Costume :Assassin
Variant :Commission - 19th Century Russian Assassin
Source :Assassin's Creed - Assassin's Through Time
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos

Russian Assassin - Finished!

Finished pieces


Hip Cape

Outfit WIP

Belt buckle


Belt Buckle


Costume Information

Time Taken : 5 hours

Commission for SJBonnar's 'Assassin's Through Time' group.


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Curious! :3

by Hawkeye on Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 23:28
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So excited to see this hun!

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 - 13:58
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Can't wait for this!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 7 September, 2013 - 12:06
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Hope I get to see this, looks like it's going to be awesome!

by Shinigami_ky on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 13:12
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by sjbonnar on Thursday, 19 September, 2013 - 12:04


Assassin's Symbol (Posted 20th September 2013)

In the 19th century when dye techniques and new types of fabric were being produced one of the things that became popular was fabrics that looked different in different lighting styles. (For example lamps at the opera. A dress that looked black in daylight could look purple at night.) I like to think this is the sort of thing with the Assassin's symbol on the hip cape here.

The silver paint shimmers in the light and depending on how the light hits the fabric, the assassin's symbol is either visible or nicely blends into the pattern of the fabric and only the red star is seen.

Painted with cotton buds, toothpicks and a paintbrush for the star.

Belt Buckle (Posted 8th September 2013)

Sewn/Glued onto the main belt for extra support.

Fimo Belt Buckle (Posted 6th September 2013)

Made out of Fimo, painted with an undercoat and then repainted on top. Will need to attach to the rest of the belt (that is semi made) once its finished.

Coat Base (Posted 3rd September 2013)

Today I made some pattern pieces for the coat out of calico, cut out the coat pieces from white cotton velvet. I'm still waiting on the lining to arrive in the post, so I'm not able to stitch everything together until then.

Embroidery 1 (Posted 3rd September 2013)

I started stitching together the bits and pieces for the coat collar and began embroidering the silver assassin symbols on the corner of the standing collar. They are stitched in heavy chain stitch and wrapped satin stitch in metallic silver thread.