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Posted 1/6/14
So I bought this reflective silver jacket from Target yesterday and It looks good but is missing something that would make it amazing. I'm trying to remember who wears a silver jacket in any anime so I can use that as inspiration and go from there, either as cosplay or normal wear.

Are there any ideas? I've been fresh out of ideas for the last couple of days.
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Posted 1/6/14
Hrm.... I do have an idea, but can you put up a picture of it?

Anyways, I cannot think of anything specific that has a silver jacket, but what I am thinking of is a style. I would try getting custom patches made and sewed on to make it a flight jacket. If it is baggy, try something from modern or past. Say homage to Space brothers? If more sleet and futuristic, could look at something like a Macross jacket, etc.

To get a better idea of what I mean, google something like a WW2 flight jacket and see how they have mission/craft patches on the front, then on the back might be their plane's logo/name.

CRAP! Just thought of exactly what I would do! If you are into the flight and combat genres, Read the written novels Yukikaze, and it's sequel, Good Luck Yukikaze. There is a short run anime but it makes no sense without reading the books. The anime is pretty much a cutscene show for end of first book and second one.

It is being made into a major live action movie. Might be butt of many jokes since Tom Cruise is going to be in it. Ergo Top gun 2, Maverick vs aliens :p

A yukikaze flight jacket might be obscure, but those that know, it would be awesome!

The B-503 logo over the aircraft on one badge, the fairy air force logo on the other, with Yukikaze kanji name on the very back. Would be crazy!
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Posted 1/7/14
That's kind of exactly what I was thinking of but instead of Yukikaze (because I havent read it before) I started thing something more along the lines of the Muv Luv Alternative Pre- flight jackets everybody wears in the VN. But yeah I was kind of thinking something along the lines of a couple patches to set it apart but not enough to make it stand out... if that makes sense.

Let me find you a picture. That would probably help.
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http://www.target.com/p/c9-by-champion-men-s-venturedry-soft-shell-jacket-assorted-colors/-/A-14540954#prodSlot=medium_1_5
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Posted 1/7/14
Yup, That with it's straight collar definitely says futuristic pilot with the right accessories. Hints of the 80s/90s in it. Done right, would be fine to wear outside of conventions and events, and at conventions, stylize the hair, get some other accessories, a nice intermediate cosplay without the hassles of pro.

I actually was thinking a bit of Macross/Robotech again once seeing it. Never read/played/watched Muv Luv to know that show's style. If want to go even a bit more, could make a matching helmet for cosplay, but a patched flight jacket would work. Even just shoulder patches. Character name one side, flight patch the other.
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Posted 1/8/14
exactly what I was thinking. Do you have any links for the patches you're referring to?
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Posted 1/8/14
Unfortunately I haven't seen any commercially available patches. Though in the past, I have had custom ones made for myself locally. Ideally, a digitial picture helps, but in the past, they would make them up from just a sketch even. The more expensive way is custom embriodery and high detail patches. But I have seen lower cost for silkscreen printing and with modern technology, image transfer (essentially printing right onto the material.

More difficult part of patch is the cost of them is pretty much the time to make it in the computer. Only online ones I find are Ebay, meaning probably bulk made in China? I recommend checking out a proper sportwear apparel store that specializes in these things, see what they can do for you and what cost for what you want.
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Posted 1/10/14
if you had any pictures that would be just as good
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Posted 1/10/14

torque246 wrote:

if you had any pictures that would be just as good


Oop, pictures of what? Logos or patches? Sorry. Is late here, brain isn't working clear
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Posted 1/11/14
both would be awesome actually. I'm just trying to look at all my options
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Posted 1/11/14 , edited 1/11/14
Ahh, gotcha. I haven't had any made in quite a while, and those were for other things not anime related. However to show some things that are possible, I will grab some stuff to look for just for example. If you wanted to cosplay, I would start with choosing a pilot. Research into a character can be part of the interesting and authenticity for cosplay. To go full retro, I will example the original, Hikaru, Ichijyo.

If you were to follow NASA style tradition, your right breast would locate a name badge. A good layout would be a grey backing, with red text and border. Add the mission badge below that.

For more authenticity, the mission patch could relate to the fighter he uses. Now, I couldn't find a logo for that plane. Some do, some don't. So make your own. Here is just a quick search for the VF-X-4 and a little wiki about mission patches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_patch



Add your own touches, such as the VF-X-4 text. I recommend it being recognizable. Using an image can make it cheaper if the person can simply do quick tracing.

Lastly, for the left side, finish off with a macross logo



This is all more conceptual. It has been a long while since I did patches, and most for events were used by a few of us, so got a better price. In the end, I would just grab this bit of info, and talk to some place that will do solo patches to get the pricing. If you go local, they can recommend how to attach best as well.

One patch I do have directly cosplay related is my razgriz patch. This would be your mission patch. It came with the ultimate collectors edition of ace combat five. It was also a bit of how I got the idea of having a flight combat jacket. This pic isn't mine, I alas have that box stored in a room while I reno. I will double check it later and post if you want?



In the end, cost wise is entirely up in the air. Name badges are easily cheap because it is so common to make them. The Macross one wouldn't be expensive since one colour, and a standard shape. The price will probably come from having a more complex mission badge, which will pretty much be time to draw time as materials are cheap.

Wish I could help more, I can only recommend how I would do it myself, and submit some ideas on how to start. I recommend getting images to base a core around, then find or contact places specializing and see what sort of cost effective ways there are to get them onto the jacket.
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Bravo from Busou Renkin, but then again that's almost a trenchcoat.
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