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Baldy
11-08-2007, 12:21 PM
I don't know if this is viable for cosplay purposes, but I'm trying to get a jump start on Halloween '08, and you guys have the best costume designs.

So, has anyone thought about this character in terms of costume options? I think it would be pretty rad.

http://assassins-creed.vokr.com/images/altair-big/01.jpg

aBrokenBullet
11-08-2007, 12:38 PM
yup, I am planning an Altair costume and it is gonna eat my soul T_T. I want to try and use real leather for his belt, sheathes, and pouches... don't ask me why. I want to start practicing leather working and tooling over thanksgiving break to start practicing for it.

As for the metal parts, I am making them out of fiberglass and I want to make his cloak out of some sort of canvas... or something O_o

(omg this is suicide haha)

Baldy
11-08-2007, 12:43 PM
Awesome! Be sure to take some pics when you get started! I have no idea how to work with cloth or leather, but I can "carve" stuff out of metal (with a grinding wheel), but aluminum stock can be pricey.

I used fiberglass for my leonidas props, very messy, but I could see how with some practice, I could make a decent item.

aBrokenBullet
11-08-2007, 03:14 PM
Yeah, I've used fiberglass before. I don't really think it is all that messy but it just smells horrible T_T. Anyways, I will probably have some progress pics up in a few weeks and I will definitely post them =D

Chibi Lenne
11-08-2007, 03:23 PM
Done, and done, I had him done (mostly) for Anime North in May this year, and FanExpo in August, but I don't think too many people really knew who my friend was cosplaying as.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1144802
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1144801

Probably the most expensive and work intensive costume I have ever made @_@ The belt and armor bits were made out of craft foam and a LOT of glue. My favorite piece is the metal bit (also made of craft foam), the rest of the costume is all ultra suede.

Archelon
11-08-2007, 03:28 PM
M@DCOW (I think that's how he spells it) has been working on an Altair cosplay for some time now. It's looking really good.

aBrokenBullet
11-08-2007, 05:37 PM
Done, and done, I had him done (mostly) for Anime North in May this year, and FanExpo in August, but I don't think too many people really knew who my friend was cosplaying as.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1144802
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1144801

Probably the most expensive and work intensive costume I have ever made @_@ The belt and armor bits were made out of craft foam and a LOT of glue. My favorite piece is the metal bit (also made of craft foam), the rest of the costume is all ultra suede.

Holy fudge ripple... that's really good O_O.

Nice work!! I especially like those gauntlets =3

Magnas
11-08-2007, 06:02 PM
This is something I've wanted to for a while now. I was just curious about how to go about the hood? I have absolutely no experience in sewing, working with patterns, or where to FIND decent patterns. But I want to get some ideas so I'll have something to work towards.

Naturally, I'm not gonna jump right in. Make some small stuff, etc. But I lose inspiration if I don't have something to work towards.

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to comment on the photos. Go figure.

EXCELLENT work. I notice a few things missing (the daggers on his belt and on the strap near his shoulder) but that's a small personal detail. Fantastic!

Chibi Lenne
11-08-2007, 06:52 PM
This is something I've wanted to for a while now. I was just curious about how to go about the hood? I have absolutely no experience in sewing, working with patterns, or where to FIND decent patterns. But I want to get some ideas so I'll have something to work towards.

Naturally, I'm not gonna jump right in. Make some small stuff, etc. But I lose inspiration if I don't have something to work towards.

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to comment on the photos. Go figure.

EXCELLENT work. I notice a few things missing (the daggers on his belt and on the strap near his shoulder) but that's a small personal detail. Fantastic!


Yeah he had the daggers at FanExpo, but we lost them in transit back home after the convention. We're working on getting some new ones.
He's also missing the back and side pouches in that photo X_x

On a side note, when I find the tutorial I used I'll post a link. Those gauntlets still smell of epoxy though ^_^()

aBrokenBullet
11-16-2007, 11:39 PM
I got my limited edition copy of assassin's creed a few days ago, complete with (tiny) Altair statue =D, so yeah, the Altair cosplay is ON! (I'm still waiting for my artbook though T_T. Hopefully I'll get it on monday)

[small spoiler... perhaps? It's nothing they haven't said in pre-release interviews but i guess it is sort of a spoiler anyways. Just being safe]
Anyways I've been playing around for a while and well... his costume CHANGES! Whenever you change a rank, your costume changes ever so slightly (at least from what I can tell) to accommodate the new equipment you earn back.
So, since there are many versions of his costume, which one should one make?

Chibi Lenne
11-17-2007, 12:11 AM
I bought the Limited Edition art book when I got the game (and am I the only one disappointed with the tiny Altaïr 'statue' T_T)

I plan now (that I have the artbook) on doing a female Assassin, or whatever they are. They're in the back garden in the first...village thing, where the Assassin's camp always is.

Edit: Also, I'm annoyed. The 'thing' on his back. In the previews and the art for it CLEARLY was a quiver for his cross bow >_< now its a sword, so I have to go change that on the original costume ;_;

and I will -not- be changing the trim on the sleeve to look like runes, I hand painted the design on it from the art poster back in May x.x

aBrokenBullet
11-17-2007, 12:22 AM
I bought the Limited Edition art book when I got the game (and am I the only one disappointed with the tiny Alta´r 'statue' T_T)

I plan now (that I have the artbook) on doing a female Assassin, or whatever they are. They're in the back garden in the first...village thing, where the Assassin's camp always is.

Edit: Also, I'm annoyed. The 'thing' on his back. In the previews and the art for it CLEARLY was a quiver for his cross bow >_< now its a sword, so I have to go change that on the original costume ;_;

and I will -not- be changing the trim on the sleeve to look like runes, I hand painted the design on it from the art poster back in May x.x

Yeah, I was disappointed with the figurine too, cause, you know, they said it would be 12"...


Lying bastards -_-

Chibi Lenne
11-17-2007, 12:30 AM
There is a 12" figure...but it was a prize given out to the Creed Challenge (Canadian contest) but still -_-()

Edit: if you can afford it, I'd suggest buying the Artbook. It's packaged with the strategy guide but its worth it

aBrokenBullet
11-17-2007, 12:53 AM
There is a 12" figure...but it was a prize given out to the Creed Challenge (Canadian contest) but still -_-()

Edit: if you can afford it, I'd suggest buying the Artbook. It's packaged with the strategy guide but its worth it

Dang... Looks like I won't be getting that figure. Aww well, there are so many pics of Altair's costume that you don't really need it.

Do you know if the artbook that comes with the guide is different than the one that comes with the preorder? My preorder one should be coming soon, but I might just get the guide one as well. I was planning on getting the guide anyway hehe =D

wingclipped
11-17-2007, 01:21 AM
I've wanted to make this costume since the very first time I saw the teaser for the game. Unfortunately, there'd be little point to me getting either the guide or the game for the sake of getting the artbook, since I haven't managed to save up to buy the console to play the game on yet x.x Oh well, whenever I do end up attempting it, I can always rely on internet searches.

I plan now (that I have the artbook) on doing a female Assassin, or whatever they are. They're in the back garden in the first...village thing, where the Assassin's camp always is.

They have female assassins? Eep! Could I possibly bother you for a scan? I was contemplating trying to do a female version of Altair's costume, but if there are female assassins I might try one of those.

Chibi Lenne
11-17-2007, 02:06 AM
wing: I -think- there are. There's a few pages of art for them at least. And sure I'll PM it to you though. *greedy* XD

Bullet: I don't know if its the same or not. The people at EB told me the artbook isn't included in the pre-order anymore??

Tsuyosa
11-17-2007, 09:45 AM
I too loved the character design for this guy,

BUT I want to play the game before i commit to making a cosplay of him so I know what kind of character he is and more or less 'why' i would cosplay him.

haha... but yeah the costume he has is frickin sweet! And right up my alley in costume style :D

Pliskin
11-17-2007, 08:10 PM
I'm definitely going to be cosplaying Altair in the future. Anyone got any good fabric choices for the costume? Seems like its different between the promo artwork and the in-game model. (shinier?)

Alcades
11-17-2007, 09:46 PM
Like most of you I got the limited edition stuff. I've put him up on the list of new to-do costumes for me.

I'd use Styrene plastic for the sword/hidden blade and daggers. Then I'd use either Wonderflex or Cintra + Super Sculpy combo for the gauntlets with leather in the required spots.

Basically at this point I think I'll do Altair or Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes if I get a new costume together this year. but good luck to all.

P.S Does anyone have any good info/product links on the boots?

Chibi Lenne
11-17-2007, 09:53 PM
We used linen and ultra suede for the Altaïr costume, it had the right weight to it, though...it made the costume kinda expensive.

Edit: I keep getting asked this in PM but the armor that I made for Altaïr is made from craft foam

http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html its a long process (it took us a few weeks including pattern making and gluing but it turned out fine) the only thing we did differently was covered both sides in fabric to give it a leathery texture

SuperSushi
11-18-2007, 05:29 PM
I was thinking of making an Altair costume.
I think it would be awesome. *O*

VampireKitten
11-18-2007, 05:59 PM
I got all the limited edition/mini pre order artbook (I work at Gamestop) and it was still being offered. Whoever told you that at EB games lied or didn't know what he was talking about because we received everything. They we're only available for about the first day and they we're gone because there we're so many preorders. I'm going to do some scans of the art when I get around to it from the mini book. In the book is a front back left right and details shots of ALL of EVERYTHING on Altair.

He's AMAZING!

Magnas
11-18-2007, 06:46 PM
They're not female assassins, they were women who were there to convince the men to stay true to the clan. The name "Hashashin" is the believed to have come from the claims that the men were slipped hashish (pot) and convinced they had died and been granted heaven. Then, they were revived and told if they followed the orders they received, they'd be granted an eternity of such treatment.

On a side note, this game is great. More incentive to pick up parkour.

TK2386
11-19-2007, 10:48 AM
I definitely think I'll be doing an Altair costume.

Pliskin
11-19-2007, 09:39 PM
Reminds me, did anyone else notice that the promo art Altair and the in-game Altair model have completely different loadouts? The throwing knives are in different spots, different sword, etc.

Feawen
11-19-2007, 10:13 PM
My boyfriend and I are seriously considering this costume, it is beautiful. It is really all in the detailing, and that is what is going to make it so much fun.

And yes, atair's weapons changed from alot of the promotional art to the in game, but his weapon's change throughout the game, and I haven't finished it yet, so perhaps someof the promotional art matches better to later in the game.

Forcebewitya
11-20-2007, 02:02 AM
We used linen and ultra suede for the Alta´r costume, it had the right weight to it, though...it made the costume kinda expensive.

Edit: I keep getting asked this in PM but the armor that I made for Alta´r is made from craft foam

http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html its a long process (it took us a few weeks including pattern making and gluing but it turned out fine) the only thing we did differently was covered both sides in fabric to give it a leathery texture


For some reason the links you put of your costume arent working for me. But I would use the same materials ^_^. I'm really considering this costume now after playing the game. As someone who is sort of getting into leather work this costume would be super fun to do! not to mention I love making costumes like this and making them look like they'd fit in the time period. So yeah I'm thinking I want to work on this costume now in between the Samus project. Although I'm going to need to figure out what to do with my hair Altair does not have long blonde hair ^_^.

Forcebewitya.

Chibi Lenne
11-20-2007, 02:27 AM
For some reason the links you put of your costume arent working for me. But I would use the same materials ^_^. I'm really considering this costume now after playing the game. As someone who is sort of getting into leather work this costume would be super fun to do! not to mention I love making costumes like this and making them look like they'd fit in the time period. So yeah I'm thinking I want to work on this costume now in between the Samus project. Although I'm going to need to figure out what to do with my hair Altair does not have long blonde hair ^_^.

Forcebewitya.

Hmm that's odd, they're in my gallery anyway *still needs to finish the game* If you do it , I can't wait to see it.

Faewen: His outfit changes after ever major level completion. Different sword/knives/shoulder harness/boots little things. Its annoying really.

Pliskin
11-20-2007, 04:47 AM
Faewen: His outfit changes after ever major level completion. Different sword/knives/shoulder harness/boots little things. Its annoying really.

Yep, the sword in the promo art is something like this 2nd to last sword. However, during the game he never has the throwing knives arrayed on each side of his belt like the promo art, they're always in a straight line on one-side.

Forcebewitya
11-20-2007, 09:42 PM
so has anyone done anything for his missing finger? I was kinda thinking about that the other day. So I think I'm gonna do this costume for sure now i'm going to tandy leather next friday w00t!

