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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!

« 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.
« 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!

« 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.
« 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..

« 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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