‘Tis the season to support local artists and small businesses!
This year we were saved by emotional support K-pop and anime people, clinging on to new music, TV, and movies to cope with the mental pressures of spending almost 10 months inside.
In regular times, you’d be able to find fan-made merch of these interests by independent artists at cons. With the pandemic putting a halt to those, the independent art scene has suffered quite a blow. Many artists have begun selling their merch online through platforms like Shopee, Common Room, and The Craft Central.
Below are some fandom-inspired stickers, pins, mugs, and more made by local artists that are now available online in time for your gift search. Some of these artists also have original work up for sale aside from their fandom-themed offerings, so make sure to browse their shops to see if there’s anything else you might fancy.
There’s always an abundance of anime fan art online and at cons, so here’s a small sampling of that. Anyugh’s stickers envision our favorite Ghibli characters in cute hats.
Studio Haebi’s Oya Oya Haikyuu enamel pins are way too cute to pass up. They also have pins from other shows like Cells at Work and My Hero Academia.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was a pandemic comfort game. Caitlin of Pomelo Paints Co. has Christmas-themed ANCH stickers and embroidered fossil shirts. Her shop also offers handmade clay pins and other cute stickers for journaling.
Waffletop_’s Persona 5 and Genshin Impact fanart sticker sets are their bestsellers, and for good reason. Check out their shop for more anime and game stickers, prints, and acrylic charms! (we’re not over these EXO x BNHA crossover designs).
Image courtesy of waffletop_
Marcela Suller is known for her glittery button pins with fan art from different fandoms, but it’s the K-Pop lightstick pop sockets that stood out this time around. We stan functionality.
Purple Diamond Shop provides more subtle ways to display your standom, with glittery resin keychains emblazoned with song titles or group names in golden lettering. They’re also accepting custom orders!
These BTS ‘I Purple You’ enamel pins are from Heart Cheeks Studios, who also carries a couple of K-Drama and K-Pop stickers from other groups.
Pointy Little Things carries pins, prints, and stickers from popular K-dramas like Crash Landing on You, Reply 1988, and It’s Okay to Not be Okay. Yes we, too, were tempted by that ‘oppa tears’ enamel pin.
Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of fan art from 2gether the Series. Andreilu offers acrylic keychains with BrightWin, while Fandom Feels PH has a whole sticker pack dedicated to the Thai BL. Visit their shops to see merch for other fandoms as well.
EULS MNL is known for their witty rapper Christmas wrappers and cards, and this year they’ve also listed mugs. We personally want that Keanu mug.
Kitty Jardenil promises to get in our feels with this lettering button pin featuring lyrics from Taylor Swift’s “august”.
Abubot ni Nene’s Fine Line collection includes bracelets and necklaces with lyrics from the Grammy-nominated musician’s album. The Golden necklace is similar to the one Harry wears in the music video.
In our search for fandom items, we came across a couple of other items that didn’t fall under any of the above categories. They’re all still worth mentioning given how cool and well-made they are, so we’re including them below!
Alfajone (washi tape and stationary)
gravebabeart (keychains, prints, and stickers)
Jpellustrates (stickers and stationary)
Visit all the artist pages for prices and information on how to order.
Header by Chia Basan
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