Teto - Nausicaa


Ayacon 2011

The award for 'one the judges most wanted to take home' at Minamicon 2011

Showcased 22nd May 2011 What is this?




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:


Storme posted on 22 March, 2011 - 22:29
Yay! This was so gorgeous.

Lil-Samuu posted on 22 March, 2011 - 22:45
This was such a great costume, and a very cute one too. :)

mandi-taichou posted on 23 March, 2011 - 08:51
This Teto cosplay is amazing! and I can see why the judge would of wanted to take it home... so cute! <333

angel aiko posted on 23 March, 2011 - 10:34
this is so cute *___* when i saw this at minami i just wanted to squish you <3

Amy-Lou posted on 23 March, 2011 - 10:47
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!

Kacela posted on 23 March, 2011 - 11:00
This is so adorable! Such an amazing cosplay =]

kiichan posted on 23 March, 2011 - 12:35
IT'S THE CUTE THING!!! Thor and Wolverine totally weren't planning to steal you... nope.... Shhhhhh.

Refira posted on 23 March, 2011 - 22:14
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

Sillabub posted on 5 May, 2011 - 01:04
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?

perfectly_purple posted on 5 May, 2011 - 11:06
This was sooooo cute! I couldn't stop squealing everytime I saw you! <3 Love it!

Refira posted on 20 May, 2011 - 00:27
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! :)

Freyarule posted on 20 May, 2011 - 07:31
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 :)

sjbonnar posted on 20 May, 2011 - 07:34
This is amazing O_O Really well done!

Fizzykat posted on 20 May, 2011 - 08:20
OMFG!! I WANT IT!!!!!!!!! so cute!!!! :D

Neverforever posted on 20 May, 2011 - 09:43
Amazing *_*

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 20 May, 2011 - 20:01
Such an adorable costume!

ProbablyHeather posted on 22 May, 2011 - 11:54
Wow~ This is adorable! ;w; <3

gaming_goddess posted on 22 May, 2011 - 12:28
This is super cute - I just wanna cuddle you! Looks perfect :D

Lady Bahamut posted on 22 May, 2011 - 14:31
Wah! So cuuuute! X3

Littlegeeky posted on 22 May, 2011 - 18:24
This is amazing!

Kitticus posted on 22 May, 2011 - 21:05
WOW O_O seriously just WOW.. I love this cosplay very much. So much attention to detail and so very well made!!

Sephirayne posted on 22 May, 2011 - 21:16
Wow! Amazing costume. You look so spot on. Congrats on the showcase :D

Alyx posted on 23 May, 2011 - 19:35
Amazing!! Congrats on the showcase, this totally deserves it! <3

tripletriad posted on 23 May, 2011 - 21:01
A very well deserved showcase, congratulations! This is amazing.

ToroSonyCat posted on 24 May, 2011 - 19:00
Awesome and so cute! :D

Shewolfxterminater posted on 27 May, 2011 - 07:47
Well done, your cosplay is amazing x

Refira posted on 26 June, 2011 - 21:01
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. :)

KyoukaKami posted on 5 September, 2011 - 23:57
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!

Numta posted on 12 September, 2011 - 13:32
This was amazing and the performance on the masq at Aya was perfect!

FusionRose posted on 12 September, 2011 - 13:38
This was the cutest thing evaaaaaaaar!!!! Amazing cosplay! x.

CrystalNeko posted on 12 September, 2011 - 13:44
Cutest. Costume. Ever.

Pippin4242 posted on 12 October, 2011 - 04:28
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.

J-Po posted on 16 November, 2011 - 21:04
this is fantastic XD

L4dyPaiNe_X posted on 16 November, 2011 - 21:13
This is possibly my fave Ghibli film and I want him as a pet! You did a fantastic job :D

Refira posted on 16 November, 2011 - 22:30
Thank you everyone. ^^

White Leviathan posted on 29 November, 2011 - 21:45
So cute, looks just like the anime, awesome stuff!

Siouxsie James posted on 23 August, 2012 - 09:18
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:

Heorot posted on 18 September, 2013 - 16:54
How have I not commented on this!? Adorable and very impressive that you made stilts especially for him. Great work ^-^

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