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Kame
10-05-2012, 09:15 PM
[UPDATE 9/1/14] My costume is nearly complete. Complete enough for Dragon Con '14. Here's me with fellow master Assassin Fevereon, who made the belt buckle and pauldron and gave me countless tips on this outfit.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10353229_833427586680619_7735299775674913748_o.jpg

Let's start off with a reference photo.

http://www.fightersgeneration.com/np9/characters/ezio/ezio-brotherhood2.jpg

Here is what I have so far. I forgot to take a picture of the front leg flaps, but I'll post those soon.

The outfit is made out of snow white leather. The leg flaps are red suede leather.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/kame789/IMG_5669.jpg

I used contact cement to glue the leather strips on these leg flaps.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/kame789/IMG_5667.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/kame789/IMG_5666.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj52/kame789/IMG_5664.jpg


The only thing I need to do for the sleeves is to sew on binding and ruffles, the latter of which I will probably use linen or cotton for.

vonviolet
10-13-2012, 11:02 PM
This is coming along AMAZINGLY! :D I don't think I've ever seen a Brotherhood Ezio made with real dear skins! I can't wait to see this all together, it's going to looks awesome considering you're taking your time with the details too. Keep us updated! :)

If I may ask, what are your plans for the shirt with the frills? Will you be using leather, cotton, other materials, or a combo by chance?

Kame
10-15-2012, 05:53 PM
Thanks!

I've made most of the undershirt to connect the sleeves to. That's made out of leather too. I bought silky solid fabric for the frilly cuffs on the sleeves. I'm not sure what to use for the frills in the collar yet. I saw some fabric in Jo-Anne Fabrics' wedding section that looked exactly like as the frills in this picture:

http://imageshack.us/a/img32/5949/acbezioref001copy.jpg

However, I really like how they look in this picture, though I'm not sure what kind of material was used. Wool maybe? What do you think it's made of?

http://imageshack.us/a/img835/7136/acbezioref004.jpg

As for an update on the project, I've run out of sheepskin for the hood and most of the rest of the outfit. It took up a lot more hides than I thought it would. I plan on getting more leather as soon as I can, but I don't want to splurge on that yet as I'm planning on getting the pauldron made for me before that.

In the mean time, I'm going to make the inner hood out deerskin leather. Next, I'll use my sheepskin scraps to make as much of the jerkin as I can.

vonviolet
10-16-2012, 11:44 PM
Mm... the fabric definitly looks weighty (or it could be 2 pieces of thinner fabric with interfacing) in the first pic. I'd use a fabric similar to the cuffs. It'll save a little money if you already have it and it brings those frilly elements together. Ezio IS a frilly frou-frou renaissance assassin after all. XD

If you want to use a different silky fabric, have you looked into brocade? It might be hard to find white/silver, but this is pretty close: http://www.joann.com/brocade-fabric-silver-metallic-paisley-/xprd757807/

If you want a cotton/blend with a design on it I've had better luck looking in the upholstery fabric section believe it or not!


For the second pic, it's hard to tell what material it is. It could be a plain silk-like material (satin or charmeuse) or it could be cotton. If you're worried about roasting in the leather, a natural fiber like cotton tends to breathe and release heat better than synthetic fibers like polyester or nylon. I personally would prefer the cotton because it's easier to care for and for reasons above. Silk like fabric tends to be picky and harder to work with.

Because there are so many renders of Ezio, pick what you like most or fits better! :)

Just thinking, you've probably already looked into this but Ezio's collar ruffle bears a similar resemblance to an elizabethan ruffle collar. Here's are a few brief tutorials I found:
http://www.wyrdrune.com/Costume/index.html?ruff/index.html~right
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr_RNUR5PH8
http://www.elizabethancostume.net/ruffmake.html

Do you go to Tandy Leather by chance? 50% coupons are available black Friday. It'll only be 25%-ish off any leather (if I remember correctly), but it's better than full price! You can only use 1 coupon per visit, so print multiple out! :D

If you're struggling with the hood I might have something that can help you. If you're interested shoot me a PM! I look forward to your updates! :)

Kame
10-17-2012, 05:21 PM
I think you're right about it being two pieces sewn together. That first link is what I saw at Joann Fabrics. I'm torn between that and a silky or cottony look.

