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Death_Note_Team
03-01-2008, 01:09 PM
I'm looking for some help with getting a jacket like Matt's...

Any ideas?

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 01:13 PM
Why is there like, millions of Matt topics coming on now..

Use the search engine, you will like what you see. Simply type Matt Cosplay in the search engine and you will find many helpful results.

For the 'fuzzy' stuff, use faux fur. Most people use a sheepy material, but it is fur. I looked very close at scans of Matt from the manga, and it doesn't look like no wool or sheep to me, clearly fur.
Simply buy a jacket of shearling or type fabric, cut off the sleeves, and sew or glue on the faux fur. Thats what I did, and it works wonders. If the jacket doesn't come with a 'high neck' collar, then make it yourself by using the sleeves you cut off.

Death_Note_Team
03-01-2008, 01:17 PM
I'll try that, but does anyone know where the boots would be???

Also, has anyone seen the jacket for sale in any store???

Death_Note_Team
03-01-2008, 01:24 PM
I need basically the whole outfit but really can't find it anywhere....

can someone tell me if they have seen ANY of the outfit anywhere???

jennarose
03-01-2008, 02:36 PM
My suggestion would just be to go to a local thrift store and look around for a vest like his. That's what I am planning to do for my Matt cosplay. Good luck!

navigated
03-01-2008, 02:46 PM
Once again, sticking my head into another Matt Help Thread.

As for the trim, it does appear to be fur, however I'm of the opinion that fake fur just doesn't look all that great, it's either too long, or it's too thin in the pile. In all acutality if you were to find Matt's vest in real life, it's more likely to be made with sheepskin, in fact, coats that looked like his jacket were in style when I was in middle school - and they were made with suede and sheepskin. Again, it's a matter of taste. However, I think it's going to be VERY hard to find his vest, I'm pretty sure you'll find something close, but they'll all be too short and the collar won't be high enough. The best bet with his vest is making it yourself. Which I'm sure my Matt will tell you was a total pain.

His boots, as I went into great detail into in another thread and will not bother typing out again (look for a thread about Matt's Boots) - do exist but are hellishly expensive and totally weird looking. You can get away with just using standard issue combat boots. Just look for them on eBay or typing it into Google. That's your best bet.

Shirts and gloves, also something that can be aquired with the assistance of Google. You just have to be paitent and be willing to spend the time to pick through the results to find the right things. I think that's the downfall of many Death Note cosplayers, it's all street clothes, but they're all very distinct so finding something that's exactly right takes more time than people are willing to put into it. As I am fond of saying about DN cosplay: Death Note Cosplay: No one wears this crap.

Tathar
03-01-2008, 02:52 PM
Whats wrong with posting referance pictures? Alot of people might not watch the show but still might be able to help.

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 03:12 PM
I say its fur, honestly. Look. Does this look like sheep to you?
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/ShippouFan/Death%20Note/Matt/Dn98_v12_p17_Matt.jpg

I know everything about fur, so trust me on this. You just have to choose the right kind of fur. Don't use 'fun' fur, which is like.. 9 bucks a yard. You will have to throw in atleast $20 a yard for good quality fur. There is different 'lenghs' of fur. I say go for Medium pile fur, which is neither too long nor too short.

Since you only need about a half of yard, go around furry communities and ask for scraps. I have plenty of faux fur in my work room, since I work with it all the time, so I didn't have to buy some for my Matt cosplay. If you need some fur, let me know, and I will give you enough for the coat and for a mistake or two. The fur I work with is very real to the touch and very good quality, not some fun fur. Fur can look great, as long as you know what fur your getting.

Forgive me if I sounded rude, but it clearly looks like faux fur.

I am going to give up my Matt cosplay, so I don't mind selling mine to you. I was cosplay as the anime version of Matt. Let me know if your interested.

Tathar
03-01-2008, 03:31 PM
No that doesnt look like sheep....

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 03:34 PM
My point exactly.

You can get a full Matt cosplay here, but in my opinion, it its way overpriced for something that is premade.
http://www.cosplaymagic.net/denomaco.html
You can use their photos for some sort of reference.

jennarose
03-01-2008, 03:44 PM
My point exactly.

You can get a full Matt cosplay here, but in my opinion, it its way overpriced for something that is premade.
http://www.cosplaymagic.net/denomaco.html
You can use their photos for some sort of reference.

Wow...$222? That is really expensive, and like you said overpriced. Though the pants bother me that they have there. I can't tell if their actually made out of denim or their just regular pants. In the anime you can clearly see that he is wearing denim (to me atleast), but that is a good reference picture for his jacket/vest.

