Kigurumi.ca is proud to be involved with the Centenarian Shuffle, a walking event to raise money towards integrative cancer care. If you're in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013; why not get involved? For more information and to register, check out www.centenarianshuffle.ca.
We'd like to thank everyone who came out for Pillow Fight Day 2013: Montreal - we had an amazing time and we hope you did too!
The weather Gods were with us (well, kind of) and the sun was shining in the only relatively frigid Montreal weather. Of course once pillows started flying, one only needed a t-shirt (or a Kigurumi!) to stay warm amidst all of the feathery mayhem.
A special thanks to: Wally from HighOnBeats.com for providing the music which added to the excellent vibes of the occasion; the overwhelming media presence filming and interviewing people at the event (although, clearly you should have put your cameras down and joined in, just saying); as well as Motel Raphaël for being awesome and including the pillow fight in their music video.
Photo cred: Christine Wilson & The Green Geekette.
Every year, massive pillow fights are held in cities around the world for International Pillow Fight Day. Those who've attended these events in the past know that they're tons of fun, and we're thrilled to be organizing this year's festivities!
This year's theme: Kigurumis! Yes, that's right! This year's giant urban pillow fight will be in the name of comfort and coziness! Time to grab your favourite kigurumi out of the closet and suit up for a pillow fight for the ages. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal!
- Soft pillows only
- Swing lightly - many people will be swinging at once.
- Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras
- Remove glasses beforehand
- This is the perfect chance to wear your kigurumi, but pyjamas and "regular people" clothes are also acceptable!
- Be amazing and stick around for a few minutes to help cleanup (we're looking at you, feather pillow-bringers!) *optional
So get PUMPED, and on April 6th bring your soft pillow, inner child, and your comfiest kigurumi to Philips Square at 3pm for an absolutely EPIC PILLOW FIGHT!
Oh, and invite your friends!
From classic Disney to classic Pokemon and golden ducks to golden unicorns, there's a little something for everyone in these nine new styles!
Official licensed Sanrio "Bad Badtz-Maru" kigurumi onesie. If you're looking for a penguin with some Japanese flare, this is the onesie for you!
Official Disney-licensed Chip kigurumi onesie and Dale kigurumi onesie from Disney's Chip 'n' Dale. Chip is the schemer of the duo, and Dale is the goof - and they're always up for mischief! Get a friend to be your partner in crime!
You'd have to be a quack not to fall in love with this Duck kigurumi onesie! This onesie fits the "bill' if you want to be "quacking" everyone up with your mad waddling skillz.
For the times where being a dragon is simply not enough...you need to be a FIRE dragon! If you prefer things hot hot hot and have a fierce personality, the Fire Dragon kigurumi onesie is for you.
Feeling a little magical? Fantastical? Grow some wings and fly away in this Golden Unicorn kigurumi onesie!
Official Capcom-licensed Felyne kigurumi onesie (a.k.a. Airou) from the Monster Hunter video game series. Time for a quest!
Official Nintendo-licensed Piplup kigurumi onesie from the Pokemon series. Pff, who needs Turtwig or Chimchar when you're as cute as this!
Official Toei-licensed Tony Tony Chopper kigurumi onesie from the One Piece series. Everyone's favourite reindeer pirate doctor (rumble ball abilities not included).
We are so excited to announce that you can find us in the dealers' area at this year's G-Anime. It's our first time attending, and we can't wait!
Held at Gatineau's Palais de Congrès, G-Anime (January 25th-27th, 2013) is Canada's only fully bilingual anime convention promoting Japanese animation, graphic novels, and culture. Now in its fifth year, the event boasts a masquerade competition, gaming tournaments, musical performances, and so much more. A selection of this year's guests of honour include:
- Olivier Visentin, voice actor (How to Train your Dragon, Eyeshield 21)
- Marie Bilodeau, author (Heirs of a Broken Land)
- Jay Odjick, comic writer & artist (The Raven)
- Suzie Girard, award-winning cosplayer
Happy holidays, kigurumi fans!
No orders will be shipped during our holiday break from December 22nd to January 6th. Orders for in-stock items placed in this time period will be shipped on Monday, January 7th.
While we're off, we're offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING*! Use discount code "HAPPYHOLIDAYS" on the last page of checkout to apply the discount.
See you in the new year!
