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Have you ever desired to be just like girls that look like the most innocent, adorable people on the planet? Read this article to learn how to be kawaii yourself!

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Having Kawaii Attitude

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    Don't worry about race and ethnicity––these don't matter. Even if you are not Asian, you can still be Kawaii. Being Kawaii is more than just about race or ethnicity. Your body shape doesn't matter either, Kawaii girls can be short, tall, flat, curvy, or skinny!

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    Get the attitude. Kawaii girls have sweet, nice attitudes that everyone loves! They giggle a lot, are super kind to everyone around them, never pick fights, and are just pleasant to be around! Kawaii is all about being adorable, so find things that you like. Hello Kitty is super adorable and loved by many so that's a good place to start. Don't just get something because it is Kawaii, get it because you like it.

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    Get the look. Here's where the innocent, lovable image comes in. Kawaii girls dress in bright, frilly clothes that just scream "cute!". Think outfits like floral, childish/elegant, scalloped designs, patterned overalls, balloon shorts with bows, etc.

    • Go out shopping find the most adorable clothing you can find. Look for colour and cuteness, but, if you don't love and don't think it would look good on you, put it back. Don't buy something you don't like just because it is Kawaii.
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    Dress brightly and colorfully. Put lots of key chains and things like that on your backpack or purse. Kid Robot has some Kawaii stuffed animals. Accessorize well and make sure your outfits look good together.

    • Try finding old or used clothes and add lace, bows or other cute attributes.
    • Many things that don't seem kawaii can look great with some changes. For example, you could add cute animal stickers to white sneakers. Try adding lace to a normal skirt.
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    Do Kawaii makeup. Use black gel and/or liquid eyeliner, pink cream blush, sparkly pink lip gloss, and light concealer/foundation. You want a clean but innocent makeup look. For a good Kawaii makeup tutorial, watch Jemma Kuma's video on Kawaii makeup on YouTube.

    • Don't do anything sexy if you want to fully follow the kawaii style. Don't do smoky eye, for example.
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    Get your nails done. Look videos up on Youtube if you want a good idea for DIY ideas. Often Kawaii girls wear fake, long and accessorized nails. This might be too much for you, so you got to find out what suits you. Neatly manicured nails are also good and can work in lots of looks.

    • Try adding stickers to your nails. Just be careful not to paint over them. If would be best to add them after your nails are dry.
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    Keep your eyes as large as possible. In pictures, Kawaii girls always have eyes wide open. You can lay an ice-cold washcloth on your eyes for about five minutes, then apply some pearly eyeshadow to under your eyes, on your crease. Big eyes are cute, but don't worry if your eyes aren't big.

    • You could make your eyes appear larger by including lashes and applying eyeliner into a cat eye shape.
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    Do Kawaii hair. For hair, think "young child." Pigtails, side ponytails, braids, anything you'd see on a student in elementary school. Don't forget to add bows!

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    Be yourself. Add your own flair to the Kawaii style using whatever you like, and make the style your own.

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    Try watching anime. It is super fun and interesting and there is something for everyone. It's not all fighting and things like that! For example, try watching Peach Girl. It's great!

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    Surround yourself with friends, Kawaii or not. Really, labels don't matter at all. All that really matters is how much love and support you surround yourself with.

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    Have Kawaii role models. Look around online for great Kawaii women you can look up to. Make sure they make good decisions, are super nice and sweet, and use good language, because Kawaii girls never curse.

    • Many K-pop and J-pop idols are kawaii or have clothes that could be kawaii. Some look cuter than others. You can copy their outfit styles, which will make you look more kawaii. Go check them out!
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    Yes they do but don't waste a lot of money just for lots of kawaii things. Maybe buy a few things then a few months later or when you get more money, you can buy more.

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    Tell your parents that you can be who you want to be and that you'd appreciate their support. Of course, respect comes first, so speak nicely and tell them it won't cost them money as you'll use your own and improve your existing clothes yourself using DIY fixes. Show them pictures of kawaii to help them to better understand your intentions.

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      • Use cute little smiley faces! Like this for example: {◕ ◡ ◕}. You can find lots and lots online!

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      • Try to act as innocent as possible.

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      • If you just want to follow around people or be "cool" than don`t bother and just find your own style. If you do not enjoy these things then please don`t do this to yourself! If you just love the look, you can only follow that if you`d like.

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      • Even though you're Kawaii, do know that some people are still gonna hate, sadly. This isn't a fix for bad social situations. Just rock your style and ignore the people drinking Haterade!

