Costume :Emil Castagnier
Variant :Knight of Ratatosk
Source :Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2010

Costume Photos



Prepare Yourself




Ain Soph Aur



Knight of Ratatosk


Front back side ref


Costume Information

I'm a huge die hard Tales of Symphonia fan
I've been waiting for this game for so longgg

I've been a very happy fan, with the OVA series and all
and now this *w*

I love Emil~
He's adorable XDXD
His outfit is rather spiffy to
Navigatorxnami as my Marta 8D

-- I made the base mostly from scratch and guess work XD
Sewed it together and lined it - then discovered it was just a taddd too tight round the top area and a bit baggier lower down.
So I redrew the pattern and modified it once again, cut the parts out, sewed them together and relined again. The second time was a success 8'D

I sewed a zip into the side to allow easy access and then cut the slits into the back.
I had to make my own bias binding as all the ribbons and binds were either to shiny or thin etc. Which made lining the bottom edge frustrating and fairly time consuming.

I bought the pants base and turned the bottoms up and sewed them. Then I hemmed the yellow material into strips and machine sewed the four that cross the leg horizontally. I had to hand stitch the two vertical strips which was done during lengthy skype convos to avoid boredem XD

The belt pieces were made from pleather - hemmed each side and then zig zag stitched the yellow ribbon down the centre. The belts were difficult to attach as they would prevent me from getting the base on. So they were only sewn in centre areas and hang loosely the rest of the way round the body.
The buckles were cut from the pleather and then detailed using a silver marker pen and a black marker.

The scarf was made from scratch - the emblem was cut from the blue material and then pinned into place. I then set my machine to zig zag and the spacing around .5 [very close] and sewed round the motif directly on the edge to prevent fraying.

The gloves were originally 'stripper gloves' XD They were the only type I could find that weren't velvet, netted etc that went that high. I then cut the tops off a pair of black socks and sewed them to the top of the gloves. The triangles were cut from the blue and stuck on.

The wig took about three hours to style - I used a friends head as the base 8D
Hair dryer and got2BGlued spray. The quiff at the top sticks up by using a piece of wig fibre/strand /s as a rope and tying a very tight knott at the very bottom of the hair. This allows it to blend and also pushes the hair upwards. Then a quick spray and hair dry to add the curve and maintain it's shape.

The shoes were originally slip on black shoes - I cut the back from them using some scissors and then covered them with the sleeves from a black top. The yellow strip was hemmed and glued on as was the white piece. The cuff part was stuck onto the remainder of the top and then sewn so it just slipped on.

For Ventus's core I used a large green bouncy ball I chanced across. The emblem was drawn on with silver marker.

The back round piece thingyyy was made using foam as a base. I bought a thick wadge of the stuff and then came to the realisation that obviously scissors would not cut it. In the end I used a bread knife 8D
After literally sawing a circle shape from it - I covered the base with white material and made two flaps - each hemmed. Then attatched with hot glue. I added an old cut up belt round the bottom and added the details using a silver and black marker pen.
It makes sitting down - impossible ;_;

The costume is simple enough to get on - but it takes me a good few minutes to wriggle out of it due to all the straps and such XD;
Regardless I love wearing this costume <3


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Heya! can't wait to see this you're gonna look awesome!
I totally love tales of Symphonia too :D What con will you wear it to?

by Keekal on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 09:41

This will suit you so much!
I actually have a feature on this game in my cosmode magazine with some good refs of Emil. 8D

by goodbyeworld on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 13:16
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When i play this (Hopefully xmas) PLEASEEEEEE lemme do Marta with you if i still wana *3* Her designs gorgeous and reading info online i really .like her! Must do it with you <3

by Solaria on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 17:28
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Emil <3 Just started playing ToS: Dawn of the New World today and I really can't wait to see this!

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 20 December, 2009 - 21:59
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And let the group begin :D

what will make me laugh is seeing you being a bad ass at one point LMFAO!

by JakeX on Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 - 02:41
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I'm totally bad ass 8D

by Emzone on Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 - 02:45

The outfit looks really good, I've never played Dawn of the New World, does it live up to the original?

by Anggul on Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 - 12:19
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Not as much effort was put into it as the original
but the storyline is wonderfull *w*
and it of course features the usual - and a fair new things- game play wise

by Emzone on Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 - 19:05
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LOVE Tales designs <3
never played a game though >x<
Look forward to seeing this!

