I'm planning a female Loki cosplay at some point towards the end of summer, but I'm having one hell of a time finding a fitting fabric for her...
There she is, and as you can see, her pants and top are made of something that resembles large scales. I considered making scale armor to go over something else, but it looks clunky and kind of gross, plus doesn't achieve that same skin-tight feel of Loki's outfit.
The closest thing I seem to be able to find is fish scale fabric
or some snake skin pattern suede
... The first seems too shiny, although I don't have a sample on hand yet and it might be okay, and the second is unavailable in green and I was advised against dyeing it so in store. It also wasn't stretchy/didn't have any give/would be harder to design a more skin-tight costume with. Neither is perfect.
So... Help please. I'm willing to order online, I'm willing to pay a large amount, I just want Loki to look pretty. I'm not expecting to magically find something that has scales the way she does, of course, but any help would be just lovely.