Raichu (Gijinka) - Pokemon


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I've wanted to do a Pokemon Gijinka for a while, but couldn't decide on who. So after searching for days I decided on Raichu; because I think (s)he's awesome. One of my favourite Pokemon to date; (s)he's such a sweeite :D

I finally got this costume finished, years after starting it, and I was happy with how it turned out.

One of the ears did fall off after a few hours before we got to do a proper photoshoot, but that's easily fixed so that next event I can get some better pictures. But heres a few for now.

- Big thank you to Darkheart for making the ears and tail for me.


CharmingTenshi posted on 25 July, 2011 - 19:08
cute<3 I like the concept ^^

Lady-Aira posted on 11 July, 2012 - 20:23
Thats really pretty ^^

Sakura_Blue posted on 3 December, 2012 - 19:25
this is so awesome! what are you making it for?

Yasmia posted on 3 December, 2012 - 22:53
I've been working on it off and on for around 2 years. And I keep saying I'll do it for the next event... but possibly May Expo!

Cloud Clark posted on 4 December, 2012 - 01:37
I like this very much :)

The-oncoming-storm posted on 5 March, 2013 - 12:20
That design is so cute, I can't wait to see this finished. :D

dan-dan posted on 9 March, 2013 - 20:33
i cant wait to see this raichu is awsome :)

BlueberryTale posted on 13 March, 2013 - 10:23
Cute design! Lookin forward to seeing it!

Tori Yummai posted on 13 March, 2013 - 13:02
Would love to see this!

Carmina posted on 9 April, 2013 - 10:34
Awesome concept, I'm keen to see this!

Ashy-kun posted on 10 April, 2013 - 05:52
^o^ That looks adorable. It'll be fun to see the finished costume.

ChibiMatsu posted on 30 May, 2013 - 10:01
Wow nice idea and design concept, wish you the best of luck

Mungojerrie posted on 5 April, 2014 - 14:20
Aww you look so awesome in this! Definitely worth the wait :)

brigade-chief posted on 22 February, 2015 - 18:50
Aww this is really cute!! Love it :)

Ashy-kun posted on 24 February, 2015 - 15:29
And the finished article is just as adorable as I thought it would be.

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Progress Journal

21st October 2012

Jacket Issues

After stitching up the dress and the jacket and trying them both on at the same time, I've decided the jacket still needs further alterations. This is because I feel like I could be more fitted than it is at the moment. But I'm not going to worry about this costume any more until October Expo is over.

25th July 2012


As I mentioned in my last journal, the white dress ended up a little bit shorter than I had intended, so to compensate for that I've decided to deviate from the design a little bit and make the orange jacket longer than the white dress instead of the other way around.

11th July 2012

A year later...

After starting this cosplay well over a year ago now I'm finally getting around to completing it.

I've now added the jaggered ends to the bottom of the dress (which has ended up shorter than I expected)

Kadaj006 will hopefully be assisting with the making of the tail because after a year I'm still none the wiser on how to do it. I'm thinking craft foam and fabric :D

25th July 2011


Today I have decided to get on with this costume. I still don't know when I'll be wearing it but I will at some point, maybe Expo.

I got the basic shape of the white dress cut out, and the neck-scarf

So we're getting there slowly but surely.

Not too sure how to go about the tail... That'll come later