Forcebewitya.

VampireKitten
11-20-2007, 09:52 PM
he has a missing finger?!

Feawen
11-20-2007, 10:12 PM
so has anyone done anything for his missing finger? I was kinda thinking about that the other day. So I think I'm gonna do this costume for sure now i'm going to tandy leather next friday w00t!

Forcebewitya.


My boyfriend and I have been thinking about doing something for the missing finger, but we haven't decided on what would be the best plan yet. We'll probably just be taping his finger down underneath the fingerless gloves, although this may prove a problem as we are considering spring-loading the wrist blade...

as far as the amazing changing costume of doom goes, I am veiwing that as a major plus. Know I get to pick what weapons to make, although we'll probably be making almost all of them. I think I am going to keep the costume more true to the promo art, just because it is amazingly well rendered, and shows everything down to the individual stitched on his bet.

aBrokenBullet
11-21-2007, 01:13 AM
he has a missing finger?!

Yup. all of the Assassin's have to cut off their left ring finger or something like that. I am just gonna pretend that Altair still has his finger because 1.) actually cutting it of is completely ridiculous and out of the queston and 2.) keeping it bent all day long stuffed in my glove would probably put it out of commission for a good week or so (cramps... ow)

VampireKitten
11-21-2007, 01:34 AM
I wouldn't even worry about that little detail, your going to be VERY uncomfortable if your going to have your finger stuffed in a glove all day long.

The thing I do like about Atair is that his costume does change throughout the game. Lets me pick and choose what I want to include on the costume.

Chibi Lenne
11-21-2007, 02:06 AM
We made a pocket on the glove for my friend so the finger is curled up, but not too tight that its uncomfortable

Arei
11-21-2007, 10:14 AM
I'm contemplating this costume, considering the sheer amount of white fabric I own.

Pliskin
11-21-2007, 10:24 AM
he has a missing finger?!

Somebody already touched on it, but the assassin's that have the hidden blades have their left ring-finger cut off since the hidden-blade shoots out in the spot that their finger was originally when you make a fist.

Imagezorz (http://www.tech2.com/media/images/2007/Jun/img_6943_assassins_creed.jpg)

Imagezorz 2 (http://www.xboxgazette.com/i/pic_assassinscreed_art_16.jpg)

Otherwise, he'd impale his own ring-finger when he activated the blade.

Interestingly, if you've beaten the game...
Lucy reveals that either she's missing her left-ring finger, or that she's sort of tucked it up to let Desmond know she's an Assassin. If you watch her hands throughout the game, she has 10 fingers except that instance. She could have a prosthetic on among other things as well

Forcebewitya
11-21-2007, 02:36 PM
Ok yeah I was planning on probably taping it down or something, or if I didnt want to go the spring loaded wrist blade route (since most cons would probably frown upon that anyway I was thinking of just putting the blade over my finger (hollowing out the middle) that would give the illusion.

Forcebewitya.

aBrokenBullet
11-21-2007, 11:46 PM
Ok yeah I was planning on probably taping it down or something, or if I didnt want to go the spring loaded wrist blade route (since most cons would probably frown upon that anyway I was thinking of just putting the blade over my finger (hollowing out the middle) that would give the illusion.

Forcebewitya.

Thats actually a really good idea O_O. I might just try and do something like that.

Forcebewitya
11-22-2007, 12:52 AM
Thats actually a really good idea O_O. I might just try and do something like that.

yeah I think thats the way I'm going to go I mean I really want to do the switchblade dealy thing but yeah I know that would cause problems. Anyway I guess I got sucked into the Altair costume too so my help on myspace will probably be even better now ^_^

Forcebewitya.

Chibi Lenne
11-22-2007, 08:45 PM
Hmm *eyes Force's signature* I don't suppose you do generalized leather work do you?

After looking at the fem-assassins (as I've since dubbed them) they have leather wrist band things....I am really unfamiliar with leather work x.x

Forcebewitya
11-22-2007, 09:41 PM
Hmm *eyes Force's signature* I don't suppose you do generalized leather work do you?

After looking at the fem-assassins (as I've since dubbed them) they have leather wrist band things....I am really unfamiliar with leather work x.x

Well I'm open to various leather work commissions. Since I'll be doing a costume from Assassin's Creed myself I'm sure that will help make me familiar with the design and style of the assassin's leather accessories. If you want to PM me some links of pictures I can think about it. I will say though, if I think I can do it for ya depending on the level of difficulty it might take awhile because I'm super booked with commissions and just life in general right now ^_^ but yeah shoot me a PM we can talk ^_^.

Forcebewitya.

aBrokenBullet
11-23-2007, 11:27 PM
Ok wow! I just got the guide/artbook bundle pack and I highly recommend you all get it (or I suppose I could scan it for you all haha). There are pages with the exact templates for all of the designs for all of the metal details on his sheath, blades, etc.

I still am waiting on my preorder artbook though O_o. Watch, it will be the same damn one haha. Aww well, guess it will make a good Christmas present for someone if thats the case.

Chibi Lenne
11-23-2007, 11:31 PM
Ok wow! I just got the guide/artbook bundle pack and I highly recommend you all get it (or I suppose I could scan it for you all haha). There are pages with the exact templates for all of the designs for all of the metal details on his sheath, blades, etc.

I still am waiting on my preorder artbook though O_o. Watch, it will be the same damn one haha. Aww well, guess it will make a good Christmas present for someone if thats the case.

I can tell you I was really really REALLY angry when I got that artbook and saw it had those designs in it! >_< I had to work off a tiny image for the one I made T_T

Pliskin
11-23-2007, 11:42 PM
Yeah, the art book is definitely worthwhile. I love some of the progression art of the various secondary characters and targets, as well as that spoilerish pic of Desmond.

Forcebewitya
11-24-2007, 01:23 AM
hmm I'll have to add that to my list ^_^

Forcebewitya.

aBrokenBullet
11-26-2007, 01:27 PM
So I finally got my artbook that came with the limited edition of the game today and wow... it is NOT the artbook that comes with the guide. Its really small, about as tall as a cd case and there isn't much in there that would help cosplay-wise except for this one page that has the exact designs of his left gauntlet on them.

Chibi Lenne
11-26-2007, 08:58 PM
._. wow, sounds like its just a preview for the LE Artbook that comes with the guide...doesn't surprise me too much after the teeny tiny Altaïr statue that came with the game -_-

Forcebewitya
11-29-2007, 12:51 PM
So tomorrow I get my leather stuff for the costume! w00t!

Forcebewitya.

Pliskin
11-29-2007, 10:08 PM
So tomorrow I get my leather stuff for the costume! w00t!

Forcebewitya.

Let us all know how it turns out! I'm sure quite a few people here (myself included) would be interested in commissioning leatherwork for Altair.

Forcebewitya
11-30-2007, 12:48 AM
K definitely will! It probably will be awhile till I get around to working on it due to 2 commissions and planning a convention but I will upload pics asap ^_^

Forcebewitya.

Forcebewitya
12-01-2007, 01:14 AM
So sorry for double posting but I'm really excited about this costume. I went to tandy leather today and bought a bunch of stuff. I'm going to be starting the waist armor fairly soon. I also learned the etching technique which is actually surprisingly simple so I'll have all the designs etched into it.

I also have decided to make the vest cloak thing entirely out of thin supple deer skin leather. I probably could take pictures of it but it looks and drapes amazingly. THe rest I'll use linen for (ie the sleeves and pants) but yeah I'm really excited about this costume ^_^

Forcebewitya.

Pliskin
12-01-2007, 05:49 PM
I'm currently screwing around with muslin (got a bolt of it for 13 bucks) and I'm trying to work out everything pattern-wise before I start on linen, LOL.

Forcebewitya
12-01-2007, 06:47 PM
I'm currently screwing around with muslin (got a bolt of it for 13 bucks) and I'm trying to work out everything pattern-wise before I start on linen, LOL.

yeah the leather that I"m using isnt cheap so I"m making everything out of cheap muslin before I go and try it with the leather stuff. I might make the gauntlet pretty soon using cardboard, craft foam and fiberglass.

Forcebewitya.

aBrokenBullet
12-01-2007, 07:11 PM
Aw man Forcebetwitya, i am so excited to see how that waist armor of yours is gonna turn out XD. Which version are you gonna do?

Forcebewitya
12-02-2007, 08:22 PM
Aw man Forcebetwitya, i am so excited to see how that waist armor of yours is gonna turn out XD. Which version are you gonna do?

umm I'm going based off the concept art mostly but I think I'm going to do what other people said and do the basic version costume and then slowly add to it just like in the game ^_^ that way if its not 100% I can still wear it. I'll be taking progress pictures I think the waist armor is the first thing I'm going to do that and the gauntlets.

Feel free to keep messaging on myspace if you need additional help ^_^

Forcebewitya.

Chibi Lenne
12-03-2007, 12:06 AM
My friend and I are modifying the costume a bit. We're going to be making a back short sword like in the video game rather than the quiver that's in the promotional art >_<!


Side note: The 'designs' on the belt are really stitching lines just so ya know ^.^v

Forcebewitya
12-03-2007, 11:51 PM
My friend and I are modifying the costume a bit. We're going to be making a back short sword like in the video game rather than the quiver that's in the promotional art >_<!


Side note: The 'designs' on the belt are really stitching lines just so ya know ^.^v

hmm well I think I might sacrifice that little bit of accuracy and go with the etching. as pathetic as it is I still haven't delved into stitching my leather stuff gotta get on that lol. Plus I think I'd go insane trying that XD.

Forcebewitya.

Tsuyosa
12-04-2007, 12:09 AM
Ya know... A while back on the RPF i saw a thread about a guy who did stitching his first time. He did a Han Solo belt... you know, with all the pouches for the random gizmos??
Turned out really good, and although it was time consuming, ended up being really worth it (cuz it looked GREAT)... with all your leather experience already i'm sure it'd be a cake walk for you :)

aBrokenBullet
12-04-2007, 12:44 AM
Side note: The 'designs' on the belt are really stitching lines just so ya know ^.^v

I dunno, they look like they are carved to me

Forcebewitya
12-04-2007, 01:29 AM
I dunno, they look like they are carved to me

after some more studying of his belt it looks like there is a combination. I could stitch but I just need to get the right tool for it. One of my friends who taught me my leather working skills so far knows how to do it and said he'd show me but he lives far away so I dont get to talk to him much. I'll just ask at tandy next time they're great!

Forcebewitya.

Chibi Lenne
12-05-2007, 09:27 PM
I agree *has been looking at the artbook* it does look like a combination of stitching / carving thankfully the fem-version hashashin don't have a huge leather belt ^.^

I need to get to a Tandy Leather, see if they have kits for leather buckle bracelets or something

Pliskin
12-05-2007, 09:31 PM
In the game (atleast according to my hdtv) it appears to be a mix as well.

aBrokenBullet
12-06-2007, 12:30 AM
Ahaha, I actually agree too. I never really saw it before but I did notice the stitching in there today.

Forcebewitya
12-06-2007, 03:31 AM
I agree *has been looking at the artbook* it does look like a combination of stitching / carving thankfully the fem-version hashashin don't have a huge leather belt ^.^

I need to get to a Tandy Leather, see if they have kits for leather buckle bracelets or something

I'm pretty sure they do you should check it out they're really helpful!

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-06-2007, 11:00 AM
I actually posted this up in the prop section, but I'm working on an Altair costume too, thought you guys might like to see my progress:


http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1349777
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1349778
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1349779

and finally, here is a video of it in action:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BcSQzAdZdAg

Tsuyosa
12-06-2007, 11:26 AM
that looks cool man...

also, has anybody seen this?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=b5L3Fb-sE3Y&feature=related
*edit*...
wow, this one too...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=S2-bfSlZ-0E&feature=related

kind of makes me want to do one...

Pliskin
12-06-2007, 11:44 AM
that looks cool man...

also, has anybody seen this?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=b5L3Fb-sE3Y&feature=related
*edit*...
wow, this one too...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=S2-bfSlZ-0E&feature=related

kind of makes me want to do one...

The costume in the 2nd one is almost perfect. I want that fabric, LOL.

aBrokenBullet
12-06-2007, 03:38 PM
Wow... thats really awesome Gambit! I love how it is coming along. And Tsuyosa, those movies are damn cool XD! I especially like the Altair in the second one.

