Costume :Gardevoir
Variant :Realistic
Source :Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

With the pokemon group!

Cosplay corner 2

Cosplay corner 1

With Arcanine and Houndoom

With my children :D

Hair reference



Costume Information

Cost : £40-50
Awards : Neo Cosplay Corner - Group Runner Up
Time Taken : About a week

The saturday of expo, I did a family of pokemon that consisted of me as Gardevoir, neko_riddles as Gallade, picklesofdoom as Kirlia and we made a Ralts plushie!

Gardevoir was made by buying a zentai suit off ebay, I got it with the eyes cut out so I could see better (SHE SAYS LOL)

I then attached the spikes on by sewing bits of white satin stuffed, and the red eyes were craft foam painted with acrylics and then glued on.

The wig was styled to have the point in the middle, to make it more accurate.

The red gems were attached by velcro to the suit and the green cardigan thingy, which was made out of green satin.

The skirt was white satin lined with green satin, with slits in 4 places to make it accurate. This was sewn onto elastic which was then attached to velcro to make it stay together.

The gloves were made of green lycra.

I will remake the green cardigan as it ripped during the day :( also I lost a green glove. What I'll do is make it out of green lycra to make it more tight fitting and less floppy :D


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I'm sure this will look amazing when its done 8D
Cant wait to see!

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 16:21
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Hehe I hope you like it when it's done :D

by Freyarule on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 16:22
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Another gijinka? But you're right @ it looking purdy :).
Looks like it would go well in a (poke xD) ball-type event.

by Shiro Hana on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 18:46
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Yeah I love gijinkas a lot xD but I really must stop doing them and do something more different lmao!

I was thinking about taking it to the cosplay ball this year if I can make it too :)

by Freyarule on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 22:34
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Oooh! I look forward to seeing this very much!

by donnamevans on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 20:05
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Yay! I hope you like it :D

by Freyarule on Thursday, 25 February, 2010 - 09:16
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Looking forward to the puriness :P x

by neko_riddles on Thursday, 25 February, 2010 - 17:23
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This is going to be awesome <3 Please do one of my favourite Pokemon justice!

by ProbablyHeather on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 17:14
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@neko-riddles: Puriness? whut XD
@Cheetos: I will do my very best!!! :3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 19:55
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I really want to do Kirla :3

by NatalieNoodles on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 20:52
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Do Kirlia with uuuus you know you waaant toooo :D lol

by Freyarule on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 13:19
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by picklesofdoom on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 00:09
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Yes little Kirlia, Mama is here <3 :)

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 14:00
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cant wait to c this ^_^ need photo's on the sunday with my Vaporeon xx

by Sasashie on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 18:43
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Vaporeon! :D that would be awesone, unfortunately I'm cosplaying Gardevoir on the Saturday :( I'll still look out for yours though! <3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 19:13
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Lol! This is looking scary and awesome! XD

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 02:29
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It is! The wig is awesome as is the suit...its weird and freaky... I LIKE :3

by picklesofdoom on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 10:10
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XD thanks you guys :3 hopefully it'll look scary and more liked a pokemon once I've finished the wig/eyes/head XD

by Freyarule on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 10:22
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Now you're ready to robe the Tate Modern, I'll get the van! XD Looking awesome there hun!

by GoldieNeko on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 12:26
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Aww that wig is so pretty! I love Gardevoir so I'm so stealing you for photos at expo >:D
You'll look lovely <3

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 22:40
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Hehe thanks hun :) and yes I looked forward to being stolen XD

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 11:49
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YES YES YES YES!!! Brillant!!! :D

by FlyingMammal on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 16:38
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Eeee x3 so glad you approve hun! <3

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 18:30
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OMG This is fantastic XDD what a great way to do it, lovin' it

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 18:43
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Wooow! You're looking pretty epic! Can't wait to see it all finished!

