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Previous thread >>9976935

Itabag FAQ and Beginners Guide - DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTION IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS FIRST
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XjbF7suzx1tE5pbK4HslTSpxjyD3YegkqfWIi8zekwc/edit?usp=sharing

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

Bootlegs are never OK to buy and use, don't be a poorfag.
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>>9994031
I'll end my dump with this.
Do you guys have any advice for taking nice pictures of your bags?
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>>9993970
Are those flaps you can use to hide your sins?
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>>9993453
Thanks! I'll take a lot more planning, but I'll try my best to mimic kintsugi with the backing now

>>9994072
I think the flap's original purpose was to be the pinnable section that you can tuck into the plastic window part. WEGO's new messenger bags definitely are for privacy though.
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>>9994203
I take that back, there's actually ZIPPERS to cover the window
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>>9994035
Natural sunlight and a light backdrop.
Observing how small time models take pics (especially taking note of what they take advantage of in their environment) helped me a lot desu
Other than that I think it’s easier to say: avoid using flash, dark environments, and taking the pic from directly above the bag (bc the vinyl will glare).
Oh and desu if the pic has glare and doesn’t look good, no matter how excited you are just wait for better pic taking conditions. It breaks my heart seeing an actually good bag but it’s an awful pic of it
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How do you attach a rosette to the outside of a bag without pinning through it? It’s not the end of the world if I do have to pin, but I’d rather not damage the cloth.
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>>9994386
Depending on material, maybe try removable fabric tape? If you're planning to affix it near an edge, you can glue it to a clip.
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NHL itabagger here...just received these 2 WEGO base bags in the mail. does anyone need/want reviews or pics? the fuzzy tote was a steal for 1000 yen.
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>>9994722
I'm interested in a review/pics of the left one if you don't mind!
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Doing a halloween bag of my otp (the clown and the detective) this will be my second one of them, since I'm just waiting on one more thing from the first and because they're getting a new merch set. Can you guys post some cute halloween/spooky bags for some inspiration? pic is the art from the set, I'd love to hear some recommendations for like accessories to match the color scheme as well if you guys have any!
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got my ita bag in the mail finally!
I'm a little bummed out though, the blue is a lot darker than the images of it online, but that may be a good thing, it'll show less dirt if I ever set it down.
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>>9994893
Yay congrats!
Is it your first?
And what bag is it? (Sorry the blue was slightly different from what you expected)
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naw, this is my second bag. First shoulderbag though. I ordered the one in this photo. Top circle is the colour the website advertised, and the bottom dot is the colour I got. It's still useable, but I'm worried my items won't look as great in this colour. (The itabag will be for Tsuyu Asui, lots of green)
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Yes please!
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These threads are dead af. Wtf guys you succeeded in driving out all the anons who actually made bags and now you're stuck dumping Japanese Twitter/IG ones

Top kek
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Good taste
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Waiting for the Hypmic bags to start coming.
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>>9995272
There's someone on the fb group being a dumbass and asking how to get 5 boxes of the same hyomic mochimochi set when Amiami's limit is clearly 3. She managed to cheat their system and place order for 5 but now is trying to save her ass after being told she'd prolly get her order cancelled.
It kinda smells of reselling purposes but I hope I'm wrong.

I love hypmic, am hosting a couple box splits and will probably make a small bag myself but I'm starting to fear the crazy influx of them and resellers/scalpers coming with it.
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>>9995373
God it's still so insane to me that it's getting THIS popular. I can't help but wonder if we're going to get an ass load of shitabags come December/November. It seems everyone and their mother is making a Ramuda bag.
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I remembered this bag from a previous thread, it's really cute!
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>>9995600
Oh that’s so cute!!
I can’t wait until October aaaa
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>>9995600
So cuuuute, halloween really is the best aesthetic wise.
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>>9995272
>Hypmic
My friend already made a 123 bag
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>>9995373
imo thats pretty dumb when you could easily just ask a friend to order another 3 boxes? its not that hard is it... ? hope they get their order cancelled.

>>9995409
Fling Posse has a pretty nice colour scheme to work with. Though but I feel you on the Ramuda bit.

I personally want to do Shinjuku or just Jakurai. the problem with doing Shijuku is that Hifumi and Doppo are so popular and go for so much (here in Japan esp second hand stores) its hard to get matching merch for all 3.

The only nice thing about it being so popular is that splits and getting rid of merch you dont want is pretty easy.
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>>9996145
This reminds me when I went to the Karaoke Tetsujin back in January and they were doing a Hypmic collab for their drinks. There was a girl cosplaying Ichirou with an itabag, but this was just before the boom and there wasnt any merch so it was literally filled with this one single badge. Pretty impressed.
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>>9996496
Just saying but if you ever need to cheat AmiAmi's system, you can order 3 from their actual website and 3 from their Rakuten. I've done this before with can badges and I've never gotten either order cancelled even when I input the exact same info.
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>>9996577
Thats defenitly one way. I just find it dumb that theyd use the same account to PO 5 boxes when there are a lot of other ways to order/get multiples without setting yourself up for disappointment.
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Reposting from the last thread but I was wondering, if you guys have multiple bags as well, would you mind sharing which base bags you're using?
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Bags I'm actively working on. Not including things like pouches and bags that haven't arrived.
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>>9996618
Currently the bases I have are a My Colle tote, a small Salus, the small heart window purse, the small Wego ribbon bag, and the Amie rabbit purse. The two first bags I bought were knockoffs, being the heart window and the cat ear bag. I'm planning to get a big Blue Roboto backpack to swap with the heart backpack.
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Is that example bag the new Blue Roboto backpack? I definitely love the new arched window shape and I'm thinking of upgrading.

I actually gambled and bought a Thailand import on ebay called Dollarz. It's big enough to nest my large Salus messenger bag in it, and seems like a nice size to bring on the plane as a carry on. I haven't actually tested it in the real world yet.
The build quality of the bag itself is very good, and it comes with a velcro insert, but the straps and gold hardware are kind of low quality for the price. I plan to swap them out later.
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Whoops, didnt notice the pictures were so hueg
Posting my own finished bags (although they'll never really be finished because i keep buying stuff)

