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>>8735863

Itabag FAQ:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wnFufd64j3cOxe50I8Amhj5lPvjZAlnupbXnhAJ6SbE
/a/'s Buyfag Guide (mostly about figures, but helpful if you're really new to buying chara goods):https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Y1U5YDGrvgFW-5H_cBnDoHwCfWjPDaQ6p05-HJMcVh4
buyf/a/g guide: buyfag.moe

Share your progress, buying/arranging tips, and post some of your favorite bags or themed outfits/accessories
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8759241
At least from my experience ordering from cowcow (I'm >>8741415 to give you an idea), if in color it probably will print duller so brighten it if that is something that will bother you and I would try and stick to a color theme in your collage. Lines may end up a tad blurry but it shouldn't be too big of and issue. Try to localize your favourite shots in the center in case the the collage is larger than space on the shirt just so you can be sure they get in there. Also I am not sure about the rest but with the long sleeve crop top the arms are a little loose which can be a pain in the ass.
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Taobao has some legitimate things, anything with "Japanese version" or "geniune" or factory reject straps.
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>>8760285

Some things are also licensed by chinese sellers for the chinese market, so they would count as legits for all means and purposes.
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>>8760222
I pointed this out in an old thread but you don't have to use the long link for the buyfag guide, just use buyfag.moe as the link. They're the same thing. Or just don't link it, it's already in the itabag faq.

Anyways, tag dump.
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>>8760597
Enstars bags are getting pretty popular
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>>8759689
While I don't mind what other people are doing with their bags, I don't want bootleg on mine. From my point of the view, itabags are not just to express my love for a character, but to support the franchise as well. So I would rather gather stuff at a slower pace, but have it be official merch, than get a bunch of $1 pins from Taobao. Also I don't have any fan-made merch on my bag, but I find fan-made more acceptable than bootleg, so if the character doesn't have much official merch, fanmerch is okay too imo.
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>>8760657
Done for now. I'll post some more another time.

I also recognized a couple bags from anons here in the twitter tag, but I just ended up saving pictures of bags that hadn't been posted before.
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I kept passing these threads and thought itabags were ita bags. As in bags people use for lolita that are totally awful. Now I know.
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>>8760795
Haha, they're derived from the same base, but itabags don't necessarily hurt your eyes, just your wallet and back
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>>8760657
>>8760663
these bags/clear bag combos are really cute and seem to be handmade? i think i might steal the idea for a bag of my own
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>>8760597
Damn that bag is fancy looking.
>all that merch behind it
Now all I can see is some elegant room with just a shrine everywhere.
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Anyone know best way to keep these kind of chains on a bag? Every one I've owned and put on my backpack seems to got lost or fallen off before.
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>>8761125
I have a bunch of these and I'm thinking about just buying a bulk listing of lobster claw clasps + straps off eBay and switching them from the ball chains to that.
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>>8761125
Switch to a clasp or a quick chain+tiny sewn loop to attach the to the bag
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>>8761125
i used lots and lots of safety pins for my style 5 bag, but they get tangled up and turned around very easily.
i will try just lobster clasps attached to safety pins and see how that goes, thanks to >>8761142 for the idea
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Putting my Blackwall bag on hold to make a Rin itabag for a friend as a surprise Christmas present! I'll probably make some more buttons to fill the empty-ish left side tomorrow!
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>>8761505
Dropped my pic.
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>>8761506
That's cute as fuck. Is it all hand-made? How much do the buttons cost to make?
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I'm not in the lolita world, but I'm thinking of buying a bag from Bodyline and put in it the Oikawa's pins&straps in the future... but I don't know if it will be nice in a lolita bag.

http://bodyline.jp/en/bag114.html
This for example! What do you think? The print would cover with the merch.
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>>8761623
go for it!
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>>8760222
>>8760597
The only two ita bags I've ever seen and liked.
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>>8761623
Seems like it might be a weird clash of colours and details. Judging by the character I'd say you have to go with the blue bag but then you would have to cover all the horses which would be a lot of clutter all in an awkward up and down line. It's kind of hard to say without seeing any merch examples but I imagine you'll be able to see a bit of pink/purple and horse easily once you put things on. Also his merch seems to be varying shades of teal where the bag is pastel.
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>>8761505
You are the sweetest friend! I hope they love it.
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>>8761531
It's a pink tote I got off of Amazon. The heart Rin patch I designed on my computer and printed onto printable fabric. You have to use Scotchgard on your fabric patch if you want it to be waterproof - otherwise the ink will run if it rains. I learned the hard way that you have to do a lot of light coats because my first patch turned into a runny mess because I spayed too much too fast.

I own a button maker so the cost was just the parts!
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>>8760817
no kidding on the hurting you physically side of things. after carrying my messenger bag with 2kg of badges on all day at hyper japan, i had strips of bruises criss-crossing on my trapezius muscles for like a week afterwards. through clothes and a hoodie.
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I never knew these were a thing and now I desperately want weeaboo friends to make them with.
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>>8761943
Join the facebook group
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>>8761506
using the bow is a super cute idea anon, i'll have to keep that in mind for my nico bag!
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>>8760285
Is there a particular keyword for factory reject straps?
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>>8763327
Different anon but I'd try "defect" or anything like that.
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>>8761948
source on fb group????
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>>8763583
read the faq doc
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some ita bag videos i found

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QceyklAATiQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F86J21xgVw

I plan on making one as well in the future once my bag has come together a lil bit more
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>>8763975
Why does the girl in the first video remind me so much of Usagi Kou?
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quick question I have a bag with a heart window on it and the material that makes the pocket (diving the main section from the front section which the window shoes) is kinda flimsy and my rubber straps are weighing it down.. what can I do to stop this?
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Posting my ita tree. Happy Holidays my gulls
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>>8764186
Is it that wego bag linked last thread?
I'd suggest using interfacing to try stabilize it
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>>8764722
yeah the wego one in white, just got it today. Ill try some interfacing thanks anon!
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>>8764594
You truly embrace the holiday spirit of fandoms coming together to celebrate as one. It's beautiful.
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>>8763975
Ayyyeeee I saw mine and my friend's bag show up in the first vid's Google search pic. I want to make a video about my bag too, maybe after I get back from Florida. It will be a good way to help organize my thoughts for an ita bag panel in doing at Taiyoucon.
Speaking of ita bag panels, I heard there's going to be one at Holiday Matsuri in Orlando this weekend! I'm actually on my way to Orlando right now to visit family and if I have time I'd love to drop by and say hello to other ita bag enthusiasts! Is anyone else going to that con too?
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if anyone wants a touken ranbu purse
>http://world.taobao.com/item/523988698832.htm?fromSite=main
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>>8765085
I will be! If you're in the facebook group I'm the anon with the Aoba bag.
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>>8766017
Why do I want one when I don't even know this series?
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>>8766017
pretty sure thats a knockoff, the original is from super groupies.

