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18 Jun 2013 - 09:19104172
jacket base help. finding pattern or finding a jacket?
Hello all you helpful people out there.

Guess what? I'm stuck. again.

This cosplay is taking a looong time but i'm enjoying it and its my first 'proper' cosplay project, so i'm being ultra-insecure and need opinions on EVERYTHING.

for the afforementioned cosplay...


I am trying to sort the base for the jacket.

it appears to be a almost like a short sleeved bolero jacket with puffy sleeves...but hooded.

I've looked for a few things online but i'm struggling. i wouldn't be confident enough to draft a pattern but i could work with an existing one at a push.

do i buy a jacket (if so..where? ebay is turning up nothing) OR do i find/buy a pattern.... OR...do i get it commissioned?

the link i've posted has plenty of pictures but i've quickly (while im at work) done a sketch of what i reckon the jacket shape is underneath. all the bits and bobs for it i've been slowly putting together using foam at the moment.

18 Jun 2013 - 09:21104173

this is i guess quite close to what i want but it'd have to be altered and i don't think the sleeves are long/puffy enough. and obviously there's no hood.

18 Jun 2013 - 14:37104198

18 Jun 2013 - 14:59104199
Have you looked at bomber jackets? I don't know if you can get them in white (or in cropped) but the puffiness of your images put me in mind of the MA1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MA-1_bomber_jacket

19 Jun 2013 - 08:25104237
i hadn't considered them at all to be honest. will have a look into that suggestion! thanks xxx

22 Jun 2013 - 14:25104402
bump! sorry to do so again but i'm really keen to get some more opinions on this x

24 Jun 2013 - 09:29104465
any other suggestions out there please? just trying to get plenty of options for this?

24 Jun 2013 - 18:41104500
How does this pattern look?


25 Jun 2013 - 09:25104507
thanks very much for looking into this for me. i think that could have potential if i cut it off at the waist band and significantly reduced the sleeve length. i'm not sure how easy it would be to adapt the pattern but it has potential. thankyou xxx

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