Costume :Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton
Variant :Battle Suit
Source :Avengers Assemble
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012

Costume Photos

City Ranger

Ground Defence

Spying a Target

Clint Battle Suit Ref 1

Now You're More Like You

Do You Know What its Like to be Unmade?

In the Nest

Dusk Archer

The Mightiest Force

Team of Heroes.

Ready to Fight

A Couple of Master Assassins


Costume Information

Time Taken : 4 days

This is for the epic Marvel group <3

As I am an actual archer I thought this would be a good one for me to do. Now seen the film and loved it. This is now a definite.

This won't be amazingly accurate as I don't have a large budget. I'll be making pretty much all of it. I have fabric for the top in stock so its down to adding the rest and working out the best way to do the hair.

*due to me making this round a house move this is pretty much a rush job which will be remade at a later date*.


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Looking forward to seeing your work on this.
I've got a tonne of ref pics if you want them....

by Tony-Jay on Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 - 00:23
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So cool!! love Hawkeye ^^

by Einmyria on Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 - 20:52
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Thank you both ^^. Hope to make this more definite once I see the movie. I have fabric that will work which would be good to use it.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 02:08
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Oh this will be most awesome. Can't wait to see it. I was actually looking at a Avengers costume but can't decide on who

by naurarwen on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 14:02
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Yay! I'm sure you'll pull this off fabulously! I'm really excited for this group too! ^^

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 19:27
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Yay! Thank you ^^.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 12 May, 2012 - 03:35
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by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 12 May, 2012 - 07:17
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Hee hee, thank you buddy ^^.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 05:50
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Since I'll be building the Bow and one version of the Quiver for my Hawkeye anyway, you can borrow them for this if you want to.
Saves you having to go to the trouble of putting them together yourself....

by Tony-Jay on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 14:06
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Thank you Tony but I have a base bow myself that I'll be working as soon as I can remember where it is XD. I'll be building it so that it doesn't work as I'm a very good archer so I don't want to take the risk of hitting anyone with it.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 14:34
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No worries.
I'm just using elasticated rope for mine. Simple, cheap but still looks good and not strong enough to send an arrow more than a couple of feet.. .
Although, if you pose like Jeremy Renner does in Avengers, you probably couldn't send an arrow that far even with a fully working bow :P

by Tony-Jay on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 15:19
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Coolies. That sounds great. I know most cons these days won't allow bows to be fully strung or that you can't pose with an arrow notched in.

XD XD XD very true. But then again I've done some crazy things when I was an archer for the Vikings.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 16:12
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I must congratulate your choice of icon for this... I knew who was the second I saw the ass shot.
This shall be amazing though. :D

by The-oncoming-storm on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 17:01
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Hee hee, I couldn't resist ^^. Thank you ever so much ;)

by Sephirayne on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 17:31
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Sweet! Can't wait to see it at the Avengers group :D

by digibrute on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 - 14:14
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I legitimately have to be the worst person that goes to cons. I just see people I'd really like to meet , gape from afar, yet never actually quite get around to saying anything or taking photos. So I have to confess to being a little ashamed of not coming to say hello at Ame this weekend because it was right up there on my to-do-list! Your Hawkeye was gorgeous though. Hands down, amazing. And the group poses you were doing…eeeee! I can't even form words. One day, I will get around to speaking to you properly, but until then I'll just settle for fangirling. :)

by Nymphie on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 16:18

Your Hawkeye was absolutely fantastic Seph and that wig really suited you; it's amazing what you can make in such a short time. You're, as always, an utter legend. Just wish i'd managed to hang out with people a bit more at Ame. Hope you had a great time! :D

by Pudding on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 19:39
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You made an amazing Hawkeye! it was great meeting you at the Avengers shoot too (p.s. I was so jelly of your quiver), can't wait to see your pics uploaded ^-^

by digibrute on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 23:54
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That ass, You looked stunning love ^_^... I kinda wanted to snog you because of that. God you make such a yummy Renner!

by Manticore on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 - 10:00
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Oh wow! Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. I had an absolute blast as Hawkeye so I will be wearing it again (with some repair and updates). ^^

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 30 August, 2012 - 01:10
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Best Hawkeye ever! :D

by Freyarule on Thursday, 30 August, 2012 - 07:42
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Thank you ever so much hun ^^

by Sephirayne on Friday, 14 September, 2012 - 11:27
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You look great!
I'm really impressed with your wig styling, I find short styles so much harder to get looking natural. Also neat to see the journal; the bow comes from some pretty simple pieces, but all together with the finishing touches it looks so intricate :D

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 14 September, 2012 - 13:03
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Thank you Amy, I have to admit I was really nervous about the wig as I haven't style that many and it was a quite pricey wig. Thank you about the bow. I just wished I had managed better pics.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 18 October, 2012 - 17:27
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you seriously make an amazing hawkeye! =D

Great shots too ^_^

by Numta on Friday, 19 October, 2012 - 09:09
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Thank you ever so much Numta ^^

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 19:05
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This is seriously awesome!

by Rel on Thursday, 22 November, 2012 - 15:22
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Thank you. It needs some adjusting before I re-wear it.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 03:50
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Brilliant Hawkeye costume ^_^ You look superb.

by DarkElf on Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 22:54
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This is so epic! You did Hawkeye so well :) so much love for this costume! xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 22:25
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Thank you ever so much Dark Elf and Frederica ^_^ x

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 10:21
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You look wonderful as Hawkeye.

by Storme on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 11:30
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WOW!!! This is so awesome!!!~

by seawaterwitch on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 08:14
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Thank you ever so much ^_^

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 - 13:25

To-Do List

Exercise like no tomorrow for arms that can crush melons MediumIn Progress
Build arrowsLowComplete
Sort out footwearLowComplete
Make trousersLowComplete
Make topLowComplete
Make QuiverLowComplete
Style wigLowComplete
Make bow LowComplete

Shopping List

1 can of black spray paint£5.99Bought
strapping £2.50Bought
Buckles for top£4.59Bought


Complete for now (Posted 18th September 2012)

I'm now listing this as complete until I get around to reworking some of it. Due to rush building it around a house move there are many elements of it that I'm not happy with. The top being the main one. In my rush I did it at the wrong size (I made it a size too big so when I wore it it gathered at the back and was uncomfortable at the back. I also forgot to adjust for my long body so it ended up being too short). I'll be remaking it at a later date in the right fabric once I have it.

