Sheep Head (양머리)

Never let it be said that I am not a trend setter in all aspects of life, in fact when it comes to clothes I consider my wardrobe to be the *hight* of fashion. With this in mind I decided to take a leaf out the latest in couture from South Korea: behold the Sheep Head (literal translation), otherwise known as the “Princess Leia towel doo”.

Sheep Head 양머리

For those who don’t speak Korean:

  1. Fold towel length-ways 3 times
  2. Fold the ends over themselves until secure
  3. Turn over and find opening
  4. Pull opening apart till head sized
  5. Place on head (your face may or may-not blur as show!)

Walking down the street will never feel the same again, warm ears and a dry head are just some of the benefits of having a Sheep Head. Worn as an every-day accessory by both young and old this is the essential 2007 look, heading from a republic peninsular to your head shortly. You heard it hear first!

I’m wearing mine right now, are you?! Reader submissions of self-portraits always welcome (although NO cutsie babies or animals please!!).

*sarcasm implied


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. Illia says:

    hahaha i finally found a tutorial on this sheep head. i saw it on… happy together [that talk show where they talk with bowls and sing in saunas]

    im wearing one right now and i feel so COOL hahahah!!

    thank you =D
    [someone should make a youtube tutorial on this XD]

  2. kresty says:

    Haii ennoi …
    Gamshamnida nee~
    Thanks for help me make this pillowsheep…

    Just for information, I’m wearing right now
    Hahahahhaa ξ\(ˇ▼ˇ)/ξ

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