Edit 06/20/13: Updated photo, courtesy of DMGice.com
To see the older photo, look here: caninehybrid.deviantart.com/ar...
A timeline of all my costumesEDIT 05/22/12: OMG WUT? My first DD!!?!? Thank you to all who have come by with such kind words and I greatly appreciate all the additional support you've shown me with adding me to your watch and favorites. I will get around to responding to them best I can! Also if you'd like to get the chance to see this costume in action (besides the video links below) he will be at A-kon 23 next weekend in Dallas, TX. June 1-3
Here he is! Fred the Groudon invades the convention!
I'm so glad to finally be done with this project- I've been working on him for 2 years and about 300+ hours. He is primarily made from polyurethane (upholstery) foam, hotglue, and a velour knit fabric (for extra hugability!) The costume features glowing LED eyes, a moving jaw, and extreme amounts of body padding to accurately capture the life of the character in costumed form.
The costume was created by myself and worn by ~ScratchingSouls
The original photo was taken by myself at NDK15- but we'll have plenty of good photos taken soon for my portfolio with more angles and the like. Figured I'd not wait to upload like I have for so long with the Shadow Lugia costume |D (something I STILL haven't done, so perhaps I'll put up a photo of him today too).
I'd like to give a huge shout-out to my top contributors to this project, since without you I probably wouldn't have been able to finish this crazy thing in time!
for casting the LED eyes several times over, hanging out with me at A-kon taping patterns, creating a beautiful set of teeth, and keeping me company on Livestream for inspiration (and endless delays to bedtime)!
for letting me horde your amazing sewing machine, helping me with patterns and covering all of Groudon's backplates, and being such an amazing handler/helper every step of the way at conventions!
of course, for contributing to the building costs, being patient and supportive throughout, and last but not least- bringing to life the BEST GROUDON EVER. You were meant to cosplay him, I don't understand how you're such a natural.
•A few extra hands were also lent at A-kon by *DragonFoxStar
(let me know if you contributed and I didn't mention you)
Curious to see how this crazy thing was made?Check out the Work In Progress photo gallery (over 570 photos!) on my Flickr account here.
Or browse all of my costume photos: www.flickr.com/photos/caninehy...
Work in progress video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7JlC...
The famous trip to 7-11 video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbRuuo...
This was built almost entirely over my Livestream channel, thank you to all who came to support my work over the years who watched him develop from chunks of foam and fabric into the finished piece. Want a walk down memory lane? Be sure to check out *Scraner
's broadcast coverage screencaps! (Over 1,700 photos!) tinyurl.com/UstreamCH
He was entered into the craftsmanship judging and masquerade competition for his first convention. Unlocked achievements!
Nan Desu Kan 2011:
-Video Game award
-Audience Favorite award
-1st Place Master's Level awardVideo of the onstage performance: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxWd41...
-2nd place Best in Show
Groudon © Pokémon/Nintendo