tool or the other character and changing the insert for a start and then later on change the bag to a color to suits the character chosen more as well as not having the safety pins showing. Don’t give up though anon!
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>>10260191
The gold looks good with K. Rool, but not with the other one. I think this is a good start though. I'm not really sure what colours to pick if you really want to keep both characters though. As far as layout goes though, I think the charms being the center would be better than the buttons. Looks kinda awkward as is.
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>>10260193
thanks for being nice lol. I was expecting ppl in this thread to be p mean about it since im so new. Ill do those things. Thank you.
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>>10260193
Took your advice and made it only k rool
I should order some more buttons and charms to fill out the sides and some green and red flowers to go around it

Will probs order a green heart bag soon too
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>>10260205
Much better looking already, not sure about flowers though but aside from that it looks pretty good.
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>>10260205
Much better, but flowers wouldn't look right at all considering the character and the perler bead art makes the whole thing feel cheap, somebody else mentioned earlier to lose it in your first tries and I'm still backing that up
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I tend to buy bags with a character in mind and modify the outside of it with embellishments, but I'm moving to a giant curved BlueRobotto backpack and I'm stumped. Does anyone have itabag inspo with exterior decorations that aren't heart windows?
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>>10262402
>Does anyone have itabag inspo with exterior decorations that aren't heart windows?
Lurk moar, heart windows aren't that common anymore outside of normies who don't actually participate in the hobby outside of pinbags and conbags.
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>>10262408
I don't mean a plushie or can badge rosette hanging outside the bag, but modifications like >>10257234 and >>10251113 to the bag itself. I tend to see more heart window itabags modified because of the extra blank space outside, so I wanted to see if there were other examples.
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Excuse the gimmick bag, but I could use some advice. I'm stuck on an insert color. I was thinking yellow and whi e striped fabric would be good. Or would a different shade of blue be better?
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I'm a sucker for bags like this one, they manage to look great despite using minimal merch. I do wish the person who made this bag had attached some charm or maybe a small plushie to the outside of the bag to show that they own more than one (1) piece of merch but oh well.
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Finished V.1 of my shrine bag! I wish I'd spaced the flowers a little more to show off the picture but it'll do for now. There's not really any official merch of the character so I decided to keep it super simple and add a squeaky plush I got from a fan artist!
I also want to get the photo properly printed so it's clearer.

>>10257234
I saw your bag on twitter, I love the concept of the arms lol
I'm planning an Emet bag too in the same style as my Haurchefant one!
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>>10265623
The flowers kind of clash with the bag...does the character like flowers or something?
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>>10265594
I think yellow stripes would be cute
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>>10265753
Its because they don't actually have any merch in the bag, just that plush keychain on the outside and a printed picture inside. They needed to fill out the rest with something
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>>10265618
Ugh I have some acrylic stands that I'd love to do something like this with, but they move around everytime the bag jostles. How do people keep everything steady?
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>>10265753
>>10266267
The character died in game so it's meant to be like a memorial photo/shrine (hence the black and white + black ribbons over the photo)
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>>10266281
I can't find the photo right now but the person who made the cafe diorama posted ages ago also posted a closeup photo of it where you could see how they kept their acrylic stands from moving. They had attached a thicker sheet of transparent material (plastic maybe, or acrylic) to the keychains and then attached that material to the "roof" and "floor" of the bag.
You could also try a thin, transparent, high strength thread like jewelers' thread to tie the stand to any other decoration.
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>>10265623
>>10266471
I would try making it more obvious that it's meant to be a memorial shrine by drawing more inspiration from actual shrines for the dead. Something like pic related. I think step one should be to try making a little frame for the photo since memorial photos are usually framed.
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>>10266471
>>10265623

It's the wrong flower -- you need chrysanthemums.
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>>10266471
i would bring the photo to the front, in a frame if it isn't already like >>10266488 said, since that'll make it a little more obvious. as it is the flowers are drowning out the picture, but the borders of the frame should help that. it'll still have a minimalist look, but it'll be much more readable.
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It shows something about the state of the hobby that we've all stopped commenting on bootlegs and obviously terrible bags.
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>>10266680
nothing left to say that hasn't been said before desu
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>>10266486
>>10266281
Here's a closer photo of the way they keep their acrylic stands in place.
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>>10266486
>>10266749
I must be dumb, this looks like they cut slits in a foam base and connected their stands that way?
I'll definitely try it out, I've always wanted to make one and do it right
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This hobby is really expensive.
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>>10266901
Low quality bait
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>>10266856
Yes, I'm pretty sure that's what they did. Good luck!
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>>10266680
There’s too many of them, dude. And I think people are holding their tongues to some degree.
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>>10266680
It gets tiring.
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>>10266901
Pretty much every hobby is expensive, unless you're into collecting rocks or leaves outside or something.
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>>10266983
rocks are expensive
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>>10267284
Not if you pick them up off the ground
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I wanted to ask and see if anyone has done an azur lane itabag? I really want to make one for the shipfus but idk how much merch is out there for them.
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>>10267546
Depending on your shipfu, there's either quite a few bit or a complete desert.
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>>10268005
trying to look for Prince of wales or Hood
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>>10266901
If you think the spending is bad you should meet some of the people into it lmao
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>>10268613
Spill the tea sis
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>>10268613
>>10268975
This better not be more discord shit
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>>10268976
Of course it is, it's like 95% immature children in there.
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>>10268977
Leave the server and stop bringing it into the thread then.
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>>10268978
I'm not even the shitposter who brought it up or mentioned it in the first place, it's just ALWAYS someone from there.
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>>10268985
It's still stupid that the regulars in this thread can repeatedly say we don't give a shit about discord drama and yet several people, yourself included, can't fucking help yourselves given the opportunity anyway. Shitstirrer-chan should do her work on the actual discord if she feels so strongly, the threads are dying enough already without this garbage.
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Hey, so I'm hoping to sell this Ichinose Tokiya merch I had on an old ita bag. It's all second hand but in pretty good condition! Hopefully this is the right place to post this, I haven't been on here in a few years.

