5th January 2011: Obtained Blue Hoodie I spotted a blue hoodie up town which was the PERFECT colour for matching with Kyo's. As usual it is near impossible to find something already available in a shop which is EXACTLY the same as an item you need for cosplay, no matter how simple it is. The hoodie I bought has a single large pocket on the front and does not include a zip. Looking at it I think that I might be able to unpick the stitching to remove the big pocket. As for the zip I could buy one from John Lewis and cut down the middle of the hoodie and attach the zip to each edge. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do this without the fabric fraying though, so I will probably experiment on cutting and sewing with the leftover fabric from the removed pocket before I do anything.
The drawstring is also white while the one Kyo has is a dark colour but that should be easy since all I'd have to do is pull out the original one and push a different one in instead. Then the last thing I would need to do would be to cut 2 strips of material from the removed pocket and attach them to each side to make fake side-pockets. I'm hoping I'll be able to make these alterations okay since it really is the perfect colour and it would save me a lot of money not having to pay for one to be commissioned and shipped. And I also own a few black shirts already, so at least that part of the cosplay will be no problem.