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted photos and artwork. You're all amazing!
People's Choice - Photo: Alison Klymchuk Prize choice: Tigger kigurumi onesie
People's Choice - Artwork: Eva Lajoie Prize choice: Pink Gloomy Bear kigurumi onesie
Staff Favourite - Photo: Jennifer Baba Prize choice: Red Panda kigurumi onesie
Staff Favourite - Artwork: Andrew Chu Prize choice: Black Gloomy Bear kigurumi onesie
Bring it on, winter! We've got three new gloved styles to get us through this season.
Good times are sure to be "rattling" up if you're wearing this Snake kigurumi onesie! No doubt everybody will find you hisssssssterical.
Official licensed Mori Chack Gloomy Bear kigurumi onesies. Gloomy bear is the naughty grizzly. He's a little over 6 feet and weighs as much as 2000 pomegranates. He's well trained for the most part, but he can never remember that he's not supposed to attack humans.
Time to ready your cameras and sharpen your pencils! We're giving away kigurumi onesies to FOUR lucky winners this holiday season! Simply submit photos or artwork of you and your friends in our kigurumi onesies from Monday December 3rd until Friday December 14th, 2012 and you’ll qualify to win a kigurumi onesie of your choice!
Four winners will be selected by category:
Photo - Staff Favourite
Artwork - Staff Favourite
Photo - People's Choice*
Artwork - People's Choice*
|Own a kigurumi onesie? Cool! Send us your photos!||Don't own a kigurumi onesie? No problem!
Draw yourself in one! (Digital submissions accepted.)
*(most "likes" on Facebook)
How to enter:
1. "Like" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KigurumiCanada)
2. Post your photo(s)/artwork on our Facebook timeline.
3. We'll add your submission to our contest album.
1. Follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/KigurumiCanada)
2. Tweet your photo(s)/artwork to us @KigurumiCanada with the hashtag #KigurumiGiveaway
3. We'll add your submission to our contest album.
1. E-mail your photo(s)/artwork to us at [email protected].
2. We'll add your submission to our contest album.
See our current submissions and help us select our winners by liking your favorite photo!
We can't wait to see all of your creations! Good luck!
Winners will be contacted by e-mail or by phone, so make sure we're on your safe list! By submitting photos and entering the Kigurumi Holiday Giveaway Contest, you agree to the contest rules. Click here to view full contest rules.
Oh, bother! More kigurumi to have to choose from...introducing, the Pooh collection!
Where's the hunny? Go on the hunt in an official Disney's Winnie the Pooh kigurumi onesie!
T-I-double-guh! You'll never stop bouncing in this official Disney's Tigger kigurumi onesie.
Whether you're hunting woozles or heffalumps, the fun never stops in this official Disney's Piglet kigurumi onesie!
Though you'd be playing the part, we think it'd be pretty hard to be pessimistic and gloomy in a Disney's Eeyore kigurumi onesie!
'Tis the gift-giving season, and we know that a kigurumi is a present that anyone would love! If you're hoping to order a kigurumi and receive it in time for the holidays, listed below are the delivery options we have available and their respective cut-off dates for timely delivery.
Expedited Parcel ($9): December 12
Xpresspost ($19): December 18
Priority ($29): December 19
Contact us to get better estimates and recommendations specific to your location.
Whoa, it's hard to believe that our little business has been around for an entire year. We literally started as a "haha, wouldn't it be funny if..." idea, and because of YOU it's grown to be so much more. In celebration of cuteness and comfort, we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all Canadian orders for the rest of today and tomorrow with the code "ONEYEAR". Thanks for an amazing first year, everyone.
Two more new styles just got in to crash the Halloween party!
It really doesn't take much to love a dog, and it isn't hard to see why. All the world's greatest and worst people loved dogs (N.B. made-up fact). And now, you too can be loved by the world's greatest and worst people in this Corgi Dog kigurumi onesie.
This one's for you feisty fire-breathers out there. Show off your serpentine traits and wise-man eyebrows in this Dragon kigurumi onesie.
Introducing our super spooky and mischievous Halloween kigurumi collection! Clearly, black is the new black.
Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? It didn't have the guts! Make no bones about it, we can't stop singing "Dem Bones" while wearing this Skeleton kigurumi onesie.
Who says you can't look cute and badass at the same time? You can sleep all day and party all night in this Bat kigurumi onesie.
