Costume :Minato Arisato (a.k.a. the protagonist)
Source :Persona 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo September 2007

Costume Photos



Evoker + Tarot Cards

Evoker (finished)

Work in Progress - Evoker

Minato Arisato 001


Costume Information

Cost : N/A
Time Taken : N/A - since I didn't make the costume myself

I didn't make the costume myself... I bought it off Ebay (I know, shame on me)

Again, the main effort involved in this costume are:
- finding the right wig
- styling the wig
- figure out a way to get all my long black hair underneath the wig
- hunting down the props e.g. headphones, "stick type" MP3 player etc.

UPDATED (16-03-08):
Decided to recreate the Tarot Cards in the game to be use for prop... So far have painted 5 cards:
- "0" Fool
- "III" The Empress
- "VII" The Chariot
- "XIII" Death
- "XX" Judgement


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For future costumes try getting yourself a wig cap!
They really help keep all your hair beneath the wig. :D

Hope to see you trying your hand at making stuff! Can't wait to see! +__+

by SherlockHulmes on Thursday, 1 November, 2007 - 16:45
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I saw you at October Expo and got all fanboyish over seeing a Protagonist/Minato cosplayer! Unfortunately the photo I took didn't really show off your costume that well, so I feel kinda bad for that.

I'm having trouble finding the right kind of MP3 player, which one did you use?

All in all, hope to see your costume again soon. ^^

by Redkun on Sunday, 25 November, 2007 - 22:38
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You saw me? Wow I'm impressed... there were so many people there at the Expo on Saturday I thought I would have gone totally unnoticed ^^;

I had some trouble in locating the right kind of mp3 player as well... In the end I used a Inovix IMP18D. It is not totally accurate, but that was the closest (and most affordable) option I found at the time ^^;

Maybe I'll try and see if I could find something else when I go back to Hong Kong for holiday...

by Cat_Cat on Sunday, 25 November, 2007 - 22:55
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Nah, there are so few Persona 3 cosplayers that you left an impression on me. I can't wait to play the game.

How are you making the Evoker? I'm curious.

by Redkun on Sunday, 25 November, 2007 - 23:21
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The game is cool~ I just love the art design for this game, so stylish!

Emm... For my evoker, I made the base frame out of cardboards, then slapped a bunch of mod-roc on it and on top of the mod-roc I have modelight. The problem I am encountering at the moment is that I couldn't get a nice "flat" surface... Hopefully the test I am about to do will rectify that problem ^^;

by Cat_Cat on Monday, 26 November, 2007 - 19:25
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Ah, pretty cool Evoker there! And the uniform is cool, too. Luckily, I think when I get around to cosplaying Minato, he'd be a bit more well-known, since Persona 3's only getting it's UK release pretty soon. That, and I've recommended it to everyone on the con's forums XD It's a cool game, but then again, I'm a huge MegTen fanboy at heart ^^;;

by Nalerenn on Wednesday, 16 January, 2008 - 04:25
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Wait for Mitsuru Onee-san! XDDDDDD *shot*

by lina-lau on Saturday, 26 January, 2008 - 19:39
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Oooo! The Evoker is just so cool! *o* Your so good at prop-making! *jealous* And I haven't played the game at all but you look so cool! I love the wig! x3

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 9 February, 2008 - 21:37
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The finished Evoker is VERY nice. Good work!

by Redkun on Monday, 11 February, 2008 - 05:07
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I want that gun prz.

by Odd-One-Out on Saturday, 23 February, 2008 - 20:43
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Thanks for the comment on Ken~ I should be wearing him to Amecon, unless my love for Akihiko is so unstoppable that I suddenly find myself deciding to cosplay as him instead XD

I love your Minato cosplay~!! Your evoker is SO impressive, I hope mine will look as good as yours *_*

by Yuka on Wednesday, 12 March, 2008 - 23:11
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Your 2D skills certainly came in useful for this cosplay, eh?

by Odd-One-Out on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 19:23
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I remember you! You're were so amazing and still are! :3

by Solaria on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 18:11
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Ah wow, that's awesome. kudos~

by Zehphir on Wednesday, 9 July, 2008 - 10:06
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Nice Evoker! When I googled to find some referance pics for mine, it took me to this page.

by TioMach on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 15:32
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I remember you! You took a picture of myself (Rukia) and my friend Al (Lloyd Irving) and I was thinking whilst we were posing "Wow, she looks AWESOME!" I actually have the photo in my gallery, would you like me to credit you as the photographer?

In any case (perhaps I hsould have said this sooner), your costume is incredible! I haven't played the game, but it looks good... your outfit helping me come to that conclusion. I like how natural it looks and your make up is done well too, brilliant!

by MadameLapin on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 21:44
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OMG awesomeness i love your Minato cosplay so awesome
<3 persona 3

by CGOPbleachbabe on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 22:04
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Wow awesome Minato cosplay. The evoker looks great. Wellthe whole thing does really love it ^^

by katsarayuki on Thursday, 20 May, 2010 - 18:29