10.25.2009

totoro, totoro

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:



13 comments:

  1. I love totoro! My husband and I were the cat and totoro last year! So cute.

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  2. Wow! My wife and I were with a singing group in college. In 1994 we went on a bus trip across the midwest, and they had a video system on the bus. They made us watch Totoro. Over and over. I knew then I never wanted to see it again (overexposure). But here we are 15 years later, and that costume is just cute!

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  3. Oh. MY. That is just too cute!

    We were watching the movie the other day and I was thinking my girls should go as the little girls in the movie. Of course, I am the only one who would have realized! lol

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  4. hello cutest little creature ever! I love it when people get creative at Halloween.

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  5. we LOVE totoro!!! what a terrific costume!!!

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  6. That is so cool! You did an awesome job!! And, Clark looks simply adorable in it. Do you just want to squeeze him?!!

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  7. never heard of Totoro....but, yep, that's pretty adorable!

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  8. oh man. so good! i'm very impressed... and my children can never see this. they'd be so envious of clark and alice. happy halloween, friend.

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