Siouxsie James

Costume :Sophie Hatter
Variant :Young/Blue Dress
Source :Howl's Moving Castle
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MCM London Comic Con May 2015

Costume Photos

Cfcc March 2015

'Now I've got something I want to protect. It's you'

'I don't care if you're a monster'

Howl and Sophie, CFCC 2015 (March)

'I need something of yours Sophie'...'How about this?'

'They say that the best blaze burns brightest, when circumstances are at their worst'

Sophie Hatter and Calcifer

With Arrietty :)

Cardiff International Comic Con

'A heart's a heavy burden'~~

Er, You can just call me Grandma Sophie. I'm your new cleaning lady.



Costume Information

Cost : Roughly £60
Time Taken : My Friend made it :)

My amazing friend S-Lawliet/Einmyria made this for me -she has the skills!

Originally planned for MCM London 2010 but I didn't wear it due to having a crappy wig...
Since then this cosplay has been won on various outings with friends etc from 2010 onwards,

MCM London (October) 2011, Nikki-NekoDoll helped me cut the wig a little on this event as I had no idea and I had left it until the last minute!!

Amecon 2012, took a Cal plushie that I made ^^ and cut the fringe again (last minute=big mistake as it looked really bad)

Cardiff International Comic Con (November) 2012, re-cut the fringe a 3rd time and I was finally happy with it!!

Kitacon 2014, also a week before Kitacon I used this costume in my friends uni project, adding a walking stick.

Who doesn't love this film?? When I first owned it I used to watch it everyday (multiple times).

I have now officially lost count of how many times I have re-wore this costume! It's so well made that I have been re-wearing it for years now. Gradually I am adding more and more props (I have a basket now). I'm so happy with this costume :)


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Must put the pics up!!! Nice to see you on here !

by Tedward on Monday, 26 December, 2011 - 13:54
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More pictures please. You look gorgeous *___* *hug*

by seawaterwitch on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 07:53
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Wow thanx! and yeh...I don't have many, but I plan to get some soon :) with the wig as well!

by Siouxsie James on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 01:03
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Can i ask how you made the neck part close to the throat? Mine goes rediculously wide, and i can't get it closer as then i can't fit my head :(

by Sake-Chan on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 19:23
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I didn't make this one, my friend did! I shall ask her and forward you the answer ^^

by Siouxsie James on Saturday, 11 February, 2012 - 00:21
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Any news? Is there a zip or something involved? I just can't get it so that it's snug around the neck but still lets me get into it >.<

by Sake-Chan on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 19:40
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Never mind... i'm special, and for some reason early on my dress decided to be a prat and not let me get the collar close, but it seems to be going okay now ^-^'

by Sake-Chan on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 21:38
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Ha ok then, glad to hear it's better now then, I did get this reply from my friend btw 'there is a zip at the back of the dress which opens/closes the collar but the collar itself is just a standard stand collar pattern'

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 22:39
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Ahhhh zips seem to be the only way then. I thought it was working, but it REALLY isn't. I wanna kill Sophie's collar. SRSLY >.< I'll take the zip option, it seems the only way forwards

by Sake-Chan on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 23:35
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Good luck!!! ^^

by Siouxsie James on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 12:32
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The dress looks amazing ^w^

by Littlegeeky on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 17:08
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Thanx my friend S-Lawliet made it!

by Siouxsie James on Saturday, 5 May, 2012 - 08:44
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I love your Calcifer!

by Nomes on Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 00:20
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:) thank you very much! I love him too!! :P I had lodesa left over materials lying around so I thought what better to do!!

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 08:01
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Nice cosplay Loki warrior !

by Tedward on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 08:04
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haha warrior :P ty Ted!!

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 10:05
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You looked so pretty as Sophie at Amecon, awesome work!

by Littlegeeky on Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 10:57
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Thanx Littlegeeky ^^ I loved your Sophie costume too!!! She's such as awesome character to cosplay C:

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 08:00
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This is so brilliant. I love Sophie so much. You did amazing job!!!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 2 September, 2012 - 00:42
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wow! I absolutely love this <3 The photos are really cute and you did a brilliant job <3

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 2 September, 2012 - 19:22
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Thnk you both so very much ^^ S-Lawliet deserves the credit for the dress she's awesome :D

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 3 September, 2012 - 12:35
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This is beautiful!:D

by Cybilla Frӓulein ブラックロリータ on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 - 22:38
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Thanx :D

by Siouxsie James on Thursday, 6 September, 2012 - 08:32
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So glad to have seen this first hand ^^ you looked epic!

by DizzieDee on Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 - 14:47
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This looks lovely, you make such a wonderful Sophie :)

by JustPeachy on Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 - 15:03
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Thank you both for the kind comments, hope that you didn't mind me using your photo Dee ^^

by Siouxsie James on Thursday, 8 November, 2012 - 22:56
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You make a lovely Sophie- the photos are gorgeous!

by Tsupo on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 00:40
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Thanks very much for the comment :) I'd love to keep wearing it and maybe take some more photos actually!

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 8 February, 2013 - 13:47
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you suit the character really well =3 great job

by blissfulbanana on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 15:33
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Thanks! Hope you're right >.<

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 15:53
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Perfect, I love this cosplay!

by ToroSonyCat on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 16:39
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Thanks! :)

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 21:43
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looks really pretty ^^

by Darkiekun on Saturday, 9 March, 2013 - 11:35
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aww, omg. you look wonderful! o:

by cowiee on Sunday, 10 March, 2013 - 13:29
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Ty both :)

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 10 March, 2013 - 13:30
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You look amazing! *o*

by KiraraYumi on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 17:35
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This looks amazing, you really suit Sophie :)

by WhiteWraith on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 19:43
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I love this. You look so cute!

by Kacela on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 14:28
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Cool! Haven't seen many Howl cosplayers, and even fewer Sophies. This is really neat! And I love your little Calcifer :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Friday, 5 April, 2013 - 14:12
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Thanks *last 4 comments* Sophie is one of my fav characters so it's nice to hear that people like this cosplay, I'd say HMC and Ghibli cosplays are getting more and more common 2bh, when I first wore this a few years bk at MCM I saw just 1 or 2 other Ghibli cosplayers now I see 1 or 2 at small cons and Idk how many at larger ones :D also ty for the Cal compliment!! :P

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 5 April, 2013 - 14:23
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I love this film! and this is adorable, great cosplay! ^^

by Cauldron Of Mischief on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 10:16
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You look amazing! Love the cosplay (and the film!)

by MadlyScientific on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 23:12
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this is one of the best Sophie's i have seen! you look beautiful! well done!

by Fizzykat on Tuesday, 24 December, 2013 - 11:48
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All of the pretties! I love the Calcifer!

by Ickle on Sunday, 27 April, 2014 - 17:08
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you pull her off so well !! :D <3

by misfit_mosher on Thursday, 12 June, 2014 - 15:19
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Thanks guys :)

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 16 June, 2014 - 21:19
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This is brilliant! And I love your Calcifer. So cute!

by Kitri du Lac on Thursday, 4 September, 2014 - 10:27
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Loving the mini Calcifers. And of course, you look lovely, too.

by Ashy-kun on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 - 18:20
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You're an amazing Sophie!

by otakugirl on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 - 19:51