Costume :Kazekage Gaara
Variant :Battlesuit (Manga)
Source :Naruto: Shippuden
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008

Costume Photos

Cosplay Meet Photo

Have a Bloody Halloween...

Sand Coffin


Laying Down

Colour (Fan Art) Reference

You Found Me

I can see you watching me...



Costume Information

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My first 'proper' cosplay! Purchased from Ebay and marks the start of my cosplaying hobby, on June 11th 2008.

I wore this cosplay almost constantly in 2008, and unfortunately it fell apart in 2010 (which marks its retirement). I like to think I made good use out of it, if I ever cosplay this version of Gaara again then I'll likely make it myself with the anime colouring.

Things Gifted or Received:
~ Received Coat, Waistcoat, Belt, and Sandals; from Mish [11/07/2008]
~ Borrowed Waistcoat; from Jim (17/08/2010)

Cosplay Partners:
Cameno (Naruto), Dando (Naruto), Jim (Kakashi), Ollie (Itachi), and Steph (Naruto)

History of Costume:
[26/05/2008]- Cos-Test
[09/06/2008]- Progress Update
[03/07/2008]- Cos-Test
[11/07/2008]- Private Photo-Shoot, With Steph
[14/07/2008]- Cos-Test
[16/07/2008]- Progress Update
[17/07/2008]- Private Photo-Shoot, With Steph
[19/07/2008]- MCM Forums Meet, With Steph
[24/07/2008]- Private Photo-Shoot, With Steph
[02/08/2008]- Cosplay Picnic, With Cameno
[17/08/2008]- Private Photo-Shoot, With Steph
[19/09/2008]- Private Photo-Shoot, With Steph
[30/09/2008]- Progress Update
[01/10/2008]- Progress Update
[06/10/2008]- Webcam Session, With Steph
[10/10/2008]- Progress Update
[11/10/2008]- Informal Meet, With Steph
[23/10/2008]- Progress Update
[26/10/2008]- MCM Comic Con, With Steph
[30/10/2008]- Private Photo-Shoot, With Steph
[03/02/2009]- Private Photo-Shoot
[16/03/2009]- Private Photo-Shoot, With Steph
[17/08/2010]- Camping with Spiral, With Dando, Jim, and Ollie


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To-Do List

Cut Hair (Again - Slightly shorter, and more accurate)HighComplete
Bleach & Dye HairHighComplete
Repair BuckleHighComplete
Buy Cosplay Commission & Wait for ArrivalHighComplete
Cut HairHighComplete
Make Leg Cuffs (x3)MediumComplete
Add Toe Separator to SandalsLowComplete

Shopping List

B Blonde Powder Bleach (to bleach my hair for the dye)£3.99Bought
Red Permanent Marker£0.34Bought
Elastic (given)£0.00Bought
Black Jeans (given)£0.00Bought
Cosplay Commission (Jacket, Waistcoat, Belt, Sandals)£66.00Bought
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Black Eye Pencil£2.99Bought
Red Eyeliner (given from a friend)£0.00Bought
Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour Intense Red Hair Dye£5.69Bought
Sally Beauty Salon Services Creme Peroxide (to bleach my hair for dye)£4.99Bought
Red Permanent Marker£0.34Bought


Gourd at MCM (Posted 26th October 2008)

A bit of wear and tear...

This will do for now! (Posted 23rd October 2008)

I will buy better straps to wrap around the middle at a later date.

Finished sanding the gourd, just waiting for it to dry. (Posted 15th October 2008)


Started sanding the gourd... (Posted 10th October 2008)


Gourd Progress (Posted 1st October 2008)

Newspaper layer.

(For some reason I put the "shopping list" for my Gourd on my Genin Gaara costume rather than this one, even though I intended for it to be my Shippuden gourd. xD)

Buckle Broke! (Posted 30th September 2008)

But I fixed it with superglue~

Altered Sandals (Posted 16th July 2008)

Added a small bit in-between my first and second toe to make the sandals more accurate.

Hair Cut (Posted 14th July 2008)

Had my hair cut to suit Gaara a little better.

Costume Arrived (Posted 11th July 2008)

Coat, Waistcoat, Belt, Sandals

Pose Idea (Posted 5th July 2008)

Visited Bushy Park with a friend and discovered some cool pose ideas. :)

Dyed my hair. (Posted 9th June 2008)


Makeup test. (Posted 26th May 2008)

Start of Gaara~