I was kind of wondering what everyone was planning on doing for all of those lovely weapons Altair is carrying around... particularly the throwing knives. Usually I make weapons and props out of fiberglass, but I don't know how well I am going to be able to sand and shape fiberglass around all of those intricate designs on their hilts (of the throwing knives that is). I was thinking maybe carving foam into the proper shape of the knives and covering the entire thing in a relatively thin (but not too thin!) layer of epoxy resin. However, I am not sure if this is really the best idea haha. So does anyone have any plans for the weapons?

gambit86
12-06-2007, 04:38 PM
I made the daggers out of foam and plastic. I gave them an "edge" but gluing hte plastic to the plastic and I did the details on top of the handle with hot glue.

They are meant to be pretty thin so that was about as best as I could think of and have it look nice.

I also stole some silverware knives from a hotel because they matched the detailing pretty spot on, I'll post pictures when I get home (at work now)

Prota-Girl
12-06-2007, 04:50 PM
o.o HOT DANG DUDE!!!! I plan to make his costume for my brother, and maybe i can wear it too. Thankies for the blade idea. Its awesome! Fantastic job! Can`t wait to see it!

Pliskin
12-06-2007, 09:07 PM
I'm still not having any luck figuring out a fabric for the final product. It looks like a heavy sort of cotton, almost like an aged terrycloth, except not as thick. Arrrrggh.

gambit86
12-06-2007, 09:34 PM
since I live in miami, I'm making it as light as possible, I have two white cottons for the robes, adn a long grey cotton shirt for underneath, even though im wearing 3 layers I should be ok.

Decami
12-07-2007, 03:05 AM
I'm still not having any luck figuring out a fabric for the final product. It looks like a heavy sort of cotton, almost like an aged terrycloth, except not as thick. Arrrrggh.

The material is a type of linen. The suite was based off fabrics of that time period and place. Linen was the most manufactured. The red belt is also linen. Though its gonna be hard to find the the material in the concept art exactly, cause linen was roughly made back then. might have to add some layers and drag on the ground or something. LOL

Also, the belt is definetly stitching. It also looks like its less of a belt and more of an armor piece made with leather shells, as you can see in this pisture.
http://www.gamersgallery.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/80512/size/big/cat/
(you can also see the linen texture in this on belt and suite)

If your looking for representation photos this is also a good one.
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/834/834724/img_4699762.html
note: they also sell a 7" action figure that is pretty spot on and very detailed.

Hey Im new and this is my first post. I stumbled on this forum threw google lol. Yeah, making an Altair costume myself. figured id join up being that I make a costume every now and again.

edit: actually found some fabric thats real close to the look and texture. Just need it whiter.
http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_itemdetail.aspx?ItmID=EE705

Decami
12-07-2007, 05:06 AM
Ok, I have exactly figured out what the cloth is, and have no idea why i didnt think of it earlier. It is a thin woven "Monks cloth" witch, by the way makes perfect sense, being that the "creed" is a religious group and a part of the game is being able to blend with monks as a hide technique.

aBrokenBullet
12-07-2007, 08:23 AM
Well, this is what I am using for my material: http://www.hemptraders.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_39&products_id=53

!*Jessi-Chan*!
12-07-2007, 10:18 AM
*jumps into thread after lurking*
My boyfriend wants to do an Altair costume since we are now playing Assassin's Creed. Along with another difficult costume he wants to do, he'll be the death of me! lol I'll keep checking back here and posting whenever we start it

gambit86
12-07-2007, 12:40 PM
Well, this is what I am using for my material: http://www.hemptraders.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_39&products_id=53

Im sure its just personal preference but that color seems a little too tan for Altair. In the game there is "stuck on" shading and in a few of the things it does make it seem like it isnt an actual white.

My way of solving that is I plan to dirty up the white robes when my friend gets finished sewing them. Using dirty water is a good idea for something like that, gives you good control and you can go over the area a few times just to make sure you get the cloth "dirty" enough

!*Jessi-Chan*!
12-07-2007, 01:43 PM
I also think the actual color of Altair's robes are a bit...hard to decipher. It looks to be an off white to me however, gambit86, i think dirting the fabric might be the way to go. I think i'm too "afraid" to try that method >.<

so what type of material would you all suggest? cotton?

Pliskin
12-07-2007, 01:59 PM
I've wanted to make this costume since the very first time I saw the teaser for the game. Unfortunately, there'd be little point to me getting either the guide or the game for the sake of getting the artbook, since I haven't managed to save up to buy the console to play the game on yet x.x Oh well, whenever I do end up attempting it, I can always rely on internet searches.



They have female assassins? Eep! Could I possibly bother you for a scan? I was contemplating trying to do a female version of Altair's costume, but if there are female assassins I might try one of those.

They're harem women, essentially.

gambit86
12-07-2007, 02:00 PM
They are hard to decipher for sure, it wasnt untill I started playing the game untill I noticed the sleeves were grey.

As for material it really all depends. Living in Miami we have some amazingly hot weather, and wearing three layers of fabric is almost a death wish. So thats why I'm using Cotton for everything, very very very thin cotton for the robes.

For the grey sleeves im using a light cotton sleep shirt, same for teh pants, I want this costume to be as light as possible. Now if you live up north, you may want to try something thicker, as it will be colder, but thats more personal preference than anything.

!*Jessi-Chan*!
12-07-2007, 02:05 PM
gray sleeves *dies* I haven't gotten far in the game since my boyfriend is playing it (and essentially hogging it...>.<) so i haven't noticed this detail yet! I am beginning to think this costume is going to end up being harder then i want it to be...

gambit86
12-07-2007, 02:38 PM
yeah its a very detailed costume.

The robes you see are sleevless, he wears a long grey shirt underneath everything, (you can see the shirt if you see a strait of veiw of him, teh tails are flat and not pointed)

aBrokenBullet
12-07-2007, 02:40 PM
Im sure its just personal preference but that color seems a little too tan for Altair. In the game there is "stuck on" shading and in a few of the things it does make it seem like it isnt an actual white.

My way of solving that is I plan to dirty up the white robes when my friend gets finished sewing them. Using dirty water is a good idea for something like that, gives you good control and you can go over the area a few times just to make sure you get the cloth "dirty" enough

Yeah, it does seem a little tan now that I think about it. I guess I could bleach it a little (I do love the texture of this material though, so I want to try and stick with it)

Pliskin
12-07-2007, 11:57 PM
I'm probably going to be aiming for very bright whites in my version, I want to try to get that very bright HDR-lit/bloom look from the game.

Forcebewitya
12-08-2007, 01:35 AM
Im sure its just personal preference but that color seems a little too tan for Altair. In the game there is "stuck on" shading and in a few of the things it does make it seem like it isn't an actual white.

My way of solving that is I plan to dirty up the white robes when my friend gets finished sewing them. Using dirty water is a good idea for something like that, gives you good control and you can go over the area a few times just to make sure you get the cloth "dirty" enough

Yeah I was going to make the whole under robe out of fake suede cause it drapes nicely. So I bought it yesterday and it was 20 dollars half off but I think I"m going to take it back cause I bought the art book today and you can definitely tell that it is a woven fabric and not leather. But I think I'm still going to do the hood out of real deer skin because I think it will look really cool.

The main reason though I want to change fabric is that the one I got is kinda yellow off whitish and I would like it to be more wight and yes I'm going to dirty it up too. I'm also going to make even my fingers dirty I mean heck it's the medieval times right? I'm really going for accuracy in this so I'd like all the fabrics to be the ones that would be available for people in that time period (ie linen, leather and wool).

one thing that I've found while weathering my Boba Fett costume is that spray paint and airbrushing works well. For this costume it would be hard because it's white but maybe using a combination of grey, black and tans would work. The dirty water sounds like a good idea too though never thought about it. BTW the wrist blade is amazing!

Forcebewitya.

Magnas
12-08-2007, 01:35 AM
Alright, quick question. Has anyone found any decent gloves? I like Gambit's, but they look a bit too lose. His glove is skin tight and fingerless. I can only find the typical biker glove, which isn't what I'm looking for.

gambit86
12-08-2007, 08:40 AM
I'm also going to make even my fingers dirty I mean heck it's the medieval times right?



Thanks for the wristblade comment. And yeah I'll be dirtying my fingers too, the studs on the gloves I plan to have covered in a bit of blood to as if I had just recently backhanded a person.


And as for the gloves, they fit just fine, untill you get down to the end, where yes, they are very loose, I plan on cutting them up and altering them to make them fit more at the wrist.

Speaking of the arms, how is everyone doing the armor? Personally I used plastic and foam and an additional layer of plastic for the design. I blew up the art book images about 220% and I think I got it the right size (if not, I dont care, im not doing this much work again)

This is the base wich will be black:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1351548

and heres teh detail which will be silver:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1351549

Chibi Lenne
12-08-2007, 09:20 PM
Our armor was made out of craft foam, I posted the link to the tutorial somewhere near the beginning of the thread (I think XD)

As for the Hashashin that are in Masayaf, I THINK I may find something that resembles silk. It just has that light, flowy feel to it I think. That and cotton beside ultra suede = big no no

Also apparently as of now we're making a Robert De Sable. I'm testing a few things on how to make lightweight/quick/cheep chainmail so I'm not sure if that one will come or not. Its either that or Garnier De Naplouse or Al Mualim

Tsuyosa
12-08-2007, 10:30 PM
Our armor was made out of craft foam, I posted the link to the tutorial somewhere near the beginning of the thread (I think XD)

As for the Hashashin that are in Masayaf, I THINK I may find something that resembles silk. It just has that light, flowy feel to it I think. That and cotton beside ultra suede = big no no

Also apparently as of now we're making a Robert De Sable. I'm testing a few things on how to make lightweight/quick/cheep chainmail so I'm not sure if that one will come or not. Its either that or Garnier De Naplouse or Al Mualim

Funny, you and me both... i've been doing all sorts of research on this.
Have you come across PVC mail yet? Alleyscratch has a cool tutorial on this. Mind you, it still takes just as long to make as normal chainmail. Give yourself a couple months to work on it whatever you do.

I've also been inquiring in various movie prop production communities as to how WETA made their injection molded mail for their movies. No reply yet but i'm hoping someone has a similar solution. :)

Chibi Lenne
12-08-2007, 10:59 PM
Funny, you and me both... i've been doing all sorts of research on this.
Have you come across PVC mail yet? Alleyscratch has a cool tutorial on this. Mind you, it still takes just as long to make as normal chainmail. Give yourself a couple months to work on it whatever you do.

I've also been inquiring in various movie prop production communities as to how WETA made their injection molded mail for their movies. No reply yet but i'm hoping someone has a similar solution. :)

I have *thinks* 5 months until the con we're planning our group for. But I've got to finish my stuff, and finish remaking a few parts for the original Alta´r cotume that I made.

WETA? As in LOTR Mail? I thought that was rubber tubbing cut really really REALLY thin and then linked and glued together, They show it in...I think ROTK Extended Edtion Appendicies

Tsuyosa
12-08-2007, 11:01 PM
I have *thinks* 5 months until the con we're planning our group for. But I've got to finish my stuff, and finish remaking a few parts for the original Altaïr cotume that I made.

WETA? As in LOTR Mail? I thought that was rubber tubbing cut really really REALLY thin and then linked and glued together, They show it in...I think ROTK Extended Edtion Appendicies

http://www.wetanz.com/chainmaille/index.html ;)

The process described on their site is 'injection molded'. That makes me think it is a rigid plastic...but perhaps it is a rubber that they use. Although when they describe some of their "finishings", like chrome plating, I'm almost certain that you have to have a stabler surface than rubber. I could be wrong though, of course o_o

(ILM perfected the rubber chrome plating technique for the stunt lightsabers used in SW: AOTC & ROTS, the stunt sabers where rubber...) So it is possible, i didn't think anyone has done it outside of Idustrial Light and Magic tho.

BTW, they haven't updated that page in ages... when they talk about supplying to theater and reenactment groups, nothing has come of that since. I have ill hopes of it happening soon either.

Chibi Lenne
12-08-2007, 11:16 PM
Hmm it probably is a plastic then if it's injection molding. (My dad works at a plastics factory but they do extrusion not injection molding >_<!) I may look around Home Depot one of these days and see if they have little black washer rings (I know they used to though I don't remember what I ever used them for)

When I started Altaïr in January for my friend I'd never made armor before, and neither had he, so it was kinda touch and go. Hence why even after 4 cons, its still a work in progress

Forcebewitya
12-09-2007, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the wristblade comment. And yeah I'll be dirtying my fingers too, the studs on the gloves I plan to have covered in a bit of blood to as if I had just recently backhanded a person.


