Refira
 


Costume :Teto
Source :Nausicaa
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011


Costume Photos

In the forest

Curious Teto

Ayacon cosplay competition

Tree!

Teto in a hotel

Treats Please?

I has a tail. ^^

Teto!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £200-£300...
Awards : The award for 'one the judges most wanted to take home' at Minamicon 2011
Time Taken : About 3 months

Description
Teto is one of my favourate characters - he is so incredibly cute and bouncy - and since I first saw him (in plushie form at my first ever Minamicon in 2008) I knew I wanted to make a costume of him sometime... and that time came this year!
Knowing that he is a very popular and recognisable character and a lot of other people love him also, I wanted to ensure that he was as good as possible to do him justice... and thus was a bit reluctant to take him to Minamicon 17 as he was only about 60-80% complete; at one time almost deciding not to take him along at all. However, I worked really, really hard to get him to a wearable stare and to make him look presentable in time for the convention, and, to my utter suprise, he was a HUGE hit, proving to be almost overwhelmingly popular! Thank you so much everyone - I had a super time, and am so happy that Teto was so well-recieved. It really made my day. :)
Because of this, and the fact that he has been the most fun costume to wear that I have made so far, I took him to Ayacon 2011 also - and entered him into the Eurocosplay competition. (where I know was on stage for waaay too long especially at the end of the skit when I was trying to exit... but could barely see where I was going so had to walk quite slowly and keep looking around to try and see the exit. XD) ^^
He is also my first quad suit, with stilts that I specially designed and tested myself over several months. They were very challenging, but also really fun to make.
I am now very much looking forward to making my next costume... I have learnt a lot from both my successes and the mistakes I made while making Teto, and hope this will help me to improve my work further and make my next costume even better than this one. :)

Video of the costume at Ayacon can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfQsyFWGOuo#t=9m49s

Comments

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Yay! This was so gorgeous.

by Storme on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 22:29
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This was such a great costume, and a very cute one too. :)

by Lil-Samuu on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 22:45
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This Teto cosplay is amazing! and I can see why the judge would of wanted to take it home... so cute! <333

by mandi-taichou on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 08:51
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this is so cute *___* when i saw this at minami i just wanted to squish you <3

by angel aiko on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 10:34
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There are no words for just how cute this costume is, it's wonderful =)
You have a great sense of the proportions needed for optimum cuteness!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 10:47
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This is so adorable! Such an amazing cosplay =]

by Kacela on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 11:00
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IT'S THE CUTE THING!!! Thor and Wolverine totally weren't planning to steal you... nope.... Shhhhhh.

by kiichan on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 12:35
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Awww... thank you so much everyone. ^^
I was absolutely thrilled about how well-recieved Teto was - I wasn't expecting anywhere near such a great response, as the costume was not yet complete - and it's really got me hyped up about getting him finished and taking him to another convention in future. He's such a bouncy character and just so much fun to spend time with! ~ <3
@kiichan: You both should have come and tried to steal Teto after the masquerade! It would have been epic. XD

by Refira on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 22:14
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Your costume was amazing! A well-deserved prize too :D

I wanted to ask about your tail - I know you made it inflatable, but how did you do that? Did you have a giant balloon inside or something?

by Sillabub on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 01:04
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This was sooooo cute! I couldn't stop squealing everytime I saw you! <3 Love it!

by perfectly_purple on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 11:06
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Thank you both! ^^
@Sillabub: it was an inflatable pool toy - one of those plastic shaped ones with a stopper that you can inflate easily then deflate when necessary. Convenient and reusable! :)

by Refira on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 00:27
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Ahhh I wish I'd gone to Minami and seen this!!! I cosplayed Nausicaa at Kitacon and am wearing her again for May Expo so when I saw this in the Minami photos I was like "Nooo I was too late" XDDD

It looks adorable :)

by Freyarule on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 07:31
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This is amazing O_O Really well done!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 07:34
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OMFG!! I WANT IT!!!!!!!!! so cute!!!! :D

by kaasutii on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 08:20
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Amazing *_*

by Neverforever on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 09:43

Such an adorable costume!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 20:01
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Wow~ This is adorable! ;w; <3

by Cheetos on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 11:54
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This is super cute - I just wanna cuddle you! Looks perfect :D

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 12:28
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Wah! So cuuuute! X3

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 14:31
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This is amazing!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 18:24
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WOW O_O seriously just WOW.. I love this cosplay very much. So much attention to detail and so very well made!!

by Kitticus on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 21:05
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Wow! Amazing costume. You look so spot on.

Congrats on the showcase :D

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 21:16
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Amazing!! Congrats on the showcase, this totally deserves it! <3

by Alyx on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 19:35
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A very well deserved showcase, congratulations! This is amazing.

by tripletriad on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 21:01
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Awesome and so cute! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 19:00
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Well done, your cosplay is amazing x

by Shewolfxterminater on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 07:47
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Oh wow... thank you everyone! So many lovely comments. ~ <3
I can't believe I made the showcase with this costume... I'm still working on it and am really looking forward to finishing him off for Ayacon, and getting into the site showcase came as a complete suprise (particularly since it is still a work in progress and I almost didn't take him to Minamicon at all as he wasn't done yet).
I am very happy to see that so many people really like Teto. Thank you so much for all your kind words and support... he will certainly be attending several more events in the future. :)

by Refira on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 21:01
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Your costume is just soooo cute! It was so nice to meet you at Ayacon, I can,t believe you told me and my fiance on the Friday before you wore it that you didn't think it was that good! It was the cutest thing I've ever seen, and my favourite cosplay at the con!

by KyoukaKami on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 23:57
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This was amazing and the performance on the masq at Aya was perfect!

by Numta on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 13:32
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This was the cutest thing evaaaaaaaar!!!! Amazing cosplay! x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 13:38
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Cutest. Costume. Ever.

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 13:44
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Oh, hey! I knew it must be you from the thumbnail - there can't be another costume like this out there! I stood with you in the queue for the Masquerade at Minami - I was the increasingly furious Spirit Albarn. (Too much Grabby Ash).
You were SO AWESOME.

by Pippin4242 on Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 04:28
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this is fantastic XD

by J-Po on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 21:04
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This is possibly my fave Ghibli film and I want him as a pet! You did a fantastic job :D

by L4dyPaiNe_X on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 21:13
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Thank you everyone. ^^

by Refira on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 22:30
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So cute, looks just like the anime, awesome stuff!

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 - 21:45
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I am so upset that I missed seeing this in the flesh it's so awesome! If your going to wear it again I hope I can see it!!!!!! So much love for Teto!! You've done such a wondeful job C:

by Afireinsidegirl on Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 09:18
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How have I not commented on this!? Adorable and very impressive that you made stilts especially for him. Great work ^-^

by Heorot on Wednesday, 18 September, 2013 - 16:54
 

To-Do List

Finish costume for Ayacon 2011HighComplete