I always love seeing what all the kawaii characters are up for for spooky season and Halloween plush are already on sale. If you’re a fan of San-X, Sanrio, Pokemon, Pusheen or Disney, here’s what’s new. For the Japan-based shops, we have a guide on how to buy from Japan if you want to shop directly, or VeryGoods ship worldwide and stock most of these products.
Pokemon have gone for a Pumpkin Banquet theme which includes my favourite plush so far, snacking Snorlax! The Japanese store has a bigger collection with squishies, homeware, decorations and more. US & Canada / Japan / Worldwide
Sanrio Japan’s Halloween collection includes 2 sizes of plushies with all the main characters looking super cute – that’s just a few above. The larger plush are dressed up in colourful Halloween outfits and the keyring size have pumpkin bodies. There’s also some sparkly candy cases and hair accessories. Japan / Worldwide
Rilakkuma & friends have gone for a Darkness Halloween theme, with angel and devil elements. These aren’t totally working for me but I do love all the fluffy fur and those little pumpkin bags. There’s also smaller keyring plush with patchwork and bandages. Japan / Worldwide
Sumikko Gurashi’s theme is Fairy Gothic and they’re all having fun in the dress up box. Most of these are small size so quite affordable, but selling fast. I really want all of these. Japan / Worldwide
Disney always make a big deal of Halloween at the parks and even if you can’t go, there’s plenty of cute things to buy. There’s quite a few plushies to choose from including Tsum Tsums and UniBearsity, while the main Halloween range has a few popular characters, but also tons of other fun stuff like decorations, accessories and pins. Main Disney Store (locations worldwide) / Japan / Worldwide
Just squeezing into this post at the last minute is Pusheen’s new Halloween plush. It’s a Jack-O’-Lantern Squisheen that has Pusheen’s face on one side and a carved face on the back. Available exclusively from The Pusheen Shop (US) along with some pins, jewellery, t-shirt and more. And don’t forget the Fall Pusheen Box and Cat Kit, which will both be full of spooky surprises.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.