Diesel Dante

 

Why?
That jacket is like $1200!!
Let me explain. After I was done making Dante 2 I kinda wanted the uber rare Hoock Diesel Jacket he wears. It was a tie in Diesel did with Capcom that was only available in Europe. There were only a few made. On top of that, Diesel jeans fans are diehards and that drives up the price like crazy. I just cannot justify spending that much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes on construction:
Quite intensive planning went into this because it is a real world item that looks a certain way so I would have to try harder to match it than I would for a 2D item.
First I could not find the greeny-gray corduroy I needed. So I got 3 types to try and dye and I asked the internet to help me pick. Then I couldn’t find a motorcycle jacket pattern anywhere. The ONLY company who made one was Burda and I was going to have to modify the hell out of it to match the seams. I changed so much and only had a limited amount of dyed fabric so I made a mock up. I even had to dye the zippers with markers. I’m fairly happy cause I wear it IRL. I need to get back to finishing it. There is still patches and hardware to add.

 

 


Bonus:

Look at those two gents next to me. Those fellows are Dante and Vergil’s motion capture and voice actors. I had the fun privilege of looking after them for several cons. This costume is much more comfortable than leather & more leather Dante.

 

 

Worn at: AFO 2010, DragonCon 2010, DragonCon 2012, it’s my regular jacket as well.


 

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