Completed: January 2020
Debuted: Katsucon 2020
why this costume
Oh man, Persona 5 took over my entire existence back when it came out in 2017. I love Makoto, if it isn’t evident by the many other variations I’ve made of her, and I’ve wanted to make her Phantom Thieves outfit for ages. In fact, the majority of this costume was completed in late 2018/early 2019 for PAX South, but I had to drop the costume for PAX because I ran out of time. Thankfully, Katsucon was a good alternative for this costume due to weather!
how i made it
Once I broke it down, this costume was much easier to assemble than I realized. The black bodysuit was made from tricot using Yaya Han’s Ultimate Bodysuit pattern with some seam modifications. After the base suit was built, I used the saran wrap/duct tape method to pattern out the top level pieces: leggings, sleeves, and chest armor.
I stitched the leggings and arm pieces directly to the base suit after sewing them up. For the chest armor, I adhered stretch vinyl to fusible foam and top stitched the seam allowances down. The chest armor closes at the side with a separating zipper and is held up with snap.
The boots were also patterned with the saran wrap/duct tape method. I made them with scrap leather I had on hand and hand stitched the boot covers after painting them with Angelus paints. Once complete, I glued them to my base shoes with contact cement.
Tekko, mask, and earrings by Detravoid Concept!
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