Old thread saging into the archives
/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
Just saw this on my Twitter feed. First time I've ever seen official socks.
You should still read the threads, it's not hard to notice a post like 3 down from the last OP that says to change it, or the ones at the end that point out to change it again, or the ones saying the buyfag guide in the OP is down.
How long does artsmoo generally take? I just placed a cosmetic bag order and I'm going to be ordering a mass of pins for my bag soon, but I want to fill my bag up by the mid of March and I'm nervous it'll take weeks to process.
Also- Bag chains- What do you gulls use to display charms across the bag? Do you gulls use them at all? I'm thinking of using a necklace with large enough links in it for lobster clasps. I sort of want the bulky plastic chains you see in cheap fairy kei jewelry, but that's really only because of the colors.
I know there's Evangelion socks out there, and I have some KHR socks with the Kokuyo Uniform on them, but this is the first Tiger and Bunny I've seen
Has anyone ever bought from skit.dolce directly? They seem to have a lot of stuff in stock and cheap, but it seems too good to be true since all other websites are sold out or more expensive (like amiami).
I'm so glad I lost the other Free! auction because I woke up and saw this and went "You spent $8 and just over a star shaped charm. You idiot."
At least I can use the rest of the Rin and Nagisa stuff but I have no idea what to do with the rest. If anyone wants them when they arrive, I can post them here? Not sure what to ask for them considering what I paid.
Congrats on the Haikyu stuff, anon! I know I saw a lot of that and the basketball anime up for auction.
In related news, anyone know why http://www.ebay.com/usr/yamutya002 suddenly vanished? They had a bunch of stuff up for auction and then suddenly nothing.
Welp I am jumping in on the whole itabag creating and so is my friend.
I did find it interesting that most of the badges I can find for my waifu are mostly limited stuff, without her default costume.
Well, the seller messaged me and told me they combined my order and shipped out, so I'm sure your's will be out shortly as well.
I think it's just any auctions they had up ended. They have a separate account and there's still quite a few auctions up on there. http://www.ebay.com/sch/yamutya001/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
Oh man, I haven't seen a fan for sale in ages. I got lucky and managed to snag two for $1 on Yahoo Japan for another itabag I have (fandom is kinda small and merch is years old) but I don't even dream about finding Free! merch that cheap.
Thanks anon! The seller messaged me overnight and told me they had shipped my stuff. You're right though, their 001 account all has auctions with 11h left so I guess that's what happened to 002, I just didn't notice at the time.
Damn you all for mentioning those ebay sellers. I can't help but watch the bidding wars now.
>if only buyers could contact each other
I need that for this. $100 minimum bid for 90 different items, all from different fandoms.
I know you're all probably getting tired of me dropping eBay links but I've found another obscure-ish one.
Anyone doing "Magi: The Kingdom of Magic" I found a bunch of can badge sets with no bids!
There are more than just this one from the same seller.
>figure keychain was supposed to release Dec 30
>the actual release was delayed, then it takes time for original factory to ship to them then to us
>probably won't get this for a few months
is this the hell that is pre-ordering?
Your experiencing more of preorder purgatory right now. I ordered something of my favorite character and it was supposed to release in September of last year; still isn't released and is probably going to be pushed back again.
Well there goes my wallet. Shingan Crimsonz just take all my money with what's sure to be a mervh boom after this.
Right? I need to sell my organs in advance so I have enough money.
Ugh, I'm so excited to start on my ShinganCrimsonz bag. And my Trichronika bag. Totally going to cosplay Pig Macaron in their band shirts for lazy con days haha.
You're living my dream, anon. I went to buy ShinganCrimsonz merch on Yahoo Japan and everything was so damn expensive that I just changed my mind for now.
>tfw probably no one will sub the musical because it's still relatively unknown outside Japan
At least I can laugh over SC taking over the Sanrio yearly popular character poll and people blaming it on fujoshis.
Each brother has a color and distinct expressions. Also anyone who considers themselves an anime fan needs to at least see episode 1. They had to pull it from crunchy roll because it violated parody laws roo hard.
Hey guys! For everyone that's in the fb group, I wanted to ask how well received y'all think a raffle would be? I recently came into spare money (like $30) and I wanted to share it! It could be used for an itabag related item of your choice, or a merch order? Please let me know if it's a cool idea y'all would like! There'd be a few cute rules for entering the raffle too.
