Raye-chan
 


Costume :Celsius
Variant :Summon
Source :Tales of Symphonia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AniMedia East - Cosplay Picnic - Spring 2011


Costume Photos

Ready for anything!

The cherry blossom must turn to ice

I will turn all to ice!

Ready for action!

Gaze at the flower as it blooms... it will soon be ice

You think that you can defeat me?

Someone is summoning me....

Feel the chill

Freeze Lancer!

Freeze!

Celsius has been summoned

Concept art

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £69.22
Awards : Featured in MyM Magazine Issue 4 page 45
Time Taken : 45 Hours

Description
Celsius is the Summon Spirit of Ice and appears in Tales of Symphonia. I loved the game and loved her attitude!

Worn at our AniMedia East - Cosplay Picnic - Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, UK, April 2011

I made the costume from scratch, there is a base body suit dyed blue and I hand drew the markings. The skirt was a simple wrap round, the halter top was hand made, the ribbon detail was hand templated and the cuffs are made out of felt (I plan to re-do the cuffs another day as I would them them more detailed, the costume was rushed for a picnic!)

Celsius, the Disciple of Everlasting Ice, appears as a short-haired, pale woman. Appearing in the Temple of Ice, she is the Summon Spirit of Ice. A proud being, she challenges the party with her wolf Fenrir at her side. The flower capable of freezing anything it touches, the Celsius' Tear, is named after her. She herself can be summoned through the arte Summon: Ice.

In battle, Celsius fights using a martial-arts based style. She will use Swallow Dance and Beast, as well as cast ice-themed spells such as Freeze Lancer and Ice Tornado. Celsius can also use 'Ice Spear', where she slams her fist into the ground and causes icicles to erupt around her.

Comments

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You shall be my summon! Heh cant wait for this.

by NightmareWings on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 21:12
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Ohh i think that one would look so pretty. Can't wait to see it ^^.

by Solarista on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 21:42
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@NightmareWings - Im very excited to have this planned ^_^

by Raye-chan on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 22:07
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@Solarista - Thank you ;) - i need a body suit for this one ^^

by Raye-chan on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 22:08
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oh is that one of them summons? can't remember

by Dark_Angel_15 on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 14:43
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@Dark_Angel_15 - Yes she is the Ice summon ^_^

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 23:07
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Going to see about making this one for our April AniMedia East meet :)

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 18:52
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Awesome! Itching to see progress.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 23:51
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o0o sounds awesome! I love her design :D Can't wait to see more progress pics ^^

by SarahSaiyan on Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 00:33
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Looking forward to seeing this complete
I love Celsius! 8D

by Emzone on Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 01:36
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Thanks everyone! ^_^ I'm getting really pumped up to do this now because of your lovely comments!

I have been to Hobbycraft today buying some felt, some fabric paint and face paint! I have a light blue and silver facepaint to play with ;) progress pics to follow! I still need to get my fabric and body suit sorted out....

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 15:18
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Awesome progress Raye! Loving it.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 16 January, 2011 - 18:08
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Aww thank you very much! Still looking at body suits and wigs and shoes >_<

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 16 January, 2011 - 18:10
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Nice work on the body paint. :3 looks shiny though?

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 16 January, 2011 - 18:22

Looking good, Tales of Symphonia is probably my favourite JRPG along with Tales of Phantasia =D

by Anggul on Sunday, 16 January, 2011 - 18:27
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I think the body paint picture looks shiny as i added a bit of silver plus i had the flash on :) progress is going well still alot to do though! Tales of Symphonia is one of my favourite games too :) i still need to watch the anime online though!

