However, one fateful value village trip later, I walked out with a pair of white jeans and a perfect base jacket, which I promptly hacked apart and modified into something that better resembled the military jacket from the show. I've noticed a general trend among Attack on Titan cosplayers to make the jacket out of leather/pleather-like materials, but, and this is the only time you're likely to hear me say this, I just don't like the use of leather in this context. How many military uniforms do you know that include leather jackets? So I ended up with a brown denim jacket that I'm pretty satisfied with.
I hadn't looked at the costume much for the past couple of weeks, until a friend of mine mentioned the possibility of going to ConBravo this weekend. Being housebound with a sprained foot, I decided to accept the challenge of knocking out the rest of the costume in two days. (while blasting Guren no Yumiya and Wings of Freedom on a loop, of course)
While I don't have a picture of the finished costume yet (no one obliging enough to take pictures of me at arms reach right now, sadly) I figured I'd show you some of my progress shots.
I only managed to knock out one of the smaller patches in time, as hand embroidery is a time-consuming project and it took me roughly six hours to knock out just the one patch.
I decided to go with the trainee logo instead of the more impressive wings of freedom due to the short time I had to knock this project out (I'm no longer attending con bravo now, however).