Costume :Raichu
Variant :Gijinka
Source :Pokemon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2014

Costume Photos

1. Finished Raichu

2. Without the Jacket

3. Raichus Best Buddies




Raichu Gijinka Reference


Costume Information


I've wanted to do a Pokemon Gijinka for a while, but couldn't decide on who. So after searching for days I decided on Raichu; because I think (s)he's awesome. One of my favourite Pokemon to date; (s)he's such a sweeite :D

I finally got this costume finished, years after starting it, and I was happy with how it turned out.

One of the ears did fall off after a few hours before we got to do a proper photoshoot, but that's easily fixed so that next event I can get some better pictures. But heres a few for now.

- Big thank you to Darkheart for making the ears and tail for me.


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cute<3 I like the concept ^^

by CharmingTenshi on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 18:08
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Thats really pretty ^^

by Mew Rocky on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 19:23
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this is so awesome! what are you making it for?

by Sakura_Blue on Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 18:25
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I've been working on it off and on for around 2 years. And I keep saying I'll do it for the next event... but possibly May Expo!

by Yasmia on Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 21:53
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I like this very much :)

by Cloud Clark on Tuesday, 4 December, 2012 - 00:37
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That design is so cute, I can't wait to see this finished. :D

by The-oncoming-storm on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 11:20
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i cant wait to see this raichu is awsome :)

by dan-dan on Saturday, 9 March, 2013 - 19:33
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Cute design! Lookin forward to seeing it!

by BlueberryTale on Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 - 09:23

Would love to see this!

by Tori Yummai on Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 - 12:02
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Awesome concept, I'm keen to see this!

by Carmina on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 09:34
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^o^ That looks adorable. It'll be fun to see the finished costume.

by Ashy-kun on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 04:52
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Wow nice idea and design concept, wish you the best of luck

by ChibiMatsu on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 - 09:01
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Aww you look so awesome in this! Definitely worth the wait :)

by Mungojerrie on Saturday, 5 April, 2014 - 13:20
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Aww this is really cute!! Love it :)

by brigade-chief on Sunday, 22 February, 2015 - 17:50
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And the finished article is just as adorable as I thought it would be.

by Ashy-kun on Tuesday, 24 February, 2015 - 14:29

To-Do List

Buy FabricHighComplete
Buy WigMediumComplete
Tail (Made by Darkheart)MediumComplete
White DressMediumComplete
Buy ShoesLowComplete
Knee High White SocksLowComplete
Neck TieLowComplete
Headband Ears [Darkheart]LowComplete

Shopping List

Dress and Coat Fabric£15.00Bought


Jacket Issues (Posted 21st October 2012)

After stitching up the dress and the jacket and trying them both on at the same time, I've decided the jacket still needs further alterations. This is because I feel like I could be more fitted than it is at the moment. But I'm not going to worry about this costume any more until October Expo is over.

Alterations (Posted 25th July 2012)

As I mentioned in my last journal, the white dress ended up a little bit shorter than I had intended, so to compensate for that I've decided to deviate from the design a little bit and make the orange jacket longer than the white dress instead of the other way around.

A year later... (Posted 11th July 2012)

After starting this cosplay well over a year ago now I'm finally getting around to completing it.

I've now added the jaggered ends to the bottom of the dress (which has ended up shorter than I expected)

Kadaj006 will hopefully be assisting with the making of the tail because after a year I'm still none the wiser on how to do it. I'm thinking craft foam and fabric :D

Beginings (Posted 25th July 2011)

Today I have decided to get on with this costume. I still don't know when I'll be wearing it but I will at some point, maybe Expo.

I got the basic shape of the white dress cut out, and the neck-scarf

So we're getting there slowly but surely.

Not too sure how to go about the tail... That'll come later