View Full Version : help with temari from naruto
08-17-2004, 10:02 PM
what would i use for the top black stuff and where would i get it???
And are there any other temari costumes than this one? Pic of the costume (http://hitec.rocket3.net/temari.jpg)
08-17-2004, 11:36 PM
if you go to joann's fabric they have a material like it for about $12 per yard
or you can go to hot topic and buy a fishnet shirt, which might be easier for about $19
and you could always use the sleeves of the shirt for the other parts of the costume
08-18-2004, 01:12 AM
Yeah, the "black" is fishnet (which seems to be very popular in Naruto's world). I'm sure you can find a place to buy it online by searching google or something.
Temari actually does have a second outfit as well. Seen in this image, here: http://forums.cosplay.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6984;. And yes, it's an official coloring - it's in the Uzumaki art book. She has yet to wear it in the anime.
08-18-2004, 11:38 AM
Hm...my friend is wearing Temari's second outfit. Yesterday we were looking at patterns and then trying to figure out...is her blue...garment one piece or two?
08-18-2004, 11:51 AM
I'm pretty sure it's a one piece. It looks as if it's just a shortened kimono. Then she is wearing the corset, the ribbon, and the fishnet. It's actually a pretty simple costume (although it looks mad cool). ^_^ Here's a better picture. (I don't have much chance to watch the anime, so I follow the manga)
08-18-2004, 09:01 PM
Yeah, it's a short kimono-like piece. There are some threads on how to wear kimono properly (where to find the info), but by searching google for "wearing kimono" I am sure you'll find something. It's probably a good idea to see how it goes together, at least.
As well, I think the front "corset" piece is supposed to be armor. It's got a metal-like sheen colored in in the Uzumaki image, and if you look closely, it's got small chips in it. That second image is good, but it's fancolored, I think (Gaara's outfit isn't red). At least Temari's outfit is right.
08-18-2004, 10:44 PM
Yeah, but if you look at that full body pic, there seems to be a line starting just where a skirt would begin. And I don't think a full piece would fold right there, so I'm led to believe it's two pieces...hm...
08-18-2004, 11:49 PM
Trust me, it does. A real kimono is longer than one is tall. You lift it so that the bottom just touches the top of your feet, and then wrap it. A koshihimo is then tied around, just above your hips, and the extra fabric is allowed to fall over this line. When the obi is tied later, it leaves this fold of fabric under the obi. It looks just like Temari's. I've seen girls wear yukata this short, with the fold (I've done it myself).
I'll see if I can find some pictures showing what I mean. An explanation is rather difficult to follow if you have no idea what I'm talking about.
This page (http://www.asahi-jc.com/) is really helpful. Just scroll down until you find "FAQ for kimono". Scroll down that page, until you find "how to wear kimono". Click this, and look at the pictures. I'll attach the ones I think show it most.
For more info, check out "The book of kimono" by Norio Yamanaka. You might be able to find it at the library. It shows how to wear kimono and explains all the pieces. To get a real yukata that high, like Temari's, involves tying the koshihimo higher and pulling the kimono higher.
Temari's outfit is a little difficult to tell, as the collar certainly looks like a kimono collar, and with the fold it has a similar appearance, but some of the other lines are missing. It might just be a simplification or adaptation. Who wants to draw in all the lines, anyway?
08-19-2004, 06:44 PM
Eleryth, that web page is going to be the bane of my wallet. ;)
But thanks for posting such a cool site-wallets be darned! :)
08-20-2004, 01:40 PM
Actually, fishnets shirts in Hot Topic are pretty cheap. I got one from there for only 7.99
As for her kimono. I'm making the same one and I was pretty much caught at the too. Since the "fold" looks really thin in those pictures. I figured it most likely be a two peice.
I decided that it'll be a lot easier to wear if I just make it a two-peice.
It's doesn't really matter how you make it, just as long as it looks like the character.