I’m a huge Studio Ghibli fan, their animated movies are beautiful, haunting and utterly brilliant. They have over 20 movies – and all are worth watching!! I am proud to present my No Face cosplay!
Spirited Away is a Japanese animation, released in 2001. It tells the tale of Chihiro, a little girl, who while moving to a new neighbourhood, accidentally enters the spirit world. Chihiro takes a job working in a witch’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents.
NO FACE COSPLAY?
No Face is a wonderful character, when we first see him, he’s a shy, strange, and lonely creature. When Chihiro accidentally lets him into the bathhouse, we learn how this spirit reacts to emotions, becoming a monster of greed and dissatisfaction. With Chihiro’s help and once he left the bathhouse, he becomes his former demure self. His character is someone of pure innocence and that’s what I love about him, he’s also very kind and wants to help others.
This one was fun and so quick to make.
- So I had several meters of black fabric lying around, so I made the body-cloak using the fabric wrapped around myself and sewn together.
- I bought a hardhat from hardware store, and attached an old pillow on top to give myself the height (the idea was that I could see out of the mouth). And then draped fabric around it. This was so I could take the head off without having to remove the entire outfit.
- I wore a pair of stockings and gloves from the mall.
- I then made the face from foam, cut out an opening for the mouth and painted it. I attached the Face to the hardhat with glue and string to make sure it stayed in place.
I wore this No Face cosplay to a Mall, so I had to take the head off because I realised it’s kinda scary and children don’t respond well. No Face is a fun and great character to cosplay especially at Anime events.
Pretoria Cosplay Sushi Meetup 2014