Friday, December 03, 2010

Halloween 2010 (1.0) - Totoro!

For the longest time I have been planning on paying hommage to Hayao Miyazaki's genius in the Studio Ghibli produced MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988)! I started with a romper base and somehow created this in about an hour and a half. Considering I didn't even have access to my pins, I'd say I did a pretty awesome job! I also added a headband I'd created with a small glitter foam leaf on the side to protect me from the rain ;) And of course, I compensated for the lack of clothing by wearing giant boots! I needed to keep warm somehow..
Photo Credit: TM 2010 Matt Demir. All Rights Reserved.
My friend Sam loved the costume so much that she decided she needed to keep it for herself:) It looks awesome on her! These photos are too cute, she even has a Soot Sprite from the movie <3
Photo Credit: TM 2010 Trevor Kai. All Rights Reserved.

In case you have not experienced the joy of My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) here is a clip:


  1. awww adorable! love totoro :)

  2. I love that movie & the romper is adorable :)

  3. Thank you! It's been great finding out that so many other people love Totoro as well :D