Ignis/Noctis from FFXV
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>>9996937
And all 4 boys
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>>9996937
Anon I'm sorry but this is a cluttered eyesore. I know that official FFXV merch is kinda sparse but the mix of wildly different art styles and messy layout is doing this bag no favors at all.
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>>9996939
thanks idgaf
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>>9996939
its a fandom merch bag what do you expect. Calm your tits and let them have fun
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>>9996943
not that anon but why post if you only want asspats?
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Anon is right, these look like cluttered messes. Try mirroring merch with similar sizes and colors and it’ll improve the layout a lot. Switch the background for the 4 boys one to something without a pattern or a much lighter pattern and do the same mirroring. You have some rows with color on one side and black on the other so it feels unbalanced and awkward. 4 boys bag is the most cluttered and congested but I’d say the striped background is to blame for most of that. Just some advice but if you don’t want it well you do you man.
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>>9996943
First post on the matter but there's a couple of official pieces in there which makes it look even worse, in my opinion. Not only is it cluttered, uneven, and the fairy lights a total eyesore but if you're going to mix merch at least do it in an aesthetic way. Otherwise you're just halfassing it and these boys don't deserve that.
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>>9996937
At least tuck the fairy light string behind the top left and top right badges.
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>>9996938
Honestly, I like how this one looks. It's not winning any awards, but keeping all the pieces in the sets close to each other looks kind of nice. I imagine trying to mirror them evenly would only make the contrasting styles look weird.
It absolutely doesn't work for the ship bag though.
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>>9996618
I'm currently working with a BerryQ star bag, a polkadot Swimmer tote, and an Utapri backpack.
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That's the new BlueRobo, indeed. I actually have the large square one myself and its my fave of my current bags, but mainly because I live for big fukken bags with big windows.I highly recommend them if you don't mind the wait if you need a big ass bag for a lot of stuff.

I pulled the inserts and merch out for these pics but I have a BlueRobo backpack, a taobao messenger, the coffin bag on preorder, and the thorn in my ass Melty bag which was a gift.
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>>9997078
Holy crap that coffin bag is choice; where do you preorder it?
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>>9997081
https://www.shopmijumiju.com
KitschHazel never went through with their Lavender one so I preordered this one instead and its supposed to ship before Halloween so I'm double stoked. I'll be happy to review it when it comes in.
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>>9996937
This one's a mess, even the fairy lights
look like they were strung up there like a dad stringing up lights on a shitty Christmas tree.You should start out by having all matching merch with the merch of both of the characters in the middle of the bag so it doesn't feel overloaded, I'd say also get rid of the fairy lights since they do nothing for the bag. It's not the worst but it could definitely be better and it seems to be a fairly easy fix with all the merch you have.
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This one's just a mess, the only part that I think looks good is the bottom keep trying anon! I think you can definitely improve, but for now you might just want to start with color matching and trying to find any official merch if possible with all the different colors on this bag it just makes me feel dizzy lol.

Basically, don't give up but give your layout and colors some more thought.
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>>9997078
Would you mind linking the purple messenger bag please?
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>>9997096
Nice, they look great; the wings are too much for me I think but I'll keep an eye out for their normal ones after they release, thanks anon! I'd be grateful if you did, good luck and have fun with your bag!
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>>9997078
Holy moly the Blue Roboto is huge. That's definitely what I'm gonna go with for my Tsuyu bag because I have so much damn merch for her and the bnha merch train isn't slowing down
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Do anons here still wonder why people don't post their bags?
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It's always been pretty obvious that you post here if you want good criticism. If you want asspats/noncrit then post on fb/twitter/insta/literally anywhere else.

People posting their own bags has always been slow as 4chan is only a small portion of the people that participate in itabagging.

Stop trying to stir shit just because the thread's slow.
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>>9997198
This.
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>>9997202
You can critique a bag without saying equivalent of "it's garbage" in your first sentence, because it's just going to make people defensive. Just because this is an anon board doesn't mean peopl suddenly don't respond to others like human beings. "I like ___ but have you considered doing ___" is more likely to be taken seriously.
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>>9997110
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=558953768056&ft=t&toSite=main
I think I found them through the FAQ. Its the same shop where Cokan gets all its basebags from.
>>9997112
I hate the ones with the wings so much. I was considering seamripping them off if I couldn't get the wingless ones but apparently the wingless were less popular? But I'm sure not many are actually using it for an ita bag rather than a pin bag.
>>9997134
Its massive both in height and depth but one of the best bags I have for practical use honestly. It has so many pockets and I like to go to draw parties so its perfect for carrying supplies and sketchbooks. Definitely needs an insert for support at least. The material was pretty stiff at first but a bit of wear has made it relax so without an insert it slouches. Indefinitely want to get another later but I'm probably going with the smaller arched version next time. The wait was worth it. Like I said honestly one of my favorite and best bags.
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>>9997221
Literally everyone here has given constructive criticism and no one said flat out 'it's garbage' you should read people's critiques of the bag (assuming it's your bag) before getting super defensive. I definitely would have make shittabags if I didn't listen to advice of people and instead got super defensive. Literally everyone here was giving fairly positive advice. If you want nothing but ass pats go somewhere else because no one is being nearly as mean as you think they're being. Before you leave actually read the entire post and not the first sentence though.
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>>9997237
This. Specially since fairy lights are seen as instant shitabag material by opinion, the fact that people are saying "rewire it so its not peaking out and at least looks neat" is a sign that while not to their taste the bag can be rearranged to be more pleasing to the average eye. It's currently not, very distracting and flat out a clusterfuck of "I like this stuff".
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>>9997078
>thorn in my ass Melty bag
What's wrong with it exactly? Also exactly how big is the Blue Roboto bag compared to the others?
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>>9997221
You can also accept (or ignore) criticism gracefully, without throwing a tantrum like a toddler. No one outright insulted anon nor their bags and if they're happy with them then they're not obligated to change a thing, but they've opened themselves to criticism by posting here and then bitched about getting comments that they didn't want to hear which is frankly embarrassing to see.
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I'm kind of curious and wanted to ask you guys:
>what's your favorite type/style of base bag?
>what's your favorite design?
>least favorite/s?
>any specific preferences?

For type/style my preference is shoulder bags > backpacks > totes. My favorite design is the Berry Q heart bag. and I really hate those utapri polka dot bags for some reason. I'm also kind of ehh about those zakka bags with frills.
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>>9997250
Backpack>messenger>tote
I also lean more towards canvas than PU bags though there are some exceptions.
I like unique window shapes that compliment the merch like star window bags with idol merch, but I can't stand gimmick bags with no love in them like the Furry made dick window bags, but I'm sure someone will do a SbR bag with one so ill eventually forgive them.
I like the scalloped totes but I wish more backpacks and messenger bags got cute designs like that. I feel that's why the ToAlice knock offs are so popular.
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>>9997196
Some people are just picky/want to see all bags set up exactly how they think they should do it but it's not hard to tuck away your fuckin light cords.
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>>9997250
Tote > Backpack > Messenger

