We worked on getting great under threads. Leggings were first. I really like no nonsense brand and they fit great. These were what I got.
Next was a black turtle neck. It needed to be nice and form fitting. We went to several different stores trying on a ton of tops. What I found best was at Costco. It was a two pack white and black turtle neck set for under $20
In my earlier post I had found a great black over lay material to give me the textured look with out the heavy and super hot look of rubber or plastic/leather and the comfort of cotton. The lighting isnt perfect but I think it looks great layered.
This weekend in our non stop weekend warrior lives we got the green material. We purchased 4 yards because we are going to use it for the cape as well as the green accents on the main body of the costume. We probably only needed to get three yards but I mess up sometimes. The material was 30% off original price and then I found an online coupon for an additional 20% off my total purchase. Which saved me just over $29 on the green material. I highly suggest always using coupons. It makes my life more affordable.
One of the key elements that I look for in a material is how much it is going to fray when it is cut. This green that we purchased is spandex and will not fray much at all when cut so I do not have to worry about stitching the edges I can just cut out the shape and hot glue it on.