I made this costume way back in 2009. My husband wanted to be the Tenth Doctor for Halloween, and I couldn't figure out what character to be. As you probably know by now, I like to do original costumes. Also, my husband is terrified of clowns. Of course, the answer was simple: Clockwork Droid! I wanted it to be a surprise, though, so I made the entire costume in secret. My husband had no part of any of the original construction.
Today I think I'll just start with the start of the clothing construction. For the vest and coat, I used a blue satin lining and a black stretch velvet for the outer layer. The pants were only the velvet, no lining. It should be wool or other heavy material, but I have a very high sensitivity to wool (we're talking a nasty rash), so I avoid wool at all costs. The velvet actually has a nice weight to it, but if I were to make this again, I'd use something else. It's too shiny! Ah, well, live and learn!
For the cuff of the coat, I used red velvet and two types of gold trim. I believe that all of the gold trim came from JoAnn Fabrics. Some of it came from the upholstery section. The entire thing was then sewn together to make a cuff.
Both the vest and coat have buttons. Gold buttons are insanely expensive, so I hiked over to my local craft store and purchased wooden half circles and some metallic Krylon spray paint.
The coat also has a TON of extra stuff. There's trim all down the back, the back of the arms, and the pockets. I did make pocket flaps, but no functioning pockets (there is a pocket sewn into the lining, but it makes the whole coat droop. Boo.)
The sleeve has a funky patch on it, too.
|Coffee Stirrers to the Rescue!|
|Trim on Arms|
|Pants Trim - A plain satin ribbon|