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>>10890417I want to make a 4chan ita bag for shits and giggles. Opinions/where should I start?
>>10890421I love seeing joke bags lmao, please do it. You'd probably either have to invest in mostly enamel pins or make your own stuff, though.
I've been obsessed with these BeMOE bags, does anybody know if they're making a Rei version?
>>10890421here is a pin bag for inspo
>>10890429legendary midousuji bag. this must be years and years of collecting - his merch is surprisingly difficult to get ahold of
>>10890428I was thinking yotsuba clover keychains on a green bag, and then classic 4chan meme stickers/pins for the rest of the bag :p
My Daisuga bag :) heavy on Daichi
>>10890456Who are these guys :0
>>10890466Tokusatsu villains that hang out a bunch due to overlapping audiences. https://twitcasting.tv/kanthokkaido/movie/767385224
Not into this hobby and I feel retarded for asking but have had this burning question recently... Out of curiosity, has there ever been a religious itabag? ...like one dedicated to Jesus Christ, or a saint? considering there are plenty of Christians and Christian items, and dedicated shrines are common, I feel like it's only a matter of time before an autistic one decides to express his/her faith this way.
>>10890476I haven’t personally seen one, but I’d find it extremely hard to believe that someone hasn’t made some kind of religious itabag at some point whether it be ironic or totally serious (probably without knowing what an itabag even is.) What I have seen are historical figure bags. Pic related.
>>10890462I realized after my first reply that Yotsuba made much more sense lol. If you go through with it post pictures.
>>10890434Based Sanji enjoyer
I just found this super cute Lan Wangji bag… may have to grab
>>10890516I’m enjoying the rise in character focused bags, I hope that means we see less of these fucking ugly ass bags with the dick windows
does anybody have any advice on how to keep hard plastic keychains like pic related in a bag
>>10890649This is epic
>>10890418Love the use of mixed media here and also a solid husband
>>10890522Sew loops around key points like the ankles with clear thread / fishing line
glad to see this thread is back up! I've recently finished my first itabag, but I feel like there's still some work to be done. Is there anything I'm missing?
>>10891348Looks pretty complete to me! If you want you can add little flowers or stars or random little decorations in the gaps on the bottom or between the badges?
>>10891353good idea! It's kind of rough to find decorations with the exact shade of green I need, but I'll see what I can find around...
We are so backAlright seagulls, let's have some discussion starters:>Your current itabag/fandom fashion project(s)>Your favorite itabag that you've seen in the wild or online>Dream itabag if cost, reality, etc. weren't factors
>>10891956>Your current itabag/fandom fashion project(s)I'm currently putting together a clear pouch like picrel (not mine) and just ordered the stuff to make an oshinui.>Your favorite itabag that you've seen in the wild or onlineThere have been a lot of gorgeous ones to inspire envy but right now I can only remember the Guy Fieri bag I once saw>Dream itabag if cost, reality, etc. weren't factorsNow I can't stop imagining a Gordon Ramsay bag.
>>10891956>>Your current itabag/fandom fashion project(s)I'm slowly working on two. First one is a Edmond from Nu Carnival bag. His merch can get expensive, the can badge that I'm focusing on tends to sell for 8k+ yen in sets and they get bought up pretty quickly. The second is a Kuromi bag, with that one I'm trying to challenge myself by using different types of merch.>>Your favorite itabag that you've seen in the wild or onlineNot my favorite, but I saw my first itabag in the wild (outside of a con environment) a few weeks ago on the train. I think it was a Genshin character? It looked incomplete but it was still cute and had potential.>>Dream itabag if cost, reality, etc. weren't factorsMore dream base bag than itabag, I wish some PU leather bags could just be made out of anything else.
>>10891956>Your current itabagJust sewing some parts back onto my bags that fell off, I want to redo one and replace a lot of it with some rosettes though currently (for Hanako). >Your favorite itabag that you've seen in the wild or onlineI have a lot of favorites! Currently it might be the yume nikki bags I've seen around and also this Ayato bag is super fun.If I ever see a tote like this for a character I like I'd love to turn it into an itabag for them! >Dream itabag if cost, reality, etc. weren't factorsI'd love to do one for Ahiru (or just princess tutu in general) but it has basically zero merch. Ib might also be interesting but I'd have to hunt a bit.
