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Cosplay – Buy My Stuff!

This is for any cosplay or costume, full or pieces, be them from an anime or otherwise. There will be edits to this in the near future, so feel free to check back.

Subcategories:

-Full Cosplay / Costume

For my rules, please read my Overview post. You can contact me on Facebook or by email at joystix57@gmail.com

I live in the US (NH). The buyer is responsible for shipping costs and asking any questions they have BEFORE PURCHASING. I do not do full returns or refunds. I may be able to work out something, but this money goes right toward paying my bills so I don’t touch it.

Full Cosplay / Costume

Will take offers on almost everything!!

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Pikachu Gijinka – Pokemon

Front image of the Pikachu Gijinka.

Front image of the Pikachu Gijinka.

Includes: Top, Skirt, Ears, Tail, Choker, Bow, Paws, Sleeves.

Boots are available for extra.

—Handmade cosplay designed by myself.
—Costume pieces fit about a S-M. Boots are a size 9 (approx. 2-3 inch heel).

Cosplay: $75 USD
Boots: $15 USD
Cosplay + Boots: $80 USD

-COSPLAY WORN TWICE-
-BOOTS WORN SEVERAL TIMES-

Shipping:

Flat Rate in US is $6 USD (without boots)
Total I’d take + shipping without boots (US): $80 USD

Flat Rate in US is $13 USD (with boots)
Total I’d take + shipping with boots (US): $90 USD

Additional Photos:

Boots for Pikachu Gijinka.

Boots for Pikachu Gijinka.

Back of the Pikachu Gijinka.

Back of the Pikachu Gijinka.

 

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Alt Belle – Kingdom Hearts / Disney Beauty and the Beast

Images of the Belle cosplay.

Images of the Belle cosplay.

Includes: Gown.

Wig and Shoes available for extra.

—An alternate style to Belle’s ballgown from Kingdom Hearts / Beauty and the Beast. The biggest differences are that it is strapless, flowy, and has no hoop skirt. The color is a very beautiful gold.
—Wig is a bangless wavy dark brown. It is most likely NOT heat resistant. I bought it for another cosplay, but they sent me the wrong color and I realized it worked with this.
—Costume is a size 8 dress, but can be let out to a size 12. Shoes are a size 8.

Cosplay: $85 USD
Wig: $25 USD
Shoes: $20 USD
Cosplay + Wig: $90 USD
Cosplay + Shoes: $90 USD
All Pieces: $100 USD

-COSPLAY WORN TWICE FOR LESS THAN 30 MINUTES EACH-
-SHOES WORN ONCE FOR LESS THAN 30 MINUTES-
-WIG WORN ONCE FOR LESS THAN 30 MINUTES WITH WIG CAP-

Shipping:

Flat Rate in US is $6 USD (dress only)
Total I’d take + shipping dress only (US): $90 USD

Flat Rate in US is $13 USD (with shoes OR with wig)
Total I’d take + shipping with shoes OR wig (US): $100 USD

Flat Rate in US is $13 USD (all pieces [dress, shoes, wig])
Total I’d take + shipping with all pieces (US): $110 USD

Additional Photos:

Shoes for Belle cosplay.

Shoes for Belle cosplay.

Wig for Belle cosplay (Put up into a ponytail)

Wig for Belle cosplay (Put up into a ponytail)

Wig not in a ponytail. Far left photo is natural light, far right is flash close up.

Wig not in a ponytail. Far left photo is natural light, far right is flash close up.

Gown Lying Flat.

Gown Lying Flat.

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Cerulean Gym Leader Misty – Pokemon

Photo of Misty cosplay

Photo of Misty cosplay

Includes: Top, Shorts, Suspenders, 2 Togepi Cards.

—Costume is a size Medium.

Cosplay: $20 USD

-COSPLAY WORN SEVERAL TIMES AND WASHED-

Shipping:

Flat Rate in US is $6 USD (full costume)
Total I’d take + shipping for all (US): $25 USD

Additional Photos:

Additional Photo of cosplay, showing card.

Additional Photo of cosplay, showing card.

