I decided to start working on a costume I've wanted to do for a long time, a Grammaton Cleric from Equilibrium. My wife wants this to be my first sewing project so we'll see how that goes (update: she's helping me now so I'm making better progress). The goal I have is completing the outer coat seen here:
I've made up my mind that I'm not going to go try for 100% movie accurate (for example I'm not buying the exact same pants, boots, and gloves) but I will try to get close to screen used. Since this is my first sewing project I'll do my best for replicating the coat but might not get each seam exactly reproduced. I'm planning on purchasing the Cleric sidearms soon and should have a prozium injector on the way. I will be keeping an eye out for the android alien watch used in the movie, but only if I can find it for under $100.
Currently i'm working on drawing the coat with my fiancee's help. We believe that the Simplicity 5386 Men's Costumes pattern for the duster on the right would be a good start and will modify it to fit the cleric coat.
Simplicity Patterns - Simplicity 5386 - Simplicity Sewing Patterns for Costumes - Simplicity Pattern Reviews
Kind of a pipe dream at the moment but if it works out eventually I would like to have two quick draw sleeve rigs (Following the Quick-Draw Sleeve Gun : BFX : Build Tutorial)to mimic certain scenes in the movie. This depends on the size of the resin prop guns and if they'll be concealable in my coat sleeves attached to the quickdraw device. I won't sacrifice realistically sized coat sleeves just to make this happen, considering I wouldn't use the device other than in a masquerade presentation. (Update: not going to happen)
Any thoughts, comments and advice are appreciated.
More updates to follow.