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Ninja Costume Cosplay Sewing Pattern - Part 4

15 Oct 2015

In the last of the 4 part series on the Japanese Ninja costume sewing pattern translation, we’ll make the Hand Guards and put the Bodice together. Thanks again to the talented DR-Cos for this free sewing pattern!

You can skip to the other part of this series below:

Part 1: Printing and cutting
Part 2: Sewing instructions for the Hood and Mask
Part 3: Sewing instructions for Hakama Pants
Part 4: Sewing instructions for Hand Guards and Bodice

Part 4: Sewing instructions for Hand Guards and Bodice

Important: All pattern pieces already include a seam allowance.

  1. To make the Hand Guard (photo of pattern piece is below), place a loop of string large enough to fit your middle finger in the position marked at the centre of the rounded edge. Place loop between the front and back Hand Guards and stitch all the way around the edge. Leave a small gap to turn Hand Guard to the right side.

Step 1 of Ninja costume

  1. Attach six Hand Guard Ties you made in Part 2 to each Hand Guard on positions marked by +.

  2. Zig-zag stitch along the edges of the Bodice and Sleeves. Photo below shows Collar (A), Bodice (B) and Sleeves (C).

Step 2 of Ninja costume

  1. Stitch edges and back centre of the Bodice together and press seams open.

  2. Attach Collar in between positions marked by circles.

  3. Make the Sleeves by stitching edges together. Hem the sleeves. Attach to Bodice.


To learn how to put on your traditional Ninja costume, see this image (source: Kimono Kataoka):

This free sewing pattern, and many others are available from [DR-Cos] (http://www.dr-cos.info/). To learn to translate and sew Japanese sewing patterns, make sure you download a free sample of my eBook, How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns below.

Author: Rin Gomura-Elkan

Rin is a sewing lover living in laid-back Australia. Born in Japan, she has a passion for making Japanese crafts accessible to a worldwide audience. She helps women live a more creative and meaningful life on her blog, sewinlove.com.au