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EchoSixSpy
08-21-2008, 09:15 AM
I "shopped" myself into an existing production art piece...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/27.jpg

I've been working on this freaking thing, on and off, for almost a year now. I had one guy make the armor pieces and another ENORMOUSLY talented guy did all the leather work for me.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/IMG_3159.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/IMG_3153.jpg


If you zoom into the little "medallion" on the brown bag here, there's a little cameo of a superhero involved. :lol It's a squished penny from our local Six Flags Superman Ride of Steel roller-coaster. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I made all the weapons and after dealing with a nightmarish seamstress, I finally gave up and wound up altering all of the fabric parts myself.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/IMG_3171.jpg


I've got more pictures HERE (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/)along with a couple of videos of the hidden blade at work.


I still need to distress everything, to make it look more beat up, as well as darken the gloves. They're a good quality suede leather that already have baseball glove oil on them. I don't know if anything will darken them now, since that's on there.

Crash_Plague
08-21-2008, 09:23 AM
wow, great work man!!

That is actually really amazing.

BTOG46
08-21-2008, 09:44 AM
That is some amazing work there, congratulations. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
As a matter of interest, what system do you play the game on?

EchoSixSpy
08-21-2008, 09:48 AM
Thanks!

I play on the Xbox 360.

BTOG46
08-21-2008, 10:05 AM
EchoSixSpy check your PM's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ScytheOfGrim
08-21-2008, 10:33 AM
... I wanna know what's going on, right now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Awesome... really... just... awesome... @_@

I laugh at your attempt Kax! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

BTOG46
08-21-2008, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by ScytheOfGrim:
... I wanna know what's going on, right now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Secrets, Scythe, secrets......... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

lostassassin123
08-21-2008, 11:04 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

This is....this....this is really impressive! :O

membernametaken
08-21-2008, 11:14 AM
Wow... *applauds* ...that is insanely good.

EchoSixSpy
08-21-2008, 11:16 AM
Thanks everyone. I'm glad you appreciate it. Sometimes you never know how people will react to seeing an adult in costume! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif But I've gotten into the whole Dragon Con thing with Batman, Sam Fisher and now Altair.

You can see some of my Splinter Cell photos HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12777807@N05/page2/).

The first things that got made, were the two gauntlets. I needed the left one, so that I could use that size and have a friend of mine draw out the designs, scan into his computer and laser engrave into the plastic sheet material, to make all 11 armor parts, but of course he needed the gauntlet for scale.

Then after that, my leather guy got into the rest of it. Slowly, but surely.

During all of that, I was busy making the knives and short sword and making resin copies of them and selling them on Ebay, to help pay for the rest of the costume. I also altered an existing sword and scabbard, to resemble Altair's.

Only just this week, did I finally finish up the decorative ribbon that goes around either shoulder. THAT was a pain in the a$$, because I needed to "warp' it into the shape necessary to go around the already made tunic. And a straight segment wouldn't work, without it being all goofy and crinkled up.

But... It eventually all came together.

If any of you guys live near Atlanta and want to go to Dragon Con... I'll be there.

I can't wait for the parade. Last year I was running around like a nut, as Sam Fisher, running through all the other genres, from back to front and then back through the parade to the end and then back up to the front.

Running while crouched over and going uphill... Talk about exhausting!

But, anything to stay in character.

Mizz_Assassin
08-21-2008, 11:37 AM
wow. thats amazing, makes all the other attemps i watched on youtube seem dismal in comparasion,
well done! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Kaxen6
08-21-2008, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by ScytheOfGrim:
I laugh at your attempt Kax! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

*bricked*

drfeelgood8849
08-21-2008, 12:19 PM
nice.

Kid_Phazon
08-21-2008, 12:21 PM
You really pull these off well.

ScytheOfGrim
08-21-2008, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by BTOG46:

Secrets, Scythe, secrets......... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Psht, you know you can't keep it from me for long. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif


*bricked*


I couldn't help it.
I simply can't pass the opportunity to be mean. >_>

So here's a question EchoSixSpy, how much did it cost you? @_@

EchoSixSpy
08-21-2008, 12:43 PM
Wow. I'm glad you all like it so much. To tell you the truth, to make it accurately, is a total whopping pain in the a$$. There's just no way in hell, anyone's capable of moving around like Altair does in the game, and having one part of the getup pull towards one side or down or pop off or even the hood moving to cover your face.

