14th January 2011: More leather! Ok I decided after all to make the corset and arm gloves using real leather instead of the faux stuff. The plan is: buy another leather coat, cheap 2nd hand one off eBay, and use it to source my leather needs. ie take it apart and use the leather panels to make the corset with and the sleeves to make the arm gloves.
The good news is - I won another leather coat off eBy cheap - like 6 quid - the bad news is when it arrived it looked really nice, and fits my wife beautifully - so shes nabbed it! Darn! Back on the hunt for another cheap leather coat again. :P
Also, ordered some bits and pieces for the leather work - nickel O ring, D ring and cap rivets to make the choker, eyelets/grommets for the corset and arm gloves.
This is my first time working with leather but Im really excited about this costume now.