Emil Castagnier (Knight of Ratatosk) - Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World


Amecon 2010


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

Keekal posted on 19 December, 2009 - 10:41
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?

goodbyeworld posted on 19 December, 2009 - 14:16
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

Solaria posted on 19 December, 2009 - 18:28
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

Mungojerrie posted on 20 December, 2009 - 22:59
Emil <3 Just started playing ToS: Dawn of the New World today and I really can't wait to see this!

JakeX posted on 29 December, 2009 - 03:41
And let the group begin :D what will make me laugh is seeing you being a bad ass at one point LMFAO!

Emzone posted on 29 December, 2009 - 03:45
I'm totally bad ass 8D

Anggul posted on 29 December, 2009 - 13:19
The outfit looks really good, I've never played Dawn of the New World, does it live up to the original?

Emzone posted on 29 December, 2009 - 20:05
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

NatalieNoodles posted on 30 December, 2009 - 00:26
LOVE Tales designs <3 never played a game though >x< Look forward to seeing this!

Anggul posted on 30 December, 2009 - 10:52
*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

Solaria posted on 10 January, 2010 - 16:56
Your hands so warm Emil x3 SO! DO you like me or Collete more ¬¬

Solaria posted on 29 July, 2010 - 08:07
YAY base looks epic :3 And shoes ooft you were right :3 Keep on moving -catches up-

nanahara posted on 29 July, 2010 - 15:57
oooh this looks to be cool ^^

shido posted on 31 July, 2010 - 20:50
Loving this so far! :D I'll be keeping a watch out for you at the con, I loved Emil and Marta's designs~

Solaria posted on 1 August, 2010 - 18:18
How have i missed 2nd progress pic D8 Looking awesome Emil *3* Will upload Marta pics before i go bed for sure 8D

Smallfry0 posted on 2 August, 2010 - 22:41
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

Solaria posted on 3 August, 2010 - 07:57
Sexy pants 8D i wana wear him trade? xDDD I love how im every other comment

Spinni posted on 3 August, 2010 - 11:13
This looks very cool!

BladeyCakes posted on 10 August, 2010 - 19:41
This is looking amazing *A* Great work!

JakeX posted on 10 August, 2010 - 20:04
Looooooooooookin good Emi :D

NatalieNoodles posted on 10 August, 2010 - 20:15
Look's really nice! Love the blue fabric you chose ^_^

Solaria posted on 10 August, 2010 - 21:21
<3333 Really cant wait to do this :3 Looking imesnse as usual <333 Gonna upload my shizz now xD

Deathtripp posted on 10 August, 2010 - 21:25
your progress pictures look great! that is one awesome wig! :D good luck with the rest! ^^

- posted on 10 August, 2010 - 21:57
this is looking brill. I love the styling off the wig ~

Chikinpoo posted on 11 August, 2010 - 21:51
YES!! I'm playing through this one RIGHT NOW!! Sales of Symphonia ROCK!!

Sley posted on 11 August, 2010 - 22:37
Looks awesomely promising so far!

- posted on 11 August, 2010 - 23:14
this is looking amazing

PapercutPerfect posted on 12 August, 2010 - 10:16
Looking amaazzziiinnnggg

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 August, 2010 - 22:01
You've done a great job. Especially love how you styled the wig. :)

Arianna posted on 15 August, 2010 - 11:58
That is awesome! I love Emil!! good job

Felixize posted on 17 August, 2010 - 21:51
You two are actually adorable, fantastic costumes! I saw you wandering around at Ame, but I didn't have my camera on me >:

Smallfry0 posted on 20 August, 2010 - 20:58
you look amazing as emil ^o^

MadameLapin posted on 25 August, 2010 - 21:47
You look WONDERFUL! Seriously, you rock! (I really must play those games....)

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 26 August, 2010 - 01:00
Love it! You look great :)

- posted on 26 August, 2010 - 02:40
Really good locations and amazing cosplay!

No thanks posted on 26 August, 2010 - 09:05
Amazing work, especially on the wig, i ADORE how cute you are! <3

Anonymous posted on 6 September, 2010 - 10:54
I love how vivid and clean cut the outfit is, makes it look the spit of in game!

CrystalNeko posted on 6 September, 2010 - 11:05
Fffff, why have I not commented on here yet... These pictures are absolutely lovely!! You look amazing as Emil too, really suits you!

Chickenbits posted on 20 September, 2010 - 14:00

CharlieDoryRose posted on 7 October, 2010 - 21:02
Jesus Christ Emi, is there no end to your wizardry?! This is just... too fabulous.. for..hnng..fnaf.s....

Anonymous posted on 13 October, 2010 - 09:37
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?

KiraraYumi posted on 17 October, 2010 - 14:06
You make such an amazing Emil, everything's so nice!! 8D I love all the photos too, simply gorgeous!

Mungojerrie posted on 10 April, 2011 - 19:49
I bloody love your Emil 8D

phalor posted on 9 June, 2011 - 09:50

Pandora-Chi posted on 1 November, 2011 - 23:29
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

Schwann posted on 1 March, 2012 - 22:19
You are the best Emil I've ever seen. My god. So much love for this. Well done :)

WhiteWraith posted on 4 August, 2014 - 19:20
You make a great Emil :)

Red contacts
Top pattern
boarders/Rim on top piece
Centurion core / Ventus
pants base
Line Front and Back peices
pants details
Top base
White tights
Make and attatch Belts
Foam - for back piece
Shape and cover foam
Three Buckle pieces

Total cost: £0.00

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