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Cosplayers mimicking the characters from Studio Ghibli’s timeless animated creations is nothing new, but the following photos, which were shared by Japanese compilation site Naver Matome and are generating a lot of heat online today, simply blew us away. Covering Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke and more, these high-quality photos show how Ghibli cosplay really ought to be done, and with their vivid colours and incredible costumes are a true pleasure to behold.

Feast your eyes on this little lot!

  • Spirited Away

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  • Princess Mononoke

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▼ Oh hey, Mononoke’s pretty!

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▼ Prince Ashitaka peers from between the trees and takes aim

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▼ Lady Eboshi looking regal

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  • Kiki’s Delivery Service

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▼ Kiki and Tombo

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▼ The baker’s sideburns are spot-on!

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  • How’s Moving Castle

▼Howl looking as devilishly handsome as ever

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▼ Turnip Head/Prince Justin

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▼ No biggie, just some fire I conjured up

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  • Bonus mix!

▼ Nausicaä’s not afraid to get a little bit grubby

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▼ Arrietty looking pretty much perfect

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky‘s Sheeta

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▼ And finally, we have Colonel Muska looking suitably rakish

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Pretty impressive, we’re sure you’ll agree. If you or someone you know can pull off equally dazzling displays of cosplaying skill and have the photos to prove it, be sure to drop us a line. If you really impress us we might even feature you on our pages!

Source/images: Naver Matome