Photoshoots in a kawaii anime outfit are so much fun and perfect to spice up your Instagram profile. However, it can be hard thinking of cute and creative poses to make you shine in your photos. So, to save you from this, I’ll be sharing 10 kawaii poses for you to try!
These poses will make you feel cute and confident no matter how camera-shy you are! They’re super easy, and there are tons of poses for you to try that focus on different things (body, outfit, face, etc.). There are poses for everybody, whether you’re a natural in front of the camera or you’re a little nervous.
1. Selfie with the peace sign
A selfie with a peace sign is a pretty straightforward pose when shooting as a kawaii anime girl. All you have to do is hold your camera (or prop it up against something), and snap a selfie while making a peace sign with your hand!
The great thing about this pose is that it’s simple and stress-free but also very cute. It’s a staple in kawaii selfies. Low-risk and high-reward, right?
Using this pose makes it easy to show off your hair and makeup because it’s a selfie. If you’re feeling adventurous, prop your phone up and use a self-timer, then do a double peace sign with both your hands!
2. Selfie collage with different faces
The next pose is a selfie collage with different faces. This pose is where you take several selfies (around 4) and make a collage out of them.
This pose is easy because you only have to take 4 selfies in the same outfit, and there only have to be small differences in each. Try playing around with different facial expressions like winking and smiling! It’ll only take you a couple of minutes to get 4 different cute shots, and combining them brings everything together!
3. Lying down
Lying down is a super easy and versatile pose you can try! The great thing about this pose is that you can change it to focus on whatever you want.
If you’re aiming for a close-up on your face, try using your hands to frame your face by putting them near your face. You could try putting an arm across your forehead to make it look like you’re tired or hold the sides of your face. This will emphasize your face and make you look extra cute!
If you’re trying to do a bigger shot of your outfit or whole body, try playing around with your arms and legs, don’t lie in a straight line! Try bending your knees or even propping one up and sprawling your arms out. This will make it look more natural.
4. Outfit mirror selfie
Mirror selfies are a perfect way to show off your kawaii anime outfit! Mirror selfies show off your whole body as long as you angle your phone camera right, which makes it great for showing your outfit.
Your phone also usually covers your face when you’re taking a mirror selfie, so this is a good option for a kawaii picture if you’re uncomfortable showing your face.
For the perfect mirror selfie, hold up your phone to eye level, then slowly move it slightly to the left or right (your preference). If you have a small mirror, you may have to step further away from your mirror or tilt your phone downwards (towards the mirror) to show off your entire outfit. You can also try sitting while taking mirror selfies!
5. Play with your hair
If you don’t know what to do with your hands in pictures, then this is the pose for you! Having your hands in pictures might feel awkward if you don’t know what to do with them. Playing with your hair solves this problem instantly, and it makes an adorable photo.
If you have pigtails or a ponytail, try taking a picture of you adjusting your ponytail or tying it up. Bonus points if you include the iconic anime trope of holding the hair elastic between your lips! You can also just try playing with the ends of your hair, like twisting it around your finger, gently tugging at it, or brushing your hands through it! If you’re feeling dramatic, give the camera a hair flip too!
6. Café prop
Including a cafe prop in your photos can enhance them a lot because it makes the picture more interesting! Try including something simple. A good example is a drink or other baked goods. Cute desserts match the kawaii anime girl aesthetic perfectly, so they’re great in pictures!
Try grabbing your favorite bubble tea or slice of cake and holding it up and smiling, or just taking a picture of it in your hand/on your table.
7. Outdoor scenery
Outdoor photos are cute and easy to make! Switching up the locations that you’re taking pictures in is a great idea for any kawaii anime girl.
When taking pictures outside, try looking for big open fields, parks, flowers, interesting buildings, etc. Anything that catches your eye will make a good background! When posing, trying frolicking around if there’s grass, picking flowers, or interacting with anything already there (like sitting on a park bench).
8. Selfie with checkmark sign
Using your hand to make a checkmark sign under your chin is another great way to spice up your photos. Pouting your lips will make this look extra cute because it also makes your cheeks look puffier! This is a great alternative to a peace sign selfie if you’re not into those.
9. Play with your clothes
Playing with your clothes is also another great thing to do to keep your hands busy. If you’re wearing a kawaii skirt, try slightly lifting the sides. If you have a hoodie, you can also play with the hood strings!
10. Use a fun backdrop
Changing up your background is another way to make your pictures look kawaii and fun! Try using something sparkly like streamers or even looking for furry backdrops or patterned backdrops. You can DIY these yourself by searching for YouTube tutorials as well! It’s easy to just take a standing picture in front of these crazy backdrops or take some cute selfies.
These are my 10 poses for kawaii anime girls! I’m sure all of them will help you take some adorable, fun, and unique pictures that you’ll love. Stay cute and confident in front of the camera, and you’re golden!