28th September 2011: General Update This costume is going nicely to plan.
The "soft" parts are sourced and altered as needed. Just need to hem the sleeve holes on the shirt.
My pouches have arrived, so I will be weathering them using fine sandpaper and black boot polish. I have twice the number I actually need, so I can afford a mistake or two :P
My knifes are about 75% complete. I've done the hard part of building them, so now I just need to sand them, then paint and wrap the handles. I've decided to be a bit fancy on the blades, so once the edges have sanded smooth, and the sides keyed, I will be using steel leaf to make them appear metal. I hope it works out :P
The most difficult part of this costume is going to be the Baldric and the light on his Chest. I have a small LED light I will be using, and will be putting the main part of the electronics in one of the belt pouches. I will just need to get the Baldric to sit right on me....