As a long-time lover of sushi, I decided it was high time I made a costume to celebrate this tasty food. I was inspired by some images I found online, but most of them were baby costumes and store bought. You will need very, very basic sewing skills to accomplish all the parts I made, but you can also tone it down depending on what you'd like to do.
You'll be making a fish for your back, and a small headpiece that can be bobby-pinned into the hair, or attached to a headband.
The goal of this costume was to make something simple and easily recognizable, and also comfortable and easily modified for changes in weather. Quite possibly the best part is that you can use the pieces as decor afterwards!
Please note that this is for nigiri sushi, not a sushi roll costume.
Step 1: Obtain the Materials
Ready-made Materials (hopefully you have some already)
-white clothing (aka the rice part of the sushi)- I used a white sundress and white sweater, but any all-white clothing will do
-chopsticks - I used these to stick in my bun as an extra accessory, but you could stick them in the belt of carry them around
Crafting Materials (to make the things you can't find elsewhere)
-black fabric (~ 1/2 yd) - look for something with a slight sheen and crumpled look, as this will be the seaweed
-salmon pink fabric (~ 1 yd) - for the fish/shrimp
-pillow stuffing - to stuff the fish
-1/2 in or 1 in white white ribbon (~ 4-5 ft) - you can always overlap if its too wide or not wide enough, but avoid ones with frilly edges
-pink gauzy fabric (~ 1/4 yd) - for the ginger
-bright green felt (1 sheet) - for the wasabi
-dark green felt (1 sheet) - for the decorative grass
-needle, thread, and straight pins (unless you like sewing without the pins)