Princess Mononoke needed companionship at the party and my husband
volunteered to play Ashitaka. I made the red hood and the rest of
his clothing, then fashioned a sword and scabbard from odd bits of
wood and cardboard we had around the house. The sword blade is
actually a paint stirring stick free from Home Depot!
lots of gross black oily makeup to his arm to simulate the demonic
curse-and ended up with most of his outfit "cursed" by the end of
the party. Oh well.