And I've made mine as accurately as possible. It's not simply Velcroed on and held in place with glue... It's all the real thing. But I DO have some Velcro holding down the "flaps" of the hood, because it just shifts all over kingdom come.

It's like Indy's Hat. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Indiana Jones can keep his hat on, on screen, but not in real life.

The leather work cost a bit over $1000 and the armor pieces cost me $650.00. But that's because the guy who did it for me, had to spend a lot of time drawing them out in high detail, so that he could scan them into his PC cleanly and without all the pixel distortions that were in the art book.

All-in-all, I'd say that this costume cost about 2 1/2 G's... Only because I had professionals do the high end work. I mean, I CAN do this stuff... But to take the time, learn through experience, trial and error and still not pull off something as good as I wanted it... I'm better off asking someone else to do it for me, go to work and make the money to have the pros do it right.

Thanks again guys.

lostassassin123
08-21-2008, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by EchoSixSpy:
I'm better off asking someone else to do it for me, go to work and make the money to have the pros do it right.

You can easily say they succeeded http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

zgubilici
08-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Echo, that's very impressive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

spazzoo1025
08-21-2008, 06:11 PM
holy ****, 2.5k...dollars??

EchoSixSpy
08-21-2008, 06:49 PM
Well, it was actually closer to $2250.00.

Hey... I don't fu*k around. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I wanted an ACCURATE costume. And I'm pretty much there, I think.

The only thing that's not accurate, are the plastic armor pieces. Steel was a lot. Plastic was cheaper.

spazzoo1025
08-21-2008, 06:59 PM
Wow i don't care about accurate materials, that's bloody amazing!

Great job http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

EchoSixSpy
08-22-2008, 06:57 PM
Thanks again. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Marek86
08-22-2008, 08:23 PM
haha, and to think I thought this thread would contain some 12 years old's costume creation from carboard, plastic swords, and a white hoody. Great job man, that's a really cool costume! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

EchoSixSpy
08-24-2008, 09:08 AM
Thanks guys. That means a lot. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I took some new pics, after I weathered it...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/IMG_3177.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/IMG_3181.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/IMG_3182.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Altair%20costume/22.jpg


From the first clump of pictures, I had originally COVERED every bit of the costume with top soil, from a pile I have in my back yard. I live in the Northeast, so the dirt here is pretty black, rather than the brown or red/orangy stuff from down south. I rubbed the dirt in, rubbed the fabric into the dirt, let it dry and banged off the rest. And it looked almost clean afterwards. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

So, this time, I used brown shoe polish and rubbed a small amount onto a paper towel and gently rubbed it against the fabric. It looks MUCH better now. I know you can't tell by these new pictur, but the whole thing truly is filthy.

My daughter took these pics, so sorry they aren't as clear as the first batch. My wife wasn't home at the time.

the_assassin_07
08-24-2008, 09:24 AM
Oh wow. That looks great man http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ScytheOfGrim
08-24-2008, 10:14 AM
Baha, I can't help but ask...

The wife's attitude towards this was generally positive? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Jeez... I can imagine my mother flipping off if I told her I spent so much money and time on such a project... >_>

Ubi.Vigil
08-26-2008, 02:27 AM
Very impressive there EchoSixSpy, the year's work definitely shows in the attention to detail. Are you planning to wear it to any particular convention?

stix489
08-26-2008, 03:06 AM
Very nice man! Really great effort! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

And I have a feeling that BTOG doesn't have the 360 faceplate anymore xD

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

TharosTheDragon
08-27-2008, 10:21 PM
Well the costume follows the game accurately, but does the game follow reality accurately?

What I mean is, did anyone ever actually wear stuff like that? And if they did, what did they do differently to allow for mobility? Were the materials just better? Lighter, perhaps?

caswallawn_2k7
08-28-2008, 03:12 PM
it most likly is just made for the game as it makes him look more like a killer. pluss if you were trying to assassinate some1 would you walk round with a full size sword on your belt and a short blade on your back coverd in throwing knives http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

jcody
08-29-2008, 07:00 PM
That's really awesome. The graphics are just a bit better in AC. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

subject_17
08-30-2008, 05:29 AM
now all you need to do it cut off your ring finger and jump around while aimlessly assassinating homeless people who randomly push you

EchoSixSpy
09-07-2008, 07:40 AM
Thanks everyone. I'm glad you all like it.

