I have wanted a Usakumya purse ever since I discovered Lolita. After all, this bunny bear mascot is quite famous in our niche fashion community! Currently, I do not have have a dress in my wardrobe that would match this cute icon and do it justice. While this is a fact I hope to remedy this year, it does not mean that I can't enjoy a miniature version of the Usakumya rucksack in the meantime!
For those of you who may not know. I own a doll that is very similar to a ball-jointed doll named Hitomi. Hitomi is a Sweet Lolita, just like me! BABY has done multiple collaborations with VOLKS, a Japanese toy and doll company. In addition to a full BABY Lolita coordinate collaboration for dolls produced by VOLKS, occasionally these limited releases feature a doll size Usakumya rucksack.
As much as I would love to order these limited release brand coordinates for Hitomi, they have not been any releases for her doll size. Hitomi has similar measurements and scale to a Dollfie Dream Sister. Armed with my drive any measuring tape, this miniature Usakumya should be a perfect fit!
At the time that I placed my order there were two colorway options for this Usakumya. I was able to choose the pink and white combination, or the red and white version. Since Hitomi has primarily pink in her Sweet Lolita wardrobe, it was a easy decision. Both versions sold out quite quickly. so I am glad that I ordered the item when I did! There was no way I would miss this rare opportunity!
My package technically arrived on February 7th, 2018 but the package was unable to be delivered due to the inclement weather. Thankfully, I only need to wait a few days for my order! The rucksack only offered express shipping as an option, ouch. This shipping method also required a signature.
Similarly with other orders with BABY, my item arrived safely. The "express package" was a small priority mailbox. Everything was packaged very securely. It took me a bit to get to the items inside!
I absolutely love the added touch of the BABY insignia stamp on the box! There was no mistaking it.
I requested a brand shopping bag and my request was indulged! My order had been carefully encased in a plastic cover. I was excited to see that there was a surprise business card! But wait, there is an additional surprise. The card was actually a decal! I have wanted a brand decal to display on my baby blue Nissan Versa Note for quite some time. I was not even aware the BABY created such novelties themselves. I cannot wait to put it on my vehicle, cellphone or any other flat surface.
My mini Usakumya rucksack was wrapped carefully within lovely light pink folded tissue paper. As with most shipped items from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright the presentation was absolutely lovely.
Usakumya is too cute for words! For an item that is only a 13 centimeters tall, the details on this backpack are absolutely stunning! Each detail on this Usakumya looks just like it's larger counterpart.
Usakumya is constructed of mostly soft fleece. The lace on Usakumya's collar is intricate and soft to the touch. The lace also appears to be very sturdy, so it should keep up well. The satin ribbon at the mascot's neck and atop of the bunny hood are well constructed and give Usakumya a sweet look.
The rhinestones that are attached to Usakumya's hair ribbons have been stitched to the bow and hood rather than glued. This was a complete surprise. While I have never lost a glued rhinestone on a Baby, the Stars Shine Bright piece, this added measure of security was a wonderful aspect! As seen in the stock photos, the rabbit hood can be moved off of the mascot's head if you'd like another look.
At the bottom of mascot's left foot, there is a beautifully embroidered BABY logo with a rhinestone.
At Usakumy's back you can see the attached rucksack back straps, a BABY copyright information tag and a pink stitched back seam. I love the added detail of the back seam because it makes this miniature Usakumya resemble a recently completed stuffed animal. It is truly a charming detail.
A metal circle ring rests at the base of Usakumya's back. Connected to this ring are two lobster claps. There are also a set of lobster clasps at the base of the mascot as well. The base lobster claps are attached to two d-rings. The back straps of the rucksack are made of grosgrain ribbon and each strap features a plastic slider. This slider allows for the straps to be adjusted. Yes, that is right. This miniature Usakumya rucksack features adjustable straps! You may change the length at any time.
The size of this Usakumya is perfect for Hitomi! As a 50 cm doll, Hitomi is roughly 10 centimeter's too tall for a standard MSD doll size and 10 centimeters too short for a standard SD sized doll. All previous releases of the exclusive VOLKS Usakumya would be too large for Hitomi. I am happy to be able to report that Little Usakumya Rucksack at 13 inches is the perfect for a 40-50 centimeter doll, and Usakumya Rucksack Mini Mini at 21 centimeters should be a great fit for a 60-65 centimeter doll.
Here are Hitomi and Usakumya Photos!
Headbow by Espoir Dream
Wig by LeekeWorld
Winter Coat from Taobao
Usakumya by Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Blouse from Taobao
Skirt by Untavain
Tights by Me
Winter Boots from Taobao
10 / 10
I did not have any complications with my order, nor did I have any questions about my item. The only communication that I had with the staff was through the "comment" section of my order. Not only was my request for a BABY shopping bag granted, but I received a decal in addition as well!
8 / 10
The only shipping method offered was "Express Shipping" for $14. I would have gladly paid for a first class mail option. Also, a small flat rate box does not cost more than $7.20 which is was a received.
10 / 10
Outstanding! I see now why this item sold out so quickly from the online store. All of the pieces that Usakumya is constructed from are very sturdy and the overall material is soft. Each intricate detail of this miniature rucksack is lovely and a great feature to this charming piece. I absolutely love it!
Do you currently have an Usakumya? Which version and in what size? I still need to get one of my own. If not, do you wish to have one? As always, I would love to read your answers below!
This is the account of one young woman and her passion for Lolita Fashion.