It’s almost as if the expression AWWWWWWW was created just for this set of pictures…
From You and Mie:
This year, I really wanted to make Yuki’s costume, but we could not decide for a long time what she should be. We threw around some ideas, but none of them really excited me. I’ve had this idea of dressing Yuki up as Totoro for a long time (since she was born?), but was worried that no one would know what she was. But since I couldn’t think of anything better, I decided to go for it. So what if I would have to explain a hundred times who she was supposed to be! At least she would be adorable and original . . . right?
There are more pictures on that blog as well as a tutorial on how to make the leaf and whiskers.
Via The Uni Blog