Is Pikachu haunting your dreams? Do you have a Pokemon lover in your life? Need a great costume in a pinch? Check out this Ash Ketchum costume that I made in a day. And if you know who Ash Ketchum is, this is definitely for you.
What you will need is:
a blue zip up hoodie
a tennis ball
green stretchy gloves
red trucker hat (I found this one at Spencers)
small stuffed Pikachu
yellow, red, white, and black fabric paint
4-5 very large safety pins
Paint the cuffs, pocket trim, and bottom trim of the hoodie yellow. You will need to put on 2-4 coats of yellow, depending on how dark blue your hoodie is. Let the coats dry before you apply a new coat. Using a hairdryer can help speed the drying process.
Paint the triangle “C” logo on the hat with green paint. I googled the logo and free hand painted it on the hat.
Cut the fingers off of the gloves.
The tennis ball is the most time consuming part. I used a thin washi tape and placed it in the middle of the tennis ball. I painted half red and half white and once both colors were dry, I pulled off the tape and filled it in with the black paint while adding a small white circle that I outlined in black.
Note: I used fabric paint on the tennis ball to ensure that it wouldn’t chip off easily as an 8 year old boy would be throwing Pokeballs all over the world this Halloween. It has been holding up pretty well so far.
Once everything is dry, pair with a pair of jeans and some rad tennis shoes and you have the baddest Ash in town.