>http://www.super-groupies.com/special/tourabu_bag/

also shoes to match your bag.

tfw cant justify buying the shoes or the bag but can buy figures at the same price in a heartbeat.
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>>8766221
oh damn, i didn't know about that

depends on what you think is more important! personally, if i could only buy one thing, i'd get the bag heh
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>>8766222
yeah I really adore the bag, plus its practical and doesnt scream weeb at all. Might treat myself for christmas ....
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Just learning about this and... have people never done this were you live, anons? Or is this new because the bag is only for one character?

Because having a cluttered bag has been done forever here, and not only with fiction. Pic related, and website for the "time stamp" http://www.fotolog.com/mochilas69_v2/61515717/
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So what would happen if you tried to take one of these through airport security?
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>>8766273
I'm >>8766268 and in my country they would make you take out the badges because sharp object, but keychans and plushies can stay.
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>>8766273
nothing, why would anything happen?

>>8766268
i guess the "novelty" for me was that the bags are usually well organised and people spend lots of money on merch
all the bags like that i used to see in high school just had any and everything thrown on, and looked like crap in general
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>>8766277
That would be fair enough as a novelty but I see things like this >>8760630 which isn't really organized and many like this >>8760645 where you have the same pic many times and desu I don't see it as an improvement of the old shit from high school at all.
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>>8766277
>all the bags like that i used to see in high school just had any and everything thrown on, and looked like crap in general

This and around cons. There's always a handful of people who cover their bag/jacket/hat with pins from everything they like. There's nothing wrong with that they just all look like the same colorful mess on a black/khaki background. Itabags at least cover some basic good design principles.
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>>8766285
not all japanese itabags are nice haha
i actually love repetitive bags when they're neatly arranged, it makes me feel good. but to each their own - lots of people who are making itabags on this thread have different preferences too
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>>8766268
It's not so much that people haven't done this before, it's that it's a new take on it.

For years I'd buy pins from artists I liked or even vendors and put them on the straps of my bags and decorate my school backpacks with them but even with having done that experience, making an itabag feels like an entirely different concept.

I don't know what it is about it that makes my weeb days of covering my bags with buttons/badges seem like a totally different universe as compared to making an itabag but that's how it feels.

My opinion/assumption is that an itabag is almost like an artform? You don't see many bags where things are just tossed up there like they would be on our old weeb bags back in the day. Back then I'd had twenty different fandoms worth of buttons and it just looked like a hot mess but with itabags it actually takes time and effort to figure out where to place everything to make it look pretty.

See examples like >>8760597 for beautiful styles or >>8760610 for patterned styles.

I mean you do see some slapped on looks like >>8760630 but when you look at it, it just looks like a hot mess and now that I look at it again, it does look a lot like weeb convention bags from back in the day.

So yeah, I think it boils down not "Well this has clearly been done for years and it's just being rediscovered" but more to "Yes, this has existed before but this is a completely different form."

Especially when you consider that with convention bags most of us bought buttons because we liked them and over time they accumulated on our bags, but for this hobby you're buying merch specifically to go on the bag.
Sorry for the long winded response by the way but I'm planning an itabag panel so I sort of got carried away because it's actually a good question.
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I wanted to share my Diabolik tree. Featuring Ayato, Kanato, and Azusa! I didn't have a plush to use as a tree topper so I used an mini mousepad. Overall it pleases me. xD
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Santanon isn't responding to my emails so is it the seagull in Essex or SMMM in Mexico who matches this interest description because that's who I bought for and I need ot ship everything by tomorrow
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>>8768126
Wrong thread, anon.
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>>8768101
>xD
Stop that.
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Update on my bag: waiting on another small batch of can badges so hopefully I'll have a more strap/can badge balanced bag.

Is there a better way to attach acrylic straps that come on ball chains? Most of them have the ball chain running through the hole in the acrylic.
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>>8770429
I'd replace the ball chain with a claw clasp like the rest of your bag stuff.
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>>8770429
Also, dat hunky badge on the top far right. I have a mighty need.
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>>8770550
I tried some claw clasp but the acrylic is too thick, when I try bigger clasp the hole is too small to get the clasp through. I kinda cheated with the acrylic one at the bottom, I looped a phone strap through and safety pinned it. Pic related

>>8770551
I found it on auction but I haven't seen any pop up recently. I might fight you for it since it's one of the few pieces of merch that isn't chibified
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>>8770589
Wow, that's pretty creative. Maybe try that with your other one because I don't really know of any other sorts of clasps that'll fit thick acrylic.
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Any Nishinoya bags?
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What other ita-items are there other than bags and clothing? I was thinking of maybe a huge cluster of phonecharms or a phonecase.
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>>8772552
There are ita-phones both with phone charms and the actual phone covers. I think an anon here is making some?

Pic related is the first ita-phone I found.
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>>8772552
>>8772567

someone posted this last thread which is where i got it from, but i still cannot get over how glorious this ita phone is i don't know if any other phone ever can or will beat it
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If anyone's doing a Free! bag, there's a Makoto merch lot up for auction right now for under $10. Happened to stumble onto it looking for bags.

>http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u92189400
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>>8772656
Is there a keyword for bundles like these?
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>>8772755
There's セット
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How do you pick your base bag, seagulls? I was thinking of picking up one of those Salus combo itabags, but they don't seem that sturdy. I'd prefer something with more compartments and structure, but then you get into diaper bag/soccer mom bag territory, and the likelihood of finding a clear vinyl bag/bag cover that would fit it and accommodate a shoulder strap is close to nil.

Been thinking about getting pic related from Rakuten, but I can't decide.
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>>8774163
Amiami sells pic related, mise tote bags. They're pretty much made for itabagging
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>>8772656
Fucking crying. I really want to buy in yahoo auctions but I'm a little scared because I've never buy with a intermediary...
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>>8774427
Use From Japan. The fees add up if you buy multiple items (one mass lot is fine though) but they're really easy to use. You just put in the URL, put the money in your account, and then bid and it auto-bids for you.
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>>8774455
Have you used other shopping services? I feel like Buyee would be easier for orders under 3 items but have only used FJ
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>>8775466
Not for Japanese buying, sorry. I heard about Buyee but the fees seem a little much? Especially when you have to pay to combine items into one package to be shipped.
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Has anyone here ordered ArtMoo shirts before? I'm almost ready to order my S.E.M shirt but I wonder how well it will pick up fluorescent pink. I know in paper printing you need pantone spot colors to get anything that intense.
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>>8775466
if anything I feel like buyee might be better for orders with several items because of that pricey flat consolidation fee they have. I've used them more often since they reduced their fees, and while I still can't shake the feeling that they're more expensive than FJ, I like how clean and straightforward their cost breakdown is. FJ dings you a lot for all sorts of little things, but with buyee it's more upfront.
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Hey all. I've got this bunch of merch of my swordbando and planned to dump them all on a corkboard at first but fuck that, I want to show my love for him out in public. I'll need some advice for the base bag though.

I've looked into these mise bags available on amiami but I'm rather turned off by the zip frame.

Movic has a bunch of tote bags meant for itabagging (http://www.movic.jp/info/itamate/) but those bags that have multiple colours for selection are not in the right orientation and the one I want has no other colours (http://www.movic.jp/shop/g/g00580-00610-00029/)

I've found one with the colour I want here: https://www.e-salus.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=14522 but from the pic it doesn't seem too sturdy. Also the clear bag it comes with seems a little too big. Other than that it's the closest to what I want so if anyone here has this, reviews would be really helpful.

