I lucked out with my duster. Another member of my garrison wanted to do a snowtrooper and had the same set of armor I do. She wasn't comfortable working with plastic but knew how to sew so we did a trade. I worked on her armor and she sewed my duster and pouches. We decided on a lite cotton fleece material instead of the more accurate wool since we didn't feel like roasting at events. For the pattern she modified a pattern for a Matrix costume duster. The front of the coat is held closed with a strip of velcro. The pouches are a cotton duck cloth.