So for my whole adult life, I’ve been pretty obsessed with anime. Fortunately, I’ve had enough distractions to not let it overtake my life, but wouldn’t that be lovely?
I’m tooling around on the internet today and found a hat pattern made out of polar fleece. I LOVE polar fleece. It gives a really cartoony look and is easy to work with. It’s one of my favorite things to make costumes out of that are based on cartoons. This is a seriously awesome hat. It reminded me that I’ve been wanting to do the Squid Girl dress pattern so in the awesomeness that is that Instructable, I decided to move it up the schedule a couple of months and get it out there. I really need one of these hats, but I have too much to do right now. Very sad. So check that out, make one and send me pics so I can live vicariously through you!
Anyway…. Squid Girl……..
Squid Girl is a determined, naive squid with ADD who has come from the depths to conquer humanity so we will stop polluting the ocean. Underestimating the land dwelling population, she ends up working at a restaurant on the beach in order to start her invasion. Funny, light hearted, and very entertaining, this show is slightly different than some of the more standard story lines out there. It’s refreshing and relaxing to watch. What a cute costume for a little girl though! Go out to Crunchyroll and watch this show. Crunchyroll has a free viewing option and is the least annoying site out there with free anime. I’m a member, be a member. It’s a pretty great site.
I’ve been debating in my head for a while some ideas for using polar fleece or yarn to make the hat, but the dress is simple. The instructable gives me an idea though and I believe it could easily be adapted to make a wig for this costume. Very easily.
Bigger flaps, two colors, more “hair” or tentacles. It would be fabulous! (Don’t pull it over your eyes, for example). If you look at the notes on this site, you can see some other people’s interpretation. Gives me lots of ideas.
So, for the pattern:
Girl’s Squid Girl Pattern (also known as sleeveless dress)
This is in girl’s sizes 7, 8, 10, 12, 14. So some differences on this pattern. It’s really easy and pretty intuitive. I haven’t patterned facings for the neck or arms. I haven’t written detailed instructions. If you need them, contact me. I would edge the openings in bias tape in blue and use the same blue to stitch on the hem for the decorations.
Good luck and Happy sewing!