I just finished my Halloween costume for this year, I'm going as Meriadoc Brandybuck, a hobbit from Lord of the Rings. I managed to find (and recon) the shirt, pants, suspenders and coat at the thrift store. The vest and cloak were made from scratch, and the rucksack is from target (but I beat it up a bit to make it look travel stained).
I got the pattern for the cloak from www.alleycatscratch.com
, and I couldn't have sewed the hood onto the cloak without it.
Here's a picture of the whole costume (ignore the fact that my hair isn't curly and my feet aren't hairy):
Shot of the back:
close-up of the rucksack:
My bottle of hobbit booze:
My pipe (got it off of ebay) and tobacco pouch (made it myself):
Action shot of the pipe (not really, I don;t smoke):
Action shot of my hooded cloak:
Sorry for the amount of pictures, I'm just really excited about my costume.