Update August 6, 2014: Pattern Link has been fixed!
Kakashi's Form-Fitting Mask View 1
Kakashi's Form-Fitting Mask View 2
I finally broke down and typed up a tutorial on how to sew up your very own Kakashi's (Naruto) form fitting mask. So for you Kakashi cosplayers out there, I hope you find the tutorial to your liking; and help make your cosplay even better! All of this can be done in about an hour (with a sewing machine).
1) Fabric - Jersey Knit or Stretchable Knit or similar
- provided below
3) Velcro - to fasten mask about your neck and face.
First of all, you need a pattern. Provided here is a rough sketch of a pattern that you can use. This pattern is made for a neck of 14″ in circumference, so if you have a bigger neck or smaller one, alter the pattern to fit.
The pattern is labeled with numbers and different colored lines. Green lines are where you will be sewing the pieces together. Blue lines represent the hem.
Thanks to Icey, for this suggestion: the Pattern again, is a generic pattern, so if you have larger neck, you have to adjust. Also, before cutting the pattern on your material, you may have to adjust the side numbered "2". This is the length between your nose and your chin. if you happen to have a longer face; measure the distance between the tip of your nose to your chin and adjust the pattern to fit.
Place your pattern on your folded material. Where it says “Place On Fold” this is where you will place that part of the pattern up to the fold of the fabric. Cut your pattern from your material. What you’ll end up is something like a butterfly look. Where 2 and 3 are circled, you’ll be sewing these two parts to each other.
Step 1: Sew the top Hem
Where it says 1 in a circle, go ahead and to a 1/4″ hem. Click on image to see the hem.
Here you want to be careful since any stretchable material tends to bunch under your sewing machine’s foot. Use slight pressure when guiding your material through the sewing machine. If you are hand sewing, be sure to hold material loosely so you do not overstretch it.
Step 2 & 3: Sew the 2’s together; Sew the 3’s together
With the top hem facing you, fold your material along the fold and then sew the material together where it says 2 and 3.
Step 4: Sew the bottom Hem
As with the top hem, sew a 1/4″ along the entire length of the mask.
Step 5: Sew the Side Hems
Sew your side hems; 1/4″ hem on each side. Here you can also modify to make your mask tighter around the neck as well. Try on, and get a feel of how it rests on your face.
Step 6: Sew on your Velcro
Now, all you have to do is add your velcro and voila! Your form fitting mask is all set to go!