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 18:47
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This is so cool! :D It'll be even better when it's all done. ^-^

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 19:04
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Thank you everyone! Means so much to me >w<

by Freyarule on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 09:28
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Your head looks awesome!

by Loxes on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 18:29
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Awesome!! :D

by Aokage on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 15:40
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Oh wow!! This looks really cool! *3* Great work on it!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 16:00
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O wow this is fantastic! Incredible work, hope I get to see it in person =]

by Kacela on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 16:19
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That is looking fantastic!
I can't wait to see at expo o3o~

by FrankieEstee on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 16:44
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This is so awesome! good job :D

by amberlovers on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 18:39
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Aww thanks everyone!!! >w<

by Freyarule on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 21:41
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by Clood on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 23:01
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Ohmai, this is awesome! Well done, looks really good!! You won't be hard to spot in the crowd I hope, haha! xD

by KiraraYumi on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 22:41
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Thankyou very much :) lol I'll stick out like a sore thumb I bet XD

by Freyarule on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 08:21
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Wow, you looked brilliant! I'm disappointed that I didn't see it in person!!

by Lady Bahamut on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 15:37
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Aww hun :( glad you like it though! <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 16:38

Retardevoir :')

by Owls on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 23:29
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Herpdy derp <3 :D

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 09:23
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Wow, this is really amazing! ^__^ *bows down to your awesomeness* xD

by Clover-tan on Saturday, 7 May, 2011 - 22:13
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Thankyou kindly!!! :D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 8 May, 2011 - 12:48

To-Do List

skirt with green underliningHighComplete
green overcoat/cardigan thingHighIn Progress
Buy wigMediumComplete
White zentai suitMediumComplete
red spikesMediumComplete
green gloves?LowComplete
facial features (white spikes/ red eyes)LowComplete


FINISSIO! (Posted 7th October 2010)

So I finished the cardigan, and put everything together. It's mostly good :) the cardigan being satiny silk slips all over the place on the lycra zentai suit T___T but oh well. The red gem sticking out my back is a bit annoying, but re adjust that.

The gloves fit fine, and the skirt is cool.

All in all, I look like a gardevoir so I think I did a good job :D

Progress again (Posted 29th September 2010)

So I made the front red bit, out of red acetate satin and leftover upholstery foam. I hot glued the fabric to the foam, but I'm not really happy with it :( I messed up a couple of times and it's all creased in some areas, so I might redo it when I get my new foam.

I've started the skirt, all from scratch 8D pinned the white and green bits together, now deciding where to have the slits (on close inspection of the references, her skirt isn't whole, it's made up of four segments) and whether to use interfacing at all...

Head is finished. (Posted 15th September 2010)

So, after a few days, I finished Gardevoir's head.

it looks almost nothing like the pokemon XD this is because the proportions are all wrong. Gardevoir's head is HUGE compare to her body, whereas with me it's the other way round XD oh well :)

Anyway, the white spikes I made, I sewn onto the suit itself, while my wig head was inside it to stretch it out enough. Then I styled the wig so it sits behind the spikes, and also did it so it came down in the middle.

Then I made two eyes out of red craft foam, and painted the shadows/highlights with acrylic. I used an ink pen to do the black outline where the pupil has to be, which I cut out using a craft knife, as those are my holes for me to see out of. I can see about 80% out of this, which I'm happy with :)
Then I hot glued the eyes onto the suit. I needed a black outline for the eye so I dipped my mechanical pencil in black fabric paint and drew out the line carefully. I didn't have a paintbrush small enough you see and with the pencil I could do it accurately :D

All in all a good job. Now for the rest of the costume. Eep.

THIS IS CREEPY D: (Posted 8th September 2010)



Spikey thingies (Posted 8th September 2010)

Spent the afternoon making the facial spikes Gardevoir has. Once I attach these to the zentai suit, I can style the wig easier because the wig has to go behind the spikes you seeeeee sew the spikes on, or to get the hot glue gun out |D

Wig (Posted 8th September 2010)

Picture of the wig when it first arrived.

Wig arrived! (Posted 1st September 2010)

My wig arrived! It's gorgeous!!! I adore it already :) it's a lovely green, and I think it's the exact shade of colour as the material I'm going to use for Gardevoir's green bits, such luck!

My mother says &quot;you've got a green wig now, I think you're set on wigs for now!&quot; and I shook my head pitingly. Oh mother, wig buying is NEVER over...

Progress! (Posted 4th August 2010)

Can't believe I haven't updated this @_@

well, it's in progress :) James and I have been working on the designs of how we're going to tackle the two pokemon. (he's doing Gallade)

We're going to use ZENTAI SUITS >8D so we can look like the pokemon, because they're very humanoid. So we won't be doing gijinka, but the actual design :)

Got Gardevoir planned out ^^ will buy the wig later in the month, my zentai suit is on its way.