I've tried digging taobao but the search turns up stuff ranging from leather handbags to those cheap totebags of shit quality that you'd throw after a use and bags with random designs.

tl;dr: want a husbando itabag, got the merch, need some help with the base bag.

Merch is mostly keychains/straps, hardly any badges (1-3 at max), plus a nendoroid sleeping bag without the nendoroid if that matters.
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>>8775991
Honestly, the E-Salus one seems like it would be the most sturdy because there's no weight being put on the vinyl cover and the cover is easy remove just by pulling the straps out.

The only other really sturdy good quality bag I've seen is the one in >>8763975 with the first video where they vinyl bag snaps on. The only issue with that I think is the polka dot pattern (it's made for a specific series) and color choices are limited. http://myfigurecollection.net/encyclopedia/69380
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Has anyone seen an itabag and clear cover where the cover snaps on all the way around the bag? I swear I've seen one before I can't find it for sale.
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Dumping two pictures from my favorite itabagger/fandom person.
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>>8776026
I really need to get pictures of their bedroom that's dedicated to Free!
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NEW BAG DESIGNS, YA'LL!
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>>8776032
>>8776034
>>8776035
Dropped my link, sorry!
>http://zakka-mart.com/
Each bag they sell also has a guide to show you how many buttons you can fit depending on the button size.
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This is a new type of bag I haven't seen before either. It looks like the entire clear front unzips for you to put merch inside.
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Some kind of ninja concealment device to hide your fandom levels?
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>>8776043
And what more, if with a handkerchief prepared one to hide in a moment the goods!
The last item was the most important, How can I think or not than who can well understood If you are a country living, "line of sight if you have a pain bag in the local train station Toka train is too painful ..." "But, I want to appeal a favorite character in the event Toka geek of town ... "and I solves that! The Yarisugoshi with blindfold completely with a handkerchief in the place where the eyes of local and people are anxious, and Ikebukuro and Nihonbashi, or that claims the pain bag once put away in a bag to take at the same time handkerchief Anikafe or to have attached to the event venue It is possible! When it becomes likely to encounter is apparent colleagues rear friend or company also does not hide become a handkerchief Gushagusha even going to hide as I have in a hurry It is safe once hidden in the handkerchief! So as not to such thing, only there, let's practice ...!
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>>8776043
>>8776044
And, of course, it looks like this isn't available online and is only sold in the cosplay shop of HacoPlus

http://hacostadium.com/nihonbashi/hacoplus/

If anyone can do more than google translate Japanese, let us know if we can buy this bag online or even how much it is in shop.
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>>8776036
oh my god, i love these. i don't like tote bags, i prefer backpacks or messenger bags because they're easier for me to carry around, so i was at such a loss on what to use for my itabag. but i think i'm gonna get one of these actually, thanks so much for sharing!!
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>>8776054
Please do a review if you get one!
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>>8776064
yeah, will do!! probably won't be until after the holidays at the earliest though, i'm super broke right now orz
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>>8775991
I'm >>8774163 and from the few reviews I've read of the salus bags, the clear outer bag is still flimsy enough that the thin strip around the handles gets lengthened out and droopy really fast.

>>8776048
Those bags would be the mise totes from Amiami that >>8774172 mentioned. You can find them really easily just by searching "mise tote" on the English site.
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>>8776041
Ita bags make it really obvious how low effort yowapeda merch is.
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>>8776230
Oh seriously, that's the Mise tote? That thing looks huge and the Mise stock photos never looked that big. Thank you so much anon, I'm getting one!
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Itaphone anon here! Decided to update to show I'm still alive and planning on doing your cases.

Two of your phone cases arrived today (ignore my Tumblr fashion ones on the left), the S4 and the S6 and I had to write which was which on the packaging otherwise I'd end up making the wrong design.

So far only one 500 piece package of beads has come in so I have about... 30,000 left to go now? I'll update again when I've got enough supplies in to start on at least one case (depends on which colors come in first)!
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Looking for sidem stuff on ebay and goddamn do people actually pay these gouged prices for import goods? These buttons are less than $5 on amiami
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i think this is as far as i'll go with this bag - all the spaces are filled up now
going to attempt a clear backpack when the next round of merch comes in
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>>8776327
Ahh hooray I am excited to hear you got some stuff good luck on the rest! Also I was on the list and I forgot to drop an email which seems silly. I actually am pumped to see how these turn out!
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>>8776657
Such is the eBay market, anon. I cringe every time I need something that isn't found anywhere but eBay.
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>>8776700
Cute as fuck, anon. I hope my bags come out looking half as nice.
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>>8776700
>sousuke
Good taste anon, where'd you get the bag from?
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anyone have good keywords for finding bags with the clear coat protection thing in front of them?
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>>8776043
Think you guys already found an answer for this but just looking at eBay I found one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/POMMOP-Mise-Tote-Bag-Mini-B-Black-/272079619475?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

Only one I found and it's a mini. Might get it though since I'm a newbie and wanna start small...
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>>8776781
I think you quoted the wrong person but yeah, the mini is the purple one in >>8774172
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>>8776786
Ah, yes I did! Sorry about that and thank you for fixing it!
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>>8776734
thanks anon, and i'm sure yours will be even better!

>>8776736
thanks, sousuke is life!
it's just a generic weeb japanese school bag i got off of taobao, you can probably find links in the nanchatte thread (or let me know if you want me to dig up my link)
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i have a slight strap collecting problem, haha..
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>>8776954
aw yes anon, that looks awesome!
>it's not a problem
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>>8776954
>itabag goals
I'm kinda curious, anon, did you get as w set or individually? I'm having trouble finding large quantities of the same strap
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>>8777014
four straps came from group orders and the rest came from YA lots. luckily, i've ran into sellers who sell up to four straps in one sales post.
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>>8776020
>>8776230
I suppose I should get the salus bags first and try them out first then? And maybe replace the clear outer bag when it goes to shit.

I did consider the utapri ones since they look pretty nice but
>that price on YAJ
>no pastel colours I want
Plus I don't really want to attract the wrong attention since I'm not into utapri at all. (I avoid series-specific bags for this reason too.)

Has anyone ordered the zakka mart ones that an anon on top posted up? Specifically the renewal tote bags. The renewal ones aren't released yet apparently but I'm really curious how their previously released bags hold up.

Chain in pic related looks perfect for my straps.

>>8776954
You have good taste.
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one of the many things on ita bags that gets under my skin is seeing the ball chains/thin phone straps dangling off bags. imo, hanging the strap itself from a safety pin looks neater and gives you free rein to easily organize your straps too
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>>8777097
Never thought about switching the chains out for safety pins!
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Does anybody know what those can badge jelly protector things are called? Likes the ones in >>8760605 and >>8760610
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>>8777724
Whoops, meant >>8760607 for the first one
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>>8777095
I recently got a salus bag and I have to say it's really nice. I don't have a problem with the plastic cover, but that's probably because I haven't used it outside my home. I placed a few badges on it and the bag has yet to sag. I haven't placed all I have on the bag though. The only problem I have with the salus bag is that it has a lot of empty space..