I went to Dragon Con this past weekend, which was the original purpose of putting together this costume. Here's a few shots I found online...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Dragon%20Con%2008/altair5.jpg?t=1220711506

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Dragon%20Con%2008/parade5.jpg?t=1220711540

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Dragon%20Con%2008/100_0956.jpg?t=1220711616

I bumped into a fellow Assassin, whom I had exchanged a lot of emails with over the course of a few months as we exchanged details of our costumes...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Dragon%20Con%2008/IMG_3266.jpg?t=1220711722

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/echosix/Dragon%20Con%2008/twoaltairs.jpg?t=1220711764

Vendetta11
09-07-2008, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by EchoSixSpy:
Well, it was actually closer to $2250.00.

Hey... I don't fu*k around. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I wanted an ACCURATE costume. And I'm pretty much there, I think.

The only thing that's not accurate, are the plastic armor pieces. Steel was a lot. Plastic was cheaper.

Don't feel too bad, I am pushing 30, and I am kicking around the idea of dropping $1200 on a authentic Darth Vader outfit!

djfoids
09-11-2008, 05:39 PM
duuuude im way jealous!
i wanna a bamf costume like that!

Dark_Assassin
09-12-2008, 02:50 PM
now how long does it take to put on and off :P

Padumavati
09-12-2008, 05:18 PM
Holy bejeezus is your costume ever awesome. I was thinking about doing a female assassin, but after reading about your ordeal, I don't have the time or money. Or cons to go to, for that matter.
If there were cons around here I'd probably get kicked out for jumping on the back of every Altair I saw anyways. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

EchoSixSpy
09-28-2008, 05:56 PM
Thanks guys.

blakus939
09-30-2008, 11:13 PM
My god man, that is freaking amazing! well done mate, be proud!

H20man8404
10-03-2008, 11:06 AM
Great job. Did you make all the pieces yourself. How did you make the left arm armor? Also,were did you get the weapons? I am building this costume and that is where I am stuck. Please help!

EchoSixSpy
10-03-2008, 07:36 PM
Thanks... I'm glad you like it.

Did you even bother to read anythign I wrote or did you just look at the pictures? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

It IS a tough costume to make. Lots of detail and lots of custom pieces.


You should check out this thread on cosplay.com... HERE (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131330)


Everything I know is in there. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

wcmarcos
10-30-2008, 09:20 AM
You have some great talent with making the weapons. Where did you learn that skill? I've always wanted to learn something like that so that I could create weapons for Halloween costumes. Would you be able to direct me to someone that would be willing to mentor?

EchoSixSpy
11-02-2008, 08:15 PM
Thanks!

Well, I'm a carpenter and I've been doing it for about 21 years and self employed for 13.

It's not hard. The proper tools and materials help greatly. Knowing the basic skills doesn't help either.



:d

Grandmaster_Z
11-13-2008, 09:53 AM
sweet costume..make me one

BladeInCrowd
11-14-2008, 10:00 AM
Dude; Awesome! I'm so jealous. I'd love to cosplay, but I can't make customes. Takes some kinda speical magic that I'm not aware off. lol

Seriouly, though; Your Altair costume is awesome. Such great detail. I've always wanted to cosplay as him, as well as Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist. What did you use, any tips for me? I mean, for one thing, it's not just random stuff put togeather, that's for sure. How did make the leather holders? and the weapons? You a metal smith or leather tanner or somthing?

KerovinBlack
11-14-2008, 12:31 PM
Oh my that looks awsome dude O.O
that must have taken agaes to make

Ghost Dog 3
11-29-2008, 03:56 AM
Whoa those are pretty nice a specially the Sam Fisher one.

ryuujin23
12-03-2008, 11:45 AM
http://www.museumreplicas.com/search.aspx?SearchTerm=altair

smokemed
12-20-2008, 08:58 PM
That is so kick @ss http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif !!!

sanceman
12-29-2008, 10:41 AM
Hey dude, ever thought about cutting down one of your fingers like Altair?

