What is Kigurumi?
More than just Japanese animal pajamas... kind of
"Kigurumi" comes from a combination of two Japanese words: kiru ("to wear") and nuigurumi ("stuffed toy"). Traditionally, it referred specifically to the performers wearing the costume, but the word has since grown to include the costumes themselves. In Japan, kigurumi costumes are worn as a way to break the conventions of traditional dress… or just as comfy pajamas!
In addition to pajamas, kigurumi make great everyday clothes. They are quick to put on and you can wear them over your dull, normal clothes. In seconds, your life will go from tedious to old school stupendous.
The relaxed fit of kigurumi costumes makes them a solid choice for lounging around the house on a lazy Sunday, taking care of business during a hectic day at the office or stealing the show at your next costume party.
Kigurumi Shop's costumes are manufactured by Sazac, the most respected and successful kigurumi manufacturer. Sazac pays great attention to detail by using the highest quality material insuring that your kigurumi will last. You're sure to love your Sazac kigurumi, whether wearing it to a party or to bed.
Our kigurumis come in two different kinds of fabric – fleece and pile. The fleece fabric is slightly heavier, making these kigurumi a good choice for pajamas or outdoor wear. The thinner pile fabric is good for warmer environments, such as indoor parties or hot climates.
The difference is subtle and we feel that fleece or pile kigurumis are comfortable in any situation. Remember, you can always alter what you wear underneath your kigurumi.
The wrist and ankle cuffs on all of our kigurumi costumes are elasticized.
Kigurumi are one-size-fits-all. Simple, right? They are made to be loose fitting and will accommodate adults and children who are at least five feet tall.
For more info, check out our Kigurumi Measurements page.
You just wore your kigurumi to a crazy party over the weekend and now you need to clean it so you look sharp for your important business meeting on Monday? No problem! We know you're kind of a big deal and don't have time for dry cleaning. All of our kigurumi costumes are machine washable and can stand repeated cleanings without losing their shape. Win!
Visit our Washing Your Kigurumi page for detailed instructions.