Naruto Leg Band

This is the leg band for my “Hinata” costume from the anime series “Naruto”. I made this costume for Anime Expo 2007. Originally I wanted to make it a functioning pocket but the vynal wouldn’t hold the shape, it was more round than square so I had a different idea.

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I took styroform and cut it to the right size then covered it with black vinyl.

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I added a belt loop to run the strap though, which is made from the same vinyl. I used a hot glue to attach the vinyl to the styroform.

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The finished product

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Costume: “Hinata” Source: Anime “Naruto”

This is the most recent costume I made. It was for Anime Expo, which is one of the largest Anime conventions in the United States. This year it was held in Long Beach California during Forth of July weekend (June 28th-July 3rd). Hinata as a character is very shy and unsure of herself. Born to a noble family there are high expectations on her. All this is expressed in her shy ackward stance and soft spoken voice. I picked this character to cosplay because she has a similar body type and facial features as me. Plus the costume itself was fairly simple. My friend Devon cosplayed as “Kiba” who is in the same Ninja Sqaud as “Hinata” in the show “Naruto”. The show Naruto is currently being played on Cartoon Network.

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Pants in the making

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Hinata Jacket almost finished

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Me almost Hinata

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Costume: “Kagome” Source: Anime Show “Inuyasha”

Also for Halloween 2004 this was the second costume I ever made. For the skirt I used a pattern but tweeked it a bit to fit the character. For the top the person decided she wanted a sweatshirt because we were gonig to be outside at night and didn’t want to be cold. The collar and cuffs I made a pattern for from scratch and just attached them to the sweatshirt. All in all I really liked the outcome.

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Costume: “Miroku” Source: Anime Show “Inuyasha”

This costume was also made for Holloween 2004, but was revived for Anime Expo 2006. It’s made from purple and black cotton fabric. The staff was hand made by me using dowling rods, cork-board, clay, hotglue, and tape. Then I added the metal rings and painted the whole thing with acrylic paint. This outfit was the hardest one I’ve made so far. It doesn’t seem like it would be that complicated but the characters outfit actually defies gravity, there is no way that the purple piece is just tied in place like that. It wouldn’t work. But I think I did a good job making it work.

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I’m the short one, incase you couldn’t tell. 😀