My project for the next year is going to be the costume that Susan Pevensie wore during the Night Raid in the movie "Prince Caspian". I know it's not Star Wars, but I'm in need of help. I wasn't entirely sure whether this needs a new thread or not, but it's a bit of a different topic than everything else I saw... Firstly, I've only recently started sewing, as I took my first sewing course in school last year and plan on taking another next year. So I'm rather inexperienced, but this is a costume I really want to make, even though it's a lot more ambitious than anything I've tried to do before. Now for the costume... The Night Raid costume looks like this: http://costumes.narniaweb.com/pc_pevensiesfiles/sunightraid.JPG (lower quality photo) http://costumes.narniaweb.com/pc_pevensiesfiles/sunightraid5.jpg (high quality photo - really big!) http://costumes.narniaweb.com/pc_pevensiesfiles/sunightraid3.JPG (very low quality photo) I've got all the patterns I'll need, but what I've got a few things I've been wondering about, specifically about the bodice/cuirass. 1. What sort of fabric should I use? I'm probably going to have to go with a vinyl, but there's not many options in colour (at least in local fabric stores). I don't want to spend too much money, so the many straps will probably just have to be dyed or something, but the same fabric as the cuirass. 2. The pattern I picked up, McCall's M4861, has 8 pieces to it, and laces up the back, while this bodice laces up only the sides and should just be two pieces (front and back). I'm not entirely sure what I should do to either cover the bodice or to modify it so that it looks like two pieces. I think it shouldn't be too hard to get rid of the back laces (I have a different bodice pattern that is a front-close only, so I can probably figure it out). Any help would be appreciated.