I have started building a Totoro inspired mostly by Adam Savage's video on YouTube. Haven't seen any threads with more detailed guides and after starting on the build I realized there are a few things that needed to be known that were not covered in the build so I am going to share my build and hope it helps. I am already a ways into it. I started last year and then my wife and I moved so Totoro got shelved for a few months but Halloween is coming up and I have a garage away from the 110 degree Arizona heat to work in so WOO! So far I have the internal skeleton complete and finished sewing the muslin pattern last night. Pictures to follow, I promise, with a detailed walk though of materials and pricing. Not including the sewing machine I bought, which I think my wife has used way more than I have for her projects, total cost is probably going to be in the neighborhood of $200 maybe a little bit more because I still have to figure out how I am going to wear it. Adam uses a metal head cage thing but my friend Connor, who also recommended I throw this post up, gave me the idea to use PVC tubing instead of metal for the head cage. Easier to work with and just as light. We will cross that bridge when we get to it... Most expensive part by far was the fur which was 15-16 bucks per yard. I bought 6, if I remember correctly at Joann's. They had a decent selection and are always having some kind of sale. If you shop through them, sign up to get their emails. I hate getting spam but I was able to stack coupons on top of sale prices so it made it reasonable.