I don't really dislike any base bags, but the messenger bags remind me of Ye Olde Days of when everyone had their school bags covered in hot topic anime merch so I can't bring myself to use one. I lean towards tote bags since they're roomier than most backpacks and I like my bags to be functional.
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>>9997237
Did you even read what I posted? People literally opened up their critiques by saying it's a clustered mess, the first reply calling it an eyesore. Compliments open up people to what you have to say. If you have nothing positive to start your critique with, skip your impression of it completely and go onto how it can be improved. Constructive criticisms can only be so constructive if it falls on deaf ears.
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Not an in depth review but a quick overview for peoples reference.
The Melty Bag was a gift from my SO because he saw I wanted it but really didn't want to pay for it cause the creator was an art thief. He meant well but this kinda negated my whole wanting to NOT give them money. [Whatever, it was a gift.] The whole waiting and communicating was an absolute shitshow with this girl comparing her preorder to AmiAmi and telling everyone shes not going to answer their email if its answered in her FAQs. While fair, nothing in her FAQs has to do with receiving updates on shipping if they're not subscribed to her instagram. Had to cheat the system to get a basic idea on what was going on with the preorder. Really, really, not worth the headache or the cost for her shitty attitude and the state of the bag.
Now while the bags were in limbo for 3 months and all I finally got mine and its just below mediocre. Yes I have my drippy cutout window, but it came scuffed and dented in some small places, probably because it was shipped in a plastic bag and not a flat rate box..The bag has a laptop pocket but it wont fit any laptop bigger than 12". The straps feel like they're going to stretch and snap eventually but because of how they're sewn on to the main bag, replacing them seems neigh impossible. The window is sectioned off by its own zipper which is nice but the fabric between the window and the rest of the bag is thin and semi sheer so an insert is mandatory. The zipper pulls are large stars, which is cute, but has nothing to do with the drippy theme and makes it so I can't hang extra merch of them unless I pry the stars off. The BlueRoboto bag sports a massive 12x9" display window while the Drippy bag is 9x10" at its least obstructed top part, and the BlueRobo measures about 16x12x6" while the Drippy bag, looking similar in size, stands at 14x12x4.5".
>2.5" Charms from the same set used to show window space.
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>>9997442
>junpei/fuuka
Nice. I got a migraine just reading about the melty bag; shame about the experience/quality.
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What kills me most about this is that whoever made it clearly put effort into it. The paint doesn't look streaky, they made an insert, pinned the charm in the middle well enough, etc. But no amount of effort would make it look good, because all the choices that went into this bag were flawed from the start. I hope whoever made this is young, and improves as they age and can afford better things.
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Why are you doing this
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>>9997613
If agree if it weren't for the fact that they didn't tape off the window or the middle line. But I share your sentiment of wanting them to continue so they learn and put that energy into something more impressive.
>>9997604
This however is a case of throw it all out and try again.
>>9997442
The pictures are so deceiving considering the measurements you gave are vastly different. The black bag almost looks bigger than the blue/grey.
Also thank you for this info overall. I feel like there aren't enough people who legitimately go over measurements and quality of base bags.
>>9997250
Messenger> tote> backpack
I don't like not having an eye on my items. A couple cons ago I saw a plush get pulled right out of a backpack and the owner kept walking, none the wiser. Its really sad.

In the same vein of questions: do you guys prefer PU/leather or Fabric bags?
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>>9996496
Same here, I'm taking advantage of some preorders to get Matenrou all together but Hifumi and Doppo are a bit too expensive second hand. I'm looking for a nice bag with 2 separate windows so I can have a part for all 3 and the other dedicated to just Jakurai.
And seconding the merch being easy to get rid of, I got a bunch of stuff on preorder due to the high amount of people wanting to take part in splits.
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>>9997604
>Love live has arguably one of the best selections of official merch
>Fans of it still use hideous fanmerch half of the time
God I hate lovelivefags.
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>son's series is getting new releases on movic just a day after I spent 10k on pins for my husbando
God help me.
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>>9997604
>>9997857
Yeah, this really gets my shit. Idol anime in general, and especially Love Live, has pleasant-looking official merch coming out of every orifice, and yet there's this contingency of fans who insist on using a bunch of ugly, mismatched fanmerch for their bags. You can put together an okay bag with just the stuff you can pick up on the cheap secondhand, so I just flat don't get it.
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>>9997622
You can use a cable tie to lock your zip on the window or get a back with the zip on the inside. Just saying
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>>9998002
Is there a good way to zip tie plushes to the inside of a tote bag? I'd like to have mine peeking out of the top since they don't fit in my window, but I don't want someone grabbing one and running off either.
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Looks like I’m doing a can badge bag because every piece of merch is going to be ugly as sin. My poor boy.
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>>9998396
I hope, for your sake anon, that the designs improve in season 4. I want to believe that it was just budgeting, but who knows. I'm just happy that the big three look good, for the most part.
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>>9998396
You do realize that this is a character sheet? They did the same thing with Toga and Dabi when they first appeared and this season they looked great. I’m sure when next season comes overhaul will look much better, with the animation, lighting, angles, etc.
I wouldn’t be worried you’ll get your good merch
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>>9998396
At least he has a great character song? On the bright side anon, if you don't mind different art styles across different badges hopefully he'll get collab merch from GraffArts and maybe Nitotan. Overhaul is very pretty so it won't shock me if he's popular with anime-only fans.
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>>9997250
im so jealous of this bag!
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>>9997604
Also with how much cheaper merch has gotten Nico is since Aquors started its probably cheaper getting second hand merch than a $8 acylic charm off a fanartist.
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holy shit, I finally managed to buy my grail ;; one step closer to having one of each available merch!
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>>9999134
Happy for you anon!! I always get excited seeing your Perry progress.
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Can I see some Disney ita bags? It's a plus if they use plushies or tsums.
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Looks like the furry dick bag already has a suspiciously similar counterpart.

It looks kind of cheap? But the design is miles ahead.
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>>9999555
Does this count? I’m not too familiar with ita bags.
I snuck this picture three years ago at DISNEY SEA
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I had taken a long break from this, but any suggestions for layout? I tried to include my top priority items but I’m somehow not entirely satisfied
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>>9999643
I thought I saw this design a while back, so I went to dig through the artist's twitter.
First mention of the bag: https://twitter.com/Giraffaloops/status/1014545349086769153
Physical prototype: https://twitter.com/Giraffaloops/status/1021901679644557313
First mention of the furry bag is around late August in this tweet: https://twitter.com/BooblesFennec/status/1033106327382372352
It took the cat bag artist to make and receive her prototype in approximately 20 days. Around one month later, ita-mals introduces their bags.
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>>9999781
It seems kind of all over the place, try having can badges all together, straps together, etc
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>>9999794
That makes sense that the cat bag came first. I wonder if the ita-mals team stole the design based on the prototype photos, or the design sketches?
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>>9999800
Either would fit in the time period. If you scrolled down on the sketch's reply, you can see a revised version of the cat bag that's closer to the physical prototype.
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Anyone know what bag this is? Or anything similar? I like the ribbons on the side a lot
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Has that one gull ever came back?
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>>10000303
It's a wego ribbon tote.
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>>10000320
Nioce thanks anon !!
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Holy shit, goals

https://twitter.com/suikagood/status/1044958710525640705
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>>10000361
Diorama bags are the best.
On a side note, I was genuinely horrified at how tall the middle guy was until I realized he's standing on the couch, not behind it.
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>>10000318
The gull whose breakdown got posted on one of the threads? No.
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I did this as a personal comparison for myself today, but I thought it could be fun for this thread. Post the first picture you have of your itabag/merch collection vs what it looks like now. I mostly took this because for me, Tsuyu was a second thought bag that i wanted to put together to make use of baby's first knockoff bag when I upgraded my main bag, and it quickly became my biggest merch collection.
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>>10000402
Top pic is only a year old. That's the power of becoming relevant in an idol game.