I've been on Tandy's website. They don't seem to have any white sheepskin, at least not right now. They have deerskin, but I'm worried the texture will look different. I totally forgot about Black Friday though! I bet other websites will be selling it cheap too. :D

As for the hood, I struggled mainly with the sizing over the past year, but I finally perfected the shape, size, and getting the inner hood to lay flat against the outer hood so I'm good to go there. ;)

I'll post a picture of my mockup if I can find a picture of it.

Thanks for all the advice and the tutorials. I really appreciate all the help!

LittleBlondGoth
10-30-2012, 10:01 PM
Tandy Leather has some good things, and so does a place called Le Prevo, who are based in Scotland. Their website is a little... archaic... shall we say, but they've got some excellent leather skins on there, as well as fiddly things like eyelets, buckles etc.

Ssantoss
11-13-2012, 12:16 PM
Nice work going so far, how much leather would you estimate that you have used so far and how much will be needed totally? I have decided to reward myself with an Ezio-costume (gotta have something to look forward to when loosing weight ^^) from Brotherhood and white leather seems the most appropriate material for the outer garments, might flow a bit gentler than flimsy cloth.

Kame
11-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the input everyone. I'm still waiting for an important part of my costume before proceeding with getting more leather.

Ssantoss - I've bought 8 snow white sheepskin hides so far, they were all 4-6 sq ft. The guy I bought them from is sold out right now and has been for months. I still need two or three hides to finish the costume. Note - I'm 5'7 so the amount of hides you need may vary.

Kame
01-20-2013, 06:37 PM
Just a quick update.

I got my pauldron in! Credit for the pauldron goes to Fevereon. Thanks, Fev!

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/14951_525354594154588_1332735045_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/226624_525354980821216_963237297_n.jpg

fev
01-21-2013, 12:49 AM
D: ! I sent you two pucks & 2 bolted oval discs right?

Kame
01-23-2013, 12:15 PM
D: ! I sent you two pucks & 2 bolted oval discs right?

Yes. I just didn't have them on camera.

fev
01-23-2013, 10:35 PM
Whoo, okay, coolbeans, was worried there for a bit ^^;

Kame
02-24-2013, 10:56 PM
Waiting for my hide to come in. In the meantime, here's my cape mockup.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/479889_550102105013170_76755702_n.jpg
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http://pinoytutorial.com/techtorial/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/assassins_creed_brotherhood_pc_1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/80ulH.png

cactusmomma
02-25-2013, 06:04 PM
If you keep that fabric, you can make it into a special Christmas cloak for later~

Kame
02-26-2013, 01:10 AM
If you keep that fabric, you can make it into a special Christmas cloak for later~

Haha! That's not a bad idea! :P

Kame
02-28-2013, 11:48 PM
Three days of hand-sewing for the first time and I have my ruffles made. Now to figure out how to sew it all down to the leather collar.

But before that I have to figure out how to make a button hole and acid-etch the Assassin logo on the button.

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/ba3f19ea822311e292b622000a1fb73b_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage9.instagram.com/ff6c6590822311e2b55122000a1f9be7_7.jpg

Kame
03-20-2013, 06:23 PM
Acid etching done. I might paint the etched parts because they turned yellow.

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-button.jpg-150801d1363818089

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-button2.jpg-150802d1363818089

Kame
03-22-2013, 02:48 AM
I went back and spray painted the button with Krylon black and metallic silver to cover the yellow tarnishing. I also learned how to sew a shank button while I was at it. Just that took seven hours. It goes to show how the smallest parts really can take the longest.

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-button.jpg-151138d1363934693

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fev
03-22-2013, 09:22 AM
AMAZEBALLS!!! Haven't checked this thingfor a while, and poof! Magic happened! Looking forward to seeing that collar assembled! Its gonna be sweeeeet

Kame
05-18-2013, 09:16 PM
Sorry, for the long wait.

I still need to do some additions to the hood, but I'm really excited how it's turning out.

Kame
05-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Cape!