>Kuroshitsuji 10th Anniversary
When the fuck did that happen?!
I think it would be really cool! I mean, who doesn't like free stuff. It would be nice if the raffle was for something everyone could use, like a clear bag or an itabag, really. As for giving away fandom related things I'm not sure, since not everyone is into popular stuff or stuff with a lot of merchandise
I am excited that this new boy idol anime is out for the winter season and it would be hilarious to be a history or an art student and walk around campus with a bag with these historical statues on there.
Also this room though. Looks so lovely and cozy desu.
So I remember when these threads first started, people talked about heart window and heart shaped bags and looks like zakka mart just released these. They look like they can fit just so much that you would want to carry a extra bag but the bags look cute for making OTP plush bags.
Link to the main site with the bags.
Also would anyone like to do a group order on taobao for itabag stuff? I never done a GO or ordered from Taobao but it seems like a good idea to do because everyone can just do one huge order together since if you buy on your own, it feels like it costs more to get everything shipped out here than if you were to do a fairly large order and go from there.
Voices are different, subtle shading difference, and subtle face and hair differences. Karamatsu has fuller brows, Choromatsu doesn't have any hairs sticking up, Jyuushimatsu is usually crosseyed or smiling (and has only one hair sticking up), Ichimatsu has scruffy hair, Todomatsu has a signature smile and extra shine in his eyes.
I'm going to work on a Choromatsu bag soon, but god the shit sells out fast. I recently one the hoodie in auction.
Movic is coming out with this.
Mine has I think maybe two rubber straps, two figures (mini and full, I own mini), one ballchain figure (I own), and then one glowing bust which I can't find anywhere since it was the rare bonus one in a series set.
The issue with my husbando is that just about all his merch is for his villain alter ego and hardly anything is of just him.
Ah, just now I found a coffee mug, a rubber strap, and an obscenely expensive plushie. Still not much to decorate a bag with.
Just made a Taobao order for 65.65yuan worth of Nagisa and Rin from Free! defective straps to go on my cover-less bags. That was before I realized I've bid on two auctions worth of Nagisa and Rin merch from Japan that end in a few days.
May my wallet forgive me.
This is the shop and they have rubber straps for $0.35 or so on super discount if you buy 50yuan worth of merch first? At least, that's what my google translate made it sound like but I'll let you all know when my shopping service gets back to me.
This new one called Buynosaur. They're having some kind of 10% off thing and they take paypal so I figured I'd try it out with a tiny order just in case they're fishy or something. Several anons over in the Taobao thread have used them so why the hell not?
Fuck I'll use them just for that name. I want to get some stuff from that reject store but my regular service seems overkill.
I really gotta avoid fromjapan and yahoo auctions for awhile now. It cost me a gross amount total for 3 giant buttons, a figure and a towel once shipping and fees were factored in and my ami ami preorders haven't even launched yet.
Wait until you see their website. Dinosaurs everywhere! They're a little odd though since you don't have a shopping cart, you just have a form to fill out where you put the links in one part and then your color/amount info in another part. The only iffy part for me was not knowing shipping costs since they only provided you with a list of what they use and then linked you to the different shipping websites to get your own estimates.
I ended up just selecting Air Mail and wrote in the comments to please let me know if another choice was cheaper because without their address in China I couldn't get estimates from some of the shipping companies. It's only about 10 items in total so it can't be any worse than From Japan's shipping costs.
With Kizumonogatari coming to U.S. theaters and the release of the novel in English I started planning out my Shinobu/Kiss-Shot itabag. I have a few can badges from the shinobu monogatari box.
I do like how they use Hajime Ueda's art for a lot of the official merchandise.
Different anon but I used From Japan for a massive T&B order that was a bunch of ballchain figures, two mini gashapon figures, a couple gashapon prizes, and some cellphone charms. My Charge 2 cost ended up being 4,785 yen with EMS shipping.
I'm so mad. There was a large lot of Free! keychains and merch going for 2000 yen on yahoo auctions, which I stayed up extra late to bid on. No one started bidding on it until the last 7 mins and the price skyrocketed until I couldn't afford it anymore. /Blog
Oh that's not too bad then, I was expecting worse.