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Alt Princess Sailor Mars – Sailor Moon

Front and Back of the Mars gown.

Front and Back of the Mars gown.

Includes: Gown.

Shoes available for extra.

—A beautiful ruby red dress I intended for Princess Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon. I have too many ballgown cosplays that I’ll never get to wear this one to a convention.
—Shoes didn’t fit me. They go nice with the dress, though.
—Costume is a size 6 dress (but it seems far bigger than that, closer to a 8-10). Shoes are a size 8 1/2 (approx 2 inch heel).

Cosplay: $55 USD
Shoes: $20 USD
Cosplay + Shoes: $60 USD

-COSPLAY WORN ONCE FOR A FEW HOURS-
-SHOES WORN ONCE TO TRY ON-

Flat Rate in US is $6 USD (dress only)
Total I’d take + shipping dress only (US): $60 USD

Flat Rate in US is $13 USD (with shoes)
Total I’d take + shipping with shoes (US): $70 USD

Additional Photos:

Mars gown laid flat.

Mars gown laid flat.

Mars shoes.

Mars shoes.

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Feel free to email me if you’re interested in anything, or message me on Facebook.

I’ll be trying to make some more updates soon with more things I’m selling, so please bear with me.

BMS – Overview!

This is the first in the  postings for the new BMS (Buy My Stuff) sales. I’ve been lacking in updates here, because I’ve been doing all my sales via Facebook. But I’m going to go back and try to fix all the categories here and do a big update.

I’m testing out a new category system to make for shorter posts and give people an easier time to find what they might be looking for!

The following are the basic rules and notes, with explanations:

Contact me via email– joystix57@gmail.com or on the Figuratively Everything Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/FigurativelyEverything

Facebook is probably the easiest way to contact me, but I leave open the email option to those without a Facebook. I don’t check my email too frequently, but I will accept it as a method of communication.

*Make offers, almost all prices are negotiable.

I am not a businessperson. Some items I won’t go lower on by themselves, but I will combine prices on items, and even out prices with shipping, and other various niceties to make the buying experience more pleasant.

PAYPAL ONLY ONLINE, CASH ONLY IN PERSON

“In person” only applies to people I already know and live near me. I will not be meeting up with strangers unless it is at a convention we are both going to. If there are other methods of transferring money you are more comfortable with, let me know and I will look into them. Concealed cash in the mail, checks, and credit cards are NOT acceptable methods of payment. I will not be held responsible for lost money in the mail, or any fees that may come from bounced checks. I have no method of accepting credit cards through anything other than PayPal.

When an item is SOLD, I will remove it from the listing.

This means that until I am paid, the item will remain posted on this page. If I am waiting for payment, I will put PAYMENT PENDING on the item.

I will consider holds on a case-by-case basis.

I am very lenient with my policies. I will not do holds for people who say “I maybe kinda sorta want that”. I WILL consider holds for people who are having bank issues, or are absolutely certain they will be purchasing an item from me. If I am holding something for you, I require regular communication as to the status of the sale. If I don’t hear from you for no reason for several days, I will send a warning email or message saying that you have one more day to get in touch with me before the hold is revoked.

Shipping fees are case-by-case.

Ask about shipping and I will find out for you. I am usually capable of making trips to the Post Office on Monday-Thursday afternoons, but every week’s schedule is different and things come up. Please be patient if I can’t calculate shipping for you same-day.

I really need the money and to clear up space. 

I am a hungry college student trying to downsize my living space to save money.

Categories and Subcategories!

As for categories, I’m going to be splitting it up like so:

Cosplay
Subcategories: Full Cosplay / Costume, Wigs, Costume Accessories, Partial Cosplay / Costume.

Clothing
Subcategories: Formal, Lingerie, General.

Outfit Additions
Subcategories: Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Pins / Brooches.

Merchandise
Subcategories: Anime Plushies / Figures, Toys, Decor / Art.

Gaming
Subcategories: Console / Handheld Games, PC / Computer Games, Systems / Misc Items.

Cards + Tabletop Gaming
Subcategories: TCG Packs, Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards, Pokemon Cards, Role-Play Games + Items.