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 16 January, 2011 - 20:36
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love love celsius!~ really looking forward to this! xD
progress looks good tooo~ like the body paint~
but~ :'D looking at your own drawings celsius only has the one split in her skirt >_> though it looks like two in drawingss~

by LemonPanda on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 07:59
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@LemonPanda ^_^ thanks, i could not decide whether to make the skirt with one or two splits >_< I like the idea of two but i also want to get the costume accurate - I think i need to dig up some more concept art if i can find it!

by Raye-chan on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 09:24
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Wow! Progress on this is fantastic Raye! ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 22:18
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^_^ awww thankies! Just added loads of progress pictures x

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 23:10
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Awesome Raye!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 23:29
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Looks so flippin' awesome! Everything looks amazing, well done!
Good luck with the final pieces!^^

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 21:34
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I cannot wait to see this Raye!!!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 21:59
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@SlimDefinition - tehe thanks lots more pics up now

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 22:00
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@KiraraYumi - Thank yooooouu! ^_^ I'm really happy with this so far :) I just need to finish!!! :) Will upload more pictures hopefully before Saturday!

I can't wait to finish!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 22:01
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no offence, but you remind me of a smurf.

by Kyuipo on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 22:03
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@Kiri-Kiri-Kun - Trust me Celsius is very blue, and doesnt wear a hat (I would suggest picking up the game its amazing)

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 22:28
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I finally finished this last night! Going to wear it today at our cosplay meet :)

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 09:21
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This was epic Raye!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 22:22
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Thank you sooooo much!! It was so so much fund to do and the pictures you took are amazing! XD Thank you for your awesomeness!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 22:24
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Amazing Celsius here! *_*

by Akwa on Saturday, 16 March, 2013 - 18:32
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Thanks hun! Your Sheena is gorgeous :3

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 16 March, 2013 - 21:31
 

To-Do List

Make halter topHighComplete
Make blue skirt (as other skirt would not dye) and cut slit on left sideHighComplete
Buy bootsMediumComplete
Buy wigMediumComplete
Buy body suitMediumComplete
Make patterned ribbon (which goes on skirt)MediumComplete
Make patterned ribbon (which goes on skirt)MediumComplete
Make body markingsLowComplete
Try wig with facepaintLowComplete
Dye bodysuit/tightsLowComplete
Make top gold piece on the bottomLowComplete
Make gold belt pieceLowComplete
Make chokerLowComplete
Make cuffsLowComplete
Alice bandLowComplete
Alice bandLowComplete
Buy blue fabricLowComplete
Buy white fabricLowComplete
Plan gold piecesLowComplete
Buy fabric paint royal blueLowComplete
Buy Light blue felt to testLowComplete

Shopping List

Hobbycraft - felt, fabric paint, bodypaint£15.00Bought
NEW blue fabric to make skirt from scratch (as dye did not work)£4.75Bought
Light blue ribbon (skirt detail)£2.76Bought
White fabric (top etc)£7.43Bought
White tights£2.95Bought
China blue fabric dye (bodysuit/tights)£3.29Bought
Bodysuit£9.95Bought
Wig£17.10Bought
Boots£5.00Bought
Alice band£0.99Bought
Total£69.22

Journal

The summon is complete! (Posted 17th April 2011)

I finally finished this cosplay (yaaaaaayyy!) It took ages but I think the finished article is pretty impressive ^^ I may re-do Celsius with more markings on the gold pieces at future events :)

Final hurdle (Posted 15th April 2011)

Almost finished, skirt is done, i need to finish the top, belt and final markings tonight! ^_^ Hopefully I will have it done ready to wear tomorrow!

Lots and lots done but still lots to do.. (Posted 13th April 2011)

Okay so I have a few things left to do...

Finish skirt, stitch remaining velcro and sew button and button hole - attach ribon

Top - sew all together with newly purchased lining, add choker and edges

Markings on bodysuit - still all to do

Bracelets are done now and the choker is getting there..

Will I finish before this Saturday??? We shall see..........

Skirt and top (Posted 28th March 2011)

The skirt is now 80% complete and the top is now in progress :) the skirt has been made to wrap round and has been darted to fit my curves :) I'm very pleased with it so far all done today by myself (yay!) and the hemming is so straight!

Ribbon and other progress (Posted 14th March 2011)

I have almost finished the detail on the ribbon and the top and skirt are ready to sew. I have some new leggings to dye and i have started the cuffs :)

Working on the skin tone (Posted 6th March 2011)

At the moment i am getting the body suit, tights, and gloves dyed. There will be the skin for Celsius as she is a light China blue colour. Once it is all dry i will do the markings :) i also need to do a face paint and make up test with the wig and alice band so lots more pictures to follow!

