Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto

Character Name: Naruto Uzumaki
Series: Naruto
Specifics: main orange outfit (pre-time jump)
Cost: $80 (wig and headband not included)
Time: ~60 hours
Started: March 2006
Completed: May 2006
Debuted: Anime North 2006



Thanks to Stillvisions, Elemental, Bonnie and Piinku for the photos!

Costume Information

I told myself I'd never make a Naruto costume. It's been done to death, I don't look like Naruto, and for me, the costume was pretty challenging. Despite all this, I fell head over heals for Naruto and decided to make it anyway. :3;;

It took me fives days straight to finish his jacket. It took a lot of trail and error to get everything right. I also hand-sewed a lot more than I should have. The entire blue detailing in the top of his jacket was done by hand, and so were all the little details.

I made the target red swirl on his back by hand-sewing pieces of felt together, and then hand-sewing them to the costume. As for the swirl-thing on his arm, I made it out of felt, twine, model magic modeling clay, brown fabric, red and white paint, and two fasteners. It took awhile, but the results were worth it.

I got the fur for the collar from my friend, Amanda, and used her sewing machine to put lines into the collar.

The pants were pretty painless. I didn't want to fold up the bottoms, so I made cuffs for the bottom of the pants, which gave them a clean look.

The bandages on the leg were hand-sewed on. The kunai pouch was patterned by me, and hand-sewed together by my friend Kira. The headband is the same as my Anbu Naruto headband. I ripped it off of the black fabric it was on and glued it to a new blue headband.

The shoes were a challenge. I bought sandals will soft soles, and then made a pattern for coverings. I hand-sewed the coverings to the sandals by sewing through the soles. The sandals have zippers in the back so they can easily be taken on and off.

And I think that's about it. I'm very very very proud of the way this costume turned out. It's accurate, comfy to wear and a lot of fun. :D

At Anime North 2006, I wore my Naruto costume alongside Blue Rose, who cosplayed Kakashi.

For CN Anime, I was joined by Sakura and Becky cosplaying as Sakura and Sasuke to complete our little Team 7.

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