Again, this girl wanted to dress up for a local anime con, so her costume was done in August - I am very glad of that now!
Like last year, I feel like we struck a good balance between geeky and 'not-too-over-the-top' with wigs and stuff like that. Although the day of we realized she should have been Princess Tutu! That would've been fun - maybe next year.
Her costume base was a dress (nightshirt?) from Target. I appliqued cream knit on top, plus little soot sprites and a little white totoro on the back. There is one soot sprite on her sleeve, too.
Her ears + leaf hat are wool felt, totally made up as I went along, with a little tulle thrown in their for fancy.
She loves it and is excited to wear it again for Halloween!
We ALMOST did Arietty - but somehow ended up here.
Costume 1: done. The boys'... are getting there! :)