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Kawaii DIY Kiki Bow Tutorial

Whether you think Kiki (from Kiki’s Delivery Service) wore her bow because it was significant, or just part of her personal style, there is no denying that it is a statement piece that sets her apart from the rest of Studio Ghibli’s heroines. *_*


Now, you can create your own statement head bow just like Kiki’s with our tutorial by Head Troublemaker (and now Bowlady) Kaila@.@

This bow is just perfect and isn’t just for cosplaying because there are so many ways to integrate it with your personal, kawaii style!  n_n


Kawaii Tutorial Time!


For this tutorial, you need the follow materials:

  • Red fabric (maybe a yard or so will be fine :D)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Needle and red thread
  • Rubber hair tie
  • Cotton stuffing
  • Optional: sewing machine


For the bow base, the measurements for the red fabric would be 14.5 cm (H) x 16 cm (W).


DIY Fuzzy & Fluffy Soot Sprites Tutorial

Hello Kawaii JapanLovers! @.@

Our resident Kawaii Illustratior Little Miss Paintbrush  :hearteyes: has prepared this easy & fun tutorial for all My Neighbor Totoro & Spirited Away fans!  *_*

A pair of googly eyes + ball of black yarn =  :hearteyes:


What is a Soot Sprite?

Susuwatari (Japanese ススワタリ; “wandering soot”), also called Makkuro kurosuke (真っ黒黒助; “pitch-black assistant”), is the name of a fictitious yōkai which was devised by Hayao Miyazaki, drawn by Ghibli studios and known from the famous anime-productions My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away where, in the former, they are identified as “black soots” in early subtitles and “soot sprites” or gremlins in the later English dubbed version. @.@ (source)




  1. Cardboard
  2. 2-3 inches circle-shaped object that you can trace around
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors (and a cutter knife, not pictured)
  5. Wide-eyed needle
  6. Googly eyes
  7. Black knitting yarn
  8. Hot Glue/Glue gun and glue stick (not pictured)

Tutorial Time!

DIY Soot Sprites

1. Trace a circle on the cardboard using a round object (I used a lens cap ^^) and a pencil. You will need two (2) circles.

2. Cut the 2 circle shapes with your scissors.

3. Draw another circle inside the 2 circles. If you want your soot sprite to be fluffier, make the inner circles a little bit bigger.

4. Cut out the smaller circle with a cutter knife. This will leave you with two donut-shaped cardboard cut-outs.


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