Gotta get that Japanese practice in XD
We all know kigus have been mostly tied in with anime for a long time.
But did you know that Gyaru are into them as well?
They were usually used with Manba or Ganguro makeup.
Buuuuuut I don't really use Manba all that much. At least anymore.
But regardless, I was able to commission an amazing friend of mine for a kigu!
Blanko Crafts is an indie shop where you can get custom kigus.
You can also find these really nice Moo Moo Milk candles (when in stock)!
🔥 April Shop Update 🔥 I'm working hard on listing these 3 items, they will be available in the shop sometime later this month :) Mini LonLon Milk Candles (sold as a set of 2), Small Lon Lon Milk Candles and Kirby Cropped Tshirts! pic.twitter.com/yAXWsU3vlP— Blanko Crafts @ Shop update 4/26 (@BlankoCrafts) April 6, 2021
There are full customization options for the designs and sizes.
I contacted my friend at her shop with my goal in mind.
Shiny Alolan Raichu
Anyone that knows me, knows I am all about Alolan Raichu.
Since playing Sun and Moon, I became super obsessed.
I try to get as much merch and art as I can.
I was able to work with her on suitable design and measuring.
From start to finish, I was shown the progress and it was amazing.
Shiny Alolan Raichus colors and shapes coming together 😍 pic.twitter.com/zrnS8kIU9M— Blanko Crafts @ Shop update 4/26 (@BlankoCrafts) April 1, 2021
I got to see the original sketch, what fabrics and supplies were purchased as well as the final.
And here it is!
Isn't it precious? I opted for the party kigu.
Shiny Alola Raichu! 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/HnMHlkDik9— Blanko Crafts @ Shop update 4/26 (@BlankoCrafts) April 13, 2021
Super sweet and helpful! Every question or concern I had was answered. Was in constant contact with her as we worked on the commission planning together. Even going as far as checking on which color fabrics to use! As you'll notice, Shiny Alolan Raichu is a dark brown. She checked in with me and together we made the decision.
For the amount of care and hard work she puts into her creations, I would say that these prices are just right. As a creative, we tend to sell ourselves short especially if we have to buy supplies for each project. I admire her for how she handles her shop.
Crazy fast and very protected! When it was all said and done, I got my order in perfect condition along with extra buttons, a bag and a sweet hand-written note!
Clean stitching and amazing construction. These kigus are definitely not mass-produced and you can tell all the love and care that goes into making them. I have fallen in love with it and if I could, my closet would be full of them!
I was given clear-cut instructions on how to measure myself properly. I don't really make clothing without a pattern but it was mind-blowing how numbers turn into something that can be worn. And it fit me so comfortably and perfectly! It has an open back so I will be extra cool even when I get to use it at a future con!
This was my first experience with Blanko Crafts and it was wonderful. I am
extremely happy with the entire thing. She is willing to work with you on
every step of the way and creates high quality kigus. I also appreciate the
fact that her kigus have POCKETS. YES. AND THEY ARE DECENT SIZE! Very helpful especially if you're going to an event where you don't want to carry such a huge bag. It is also great that there are so many options for what kind of kigu or cape you want. And if you're unsure of something, you can always just ask! I highly recommend this shop!
Here are the photos from my mini shoot. I think I had a little too much fun with this honestly XD
But it's totally fine. It's for the review and for Shiny Alolan Raichu!
What do you think? Does this make you want to get one now?
Let me know what you thought about this review~