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BatGrrl
« on: November 10, 2014 03:24:34 PM »

My two-year-old daughter loves My Neighbor Totoro, so I made this costume to go with her stuffed cat bus. I started with a grey women's extra large Cubs hoodie from Goodwill ($6), added a matching pair of fleece pants from another thrift store ($1), and bought a yard and a half of discounted ivory fleece ($4.50). I don't know if the pictures will do it justice because the kid never sits still.

I tapered the sides of the sweatshirt to make the body round, removed the pocket, and cropped the arms. One arm became the fat Totoro tail when stuffed. The other arm and pocket were made into the ears and the belly marks. I cut a double layer of ivory fleece for the belly to make sure the logo wouldn't show through. I cut holes for hands and added felt claws, lightly stuffed. I put some wire in to hold up the ears. Felt eyes, nose, teeth, and whiskers. The costume was very warm, which was great for Wisconsin's frigid Halloween weather this year.

I used some of the ivory fleece to make a white Totoro/ghost bunny treat bag, lined it with some non-stretchy fabric, and added a handle. Felt feet and eyes. (The smudge on the face is where my daughter tried to generously share her chocolate with the white Totoro.)

I have no concept of actual hours in the project because work was frequently interrupted by my spawn.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014 03:31:51 PM »

I'm not sure why the one photo is loading sideways. It's saved the other direction on my phone. I'll try again.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014 01:17:37 AM »

I just adore Totoro, and this suit is just so cute!
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014 05:02:55 AM »

The cutest totoro I've ever seen! Just adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014 05:07:14 PM »

That is super adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014 04:37:38 PM »

Thanks! Sadly, these pictures do not convey the ridiculously gruff "TO....TO....ROOOOOOH!" growl that she does. Luckily, she really liked the costume, well enough that she didn't even want to take it off to go in the bounce house at the zoo boo.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2014 04:23:49 PM »

CUUUTE!
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014 12:31:50 PM »

Wonderful!
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2014 03:45:20 PM »

Soooo Cute!
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