Originally Posted by Hazelmouse
Mainly looking for suggestions for the upper half. I live in Scotland,...which isn't known for its warm weather! So no thin fabrics ta. ^^;
Originally I was musing about velvet, but my knowledge of fabric is limited so people with more experience might be able to suggest something better.
velvet would be nice, but does have it's quirks, depending on your sewing experience level it might be frustrating to work with. Another option, and one that should be readily available, is a wool gaberdine. some of the finest woven wools come from your fair country, so getting off cuts or end runs would be awesome, affordable, and make a good looking costume.