I absolutely adore Leon and when I saw his Campus Rose design in the Tales of Link mobile game, I knew I had to make it.

I was determined to find the perfect plaid for the jacket. Aside from sourcing materials, this jacket was very simple and satisfying to make! The “D” emblem was designed by myself and machine embroidered.

Materials Used:

  • Polyester Bi-Stretch • Jacket, Tie
  • Brushed Cotton • Collar, Trims
  • Cotton • Contrast, Trims
  • Anti-Static Polyester • Jacket
  • Wig •  Sebastian in Black/Purple Blend from AyanamiSatoru
AnimeCon 2016
AmeCon 2016

Construction Notes:
I always underestimate how good it is to take something simple and comfortable to a con. School Leon filled a very wide gap I never knew I needed to fill just in time for AnimeCon 2016.

The only pieces I had to make for this were the jacket and tie. I used some leftover navy bi-stretch for the jacket, cotton for the pockets and found a pyjama shirt on sale with the perfect pattern for the plaid contrast. The tie was made from leftover red bi-stretch and ribbon.

The wig is a Sebastian character wig in Black/Purple Blend from AyanamiSatoru. I like the purple tone against the colours of his costume and against my skin tone.

The earring was modified from a pair of drop earrings bought from Claire’s Accessories, attached to a clip on ear screw.

The jacket was made from navy bi-stretch with anti-static lining and cotton contrast details. The pattern was heavily adapted from Simplicity 1421 – I merged the front and front side panels together, added a lining to it and drafted welted pockets to fit. All of the pockets and buttons are functional!

Unfortunately, my torso is quite long and I wasn’t happy with the length of the jacket. Because I cut up an pyjama shirt to add the plaid contrast panels, I was limited on how long I could make the facings. Bah!

The patch on the jacket was designed by myself. The “D” isn’t exact but it’s close enough! You can see the finished design in the Construction Gallery.

The tie is fake, attached to elastic which fits under the shirt collar. I cut it out as a tie shape, added ribbon to it with strips of bondaweb and tied it for decoration. Fake ties are super comfy!

The shirtjumpertrouserssocks and shoes were bought. Easy peasy.