Also, your collection is really nice! Where did you get the frog case for your omanjuu?
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>>10000402
Nice idea, Anon! I love it when bags start small but gradually become full of merchandise.
Still improving my layout but here is a little collage of my progress for best boy. I haven’t posted anything about it for a few months but I hope there are still many SideM fans in the thread!
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Is it possible to make one of these yourself if your character doesn't have merch?
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>>10000454
Read the OP.
The short answer is yes. There are even people out there with itabags for their own OCs.
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>>10000402
The first pic is from January while the second is from April. The bottom two are my bag now, which initially, I didn’t have enough merch to fill both sides, so it’s really satisfying to see it so full.
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>>10000393
She doing alright?
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>>10000361
I do love this, but I really wish instead of giant roses they had handmade a bouquet so it looks more to scale against everything else. i know thats such a nitpick, but they just look a bit thrown in there

>>10000549
no idea. She essentially made a goodbye post to the discord a few days after it happened and that's probably the last we'll see of her. I just hope she gets help
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>literally just printed out pieces of paper and craft store flowers

truly revolutionary
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>>10000684
>I bet y'all haven't seen an itabag like this before
You mean half assed and uninspired? They're a dime a dozen.
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>>9994722
>>9994802
>>9994955
okay, sorry for the delay!!! (pin box is for scale)

kind of crap pics since it's late, but both bags are GREAT.

white bag has glitter in the window, but it's not super noticeable. PU is more off white than pure white, is thick, and the (adjustable) strap is backed with cotton webbing, so it should be strong. i lengthened the strap all the way and it sits comfortably on my hip if i wear it as a crossbody bag (which was my plan). it's lined with off white satin and has a velcro-closed slot for an insert (the satin is really thin, so i'd use an insert with this). it also has an extra pocket on the backside for flat things that closes with a magnet.

the black bag is unexpectedly awesome. i was worried that the fur would be scratchy, but it's SO SOFT. the handles are a good length for actually using the bag as a bag, not just a mobile display. no glitter in the window on this one, also lined in satin, with a couple built-in pockets on one side and the velcro-closed slot for an insert on the other. the bag overall is pretty floppy, so you'd have to use an insert for this one. it doesn't stand up on its own, so don't expect to be able to sit it down without it collapsing on itself. it's still a great bag, and a total steal if that WEGO sale is still going on.

hope this helps! i'm super happy....i think i ended up with both of these for like under 1700 yen before shipping.
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>>10000701
>dem quads

forgot to mention that the white bag has a zipper to close the main compartment, but the black bag doesn't have any closure at all.
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>>10000684
low budget last min bag lmaooooo
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hey anons! I need your opinions. I'm making an itbaga for Lycus Dion, and since pretty much everything will be commissioned I have some flexibility with the colors - but I can't decide which combination of bag + insert would look better. Thoughts?
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>>10000415
I found the kigu on Mercari! I only saw the one when I checked, but I'd keep an eye out for them. I really like your corkboard!
>>10000829
I think both bases could work well, but I'd definitely go with the white insert since he seems to have much more black on his character.
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>>9993939
Dammit, get Rean out of that bag, he deserves better.

I'm impressed, though. Don't think I'd ever expected a Cold Steel bag.
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>>10000684
>printed out pieces of paper

I wish poorfags would get out of this hobby, people who do this and try to pass it off as an itabag are fucking trash.
I really don't know who's worse, these people or those who buy bootleg charms and bags.
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Does anyone know where to buy these little capes/hoodies for plushies?
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>>10001122
>wear to buy
>not how to make
Help us creatively skilled but merchless itabaggers out
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>>10001122
these are gachapon prizes! Try search 着せかえシリーズ/
They come in lots of sizes so make sure you double check what size you're buying. I found a cute little one for my custom nendo while in Japan.
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>>10001349
Thank you so much! I saw a Twitter post with a Halloween themed set (including tiny little pumpkin backpacks) a couple weeks ago, so hopefully I can still find some.
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>>10001357
oh I got the bat wing bag from that set! If you need sizing ref let me know.
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>>10001349
>custom nendo
Please tell me more
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>>10001366
nayrt but I was interested in that set too and would love a sizing ref (for the bag) if you don't mind! I was wondering if I could put one on either a nendoroid or a plushie.
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>>10001433
It's quite over sized on a nendo. On my 16cm Rom plush it's a little big, but in a cute kind of way? It fits more in proportion on my 23cm tall emoshu plush.

>>10001368
What would you like to know, anon? I'm happy to share how I made him or photos, he's been a joy to make!
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>>10002035
Not the same anon, but how hard was it to make the hair for your custom? How much did it cost overall?
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>>10000903
Could potentially be the sticker cards from the After School Activity game. Maybe they go super cheap on auctions now. Still if you can get those there's a lot of other cheap Honoka items you could get that way.
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Anyone know where to find a bag like this? Or what terms to use when searching for one?
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>>10002114
I'm quite lucky and Rom has generic anime boy hair, so I could use the hair pieces from YoI Yuri and didn't need to modify it beyond a paint job. I'm also making a Shuu nendo to match him, and have had to modify his hair pieces a lot. I use apoxie sculpt and a lot of trial and error.

Quite expensive, at least $100-150 once I factor in the different face plates, body parts and equipment like apoxie and dremels. I've also been using the nendo face plate maker since they have a tanned skin option now, and have ordered those nendo dolls as making clothing will be a lot easier than modifying bodies all the time.
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rgu anon if u are still out there... are u disappointed?
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Weird request, but does anyone have any example of OC bags? Good or bad. I'm trying to tell myself its not worth it.
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>>10002560
I mean, you could imagine any of these as OC bags.. take some bag you don't know the character of, and taaadaaa.
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>>10002195
is that what these are? If so they don't even look close, pretty sure she did just print the cards out
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e299422790
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>>10002560
Are you ready to hunt for charm commissions?
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>>10002749
And button commissions. And plush commissions.
I'm ready to suffer.
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>>10000491
Damn girl you need an insert because you got so much empty space in there. It's not actually empty, it's just the way it's spaced out gives the illusion you couldn't fill either side.
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>>10002873
What kind of insert would you recommend? Maybe black or a print? On my current pics of it (not the top two of course), there is just a bit of dead space around some of the charms that I would someday like to make it look not as wasted. I’m definitely open for suggestions!
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>>10003337
Black tends to kill visibility with clear charms. If you could find something that screams phantom theif, even like a crushed velvet, the texture alone would reduce the plain. You could probably get away with a plaid that matches the uniform, plaid patterns if they're large enough and mutual toned tend to fill space nicely. There was a Danganronpa bag that used it and it worked great
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>>10003472
Okay cool, I actually had my eye on getting some of the uniform plaid for itabag purposes eventually, so I’ll have to try looking into that soon. Thanks for the pointers!
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>>10000402
Sorry for the shitty collage, top pic is from July 2017, middle is from the beginning of 2018 and bottom is from July 2018
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>>9999555
>>9999652
>ita bags

