Sophie (Blue dress & short hair) - Howls Moving Castle


Amecon 2012


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

sjbonnar posted on 7 June, 2010 - 18:47

Solaria posted on 7 June, 2010 - 18:50
8D my fave ghibli film x3 Cant wait to see this! I prefered her with silver hair x3

Bambi. posted on 7 June, 2010 - 19:17
*beams* I'm so glad I'm gonna be at Kita to see this! You're gonna look so lovely! Grey haired sophie is my fav sophie =) hehe

HotshotShan posted on 7 June, 2010 - 19:30
You will be an amazing Sophie! I kind of want in on this as Haru from The Cat Returns D:

MoonLily posted on 7 June, 2010 - 19:58
You are freakishly like her. *_* Can't wait to seeeee 8D

Roze-Chan posted on 7 June, 2010 - 20:17
Yaaaay~~ XD I honestly can't promise that I won't steal your Calcifer and run around giggling like a child though. :3

InfiniteJester posted on 8 June, 2010 - 12:05
aww this will be so cool! :) im hopin i can go to kita next year so i mite try n finish howl for then!

Anonymous posted on 8 June, 2010 - 16:53
Definitely looking forward to seeing this, Sophie's such a great character <33

MadameLapin posted on 21 June, 2010 - 10:59
You're going to look so cute hun! I hope I can take photos of you ^^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 6 February, 2011 - 16:01
Shots look great! Looking forward to seeing this !

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 26 March, 2011 - 17:43
This is great and it's one of my favourite films. ^_^ Woop-woop! XD

J-Po posted on 26 March, 2011 - 17:52
sophie :D

Ashika posted on 26 March, 2011 - 19:34
Love it!

No thanks posted on 26 March, 2011 - 20:37
Sweet! <3

ElegantAura posted on 27 March, 2011 - 15:37
Fantastic dress! Looks like you'll make an excellent Sophie ^_^

Alyx posted on 29 March, 2011 - 19:48
Beautiful as always!

cowiee posted on 8 April, 2011 - 18:21
Aww, you look really adorable!

MadameLapin posted on 8 April, 2011 - 18:37
So beautiful! I loved you in this cosplay *w*

Sephirayne posted on 29 April, 2011 - 19:59
Lovely costume. Love the photos.

InfiniteJester posted on 4 June, 2011 - 19:35

Alias Cosplay posted on 8 June, 2011 - 19:46
You did a lovely job on this, you should be proud.

phalor posted on 9 June, 2011 - 08:53
Absolutely lovely Sophie. You pull her off really well! :)

Cattrocious posted on 9 June, 2011 - 22:26
Your such a fantastic sophie :D

Moonchild posted on 10 June, 2011 - 19:39
Love this! ^^ You make such a cute Sophie <3

BabemRoze posted on 13 June, 2011 - 10:11

Numta posted on 13 June, 2011 - 10:12
This is awesome! Love the Calcifer! Nice touch ^_^

Starla posted on 24 August, 2011 - 05:59
Now I know where this costume comes from ^^ It looks lovely and even more lovely in real life ^^

Solaria posted on 25 August, 2011 - 17:35
Thankies for the comment Ive always adored your Sophie esp how you did hersilver short hair version <3 We shall have to get some pics together one day :D

Debbie Ella posted on 9 October, 2011 - 16:20
Sooo adorable! :D

Yasmia posted on 3 January, 2012 - 16:08
After seeing this movie for the first time since seeing your cosplay last year I just thought I had to tell you how much you suit Sophie! You look lovely!

Siouxsie James posted on 14 August, 2012 - 09:29
I knew I'd seen your cosplay online before!! What lovely photos! And it was so nice to see you and Howl at Amecon ^^

Rosipoo posted on 16 September, 2012 - 14:29
Such a gorgeous Sophie <3~

6th February 2011

Almost done!!!!

The dress isn't perfect but I actually did it which is a surprise for me XD Just gotta sew the collar on with the lining, sew the cuffs on and hem the bottom of the dress. The just to finish the bloomers and make an apron and I'm done ^_^

3rd February 2011

Starting to take shape...

Alright it's beginning to take shape. All the dress pieces are cut out and it's just a case of trying to fit them all together. The front bit is such a pain, I'm having to re-cut it and hope for the best really. It should be okay once all together, I just hope it doesn't make me look too frumpy ^_^' Also the bloomers are almost done. Just got to do the other leg. I still need to make the apron but I want to make that once I've got the skirt done.

2nd February 2011

Wig is complete!

(Oh god my last journal was last year ^_^') Alright styled and cut the wig for Sophie and I LOVE IT!!!!

8th June 2010

Its hard to take a picture of your own legs...

-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.

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