I finished Alice's Totoro costume/hoodie for Halloween. It is one of the cutest things I've ever personally laid eyes on. It isn't perfect (the whiskers should be something sturdier like pipe cleaner and there are weird glue spots all over and the ear shape isn't perfect) but it definitely gets the idea across and looks adorable on.
The whole thing cost me less than $10 which made Luke very happy. Hopefully he'll remember this in the future when she wants to be something (she actually picks out herself) that is more elaborate like Ariel or Eliza Doolittle or something and I need to buy real sequined $15/yard fabric.
As soon as it was done, Clark wanted to try it on. I didn't mind a bit because oh my goodness gracious-- HOLY CUTENESS. I told him it can be his to play in when Trick Or Treat is over and Alice is all done with it. I made this concession mostly because I want to look at him wearing it all day, every day.
And for those of you (so probably everyone but Dera and Beth) whose children are not obsessed with the movie, this is what the real Totoro looks like:
Now let's all sing it together: