When I started making this jacket I discovered a lot of people loved this movie as much as I did. I was a huge Madonna fan when I was little, and still am. While the movie isn’t exactly Oscar material, it was entertaining and really embodied Madonna’s unique 80s style. The stand-out piece in the costume wardrobe was that jacket, reportedly owned by Jimi Hendrix…or was it Elvis? Either way, we all wanted one. And now you can have your very own Desperately Seeking Susan jacket!
12/2/16 EDIT: The Three Muses website is closing Dec. 16, but I will still be making costumes and jackets. I post when new things are ready on my Facebook page and through an e-mail list that is for jackets only.
The list is only sent out when a new one is ready and it is very easy to unsubscribe at any time. People on the list get the FIRST chance at the jackets before they are posted online for sale. The ones I personally make always turn out a little different each time so I do not take custom orders for them, but rather make and post for sale when ready.
If you would like to join that list, please go to this link and fill out the form:
Susan Jacket List
Or follow my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CandyKcosplay
Desperately Seeking Susan jacket
FAQ: (updated to reflect new info 12/2/16)
1) Is this an exact replica?
No. These are handmade and I would consider them more like “artistic interpretations.” This is not a manufactured copy. Please don’t ask me to make an exact replica- what you see is what I make.
2) Do you take custom requests?
I am no longer doing custom requests.
3) How often do you make them?
I am trying to make one every couple weeks starting in January. I have just become a stay at home mom, trying to work at home, so still trying to figure out how to make that work.
4) Where can I buy one?
I sometimes post them in my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandyKcosplay , but only after it goes out to the mailing list. For first dibs, please join at: Susan Jacket List
5) How much do they cost?
Prices range from $100 – $250 depending on style and materials. Sometimes I even have cheaper ones when I try out new methods or designs.
6) Is the back design embroidered?
Sometimes, but fancier design is a mix of fabric paint, sequins and satin fabric. Everything is done by hand, with no patterns or stencils.
8) What sizes do they come in?
I make them in all sizes, usually according to what people are requesting.
9) What color are they?
I do both olive green and black.
10) How do I clean the jacket?
Due to painting and embellishments, I do not recommend dry-cleaning. Try to spot clean and Febreeze. If you must wash, they are best cleaned by hand washing in cold water. You can soak them in soapy water or Woolite, rinse and then hang to dry.
Desperately Seeking Susan Jacket with Gold Pyramid Design
Front of Madonna Jacket