My sister asked me a few weeks ago if I could make her a costume this year. I started this costume late - and by late I mean two days ago. I "finished" early this morning at about 2am. It's on it's way to Honolulu today with my parents and hopefully my sister will love it, because a lot of love went into this costume. I'm not completely satisfied with the end result, but considering that I did it in less than a day it's quite great. I would have added alot more details - finished the pleating all the way up to the bodice, added suit sprites, and even a Catbus bag, oh the possibilities!!
The inspiration - Blue Totoro ^_^
My sister wanted the dress to be long and also wanted a shrug. So instead of making the shrug blue, I made it green so that it would be like the "leaf". The sleeves are supposed to look leaf like. The eyes are sewn onto bobby pins so she can clip them in her hair.