What Is Kigurumi? (Key-gu-ru-mee)
A type of cosplay that employs a full body suit, similar to a fur suit. It is most commonly used with animal costumes but can also be worn to emulate people, mechs, mascots, etc. Kigurumi are dressed in character from head to toe. They usually wear masks that encompass their entire head rather than just their face. Characters like Mickey Mouse from Disneyland and Barney from Barney the Dinosaur are referred to as Kigurumi in Japan.
Kigurumi is a part of Japanese culture, which represents performing people who dress up like popular cartoon characters. The word is actually a combination of the Japanese words kiru (to wear) and nuigurumi (stuffed toy). Often seen in places like anime conventions, theme parks and even shopping malls, a kigurumi costume always adds to the festivity of the occasion. Even from American culture, things like football mascots and Winnie the Pooh can be worn and considered kigurumi suits. There is no limit, in fact, to the amount of things a kigurumi costume can be. Their range often includes:
■Pikachu ■Hello Kitty ■Winnie the Pooh ■Anime characters ■Anima
ANYWAYS, sorry, longer post than I thought! The Kigurumi Kids are available in the STORE now! Please check out Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts to see the rest of the release and the awesome DT creations! And we have a special guest too so please hop over there.
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