Anime Media
Subcategories: Anime DVD / VHS, Books (Manga / Comic).

Non-Anime Media
Subcategories: Non-Anime DVD / VHS, Books (Non-Comic), Audio.

Various
Subcategories: Electronics, Anime Goodies, Random Stuff.

Specials
Subcategories: Free Gifts, Bulk Discounts, Shipping Specials.

These categories will adjust over time.

Each category will have specifications as to what will be in the post itself.

“We All Get Stuck In The Bank”

Totally serious and sweet story. Take the time to read it.

On my way to school this morning, there was a lot of slush. I was pulling up toward an intersection and put on my brakes only to have them not work. I was nearing a car and didn’t know what to do, because I was going to crash into them. I veered to the side, right into the snowbank.

I tried to back out now that my car had stopped and they were gone. No luck. My engine roared, my tires shrieked, but I wasn’t moving. I cursed loudly and turned off my car, getting out to look at how far I had actually gone into the snow. It was pretty bad. I looked around at the other drivers waiting at the intersection, but they all looked away, pretending they didn’t see me, going angrily around my car like I was a pothole they didn’t want to drive over.

Upset, I got back into my car and called my grandmother. It was really early, too early to call my mechanic and ask him for help. Frustrated, she said she’d call my uncle to see if he’d be able to help. There was no way I was getting to school on time, so I didn’t even care about waiting. I was just annoyed at the other drivers. They averted their eyes whenever I looked at them. They didn’t want to make eye contact.

In the corner of my eye I saw a red truck turning around in the intersection. The guy pulled over on the side of the road behind me, an older guy, maybe late 40s or early 50s. He got out of his truck and started digging me out with an ice scraper. I didn’t know what to say.

Another truck pulled over in front of me, and an even older gentleman, gray and balding, came out with a shovel, which he handed to the first guy. I thanked them both, called my grandmother and told her I was going to be okay. They gave me instructions on moving my tires, and soon I was out of the snowbank.

As I thanked them both over and over, the oldest one said something that stuck.

“We all get stuck in the bank one way or another.”

I know he was referring to the snowbank, and the terrible winters we faced driving in New England, but it meant something more to me.

Do a good deed now and again. After all, we all get stuck in the bank one way or another. Everyone has trouble, everyone faces challenges. Helping each other through the hard times will make it easier. And maybe someone will reach out to you and dig you out of the snow someday, be it with a scraper, shovel, or just a kind word.

Oh, he also told me to invest in a shovel to keep in my trunk. Also good advice.

Pokémon Eggs – Happy Easter (almost)!

For John and my Easter cosplay photoshoot, we painted Pokémon eggs. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed doing it.

All images will open in a new tab / window when clicked.

Before we start with the photos and whatnot, I found an amazing website that has sprites for all the Pokémon eggs, along with descriptions. Apparently it is for an online Pokémon game called GPX+, or Global PokédeX Plus. I’d never heard of it, but I found the sprites to be very good and used them as bases for most of my (non-anime) eggs. The EggDex is in alphabetical order, but you can search by National Dex number or Ctrl+F in your browser to search by name. The sprites are really good and I’ll be using them in my descriptions of the eggs I show.

FireChao’s EggDex!

GPXPlus!

Without further ado, Pokémon eggs!

Starting out, I made a list of Pokémon eggs I wanted to do. I went through Cynthia’s teams (in all the games), Looker, and the anime eggs I remembered. We made two dozen eggs (that’s 24 of them, for math geniuses), with most of them being white but some being brown due to a mix up grocery shopping. We also considered the comic I was making for Looker. The link to the comic itself is right here. That needed Exeggcute. 6 white eggs went toward that.

I organized the eggs (after they were hard-boiled) by what eggs needed what colors and what eggs didn’t need to be painted, as well as putting brown eggs when they could be used and white eggs where they needed to be. I then labeled the cover of the carton to know which egg was going to be what Pokémon.

The eggs were organized.

The eggs were organized.

Next we needed to know what colors to use. We narrowed it down to nine colors, but I think we only used 8 of them because two ended up being nearly identical. We used just normal egg dye I had sitting in my pantry since I was five or something, as well as the vinegar and water it asked for.