Depends which SS you're going with. Buyee doesn't allow combined shipping from the same seller. FromJapan does, provided that they're won in the same day, but they charge a 200 yen fee per item I think
For the Polnareff anon - bandai is selling his earrings for around $60, thought you might be interested!
can i get some advice on which SS is recommended for y!j with lots of small auctions? the ones i normally use are better for big purchases. i need a bunch of pins, but these listings are all for singles and i'm a bit desperate.
also, does anyone actually buy lottery items in hopes of pulling their husbando? they're so hard to find in auctions, i'm debating on biting the bullet. what i'm going to do with the insane number of extras though, is a mystery.
Search the secondhand sites like Suruga-ya, Lashinbang, or Mandarake for your lottery items (as well as other items). I did a couple of lotteries while in Japan, and the only reason why I managed to get my husbando is because there was an event for the lottery where girls were trading. The other lotteries I did at stores were a bust when it came to getting specific characters cause you were stuck with what you got and there was no one to trade with, but I did find some of the prizes for sale at the aforementioned stores.
This anon here. Definitely recommend https://shop69867016.world.taobao.com/ because I just got photos back of my order and everything looks great and I got the five Valentines Rin badges for $1.92USD total using their 50yuan promotion.
Everything pictured (minus the freebie) only set me back $12
Glad to help! Also if you don't see anything you want in the super clearance listings I think when I checked it it said it's subject to change so when they run out I think they put new designs up depending on what they have excess of.
>mfw I'm keeping an eye out for Touken Ranbu clearance
They have two swords on discount already but neither one I like/have in my game squads.
Have you gotten a shipping rate and such yet, anon? I wanted to get an idea of how much everything would be once all the costs are factored in.
>tfw you're always trying to avoid customs
This is what they suggested for cheapest without waiting forever. They said I should go with e-Express which is $12.66USD for 1kg which my order is no where near so I'm guesstimating about $6.50USD for mine.
For those that have made the ArtsBovine leggings, how did you go about putting the pictures together to make your pattern? I'm thinking about making a pair using manga pages but I'm incredibly clueless about it. Do you make a collage or several and then just layer them or do you do it one picture at a time to make sure everything is where you want it?
>tfw clueless about everything over MS Paint
Armin bag progress: I bought a bag from Crystal Clear Purses on Ebay, covered the top part with fabric, sewed some bows and lace trim on the straps. I made most of the buttons myself using blank buttons from Michaels. Things I still need to do:
-Finish the lace trim on the straps and possibly the bag itself.
-sew ends of fabric on inside of bag to keep it from fraying
-attach velcro to stick inner bag to outer bag and cut inner bag's straps off
- sew bows on bag permanently (maybe)
-get more buttons, such as ones using my own artwork and more official armin buttons
-get a couple more keychains/straps (there was a cute armin cushion one I want to get in particular)
this is what the other side of the bag looks like, except with yellow fabric, not black.
Huge badges are huge, but luckily seem to fit just right.
Still waiting for some sort of updates from my amiami pre orders and a tumblr group order doesn't pop until feb/march. I need to laser cut a pink space gun or something to put in that lonely left side for the time being.
Different anon but it's one of those [email protected] game groups, called S.E.M made up of teachers.
I've been thinking of making a Bernie Sanders itabag for a while now.
What sort of base bags do y'all prefer?
I was thinking of a plain canvas one to keep it from getting to busy, but the custom print ones look adorable, too.
Kotori/Galaxy s6 anon, I should be done by tomorrow! Currently putting pearls on as long as my hand tremors will let me. Never drink coffee and then work with tiny beads.
I'm not sure how tacky mixed rhinestones and pearls look. Is it ok so far?
Always love sharing this. [email protected] SideM is pretty ludicrous and I can't imagine it will get an anime but if it did it would probably be like the first episode of Osomatsu-san
Can we get some Ita Backpack insp? I'm starting one now and it's a lot less common to see backpacks I think (other than the heart ones)
Right now it only has buttons I've made myself on it, but I'm looking forward to raiding all AA of the character for charms and other such things
And taking a break now. Kotori anon please get up with me if you still want this or not otherwise I'll see if any other Love Live fans want it since I don't have a galaxy s6. You can reply here or get me on my tumblr: itaphoneanon.tumblr.com or whatever the url is. Can't do shit on mobile.