>>9999781
In addition to what >>9999796 said, I think the medal would look cute under that orange square badge you have in the center!
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>>10002560
OC bags are just going to make you look like a narcissist no matter if its done bad or good
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>>10004496
not that anon, but itabags are about love and who's going to love your OC more than you?
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Are there any phone cases like this on taobao?
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>>9993943
The thought of those acrylics just swinging around and hitting all those badges makes me anxious
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>>10004496
How the fuck does making a bag for your oc make you a narcissist. I don't think you understand how much these people throw money at small artists and help them gain publicity. All they get is shit from people for daring to have their own creativity.

Your 2D waifu is some asian guys OC he just sold out for. You have nothing to be elitist about fucktard
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>>10004496
If I saw Kojima at a con with a Snake Itabag I wouldn't blame him. It just means he loves his creations to death.
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Does anyone have the walkthrough from the person who turned a sticker into an acrylic stand around?
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>>10002492
This is especially disappointing since there's legitimately good Utena fanmerch out there...
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>>10004814
the fact that I can actually picture Kojima doing this just makes it funnier.
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god... goddamnit.

as someone who just got two rare-ish usagi acrylics for my bag today, this almost physically hurts.
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Until Allen’s figure comes out and I can get a few more knickknacks and frames for posters and such I’m calling this shrine done.
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I've had an itapouch for a while and I've been slowly accumulating enough merch to warrant moving up to a bag but I'm not used to working with so much real estate, so to speak. I know I'd like to add a small Rilakkuma plush with a felt Deku costume somewhere and have some red gladiolus blooms on the side, but I don't want to over-do it. I figure the fb page won't actually give me criticism, so /cgl/ was my next best bet.
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>>10004982
Moved around the small badges to the outside to take out a bit of the gaps. I think the long acrylic combined with the big badges makes it look a little top heavy.

How big is the Rilakkuma plush? If it can fit in the gap at the bottom, it might balance it out.
Other Anons, feel free to add on any criticism to my suggestion, too.
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Posted the low resolution one
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>>10002253
I don't know if you're still around, anon, but if you try looking for スマホ クリア ポシェット some similar looking bags turn up!

>>10004923
I love this!

>>10004982
I would suggest moving the smaller buttons down, closer to the 2nd row of acrylics. Move everything closer together as well. Unless you have a crazy good insert, it'll look like there are tons of empty space.
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>>10005009
Hm, you may be. Maybe I'll switch the badges at the top with the Pita! keychains and that will help with top heavyness. As for the small badges, I'd planned for that top area to have flowers too fill it in. I'll try to be aware of any empty space I create though.
For the plush, based on measurements I should have just enough room? I may even have to move things out from it a bit.

>>10005080
Coming back and looking at this in the morning, I think you're right with moving everything closer together. Thanks anons!
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>>10005156
I forgot about the flowers in the pic, my bad. That should be fine, then!
Can’t wait to see the finished bag, honestly because the plushie is gonna be so cute!
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>bag for a character from a popular series
>bag is finished but I'm not as happy with it as I thought I'd be
>As the series goes on I start loving another character
>Kind of regret bagging for this character and tempted to sell everything just to buy merch of the other character

it's my own fault and I hate it
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>>10005466
How long did you wait before you started buying merch? I considered bagging for 3 different boys before I decided on one, and even then I waited 8 months before buying anything to see if the love would wane.
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Hey guys, may I ask how old you were when you started making ita bags? I know age has nothing to do with it but its mostly out of sheer curiosity. Im new to this hobby, I would love to hear suggestions and things you did with your first itabags, like, if you have/had themes for your itas, and what kind of bag is the most safe to use if you dont want to loose your merch. Ive amassed a tiny collection of karamatsu related merch so Im eager to start. Any suggestions?
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>>10005544
56
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>>10005544
You need to be 18+ to post to 4ch
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>>10004867
All those showing safety pins hurt my eyes
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>>10005544
You realize this hobby only became known outside Japan like less than 5 years ago? No one here can go on about how they made their first bag back in grade school at the age of 11.
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>getting a package today
I'm so close to being able to start all out work on my son's bag, I can hardly contain my excitement.
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>>10004923
This is so nice omg, seeing shrines like this makes me want to do my own but I have no space for it in my house... The only place where I could put it is in direct sunlight and I don't want to expose my merch to it.
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I figured I should ask in this thread instead of a regular buyfag thread but... How are the odds of those Banpresto's Tomonui plush keychains to be re-stocked? Like I never figured it out I would like one chara this much but it looks like the release date passed and I can't even find people reselling it.
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>>10006541
Chances of them being restocked are prettt slime anon, what character/series are you looking for specifically? Tomos are becoming super popular like nitotans, weebs sure do love their plush keychains.
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>>10006670
*pretty slim
Jeez
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Everyday we stray further from the light
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>>10006834
I mean, with how empty the con was...
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>>10006834
Heard that con was completely dead so the chances of people bringing good itabags are nonexistent lmao
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Any gulls have weird or out of the ordinary pieces of merch on their bag that they’d like to share? I bought this... lid for aluminium drink cans for my bag recently and I thought it was really funny.
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>>10007118
I have a friend that has nail clippers with a character on them. Official merch, too.

As for me I don't have anything interesting.
There is a pocket watch for my itabag theme that I was really interested in but I have no idea how to display it.
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>>10007118
I've got Tazos and TCG cards in my Piccolo bag, I don't have a picture at the moment.
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>>10000402
Late to the party but I wanted to post this because I remembered an anon said that they picked up the show because of my bag. Hope they're still around.
There's a previous incarnation of the May bag but I couldn't find a photo. Guess I disliked it that much. As for my progress, I'm neutral about it. On one hand, I feel like I definitely upgraded in terms of showing off my love and devotion. On other hand, I realized I'm pretty terrible when it comes to craft and design. Even though my previous bag had sparse merch, I still liked it because it incorporated different kinds of merch compared to my current bags, which are pretty much just can badges.
It was fun to do something for myself. I'm looking to fill some pouches and a backpack in the future, but I'm pretty satisfied with my collection right now. I know I can use some improvements so feel free to offer any critiques.
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>>10007179
God, Kekkai Sensen is such a great series. I love your bag and how you designed it, anon. Great work.
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Is anyone going to the YoI marathon viewing from fandango?

