Two weeks ago my girlfriend Veronica sat me down to watch My Neighbor Totoro, the 1988 classic of Japanese animated cinema. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the dude who made Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro is a strange kids movie about two sisters who befriend a giant forest spirit. Also - respect for nature, kindness, and the triumph of imagination over all obstacles.
Before even finishing the movie I had decided that I would be dressing as Totoro for Halloween. I googled "Totoro costume" and found a ton of sweatshirt and hooded-pajama based Totoro costumes to work off of.
I did a lousy job documenting the creation of my own extra large grey Totoro hoody - luckily Veronica wanted a miniature blue sidekick Totoro hoody of her own and was a good sport about taking lots of pictures along way.