I've been wanting for a long time to make this. First my brother and I were going to be a pair, and then he stopped cosplaying, so I decided to have my boyfriend be my partner.
While wearing these costumes, we developed characters (individual rocket grunts) to go along with them and we acted them out and made up ideas for a story, or a comic I'm going to make. I had the lady who runs our pokemon league store the admin who runs the game corner in our story. And there was a bunch of people at mechacon who also dressed up as rocket grunts. My boyfriend made it a point to get pictures of all the ones he saw, and that came in handy when I was making up supporting characters. I love the way everyone did it too, because not all rocket grunts are the same, so they wouldn't look the same, and it really made me happy. :D
Worn to McDowell's party 2010, Anime Club Halloween party 2010, and to Pokemon League on Halloween day, where I didn't know they had a costume contest, but my boyfriend did. lol
While wearing this costume, I earned the title, "Posh Rocket," and "Cutest Minion."
We have actually won an award with these! We came in first place at our Pokemon League's costume contest for Halloween! We won two deck boxes, some sleeves, and four packs of cards, I think. But yeah. The place we go to is called "Rocket's Hideout," and in the Pokemon League we are Team Rocket. So those were the perfect costumes for that.
The League Leader is equal to Giovanni, and the place where we play at, Rocket's Hideout, I have endearingly dubbed, "The Game Corner." And no, there is no secret switch behind the poster.