Bowls of dye.

Bowls of dye. I labeled the color they were supposed to be so I wouldn’t forget.

We also purchased crayons and tape. I learned as a kid that when dying eggs, tape leaves an area white, while crayons keep their color throughout dying.

Generic dollar-store crayons.

Generic dollar-store crayons.

I took them out and one was already broken.

I took them out and one was already broken.

Anyway, let’s get to the good part.

Spiritomb. The lighter one was made first, and honestly looks better. Chosen because of Cynthia.

Spiritomb. The lighter one was made first, and honestly looks better. Chosen because of Cynthia’s Spiritomb.

Feebas. It was hard to make this look good. Chosen because of Cynthia's Milotic.

Feebas. It was hard to make this look good. Chosen because of Cynthia’s Milotic.

Elekid. One of these was made with a really pale brown egg. Chosen because someone requuested we make the anime Elekid egg.

Elekid. One of these was made with a really pale brown egg. Chosen because someone requested we make the anime Elekid egg.

Eevee. Turned out strange, but I like it. Cosen for Cynthia's Glaceon as well as John's favorite Eeveelution being Glaceon.

Eevee. Turned out strange, but I like it. Chosen for Cynthia’s Glaceon as well as John’s favorite Eeveelution being Glaceon.

Budew. The first one (light top) looked WAY better. Something got messed up and the second one didn't look right. Chosen for Cynthia's Roserade.

Budew. The first one (light top) looked WAY better. Something got messed up and the second one didn’t look right. Chosen for Cynthia’s Roserade.

Shellos (West). The pink dye ran over the yellow. I should have used tape. Oh well. Chosen for Cynthia's Gastrodon (West).

Shellos (West). The pink dye ran over the yellow. I should have used tape. Oh well. Chosen for Cynthia’s Gastrodon (West).

Riolu. The dye was supposed to be blue, but ended up green instead. Also, we used brown eggs. Chosen for Cynthia's Lucario, with a hat tip to Riley.

Riolu. The dye was supposed to be blue, but ended up green instead. Also, we used brown eggs. Chosen for Cynthia’s Lucario, with a hat tip to Riley.

Togepi. The light reflected on them too much for a good picture, so I had to hold them in the shadows. We only made two, one picture was just the other side. Chosen for nostalgia and Cynthia's Togekiss.

Togepi. The light reflected on them too much for a good picture, so I had to hold them in the shadows. We only made two, one picture was just the other side. Chosen for nostalgia and Cynthia’s Togekiss.

Gen 4 Egg Sprite. I didn't know which color egg would look better, so we did one of each. Chosen because we're doing a Gen 4 game cosplay.

Gen 4 Egg Sprite. I didn’t know which color egg would look better, so we did one of each. Chosen because we’re doing a Gen 4 game cosplay.

Gible. Even though the green was supposed to be blue on a brown egg (like with Riolu), the Gible egg I think turned out one of the best. Chosen for Cynthia's Garchomp.

Gible. Even though the green was supposed to be blue on a brown egg (like with Riolu), the Gible egg I think turned out one of the best. Chosen for Cynthia’s Garchomp.

Croagunk. The tape slipped a little and some dye went in, but they looked good. Chosen for Looker's Croagunk.

Croagunk. The tape slipped a little and some dye went in, but they looked good. Chosen for Looker’s Croagunk.

Exeggcute. The pink dye was too dark indoors, but looked great in the sunlight. Chosen for "The Hunt!", which is the Looker comic I made.

Exeggcute. The pink dye was too dark indoors, but looked great in the sunlight. Chosen for “The Hunt!”, which is the Looker comic I made.

And that’s it! Well, almost.

Set 1

Set 1

Set 2

Set 2

Okay, for real this time. Later!

Agent Looker: The Hunt! (Photo Comic)

Hey, bloggers and Pokémon fans alike! I just wanted to let you all know that John (Looker) and I have made an Easter Comic for all of you. It’s called “Agent Looker: The Hunt!” and definitely worth checking out.

