Now that I have that off my conscience, let's get back on track. I found the perfect costume while searching the multi-player characters, but then another perfect costume when I started watching a Let's Play of Assassin's Creed II on youtube. Now I'm stuck with decisions!
The smuggler's costume was love at first sight:
9this is at least 3-4 layers of clothing), but the result is fabulous. For the less fancy one, the one on the left, there would be a shirt which makes the inner layer of the sleeves, as well as one of the skirt-like bits. Over this would be another shirt which makes the second layer on the sleeves and peaks out below the leather overskirt. A third shirt would make the collar and peplum under the leather doublet. Then the leather doublet itself with interesting paneling. Then over all that is a cloak.
The two layered skirt would be the bottom of the innermost shirt (if it is elongated and unfitted, that might work) and a detatched skirt. Then two layers of britches.
|And then it wouldn't be complete without the pretty pretty inverted hidden blade.|
|And an advantage to cosplaying video game characters is there are sometimes different color schemes to work with. (her default looks to be green but the navy blue is my favorite.)|
The other costume I love is the younger sister of Ezio, Claudia Auditore da Firenze (because she's that badass I need to type her whole title):
Reason 2: My mother has been wanting to make pretty Italian Renaissance dresses for my family for doing things such as SCA events. (so I might be able to enlist her help)
Reason 3: Her dress is pink and yellow in the beginning of the Assassin's Creed II (which is my favorite pretty princess color combination):