Bit by Bit (Posted 2nd March 2011)

I am still working on the ribbon - I need to get down and do alot of sewing this coming weekend and also dying!

Productive weekend (Posted 20th February 2011)

As i could not get my skirt to dye i have now purchased some dark blue material to make the skirt from scratch. The material is the perfect colour and has a great texture which should fall nicely. All i need to do is make it up like a wrap around skirt then make the leg slit on the left side. I also now have everything to dye with the bodysuit (which counts as the skin) so lots of work to do!

Gloves! (Posted 19th February 2011)

My gloves arrived today so I can finally get to dying all the bits I need light blue (body suit, tights, gloves). Then I can paint on the dark blue markings!

Ribbon (Posted 17th February 2011)

I got some light blue ribbon today so I can start work on the detail with dark blue fabric paint :) I just need to make a cardboard version of template i made then I'm ready to start work on it! This ribbon goes onto the front of the skirt.

slow progress >_< (Posted 16th February 2011)

Going to buy some material to make a skirt now as the other will not dye >_<

Also i got my gloves today, so once they arrive i can get dying the bodysuit stuff!

Annoying skirt.. (Posted 2nd February 2011)

The dye didn't work, I think its the material (which has no label!) so I will be buying some material and making the skirt from scratch (like I always end up doing >_<)

Had an attempt with some light blue felt to make the long ribbon detail on the skirt, but I think I will be happier if I get some long material rather than sewing each piece together!

Oh and I need to sort out some gloves before I can dye the bodysuit and tights...

Loads of progress ^^ (Posted 30th January 2011)

Okay so lots of progress to report!

Wig - arrived this weekend - very happy with it ^^ pictures now uploaded all prices are on my shopping list

Bodysuit - Also arrived this week, now tried on - fits like a glove! So i need to dye it a china blue and do the markings

Tights - Got this weekend - need to dye a china blue and do markings

Skirt - Still need to dye blue, cut left slit and add detail

Boots - All ready to wear, may add some loop detail

Halter top - In progress, i now have my own sewing machine and bought my material this weekend, i already have a halter pattern to work with (from making Fina - Skies of Arcadia) and i will then need to add gold detail

All other areas are still to do (lots on my to do list to complete!)

Wig arrives! (Posted 29th January 2011)

The amazing wig arrived today so i have added a picture from my phone please excuse lack of makeup heh :) will get more pics uploaded with make up and wig plus body suit!

Bodywork (Posted 23rd January 2011)

My bodysuit arrived and fits really well ^_^ I will have to dye it as well as a pair of tights. I also need to work out if I can dye my skirt as if I can't then I will have to find something else to work with! My wig is on its way so as soon as that arrives I will test the face paint with it ^_^

Halter tops (Posted 20th January 2011)

Been looking everywhere and can't seem to find a high neck backless white halter top - Think I will have to make! Should be working on the skirt this Sunday!

Wig, bodysuit (Posted 19th January 2011)

I have now ordered my wig and body suit! ^_^

Boots (Posted 19th January 2011)

Go my brand new boots now! They only cost £5 ;) Also progress on the skirt is on hold until Sunday to re-try the dye - if it doesn't work i will need to sort out a new skirt

Skirt progress (Posted 15th January 2011)

I have today found the perfect base for a skirt! Just need to dye it, cut slits then add detail! Still its a good start XD Horray for charity shops! Pictures to follow once i have made a bit more progress with it :)

Body painting (Posted 12th January 2011)

Had a play with the blue and silver body paint i think the light blue looks the best :)

Shopping! (Posted 12th January 2011)

I have been to Hobbycraft today buying some felt, some fabric paint and face paint! I have a light blue and silver facepaint to play with ;) progress pics to follow! I still need to get my fabric and body suit sorted out....

Progress already :) (Posted 11th January 2011)

As i am making this for April i have made a start by looking for materials, boots and a wig :) I have also made a start by painting the headband a sky blue. It still needs a few coats though ;)