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-i-p-20130522_201611.jpg-188007d1369268976

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-i-p-20130522_201749.jpg-188008d1369268977

***How do I change the image size using the text commands in the reply?

Kame
05-24-2013, 08:59 AM
Just about done with the hood!

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-i-p-20130524_014232.jpg-188560d1369399236
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Kame
05-29-2013, 08:19 PM
Did a touch up between the hood layers with contact cement and basting spray glue. It made a huge difference!

I'll add in some comparison shots as well.

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Kame
05-29-2013, 08:20 PM
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IceBeat
10-27-2013, 07:02 AM
This is looking great, no more updates?

Kame
02-06-2014, 09:19 PM
I actually have been working on it. I've just had work and have been so busy. I've finished the jerking pretty much. Just need to add the red/white collar. I also need to redo the inner collar and ruffles. The ruffles are so difficult to get right. I'll post pics when I get the chance.

Kame
02-23-2014, 09:24 PM
Hi all. Sorry for the long absence. I've gotten a lot of work done on the costume. Nearing completion, I hope. The one part that's giving me trouble are the ruffles. Very frustrating to keep them neat. I have to redo them again. I may have to make adjustments to the sleeves for the undershirt as well. Other than that, so far so good.

See below for pictures.

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-i-p-20140223_203154-1-.jpg-289984d1393207848

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Trujin
03-14-2014, 08:44 PM
Just stopping by to say I'm following your progress with very much interest. I happen to have made a leather tunic too, still don't know if I'm going to finish it.

Anyways, you did great work, thanks for sharing!

Kame
03-15-2014, 05:54 PM
I wasn't happy with the satin I used for the collar. It looked like Halloween costume-quality material, so I switched it out with suede leather. It's perfect if you ask me!

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31.0-8/1932787_747578998598812_647646873_o.jpg

Kame
04-06-2014, 02:06 AM
Just stopping by to say I'm following your progress with very much interest. I happen to have made a leather tunic too, still don't know if I'm going to finish it.

Anyways, you did great work, thanks for sharing!

Thank you! That means a lot coming from someone as talented as yourself. :)

Update:

I fixed the collar. I resized it and used the same color and type of red leather as the rest. I'm happy with it finally. I'm also very happy with the hood. I just need to sew it down.

http://www.therpf.com/attachments/f24/ezio-brotherhood-cosplay-going-100-accuracy-w-i-p-1486674_757728380917207_484530486_n.jpg-307869d1396748170
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Draken-Savage
06-07-2014, 07:29 AM
Any further updates on this?

Kame
06-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Any further updates on this?

As a matter of fact, I just finished the collar over the weekend and got my buckle in from the incomparable Fev! :)

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Things should start picking up again as I finished the part I was dreading the most - The ruffles. I think that was my third try, but I finally got it. It turned out that all I needed to do was sew some pleater tape on the bridal gown fabric and hot clue it down to the inner layer on the collar.

Kame
06-21-2014, 07:14 PM
It took me all day to cut and glue the strips on the pointy shoulder pad. It was worth it in the end. It feels good to be making more progress consistently.

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Kame
06-29-2014, 06:47 PM
I finished sewing the sides together. Tomorrow, I plan to fit the shoulder pads on the jerkin and sew those together.

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Kame
07-05-2014, 06:05 PM
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I finally got the shoulder pads on. I had to get help just to align the first side correctly while on a mannequin. The second side was even more difficult. I pinned taped the right side shoulder pads on top of the left perfect. Then I pinned the right shoulder side to the left, then used needles and tape to right shoulder pads to the right end so they would be mirrored correctly. It was ridiculous sewing each side on perfectly.

Kame
07-25-2014, 01:36 AM
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Kame
07-26-2014, 11:44 PM
Got my Ubiworkshop Master Assassin rings in today.

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Kame
08-03-2014, 12:25 AM
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Kame
08-03-2014, 02:42 PM
I used Velcro to attach the bottom part of the jerkin to easily put on and take off. The seam will be covered by the cumberbund.

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Kame
09-01-2014, 12:40 PM
Got most of the costume done and went to Dragon Con '14!
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Kame
11-02-2014, 03:15 PM
I tried posting this picture, but it's way too large and stretches out the page. I'll just post a link to it so it can be viewed properly.

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