Hi! Thanks!! I used upholstery grade faux leather and suede, also used thin craft foam covered in the same material for the belt / waist cincher.
To be honest the upholstery material was really hard to work with and weathering it took a lot of elbow grease. In retrospect even though I was really happy with the final product I would probably choose to work with a different type of material if I were to do it again. Unless you have an industrial sewing machine you will have to hand sew everything. Which is what I did. A regular machine can’t handle the material. It’s also not forgiving if you make a mistake. Once there is a needle hole in it it’s there for good.
Good luck in making your costume! I’d love to see pics when you are done!