>>8777724
They're called can badge covers/can badge protectors. You can find a bunch on http://www.coade-net.co.jp/shopping/
Click on the big blue button titled 缶バッジカバー and you should be able to see all the badge cover options. You can also search for them on amazon japan and maybe even rakuten. 丸型缶バッジカバー and 缶バッチプロテクター are usually good keywords to find them online.
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>>8776021
the ones from movic?

>>8777814
when I think about it now, I think the reason people might complain about the clear bag sagging is if they throw in a lot of the small plushies and shit, and that's probably what the extra space is for, too.so yeah, if you're not purposefully adding weight to strain the clear bag that way, it'd probably be fine if you're careful with it.
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>>8775476
the colors on my tanktop were very intense and almost exactly like the digital version. I would actually be a bit worried of it being too bright, thats what happened with the tote i ordered
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>>8776327
Awesome anon! I can't wait to see how you make these cases. I dropped my email for you once you get to the Okita Souji from Hakuouki case (I was on the list but I believe it was for the second round but idk desu). Can't wait to see your WIPs.
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opinions on this type of style bag? honestly, i'm not a fan of it because it takes away a lot space that could've been used with other merch. however, i do like the idea of keeping everything in place
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>>8779032
I don't really like them much either, they really remind me of those plastic binder sleeves I used to store my pokemon cards in when I was a kid. maybe if you did some kind of design that utilizes the grid pattern (get lots of the same few charms and alternate them or something) it could look cool, but just throwing in whatever at random looks like a really messy way to show off your collection.
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Just got these in the mail today from artsbovine. YEAAAH!
No plans to make an Iggy bag, but shit, these tights are super rad. It's just too bad all the ugly Iggy images ended up cropped out because I placed them on the edges so they disappeared into the inseam.
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>>8779487
Oh shit! These look awesome. I'm still waiting on my dress, but it's really nice to see some more clothes from them.
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>>8779487
oh wow these look great!
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fuck now i'm jealous
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>tfw want to make one for my ultimate husbando
>tfw can't find any merch
>tfw the studio that produced his anime shut down after one season
>tfw no chance of it gaining hype ever again
Yay
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>>8781546
absolute perfection
I must start on my itabag right now
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Merry Christmas you nerds, hope your next order of husbando merch comes in safely
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>>8781563
True husbando love right there.
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>>8781552
Oh dear that sounds so frustrating. Who is your husband if I may ask?
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If these threads are still around next year, we should do a secret santa. It'd be fun to buy/make stuff for eachother's bags.
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>>8781640
not OP but I have that issue to some degree, I want to make one of Snufkin and he's not exactly popular or considered necessarily anime over here. I have found a couple of figurines and plushies but there's no classical anime shit (straps, badges, etc) of him that I could find
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>>8781749
You'd need to do some scouring on Yahoo Japan. The Moomin boom in the 90s and the recent 100th anniversary means there's a lot of neat stuff even if it's not. Check YJ and Mbok with スナフキン
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>>8781745
Agreed. I was in the board's S group and someone got me a rubber strap for my itabag though since I put it as an interest.
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>>8781749
Do you think a Snufkin bag might be a little ironic?
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>>8781767
thanks for the tip anon! I probably have better access to stuff than most since I live near Finland, but I'm really into the Japanese style merch. I'll slowly start collecting!
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>>8781783
yeah, it's a bit of a joke thing, it's more about collecting merch of him than showing it off. I just want to keep it in itabag form because it's a nice way of gathering it all (and I have serious space issues), I don't know if I'd be ever taking it out with me. the irony is part of the fun, I guess.
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>>8781640
The fucking stud known as worick Arcangelo. I thought I had Husbandos before him, but I was wtong. As embarrassing as it is, just typing about him and picking out this pic made my heart flutter
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>>8781916
>Nic is better

Still top tier though
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>>8781552
I feel you anon. My husbando is Dante from the remade DmC (no bully pls) and everyone hated it and merch is non-existant. I might do the same as Kaden-anon.
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>>8781950
But would you want to have deaf person sex with Nic?
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>>8781916
Learn how to buyfag anon. You can literally still preorder bags, buttons, pins and cellphone cases. I'm waiting on some Nic and Worrick stuff to come in this month including a mug I'm way too excited for.
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>>8782036
Wait what??? There are preorders for merch now? I'll have to look again! Last time I check I couldn't find anything. Thank you for letting me know
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>>8782051
Check amiami
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>>8782021
I had deaf students on my dorm floor. It sounds like animals that are screwing and dying at the same time.

Not NicAnon but having a husbando doesn't necessarily mean you want to do them. We had this talk a few threads ago but a lot of us realize our husbandos would make terrible companions especially the sociopaths.
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Someone actually made ennoshita bags. IM jelly, it's so hard to find ennoshita merch..
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Considering starting a bag for my Husbando... This is hell.
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>>8783085
Which one is your husbando?
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>>8783098
Ayato, which is funny since Kanato is my least favorite. I still think that bag is really well put together though.
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My newest husbando bag. Azusa from Diabolik Lovers.

I was so happy to find his character bag. I am too afraid to take it out of my house without a clear protector.
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I'm trying to develop myself a fashion style that I fell in love with in one of those "create a jfashion style" thread long ago that was called CLAMP-kei and so I've been trying to find as many accessories and clothing pieces themed around Cardcaptor Sakura. Can someone point me in the direction of where I could buy fitting clothes or accessories that's not on taobao?
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>>8783085
>>8783101
>>8783109
Cute! I love your Ayato bag! I am too afraid of poking so many holes in mine.

And haha, thank you! Diabolik for the win! My bag went through a recent update to add more merch! (and now more on the way!)
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>>8783146
Oh, that Ayato bag isn't mine unfortunately, I'm thinking of starting one though. Honestly I was kind of embarrassed by liking Diabolik but now I've said fuck it and I'm embracing it.

I love how it looks! Where did you get all your buttons? The glittery ones are so nice!
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>>8783201
Just embrace it and descend into Diahell. It's quite nice here. haha. I bought a lot of them when I visited Japan. Now that I'm back I have been stalking the auction sites looking for listings with multiple items. Your money goes further that way imo.

You should join the itabag FB group (just search itabag/fandom fashion)
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does anyone run into the problem of starting a new bag but quickly back out because creating a second bag means one item less on your current husbando/waifu bag? i'm also hard on myself about having duplicates too..
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>>8783267
I never say no to more merch!
Duplicates happen, especially if they use the same image and switch out the backgrounds. I didn't realize how many doubles I have based on just that.
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Has anyone brought pins at aliexpress?

