Saturday, September 22, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Kigurumi Kids Release!!

Today the owners of Yumi and Fumi, Renate and Leanne, are in Sacramento at the Original Rubber Stamp Convention. They are having a great time and will have lots more to share on the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog when they get back!

But before they left, they designed a new series of stamps called...

KIGURUMI KIDS

You might be wondering what is KIGURUMI?  Well, Leanne looked it up online and found this pretty awesome description from an Anime Cosplay Shopper Blog

I'll give you some of the definition and a couple of links so that you can read the whole concept and see some real Kigurumi costumes. 
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 ■Animals

Here's a link to a Kigurumi shop where you can browse and see all the fun outfits. :)

Now let's meet our Kigurumi Kids:

YUMICORN (You-me-corn):
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Eyes: E47, E44
Hair: E47, E44
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Hair under horn/Wings: V000, V01, Stickles
Shoes/Buttons/Horn: V17, V16, V12, Stickles

FUMI PANDA and CHASEZILLA (Chase-zil-la)
FUMI PANDA:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Eyes: G21 G24, G46
Hair: E47, E44
Panda Suit: Black, N8, N6, N4, N2

CHASEZILLA:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Eyes: E47, E44, E43
Eyebrows: E47, E44
Suit: G28, G46, G24, G21, YR23, YR21, YR20, Y02
AJ LION
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Eyes: E47, E44
Lion Suit: YR23, YR21, YR20, R20
Lion Mane/Nose: E37, E15, E13, Y02, E31
Were you expecting such cuteness?!?! Aren't they ADORABLE?!? As you can see they are perfect for Halloween, which is just around the corner folks! These cuties will be available in the STORE on Monday, 9/24. :)

Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Rosie

7 comments:

Rachel Parys said...

These are so stinkin' cool Rosie!! You do the most gorgeous work!

eva said...

all the kids look great! love them!

Kwilt said...
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Kwilt said...

Oh My...they are adorable! Rosie, you make these stamps come alive with your coloring!! Perfect shading, color choice...and look how cute you make those little noses! AJ Lion is my favorite. You are such an artist! Ü
Hugs! Kathy

cebelica said...

I've never heard of "kigurumi" before. It's true what they say ... (Almost) each day you learn something new. :)
These images are really cute. I especially like the "yumicorn". I mean, how could I not, when you make it pink and sparkly?! lol
Hugs! xx

Leanne said...

Awwww!!! These just about broke my face I couldn't stop smiling!! I agree with Rachel, gorgeous work sister!
Each and everyone has a personality that you bring to life, you have a wonderful talent.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing your talent.
Hugs!
;)

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