Schneizel El Britannia - Code Geass


London MCM Expo October 2008

Showcased 14th August 2011 What is this?


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 Amphigory.com 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!

Juncetera posted on 8 May, 2008 - 23:52
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.

Anonymous posted on 9 May, 2008 - 19:44
Let the "Code Geass harem" begins!!!! XD I, for one, will be fangirling over you~~~~ *gets shot*

Anonymous posted on 10 May, 2008 - 00:56
OMG To see Guilford fangirling over Schneizel is wrong... just wrong. Though I will also be fangirling over you *gets shot*

Defrain posted on 2 October, 2008 - 13:12
seeing the costume so far at jakes tis looking awesome sauce anouther prize win for you ?

Defrain posted on 2 October, 2008 - 13:12
seeing the costume so far at jakes tis looking awesome sauce anouther prize win for you ?

Yuka posted on 11 October, 2008 - 18:05
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!

Anonymous posted on 12 October, 2008 - 10:18
seeing the inner jacket i was amazed! now the outter one!!! XD i wonna see it finished now LOL

Sweeturk posted on 12 October, 2008 - 12:10
the jacket is looking awesome =D

Odd-One-Out posted on 12 October, 2008 - 13:57
It makes me cry a little inside when I see your skillz.

Anonymous posted on 19 October, 2008 - 19:24
I am so looking forward to seeing this, you have NO idea. I have no doubt at all that it'll be fabulous~

nanahara posted on 21 October, 2008 - 00:42
this cosplay looks AWSOME!!. Can't wait to see it at expo

Uni posted on 21 October, 2008 - 07:20
DUDE! do you know how bish your gonna look!? X3 preddie work here!

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 22 October, 2008 - 13:53
Wow, it's looking so good! I'm really excited about seeing this! Code Geass for the win, and Schneizel is pretty! <3

Anonymous posted on 25 October, 2008 - 12:03
Dear Lord *_* The progress looks absolutly amazing. Can't wait to see finished photos of this.

Ikkaku-kun posted on 27 October, 2008 - 21:03
this was such a cool costume ^^ im glad i got to see it ^^

Mangamad posted on 28 October, 2008 - 02:31
coolness. O,O<

Amy-Lou posted on 28 October, 2008 - 10:27
Heehee, Lex is a bishie. This was an epic collar of win, well done Sir.

sonia_leong posted on 17 December, 2008 - 22:30
Why hellllloooooo *purrrr* Oh my, you are soooo hot in this one. Absolutely brilliant.

sjbonnar posted on 17 December, 2008 - 23:11
You look gorgeous! And might I say, skillful makeup! You look real-life photoshopped LOL

RanmaSyaoran posted on 9 January, 2009 - 20:53
I'd go Yaoi for that Bishie O_o AND I'M STRAIGHT! XD /Joking It is amazing <3

goodbyeworld posted on 3 February, 2009 - 16:06
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

Adamoluna posted on 24 March, 2009 - 13:53
wow, just wow. got to agre wth what Ranma said on this one. That's one bishie I'd go yaoi for.

Anonymous posted on 16 March, 2010 - 10:02
congrats for the showcase on cosplay.com!!!!! thats so awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 29 March, 2010 - 20:20
I love this costume so much and congrats on the showcase at cosplay.com

Pez posted on 29 July, 2011 - 10:06
Absolutely stunning work. *_*

Sephirayne posted on 14 August, 2011 - 15:51
So glad this has gotten a showcase. Such an amazing costume. Well done hun ;)

TheEmoEmu posted on 14 August, 2011 - 16:26
Congrats on your showcase! ^^

Uni posted on 14 August, 2011 - 18:35
Congrats on the showcase! Very well deserved : D

TheStarlightFairy posted on 14 August, 2011 - 20:01
Well done on a very much deserved showcase! This a beautiful costume!

Storme posted on 14 August, 2011 - 20:04
This is amazing!

Anonymous posted on 14 August, 2011 - 20:24
Well done for the showcase, this is fabulous!

Pandora-Chi posted on 15 August, 2011 - 13:41
O.o absolutely incredible!! A well deserved showcase <3

Plasticsharkattack posted on 21 August, 2011 - 13:48
This is so lovely :) <3

Alter White trousers
Make purple dress/jacket/waistcoat
Alter white gloves
Add cravat/scarf to dress shirt
Make Petticoat (LOL)
Dye & style wig
Make Shrug/tailcoat/jacket with Kickass collar :S
Make-Up test

Total cost: £0.00

20th October 2008


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

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.. ITS NOT COSPLAY UNLESS... ITS NOT COSPLAY UNLESS... URGH.

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