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Lobo_en_fuego
12-28-2005, 12:56 PM
I was wondering if there are any patterens out there for his vest, or any "how to's" and what not, could you send me some links. I know there are alot of Kakashi's running around out there so there has bound to be some info somewhere, though I havent had luck finding any. Not sure if I want to spend $75-$100 on ebay just for the vest.

Also any other tips would be most welcome.

Thanks


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Oh shoot, I forgot to do a search before posting, mybad people! And it seems I cant delete my own thread, so um, mods, just delete this one for me and I will post it in the one thats already going on, thanx :D

wvpoetgirl
12-29-2005, 03:35 PM
i am not totally sure where a pattern for Kakashi's vest is but i would try www.google.com sor starters. and if u need the headband, try www.hottopic.com or if there is a store go there and get one. my friend and i bought one frm there the other day for only $20 bucks!

LousyItachi
12-29-2005, 05:28 PM
Argh, again with the Hot Topic headbands. -_-

People, don't buy those. Not only are they overpriced, but they're made crappily as well. eBay has more official and sexy-looking headbands than you can shake a stick at, and for about half what Hot Topic charges.

raevyn
12-29-2005, 05:56 PM
I found a pattern of a vest with a high collar, and modified it ^^;

Danzikumaru
12-29-2005, 08:11 PM
Argh, again with the Hot Topic headbands. -_-

People, don't buy those. Not only are they overpriced, but they're made crappily as well. eBay has more official and sexy-looking headbands than you can shake a stick at, and for about half what Hot Topic charges.

Wait.... you mean this? http://www.hottopic.com/store/product.asp?LS=0&ITEM=244843&RN=527
That's actually the OFFICIAL headband, same as the one sold in japan. That thing is as sturdy as they come, but there are problems with it....it's a bit big for some people's head and that Konoha is the only village offered in that style.
Admitedly, they may be available for cheap NOW, but back in the early days of the fandom you'd be lucky to find those things online for less than 30 bucks...

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Valgaav_Xellos
12-29-2005, 10:10 PM
well... gah. i totally wish i didnt get rid of the saved pattern i used as reference for my vest or i'd totally give it to you. although, if you think you're going to make kakashi a costume you'll wear over and over again.. OR if you plan to do any other jounin vest wearing characters, i'd recommend just getting one from ebay and making it a useful investment lol.

LousyItachi
12-30-2005, 07:27 AM
Wait.... you mean this? http://www.hottopic.com/store/product.asp?LS=0&ITEM=244843&RN=527
That's actually the OFFICIAL headband, same as the one sold in japan. That thing is as sturdy as they come, but there are problems with it....it's a bit big for some people's head and that Konoha is the only village offered in that style.
Admitedly, they may be available for cheap NOW, but back in the early days of the fandom you'd be lucky to find those things online for less than 30 bucks...

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Well, I won't call you a liar, but I'm pretty sure those aren't the same headbands that are sold as the "official" ones in Japan... something about how the leaf symbol is etched in is noticeably different.

Anywho, I got my two headbands quite a while ago and they were just as cheap as they are now. And somehow I don't see Hot Topic slashing prices on something because it's popular. In fact, the opposite. :thumbsup:

Danzikumaru
12-31-2005, 12:15 AM
Well, I won't call you a liar, but I'm pretty sure those aren't the same headbands that are sold as the "official" ones in Japan... something about how the leaf symbol is etched in is noticeably different.

Anywho, I got my two headbands quite a while ago and they were just as cheap as they are now. And somehow I don't see Hot Topic slashing prices on something because it's popular. In fact, the opposite. :thumbsup:

Trust me, they are the official headbands. We compared my friend's with the one they sell there.

Also, I'm talking about WAY early in the fandom...the chuunin exam arc hadn't even started yet by the time I first saw those things on Ebay...goin' for about 30 bucks a band. Mind you, when the series hit big, they became extremely cheap really quick...

They aren't my favorites though....two big and only one village...

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Lobo_en_fuego
12-31-2005, 01:28 AM
Thanx to all the responses in trying to help me.

Yeah I got like 2 official head bands, one black and one blue. All bought on Ebay, where as the first one I paid $35 for back in 2003. Though I never thought I could cosplay until now cuz of my money situation, so a headband back then was good enough.


Now 2 people up hear said they had a patteren, and one of them didnt say if they still had it or not. If you do have one, mind sending it my way?

Mad_Hattress512
12-31-2005, 11:29 AM
Wait.... you mean this? http://www.hottopic.com/store/product.asp?LS=0&ITEM=244843&RN=527
That's actually the OFFICIAL headband, same as the one sold in japan. That thing is as sturdy as they come, but there are problems with it....it's a bit big for some people's head and that Konoha is the only village offered in that style.
Admitedly, they may be available for cheap NOW, but back in the early days of the fandom you'd be lucky to find those things online for less than 30 bucks...

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gah! >.< I paid 35 for mine! :mad:
Hey I have one thats "official" as well, but it looks different...

yellownectarine
12-31-2005, 12:33 PM
I modified a green hoodie I found at a discount store. the result was fab.

Cora
12-31-2005, 12:41 PM
gah! >.< I paid 35 for mine! :mad:
Hey I have one thats "official" as well, but it looks different...

