I spent a good few hours going through the series and screen shotting the costume. Unfortunately I couldn’t track down where the costumes ended up, though the costume maker in the series is billed as Annie Hardinge. I spent far too long finding out what the hell a watch/seal fob was.
Patterns I’ve taken from my pattern store and include the basic coat from burda 2471 and the trousers, waistcoat and shirt from simplicity 4923
Most of the materials in this costume are recycled or taken from my fabric stores. The hardest thing to track down was a suitable pink for the coat. In the show it is clearly a silk, but I went for an upholstery fabric in a dusky pink, the only fabric I could find with a tessellating pattern on it.
I have an embroidery machine which I’ll be putting to full use in this costume. Best source for embroidery thread I find is this store:
I ordered two 1000m spools and a big cone of white for the underneath.
Beads I decided on 3mm glass pearls to make it look less cheap, but also be dainty. I ordered 4000 over here:
For shoes I’m the same height as Christian, so we decided to put me in heels and him in flats to attempt to make me look like the tower of manhood that is Hugh Laurie. I spent a very long time looking for the right colour shoes before deciding it was impossible and buying the lightest suede ones I could find. Suede is fantastic for cosplaying because you can paint suede and it doesn’t flake.
These will be cut up to the correct shape, then these beautiful buckles added:
Wig stuff I bought this book:
And bought a bunch of wefts from coscraft
Total cost of materials (including buying white taffetta and a butt tonne of interfacing): £135.90