Meeeeow! You'll be spookily on the purrrrr-owl in this Midnight Cat kigurumi onesie. Wear it when you're feeling cuddly, or go cross someone's path if you're feeling extra mischievous.
This one's perfect for Halloween, Tim Burton movie marathons, and Kingdom Hearts fans. Look sharp in this officially-licenced Jack Skellington kigurumi onesie from Disney's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"!
Halloween is fast approaching, and if you're thinking of donning a kigurumi onesie this season, awesome choice! Honestly, the best thing about kigurumi onesies is that they're not just flimsy costumes that fall apart after one wear - they double as just about the most comfortable PJs ever, and are 100% machine washable.
If you are hoping to receive your kigurumi onesie before the 31st, make sure you place your order as soon as possible! We cannot guarantee that styles won't sell out before the cut-off date. The cut-off dates for guaranteed delivery by standard expedited parcel are listed below for each province (please allow for an extra day or two if you live in a remote area).
Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon: October 16
Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan: October 17
Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island: October 18
Nova Scotia: October 19
Ontario, Quebec: October 22
Orders placed after the 16th can still make it before Halloween, but we won't be able to make any guarantees (contact us if it's after the 16th and you're unsure).
So again please, don't wait until the last minute...we don't want to you spend more than you have to on shipping!
Hi kigurumi fans!
Marc and Maria, the co-owners of Kigurumi Canada, will be off getting married next week. Any orders placed on or after Friday, August 24th will not ship until Tuesday, September 4th.
We feel very bad for any inconvenience the delays may cause, so we're offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on all Canadian orders from today until September 4th. Use discount code "YAYMARMAR" on the last page of checkout to apply the discount.
Congratulations to Marc and Maria, and we'll be back with your regularly scheduled programming on September 4th!
If a website's awesomeness was dependent on its number of cat-related onesies, we just upped ours by two units of awesome. Aw yeah.
You'll be rolling with the fat cats wearing this awesome White Tiger Kigurumi. We know that you're a champion - show your true stripes and show everyone that ain't no one parties like a tiger parties. This style is available in fleece.
When is a croquet mallet like a billy club? You'll be grinning all the time in this official Cheshire Cat kigurumi onesie from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. This is currently available in terrycloth (fleece version coming in September).
There are only two words for this week's new additions: Totally. Awesome.
While we don't recommend attempting to glide from trees in this Flying Squirrel kigurumi onesie, we're pretty certain you'll find yourself in some pretty epic adventures while wearing it! This style has hidden side-seam pockets and is available in fleece.
Everyone's favourite genetic experiment, this is an official Disney-licenced Stitch kigurumi onesie. This style has hidden side-seam pockets and is available in terrycloth (fleece version coming in September).
We are so excited to announce that you can find us in the dealers' area of the Exhibition Hall at this year's Otakuthon. It's our first time attending, and we can't wait!
Held at Montreal's Palais de Congrès, Otakuthon (August 3-5, 2012) is Quebec's largest anime convention promoting Japanese animation, graphic novels, and culture. Now in its seventh year, the event boasts a masquerade competition, gaming tournaments, musical performances, and so much more. A selection of this year's guests of honour include:
- Tomoe Ohmi, singer and voice actress
- Adella, co-founder of cosplay.com, the largest US-based online cosplay community
- L'orchestre de Jeux Vidéo (OJV)
- The 404s, Canadian geek improv troupe
- Hello Kitty Leopard Print Kigurumi
- My Melody Kigurumi
- Keroro/Sgt. Frog Kigurumi
- Tony Tony Chopper Kigurumi (One Piece)
- Nyanpire Kigurumi
- Airou/Felyne Kigurumi (Monster Hunter)
These new styles definitely up the warm and fuzzy factor in our shop! Say hello to the Koala and Rabbit kigurumi onesies! These styles come in classic fleece.
Are you a Eucalyptus enthusiast? Would you prefer to remain motionless for 16-18 hours a day? Maybe this Koala kigurumi onesie is meant just for you.
You're nobody 'til some bunny loves you. ;) Walking is for losers! You'll see that hopping around is where it's at in this Rabbit kigurumi onesie.
