I'm still rather new to cosplaying. I plan to go to a convention as IF from the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, and my main issue is her coat.
I don't know anything about sewing really, or patterning, or altering patterns, or anything. Could anyone possibly help me on where I should even start on this? The coat itself looks rather basic to me, as there's a lot of extra things that can be put on separately; namely the belt-like cuffs around the end of the sleeves, the belt around the waist of the coat, and the 9 pouches on the belt. And all of the white lines along the coat look like they'd probably good seam points for various sections on it. And the back of the coat has a gap in the middle from the waist down, which is something I doubt is a common trait shared by many coats.
Pictures for reference.
Maybe I'll be able to get some more reference images from the anime based on the game series coming out in a few months.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.