I post my phone updates so I don't see why you can't do the same for your bags. Would love to see your designs!
eBay, from a ton of different sellers. I've still got pearls/rhinestones I'm waiting on that I ordered back in December so be prepared to wait!
>mfw I've ordered skin toned rhinestones four times now and nothing has arrived
not op but a certain new member has been getting on my nerves, i blocked notifications from the group because of it. not so much about the money/merch stuff, just didn't like how they constantly sounded like they were bragging?
i love seeing cool merch and progress pics, but i don't really enjoyit turning into an epeen game.
Well, I'm still working deciding on what's practical for selling. In other words, quick to make well in order to earn a decent amount for my time, and that is priced competitively to what you can already buy on the market. But also I can of course make custom clear covers that fit a bag that you might already have.
I'm also still deciding the best way to attach the clear bag to the base tote. But this is one I made. If you're part of the facebook group I posted it a while back.
anon, i'd totally commish you to make a clear bag for me. i need one in similar dimensions as what you posted (just the clear bag, no base needed)! did you have a price floating in mind or is it totally up in the air?
That's what I meant with the post, like I get it it's about showing off but there is no need to post 10x in a row with buys, show us your progress and finished stuff. Plus it sounds like they're bragging.
They have cool bags done so they're a nice addition to the group. I blocked the notifications too and its settled.
I'd be interested in this too!
I already feel bad enough shitting up the topic with my in-progress bags and buying so I'm glad I didn't join the FB group.
>tfw when I'd rather be that one annoying anon than have my face and name attached
I don't want to ruin any chance of meeting up with other itabag makers at cons.
God I'm praying for those stones to get to you, because the current case you are working on is so cute. I always am so happy to see an update on my dashboard, like its one of the few reasons to pop onto tumble every few days
Nah make a seller general, trust me have a strictly handmade bag and tried to make handmade general but that poor thing hasn't been touched people will check a seller general and for personal bags handmade thread (I will deff check it!)
Bless you, anon. I've put in an order for three sizes with one seller along with some white ones so I can do skin and eyes, hopefully.
If these don't show up soon I'll just resort to making outfit themed cases for the characters since everyone has waited so long as it is. Like Sonico's headphones, Mami's dress, etc.
would you ever consider making backpacks and/or messenger bags? i'm at such a loss with what to do for my first bag because i hate carrying tote bags and that's what everyone else seems to use...
And Love Live case is done. I'm really unhappy with how the top half came out and I have nothing small enough to fit in the gaps but hopefully Kotori-anon still wants it?
Anon, if you're reading this, I've sent you an email since I found where you had left one, so please get up with me asap. If you don't respond in a few days then I'll see if anyone else wants it.
As for everyone else waiting, I have emails for:
>iPhone 4s Masato (UtaPri) (Case bought!)
>Galaxy s3 Handsome Jack (Case bought!)
>Galaxy Avant Okita Souji (Hakuouki) (No case ordered yet!)
I have cases but no emails for:
>Galaxy s4 Super Sonico
>Galaxy s5 Mami from Madoka
So if you're Sonico or Mami anon, please let me know within the next few days if you still want a case and if so, what your preferred email is for updates. If not or I don't hear back, I'll see if anyone else with the same phone model wants a case.
Anon that is so great!!! So adorable!
Aren't you going to fill in that little space near the second leg of mu? Or is the space too small for the pearl beads?
Also I'm kind of concerned about how these will hold up, it kinda feels like they're going to start coming off with use
Also, stupid question, is it a thing for female otaku to carry trolleys with them? At least in anime and such you always see them carrying a trolley out and about
Damn. How cool would it be to go hang out and do the same!
I used 4mm pearls and they won't fit in the gap, which annoys me so bad. I ordered smaller sized pearls but they won't be here for weeks. If Kotori-anon doesn't get up with me I'll hold onto it until I can fill in the gap.
Apparently itabags have gotten so big in Japan that now there are six distinct categories of them.
The Multiple Carrier type is for those who own several ita bags, separating them by character or by the type of adornment, which is usually an entire covering of circular pin badges.