We'll be bringing kigurumi onesies to Atomic Lollipop this weekend (July 14th & 15th). Atomic Lollipop is a weekend-long event full of whimsy, fun, and LOVE! You'll can find us in the Marketplace, or check out the Kigurumi Canada Blanket Forts! There are some crazy spectacular events planned, so if you haven't gotten a ticket yet, you're definitely missing out.
Some of the events we're looking forward to:
- Otakubaloo Dance Party
- Super Belligerent Disney Karaoke Funtime
- Mad Tea Party
- Pokemon Snap Contest (the winner gets a free kigurumi onesie!)
- Lightsaber Battle
- and of course, the Kigurumi Canada Blanket Forts!
If you were thinking there wasn't enough pink and blue in our collection, worry no more! We've added the most adorable pink pig and some wicked sweet unicorns to the collection. These styles come in classic fleece, and they all have the awesome hidden side seam pockets.
There's no way you'd ever be a "boar" in this Pink Pig kigurumi onesie! Just remember not to "hog" all the fun.
Try not to tell too many "corn"y jokes in this Blue Unicorn kigurumi onesie...
Feeling a little magical? Fantastical? Grow some wings and fly away in this Pink Unicorn kigurumi onesie!
This week's new styles bring out the wild side in all of us - are you a Cheetah on the run, a sleepy Sloth, or a chill Zebra? These styles come in a new, thinner fabric for spring, and they all have hidden side seam pockets - perfect for summer festivals!
Quick! Slip into this Cheetah kigurumi onesie before it gets the slip on you!
If the words "effort" and "try" are just not in your vocabulary, then the Sloth kigurumi onesie is for you.
Stressful day? Chill out in the Zebra kigurumi onesie. Calm, cool, and collected...this style will have you feeling great in no time.
We're teaming up with the superstars at Toronto's Atomic Lollipop (July 14th-15th, 2012) to bring you some very special programming!
"The Kingdom of Comfort is under attack by the Evil Army of Normal Clothing! Quick, the Forces of Fleece must retreat to our fortress of softness! Grab your kigurumis, your pajamas, your blankets, and pillows then meet us deep inside the impenetrable walls of the Blanket Forts! Fear not! For we will be safe inside our besieged castle as long as we have adequate supplies of snacks and games. And it is here, dressed in kigurumis (full-body one-piece Japanese animal pyjamas), that we will wait... and plot... for our eventual battle against all those who oppose the way of comfort."
Atomic Lollipop is a combined convention, music festival, and art experience. With a focus on Japanese youth culture and unique social experiences, the 2-day event offers a multitude of programming and attractions. From hands-on workshops to crazy outdoor activities and an epic all-night party, Atomic Lollipop is a unique convention experience designed for people who love to socialize, create, and play.
Get your tickets and onesies ready, Toronto...we'll see you at the forts!
UPDATE: The winner of the Pineapple Challenge contest is...Alex W. from Montreal! He's chosen a dashing Cheetah Kigurumi Onesie as his prize. Congratulations, Alex!
Help us fight cancer - win a kigurumi onesie and support a great cause!
We're very proud to announce that Kigurumi Canada will be having fun, getting dirty, and saving lives, all while wearing kigurumi onesies, at Montreal's first Pineapple Challenge on May 5th at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
To complete a 15-stage obstacle course, all while carrying a pineapple that we can't drop!
|Team Kigurumi FIERCE||Team Kigurumi FUN|
Katrina Kato Kelly
From now until May 5th, anyone who makes a donation to one of our teams will be entered in a draw to win a free kigurumi onesie of their choice! The draw will take place on May 6th, and the contest is open to donors from all countries. Here's how to enter:
- Step 1: Visit one of our Pineapple Challenge team pages (FIERCE or FUN) and make a donation - you'll have to keep your name public or else we won't know who you are! Every $5 you donate earns you one entry in the draw.
- Step 2: We need a way to contact you if you win, so let us know that you've donated - comment on this post, e-mail us your contact info, comment on the Facebook event, or send us a tweet.
- Step 3. Have FUN. Get DIRTY. SAVE LIVES!
You've been asking for more Japanese characters, and we're happy to announce that they're here! You can find them in the new Characters section of the shop.
One of our most popular requests from Pokémon lovers! This is the official Nintendo-licensed Pikachu Kigurumi Onesie, featuring black-tipped ears, brown stripes and lightning bolt-shaped tail.
