Cosplayer venusgal100 > Costume of Temari (Naruto)
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
For the wrap top, I used a pattern and some fabric I got JoAnns to sew everything together. For the white tank top, I also used a pattern, but also used myself to ensure that it would be as tight as I could get it. If I were to remake this costume, I would probably use boning to ensure it would keep it's shape. For the back, I used grommets and a suede string to make the corset back. However, it's not functional and I use a zipper to get in and out of the costume. The red sash is approximately three yards long and it's a simple case of sewing a really long rectangle.
For the bottom half of the costume, I used linen to make the miniskirt. Underneath, I usually wear tights.
For the shoes, I got some flip-flop wedges from Old Navy and used Luluko's technique of using plastic wrap to create a pattern. I hand sewed the fabric onto the wedge using a curved upholstery needle.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I am a firm believer that you can never leave a fandom, some how or way, the source material will still stick with you long after you stop being active. That was the case for me with Naruto. I somewhat recently reread the entire series, and was struck with a lot of feelings for each of the characters. One of my very first cosplays was Shippuuden Sakura, and I don't doubt that I may revisit that costume some day. But I also remember being a 15 year old who also wanted to cosplay Temari, but decided against it because that wig would be too hard and too expensive to deal with. Now that I'm older and more skilled, I decided to finally do the costume I wanted to years ago.
- Styling Notes
- I used Katie Bair's pigtail technique to get the center part of the wig. I started with a long 40 inch wig and cut that into a bob. From there, I used those as loose extensions and sewed them into the wig. It took approximately three hours to do. From there, I separated the wig into pigtails and sealed everything. Then I separated the pigtails into fours and teased their backs so that they would poof out.
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