I had meant to post this last Monday, as it would’ve been great for a Halloween post. Actually, I had wanted to put together a big post of maneki neko costumes, but there aren’t that many I could find and only a few don’t look totally ridiculous and/or half-assed. Here is one of my favorites:
Says the creator,
I made this costume in a matter of a few hours. Took an oversized white hoodie and added all of the embellishments to make it Maneki Neko-like. I love the giant oversized jingle bell that I found for the necklace. It’s perfect! The leg warmers are actually cut off sleeves from another sweatshirt. I added stuffing to the paws to create more of a 3D look.
For something she managed to put together in a few hours… wow! I’m totally impressed.
I have been considering making a maneki neko costume myself, but I am reluctant because for one thing, I’m not sure many people would get it, and for another, my nyan cat costume turned out so poorly I’m kind of terrified of attempting another cat girl costume…