I made this costume for an Akatsuki group with friends. I made everything for the entire group except for mostly all of Hanamaru's Sasori costume and some of Kaori-chan's Deidara costume which they made themselves. We only had a month so I worked super hard to do the majority of the work because the members that could sew were in other states at the time. Plus I didn't want to wait for the next con! :)
The black coats we made are fully lined with red and close with snaps. I made three different sizes of clouds out of red fabric and painted the white accents on. I made most of the accessories (hat jewelry, my necklace, the five rings, ninja headbands, Deidara's eye seeker and mouth, three pairs of ninja sandals (K-chan and Hanamaru made theirs), and legwarmers/Kisame's armwarmers ). I also made the Samehada sword and the venus flytrap head with a lil help from Ninja12sosilent and my brother Rasengan. K-chan and I also made Akatsuki pants and shirts.
Overall, the group was tons of work but worth the effort.
Best Small Group at Metrocon 2006.