I want to start my own One Piece itabag.
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Why do they repeat the same buttons?
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>>8783661
Aesthetic or to show off that they managed to acquire multiples of rare items. Or both.
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>>8783661
>>8783662
Sometimes the merch is very limited so that's all they can find of that particular character.
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>>8760663
These bags are incredible cuuuute!!!
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>>8781950

You have good taste anon
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>>8781552
Top tier taste anon. I was beginning to feel alone having an older husbando (I'm Verde anon). IIRC though there is Worrick merch. There's a lot on Otaku Republic (Extremely overpriced) that you can reverse image search and look out for.
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>>8760597
Who is this character? He's really cute.
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>>8784162
Subaru from Diabolik Lovers!
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Someone have link of the Diabolik Lovers official art when the husbandos are dressed with uniform like nazis?
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>>8784324
I love their military art. Search for Diabolik Lovers Super Best. (And super best 2) That's what the art is from. They just did a lottery so there's quite a bit of military uniform merch floating around.
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>>8783109
Is there a way to get these Dialover buttons without using YahooAuctions/proxy service? I never see buttons on Amiami for example...
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>>8784563
Try Mandarake or read the guides in the OP for more stores. Don't forget to search in Japanese.
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>>8784563
You're gonna have to use a proxy like Tenso - but you can buy direct and avoid some fees through websites like Suruga-ya.jp and then use Tenso to forward.
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>>8784567
>>8784569
Thanks for the help. I didn't know Mandarake shipped directly, I was pretty happy to find out. Hope everything goes well with my small order.


Pic is an Idol ita bag with でんぱ組.inc merch
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>>8781552
>>8784103
I know it's not the same, but there's always custom printing for stuff like pins.
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People really need to read the OP before complaining about no merch.
It's a bit messy with all the links especially since the buyf/a/g guide is posted twice for some reason. Also to whoever made the itabag FAQ, may I suggest some Rakuten stores?

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-terraformer/
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-toysanta/

It might be nice to also point out for Rakuten and Mandarake that searching in Japanese and English will bring you the most results. You can usually get the proper Japanese terms from MyFigureCollection.
And Mandarake has over ten stores so you could also mention that they should order from one store only to keep shipping down or be prepared to pay separate shipping for each store they order from.
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>>8785110
Added the stores and tip about searching in Japanese.

I didn't add the part about Mandarake's different sites, because if you use their website in english it will clearly give you the names of different stores on the item's listing, and when you check your cart with things from different stores it makes you buy them separately. It's pretty straightforward about it I think, so I didn't think it was necessary to guide people through it in the doc, but if you really think it should be there I might add it.

Thanks for the suggestions
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>>8785330
I've never ordered from two stores at the same time so I didn't know it did that. I just imagined people adding a bunch to their cart to realise the shipping total would be huge so that's okay.
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>Tfw the one thing that you've been looking for has appeared on Y!Japan.

>And you're broke.

>I have no words....
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>>8783582
anon, join the fb group! im making an OP ita bag as well, glad to see others in this thread in the fandom. so far ive ordered only from auctions since im making my own buttons
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>>8781546
Can someone point me in the direction of a bookbag like this one? I've tried the links in the OP and every search I could think of but I've gotten nothing relevant.
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>>8785568
I'm so sorry anon.
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>>8785633
Anon, try "Jelly Backpack" or "PVC backpack" on eBay. Won't be identical to that but they'll be clear. Also see >>8776032
>>8776034
>>8776035
>>8776036
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Been working on a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure themed bag, any feedback is appreciated. Going to eventually get more charms of more characters when I can; I'd love more buttons but I've only been able to find these ones. If I can't find different buttons, I'll probably have to order more of the same.
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>>8786727
In all my excitement, I forgot the pic.
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>>8786729
oh gosh, those polnareff's on the base bag are fabulous. Where are the top row of charms from?
It's really part 3 centered, I think if you're going to have the other two parts, you really do need more buttons that include them. As it is, the part 1 and 2 charms kinda don't fit in it.
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>>8786737
Top three charms I got from an auction on eBay, the seller still has some left if anyone wants them. http://m.ebay.com/itm/Jojos-Bizarre-Adventur-JOSEPH-JOESTAR-Anime-Rubber-Strap-Keychain-3pcs-Set-/221960304055?nav=SEARCH

And yeah, now that you point it out I really need to hunt down some good merch for all the other parts of Jojo's. Thanks! I haven't been able to find part 1 and 2 buttons, but I won't give up!
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>>8786729
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I did Umaru itanails with a friend...They aren't very good, but I'd be willing to share pics if anyone wants!
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>>8786826
please do share!
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Is it possible to make an itabag with female characters? These look fun to make but I don't care for boys.
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>>8786853
yeah, haven't you seen some of the love live ones?
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>>8779032
I have a few of these bags, I like them a lot. They're made from heavy grade plastic and are quite sizeable, so I prefer them more than the other bags i've seen. I think it's better to use parts of the grid to accent a main itabag inside rather than throwing merch randomly like the pic though.
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Have any of you 'gulls decorated an itabag using your own art? Like making your own charms/buttons?
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>>8786890
I'd rather not since I like the "cleaner" look of the official merch and don't want clashing artstyles. I'm not planning to use my friends' merch on my itabag either. It just doesn't feel the same?
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>>8786890

One of the previous threads suggested getting your own buttons and things printed if your husbando/waifu is one of those not-quite-popular side characters that's hard to find merchandise of.

The thread after some anons reported back that it was difficult to get fanartists' permission to print badges for personal use, so maybe that's why not many people have done it.
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>>8786853
Only if you go hard.
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Would be nice put stickers in the ita bag?
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>>8787175
I think stickers are good, but you may want to slip them in something to protect them. I think they have those photo keychains you can put stuff in right?
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>>8786833
Okay, they didn't turn out very good, but it's the thought that counts, r-right?
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>>8787246
Practice makes perfect, anon!
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I thought I'd ask here since there's been mention of Mandarake in the past threads -- what do you guys do to get around their annoying 3D secure thing with credit cards? I can't pay with Paypal because there are other "adult" things in my order (and I already had them split the order to separate those out), and it's definitely not a fraud alert/hold on my account from my bank's end. I use Visa and I see the card being verified every time I hit the submit button, but it still comes back to me with the same fucking 3D secure error.

I've tried paying from Chrome, Firefox, Safari, from my mobile, even on IE, and I get the same error. Tried with my middle name and without. Any other ideas or leads I can try?
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>>8787357
Are you sure it's not some kind of security thing on your card blocking the transaction?
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>>8787357
Mandarake recently had restriction policies on foreign credit cards, so it probably has to do with that?

> Credit Card payment from the following countries and regions are not available on our website.
-VIET NAM, MEXICO, INDONESIA and PERU
-California, Florida, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, Nevada and New Jersey (in U.S.A)

>For the above reason, new customers in these locations are not able to place orders which contains Paypal restricted items (dojinshi and related products) on our website. If you wish to purchase those items, please contact us.
Refer here for more details.

>http://mandarake.co.jp/en/information/cc_restricted.html

Hope this helps.
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>>8787362
>>8787368
I know about the foreign credit card thing, which is why I talked to them already about splitting my order. I've paid for part of my order with Paypal, sent them the IDs for the remaining "adult" goods through the form, and they sent me back another link to pay for the remainder of my order.

Definitely no flags on my account, and I've used the same card to purchase from other Japanese stores multiple times throughout just the past month.

I know others have gotten their payment through by just trying multiple times a day over several days, but I was hoping someone who's been through the same ordeal has some kind of tried-and-true method to get around their faulty security check. But I guess I would have heard about it already on MFC or elsewhere if it were that simple...
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>>8787376
Same anon, reporting back in. Got my payment to go through after dozens of unsuccessful tries.

