Pokémon fans looking to mask up this winter have a new option: clothier Original Stitch, the company behind the Pokémon Shirts brand of custom shirts. The Original Stitch website is now taking orders for face masks and bandanas in 151 pattern variations, based on the Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.
Original Stitch’s Pokémon face masks use the same fabric patterns featured in its Pokémon Shirts. The fabric used in its masks comes from leftover materials used in tailoring Original Stitch’s shirts in Japan, the company said in a news release.
From Bulbasaur to Mew, all 151 Kanto region Pokémon are represented. Masks come in two sizes (small and medium), and customers can choose one of four mesh fabric colors for the inside of the mask. Each mask costs $18 (plus shipping), and bandanas made from the same material cost $18 each.
For Pokémon fans hoping to secure a mask as a holiday gift, be warned that the website says that masks won’t ship for 5-6 weeks, with bandanas shipping in 4-5 weeks. Original Stitch’s custom Pokémon shirts, which feature patterns based on both the Kanto and Johto regions — 251 variations in all — ship in 3-4 weeks. Product is shipping to Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Original Stitch and The Pokémon Company launched their line of custom Pokémon Shirts in 2019.