Why I chose to be Harry
I love The Dresden Files. After going to DragonCon for the first time, I was inspired to work on Harry. I got the initial verson finished in time for the Ghost Story book tour. I impressed Jim Butcher! This is a costume that is going nowhere anytime soon.
There has been work done since that initial outing. I initially used a Magnum in black from Arda and tried to style it. Since the comics came out, I decided I needed something better. I got a Rufio in natural black. It allows for that mussed look that he's always got going, without me having to try and cut it to look right.
The original coat used the wrong type of canvas. I didn't know there were two different types and I used outdoor canvas instead of duck. It was also too big, since the only duster pattern I could find was out of print, so I couldn't get a smaller sized pattern from the one I had from making a coat for hubby.
The new coat is actually an Inverness coat made from duck canvas. I know he never had a canvas Inverness coat, but it fits me so much better.
Source: The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
Worn for Ghost Story book tour (Books & Co. at the Greene Shopping Center), DragonCon 2011, Ohayocon 12, DragonCon 2014, Marcon 50, DragonCon 2015
Rufio, Natural Black - Arda Wigs
T-shirt, black - Goodwill
Jeans - Goodwill
Rugged Outback Men's Cheyenne Waterproof Boot, black - Payless Shoes
Pentacle - Renaissance Faire at Ohio State
Staff - Renaissance Faire at Ohio State
1" round, 1' long dowel rod (Blasting rod) - Hobby Lobby
Shield charms - eBay
Chain - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Canvas Inverness Coat
Simplicity 2517 - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Duck canvas - Fabric.com
Shoulder pads - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Bais tape, black - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Interfacing - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Lining, black - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Buttons - Jo-Ann Fabrics