Thursday, November 5, 2009
After I was putting my the mini-diorama I made for my wife on Halloween in its little gift bag I got a pang of guilt I didn't have anything to give to my daughter, so at the last minute I whipped up this even smaller mini-diorama, this time a Totoro.
Hayao Miyazaki is one of my favorite filmmakers, and if you don't know his work, check him out, his films are simply great. The above character is from one of his named Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro), and there's three such title creatures in the film; small, medium, and large. At a great toy store up in New York City, whose name escapes me, I found these little Totoro toys, I bought all they had. The above guy and light post came with a larger Cat-Bus figurine. I did not paint the figs (I considered it, but didn't have the time), but I did paint up and flock their base after super-gluing them onto it. Voilà!
A trio of Totoro types...