I debuted this at Phoenix Comic Con 2010, where I wore it as part of a group with my housemate T (Allen Walker) and best friend A (Road Kamelot). We entered the Masquerade together with a skit titled "How to Win at Poker," and ended up taking home an award for "Best Performance."
This is a very heavy costume and it was a little difficult to wear in the Phoenix heat. It has about five layers (including binding) on top. The shirt is white poplin and is a modified 1880s shirt pattern. The vest, coat, hat and pants are all a heavy bottomweight, with the gray contrast in the same fabric. The hat is constructed of plastic needlepoint sheets, covered in a sandwich of fabric and heavy interfacing, then hand-stitched together. My teases are Wonderflex painted with acryllic paints. A styled my wig over a grueling two hours. The wig base is from Epic Cosplay.
I'm happiest with the vest and hat in this outfit. The vest fits wonderfully, and the hat is just so charming.
I fought a long time with the coat (specifically the collar); the final product was the third attempt at pulling it together. I also fought viciously with the shirt pattern, which was bitterly uncooperative. The teases caused some problems too, because when A and I sprayed them down with sealant, their shape collapsed. I recommend for future tease makers that you seal your teases using something other than acryllic sealant.
This is one of my favorite costumes that I've ever worn, and I'm definitely planning on wearing it again. Much love to A and T, who were the best Road and Allen a Noah could have asked for <3
Best Performance [Phoenix Comic Con 2010]