Ita Bag

Ita bags are bags that have a transparent cover. They are great because every bag is different and personalized, depending on how you decorate it. Some people cover the bag with their husbando or waifu, while other people have themes like pastel colours. The rest of us just decorate it however we want!

I love ita bags because you won’t have the problem of losing pins or keychains, provided that they are inside the bag. There are different styles and sizes of ita bags. I decided to get a bigger one because I can fit my cosplays in there. I usually change into cosplay at conventions or photo locations. Plus, I have a bigger space to decorate. Safety pins are great for holding keychains and other things in place.

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How it works – there are two zippers.

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This one came with a band to hang keychains.

My ita bag will always be a work in progress, but here is how it looks as of right now:

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Since I got a bigger bag that I initially planned, I decided to include a variety of anime and other things. A lot of people decorate their ita bags with fake flowers. I decorated mine with an egg. I also have my Death Note and feather pen in there. They’re cosplay props, hahaha. You can see that I didn’t limit myself to only pins and keychains. You can do basically anything you want, and that’s what makes it a fun and creative DIY project. Small plushies are also popular.

If you’re curious about the things on my ita bag, they are:

  • sunny side up egg – originally a hair clip
  • Death Note – cosplay prop
  • feather pen – cosplay prop
  • Ryuk keychain (from Death Note) – originally a necklace
  • Rem keychain (from Death Note) – originally a necklace
  • Misa Amane keychain (from Death Note) – originally a necklace
  • Durarara!! button
  • Celty button (from Durarara!!)
  • Simon button (from Durarara!!)
  • Izaya button (from Durarara!!) x2
  • Mikasa button (from Attack on Titan)
  • Lelouch button (from Code Geass)
  • Dazai keychain (from Bungou Stray Dogs)

This is my third bag with anime accessories.

My Photo Editing Apps

I currently use 5 in total. I take just about all my photos from my phone, Samsung Galaxy S4.

1. Camera360

Sample pictures:

2. Cymera

Sample pictures:

3. Instagram

I keep the app installed on my phone for the filters. 

4. PhotoCollage

Once I’ve added a filter to more than one photo, I can make a collage with this app. Or, I can make the collage first then add a filter later. 

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5. MeituPic

I use this app for the stickers, but I mainly just use the strawberry sticker. 

Have fun taking photos!

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Hitachiin twins from Ouran High School Host Club

Purikura On The iPhone

Hello everyone, I will be blogging about purikura on the iPhone. My previous post, entitled Purikura! talks about what purikura is, for those of you guys that don’t know. This post will be talking about purikura again, only you don’t always have to go to photo booths for it… you can cheat and use apps on your phone! It doesn’t have to be the iPhone because it can be an iPod Touch or iPad and other phones such as the Samsung Galaxy have other apps. I will be talking about three but there are literally hundreds of editing apps to pick and choose from! I installed these apps last night and played around with them this morning so I’m not professional at this at all. Let’s get started!

First of all, I will be using this photo as the original:

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Okay, the three apps I used gave two different transformed photos. First, I used PhotoWonder and used an effect. I like Early summer. You can stop there and use PhotoWonder as a replacement app for Instagram, which I normally use. However, I wanted to make purikura photos today so I saved that photo and went to Camera360. With the saved photo from PhotoWonder, I used another effect on it from Camera360. I used the effect Sweet in Magic Skin. After that, I saved that photo and took it to GirlsCamera. With Girls Camera, I used a border and stamps and this was my end result:

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What a difference! I made a second photo by using a different effect from Camera360. I used Jelly in Light Color and with the help of GirlsCamera stamps, this was the final picture:

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The secret to making purikura photos on the iPhone is to use all sorts of different apps for a single photo. I only used three but you can use a lot more. Unless you find the most amazing app for purikura photos ever, have a couple or more apps just to be safe. With PhotoWonder, you can do more than just put an effect on a photo. You can actually liquify your face and body and therefore make yourself skinny. You can enlarge your eyes and make your mouth smaller and many other apps can also do this. These features – including red eye and acne removal – are just like photoshop. Of course photoshop is better but if you’re at a bus stop waiting for the bus or whatever, anyone can edit photos on the go. I am not going to explain how to do it because I don’t really want to edit my photos that way. I am satisfied with lighter colours and I actually really like it. I think I might use these apps for my normal photos more instead of Instagram – without the borders and stamps – but I will not use those extra features. I know that I can make my eyes bigger and all that but that could potentially make you look like an alien if you do it wrong.

I had GirlsCamera before and I used that app to write in my posts. See my post entitled Monolids and others. One thing that most people misunderstand is that a lot of girls and boys do not edit their photos because they’re insecure about themselves or that they’re fake. They’re not. Some people love it and they love seeing their photos really edited. You might not think it’s cool but they do. A lot of people get purikura or use Photoshop a lot because it’s part of their lifestyle. It’s not about insecurity, not at all. It’s part of lifestyle so what people have to know is that they should get to understand why they do certain poses or how they look or what they wear in photos and try to accept that. Of course there are people who edit their photos and claim that it wasn’t edited but that’s another category of people. I’m not talking about them.