Monday, 10 June 2013

Ponyta Quadsuit & Cosplay Update

I'm sorry I haven't updated more  frequently, but I've been busy with well.. making cosplays for  Desucon (one of the biggest conventions in Finland) and also making my Ponyta quadsuit. To be honest I sent in my cosplay portfolio for Nordic Cosplay Championship! Keep your thumbs up because I really want to go there with my Ponyta! Four cosplayers will represent Finland in NärCon in July and those four people will be announced in Descucon next weekend!

I drew the redlines around a duct tape dummy that Minorea helped me with. The redlines show where I need to add the padding to!
After I made the redlines for the quadsuit I've made fast progress. I have the back legs finished (the paddings are not sewn in yet though), I started with the furring of the head and finished my arm stilts too!

The head with fur on. Time to start trimming!
I added light red felt on the ears and the nosestrils. I painted shadows on them with darker light red too.

I covered the duct tape dummy leg with padding with canvas I used as a model for the fur fabrics.
Finished back legs (without padding).
Arm stilts made from PVC-pipes.

You can see how the arm stilts actually work in the video below. I wore my Gaikotsu fursuit head while trying them out.

For Desucon I'm going to wear (of course) my Gaikotsu fursuit, but only for one day. That'll most likely be Friday. For Saturday we're going to wear our new kigurumis with Minorea. They will be really bright coloured ones with pink and yellow, and we'll both wear orange wigs and ganguru gal make-up. At some point (maybe on Sunday...?) we'll join Soul Eater group cosplay. Minorea is doing Patty and I'll do Liz Thompson.

Patty & Liz
I'll be pretty lazy with this cosplay so I'll just wear old jeans instead of making them myself. The shirt and the hat will be done by me though!

After the convention I'll go straight to a friend's stable where I'll join a riding camp and after that we'll have some midsummer fun-time! I'll do my best to update on Ponyta and Liz before that. :)


  1. OMG Ponyta quadsuit. Can't wait to see this finished as well as more progress updates!
    Ponyta/Rapidash is one of my favorites in Gen 1. :)

    1. Thanks (and sorry for late reply)! Ponyta is one of my all time favourite Pokémons. I was supposed to finish this a looooong time ago, but I didn't find the right materials for it so I kinda lost motivation. I'm going to finish this by LEVELS'14, so hopefully we'll have a Ponyta running around conventions soon-ish. ;)