by NatalieNoodles on Tuesday, 29 December, 2009 - 23:26

*Points at Natalie*

Go and play Tales of Symphonia. Now! Quickly, run! And while you're at it, give Regal some love, he's one of the most under-rated characters ever =D

by Anggul on Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 - 09:52
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Your hands so warm Emil x3
SO! DO you like me or Collete more ¬¬

by Solaria on Sunday, 10 January, 2010 - 15:56
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YAY base looks epic :3 And shoes ooft you were right :3
Keep on moving -catches up-

by Solaria on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 07:07
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oooh this looks to be cool ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 14:57
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Loving this so far! :D I'll be keeping a watch out for you at the con, I loved Emil and Marta's designs~

by shido on Saturday, 31 July, 2010 - 19:50
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How have i missed 2nd progress pic D8 Looking awesome Emil *3*
Will upload Marta pics before i go bed for sure 8D

by Solaria on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 17:18
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I was going to go as emil bad side but can't make becasue of money sooooooo wish I did would have been epic having the two emils but o well

love you progress and hope you have funny

by Smallfry0 on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 21:41
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Sexy pants 8D i wana wear him trade? xDDD
I love how im every other comment

by Solaria on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 06:57
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This looks very cool!

by Spinni on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 10:13
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This is looking amazing *A* Great work!

by x-Blade-x on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 18:41
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Looooooooooookin good Emi :D

by JakeX on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 19:04
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Look's really nice!

Love the blue fabric you chose ^_^

by NatalieNoodles on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 19:15
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<3333 Really cant wait to do this :3
Looking imesnse as usual <333
Gonna upload my shizz now xD

by Solaria on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 20:21
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your progress pictures look great! that is one awesome wig! :D good luck with the rest! ^^

by Deathtripp on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 20:25
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this is looking brill. I love the styling off the wig ~

by isamiaella on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 20:57
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YES!! I'm playing through this one RIGHT NOW!! Sales of Symphonia ROCK!!

by Chikinpoo on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 20:51
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Looks awesomely promising so far!

by Sley on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 21:37
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this is looking amazing

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 22:14
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Looking amaazzziiinnnggg

by PapercutPerfect on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 09:16
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You've done a great job. Especially love how you styled the wig. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 13 August, 2010 - 21:01
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That is awesome! I love Emil!! good job

by Arianna on Sunday, 15 August, 2010 - 10:58
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You two are actually adorable, fantastic costumes!
I saw you wandering around at Ame, but I didn't have my camera on me >:

by Felixize on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 20:51
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you look amazing as emil ^o^

by Smallfry0 on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 19:58
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You look WONDERFUL! Seriously, you rock!
(I really must play those games....)

by MadameLapin on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 20:47
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Love it!
You look great :)

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 00:00
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Really good locations and amazing cosplay!

by isamiaella on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 01:40

Amazing work, especially on the wig, i ADORE how cute you are! <3

by No thanks on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 08:05
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I love how vivid and clean cut the outfit is, makes it look the spit of in game!

by Marauchettes on Monday, 6 September, 2010 - 09:54
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Fffff, why have I not commented on here yet... These pictures are absolutely lovely!! You look amazing as Emil too, really suits you!

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 6 September, 2010 - 10:05
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by Chickenbits on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 13:00
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Jesus Christ Emi, is there no end to your wizardry?!

This is just... too fabulous.. for..hnng..fnaf.s....

by CharlieDoryRose on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 20:02
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Wow this is amazing! I hope I live up to this when I do my Emil cosplay D8> It's just....agh! Perfect!!

Any tips for when I cosplay Emil/ Aster?

by Asher on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - 08:37
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You make such an amazing Emil, everything's so nice!! 8D
I love all the photos too, simply gorgeous!

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 13:06
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I bloody love your Emil 8D

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 10 April, 2011 - 18:49
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by phalor on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 08:50
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So glad I got to see you in this cosplay <3 the outfit, the photos, the weapon! as everything else, it's perfect!!! Also, it was so lovely meeting you in person!! x

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 22:29

You are the best Emil I've ever seen. My god. So much love for this.
Well done :)

by Schwann on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 21:19
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You make a great Emil :)

by WhiteWraith on Monday, 4 August, 2014 - 18:20

To-Do List

Make and attatch BeltsHighComplete
Top patternHighComplete
boarders/Rim on top pieceHighComplete
Three Buckle piecesHighComplete
pants baseHighComplete
Line Front and Back peicesHighComplete
Top baseHighComplete
Shape and cover foamMediumComplete
pants detailsMediumComplete
Foam - for back pieceLowComplete
White tightsLowComplete
Red contactsLowComplete
Centurion core / VentusLowComplete