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Sakura’s gloves

Recently someone asked for help on Sakura’s gloves in the Cosplay forums, so I put together something real quick. I was hoping to put better pictures on here, but then I realized that I didn’t take any step by step progress pictures while I was working on the gloves XD;; So… here is my quick tutorial!

– Sheets of thin craft foam
– Thin stretchy fabric (I used spandex)
– Velcro

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Sakura's gloves

Sakura's gloves

Hand part
1. Cut out identical pieces of craft foam (however thick you want it) that is the shape of the back of your hand. Glue them together.
2. Cut out a cover for them that extends past the bottom part (pointing at the wrist).
3. Before sewing the cover together, I take a strip of fabric, form a circular band with it, and sew it to one side of the cover, which will be the part that your hand goes through.
4. Sew the cover together, leaving the long side open.
5. Stuff the craft foam in. Sew the cover close as close to the craft foam as you can.

Wrist part
1. Cut strips of craft foam that can wrap around your wrist. Leave extra room so they can overlap.
2. Create a cover for the craft foam.
3. Sew on pieces of velcro where it comes together.

Then, I just sewed the long end of the hand part to the wrist part, leaving a little room between them.

Hope that all made sense!


Ah, it’s been a couple months since my last posts! Since then, I’ve had a photoshoot done of my Sakura costume, and I wore my Sakura costume to Ikkicon. Here are the photo galleries for both:

Sakura Photoshoot Ikkicon 2010

Just last night, I ordered The Costume Technician’s Handbook and More Fabric Savvy. I can’t wait to get them =D Hopefully, these will help me choose fabrics and draft my patterns better!

Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween, and I finished my costume just in time! I finished making Sakura’s gloves last night and styled her wig just today.


The gloves were made with stretch jersey covered around craft foam. The wrists come together with velcro. The headband is twill that I had laying around. The length is about 80in.

The wig is New Look’s Maxine wig. I thinned it out, cut in extra bangs, and cut the whole thing shorter. I also straightened it with hot water, which I debated whether I should do. I normally let it dry for over a day, but I didn’t have that kind of time today! So, I let it sit there for a few hours before using a hair dryer on low to dry the rest.

Here are pictures of the whole costume!