I really enjoyed being part of the Avengers group and loved being Hawkeye. I'm most certainly going to wear it again so I think its worth in investing in a rebuild that I take my time over. That and Avengers 2 has been greenlit so more chances to wear this again in the future.

Hand Grip finished. (Posted 9th August 2012)

I found some small pieces of black leather which I had decided to use for the finger grips. I hand sewed the finger shape and then attached them to the finger grip. Once that it was done it was finished.

(Sorry, photo quality is awful as my phone decided to pack up during my move and I couldn't locate my camera so I'm using an old spare phone of my brother's).

Hand Grip Progress (Posted 9th August 2012)

I ended up being so busy sewing the main outfit that I didn't get any progress of it at all. Oh well, maybe when I remake some of it I will XD.

I did manage a couple of shots of the hand grip.

Had some left of deep red suede that matched the colour of the fabric I used for the top. I used it for the hand part and then attached it to a piece of black strapping for the wrist. I then added smaller strap pieces with eyelets. The finger parts would be added to these later. Velcro is attached for fastening.

(Sorry, photo quality is awful as my phone decided to pack up during my move and I couldn't locate my camera so I'm using an old spare phone of my brother's).

Bow Progress 4 (Posted 9th August 2012)

I then left the bow overnight to fully set and dry. It was then given its final sanding before being made ready for painting. I used my usual Plasticoat base primer and black paint. I then finished with a matt varnish.

Even though I had brought a string for it I decided not to add it so it would fit the event props/weapons policy.

For two hours work I was really pleased with how it came out. I do want to fix it up and tidy it so it looks more then part.

(Sorry, photo quality is awful as my phone decided to pack up during my move and I couldn't locate my camera so I'm using an old spare phone of my brother's).

Main outfit progress (Posted 8th August 2012)

*Sadly no pictures yet, darn no home net :(*

Main body is proving to be a pain to work on while still unpacking/sorting from a house move. It has pretty much turned into a rush job so I will be remaking this for Oct Expo as I'll be joining my buddy, Wrydsister, with her amazing Loki.

Not long now so much excitement/panic.

Bow Progress 3 (Posted 8th August 2012)

Once the limbs were at a shape I was happy with I then hot glued them to the main body. Once that was dry I then added all the details like the hinges. As this was a rush job I didn't too crazy with making it really accurate. Some of the detail was added using Milliputt. I added a sight on it which was made from an old cosmetic bottle (yay for recycling).

(Sorry, photo quality is awful as my phone decided to pack up during my move and I couldn't locate my camera so I'm using an old spare phone of my brother's).

Bow Progress 2 (Posted 8th August 2012)

Once the limbs were cut I then cut out the main section. I used a Dremel multi-tool for this. Once all pieces were cut I then sanded ready for bending.

The two limbs were then hand curved after being heated with a heat gun.

(Sorry, photo quality is awful as my phone decided to pack up during my move and I couldn't locate my camera so I'm using an old spare phone of my brother's).

Bow Progress 1 (Posted 8th August 2012)

Having (stupidly XD) decided to fully make the bow a couple of days before the con I decided on the quickest method I had to hand. I had some spare Sintra left over from my Abel costume so I used that for the whole thing.

After studying the ref pictures I mapped out roughly where I was going to cut on two pieces of Sintra. I decided to make the bow in three pieces as I wouldn't have time to fully make a folding bow. The main body I cut in a thicker piece of Sintra to the limbs.

(Sorry, photo quality is awful as my phone decided to pack up during my move and I couldn't locate my camera so I'm using an old spare phone of my brother's).

Bow and all that jazz (Posted 27th July 2012)

With limited access to the internet (no home net, just moved house) so I can't post pics yet.

Wig is finished and I am well pleased with how it looks. Not great at wig styling but it turned out much better than I had hoped (pics to be posted soon).

Bow is currently being worked out as I have remembered that I have to allow for event weapons policies. I'm hoping to make mine so that it isn't a functioning bow. It will be made from Sintra (plastic)and it will have very little flex in the limbs so it can't be fired. The string will be elastic that can be removed should it be a problem (again with it being elastic it won't be able to fire anything). Hopefully, that should work for the event *fingers crossed*.

Progress pics to be posted soon.

Quiver plans (Posted 18th July 2012)

Better get started on this bad boy XD.

As I have just completed a very hectic (and costly house move) I won't be able to make the proper quiver so I'll be building a temp one that won't be completely accurate. I'll replace at a later date.

Bow base and wig (Posted 13th May 2012)

I have a old bow somewhere which will be good for the base. It will be made into a non-functioning bow to comply with weapons laws of the con. That and I'm a really good shot so best for not to have a functioning bow XD. It will have elastic so that I can do the right poses with the ability for the arrows to added digitally later in photos.

I have found my old Han Solo wig which could work. Just needs styling.