RedSpider
12-30-2008, 03:16 AM
Wow! That is so amazing! I really really want one... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
I know i'm probably not ever going to be able to get the full costume, but does anyone know where to get or how to make a hidden blade? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

spazzoo1025
12-30-2008, 07:13 AM
check youtube, there's so many videos about it

RedSpider
12-30-2008, 08:43 AM
Thankyou for the tip http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

xJack_Thompsonx
12-30-2008, 09:36 AM
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caswallawn_2k7
12-30-2008, 09:40 AM
well done you want to be a person with mental problems and who got stopped from doing his job due to being a compleate and utter fruit loop. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

xJack_Thompsonx
12-30-2008, 09:41 AM
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princess_nicole
01-01-2009, 11:00 AM
I have never been on the Assassin's Creed forum before, but I just got the game on Nintendo DS. (I know, its obviously a much better gaming experience on PS3 OR 360!) I noticed this thread, and I gotta say the Altair costume looks totally amazing! The attention to detail is fascinating. I would love to go to one of these conventions, just to see the amazing costumes! Everything you did was worth it as it looks exactly the same as in the game.

RedSpider
01-03-2009, 03:34 AM
Originally posted by xJack_Thompsonx:
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Is there something wrong with u?
U have issues... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

MasterCamulos
01-03-2009, 04:42 AM
Either way its an awesome costume! Lovely work... Very jealous http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EchoSixSpy
01-06-2009, 01:36 PM
Thanks for all your kind words everyone. I'm glad you like it. Sorry I haven't checked in for while. Thing's have been crazy.

I'm actually going to have a chance to wear it again next month for New York Comic Con. Is anyone here planning on attending?

And what's with all the edited posts from that one guy? What's been going on? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

RedSpider
01-07-2009, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by EchoSixSpy:
Thanks for all your kind words everyone. I'm glad you like it. Sorry I haven't checked in for while. Thing's have been crazy.

I'm actually going to have a chance to wear it again next month for New York Comic Con. Is anyone here planning on attending?

And what's with all the edited posts from that one guy? What's been going on? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I would love to go, but i don't have a costume and i live in England...I'll be there with you in spirit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
As for the edited posts, he was saying stupid things like: "This game is evil, it promotes islam and murder and they are both sinful". If he didn't like the game, why join the forum just to leave unnecessary posts like that?!? (I would just like to say that the quote in my post isn't my opinion, i was just informing EchoSixSpy) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

princess_nicole
01-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by EchoSixSpy:
Thanks for all your kind words everyone. I'm glad you like it. Sorry I haven't checked in for while. Thing's have been crazy.

I'm actually going to have a chance to wear it again next month for New York Comic Con. Is anyone here planning on attending?

And what's with all the edited posts from that one guy? What's been going on? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Cool, I live in NY. Didnt realise there was a Comic Con. Do people who dont wear costumes attend? (lol, dumb question).

EchoSixSpy
01-07-2009, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by princess_nicole:
Do people who dont wear costumes attend?


Actually, that's what it mainly is. It's a pretty major comic book convention, over at the Jacob Javitz Center.

Costumes are welcomed, but there aren't very many of them yet. But a few of us plan to change that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here's the website... NYCC (http://www.nycomiccon.com/App/homepage.cfm?moduleid=2577&appname=100453&campaignid=61439538&iUserCampaignID=46654858)

assasins1230
01-10-2009, 03:18 PM
Hey man thats really cool. Where did you get all these things to make your costume. Wish i could make a costume like that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

xxkikyo1990xx
01-13-2009, 08:41 PM
WOAH man that is amazing!!!!! I have never seen someone do Altairs outfit so accurately! Kudos our the a$$ for you

Tempest1982
01-22-2009, 01:12 PM
I have to commend you on your costume, EchoSixSpy! However, your costume (minus the pouches and the throwing knives on your right calf) is now being sold by Museum Replicas. I believe someone already posted a link to the website. I'm a Medieval/Renaissance festival playtron (someone who dresses in costume as a paying customer), so I've seen many Altair costumes. Last year, when we went to the Michigan Renaissance Festival, I saw about a dozen people wearing home-made assassin's outfits. However, none of them match yours in quality.