I was hoping to get about $45 USD for it all, not including shipping, but I'm open to other offers! If you're interested in any/all of it feel free to email me.

Also sorry for the shitty picture, I had to crop out some other items in the picture that aren't for sale.
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>>10269107
I would try posting on the Facebook page too. More people will see it.
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>>10250187
You made it, didn't you
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Kind of a long-term WIP! Concrit/suggestions accepted but I mostly just thought it could be fun to get opinions from people who are more serious about the hobby. I'd like to add some lotus flower elements soon and maybe sew some of the charms down so they don't move around. The stickers haven't had their backings removed and are in place with a temporary adhesive.

My next planned bags are Sekiro (character) and Dungeon Meshi (general)!
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>>10269466
desu it looks pretty messy and unfinished. Tons of empty space, glitter window obscuring the merch, and not a lot of cohesive item placement. I think if you got duplicates and filled the empty background with something, it'd be better looking.
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>>10269235
Thanks! Will do, that's a good idea.
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>>10269466
It's nice to see another HnK bagger!

The basics: making an insert would help a lot with planning merch placement, and a lighter background would make the glitter window not as obnoxiously in your face.

That string of beads is pretty clunky, I would alternate it with a pattern of darker/smaller red beads/gem drops in it, or add them to the gold chain would fit the aesthetic more. Otherwise, ditch them and remove the keyrings on your charms and safety pin them with a jump ring directly to the bag instead. I personally think chains only look good if you have multiples of the same piece of merch to grapevine or symmetrical merch, and you have neither available at the moment.

imo I would try making an insert with their skin color and see how grouping the merch with their gem hole placements would seem... Padparadscha is pretty hard to find in the AA.
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Still a work in progress but I'm glad I finally got to take this to WDW.
I need to get more trading pins for it but I have four so far on the handles.
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>>10269582
I think the layout is good desu. I don’t see the need for dupes.
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>>10268977
The only real immature child moment I’ve witnessed was this one time when someone threw a tantrum because someone else had already claimed the character they wanted from a split, otherwise it seems pretty chill. If you’ve got beef, stop acting like an immature child and bitching about it anonymously.
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>>10269641
>>10269582
Thank you for the advice! I really like the idea of adding red drop-shaped beads and maybe changing the placement of the string... I'd originally thought of having some raw quartz points but went with quartz beads and the heart gem (barely visible in the photo) instead. I'm a bit attached to them so I don't want to get rid of them fully but I could definitely make them fit better. The glitter window is the bane of my existence so I'll look into finding a fabric I'd like for the backing if that would make it less obnoxious.
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>>10240420
Good taste, anon
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>>10240413
Where do you often see calls for merch splitting? I've seen it before for series that I don't follow or care enough to buy for, but they've appeared to be very informal (like through DM's and such). I read through the buyfag.moe and FAQ, but didn't see any info. Apologies if I'm blind, deaf, and dumb, but what's the etiquette regarding splits and where can I join a group?
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>>10270075
I see them on discord/twitter/facebook.
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>>10270075
What show/franchise are you looking for?
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>>10269642
Adorable! I'm hoping at some point they make enough merch to do a dole whip bag.
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>>10270151
The only thing I've seen recently is the the line of scented plushie pillows that hit the outlets recently for around $10. Too big for a bag but would be a nice addition to a collection.
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>>10270119
Thanks, senpai.

>>10270147
None I'm desperate for at the moment, but I suppose I've been looking for The Promised Neverland, My Hero Academia, Fruits Basket. Those are the ones at the top of my head at least.
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What's everyone's opinion on using cards in ita bags? I don't see too many of them unless the cards are the main focus of the bag.
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>>10271246
I love it
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>>10271246
Well for a card game focused show, I think it's absolutely on point. They might have done so in the picture, I can't tell, but I think laminating them would be a good idea to not only protect them, but make it possible to mount the card.
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>>10269642
This is precious, thank you for posting!
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>>10271435
It doesn't look like those cards have any kind of protection but it's probably not a huge concern since the window's already covering it. I know card protectors exist and there's some with holes to hang them from, so that's probably the best way to add them to a bag.
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>>10268985
This is why I've always just lurked in there for the merch news. Ya'll are better off not joining at all, the level of toxic in there is insane.
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>>10271738
you do know there are two itabag discords anon? Which are you even prattling on about.
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Is this bag a knock off of something nicer? It's the perfect color & size, but construction quality on the aliexpress listing looks like crap.
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>going through the old threads, planning on making a bag soon so trying look at as many good and terrible bags as possible
>planning on making a bag for Gangrel despite almost no merch and only a handful of shit fans
>find this
>cry
The tsum plush and the amount of official merch in there deserve so much better. I HAVE to do better than this or I'm killing myself
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>>10273057
Anon- Don't kill yourself over a shit bag, just do better than them and know that you've done better than them.

(Unrelated bag)
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Has anyone bought a complete bag off yahoo jp?
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I dunno if the couple of Hatoful Boyfriend baggers are still around, but hatofulshop is having a huge sale on their baggable merch. One of their pinsets is 70% off and most of their rubber straps are half off. Figured I share here since I'm not bagging for HF right now
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>>10243783
For the crow, Crow (SB69) and Rue (Princess Tutu) come to mind!
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>>10274145
a-anon? Crow is a hedgehog



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