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I never made any clothing before but i wanted to make a costume for Halloween and make it so I could wear it at other times too so it was practical.

I wanted to make a Totoro hoodie for ages. I bought a hoodie pattern off Fitz patterns but had to redesign the hood to make it easier to do the ears. I also redesigned the sleves to include mittes which i then added claws too. The sleeves have a hole at the back so you can get your hands out to do things.

The ears turned out a bit too floppy, and I would have done the teeth slightly differently if I did it again, but for my first costume and first clothing I love how it turned out.

It was a lot of hand sewing tho so I won't be doing a remake! XD"

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Taken on October 31, 2009