Most people that know me recognize that I am a bit of a Stitch addict.
For those unfamiliar, Stitch is a blue alien, also known as Experiment 626, who starred in two seasons of a Disney television show, “Lilo and Stitch: The Series,” as well as four Disney movies.
When I was growing up, this was by far one of my favorite shows on Disney Channel, along with “Kim Possible” and “That’s So Raven.”
I am not sure why I like Stitch so much, nor do I know exactly when the obsession started, but what I do know is that he’s a cute character with a special personality and has a soft spot for his “ohana,” or family.
The original “Lilo and Stitch” movie still holds to be one of my favorites, and I can never seem to own enough Stitch merchandise.
A good amount of my Stitch stuff comes from Hot Topic, Walmart, Disney Store, or Disney World itself, Box Lunch or Spencers.
Today, I own about 14 Stitch shirts, long and short sleeves, a pair of Stitch sweatpants, a pair of Stitch shorts and three Stitch hats that can be worn outside.
My favorite hat was actually bought in Disney. It has Stitch’s face with a netted back, and it has two blue ears that stand on top of it. It usually gets quite the reaction from other Stitch lovers in public.
I also have a pair of Stitch slippers that my sister bought me for Christmas along with a cute Stitch mug as well as a pair of Stitch sneakers my mom bought for me during the remote class period.
While the slippers are literally just giant, soft Stitches that wander the house, the sneakers simply have Stitch holding his frog (a common pose for him) on the outside of the shoes with little gray leaves on the off-white sneakers.
With all that said, I would be lying if I told you that these were the only Stitch items I owned.
I also have a nice fall jacket with Stitch and pineapples all over it that also has my name embroidered on it.
Additionally, I have at least three sets of Stitch-themed pajamas, one of which is a onesie that I wear quite often and have worn for Halloween the past two years, countless pairs of Stitch socks and even two dresses with Stitch on them.
The two Stitch dresses, both from Hot Topic, are two of my favorite wearable Stitch items.
While this may conclude my clothing, I also have two Stitch fanny packs, a Stitch purse and beach bag, a Stitch backpack, pen, pencil case and binder and an adorable set of Stitch-themed Mickey ears from my trips to Disney World.
I use my Stitch beach bag almost every single time I go to the beach in the hot summer months, and one of my two fanny packs, if not my purse, usually accompany me on a daily basis.
The Stitch Mickey ears are actually handmade by one of my high school English teachers who made them special for me on my senior trip. I have been in love with them ever since.
As for my room, I have a Stitch poster, which was recently bought and is just waiting for a frame, a figurine of Stitch playing the ukulele, which is great because I play ukulele too, and seven Stitch stuffed animals that welcome me to my room each night.
A few of my stuffed animals are themed Stitches; one is dressed in a Christmas sweater with lights that can be turned on and off and another has a heart shirt with little hearts in his eyes for Valentine’s Day.
I could not have so many stuffed animals and not also have a Stitch blanket with my name embroidered on it to accompany them.
Overall, my liking for Stitch is impossible to hide, when you meet me or set foot into my room you will know.
My collection will only continue to grow as time goes on, and I can’t wait to see what else Disney will decide to do with Stitch next.