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Anbu Vest Tutorial by Cristophine Anbu Vest Tutorial by Cristophine
A friend asked me how to make an Anbu vest for cosplay, so I made a tutorial for everyone. This is my first tutorial so all suggestions are greatly appreciated. It's kinda big, sorry 'bout that. Oh and I didn't have any in-progress pics of the vest I made, so I drew 'diagrams' instead. If you have any questions, feel free to note me or email me at c.ramjam@gmail.com. ^_^

Note: This is by no means the best way to make this, it's just how I made mine.

Here are some examples of how other people's vests have turned out after using this tutorial :)
:iconanimedude455: [link]
:iconsnarf447: [link]

Naruto and Anbu vest design (c): Masashi Kisimoto
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:iconpandoraoflosthope:
Pandoraoflosthope Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
 I have a question about the quilt batting
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:iconkaerex:
KaeRex Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you actually put batting in it. Looking at other vests they look so thin and it doesn't look right. This tutorial helped me out a lot! Thank you!
Oh, and there are larger buckles out there. I managed to get my hands on some that were 2'' wide, so the straps looked a bit better. 
But other than that, good job!
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HashTheBaker Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Directions too complex. Dick got caught in the ceiling fan. Q~Q
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StarlitTwilight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my God you just made my day.

YOU WIN ALL THE THINGS!
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:iconhashthebaker:
HashTheBaker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWW YEAH!
(~~^.^)~~
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turtle-crazyfan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
imma go as anbu this con cus first time cosplaying and time isn't really something i have so this would be simple to do.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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Emmahl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks, this'll be very helpful!
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Topaz-Princess95 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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origamiakatsuki101 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dude this is sooo better than buying :)
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kwvance1994 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
my mind isnt good the visualization part of making clothes, and I was wondering if there was any particular parts of the tutorial, that arnt obvious, that I would need to change if I were to change it a bit.

but let me tell you how I would make it if i were to make it now. what i want is for you to correct me, or offer suggestions on how this could be done more effectively.

1. change the material so I don't put batting in it (because I know it can sometimes become climpy and there is no way to reach it once you've sewn it up. I was thinking something just thicker to begin with (like the consistency of a sweatshirt)

2. I thaught I would make it longer and then roll the bottom part up once and sew it where my waistline should be (i thought maybe hiding a buckle belt behind it that was sown in through slits in the fabric that would not be visible this is so the lower half of the vest could look more fitted to the body)

3. where the first picture of the vest is in your tutorial, I thought I would put a zipper along the "b" line and have the zipper be in front

4. Im also going to make it grey (I dont know why everyone makes it white. the tv show and naruto wiki clearly says grey).

well anyway send me a reply please:)

for the life of me I cant think of what those belt loops are used for on the waist in the show lol
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Cristophine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll try my best to answer your questions but it's been a long time since I've made this haha

1) If you cut the batting so that it is sewn into the seams, then it won't move around and get clumpy but by all means, if you can find a thick enough fabric then that will work just fine as well!

2) Rolling the hem up like that works just make sure the fabric you are using is stretchy so you can get in and out easily

3) You can put a zipper in the front if you like. I based my vest off the pictures from the manga and since there was no zipper on the picture, I didn't use one. Another option is to put the zipper on the side seam so that the zipper pull is under your armpit and that way it won't be seen!

4) You can make it whatever colour you wish! You can even adapt it and make a beige one like the sand ninja use. Like I said, I made mine a long time ago and I based it off the manga image. I also kind of like the contrast of the white with the dark ninja clothes, but yeah, any colour can be made.

I honestly don't know what those loopy things are for either lol When I wore mine, I tried using them to tie a kunai to but it didn't work very well.

I hope I answered all your questions (sorry it took me so long to get back to you!) If you have any more, don't hesitate to ask! I'd love to see your finished work when you are done :D
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Jianei Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thankies so much :party: You don't know how much you've helped me :dance:
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ShatteredMoon96 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
how do you do the arm guards???
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can do the arm guards with craft foam. Just do a search for craft foam tutorials and you'll find a bunch! It's quite easy.
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ShatteredMoon96 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
ok //_^
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ShatteredMoon96 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
ok //_^
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SteelMaiden Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is this...Batting stuff? is it like ripstop fabric?
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Batting is like stuffing but woven into a mat. It's usually used for quilts to make them thicker. If you go to the fabric store and ask for quilt batting, they should point you in the right direction. I've even seen rolls of it in Walmart near the stuffing (if you have a Walmart nearby).
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:iconsteelmaiden:
SteelMaiden Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing is, Im in Australia, so we dont have a Walmart...but I guess I can try my local Spotlight Fabric store?
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck! Any fabric or quilting store should have it really
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SteelMaiden Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yay! thanks :D
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AmaiNeiko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet!! =D thx!
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randomness699 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
thnx ill probably use this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yaoi-fangirl12 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Thank you so much for making this! It's exactly what I needed!!!
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:iconxakani:
Xakani Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since no cosplay shop has an Anbu cosplay that is accurate enough for my standards, I must make one myself, and this is great and really helpful! Thank you!
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ShlieBee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you soo much!
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Neko-momo-nya Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thankyou for the tutorial it was really helpful ^^
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mewnull Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
thnx soooo much! i was able to finish this just before halloween! BEST anbu vest tutorial EVER. ^/_\^
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks
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Quantumidiot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
This is awesome i thank you for making this tutorial. I didn't like the thought of buckles so i missed that part off and did it in a different order but it still worked, yay, this helped alot, this was my first project and it came out great! thanks again. ^_^
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Jieikobu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
thanks for the tutorial
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Shiniryuu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thanks!
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Skye-Imano Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student General Artist
omg! :D Do you mind if I print it for me and a friend! This is awesome and very well explaint.

(zijn er nederlandse mensen die in de buurt van de provincie Utrecht wonen die naar de Elf fantasy Fair gaan in Naruto char Cosplay? Bericht me dan :) )
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ShlieBee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Photographer
OMG! Thank you so much!
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kdrown1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Do you ever sell your Anbu vest
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:iconkdrown1:
kdrown1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Do you ever sell your Anbu vest
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Otakuvampire Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I could have used this several months ago. I went as an Anbu to this con but my vest was kinda rushed and suckish. I'm definitly going to try this. JUst wondering, how much does it cost to make this?
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Depends on the type of fabric you get. I used really cheap broadcloth so it cost me less than $10 to make it. I'd recommend getting more of a jersey fabric or at least something with more stretch so it's easier to get in and out of but that would cost more money. Another alternative is to use the cheap non-stretchy fabric and install a zipper on one side. Hope that helps :)
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Otakuvampire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya it does! And I can't wait to make it it!
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Karencasey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will use later.


MUCH THANKS.
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Shadowdreams891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this will help me so much :D
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ploekje13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thank u so much!!! =D
but how did u get the plastic buckles???
did u just cut them of a bag or can u buy them somewhere??
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They should sell them at any fabric store. I think I got them at Walmart when my local Walmart still carried fabric and sewing notions.
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sabykhan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably sound stupid for asking this but... What exactly is metres? Is that yards or meters?
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LoL in Canada we use the metric system for measurement and that means instead of yards, we use metres. Basically, 1 meter = 1.0936 yards. Hope that helps :)
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growly-pants-831 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
question did you hand sow or machine sow he vest?
Im doing a cosplay for september and i cant machine sow so if you hand sew it could you tell me the type of stiching you used? Thank You!
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used a machine but a simple back stitch should work. Maybe stitch each seam twice to be safe.
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Boby-Boby Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! I want the same! >3<
Very good work ! *3*
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