Kazekage Gaara (Battlesuit) - Naruto: Shippuden [Manga]



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Debut May 2008 - Retired August 2010

Affiliated with Heroes Come Back Productions (2008-2009) and Spiral Fishcakes (2010) - Cosplayed with Dando (Naruto), Hannah (Naruto), Jim (Kakashi), Ollie (Itachi), and Steph (Kankuro and Naruto)

Worn at: Two Photoshoots in July 2008 with Steph (as Kankuro and Naruto respectively); MCM London Forums Meet in July 2008 with Steph (as Naruto); London Cosplay Picnic in August 2008 with Hannah; Photoshoots in August and September 2008 with Steph (as Naruto); Informal Meet in October 2008 with Steph (as Naruto); Sunday of MCM London Expo Comic Con in October 2008 with Steph (as Naruto); Photoshoot in October 2008 with Steph (as Naruto); Photoshoot in February and March 2009 with Steph (as Naruto); and Camping in August 2010 with Dando, Jim, and Ollie


Comments: My very first costume. It was before the anime of Naruto was released, so people guessed the colours of Gaara's costume. As it turns out, the guesses were incorrect and this rendered my cosplay totally inaccurate. I wore this outfit a lot during my first year of cosplaying, and it got pretty used and battered in this time. By the time I put it back on for the photoshoot in 2010, I found that a lot of bits were damaged beyond use and I had to borrow bits of Jim's cosplay from him in order to wear this one final time. I do want to bring back Kazekage, but I plan to make it from scratch with the correct colours as shown in the Naruto anime.

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Progress Journal

17th August 2010

Photo from Cosplay Camping Trip

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26th October 2008

Gourd at MCM

A bit of wear and tear...

23rd October 2008

This will do for now!

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

15th October 2008

Finished sanding the gourd, just waiting for it to dry.

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10th October 2008

Started sanding the gourd...

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1st October 2008

Gourd Progress

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)

30th September 2008

Start of the Gourd

It's made with beach balls! xD

30th September 2008

Buckle Broke!

But I fixed it with superglue~

16th July 2008

Altered Sandals

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

14th July 2008

Haircut

Had my hair cut to suit Gaara's more~

11th July 2008

Costume Arrived

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5th July 2008

Pose Idea

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

4th July 2008

Cos-Test Thing

Yep.

9th June 2008

Dyed my hair.

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26th May 2008

Makeup test.

Start of Gaara~

25th April 2008

First Makeup Test

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