Into The Studio Ghibli World: Fan-made Merchandise

By: Aurora (Dawn) Rose Carpio
09/29/2022
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Creating heartwarming, delightful, and top-notch animated movies since 1985, Studio Ghibli has captured the eyes and hearts of many from around the world. Often dubbed Japan’s Disney, the animation studio never fails to give a unique touch to its films. To honor its 37-year-long service in representing Asia’s rich culture in the Hollywood scene, EnVi rounds up different fan-made merchandise to show you the fantastic world of Studio Ghibli.

Art Prints by Matilde’s Art Stuff

Italy-based and LGBTQ-owned online shop, Matilde’s Art Stuff, pays tribute to two Studio Ghibli films through their art prints. With just $3, you can feel the magic of Spirited Away with this art print that shows Chihiro traveling with Haku in the sky. If you’d like to add a touch of romance to your stationery collection, you can get the picture-perfect kiss scene from The Wind Rises. These handmade prints are available worldwide through their Etsy shop.

Spirited Away Art Print
The Wind Rises Art Print

Studio Ghibli Collection by Mayonaka Palette

This online shop gives a little twist to the immersive world of Studio Ghibli. Founded in 2019, Mayonaka Palette started developing Studio Ghibli merchandise with a combination of elements from different shows, themes, or even occasions just like their current Halloween collection. For $4 each, get their Spoo-keychain with Dracula Totoro and Mummy No Face designs. You can also decorate your phone cases with their Ghibli Hollow Phone Grips. Looking for something to spice up your journals? Their waterproof and scratch-proof Ghibli Haunted Stickers are available for $2 per sheet. All their items are available to ship worldwide and can be ordered through all Shopee sites and Tokopedia for Indonesian buyers.

Ghibli Spoo-keychains
Ghibli Hollow Phone Grip
Ghibli Haunted Stickers

Castle In The Sky Necklace by Bottle The Moon

If you’ve watched Castle In The Sky, you’re probably familiar with this crystal necklace. You can now own one just like Sheeta with this glow-in-the-dark Sky Castle Pendant by Bottle The Moon. Available to purchase worldwide for $25, the pendant comes with a 21-inch cord necklace. Though it’s not made from the fictional substance volucite just like in the movie, you can charge the pendant through a UV light to make it glow.

Castle in the Sky Necklace

Beaded Items by Vancouver Island Beading

Are you looking for Studio Ghibli keychains, pins, or earrings? Vancouver Island Beading got you and your beadwork needs. Based in Canada, they create custom beaded items inspired by different themes, including characters from different Studio Ghibli films. Starting from $130, you can get a pair of Calcifer’s flame earrings made from various kinds of beads, or the adorable Ōtori-Sama duck from Spirited Away. You may place your custom orders on their Instagram.

Beaded Items

Bottle Spray by Winter & Coffee

Want practical Studio Ghibli merchandise that you can bring wherever you go? Winter & Coffee’s bottle spray is the perfect item for you! With five different character designs from the movies Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and My Neighbor Totoro, this is surely a must-have everyday item. For $3.5 each, the bottle contains a 10 ml white jasmine perfume hand sanitizer that can easily be refilled. It also comes with a colorful strap which you can use to clip into your handbags. This item is available for worldwide shipping from Indonesia through Shopee.

Bottle Spray Hand Sanitizer

Ceramics by Kedy Studios

Another everyday item on our list is these Studio Ghibli-inspired ceramics by Kedy Studios. Ranging from $42 to $50, have your own handmade ceramic bowls and mugs to add to your kitchen items. This mug that shows Ponyo peeking at the bottom will surely take you to the film’s set deep in the seas. Currently, their Studio Ghibli items are in production and can be pre-ordered through Etsy. Their items can be shipped worldwide from Turkey.

Ponyo Mug
Totoro Bowl
Soot Sprites Mug
Turnip-Head Mug

Embroidered Items by Moody Stitches

Appreciate the intricate detail of Studio Ghibli animations through the embroidery of Moody Stitches. Get their Totoro Mushroom and Totoro & Friends iron patches for $6.4 each from their first collection. Ranging from $7.6 to $24, you can customize your own Studio Ghibli apparel in the form of hoodies, sweaters, tees, bucket hats, and tote bags. They will also be releasing the second part of their collection, which focuses on the films Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away. Currently, they only ship to the Philippines.

Totoro & Friends
Dust Balls

Pendragon (Wizard’s Dream) Cardigan by By Kwistiwn

Recreate Howl’s funky look with this cardigan from By Kwistiwn. This custom cardigan is made from 100% soft cotton yarn perfect to keep you warm yet stylish. Sizes available range from extra small to 5XL and the price starts from $52. If you like to crochet it by yourself, a pattern is available for $9. This item is available to ship in the Philippines only.

Pendragon Cardigan

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