Costume :Edward Kenway
Variant :Normal with leather armour
Source :Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014

Costume Photos

Boots almost done

90% complete side view

90% complete Front view

Leather Jacket (back view)

Leather Jacket (front view)

Hood pinned ready to cut

Side view (WIP)

Back view (WIP)

Front view (WIP)

Jacket with white trim

Jacket laid out

Ref Pic


Costume Information

Time Taken : About 5 months

This is the first time I had done a commission for someone :D - (True it's for my boyfriend but it still counts lol)

When we both were looking at the details of Edward's outfit we noticed that we had been planning it for 5 hours.

I will hopefully starting this for him next month as he will be buying all the materials for it and i will mainly be making it for him - so i wouldn't be making any profit from it but at least i'll be getting experience making cosplay for other people besides myself ^_^

UPDATE: Well when I put this up originally I said how my boyfriend was paying for the materials - however since then his car has completely gone on him so he said how he wouldn't be able to pay for it :(. So I decided that I would get the stuff for him and say it's his birthday present seen as it's end of February.

With me getting the material for him I think I may have it done for may expo 2014 but I can honestly say this has to be one of the most expensive birthday presents I've ever bought lol ^^.


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AWESOME! Great work so far, can't wait to see another Edward at the expo :)

by otakugirl on Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 16:53
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Aww thank you I really appreciate that ^_^ thankfully my bf is liking it so far but if you see us you should come over and say hi there should be about 3-4 of us Cosplaying from assassin's creed 4 :)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 22:10

To-Do List

make the hoodHighComplete
make the coatHighComplete
make leather armourHighIn Progress
Buy trousersMediumComplete
make the sashMediumComplete
Buy the arm bracesMediumComplete
make the beltsMediumIn Progress
buy the bootsLowComplete
buy/make weaponsLowComplete
make necklaceLowIn Progress

Shopping List

Blue cotton twill£10.00Bought
2 swords £117.00Bought
Button detail£5.00Bought
Dark brown leather£10.00Bought
Rope for detail£2.00Bought
White cotton twill£12.76Bought
Brown leather£11.99Bought
Stiffening for collar£1.50Bought
Blue lining£7.50Bought
Silver buckle£40.00Bought


3 weeks to go (Posted 3rd May 2014)

It's now only 3 weeks to go until Expo (augh) I've now just finished the bottom arm braces that go under his hidden blades and now I've just started to make the shoulder armour. I finished the boot covers last week but what I'm a little anxious about is time as I have finally been able to get a full time job but that also means I don't have much time to make the Cosplays like I did before :(

90% done (Posted 18th April 2014)

Today i finally finished the leather jacket and i added hooks and eyes to the hood so my boyfriend can then have it up or down. I've started work on the boot covers as we couldn't find any that was in our price range that fitted him or looked like Edward's i now just need to attached the top flaps to the boots then add attachments at the bottom to stop them from riding up.

So close now (Posted 17th March 2014)

I have finally finished the hood with 4 attempts at it. Now the jacket and hood are done I can start work on the leather work and get it done with plenty of time to finish mine :D.

Front detail being added (Posted 25th February 2014)

After my boyfriend trying on the jacket with the front and back panels we did notice that when he wanted to do poses there were gaps in between the spaces of the hooks and eyes so i added in some more and then when that was done i started to add the rope detail on the front of the jacket.

I will with any luck be putting the pics of the front with the detail on soon :D

2 Front skirt panels done just need the back doing (Posted 20th February 2014)

With the Jacket having an extra section at the bottom i wanted to do them when i had added the lining to the main part of the jacket. When i had done that i cut 2 panels and attached lining to them as well, once that was done i added them to the jacket by hand sewing them on so i could make the stiches not show on the outside. I am about to make the back ones and put a white trim on them.

So far it seems to look ok so lets hope it all carries on this way LOL :D

Collar add on, white panel and lining (Posted 10th February 2014)

With the main part of the jacket been near enough done I then added the white panels to the front and I added and extra piece to the front to make the lapel. To make it look neater I have tried to add the hooks and eyes in between the main part and the white lapel.

When they were all in place and I was happy with it I then added the blue lining to the inside. When I have finished these parts properly I will start the bottom of the jacket. After that I will then be starting work on the leather work. ^_^

Blue top jacket half way (Posted 27th January 2014)

Well after the alterations I needed to do I then pinned it on the blue material, then after cutting it out I did all the raw edges and sewn it together.

I turned the edges of the front in so then they should meet together without overlapping.

The next thing I need to do is buy the lining and stiffening for the collar.

Started making it :D (Posted 24th January 2014)

The other day i finally got the blue material to make the main body of the coat. To make it easier seen as this is for my boyfriend i decided to use one of my dad's old shirts to see how it would fit on him. when i saw how the shirt fitted i pinned it to some old material to make a mock jacket seen as it needed alterations.

When my boyfriend tried it on we could see where it needed changing so that's the next bit to do, once they are ok i can then pin the mock jacket to the actual material and cut that out.

Planning stage (Posted 25th November 2013)

When my boyfriend said how he'd fancy doing Edward I said if he wanted I could have ago at making it for him. When we said the other day that he would definately do it for May Expo we began to look at the outfit in more detail.

So we could have a good look at the outfit he put the game on and took photos from different angles.