Geeky Craft – Soot Sprites

noface-faceStudio Ghibli’s animated films have sparked generations of love and fond memories with their deep story lines, engagine characters and nuances in behaviour. My first “con” I created and wore No Face AKA Kaonashi from Spirited Away. It was great to receive such a positive reaction to my costume, as it is a well loved character.

I had also created some soot sprites from the movie Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and attached them to my costume with fishing line, so they’d bounced around on the ground as if they were chasing after me. The reactions were priceless.

Soot Sprites from Spirited Away
Soot Sprites from Spirited Away

Soot sprites are also called Susuwatari or Makkuro kurosuke.

So I’ve got to tinkering with my crafty ideas and came up with this new and improved cute soot sprite.

Let me know what you think 🙂