Following an afternoon visit to the dentist for yet another broken tooth I popped into Manchester to grab some costume for a Birthday / LARP event this weekend. This one being more Steampunk than others I’ve attended (and with a definite character being gifted to me for it) I couldn’t just use stuff I’d already got – plus you know, chance to buy more stuff.
After half an hours aimless wandering I managed to come across a real find – a leather sappers coat / waistcoat. It’s heavy enough to almost be leather armour (which in some ways it could be). This, along with some old military style trousers seem to have sorted things out. I didn’t intend to spend as much as I did (do you ever) but it seems that it’s inevitable whenever you going for this sort of thing.