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This is probably the last year my youngest will allow me to dress him up in something really stinkin’ cute for Halloween.  I know this because I wanted my older son, three, to be something stinkin’ cute and instead he said he wanted to be a stoplight. You’re basically a walking utility pole.  Not cute.  Being the Miyazaki fanatics we are, my husband thought Totoro would be a great idea.  After all, he hand painted a mural in our child’s room resplendent with Miyazaki characters.  I scoured the Internet for a Totoro costume and found one that was simply adorable.  However, it wasn’t for sale.  I went temporarily insane and decided to try to make it myself.  After purchasing the fleece fabric on eBay and borrowing the sewing machine from a friend, crippling doubt set in.  Just to clarify; I have never made anything wearable with a sewing machine, and the last time I actually used one was in 7th grade to make a horrible Ziggy pillow that my mother STILL HAS ON HER BED. So one can imagine how daunting this project seemed at first glance.I had panic attacks and heart palpitations throughout the entire process.  It was not that it was a particularly difficult costume to make, but for someone who just realized how impossible it was to fix a mistake once it was made with a sewing machine?  I was in total panic mode for a week.
Everything went swimmingly.  The husband measured and cut the pieces, using his artist eye to make everything look proportional.  Cautiously, I sewed everything together using the sparse instructions I had read on the blog.  YouTube videos also helped when trying to decipher the mystery that is “The Bobbin.”  I hate that thing and string in general, at this point.
But once the last bit was sewn on I stepped back and oozed with pride.  How cute is this kid?!  We are overflowing with adorableness.

This is probably the last year my youngest will allow me to dress him up in something really stinkin’ cute for Halloween.  I know this because I wanted my older son, three, to be something stinkin’ cute and instead he said he wanted to be a stoplight. You’re basically a walking utility pole.  Not cute.  

Being the Miyazaki fanatics we are, my husband thought Totoro would be a great idea.  After all, he hand painted a mural in our child’s room resplendent with Miyazaki characters.  I scoured the Internet for a Totoro costume and found one that was simply adorable.  However, it wasn’t for sale.  

I went temporarily insane and decided to try to make it myself.  After purchasing the fleece fabric on eBay and borrowing the sewing machine from a friend, crippling doubt set in.  Just to clarify; I have never made anything wearable with a sewing machine, and the last time I actually used one was in 7th grade to make a horrible Ziggy pillow that my mother STILL HAS ON HER BED. So one can imagine how daunting this project seemed at first glance.

I had panic attacks and heart palpitations throughout the entire process.  It was not that it was a particularly difficult costume to make, but for someone who just realized how impossible it was to fix a mistake once it was made with a sewing machine?  I was in total panic mode for a week.

Everything went swimmingly.  The husband measured and cut the pieces, using his artist eye to make everything look proportional.  Cautiously, I sewed everything together using the sparse instructions I had read on the blog.  YouTube videos also helped when trying to decipher the mystery that is “The Bobbin.”  I hate that thing and string in general, at this point.

But once the last bit was sewn on I stepped back and oozed with pride.  How cute is this kid?!  We are overflowing with adorableness.

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  1. chokupopo reblogged this from mumblymumble and added:
    かわいい赤ちゃん!!! great cosplay xD
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    Totoro! He’s even cuter in person!
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