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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
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shadethenighthunter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Ermergerd! I have they same excactly pikachu that squeaks when you squish it! XD
WinterDeathPeach Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
easily my favorite female trainer, great work thought I would have prefer Snivy
Academy77 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Well this is amazing!!! Excellent job!!!
HannahsDefense Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
You look awesome!
Your hair is to die for for sure ^,^
Pikachu is so cute
LazyCat125 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! :wow:
Awesome Cosplay!!!
SethImmortal Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Malindachan, you're my idol. I love your cosplays.
Greninjastorm Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
cute kawaii
vulpixmassacre94 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I seen you at the con! :D
fulldancer-alchemist Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Fantastic wig! Amazing costume! Great photo! :D
SorceressCassandra Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're all sorts of adorable here. ^^
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