Deidara - Naruto




Deidara was my first ever cosplay, sadly past attempts were pretty ghetto, but I hope this time to do the costume some sort of justice!
I've been planning this one for months (in between other projects). I even re dyed my hair blond (from pink) especially for this costume!

Things still left to do:

- Get white fabric and add white strips and a black tip to the hat.
- Make/find red and gold beads.
- Fix the sewing on the ninja shoes.
- make clay pouches for the belt.

At some point I would also like to make my own Akatsuki coat but for March I'll be wearing my eBay bought one.


Well I finished it enough to wear for Collectormania but I think it’s still a work in progress. Not quite happy with it…. >.>

I remade the shoes from scratch, using black uniform material and flip-flop soles. The hat was pretty easy to finish after I found suitable material that wouldn’t fray easily and I spent a small fortune on the beads >.< The hand mouths were glued to an elastic band because I didn’t find spirit gum in time (I will get some for next time I wear this!), but I guess they were more practical this way ‘cause I could easily take them off when I needed. I even made a little hair bobble out of cardboard and ribbon to keep my hair up in that impossible ponytail, but I ended up wearing my hat most of the day! My friend (Mimi8D) also surprised me by making me a wonderful clay bird the day before the Con!
Things still left to do:

- Paint the tip of the hat black.
- Make clay pouches for the belt.
- Start on making my Akatsuki coat.

Hellos to anyone I met on the day and apologies for my crappy photo posing! (I'm pretty new to cosplaying and I was really nervous!)


Yuka posted on 17 February, 2008 - 12:54
Wow, that hand mouth looks awesome! O_O What did you make it out of? My only suggestion for sticking it to your hand, which I'm sure you've already done, is used double sided tape. If you find that it's falling off during the day, just bring the roll of tape with you, and when it falls off, wash your hands with soap and dry them (this removes sweat and oil from your hands, which reduces the stickiness of the tape) and then just replace the tape. You might have to do this several times throughout the day. You could also look into using some glues, like maybe sock glue? Although, make sure you don't have any allergies first- and that goes for the tape as well! I think the key to making it stick on is to make it light weight in the first place. If the tongue is solid, perhaps try making it hollow on the back. Or, look into using some more lightweight materials. Good luck! ^O^

HelloKitty posted on 21 February, 2008 - 21:19
SPIRIT GUM!!!! not the cheapo stuff from kids costume places and definitely not water soluble stuff, real spirit um from a costume shop (you will need remover too) its about £5-6 quid for a little bottle but its sure as hell strong enough and sweat proof love this!! i'd want to stroke ppls faces with it, (licked ya)

Amy-Lou posted on 24 February, 2008 - 21:42
That is the scariest thing I've ever seen O_O It's amazing!

Anime_Angel posted on 27 February, 2008 - 17:29
another Naruto cosplayer^______^ Was you Deidara from Collectormania back in November as I remember seeing a Deidara with L and Misa from Death Note. I was Naruto^_^

Dei Dei posted on 27 February, 2008 - 22:01
Yuka: Ah thank you! They’re made out of Fimo so they’re pretty light. Maybe I should have thought about making the backs hollow, it probably would help ^^ Thank you so much for your suggestions. I tried the double sided tape thing already without much success, but I never even thought of sock glue! I’ll have to give it a try!

Dei Dei posted on 27 February, 2008 - 22:05
HelloKitty: SPIRIT GUM!? I knew there had to be some kind of product out there for this purpose! I just had no idea what to look for. Now I know! Thank you so much! Lol I’m tempted to do just that!

Dei Dei posted on 27 February, 2008 - 22:07
Amy-Lou: Lol thanks XD

Anime_Angel posted on 27 February, 2008 - 23:13
Yes, I knew it^_^ yeah I toke my costume off because I was kinda getting ready to leave, I'll try stay longer in March though^_^ I'll be around on both days in the morning (Saturday 9ish and Sunday 11ish), there are gonna be more Naruto cosplayers in March now^_^ there is gonna be Sasuke and Sakura and Garra and Kakashi in the Sexy no Jutsu lol dunno which days but I'll be Akatsuki Naruto on Sunday as I'll be Gin from Bleach on Saturday^_^ Are you gonna be around in the morning or are you around in the afternoon?

Anime_Angel posted on 29 February, 2008 - 09:45
Ahhhh, well at least you'll be there^_^ Looking forward to seein ya and be sure to bring your Death Note buddys aswell^_^

Anime_Angel posted on 8 March, 2008 - 19:51
Heya, hows it going^_^ great meeting ya in Manchester^_^ may I ask what name your friend uses on this site?

Kietou posted on 8 March, 2008 - 22:17
That hand mouth was just awesome, nice clay bird as well =] good costume =]

Anime_Angel posted on 9 March, 2008 - 23:16
thanks^_^ meet in April, is there an event there? Well I'm definatly in the Expo in May, you comin in may?

Anime_Angel posted on 10 March, 2008 - 09:39
thanks, I'll look into deansgate, Hopefully I'll make it^_^

Mimi8D posted on 25 March, 2008 - 18:30
Deideiiiii, ive started on Orochis costume :D i need ur help in choosing the right coloured fabric, *thinks* u still being deidara? so i fight with u :D....need to make the tongue though..still thinking how to mold latex into tongue looking thing lol.

Anime_Angel posted on 7 April, 2008 - 20:53
heya, hows it going^_^ just to let you know, because that tokyopop Event is on Wednesday, I won't be able to come as I'll be at college from 6:00pm till 7:30pm so it's impossible to get to, so I was wondering if you'll be cosplaying as Deidara there^_^

Anime_Angel posted on 8 April, 2008 - 21:43
Thanks, that definatly boosted up my bravery points, soon I'll be on Bravery Level 2^_^ Yeah Perhaps I would have made it to the event if it were on Thursday but since my College work is always at first place, mabey next time^_^

Anime_Angel posted on 9 April, 2008 - 23:48
hello, was wondering how the event in Manchester? let me know all the details as I couldn't get there lol.

Anime_Angel posted on 31 May, 2008 - 23:01
Yeah I wouldn't say the material is literally heavy as I had no problem in wearing it attall^_^ I hope to use this cosplay for the cosplay ball but for now, I found a way on how to make the tail^__^ Thanks for the complement^_^

kakashi_is_cute posted on 1 June, 2008 - 16:47
hi, i remeber u now frm collectamania i have a photo of u, would u like a copy of it?

LT3 posted on 3 July, 2008 - 10:10
Aye, I was! I went to the Manchester Recon as Reborn >w< you were Deidara right? :3 Thank you :B hehe, I got some flexable wire from my dads shed, curled them, spray painted black, and clipped to the wig~ was a nightmare >,<; they were sticky for weeks and left black marks on my face XD;; But How did you make the hand mouth?! That thing is awesome!! Well crafted ;D Your Deidara cosplay is the best I've seen :3

LT3 posted on 4 July, 2008 - 19:06
xD *hug* I was really happy that atleast one person at Recon reconised me :DDD Really? I tried hair... but it was to hard to get the pieces to curl >,< I can't find my sideburn curls anymore, so I'll have to make more xD;; Woah really? They look difficult to make :O Awesomely made! :D <3

Spinni posted on 8 July, 2008 - 10:05
Ahh The amazing Deidara from Recon! You're amazing! :)

Zehphir posted on 4 August, 2008 - 15:28
How do you know of the tree incident?! =o They aren't fixed yet, i've been way too lazy. I hope you can come as Belphegor too so we can hustle!

Spinni posted on 5 August, 2008 - 17:35
Ello Dei dei! :3 Yay!! x3 Heheh Thank you. :) (And your welcome ;])

Mïdnïght_Ñø _Kåzé posted on 24 August, 2008 - 19:14
OMFG ITS DEI!!!! O________O KYAAAA..!!! *tackles you* XD XD XD

kairimoonlight posted on 16 September, 2008 - 17:21
hey again i do love your costume and you the best Deidara ever seen you like to come to mick my brother birthday cosplay meet up on the 27th September go have some friends dress out of Naurto.if you wnet to come if you do can you let me know.

kairimoonlight posted on 16 September, 2008 - 17:32
Me and Mick is do a Naurto Group do you wnet to join it we need Deidara , we go in the group is Naurto , sakura , and someone in the black and red thing and we need more poeple in it can you let me know if you wnet to join it that i can put your name on the list.

Black-Cat-1 posted on 16 November, 2008 - 00:22
OMG I LOVE THE HAND! u make an EPIC deidara