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Ash-Greninja Costume

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Ash-Greninja Costume

Chicago view at the Adler Planetarium

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Photo #1 - Chicago view at the Adler Planetarium Photo #2 - At the Adler Planetarium - a Pokemon Go hotspot Photo #3 - At the Kenosha Harbor, Wisconsin - another Pokemon Go hotspot Photo #4 - Ash-Greninja and Mom (Co-Creators of the costume) Photo #5 - Excited Pokemon Go Trainers at the Adler Planetarium taking Ash-Greninja's pic

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Pokemon Action Figure, Ash-GreninjaPokemon Action Figure, Ash-Greninja

Pokemon All Star Collection PP50 Greninja 9" Stuffed PlushPokemon All Star Collection PP50 Greninja 9" Stuffed Plush

Pokemon TCG: Ash-Greninja-EX BoxPokemon TCG: Ash-Greninja-EX Box

Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Christine, the 'Ash-Greninja' costume creator:

"Itís ASH-GRENINJA!!! Catch him!!!"

Actually, thatís my 11-year old son, ENZO Ė a Pokemon fan who saw an episode with Ash-Greninja, a super powerful Pokemon with a rare ability to bond with its trainer. Enzo knew right away that he wanted to be this Pokemon for Halloween. As a costume for this is not available in stores, we knew that we just had to be creative and do it ourselves! It was a daunting task, but Enzo was all set and drew up a plan to create the costume. He also believed in me, his Mommy!

For the HEAD:
The base of the head is a $2 fireman's craft foam hat. I cut 2 plastic cups in half and used duct tape to attach them to make eyes. I wrapped a netted fabric around the cups so my son could see through the eyes. I then cut craft foam for the rest of the face and antennas and put the pieces together with duct tape. I hand-painted the eyes with acrylic paint.

For the BODY: I used a Spiderman fleece sleeper. Blue duct tape was used to cover all the red markings on the original sleeper. More details were added with yellow and light blue duct tape. I cut the net fabric under the arms (Spidey's web) and used this fabric for the eyes (nothing goes to waste!)

For the ďShurikensĒ/ WINGS: I cut the wings from cardboard and my son covered it with light blue duct tape. The white markings are made from foam and glued to the wings. Nylon string was stapled to the wings so that it could be worn. More duct tape covers the staples to enforce the attachment.

For the HANDS and FEET: Craft foam was cut to form the hands and feet and attached to the cuffs and shoes with duct tape.

To make the THIGHS bigger, I bagged polyfill and inserted one on each pant leg.

For the TONGUE: My husband got a shiny, slippery pinkish-coral fabric which I cut and hand sewed then filled with polyfill. This is worn around the neck.

We brought my son to the Pokemon Go hotspots around Chicago and Wisconsin. At the Adler Planetarium and the Museum Campus, the Pokemon Go Trainers were thrilled and were taking pics as he was going around. Many people shouted his name, "Ash-Greninja", and asked to have their pics taken with him. Others said, "Catch him!" We also brought him to Kenosha Harbor, another Pokemon Go hotspot and many people took his pic, greeted him by his character name and told him his costume was awesome. My son is completely thrilled with his ASH-GRENINJA costume.

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 111

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#1 comment by Ash-Greninja November 27, 2016

This is so cool! Maybe you could make more and sell them on Amazon. I am a adult who loves Ash-Greninja.

#2 comment by Ash March 26, 2017

Pls make more because you could make a lot of money doing this, plus I'm someone who has all the ash greninja merch, so I'd really like this costume for Halloween

#3 comment by Tammy May 5, 2017

I was wondering if you make these to sell

#4 comment by maria magno July 30, 2017

Yes are u making any for halloween

#5 comment by Kerry O'Driscoll September 1, 2017

please tell me these are for sale

#6 comment by Bella September 4, 2017

Hi if you can rent it to me Id love that , my 8 yr old daughter is in love with G. We are in Ohio. 614-260-8581. Thanks

#7 comment by Marilyn September 4, 2017

can you make this costume for a child?

#8 comment by Cecilia garcia September 23, 2017

I need this costume for my child 8years old in wath store or one line can baey

#9 comment by Kate Willaert Lobberegt September 25, 2017

I would love this for my seven-year-old son. Do you sell them??

#10 comment by Nicole September 25, 2017

If you've decided to make these, I'd be ready to buy! I know an 8 year old who would be over the moon...

#11 comment by Shanda September 30, 2017

I would love to buy one because this is exactly what my son's wants to be!!

#12 comment by Erin October 2, 2017

Like all the comments above I'm curious if you've decided to make 'this costume to sell? My six year old told me he wants to be Ash Greninja for Halloween.

#13 comment by Rhonda October 8, 2017

I want to buy one too for my 9 year old son. Are you selling them?

#14 comment by Frankie October 20, 2017

I am trying to make the mask. Can you provide a little more detail on how you did it? I have the fireman's hat. Do I face it frontwards or backwards? Where do I place the eyes? From one mom to another HELLLLPP :) please and thank you

#15 comment by Kayla October 20, 2017

Where can I find a foam fireman hat?

#16 comment by Tammy Mierow October 29, 2017

Just wanted to know if you could take a close up photo of the head piece. Just wanted to see more of yhe detailed work you did. Awesome job...

#17 comment by LisaR November 2, 2017

Thank you for posting the pictures and description of your method. It gave me the confidence to attempt the costume for my son. He was so very pleased...people recognized him and he won a creative costume prize at a Halloween party. I've never posted a comment online before, but I want to let you know that you inspired us and made a positive impact. Thanks again!

#18 comment by Antonella January 11, 2018

Vorrei acquistare questo costume per mio figlio ha sei anni posso sapere come fare e il prezzo grazie

#19 comment by Nora June 11, 2018

Are you making more of these and selling them?? Would love it for a size 7or 8

#20 comment by Lisa September 23, 2018

Hi there! I am wondering if you have any more close up or side view photos of the headpiece? And/ or if you are willing to make any to sell? Thanks!

#21 comment by Lynnette Smith September 27, 2018

I want to buy this costume for my 8 year old grandson. Where, how can I order one for purchase?..

#22 comment by Margarita Gonzalez October 2, 2018

I also want to buy one!

#23 comment by Rosemary October 13, 2018

You should put this on You Tube and start your own channel. Great work! Hopefully I can pull something like this off

#24 comment by Edie October 5, 2019

I realize this is an old post, but hoping someone craftier then me stumbles upon it and can answer a question: How exactly do you make the eyes? I don't understand where the cups/netted fabric go. Thank you!

#25 comment by Emily October 16, 2019

Edie, I was wondering the same thing! You are not alone!

#26 comment by Travan Verton Turner October 29, 2019

Is greninja costume for sale and how much?

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