Vandal the Obstagoon

Basic Character Data

Name: Vandal
Species: Obstagoon (Pokemon)
Nature: Impish
Ability: Guts
Moveset: Obstruct, Night Slash, X-Scissor, Facade
Held Item: Razor Claw
Height: 5′ 8″

Likes: 80’s music (pretty much anything), symphonic metal, Pokemon battles, art and painting, concerts, parties and other fun gatherings
Dislikes: Jazz and elevator music, bullies

Personality: Despite a harsh, violent past, Vandal is actually a kind Pokemon, though his forwardness can often come off as intimidating or sometimes even playfully aggressive. He will protect anyone he likes from danger using Obstruct. He’s mischievous, however, and should be watched carefully. He has a habit of tagging people (fortunately we’ve replaced all his spray paints with washable paint).

Backstory: A summary of his backstory is coming soon!

Costume Data

Project Type: Personal
Character Origin: Pokemon
Debut Year/Place: —
Costume Type: Showpiece
Status: Being Constructed!
Est. Build Cost: —
Est. Build Time: —
Handmade props?: Spray Can
Other props?: —

Planned Features:

  • Moving jaw
  • Articulated neck
  • Cooling system
  • Sound system
  • Glowing eyes (EL panels)

Material Breakdown:

  • Cushion foam for general shaping
  • 3yd black faux seal fur (local buy)
  • 3yd white faux seal fur (local buy)
  • 3 yd grey
  • 7 Kool Max cooling packs
  • EVA foam (harness and shape bases)
  • Plasti-dip (sealing EVA)
  • Foam clay (shaping)
  • EL Panels (eyes)
  • 2x speakers
  • 1 SFX soundboard (Obstagoon cry)
  • 2x battery packs (1 for ELs, 1 for soundboard)
  • Aluminum rail pieces (head support)
  • Elastic
  • 2mm cable (jaw mechanism)
  • Screw posts (hinges)
  • Nylon straps (harness)
  • Styrene and PVC plastic sheets (reinforcements)
  • Sewing miscellany (zippers, clips, etc)
  • Wiring and electronics miscellany

References Used

Other Data

Post-build considerations: —


  • Vandal’s fur is much softer than the standard faux seal fur found in most fabric stores online. It was a discontinued fabric from Joann’s I managed to get for a sale price as it was being discontinued (originally something like $50/yd for being ultra high quality fashion fabric). If you ever get to meet Vandal in person, give him a pet! He’s probably one of the softest costumes you’ll ever feel 🙂

This will be added when the costume is completed!


None yet!
(WIP videos will be in the Costume WIP Gallery)

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Artwork and Costumes by Rayne "McKinley" Mason (Wesley McKinley)