The image is really really big, so be sure to click on it to make it bigger or download it to see it full size. It’s hosted on DeviantArt, by my hardly-used account, but feel free to look around there too. Later this week I’ll make a post of the different Pokémon eggs John and I painted for this project, as well as some pictures of me in John’s Glaceon cosplay we took some pictures with.

(P.S. The pictures in the comic are of his completed cosplay, which you haven’t seen yet!)

Click Me To Go To The Comic!!

Riley Update: Necklace

I did the necklace for Riley yesterday. I decided to draw it onto the shirt as opposed to making it. I used the same gold paint marker from Hobby Lobby that I’ve used in the past. I drew on the measurement lines with black fabric marker, which soaked into the black fabric so fast it vanished every time I blinked, so I needed to be quick to draw on the necklace.

Without flash (there was a shadow and the lighting wasn't good).

Without flash (there was a shadow and the lighting wasn’t good).

With flash (to make up for the shadow. This is the color it is in real life).

With flash (to make up for the shadow. This is the color it is in real life).

With paint markers on fabric, they work differently than paint specifically made for fabric, or a fabric marker. They need to be “heat set”. I found a set of instructions online that I’ve simplified:

How to heat set fabric:

Make sure the paint has completely air dried before applying a heat setting.

Use an iron to heat set the paint. Iron for 3-5 minutes on the reverse side (opposite of the application), with a medium-hot iron. If you are using a delicate fabric, where the heat setting must be lower, remember that your heat time will be longer.

Or use a dryer to heat set the paint. If using a commercial dryer at a medium high temperature for 20-40 minutes. If using a household dryer at a high temperature for 40-50 minutes.

Washing and drying tips. Be sure to let the paint dry for at least 4 days before washing, turn the garment inside out, and wash in cold water only. If you hand wash and drip dry it will increase the durability of the paint.

I personally choose the iron.

Another update: meet Riley’s Lucario.

Just a little guy.

Just a little guy.

He's so tiny and cute.

He’s so tiny and cute.

I found him on Amazon.com. I was slightly dissappointed with the price I paid, $4.99 + $4.99 Shipping, because I found out when it arrived that it was a 100 Yen toy from a vending machine. I paid $10 for something worth about a dollar. That made me sad. But it is very well painted nonetheless.

Commissioner Shout-Out

I just want to say something about this commissioner, Tifa (Laura).

She lives in Italy and makes amazing props, but people are reluctant to take overseas commissions a lot of the time.

The “featured image” on this post is a set of Bayonetta’s Guns she made.

Her stuff is amazing and she’s amazingly nice. I just figured I’d put this out there because she really deserves a shout-out.

When it comes to commissions, I personally think it’s not about where they live, it’s about how much love and quality they put in to making you happy and satisfied. I’ve been chatting with her and she’s extremely sweet with a focus on quality, honesty, and making the customer happy. I highly recommend her.

Her prop gallery on Cosplay.com.

Her DA gallery.

She’s making me a Kudakitsune Milotic for my Cynthia cosplay, and I’m very excited to see what a wonderful job she’s sure to do on it.

Riley Costume Outline

As with Cynthia and Looker, I’m making a costume outline for Riley.

For the record: on materials and bases, we spent roughly $35-40.

The rest will be time and effort.

First we will break down the costume into various parts, the same way I always do.

Riley's official artwork. I forgot to include it in the previous post.

Riley’s official artwork. I forgot to include it in the previous post.

For Riley, I broke it down like this:

-Hat

-Hair

-Shirt

-Pants

-Suit Coat

-Shoes

-Necklace

For his Hat, he has a wide-brim blue hat with spikes in the back. It’s a “true blue” with a black ring around it. I felt it was best to pursue a fedora for this. Fedoras have a fancy look to them. We found a black fedora at Hobby Lobby, along with some blue spray paint. We were hoping to get fabric paint, but we felt it wouldn’t have worked out as well. We read the backs of several brands of spray paint, and found one that says it works on fabric. I used black Sharpie to plan the spikes, then cut the spikes out with a pair of fabric shears. The spray paint SHOULD cover up where the fabric and cardboard meet.

