My convention group was doing a pokemon hoodie theme this year [it's the first time we have a theme, actually], and I was deemed the costume director because, well, I was the only one with sewing ability, and it was my idea for hoodies in the first place. I had helped with making a lot of the hoodies in the group, which were store-bought hoodies with details added, but I wanted to make mine myself.
I chose Kangaskhan because, well, I wanted to make the pouch. I loved the idea of a kangaroo pouch instead of a normal hoodie pocket, so yeah, that got me hooked. It was originally going to have long sleeves and maybe a tail and some of the rough spots, but I don't always think things all the way through and didn't have enough fabric when I got to making the sleeves.
~my original design:
I am also not very patient, and I had a lot of issues with sewing order. I made the main part of the shirt first, then went back and added the belly piece, and then the pocket. [see the issue here?] My older sister, who is much more crafty than I am, kept telling me to go back and put elastic in the pouch, but due to my impatient-ness, I refused to seem rip anything once I thought it was done. that is also why the pouch is crooked.
I was terribly afraid of the sleeves, because I was afraid of messing them up. [which I did end up doing] I didn't have many issues with the hood, except when getting the head plate on. It is lined, which I guess is what makes it kinda heavy, but I like the lined look better than the not. It came out cute, but I'm not so sure it can be recognized as a Kangaskhan. :/
~in progress shot, before sleeves and details.
~Finished! with the same kind of post as above, since Kangaskhan is a Prehistoric-Kangaroo looking thing.
~Back of the Head to see the head plate and ears. ignore my messy computer space.
~derpfaceand front of the hood. The ears really look like elf ears. XD
~with makeshift baby I didn't have the time/ skills to make a kangaskhan baby, so I just took the snorlax beaniebaby that we've had forever and made it my adopted baby.
~Close-upof the pouch and the snorlax that lives there.
I used this hoodie tutorial
by gnacissej for the basics, and just edited it up along the way to get what I want. The whole thing is made of fleece, with wires in the ears to make them stick up. It is both hand- and machine-sewn, and was a couple of weeks full of work. [probably because of all the other stuff I had to do at the same time, but ah, it was done in time]
>and sorry for my long-winded-ness. I have so much to say when I show off what I make, walls of words are created. XD<