Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly “Disney Villains” Review + Coupon


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Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly is a monthly subscription box that delivers “specially hand selected high-quality fandom inspired designs” from one fandom each month. 

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You can expect items like jewelry, accessories, small decor items, and other finds, often sourced on Etsy or designed by Kal-Elle.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly

The Subscription Box: Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly

The Cost: $19 per month + $3.75 US shipping

COUPON: Save 25% off your first box with code MSA25!

The Products: 4-7 pieces of jewelry or collectibles from one fandom

Ships to: USA ($3.75 shipping), Canada ($11 shipping) and the rest of the world ($14.25 shipping).

Good to know: Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly recently opened a shop page where you can purchase any extra past boxes, plus other handmade fandom goodies!

Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly “Disney Villains” Review

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For those keeping track, this is the September box! I know the creators of Kal-Elle have been having a few shipping delays due to manufacturer issues, etc, but steadily they’re getting back on schedule. Yay!

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This card depicts a wide variety of villains on the front, but this month’s box focuses on Jafar, Cruella de Vil, and the Queen of Hearts. The back of the card breaks down everything contained in the box.

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Villains Magnet

Each month the box includes a magnet, and each month, I put it straight on our mini-fridge! I love the cubist-inspired illustration with these bright, pop-art colors.

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Villains 4 x 6 Art Print

The other item you can always expect to see in a Kal-Elle box is an art print of the characters! The trademark watercolor style is employed here to create portraits of the three featured villains, and the colors are absolutely beautiful.

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Queen of Hearts Necklace

I definitely get why people love Alice in Wonderland, but growing up, it wasn’t one of my favorite Disney movies – I like the books a little better! That being said, I think the design of this necklace is really well done. The silhouette of the Queen is both simple and effective; one of those classic “double-take” pieces that will catch someone’s eye when you’re wearing it!

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Jafar-inspired Bracelet

Does anyone remember when arm cuffs were cool in the, ahem, ‘90’s? I had, like, four, because I clearly needed one for every occasion. This reminds me so much of those, while also serving as a reference to Jafar’s scepter with which he does his evil sorcery. I like the tie-in of this item very much, but if I’m being honest, I think the quality of the piece is a bit low. I wish it was just a tiny bit higher in quality, even if it meant it was only a single, instead of a tripled, bracelet.

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Cruella Earrings

These are a bright, fun pop of color – I especially like the colored ear wires on this style. The illustration is brightly saturated, creating a true fandom item for anyone who needs some Cruella in their life! They’re not personally my style but I’m sure I’ll have no trouble gifting them.

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Cruella Pom Pom Keychain

I don’t remember the last time I saw a keychain that was so deliciously extra. This has a fantastic black-and-white bit of fluff you’d expect, and also has a blingy bow to top it off. This would be cute to house my keys, but I don’t think would look out of place as an adornment to a beloved handbag that needs just a little somethin’!

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Jafar Apron

I was super-surprised to receive an apron this month! It’s such a cool, unusual item type for a fandom box, but it’s a cool home item to include. It’s long, so I asked my 6-ft husband to model for us! The quote is a deep cut; it’s actually from “Return of Jafar,” the 1994 direct-to-video film, and not “Aladdin,” the 1992 animated feature film. I do have to point out that the phrase should be “worse than death,” not “then.” Printing issues are always a shame and this one kind of sticks with me since it’s pretty large and hard to miss. I really like the color of apron itself, though.

Verdict: Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this Kal-Elle box! While I do think the items were well-researched, not everything hit the mark as far as quality goes. The Jafar bracelet was a little cheap, and there’s no getting around it – that grammar error on the apron is a real bummer. However, I thought the magnet and art print were particularly strong this month, and the Cruella earrings, keychain, and Queen of Hearts necklace were thoughtful concepts that translated into solid finished products. I always like seeing what they come up with next, and we have quite a few great fandoms to look forward to before the year’s over, including Fantastic Beasts and Nightmare Before Christmas!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the December box. From Kal-Elle:

Boxes ship every month between the 23rd-27th.

Coupon – Save 25% off your first box with code MSA25!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $19 + $3.75 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $3.25. The fact that this box is always so highly curated, and offers a wide variety of researched and well-designed items really add value to the box.

Check out our Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly reviews and the Geek + Nerd Subscription Box Directory for more geeky boxes!

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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3 Comments

  1. I received this box and I while I was excited when I learned of the theme, I was VERY underwhelmed at the products I received. The Disney Villains theme had such great potential…

  2. Then instead of Than is not as bad as death, I guess. Maybe they received a deep discount for the aprons?

    • Then instead of Than is not as bad as death, I guess. Maybe they received a deep discount for the aprons? Reading that apron made my brain hurt.

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