The Improviser consists of a few items pinned to the outside since the owner isn’t entirely committed to the craft, and still uncertain of the trend or character they wish to deify.
The Altar type, on the other hand, presents a neat, uniformly arranged design, which might be in the form of a heart or an initial, with fabrics like lace and ribbons added to complete the look.
The Runaway type is seen on those who’ve moved on from The Multiple Carrier, with an extravagant style that suggests the owner is taking all their belongings out with them, like a person who’s run away from home. The plush toy is a big feature.
The Grape Picker style is a step up from The Improviser as there’s no huge variety of goods. Instead, there’s an abundance of the same product, hanging like big bunches of grapes from the side of the bag.
The Alchemist is an advanced version of The Altar type, and can feature a bag made from a T-shirt, with handmade mini cushions and rosettes made from ribbons and badges.
Hey itaphoneanon, did you happen to miss my request? I'm another Masato-anon with a Galaxy S4 and I posted a few threads back. No worries if you're already swamped with requests though.
Currently on mobile but I do have you! Not sure how I missed it, might have been because of same character. Do you mind dropping me a throwaway email I can add to the list? I think I need to order you a case but those with emails get priority since I can connect them easier. Just putting this out as a reminder, if anyone wants anyone case please remember I'd have to ask $3.50 or so when it's done for those within the USA to cover tracked shipping anyone price of case. International I have no idea how much it would be, sorry.
Looking for it right now. I can't remember what the name was and it was years ago so I'll let you know as soon as I find it!
If anyone else has seen it, it's the one where they also went to B:Lily~Rose the crossplay butler cafe.
Currently it depends on if the two I don't have emails for contact me by Wednesday or not since that's more than enough time for them to respond.
If they don't, I'll have room for one more since the Galaxy Masato-anon gets the other free space because they left an email and I already have a Galaxy s4 case on hand.
Trying not to have more than 5 at a time and emails get priority. If you have a Samsung Galaxy s5 phone (long shot) then that's an extra bump otherwise I'd have to order a case and you'd have to wait a few more weeks for me to even think about starting on it.
I'm sending out emails to the people I have though to confirm they still want the case so worst case, some of them drop out and I have a bunch of open slots. I'll find out by Wednesday.
I finally found a person who has a nice art style and can do me some designs for some badges and keychains for my itabag. After 5 tries, there is an artist that doesn't feel uncomfortable with their art being used. Soon, I will post my .Hack// series itabag once my commissions are done and I make them into charms.
How to itabag by movic. Everything is in japanese but they have small picture tutorials.
Shit anon, I totally was going to find some backpack inspo for you and then got sidetracked and totally forgot.
Posting a spam to make up for it.
Also here's a itabag backpack I found to purchase!
It would be great if someone can translate these especially this howto since idk if they sewed or pinned the lace on the bag.
I've sent you an email!
AmiAmi has some and eBay has a bunch if you want ordinary totes and 2-n-1 bags.
You are a hero for this, anon! I've been thinking about DIY rosettes and my only solution was buying a bunch of those "Good job!" and "It's a Boy/Girl!" ones from the dollar store and butchering them for their bases.
I can Google translate with my camera app if no one minds Engrish? At least until someone with actual language skills can do it.
Yeah this is easier but somewhere I had a google book thing with a bunch of great ideas and tutorials for sewing cockades. Let me look around and try to link it. Slightly related, I might try to make a quick google doc of handmade tutorials and tips for those who need it anyone interested?
Alright once I boot up my laptop I will start gathering links/tutorials/patterns I know are easy and useful. I'm gonna try and keep it open, but keep up in threads and link what I see here. Here is that ribbon craft book while I am working (a little lazy with this link but it gets you straight to the meat it): https://books.google.com/books?id=0K9pucfw6UcC&pg=PA130&dq=how+to+make+a+ribbon+rosette&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYiZmbtcXKAhUEyGMKHTfFA_gQ6AEILDAA
Bless you, anon. I love these!!
I hope that I'll be able to find a lot of merch for the character (Kylo Ren). I'm going to the disney store today to get a keychain of his lightsaber..
I know a lot of other AA people want to make star wars stuff, but everyone is worried about The Mouse cracking down on them too..
I appreciate the spam!!
You should blend in just fine. Just don't go full armor.
