♥ ♥ ♥ Time to wake up Izaya! *pokes cheek* ♥ ♥ ♥
Title: Durarara!! BIG pillow case. Set of 2 デュラララ!! BIGピローケース 全2種セット (臨也＆静雄)
Available: Late April 2011
Price: 2,400 Yen per set
Size: 160 cm x 50cm
First reported in this post, the set includes both Izaya 臨也 and Shizuo 静雄 covers. It is a game prize for amusement centres and not available for sale in stores. I’ve had the covers for quite some time but haven’t used them because I didn’t buy the inner stuffing then.
This review is only about Izaya’s cover, since I haven’t used Shizuo’s yet. I’ll write about Shizuo’s cover when I use it.
Packaging of the cover.
Unwrapped. The print quality is pretty good and sharp.
The material feels different from the Shukan Soine Reo and Takaba Akihito covers. It is 100% polyester. Reo’s cover is 83% Polyester and 17% Polyurethane which probably contributes to the smoother and finer texture.
Although it is not as soft and smooth as those covers, this material feels much more durable and probably more resistant to scratching. Generally crisp printing overall.
Official label, stating it as a game prize. This cover doesn’t have a zip. Instead, there is an opening for you to insert the inner stuffing.
Made in China. 100% polyester and some washing instructions. No ironing!
I wonder how is it possible to squeeze the whole inner stuffing through the opening in the middle. Wouldn’t it make more sense if the opening nearer to the ends?
Anyway, here goes!
After some minutes of heave and ho, I finally got some parts of the stuffing inside ^^;; I think it’ll be quite challenging if your inner stuffing is fat like mine.
Some more minutes…
Okay… I think the cover is quite durable and very well-stitched. No issues even after being stretched to this point by my inner stuffing.
Care for some Izaya dumpling, anyone?
Close up of the opening.
Stretched area shows no signs of damage. Durable stuff!
Izaya giving me the side eye.
As my eyes travelled down to his cute belly exposing his belly button.
School boy socks?
Wider view. The dakimakura cover is 160 cm tall so Izaya’s illustration is not life-sized. He is slightly smaller.
He looks pretty cute on the bed like this though. As I mentioned before, I love Izaya’s pose cos it looks like you are hugging him from behind.
Although the fabric is not as fine as the type used for Shukan Soine Reo dakimakura cover, Izaya’s cover shows no hint of wear or damage after a week’s use. It is comfortable to hug too. I would recommend it cos I love the illustration :D But do note that squeezing the inner stuffing into the cover can be a small challenge if you have a fat inner stuffing.
Great to sleep with and wake up to Izaya’s morning call voice alarm clock :D