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    Dec 30, 2016, 4:53 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #126

    Alright, does anyone know if any big retail chains in the US are selling any of the official Fantastic Beasts cosplay things? I put off buying stuff way too long and need a scarf for a convention in two weeks, but the one on Amazon is sold out. Would Hot Topic have any? Toys 'R' Us? Gamestop?
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    Dec 30, 2016, 4:58 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #127

    matteleven said: View Post
    I don't think it's been mentioned before but in The Case of Beasts book there's a few pics of some Newt fabric samples. I believe the middle fabric is probably the coat fabric before it was dyed? A natural creamy colour and a kind of lime green?
    Bingo. That's got to be it. Would explain a lot.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 11:50 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #128

    I've looked on all their websites. Looks like Misan doesn't sell via internet and I the Auzinger website doesn't seem to sell on their site either. Or my Google Translator doesn't work well since the site is in German.

    Looking for Donegal Tweed online has been rather challenging and the few places I could find that actually sells Donegal Tweed, they want $60 - $80 per yard. I think I'd rather fly to the UK and buy it.
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    Jan 4, 2017, 5:56 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #129

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    This shot does a good job of showing the length of the back of the coat, which I totally missed before.
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    Jan 4, 2017, 7:29 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #130

    Also, can anyone ID the silver charm hanging from his pocket watch strap? The strap itself appears to be a vintage military Albert strap, which makes sense to me, since he was apparently in the war. That said, I was wondering if the charm was a real military do-dad, or if it was something found only in the wizarding world, if you take my meaning.

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    Jan 5, 2017, 12:45 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #131

    Finished my coat and vest. Not perfectly accurate (I changed a couple details intentionally, like the length of the tail of the coat since I didn't like it being so much longer, and the button toggle, since I was worried the button might easily fall out and get lost; and I settled for close-enough fabric since I lacked both the time and money to shop around for something perfect), but I'm very happy with the results.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 1:36 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #132

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    Here's the finished dye job on my boots, with the new laces as well. The color is a little warmer than I would've liked, but since I already had the dye on hand, I went for it. I also rubbed them down with some leather balm to bring up their sheen. It made a big improvement!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 5:26 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #133

    I can't believe I missed the coat at Hot Topic. Another piece to add to the list of items needed for cosplays this year. (Hopefully)
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    Jan 11, 2017, 6:55 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #134

    I can get the waistcoat fabric rewoven with a minimum order of 100 meters or so. They're still on vacation for the holidays but I'm in talks about it. What's the interest in helping to financing such a project, with presales of yardage and such?

    This will likely apply to most of the fabrics, and definitely the coat fabric. I'm working to get as much rewoven as possible but I don't have the funds to do it all myself.
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    Jan 16, 2017, 7:15 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #135

    Did anyone find something about this little charm?Click image for larger version. 

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    I have no idea what it is and I'm thinking about making it myself maybe out of modeling clay..

    And also any ideas on his bowtie? I just can't find a simular one..Click image for larger version. 

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    Maybe someone can help me
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    Jan 16, 2017, 8:24 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #136

    @Ginny, I looked through the visual guide and some of the other movie books to see if they had anything on his charm...I thought it might be something WWI related from the wizarding world, since we know he served taking caring of dragons. Plus, the leather watch chain is a vintage military Albert chain. BUT, nothing. So I ended up 3D designing my own and making it into a medallion for the DRRB (Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau) that Newt works for later in life.

    As for his bowtie, it's deep, deep midnight blue or purple with pinkish orange (or orangish pink) dotted pinstripe. I couldn't find anything either. I know @Indy Magnoli was seeing if there would be interest in them; Magnoli Clothiers make great ties.

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    EDIT: Whoops, correction, from this picture from @TheGingerDoctor, the dotted pinstripes are much closer in color to the gold of his waistcoat:

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    Jan 16, 2017, 10:40 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #137

    @graciefox Thank you so much for your reply, I also looked in all the books but couldn't find anything either. I blieve that he has a pocket watch in his vest and the charm is a sun with a bird (a martin maybe?) in the middle.
    Are you selling a charm you made? That would be great, if not I'll try to make it out of clay or worbla maybe.
    For the bowtie I think about looking for simular fabric and making it myself, if I find something I'll post it here

    Edit: Urgh I already saw a close up of the shirt but no it reminds me again that I'll never find one like that xD
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    Jan 16, 2017, 11:09 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #138

    @Ginny I've thought about selling them complete with a watch strap - if I do I'll let you know! I'm hoping to have a picture of the finished thing soon. EDIT: I accidentally attached the wrong thumbnail and I'm not sure how to make it go away - the new version of the charm has only a small loop for the attachment, not that big old bar. Not sure how that happened.