Also please take photos for us if you see any other people with bags!
they're sold out on the website, and pretty much everywhere else. IIRC they do pop up on auction every once in a rare while, though there aren't any up right now.
other heart window bags WEGO still has in stock:
fuzzy heart bag
heart tote bag, preorder
>1. your frilly ribbon of choice
>2. tote bag
>3. safety pins (lots)
>fasten the ribbon to the edge of the bag using the safety pins. attach the pins from the inside of the bag so that they're hidden as much as possible from the outside.
that's literally all there is to that tutorial
the text is so fucking small, so I had to squint my way through. someone correct me as necessary
>3. can badges
>4. safety pin clip to attach the badge to your bag
>5. thick paper (still thin enough for a stapler to pass through)
>6. two types of ribbon, preferably a type that forms and holds pleats well
>7. double-sided cloth tape
>1. draw 2 circles on the paper, one the same size as your badge, the other slightly smaller. cut out each circle twice.
>2. use the tape to secure the circles of the same size to each other.
>3. create pleats like shown in the picture and attach just inside the outer edge of the circle. (I don't think it's meant to be sandwiched inside the inner rim of the two circles, but it doesn't say how exactly you're supposed to keep the pleats from falling out. perhaps it's wired ribbon?)
>4. once you reach the end of the length of ribbon, tuck the last bit underneath the first pleat so it doesn't stick out.
>5. secure with the stapler.
>6. do the same thing with the other circle.
>7. place the smaller circle on top of the larger one.
>8. secure the badge to the rosette with a hot glue gun, then attach the safety pin clip to the back.
bless you, i just bought one. i think the design is slightly different though? the wego bags have a panel right behind the clear plastic, this one doesn't from what i can tell. or did i totally imagine the panel?
I just finished my itabag. I kind of regret covering the silhouette but I couldn't think of a better layout. Any tips?
Looks amazing, anon!
Hmm.. about the covered up design, maybe move some of the middle rubber straps to the top/bottom sections of the outer two rows and move some of the buttons up to the top/bottom two lines like a button border?
Good job anon! Nice to see a little more obscure fandom (compared to the tons of sports anime/fujoshi game-themed bags).
Maybe you could position all the buttons around the silhouette, and then hang the straps off the buttons/around them? Maybe make a chain for the straps at the top like >>8830740
I still have my suspicions if the blonde is actual a qualified teacher or not because he looks a little young.
Also why the heck is the chemistry/science teacher always a scruffy dude in just about everything I've seen from Japan? They all look like mad scientists.
I'm the handmade guide anon, and since my plans for it are pretty major undertaking (a guide that can serve to help people who have never crafted to learn, as well as a pattern resource for all levels) I thought just for a quick if you really need help or ideas I would make a tumblr (https://itacraft.tumblr.com) Also if any knit anon know any useful patterns feel free to submit as that is not my forte! I am just setting it up today so it is a little ugly, but I think it will be a good resource.
>tfw seriously considering the stuff I bought for an itabag last year that I've done nothing with
I feel horrible about it though like I'll regret it the moment I do because of all the time I spent finding stuff but at the same time it's all been sitting in a storage bin since then.
Why haven't you done anything with the merchandise, anon?
I've tried to do something with it but nothing looks right and I keep buying more stuff to try and fix it and nothing seems to work at all so I finally quit in frustration and it's been sitting there ever since while I moved on to new bags which I had a much easier time with.
I think that's a sign that I need to just cut my losses and sell the lot since merch from that series gets bought up for some good prices (as long as you're cheaper than the scalpers on eBay) but I guess it's sentimental because it's my favorite series + my first ever ita bag purchases that make me feel bad about quitting on it.
Maybe just cut back on the number of things and make something with less merchandise and just a select few. I'm sure you can make it work anon. What was the character/series? Do you have pics?
I'm T&B anon who had so much trouble a few months ago with their bag. Since then I've bought more merch but it's all keychains and stuff and the only way I think I can salvage it is to replace literally ALL the ball chains with necklace chains or even cellphone straps I can safety pin down. Even then because my merch isn't flat (and the sheer amount of it) I'd have to buy those $40 POMMOP gigantic bags. It's just tossing more money into the pit, basically.
Hadn't thought of making any custom items but I don't think I even have room with what I have.
