Costume :Lugia
Variant :Gijinka version
Source :Pokemon Gold/Silver
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos


With Sephiroth


Digviz 2

DigViz 1



Costume Information

Cost : Over £40
Time Taken : Around 5-7 hours

Wanted to do a Pokemon gijinka - since Heart Gold and Soul Silver are coming out, I wanted to do Lugia, one of my favourite legendary Pokemon.

Designed by myself ^^


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Oh wow, I love it already and there's nothing to seeee!! =DD
Can't wait to actually see it then =]

by Stubbled Grapes on Saturday, 16 May, 2009 - 10:59
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Thanks a lot! That means loads to me :D

At some point I'll be drawing up a design...maybe after May Expo when I have more stress-free time!

by Freyarule on Saturday, 16 May, 2009 - 12:22
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Can't wait to see her complete~

by Dominoed on Saturday, 16 May, 2009 - 12:55
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I like the design, I can't wait to see this completed!

by monkeytroll on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 11:30
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I also love this design :) And I know it will turn out looking great!!

by FlyingMammal on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 20:13
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you could make a stencil for the blue make up :) so you apply it over the stencil with a sponge, may not smudge as much...

by FlyingMammal on Monday, 15 June, 2009 - 16:39
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Thanks everyone ^^

@wilterdrose: you know what? That's a good idea :3 I'll look into it :D

by Freyarule on Monday, 15 June, 2009 - 16:41

Hey, it's Wraith from the MCM forums? (No duh)
Just thought I'd come by and check out the progress... It looks pretty cool! Especially the make-up ^-^
May I ask... Are you planning on painting every bit of exposed skin or just head to shoulders?
Can't wait to see how this turns out :3

by Wraith_Apparition on Wednesday, 24 June, 2009 - 19:36

this is going to look great, i cant wait to see it all finished at the expo ^^

by Naysu on Friday, 17 July, 2009 - 22:26
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this looks awsome, a job well done ^^ cant wait to see the full thing at expo ^^

by Kacela on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 - 16:03
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This looks amazing *w*

by Dominoed on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 - 16:25
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Awesome progress :D It's looking great! ^^

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 - 16:27
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Like I said on MSN, you look amaaaazing~ I love how fluffy it is!
Keep up the good work~

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 - 16:28
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Aww thanks everyone! *happyblush*

by Freyarule on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 - 17:44
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ohhh wow! your almost finished looks awesome!!! Really really awesome!!

by FlyingMammal on Monday, 24 August, 2009 - 15:26
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looking good cant wait to see the thing for real :)

by Limegreenjelly on Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 20:12
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WoW lugia is coming on great can't wait might have to pester for picture :D

by Smallfry0 on Sunday, 30 August, 2009 - 17:19
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AHHH this looks awesome!!! xx

by LittleMissChikorita on Monday, 31 August, 2009 - 07:42
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Thanks everyone for the comments! >u< xx

by Freyarule on Monday, 31 August, 2009 - 11:24
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I love your Lugia cosplay. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 10:02
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I've found you! I was the one at the UPAS meal social with the Pikachu keychain. Your costumes are looking fabulous!

by LittlePidgey4 on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 09:20
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Kyaaah! Hello! :D Ima gonna stalk your profile now xD

by Freyarule on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 09:45
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you looked fantastic good job ^^

by Kacela on Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 - 15:04
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It's was great to meet you at the expo and it's a great picture of Sephy & Lugia. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 11:17
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It was great to see you too! Can't wait to see you again :D

by Freyarule on Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 11:39
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Yays!! Lovin my lugi...i mean lugia :P

Loved this costume very much :P I think i just might have fel in love that day :)

by neko_riddles on Sunday, 22 November, 2009 - 16:17
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d'awww don't make me blush O/////O <3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 22 November, 2009 - 16:33

