|If I'm able to, I would like to use this as an entry for Euro cosplay!|
It will give me an excuse to cosplay a character I love (again), remake/restyle things such as the wig from when I originally cosplayed him, can do things such as embroidery, beadwork, weathering, dye, etc.etc. So I think it will be a nice fun project to do! Also I'm pretty sure it would be really comfortable too!
I am probably crazy. (Posted 12th November 2013)
So because I'm slightly mad, and find traditional techniques of clothes-making really interesting, I thought it might be worth having a go at trying to make this cosplay (some of the outfit at least) out of real leather hides.
Due to my rural connections (I have lived in a village for most of my life), deer are pretty commonplace. So much so that we have quite a few family friends who have permission to cull deer when their numbers get too high. (It is all perfectly safe, and legal I assure you). Quite a few of them sell venison to the villagers out of what they gain, so it seemed like it wouldn't hurt to ask if I could get my hands on some deerskin and have an attempt at tanning my own deer hide.
This could either work, or go horribly, horribly wrong, but I thought it couldn't hurt to give it a go and see what happens.