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26 May 2012 - 18:4584686
What's the best way to make this coat?
I'm planning to create this character's costume to wear to a convention in February 2013 - (http://www.skulduggerypleasant.co.uk/_assets/images/chars/profile_tanith.jpg)

I'm currently trying to design her coat. What I need is a long brown coat to start with - possibly a ladies mac because something like leather will be harder to work with. However I plan to customize the coat by cutting away the front up to the first button and then sewing part of a lace-up leather tunic into place. In this way I'm hoping the coat will still cover me in the front whilst leaving a short train at the back. However, the lace-up tunic front of the coat may be difficult to get in and out of so I'm wondering if inserting a zip up the side of the tunic part would be worthwhile.

I'd really appreciate it if anybody could help me with this as I don't have a lot of experience with altering clothes and I'm completely new to cosplay. I did once make a straightjacket for Halloween (I put velcro on the ends of the arms so that I could break free of the jacket if I needed to) but this coat might be trickier.

Thanks for reading!

26 May 2012 - 20:4384692
You could make it so it opens all the way up, but the top bit with the lacing detail are snap fastenered or velcroed shut instead.

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