Rapidash (gijinka) - Pokemon





Firey horse FTW!

For a Cosplay Scotland meet and perhaps to wear again somewhere
I plan on epicness!
I love Rapidash <3


gaming_goddess posted on 13 June, 2011 - 16:28
This is going to be so beautiful once its finished! Looking forward too see what fabrics you use for the fire :D It's going to be epic :)

LittleRecordGirl posted on 12 August, 2011 - 18:09
Looking so gorgeous so far Laura. Can I get plenty of photos with you? :3

cowiee posted on 12 August, 2011 - 18:10
This is going to be amazing when it's finished!

Whiteraven posted on 12 August, 2011 - 18:18
This looks pretty fantastic. Can't wait to see it fully assembled. =3

Nachtangel posted on 12 August, 2011 - 18:43
The skirt looks amazing, I love the fabric you've used, so pretty and fiery <3

kitty_sama posted on 12 August, 2011 - 19:58
Looks gorgeous! Very firey looking :)

- posted on 14 August, 2011 - 18:45
Progress came really fast on this! and i looks BRILLIANT :3 really neet work

No thanks posted on 15 August, 2011 - 02:45
selgsngrdkslngdr I want to do one for blastoise so when i get around to it REWEAR THIS WITH ME<3

eternal_aranel posted on 15 August, 2011 - 09:20
You'll hydro canon me though ;_;

Littlerascal92 posted on 16 August, 2011 - 13:36
I love that fabric you have used for the fire effect! And the wig looks amazing too! Great costume!

Shewolfxterminater posted on 16 August, 2011 - 14:09
I love rapidash, it will look amazing ^^ x

JustPeachy posted on 16 August, 2011 - 16:01
This looks amazing! Can't wait to see this finished photos :)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 17 August, 2011 - 22:34
So much love for this!

CrystalNeko posted on 17 August, 2011 - 22:34
That wig is amazing! You're really good with creating multi-toned wigs. Love the costume, can't wait to see it altogether!

Alyx posted on 17 August, 2011 - 23:42
Really looking forward to seeing you in this! it looks stunning! <3

BlueberryTale posted on 18 August, 2011 - 11:02
The cosplay looks amazing! can't wait to see it at the meet <3

Pandora-Chi posted on 18 August, 2011 - 14:41
I love this interpretation of Rapidash! The outfit and wig is amazing!! Gorgeous <3

Toshi-chan posted on 23 August, 2011 - 20:19
Yay Sally love :) Looks so pretty!!! I love the wig and the bustle and everything!!!! xD

cowiee posted on 29 August, 2011 - 16:56
aah, you look so amazing!!

Stubbled Grapes posted on 29 August, 2011 - 17:15
This looks awesome! I especially love the wig, it's perfect! <3

CrystalNeko posted on 29 August, 2011 - 17:19
That bustle is just gorgeous! You look so pretty!

LinkyLex posted on 29 August, 2011 - 17:42
Oh wow this is gorgeous!

Eloraborealis posted on 29 August, 2011 - 17:49
Love the design, you look so pretty! :D

Tedward posted on 29 August, 2011 - 18:00
Such a good idea !

cosrai posted on 29 August, 2011 - 18:15
This is one of the best gijinkas ever *_* So pretty ^_^

JustPeachy posted on 29 August, 2011 - 18:33
The finshed photos are gorgeous! Such a pretty costume!

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 August, 2011 - 18:45
This is such a beautiful interpretation of Rapidash!! I also love your choice of fabrics and colour <3 Gorgeous as always! x

FairyPorchQueen posted on 30 August, 2011 - 19:42
Actually ADORE this!

eternal_aranel posted on 4 September, 2011 - 14:51
Wow! Alot of love for this XD Thank you everyone!! :D

Progress Journal

16th August 2011


Finished outfit. Bustle skirt, under skirt and halter top :D

12th August 2011

Under skirt and bustle

Bustle and under skirt together
Bustle needs to be attached to a waitband.
I decided to do them seperatly as I wasn't sure about putting this thickness throuhg my machine.
So I will handsew the waistband of the bustle. But I am happy with it :)

12th August 2011

Under skirt

Under skrit completed
Made from a cream satin lined with the 2 tone tafetta and also edged with it
Made long in the back and shirt at the front to give a rapidash tail effect.


12th August 2011

1st layer

Added the top layer of the gold :D

Comign along nicely :D

Still miles from finihed....needs tidying up, ironing to set the hems etc...

12th August 2011

Bustle skirt

I decided I wanted to make a bustle skirt for Rapidash :D
It will have 3 layers, plus the main skirt part
I made the second layer first for some weird reason.
The flash on the camera shows the gorgeous colour changing fabric I thought was perfect for the flames.

The way I have it layered out is
1st layer -gold
2nd layer-orange (this one)
3rd layer -red
Main skirt - beige...longer at the back and lined with the fire fabric :D

All the ruffles along the bottom are made with the fire chaging fabic as well

Need to get all the layers then add the waist band

Also meet Sally! my new maniquin! Toshi-chan was kind enough to sell her to me :D
She makes things SO MUCH EASIER!!!

12th August 2011


Made flames out of a variety of taffetaa fabric. (so shiny and pretty)
Sewed 2 layers together then arranged and attached them to a pair of beige fingerless gloves
I might dye the tips opf the gloves black for a cool effect....but other than that I am quite happy with them and the fire effect :D

12th August 2011


I painted the tips of a pair of gold dolly shoes black
Just to give a hoofy effect :D

4th August 2011


I realised I don't have the extra week to make this that I thought I did(between Ayacon and the meet which is on Saturday the 27th)
This is due to my work sending me to Germany for a week straight after Ayacon (I actually leave Ayacon to go to the airport XD)
So I am having to make this now and quite quickly alongside my Aya cosplays.
It wont be quite as details as I wanted it to be but I am still gonna try to make it look WOW! XD

Had an amazing brainstorm yesterday :DDD

28th July 2011


I commissioned this from a girl who needed money for an operation for her kitty.
Just to give me some more ideas....and its awesome! My design won't be exactly like this...but it will be pretty similar :D
Art by http://yuki-moon.deviantart.com/