I don't think there's any tricks to it, just literal brute force and unholy amounts of persistence.
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>>8787437
Glad for you, anon.
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I absolutely love these and I've been dying to make one for my husbando but there is literally no merch for him, the few bits I have found are all fanmade and really hard to get hold of. I saw an artist I like make one though completely out of fanmade pieces and now I'm considering it.... Does anyone know any really good/cheap places to get charms or badges printed?
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>>8785633
>>8781546
Finally tracked this bag down! It's available for preorder at Village Vanguard, and it's by マイコレバック (My Colle Bag, they do a bunch of itabags):
http://vvstore.jp/i/vv_000000000088792/?utm_medium=recommend

>>8787550
Artsmoo? You could also try the recommendations in the Artists Alley thread, but the sellers they work with typically only do bulk orders.
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>>8787550
For charms, you need to probably buy a bulk of them though that should help with the itabag right? Visit the Artists Alley thread for the manufacters, I'm looking to make some myself.
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We talk about physically decking out our phones but does anyone have any custom phone interfaces they use that are husbando or waifu themed?
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Apparently there's a ton of sideM stuff on taobao and I'm having a hard time evaluating if stuff is bootleg, factory reject or extra items.

http://world.taobao.com/item/524475836507.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.Mjt29V#detail
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>>8788172
based on what the store(it just resells japanese merch) they're probably legit. Although what you posted seems to be a preorder from the Lantis store so they won't get shipped till February.
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>>8787895
>>8787560

Thanks guys! That's a good idea with the artist alley thread! I'll check it out!!
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>>8787437
Thanks for posting this anon! I'm going to try to do that the next time I order from them. I'd placed an order with them last month and had to cancel it because no matter how many times I tried, the card wouldn't go through. I really wish they'd change their payment method.
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>>8788323
Now that I'm not on terribad internet and can get a psuedo translation I see that's the case for most of the listing. I guess I can get the same stuff with a slightly better exchange rate?
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>>8788738
http://lantis-store.jp/SHOP/112937/133577/list.html
Comparing the two stores, some things are out of stock on the lantis store and going through taobao might be a little more expensive because their prices are a little more. Yen rate isn't too bad, I would just go get a japanese proxy/forwarding for the lantis store and go through that, unless you want the Beit or HighxJoker keychains which are sold out at Lantis.
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I'd love to get a randoseu backpack for my S.E.M bag because
>Sturdy
>School-related
>Reasonably priced used ones on YJ
>They sell randoseru rain covers which are just clear sleeves

Except
>Want to bring itabag to Japan, too bulky pack
>Weird for grown white gaijin to be carrying an elementary school backpack?
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>>8789493
I think a high school bag like >>8776700 would work better, or if you want a backpack >>8776032

I had to sell my randoseru because I found it too embarrassing to keep, it's also really bulky, hurts back and is just awkward to have if you're tall.
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>>8789528
>>8789528
> just awkward to have if you're tall
There's the kicker I'm 5' 9"

Yeah the high school bags were my first choice I briefly just got over excite when I saw how cheap randoseru could be on YJ. I posted this in the FB group but I'm still undecided on what color to get because the pink does look pretty good it's just very different from everything I typically wear even to cons.
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>>8789920
The dark one is a lot more casual and provides more contrast, and can probably go with more outfits unless you dress with a lot of pink/pastel
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>>8789920
>heart shaped badges
I have a mighty need but I never can find where to get them made.
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does anyone know if it's possible to use small blind box figures to make keychains out of? I want to make an itabag of the characters I have cosplayed, and a lot of them it's hard to find anything of the exact character and outfit... I'll be making a lot of buttons and such, but I do still want some keychains too.

I was thinking I could drill a small hole in the top of the figure and glue in a small metal eyelet and get my own little keychain clasps. But is this just asking for disaster for the figure to fall off the eyelet? Any advice?
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>>8790227
Nothing is a disaster if you have the clear protective bag. I haven't been using mine long but I've already found loose items in the bottom of mine on a few occasions.
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>>8790207
There's a ton of custom product places that make them problem is there's pretty much always a minimum order of 100

http://www.promosontime.com/i/3053/custom-heart-buttons-in-full-color-2.htm
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>>8790240
Hmm while this is practical I don't think the keychains would look as cute trapped inside the plastic bag rather than dangling freely.
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>>8790310
True but they really won't be cute when you discover one is missing. The first rubber strap to come loose on my bag was my favorite.
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>>8790266
Ouch. I definitely don't need that many.
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>>8790266
100 of the same or 100 in general? What if we did a group order?
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>>8790635
They usually let you do 2 or 4 different designs for every lot of 100
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>>8790635
The link says four different designs, so two anons with the same husbandos can share 25 buttons between themselves, etc. Wish merch manufactures made more heart shaped buttons because they're adorable.
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>>8783146
>>8783215
>tfw these games have consumed my life
>tfw tempted to make an ayato bag now
I'm having a hard time finding his singles irl, did you pull your charms/buttons from blind cases anon? i've checked akiba a few times with little luck. will probably just do auctions in the end since they seem more fruitful!
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>>8786729
Where did you got the center and bottom straps? Those are adorable!
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Is fromjapan alright for making pre-orders direct from japanese merch sites or is there a better one?
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An auction for an item I want will end in a 3 hours and I am using buyee but should I really invest the extra 500 yen for the insurance plan or no? Is it worth it?
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>>8794548
I've used FJ for non-merch preorders before without any problems. is it a site that requires COD or a bank account or something, though? otherwise you're probably better off doing the payment yourself and using a forwarder like tenso, if that isn't already ruled out.

>>8795277
unless it's a super-rare/expensive item or there's no preview pic and you're gambling on the seller actually being legit, I don't think it's worth it, personally. I've yet to use it for all the little straps and things I've been buying, and I've never had an issue with a seedy seller or things getting broken in transit, as they're usually very good about packaging.
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>Tfw your husbando is mainstream trash and are too ashamed to make an itabag of him as you don't want to be associated with the fandom.
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In case you're not a member of the Facebook group yet - here's the dress I got in from artsmoo today, I know it's nice to see pictures in case you're thinking about ordering. This was the sleeveless skater dress.

I probably could have done better with photo positioning, but I'm really happy with the dress, it's fit, and it's print quality. I personally think this dress looks best with a light petti, so if you're not into lolita and you want one you may want to consider it, otherwise the fullness of the skirt causes it to hang kind of limply and you can't see all of the images.

