I have already started the mold process from a clay sculpt that I did out of oil based clay for the middle chest plate:
Then I started to think that I wanted to do gold embroidery at the bottom. It's more time correct and I think it adds some class to the costume. Unfortunately since machine embroidery is very expensive I have to do it all by hand...Here's some pictures of the swirls on the very bottom trim.
I still have a long way to go but I would be working more on the sculpting if it weren't the fact that I just got done moving to a different state! So in between getting everything settled in I haven't really had the time or space to sculpt more of the pieces...darn you responsibility!