And as for the gloves, they fit just fine, untill you get down to the end, where yes, they are very loose, I plan on cutting them up and altering them to make them fit more at the wrist.

Speaking of the arms, how is everyone doing the armor? Personally I used plastic and foam and an additional layer of plastic for the design. I blew up the art book images about 220% and I think I got it the right size (if not, I dont care, im not doing this much work again)

This is the base wich will be black:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1351548

and heres teh detail which will be silver:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1351549

Dude I'm really enjoying seeing your progress it seems we're on the same page as far as ideas for this costume go. I'm doing a similar process for the armor. I have started the leather base for the gauntlet, I have finished the fingerless glove and tonight I remembered that I had a concealable knife set so I took one of the blades off and it is PERFECT I'll take some pics with it. Unfortunately this blade could actually kill someone lol so I'm thinking about resin casting it.

I also think I'm gonna drive to chicago (2 hour drive) to a huge fabric store to make sure I get the right fabric. Joannes here sucks :(

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-09-2007, 10:57 AM
How do you guys plan on doing your cumberbun? This is the first time for me ever really using pleather so might I get a few suggestions?

Heres the peices I have already:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1352059

My question is how should I do the top stiching? machine or hand sew?

Thanks.

aBrokenBullet
12-09-2007, 11:32 AM
How do you guys plan on doing your cumberbun? This is the first time for me ever really using pleather so might I get a few suggestions?

Heres the peices I have already:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1352059

My question is how should I do the top stiching? machine or hand sew?

Thanks.

Well, hand stitching would probably be more historically accurate, as they say, but it would take a lot longer. I guess it also depends on how thick it is, cause if it is really thick there is no way you are gonna get a machine to go through it. I am opting for handsewing, if not only because I hate siting in front of a sewing machine haha.

But hey, thats just me, I think either will look just fine

gambit86
12-09-2007, 11:40 AM
thanks! its pleather and foam, ill probably hand sew it *shudders*



sooooo much work

Tsuyosa
12-09-2007, 12:27 PM
Actually, I would recommend going a step further and taking a trip to the leather shop to buy some of the thick LEATHER stitching. Using the thick stuff is a small detail that would make a big difference... IMO

GodlyCheeze
12-09-2007, 10:54 PM
Hey everyone.
I'm just starting into this conversation, but have been looking at a few of the earlier posts. First of awesome job on the armor and the hidden blade so far. And also on the robe.
I too am hoping to make myself an Altair costume (probably for halloween or to scare the natives), and was wondering if I could have a bit of help.
I probably will start with the robe, and would like to know wher eI can get a pattern or something for it.
Any help would he appreciated ^^ thanks in advance.

Forcebewitya
12-10-2007, 03:57 AM
How do you guys plan on doing your cumberbun? This is the first time for me ever really using pleather so might I get a few suggestions?

Heres the peices I have already:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1352059

My question is how should I do the top stiching? machine or hand sew?

Thanks.

My advice would be that it depends on what sewing machine you have. I've been researching machines myself because I need one, I've been relying on other people too much and so I've been shopping around. I hear that if you have a heavy duty one that can stitch denim that it can also stitch pleather, or soft leathers. For my waist armor I'm going to have to use a sewing awl so I have no choice but to hand sew it. The leather I'm working with is too thick for any machine aside from a 20,000 dollar leather stitching machine and I'm not going to spend that much in a million years lol.

I think you could machine sew it basically XD good luck I'm lovin you're progress on this. I'm up sewing a dress for a school play which sucks but I just want to sit and work on Altair instead lol. It doesnt help that I keep seeing Assassin's Creed commercials on TV :toothy:

Forcebewitya.

aBrokenBullet
12-10-2007, 10:21 AM
Quick question

Do you guys think that this sheath kit (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/products.asp?number=4105-00) will work to make one of the sheath's for his throwing knives? I am shooting for the version with 15 throwing knives (._.) so yeah, it would be great if I could just use a kit to make them with =D

*edit*

I am assuming that the pattern either doesn't come with that floral design, although this may be a big assumption on my part =\. I've never bought anything related to leatherworking before, not even a kit x_x. I am probably going to lop off that top flap too.

I also found something that might work for that black pouch on his back (here (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/products.asp?number=44447-02)) if you cut off all of the fringe >>. I am not sure though, I wish there was a tandy leather around here so I could see how big they are T_T

Forcebewitya
12-10-2007, 11:39 PM
Quick question

Do you guys think that this sheath kit (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/products.asp?number=4105-00) will work to make one of the sheath's for his throwing knives? I am shooting for the version with 15 throwing knives (._.) so yeah, it would be great if I could just use a kit to make them with =D

*edit*

I am assuming that the pattern either doesn't come with that floral design, although this may be a big assumption on my part =\. I've never bought anything related to leatherworking before, not even a kit x_x. I am probably going to lop off that top flap too.

I also found something that might work for that black pouch on his back (here (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/products.asp?number=44447-02)) if you cut off all of the fringe >>. I am not sure though, I wish there was a tandy leather around here so I could see how big they are T_T

I havent seen those exact things at Tandy Leather myself but if it has a pattern like that I'm pretty sure that would already be imprinted on your sheath. I could be wrong though. As far as the pouch goes that looks pretty good to me. And from the description it says its a kit so you probably dont even have to add the fringe stuff.

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-11-2007, 10:25 AM
I've decided to make my own sheaths, as at least then if they dont come out right I cant blame a website for putting some frilly print on them.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1354474

OH! And if anyone is using pleather for their cumberbun, I've found a good alternative to sewing.

Just use a hot knife to score everything, for me at least I'm liking the way its coming out, its not 100% accurate, but it sure saves me alot of work. As I still have SO much stuff to do on this costume.

Here is a pic of what it looks like:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1354475

Forcebewitya
12-11-2007, 05:08 PM
I've decided to make my own sheaths, as at least then if they dont come out right I cant blame a website for putting some frilly print on them.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1354474

OH! And if anyone is using pleather for their cumberbun, I've found a good alternative to sewing.

Just use a hot knife to score everything, for me at least I'm liking the way its coming out, its not 100% accurate, but it sure saves me alot of work. As I still have SO much stuff to do on this costume.

Here is a pic of what it looks like:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1354475

Yeah that seems like a similar idea to what I was thinking about doing with the leather carving. I'm still not sure if I'm going to go that route or do that plus the stitching we'll see.

Forcebewitya.

Tsuyosa
12-12-2007, 06:19 PM
Goofing around abit.... :p

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1355735

GodlyCheeze
12-12-2007, 06:33 PM
Wow thats starting to look really good Tsuyosa ^^

gambit86
12-12-2007, 06:49 PM
Indeed, good work. A few tweaks and itll be awesome!

Tsuyosa
12-12-2007, 07:14 PM
lol, alot of tweaks....

BTW, I have
~linen/ cotton for the undertunic, it is an off white.
~Linen/rayon for the overtunic... white (not quite pure white tho)
Both of them are rather thick, but drape nicely and have a BEAUTIFUL texture. It's very defined and is brilliantly photogenic.

I'm not really sure what the sash material is... although It is a heavy weave and feels somewhat satiny.
And for the mantle, or hood... (whatever), I'm actually using 'batting'?! It's a bit unorthodox... but It has that heavy... pilling sort of look. Haha, trust me it'll look great once it's all finished and together.

For the leather parts... I think I'm actually going to use leather. We'll see how good I am at tooling i guess XD Ughh.... so expensive tho $$$ @_@
I also might go ahead sculpt the various throwing knives and attempt molding and casting them in two part plastic. (a first for me)

BTW, for that knife holster yall were looking at from tandy... It DOES NOT have those tooled markings on it. It comes plain... So you could make it whatever you wanted it to look like. It's a good buy IMO

Forcebewitya
12-12-2007, 10:52 PM
Good to know about the sheath! and great progress btw you work amazingly fast not two nights ago on aim you hadn't even started lol. Anyway I take it your idea on the hood worked out? I'm still kind of at a loss at making a hood especially one like altairs.

As for the leather I'm sure you'll pick up on it quick it isnt that hard really, it's just really expensive.

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-13-2007, 12:36 AM
Its nearly too rough for my tastes, but here is the right hand armor, see what you guys think. This is also my under tunic I'm wearing, hope you guys like it.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1355925
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1355924
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1355923

I'm out for tonight guys.

Tsuyosa
12-13-2007, 01:08 AM
Looks really good man.

You should rig up more lighting though.... it's pretty hard to see for me $ my little ol' monitor :(

Forcebewitya
12-13-2007, 08:42 AM
Its nearly too rough for my tastes, but here is the right hand armor, see what you guys think. This is also my under tunic I'm wearing, hope you guys like it.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1355925
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1355924
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1355923

I'm out for tonight guys.

Lookin good! i think this will be my first piece of the costume that I'll attempt. I should have it done over the weekend if I get some time for cosplay amidst all the homework :hafha:

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-13-2007, 01:10 PM
hey lucky you, i've had to do it in teh midst of finals and writing a paper for conference.

Had to rewrite the paper 3 times.

So no complaining!

EchoSix
12-13-2007, 01:46 PM
Hey guys!

Mind if I join you on this? :toothy: Brian... I haven't seen you around for a while. Good to see you again. Last time was when you were working on your Link costume, among... Wow... Like, a million other things.

Everyone's stuff looks so fu*king cool so far! :skidude2:

I'm subbing all my stuff out. I know my limitations, as for making costumes. Some people are made for it and I'M not! :toothy:

There's a guy I know, who's made these for me...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/BestCuffsm.jpg

Which is based on the action figure's right gauntlet...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/AltairAssassinsCreedright.jpg

And then there's...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/NewAltair4sm.jpg

Which is based on...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/highrez_birdkillcrop.jpg

I also got a hold of some fabric from an upholstery place near me, which I think are too heavy for comfort, but probably more in line for what a "monk" would have worn during the 1191 era.

I found a thicker fabric for the hood and shirt, than I got for the tunic/robe part. They're pretty different in color from one another, but I'm hoping I can bleach one down a few notches.

And that's the extent of my "work" so far. :toothy:

Other than washing & drying the holy crap out of something and/or letting it sit out in the sun... Is there another means of "weathering" fabric, to make it look more used and thinned out?

Tsuyosa
12-13-2007, 02:39 PM
Hey guys!

Mind if I join you on this? :toothy: Brian... I haven't seen you around for a while. Good to see you again. Last time was when you were working on your Link costume, among... Wow... Like, a million other things.

Everyone's stuff looks so fu*king cool so far! :skidude2:

I'm subbing all my stuff out. I know my limitations, as for making costumes. Some people are made for it and I'M not! :toothy:

There's a guy I know, who's made these for me...


You lucky son-of a....

haha, so what's his number? :p
JK, But in all seriousness... those are just Beautiful! I'm hoping that My guantles come out looking as good.

Welcome to Cosplay.com btw... haha, this is MY playground son!

Forcebewitya
12-13-2007, 02:41 PM
Hey guys!

Mind if I join you on this? :toothy: Brian... I haven't seen you around for a while. Good to see you again. Last time was when you were working on your Link costume, among... Wow... Like, a million other things.

Everyone's stuff looks so fu*king cool so far! :skidude2:

I'm subbing all my stuff out. I know my limitations, as for making costumes. Some people are made for it and I'M not! :toothy:

There's a guy I know, who's made these for me...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/BestCuffsm.jpg

Which is based on the action figure's right gauntlet...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/AltairAssassinsCreedright.jpg

And then there's...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/NewAltair4sm.jpg

Which is based on...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/highrez_birdkillcrop.jpg

I also got a hold of some fabric from an upholstery place near me, which I think are too heavy for comfort, but probably more in line for what a "monk" would have worn during the 1191 era.

I found a thicker fabric for the hood and shirt, than I got for the tunic/robe part. They're pretty different in color from one another, but I'm hoping I can bleach one down a few notches.

And that's the extent of my "work" so far. :toothy:

Other than washing & drying the holy crap out of something and/or letting it sit out in the sun... Is there another means of "weathering" fabric, to make it look more used and thinned out?


wow that leatherwork is fantastic *is jealous of that dudes skills lol* umm you could always rub it on pavement or also using a wire brush on certain parts thins it out pretty quick. I did this for my Tusken Raider mask.

@gambit o man I feel your pain XD school sucks but we're assassin's we can do it lol.

Forcebewitya.

EchoSix
12-13-2007, 03:19 PM
Welcome to Cosplay.com btw... haha, this is MY playground son!

