|Time Taken :||A month|
|As part of a group me and Moonlily have put together called "The Heroines of Studio Ghibli"|
I was shown this film by my friend as instantly fell in love with it. I adored Sophie from the start and related to her so much, it was almost scary. Her low self-confidence, her cleaning. Everything. I had to cosplay her so I did. I was so happy that I was able to sew this all by myself. At the time I was still learning the very basics of how to sew a full costume by myself so I was very pleased with the final result. I just hope I do her some justice. This is the version right at the end of the film when she sacrifices her hair to save Howl. Even though it's the version thats the least well known I wanted to do this version, it was the point were she had gained self confidence and was becoming a strong woman who believed in herself and what her abilities were.
Sophie Hatter (Howls Moving Castle): Littlegeeky
Ponyo (Ponyo): MoonLily
Nausicaa (Nausicaa and the valley of the Winds): Freyarule
Haru (The Cat Returns): Hotshot Shan
Shizuku (Whisper of the Heart): Roze-Chan
|Short, grey wig||High||Complete|
|White fabric||£8.40||To Buy|
Almost done!!!! (Posted 6th February 2011)
The dress isn't perfect but I actually did it which is a surprise for me XD
Starting to take shape... (Posted 3rd February 2011)
Alright it's beginning to take shape.
Wig is complete! (Posted 2nd February 2011)
(Oh god my last journal was last year ^_^')
Alright styled and cut the wig for Sophie and I LOVE IT!!!!
Its hard to take a picture of your own legs... (Posted 8th June 2010)
-Wig: Can't find one which is either in the right colour or the right shape. Might have to gather a few closer to the time and pick the best. I really want one which is already cut and styles since I fail at wigs.
-Dress: Really worried about the dress, I hope I can find a pattern which is just like Sophie's >.< It also needs a white trim at the top and a white underskirt too
-Apron: Thats going to be easy, all I need to do it hem up a pieces of white material and add a tie for the back of it.
-Bloomers: Shouldn't be too bad, should be quite simple I hope.
-Black tights: GOT!
-Brown shoes: GOT!
-Calcifer: I'm not too sure how to make him at the moment, if I have to I'll make him out of fluffy red material but I'd like to make him look realistic like actual flames... with eyes XD
-Turnip head: His costume should be easy to assemble but making him is going to be a challenge. I need to make him so then he can be taken down and made up but I want it to look like he's made out of wood. Maybe the pieces could clip together or something I'm not too sure.