I made the cargo pants first, and my first time making pants for myself. I modified an existing pattern to be more fitted, adding seam lines and pocket placements where necessary. The top is actually a leotard so I don't have to worry about it riding up, and CherryTeaGirl
sent me the S.T.A.R.S. patch, thank you!! I tried, and failed (twice) in dyeing fabric for the choker, so instead I used a nice maroon poplin fabric I found locally.
The pouches were my favorite part to work on, all pieces have heavy interfacing, and there's long strips of craft foam sandwiched between the fabric and lining layers to help the pouches retain their shape. I also added pouches on the insides, to help keep my stuff organized! The medical cross logos are iron on transfers, and the pistol belt was purchased on Amazon. I've remade the pouches for WonderCon 2014, pretty much following the same construction process but instead I used lightweight cardboard (poster board?) in between the fabric and lining layers. I also adjusted the length of the front flaps, and made the bottoms of the pouches square as possible, instead of rounded.
I made the tactical vest by modifying a regular vest pattern, and it consists of 4 layers: mesh, bottom weight fabric, fusible batting, and lining. I made the back logo a tad bigger out of personal preference, which is all satin stitched around the edges. The "RESCUE" text is iron on transfers, and I went over it with fabric paint for good measure. ALWAYS make sure the parchment paper is cooled completely before you peel it, heh.
The original boots used were from my Len Kagamine
costume, time to put some retired costume pieces to good use! I chopped 2" from the top so they're the correct height, and painted them using acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium. The shoelaces are a dark grey cording, with 3/4" strips of packing tape on the ends so they're easier to thread through the eyelets. I finally upgraded my boots, so now they match Siyegen's Barry Burton costume
, the olive green matches the rest of my costume quite well so I might skip painting them this time.
The little things: gloves are from my Ibis Douglas
costume, I just added the cuff and reinforced the seams on the edges. The socks are from my Sakura Kasugano
costume, rolled UP instead of down, saves me a few bucks instead of having to buy new socks! I already owned the belt, while the watch and prop gun were purchased on Amazon. The first aid spray is a small spray bottle, the graphic is by CHRIS-RICKFIELD on deviantART
, and it's filled with Febreeze.