totoro forest

“Going through the mountains,
checking the clouds,
Blown by the wind,
I met the stars,
And then the journey continues,
so the beautiful world.”

(Ai Maeda – The beautiful world, “Kino no tabi” OST)

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Here is me cosplaying Totoro form My Neighbor Totoro by Studio Ghibli.

The dress was made by Darling Army. @darlingarmy

I’ve been putting off taking any pictures because of my health problems and weight gain. But I finally gave in and took these yesterday in my backyard with my husband. I hope to do a better shoot with this cosplay in the future, but for now here’s these. I will have more cosplays ready soon, mostly from Inuyasha.

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Third session of lining. Only characters left to add now are Sophie and Howl, and a quick addition to Haku since one of his hands needs to be adjusted before it goes on for good. This session saw the addition of Howl’s castle, the Nightwalker/Great Forest Spirit, Porco Rosso (via his plane), and Catbus, another little totoro, Satsuki and Mei.

I’m so impressed with Nadia’s work. She’s done an amazing job so far and I’m looking forward to getting into colouring with her right away!

Interestingly the inside of my arm didn’t hurt much at all when it was going on. It stung, but it was way better than I thought it would be… The day after was freakishly terrible, haha, but after I put some moisturizer on there it finally stopped hurting.

Next session is in just under two weeks, so more photos to come after that.

EDIT: If you like what you’re seeing and you’re in the Edmonton area, my artist is Nadia Farhat, at The Mile. She’s amazing and you should go see her! :D