Dude! Stop reading my mind!
I'm probably going the spandex/bodysuit route personally and hoping not to get too hot. ^_^;
As for the other stuff, I don't know if there are patterns similar or not (I wish there were!). IMO the vest/coat is three panels in the front and one across the back. As for the bracers I'd like to say they'd be one piece each but where to sew it together would be the problem... I suppose that would be on the underside with the blue stripes going overtop (and all the way around), and then have a zipper or the like topwise to get out.