sjbonnar
 


Costume :Charizard Gijinka
Variant :Shiny
Source :Pokemon Gijinka
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2010


Costume Photos

Char Family 2

MOST of the group

The Charizards

The Char Family

Flying Types

Fire Types

Mew bugging Charizard

Finished Wings

Another Design!

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Costume Information

Description
What can I say? I've always wanted to do a Charizard Gijinka and now that I've seen his Shiny version for the first time, I have to do it! Black with dark red? Yes please!

Note: It's just a Gijinka, not the full dragon LOL

Comments

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Hell Fikkin YES! super exciting!!

by Alyx on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 16:52
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Thank you ^_^ I hope everyone realises it's just a Gijinka I'm doing though!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 16:54
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I don't think I have ever seen anyone try shiney versions of gijinka pokemon before. Nice idea mate

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 17:08
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Awwww! I really wanted to see the whole dragon, lol!!!

Nahhh! I really am looking forward to seeing this. I love Charmander and his evolved forms. Charizard is rocking and I love his shiny version.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 17:41
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When you do this, we should get Charmander and Charizard pictures together 8D

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 17:47
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Cheers Ben ^_^
Aww Em, sorry to disappoint LOL Charizard is my favourite of all the pokémon and his Shiny version just makes him even better! I love the colour scheme!
Holly: YES YES YES!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 19:52
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this will be so badass! :]

by Wildeth on Sunday, 11 April, 2010 - 16:47
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Aww thank you!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 11 April, 2010 - 17:01
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This will be awesome :D Charizard is my fav and he looks even more epic shiny!

by Inuyoku on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 18:32
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Aww, he's my favourite too! I love Charizard and seeing his Shiny colourscheme made me desperate to cosplay him!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 19:16
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ah I see you got a design now :D yah sorry I never managed to finish mine on time, uni work has been annoying >_< but the design you have would suit you way more :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 06:51
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Yeah, my friend Nikki drew it for me! It's the first of several designs but I love it!

Aww, I wanted to see yours!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 20:27
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looks like a great design so excited for the gijinka group :)

by Limegreenjelly on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 20:44
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Aww thanks hun ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 21:12
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lol well if I ever get the time I'll finish it up :) it's similar to the one Nikki did, 'cept mine has a waistcoat/jacket thing and er....yeah pretty similar to that XD

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 21:40

Cannot wait to see this at Ame :D

by on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 21:58
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Aww thanks guys!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 16:46
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My Pokemon bring all the boys to the yard and they're like 'fuck, a shiny Cha-ri-zaaard.'
Poor attempt at the Milkshake song aside- you will horribly own all the other Pokemon gijinkas!

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 19:04
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"My pokemon bring all the boys to the yard and they're like, you wanna trade cards?" LOL That's the one I heard ^_^'

Aww hun...I'm sure that won't be true...there are cosplayers FAR better than me doing Gijinka that day but thank you *hugs*

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 22:14
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Loving the designs for this and it totally suits you! I want to see some progress though *nudges*

by Leonie Heartilly on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 17:48
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LMAO Ok, I'll get right on it ^_^

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 18:33
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Ooof hes lookin bad ass
Good luck with this, can't wait to see some progess ; )

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 5 July, 2010 - 12:49
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Aww thank you very much! Hopefully there'll be some soon!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 5 July, 2010 - 15:09
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^^ YAY! more gijinka progress Good luck with your charizard :)

by Limegreenjelly on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 20:56
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Aww thanks, it's not much yet ^_^'

by sjbonnar on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 21:11
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this looks interesting

by Defrain on Wednesday, 14 July, 2010 - 06:46
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do ya know what is the most awesome about this ... the fact the wings were taken a photo of with a digimon duvet underneath... YESSS

the wings look really good so far ^^

by Inuyoku on Wednesday, 14 July, 2010 - 07:46
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Defrain: Good interesting or "Oh gods, it's looking crap" interesting? LOL
Inuyoku: LMAO I'm glad you appreciated the irony of that picture ;-) ^_^

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 14 July, 2010 - 20:18
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making good progress on the wings mate, well done.

by Juggern0ught on Wednesday, 14 July, 2010 - 22:27
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looking awesome so far Batman ^_^

by Chikinpoo on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 00:29
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Thank you very much ^_^

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 12:13
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Wings are looking good hun =)

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 21:09
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wigs are looking good now :)
lets just hope the weather isnt like its been lately, or you may blow away

by Leolarua on Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 16:08
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Aww thanks! I've got them painted now so hopefully they'll look ok when done!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 19:52
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Those wings are looking fantastic 8D

by Demented Kid on Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 20:02
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Aww thank you!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 17 July, 2010 - 14:18
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did you give that idea a go? or have you not had a chance yet mate? i built a scale model and it worked super efficiently.

by Juggern0ught on Sunday, 18 July, 2010 - 01:13
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was it..... SUPER EFFECTIVE?!?!

by Chikinpoo on Sunday, 18 July, 2010 - 10:38
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Haven't had a chance yet! I don't even know if I have any more of that cardboard, but I'm gonna go have a look...

