Well winter is coming and some have you are preparing yourselves to hibernate…well we at JWS are here to let you sleep till spring…in perfect comfort!
The creative team at Bibi Lab have been at it again. The inventive brand dedicated to bringing weird and wonderful items out into the world have delighted us with life-sized human-shaped pillows, mosquito net jumpsuits and even sailor-style schoolgirl uniforms for men.
Now there’s another item we’ll be adding to our growing collection of Bibi Lab products: the giant anime-style pigtails pillow.
Previously, Bibi Lab brought out a giant, brown-coloured pigtail—or twintail as they’re known here—pillow in homage to the hairstyle that’s so popular in Japan. With its straight up-and-down design, though, the hug-pillow looked more like a pair of tanned arms than a mane of dark hair. With that experience behind them, they’ve decided to perfect the pigtail look with a cute, wavy style, complete with face-covering bangs. Anyone who walks in on you now will know you’re dressed up as a style of hair.
The larger-than-life hairstyle is super soft and shiny and once you’re in, you can hug, hold and hide inside your ‘hair’, allowing for a number of cute poses. Bibi Lab outlines ten specific positions to try, in three exceeding levels of difficulty which correspond to how much you’ll be giggling as you do them.
The beginner’s level starts out with the “Three River Side Snuggle“. Lie in the middle, cosy up to one side and you’ve got three ‘rivers’ of warmth.
Fold the two pigtails on top of each other, straddle them and you’ve got the “Three River Vertical Snuggle“.
The term, Nihon Hyakkei refers to the 100 famous views of Japan. This is the “Yumemi Hyakkei“, because the only thing you’ll be seeing in this position is 100 yume, or dreams.
Moving on to the intermediate level, we have the “Wrap-Around Computer Table“, perfect for reading or laptop use.
Criss-cross the pigtails inside each other and you have “The Monolith”, which comes in handy when you want to watch TV.
An additional twist gives you the perfect headrest for a good sob. This one’s appropriately called “Tied Up in Knots Because of Your First Love”.
And for some extra head support, there’s the “Head-Holding Hard Hug“.
And now for advanced use, you can try the “Tsubame Gaeshi“, or “Return of the Swallow“, which is both a sword technique that can slash off the topknot of a samurai warrior and a judo throw that will land you on the floor. Either way, you’ll be covering your face in fear.
And for the lovebirds who want to watch each other’s backs, there’s the “Meeting Heads” position, which is handy for keeping an eye out for enemy approaches in the lounge room.
And when people give you a time-out in the corner for all your crazy antics, you can do it in comfort with ”The Wall Stand“.
Available from online retailer Rakuten Ichiba for 10,800 yen (US$90.34), the pillow itself is 150 centimtres (4.9 feet) long and filled with two different materials; soft cotton for the pigtails and microbeads for the headrest area.
It includes two covers; a blue spandex one for the hot summer months and a black velveteen cover for the colder winter months so you can wear your pigtails any time of the year!
To see just how soft and fluffy the pillow is, take a look at the video below.
And, as with all hair, remember to keep away from open flames!
Bibi Lab, don’t ever stop creating. We can’t wait to see what other wacky items you’ve got lined up for us in the future!
Source and Images: Bibi Lab