There is an enormous chance that if you are a fan of anime, you are a fan of Studio Ghibli, a company that has found massive international success by producing numerous award-winning masterpieces. Because of this, at any anime-related convention you attend, you're bound to encounter many Ghibli cosplayers, some of whose costumes are absolutely incredible. Take a look at some of the most impressive, awe-inspiring cosplays of Studio Ghibli characters to this day:

1. Kamaji (Spirited Away)

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If you've seen Spirited Away, you know that Kamaji has plenty of little worker buddies...

2. Soot sprites (Spirited Away)

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There they are! I love that they included the coal and the candy.

3. Yubaba (Spirited Away)

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I had to include three Spirited Away cosplays because...I just had to, okay?

4. Princess Mononoke (Princess Mononoke)

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Beautifully legit! Make sure you also check out our post featuring a stunning cosplay of the Forest Spirit if you haven't already.

5. Kodama (Princess Mononoke)


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I love seeing the more out-of-the-box ones like these guys and the soot sprites.

6. Kiki and Tombo (Kiki's Delivery Service)

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This adorableness seriously puts my own Kiki cosplay to shame. The bike!!

7. Marco/Porco (Porco Rosso)


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This cosplayer is bringing justice to a severely underrated Ghibli film.

8. Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)

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A less realistic approach than the precious baby Totoro atop the post, but a truly awesome one. Sprites in the dress' tulle? So cute. But you can't have Totoro without...

9. Mei and Satsuki (My Neighbor Totoro)


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They even have their own Catbus! Which reminds me...

10. Catbus (My Neighbor Totoro)

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I've never needed anything so badly in my life.


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11. The White Witch (Ni No Kuni)

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Video game cosplayers count too! Especially when they're as well done as this. Nailed the cape.

12. Ponyo, Sosuke, Fujimoto, and Granmamare (Ponyo)

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...C-can I join your family?

13. Arrietty (The Secret World of Arrietty)

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Extra points for making her look super tiny.

14. Sheeta and Pazu (Castle in the Sky)

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Action shots outside of convention walls are the best.

15. Nausicaa (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind)

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This is great, but even a fake Ohm is creeping me out a little.

16. Turnip Head, Sophie, and...Howl's castle? (Howl's Moving Castle)

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I saved my favorite for last: Howl's castle. Amazing.


Have you ever cosplayed as a Studio Ghibli character? Want to? Tell us about it in the comments!

P.S. Will someone please teach me how to sew?