    I sewed my own bowtie too, just because I'm pressed for time before my next convention and needed one. But my sewing machine isn't capable of making wide enough dots. :/ So I'll probably remake it sometime down the road. It was pretty straight-forward though, since the bowtie is skinny - basically just a long rectangle!
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    Jan 16, 2017, 11:34 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #139

    Hi everyone! I just decided to do a Newt cosplay for an upcoming convention and super happy I found this forum. I was wondering if anyone know's what the suit jacket/pants material are. From the pictures I've seen from the movie costumes it looks like the jacket and pants are two different colors, and in some screen shots they look the same (of course the jacket is mostly hidden so it's kinda hard to tell). My thought was it was some kind of a tweed or wool blend.

    My other question is if anyone has suggestions for patterns. I have one that might be good for the vest and pants (the vest needs adjusting though) and I did find a pattern somewhere for a coat that could work with alterations. I'm still learning on how to edit patterns so I'm a bit nervous on tackling this huge project..
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    Jan 17, 2017, 8:39 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #140

    @ShelbyC13 Welcome!

    I believe the suit jacket and pants were confirmed as Donegal tweed - that accounts for the different colored flecks you can see woven into it on close-ups. I've seen it by-the-yard a few places online, but it's pretty pricey. Because I agree with you that the browns of his jacket and pants don't match perfectly, I've actually just been scouring thrift stores and eBay for the different pieces and had some good luck there!

    Pattern wise...I've seen a few people modify Simplicity 2896 for both the vest and the coat. I already had McCalls 7003 on hand, so that's what I'm using.
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    Jan 17, 2017, 9:40 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #141

    @graciefox Thank you!

    Ahh okay, yeah that makes sense. We have a wool/blend at work that has a similar speckling to it which was why I thought it might be that too. And good to know, I've bounced between a few different sites (one a little more promising on the price) but you could only get 7/8th's of a yard. I'll have to try that out too, as much as I'de like to try and make it from scratch Im not sure if I'll have the time if it's going to take a while to find a fabric relatively close at a good price. That and I need to work on my tailoring lol

    I just recently got the McCalls one actually. I'm hoping that the alterations it needs wont be to much of an issue, at least for the vest. After reading through the comments here I never realized just how many details there are to Newt's jacket, especially with the way the back is.
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    Jan 18, 2017, 12:04 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #142

    Anyone paying too much attention to me knows I'm way too interested in Newt's Boots, I now have a guy working on making a pair custom for me. If they turn out well, I'll be doing a run of them. Should be a couple weeks until I see the sample pair.
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    Jan 20, 2017, 7:24 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #143

    I have been working on Newts charm, I 3D printed a test just to see how my printer could handle the detail, and it did a good job. I'll be working on a more detailed accurate charm soon.
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    Jan 21, 2017, 9:33 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #144

    New shot of the boots. I'm pretty sure that the back thing is six sets of eyelets with a leather lace running through them. Not sure if they loop or what, but I'll figure something out.

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    Jan 23, 2017, 8:29 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #145

    I did a makeup test with the parts of the costume I have (mostly) done this weekend! The wig needs some taming, but I'm excited to see it start come together. Hoping to cut out my coat pieces and dye them up this week.

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    Jan 24, 2017, 8:06 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #146

    Indy Magnoli said: View Post
    So... how many of you would be interested in us doing a run of bow ties using the Ginger Doctor's photo as a guide?
    Definitely interested!
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    Jan 25, 2017, 11:27 AM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #147

    Hello! I just popped into this thread to see if anyone else had come to the realization that the swatch shown in the FB Book is likely the one that was over-dyed for the coat fabric, and it seems you guys are all over it. Has anyone found a source for a similar wool yet? I made my first version of the coat last August, before we had so many amazing reference photos, and now I'm working on V2.0, but I'll probably end up using the same solid melton wool I used for V1.

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    Jan 25, 2017, 1:50 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #148

    Grey Pilgrim said: View Post
    Has anyone found a source for a similar wool yet?
    I was looking into having some made, but there didn't seem to be enough interest. Probably because it would be around $40/yd.
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    Jan 25, 2017, 2:03 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #149

    Zlurpo said: View Post
    I was looking into having some made, but there didn't seem to be enough interest. Probably because it would be around $40/yd.
    That seems perfectly reasonable if it's a good enough match. I love how much character the diamond weave with hints of green gives the real coat. Were you going to try to replicate the oatmeal-green weave or the post-dye blue? Mark me as interested if you ever do find enough people who want it.
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    Jan 25, 2017, 2:52 PM - Re: Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them #150

    Indy Magnoli said: View Post
    So... how many of you would be interested in us doing a run of bow ties using the Ginger Doctor's photo as a guide?
    Interested as well please!

    Anyone plan on doing a run for the coat? I would definitely be interested in that as well.

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