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Unread 04-18-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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Buckle thingys on a Browncoat (Firefly/Serenity)?

I've been thinking about improving my Mal cosplay by making my own suede Browncoat that'll be much more accurate than the canvas duster I had been using, but I absolutely cannot figure out what the buckles are. I've done tons of searching for metal buckles on Amazon and eBay, and I can't find anything close that's the right size. The closest I've found are watch buckles, but they still don't look that similar and they're rather tiny. Here's what I'm talking about:

And a closeup on a buckle:

I can see how it works, but I've never seen anything like that before, so I don't know if it's something that's actually used in real life or if they designed it for the show. Does anyone know where I might be able to find something like that, or at least what that sort of buckle would be called?
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Unread 04-18-2014, 02:49 PM   #2
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I seem to remember reading that those latches were special made for the show. I saw where the company that made them had a few for sale at one point but that was years ago.

I wonder if you could find hair barrettes for the latch part and make the flat metal pieces out of jewelry findings or cut out of hobby metal.
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