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

Costume Photos

Seaking and Empoleon 2

Seaking and Empoleon

The Water Types


Tie thing

The collar!

Right side of Cape

Back of Cape, almost done!



Costume Information

Cost : £25

I figured I wanted something new to use for the ball and since the Gijinka bug has well and truly bitten me...I went looking for a formal looking Gijinka!

What better way to be formal than to emulate a penguin!? LOL I love this cape!


Finished as far as it's going for Amecon. If I decide to wear it again, I'll make a cumberbund to be the ruffly part at the bottom of his stomach (with the black dots) and might even make his mask ^_^


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Another one? lol I think this will suit you though

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 00:45
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OMG YES EMPOLEON!! One of my fave 4th gen pokemon <3

by Freyarule on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 08:28
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I actually dislike Empoleon but...I wanted something formal and saw this looked good!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 23:43

I really like the Gijinka of this :D! Good luck making it ^_^. I am making a Charmander Gijinka dress for the Amecon ball as long as I have enough time to make it lol

by caylithe on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 20:53
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Aww, I'll be Charizard on Friday! LOL

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 23:39
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The cape looks awesome so far puddin ^w^

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 19:45
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THank you honey. Just added a collar to it ^_^' *falls over*

by sjbonnar on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 20:57
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Looking good hun, are you gonna have the yellow shoes? =p

by Leonie Heartilly on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 00:13
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by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 19:53
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You looked so awesome puddin ^w^

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 17:17
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I really didn't...but thank you honey!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 19:46
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well done. You suit it really well

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 01:43
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You made the best penguin ever :P No seriously though hun you looked great, the cape looked amazing ^w^

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 11:09
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Cheers Ben ^_^

And thank you darling ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 12:57
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Oh wow, this is so well made! Well done! 8D

by MadameLapin on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 17:29
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Aww thanks so much!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 - 19:30
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Awesome design!

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 12:52
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Thank you! Nothing like a penguin to make a formal costume from haha

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 16 March, 2013 - 00:30


FINISHED CAPE! (Posted 10th August 2010)

Cape is now done! Just some tidying up to be done! Quite happy with the collar. All of my sewing is sloppy (always is I know...LOL) but I was rushing!

Neck Tie (Posted 10th August 2010)

Had some leftover ribbon so decided to make his necktie. It's not great but it kinda looks the part.