To-Do List

make leotardHighComplete
paint leotardMediumComplete
make &quot;wings&quot;/arm thingiesMediumComplete
create reference pictureMediumComplete
put fluffy bits onto the leotardMediumComplete
buy glitter. Lots and lots of glitter. You can never have enough glitter!LowComplete
buy wigLowComplete
make tailLowComplete


Japanese Arts Festival 8D (Posted 7th January 2010)

So, my boyfriend's taking me to the Japanese Arts Festival, and we wanted to do a debut of a couple cosplay. Soooo seeing as I didn't really want to make more costumes for this year (already got 4 more or less in the works for this half of the year alone!) I decided to bring back Lugia for the masq, and we're going to make a Ho-oh gijinka costume for him :) so yeah if you guys go to the festival and see us and don't be afraid to come up and say hi!

It's very tempting to do a skit just what about lmao xD

Finished! In a way (Posted 23rd August 2009)

Sooo...I finally finished it xD

I glued the foam fins onto the leotard and then the tail and the feathers...and then I put it on. I seriously can't put it on by myself, I'll need someone to help me >.> lol

But the funny part was putting it on, and all these noises like snapping where coming from it and I was like "oh darn..."
The top fluffy bit has come almost off, it's only attached at the ends. It looks alright the way it's just a bit annoying, but oh well. The only things I need to really fix are the feathers, and that's easily done.

So, my mum took some photos of me (without makeup, which is why it's not completely finished) and I don't actually look too bad...I think I might need to lose some weight, of course, but it's not blindingly obvious 8D yaaaay!!!

Update (Posted 20th August 2009)

Just letting you know I'm hoping to finish Lugia within the next few days :3 "hoping" having a huge emphasis >_>

Work done ^^ (Posted 30th July 2009)

So I finally attached the "wings" onto the leotard. It made me think a lot because it was very hard to do Dx I ended up grring under my breath, but I managed to get it done ^^ next thing to do is to affix the fins onto the back, and also the tail. Then it's a matter of sticking loads of feathers here and there, and walla! We have a Lugia xDD

New design (Posted 14th July 2009)

I updated Lugia's design, it's going to stay like that now xD
I mostly changed it to fit with the wig I bought :3 now it's more blue than purple, hur.

I gave the Lugia brown eyes because that's my eye colour and I has no moneys for contacts atm xD

Progresss (Posted 1st July 2009)

So the leotard is ready to be painted on ^^ And I'll need to sew the sleeves onto it. I would have taken a piccie but my camera suddenly died on me Dx nuuu.

I've also done a new design reference, since the actual costume has altered somewhat from the original design. This is why I love my own designs xD I can easily alter them if need be. I mean, Freya's design altered many times over the time spent on her ^^

Wings = done! (Posted 20th June 2009)

So being bored this afternoon I decided to start making the wings. I was wondering how to do them and a clever idea from CrystalNeko was to have the fingers all floaty floaty, to make it more elegant looking ^^

So I set to work making the pattern. Halfway across the wing it's closed, so it's like a sleeve, and then it opens out to the fingers. To prevent the fingers from fraying I did a zigzag stitch along the edges ^^ it looks pretty cool :3 I won't put the feathers on until it's fixed onto the leotard!

Yohohoho a Lugia's life for me (Posted 15th June 2009)

So my makeup arrived, a Mehron FX in a blue colour and a silver glitterspray. My wig also came, courtesy of Fifi (aka CrystalNeko) which was awesome :3
I need to rethink the makeup, methinks. My mother insists the white Snazaroo (that I previously used for Freya) is good enough (I wanted to use white Mehron FX but we'll see) but I need to redo the blue bits, because they look so messy >_< (maybe someone else could do them rather than doing it myself? xDD)
Also the glitter spray, although is supposed to be for the face, is not the best. It made the makeup run and didn't sparkle at all. Plus doing it yourself and not knowing where it will end up is not a good point xDD

The funniest part was when the postman came with another parcel while I had a white face. I said, "Don't ask." he just laughed and walked away quickly. xD