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

Costume Photos

I see you watching me...

Colour (Fan Art) Reference



Costume Information

Cost : £86.34
Time Taken : 18 Hours

Help Received:
• Received Cosplay Commission, from Mish (Jul `08)
• Borrowed Waistcoat, from Ruxtano (Aug `10)

Worn At:
• MCM Forums Meet (Jul `08), with Steph Uzumaki as Naruto
• London Cosplay Picnic (Aug `08), with Cameno as Naruto
• Informal Meet in London (Oct `08), with Steph Uzumaki as Naruto
• MCM London Comic Con (Oct `08), with Steph Uzumaki as Naruto
• Camping with Spiral (Aug `10), with A Quiet Riot as Naruto, Ruxtano as Kakashi, and Ollie as Itachi


No comments received.


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)£67.00Bought
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


Photo from Cosplay Camping Trip (Posted 17th August 2010)


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)

Start of the Gourd (Posted 30th September 2008)

It's made with beach balls! 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.

Haircut (Posted 14th July 2008)

Had my hair cut to suit Gaara's more~

Costume Arrived (Posted 11th July 2008)


Pose Idea (Posted 5th July 2008)

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

Cos-Test Thing (Posted 3rd July 2008)


Dyed my hair. (Posted 9th June 2008)


Makeup test. (Posted 26th May 2008)

Start of Gaara~

First Makeup Test (Posted 25th April 2008)

First attempt~ I know the forehead symbol's in black here, I'll get something red to put it on with soon enough.