> find what's pretty much an ideal bag> preorder period is overFuuuck.
>>10892124Are these the Yume Nikki bags you're talking about? If so, I love them too.
>>10891348This is looking really solid, anon! I like the cream colored bag. I have to know if the blickies are relevant or are there just for fun.
>>10891956OP here, so glad people are popping in. I was scared that once I started the thread it would wither away lmao.>Your current itabag/fandom fashion project(s)Currently working on my Sanji from One Piece bags. I have a WEGO backpack and Swimmer tote I'm trying to fill. Also want to learn how to make rosettes.>Your favorite itabag that you've seen in the wild or onlineSaw someone at Katsucon 2022 with an amazing Mad Dog/Kyotani from Haikyu bag who was even repping wearable merch. It was by far my favorite niche bag spotting I've had in the wild and I regret not sparking a convo with them. Also have to shout out this con regular who always carries around multiple huge bags and plushes of the two guys from Heaven's Official Blessing.>Dream itabag if cost, reality, etc. weren't factorsNot really necessarily a dream bag per se but I think it's really funny when people coordinate an outfit or cosplay to match their bags. Wanna do that someday.
>>10892449Yes! Those are the ones.
>>10892204This would make a cool base for Yusuke from P5
I want to make an itabag one day but I've fallen out of love with most anime compared to back with I discovered this pre covid. No idea who I love enough to make a bag for anymore. I love looking at the bags, though, thank you for making the thread anon
>>10891958> just ordered the stuff to make an oshinui.That reminds me! Does anyone have patterns or resources for fun 3rd party merch ideas for if your husband or wife or ship doesn't have much and you want to create filler? The Pearl itabagger comes to mind, I saw that image a long time ago and all the third party merch she created along with her outfit was darling.
>>10890429Can someone explain the seemingly meme status of this bag? I always see it wherever people are discussing ita bags. I even saw a Midosuji ita bag on display at ANYC a few years back, though I doubt it was the same one.Is Midosuji just a character people make ita bags for, for the hell of it?Honestly pretty jealous because I like him myself.
I'm so fucking tired. I'm so desperate for themed ita bags that aren't catered to stupid normies who just wanna put in a few enamel pins. I have a castle ita bag that would be amazing for one of my faves, if not for the fact that it's fucking miniscule. I want ita bags with theming that are Zakkamart bag sized.The only decently sized themed ita bag is an owl one that I use for my RE8 Duke stuff, but that's out of production and the shop that sold it is defunct, so if the bag gets damaged I'm fucked.This sucks.
>>10892488I like your style, anon.
>>10892499>Complains about normies>Writes itabag with a space
>>10892601Did you miss the part where I posted about my actual bag (only one of my 8)? Or are you just stupid?
>>10892499Is that the one on Kickstarter? No offense, but I think you dodged a bullet, it looks... Bad. When it comes to theme bags Taobao brands execute them so much better, like the toast bag or the guitar bag. Normies are too obsessed with enamel pins that they neglect to make their designs itabag friendly, but they still advertise them a such.
>>10892610>Did you miss the part where I posted about my actual bag (only one of my 8)?Just having an itabag doesn't necessarily mean it's good though, usually people with a bunch of them just get the ones with the smallest windows possible, put a few pieces of merch in and then move onto the next one. which is fine, it's your bag and you're free to do what you want, but don't act like you're somehow superior to pin bag normies especially when you don't even write out itabag properly. Themed base bags are shit anyway, at best they look better without the any merch in it (pic rel) and at worst they look cringy as fuck like those furry dick shaped ones. The only ones that regularly look nice with merch and aren't stupidly shaped are the sanrio ones.
>>10892629This wasn't from Kickstarted iirc. Taobao has some nice quality bags but they're still tiny. I usually stick to Zakkamart.
