I finished my Twitch Plays Pokemon-inspired Flareon cosplay last week, and I’m hoping to do a photoshoot soon. In the meantime, here are some progress photos!
Other than the previously-mentioned ears, the costume consists of a gown with a belt and a thing I’ve been calling a tapestry that hangs from the belt. It is very much inspired by this rad piece of Twitch Plays Pokemon fanart, except I went in a “medieval fantasy priestess” direction instead of Egyptian. To that end, I found Simplicity 1487, a costume pattern inspired by a couple of Cersei Lannister’s gowns in Game of Thrones, which I thought was pretty perfect for a fire creature that is trying to get you to release all your Pokemon.
The bodice of the dress. It’s made of plain orange cotton (only 45″ wide, so I had to buy like seven yards!), and I used a yellow short-pile faux fur for the neckline trim and the belt. I used yellow lining fabric for the sleeve lining for a nice contrast.
This is the back of the belt. The belt ended up slightly too small for me, but that’s all right because I threw some grommet tape on the ends, threaded some wide orange ribbon through, and made it a corset belt. That’s five yards of orange ribbon, it looks really neat in a big bow down the back of the dress.
This is a progress photo of the tapestry thing that hangs from the belt in the front of the dress. You can more clearly see the influence of the fanart piece here, with the moon stones, gold nuggets, and flames enveloping the Helix. The top of the piece will have a Kabuto (you can see pieces of him in the upper left there), and the edges will be finished with gold bias tape. I also backed it with lining fabric so that it hangs nicely against the dress. The rest of the costume is cool and all, but this is the part that really makes it fun and TPP-ish.
Those are all the progress photos I have… hopefully I’ll have some photos of the final costume soon!