Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
April 26, 2013
Image Size
152 KB
Resolution
677×1000
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
11,095 (2 today)
Favourites
694 (who?)
Comments
59
Downloads
16

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
Shutter Speed
1/79 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Apr 26, 2013, 6:46:45 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
1mm
×
Pokemon: Rosa by Malindachan Pokemon: Rosa by Malindachan
Been wanting to make this since last Fall and I finally got around to it! :3 Her trainer design is my fav. so far. :D
Was going to get a Snivy, but my talking Pikachu was such a hit that I think I'll just stick to carrying him as a buddy instead. XD
This is just a quick photo we managed to snag today at C2E2 before the sun went down; I'm hoping I'll have an opportunity this summer to take it to Navy Pier for a photoshoot since the location is perfect for it.

Costume construction:
The wig was styled with a Chibi and a pack of long wefts in Spanish Brown 050 from Arda Wigs. I styled it very similarly to how most people style Sailor Moon wigs (Antiquity-Dreams has a great tutorial here! [link] )
Only real huge difference is that I made the foam bases out of insulation foam that I sanded down, since you can't really find styrofoam already in that shape and size. I also used all the hair from each stub and made 3 tiny braids on each bun to divide them into 3 sections.

A lot of the costume was made from modifying existing stuff. The visor was a pink one from JoAnn's but I re-hemmed the top so it was shorter, and then I glued down craft foam for the white parts. I got the baseball tee online and made the pokeball with pink fabric and heat-n-bond. I zig-zag stitched it around the edge to keep it from peeling, and then painted the black with fabric paint. I had to re-hem the bottom so it'd come up higher and have a curve instead of being straight.

I used pink twill for the bow behind the neck, and it's a weird strap thing that crosses under the shirt and ties in the back with velcro. I didn't want to have to make a whole undershirt if it wasn't going to be seen anyway. XD

The "shorts" were made from a yellow twill. I flared out the leg areas a lot compared to the pattern base I was using. I used a Yoga pants pattern for reference, but it was altered so much that it doesn't resemble the original pattern at all.

Though not seen in this photo, I have black tights and pink socks that I just got from a store, and I have a pair of high-top shoes that I painted with blue and white fabric paints to match the character's. I also had to paint the laces yellow. XD (If I had more time I would have dyed them instead).

I made her pink bag with the same pink twill as the bow and pokeball symbol. I used the pattern for bag "C" from Simplicity 9658 as a base, though I altered the side-seams so they'd come in more as it went from the bottom to the top. I used white vinyl for the lining and details, and black belting for the straps. I stuck a piece of cardboard inside the bottom to make it flat at the base. And it has a zipper in the top. :3

I don't have her watch yet. D: I've been really picky at finding a modify-able base for a decent price (cuz I want it to have a function! XD). I found a good one online, but it's going to take several weeks to ship.

Photo taken by :iconex-shadow:

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 is (c) Nintendo
Add a Comment:
 
:iconshadethenighthunter:
Ermergerd! I have they same excactly pikachu that squeaks when you squish it! XD
Reply
:iconwinterdeathpeach:
WinterDeathPeach Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
easily my favorite female trainer, great work thought I would have prefer Snivy
Reply
:iconacademy77:
Well this is amazing!!! Excellent job!!!
Reply
:iconhannahsdefense:
You look awesome!
Your hair is to die for for sure ^,^
Pikachu is so cute
Reply
:iconlazycat125:
LazyCat125 May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! :wow:
Awesome Cosplay!!!
Reply
:iconsethimmortal:
SethImmortal May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Malindachan, you're my idol. I love your cosplays.
Reply
:iconvulpixmassacre94:
vulpixmassacre94 May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I seen you at the con! :D
Reply
:iconfulldancer-alchemist:
Fantastic wig! Amazing costume! Great photo! :D
Reply
:iconsorceresscassandra:
SorceressCassandra May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're all sorts of adorable here. ^^
Reply
Add a Comment: