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Pokemon Costume Designs: Starters by Hannah-Alexander Pokemon Costume Designs: Starters by Hannah-Alexander
Pikachu > Squirtle > Charmander > Bulbasaur

All inspired by Art Nouveau. Sooo much fun to design :3. Everyone welcome to cosplay, just please tag me in any pics for design credit! Any questions regarding construction please head over and ask the lovely people at Hannah Alexander Cosplayers/a>  I will be doing a few more Pokemon, check my  for updates!

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Basic construction notes
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Pikachu: Arm piece is meant to be akin to a leather pauldon with gold trimmings. Lightning is embroidered stiff fabric, very heavily beaded! It needs to glitter. There's gold triangular shards in her hair with gerbera daisies (to represent Pikachu's red cheeks!). 

Squirtle: Heavy on the worbla armour here. I would make the midpiece over the belly flatter - don't want that bulging ;) The leggings have cut out 'bubble' circles at the top. The frills on the arm and legs piece could either be layered worbla or stiff fabric. Squirtle Squad inspired glasses can be found here: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/210924…

Charmander: My intention for the draped fabric was for the top dark red fabric to be cut out at the bottom, with the ombre flames showing underneath. I've illustrated it to be draped around the front however it would make better sense for it to be positioned slightly more round the back to help with walking! The plunge corset is heavily embroidered and the pauldrons could be made from layered leather scales or worbla. The top is looped around a stiff piece of rope at around the neck. 

Bulbasaur: I would applique the heavily embroidered patches to skin coloured netting over the top of the main fabric.  The vines around the arms could either be metallic looking (like with wire or worbla) or could be appliqued to the gloves for ease. The leaves around the waist are definitely meant to be metal so worbla might be the key there. The fabric coming from the back are meant to represent the vines :) You can buy the gold leaves for the earring from ebay under the jewellery making section. 

NOTE: Some people complain about the designs being too revealing. To that I say: change it then. You don't have to stick to my designs 100%. Do whatever you're comfortable with.
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Art Nouveau Couture
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:iconbrimerry:
BriMerry Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice work
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:icontsukiyumii:
Tsukiyumii Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! :happybounce: 
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TerraLumiere Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
these are so beautiful !
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Great concept !
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Prazeodymium Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Student General Artist
I love seeing every new design that you create, they're unique and stunning. I also really enjoy the fact that in the info box you take the time to explain your designs in more depth.

My favorite from these ones would most definitely be Bulbasaur and Squirtle but I suppose I'm already slightly biased as I like the designs also as an element interpretation.

Keep creating! :)
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Harker-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this OMG I love your designs and art !
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:iconaevrynn:
aevrynn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah these designs are gorgeous! ^^
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:iconyouloudefanyou:
YouloudeFanyou Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your work !
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:iconrosemoon151:
rosemoon151 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely as usual. :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! :D
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:iconthefallenkings:
TheFallenKings Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconaru:
aru Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
I frickin LOVE these!! So amazing! I think Bulbasaur is my favorite :D
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:iconrinaca-cosplay:
Rinaca-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so in love with the Squirtle design! 
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, these are simply gorgeous! You draw fashion like no one else! :wow:
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:iconledarkness1:
LeDarkness1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Very beautiful!
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:iconfire-penguin17:
Fire-Penguin17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Они великолепны
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:iconmiigue:
miigue Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
cute
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:iconlynniedindindin:
lynniedindindin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Beautiful as always!! They're all so amazing, idk which I like best ><
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Very nice very VERY nice work doing this! nicely done overall!
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GDupons Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
I am not so in this pokemon thing, but that is great stuff!
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All are great! Nice job. I like Bulbasaur best, Charmander is a close second. I notice that the colors correspond to the four elements, are these elemental creatures?
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
          kawai mochi 
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:iconpeaachi:
peaachi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
I love the last two
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OasysMasquerade Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are all very beautiful. I would have to say that the Squirtle costume is my fave out of the four!
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Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Official Pikachu isn't a starter Pokemon. °xD
When you see Pikachu as a starter, then why isn't Evee there? He is also starter Pokemon. ^^
Green/Gary got Evee, who was actially yellows Pokemon and in Pokemon XD the boy has a Evee as his first Pokemon.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who cares? I just wanted to design an outfit based on Pikachu so I stuck him in with the starters.
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:iconmegaloceros-urhirsch:
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me? xD
Ah okay.
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Buntglas Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
They are absolutely beautiful, as always *__*
Allthough I don't really see much resemblance with the respective pokemon to be honest... except for squirtle, you nailed squirtle.
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HitomiTatsuyo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
This is stunning
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:iconlion-o-vs-he-man:
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Lovely work
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:iconusoutlaw:
usoutlaw Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
they are all beautiful though i might have to go with squirtle. shes just so prity 
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:iconmiyayoshi:
MiyaYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much class and style can't possibly be contained in one picture, damn. Looks amazing!
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hai Myshu, didn't even realise it was you until  re-read the comment again ;) Thanks, bud.
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:iconmiyayoshi:
MiyaYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gwaha, hi you! Always a pleasure to see your work. :P
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:iconkonekotto-chan:
Konekotto-chan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I just want to see them on fashion week! :3 :meow: °w°
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Kiri-no-Yume Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! It's an awesome concept, now that I know.... but when I first saw this I thought they were elemental outfits, you know, air, water, fire, earth. Lol, I'm an idiot. But, as pokemon, the designs are very intricate and cool!! ^^
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:iconnarwhalicious:
Narwhalicious Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Omg they're so elegant and gorgeous!
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:iconespritcreatif:
EspritCreatif Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Charmader is so cool *^* !
They have a very beautiful design ♥
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:iconorangeletters88:
OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These designs are so lovely! Pokemon certainly look very romantic here.
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Quite great
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KittenConcoctions Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh these are lovely!
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