Gardevoir (Realistic) - Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

StatusComplete
Worn AtLondon MCM Expo October 2010
AwardsNeo Cosplay Corner - Group Runner Up


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The saturday of expo, I did a family of pokemon that consisted of me as Gardevoir, neko_riddles as Gallade, picklesofdoom as Kirlia and we made a Ralts plushie!

Gardevoir was made by buying a zentai suit off ebay, I got it with the eyes cut out so I could see better (SHE SAYS LOL)

I then attached the spikes on by sewing bits of white satin stuffed, and the red eyes were craft foam painted with acrylics and then glued on.

The wig was styled to have the point in the middle, to make it more accurate.

The red gems were attached by velcro to the suit and the green cardigan thingy, which was made out of green satin.

The skirt was white satin lined with green satin, with slits in 4 places to make it accurate. This was sewn onto elastic which was then attached to velcro to make it stay together.

The gloves were made of green lycra.

I will remake the green cardigan as it ripped during the day :( also I lost a green glove. What I'll do is make it out of green lycra to make it more tight fitting and less floppy :D


Comments

BladeyCakes posted on 11 February, 2010 - 16:21
I'm sure this will look amazing when its done 8D Cant wait to see!

Freyarule posted on 11 February, 2010 - 16:22
Hehe I hope you like it when it's done :D

Shiro Hana posted on 11 February, 2010 - 18:46
Another gijinka? But you're right @ it looking purdy :). Looks like it would go well in a (poke xD) ball-type event.

Freyarule posted on 11 February, 2010 - 22:34
Yeah I love gijinkas a lot xD but I really must stop doing them and do something more different lmao! I was thinking about taking it to the cosplay ball this year if I can make it too :)

donnamevans posted on 24 February, 2010 - 20:05
Oooh! I look forward to seeing this very much!

Freyarule posted on 25 February, 2010 - 09:16
Yay! I hope you like it :D

neko_riddles posted on 25 February, 2010 - 17:23
Looking forward to the puriness :P x

ProbablyHeather posted on 17 April, 2010 - 17:14
This is going to be awesome <3 Please do one of my favourite Pokemon justice!

Freyarule posted on 18 April, 2010 - 19:55
@neko-riddles: Puriness? whut XD @Cheetos: I will do my very best!!! :3

NatalieNoodles posted on 4 August, 2010 - 20:52
WOW 8D THIS WILL BE AMAZING I really want to do Kirla :3

Freyarule posted on 5 August, 2010 - 13:19
Do Kirlia with uuuus you know you waaant toooo :D lol

picklesofdoom posted on 25 August, 2010 - 00:09
MUMMMA 8D

Freyarule posted on 25 August, 2010 - 14:00
Yes little Kirlia, Mama is here <3 :)

Sasashie posted on 5 September, 2010 - 18:43
cant wait to c this ^_^ need photo's on the sunday with my Vaporeon xx

Freyarule posted on 5 September, 2010 - 19:13
Vaporeon! :D that would be awesone, unfortunately I'm cosplaying Gardevoir on the Saturday :( I'll still look out for yours though! <3

Demented Kid posted on 9 September, 2010 - 02:29
Lol! This is looking scary and awesome! XD

picklesofdoom posted on 9 September, 2010 - 10:10
It is! The wig is awesome as is the suit...its weird and freaky... I LIKE :3

Freyarule posted on 9 September, 2010 - 10:22
XD thanks you guys :3 hopefully it'll look scary and more liked a pokemon once I've finished the wig/eyes/head XD

GoldieNeko posted on 9 September, 2010 - 12:26
Now you're ready to robe the Tate Modern, I'll get the van! XD Looking awesome there hun!

Charlie-Bear posted on 14 September, 2010 - 22:40
Aww that wig is so pretty! I love Gardevoir so I'm so stealing you for photos at expo >:D You'll look lovely <3

Freyarule posted on 15 September, 2010 - 11:49
Hehe thanks hun :) and yes I looked forward to being stolen XD

FlyingMammal posted on 15 September, 2010 - 16:38
YES YES YES YES!!! Brillant!!! :D

Freyarule posted on 15 September, 2010 - 18:30
Eeee x3 so glad you approve hun! <3

Demented Kid posted on 15 September, 2010 - 18:43
OMG This is fantastic XDD what a great way to do it, lovin' it

Lady Bahamut posted on 15 September, 2010 - 18:47
Wooow! You're looking pretty epic! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Skah-Tala-Kai posted on 15 September, 2010 - 19:04
This is so cool! :D It'll be even better when it's all done. ^-^

Freyarule posted on 16 September, 2010 - 09:28
Thank you everyone! Means so much to me >w<

Loxes posted on 17 September, 2010 - 18:29
Your head looks awesome!

