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, Marcon 53
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.
Legendary Sleuths Photoshoot I
Legendary Sleuths Photoshoot II
Rufio (Natural Black) from Arda Wigs
Shield charms from eBay
Chain from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Harry Dresden's Pentacle Necklace from Badali Jewelry
Staff from a Renaissance Faire at Ohio State
1" round, 1' long dowel rod (Blasting rod) from Hobby Lobby
Squeeze Sports Water Bottle, Black (for potions) from Amazon.com
Unisex Hiking Bag, Black from Amazon.com
Canvas Inverness Coat
Simplicity 2517 from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Duck canvas from Fabric.com
Shoulder pads from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Bias tape, black from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Interfacing from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Lining, black from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Buttons from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Rugged Outback Men's Cheyenne Waterproof Boot, black from Payless Shoes