Yes... Yes, it is! :bigtu:



I was JUST looking at the photos you've got in your profile... Jesus Christ man! :eek: :cheers:

Now... I remember you had posted a thread on The Brotherhood of the Bat, about your "300 Workout". I was looking for you guys at Dragon Con, but I didn't see you. Were you there or did I just not recognize you?

Anyway... I was just looking at your photos of your Spartan "attire". I HAD TO go into my wife, to get her, remind her of you (she remembers all the well built/good looking guys), to allow her to see your "accomplishment".

I'm definitely getting laid tonight, that's for sure! :)

Good for you. That took some commitment, to say the least!



.

Tsuyosa
12-13-2007, 04:17 PM
Aww... yeah man, I didn't have enough funds to make it to D*C this time. I was so disappointed, especially after seeing all the great pictures the spartan group got :(
There's always next time:)

But yeah, this forum has a bit of a younger crowd, but I think you'll find you'll fit in just fine ;)

Anyway, haha... back on topic!

I'm trying to find some real world equivalents to use for my weaponry.
Here's what I've got so far...
The side-sword.
Cold Steel's Grosse Messer. http://www.kultofathena.com/images%5CCS88GMS_l.jpg
Possible waste knives?
(just remove the black wrap and add your own details)
http://www.kultofathena.com/images/GH0947.jpg

gambit86
12-13-2007, 04:36 PM
wow compaired to that leather work my look like $#!+


Oh and I think this is probably more on track for an accurate looking sword, I think they based it off of this one:

http://www.reliks.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=2070

Tsuyosa
12-13-2007, 04:50 PM
I actually did see that....

Honestly, I've been wanting the grosse messer for some time now (with no excuse to get it).
Ultimately... I'd like to see both of them in person, but I feel like the messer would be a better buy if I were able to safely (and without affecting the sword balance), cut down the handle between the second and third pegs.

GodlyCheeze
12-13-2007, 11:24 PM
Hey guys, sorry I havent posted for a bit. All of your stuff looks sooo good >.< I wish I could do that.
Those throwing knives you can find pretty cheap in bulk. I think I saw something in my local knife store that came with 5 of them for like $12 or so.
Anyways, I regret to say this but I might have to start this costume after the holidays and such.
I was already in stage crew, but now have a part in the play (and get to dance with a lovely yound lady I might add), and have finals coming up.
Again, any help on designs of the robe or anyhtign will help greatly. I have NEVER done anythign like this before so anyhting helps.
Peace~

Forcebewitya
12-13-2007, 11:51 PM
K I have a few quick questions. First since we're talking about the weaponry is anyone planning on making their props? I'd love to go all steel but this will be primarily worn at cons and con security isn't to fond of live steel. I know Tsuyosa has made wonderful zelda props, what about everyone else? Also is anyone planning on doing the crossbow? I'd like to maybe find one somewhere cause I think that would be neat to have.

Second thing that hasnt really been talked about is the boots it looks like there is one pair and then a cover over them (cant think of the proper term...spat I believe) How's everyone planning to do this?

Forcebewitya.

dion1772
12-14-2007, 06:05 AM
I love everyone's ideas and I was wondering if any of you saw this on the interwebs.

http://kotaku.com/photogallery/creedparty/1000145130

I think it's a pretty sweet costume.

gambit86
12-14-2007, 06:14 AM
im modifyng props/making props

YOuve already seen my hidden blade
the word im modifying from the narnia costume sword you get a aprty city
the short sword im using an arabian dagger toy from the same place
and the knives i made from scratch

with both sword adn short sword I'm, sanding, filling, sculpting and painting. And putting on pleather grips for both.

Here are the daggers, I made them out of plastic, foam, hot glue and paint.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1356455
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1356456

EchoSix
12-14-2007, 08:51 AM
I'm actually in the process of making the short sword out of poplar and I'll just paint it and most likely won't ever grab it and use it for anything other than decoration. Maybe I'll spray a coat of lacquer on it, to seal it from the paint rubbing off.

I'm making a couple throwing knives out of wood too, just like on the action figure of Altair. But one of those is going to my leather guy, so he can form the leather around all of them and the other wooden one is going to a friend of mine, who's gonna' make a mold of it and he'll cast up about twenty of them out of resin.

I'm gonna' have the five on the right shoulder, the five on the cummerbund sections and then the five on the left boot, just like the action figure.

And I'm bidding on this sword right now, on Ebay... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320192431876&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=011

I'll remove the thing at the end and the existing handle. I'll then make my own new handle and a hilt that'll wrap around the metal one. I'll also shorten the scabbard and wrap it with the proper color leather and add the aplique' decoration thingies.

And as far as the boots... I've got a fairly comfy pair of pleather-ish brown boots that I got for my Mal Reynolds costume and I'll ask my leather guy to wrap them to make them look like Altair's. Just like spats, as you say

Leather, leather, leather... $$$$$$$$$ :bigcry:

aBrokenBullet
12-14-2007, 09:38 AM
K I have a few quick questions. First since we're talking about the weaponry is anyone planning on making their props? I'd love to go all steel but this will be primarily worn at cons and con security isn't to fond of live steel. I know Tsuyosa has made wonderful zelda props, what about everyone else? Also is anyone planning on doing the crossbow? I'd like to maybe find one somewhere cause I think that would be neat to have.

Second thing that hasnt really been talked about is the boots it looks like there is one pair and then a cover over them (cant think of the proper term...spat I believe) How's everyone planning to do this?

Forcebewitya.

Well, I am making all of my own weapons and such. I am probably gonna make them all out of fiberglass/epoxy over foam so they won't be so heavy. Right now I'm making a sword out of fiberglass over a steel rod and it is pretty much the heaviest, most unbalanced thing I have ever tried to hold, so I won't be doing THAT again -_-.

Oh don't even remind me of the boots T_T. Apparently he has five throwing-knife sheathes on his left (I think) boot and I am going to have a field day trying to figure that one out x_x. I think I will use a pair of brown leather boots that I already own and somehow attach a really intricate boot cover to them... but really I have no idea =\.

EchoSix
12-14-2007, 10:34 AM
Stupid double post.

gambit86
12-14-2007, 12:27 PM
Oh don't even remind me of the boots T_T. Apparently he has five throwing-knife sheathes on his left (I think) boot and I am going to have a field day trying to figure that one out x_x. I think I will use a pair of brown leather boots that I already own and somehow attach a really intricate boot cover to them... but really I have no idea =\.

actually that part is pretty easy, if you replicate the straps on the side of his boots, then you can easily lay the pack through the strap and your good. I'm not using them or the knife resivour on his back, but if I did thats how I would do it. Through the outsite straps.

Hope this helps.

Chibi Lenne
12-14-2007, 10:30 PM
I love everyone's ideas and I was wondering if any of you saw this on the interwebs.

http://kotaku.com/photogallery/creedparty/1000145130

I think it's a pretty sweet costume.

Mine's better but then again I'm biased =p

Anyway, I'm stuck on fabric ideas for my Hasashin. It doesn't really have a look of armor, and maybe a bit 'flowy' I'm reluctant to post the photos from the artbook *greedy* but if you guys have it it's on page 51

gambit86
12-14-2007, 11:05 PM
parts of that costume are very cool (the drawing on the inner arms for instance)

So this is what I did today. An I never said I wasnt a camwhore either

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1356808
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1356810
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1356811
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1356813

Hope you guys enjoy it. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

!*Jessi-Chan*!
12-14-2007, 11:10 PM
I love everyone's ideas and I was wondering if any of you saw this on the interwebs.

http://kotaku.com/photogallery/creedparty/1000145130

I think it's a pretty sweet costume.

sometimes it hurts to be a cosplayer because the first thing i say is "GAH! White sleeves? Altair has gray sleeves!" (<--which i didn't even know until posting here and someone informing me!) rofl! I still think it's a pretty nice costume.

Tsuyosa
12-15-2007, 12:29 AM
Think I found a good knife for the back :D
http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/images/401472%20Large.jpg

gambit86
12-15-2007, 12:57 AM
nice, but is it metal?

This is the one im using, im painting it and putting on pleather grips
http://images.makingmadness.com/images_product/large/Forum_Novelties/60652.jpg

Forcebewitya
12-15-2007, 01:58 AM
That costume is pretty good and you can definitely tell it's an altair costume but the leather stuff is wrong. Oh well still cool. On a completely random note I think I totally have the blazer that Rex Lee is wearing in that pic lol. His probably is more expensive who am I kidding but it looks identical.

Forcebewitya.

EchoSix
12-15-2007, 04:46 PM
I'm sorry to ask... But has anyone bothered to scan the templates of the armor on the left gauntlet, from the art book yet?

I'm just not getting the scale down properly, trying to copy off that profile image of Altair.

I found these online... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/sword_belt.jpg?t=1197758911, but I just can't find the gauntlet armor.

If you have, please let me know. Maybe you could either link to the scan on a url or email it to me.

Thanks a ton.

aBrokenBullet
12-15-2007, 05:23 PM
I'm sorry to ask... But has anyone bothered to scan the templates of the armor on the left gauntlet, from the art book yet?

I'm just not getting the scale down properly, trying to copy off that profile image of Altair.

I found these online... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/sword_belt.jpg?t=1197758911, but I just can't find the gauntlet armor.

If you have, please let me know. Maybe you could either link to the scan on a url or email it to me.

Thanks a ton.

I don't have it scanned yet, but I could probably scan it for you tomorrow or the day after, is that ok?

gambit86
12-15-2007, 05:28 PM
sadly i made plenty of copies of them, but i went through them all when i made them. I borrowed the book from a friend so I dont have em

v.v sorry

EchoSix
12-15-2007, 05:43 PM
I don't have it scanned yet, but I could probably scan it for you tomorrow or the day after, is that ok?

That would be wonderful. Thank you!

That's what makes these forums like family.

Thanks!

Forcebewitya
12-15-2007, 06:27 PM
So I got a bunch of fabric samples tonight and patterns hopefully I can start working stuff out this coming week.

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-15-2007, 11:30 PM
heres what the finished belt looks like, hope you guys like it:

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1357337

EchoSix
12-15-2007, 11:42 PM
That looks great. And those are just little nicks you made in it and NOT stitches?

Very cool.

gambit86
12-15-2007, 11:55 PM
the bottom bottom line is stiching, i gave it up because the hot blade worked so much easier

EchoSix
12-16-2007, 01:06 AM
I bet.

Here's an Ebay auction I found... Item # 360004017989

They look like this... http://samuraiforge.com/MW/A-5303/A-5303_00.jpg

Are those not almost perfect or what?


I'm making mine out of resin though. More for weight than safety.

aBrokenBullet
12-16-2007, 05:08 PM
That would be wonderful. Thank you!

That's what makes these forums like family.

Thanks!

Here it is =D

EchoSix
12-16-2007, 05:17 PM
Thank you VERY much! :cheers: :cheers:

I think I can make that work. :toothy:

gambit86
12-17-2007, 09:24 AM
so I've always been curious:

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1358076

what does he carry in the tubes. Since he seems to carry around so many weapons I figured they would be poison but you never know.

EchoSix
12-17-2007, 11:53 AM
That's a great question. I have no idea. I've tried and tried to find out about what the possibilities are, by using my internet detective skills :), but all I can think of is poison canisters.

If that's the case, it must be for administering to someone else, rather than for suicide purposes in case he got captured. I would think "if" suicide was an option, he'd do it with a blade.

I'm not sure if poison would be seen as "honorable" to an assassin, such as Altair. Ya' know?

But in any case... I was gonna' look for something tubular, and spray it the same color as the throwing knives and short sword.

Here's a picture of the little action figure I got, that shows the back in pretty crisp detail...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0522.jpg?t=1197912853

I'm gonna' try and find something along those lines. I'm thinking just a wood dowel and slip a couple of nylon washers over and around it, to make it look like that.

And speaking of throwing knives, here's a few shots of one I made last night...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0527.jpg?t=1197913500

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0529.jpg?t=1197913517

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0530.jpg?t=1197913533

It's just poplar with a single coat of primer on it, but most of it got sanded back off. It needs a fresh coat. I'm gonna' make a mold off of this and then pour about twenty of them out of resin. I'm doing the full getup, with five on the shoulder, five on the belt and five more on the boot.

What do you think the conventon security guys will do? I've never had an issue with them worrying about the MANY weapons I've worn in the past...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Dragon%20Con%2007/100_7283.jpg?t=1197914078

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Dragon%20Con%2007/8.jpg?t=1197913746

I've never been asked about any of it, regardless of where I went.