I also ordered some buttons and was pretty pleased with the quality, I will be ordering more.
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>>8796277
Do it. Is it Levi? Just don't wear it around other AoT people.
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>>8796277
I really like AoT but the fandom is fucking shit so I only talk about it with my friends.
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>>8786729
I need that base bag that's great
here's my ita bag recently.
>with added mousepad for shame
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My coffin bag finally came in, the PU was pain to deal with so I'm a bit apprehensive to add anymore badges. Honestly thinking about getting rid of the two rubber straps on the ends to make it more streamline too.
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>>8796379
it came out nice!
I have a dress coming from them soon, so i'm glad to hear yours came out great
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>>8797197
This looks great honestly. Are you planning an outfit around it?
>my goff senses are tingling


I had thought of using my vynil coffin bag for Dialovers stuff but I'm afraid of things falling and rubber straps getting dirty without a protective cover
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>>8797197
That is absolutely gorgeous, anon! You've done your husbando proud.
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>>8797492
>rubber straps getting dirty without a protective cove
There's actually an easy DIY process to clean those.
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/07/17/the-clean-otaku-only-needs-one-thing-to-remove-grime-from-an-anime-keychain-and-its-not-soap/

I'd try it on an old rubber strap you're not super fond of just to make sure it works as well as they say, but the tutorial pictures looked pretty convincing.
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>>8796435

> that mousepad

where did you get that, anon?
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>>8793311
no that anon, but here:

http://dokidokihk.tictail.com/
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>>8793311
I got them from Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/240808530/jojos-bizarre-adventure-cartoon-rubber?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=jojo's%20bizarre%20adventure&ref=sc_gallery_1&plkey=378892c8abb6c80ead8fcef7af8f66f8f7d77d7b:240808530 I plan on getting more of them when I have a bit more money, they are super adorable!

>>8796435
Oh my. This bag is glorious! Polnareff is actually my husbando, and wanted a Polnareff bag, but didn't think I could fill it with enough merch. Where did you get your bag? Also the mousepad? Awesome, anon.
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>>8797492
I thought about getting some Artmoo tights but realized it would be a black grey hot mess. I'm prolly just gonna go with my usual outfit of swaddled in black
>your goff senses were right

I use soap and water to clean my straps and wood glue if they get pretty bad. It's the best method I've found that keeps them in good condition.

>>8797623
Thank you! I was kinda nervous since it looks unbalanced rn
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I just won pic related and I am so happy~! I can't wait to get more merch and fill up a bag since my other husbando is kinda hard to find merch for even from fanart. Also I plan on buying this backpack >>8776032
for my Dmmd Clear bag. If I do decided on it, would anyone like a review on it?
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>>8796430
oh I feel you anon
that's me w/ Free
I love Free but I hate the fandom and can't stand being associated with it

(still going to make a Rei bag anyways)
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>>8799205
I really love Free too and when I say "Nitori is ny fav character", people says "he's so fucking stupid!" and then I hate the Free fandom...
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>>8799205
>>8799297
>Free

Mah niggahs.
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>>8799297
my*

Sry
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Speaking of Free, I'll shamelessly peddle my merch again (everything is official)
Shipping from Australia, can do untracked if payment is made through the gift option. Discounts will be given if you buy more than 1 item

* Takara Tomy Deformed Mini Free!
Rei (12) - $5
Makoto (45) - $4
Nagisa (52) - $3
Haruka (46) - $4
Rin (53) - $4
Set of 5 = $18

* KyoAni Sousuke Birthday cushion cover - $50

* Rin inflateable - http://myfigurecollection.net/item/182322 - $8
* Taito Rin badge - http://myfigurecollection.net/item/292171 - $7
* Rin rubber strap - http://myfigurecollection.net/item/177449 - $9
* Kigurumi Mascot - http://myfigurecollection.net/encyclopedia/85692_free_eternal_summer_kigurumi_mascot
Rin - $5
Momo - $3
Ai - $3

* Taito Marine Morning face towels - $4 each

* Taito pillow cases (only Ai and Momo left) - $10 each


Feel free to reply here or email me with any questions, I'm happy to consider offers. I only have lolita sales feedback, which can be found here: www.lacemarket.us/author/empire/
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>>8799100
Anon, I have like 5 or 6 small gashapon buttons of him I'm looking to sell if you're interested.
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>>8799100
Please do a review! It looks so neat but I'm not entirely sure how practical it would be at protecting your stuff.
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>>8799205
>>8799297
>>8799301
>Free!
I know that feeling well. I don't even have husbandos in that series (maybe Momo a little) but I made two bags for them anyway just so I could make a whole Free! themed nanchatte coord to go with it.

>mfw I'm going to stick out like a crazy lady at the next convention since no one I've seen locally does itabag stuff
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>>8776700
Just wanted to say that I love spotting your Sousuke merch in the back of your ootd pics, you're an inspiration
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May I suggest a Japanese key terms list for the FAQ? Not fandom specific stuff but terms like can badge, rubber strap, various types of bags, badge protectors, etc.
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>>8799689
Working on it, but I don't know the word for badge protector. Also any other suggestions you can think of.

Right now I have
>アクリル Acrylic
>バックパック Backpack
>バッジ Badge
>バッグ Bag
>缶バッジ Can Badge
>チャーム Charm
>クリアバッグ Clear Bag
>キーホルダー Keyholder
>ラバーストラップ Rubber Strap
>ストラップ Strap
>トートバッグ Tote Bag
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>>8799444
Dropped my email! I am very interested in anything of him so if you can send pictures of what you have and how much you want, I will gladly buy them off you!

>>8799551
I am concerned about how it will protect my stuff since the sides are open and what of something falls out which is why I am still on the fence but we will see how good is it when it comes in.
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>>8799827
awesome! I sent you an email just now.
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This store on Aliexpress has lots of rubber straps if anyone is interested. They look pretty legit for non official stuff?

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/1765443
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>>8799587
thanks anon!

>>8800070
not saying that it's what they're doing, but they could be using other people's pictures of official merch for their shop
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>>8800087
I pulled that one off of the feedback portion in the page just to exemplify
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>>8797197
I love that you used a coffin bag! This is giving me ideas of using a themed lolita bag for a husband, too. I was kind of wary of doing it at first, but it looks nice in a case like this.

I also just want to comment I really like ita bags like yours where they're not spawning keychains off the bag. It's really pleasant to look at. (I guess it's not an ita bag in the traditional sense?) but it definitely makes each keychain more interesting to look at, especially when each it unique and spaced out like yours.
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>>8766221
I feel such regret over not getting one of these bags, taobao is really tempting right now. How long til these pop up at auction so I can avoid buying a questionable copy?
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>>8800070
I've order from them before off of Taobao, their straps are factory rejects. You can't really tell unless you really look at them
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>>8800193
what's their taobao store?
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>>8800199
http://clovers-tore.taobao.com/
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>>8800070
>Touken Ranbu straps
All my want. I've been playing that a few weeks now and I can't remember names so I've been just mostly calling them by identifying features like "Shota 1, Shota 2, Tiger Shota, Annoying Voice Fox Bastard, Grandpa, Saint Seiya Reject"
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Since we're nearing the end of the bump limit, reminder to change the OP for the next one >>8760597

And we don't need to make a new thread as soon as this one hits the limit. Let it get to page 8 or 9 first. Threads on /cgl/ can stay for a long time, so there's no need to start another thead when this one's still on page 4.
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I stumbled on a Japanese ebay seller that sells keystraps/other small anime merch of various characters from a series together in one listing. I know its not all of one character but I figured someone might find it useful here:
http://www.ebay.com/usr/yamutya002
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>>8800491
>kakaka Guy
>Kanato of the past

I'm in the same place haha. I can't understand Japanese, so I've been reading translations and falling in love with certain characters/ships. Honestly I was going to play KanColle, but I didn't realize you'd have to jump through so many hoops to join so I tried TKRB instead.
I didn't need another fandom to join!
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>>8801067
Can't stand Kakaka Guy. The voice just irritates me so bad. Him, Tiger Shota, and Mask Kitsune are like the unholy trinity of obnoxious voices for me.

