Kigurumi comes from the Japanese verb kiru (meaning to wear) and the noun nuigurumi (meaning stuffed toy) and more simply in the UK they are known as animal onesies or pyjamas. Brought to fame in various reality TV shows, these all-in-one animal costumes have become a favourite for Fancy Dress Parties as well as just for lounging around the house in.
Animal onesies or Kigurumi are comfortable to wear and functional despite their wacky appearance. Some of the most popular styles are Cats, Panda, Lions and Tigers but there are literally hundreds of different animals to choose from. Kigurumi are also produced in various characters from Japanese anime and are linked strongly with Furry Fandom and the ever increasing Cosplay following.