Dear fellow crafters and Miyazaki lovers,
Over the past year, I have gotten really into Hayao Miyazaki movies and, with the help of my trusty library card, have slowly been making my way through his work. So far my favorites are Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service, but My Neighbor Totoro holds a special place in my heart.
Anyway, this weekend I went to the Renaissance Faire and decided to semi-dress up. I needed a costume I could complete in an afternoon and, inspired by my love for Studio Ghibli, came up with this simple Totoro costume. I got a lot of compliments on my dress this weekend and even was asked to have my picture taken (twice! once in the bathroom, which is less weird than you think for females, I suppose). Regardless, the costume was a hit.
I had a ton of funny making and wearing this costume.
Hope you enjoy!