Costume :Protagonist
Source :Persona 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Protagonist - deep in tartarus

Protagonist Complete 03

Protagonist Complete 02


S.E.E.S. Armband


Costume Information

Cost : £35
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...


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Finally another P3 cosplayer in UK!!! The costume is looking great so far! Looking forward to seeing the complete version in a future convention!

by Cat_Cat on Sunday, 25 November, 2007 - 23:24
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It would be great to see a Persona 3 group! I've not had a chance to play the Megaten games but the character designs are awesome. Great costume!

by Orihime on Tuesday, 11 December, 2007 - 22:50
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Especially love the evoker ;D

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 6 March, 2008 - 18:26
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I don't think the Evoker is anything special to be honest... I'd like to make a proper one like Cat_Cat's superb example one of these days.

by Redkun on Friday, 7 March, 2008 - 03:20
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You look so cool in this costume Andrew, the blue hair really suits you too!
I know you're a perfectionist, but I think you should be really proud of this cosplay, it looks great and you've got the real angsty attitude in all of the pics.

by Tak on Monday, 17 March, 2008 - 14:28
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I never ever recognise you in that costume, you look so different with the blue wig! Looks Really great :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 18 March, 2008 - 17:07