There is a "bad pokemon" thread but none for good ones or discussions about wips and your own projects.
Are you working on one?
Excited for trainer or team leader cosplays?
It's kind of lame, but I'm going to be doing umbreon for myself, eevee for my child. I have some pieces from my first attempt at umbreon, which was pretty lackluster but had decent furry bits, which I'm going to cannibalize and improve. I was going to use some old pajamas to make the ears/tail for eevee, but the faux fur was damaged in the wash, so I'm looking for other fabric. The light bits are a sherpa-type, so I'm trying to find the perfect fabric with a similar texture for the brown bits.
Hopefully it's okay. I don't want to wind up in the bad cosplay thread, but I also don't want to put a ton of time and money into these costumes.
Did anyone else go to the PokeGo event at Little Tokyo on Sunday?
Also am planning on doing a Pokemon professor group for Anime California maybe.
Anyone planning on doing a cosplay of Lillie?
One of my friends is a perfect fit for her. Even fits her taste in cosplay.
Also looking forward to seeing the new characters cosplayed. Lana and Mallow are cute.
I'm torn between wanting to make a costume based on my own Pokemon GO Trainer now, or waiting until Niantic starts adding even more Trainer Customization options (since they have once now already, and I know people are desperate for more. New hairstyles, more clothes, bags and shoes...)
I'd just hate to put the time and effort into making the costume and end up having a totally different-looking Trainer a month or two later
I really wish I knew how to sew. I've always wanted to do a gym leader Erika costume- all of her designs are so sweet and they warm my bitter, gen-oner heart.
Yellow or blue contacts for Spark? I lean towards yellow right now but would appreciate input
So many people do this outfits as jumpsuits, but the way I've seen it is that they have...like..a crop jacket over the one-piece?
It still looks fine. I guess it's to make it easier?
The pink/pink I think is supposed to be a jumpsuit as they've removed the rib texture at the bottom of the jumper. It's one piece with a Tshirt under it.
Then the rest are playsuit under a cropped jacket.
Though OP is so far from the fucking game it's terrible.
Why rushing a cosplay so much? Everyone is gushing over it but nothing fits. Why not take your time and make something quality instead?
Finally convinced myself to do one of my dream cosplays, cowslip's gijinka Lapras, my all time favorite Pokemon.
I just finished sketching out plans yesterday, going to be getting supplies soon when I get my next paycheck.
kek yes he is awesome but I'm mainly looking for cosplay reference (want to see how others made certain parts of costumes, you know) and I don't plan crossplayin that's why spark is out of question
Considering making this version of Jirachi for next year. Have all the fabrics and everything.
>tfw destroyed a wig trying to do his spikes
Mostly seen people just claiming to work on them.
I'm kinda looking forward to one cosplayer I follow working on Candela because she makes pretty cute tan girls.
Though she'd probably make a better blanche than candela.
(dat shoop, omg)
I'm also going to be doing cowslip's Blastoise gijinka for Otakuthon next year as a pair cosplay with a friend who wants to do Wartortle.
I really want to see someone do a cosplay of her
Can I suggest, if you didn't plan on it previously, make stuff flair out?
Like use interfacing or something so the skirt and poncho/shell don't sit on you limply. Maybe add some sort of boning in the white part of the poncho to make it hold the shape that's in the drawing?
If you do that I'd LOVE to see it when done.
No worries, I got advice from a friend who is a seamstress. She notes that although the designs are pretty, some of the aspects of the designs aren't possible/realistic. She also mentioned adding tulle or even stuffing the shell to give it some shape.
As well, I plan to make the crinoline out of aluminum strips, similar to those use for cookie cutting, and attach the pieces through small rivets and some scotch weld. This will add to the 'poof' to the back.
To prevent the skirt from shifting forward, I will be attaching either a pillow or a piece of worbla to the butt area so it will sit comfortably.
Thank you fellow anon, super nervous, but excited!
I'm having trouble finding the proper fabric for the main skirt. I need something matte so its not flashy, but that constitutes as dress material, and that can take disperse dye and fabric paint/applique...
Kind of want to cosplay her but I'm not sure how well her hair will translate into real life. Limp ponytails aren't going to look right, but they're so thin that having them stick out will probably look really silly. Might be better to make them a little thicker so they look better. Big fan of her makeup though.
Her hair is weird. It kind of makes me think they were using cyber locks as a reference. Since the whole team seems to have a punk look going on.
Yeah, it's definitely seems like a cyberpunk/cybergoth inspired look. My main concern it just that each...piece? of hair is just one thick clump. there aren't strands or anything, just 4 thick chunks haha. With just 4 pieces of hair coupled with the flatness on top of the head, it's gonna be a tough look to pull off. I wonder how people will go about the massive hair parting as well.
Costume looks low quality
at least cosplayer is cute
You do know stuff gets wrinkled and stuff at cons, with all those bodies and getting about and general wearing, things do wrinkle. the top 2/3rd are fine. Stop being a salted turnip.
As much as I like his cosplays, they're always really rushed. His spark already shows sings of rushing, I mean yeah I guess speedbuilding is kind of his thing but you can really see it in the end results as well. I wish he'd just take his time to make his costumes with more care.
