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Yato from Noragami

“Toss a coin to your wannabe god of fortune, happiness, and war,” says nobody ever, but that doesn’t stop Yato from giving his aspiration the old college try. This Noragami protagonist’s sense of fashion is contemporary for the time – in the present day, he sports a comfortable tracksuit, practical boots, and a funky gray-blue scarf (that’s supposedly an old bath towel). We eventually learn that Yato’s scared stiff that everyone will forget him, so let’s memorialize this character by re-creating his most popular outfit.

Haruko Haruhara from FLCL

Haruko Haruhara is an unpredictable investigator for the Galactic Space Brotherhood. She finds herself on Earth on her quest to find the “Pirate King” Atomsk. Haruko’s appearance and personality vary widely throughout FLCL, but her most iconic outfit makes for an easy ride on her bright yellow Vespa Super Sport and consists of a red vested top, black pants, a scarf, and goggles.

Yuki Cross Vampire Knight

Yuki Cross from Vampire Knight

Yuki Cross is the main protagonist of the anime series Vampire Knight. She attends Cross Academy. Alongside her friend Zero, she serves as Guardian of the Day Class. This is because the Night Class are actually vampires! She is cheerful and caring with a warm smile. This is her outfit when she is part of the Day Class. If you prefer a more accurate Artemis (her scythe), you can make one from foam and a long dowel. Other options for weapons include fake guns or nunchucks.

Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist

Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist

In Blue Exorcist, Rin Okumura is the son of Satan. In his demonic form, blue flames emanate from his head, he has long elf-like ears, and his eyes have red pupils with blue irises. Although Rin can be violent and gets into many fights, beneath all that he has a kind heart and is full of compassion.

Megumin from KonoSuba

Megumin

In Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, Megumin is a 13 year-old archwizard. A member of the Crimson Demon Clan, she has black hair, red eyes, and wears a classic black and red witch’s attire. As a wizard, Megumin has an extreme obsession with explosion magic.

Holo from Fox and Wolf

Holo from Spice and Wolf

In the manga and anime Spice and Wolf, Holo is a wolf harvest deity who ensures a bountiful wheat harvest for the residents of Pasloe. In her human form, Holo appears as a 15-year-old girl with long brown hair and red eyes, although she keeps her canine fangs, fox ears, and fox tail.

Nico costume from Nanbaka

Make Your Own: Nico from Nanbaka

Nico is one of Nanbaka’s vividly-colored main characters. Although he’s sick, he’s a cheerful, energetic, and anime loving kind of […]

Platelet from Cells at Work

Platelet

In Cells at Work!, Platelet is a small adorable cell with long caramel blonde hair and an innocent, bouncy personality. She is responsible for repairing injuries and forming blood clots in the body.

Hinata Hyuga

A soft-spoken, polite, kind girl, Hinata Hyuga appears on the surface to be ill-suited to the life of a ninja on the anime TV series Naruto. She is the heir of a powerful and wealthy clan, but they disowned her because of her meek disposition. Once she joins Team 8 and meets Naruto, however, she begins to find her confidence and develop her exceptional skills. In Part 1 of the series she wears her hair in a short bob and covers up in a tan coat and dark pants. Sew on a thick trim of white fur to the jacket and paint on the leaf patch for the full effect.

Gaara

In the anime TV series Naruto, Gaara is a ninja-in-training from the sand village Suna and, at first, the rival of titular character Naruto. He is a dark, solitary boy who grew up alone in his village because he carries within him the powerful and monstrous One-Tailed Shukaku. Because of this he vowed to live for himself alone, killing those who crossed his path. In Part 1 of the series he wears a black outfit with a white sash and carries his signature sand gourd on his back. For his brown sash, use a piece of thick fabric for the main part and then sew on stripes of faux leather with a silver buckle at each end.