Domo-Kun is an adorable geeky icon, hailing from the beautiful land of Japan. So, being the caring enthusiast, I slaughtered him, and used his pelt to make a backpack.

Step 1: What you need.

You need some basic items that can be picked up at any JoAnne fabrics. It cost me about 20 bucks.

- Fluffy brown fabric. It is like the stuff that they use for teddy bears. It cost 10 bucks a yard! But I am wise, and I pulled out my 40 percent off coupon!

- Felt. Red, black, and white. It costs about a quarter for a sheet. I used three sheets in total.

- Either a heavy needle and thick thread or a sewing machine.

- Fabric glue.

- Shoulder straps from an old backpack, or store bought straps.

- Zipper. Either from an old backpack, or bought.

- Scissors.

- Pattern for Domo-Kun's face. Take the images from this step, and print them out on an 8x11 (each image needs a full sheet print), then attach together. It's fairly simple; 4 piece jigsaw. My scanner is currently unfunctional, so I improvised!

- Cardboard. You need support in the face, otherwise it droops more than my mom's does. I was thinking about using a foam or plastic, but cardboard is cheap, and easily replaced.

Fabric Buying Tip (eco-tip):

Nowadays, even fabric is getting an eco-boost. Almost every fabric comes with an eco friendly alternative, including felt which is my favorite material ever. This felt is made from recycled plastic bottles!

Look for labels on the fabric that say something like "Eco-Spun". They're easy to spot, and have almost no difference from the regular fabric.
Is that a Totoro hat you wear?<br>
This is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing. Have a super day!
I go to middle school and have to lug home a 10 lb math book, a 3 lb binder, a five subject notebook, all about the same size, and usually a lunch box, maybe 4 in. in width. would it be good for hauling that from home to school and back?
That is so awesome! I haven't sewn in a while so this is an awesome project to get me started again!
West here in Brazil the Domo-kun is called 'mafagafo'(or GRUE in US) and is a terrifying creature. Source: Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia.
THanks :3 now i know what I'll get my BF X3
HOW COULD YOU SLAUGHTER DOMO! he he X3 noes lol luckily domo's family is only a few arm flaps away now he will be replaced. and this is awesome I'm totally gonna do this nice idea :3
or you could just go to morning glory and buy it there but stil THIS IS AWESOME ^.^
how strong is it? i want to make one for school but idk if it's strong enough to not die while holding my books.... :S
It depends on how strong you build it, and the material you come across. For instance, double stitching your seams, and using a good sturdy material will increase the strength and durability of your project.<br> <br> If you need it for school books and materials, I would suggest using a very sturdy stitch, machine sewed, and sew the seams twice. Also, you may consider lining it with another fabric, like canvas, that way it has a second line of durability.
The mouth is not big enough!!!!
&quot;We have a &quot;be nice&quot; comment policy.&quot; &gt;&lt;
Oh, why thank you for your positive and constructive feedback.
can i has one. me no wana work<br />
I laughed so hard at the comment about your mum...sorry, but that is classic!
&nbsp;i'm so excited. i bought all the supplies and i'm starting this project tomorrow!
Just wondering how big you made the &quot;face&quot;? i.e. length and width???<br />
&nbsp;are the eco fabric any cheaper than the regular fabric?
&nbsp;Nice instructable.<br /> Are you wearing the Thinkgeek, Totoro plush hat in the second picture?
Nope!&nbsp; I'm wearing a totoro plush hat that I&nbsp;made myself based on the thinkgeek hat.<br />
&nbsp;Cool! Do you think you're gonna make an instructable for how to make our own hat?
Not really.&nbsp; It was just too simple to make an 'ible out of it.&nbsp; I took a free online pattern, added some ears, eyes, and a nose.&nbsp; That's about all it takes.&nbsp; A few minutes and some fleece.<br />
&nbsp;I understand. Can you tell me where you got the pattern? I'm thinking about making myself something similar.
I can't remember the exact site...<br /> <br /> You could modify the<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Killer_Bunny_Robot_Hat/" rel="nofollow"> Killer Bunny Robot Hat</a>.&nbsp; While I&nbsp;used a different method, this has a fairly decent pattern.&nbsp; Just change the face and ear portions.<br />
Cool, thanks.
I&nbsp;bought one of these, but it isn't this big. THIS THING IS HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br />
Yes, that <em>is </em>what she said.<br />
/he.<br />
im gonna makw one but its gonna have arms ans legs :3
Sweet! I'm going to make this! .......Eventually....
Aww, it's so adorable.
Maybe you should add a sheet of cardboard or something sturdy or maybe we should sew even more on the bottom of Domo so that in the future after many, many times with books on the bottom so that your books won't rip the bag open and there goes your books and a pelt of Domo... just a saying. BTW, this is an excellent job and hopefully this is going to be my bag for high school.
You... You killed Domo-kun. D:> This is worse than dividing by zero! On a more serious note, good job... murderer.
I kill with joy. I'm making kiteman next...
First Japan, and next the British?<br/><br/>Do you <em>intend</em> to become an international enemy on all fronts?<br/>
I will buy an island on the coast of Greenland, call it Whatville, and declare war on all other nations, that do not abide by my rules!
I am both awed and disgusted by your power. I am forever within your command. Call me... Darth Shabaz...
Darth Shabaz, go kill Labot2001.
*Kills labot to stop darth shabaz*
What? No! I'm not a cold-blooded killer, unlike some people...
Who said it had to be cold? Buy a microwave.
*emits brain control waves that can pass tinfoil hats* TRANSMITTING:you will stop
*Directs antenna to Whatville*
My hat's made of lead. You lose.
Well,you need my transmitter to control me!MUAHHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
*Leaves transmitter in a boat near whatville with no traps or tricks*
I just bought an island near whatville.And sent a plane to retrieve the transmitter.You lose for being late.
My close island ,Derinville,declares war to you.

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