I might crossplay Hilda (BW) for a con in October. I have a larger head, so for the wig should I get a Jeannie from Arda or the ponytail wig from EpicCosplay? I'm using the Epic one for a Charizard gijinka cosplay and it's very nice, but it also looks a bit small on my head (I had to shave down my hairline at the back and sides so that the wig conceals my hair properly).
Arda's wigs tend to be bigger.
Also, you can always color your hair along your hairline to match better with the color of your wig. Ben Nye sells some temp hair color that's pretty good. I used the silver/white on my husband's black hair and beard and it came out looking pretty good(especially on the beard). It should look pretty good if you're just doing the bits around your hair line and nape of your neck.
Thanks! But I'm okay with shaving - I'm able to almost completely conceal my hair the way that I currently shave it. Does the Jeannie have any advantages over the Phoebe besides cap size? I hear that it's actually a worse wig in general.
Well they're not full on dyes. They're just brush on hair coloring. They're like nicer quality version of the spray stuff. They work great for short hair and beards, I wouldn't recommend them for longer hair though.
Planning on cosplaying this version of Sabrina. I'm going to put a pokeball prop on fishing line to make it look like it's levitating.
My question is, would a Pokémon plush help make it more recognizable? I have an Espeon, which she uses in a later cameo supposedly.
I'm doing a rocket grunt cosplay for an upcoming local con, friend may do nurse joy.
Gonna fulfill my childhood dream of joining the pokemon mafia. I'm still salty about not actually having the option to join team rocket in gen one when the guy on nugget bridge offers you a spot.
Honestly, those cock suckers will throw a fit about anything. If they get on your ass about it, just throw out the whole "cosplaying Japanese kids all the time while being white so who's the racist one now bitch" card. You're literally dressing up as a fictional character, and unless you douse your face in shoe polish, it's pretty hard for the average joe to find offense in that. Just do it, you'll probably look fine and no one will care.
You shouldn't have to worry about them regardless because they're too scared to do anything besides cry in their "safe zones".
As someone who has done both versions of her, you're going to want a plush. Espeon is fine, but Kadabra is ideal.
When I did the FR/LG version of her, I just had a Pokeball I carried with me but also had an Abra plush just in case
Hey everybody, Im planning on a quick pkmn professor cosplay. What would you suggest to make it more recognizable aside from the labcoat and some pokeballs here and there?
I though about making a Pokestop like this but Im not quite sure about the materials, maybe a plushie would help. Any ideas?
any good May cosplays? Thinking of going as her but not sure about the hair
>tfw I've talked about how I wanted to cosplay Candela
>One of my friends messages me about how they're doing the gym leaders for upcoming con we're all going to, even now calling friends by gym leader they're supposedly cosplaying
Geeze, it kinda sucks not at least being asked and left out. Especially when I've talked to em about wanting to do it.
Oh well, none of them can sew/usually complain about being too poor to buy stuff for cosplay, so I'm a bit interested to see if it even happens at all.
A kimono would actually be a good way to learn. Most traditional Japanese clothes are mostly made up of relatively simple rectangles and right angles, and patterns won't be hard to find.
If it wasn't for the bad photoshop
>when someone makes your glorious leader look like a spergtastic gremlin
I don't know, maybe we only have ourselves to blame. It really isn't a surprise that we ended up with all the lolrandumb weebs.
lol at the irony of this pic, he was once a guest in one of the events at my country. he was late to his own meet & greet in the afternoon as he decided to sleep in instead. the helpers have no choice but to deal with the diva shits he put up.
I wouldn't get mad.
Don't color your skin besides a light tanner though. Anything darker and it will look like shit.
Since you say you are already tan then there should be no problem.
Anyone know who the artist of these gijinkas is? All their art has been reposted to hell and back and I can't find a single source.
More of their work I found:
Pretty excited for this Candela.
Let's see how long it takes for Yaya and Mcalls to get a C&D.
Sewing patterns have gotten away with stealing designs from IPs for decades. They just have to change a few things (which this pattern has) and they can label it parody or something. They're fine.
Its too bad the outfits are made with flimsy fabrics. Maybe its just because of the cell phone it was taken with, but it doesn't look good compared to the image posted before.
Looking at it, the buttons are in a different place and the material looks different. Anon, you trollin'?
I'm the anon that posted the first jacket photo, not the followup anon but yeah, that's the finished version. The jacket probably could have used some interfacing to help keep it's shape and I wish she spiked her wig.
i'm actually more excited about the employee uniforms! Adding the girl version to my list
Everybody is already guessing that they're actually going to be the evil organization and team skull is going to team up with you to defeat them.
I'm already thinking of putting Wicke on my cosplay list since I have friends already making S&M characters.
I like the idea people have the skull is going to try to act evil, because they come off as a bunch of rebellious teens trying to act badass, rather then actually being evil. But they turn out to actually be decent people.
Aether is probably going to end up being the "act like they're kind/loving to pokemon but are actually evil"
>99% of good pokemon gijinka designs are all sexy women, or at least very feminine outfits like fancy dresses
>not creative enough to come up with own manly gijinka versions
Just kill me now.