Another favourite from Japan, the Hello Kitty Pink Kigurumi Onesie is sure to be one of our cutest styles. Features dark gray eyes and whiskers, yellow nose, pink bow, and Hello Kitty shaped pocket with "Hello Kitty" text.
How does one wash a kigurumi onesie? Are they dryer-safe? Does anyone actually like doing laundry, anyway?
If you're washing your kigurumi onesie for the first time, we recommend using the gentlest setting on your washing machine using cold water and any laundry detergent. This is to keep the fleece fluffy, protect the detailing on the face, and to prevent any dye from bleeding. For subsequent washes the colour should be set and you may use warm water if you wish. Fabric softener is optional.
*NEVER use chlorine bleach on your kigurumi onesie. Non-chlorine colour-safe bleach is okay.
DryingWe like to hang our kigurumi onesies to dry when we have the time, but they take more than a day to dry. If you are feeling lazier (or you just can't wait that long), you can use the gentlest setting (usually air dry/fluff air) on your dryer. What you want is the setting that uses room temperature air as opposed to hot air, which will promote shrinkage. Although not neccessary, dryer sheets will help prevent excess static on your kigurumi onesie (you can also just rub it down with a dryer sheet if you ever find it too staticky). To prevent wrinkles, try to take it out of the dryer as soon as it's done and hang/lay it flat.
*NEVER iron your kigurumi onesie. It won't be pretty.
Other TipsOver time, you may notice a bit of pilling on your kigurumi onesie. If it starts bothering you, we suggest picking up a fabric shaver (we got ours for under $10 on eBay). They're super easy to use and they get your kigurumi onesie looking like new in no time.
Photo: We Live They Sleep
Back in February, we had the pleasure of partying it up at the 4th annual Vous Êtes des Animaux show featuring BC's The Funk Hunters and Montreal's own Élo!i & Heights in their favourite kigurumi onesies! Wild times were had by all...be sure to check them out for some groovy tunes.
We found a friend!
UPDATE: Big congrats to Donald K. from Ottawa, the winner of our Cat City contest! He chose an Owl kigurumi onesie as his prize...a "wise" decision if you ask us. ;)
We've teamed up with IFHT to run a contest where one lucky winner will get a free kigurumi onesie! Visit Kigurumi Canada on Facebook to find out how you can enter.
It's been a snowy month here in Montreal, and we've been spending our weekends at Igloofest (think 10,000-person outdoor dance party) down at the Old Port. Even in the -20°C weather, we were warm and toasty in our kigurumi onesies (they even fit over our winter coats!). Here are some pictures from the event:
Need your Kigurumi for the Holidays?
Orders placed before 11:59pm on Monday, December 19th are guaranteed to arrive on or before Friday, December 23rd. After that, all bets are off!
Already got your Kigurumi?Don't forget to send us a picture of you (or the lucky recipient) having fun in it! We'll give you a discount code for $10 off your next order. Submit by e-mail, Facebook (click "Photo" in the share box on our wall), or Tumblr.
Wednesday night, and we were feeling like a night on the town. We decided on Bass Drive Wednesday at Le Belmont, and turns out Ajapai from Japan was playing that night - we were planning on wearing our Kigus anyway but this was especially fitting!
Orders received before December 16th are guaranteed to arrive on or before the 23rd. As always, you can get your own $5.00 discount code by becoming a fan and posting on our wall on Facebook. Awesome!
Woohoo! Our new arrivals are in and we're roaring to go. To celebrate, we want to give you a discount code for $5.00 off your next order! Here's how to get it:
1. "Like" us on Facebook.
2. Write something on our wall! Tell us what your favourite Kigurumi is, which ones you'd like to see in the shop, or just how your day went! We'll comment on your post with your code within 48 hours.
3. Be awesome.
Came across a beautiful collection of paintings by Australian artist Melissa Haslam today, all based on Kigurumi:
"Haslam, employing oil, presents young women dressed in full costume with great delicacy and an intimacy that proves her interest in the subculture includes some reverence as well." - Curated
You can find the rest of the collection here.
Initial response to the shop has been overwhelmingly positive and we are already sold out of our first collection of kigurumi! If you missed out, be sure to join our mailing list or join the waitlist for the item that you're interested in. We'll let you know when it's back in stock - it'll be just in time for the holidays!