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Juniper_Ann
« on: July 08, 2009 10:27:11 PM »

I love Dr. Horrible's coat, seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEZpYnN_1g

with larger screencaps here:
http://disparue.org/gallery/drhorrible/images/drhorrible_0006.jpg

I'm thinking of making a hip-length version in olive green as a Halloween costume/everyday jacket.  I like the slightly rumpled texture of his jacket.  What kind of fabric do you think that is?  Is it just unlined 100% cotton twill, or...something more interesting?  I almost think I can make out slubs, which makes me think linen blend, but it's not crumpled enough for that.  Maybe a linen-look?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009 01:40:08 PM »

I'm pretty sure it's cotton; maybe a thick cotton-rayon blend. The wrinkles look too soft for linen, imho.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 11:13:10 AM »

http://www.nationalscrubs.com/labcoatmaterialsandconstruction.html

I googled "labcoat material" and got some good hits. I figure whedon and co just got a real labcoat, so that one in the vid is probably made from real labcoat material like cotton, polypropylene and polyester.Basically a thick cotton mix would work.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009 07:56:26 AM »

There are some good ideas here: http://doctorhorrible.net/costumes/

The lab coats they have listed both seem to be polyester.
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