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Part One - Jacket and Shirt
As promised, I am making a Conner Kenway (Assassin's Creed 3) costume for my offspring.
This is straight up cosplay which isn't really my thing...and yet, figuring out the coat is something I've been thinking about a lot. There are a couple patterns floating around on the interwebs but I didn't find them helpful. I ended up using a woman's jacket pattern (Butterick 4929) modifying it (both in shape and in size). I made it narrower but longer. And I make the two piece front into one piece because no boobs. In addition to having no boobs, my son also has no waist which I didn't account for in the first muslin. Major 'do-over'.
The main part of the jacket was pretty easy. It's the devil in the details that is gonna get me.
There are also brighter images of the character at this site
Since the video game is set during the American Revolution,
The jacket shoulder has some fussy strips of blue and leather. I made the strips and then sewed them
So here is a bad picture of my progress so far.
Followed by an exciting (ha!) action pose.
I have a LOT of accessories to make and a lot of 'dirty-ing' to do after I take a break to clean the sew-pocolypse in my dining room.
Bow made of lathing painted brown, jute string to cover the join. Arrows made of painted doweling and glued on seagull (rhymes with eagle, RIGHT?) feathers.
And the tomahawk. Did I mention sculpture was NOT my strong suite? Still it's made of sculpey, rub n buff, jute string, yarn, ultra suede ALL on a bit of 1x2 scrap wood. I did some serious gluing to hold this together. It has heft.
The boy LOVES it. There is a wire loop to allow it to hang from his belt.
And the $1 stretch gloves from JoAnns with the fingers cut off (and tacked to prevent runs)
The leggings have straps to tie around his legs and over his cargo pants. A bit of twine will tie the front of the leggings to his belt loops (as with game Conner).
Microsuede doesn't really fray so these were easy. The cat should provide scale, but only if you know how big he is
And finally, I have failed to photograph the buttonholes and buttons on the jacket, the gun holsters and belts that wrap over the coat, and the final part of the turnbacks on the jacket, the tamale pot full of coffee grounds and salt to age the white fabric, and the torturous hood. They'll be clear in the next post with the boy WEARING this costume. My final picture is the eagle emblem on the hood. It is 'embossed' with yarn and specially 'aged' to highlight the symbol.
Staying tuned for the 'wearing of...'