Perhaps you wish to make a Halloween outfit, participate in cosplay, or unleash your secret ninja. Crafting your personal Shinobi headband that resembles those from the famous series Naruto is easy and requires just a few basic supplies. If you are interested, make no fuss as we are here to help you. It doesn’t matter if you want to create a Naruto leaf headband, or other types of headband from the show as this guide will apply to most headbands seen in the Naruto franchise. Without further ado, let’s start:
- Buy an appropriate fabric
Every headband starts with a fabric. Find or purchase cloth in the shade of the headpiece for your costume. Employ blue cloth if you would like to be a Naruto ninja in general. Fabric may be purchased at a local fabric shop. If there is no fabric shop in your area, you may get it on the internet.
Typically, fabric retailers feature a clearance area. When you are on a tight budget, start your search there. You will require approximately one yard or 36 inches of cloth to wrap and knot across your forehead. You could use most fabrics, including linen, rayon, or cotton.
Regrettably, the seams of these textiles will unravel. Other materials, like jersey knit, imitation leather, and vinyl, do not unravel. Knitted fabric will probably be the simplest to locate in the desired hue, in addition to costing less overall.
- Trim the cloth
Ensure that the cloth strip you trimmed is approximately 3 inches or 7.6 cm broad and as long as necessary to fit over your forehead. Leave sufficient excess to tie over your head, as the Naruto characters do in the show. It would be prudent to check the circumference of your head and calculate the desired length of your headband to get a more precise size.
Ensure that your cuts are straight. Utilizing a standard measure and chalk, spread out your cloth on a horizontal surface and construct a pattern for the headband. In addition, you should preserve your cloth material by using treating agents. If you have chosen a fabric that wears down on the edges as time passes like cotton, you may add an anti-fray treatment to its edges to make it more durable and avoid tearing.
- Create the emblem
Arrange the plate that will contain the symbol that will be placed on your headband. For an even more genuine appearance, cardboard paper, a poster board, or even aluminium cans may be used.
Measure a 2 x 6 inch rectangle and prepare it for cutting. Take note that you should make every corner rounded. This is easier for cardboard or poster board, however, if you are using an aluminium can you should use scissors to cut through the material. Be sure to wash and dry it first before working with the aluminium can. Bending the material repeatedly in opposite directions can help in flattening a rounded aluminium can.