There’s just something special about the animated works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki and his teams have had an effect on Japanese animation like no other, and his works hold a special place in the world for their whimsical nature, profound messages, and signature style of art and animation.

Miyazaki’s career in animation has been a long and storied, one and has given Studio Ghibli the opportunity to tell every kind of story. From the magic and bittersweetness of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, to the sheer heartbreak of Graveyard of the Fireflies, to the childish amusement of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Miyazaki’s magical worlds are filled with characters that speak to a wide audience and create fans around the world.

It’s no wonder that the cosplay community often enjoys taking the mantles of many of Miyazaki’s characters at conventions and photo shoots. Howl, Kiki, San, Arrietty and their friends and enemies serve as delightful inspiration for a number of costumes and designs that bring Miyazaki’s magic to life. Even the gloomy No Face, mysterious Totoro and nasty Yubaba make a few appearances. We’ve gathered all of that magic in one place for your enjoyment. These are the best Miyazaki movie cosplays.


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