This was such a simple costume... Everything I had to use was pretty much found at thrift stores and mervins. I got the patch online and the wig was pretty much styled when I got it. The tie was the hard part. There was a police officer's funeral the weekend I had to get it for and there were no black ties to be found anywhere. I finally found one at a uniform supply store and painted the purple stripe down it with a spoon to keep the paint flat.