Although the Pikachu costume was purchased, we made the Ash costume by hand. My older son is a huge Pokemon fan and so we decided to make his little brother his Pikachu. They were so cute in their Pokemon, Pikachu and Ash Group Costume and everyone knew who they were!
We made the vest with felt and embellished his hat with felt also. we originally made the gloves from snow gloves and painted the yellow on, but they were too stiff, so we opted for the little stretchy cloth ones, and cut the fingers out. We made them little trick or treat bags that looked like poke-balls!