Rapidash (Quadsuit) - Pokemon




Rapidash is the most complicated quadsuit I have made to date. She had two moving joints on her front legs, a hand-wefted mane and tail, and a hugely padded bodysuit.
She was first worn at the May 2011 London MCM Expo, and hopefully she'll be back in October.
People seemed to be fairly confused as to how many people are in the suit; there is just one, wearing arm stilts.


cowiee posted on 20 July, 2010 - 16:49
Looking amazingly brilliant so far :D

sjbonnar posted on 20 July, 2010 - 16:55
This is looking great so far!

Anonymous posted on 20 July, 2010 - 17:45
:o<3 Can't wait to see this!

Berserk667 posted on 20 July, 2010 - 17:45
coming along nicely!

Littlerascal92 posted on 20 July, 2010 - 18:54
Progress is looking good :D

- posted on 20 July, 2010 - 18:57
Looking good so far. can't wait to see more progress

Lolita Hime posted on 20 July, 2010 - 19:03
this is looking fantastic!

Spider posted on 20 July, 2010 - 21:26
Definitely looking forwards to this one!!

eternal_aranel posted on 21 July, 2010 - 08:31
Yay! My fav Pokemon!

BabemRoze posted on 30 May, 2011 - 19:31
I loved this when I saw it and kicked myself for not having a camera! You looked so cute!!!!

Nomes posted on 30 May, 2011 - 21:10
Amazing. I was so impressed when I saw this.

Aura posted on 5 June, 2011 - 17:50
This was my favourite costume at Expo by far!! Amazing!!! :)

BlueJay posted on 31 August, 2011 - 20:52
wow thats so awesome! wish i could have seen this :)

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Progress Journal

30th May 2011


Dug her out of storage and tidied her up for Expo this May :) She went down a real hit. Expo was brilliant, but now my neck hurts sooo bad DX

28th October 2010



7th October 2010

Demon Horse Conversion

The eyes and horn now glow :D
So she can be a 'nightmare' on Halloween day

19th September 2010

Lack of Progress...

Haven't really done much on the suit lately... Going back to school is taking up so much of my time.
So there probably won't be too much progress until October :/ And then it'll be a huge rush to get her done in time!

22nd August 2010

No money= No worries!

So I had a huuuuge panic the other day, I barely have enough money to buy the foam needed for the insane amounts of padding on this suit.
And then I had a little brainwave. I'm just going to buy thin, 1-2" thick foam, cut out pattern pieces for the padding and stick them together, giving a hollow shape that will be lighter, cooler and cheaper! Plus I can stick a couple of fans in the gaps if it gets too hot.
It won't be as sturdy, but I don't really care. This is a personal suit and I can always upgrade it later.

1st August 2010

I can see!

Finished the chestpiece through which I can see
Vision is absolutely fantastic :D So much better than from my wolf quads. Hopefully this means I won't be walking into so many people >.> And it frees up my wranglers, who I always feel guilty for dragging around to look after me.

27th July 2010

Mane Hair

I just bought some Kanekalon hair braids for her mane. They arrived today, and they are MASSIVE. There is so much hair on one braid it's unbelievable o.o
Now to weft it together and attach to the head... I think I'm gonna have plenty left over.

23rd July 2010


Fur is going to be delayed for a week >.>
And it's from America so it's gonna take another week or more to arrive...
Ah well, gives me time to make my DTD...

8th June 2010

Leg Joints 2

I have finally got a way to joint the legs so they move fluidly but I can still put weight on them :D
I won't be doing any running for fear of faceplanting, but hopefully I'll be able to move around a bit without my handlers if they want to do something else.

4th May 2010

Leg Joints

Need to figure out a joint system for the legs that won't end in them snapping or me faceplanting onto the floor :/
Also have found a Pokemon group to go with, yay! :D