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Groudon Costume by CanineHybrid Groudon Costume by CanineHybrid
Edit 06/20/13: Updated photo, courtesy of To see the older photo, look here:

A timeline of all my costumes

EDIT 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! :hug: 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!

•~Monoyasha 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)!

•~Saiyai 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!

•~ScratchingSouls 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*roxas-kitax*InsaneSpyro and ~Koosh-Ball (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:

Work in progress video:

The famous trip to 7-11 video:

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!)


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 award

Video of the onstage performance:

A-kon 2012:
-2nd place Best in Show


Costume © :iconcaninehybrid:
Performer © :iconscratchingsouls:
Groudon © Pokémon/Nintendo
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Groudon Costume -NDK 2011 by =CanineHybrid Two years of work has gone into this costume and you can really tell! ( Suggested by Damaged927 and Featured by UnicornReality )
KageTheNightfury Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
This is so awesome! Wicked cool yo!
Psychotic5ilence Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
man, thats awesomely intense xD

im making a groudon costume, but different from this.. instead of a full suit, im doing the arms and legs made out of Styrofoam covered with red fabric.
for the shirt, just like a red tank with grey going down the middle
 and im just going to wear black leggings with a black skirt with a spiked black clip-belt.

and for the head im doing a crown-type-thing :P

I cant wait to start >w<
RIGAM0RTI5 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it 
advancedviolinist29 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013


Please teach me how to make this costume

FlamestormTheDragon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dawww, cute!
1Missy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<font><font>First Class this Costume, i love it! The self maded Costumes are the very best!</font></font>Everybody Bounce now -  King 
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD Riley! :D
Doom-Wulf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
TreeGecko Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
yay congratulations, masterpiece maker XD
kaiathedragon13 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa this is awseome, and dat moustache! <3
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