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Exactly. It looks much too bland than denim, it seems to be some other fabric. The pants are actually pretty damn easy to make. =) Just get some jeans, cut it up, and sew them back together.

jennarose
03-01-2008, 03:51 PM
Exactly. It looks much too bland than denim, it seems to be some other fabric. The pants are actually pretty damn easy to make. =) Just get some jeans, cut it up, and sew them back together.

Yeah, and I don't think Matt would look right without some type of jean. It just wouldn't look, well, streetish or bikery if that makes sense. (If those are even words..heh heh)

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 03:56 PM
Lawl, Bikery. But yeah, it gives him that 'rough and gamer' look.

jennarose
03-01-2008, 04:00 PM
Yeah exactly. Like the I am Matt. Rawr. Heh Heh.

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 04:29 PM
Heh heh.
I should make a tutorial on how to make his coat, hmm...

jennarose
03-01-2008, 04:36 PM
Heh heh.
I should make a tutorial on how to make his coat, hmm...

That would be very helpful if you did! ^_^

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 04:43 PM
Hmm.... *in thought*
Meh, sure, I will do that tonight. I need to finish Matt's coat anyways. I'll sell it off later.

navigated
03-01-2008, 04:56 PM
I say its fur, honestly. Look. Does this look like sheep to you?
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/ShippouFan/Death%20Note/Matt/Dn98_v12_p17_Matt.jpg

I know everything about fur, so trust me on this. You just have to choose the right kind of fur. Don't use 'fun' fur, which is like.. 9 bucks a yard. You will have to throw in atleast $20 a yard for good quality fur. There is different 'lenghs' of fur. I say go for Medium pile fur, which is neither too long nor too short.

Since you only need about a half of yard, go around furry communities and ask for scraps. I have plenty of faux fur in my work room, since I work with it all the time, so I didn't have to buy some for my Matt cosplay. If you need some fur, let me know, and I will give you enough for the coat and for a mistake or two. The fur I work with is very real to the touch and very good quality, not some fun fur. Fur can look great, as long as you know what fur your getting.

Forgive me if I sounded rude, but it clearly looks like faux fur.

I am going to give up my Matt cosplay, so I don't mind selling mine to you. I was cosplay as the anime version of Matt. Let me know if your interested.

Oh yeah, I wasn't saying it wasn't fur, it very obviously is. I'm saying however, and you made this point as well, people are going to buy the fun fur, and it looks like crap. So if you're on a budget and it won't fit in some real quality fur (because boots, a wig and goggles can add up), it's still passable for sheepy stuff - because swede and the sheepskin was once a fashion trend, and you could take artistic liberties, especially if you're making his vest from another existing clothing article, you're more likely to find one with sheep skin than some really quality fake fur.

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Oh yeah, I wasn't saying it wasn't fur, it very obviously is. I'm saying however, and you made this point as well, people are going to buy the fun fur, and it looks like crap. So if you're on a budget and it won't fit in some real quality fur (because boots, a wig and goggles can add up), it's still passable for sheepy stuff - because swede and the sheepskin was once a fashion trend, and you could take artistic liberties, especially if you're making his vest from another existing clothing article, you're more likely to find one with sheep skin than some really quality fake fur.

I see your point, which is very true. Not everybody has fur laying around their house, or take the time to browse around their stores for high-quality fur or online. Though, fur-scraps are very easy to find, but then again, many people are not familiar with Furry communities and do not know that they can ask for scraps. Fur scraps are very easy to sew together and the seams are particularly invisible.

Sheepy stuff is a good alternative. Not accurate, but still very good, to the point that no-one will really notice or bash you for using a different trim.

jennarose
03-01-2008, 05:02 PM
Oh yeah, I wasn't saying it wasn't fur, it very obviously is. I'm saying however, and you made this point as well, people are going to buy the fun fur, and it looks like crap. So if you're on a budget and it won't fit in some real quality fur (because boots, a wig and goggles can add up), it's still passable for sheepy stuff - because swede and the sheepskin was once a fashion trend, and you could take artistic liberties, especially if you're making his vest from another existing clothing article, you're more likely to find one with sheep skin than some really quality fake fur.

My sister actually has a jacket very similar to those that we're in style way back when. It's a tan swede, with white fur lined. It is almost the exact length Matt's is and all I would need to do is try to match the fur on it and finish lining it and cut of the sleeves. Though my mom would most likely not allow me to cut up a jacket she paid well over 100 dollars for. Ah well...looks like it's bargain shopping time.

