Costume :Rapidash
Variant :gijinka
Source :Pokemon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos


Fire Pokemon




Rapidash running




Wig and makeup



Costume Information

Firey horse FTW!

For a Cosplay Scotland meet and perhaps to wear again somewhere
I plan on epicness!
I love Rapidash <3


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This is going to be so beautiful once its finished! Looking forward too see what fabrics you use for the fire :D It's going to be epic :)

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 16:28
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Looking so gorgeous so far Laura.
Can I get plenty of photos with you? :3

by NakedSalad on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 18:09
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This is going to be amazing when it's finished!

by cowiee on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 18:10
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This looks pretty fantastic. Can't wait to see it fully assembled. =3

by Whiteraven on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 18:18
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The skirt looks amazing, I love the fabric you've used, so pretty and fiery <3

by Nachtangel on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 18:43
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Looks gorgeous! Very firey looking :)

by kitty_sama on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 19:58
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Progress came really fast on this! and i looks BRILLIANT :3 really neet work

by isamiaella on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 18:45

selgsngrdkslngdr I want to do one for blastoise so when i get around to it REWEAR THIS WITH ME<3

by No thanks on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 02:45
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You'll hydro canon me though ;_;

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 09:20
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I love that fabric you have used for the fire effect! And the wig looks amazing too! Great costume!

by Littlerascal92 on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 13:36
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I love rapidash, it will look amazing ^^ x

by Shewolfxterminater on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 14:09
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This looks amazing! Can't wait to see this finished photos :)

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 16:01
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So much love for this!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 22:34
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That wig is amazing! You're really good with creating multi-toned wigs. Love the costume, can't wait to see it altogether!

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 22:34
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Really looking forward to seeing you in this! it looks stunning! <3

by Alyx on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 23:42
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The cosplay looks amazing! can't wait to see it at the meet <3

by BlueberryTale on Thursday, 18 August, 2011 - 11:02
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I love this interpretation of Rapidash! The outfit and wig is amazing!! Gorgeous <3

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 18 August, 2011 - 14:41
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Yay Sally love :)

Looks so pretty!!! I love the wig and the bustle and everything!!!! xD

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 20:19
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aah, you look so amazing!!

by cowiee on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 16:56
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This looks awesome! I especially love the wig, it's perfect! <3

by Stubbled Grapes on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 17:15
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That bustle is just gorgeous! You look so pretty!

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 17:19
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Oh wow this is gorgeous!

by LinkyLex on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 17:42
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Love the design, you look so pretty! :D

by Eloraborealis on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 17:49
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Such a good idea !

by Tedward on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 18:00
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This is one of the best gijinkas ever *_* So pretty ^_^

by kunoichi-me on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 18:15
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The finshed photos are gorgeous! Such a pretty costume!

by JustPeachy on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 18:33
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This is such a beautiful interpretation of Rapidash!! I also love your choice of fabrics and colour <3 Gorgeous as always! x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 18:45
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Actually ADORE this!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 19:42
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Wow! Alot of love for this XD
Thank you everyone!! :D

by eternal_aranel on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 14:51


Finished (Posted 16th August 2011)

Finished outfit. Bustle skirt, under skirt and halter top :D

Under skirt and bustle (Posted 12th August 2011)

Bustle and under skirt together
Bustle needs to be attached to a waitband.
I decided to do them seperatly as I wasn't sure about putting this thickness throuhg my machine.
So I will handsew the waistband of the bustle. But I am happy with it :)

Under skirt (Posted 12th August 2011)

Under skrit completed
Made from a cream satin lined with the 2 tone tafetta and also edged with it
Made long in the back and shirt at the front to give a rapidash tail effect.


1st layer (Posted 12th August 2011)

Added the top layer of the gold :D

Comign along nicely :D

Still miles from finihed....needs tidying up, ironing to set the hems etc...

Bustle skirt (Posted 12th August 2011)

I decided I wanted to make a bustle skirt for Rapidash :D
It will have 3 layers, plus the main skirt part
I made the second layer first for some weird reason.
The flash on the camera shows the gorgeous colour changing fabric I thought was perfect for the flames.

The way I have it layered out is
1st layer -gold
2nd layer-orange (this one)
3rd layer -red
Main skirt - beige...longer at the back and lined with the fire fabric :D

All the ruffles along the bottom are made with the fire chaging fabic as well

Need to get all the layers then add the waist band

Also meet Sally! my new maniquin! Toshi-chan was kind enough to sell her to me :D
She makes things SO MUCH EASIER!!!

Gloves (Posted 12th August 2011)

Made flames out of a variety of taffetaa fabric. (so shiny and pretty)
Sewed 2 layers together then arranged and attached them to a pair of beige fingerless gloves
I might dye the tips opf the gloves black for a cool effect....but other than that I am quite happy with them and the fire effect :D

Shoes (Posted 12th August 2011)

I painted the tips of a pair of gold dolly shoes black
Just to give a hoofy effect :D

hmmm (Posted 4th August 2011)

I realised I don't have the extra week to make this that I thought I did(between Ayacon and the meet which is on Saturday the 27th)
This is due to my work sending me to Germany for a week straight after Ayacon (I actually leave Ayacon to go to the airport XD)
So I am having to make this now and quite quickly alongside my Aya cosplays.
It wont be quite as details as I wanted it to be but I am still gonna try to make it look WOW! XD

Had an amazing brainstorm yesterday :DDD

Design (Posted 28th July 2011)

I commissioned this from a girl who needed money for an operation for her kitty.
Just to give me some more ideas....and its awesome! My design won't be exactly like this...but it will be pretty similar :D
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