Sophie Hatter (Young/Blue Dress) - Howl's Moving Castle




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 :)


Tedward posted on 26 December, 2011 - 12:54
Must put the pics up!!! Nice to see you on here !

seawaterwitch posted on 9 January, 2012 - 06:53
More pictures please. You look gorgeous *___* *hug*

Siouxsie James posted on 12 January, 2012 - 00:03
Wow thanx! and yeh...I don't have many, but I plan to get some soon :) with the wig as well!

Sake-Chan posted on 9 February, 2012 - 18:23
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 :(

Siouxsie James posted on 10 February, 2012 - 23:21
I didn't make this one, my friend did! I shall ask her and forward you the answer ^^

Sake-Chan posted on 13 February, 2012 - 18:40
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 >.<

Sake-Chan posted on 13 February, 2012 - 20:38
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 ^-^'

Siouxsie James posted on 13 February, 2012 - 21:39
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'

Sake-Chan posted on 13 February, 2012 - 22:35
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

Siouxsie James posted on 14 February, 2012 - 11:32
Good luck!!! ^^

Littlegeeky posted on 4 May, 2012 - 16:08
The dress looks amazing ^w^

Siouxsie James posted on 5 May, 2012 - 07:44
Thanx my friend S-Lawliet made it!

Nomes posted on 29 July, 2012 - 23:20
I love your Calcifer!

Siouxsie James posted on 30 July, 2012 - 07:01
:) thank you very much! I love him too!! :P I had lodesa left over materials lying around so I thought what better to do!!

Tedward posted on 17 August, 2012 - 07:04
Nice cosplay Loki warrior !

Siouxsie James posted on 17 August, 2012 - 09:05
haha warrior :P ty Ted!!

Littlegeeky posted on 23 August, 2012 - 09:57
You looked so pretty as Sophie at Amecon, awesome work!

Siouxsie James posted on 24 August, 2012 - 07:00
Thanx Littlegeeky ^^ I loved your Sophie costume too!!! She's such as awesome character to cosplay C:

Plasticsharkattack posted on 1 September, 2012 - 23:42
This is so brilliant. I love Sophie so much. You did amazing job!!!

Pandora-Chi posted on 2 September, 2012 - 18:22
wow! I absolutely love this <3 The photos are really cute and you did a brilliant job <3

Siouxsie James posted on 3 September, 2012 - 11:35
Thnk you both so very much ^^ S-Lawliet deserves the credit for the dress she's awesome :D

Cybilla Frӓulein ブラックロリータ posted on 5 September, 2012 - 21:38
This is beautiful!:D

Siouxsie James posted on 6 September, 2012 - 07:32
Thanx :D

DizzieDee posted on 7 November, 2012 - 13:47
So glad to have seen this first hand ^^ you looked epic!

JustPeachy posted on 7 November, 2012 - 14:03
This looks lovely, you make such a wonderful Sophie :)

Siouxsie James posted on 8 November, 2012 - 21:56
Thank you both for the kind comments, hope that you didn't mind me using your photo Dee ^^

Tsupo posted on 5 February, 2013 - 23:40
You make a lovely Sophie- the photos are gorgeous!

Siouxsie James posted on 8 February, 2013 - 12:47
Thanks very much for the comment :) I'd love to keep wearing it and maybe take some more photos actually!

blissfulbanana posted on 8 March, 2013 - 14:33
you suit the character really well =3 great job

Siouxsie James posted on 8 March, 2013 - 14:53
Thanks! Hope you're right >.<

ToroSonyCat posted on 8 March, 2013 - 15:39
Perfect, I love this cosplay!

Siouxsie James posted on 8 March, 2013 - 20:43
Thanks! :)

Darkiekun posted on 9 March, 2013 - 10:35
looks really pretty ^^

cowiee posted on 10 March, 2013 - 12:29
aww, omg. you look wonderful! o:

Siouxsie James posted on 10 March, 2013 - 12:30
Ty both :)

KiraraYumi posted on 15 March, 2013 - 16:35
You look amazing! *o*

WhiteWraith posted on 17 March, 2013 - 18:43
This looks amazing, you really suit Sophie :)

Kacela posted on 18 March, 2013 - 13:28
I love this. You look so cute!

PandoraCaitiff posted on 5 April, 2013 - 13:12
Cool! Haven't seen many Howl cosplayers, and even fewer Sophies. This is really neat! And I love your little Calcifer :)

Siouxsie James posted on 5 April, 2013 - 13:23
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

Cauldron Of Mischief posted on 7 May, 2013 - 09:16
I love this film! and this is adorable, great cosplay! ^^

MadlyScientific posted on 4 November, 2013 - 22:12
You look amazing! Love the cosplay (and the film!)

Fizzykat posted on 24 December, 2013 - 10:48
this is one of the best Sophie's i have seen! you look beautiful! well done!

Ickle posted on 27 April, 2014 - 16:08
All of the pretties! I love the Calcifer!

misfit_mosher posted on 12 June, 2014 - 14:19
you pull her off so well !! :D <3

Siouxsie James posted on 16 June, 2014 - 20:19
Thanks guys :)

Kitri du Lac posted on 4 September, 2014 - 09:27
This is brilliant! And I love your Calcifer. So cute!

Mr. Sat-Ash posted on 25 March, 2015 - 17:20
Loving the mini Calcifers. And of course, you look lovely, too.

otakugirl posted on 25 March, 2015 - 18:51
You're an amazing Sophie!