Costume :Rapidash
Variant :Quadsuit
Source :Pokemon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos


Lying Down



Size Comparison

Two Legs

Front View

Side View


Costume Information

Cost : 150
Time Taken : 120 hours

Rapidash is the most complicated quadsuit I have made to date. She had two moving joints on her front legs, a hand-wefted mane and tail, and a hugely padded bodysuit.
She was first worn at the May 2011 London MCM Expo, and hopefully she'll be back in October.
People seemed to be fairly confused as to how many people are in the suit; there is just one, wearing arm stilts.


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Looking amazingly brilliant so far :D

by cowiee on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 17:49
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This is looking great so far!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 17:55

:o<3 Can't wait to see this!

by on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 18:45
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coming along nicely!

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 18:45
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Progress is looking good :D

by Littlerascal92 on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 19:54

Looking good so far. can't wait to see more progress

by - on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 19:57
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this is looking fantastic!

by Lolita Hime on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 20:03
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Definitely looking forwards to this one!!

by Spider on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 22:26
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Yay! My fav Pokemon!

by eternal_aranel on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 09:31
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I loved this when I saw it and kicked myself for not having a camera! You looked so cute!!!!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 20:31
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Amazing. I was so impressed when I saw this.

by Nomes on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 22:10
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This was my favourite costume at Expo by far!! Amazing!!! :)

by Aura on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 18:50
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wow thats so awesome! wish i could have seen this :)

by BlueJay on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 21:52

To-Do List

Carve Body PaddingHighComplete
Carve HeadHighComplete
Make DTDHighComplete
Make Front Leg StiltsHighComplete
Make Mane, Tail and Ankle FlamesHighPlanned
Figure Out Fur PatternHighPlanned
Figure Out Joint SystemMediumComplete

Shopping List



Finished! (Posted 30th May 2011)

Dug her out of storage and tidied her up for Expo this May :) She went down a real hit. Expo was brilliant, but now my neck hurts sooo bad DX

AHHH (Posted 28th October 2010)


Demon Horse Conversion (Posted 7th October 2010)

The eyes and horn now glow :D
So she can be a 'nightmare' on Halloween day

Lack of Progress... (Posted 19th September 2010)

Haven't really done much on the suit lately... Going back to school is taking up so much of my time.
So there probably won't be too much progress until October :/ And then it'll be a huge rush to get her done in time!

No money= No worries! (Posted 22nd August 2010)

So I had a huuuuge panic the other day, I barely have enough money to buy the foam needed for the insane amounts of padding on this suit.
And then I had a little brainwave. I'm just going to buy thin, 1-2" thick foam, cut out pattern pieces for the padding and stick them together, giving a hollow shape that will be lighter, cooler and cheaper! Plus I can stick a couple of fans in the gaps if it gets too hot.
It won't be as sturdy, but I don't really care. This is a personal suit and I can always upgrade it later.

I can see! (Posted 1st August 2010)

Finished the chestpiece through which I can see
Vision is absolutely fantastic :D So much better than from my wolf quads. Hopefully this means I won't be walking into so many people >.> And it frees up my wranglers, who I always feel guilty for dragging around to look after me.

Mane Hair (Posted 27th July 2010)

I just bought some Kanekalon hair braids for her mane. They arrived today, and they are MASSIVE. There is so much hair on one braid it's unbelievable o.o
Now to weft it together and attach to the head... I think I'm gonna have plenty left over.

FUR (Posted 24th July 2010)

Fur is going to be delayed for a week >.>
And it's from America so it's gonna take another week or more to arrive...
Ah well, gives me time to make my DTD...

Leg Joints 2 (Posted 8th June 2010)

I have finally got a way to joint the legs so they move fluidly but I can still put weight on them :D
I won't be doing any running for fear of faceplanting, but hopefully I'll be able to move around a bit without my handlers if they want to do something else.

Leg Joints (Posted 4th May 2010)

Need to figure out a joint system for the legs that won't end in them snapping or me faceplanting onto the floor :/
Also have found a Pokemon group to go with, yay! :D