>>10892630I am absolutely superior to pin bag normies and frankly I find it fucking retarded that you put more value on the spelling of itabag, over whether the person in question actually takes the hobby seriously.Also itabags are supposed to be cringe. Like it's in the fucking name.
>>10892656>I am absolutely superior to pin bag normiesYou're really not. >over whether the person in question actually takes the hobby seriously.Which you clearly don't if you're more concerned over the 'LOL QUIRKY BASE BAG' over the merch itself.>Also itabags are supposed to be cringeCringe as in how many character goods you can shove onto a bag, not cringe as in 'my bag is shaped like a furry dick'.
>>10892630I'm not an itabag person, just a lolita passerby, but this bag is so cute. Where is it from?
>>10892666https://otakuowlet.com/products/pre-order-evangelion-asuka-ita-bag-large-sizeIt's an evangelion collab bag!
>>10892663I am lol.I cannot possibly emphasize how retarded it is to say someone doesn't take the hobby seriously because they... prefer themed base bags. Leave the hobby, you're a fucking loser.
>>10892656>Also itabags are supposed to be cringeThe connotation of "itai" in itabags and itas are different.Itabag = hurts to look at/carry because it's cumbersome and heavy and the merchandise is painful to the walletIta = a lolita that hurts to look at because they (or the coord) is so ugly
>>10892672It also hurts to look at because it's cringe and garish but okay.
>>10892669Weren’t you just one who was just throwing a temper tantrum and going ‘I AM BETTER THAN THE NORMIES’ as if that’s somehow an great achievement? >Leave the hobby, you're a fucking loser.Ah yes you’re clearly the grand poobah of itabags (despite not even being capable of writing it correctly) who gets to decide who is banished from putting weeb merch onto bags.
>>10892669I’d love to see your holy 8 blessed bags by the way.
>>10892672no they're not lol. maybe from a weeb western perspective but the ita is from the same place for both things and it means cringe.
>>10892677I am better the normies and you getting pressed about that is giving the impression that you're a normie pinbagger.Either that or 12, because nobody older than middle school age says someone is worse than a normie because they like a type of base bag that you don't.
>>10892688I literally don’t own any enemal pins kek. I’m guessing I was on the mark with that your bags are like 5 pieces of merch on a stupidly shaped bag with a frog emoji or something at the top though.Still would love to see your 8 totally not normie bags though.
>>10892691Emojis? I'm not a 10 year old girl, nice try though.
>>10892630I think the book themed base bags can be cute.
>>10892630>Themed base bags are shit anywayNah. Theme bags can be cute, I think you're focusing on the particularly garish ones which yes are hideous, not gonna argue with you there. But picrel and >>10892699 aren't bad especially if it makes sense with the character. The difference is there's a balance, the ones you posted will generally overwhelm whatever you put into it. Who is going to be looking at your merch when it's in a furry dick bag?
>>10892699That is beautiful. I bet it'd look great with a larger character image like from a clear file surrounded by merch and decor. >>10892712lol the toast one is so cute.
Have y'all seen the art program itabags? Looks like there's two popular ones atm. This is the one that I saw first. I like how the window looks a little more like the actual program, but the second one's inserts are really cool.Here it is in motion:https://www.tiktok.com/@starheavenly/video/7289151276212948267
>>10892736And here's the second one:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/toripng/mx-paint-ita-bag
>>10892737And the inserts:
Does a good Kickstarter bag exist
>>10892737I HATE that sort of window setup. It's gonna be dinged and bent in no time.
>>10892451Thank you! The blickies were part of the cosplay I was wearing and put them in the pic for a laugh basically.
>>10892818I honest to got haven't seen one with a window that wasn't fucking microscopic. I want itabags that have space to actually be itabags.Best one is honestly the cloud itabag, the awkward shape gives it extra window space.The salmon itabag may as well not even have a window at all. It's smaller than my own hand.
new to itabags, are blue robotto bags any good?
>>10892861100% agree. I've always wondered why they make the purse part a smaller size than the window. Seems counter-intuitive>>10892785Hahaha, that's fair. I think it was cute in theory -- that seems to be the case with most kickstarter bags.
