Evan Bates: Pro Skater (2013) Madison Chock & Evan Bates, Team USA Ice Dance – October 2013 Bobby Pearce’s costume rendering for skater Evan Bates in a program to music from Les Miserables. Mr. Bates’ mock up fitting For freedom of movement, the coat fabric has a percentage of lycra. The construction techniques combine traditional tail coat tailoring and stretch sewing. Mr. Bates’ shirt is sleeveless to reduce bulk and is attached to a powernet base to hold in place beneath the vest. The sleeve cuffs are faked into the coat. The stretch pants have a wide interior elastic waistband, stirrups that thread through the heel of the skate and buttons to rig the vest to the pants with elastic tabs. Suspender buttons on the stretch backed vest allow the coat to be attached via buttonhole elastic set inside the coat.