But hey... If the people in the cities in Assassin's Creed don't see Altair's weapons, thinking he's dressed like another weaponless Monk in the crowds, then maybe the idiot security morons at Dragon Con won't either! :toothy:

gambit86
12-17-2007, 03:21 PM
jesus christ dude, thats a nicely done dagger!

good job man

gambit86
12-17-2007, 06:09 PM
oh
and there is my semi finished armor peices finally painted:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1358313
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1358312

EchoSix
12-17-2007, 06:38 PM
Thanks for the compliment.

Now... Those armor pieces are Foamies?

Pretty impressive. You've got a lot of patience.

gambit86
12-17-2007, 07:04 PM
not quite, foamy base with plastic covering, the silver is just plastic.

Im doing way to many updates at once, but this is just that sweet spot in the creative process were everything kinda starts coming together.

And to think, i still havent worked on the short sword at all

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1358336

TheRedBombshell
12-18-2007, 03:45 PM
Wow gambit! You're skills have impressed me! Great job!

Just thought I'd join this thread at the last minute. For those planning on cosplaying Altair...here are some reference pictures from the artbook. Enjoy!

Front-Back views
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/AngelicVampyress/Cosplay/References/Altair-Assassins%20Creed/Altair_fb.jpg
Sword and other Important props
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/AngelicVampyress/Cosplay/References/Altair-Assassins%20Creed/artbook_sword.jpg
Close up and Templates of Arm gauntlet
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/AngelicVampyress/Cosplay/References/Altair-Assassins%20Creed/artbook_armgaunt.jpg
Arm Gaunlet alone, in order
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/AngelicVampyress/Cosplay/References/Altair-Assassins%20Creed/armlet_details1.jpg
Altair in 6 angles
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/AngelicVampyress/Cosplay/References/Altair-Assassins%20Creed/altair_angles.jpg

I have all of these pictures in Photoshop files. If you need them for bigger sizes), don't hesistate to pm me, and I'll send you a download of them.

Namaste

EchoSix
12-18-2007, 11:16 PM
Well I just sent you a message through MySpace!

I'm looking for the 3rd one down labeled "Close up and Templates of Arm gauntlet".

That'd be just amazing if you could send the photoshop version of that file!

Thanks!

And if someone could explain to me... In that third picture she just showed, the image that's on the very top, with the crowned heart inside of it... What's that for?

Because the one under the gauntlet armor sections is the design of the triangular piece that's on his chest, as well as a scaled down version of it that goes on the section of leather that holds on the the loops for the sword... They're both the same, it's just one's way bigger than the other.

But where's the top one supposed to go?

I haven't seen a single picture of Altair anywhere that shows him with that particular piece. Even on the action figure, it's not there.

DarkFujin
12-18-2007, 11:59 PM
Red Bombshell -
Wow! Thanks for those scans!

Also, where can I buy the artbook and action figures? I know there are different sized action figures, but do they sell any at stores or do I have to get them online?

EchoSix
12-19-2007, 12:19 AM
I got mine off of Ebay. It was a bit cheaper than going through some of the toy places that specialize in the harder to find figures.

I haven't bothered to look for the art book. But I think I've seen that on Ebay too.

Forcebewitya
12-19-2007, 01:53 AM
You should be able to find the art book at Best Buy or any place that sells strategy guides. It comes with the guide and costs about 35 dollars for both.

Forcebewitya.

aBrokenBullet
12-19-2007, 10:36 AM
Is it just me or do all of the action figures have an older version of Altair's costume? I've only seen ones that have the cumberbuns with two throwing knives on one side as opposed to 5 on the right.

DarkFujin
12-19-2007, 11:44 AM
You should be able to find the art book at Best Buy or any place that sells strategy guides. It comes with the guide and costs about 35 dollars for both.

Forcebewitya.

Oh cool that's convenient. I'll go check that out, thanks for the info.

gambit86
12-19-2007, 12:10 PM
Is it just me or do all of the action figures have an older version of Altair's costume? I've only seen ones that have the cumberbuns with two throwing knives on one side as opposed to 5 on the right.

The figures were based off the art work so yeah, they will all be that way, they changed quite a bit before they just released the game (like taking out the crossbow, not letting altair swim)

Personally though I like the more well known artwork better than the ingame version, so it works out great for me.

Another update, I'm almost done with the short sword and I am done with the sheath. Im still deciding weither or not to put rivets on it or not

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1359185
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1359186

the sheath was scratch build from foam plastic and pleather. If you have any questions feel free to ask

TheRedBombshell
12-19-2007, 05:46 PM
Well I just sent you a message through MySpace!

I'm looking for the 3rd one down labeled "Close up and Templates of Arm gauntlet".

That'd be just amazing if you could send the photoshop version of that file!

Thanks!

And if someone could explain to me... In that third picture she just showed, the image that's on the very top, with the crowned heart inside of it... What's that for?

No problem- DarkFujin, and EchoSix.
You can find the artbook from Hastings, Best Buy, Fry's (Electronics). $35 is what I paid for it. Such a great game!

The bottom emblem is on the front triangle on his chest, the top emblem is on the side of his sword holster. Examples:
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f33/AngelicVampyress/Cosplay/References/Altair-Assassins%20Creed/Altair_emblems.jpg

EchoSix
12-20-2007, 08:01 AM
Thanks again! :toothy:

gambit86
12-20-2007, 09:40 PM
just wanted to post the progress of my sword frog:

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1359933
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1359934

sorry for the crappy camera, but i hope you like the progress

Forcebewitya
12-21-2007, 03:55 AM
Very nice gambit!

So ABrokenBullet and I went fabric shopping today and got the cloak fabric and red sash stuff. I'm really happy with my purchases even though it was REALLY expensive lol but hey most of it was a christmas present so it's all good ^_^ anyway that was a fun time!...hehe Jesus fabric XD

Forcebewitya.

Prota-Girl
12-21-2007, 11:28 AM
Awesomeness! Well I plan to be Female Altair so...yea just lettin` ya know! ^^;
I`ve got the gloves and the boots, I MIGHT do some sort of a blade, still unsure though, I want my Brother to have the blade. XD

Eva Yui
12-21-2007, 11:57 AM
Wow, that's amazing. I saw your spring-action blades and the frog sword is even better, Gambit.

gambit86
12-21-2007, 12:50 PM
sadly it isnt spring loaded, just done by gravity. But thanks.


Also, how is everyone making the badges? Cuase the detail seems just to fine for me to be able to cut out. And I dont want to use hotglue for the details, any ideas?

EchoSix
12-21-2007, 02:03 PM
All my "armor" is currently being laser cut out of metal.

Updates will come in once I've got 'em in my hands. :toothy:


I'm at a stand-still right now, about the hidden blade,to tell you the truth. I'm not sure if I'm gonna' make a spring loaded and trigger actuated mechanism or one that works with friction and calls for a manual in/out action. The only thing I'm possitive about is that the blade is gonna' be made out of silicone (with the rest made out of metal), so that nobody can give me any grief about it being dangerous when at the con.

Ya' never know. Ya' know?

aBrokenBullet
12-21-2007, 02:19 PM
sadly it isnt spring loaded, just done by gravity. But thanks.


Also, how is everyone making the badges? Cuase the detail seems just to fine for me to be able to cut out. And I dont want to use hotglue for the details, any ideas?

Do you mean the metal things on his sheath and stuff? I might carve them out of wood or foam and just glue them on, haven't decided yet. Right now I am working on his hood (I ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON IT! *is so proud* =D)

Very nice gambit!

So ABrokenBullet and I went fabric shopping today and got the cloak fabric and red sash stuff. I'm really happy with my purchases even though it was REALLY expensive lol but hey most of it was a christmas present so it's all good ^_^ anyway that was a fun time!...hehe Jesus fabric XD

Forcebewitya.

Jesus fabric... lulz :3. Altair needs Jesus though (especially in my game... I have killed far too many beggar women in Jerusalem), we probably should have bought some >>.

Prota-Girl
12-21-2007, 06:09 PM
My brother and I are in Florida Also, so what kind of Fabric should we use..o.0; Cause, y`know, its HOT here. o.o Even now.

Forcebewitya
12-21-2007, 06:57 PM
Do you mean the metal things on his sheath and stuff? I might carve them out of wood or foam and just glue them on, haven't decided yet. Right now I am working on his hood (I ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON IT! *is so proud* =D)



Jesus fabric... lulz :3. Altair needs Jesus though (especially in my game... I have killed far too many beggar women in Jerusalem), we probably should have bought some >>.

LOL yeah we should have got some! I gotta send you that pic. Man I gotta start working on it I was supposed to go get a sewing machine today but I didnt get a chance to.

Forcebewitya.

Prota-Girl
12-21-2007, 07:13 PM
Oh I`m trying to think of an idea on how to make the button-skirt part really flowy. I still don`t know what I kind of fabric I should use.

aBrokenBullet
12-21-2007, 07:49 PM
Oh I`m trying to think of an idea on how to make the button-skirt part really flowy. I still don`t know what I kind of fabric I should use.

Well me and forcebewitya went with a type of linen which seems like it would be light and breathable enough for hot florida weatherbut I don't know how your feet and waist are going to fare though with all of that leather x_x. I can't really think of anything that would look accurate for the leather that is breathable

Prota-Girl
12-21-2007, 08:15 PM
I plan to not use leather, but my wait will be pretty hot..o.o lol at least me and my brother will be dying together XD Last year he didn`t cosplay, so this`ll be his first but I`ll be making it so I think its rightfully mine. XD I just hope I can make two o.o;
So linen huh? I`ll have to see.

Forcebewitya
12-22-2007, 03:04 AM
I plan to not use leather, but my wait will be pretty hot..o.o lol at least me and my brother will be dying together XD Last year he didn`t cosplay, so this`ll be his first but I`ll be making it so I think its rightfully mine. XD I just hope I can make two o.o;
So linen huh? I`ll have to see.

Yeah Linen breathes quite nicely. Natural fabrics are the way to go because 1. they are more accurate, and 2. they tend to breath better in hot weather. At least with all that heat you can really get into character :bigtu:

Forcebewitya.

Prota-Girl
12-22-2007, 02:56 PM
Agreed! ^^
Thank you!
I`ll keep that all in mind. ^^

And Gambit, what cons do you plan to go to? I plan to primere my Altairs at Megacon. ^^

gambit86
12-22-2007, 08:30 PM
i plan on going to alot! the first one I plan on going to is the ren fest in feb just because its too tempting to pass up.

From there I hope to take it to every con possible.

Prota-Girl
12-22-2007, 09:55 PM
YES!! I`D BE HONORED TO MEET YOU!!! *bows* Mabye we can meet up for a Assassins Creed Photoshoot? ^^; :hugs:

We may even be the only Asssassins there? XD
We can sneak up and kill random Narutos xD

EchoSix
12-22-2007, 11:09 PM
How about Dragon Con or the New York Comic Con? Anyone going to those?

Prota-Girl
12-22-2007, 11:10 PM
They in FL? XD
lol naw, I can`t go. Sorries. ^^;

Forcebewitya
12-22-2007, 11:39 PM
How about Dragon Con or the New York Comic Con? Anyone going to those?

I'm gonna try to make it to Dragon Con.

Oh, btw I'm editing this post because I found a good pair of boots for the Altair costume they have a bunch of weird straps all over them but I'm sure you can take those off. I just think they have the right look to em. Let me know what you guys think.

http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/tristan-boots-9186.html

Forcebewitya.

EchoSix
12-23-2007, 05:00 PM
Those look cool.


Here's what I was working on today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0566.jpg?t=1198450466

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0563.jpg?t=1198450483

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0565.jpg?t=1198450504

And as you know, it's based on this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/RearShotcropped.jpg?t=1198450532

And...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0522.jpg?t=1198450559

That's the only side I carved. The other side is still smooth. And this is just a very quick sanding job, so it'll get way cleaner and more crisp than this. I chose to laminate some of the pieces for strength, rather than make it out of all one piece.

And I'm seeing now, that I made the blade too short. :( After looking at it across his back now, I didn't realize it went up past his shoulder on the right. It needs a good six inches added to it. So I think I'll have to cut a good amount of this blade off and scab/sister on a longer one. That's okay though. It'll make the blade stronger to laminate that as well.

Maybe I'll just elongate this one, by adding on a straight section in the middle, rather than cutting a whole new one. That's what I'll do.

