A penguin arrives during a snowstorm

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from the Kigs company suggesting I try a product called a kigurumi costume.   I wondered, “What is a kigurumi?” Is this (yet again) a product that I have not been informed of?  Talk to me, people.  I need to know these things.  I was intrigued.  The email described the product as a ‘Japanese style animal costume.’ This sounds like fun.  So they offered me an animal costume to try out for one of my children.  We emailed each other, my son picked the animal he liked out of a variety of choices, I ordered at Amazon and within days, there was a package at my door.  It was so easy.  And this is December, mind you.  When any number of things could have gone wrong with the item, the shipping, etc.  It was beautiful.  Magical, even.  And I am not even exaggerating.  The whole process from ordering to delivery was seamless.

So, on one of the coldest days of the year (about 20 degrees most of the day) when a snowstorm had rolled into town, our kigurumi arrives.  I didn’t know what to expect from this package but there were squeals of delight from both my kids when the penguin emerged from the snowy carton.  It is super cute.  And super soft.  It is made of fleece. And it is well made.  But what really amazed me about the kig was the transformation of the person in it.  Now I had a penguin in the house.  There was penguin talking.  Ack. Ack.  Penguin waddling.  I thought I was at the aquarium.  There was lots of laughter and joking between my kids.  Then my daughter asked, “Can I try it on?”  “Sure, why not?”  Truth be told, I thought she would think she was too old or too mature.  I was wrong.  Again.  There seems to be a pattern here!

Anyway, I highly recommend this product.  It would be fun for a sleepover or a party or just hanging out.  And it’s warm and cuddly. Cuddly is not a word I use often but it fits here.  They make them for kids and adults. The photos don’t really do them justice.  Not even my photos.  So check out the website www.kigurumis.com  or do what I did and order from Amazon.  Here’s the link to kids kigurumi Amazon page: kigurumi.  They have other styles like a dinosaur, a red panda (which would have been my number one pick – just saying!) and well, go check it out.  I think this is a cool gift idea…for Christmas or any occasion really.  Go kigs!

How cute is this penguin?

How cute is this penguin?



2 thoughts on “A penguin arrives during a snowstorm

  1. When I first started reading this, I thought ordering an animal costume from Japan would be a risk, but it seemed to work out really well! Cute pic! My son loves penguins and he loved this idea. :)

    • Hi Mamapotamus! If I understand it correctly , the company was founded in the UK and has expanded to the US and our penguin came from somewhere extra cold in the States!! It is really cute and soft! Your son would love it! Thanks! Let’s keep in touch!

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