|With my previous outfit not exactly pub/bar friendly, for this Halloween I decided to make something that would be easy to wear and not prone to breaking in a drunk people environment. The new Constantine series looks awesome, and the costume so easy to make for cheap.|
|Brown Contact Lenses||Low||Planned|
|Contact Lenses||£5.99||To Buy|
Or is it? (Posted 31st July 2015)
After wearing the coat a few times and waiting around for MCM May Comic Con, I realised it was far too flimsy for the gabardine used in the original Burberry, so I interfaced the front, the facings, the sleeve cuffs and the collar with multiple layers to get the thicknesses I wanted. I also made my own shoulder pads which I sewed in place along with sleeve heads and an assortment of other dressmaking things I'd only just learned about. I'm not the best sewer, so it was very enlightening experience. I also unpicked the shoulder epaulet and sewed them more accurately and even added that thing on the back of his collar out of scrap material left over from when I removed the gun flaps. I think this is as good as it's going to get. Still needs an iron once in a while, but it holds it's shape a lot better than before.
In addition, I bought some brown contacts. I avoided circle lenses and went with as small an iris I could get, although they do still look slightly off in pictures.
Hair (Posted 29th August 2014)
And the signature hair. I went to a barbers, but I had to add in the back and sides as they hadn't taken the bleach far down enough. Not bad for my first ever dye.
Business Cards (Posted 28th August 2014)
I made more than enough. Lifehack: watercolour paper makes for good business card material.
Customised Trench Coat (Posted 25th August 2014)
The coat arrived and fits me perfectly. The colour is a little darker, but aside from that, it's a dead ringer for John's coat. I removed the flaps on the chest and the buckle on the collar.
Trench Coat (Posted 7th August 2014)
I found a single breasted 3/4 length coat in the same fitting as John's Burberry trench for a fraction of the price. It's Asian sizing though, so hopefully a medium will fit me when it comes.
Tools Of The Trade (Posted 6th August 2014)
So I already own some rosary beads that we were given way back in high school, and rather than buy a crucifix, I thought I'd save some pennies and make one myself out of offcuts of skirting board lying around in the garage.
Shoes (Posted 5th August 2014)
A cheap pair of black boots via eBay. Originally, I bought some more formal shoes, but after seeing a behind the scenes photo, I realised he wears ankle boots.
Tie (Posted 22nd July 2014)
I was looking for a burgundy coloured slim tie. Next came to the rescue with a sale on and I left with a bundle pack of a burgundy and navy tie and a pocket square I'll likely never use.
Stuff I Own Already (Posted 19th July 2014)
- H&M white slim fit shirt