Black fedora: $8.99

Black fedora: $8.99

I cut the spikes with fabric shears.

I cut the spikes with fabric shears.

Spikes

Spikes

Blue spray paint for Riley's hat.

Blue spray paint for Riley’s hat.

For Riley’s Hair, we will be getting foaming hair mousse. It lasts longer than hairspray and allows you to shape the hair. Foaming mousse is less sticky and messy than gel.

Spiky hair.

Spiky hair.

The Shirt he wears is a very simple black turtleneck. For this, we went to Goodwill. After having Shihan try on a million and one black turtlenecks, we found one that the three of us could agree on. The shirt was marked at $4.99.

The turtleneck.

The turtleneck.

Riley’s Pants are dress pants that are black, brown, or ash gray in color. We found a pair of pants that fit that looked good enough with the shirt. We went with the ash gray color in this case, as the coloring in the official art was hard to distinguish. These were 1/2 off at Goodwill, so they were marked $2.50.

The dress pants.

The dress pants.

The Suit Coat for Riley, like Cynthia’s coat, has to be broken into multiple parts.

BASE

FLAPS

and BUTTONS

The BASE is the blue suit jacket. Like the hat, it is a “true blue”. I was reluctant to get the jacket we did, because the blue was darker than I’d wanted it to be. But it was the only jacket that fit and it was $2.50. This is the part where I say with disdain that we need to make sacrifices sometimes.

The FLAPS are two separate things: the collar and the pockets. We bought another $2.50 suit jacket, this one black. John cut it in half and pinned the collar flaps over the ones on the blue coat. He will eventually be sewing those over the blue. The excess material will be cut away after sewing, and sized to the blue suit coat pockets. John will then sew the flaps onto the pockets.

The BUTTONS are black on Riley’s coat, and we will simply be replacing the buttons on the blue coat with black ones from my grandmother’s sewing supplies. We need three matching black buttons that John will sew on. (In case you didn’t know, John does the sewing… I’m incapable of it.)

The blue suit coat for Riley. It's a darker blue than I hoped for.

The blue suit coat for Riley. It’s a darker blue than I hoped for.

The black coat pinned over the collar.

The black coat pinned over the collar.

Those pockets will have the flaps sewn on to them.

Those pockets will have the flaps sewn on to them.

For his Shoes, Riley has black dress shoes. As a temporary fix, we paid $2.50 for a pair of rubber shoes. Later, Shihan will be getting actual black dress shoes. With black socks, they don’t look bad. He’ll need actual dress shoes if he wants to go to the Formal Ball, otherwise we’d just stick with these.

They look much better on than off, I swear.

They look much better on than off, I swear.

Riley has a gold Necklace. We are considering drawing the necklace on with gold paint marker, then heat setting it into the fabric. Because of the way it looks in the art, I actually think it’s a design on the shirt to begin with. I’d draw out the design on paper and size it to the space before drawing it on the fabric.

Some tools of the trade.

Some tools of the trade.

That’s about it. Very simplified, but most of the costume pieces are partially done so its hard to make this post now.

PS: My next cosplay has been chosen. Mew Lettuce from Tokyo Mew Mew will be done by August, I hope.

G’night!

Jigglypuff Gijinka Breakdown – Helping People

My new friend was asking me for advice on a Jigglypuff cosplay she wants to do. She sent me the following reference picture, I sent her everything in this post after that…

*I didn’t even edit for spell checks, this is exactly what I sent.

The reference picture of the version of gijinka she wanted to do.

The reference picture of the version of gijinka she wanted to do.

What I do for cosplay designs is I break down the costume into parts.

For this we can say:

Wig / Hair

Ears

Dress

Legs

Shoes

Props

Makeup

Wig: I’d go for a dark bubblegum pink. Don’t have it be too light, as you’ll want it to contrast the lighter ears. If you’re going for recognizably Jigglypuff, you want the different key points to be distinguishable from the rest of it. For styling, you could get a wavy wig or a style-able heat-resistant wig. Try to avoid “curly” wigs, as they get really unruly, worse than most wigs. Also, try not to go for too long. The longer the wig, the less manageable it gets and it doesn’t look as good for pictures. I recommend a medium-length wig, possibly down to the shoulders or a little above that. You’re going for the innocent look of Jigglypuff, so longer hair is somewhat better.

