Costume :Novice Assassin
Variant :Striped trousers/masked one
Source :Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Manchester MCM Expo 2011

Costume Photos

Forever a Novice

Full Finished Shot

Mucking around

Full shot!




Costume Information

Cost : £41
Time Taken : 2 weeks

...Someone may have played the games long enough.. ;)

Made everything from scratch but the long sleeved top and leggings. Leggings were painted by Ruby and Tiff (Thank you!!<3)


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Epic choice~ <3
Still totally not-so-secretly planning to do the ACII version of Ezio eventually... xD

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 22:01
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Everyone loves Stripey Pants xD

by ember329 on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 08:17
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x-Blade-x: Thank you <3 I'll totally be one of your recruits then ;D (from the future xDD)

ember329: Of course! Stripey pants are always in! ;)

by Spinni on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 08:37
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Epic stripey stripes!

Best of luck with this - I can't wait to see it! ^__^

by Pratatooie on Friday, 10 June, 2011 - 15:40
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Thank you dear :) I might start on this when college is over..

by Spinni on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 13:53
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I was planning to do the black hooded Novice at some point. This will be Awesome, Look forward to seeing progress :D

by Taldur on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 12:36
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Nice! I wish you luck with it and look forward to seeing the rsult of your cosplay :D

Thank you very much!!

by Spinni on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 09:59
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I've seen it and it looks awesome 8D smexy assassin!

by Hoshi Raito on Wednesday, 13 July, 2011 - 07:17
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Thank you kindly dear! 8D

by Spinni on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 12:26
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SO AMAZING *3* and so accurate <3 love it!

by Solaria on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 13:52
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by Taldur on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 14:09
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ajfrsklbgls Thank you!!! m(__)m

by Spinni on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 17:03
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Looking awesome there Novice! ^_____^

by Pratatooie on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 20:06
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Looks bloody amazing so far!

by ember329 on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 17:24
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Thank you both~! <3

by Spinni on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 22:11
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Looks awesome, I love the trousers! :D

by Eloraborealis on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 14:04
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Thank you! :D

by Spinni on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 19:47
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looks epic!

Can't wait to see it at Manchester!

by Numta on Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 10:22
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Thank you!! :D

by Spinni on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 08:55

To-Do List

Paint leggings with fabric paint/dyeHighComplete
Cut out basic patternsHighComplete
buy 4 or 4 1/2m white materialHighComplete
buy or find long sleeved white shirtHighComplete
Measure hems and buy cotton binding (black or white but the latter is preferable)HighComplete
source and buy glovesHighIn Progress
buy black fake leather 1mMediumPlanned
Mount onto calico?LowComplete
raid £ stores for small belt/strapLowComplete

Shopping List

7m of White Voile, 7+m Calico, 2 pots of black fabric paint and one white (Yes I went nuts)£35.00Bought
White shirt£5.00Bought


Getting there.. (Posted 17th July 2011)

Pretty much everything is hemmed. I made a piece of the costume shorter and redid the hem. Just need to paint the hood, stitch it to the top layer, make and add shoulder pieces to the main top, finish painting the leggings, top layer and hood. ..and attach the bottom pieces to the under shirt.

I decided to keep the short shirt as it is.. which means everyone can see my butt 8'3 I can already hear a certain someone yelling 'Silly Novice!' at me~

So far (Posted 12th July 2011)

Every piece is stitched and painted. Still need to hem some bits and have tried on everything.. the hood might need to be altered but I'm debating weather to remake the shirt and shoulder piece or not... both are already painted and hemmed but the shoulder piece is too big while the shirt is too small.

-- (Posted 1st July 2011)

Ended up asking for help. I pulled on the leggings while assistance places masking tape over the leggings and painted the stripes. There are a few unwanted marks so I'll be buying white fabric paint tomorrow ^^ Also: When I pulled the leggings off some of the paint stuck on my skin so I now have stripey legs! 8D

I know I'm terrible .u.

- (Posted 28th June 2011)

Found some black material that will be used like a mask and some decent boots (Not perfect but good enough) and started to paint the leggings. ..and fucked up already. D: They're currently stretched over a piece of cardboard (I say stretched but these are loose over the material) with messed up stripes. I'm also aiming to get this all done alone since I'm fed up of always needing help. :/ And if I'm always like that I'll be fucked in uni.. bleh.