How to Make Your Own Kakashi Hatake Costume

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How to Make Your Own Kakashi Hatake Costume
A homemade costume will cost much less than a store-bought outfit. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Kakashi Hatake is a famous fictional character in the popular anime comic book "Naruto." Kakashi Hatake wears a unique ninja-style costume, which features a black top and trousers, an army green sleeveless jacket, sandals, fingerless gloves, a black balaclava and a headband. Ready-made Kakashi Hatake outfits can be purchased from speciality cosplay stores, but they can be very costly. You can handicraft your very own anime costume at a fraction of the price.

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Things you need

  • Black sandals
  • Black trousers
  • White socks
  • Black gloves
  • Black long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Red felt
  • Gray felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Compass
  • Fabric pen
  • Scissors
  • Green pocketed vest
  • 2 bandages (each 20 inches long)

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  1. 1

    Lay the red felt out flat onto your workspace. Set the length between the compass points at 2 inches, and insert the spiked end of the compass into the felt. Twist the compass all the way around to create a circle on the felt. Repeat this step to create a second circle. Draw a simple spiral onto each of the red felt circles with the black fabric pen. Cut out both felt circles with the scissors.

  2. 2

    Lay the black long-sleeve T-shirt onto your workspace. Squeeze a small amount of fabric glue onto the back of one of the red circles. Place the circle on the side of the upper arm of the T-shirt and apply pressure for one minute. Allow the glue to dry. Repeat with the other red circle on the other arm.

  3. 3

    Lay the grey felt flat onto your workspace. Measure and mark a rectangle that is 2 inches high and 4 inches long. Draw the traditional Kakashi Hatake symbol onto the centre of the grey felt rectangle with the fabric pen. Draw three small circles in a row from top to bottom on the right and the left sides of the felt. Cut out the rectangle with the scissors.

  4. 4

    Squeeze a few drops of fabric glue onto the back of the grey felt. Lay the black headband flat onto your workspace. Stick the grey felt rectangle onto the centre of the headband, and apply pressure for one minute. Allow the glue to dry.

  5. 5

    Place the balaclava onto your workspace. Cut off the top section just above both eye holes.

  6. 6

    Cut off the fingers of both of the gloves.

  7. 7

    Put on the black trousers, the black long-sleeve T-shirt and the white socks. Wrap one bandage around each ankle so it covers approximately 4 inches of the ankle and leg area. Put on the sandals. Put on the green vest over the long-sleeve T-shirt. Pull the balaclava over your head. Place the headband over your head in a slanted position so it covers one eye. Tuck the balaclava under the headband so it holds it in place. Put on the fingerless gloves.

Tips and warnings

  • You can find the items required for this costume in thrift stores or from online auction sites.
  • For extra authenticity, wear a white-grey wig and spike the hair with hair gel.
  • Scissors should only be used under the supervision of responsible adults.

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