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Persona Tarot Cards

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Persona arcana cards
Arcana cards

Persona-lized (haha, sorry!) tarot cards are a nice little prop to have when cosplaying characters from the Persona series. You can download here the same digital file that we used to get our own tarot cards printed. Each card has been colour corrected by Fé so the images are sharp and nicely contrasted. The file is in PDF format and is ready to be taken to the printer.

We couldn’t find an image of the back of the cards in high enough resolution, so we used a vectorized version by The-Stein on DeviantART.

Persona Tarot cards (includes all 22 Major Arcana)

Images are in 300 dpi (high resolution for printing)
Includes bleed and cutting marks
The final size of the cards is 9 x 13 cm

Margaret (Persona photoshoot at Anime North 2012) Elizabeth (Persona photoshoot at Anime North 2012)
 
  • SapphIsWeird

    Hello! The link isnt valid anymore!

    • Gen

      Sorry it took a while, but the link is fixed now.

  • Yu

    Hello, I am wondering will the cards be corrected? I want to print them out and frame them :)

  • Misa

    Hi! Love your Persona cosplay. May I ask how you were able to achieve the floating card effect? :>

    • Gen

      The cards are glued to wire that we’re holding with our hand.

      • Misa

        Thank you very much ^^

  • L

    I have a question, what type of paper do you use to print out the cards? Also, thank you for helping me (I’ve been looking for good pictures to print these cards for my cosplay) :)

    • Gen

      We got our cards printed at a print shop and we asked for their thickest paper. You can ask them to see samples of paper, any print shop will offer different thicknesses and finish. We picked a slightly glossy paper.

  • M.K.

    So are the cards corrected? Cuz I downloaded them in hopes for my group (fmly) cosplay.
    Also is there anything on Shinji that you may know like his bus stop sign detail, coat pattern, beanie?

    • Gen

      The file for the cards in the blog post still has Justice and Strength mixed up, sorry.

  • Bonaventura

    Thank you so much for this, I’ve been looking literally everywhere for some decent image files.
    You really made my day!

    • Gen

      You’re welcome!

  • Mio Akiyama

    You mentioned Kinkos, is that where you got your cards printed? I tried looking to see what printing job matched for this but their website is too confusing. What was the original paper size? And did you have to cut it? Too many questions… Sorry. (^^;)

    • Gen

      No I went to a small print shop in my city. Actually, they print it on regular size paper and cut it afterwards. Our PDF document includes the cutting marks and a bit of extra colour on all sides (bleeding) so the cards don’t have a white border around. Let me know if you have other questions!

      Also, at the moment there’s a small mistake, Justice and Strength are mixed up, I’ll try to upload the corrected version this weekend.

      • Mio Akiyama

        Ok, I did a print preview, and that made a lot more sense after comparing it to a A4 paper (I think it’s A4, or whatever our standard is)

        However your cards are going to come in handy so let me speed up the correction process. :3
        PNG Corrections:

        https://dl.dropbox.com/u/37980259/tarot-8.png
        https://dl.dropbox.com/u/37980259/tarot-12.png

        • Gen

          I need to edit the PDF file though so I can’t use PNG, but thanks :)

          • Mio Akiyama

            Well… Despite it being Easter Sunday… I made a terrible mistake for hoping some print shop would be open. And failed miserably…
            However! I found out why you needed to edit the PDF. Before heading off on my hour long goose chase, I had to put it into a PDF… and realized my pictures didn’t *cut* it. (Now I sound like the chairman and his bad puns). So I put it into acrobat and swapped the two objects, and feel free to just use the result then:
            https://dl.dropbox.com/u/37980259/persona_tarot.zip <= similar to your zip

        • seiryuux

          Um you mixed them up again. Strength is supposed to be XI, not Chariot (which is still VII). Justice is supposed to be VIII

          • Gen

            Um, this is not my file (in the blog post). The one on this site still only has Justice and Strength mixed up because I haven’t updated the pdf file yet.

  • Mr.Sloth

    One Thing: The file has 8-Justice and 11-Strength mixed up

    • Gen

      You’re right, thanks.

  • seiryuux

    Just curious, you didn’t really mention what materials you used, so what did you use to stick them and keep them together?

    I had to glue two photos and laminate them together for my set of Persona-lized tarot cards.

    • Gen

      If you go to a place like Kinkos they can print on both sides of the cardboard so no gluing is necessary.

      • seiryuux

        Next question, are you able to shuffle said cards like regular tarot or playing cards?

        My plan for Igor for Anime North is to do tarot readings as well, provided that I get around to completing an Igor mask and reading my tarot book one of these days…

        • Gen

          That would depend on how you get them printed, I suppose. Professional printing shops can print on cardboard of various thickness so if you pick something that’s thick enough, the cards are quite sturdy. If you also get them laminated it’s even better (ours aren’t, though).

          • seiryuux

            Yeah, mine’s are laminated… and very throwable, Gambit-style LOL

  • Yami

    Thank you very much for sharing these! I’ll try to make my own cards with this for my cosplay. :>

    • Gen

      You’re welcome!