Having never had the opportunity to visit Otakon, I’ve never really known what to expect from the convention. After seeing what gijinka were showcased this year, I’ve come to the conclusion that this blog is hurting itself by not visiting there. Take a look below for some of the most spectacular examples of gijinka ever fabricated.
Honchkrow & Emboar (C) Champions of Cosplay
Honchkrow Gijinka (C) Zinkyufox
Kyurem Gijinka (C) Dramaya
(L to R gijinka) Absol, Flygon, Latios and Latias (C) Solstis
Houndoom Gijinka w/ half goatee (C) ~Y0-Mama
Chinchou (C) Gogorowboat
Darumakka! (C) Champions of Cosplay
This was only a fraction of the incredible gijinka costumes made and worn at Otakon 2011. The level of dedication, creativity and hard work is astounding. The costumes are authentic, they use good fabric, they have great patterns, and they’re so elaborate. This is what I always hoped and dreamed I would see develop in the gijinka community. I can only hope to match this level of quality and commitment in my own gijinka projects.
To the makers of any and all gijinka costumes at Otakon this year, my hat is off to you. Congrats and thank you for keeping the gijinka fandom going.
Hey gijinka fans and loyal readers, one of my friends and interviewees is selling one of her incredible gijinka cosplays. Yuffie_Suzume, who I interviewed about her Flygon and Entei costumes, is selling her Meganium gijinka. She actually posted photos of this costume after I had done the interview so I didn’t get to post any here on this blog. Hit the bump for more info and pics Continue reading →
Today we’re talking with Nikki (aka Piggynukka), listening to her cosplaying experience and how she put together one of the most popular gijinka costumes on the ‘net, Victreebel.
I’m pretty sure many of you have seen Nikki’s cosplay before, especially if you’re into gijinka cosplay. I’ll let the audio interview do most of the talking but you’ll get to hear about specifically, where the costume idea came from, dealing with the fandom around it, and other cosplay interests. Credit for the intro song is 100% (C) WillRock at OCremix.org. Hit the bump for more photos and links.
Kids in cosplay are always super cute. This has been true with other geeky nerdy properties such as Star Wars (see UnrealityMag here). The formula holds true even for Pokemon. I’ve included the top five (in no particular order) Pokemon-related (gijinka, cosplay, etc.) costumes that get you to make that sound everyone makes when they see something cute. You know… d’aawwww. I’ve only included a few, but if you want to check out more, visit the Everything Pokemon blog and Coolest Homemade Costumes, for their own personal creations.
(C) echaltraw - Nice little Bulbasaur onesy for the toddler
And last but not least….
(C)Heather Martin - Ah! So cute! Mom and son.
These were definitely my favorites, but there are plenty more amazing constructed and amazingly cute Pokemon costumes out there for the little ones. Sorry to anyone who got left out, but feel free to supplant this list with some of your own favorites.
This is Guilmon, the best Pokemon gijinka ever. The costume is based on Guilmon, the Fire Rock Dinosaur from Pokemon Zirconia. Guilmon’s moveset includes Throw Rock, Powerancient, Spin Fire, and Stormsand. With a whopping 2,500 base stats, he’s ultra rare and can only be found by beating the game 16 times without a single Pokemon in your inventory ever fainting.
At last, the moment you all have been waiting for, my favorite gijinka at MegaCon (that I was able to see):
Throh (Nageki Jp.). This guy, whoever he is, had some serious guts to not only dress up as a pokemon, but he also picked one with a generally unpopular character design among fans. Throh is from Black and White so he’s not too popular except to those really into the series (yes, “me”, I know). But this cosplayer brought a lot to the table.