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Unread 12-13-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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Casual Totoro?

Yeah, it's about the twentieth costume that I've mentioned maybe doing for Tekko and Otakon this year, but this one I actually started on in my free time today. Anyway, it's a very casual Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) work-in-progress, and I'd like some input as to what to do next.
What I've got so far:
A hat base (still has to have the ears put on)
Arm warmers (I'll be adding craft-foam claws to these)
Both are made out of super-soft dark grey fleece.
Excuse the poor lighting and the mess in the background.

What I'm considering adding:
Ears for the hat
Those little grey checks onto a white tank top.
Grey low-cut vest?
Puffy Totoro tail?
This time, please excuse the poor Photoshop skills.

Things I haven't decided yet:
Should I put eyes and a nose on the hat?
Grey fleece legwarmers?
Make a skirt from the same fleece? Or pants?
What kind of shoes?
Any kind of necklace?
Tank top or halter top?
Add a temporary acorn tattoo?
Makeup suggestions?

As you can tell, I'm still in the preliminary stages for this, so I'd love any input you guys might have. Thanks in advance!
Costume suggestions are always welcome.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 01:05 AM   #2
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I like the idea of an acorn necklace or earings. Maybe add some soot sprites they make everything better.

I have a Totoro dress posted her that may help give you ideas. http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.ph...42&member=4712

If you do decide to make pants be sure you don't overheat. I know I was sweating buckets when I tried to have a photo shoot last spring in my dress.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 01:29 AM   #3
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Looks great so far! I'd suggest instead of adding eyes and a nose to the hat (ears would be good though) to focus on some make up. Blacken your nose a bit and some whiskers, things like that. And I also like the idea of a skirt and legwarmers. For shoes...maybe large-esque grey ones? Hope this helps a smidge. Best of luck!
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Unread 12-17-2006, 07:11 AM   #4
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* Just one person's opionion but I like the idea of eyes and nose on the hat (I guess it's because I'm such a big fan of those Kyo hats ^-^)
* I love the idea of gray fleece legwarmers
* I'd say a gray fleece skirt, that'd be cute
* I'd say gray sneakers. Grey chucks would be kinda cute.
* For jewerly like Shine-chan said a acorn necklace and/or earrings. You can also add a tempory acorn tattoo on your arm like you said.
* Halter top's kinda prettier than a tank top, just my opionion.
* A torrotorro tail woyld be a nice touch
* Since it's causual and if you are gonna put a face on the hat, I'd go with just a natural look. Going without makeup at all at a con would just make your face washed out when you get your picture taken and putting allot of heavy makeup on would be too much when you've already got a tottoro face. Put a bit of mascara on your upper lashes (not too heavy!) A bit of gray or blue eyeshadow. Lipgloss and maybe a cream blush.
Sorry, I'm not a big fan of heavy makeup but if you decide not to do a totorro face on the hat make your own face a tottoro face with makeup like GabrielDarkhawk said

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