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      • Don't use "desu" after every sentence unless you want to be labeled as a poser.

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      • Don't change your voice just to sound cute. This can come across as very unnatural and fake, Kawaii is about being your adorable self!

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      • Foundation/concealer
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      • Frilly clothing
      • Pastel eye shadow
      • Pastel nail polish

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      To be a Kawaii girl, dress in bright, colorful clothes with feminine details like frills and bows. Then, add key chains, clip-on stuffed animals, and other cute accessories to your backpack or purse. If you wear makeup, go for a clean, innocent look with pink blush and pink, sparkly lip gloss. Then, make your eyes look as big as possible by lining them with black eyeliner and applying white eyeshadow around the inner corners. Additionally, try doing your hair in braids, pigtails, side ponytails, or any other style you’d see on a young girl. To learn more, include how to develop a Kawaii girl personality, scroll down.

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      FAQs

      How to act like a kawaii girl? ›

      Get the attitude.

      Kawaii girls have sweet, nice attitudes that everyone loves! They giggle a lot, are super kind to everyone around them, never pick fights, and are just pleasant to be around! Kawaii is all about being adorable, so find things that you like.

      How can I make my face look kawaii? ›

      To get the soft kawaii style, start by using light, pastel eyeshadows or blush, natural eyebrow products, nose blush, freckles, and inner corner eye and nose highlight. These key elements with help you achieve a bright, innocent kawaii look!

      How to act more kawaii? ›

      Be sweet, kind, and empathetic.

      Kawaii babes have positive attitudes that everyone loves. Being kawaii is more than just dressing cute, it's about BEING someone people identify as a sweet, kind, and adorable person. Looking attractive or having good style means nothing when your attitude is crap!

      How to be a cute girl - wikiHow? ›

      For one, don't be afraid about acting a little shy and getting embarrassed if he compliments you. You can also wear some cute outfits, and try doing cute things. Cute things include being nice, smiling lots, opening your eyes wide, being easily excited, and teasing him in a good-natured way.

      Is kawaii cute or scary? ›

      Oh, kawaii is a Japanese word for being cute.

      What age is kawaii for? ›

      Due to its success, more and more kawaii characters were developed, even for older audiences. Although the trend was originally driven primarily by girls aged fifteen to eighteen, the concept of cute everyday items is now popular with all age groups.

      How do kawaii people dress? ›

      Kawaii clothes range from strawberry-print sweater vests to gingham skirts in shades of lavender, pink, and blue. However, there is also the Dark Kawaii aesthetic (also known as Yami Kawaii), which embraces navy, black, and darker colors, as the name suggests.

      What does kawaiii mean? ›

      Definition of 'kawaii'

      1. denoting a Japanese artistic and cultural style that emphasizes the quality of cuteness, using bright colours and characters with a childlike appearance. noun. 2. (in Japanese art and culture) the quality of being lovable or cute.

      Where is kawaii most popular? ›

      While Japan is the origin and Mecca of all things kawaii, artists and businesses around the world are imitating the kawaii theme.

      How can I be the prettiest girl? ›

      Taking care of your body by eating better, working out, and taking care of your skin and nails can not only make you look better but feel better and more confident, too. Working on your look, especially by wearing clothes that flatter your body shape, and style can also make you look and feel prettier.

      How to be pretty as a child? ›

      How to Look Pretty (Preteens)
      1. 1 Smile.
      2. 2 Experiment with natural-looking makeup.
      3. 3 Style your hair every day.
      4. 4 Wash your hair when it's oily.
      5. 5 Wear clothes that help you feel comfortable and confident.
      6. 6 Accessorize to show off your personality.
      7. 7 Keep your hands away from your face.
      8. 8 Wash your face twice a day.

      What is a kawaii personality? ›

      It can refer to items, humans, and non-humans that are charming, vulnerable, shy, and childlike. Examples include cute handwriting; certain genres of manga and anime; and characters such as Hello Kitty, as well as Pikachu from Pokémon.

      How do you make someone kawaii? ›

      You can draw almost everything in kawaii style (animals, things, people, etc.) as long as they have rounded angles and shapes. Don't forget that this design trend is about adorable and cute forms. Facial features are one of the most characteristic attributes of this style, so make them as friendly as possible.

      What makes a character kawaii? ›

      Kawaii can be different from one drawing to another.

      But the commonly seen characteristics include a big head, big eyes, small nose, with a slight expression or no expression at all. Humans, animals, and fictional creatures can be made into kawaii characters.

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