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  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Two Steps From Hell
  • Reading: The Eagles' Brood
  • Playing: ACII: Brotherhood
Howdy folks! How is everyone? My last journal gave a run-down of the costumes for this year's CCEE here in Calgary but it was actually a giant pile of fib because things have changed significantly since then. There were originally four costumes in the initial plan but due to changing interests and alternative alignments of the stars, the list has been pared down to two. So some introductions are in order.

First off, there's Giovanni Auditore from Assassin's Creed II: Lineage.



I love the games to death but I think I love the Lineage movies more and there's something wonderfully awesome about Giovanni's character. He's got the same sweet outfit as Ezio but I find him infinitely more fascinating. (And the actor who plays him is Canadian.....) He definitely needs more press in the larger scheme of things. Though I know with this costume that there's going to be a lot of "Oh hai, sweet Ezio clothes!" *facepalm* But Nefthys is going as La Volpe so between the two of us, we should be able to keep the ignorant at bay!

And then there's Elector Count Marius Leitdorf from Warhammer. Obscure costumes ftw!





Marius is best known for being completely insane yet lethal on the battlefield with his giant Runefang sword and dagger. I've got a wee bit of a thing for him because I suspect the developers at Games Workshop based him somewhat on Maximilian. I also want the excuse to make some vaguely Maximilian-esque clothes but go absolutely over-the-top with silks and feathers and gross old man makeup.

Speaking of, you can see just such makeup (and the occassional stupid cat photo) here sweet-threads.blogspot.com/ Sweet Threads, Dude! is a proper blog to record the costuming progress in the hopes that it will help (or caution) others with their own projects. Composite tutorials will be made of these two costumes once they're complete and posted here along with makeup instructions for looking hella-ass fugly (if required). So if you've been wondering where I've been artistically, it's all recorded here.

I do realize my poll from a few months ago was a bit redundant, then, but your voices were still heard! I absolutely, utterly promise you the Doctor from ACII: Brotherhood if Marius and Giovanni are done in a timely fashion. Because seriously? SO FREAKING COOL.

Right, time to go SEW SUM MOAR. Giovanni's doublet needs its red stripes in a very bad way.

Later, dudes.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
My dear, you are exceeding odd, or is it that I have mellowed...

Hope you're well, are you crossing the pond any time soon? I realise you won't associate with OR's like me, but I can reprise the old 1795 officers garb.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, Vyse. I read something once that went like this: "Some people never go crazy. What boring lives they must lead."

Yup, I'm fantastic. How about you? I actually will be in Merry Old England this October! I would gladly associate with ORs. Whereabouts are you again? I want to say Manchester for some reason...
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
It is sunny Manchester, We might come to you though if you come to the UK, get Si Involved as well!

What are you visiting for? Heh, you should dig out your Buffs Uniform and come aboard Victory - she's old enough isn't she?

Anyway, keep me posted.

I'm currently doing a rather extravagant painting but it's a B'day present for my cousin so I've got to keep it under wraps for now - you might like it though!
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That would be swell! We'll be staying near Worcester (coming over with my room-mate and her parents). Wheraebouts is Mr. Moore?

We're doing Italy first and then ~Nefthys + 'rents have a wedding to go to in Manchester. I was going to hit up Belgium during that period for Maximilian stuff but I'll meet them in Worcester afterwards. This part isn't set in stone yet...

I'm bringing along my Assassin's Creed gear for photoshoots in Florence. The Victory is tempting though!

Hmmm... what is this painting you speak of? Sounds intriguing!
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