View Full Version : Designing a Honchkrow gijinka...

Ivyna J. Spyder
02-23-2011, 10:24 AM
And I need some input! :) This'll be my first gijinka so any advice is appreciated.

I think the mafia boss/pimp connection is too easy so I'm going for more of a 'classy dame/femme fatale' look.

I've attached a very rough sketch... Basically, navy blue 'mermaid' style dress, white fur stole for the 'ruff', a red lined blue cape to represent wings, and a white fan with red feathers to represent the tail. And an awesome blue hat of course! (Which will be the hardest most likely...) And probably a white or red wig, haven't decided. I'll do my makeup to try and imitate the white markings on its face as well, maybe white eyeshadow?

Does it seem recognizable though? Maybe I should make some Murkrow plushies for my shoulders? (Or maybe find some people who'll dress as Murkrow gijinka and follow me around to do my bidding, lol)

02-23-2011, 10:29 AM
First off, I have to say I love the design of it. ^_^. I think it's a great and unique take on Honchkrow.

However, if I didn't know it was a gijinka then I wouldn't have been able guessed it was. :/. I agree with the Murkrow plushie idea or if you can get some friends to be Murkrow that will be cool too.

Good luck on the dress. ^_^

Ivyna J. Spyder
02-23-2011, 10:34 AM
Thank you :D

Hm I wonder if I incorporated somethin more obviously Pokemon-related liiiike... maybe a cane with a Pokeball on top? Or a Pokeball necklace or hat pin or SOME way, since those are pretty distinctive and would hopefully cause 'gijinka!' to pop into people's minds.

That and/or I guess I could do actual feathery wings instead of a cape? Hm...

02-23-2011, 10:38 AM
I think the pokeball thing will help a lot. And if you can do feathery wings-or even a feathery cape would be amazing and would help a bit. :)

Ivyna J. Spyder
02-23-2011, 11:58 AM
Okay tryin for two different wing designs... Smaller would be easier but I may try for big! Also I'll prolly do feathers for the cape thing around my shoulders too.

Edit: oh my god! I just found there are official Murkrow plushies now! Hell yes, now I won't need to make my own for this. I'll get a few to ride around on my shoulders and hat.

02-23-2011, 03:08 PM
what about the short wings and a cape extending from it? eh, just an idea

02-23-2011, 06:03 PM
i personally loved the first design, especially if you rig the cape up to sit open all the time (wire? interfacing? idk /fails), but it looks gorgeous even with wings. i'd say go with the big wings because they look more imposing, but that's just me (:

also i'm not sure how it might look since i'm just only trying to imagine it, but you could also keep the cape on over the wings (so that the wings are extending from your back from under the cape), and as an added bonus from that, the cape and fur stole combo will pretty much hide any harness you need for the wings.

i would have gone for a black or dark blue wig for honchkrow personally, but for your design black doesn't stand out enough. i think a red wig would look really nice though, especially since you intend to have white/light makeup around your eyes. (on that note, a red wig + white eyeshadow + your skintone might make you look really washed out though, so you might need to play around with other makeup too)

MURKROW ARMY 8D i'm looking forward to seeing photos of this when it's finished! :3! it sounds gorgeous~