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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:…

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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).

Groudon Costume Concept by CanineHybrid Groudon Costume- WIP by CanineHybrid Groudon Costume -Sneak Peek by CanineHybrid Groudon Invades JoAnn by CanineHybrid The Groudon Project by CanineHybrid


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 DragonFoxStarroxas-kitaxInsaneSpyro 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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Given 2012-05-22
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 )
fnaftoychica95 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Sick as bro!!!
Tenzin444 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Sooooo, so, soooo cool! °-°
SoulEaterQueen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student General Artist
ShinyGardevoirGirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PottedNai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT! This is amazing! It truly looks like Groudon walked right out of a TV screen. Amazing work!
Darkblazer001 Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
What's up with that ridiculous top hat and that mustache lol.
dragonart116 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Great job looks awesome!
lupko1994 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIC COSPLAY!!! Great job! :love:
lupko1994 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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  Hobbyist General Artist


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
V8Arwing67 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, congratulations on the DD, Riley! :clap:
alliemattable Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! ^^
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
NightStarSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like a sir
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
pokemonrayquaza Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Is it for sale?
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome! (I love Pokemon!)
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u made those?! *jawdropped*
CureLovelyWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
saw this on my friend's awesome! :heart:
PinkPixieSticks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
did is so cool
Quiii Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Can.... Can i buy this.
AceusXAkseu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe man I saw you like five times! Great costume~
Umbreon-Blacky Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i need this!
dtrreu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! *___*
CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your deviation has been chosen for November in the #PokemonCrafts monthly features!
You've demonstrated great skill and craftsmanship in your work and we want to make sure others recognize that too, so this submission will remain on our front page for the rest of the month.

Congratulations! We hope you'll continue to be an active member and look forward to more of your artwork


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VoltEel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
love it canine
i have to say that for the short time i have been here, your costumes are the best
snivy08 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool costume!
superICH3 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I want one. :D
Altaeyyr Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is too awesome for words.
LatinoManInBlack Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Oh my god... Why didn't I fave this sooner?!

I'm not sure if I already told you this, but that's the best costume you've ever built. It really is. As of right now, it is UNMATCHED! Oh, man, I just wanna-- Oh, wait, the costume isn't yours; it's for RektheArtist. Man, would I LOVE to hug that groudon. (if it let me)
Rox-ma-Sox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Oh wow! That is astounding. You are so talented...
RoyalSilverVaporeon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW ASWOME! how do you make costumes like this? like, where would you get the foam and stuff? i was thinking of making a Charmeleon one of these! =3
Drax334 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How long did it take to make the Groundon costume?
Alix670 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Holy sh*t that must be the most epic costume I've seen lately O.o
Why can't Norway have this...This same "NDK" thing? DD:
Mandariini96 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
So awesome! Very nice work. You are so great doing fursuits. :)
YuukiNatsumiYagami Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah!! this is amazing i remember i saw you in this there!!!!!!!!!!!! soooooooo awesome!!! cheered for you at the cosplay contest=)
TOASTYBURRITO Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
ZOMG!!!! I want that costume now lolz Groudon one of my fave legendary Pokemon. :P
DandyLikeALion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you make such an outstanding Groudon cosplay!
MANICMONKEY40 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
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