If you haven’t heard of Naruto, you’ve really been hiding under a rock! It’s one of the biggest Shonen series of all time. And unlike a lot of popular but polarizing series (cough Sword Art Online cough), I feel like Naruto is well-received by most Weebs and Anime/manga goers. Every character is fleshed out with personality, which makes them very lovable and relatable to fans around the world.
What if you want to cosplay someone from Naruto, but you don’t have time to watch all 50 million episodes? Don’t worry, I got yo back here!
In this post, I’m going to be talking about 25 Naruto cosplay ideas! Of course, I’m going to name the obvious and most well-known characters, because they’re awesome and an easy way to make friends and socialize with others. But I’ll also show you some lesser-known character from Naruto that you may like.
SPOILERS Alert: With 25 different characters from Naruto, there are going to be some that are far into the series. So spoilers alert!
Without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Madara Uchiha
The ultimate leader of the Uchiha clan, Madara is one person you don’t want to mess with. Whether you think Madara has good or bad intentions, he’s a fun character to cosplay no matter what. That hair of his is awesome!
2. Sakura Haruno
Usually the first cosplay for many people, Sakura is one of the main characters of Naruto. She is a polarizing character; some love her to death while others despise her. Although to be fair, she’s a lot better in Shippuden.
3. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke is like the complete opposite of Naruto: an anti-hero, brooding and emotional character. Given his past and his current objective, it makes sense why.
One of the most popular characters in Naruto, Kakashi is the sensei and leader of the original Team 7. With his cunning abilities, studying his book on the job and his Sharigan eyes, Kakashi has been a great choice for cosplayers for so many years!
5. Itachi Uchiha
Itachi is the iconic older brother of Sasuke. Apparently working for the evil organization, Akatsuki, Itachi kills every member of the Uchiha clan except for Sasuke. However, as the story progresses Sasuke figures out why Itachi murdered his clan, which sets the tone for the main story. Throughout the series’ long run, Itachi remains one of the most popular characters of Naruto!
6. Hinata Hyuga
I think a lot of people can relate to Hinata. A shy girl who was lacking self-confidence at first but eventually faced her fear and grew up to be a strong ninja and eventually the wife of the main character, Naruto! It’s for this reason that so many cosplayers dress up as Hinata, with her signature purple outfit and unique eyes!
7. Ino Yamanaka
A member of Team 10, Ino aspires to be like her rival Sakura as a medical ninja specializing in healing techniques. Although she’s not one of the main characters, Ino is still very recognizable with her blonde hair and purple jumpsuit!
8. Rock Lee
Rock Lee is personally one of my favourite characters in Naruto! Why? Because unlike most of the ninjas, he does not possess chakra/magic and relies on his own skills and hard work to compensate. Despite this, Rock Lee is still very strong! Not to mention he’s a cool Guy himself, like his mentor!
Another awesome character from Naruto, Gaara is a violent and quiet ninja with a dark past. However, he has good intentions to help out his clan. With his signature red outfit and scar on his face, along with that huge sandbag he carries, Gaara is a cool choice for Naruto cosplay!
Gaara’s older sister is nothing like her siblings; she is a peaceful woman! What makes her cool to cosplay is that gigantic fan she carries as a weapon. If you want to stand out, then Temari is your girl!
One of the first major enemies that Naruto and his clan have to fight, Zabuza is still legendary to this day. With his muscular frame and gigantic sword, Zabuza is a good choice if you want to go shirtless for a con. Good for outdoor cons like YetiCon!
This guy will give you the creeps! Orochimaru’s goal is to be immortal and he does so by conducting crazy experiments and by transferring his conscious mind to a different host body (sounds like FMA). If you want to cosplay a creepy polarizing character, then do Orochimaru!
Konan is one of the female villains of the series, being a member of the evil organization Akatsuki. Her special abilities include using paper for battling and for espionage. Konan is really easy to cosplay; all you need is a purple wig and the Akatsuki cloak!
Tsunade is actually an older woman who uses her magic to look youthful. If I remember correctly, her “youthful” makeup does crack from time to time when she battles. Despite being a lazy and reluctant Hokage leader, she does care of her village. Tsunade has blonde hair and quite the revealing cleavage, so if that suits your taste in cosplay then she is a great choice!
The toad master Jiraiya was Naruto’s teacher in the beginning of the series with a unique personality. He was known to be quite the pervert! It’s too bad that he was killed relatively early in the series. If you’re looking for a sensei type of Naruto cosplay, then Jiraiya is for you!
Another powerful member of Akatsuki, Deidara specializes in bombs using his hands! While having a violent nature, Deidara does appreciate the arts. Deidara is an easy one to cosplay.
A prominent good guy after Sasuke leaves Team 7! Sai looks very similar to Sasuke and also acts like him as well, being emotionless and all. Although later in the series, he becomes more competent with social bonding and emotions. If this relates to you, then you should cosplay Sai!
18. Rin Nohara
If you’re like me and haven’t watched the entire series, you probably won’t know who Rin is. But she was a pretty important character that sets the story for Naruto! She’s a sweet girl who cares about Obito and Kakashi. Rin is relatively obscure in my opinion, so she’s a good choice for a lesser-known character!
19. Minato Namikaze
Formerly the 3rd Hokage leader, Minato happens to be Naruto’s dad. He’s your typical Shonen father legendary figure that everyone respects (sort of like All Might from My Hero Academia).
20. Naruto Uzumaki
Of course I had to include the poster boy! The main character of this lovely franchise, Naruto is your typical hotheaded protagonist who is incredibly ambitious and never gives up. With his trademark orange jumpsuit and love for ramen, Naruto himself is a great choice for cosplay!
21. Nagato (AKA Pain)
Like many villains in shonen, Nagato is a complex antagonist who sets out to claim all the tailed beasts by destroying the village and obtaining power. His ultimate goal is to prevent future wars by taking over the world. Is Nagato completely evil?
22. Asuma Sarutobi
The leader of Team 10 and mentor to Shikamaru, Asuma is a tough ninja who smokes his cigarettes often, Asuma is one kickass character who is very laid back! I say he’s as cool as Kakashi.
Tenten is similar to Rock Lee in that she doesn’t possess any natural powers or gifted abilities, but she works hard in order to compensate for this. She also wants to prove that females can be just as strong as males when it comes to being a ninja.
I feel like Yamato is a somewhat obscure character in Naruto. He definitely gets overlooked by the more popular options like Naruto and Sasuke. But he’s still a great character to cosplay, and easy to do!
If you like a little bodypaint for your cosplay, Hidan is your guy! He’s quite the sadistic character and takes joy in torturing his enemies in pain!
If you want to do a Naruto cosplay and be meme-worthy, go for the Harem Jutsu!~
There it is; 25 Naruto cosplay ideas for you! The nice thing about Naruto is that the series is still incredibly popular and will be for years to come. So if you invest your money into a Naruto cosplay, you’ll be able to cosplay a character and have people know who you are for a very long time.
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