My kids and nephew decided they wanted to cosplay characters from the video game Assassin's Creed so I had my son get me pictures and still shots from the game to see if I could create these costumes. My nephew also gave me an Etzio action figure to try to draft a pattern from. Then a light came out of the interwebs and I found this website http://www.assassinscostume.com/home/ Thank goodness! This lovely young man makes and sells Assassin's Creed costumes and he has also posted patterns and tutorials on his website.
It was a good thing I found the pattern web site because I was starting to get frustrated with my desire to make an historically correct Venetian gentleman's outfit instead of a cosplay costume. The two don't necessarily mix well. The following pics are my nephew in his poofy shirt and under tunic for Etzio. If I could figure out how to rotate the long shots I would but I can't so you'll just have to tilt your head or if you're reading this on FaceBook I'll have the pictures posted on my costume's album. I know how to turn them right side up there.
|detail of sleeve pleating.|
|bottom of undertunic close up|
|embroidery detail undertunic|
|embroidery on undertunic sleeve.|
The next batch of pictures are of the overtunic and hood.
|embroidery on back of over tunic|
I still need to make a cape with leather shoulder pauldrin but that accessory is going to have to wait while I get the Altair and Apprentice costumes put together. Bonzai is in two weeks and time is short.