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« on: September 05, 2007 09:06:27 PM »

I was just wondering if theres anyone out there in the big ol' world of Craftsters thats planning on making the costume of Alta´r from the not-yet-released game of Assassin's Creed.
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I'm the proud owner of a super-nerd boyfriend (lol) and we were just casually talking about Renaissance Faire costumes for April. (I put this here, because it would be cool to finish by Halloween, I doubt I will, but its possible!) And he said it would be so cool to be this character, so I started sketching what would need to be made.

I'm not too concerned about how complicated the outfit itself will be, its just a tunic, hood and fabric belt, pretty much. But there are smaller aspects to it, like the Bolt holder on the shoulder, the detail in the leather belt, getting that high-waisted of a belt to stay, even when its holding all that stuff, and the plate metal bracer on his left arm (not even gonna do the dagger in the bracer; for those of you who dont know the character, he cut off his ring finger so a retractable blade could come out when he made a fist)

So if theres anyone else planning this out, I'd love to do a sort of craft-along, lol! Or if you have any tips for working with leather (never have myself) or fake weapons/ metal armor, that would be fantastic!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007 09:53:44 PM »

I don't know the game, but it looks like that would be a great outfit to make.

One suggestion I could make would be craft foam!  It can be painted and abused to look like many things.. I've done it up like wood and leather myself, and I don't think it would take too much more effort to make it look like metal.

If you need inspiration there are a couple of great pages out there that have used it..


There used to be an awesome page with Sam Gamgee's orc armor on it here, but it looks like the page is broken.
I did find a picture of it though.. the one with the triangular shapes out of leather is actually craft foam.

And one where she used leather.

Hope that helps.. Good luck!!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007 10:51:10 PM »

ohmygosh, that foam tutorial is great!! Thank you so much, will help a lot! And that looks like fun, too... might have to make more stuff than just his costume, lol...

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 01:27:34 AM »

Me and my bf do Live acted role playing (mostly medieval and fantasy stuff) and have built lots of weapons and also a few pieces of armour. Craft foam is a very good idea but it looks very thin. We use Plastazote and Evazote foam from zotefoams.com. It's more expensive of course, but also a lot more durable. You can easily cut it and bend it (when you warm it with a hair dryer, it will stay in shape when it cools down). It is also very easy to construct weapons with it. For larger weapons like swords or halberds you should put in some core (we use sticks of fiberglass which is necessary since we really fight with them, but you could also use a bamboo stick). Small weapons like daggers need no core.
The foam can be spray painted or coated in coloured latex (very smelly procedure, but looks great and again makes it more durable).
This is a link to a guy in a foam armour and with foam weapons
Real leather would probably be very expensive, but fake leather would be ok as well. 
If you have any questions about my suggestions, ask me please. I can also help you with the belt if you decide to use real leather.

Since this is the second "How to do a suit of armour"-question in two days maybe I should post a tutorial...  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007 07:35:35 AM »

Those foam armour links are FANTASTIC!

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