The only thing I have to say is that I prefer to see real swords and knives rather than cast-resin ones (fakes). Museum Replicas has full battle-ready blades for the Altair outfit. Resin ones will break if you try to slice a water bottle in half. Real blades need to be made from 1095 high-carbon or spring-steel, allowing them to bend with the impact, rather than rigidly hitting something, which will eventually cause them to shatter. Also, the throwing knives in MR are fully balanced and are actual throwing knives. These blades may sound heavy, but in actuality, a longsword usually only weighs around 2lbs. Fake swords are usually heavier than the real thing.

Other than that, I'd say your outfit was well worth your time and money. It's more accurate than the MR version, at least (except the blades, of course).

To those who wonder how much Echo's outfit weighs altogether, I'm going to make an estimate and say that he's carrying around 20-30lbs of garb and gear. My pirate outfit, which consists of a leather musketeer hat (with many pins and feathers), a pair of real leather pirate boots (from Renboots.com), a tooled leather bodice, a leather ring belt with leather pouch, my sword and dagger, my pistol and holder, my mug frog and mug, the shirt, pants (or skirt with bloomers, depending on my mood), skirt hikes (when I wear the skirts), and then little odd accessories, weighs in around 20lbs. It takes me about 15 to 20 minutes to put everything on and look good. I don't care, though, it's fun to play dress-up and become another person (or woman) for a weekend (or in my case, six+ weekends).

EDIT: I'd like to make my own version of the Assassins outfit some time, but first, I need to finish my hunter/woodsman outfit, heh. Yeah, I LOVE medieval/ren. fests. They put you back in the past, for the most part, and it gets me away from the stress of reality.

EchoSixSpy
01-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Thanks on the compliments. I really appreciate it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As far as the weight and the stuff that Windlass Studios is making for Master Replicas...

For going to conventions, where there's undoubtedly security around and many, many people... *I* prefer non metal weapons. My long sword IS a real sword with an altered handle. The blade and scabbard are real. I wouldn't want to take on someone with a Museum Replicas Ltd. sword however.

The short sword and throwing knives are resin though. Actually the short sword that I use, is the original poplar sword I sculpted and it's about 1/4 of the weight of the resin ones I make and sell. It SO light.

The short sword in a harness that's slung over the shoulders and carried on the back, is totally unrealistic and impractical in reality. The sword wants to naturally move downward, pulling up the harness in the front. My short sword is VERY light. I couldn't imagine how bad it would tug while using one of my resin ones, much less the metal one that Windlass makes.

The Windlass weapons are VERY nice. They're actually quite beautiful to look at, as well as wield. They're really nice.

But, they're heavy for costuming and they're of course weapons. Conventions would have a field day with you.

My hidden blade is "functional", up to a point. The motion is all there, but it's not spring loaded and it's not sharp. It's 100% safe. It's safe for other around me, as well as safe for ME, in case I trip with the blade extended and fall on it. It doesn't lock in the "open" position. It slides back into it's housing.


I've seen a full Windlass costume in person. The weapons are great. NOT the hidden blade though. It's nice looking, but it's a piece of crap, to tell you the truth. The entire left gauntlet blows.

The leather is sub-standard and non-accurate to the period it's intended to portray.

The material/fabric couldn't be more wrong. It's all machine stitched and too perfect. The fabric thread count is stupidly high and too tight and lightweight. The cloth that would have been used back then, wouldn't be anywhere near as nice as the fabric that Windlass chose to use. There's is pretty much just thick bed linens.

And their leather is too thin and nowhere near as nice as the leather that my leather guy did. here's simply no comparison.

I WOULD like to get a hold of one of the hoods that Windlass makes, only to take it apart as a pattern and remake mine, with the correct material. One of these days.

I never bothered to weigh any of the items... Either separately or apart. The belt/cummerbund is the heaviest part, of course. Especially with the sword and scabbard attached.

I'd guess your estimate is pretty close. It's probably somewhere in the area of about 20 to 30 pounds.

