Hello, I'm new to making costumes and ACParadise so I was wondering if anyone would be nice enough to help me with a costume I'm planning on making.
Character Name: Prussia/Gilbert Weillschmidt
Version of Costume: War of the Austrian Succession/Seven Years War Prussia
http://hetalia.wikia.com/wiki/Uniform_G ... War%29.PNG
http://www.dhm.de/ausstellungen/staendi ... 006822.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ngpbc9KOeKg/U ... +Great.jpg
Pattern I bought: http://butterick.mccall.com/b3072-produ ... age_id=385
Fabric I bought: Navy Cotton Twill (3 yards), a red-ish fabric 97% cotton 3% spandex (1/2 yard) just for the collar and cuffs
I'd like to try and make it at least close to historically accurate, like what Frederick the Great of Prussia wore.
Is the coat two different colors? Blue on the outside and red on the inside? Or is just blue fine with red for the collar and cuffs?
I know the coat color is really Prussian blue, but is navy ok? I've heard the fabric for the coat is wool, but I got cotten because it's breathable and twill because I heard it's supposed to be a good sturdy fabric for uniforms.
I was thinking about getting these boots:
http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-116433 ... -women.jsp
and then adding black spats:
http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Spats-B ... lack+spats
Also, is the hat 3 points or none? I've seen both, and I do have a 3 pointed one.
I have a white dress shirt and tan pants, should I just wear those or make my own?
Sorry for the long post. Just anything anyone can give me to help would be nice. This will be the first costume I hope to make and I'd like to do it right.
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