View Full Version : Help with Totoro cosplay

07-05-2010, 08:49 AM
Hey guys! I'm cosplaying as Totoro for my local anime and video games con, and I need some help. I'm doing a furry jumpsuit kind of thing, based off a Simplicity pattern. I need some way to make it fat though! I have so far though of a hula hoop, or something else round to put around my middle, or stuffing, but not sure what to do, really. I do know that I don't have the skills or time to fiddle about with wire or foam, so does anyone have any ideas or advice for me?

07-08-2010, 01:23 PM
Yeah, I'd say like hula hoops or some sort of wire frame like that. Build the form first, then cover it in like the fur suit.

07-09-2010, 04:56 PM
try doing a search of mascot costumes, you may find some good techniques in one of those threads

good luck, i love totoro!

07-11-2010, 12:22 AM
i love totoro

07-13-2010, 09:22 AM
You can do a series of hoops going up and down in size, held in place with straps; when I worked at a mascot shop we made a round costume like this. It's basically like making a hoopskirt (http://trulyvictorian.com/catalog/141.html).