I think the color could easily be achieved with the correct mixture of a few ounces of RIT evening blue dye and possibly a few tablespoons of india ink in a small dye bath, similar to the way an esb suit would be dyed from white. If youre using a bull denim or canvas as it appears to be, the colors shouldnt absorb that much into it, "blueing" it up a little if need be.
Incredible! I was also shown I should find a cotton twill cloth. This sample I has is duck canv. I'll head up North and try and locate the C. Twill in this color. I'll also look into those INKs. I won a $150 card to Joann's from this weekend Cosplay contest and since this armor has already taken all my $$ I think the makers telling me it's soft parts time. Again thank you for your help! I'll post a update sample soon.
Ok so I just got back and I found a cotton twill white and inks ( grey, blue ) tonight I will try and boil up a color and post some samples.
I got 6 yards to be sure
Next I will search for Vest matirial and Cape.
Just gotta say again, thank you guys for helping me to make this right and correct. Growing up with a restoration shop owner as a father I have a burning desire to hold to the original design as much as I can.