What the Craft: How to Make a Rilakkuma Kigurumi

Rilakkuma and all its cuteness! He’s super popular in Japan, but lately I’ve been seeing lots of Rilakkuma items pop up in different places here in the United States.

Anywho, I was scrolling through my YouTube subscriptions and I found a cool DIY for all you Rilakkuma lovers out there. I didn’t make this video, but I thought I’d share this tutorial by Youtuber, helenmelonhead. Check out more of her videos here. She has other tutorials like crocheting, nail art, and more DIY projects.


This tutorial is great because you can transform this kigurumi into any animal of your choice and you’re not just limited to making a bear. Mint was a great color choice too. Maybe because I love mint. Kigurumi’s are perfect for lounging around, plus you can look cute doing it, but they’re great for costumes also.

I have this video bookmarked for one of my to-do DIY projects, of course when I can find the time to bust out the good ol’ sewing machine.

Don’t forget to post pictures of your homemade kigurumis!

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