Incoming mini dump. Was looking through taobao bag reviews, the Chinese really like their minimal merch + fuckload of decoration itabags. How do we feel about these? I think they are a good option for characters with little to no merch, an alternative to a repeat bag, but I find some hard to justify as itabags.
>>10892494dunno if it counts, but ive been working on a cross stitch patch of my wife bc there is barely any merch of her!
>>10893359Only excusable if the character has minimal merch. Itabags are by definition not elegant. Fuckloads of decoration can be nice, but only when paired with fuckloads of merch.On that note, I do want to put some stickers in mine.
>>10893364The colors on this one are fucking beautiful.>>10893416I'll take an elegant minimalist bag over the clusterfuck that is Western mishmash bags any day
>>10893431those chinese lolita bags look like shit in a different way, they're full of cheap accessories.
>>10893431>I'll take an elegant minimalist bag over the clusterfuck that is Western mishmash bags any dayI'll give you that. At least they're cohesive.
>>10893364Pretty but only one can badge? Toilet soap mildness? Kek>>10893449I have to agree with >>10893431 I would take them over mismash bags because at least it takes some thinking to nicely arrange some cheap decorations. It's not just string lights in a bag surrounding keychains with visible safety pins>>10893363This one annoys me a little. I don't Genshin but I know this man has a lot of merch. You can do much more
>>10893493How does one even get the safety pins to be nearly invisible like the pros do? I know about pinning through the back of the insert, but most inserts are so damn thick that it's impossible
>>10893365do you have the link to this bag?
>>10893504It's this Baachoo one, but it looks like it's not currently on sale.https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w4004-22974449610.32.3c9073aeprM7pO&id=745958962923
>>10891720You could try, say, white fabric flowers and use a copic marker to color it the shade you want maybe?>>10893498Make your own thinner inserts with either craft foam or that plastic mesh sheet stuff wrapped in fabric
>>10893508I use the mesh sheet method. Still impossible, those things are solid as hell.
>>10893515>those things are solid as hell.Nonnie, are you trying to pin them through the material itself and not through the holes??
>>10893521I am trying to pin them through the holes. It's really rigid so getting the needle through the other way, especially after the keychain is attached, is... oh god, people actually do this? My grip strength must be fucking pathetic.
>>10893493i think the pretty bags are more based on the owner's preference rather than the character's personality, which is why they bother me, they're all basically the same regardless of the character.
>>10893515>>10893521Are you using curved safety pins? That was the trick anons said ages ago and that made them invisible for me
>making two character OTP itabag>one blue themed, one green>cannot find a big enough teal bag to save my lifeIt's been years anons
>>10890476I've definitely seen "biblically accurate" angel themed bags floating around, which I won't lie, I'm kinda into.
>>10893344>100% agree. I've always wondered why they make the purse part a smaller size than the window. Seems counter-intuitiveTHIS. I will never understand why they think putting a giant flat leather shape on top of a normal bag is a good idea. All I can imagine is it getting creased to hell in the future.
>>10893531This is why you gotta pick a character who has the same taste as you
>>10893544I actually tried curving my own safety pins without much luck. Will give the pre-curved ones a try, maybe I suck ass at hand-curving.
This might be a bit too specific, but can anyone recommend me a hardy backpack style itabag? I've been looking on and off for months, but the only ones I've come across seem pretty flimsy or a themed (I'd rather something not themed for maximum versatility). I have to carry a lot of stuff around at cons due to medical shit, and backpack style bags are the least painful for me. If there aren't any particularly hardy ones, I'm tempted to just make my own, but thought I'd ask before committing.
>>10893831I love the zakkamart backpacks with the ribbon, I have 3.
>>10893524It's a lot easier if you attach your fabric firmly (with hot glue, double sided tape etc, however you wanna do it) on all sides of the mesh, then just pin through the fabric instead of going through the mesh. If the fabric is taut enough it shouldn't droop or anything
>>10893524I don't like working with safety pins. If the merch allows it I opt to sew it unto the mesh with clear nylon thread.