Usamimi, or rabbit ears, is basically the shape these headbands make on your head. The pictures below shows some beautiful girls sporting them.
|I think this is Kumikki lol but don't count my words on it.|
|Xiaxue - one of my fav. blogger.|
|and finally Masuwaka Tsubasa!|
Cute or not is up to you, but I do think this trend is cute and therefore wanted to obtain one or two of these headbands. Now, in order to tie this in with our blog, I did find an anime example (lol).
|I think she is from Lucky Star|
Now, not only were these headbands hard to find on the internet, they were also super expensive. How much do you think it's worth? I think ummmmmmmm....maybe $5 - $10. Since it's not very hard to make, I decided to try making one or two. I found a couple of tutorials by googling "DIY Usamimi". Some people have written extensive tutorials for these, so I won't repeat it.
Basically, I just bought some fabric from my local fabric store (1/4 yard), sew it together, put some wire in it, and Voila! Super simple and fast if you have a sewing machine. If not, just sew by hand.
|I just folded this fabric in half and stitched both sides|
|This one was one of the quilting squares they sell at fabric stores. I cut it in half and connected them to make a long strip.|
|The wire in the middle were taped so that it doesn't poke you later.|
|making the pointy "ear" part|
|final product modeled by Honekoneko (with Stuart in the back)|
|Me wearing it >.<|
|Me wearing #2 XD|