If I didn't have three bags made already I'd dedicate one to my favorite squad line-ups.
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>>8800796
I follow this seller bc he has a lot of packs with very cheap merch! Buuut so much people go for it.
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>>8800796
Thanks so much for the link, anon!

Does anyone else know of sellers like this that auction off merch lots?
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Found this for any JoJo people. The item description said Pokemon but I'm pretty sure it's from the Jojos.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/japan-anime-manga-Pokemon-Plastic-bag-Plastic-Pouch-Y1-13-/221985355827?hash=item33af5bb833:g:3AQAAOSwFqJWid9k
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/japan-anime-manga-Unknown-character-Goods-set-Y1-37-/221985356988?hash=item33af5bbcbc:g:5s0AAOSwFqJWieAD

>mfw Tiger & Bunny tossed in with Full Metal Alchemist
I'd get it but I don't want to pay at least $6.50 for two squishy straps that I already have and got for $0.50 each on Yahoo Japan.
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>>8800109
Thank you! I'll be honest in that the coffin bag is suppose to be my more aesthetic bag while the mini tote is the more traditional cluster style. Plus I'll be using the coffin bag daily so I can't really have an insane amount of merch on it either. They're both very ita on the wallet tho.
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>>8801563
I don't even know/like the character but this is gorgeous.
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For those of you who don't use your itabag daily, do you have any fandom stuff in your normal everyday bag?
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>>8801610
I have a few (2-3) animu buttons on mine. My roommate and I have the exact same bag so it helps distinguishes them, but really, I'm just an unashamed weeb.
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>>8801610
I don't, my bag is very small and wouldn't look good with stuf on it. I do have my husbando as my phone wallpaper and lockscreen though.
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>>8801610
I keep some Mameshibas and Alpacassos plush clips on my backpack since I usually carry too much for a normal purse or tote. Also used to have a sweet set of TWEWY pins from the Shark Robot booth at a con but there were pretty terrible quality somehow.

Now a TWEWY bag with a ton of the pins and some merch if it exists would be fantastic the game had such great designs.
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>>8797640
>>8797707
Yess Polnareff is my husbando too. I got the mousepad here! http://www.toranoana.jp/mailorder/article/04/0030/36/00/040030360014.html

The bag I got printed from arts bovine. I need more Polnareff buttons.. I have almost every fanmade one I've seen.
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Before this thread totally sages, anyone have advice on finding affordable card case holders? The most merch of my husband is in trading card form. I was thinking of these:
http://www.idwholesaler.com/1820-105X.html?kmas=1&kmca=Product+Ads&kmag=badge-holders&kmkw=1820-105X&kmas=1&kmca=ID+Wholesaler-Shopping+Attachments&kmag=Shopping-Attachments+Badge+Holders&kmkw=&kmmt=&gclid=Cj0KEQiAtri0BRDLoaCF95e7o_sBEiQA_pgRQ0KOuvowItoKTmCvRtLMH2mu0nZhCulfb4bAvUd1OKgaAjUv8P8HAQ
I like the extra strip of color but I'm worried it might be too bulky?
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>>8801998
I have cards for my bag as well and that's the same kind of card holders I was going to get as well. I originally bought hard plastic ones but they were too bulky so I'm switching to these and getting them off eBay. Not sure how to attach though, probably big safety pins?
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>>8801610
Weeb but I've got a bunch of stuff in my purse.
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>>8801610
I recently put a daily bag together! (I'm super embarrassed about one of the badges appearing smudged on the picture. The filter did it) ;n;
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>>8801610
>>8803137
im double embarrassed now because i read your post wrong, haha. i only carry a card of my husband in my wallet ;;
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>>8803137
So jelly of your bag!
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>>8802199
Jealous of that glasses case lmao I'm gonna have to diy one because that's something I want thats never crossed my mind
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>>8803207
I got'cha covered, anon. They have a few more series as well.
>http://world.taobao.com/item/43501836859.htm?fromSite=main
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Itaphone anon here!

Some more supplies arrived so I'm finally starting progress on a phone.
Galaxy S6 Kotori Minami anon, you're up first! Trying with pearls that just came in today but if that doesn't work I'll do rhinestones since I have more pink ones of them. It won't be finished today since I'm waiting on my larger white pearls/rhinestones to arrive but I can at least get that Muse logo done.


Also, general question here, should I create a Tumblr or something to keep progress up on? I don't want to spam the topic with updates of non-finished phones but at the same time I don't feel comfortable using my personal FB either to join the itabag group. Does anyone know of a way you can make a FB for your hobby, like some cosplayers do, without FB busting you for having two accounts?
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>>8803437
I'm personally fine with you posting updates in the thread since there's not much going on. Maybe a twitter or tumblr could work too?
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>>8803437
If you made a tumblr I would follow it, but if you want in ita group you might be able to with a false name we have a couple of folks with obvious nicknames. I'm not sure because I just used my personal oops but someone can help you
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>>8803541
I already have a personal tumblr and from what >>8803542 is saying it sounds like I'd have to make a nickname which FB won't let me change my name since I've already confirmed my real one. So I guess tumblr is the way to go, I'll let everyone know when I've set one up.

For now, everyone cross your fingers that I don't die of decoden.
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>>8803619
>>8803437
>http://itaphoneanon.tumblr.com/

Just made a tumblr real quick, I'll worry about making it look better later.

As for the phone progress.. I'm really bugged about the obvious defects on it but it's my first time making one so I guess I can't be too hard on myself. Practice makes perfect and all that.
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>>8803648
Thanks for even volunteering to make these, I'm really looking forward to them!
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>>8803993
Thanks anon. They're a fun way to pass the time if you're not constantly inhaling the horrid glue fumes.
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>>8760222
Is the buyfag guide down for anyone?
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>>8804106
You can check the current buyf/a/g thread for details, but basically it's down for content violation. Here's where it is until things get sorted.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FqtmBQkq-AVDMqN9fMjvSz7jqGzzEjICN0Omaq1RArg/pub
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If anyone is into Hakuoki there's a big merch auction going now:

>http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-Anime-Manga-Hakuoki-Goods-set-Y2-92/221987249348
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>>8803215
>Levi case
Anon you the real MVP.

I'm really thinking about going ahead with the Levi itabag now.
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>Just paid for a couple of merch hauls from proxies
>All my jp purchases have been sent out
>Resolve not to spend any more for a while
>See character-specific, long since sold out tote bag I've wanted forever pop up on Y!J auctions
>Cry and open my wallet
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>Biohazard Pin Sets
http://www.ebay.com/itm/japan-anime-manga-Unknown-character-Badge-set-Y1-93-/361464015713?hash=item5428ef2b61:g:qeEAAOSwa-dWjzMn
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