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Pokemon Gijinka: Moltres by Malindachan Pokemon Gijinka: Moltres by Malindachan
Absolutely love how this shot turned out!

As promised, since it's a new costume, here is how I made it!:

The wig is a Matilda in Crimson from Arda Wigs that I straightened and trimmed. I had a hard time getting the right size and shape for the side curl because of the weight, so I made a drill curl support using wire and red stiff felt. The hair in the back is just twisted up into a clip.

I made the mask out of a plastic mask base with worbla and piping trim for the beak. Each feather was trimmed before being glued to the mask. The mask and flowers are attached to a headband, and the feathers are all glued together so I can just stick it into the top. The forehead jewelry piece has hair clips that allow me to secure it before putting on the wig. It was made from some jewelry chain and beads from a trim.

All my yellow fabric was originally a white brocade. I could not find a yellow brocade with a pattern that suited the original design, but I did find some in white that I liked, so I dyed it with idye polyester (one pack yellow and a veeeeery small smidge of orange)
I also had a hard time finding fancy-looking gold trims/lace. I ended up getting white and ivory ones and hand-painted them gold. I managed to find most of my feathers between several craft stores, but a few of the feathers were dyed with food coloring.

The top is essentially a square with straps, and a collar that snaps on. I used a home decor beaded trim and piping around the edge. The accessory is worn like a necklace and was made from a variety of jewelry findings with a flower and feathers; the bottom part of the piece was made from excess wig hair from another project, and worbla.

The the chaps-pants-thing was drafted as if they were going to be a pair of pants, but I made several modifications as I went (kinda didn't know what I was doing but I think it worked out alright!) I added on some more of that beaded home decor trim, a couple braided cords (those things used to tie drapes/curtains), two plastic ornaments (painted red inside and has holes cut with a heat knife so it can go on the cords) with bells inside, some painted lace, and fake flowers.
Since the panties are made from the same brocade and have no decent amount of stretch, I decided to add nude spandex to the leggings in order to keep things modest. This addition also keeps me from having to worry about the "leggings" sliding down. More painted trim decorated the leggings, and the panties also snap to the chaps/pants for extra safety!

The shoes are made out of worbla for the bottom, craft foam and fabric for the top, and decorated with piping and painted trim.

The sleeve things were made by draping and hoping things would work out because I was low on fabric XD. I made bracelets and anklets out of worbla, and two of the bracelets are attached to the sleeves at my wrists, and the other ends snap to my top. I decorated the tube sleeves with bells, piping, and feathers, and all the larger feathers on the poofy sleeves and tail are made out of fabric and interfacing. My gradient dye attempt for the large feathers failed and I ran out of time, but I plan to try an airbrush instead later.

Photography by Miss Mallo: m.facebook.com/missmallophoto

Design by Cowslip: generalcowslip.tumblr.com

Pokemon is (c) Nintendo
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:iconixumy:
Ixumy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
praise the SUUUUUUUUUUN 

