Costume :Schneizel El Britannia
Source :Code Geass
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008

Costume Photos


A grand entrance

The 2nd Prince

The White Rook

His Royal Highness

Schneizel El Britannia


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Costume Information

Cost : £100 ish
Time Taken : 100 hours mabye moar

First Crossplay! I think El has been bugging me to be schneizel for about a year now.. LOL But Actually I think I'll enjoy playing charming for a day! (Hopefully I will survive the fangirls)

OK! All finished now!

Where to start with this one. Schniezel was an incredibly hard costume for me to get the proportional right, since he is like 9 heads tall and Well I am not. So I made some proportionality compromises. I basically extracted a chunk of him from the middle!

The costume is one of layers. Each layer had to be completed before progressing onto the next one!

I started out with a purchased dress shirt, I created his scarf/cravat out of the same fabric I made the tailcoat out of and sewed it onto the shirt. The whole think does up at the back with snap fasteners. I cast the green bead with hotglue in a bakery measurement cup and covered it with fabric. I also made mathcing cufflinks with cover buttons and satin. ^^

Since you never see schneizel without his coat, I decided to design the wasitcoat without sleeves so that I would not die from the heat! I pretty much ended up using a dress pattern and added on the lapels and collar. The whole thing was edgded and trimmed with handmade bias binding and black velvet. It fastens using a long hidden zip and snap fasteners.

The belt was made using a piece of bulkram with more bulkram covered shapes and strips. It fastened with velcro at the back!

The trousers where bought and altered to fit and flare correctly.

The tailcoat was a nightmare, I mean a real night mare. It was mostly the tails rather than the collar, which really surprised me. The whole tailcoat is interlined and lined in red cotton. I used bulkram to Give the collar is shape and the tails are attached with seperate pieced of fabric to the collar (The litte yellow flicks conceal the seam)) Once I had sewn that tails and collar on and connected it to the lining, The whole coat was edged in handmade and handfinished bais, which took ages, mostly beacuse the width of the bais changes in the transistion betwen the collar and tails >_<. Each of the gold flicks was made by initally cutting the shape out of bulkram and covered them in fabric. Each flich was then hotglued on!

The epaulettes were made using two pieced of craft foam stuck onto a buckram base and covered in fabric, The fringe was made from another piece of fabric and was hotglued on. These attach using velcro, so I can move them to transport the costume.

The wig was ordered from through katie bair. i really love it, When I get the chanve I am going to dye it, since schneizels hair is a little more yellow!


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I can't explain why, but you just seem to *fit* Schneizel. Maybe it's the tall and elegant factor. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

by Redkun on Friday, 9 May, 2008 - 00:52
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Let the "Code Geass harem" begins!!!! XD

I, for one, will be fangirling over you~~~~ *gets shot*

by Cat_Cat on Friday, 9 May, 2008 - 20:44
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OMG To see Guilford fangirling over Schneizel is wrong... just wrong.

Though I will also be fangirling over you *gets shot*

by Rosiael on Saturday, 10 May, 2008 - 01:56
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seeing the costume so far at jakes tis looking awesome sauce anouther prize win for you ?

by Defrain on Thursday, 2 October, 2008 - 14:12
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seeing the costume so far at jakes tis looking awesome sauce anouther prize win for you ?

by Defrain on Thursday, 2 October, 2008 - 14:12
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Wow... *_* I'm going to do my best to not drool all over your craftsmanship when I see this in person. I can't wait to see it complete at Expo!

by Yuka on Saturday, 11 October, 2008 - 19:05
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seeing the inner jacket i was amazed! now the outter one!!! XD i wonna see it finished now LOL

by Kaka Extreme on Sunday, 12 October, 2008 - 11:18
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the jacket is looking awesome =D

by Sweeturk on Sunday, 12 October, 2008 - 13:10
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It makes me cry a little inside when I see your skillz.

by Odd-One-Out on Sunday, 12 October, 2008 - 14:57
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I am so looking forward to seeing this, you have NO idea. I have no doubt at all that it'll be fabulous~

by Dr. Ghost on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 20:24
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this cosplay looks AWSOME!!. Can't wait to see it at expo

by nanahara on Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 - 01:42
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DUDE! do you know how bish your gonna look!? X3
preddie work here!