Hmm.... *in thought*
Meh, sure, I will do that tonight. I need to finish Matt's coat anyways. I'll sell it off later.

Thank you so much. It would be very helpful for the army of Matt cosplayers now a days.

Koisnake
03-01-2008, 05:06 PM
Yes, for the Army of Matt cosplayers. Its odd that such a minor character can get so many cosplayers, lawl.

jennarose
03-01-2008, 05:08 PM
Yes, for the Army of Matt cosplayers. Its odd that such a minor character can get so many cosplayers, lawl.

Haha, I was just thinking the same thing a few days ago. Maybe it's the goggles...

Death_Note_Team
03-05-2008, 07:15 AM
how much would you be asking for it???

I added you to my MSN also, which parts are you selling???

kayla364
03-07-2008, 04:37 PM
I'll try that, but does anyone know where the boots would be???

Also, has anyone seen the jacket for sale in any store???

My friend is going as matt and she found the boots that looked identical at hot topic!

Koisnake
03-07-2008, 06:07 PM
Death_Note_Team, referring to me? I can sell the coat, goggles, wig and shirt for around $80 if you like, and $100 with the jeans, if I make them. I am doing the anime version.

navigated
03-07-2008, 06:12 PM
Death_Note_Team, referring to me? I can sell the coat, goggles, wig and shirt for around $80 if you like, and $100 with the jeans, if I make them. I am doing the anime version.

Just out of curiosity (since not many people do the anime version, and it's exciting), what color are you planning on making his pants? They change color, first time you see them they're green and then they turn to blue later in on, at least that's what I thought. It might have just been the lighting though, because when he's in the apartment with Mello, the lighting is pretty yellow.

Koisnake
03-22-2008, 11:12 AM
Just out of curiosity (since not many people do the anime version, and it's exciting), what color are you planning on making his pants? They change color, first time you see them they're green and then they turn to blue later in on, at least that's what I thought. It might have just been the lighting though, because when he's in the apartment with Mello, the lighting is pretty yellow.

I am going to make them just a plain jean collar, more to the bluish side than gray. I hope that makes any sense.

Yeah, its lighting.

Tomates
03-22-2008, 01:27 PM
There are two sites i know of to get matts jacket
(but it also comes with the full cosplay)

http://www.cosplaymagic.com/
http://www.mooncostumes.com/pcat/Cosplay

Hope this helps

Plauge-Rat
09-13-2009, 05:35 AM
@-Koisnake

I've been looking for a decent Matt cosplay for ages now, and (if you havn't already sold yours) I'd totally be intrested in buying! \(^o^)/

Nekochamploo
09-13-2009, 11:58 AM
I'm fairly new to cosplaying and I'm really looking forward to playing Matt. I'm ok at sewing but a tutorial would be really really useful Koisnake!!

BsWN
07-13-2010, 02:38 PM
I wish I could buy the stuff off the internet, but I can't. So I either have to make everything or do some serious detective work. >.< Eventually I decided to make Matt's vest, it was the first thing I've ever made, and apparently it actually looks good. The only problem with mine is that I don't have a zipper, so I have to pull it over my head, and I have to have someone help me out of it, though the motto I heard and live by is "If it's not uncomfortable, it's not done properly." But, I'm probably just making excuses. XP Though a random interesting fact, Matt is actually the character who got me into cosplay.

Aces
07-14-2010, 10:22 AM
Use velcro instead of a zipper. Thats what I did :D

Neine
09-26-2010, 01:03 PM
Not sure if this has come up yet, but a friend of mine is doing Matt and had her vest custom made. Reason: Death Note: How to Read makes mention of a vertical stripe of fur on the center back of the vest.

rUssia_waS_C1
08-02-2011, 10:17 PM
Actually, if this thread isn't dead, dying and decaying I have some input you might like.

Someone in another thread already posted this but i'll just re-post it here, alright, so there's this sight called www.cosplayhouse.com and they make a really wonderful and high quality vest for Matt.

It's $88.00, but once you see the quality it's really actually a bargain. I've purchased my vest from there before, and I love it, it's soft, non-sweaty and sticky, and really comfortable.

this is the link ---> http://www.cosplayhouse.com/Death-Note-Matt-Cosplay-Costume.html?gdftrk=gdfV22132_a_7c516_a_7c1626_a_7 cACD1002

Well I hope this helps d(^w^)b and good luck with your cosplay!!

haaku1234
10-18-2011, 11:07 PM
Hot Topic has combat boots that are rather close. I use them. $50, though, but they've lasted me a good long while and are easy to get on and off. They can also be used for other cosplays.