If you love dressing up your pets (or anyone else's, for that matter), Sanrio has something new for you: a series of kitty-sized hats themed to some of their most famous characters.
The six designs include Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Kuromi, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, and lesser-known character Kirimi-chan (a slice of salmon). The hats are sold as capsule toys at 400 yen each, and will be available later this month.
Cat owners wanting to pick one up can find them at shops around Japan that carry gashapon machines. A few select shops already have them out as presale items -- more locations will carry them starting tomorrow.
The Sanrio-licensed items were created by toy manufacturer Kitan Club, known for their Putitto cup-sitter figures.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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