Aokage posted on 7 October, 2010 - 15:40
Awesome!! :D

CrystalNeko posted on 7 October, 2010 - 16:00
Oh wow!! This looks really cool! *3* Great work on it!

Kacela posted on 7 October, 2010 - 16:19
O wow this is fantastic! Incredible work, hope I get to see it in person =]

FrankieEstee posted on 7 October, 2010 - 16:44
That is looking fantastic! I can't wait to see at expo o3o~

amberlovers posted on 7 October, 2010 - 18:39
This is so awesome! good job :D

Freyarule posted on 7 October, 2010 - 21:41
Aww thanks everyone!!! >w<

Clood posted on 7 October, 2010 - 23:01
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF THIS IS AWESOME ILU MAN <3

KiraraYumi posted on 14 October, 2010 - 22:41
Ohmai, this is awesome! Well done, looks really good!! You won't be hard to spot in the crowd I hope, haha! xD

Freyarule posted on 15 October, 2010 - 08:21
Thankyou very much :) lol I'll stick out like a sore thumb I bet XD

Lady Bahamut posted on 2 November, 2010 - 15:37
Wow, you looked brilliant! I'm disappointed that I didn't see it in person!!

Freyarule posted on 2 November, 2010 - 16:38
Aww hun :( glad you like it though! <3

Owls posted on 9 November, 2010 - 23:29
Retardevoir :')

Freyarule posted on 10 November, 2010 - 09:23
Herpdy derp <3 :D

Clover-tan posted on 7 May, 2011 - 22:13
Wow, this is really amazing! ^__^ *bows down to your awesomeness* xD

Freyarule posted on 8 May, 2011 - 12:48
Thankyou kindly!!! :D

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Progress Journal

FINISSIO! (Posted 7th October 2010)

So I finished the cardigan, and put everything together. It's mostly good :) the cardigan being satiny silk slips all over the place on the lycra zentai suit T___T but oh well. The red gem sticking out my back is a bit annoying, but re adjust that.

The gloves fit fine, and the skirt is cool.

All in all, I look like a gardevoir so I think I did a good job :D

Progress again (Posted 29th September 2010)

So I made the front red bit, out of red acetate satin and leftover upholstery foam. I hot glued the fabric to the foam, but I'm not really happy with it :( I messed up a couple of times and it's all creased in some areas, so I might redo it when I get my new foam.

I've started the skirt, all from scratch 8D pinned the white and green bits together, now deciding where to have the slits (on close inspection of the references, her skirt isn't whole, it's made up of four segments) and whether to use interfacing at all...

Head is finished. (Posted 15th September 2010)

So, after a few days, I finished Gardevoir's head.

it looks almost nothing like the pokemon XD this is because the proportions are all wrong. Gardevoir's head is HUGE compare to her body, whereas with me it's the other way round XD oh well :)

Anyway, the white spikes I made, I sewn onto the suit itself, while my wig head was inside it to stretch it out enough. Then I styled the wig so it sits behind the spikes, and also did it so it came down in the middle.

Then I made two eyes out of red craft foam, and painted the shadows/highlights with acrylic. I used an ink pen to do the black outline where the pupil has to be, which I cut out using a craft knife, as those are my holes for me to see out of. I can see about 80% out of this, which I'm happy with :)
Then I hot glued the eyes onto the suit. I needed a black outline for the eye so I dipped my mechanical pencil in black fabric paint and drew out the line carefully. I didn't have a paintbrush small enough you see and with the pencil I could do it accurately :D

All in all a good job. Now for the rest of the costume. Eep.

THIS IS CREEPY D: (Posted 8th September 2010)

SERIOUSLY.

SHE KEEPS STARING AT ME DX

Spikey thingies (Posted 8th September 2010)

Spent the afternoon making the facial spikes Gardevoir has. Once I attach these to the zentai suit, I can style the wig easier because the wig has to go behind the spikes you seeeeee

Now...to sew the spikes on, or to get the hot glue gun out |D

Wig (Posted 8th September 2010)

Picture of the wig when it first arrived.

Wig arrived! (Posted 1st September 2010)

My wig arrived! It&#039;s gorgeous!!! I adore it already :) it&#039;s a lovely green, and I think it&#039;s the exact shade of colour as the material I&#039;m going to use for Gardevoir&#039;s green bits, such luck!

My mother says &quot;you&#039;ve got a green wig now, I think you&#039;re set on wigs for now!&quot; and I shook my head pitingly. Oh mother, wig buying is NEVER over...

Progress! (Posted 4th August 2010)

Can't believe I haven't updated this @_@

well, it's in progress :) James and I have been working on the designs of how we're going to tackle the two pokemon. (he's doing Gallade)

We're going to use ZENTAI SUITS >8D so we can look like the pokemon, because they're very humanoid. So we won't be doing gijinka, but the actual design :)

Got Gardevoir planned out ^^ will buy the wig later in the month, my zentai suit is on its way.