Costume :Zoroark
Variant :(Gijinka)
Source :pokemon black and white
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014

Costume Photos

semi- complete Zoroark foot :D

Zoroark Feet foamed (need to be tidied up a bit) :) red fabric for claws on order :D

Zoroark costume parts so far

fur type samples not correct colours though

Nu Tweaks to design and I'm liking :D

make-up ref 2

Sketched Ideas/Plans

Zoroark Pokemon Reference

Zoroark Reference 3

Zoroark Reference 2

Zoroark Reference


Costume Information

Cost : 60
Time Taken : 72 hours

I have chosen to make a Pokemon Zoroark (Gijinka) costume but a feminine version (seems majority of Zoroarks are male) I love researching in depth and the use of special effects so many surprises are on their way :D


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I notice you're going to dye your hair for this, would it not be easier just to get a wig? xx Looking good so far, will look out for it. (:

by Trifling on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 14:57

Hiya trifling xx thanks for commenting x yea I guess it would be easier but I usually have my hair bright red so I thought to be more dramatic I'd use extensions(making myself from lengthy bulk loose hair) instead x I wish I could share my ideas in my head better xx will upload a more detailed pic with tweaks I've made xx

by Rainbow_Panda on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 04:49
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Cool I'll look out for it ;D Looking forward to seeing this (:

by Trifling on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 13:56
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Cool I'll look out for it ;D Looking forward to seeing this (:

by Trifling on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 13:56

For ease I think I'm actually going to take ur advice and use a wig I reckon because I've got to use rubbing alcohol and acrylic dye to dye the tips black and would be easier to style and have ready styled to get ready quicker on morning of expo x plus I wanna enter masquerade with my partner being Zekrom x

by Rainbow_Panda on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 16:27
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Aweeesome. :] And yeah its much easier to style a wig than it is to totally alter your hair. Plus you dont have to wash out hairspray or gel from a wig like you do with your hair, it can just sit on a wig head styled and ready to shove on. Takes like 5 minutes. ;3

by Trifling on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 18:47

Thanks, i did weigh up my time and cost and things and thought hmm yea i think i best take that advice x do you have any site recommendations/ styling tips? X thanks again Trifling x

by Rainbow_Panda on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 19:00
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If you're looking for wigs you dont have to ship from like China or the USA, then coscraft.co.uk do wigs. They're based in the UK. Ebay are good for wigs, the caps tend to be a little on the smaller side though. And there's always US wig places, like http://shop.cosplay.com/wigs.html which is cosplay.com's wig store. If I remember right they ship worldwide...
As for styling tips, I don't really know as I don't much have to style my wigs, haha. Could be best to ask on the forums here. (:

by Trifling on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 21:19

Aww thanks xx think ive found my wig on a us site but what were you saying about the caps being small? X should i measure the circumferance of my head? And do i need to but a wig cap?

by Rainbow_Panda on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 23:12
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A lot of the time wigs will come with free wig caps but if it doesn't, they are dead cheap. In my experience its just Ebay wigs that have the small caps. You could ask the site your looking at how big their caps inside their wigs are and measure your head to be safe though if its concern ;) xx

by Trifling on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 10:53

Aw i see, thank you for your advice :) x means alot x and goodluck with ur cosplays xx

by Rainbow_Panda on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 15:15
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Looks amazing, I'm thinking of doing a human pokemon cosplay in october. Brilliant!

by Tally_Zahlen on Saturday, 30 June, 2012 - 14:30

Aw thank you :) still a long way to go but will be wearing on the sunday of oct expo :) if your doing on the sunday too we could grab a photoshoot together :D

What pokemon gijinka were you thinking of cosplaying?

by Rainbow_Panda on Saturday, 30 June, 2012 - 23:00

To-Do List

possibly make arms from fabric and stuffing not sure yet or foam then cover with short grey fur, also lycra material for clawHighIn Progress
cover corset with short grey fur also sew extra fabric over shoulders for support and a base to attatch stuffed long fur breastsHighIn Progress
create feet from foam for zoroark (wolf like) then cover with short grey fur and red lycra for clawsHighIn Progress
buy surgical spirit 70% and black acrylic ink and spray bottle for tip dying wigHighPlanned
cover jeggings/jeans in Short grey fur (leaving pockets open *good for carrying bits*) use wadding over waistband onto torso HighPlanned
make fabric ears and attach slidesHighPlanned
buy wig and cheap wig in similar tone and cut wefts and sew to final wig to add volumeHighPlanned
style wigHighPlanned
buy false eyelashes x2 sets black and black + redMediumPlanned
makeup test and makeup finalMediumPlanned
make teal/turquoise mane beadMediumPlanned
make pokemon tool Dark Claw necklace out of clay and paintLowIn Progress
insert red LED's under red lycra on hand clawsLowPlanned
buy prescription or non prescription aqua contacts to finalizeLowPlanned
decide on special effect and attatch Zorua plushie onto shoulder with head poking through wig *SPOILER*LowPlanned

Shopping List

foam ball£3.00Bought
Foam for feet and possibly ears£20.00Bought
canvas shoes (best for hot gluing foam to)£15.00Bought
Red viscose cotton lycra fabric for claws and toes 1m may need more£3.99Bought
Soft red fabric small piece (maybe offcut) for inner ears£0.00Bought
black cotton clothing for backing£0.00Bought
Dark grey short pile fake fur around 6m£24.00Bought
hot glue gun, glue sticks and stanley knife£11.60Bought
wide black elastic£2.49Bought
corset/ bodice any colour £0.00Bought
black/grey leggings£3.20Bought
metallic blue acrylic paint£3.00Bought
aqua cat eye prescription contacts (if I can afford)£40.00To Buy
Fake fangs£0.00To Buy
black + Red Ribbon/ or thin string/wool for Corset£2.00To Buy
Zorua plush£20.00To Buy
blank badge £1.00To Buy
wadding 1m£10.00To Buy
red face paint crayon£2.00To Buy
Wig kit (2x wig stands, wig brush, wig serum, caps)£17.99To Buy
48“ Red Wavy Long Wig£32.00To Buy
teal acrylic paint£3.00To Buy
black long shaggy fake fur 4m£32.00To Buy
red eyeshadow, red eyeliner, red mascara£6.00To Buy
red false eye lashes£3.99To Buy
hollow fiber stuffing (bag of)£1.00To Buy
hair slides£2.00To Buy
red paint (acrylic)£2.00To Buy
Spray bottle, Black Acrylic Ink, Surgical Spirit 70%, gloves£10.00To Buy
LEDs Red and maybe uv£0.00To Buy


foamed Zoroark feet (Posted 19th July 2012)

Both Zoroark feet foamed just need to neaten up and they're ready for fabricating and furring :) x