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Connor - Assassin's Creed III by LadyStaba Connor - Assassin's Creed III by LadyStaba
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This costume may not seem like much at first, but I’ve learned so many valuable lessons from it! This is my first experience working with leather, and the patterning really pushed the limits! What a difficult coat! I guess first I’ll talk about the inspiration and thoughts going into this costume.

I’m a HUGE fan of the Assassins Creed series, definitely in my top 3 of video games. I’ve loved all the designs from the games, and have wanted to do a cosplay from the series for awhile now. It was just so hard picking which one! When ACIII screenshots and promotional images started hitting the internet I was intrigued by Connor’s designs. When I actually put the game in that first day, 13 hrs later I was sure this was the costume I wanted to do! I’ve been going to school working towards a degree in History, and I’ve always really been interested in Colonial America and Northern Native American history (I’m ¼ Native myself). I decided I would NOT go the route of crossplay, since that doesn’t really suite me. So gender bent it was! Yet I didn’t want to over sexualize the character, since Connor is no Ezio when it comes to the ladies. So a simple accurate version, while maintaining my femininity was my goal.
The Coat: The coat is made from faux suede in a light gray, and a dark blue jean material, with real brown suede on some of the detailing. I wanted materials that looked accurate to the time period and had a good weight to them. Obviously Conner was running around in the snow and woods he would be wearing something that was comfortable yet warm and protective. I started with a basic coat pattern and altered, altered, altered, altered! Many pieces I had to draft from scratch, and it took much trial and error. The hood is 11 separate pieces, and then lined, 22 pieces! The buttons were provided by my Mom, and they have a Bald Eagle encircled by 13 stars, how perfect!

The leather work for this costume was done all by me, I deglazed leather and darkened it with leather dye, and for the belts and part of the hidden blade brace I dyed the raw leather. For now the hidden blade and the assassin belt are just craft foam, but when I wear the costume next I’ll change them out to sturdier and better looking materials. The top is a cotton twill, with inverted pleats, and the sash is cotton. As for the pants…well I ran out of time for those but for next time I will make them out of the same dark blue jean material I used for the coat.

The gun is a little flintlock pistol I got from Walmart and originally was florescent orange! The tomahawk is from Think Geek! I just didn’t have the time, resources or funds to make my own tomahawk. Overall I’m super impressed by the quality of it, although I did add real leather strips ad a real feather to it. I also gave it a coat of silver paint since I think they had some parts of the blade too dark. The bow was originally a 2X8X8 piece of wood I cut out with a jigsaw, and then sanded down with a table sander. I stained it and sealed it, and added all the details. The arrows are wooden dowels stained and all the feathers for this costume I dip dyed myself. The arm bands I hand beaded and each one has over 1,045 beads!

Overall I’m very happy with this costume, I probably spent 50+ hours on this costume and many sleepless nights trying to figure out the pattern! I had a lot of fun in it, and it was surprisingly comfortable! I can’t wait to wear it again!
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Twinsofdestruction Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Out of all the women assassin cosplay ive seen this has to be one of the best because it looks like a normal set of assassin robes. Other girls would show skin and all that kind of stuff to look "sexy" and i dont think that most of those girls are taking cosplay seriously. I salute you ma'am. Really cool cosplay i love it
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MartinOller Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I was looking around for AC3 female cosplays for research and stumbled across this. You're spot-on what I had in mind, only the war paint going horizontally in my imagined version lol! Otherwise it's spot on with the ponytail and all... :hooray: Anyway! The bracer looks sick! And everything else too! On fire! I'm on fire! 
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LadyStaba Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  I went with the warpaint that Connor wears in the game, and tried to replicate the look of his Mohawk with my hair. What are you researching for?
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MartinOller Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Making my own! But I won't be able to wear it... :P Still, a hundred times more cool than the male version.
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dolphin-ocean Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Where did you get the pattern for the coat?? Would you have a copy you could share?
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LadyStaba Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I mentioned, I took a basic coat pattern meaning one that had front panels, sleeves and back panel. I had to lengthen it, do mockups of the coat tails, alter the sleeves and mock up the individual pieces. Then I had the create my own collar and lapels. The hood portion I drafted from scratch. I did two mock up coats before coming to the final version. Unfortunately I don't have a way of sharing the pattern, however Ive been asked about it before so I'll try to put together my progress photos soon. So keep an eye on here for that.
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weedlover1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMG FANTASTIC =-O ;-)
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LadyStaba Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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AssaixFedajini Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!! :la:
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LadyStaba Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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