Series: Spirited Away Worn to: Sakuracon 08, Acen 08, WCS 10, Anime Matsuri 11 Status: Active Difficulty: 2/5
I have loved Miyazaki movies since I was in elementary school and always wanted to cosplay something from his epic collection. Although the intention to cosplay Chihiro was always looming in the back of my to-do list, I never really had a reason to finally do it until my good friend Krystal decided to cosplay Haku.
Krystal, in her generosity, sent me a box of lovely coral fabric she had been saving for a KH2 Kairi costume. She also drafted the patterns for our pants and tunic. The pants and sleeves are 100% functional - the pants can be gathered up and the sleeves tied back to behave the way they do in the film. The shoes were a last-minute thrift store find which were originally blue, lace-up sneakers which I painted yellow using acrylic paint and textile medium and attached a mock velcro band to match Chihiro's. The wig (seen in some of the photos) is a Nicole wig from Cosworx which I straightened and cut the bangs.
After bringing this costume to WCS, it is one of my most sentimental costumes because of all the wonderful memories associated with it! It also holds the title as being my most comfortable costume.