Gotta' love a Dremel! :toothy:



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aBrokenBullet
12-23-2007, 05:13 PM
Those look cool.


Here's what I was working on today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0566.jpg?t=1198450466

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0563.jpg?t=1198450483

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0565.jpg?t=1198450504

And as you know, it's based on this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/RearShotcropped.jpg?t=1198450532

And...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/IMG_0522.jpg?t=1198450559

That's the only side I carved. The other side is still smooth. And this is just a very quick sanding job, so it'll get way cleaner and more crisp than this. I chose to laminate some of the pieces for strength, rather than make it out of all one piece.

And I'm seeing now, that I made the blade too short. :( After looking at it across his back now, I didn't realize it went up past his shoulder on the right. It needs a good six inches added to it. So I think I'll have to cut a good amount of this blade off and scab/sister on a longer one. That's okay though. It'll make the blade stronger to laminate that as well.

Maybe I'll just elongate this one, by adding on a straight section in the middle, rather than cutting a whole new one. That's what I'll do.

Gotta' love a Dremel! :toothy:



.

Aw man that is looking awesome!! What sort of wood do you use?

gambit86
12-23-2007, 05:28 PM
YES!! I`D BE HONORED TO MEET YOU!!! *bows* Mabye we can meet up for a Assassins Creed Photoshoot? ^^; :hugs:

We may even be the only Asssassins there? XD
We can sneak up and kill random Narutos xD

THAT would make me happy. we'll have to trade emails and plan, you near Miami or what?

Echo, I bow to your wood working, great job man, I wish I could do that.

EchoSix
12-23-2007, 05:29 PM
It's poplar and thanks.

I've got a buddy who's trying to convince me to mold off of this when I'm done and sell copies of it. I'm definitely making copies of the little throwing kinfe I made, but I just wanted to make twenty of them for my own needs. I can't see their being a market for these.

Forcebewitya
12-24-2007, 01:48 AM
It's poplar and thanks.

I've got a buddy who's trying to convince me to mold off of this when I'm done and sell copies of it. I'm definitely making copies of the little throwing kinfe I made, but I just wanted to make twenty of them for my own needs. I can't see their being a market for these.

eh you never know there's a good number of people here that I'm sure would be willing to pay good money for Altair stuff. It seems like we're a pretty dedicated group.

Forcebewitya.

Prota-Girl
12-24-2007, 02:56 PM
THAT would make me happy. we'll have to trade emails and plan, you near Miami or what?

Echo, I bow to your wood working, great job man, I wish I could do that.

I bow as well Echo! *bows*

lol Yes, My Email is
Kaystep3@cfl.rr.com

My Brother`s
Shanestep1@cfl.rr.com

I might bring my Kunai and my Katana hence I don`t have a medieval sword. ;.; But I figured it`d be fun to be different XD
I live around in Deltona. So, we`re kinda far, but at least we can meet at the con. ^^;
I know for sure that i`m only Going on Saturday, I may be able to go sunday, I`m just not sure I`d buy myself another ticket. XD

Tsuyosa
12-25-2007, 02:14 AM
Hey, a little mini-update from me.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1362272

I made the upper portion of the tunic aliiiiiittle too tight, It will be an easy fix....BUUUT it IS 3AM on christmas... I think It can wait till tomorrow XD
More to come :)...

EchoSix
12-25-2007, 07:10 AM
NICE!

That looks great. Now go make it dirty! :toothy:

And thanks for the help with the pattern. That makes total sense. I haven't started with the sewing at all yet. I've been concentrating on the more expensive areas for now. :bigcry:

gambit86
12-25-2007, 02:59 PM
Prota,

Thanks, I'll email you when I get back from Washington tomorrow.

Force, thanks for putting up pics of the pattern, it helps out alot.

Merry Christmas everyone



PS: ive been talking to a number of people and have been thinking of actually opening a prop shop on the internet, I figure I would be in an advantage because while most people run costume shops, alot of people want the props done and not the costume. I'll give everyone more info as it comes along, but I will be definatly making and selling things like the AC gauntlet and leather sash. As well as other props as well.

I'll keep everyone updated as we start building the site.

Prota-Girl
12-25-2007, 03:02 PM
Oh Yes, I`ll look forward to it.

Ah, So you all had Patterns to go by? If so, i`d love to know how or where it is? XD I`m really not looking forward to sewing but if I can sew Vincent Valentine`s cape, I think I can sew Altair`s cloak. xD Fantastic job, Tsuyosa!!!

Tsuyosa
12-25-2007, 03:45 PM
Hey Everybody... merry Christmas!

Echo and Gambit.... you're leading the pack IMO with the prop and leather goods.... I guess it's time for me to play catch up huh? ^_^

Prota- to answer your question from your picture comment...
" No... and No.
Concerning the pattern, I made it myself... as you can see it is fairly simple so it wasn't difficult. I've been making my own patterns ever since my first costume (Spiderman). Jack Sparrow is the only costume where I've felt I needed to follow a pre-made pattern.

Considering the experience I've been getting making these costumes... No it wasn't hard at all.... But then again I've been "in practice" for quite a long streak now."

There ya go ^_^. If you didn't see it... the pattern was here..http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1362230

Prota-Girl
12-25-2007, 03:54 PM
Ah I see, Man I wish I was better at Sewing, I wanna get started on it right away!! >.<
Well, was the hood hard to make or did you have something to start from? Cause i`m getting bad and good responses for the hood.

Tsuyosa
12-25-2007, 03:58 PM
I'm not finished with the hood... It started out well and I think i'm still going in the right direction.... however the material I'm using is a bit more "fluffy" than I was anticipating. If i can 'tame' it I should have a solid pattern. T_T

Prota-Girl
12-25-2007, 04:00 PM
Ah sweet!
My Dad wanted to get a hoodie..o.o
I was like-NO
but he wants to try, but I really want to sew my own. I just beg to God I can do it.
Thank you for asking my questions though! :hug:
Sorry if i annoyed you all!

Cry4Eternity
12-25-2007, 05:02 PM
hay i found this on ebay and though that its a great way to get started.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ASSASSINS-CREED-Ren-Medieval-Tunic-Mantle-Hood-SCA_W0QQitemZ110207691944QQihZ001QQcategoryZ125473 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohos ting

Prota-Girl
12-25-2007, 05:07 PM
Aww Its perfect, but its so expensive...;.;
Thanks for the link though!

gambit86
12-25-2007, 06:43 PM
not QUITE perfect but good enough to do the job.

Cosplay has always been a time VS money thing. If you have the time you make it and you make it perfect, if you have the money you take the hit and go that route.

I have time, and money, so I'm paying someone to make my robes, as perfect as possible.

Prota-Girl
12-25-2007, 06:48 PM
Oh Thats awesome!!

Well, I made a tiny Documentary on what I got so far, sux but just showin` what I have.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umn9YGqOWEM

I need a new hood....;.;

gambit86
12-27-2007, 08:51 AM
Sadly alot of stuff has to now be put on hold.

Me and my girlfriend have broken up, and I am taking a small break from life for the next few days.

Prota-Girl
12-27-2007, 10:38 AM
o.o aww i`m so sorry! :hug: I`ll pray for you.

gambit86
12-27-2007, 02:09 PM
thanks

Forcebewitya
12-27-2007, 04:20 PM
Sadly alot of stuff has to now be put on hold.

Me and my girlfriend have broken up, and I am taking a small break from life for the next few days.

sorry to hear that man, I know how it is my girlfriend broke up with me two months ago. Thats partially why I'm slow at getting back into cosplay too. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Forcebewitya.

Tsuyosa
12-28-2007, 12:48 AM
Gambit: I feel for you man. I think anyone who's gone through a breakup knows what it's like :( :(
Keep working on stuff.... that'll help take your mind off it :)

I got to work on the "blade" gauntlet tonight... finished making the pattern and started cutting leather for it anywho.... Should turn out ok. I'm really happy with the overall shape and size, it should turn out looking really good once done.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1363993

Forcebewitya
12-28-2007, 02:32 AM
Gambit: I feel for you man. I think anyone who's gone through a breakup knows what it's like :( :(
Keep working on stuff.... that'll help take your mind off it :)

I got to work on the "blade" gauntlet tonight... finished making the pattern and started cutting leather for it anywho.... Should turn out ok. I'm really happy with the overall shape and size, it should turn out looking really good once done.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1363993

yeah thats good advice keep yourself surrounded with friends and keep busy thats the best medicine.

The gauntlet is looking good tsuyosa gotta get mine worked on.

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-28-2007, 01:51 PM
tsuyosa where did you get the buckles? I can seem to find any anywhere

Forcebewitya
12-28-2007, 02:09 PM
Hey guys just was on thedentedhelmet boards and 99centtaco who is an excellent leather worker is making some Altair stuff for someone check it out, it's amazing.

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23112

Forcebewitya.

EchoSix
12-28-2007, 03:11 PM
Yeah, a friend showed me that link. That's nice leather and he's done a good job with it. But it's not accurate to anything. That's supposed to be Altair's right gauntlet? I gather he's doing his own version of Altair, which is fine too.

I'm always amazed at seeing different talents in people, in almost every walk of life. Simple interests like this video game that we all have in common, bring the motliest assortment of people together. :toothy:

Forcebewitya
12-28-2007, 04:43 PM
Well the belt looks pretty accurate to that reference anyway. But the gauntlets I didnt think had that design on them but oh well it still looks really cool.

Forcebewitya.

EchoSix
12-28-2007, 08:46 PM
The woman who's doing all my sewing, can't do embroidery. I don't know if the cost is worth finding someone to do it or paint it on or if there's some kind of ribbon or something that has a close enough pattern, for the decorative celtic looking stich-work, that's around the edges of either arm opening on the tunic/robe.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/1156821156_3crop.jpg


What do you guys think?

Any ideas?

Have you seen any kind of a ribbon, that's even remotely similar to this and if so... Where, where, where?

My first thought and desire, is to do it for real, using embroidery.

But I'm thinking just black fabric marker paint, is probably the best bet.

Prota-Girl
12-28-2007, 09:32 PM
I plan to used Fabric paint, heh, its the only thing I can afford. xD I know it wont look JUSt like the pattern but it`ll be close. ^^;


so if your like me and don`t have the available offers, try the paint. plus it`d be FUUUNNN. xD

BTW I`m goin` yard sailing, so i hope to get some more RED fabrick to use for the waist. I`m really not sure how I`m gunna make the belt stay.......
my dad wants to use Velcro, but i`m not sure how well it`ll stick, especially for an all day thing.

gambit86
12-28-2007, 09:37 PM
you may want to get ribbon and paint it on there, and then attach it to the fabric. this way you get exactly teh design you want, and can place it the way you want as well.

Prota-Girl
12-28-2007, 09:43 PM
or that would work too. then it`d be easier to dry as well. Cool!

gambit86
12-28-2007, 10:24 PM
^^

I have my moments
few but I have them.

Prota-Girl
12-28-2007, 10:52 PM
:hugs: At least you have them. xD

Tsuyosa
12-28-2007, 11:00 PM
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1364578

Alittle more on the gauntlets... Right side has been cut and assembled as well.

I still have to finish adding dye and and do the tooling :)

Prota-Girl
12-28-2007, 11:03 PM
OH man! Thats awesome! o.o

EchoSix
12-28-2007, 11:22 PM
Wow. Nice job man! :rockon:

Mine are still better. :razz: :toothy:

Please tell me you're getting to Dragon Con!

Tsuyosa
12-29-2007, 01:42 AM
Wow. Nice job man! :rockon:

Mine are still better. :razz: :toothy:

Please tell me you're getting to Dragon Con!

lol, shush you... I'm not done yet!

Dunno if i'm going to DC... may be too much $$$ for the time being.

EchoSix
12-29-2007, 08:50 AM
I'm just ribbin' ya' and you know it.

Fu*k... I didn't even make mine. I have to be jealous over your abilities and knowledge, while I have to work to make money for my leather work.

gambit86
12-29-2007, 11:16 AM
still, better than what I did. I need to pick up leatherworking.

Great job man.

gambit86
12-29-2007, 08:53 PM
just curious, Im having to restart with fabric and everything, how many yards should I need?

George duel
12-29-2007, 09:49 PM
The woman who's doing all my sewing, can't do embroidery. I don't know if the cost is worth finding someone to do it or paint it on or if there's some kind of ribbon or something that has a close enough pattern, for the decorative celtic looking stich-work, that's around the edges of either arm opening on the tunic/robe.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/1156821156_3crop.jpg


What do you guys think?

