View Full Version : Ezio Brotherhood Cosplay - Going for 100% Accuracy

10-05-2012, 08:15 PM
After spending the last year perfecting my mockup and having to put it aside for school, I'm finally making progress on the finalized version.

Let's start off with a reference photo.


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.


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




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.

10-13-2012, 10:02 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?

10-15-2012, 04:53 PM

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:


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?


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.

10-16-2012, 10:44 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:

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! :)

10-17-2012, 04:21 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!

10-30-2012, 09:01 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.

11-13-2012, 11:16 AM
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.

11-26-2012, 04:43 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.

01-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Just a quick update.

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



01-20-2013, 11:49 PM
D: ! I sent you two pucks & 2 bolted oval discs right?

01-23-2013, 11:15 AM
D: ! I sent you two pucks & 2 bolted oval discs right?

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

01-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Whoo, okay, coolbeans, was worried there for a bit ^^;

02-24-2013, 09:56 PM
Waiting for my hide to come in. In the meantime, here's my cape mockup.



02-25-2013, 05:04 PM
If you keep that fabric, you can make it into a special Christmas cloak for later~

02-26-2013, 12:10 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

02-28-2013, 10:48 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.



03-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Acid etching done. I might paint the etched parts because they turned yellow.



03-22-2013, 01:48 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.



03-22-2013, 08:22 AM
AMAZEBALLS!!! Haven't checked this thingfor a while, and poof! Magic happened! Looking forward to seeing that collar assembled! Its gonna be sweeeeet

05-18-2013, 08:16 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.

05-22-2013, 07:32 PM



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05-24-2013, 07:59 AM
Just about done with the hood!


05-29-2013, 07:19 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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05-29-2013, 07:20 PM
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10-27-2013, 06:02 AM
This is looking great, no more updates?

02-06-2014, 08:19 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.

02-23-2014, 08:24 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.








03-14-2014, 07:44 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!

03-15-2014, 04:54 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!


04-06-2014, 01:06 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. :)


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.


06-07-2014, 06:29 AM
Any further updates on this?

06-09-2014, 10:56 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! :)






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.

06-21-2014, 06:14 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.



06-29-2014, 05:47 PM
I finished sewing the sides together. Tomorrow, I plan to fit the shoulder pads on the jerkin and sew those together.






07-05-2014, 05:05 PM


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.