|Time Taken :||8 hours|
|Basically I'm a huge fan of the MegaTen (Megami Tensei) series of games, and I've been wanting to cosplay one of the games for a while. My friends said that I would make a good Protagonist from Persona 3 and it seemed simple enough, so I went for it.|
The jacket, shirt and trousers came from various charity shops. The badge is made from craft foam, and the school emblem is felt. The tie is a long ribbon. The stripes were hand-sewn on, and one of the first things that I've actually hand-sewn. The wig made up more than half of the total cost.
Just to note, this costume is not technically complete. There should be zips on the pockets and on the side of the jacket, since it's supposed to fasten across the chest. I couldn't find the right kind of separating zips before the cosplay meet I wanted to wear it at though. The MP3 player is supposed to hang around his neck, but I couldn't find a decent neckband. I also need an Evoker gun and a SEES armband, which I will probably be sporting when I actually wear this at a proper convention.
Update (14/02/2008): Finished the S.E.E.S. armband. Made in an hour from a strip of cotton fabric and a black fabric pen.
Update (05/03/2008): Finished the costume for Minami, though I regret that there are no zips there. I kinda wish my headphone wires weren't hanging down so much in the photos, too...