by Uni on Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 - 08:20
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Wow, it's looking so good! I'm really excited about seeing this! Code Geass for the win, and Schneizel is pretty! <3

by Nocturnal Blossom on Wednesday, 22 October, 2008 - 14:53
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Dear Lord *_* The progress looks absolutly amazing. Can't wait to see finished photos of this.

by Silver_Shards on Saturday, 25 October, 2008 - 13:03
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this was such a cool costume ^^ im glad i got to see it ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 27 October, 2008 - 22:03
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coolness. O,O<

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 03:31
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Heehee, Lex is a bishie. This was an epic collar of win, well done Sir.

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 11:27
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Why hellllloooooo *purrrr* Oh my, you are soooo hot in this one. Absolutely brilliant.

by sonia_leong on Wednesday, 17 December, 2008 - 23:30
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You look gorgeous! And might I say, skillful makeup! You look real-life photoshopped LOL

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 18 December, 2008 - 00:11
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I'd go Yaoi for that Bishie O_o



It is amazing <3

by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 21:53

Oh wow!! You ARE Scheizel!
The cosplay is made so perfectly and you suit him so well!

Too bad I wasn't Clovis in October x_x

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 17:06

wow, just wow.
got to agre wth what Ranma said on this one.
That's one bishie I'd go yaoi for.

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:53

congrats for the showcase on!!!!! thats so awesome!

by on Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 11:02
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I love this costume so much and congrats on the showcase at

by Sephirayne on Monday, 29 March, 2010 - 21:20
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Absolutely stunning work. *_*

by Pez on Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 11:06
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So glad this has gotten a showcase. Such an amazing costume. Well done hun ;)

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 16:51
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Congrats on your showcase! ^^

by TheEmoEmu on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 17:26
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Congrats on the showcase! Very well deserved : D

by Uni on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 19:35
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Well done on a very much deserved showcase! This a beautiful costume!

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 21:01
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This is amazing!

by Storme on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 21:04
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Well done for the showcase, this is fabulous!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 21:24
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O.o absolutely incredible!! A well deserved showcase <3

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 14:41
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This is so lovely :) <3

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 21 August, 2011 - 14:48

To-Do List

Make Shrug/tailcoat/jacket with Kickass collar :SHighComplete
Dye & style wigHighPlanned
Alter White trousersMediumComplete
Make purple dress/jacket/waistcoatMediumComplete
Add cravat/scarf to dress shirtMediumComplete
Make Petticoat (LOL)MediumComplete
Buy Black MAN BOOTSLowComplete
Alter white glovesLowComplete
Make-Up testLowPlanned


NOTE TO SELF (Posted 21st October 2008)

Avoid characters who are 9 heads tall, They have stupid proportions.

EPIC COLLAR OF DOOM (Posted 3rd October 2008)

Schneizel AKA Gay face

This costume is alot harder to make than it first looked. I tend to rank things on a seth Scale (Don't ask me why..) With the difficulty of seth being a 1. I'd guess so far this is a 1.2.

Anyways rambling aside. This costume a bit like caterinas is made up of layers. which mean that all of the lower layers have to be constructed first. This Left the top layer, dubbed the "Shrug Tailcoat" last. I was not particularily happy about this since it was going to be the hardest piece to construct.

So far this costuem has....
Altered mens dress shirt, with attached scraf/cravat
White gloves
Long waistcoat aka Dress (Which makes me look like a purple christmas tree)
Petticoat (HAHAHAHA LOL)
White trousers

I am about half way through making the Shrug Tailcoat. So far it is going well. The tails are proving to be alot more complicated then I first expected, especailly when compared to the construction of the collar. The collar is constructed out of a piece of stuff buckram that is covered in velvet and red cotton using bondaweb. The collar then leads into the tail sections!

This costume will be pretty fun to wear, even it I cannot move my arms and will be dying of hyperthermia.. AGAIN..