Picture of Nyan Cat and Tacnayn Kimono

(Medium difficulty level)

I love wearing and making kimonos. They are relatively easy to make and fun to paint on making a specific theme. Last 2 kimonos were a Pac-Man duel kimono (A-Kon convention 2010) and a Galaga kimono (Halloween 2010).

This year's Halloween was inspired by the most random internet meme, Nyan Cat. I especially am intertained by the raibow voming out of its butt and its antithesis, the Tacnayn, with smoke and skulls.

In this instructable, I will include supplies, measurements, "and how to" pictures with instruction through out the making of this kimono. I am not including the obi. At a later date I may post one specifically, but for now another time.

Step 1: Supplies & Fabric

Picture of Supplies & Fabric
  • something to measure with
    • measure tape
  • hard surface (draw lines and to make a 90º angle)
    • metal ruler
    • plastic right angle
  • chalk (to mark and draw lines. do not suggest pencil)
  • to cut fabric with
    • scissors
    • rotor blade cutter (makes thing OH SO EASY but not a must)
  • hard surface board (to cut and paint on)
    • I used a wooden board
    • cardboard works
  • sewing machine
    • regular foot
    • zigzag foot (if you want)
  • fabric (cotton is the best for the rainbow and smoke stripe sections)
  • thread (regular, nothing special)
    • black
    • white
    • red
    • blue
  • non-soluble fabric glue (make sure to read carefully if there is no mention of soluble or not)
  • Acrylic paint (cheapy kind)
  • 1/2" & 1/4" flat brushes (cheapy kind (Walmart, Home Depot, whatever)

FABRIC (the stripe sections can be cheap broadcloth. main front and back should be a little heavier than broadcloth)
  • main
    • royal blue => 2.5 yards (60 in.) or 3 yards (45 in.)
  • rainbow stripe section
    • red => 0.5 yard
    • orange => 0.5 yard
    • yellow => 0.5 yard
    • blue => 0.5 yard
    • purple=> 0.5 yard
  • main
    • burnt orange => 2 yards
  • smoking stripe section
    • dark navy blue or dark charcoal grey =>0.5 yard
    • medium grey => 0.75 - 1 yard
    • light grey => 0.75 - 1 yard
    • white => 0.5 yard
Waffle and Poptart body
  • yellow orange => 0.5 yard
  • pink => 0.5 yard
I was nyan cat for Halloween
MYT CR8TiV2 years ago
This is very cool ! Could you make me a Rainbow dash kimono ?
kieshar (author)  MYT CR8TiV2 years ago
Yes, I could. Are you wanting an instructable for it or are you wanting one commissioned for you?
How much would a commissioned one cost ?
broadcloth2 years ago
anovikova3 years ago
kieshar (author)  anovikova3 years ago
thank you thank you. XD
una_amor3 years ago
kimono and rainbows colors...it can't get any cuter. :oD
Thank you for sharing this!
kieshar (author)  una_amor3 years ago
Thanks. It is a little bright than my usual fare (black). So much fun.
tang65673 years ago
This looks incredible! You win the internet!
kieshar (author)  tang65673 years ago
HAH! You made my day dude.
That looks great and it is sewn so well!
kieshar (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thank you! That means a lot to have you say that after seeing the quality work you do. ^______^