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Groudon Costume
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Published: September 13, 2011
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Edit 06/20/13: Updated photo, courtesy of DMGice.com To see the older photo, look here: caninehybrid.deviantart.com/ar…

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Timeline of Pokemon Costumes by CanineHybrid

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: 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 award

Video of the onstage performance: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxWd41…

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


Costume © :iconcaninehybrid:
Performer © :iconscratchingsouls:
Groudon © Pokémon/Nintendo
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fnaftoychica95's avatar
fnaftoychica95|Student General Artist
Sick as bro!!!
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saturnDean's avatar
I wonder what happened to the big guy. I haven't seen him around...
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Tenzin444's avatar
Sooooo, so, soooo cool! °-°
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ShinyGardevoirGirl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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PottedNai|Student Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT! This is amazing! It truly looks like Groudon walked right out of a TV screen. Amazing work!
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Darkblazer001|Student Traditional Artist
What's up with that ridiculous top hat and that mustache lol.
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dragonart116's avatar
Great job looks awesome!
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lupko1994|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIC COSPLAY!!! Great job! :love:
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lupko1994|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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This is so awesome! Wicked cool yo!
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Psychotic5ilence|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<
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RIGAM0RTI5|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 
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advancedviolinist29|Hobbyist General Artist


Please teach me how to make this costume

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FlamestormTheDragon|Student Traditional Artist
Dawww, cute!
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1Missy|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 
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Xeerinare|Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD Riley! :D
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yay congratulations, masterpiece maker XD
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kaiathedragon13|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa this is awseome, and dat moustache! <3
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V8Arwing67|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, congratulations on the DD, Riley! :clap:
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alliemattable|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! ^^
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CanineHybrid|Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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