What kind of pokemon are you looking to cosplay, anon? I think designing the gijinka is half the fun of pokemon cosplay. A good rule of thumb for starting a design is picking a pokemon & picking a style theme, e.x. a blastoise and a military soldier, or an Articuno and a prince, etc. It's a good way to start coming up with coherent gijinka
I like a lot of steel-types, so Aggron, Steelix, Skarmory, Aegislash...and then just some random pokemon like Nidoking, Tyranitar, Exploud, or Xatu. A lot of things that would work well as knightly or 'armor'-like gijinka.
I've seen some neat designs of the Honedge family that would work fine for a dude, so there's that. Some of the Tyranitar gijinka I've seen are pretty cool in concept despite being deviantart monstrosities, which I could probably work with to produce something reasonable.
Seems like pic related would be pretty easy to adapt to a male gijinka...wear hakama instead of the skirt and replacing the waist stuff with just a men's obi. Poor Xatu is so underrated.
Xatu would be cool! Xatu as a species is pretty spiritually designed, so basing it off of a Japanese monk style would match pretty well. If you wanted to add to that particular design, they have cool hats which could match the beak color, large sleeves for the wings,etc. So if you're better with fabric than you are with armor (looking @ you, steel types) that's definitely an option.
Another issue in designing: if you want to be recognizable on sight at a con, you'll want the gijinka-to-pokemon ratio to be fairly one-to-one, and get less creative on what you put where in the design. Just something to think about.
How is this pattern, though? I know yaya's stuff hasn't always been considered "great" in the past. Just bought it myself and wondering if anyone has any pre-warnings to working with it?
Everything will probably run short.
Yaya is 5 foot at best and makes patterns for her height.
Expect to add a LOT of length to the roamper. I used her other bodysuit pattern and had to add 2.5cm to the waist and then 1.5cm in the seat.
It was still much too short for me and I'm only 5'4.
So I guess add an inch for every inch you are over 5"
Just in time for Halloween.
The availability time for these patterns will be 9/8/16 through 12/31/16, then into the drawers they go if any remain.
So, I really want to do Shauntel but any ideas on making the scarf/ribbon not look weird. So far I haven't seen any costumes that I liked their approach. Maybe I'm just being nitpicky.
It'd look better as two separate objects. The shawl, and then the bow. The puffyness will always look weird unless you use a high-volume material. You could make them out of something like a fur to give it a muffler look?
Spark's hair is a pretty hard one to pull with a wig due to the hairline and the sideburns desu. I've done similar work and it's hard to make it look accurate. I'm more amazed how everyone manages to fuck up the hoodie so bad. It's just a basic hoodie, how hard can it be?
>Everything will probably run short.
>Yaya is 5 foot at best and makes patterns for her height.
I figured this as well. I'm 6' so I lengthen patterns all the time. But if I ever try a Y*ya pattern I'll know to be especially wary,
I started Lillie after the reveal of the UB-01 since I think we're going to get some top quality lore in with her. Bought a wig which is en route an started on the bag.
It's a little longer than hers would be but I'm pretty psyched because I made it work as a BJD carrier and I think that's pretty cool. I am having troubles sourcing nylon strapping though- It's $2 for 60" at Walmart, and 3.49 a yard at Joanns, and I need about 16 ft
To be honest this is the first time I've ever thought "nerds/lame people/average people/ ruined this."
Don't want to generalize and say "white people" because I mean like non-ghetto people, and that sounds racist.
It's kinda hard to explain lol
But yeah me and my boyfriend were at AX this year and for a meet I think it was they were all taking photos together and one girl "dabbed" and everyone in the meet lost their shit and thought it was so fucking funny.. Me and my boyfriend just kinda looked at each other with an almost pity look because they actually thought dabbing was the most hilarious shit ever.
Literally I think fucking nerds are late to this dabbing thing and they just discovered it and they think it's comedy genius.
The look like jackass to me though.
I did a Skarmory gijinka a few years ago. Granted, it was my first "armor" thing and what have you, I was only recognized by a few people. I wish I had done the wings so the stuck up more, instead of straight back.
I'd say go with Xatu just because you're way more likely to be recognized.
>fake ass nerd
If I wasn't a nerd why would I be on cgl? Or making a costume? It's not like this is some sexy-ass cosplay. Plus I'm cosplaying for the midnight release and really, we know more about Lillie right now than most of these pokemon go characters even have character.
Oh I didn't finish my thought because I was a jackass. It's 13 cent a foot at home depot but they only have 7 feet. It's really hard to pay Walmart prices when I could get it at home depot. I'm waiting to hear from the manager if/when they're going to restock.
This is Shikarius Cosplays on FB
I really wish you guys would source if you like something, it shits me when people compliment someone but don't give them props for it
Also, still waiting on a 10/10 Spark. >>9147759
progress looked promising, but he let the end result down with jeans and a lackluster wig + makeup.
To be completely honest, how can anyone think this looks promising? The hoodie is the wrong color, looks inaccurate, the jacket doesn't fit well and it lacks of details. The zapdos looks rushed and messy.