I'm tempted to go and get some mileage from my own bag, n would rather not be that lone weirdo with a thousand cartoon pins on the subway.

PIC related but not mine, gotta get mine out of storage if I'm end up going
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>>10004497
It just stems from the stigma of OCs themselves. Personally not a fan because the vast majority don't have any sort of content like a webcomic or a non-fanfiction based story where other people can grow to like them too. They're usually just a but of art and descriptions telling you why you should like an OC don't steal so usually the only person that actually cares about them is the creator.

Narcissistic isn't really the right word though unless it's very clearly a self insert of some kind

>>10004665
Sold out for? More like living the dream if their OC waifu becomes mainstream.
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>>10000415
Ohhh my god I never thought I'd see another SekiP here... She may not be my main girl, but Hiromi is such a gem and I'm glad she's finally getting the attention she deserves. Excellent taste, friend.
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>>10007287
I’m going! I am excited to pull out my Yurio bag, it’s one of my favorites. I think my friend is gonna bring her Yuri/Victor bag and maybe her little JJ one too. I think it’ll be fun, and nice to show off our bags a bit.
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>>10007287
I'm still debating if I want to go or not. I tend to be a very fidgety person so sitting through 4 hours in one spot is pretty hard. One of my local theaters has these extremely large reclining chairs so i would love to bring those giant marshmallow pillows with me but it'd be such a hassle to bring lmao
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>>10006670
Well fuck. He is lost forever.
https://bpnavi.jp/s/toru/sp/prizes/38166
The one I wanted was Mitsuki from Boruto.
Is Amiami a good point to purchase these? Or should I keep diving into the second hand sites since they are prize merch? I had no luck on both.
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>>10007721
I didn't see a listing on amiami for the one you were wanting, but I'd keep an eye out just in case they put some up for preorder. Besides that, secondhand is probably your best bet.
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>>10007558
I'm so glad there's another SekiP here! It feels like her fans are multiplying with every appearance, it's so nice.
Who's your main girl?
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>>9997604
Jesus christ.
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>>10007287
Man, I wish. It'd be a good reason to pull out my Victuuri bag, but I can't justify the six hour road trip each direction this weekend. There's just other stuff I have to get done.
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>>10008110
jesus
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>>10008110
I highly doubt those cheap things are made from real fur.
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>>10008110
op of that tweet seems kind of insane w a vendetta against the people running itabagpalace

still shouldn't buy their overpriced taobao stuff but i highly doubt theyre selling real rabbit fur plush
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>>10008134
>>10008159
I've come across some really cheap chinese shoes using real rabbit fur so I don't think it's impossible for those to be real fur too.
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>>10008110
I have one where the fur isn't sewn down right and the underneath always felt weird for a fabric fur, now I know why.

I know it's horrible but the turn around on rabbits is insane for how quick they breed and grow, and while it's China so they're probably not smart enough, rabbit is good meat so they could go a route that is fur and meat being using which is less sad.
Like I won't buy any more from them, but at least it's not like baby seal or somethin
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>>10008393
>chinese fur industry isn't smart enough to use rabbit meat
>as if they're not literally the largest consumers of rabbit meat in the world
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>>10008393
Rabbit meat is tasty as fuck though. I'd rather the pelt be used for something rather than thrown away.
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>>10008422
Yeah, how is this different from using cow leather after processing the meat? Real fur is more biodegradable to boot. Unless you're a hardcore vegan in your lifestyle, I don't see what the issue is.

(Also seconding this seems like a vendetta....)
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>>10008422
Never tried it, I agree about the pelt thing though even though I'm not a fan of furs.
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>>10008537
There's a difference between eating meat/ujsing animal product that has the animals humanly slaughtered, and the rabbits that are cruelly treated before they are inhumanly killed for their pelt.

also lol "vendetta". Itabagpalace is trash and we've known that for a long time. Not unwarranted.
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A friend of mine recently took on a freelance gig on top of her pretty lucrative day job to afford more Idolish merch. I don't know whether to feel impressed or sad.
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>>10001122
I saw them on Kidsroom (Rakuten)

>>10007732
Thanks! Will do, hope I am lucky enough.
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>>10008633
I know about the markups, just saying that bringing up the fact that they use real fur just seems petty. A shitton of Chinese products don't properly list the type of materials used, so it seems bizarre to blame a 3rd party reseller about it.
>eating meat/ujsing animal product that has the animals humanly slaughtered
>the rabbits that are cruelly treated before they are inhumanly killed for their pelt.
see >>10008410 and where tf did the wild accusation of cute widdle wabbits being tortured and killed for only their fur come from. If anything, they're probably processed the same way as most mass produced chicken/pork/beef industry places are, some which aren't as humane as you think.

>>10008670
I'm impressed because at least she's working for it and not in debt to expand her collection
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>>10008670
Idolish as in Idolish7? It seems like idol series are always getting new merch every week, so I don't blame her, especially if she bags for someone with a high character tax.
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>>10008670
I actually feel her pretty hard on this. Work has been cutting my hours and I can still afford my necessities, but I went ahead and opened up a few sewing commissions so I can still afford the new i7 merch that's dropping in November. I think it's a pretty smart thing to do all in all, as long as the freelance gig doesn't stress her out too much.
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>>10009299
Hoshimeguri kuji anon? That will be a blood bath I swear.
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>>10009570
NAYRT but I'm definitely prepping my bank account for hoshimeguri. A Re:vale fan I follow on Twitter said there were auctions for guaranteed character sets on YJA since August and I'm kicking myself for not looking into that.
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>>10009620
>>10009620
I was contemplating if I should order the whole kuji just off of the draft illustrations.

I didn’t. My wallet thanks me.
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>>10008159
Aliexpress sells real rabbit fur pompoms etc. by the bucketload so it's totally plausible. I've ordered pompoms for bags before and I've had to comb through heaps of listings to find fake fur ones, and even then i'm a little suss.