And I thought I had current pictures of my itabag merch but I don't so let me go take one real quick.
This is basically all the merch that's available for the series that's itabag compatible. The buttons are fanmade, the 'Tiger' and 'Bunny' name badges are fanmade, the art cards are fanmade. Basically all I can find that's official is ball chain figures and strap figures, the rest I bought hoping I could use them as props (the fans) or attach them as is (the helmets and plushies)
Dude, don't sell your stuff! You have a lot of things that can go into an itabag. You can hang your ball chain figures in rows by necklace chains. You can also use the art cards if you get clear plastic ID card holders and hang them in the same manner or secured by safety pins!
If it comes down to it you can always have some badges made, too, but I think you can work wwith what you have. Don't give up anon
I have all the supplies bookmarked (like the ID holders and chains) but every time I go to buy it I end up just basically giving up and just feeling really unhappy when I look at everything I've bought already. I know there's potential in it but it boils down to me wondering if I'd even be happy if I ever finished it. My other two bags I have whole outfits planned for them and this one is just kind of like a chore now because I keep having to put more and more money into it and it doesn't get anywhere while if I sold it, I could use the money to finish my other two bags plus the outfits that go with them.
I'll give it one last try to salvage it with what I have on hand but otherwise I think I'll just keep the few pieces I really like (mostly the Kotetsu stuff) and sell the rest. Maybe I'll end up happier for it and make a Kotetsu only bag in the future.
Apparently he went to college with the tall blonde guy from Jupiter so there's at least that qualification. I originally thought he was some sort of JET program weaboo gaijin English teacher because Rui can be romaji for Louis but it's not used in his autograph.
Are scruffy science guys super common? I can't think of any besides the Steins Gate guy. I do love that often Jiro swells on why a scruffy slouchy guy like him is considered an idol.
Fujoshi coming through but I see that type in BL mangas sometimes. It's usually either the science/biology teacher or the school medical head. Just something about lab coats automatically equals either a scruffy guy or a megane.
While Black Jack is more obscure and not inherently a fujobait series have you seen Young Black Jack? There's a lot of this.
>Pre-order release is Jan 2016
Does this happen a lot? This was my first time doing pre-orders through AmiAmi
It normally says on the page if it's early or late in the month. If it doesn't then maybe they thought it was likely to not be ready. It's common for figures to get delayed a lot as there's a lot of quality control but merch shouldn't take too long. It's the company delaying the release though, not Amiami.
you could loop all the cellphone strap charms to each other and hang them vertically or horizontally. Alternatively you could use ballchains to do the same. Or you can buy lobster clasps which are pretty cheap and then clip them all to safety pins
go into your order history and check the info page for that particular order, it should say if it's been released yet or not. there are also cases where not everything from a series gets released all at once, or amiami can't acquire it immediately.
but I've also been in a situation where something was clearly released and widely available secondhand, and amiami had yet to bill me for my order until I asked them what was taking them so long, so.
What do you guys think about ita luggage? Worth the time and investment or no?
Personally, I fly a lot for out of state stuff including conventions so if I saw pic related luggage while going to a con I would totally strike up a convo.
A long time ago, back in I believe the first itabag thread, someone posted a picture of some tights with half naked anime girls all over it. I believe it was the first mention of all over print it's clothing. Does someone have that picture? I can't find it anywhere and would love inspiration for my own all over print clothing.
The Tales luggage that comes out during the Tales of Festival always looks so tempting, but I can't justify the price. Especially after seeing how my luggage gets all scratched up and bumped during flights.
I only fly carry-on usually and fuck I really want to do this now
I'd probably just cover it with stickers because other things might get injured/lost, too bad I haven't bothered to buy a suitcase just for myself yet
If you only fly carry-on, not many places are going to let you onto a plane with a bag covered in metal and pins.
I also wouldn't put anything that costs more than $2 total on the outside of my luggage because of how shitty the airport where I live is.
>I'd probably just cover it with stickers
metal and pins are allowed in Europe though as long as it's shorter than a certain length. I've had 0 issues with the badges on my backpack (for short trips)
where do you live? i'm in usa and i've never had a problem bringing my backpack as a carryon, and it's completely covered with badges and straps. i've used it tons of times, recently even on an international flight, and i've never had a single problem
AmiAmi on eBay has some of their POMMOP Mise Totes for sale!
