The coat is made from pieces of thin corrugated card carefully shaped, scored and bent to create the required form. The edges are reinforced with thin wire ans the whole thing is covered in gaffa tape and pva and tissue to make it strong and flexible.
This piece is not finished. The arms, shoulders etc will be added once it has been attached to the body.
I'll paint it with layered washes of brown and black acrylic and pva to give it the old worn leather look.