View Full Version : What sort of fabric is this jacket made of?

03-02-2010, 02:45 PM
I've been considering cosplaying Blue (Pokemon) in his HeartGold/SoulSilver clothes and I'd like to, if possible, make his jacket.

Blue's Outfit (http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/84/HeartGold_SoulSilver_Blue.png)

The problem is I'm not quite sure what kind of fabric it is i'm looking for, this military jacket here looks like it's made of the perfect material, so far I've found that Drill Cotton comes close but doesn't seem to be what I want.

MilitaryJacket (http://www.besportier.com/archives/gap-military-jacket.jpg)

Anyone know, in general, what jackets like these are made out of?

03-02-2010, 04:06 PM
Looks to me like it could be a black jean jacket.


Some of these look pretty close. I know you said you wanted to make the jacket, but looking at these might help as a reference?

As for the military jacket, I have one like that and its 100% cotton. :J Anyways, good luck!

03-02-2010, 05:24 PM
Thanks, I've considered Denim (and Courduroy) as an option, but the ones made of cotton look like the best option for this. I just don't know what type of cotton fabric is used to make those military jackets.

03-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Could make one out of twill. it would be pretty close.

03-02-2010, 06:13 PM
Yeah, twill could work for this. It might be a good idea to go to the fabric store and ask an employee about what type of cotton is commonly used for military-esque shirts/jackets, and you can judge for yourself if whatever they pick out for you is right.

03-02-2010, 06:48 PM
Awesome, twill should do the trick, thanks for the help you two.

03-03-2010, 02:17 AM
Well, I'm not sure if you've decided on twill or not, but I thought I'd add that modern military uniforms (well, at least according to my friend, who is a navy vet.) are usually polyester. You could use polyester gabardine (which is a type of twill weave) It's what I used for my boyfriend's M.bison costume a while back and aforementioned friend said that the material was about right, even if my half-baked last-minute pattern drafting skillz weren't so good.

Also, back in the day (WW2 and back, I think) most uniforms were made from wool. Itchy, but sturdy. That might be an option for you.