>mfw SMT4 didn't have any merchandise
>there's going to be a lot of super cute straps and keychains for its sequel SMT4 Final http://megaten4f.jp/topics/885/
>I'm broke and not even sure the sequel will be released in Europe anyway
Time to get an actual job and save money I guess. I'm not sure how easy it is to make an itabag with only straps and keychains so if I have a hard time doing that in case I manage to get everything I want I'll just use everything on my keys, pencil case and the cases I use for my consoles.
if the straps/keychains are flat you could always take off the strap and attach a flat pin to the back to make it into a makeshift badge of sorts? idk how well that would actually work it just popped into my head hah
Does anyone know of a place that does custom embroidered patches? I've been itching to get one of Kogitsunemaru's crest for my luggage since they seem to hold up better than stickers.
My itabag order arrived! I didn't realize the Rin hearts didn't have safety pins on the back so looks like I'm going to make some DIY rosettes!
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No problem, anon! Here's my bags currently, sorry for the shitty glare off the packaging but I couldn't find my safety pin collection to start attaching stuff so I just left as is and snapped a pic.
Thanks. Definitely switching stuff around but since some of it was already attached I just put the new stuff where ever I could.
Thought I could use the necklaces to dangle charms off of but I forgot they were ball chains so I might just loop them through the keychain holder.
Straps from Taobao came in today. Surprisingly nice quality!! Can't wait to start on my Archer/Shirou bag.
Would it look better to have a smaller itabag with just one character, or a larger one with two?
Currently my main bag has two characters from the same series on it, and I like it, but also I'm not completely sure. One of the characters really doesn't have any obvious image colours and the merch doesn't have any real colour scheme. There are like five different colours going on (orange, pink, red, blue, lime). The other character does have a consistent colour scheme (red and purple/black), but I wonder if having a second character is too much, when the first character already has so much going on?
Yup! Honestly though comparing them to my legit rubber straps, they're pretty damn good. The backs of them are shinier/a bit tackier to the touch, and they don't have the copyright writing on the back of course, but that's really it.
Some are noticeably worse though like the Lancer strap, but that was a free gift from one of the sellers (along with that sticker on the side) so I'm really not going to complain. It had extra rubber on the sides but I just trimmed them off and it's fine now.
Since I'm doing a two-character bag I thought I could add to this. Honestly if the colors are going to seriously clash too much, maybe separate the bags? Like for example, Haru/Mako bags from Free! work well because the blue and green work with each other, whether you mix character merch together or separate one character for each side. Archer and Shirou are gonna work nice because they both have similar color schemes and aesthetics (red, black, and white with swords).
Can I ask for some help?
I'm working on an itabag right now and its just not coming out how i like with the plushes. I think it will probably help once I have a different colored/shaped bag because I feel the black is blending with the hair
I'm going for a shipping bag, but as you can tell some characters are more expensive than others lol
Here it is with plushes
as you can see the grapevines are way easier to see without the plushes (however i had to flip them around for the photo, any suggestions on keeping them facing out?
I tried pinning them to the bag using the buttons but it also makes the buttons hang cockeyed
So...I signed up for the White Day exchange and listed my husbandos and I'm suddenly really afraid that I might get into a bidding war with the person who has me as their giftee. Yikes...
In other news, my clear bag is here, but I'm still waiting on my first round merch to arrive. I need to decide on a base bag too.
Building an outfit with my bag slowly. Currently I own just two straps and the bag but have some commissions coming my way to make them into charms.
Idk if to use the blue jacket on top of the school uniform since it's related to my husbando and all but it seems too much? Any advice on that guys? I love the jacket a lot but I don't know how to make an outfit for it.
Have you considered a split bag? One half green and one half red? It's easy enough to make on ArtsBovine and it would really make the dual bag cuter and you can put the green scheme character on the red side and vice versa for contrast to make the merch pop.
I need your guys' expert help! haha I'm building my first ita bag. All of these items are on their way. The buttons with the red rings are 3 inches and the the rest are 2.25 inches. It still feels a bit bare. Once it arrives and I arrange everything I was thinking of adding more chains, crowns or a clear cover bag and plishies.