Kotaro has a 3 part collar -- a slightly standing up silver collar, a wide lapel silver collar, and a blue sailor collar! I drafted the collars and have been getting them ready to attach.
Here are a few pictures of the steps in assembling the wide lapels:
Sewing on pleather piping is a real pain!! You have to be careful, as every stitch in the pleather makes a hole in the fabric that doesn't close back up around the thread. Oh, yeah - did I mention that the pleather piping is attached to another favorite fabric - silver lame' -- woah! slippery fabrics!
This part of the collar is ready to attach!
Here is the top of the costume awaiting the attaching of the collars....