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.