ok, just kidding. this cosplay is amazing 
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:iconbeathdavis:
BeathDavis Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!
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:iconnarutogoldylocks:
narutogoldylocks Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful. Speechless.
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful Cosplay<3
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:iconxeronecross:
XeroNecross Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it.
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:iconinsanepleasure:
InsanePleasure Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I recognised it imediatly amazing job on the cosplay <3
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:iconlight-lein:
Light-Lein Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow it looks amazing! I am maybe going to make Venonat (as my first cosplay ever) to go with a group to a Dutch convention! I think your skills in making outfits is amazing :D!
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:iconmlie-redfield:
Mlie-Redfield Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely stunning! Love all of those Pokémon-designs.
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:iconinvertedrealities:
invertedrealities Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fantastic shot and a fantastic costume!
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:iconxaadm:
xaadm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yay Chocolina!!!!
I mean Moltres.... :)
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:iconyunadarkrayne:
YunaDarkrayne Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT! It's awesome, but it does look a bit like Chocolina.
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:iconxaadm:
xaadm Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yep. That's not a bad thing though.
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:iconkingdragonzero:
KingDRagonZero Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
THE FIRE RISES
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:iconnekokawai:
nekokawai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Super!!!
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:iconmute-hexyz:
Mute-Hexyz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
James: I am the flame the burns bright, a flame that lights the darkness I am a flaming moltress bwahahaha!  Not but seriously your outfit is stunning!  A Marvelous design :) the flowers are a great touch.
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:iconhikari-hellion:
Hikari-Hellion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is probably the best cosplay of yours yet--and that includes Haou!
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:icontheoriesneverdie:
TheoriesNeverDie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Nice.
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:iconturkishjade:
TurkishJade Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
want to know something embarrassing? I've been playing since R/B, and only just YESTERDAY noticed that its Artic-UNO, Zap-DOS, and Mol-TRES. I was mind blown...not by the names, but by the fact that I had never noticed lol :D Awesome costume!
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:iconmika-moon:
mika-moon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool.
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:iconendless--spirit:
Endless--spirit Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Amazing! :happybounce: La la la la 
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Awesome
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:iconbagelbites101:
bagelbites101 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Your moltres is spot on with Ms. Cowslip's design. Bravo!
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:icontetrisman64:
tetrisman64 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
WHA!
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:iconvillamar:
villamar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Bitch, please! i.imgur.com/qWgke8l.jpg LOL :lmao:
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:iconxonmean:
Xonmean Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Moltres. The only badass pheonix with a number in its name.

Nice costume.
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:iconfelipe400:
Felipe400 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!
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:icondeeotter:
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This costume is gorgeous! 

On a side note, am I the only one who thought of this, www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzfg0a… when I saw this image :D (Link is James...if you watched the anime, you may  know what I'm taking about before you click the youtube link) 
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:iconrecklessrob:
RecklessRob Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
That is one foxy bird!
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:iconsuicunetobigaara:
suicunetobigaara Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
One day there will be a Suicune one and I will die a happy human
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:iconcleopatradinekomata:
CleopatraDiNekomata Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
The most beautiful Moltres I ever seen!
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:iconmarl1nde:
Marl1nde Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist
;w;
that looks so cool!
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:iconlordumbrax:
LordUmbrax Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
looks more like Chocolina from FFXIII
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:iconxaadm:
xaadm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I agree. :)
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:iconxonmean:
Xonmean Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MAN. I SEE THAT. :O
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:iconcaptainjjb84:
Captainjjb84 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
James: I'm a flaming Moltres!
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:icondivinespawn:
Divinespawn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
James? Is that you?
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:iconmisira:
misira Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This is is jaw-dropping beautiful. You have done such a wonderful job on this cosplay. The yellow fits it perfectly. It I think that even though you had difficulty gradient dying your feathers on the bottom that it still turned out wonderful. I cannot wait to see you airbrush the feathers as you like. 
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hot (get it)
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:iconxiiishades-of-grey:
XIIIshades-of-grey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
This is gorgeous, and one of the more impressive costumes I've seen. I just love the pokemon gijinkas; you did a wonderful job!!
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:iconross-sanger:
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Heheheh, I am reminded of that episode where James reads his pokémon horroscope...
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:icondragon364:
Dragon364 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning and amazing gijinka cosplay *.*
Experimenting around with and using worbla sounds really fun too; it's a pity it's so hard to get down here in Aus Dx
But you've done amazing here~
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:iconssguardian:
SSGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Such a joyous photo! And those sleeves are gorgeous wow.
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:icontifaia:
TifaIA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your color choices for this are just lovely. Yellow can be such a pain to get right (wee for pale skin folks like us!) but you managed to hit it perfectly. :D
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:iconavianstargazer:
AvianStargazer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful craftsmanship!! 
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:iconzwirrow:
Zwirrow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Reminds me of Chocolina from FF XIII-2 hahaha but wonderful cosplay!
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:icongeckoguy404:
Geckoguy404 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! I thought the same thing at first!

But seriously, it's a pretty awesome cosplay.
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:iconkedestria:
Kedestria Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a stunning interpretation
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:iconvenegal:
Venegal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry darling, but James' version was hotter.
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:icondolphinz514:
Dolphinz514 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You look so elegant! :D Beautiful picture!!
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:icontorotix:
Torotix Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You know it's a great cosplay when people recognise it even before looking at the title! Nice work! :D
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