I haven’t been able to watch the new Pixar movie Turning Red yet but I am already in love with the giant fluffy red panda the main character Mei Lee keeps turning into. If you’re a fan of the movie, or red pandas in general, here’s some cute shopping picks and a DIY.
Build-A-Bear are already on the case with a huggable Turning Red Panda plush (UK/US), complete with big bushy tail. You can make it in store or order online and there’s also a cute pyjama set if you already own another BAB plush.
Hot Topic (US) have so many cute Turning Red t-shirts that it was impossible to choose just one to feature. I especially love all the illustrations and pastel colours.
I can’t do this post without a mention of everyone’s other favourite red panda character, Aggretsuko! Sanrio (US) have added a few new items recently including this mini sticker pack.
On to more general red panda picks! Keep your cash stashed in kawaii style with an adorable Pochi Friends coin purse at JetPens (US).
This Releaxeazz red panda plush at MostCutest.nl (EU) is a little bit special – you can unzip it to turn it into a mini travel pillow and there’s a sleep mask inside too.
There aren’t a lot of Turning Red DIYs yet but you’ll find a few crochet patterns on Etsy including this one by Yarn Ami Crochet.
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.