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How to Make a Sexy Pikachu Costume: Pikachu Ears

Posted by on Dec 24, 2010 in Art & Photography, Cosplay, Featured | 12 comments

Last Halloween, I decided to dress up as Pikachu and Vince as my Pokemon trainer – Ash Ketchum.

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So, How did I do it?

First of all, the yellow bra and the yellow skirt were two things that I just bought in Divisoria.  I was scouting for either a skirt or shorts.  If you are not too comfortable wearing this, you can find alternatives like yellow t-shirts or a yellow jumpsuit and yellow pants.

It’s up to you.  the main highlight of the costume is the Pikachu tail and the Pikachu ears.

Here’s how I did it.

How to make Pikachu Ears

Things you need:

  • hard folder
  • non-silk, hard yellow cloth
  • scissors
  • scotch tape
  • black or yellow headband
  • needle and thread
  • black paint
  • paint brush

1.  I got a cardboard and cut it into two rectangles of exact shape.  You can recycle used folders like I did.

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2. Draw ears to shape the cardboard

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3. Cut the line where you drew the shape with and fold the lower half.  Just estimate how long the ears should be.  I never really used a ruler, I just estimated things through.  Get the yellow cloth and trace the ears.  Then, retrace the ears outside by 1 cm to make sure you have space for sewing cloth.

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4.  Get a black head band where you can attach these ears with.  I just used ordinary scotch tape to attach the ears on the headband.  Give a little support to the ears so that it stays standing by putting a triangle shaped carboard as you can see blow to keep the ears erect.  Just use ordinary tape to do this.

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5.  Sew the yellow cloth for ears.  I totally forgot to take pictures while sewing it.  Remember when you traced it above on #3 that you need to give the allowance for sewing.

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6.  Put the cloth on top of the ears and I just taped it to the cardboard.  You may opt to use a glue gun if you want to.

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7.  Paint the black part of the ears.  It helps if you draw a line first and then just trace it with the paint and overlap.

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8.  Do it on both sides and that’s it – you’re done Smile

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The next tutorial that I will give is how to make Pikachu tail.  It is more challenging than making the ears…

I must say though, I am proud of the tail that I made.  The Cream Ball Halloween Party was very crowded and people kept bumping on my tail.  I was surprised that I made it so well that it stood up until now. I wasn’t using any string or what not to aid the tail to be upright. Smile with tongue out

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Facebook comments:


  1. That is creative! And, the whole outfit looks very cute. Awww, so smart of you to DIY it.

  2. that was so very cool, btw merry christmas ms.hanna.

  3. Thanks :) Merry Christmas to you and your family too :)

  4. yeah,I have a DIY for the tail too :) mej mahirap nga lang yon, I couldn’t explain it much because it was mostly trial and error

  5. This is a cute post about making costumes. Tingin ko may future ka rin sa customized costumes for next Halloween 😛

  6. cool 😀 i thought you bought it. when i first saw the pics.

  7. I made it wiff my own pawis and flair haha XD

  8. sorry if i sound soooo conservative, but did your parents really allowed you to dress like that? The skirt was OK buuut the bra? YES i think I should live in a different era, no offense meant.

  9. dude, wearing a bra is just like wearing a bikini. That just is. and I wasn’t the only one wearing that in the party :)

  10. Parang may kulang po…
    Sana naglagay kayo ng red circles sa pisngi niyo… hehehe

  11. You already! :)
    Ikaw pala ang seksing pikachu! Hehe.

  12. You did a epic job!
    But where is the link to your tutorial of how you made the tail?

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