Rabbit fur is probably the cheapest and easiest of fake furs to get ahold of so it's not like it's a 'luxury' fur.
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>>10009645
How much was the whole set? Apparently Momo's was going for ¥5500 for all his prizes plus the backstory booklet with Yuki.
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>>10000415
>tfw newly voiced CG gets a fanmade happi before your ML fav who's a fan favorite
I'm mad jealous! How'd you go about contacting the artists for the happi? Your room is so cute!
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>>10009570
>>10009620
>>10009645
>>10009807
Yeah. Hoshimeguri. Fortunately, I'm a Mitsuki oshi so I'm not TOO worried about getting my hands on the things I want. But it'd be nice if I could somehow get the blanket. Being a Re:vale fan would be absolute SUFFERING, this time around.
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>>10009807
To buy the whole kuji, it would be $500 iirc

>>10009966
Ahhh the blessings of liking a character that doesn't have a suffering character tax.
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>>10009946
Thank you! The organizer used Twipla to gauge interest for it, so I just marked myself as interested and followed him. I felt kind of bad for imposing as a dumb foreigner, but it worked out somehow.
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>>10000419
I actually don't remember anyone besides SEM anon, though that could be because I wasn't familiar with the series back then. Speaking of, are they still around?
But now that I've gotten into the series I can say that Teru is A+ taste, even though I'm partial to the other red justice boy.
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>>10010591
And dropped my pic like a moron. Sorry for the shit glare, but it's an older pic and the bag's been unpinned to make way for new arrivals
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>>10010592
anon this is really nice! its so nice seeing other sidemPs here. im working on a seiji bag rn
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>>10010591
>>10010592
Your bag is very cute and neat! I love it! You have good taste in red justice boys too.
Yeah, I’m not sure where SEM Anon is either, I hope we can see them again soon.

>>10010609
Be sure to upload yours here when you’re done! I made a bag for Teru (so I feel like I’m cheating him, haha) but FRAME is my overall favourite unit and I would love to see it
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>>10010592
Ahhh Suzaku is such a good boy and your bag definitely does him justice!! Its definitely great to see more Ps here.

>>10010609
Ah! I can't wait to see! Seiji needs more love.

I'm constantly in Bag Limbo because I can never find a base I like. But since we're loving on SideM, here's my little Legenders board!
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Anyone know if Japonica Market is against r18 stuff?
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>>10010632
Nayrt but that rosette on the left is really cute!
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>>10010684
>>10010684
I ordered a r18 doujin through Japonica a couple months ago and everything went through just fine, so it should be ok!
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>>10010788
I fucking new this shit was going to happen eventually
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>>10010788
I'm more offended by how fucking lazy this is. It they're going to be edgy, at least try harder.
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>>10010609
>>10010623
>>10010632
Thanks for the compliments anons! I've got plans for a Shinsoku bag as well, since I do love them both and you can't separate the bro squad. Getting into the series has been like a dream with all of the merch, I've mostly done niche things before so the variety is wonderful! I'm worried about going overboard because of that honestly.

I find it funny you guys mention FRAME and Seiji because of my start with them though.
>Go into things expecting Seiji to be a fave
>Oh fuck his whole unit is great
>Give it time, the love stays, plan to bag FRAME
>During this time, I'm also slowly and steadily falling for the moe ex-cop
>It's to the point I feel like I'm cheating on my actual husbando
And that's how I went from 0 to two bags, began my first encounter with noticeable character tax, and accepted the fact I have a sordid affair going on. The reason I find it kind of funny is because I went from loving the least expensive to the most expensive of FRAME--and am now subjecting myself to double
character tax by bagging both Hideo and his unit. It's worth it for them though!

Top pic is my current Hideo bag; I wanted to avoid the usual green merch because I really like his image color more. I'm not ignoring the green stuff, though I'm not sure what to do with it bag-wise.
Bottom pic is an old test layout using a stolen base from one of my other bags which I didn't pin because I've got more stuff on the way. Like the legenders anon, I'm having trouble on deciding on a future base for it. I'm considering doing something custom if I can't decide
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Opinions on the fairly new base bags?
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>>10010942
This one as well
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>>10010943
I love this one, though I wish it came in cream. Zakkamart is pretty reliable for good base bags.
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>>10010943
>>10010942
Cute as fuck
Zakkamart bags are always on point
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>>10010632
>that rosette
Shit, I've had another picture of that saved as inspiration for months. It's nice to see the collection it belongs to!
Do you have a picture of the Arisa board, too?
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>preorder a box of omanjuu
>several slots get taken on facebook and MFC
>MFC buyer drops
>Set releases
>Contact FB buyers, give a deadline after no response
>One responds to ask a question and the other doesn't respond at all
I swear to god I'm done with box splits after this. I'm basically gonna be stuck with an almost full box of omanjuu until I can (hopefully) find new buyers
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>>10011342
LMAO I feel your pain anon, what series are you splitting for?
I’ve had the exact same experience with some MHA merch, I’ve honestly wanted to just name drop people so other sellers will know not to do business with them. Especially on the FB group. On my last and only split I had only half of the people pay on time and the other half bailed or kept giving me the runaround about how they’ll have the money soon!!11!! Was a mess, but I hope you find buyers anon!
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>>10011342
>>10011382
Nayrt I've been burned so many times by fb both as a host and a participant. Name drop them and report them to the admin. Fucken shame them for being the lousy people they are.

>still extremely bitter about missing out on several sets
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>>10011382
It's the Persona 5 ones. I mainly wanted to do a split so I could get the bonus Yusuke for myself, and I was thinking that P5 was still popular enough to garner attention. I think that part of the problem was that DB had maked them as "inappropriate to sell" for whatever reason. Regardless, I have two sellers I normally order from for all my BNHA merch so I'm done doing my own splits.
>>10011425
Same here, it's just exhausting. One of them I might give a little slack because she's apparently dealing with the hurricane atm, but it's still incredibly frustrating.
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Has anyone here ever regretted a purchase? I just got my amiami preorder and the plush keychains I got ended up being kinda ugly IRL ( which is strange since nitotans are usually really cute). They looked a lot cuter in the stock photo rip
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>>10010943
Aw man. I just ordered the pleather style zakka bag last month. Now I regret cus these ones match my fashion style more and come in my boy's colour.

>>10011562
Absolutely. If it helps anon, you can always try selling things on, or keep reminding yourself that you'll earn that spent money back through your next pay check.
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>>10010757
>>10011076
Thank you! It was really soothing to make and I want to make more in the future.

I have a slightly older picture of my Arisa stuff, yeah. I've since moved everything around to put some extra imas merch on there that I can't bear to part with. Eventually I'll make a proper pen-light bag for her!
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>>10011494
What omanju do you still have left?
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>>10005044
Where did you get that Morgana from?!
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>>10010788
i mean i guess now there's a bag out there for every husbando
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>>10011425
Honestly it’s not just splits but even just selling/buying is such a pain in the ass on the FB group. I had people try and buy from me, and one was quick and responsive up until I asked for payment of course. The other really wanted one of my items and straight up forgot the price minutes after messaging and once reminded no longer responded lmao. Not to mention the people that comment “I wish I had money to buy this :(((“ Like come the fuck on, it really shouldn’t be this much of a hassle.
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>>10011928
Right now I have Ann, Morgana, Haru, and Akechi, since his buyer was unresponsive. Thankfully one of the buyers got back to me and someone else picked up one of the slots.
>>10012240
For buying I have two sellers I go to regularly that I've bought from several times, so I know I can trust them. That's only for BNHA merch, unfortunately
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>>10012262
If you got an e-mail and still want to sell that Akechi. I'll take him.
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>>10012276
Sure, feel free to shoot me an email!
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Sorry if this is obvious, but my google translate is bad.