It's nowhee near as heavy as a full latex Batman cape though. Eeeesh... I've worn one of those while at Dragon Con, for a few hours and that really takes it's toll on you. It's like winning the lottery to finally remove it and get the hell out of the cowl! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

We're going to be going to the Ren Fest in both Tuxedo New York, as well as one that's somewhere here in Connecticut. I think it's the one in Ansonia, but there may also be another one.

Have you ever been to the one that's in Sterling New York, that's WAAAAAAAAAYY up by the Canadian border?

Those guys do it good. I mean, their jousts are REAL. They don't use break away lances or stunt swords... They go to town on each other in REAL armor, with REAL spruce lances and hand made swords.

And the women are as HOT as could be! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

stealthero
01-31-2009, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by EchoSixSpy:
Well, it was actually closer to $2250.00.

Hey... I don't fu*k around. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I wanted an ACCURATE costume. And I'm pretty much there, I think.

The only thing that's not accurate, are the plastic armor pieces. Steel was a lot. Plastic was cheaper.

Holy ****!
EchoSixSpy, thats a lot of $$$ I almost fainted when I saw it LOLOLOLOL, but thats really a cool costume

mclovin889
02-03-2009, 05:02 PM
wow man really nice i love it!

EchoSixSpy
02-04-2009, 09:28 AM
Thanks guys. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


I'm gonna' be wearing it to the New York Comic Con this weekend. I'll post some pics.



Liam

Tempest1982
02-04-2009, 01:46 PM
I've seen a full Windlass costume in person. The weapons are great. NOT the hidden blade though. It's nice looking, but it's a piece of crap, to tell you the truth. The entire left gauntlet blows.

The leather is sub-standard and non-accurate to the period it's intended to portray.

The material/fabric couldn't be more wrong. It's all machine stitched and too perfect. The fabric thread count is stupidly high and too tight and lightweight. The cloth that would have been used back then, wouldn't be anywhere near as nice as the fabric that Windlass chose to use. There's is pretty much just thick bed linens.

And their leather is too thin and nowhere near as nice as the leather that my leather guy did. here's simply no comparison.

Oh, I know. That's what I said in my last post to you. Museum Replicas' Altair outfit isn't nearly as good as yours. I can tell just from the pictures of it. I just like real weapons, that's all. It's my own personal preference.

Also, I have a Lionheart sword that weighs only 2.5 lbs. It's a Paul Chen sword, which are just as good as Windlass' stuff. As for people at conventions having a field day...as long as your weapons are piece-tied, most places like that allow you to have them. San Diego Comic-Con lets you. Our Medieval Faire (about 5 min. down the road) that goes from July to mid-August, lets people carry real (and fake, of course) weapons in as long as they're tied and you don't take them out to show anyone. My boyfriend and I just demonstrate out in the parking lot. LOL.


Have you ever been to the one that's in Sterling New York, that's WAAAAAAAAAYY up by the Canadian border?

Nope. I've been to the Great Lakes Medieval Faire (our home faire, as we call it) and the Michigan Renaissance Festival. We want to go the Maryland Ren., Penn. Ren., and the Pittsburgh Ren. sometime, when we have the money, heh. Our faire (GLMF) gets real jousters as well. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same group that does Sterling.

Also, our chess match is the bomb. Never really used to be until we got a 3rd degree black-belt and a great fight coordinator. I mean, these guys were denting shields with their maces, and one guy actually dislocated his shoulder from a blow he took. Good thing they wore at least partial armor, heh.

iaquino2002
01-16-2010, 02:28 PM
woohoo Nice one.Thanks for sharing.

I just finished a Japanese video game costume myself and my next project is to make Assasin's Creed II for my hubby.Including the hidden wrist blade, sword and dagger.

I am going to start scouting the materials and buy and embroidery machine, buy the leather materials for all the belts .This will take me months to make, so I will start the vest , hood and the tunic.
Your outfit looks great.I wish there is Assassin's creed gathering. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

solidanthony
06-05-2010, 11:08 AM
Hey kool costume I've been looking for an assassins creed costume for a long n haveing a hard time finding a good one can u make me one I'll pay

zirukurt01
12-17-2010, 06:44 PM
How about if I create a Santa-like Assassin Costume?
I'm really wanted to make one to show it on deviantART