Eep! $35 for a hitai-ate?? @_@ I think there are more than one version that's "official." I don't know why but I think there were several ones manufactured. I know there's the fancy one made of silk that's more like a bandana than a headband (that one I think was close to $35). Then the ones my friend and I bought might actually be bootleg, but they look semi-official and are similar to what they sell at Hot Topic now, except that ours have the symbol colored in black, which I think works better because you can see it better. I think we paid about $15-$20 for ours.

But then there are possibly a lot of hitai-ates that say they're official but they're in fact, bootleg. It's hard to tell the difference sometimes, unless there's glaring proof that it's wrong. Like last year at Anime Iowa, there were two different kinds of FMA watches being sold, but both looked official. The one that was bootleg said "Don't forget 3.Oct.11" with a subscript 11. The correct date is 3.Oct.10, but you most likely couldn't see inside the watch until after you bought it. I also heard from a couple people that they broke easily too.

However with Naruto hitai-ate, even the possible bootleg ones could be made decently enough to be headbands for cosplay. So unless you ended up with the cloth bandana with the headplate and symbol painted on, I don't think there's a whole lot to complain about it being official or not, so long as you don't have to pay too much for them ^^;


As for the Flak Jacket, after I finish the ANBU vest that's likely to be my next project. If I figure out anything that works well I'll let you know. ^^ I'm making mine from scratch. @_@

I'd also like to know if anyone's made a Kakashi wig, and if they've got any advice for that @_@ If not I'll just wait until I'm actually working on it and start a thread in the wig forum, but I just thought I'd ask anyway ^^;

Mad_Hattress512
12-31-2005, 05:32 PM
Eep! $35 for a hitai-ate?? @_@ I think there are more than one version that's "official." I don't know why but I think there were several ones manufactured. I know there's the fancy one made of silk that's more like a bandana than a headband (that one I think was close to $35). Then the ones my friend and I bought might actually be bootleg, but they look semi-official and are similar to what they sell at Hot Topic now, except that ours have the symbol colored in black, which I think works better because you can see it better. I think we paid about $15-$20 for ours.

That sounds like the one I have! I mean, I do love mine, I just wish I had know you could get them 15 dollars cheaper....

Oh and what you were saying about the pocket watches, I have the one that says October 11. TT.TT lmao I need to work on this whole buying thing...

Cora
01-01-2006, 11:39 PM
That sounds like the one I have! I mean, I do love mine, I just wish I had know you could get them 15 dollars cheaper....

Oh and what you were saying about the pocket watches, I have the one that says October 11. TT.TT lmao I need to work on this whole buying thing...

yeah, well bootleg items like that can be pretty hard to spot ^^;; I don't have a watch, and I probably wouldn't have known what to look for if I hadn't gone to that panel. A watch would be nice to have, because they look awesome, but fundamentally I don't have much of a use for one ^^;

But yeah, there's so many different kinds of hitai-ate, it's so hard to tell what kind are the good ones without paying outrageous prices for one. @_@

Lobo_en_fuego
01-05-2006, 12:39 AM
I was just thinking, what is a good material to use? I was thinking canvas at first, but now I am not so sure.....

Cora
01-05-2006, 01:24 AM
I was just thinking, what is a good material to use? I was thinking canvas at first, but now I am not so sure.....

I think the stuff I got was...twill? JoAnns had a really nice shade of green twill that I bought probably too much of...as I tend to do ^^;; oh well, I'll find something to do with the leftovers.

I would suggest twill, canvas, something stiff-ish. I haven't started working on mine yet, so I can't say how well it works ^^;; Quilter's cotton might work if it's stiff enough and in the right color. Don't use something like jersey...though you could probably get away with a faux suede or...moleskin? (probably not) I dunno ^^; I guess it pretty much comes down to what looks good to you in terms of color, and what you can afford.

One thing I will suggest though is that if people do work with canvas or any kind of heavy jean material that they should be sure to get a sharp needle for the sewing machine (like a "jean" needle, I'm not sure if this is the proper name for it, but if you ask someone at a craft store they should know what you're getting at), since it will go through the fabric more easily and will be easier on your machine as well ^^;; (sorry, I just went to a class on basic sewing machine care today for my new machine, so I just thought I'd pass along some somewhat new-found wisdom)

Valgaav_Xellos
01-05-2006, 11:16 PM
Hmmm... any outdoor/camping clothes fabric would work... i'm not sure WHAT its called, but kinda like that athletic sportswear jogging suit material? just not the kind that makes that "swish swish" noise when you move around cuz that could get annoying LOL. Darn... i really wish i could remember what the name of the material was that i made my vest out of... i know i used the sports material for the inner lining but for the outside i used some sort of cotton blend because i wanted it to look cartoony as much as possible and that worked best for me. lol.

basically there's no "right" material to have.. just look at fabric stores and check out which materials breathe better, which ones or more durable, etc. and also fabrics with nice texture are good too :D

Lobo_en_fuego
01-07-2006, 12:54 PM
Ah thanx Cora and Xellos for the tips. That really helps alot!

Now I just gotta make my own pattern :D

Cora
01-07-2006, 01:32 PM
AHA! I remembered what I was trying to say: pleather!! heh heh! though I still think a sturdier material would look better

@_@ *goes back to bed*