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 18 July, 2010 - 13:11
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The wings are looking ace!

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 08:15
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Great wings! Does the insulation tube paint well?

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 09:15
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Thanks guys!

No Amy, it does not LOL Even with two coats of primer, the paint can flake off if the structure of the foam changes (my brother squeezed part of it and the paint cracked a bit) but at least the paint is sticking to it LOL

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 12:30
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Looking amazing, Sean! Can't wait to see it all done!

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 20:42
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Impressive pair of wings! It's hard to believe they're just made out of cardboard and foam!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 21:18
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Aww, thanks PCP! Does that mean you're definitely at Amecon then...? ^_^

Crystal: Thank you very much ^_^ I had to do it on a budget really or I would have used better materials LOL But I like how they turned out so thank you *hugs*

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 21:31
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wings r looking good

by Berserk667 on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 23:01
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bad ass wings :D can't wait to see this all done at amecon :D

by Carlarama on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 23:20
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Berserk: Thank you!

Carla: Thank you very much!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 23:31
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Those wings are really cool! :D

by LittlePidgey4 on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 08:52
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Aww thank you!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 17:17
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You look awesome, love the wings! ;D

by Elyiel on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 12:43
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Charizard was amazing ^^ I loved it so much *hugs* random milk bottle is making up for lack of milkshake :P I will find you at expo ... ...

by Limegreenjelly on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 22:39
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Aww thank you so much ^_^

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 00:33
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Mewmewmew... Mew! *continues to bug Charizard*

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 13:25
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*swats tail at Mew*

by sjbonnar on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 15:20
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*zips out of the way giggling*

by Leonie Heartilly on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 18:57
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Wow, I like what you've done with this! xD
I've read the journals about the wings and it helps a lot with mine so thanks for posting those!

Any extra help would be appreciated though as I've never done it before.
Anyway, yours turned out well, so if you have anything to add please PM me :)

by LinkyLex on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 19:45
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Aww I'm glad I could help ^_^ If you have any questions at all, please feel free to PM me and I'll talk you through it!

They were a pain to make, but it was a labour of love LOL

by sjbonnar on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 07:23
 

Journal

WINGS ARE FINISHED! (Posted 24th July 2010)

Finally...LOL They're held in place with industrial strength velcro and hold hard (they're difficult to remove actually! LMAO) but that means that they'll stay stuck on!

It also means I can detach them for transport ^_^ Which is awesome!

Harness Done! (Posted 24th July 2010)

Finished the miniture wings/Harness for Charizard! They look a bit tiny, but wait until you see them with the big wings attached...

Wings Almost Done (Posted 19th July 2010)

Made a central piece that will not only be miniture wings for places like the dealer's room, but also mean that I can attach and detach my large, main wings.

Painting 2 (Posted 16th July 2010)

Day 1 of painting, first coat done and quite liking the effect. Tried to mist in the black and red sprays in order to get a darker shade of red and I think it worked well.

Painting Begins (Posted 15th July 2010)

Started the painting process for the wings. Thus far, primer is done (several layers on each side...took forever!)

Varnished and Bone Structure Made (Posted 13th July 2010)

After deciding that some strengthening and some weather-proofing might be beneficial before painting. As such, the pair of wings were coated in two layers of clear wood varnish on both sides.

Once this was done (with plenty of drying time between each layer) and they were fully dry I began with the bone structure. The idea for this was taken from FireyCharizard's amazing pair of Charizard wings. Basically, piping insulation was cut open and attached to the outside of the wings, with one piece of insulation cut in half and placed down the middle to look like a joint bone.

Next step: Painting the wings!

One Wing Complete! (Posted 8th July 2010)

Alright, I've managed to saw my way through double-corrugated cardboard which I'm using as a base for my Charizard wings. I was originally planning on using foamboard but lack the funds to get any at the moment so we'll see how this goes!

First wing's done...got to add the bones, paint then attach to the harness!