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« on: October 29, 2007 07:51:31 PM »

So, My Neighbor Totoro is just about the cutest movie ever, and I decided to dress up as Totoro for Halloween. Here's a pic for anyone who hasn't seen it... Totoro is the big fuzzy gray dude.

Isn't he cute? Well, here's my interpretation.

I used a gray hoodie for the base of the costume, and sewed on a big fuzzy fleece tummy in beige. I used flexible permanent fabric glue to attach the chest ...triangles, and then sewed, stuffed, and handsewed on each individual claw. The ears are actually made of the fabric from the original hoodie pocket, which I removed before adding the tummy. They're stuffed and handsewn to the hood. The whiskers are just pipe cleaners, they're also sewn on. Then I just popped on some gray sweatpants, painted my nose and some whisker spots, and voila!

This photo is a bit yellow but I think I got the facial expression right. Tongue


Comments/crit/whatever welcome! I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. I was considering painting my face gray but it looked pretty awful so I settled for just the detail painting. And, I really wanted to do big gray slippers with claws, and a tail, but I didn't have enough fabric of the right color Sad Ah well, maybe I'll add those on later.
Oh, and the umbrella is because of several scenes in the film where it's raining, and he has a blue umbrella.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007 07:54:41 PM »

That's so cute-I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007 08:05:02 PM »

Mmm, yes....the face is definately right. That it awesome - Totoro is sooo cute, you are Totoro...if I remember middle school math that means that you are sooo so cute too! It looks awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007 08:12:10 PM »

OMG OMG OMG. I love it so much. It wonderful and your face impression is great.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007 08:15:31 PM »

That is too cute! no really. My secret fantasy is to be the cat bus from the movie! Still working on the schismatics for that...
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007 08:53:02 PM »

My family loves that movie. I always cry when May goes missing, and her sister finds her thanks to Totoro's help. I've always wanted to hug him. You look just like a Totoro. Hug!
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007 11:48:07 PM »

That is too freakin' adorable! You're right - your face is perfect in that last piccie.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007 11:50:39 PM »

Love love love it!!!  I love that movie, too!  I need to pull it out & watch it again.  Smiley

Would have never thought to make a costume like that.  Great work!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007 11:55:29 PM »

cute!! you're awesome as totoro! hhahaha.. love it.. i think for the expression u need to make your eyes bigger lol..
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2007 07:30:58 AM »

that's so awesome!! i love totoro!! grats on cutest costume ever
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2007 10:50:12 AM »

That is very awesome. I love Totoro! I have plushies of him every where!
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2007 11:04:41 AM »

Very cool costume! You made it easy and exactly like the picture... Great job.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2007 11:46:31 AM »

That is beyond cute!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2007 01:11:08 PM »

It's fantastic - I love it!!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2007 02:12:45 PM »

hahaha oh my god that is adorable!
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2007 02:12:52 PM »

Totoro is one of my all time fav.movie. Thank you for posting this!! I just wish i had thought of it. I hope you have an awesome time wearing it!
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2007 05:56:25 PM »

absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2007 06:47:26 PM »

Love it! Props for evoking the perfect the facial expression Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2007 10:37:22 PM »

You are amazing!!!
I LOVE totoro!!!
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2007 11:06:55 PM »

this is SO CUTE!!!  i love totoro!
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2007 06:05:42 AM »

Aww, that's perfect! And I love the facial expression.  Cheesy Wonderful and very cute job.
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2007 06:09:33 PM »

omg super cute! you even have the umbrella <3!
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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2007 06:19:33 PM »

I LOVE Totoro and you did an awesome job.  What a smarty pants to use the hoodie's pocket to make your ears.  Sheer genius!  The umbrella is the perfect prop.  Pushes it right over the edge. 
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2007 10:10:16 AM »

This is so cute. My boyfriend wants me to make him the hoodie now!  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2007 01:18:03 PM »

I was thinking about being a totoro.. but I went as princess mononoke instead. Studio ghibli, whatevs! Tongue


you need to wear that hoodie.. all the time. forever.
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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2007 08:16:12 AM »

Hahaha, the umbrella is a perfect touch. Very adorable.
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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2007 11:49:37 AM »

Love, love, love Totoro! You were so clever to think of converting a hoodie! Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2007 02:03:35 PM »

I love totoro. I would wear that hoodie to school. It's so cute and great made.
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2011 07:14:43 PM »

Hey

I'm going to a Halloween party soon so I wanted to find an awesome costume. Totoro is one of my favorite characters, but thought it would too much trouble to make the costume. Then I found this on google and your costume is so cute!

So I had to go for it  and the costume is almost ready!

Just wanted to thank you for the awesome idea, never would have thought of using a hoodie Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2011 06:55:09 AM »

I love this! You look great.
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