Any ideas?

Have you seen any kind of a ribbon, that's even remotely similar to this and if so... Where, where, where?

My first thought and desire, is to do it for real, using embroidery.

But I'm thinking just black fabric marker paint, is probably the best bet.

I've seen some ribbons on eBay, but I haven't found an exact copy yet... Maybe I should use a "close enough" ribbon...
Some examples (remember that sometimes you can use both sides of a ribbon, so, if one side is black&white, the other could be white&black...:toothy: )

http://cgi.ebay.it/Jacquard-Ribbon-Trim-6-Yards-Black-Silver-Celtic_W0QQitemZ160052032885QQihZ006QQcategoryZ118 03QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.it/Black-White-Jacquard-Ribbon-Trim-Renaissance-Medieval_W0QQitemZ104751066961QQihZ019QQcategoryZ1 16609QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem?_trksid =p1638.m118

http://cgi.ebay.it/BLACK-grey-SILVER-jacquard-RENAISSANCE-goth-RIBBON_W0QQitemZ330119079147QQihZ014QQcategoryZ116 682QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.it/NEW-WHITE-AND-BLACK-1-WIDE-JACQUARD-RIBBON-AWESOME_W0QQitemZ150199488832QQihZ005QQcategoryZ83 971QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Or try a place like this:
http://www.twinrosesdesigns.com/Trims%20for%20Sale.html

For me the hardest part for this costume is find the leather!
Or at least find some "cheap" leather... Why it should be so pricy in Italy...:lost:

Oh, well...
This is my project for the hidden blade:
http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=86389_hidden-blade02_122_993lo.jpg
http://img206.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=86395_hidden-blade01_122_450lo.jpg

Oh, before I forgot...
I think that both Gambit and Tsuyosa are doing a great job!:bigtu:

@Tsuyosa: Why don't you post your progresses over RPF too? I'm sure they will love it:skidude2:

gambit86
12-29-2007, 10:56 PM
depends on how accurate you want to be with the trim. As far as I'm aware the trim actually has some signifies something.

Muslims were very intricate in their details and I wouldnt be suprised if it's either a marker, or a passage of the Qur'an.

http://fann3arabi.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/ahmed-moustafa01.jpg

A good example, both horses are composed of huge blocks of text.


anyway, point is, I'm gonna see if I cant get it as accurate as possible.

George duel
12-30-2007, 12:33 AM
The only "tribal" ribbon I've ever found was this, but it looks too thin...
http://cgi.ebay.ca/3-4-BLACK-WHITE-TRIBAL-TATTOO-RIBBON-DIY-GOTH_W0QQitemZ290123189718QQihZ019QQcategoryZ11668 2QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

Tsuyosa
12-30-2007, 01:45 AM
Why not just embroider? ^_^. If you start now you might finish before the time it takes to find a 'proper' ribbon XD.

Haha, actually... the sleeve detail is one of the few things I'm planning to take a "shortcut" on for this one. I'm going to use Tulip: MATTE black fabric paint on the sleeve. It will LOOK game accurate and in the end I think I will be happier (save actually having embroidery done).

George, I appreciate that comment... thanks.
In terms of the RPF, I think I'm going to hold off on posting anything there until I *actually* have something worthy to show off... haha, scrutinizing bunch that they are :)

Also, that rendering looks really nice. What are you planning to do with that? AutoCAD?

*edit*... haha, screwing around again at 4:00 am. I have to be at work in an hr. and a half! (good thing i napped earlier...)
I just finished the first step of "weathering" my tunic. WASHING it! Having just pulled it from the dryer, I have to say I couldn't be happier with my fabric choices for this thing.. It stretches, it drapes, it breathes, it moves, AND it has the right texture! It is soo perfect :D
I don't normally gush.... But I'm seriously excited. It's gonna look great when finished! Anyway, I didn't have my hood (or much else for that matter...) But I went ahead and put everything I did have on while it was still warm from the dryer.. mmmmm
Also, you can get a good size reference on my gauntlets here..
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87/Tsuyosa18/Cosplay/assassinlol.jpg
(Lol @ T-shirt 4 hood)

Forcebewitya
12-30-2007, 03:06 AM
heh that looks awesome Tsuyosa! even with the t shirt lol.

In answer to your question about quantity of fabric gambit I'd say the more the better just to be safe. I got 5 yards I think that should be sufficient.

Forcebewitya.

EchoSix
12-30-2007, 07:31 AM
Very cool! Look at that. Great sewing job.

And you sure are right about the RPF! :hafha: My God... Scrutinizing isn't the word for it. :hafha:

Prota-Girl
12-30-2007, 12:57 PM
I`m done with thinking. I`m gunna start Sewing after New years, I`m sick of waiting! I plan yo use that skirt pattern that Tsuyosa made, and just start from there, I`ll try to make a Hood, o.o PLEASE pray that it can go ok!

gambit86
12-30-2007, 02:46 PM
So i've done a little work,

This is teh gauntlet finally finished and weathered:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1366043

EchoSix
12-30-2007, 03:40 PM
That's really nice. Very nice. The colors are great.

Have you attached them yet or can you possibly overlap each of them? It'd look totaly accurate if you did that.

Prota-Girl
12-30-2007, 03:46 PM
HOLY CRAP GAM!!!!
How`d you do that!?!? IT LOOKS AWESOME!!!

gambit86
12-30-2007, 04:06 PM
the first three are slightly overlaped, the last two are not, like in the artwork.


The blade is weathered with silver and the silver is weathered with a metalic black.

Thanks guys for your support

Prota-Girl
12-30-2007, 04:10 PM
wow Awesome man! You all make this look so easy. Mines gunna suck badly....I`m still pinching myself for not starting on it yet. >.< Just, I don`t drive yet, mY sewing machine sux to even use it is a work out, and I`m not sure even how to start on the leather waist belt. I feel so lost, I just hope once I get started I`ll be more into it.

gambit86
12-30-2007, 04:41 PM
I have no sewing skills, this will be the first costume I've ever scratch made. So this even to me is a huge learning curve

If you want I'd be more than happy to guide you in help, just start asking questions and whatnot.

George duel
12-30-2007, 05:51 PM
Am I wrong, or are you using a "Narnia" sword in your pics?
And your gauntlet looks awesome!:D

gambit86
12-30-2007, 06:44 PM
Am I wrong, or are you using a "Narnia" sword in your pics?
And your gauntlet looks awesome!:D

keen eyes, you are indeed right. Only good sword I could find, so I'm using it.

gambit86
12-30-2007, 09:05 PM
another update, I got the first badge done:

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1366175

Its not as detailed as I'd like it to be, but untill I become a god, it'll do.

Prota-Girl
12-30-2007, 10:09 PM
who so cool! from looking at yours, I think Mine will look more, I dunno, modern? xD
Awesome job!
And I`d love it if you had some tips to share, Lemme know how you get the hood. Cause i wanna try to start on the white this week.

Forcebewitya
12-31-2007, 03:45 PM
your progress is looking great gambit. What technique did you use for the gauntlet pieces? So I dont know if I mentioned this but for christmas I got a super nice sewing machine so I'm going to start work on it after this week cause I'm going to Ohayocon btw if any of you are going to be there feel free to say hi I'll be in my Link costume like my avatar ^_^

Forcebewitya.

gambit86
12-31-2007, 04:34 PM
your progress is looking great gambit. What technique did you use for the gauntlet pieces? So I dont know if I mentioned this but for christmas I got a super nice sewing machine so I'm going to start work on it after this week cause I'm going to Ohayocon btw if any of you are going to be there feel free to say hi I'll be in my Link costume like my avatar ^_^

Forcebewitya.

alot of peices actually. But its mostly foam and plastic.

The armor is cut out plastic template over another peice of plastic glued to foam

the leather is actually pleather covered pre cut and fitted foam. I then used pleather straps to secure everything.


Everything is either done with hotglue or crazy glue. Hotglue will nto stick to the plastic part of the pleather, but will melt the foam to make it stick to the back side.
And the crazy glue wont glue the foam to the pleather backing.

So thats the long and short of it, I hope its helps.

Tsuyosa
12-31-2007, 04:52 PM
wait, lol maybe I'm tired but I'm confused abit.

What DOES the hotglue stick to? and what DOES the crazy glue stick to?

gambit86
12-31-2007, 05:19 PM
thats probably me actually. Im tired, sick and lonely.


The hot glue will stick foam to anything, but more importantly it will stick it to the back fo the pleather. (the back side being the side that doesnt look at all like pleather)

If you are gluing anything to the top side of the pleather hot glue will not work! It will stick for about half an hour and then just come off. You have to use crazy glue for anything that involves the top side of the pleather.

That being said I give out a warning, if crazy glue comes in contact with foam, it creates a chemical fume that will burn your eyes, I found this out the hard way as last night I though I had actually got the glue in my eye.

I'm ok, but be very careful when working with the crazy glue adn foam.

I hope this helps out.

Tsuyosa
12-31-2007, 05:35 PM
That clears it up. Thanks :)

Prota-Girl
12-31-2007, 05:56 PM
ow...ow...ow....my eye is watering now. Just the thought of that with my eyes. ow! Sorry it happened to you. :hug:

gambit86
12-31-2007, 06:02 PM
thanks for your concern, it wasn't pleasant thats for sure.

My update for the moment, here is half the skirt I've made. Machine sewing is a freaking breeze once you get used to it!

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1366669
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1366668

hope you guys like it. I'm not making the upper peice to it, as it is just simply too many layers to wear, it will be sewn and tied together and underneath everythign else, so n one will knwo the difference.

Revolver Ocelot
12-31-2007, 09:58 PM
U guys I need help on this costume as well I have NO CREATIVE SKILLS at ALL! I'm a newbie at this kinda stuff.. I need help!!! how do I start??
where do i get the things?
anything! would help! plz!!

gambit86
12-31-2007, 10:13 PM
sure, I know you messaged me before, Sorry I havent really been able to reply, Everything lately has kept me on my toes.

As for supplies I can tell you where to get some of the basics

Fabric:
Weither you want Muslin (a very grainy adn thin cloth), cotton, or a weavers knit cloth (what im using) try walmart. I got my cloth for 2 bucks a yard, which beats the crap out of joanns 5 dollars a yard.
Look around and plan a project around that cloth, 4-5 yards should do you fine.

Pattern: Im scratch building my pattern, but you might want to look around costume patterns and go from there. If you have NO sewing skills or machine, you might just have to buy the robes adn edit them as best you can.

leather: You can either use leather or pleather, the other folks can tell you more about leather as I dont work with it, pleather you can get a joanns, the best they have is only 5 dollars a yard, adn its pretty good stuff

plastic: the best stuff is cheap, you can get plastic folders from office depot for like 30 cents a folder, and you can use them for everything, thats how my armor is made
otherwise you can get sheets of styrene, its more expensive but a much better medium than the polyethelyne folders which are at times difficut to work with

foam: youll use this to give the pleather more of a thick feel, or to make the gauntlets look thick. a sheet will run you a dollar a peice, and you can get these from micheals.

from that you can use a long grey bed shirt and grey pajama bottoms for the loose fitting undergarmets Altair wears.

Boots, can be really any style so long as you dont mind decorating them. if not Altair lucikly wears boot covers himself, so just follow in his footsteps.


That is more or less the items youll need. there are some things ive left out but thats because there not vital, just nice to have. Its quite a project so I'd say do what you can and then when that is done start doing the finishing touches.


Hope this helps,
Kolin

gambit86
01-01-2008, 11:20 AM
I always hate to do teh double post, however I tend to do it when there is a big update.

The skirt is finished, including topstiching:

Front:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1366951

Side:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1366952

and crouching:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1366953

Oh yes, and can anyone please draw up a pattern for the hood?

Ive been trying to draw one out for the past two ours and its just beyond me how its done.

Thanks in advance.

Kolin

Prota-Girl
01-01-2008, 04:30 PM
o.o......YAY!! THATS SO COOL!!!

And yes, I`d love a good hood pattern as well. ^^;

But yay! Thats so cool!

George duel
01-01-2008, 07:15 PM
Well, this NOT a good pattern for the hood, but it should be a start...
Also, I've NOT tried to use this pattern yet, but with some tweaking here and there (everywhere to be honest), probably it could help making a REAL pattern...:D
http://i3.tinypic.com/85oiuc8.jpg

Also, I think I will make a small run of aluminium throwing knives with a friend, if this will happen soon, I will let you know (dull blade, don't worry).