Originally Posted by Dr. J
So. I want to cosplay a Commissar, but I am a total costuming newb. Basically, I have no idea what I'm doing. You guys have any resources or tutorials for this type of costume?
Unfortunately, I've no real expertise in the area of workin' with actual clothing. Whether or not you'd probably have to sew alot of it is another question - but I'd suggest hitting up youtube. There were a ton of prop/armor tutorials and I'm sure there'd just as easily be a few good sewing tutorials if that's the avenue you'd be looking at for your Commissar cosplay?
You could probably get away with the coat by buying one that would easily suit the criteria. You could of course add things on top of that (i.e pins/insignia etc). Though coats are out of season atm so you'd probably need to look online for that.