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Totoro costumes

Totoro is one of my favorite Miyazaki films and I’d always planned to make Totoro costumes for The Brood. When Cation Designs announced the “Small Human Being Sew-Along”, I decided this was the perfect time to make them. Lorelai joined in, making a costume for her tadpole so we had a complete set.

Totoro costume

(Did you know the blue and white ones actually have names? Chu Totoro and Chibi Totoro. Who knew?)

Totoro Kid Costumes
Totoro Kid Costumes

Victorian Family Photo for Holiday Cards

I’ve been so swamped under holiday sewing last few weeks! I’m finally done so I got some time to post, and I wanted to show our holiday card.

vintage victorian family photo
vintage victorian family photo

I’m not very good at the holiday greeting card thing. In fact, I have never sent them out before. It always seemed like way too much work and other then sending photos of my cats (and have you ever tried doing a photoshoot with cats?), I couldn’t really think of anything appropriate to put on the card.  The advent of the brood has me re-thinking my stance though, and when I found out Tiny Prints would mail the cards for me, it seemed like I was out excuses for not sending cards this year.

I love seeing themed family photoshoots (no surprise right?), so I wanted us to do one too. I’ve got a whole list of themes I want to do. This year’s theme was a vintage Victorian family photo.

Baby Moogle Costume

I love Halloween because it means I can dress up my brood. This year’s theme was supposed to be Final Fantasy with the Grub as a moogle and the Larva as a white mage. I got as far as making the moogle costume, but then I decided that we needed to do a theme as an entire family.

The problem with that decision is that I no longer have a Final Fantasy costume and making new adult costumes is a lot more work than making kid costumes. Marcus and I do, however, both have Avatar: The Last Airbender costumes, so now I’m in middle of making new Avatar costumes for the kids.

In the meantime, I decided to snap some photos of the Grub in her moogle costume.

baby moogle costume
baby moogle costume

Baby Anna from Frozen Costume

The Larva’s latest costume for Big Wow Comicfest and Fanime was baby Anna from Frozen. Aimee designed all the Frozen fabrics for her Spoonflower shop so I was able to get all my fabrics there. I used a Kona cotton for the top and silky faille for the skirt. I really like Spoonflower’s silky faille fabric. It’s soft and flowy and didn’t wrinkle at all despite the Larva being in and out of the carseat and the stroller in her costume.