Ears: If you’re going for this design, she’s wearing a hat. I personally like that idea a lot, as it forces the eye to distiguish the difference between the hair and ears. One thing that might be cool for the hat is to make it out of a soft fleece-like fabric, and make the ears out of the same fabric. The darker part of the ears can be added in with some black craft felt. Another option is to do a headband, which for this particular gijinka, I don’t recommentd. Jigglypuff’s ears are small. They wouldn’t stand out much on a headband and would look disporportionate if you made them too big or too small.

Dress: Go for a very simple pink dress. Go for a slightly lighter shade of bubblegum pink than the wig, as the darker shade distinguishes your face and draws attention to the small bits of contrast, which is visually appealing. Knee length seems like the best option if you are doing the legs. Also, try to go for something with thin straps (not spaghetti straps, but more like sleeveless / jumper straps). This will give off the childlike innocent look you’re going for. If not, find one with no straps or sleeves. You can impose the straps later by using spare fabric and some cute buttons. If you go sleeveless / strapless, I can further explain how to get that romper dress look. Another note is to avoid dresses with the mesh frills underneath meant to make it look poofy / flowy. You’ll want to superimpose that yourself to make it look better.

Legs: For the legs (if you choose to do them), try to get a material similar to the dress (feel-wise) but a lighter pink. Try to match the shade of the ears. John is the one who has a better idea of how to do this, but you’ll more or less be making an open cone shape and adding ties or elastics to keep them on the legs. Save any leftover fabric to make the bow and sash on the dress..

Shoes: For her shoes, I recommend getting very simple white shoes and some fabric markers. It’s hard to find shoes like the ones the girl is wearing made for adults, but if you can, try and find white or light pink of those style shoes. You don’t want to draw too much attention to the shoes, so make them somewhat bland (but make them look nice).

Props: For props, she has a microphone. I think you should get some headphones to put around your neck. The extra fabric from the legs can be used for the ribbon on the microphone. I can explain better how to make the microphone later.

Makeup: Invest in some pink blush. Dust your cheekbones a little bit to give a soft, childlike look.

Pokémon Trainer Riley – Who’s He?

After meeting up with Shihan, an old friend of John and mine for the first time in almost a year, we wanted to offer to let him join us in our Pokémon Platinum cosplay. Looking at sprites from the Gen 4 games, we stumbled across one that I couldn’t recognize. He looked familiar, but I couldn’t figure out who it was. That sprite plagued me as I searched through every generic trainer you can battle in Platinum.

Then Shihan mentioned that he looked like Sir Aaron from the movie “Lucario and the Mystery of Mew”.

It hit me like an unabridged thesaurus to the cranium.

The reason I couldn’t figure out who he was was because you fought ALONGSIDE him, not against him.

Meet Pokémon Trainer Riley, AKA the only decent escort mission ever.

Riley is the one in the suit, Sir Aaron is the one in the cape.

Riley is the one in the suit, Sir Aaron is the one in the cape.

Riley was the Iron Island escort mission in Pokémon Platinum. He had a Lucario and partook in really nice Double Battles with you, keeping your party healthy and being useful enough that it makes you wonder why he needed an escort. He has all the healing ever, and a really strong Pokémon.

Not that I’m complaining, because he also gives you an egg that hatches into a Riolu, one of the rarest non-legendaries in the game. And in Platinum, he just hands you HM04 Strength.

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Riley’s Lucario has the ability Steadfast, and the moves Metal Claw, Bone Rush, Force Palm, and Quick Attack. I’ve said it before, Lucario got a lot of hype. But for an escort mission, his Lucario was pretty useful.

Later in the Battle Tower and the Battleground, he has a ton of other Pokémon, from Salamence to Regigigas to Entei to Pinsir and more.

Entei. He has an ENTEI. WHAT IS THIS.

Costume outline coming soon, and with this post, I change the category “Cynthia & Looker” to “Platinum Cosplay”.