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/blogs/itastyle

itastyle

Itabag instructionals and information

itaSTYLE: Baseless Rosette Tutorial
itaSTYLE: Baseless Rosette Tutorial

I’m here to explain that other type in this edition of itaSTYLE: How to Make Baseless Rosettes, starring Kizuna Ai! Make sure you read the previous itaSTYLE first.

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itaSTYLE: Hollow Base Rosette Tutorial
itaSTYLE: Hollow Base Rosette Tutorial

There are two common ways to make rosettes. One where you create a hollow base and the other way is baseless. There are pros and cons to each, and in this tutorial I will go over hollow base rosettes!

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itaSTYLE: How to Pick Out and Use Badge Covers
itaSTYLE: How to Pick Out and Use Badge Covers

We’re gonna talk about badge and other merch covers. These puppies let you safely attach your merch to really whatever you want without worry of damage. The future is now, get on with it! We’ll show you how to find merch covers and how to apply them.

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/blogs/inspiration-station

inspiration station

How we make our bags. Refuel, decorate, and get inspired!

Inspiration Station: Kacchako Affectuator
Inspiration Station: Kacchako Affectuator

Does this bag look familiar to you? If you said "It's that Kacchako bag", then you're correct! We're gonna go over the infamous Kacchako Affectuator for this Inspiration Station. 

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Inspiration Station: Simple Outside Decorations
Inspiration Station: Simple Outside Decorations

There are many bags, like our Affectuator Backpack and OTB Tote, that come with lace or side mounting points. Observing people with these bags, we noticed one thing: those things are criminally underused! In this short Inspiration Station I’ll go over a really simple decoration I whipped up using $3 worth of materials from Daiso, zip ties, plain printer paper, scissors for creating a trimmed edge and hanging badge covers.

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Inspiration Station: Counting to Ten
Inspiration Station: Counting to Ten

Today, let's go over this black OTB tote bag I decorated, as seen on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. A very rare specimen indeed, as I don't decorate black often. ( ̄︶ ̄;) On this occasion, I found it more befitting than using any other color. If white was available, I would have gone with that option. (•̀o•́)ง Yosh! Let's go.

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/blogs/news

News

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The New Deal

Oh wow, we made it to 2019. Thank you everybody!

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December Plans and Kickstarter Results

It’s time for Customer Appreciation Month! A year ago this month, we published the first rendition of the Co-Kan website complete with two pages and a line-art Coo-kun. It looks horrible, I love it. Customer Appreciation Month is when we look back & give thanks to you, the customers, by letting you upload photos of your Co-Kan goodies and share your experiences.

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News: The Truth About Co-Kan

The Co-Kan team goes into detail about who we are, what we're doing, and why we're doing it! Also, information about our kickstarter.

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/blogs/miscellaneous

Everything else

Random blogs and staff musings go here!

mō ichi do PLEASE!: Understanding Nakama

Welcome to a brand new blog series: mō ichi do PLEASE! We will discuss nuances, mistranslations, and trivia regarding the Japanese language. In this first post, we’ll go off of our previous Anime Unearthed: Shounen article by explaining “nakama” and how it differs from other words for friendship - you’re gonna need to know this if you wanna become the pirate king or the next hokage!

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Anime Unearthed: Shounen

Welcome to Anime Unearthed! We talk about anime around here. Why? Because we can. We’ll continue where we left off by discussing the simple pleasures in life - shounen anime. Shounen anime is definitely the most prevalent and popular anime group in the west.

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Anime Unearthed: Target Demographics

Welcome to Anime Unearthed - the series where we talk about anime, because why not? For our first post in this series, we’ll start very simple by discussing target demographics.

Target demographics are the lens that we see a genre through - a shounen romance will behave differently than a seinen romance, for example. To make things relatively simple, manga is published in magazines by target demographic. Shounen Jump is a well known example of this.

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