|Time Taken :||1 week, 3 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes|
|Gaara's Chuunin outfit, as seen later on in the Naruto anime. (Episodes 126, 216, etc.)|
I can't remember how long it took me to make this, these are estimates.
- I think it took me 5 days to make the 3/4 lengths. (My first proper sewing project with a pattern)
- It took me about 4 days to make the jacket, there was also a small setback that caused it to take an additional day.
- Repairing the sashes I used for Genin Gaara took under an hour.
- Re-did the cuffs of the 3/4 lengths, this probably took under an hour.
- Styled the wig. Had to wash the old shit out and re-style it, took overnight to dry and about 10 minutes of styling.
I cosplay this variant of Gaara with DaeriBros (http://daeribros.deviantart.com).
Naruto Pre-Timeskip Photo Shoot in London! March 2011
London MCM Expo May 2011
London MCM Expo May 2012
|Make Red Jacket||High||Complete|
|Buy 3x small buckles||Medium||Planned|
|Buy faux leather||Medium||Planned|
|Repair 3/4 Lengths||Low||Complete|
|Buy black sandals||Low||Planned|
|Buy makeup spatula||Low||Planned|
|Red Permanent Marker||£0.34||Bought|
|3/4 Length Sewing Pattern||£5.60||Bought|
|Burgundy Red Thread (x2)||£5.74||Bought|
|Black Netted Tights||£7.50||Bought|
|Jacket Sewing Pattern||£6.85||Bought|
|Burgundy Red Cotton Drill (3m)||£20.22||Bought|
|Black Liquid Eyeliner||£1.00||Bought|
|Ivory Mousse Foundation||£3.42||Bought|
|Silver Sand||£4.99||To Buy|
|Black Sandals||£0.00||To Buy|
|Makeup Spatula||£0.00||To Buy|
|Brown Thread||£0.00||To Buy|
|3x Buckles||£0.00||To Buy|
|Fire Retardant Leatherette / Faux Leather (1m, Brown)||£9.50||To Buy|
|Black paint||£0.00||To Buy|
I replaced my plan to cosplay Dino on Friday this upcoming MCM, and instead I'm bringing Gaara out again.
- I sold my previous Gaara wig, and purchased an exact replacement. This new wig needs restyling.
Cosplayed this on Friday at London MCM Expo May 2011 for DaeriBros (http://daeribros.deviantart.com).
I think it's been decided between myself and Chii (Naruto of DaeriBros) that we probably won't do proper Naruto cosplay anymore... I dunno, I think she'll be doing Shippuuden but I think I'm seriously don't with Gaara. XD I only cosplay him for derps these days... I have a Naruto CMV planned with Chii, and I'm doing a derpy lip sync thing for someone on Facebook (the latter's a large open group project).
Haha, I look so cool. ♥
After getting frustrated with these things for about 20 minutes straight, I organised them and stitched them up like this. I don't care if it looks stupidly done, they're staying this way. XD
Timed myself, this took me over 45 minutes to completely do. I've decided to give myself an hour tomorrow morning.
Instructions for my eyebrows are included in a previous journal.
This is a shot of the cuff that used to be neater, it's still getting redone however.
Horrible cuff redone~
It's so much better now, it goes on my leg really smoothly and it fits all snug on my shin.
Looks a bit awkward to wear, but it's a lot comfortable than it looks!
Washed and restyled my Gaara wig. x3 Tried to make the spikes not as hard this time.
Jacket's all stitched up and done, just need poppers and buttons added.
Another make-up test for Gaara... actually, despite it being obvious that I've covered up my eyebrows, I think I did a really decent job (on this brow, I'm never good at doing makeup on the right side of my body. ;n;), and I wouldn't mind going out in public like this... I also hope my Gaara wig sort of hides how obvious the coverup is?
The method I used for my brows:
My eye makeup~
The 'ai' symbol on my forehead was drawn on with permanent marker bought from Wilkinson... it usually works really well, only I think this one's running out of ink or drying out, so my symbol's very pathetic in this photo. ;n;
Hope this helps anyone~ I'm not perfect at makeup, but anything that I've discovered that helps me... XD ;;
Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get my Gaara cosplay finished on time. I put something quick together to attend the photo shoot so I didn't completely let Chii down (I wore the entire lower half of my Chunin cosplay, I had all of that, just needed the jacket. XD). I had a lot of fun, despite feeling put out I didn't finish it in time, and I really enjoyed being the photographer. :3
I'm taking this as a lesson for the future. XD Don't procrastinate!