This is a costume which was done as a commission. The costumer did the majority of the work – he found the great jacket, BDUs, painted the helmet and the shield. Jen made the shirt, and here’s how she did it:
The client wanted the t-shirt style of shirt, since he didn’t want spandex. After some exhaustive searching, I finally found a t-shirt pattern
Jersey! Nice, bright colors
Since Captain America has the split shirt, and this costume is supposed to be worn during some of the hottest days in Atlanta, I decided to make one shirt that looked like two.
Next, the sleeves and collar were added. The original pattern didn’t have a high collar, so I doubled the height of it.
Then it’s time to sketch out the star.
I cut the red stripes at 3″ wide. Since jersey tends to fray, I folded 1/2″ on each side for a nice, clean line.