These adorable Japanese characters were created way back in 1996 by Satoshi Tajiri, and is now Nintendo's second most famous and successful media franchise. Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and the rest of the gang are known the world over and are popular with both the young and old. You have tons of choices for Pokemon costumes because there are over 600 Pokemon species to choose from. To help you out, we'll share with you our top picks for Pokemon costume ideas.
Pikachu Pokemon Costumes
Pikachu is the most famous among all the Pokemons because this breed is the central character of the Pokemon franchise. In fact, Pikachu is so popular that it's become a recognized culture icon for the Japanese. Don't be fooled by the cute bouncy look, Pikachu can pack electricity in its cheeks and knock the lights out of anyone when he releases this energy in lightning-style attacks. Dress up in Pikachu Pokemon costumes with a yellow suit and the red cheeks and you'll be a hit at the party faster than the girls could say "awww."
Dress Up as Bulbasaur
Like Pikachu, this Pokemon series character can also store energy in his body. But unlike Pikachu, Bulbasaur stores this energy in a bulb on his back -- thus lending him his portmanteau name of bulb and dinosaur. To put together Bulbasaur Pokemon costumes, you just need to dress up as a green frog with a green, onion-looking bulb on your back.
If these Pokemon costumes don't suit your taste, don't fret. Remember there are hundreds of Pokemon costumes and characters to choose from. You can even dress up as Ash Ketchum, the protagonist for the Pokemon cartoon and comic book series.