wikiHow to Dress Kawaii (Japanese Cute)

Kawaii is a Japanese word that means cute, and it has its own associated style.


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    Consider your style. This is about being mega cute, colorful but sweet and not too noisy. Draw manga and anime, perhaps by watching some YouTube videos about it. Discuss Japanese culture and clothing with your friends to shape your own views. Play Dance Dance Revolution to kawaii Japanese songs with your buds, try learning some Japanese and maybe some calligraphy, and write messages with love, peace symbols in Japanese to friends. There are many ways.
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    Consider your clothing. Try to dress colourfully, see cute anime colorful pictures, they'll get you in the mood. Rainbows, polka dots, stripes, peace signs, happy faces, cute animals... casual but colorful. Try out some oriental clothing in alternative clothes stores, and don't be afraid to try something bold. Shirts with cute characters paired with a cute tutu skirt or some dungarees are very cutesy and suit this look perfectly. If you don't want to spend too much money, you can always try investing in things like socks, tights, headbands and even cute wigs if you are into that.
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    Change your hair. Spikes, accessories and slick hair is what's "it" in kawaii style. Get some gel and work your hair into a manga character style. While bangs are not necessarily, they still fit really well into the look. Then a simple headband with colors or some colorful clips from the infant section of a clothing store will do.


  • Don't just dress kawaii, live it. If you don't feel comfortable in it, don't.
  • Be yourself too, never become some other character, be you, that's the most important tip; if you are not yourself, people will call you poser.
  • Be friendly, no one will like you if you're mean.
  • Cut fringe/bangs. If you don't want to cut your hair, you can buy fake fringes/bangs. Fringes make you look innocent, adorable and kawaii.


  • If you go overboard, be prepared to become accustomed to stares and comments. Only be over-the-top if you're sure you can handle it!
  • People may call you a poser, a player, or some kind of imitation. Shrug it off and smile.

Things You'll Need

  • J-pop or K-pop
  • Colourful hairclips
  • Bangs (if you want)
  • Cutesy, happy clothing
  • Loads of anime and manga!

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