By "two way", do they mean there's a clear window on both sides of the bag?
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>>10012441
They're talking about the two ways to hold the bag; the shoulder strap and the handles.
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>>10012443
Thanks, anon. I'm a bit embarrassed now.
Are there any bags that are two sided? I was thinking of making two bags for my waifu (one mainly with official merch and the second with fan merch and the merch I couldn't fit in the first one) and it would be nice if I had a bag I could just flip over and fill..
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>>10012479
First one that comes to mind is a taobao tote. I'm thinking there's probably a link to it in the faq? Sorry I don't have more two-sided bags in mind, they aren't the type I tend to go for.
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i had an ita bag, but i dismantled it for this. missing a few charms from hagaren only, they're packed up somewhere. but i do have all of his official merch i believe, the d4 rubber strap by empty was so hard to find i had to use a hong king equivalent of mercari lol

hard to find stuff for a character like this lol
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>>10013089
All of his official merch? Goddamn. Good job, OP. Does he get anything new, or is it just fanworks at this point?
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>>10013101
nyart but no that is not all official merch, there is clearly some fan art
but good tastes >>10013089
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>>10013116
oh no i was saying that i have all of his official merch that exists, as well as fanart. the top left 2 charms are ones i made. not all of this is official, but i do have all of the official merch that is released re: him.

>>10013101
yep! i have all his official merch that has been released save for 2 of his 03 TCG cards.
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>Been planning a bag layout for a good time now
>Slowly collecting merch I need for it
>One day find a bag for the same character with really similar layout with same merch

How is this even real
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>previous anti-idol
>friend shows me a character knowing it's totally my type
>starts looking into the series
>falls down the rabbit hole

I never thought I would start stanning an idol and yet here I am. Being a dumb fuck and looking up lots.

>>10013625
Just do it anyway anon. Maybe once it's laid out in front of you might change a few things to suit your preferences more?
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Ganbatte everyone
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>>9997930
back when i first started my love live bag i had one teeny tiny piece of fanmerch in it, but now it's only official merch, and it'll stay that way until i die. predominantly fanmerch love live bags make me cringe.
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>>10013728
I feel this so hard, anon. Back when I was a freshman in college I hated the entire idol genre, especially Love Live, yet here I am years later absolutely addicted to several idol mobage games. Thankfully I keep getting distracted with other bag ideas so I've never actually started an idol franchise bag, so my wallet is safe for now.
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>>10013625
What franchise is the character from? A franchise without much merch, I could understand, because there are only so many aesthetically pleasing arrangements. Still, would second >>10013728 because you've been collecting for a while. Even if it ends up looking like the other bag, as long you don't post it in communities you should be fine.
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Do people actually call an itabag an etabag?
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>>10014225
Only if they're braindead.
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>>10014225
Why would anyone call it an etabag
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https://m.govexec.com/management/2018/10/white-house-announces-intent-withdraw-us-international-postal-agency/152102/?oref=GovExecTCO
Is this something to be concerned about?
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>>10014368

>Officials said they expected the U.S. government to start setting its own rates for small packages within the next six months to one year.

Oh we fucked,
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>>10014255
I saw someone said itabag/etabag on Twitter/Instagram and I don’t know how common it is or what it represents.
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>Search for an item
>No luck on any of the Japanese reselling sites
>There is only one on Ebay
>Obviously marked up
>Whatever, nobody else seems to be selling it
>Doesn't ship to my third world hole
>Contact seller if he is willing to ship it here
>After a day and a half they respond that it's fine they can ship it.
>I reply the same day that I want it but I can't pay for it because of the address
>They never reply back
I'm losing hope.
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>>10014988
Why even contact them then if you can't afford it? This isn't a hobby for the poor.
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>>10014988
>I reply the same day that I want it but I can't pay for it because of the address

what does that mean exactly?
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>>10015009
I never said I couldn't afford it? I can't pay for it because Ebay won't let me.

>>10015014
Because they don't have my country listed in their shipping area. As a result, Ebay won't let me pay until I change my address. That's why I wrote them asking if it was possible.
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Tfw I'm way more exited about making a very small pouch for dupes of my fav merch than I am about my actual bag I've spent over $1000 on...
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A goof or cringe?
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>>10015518
What the shit
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>>10015019
Did you explicitly ask them to change it for you?
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>>10015518
harohapi deserves so much better than this
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>>10010788
I kinda want to see someone do a serial killer itabag that isn't shit now, a Randy Stair bag with Ember bullshit all over it would be fucking amazing or an Elliot Rodger bag with 'ultimate gentleman' buttons or some other silly stuff.
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>>10015518
I feel bad for thinking the worm on a string is actually funny. Not good, but funny.
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I’m currently in a lull of buying, setting up bags, etc. how do yall usually keep your motivation up to continue?
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>>10016686
Take a break. Do something else. I’m in that slump too and work has been keeping me busy.
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>>10016686
What >>10016733 said. I’m in the same position as you since both parts of my ship has pretty high character tax and it’s hard to buy merch when each item costs +$50. My inspiration/motivation has been shot to hell so I’ve been taking a good long break.
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>>9994846
I'm super late and this thread is already saging but if you somehow happen to see this, please post pics when you get your bag ready!
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I tried looking at the FAQ but it didnt really mention securing ball chains. I have some plushies i plan to attach to my bag which are currently on a ball chan.

Do you guys normally just super glue it shut or do you add a jewlers ring and attach a cellphone strap or keyring to it?
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>>10017212
I haven't tried this myself but I've seen some people recommending zip ties.
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I hate how much I love these
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>>10017250
I would unironically wear this.
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>>10017182
haha, it's gonna be a quite a while since I only just found a site which I can buy the entire box of buttons on (granted I'm only going to be using two since it's an otp bag but I like all of them and it's actually cheaper that way) but I'm probably going to go to a crafts store this weekend to find some nice halloween fabric and accessories!
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>fanny pack
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I'm losing my mind. How braindead do you have to be to not think of googling a character's name and go to their related wiki to find their name in kana.
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Is the biggest wave of bandwagoners finally dying? It's been a lot quieter for a while now.
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>>10017902
Feels like it which i guess is good on some points but then I also feel a lot of the ppl that were here when I joined (early 2016) aren’t really around either. I feel like the hobby in general in the West has really quieted down
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Any direct seller for a shoulder bag that has express shipping? All I can find is free/economy shipping, and I need it before November 13th.
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>>10018003
Are you looking for that bag specifically, anon? If so, try asking the seller if they can send you it via express. If not, post an ISO on the FB community and you might get lucky.





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