Siouxsie James

Costume :Boat Spirit
Source :Spirited Away
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Cardiff International Comic and Anime Expo 2013

Costume Photos

Spirited Away group!

Boat Spirit and X23 :)

Boat Spirit

Mask work in progress

Film reference

'Art of' reference


Costume Information

Cost : 15

Part of a Spirited Away cosplay with my sister for CICAE 2013.

The cost of £15 is an estimation and it doesn't take into account that I had quite a few bits and bobs for this already from previous things (for example purple material, foam, paint and elastic).

Although this costume is simple it's also been very fun to make and has led me to do a couple of things that I've not done with costumes before :) it hasn't taken a long time but I've been having to do it around work and uni which kind of sucks and has made it slightly stressful, I can't wait to finish uni so that I have less pressure in my spare time :P

Also I didn't plan to do everything on this costume for the first time but maybe I will cosplay this again and make improvements ^^


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Can't wait to see this. I loved your Princess Mononoke!
Studio Ghibli FTW!

by Kei Lin Sama on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 - 22:40
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Thank you! And yes I completely agree Studio Ghibli are the best!! ^^

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 11 February, 2013 - 09:52
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Hope to see this!

by Deathblow_Prime on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 23:38
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Will you be at CICAE??

by Siouxsie James on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 23:43
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Sorry, I don't think so.

by Deathblow_Prime on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 - 00:03
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Loved it :3 was great IMO!

by DizzieDee on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 08:29
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Thanks Dee, you're kind :)

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 17:47
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Loved this! it was such a good idea
You and you sis both looked awesome ^^

by Einmyria on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 23:13
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Thanks Steph! hope to finish it off one day and maybe wear it again :)

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 08:58
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Excellent choice and well executed; I love this!

by Heorot on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 16:57
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I LOVE this!! So unique, it looks amazing. Freaking love that movie!

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 12:51
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What a nice comment, thanks :) I love it too, just couldn't help but love the spirit designs!!!

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 13:33
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no problem hun. I remember i got goosebumps at that point in the movie, it was just so epic. your costume is spot-on, and I've never seen it done before. so amazing <3

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 13:40
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Love this. Interesting choice of character and I love the mask.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 13:42
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Thanks both :)

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 13:49
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Brilliant cosplay idea! I Love seeing unusual cosplays, and this looks fab!

by Yasmia on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 10:53

Would have love to get a picture with this xD

by Tori Yummai on Saturday, 16 March, 2013 - 00:25
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Ooh I love it!

Looks exactly like the reference pic, except for.. where are your 'ears'? You know, those pink thingies coming out of the hat?

Please wear this to another event - I want to see it in person!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 23:29
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Hi I didn't have time to finish it so I made the first version without them ^^ I do want to do it again though :P and thanks for the last few comments :)

by Siouxsie James on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 21:32
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this is awesome XD I hope to see it one day too

by blissfulbanana on Saturday, 7 September, 2013 - 02:36
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Such a unique cosplay idea and you did a brilliant job on this!

by BlueberryTale on Friday, 20 December, 2013 - 13:16

To-Do List

Make red cloak thingHighComplete
Make maskHighIn Progress
Make head thing/hat/purple pink whatever it's calledHighIn Progress

Shopping List

Bed sheets£11.00Bought
White material£4.00Bought


Stuffages~ (Posted 26th February 2013)

Sewed the red thing, looks like a bed sheet that's been sewn into a cloakish thingy :) I like it anyway.
And I've made the hat thing (I did make a mistake though with the fabric and as a result will now be wearing it backwards)
I just need make the mask thing and finish the head piece off