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Assassin's Creed Cosplay Hood DONE RIGHT by aFletcherKinnear Assassin's Creed Cosplay Hood DONE RIGHT by aFletcherKinnear
Okay. I think this had to be made. I see a lot of cosplayers out there who can't seem to get their hood looking good. Very few people seem to get it looking decent. Which is understandable. The AC hood is a tricky thing to replicate in real life. I want to help the AC cosplay community out by giving them this simple bunch of tips that will result in the correct shape of the Assassin hood and hopefully, more kickass looking cosplays!

Note: If anyone finds their pictures in here or finds my examples offensive, I apologize. I'm just trying to make a simple cosplay tutorial

Oh and by the way kids, it's a hood, not a blindfold. In the game Ezio's eyes aren't hardly concealed at all. Pull the hood to just over eye level. and you'll be fine.
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KADArt-Cosplay Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I knooow this post is old .... but I'll just gonna say, that the actual shape will accrue if you follow the original patterns.
No need for any sort of wires. Patterns ARE Physics and the developers do come up with very realistic ones for every game ! (Though they might look as if they would need supporting structures,  it's totally possible to adapt the original shapes ) 
XyE01 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I can see the original assassin doing the same thing you're doing in the pictures.
Narutosith Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Thank you i was planning on doing one this will save me money doing this it be for next year so it's not bad idea thank you
Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What degree of measurement would you say the "beak" is? I can easily tell its an obtuse angle.
PandaIsPanda-ing Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  New Deviant
Dude *hugs* Thank you! I've dreaded how I'm going to make the hood for my cosplay!
AndrewMcWherter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
I'll most definitely be using this for reference.
FantaMasila Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
LMAO the beggining killed me, it's ahhmazing xD I kinda understand cuz I think i tried that hood once on little model, and I struggled. :D but no such shame as for cosplay dudes. Defo gonna try.
Mongoosa Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist
thnx FAM!!
Bettimus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I have a quick question.

would this still work without the side wire? I want to be able to slip on and off the hood.
TronTig3rElectus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think with the side wire is fine. just have a gap between the hood wire and side wire, i did it and it worked! i was able to slip my hood on and off and it looks pretty good!
Bettimus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Alright thanks :D
Nst-4 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks !
Jkwcce Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
A video would be perfect. And this idea is fantastic!
LukaPavlic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This guy gets the struggle. I disagree with the solution though (I think that with a lot of effort in can be done in fabric alone - people are just lazy).
CutLarp Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool, I just did that with my larp assassin hood and it looks great, maybe not a good as yours is but still good!
wolfdna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Any advice on if I want to make just the hood? for example throw it on only covers my head and shoulders then I wear any shirt over it?
ALonelyStarShines Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God bless you! you're helping me so much with my textiles assignment! <3 thank you!
InfernapeIsASpy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Thank you so much! I'm planning to do a steampunk version of Ezio's AC2 outfit, and this should really help!
DJSLo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well I understood the hood having to be loose but coat hanger in the hood?! Genius! I always thought you had to sew a beak of thicker material to the hood but this works even better! 
Krakoa-the-Saiyanhog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You wouldn't happen to have a video of this would you?
IronWarrior777 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great tutorial! Do you have any tips to make this look like Arrow's hood, I tried but had problems.
chasingriver Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic tutorial, thanks!
Sparkythecat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
That looks simply amazing. I needed a tutorial like this for such a long time, and now you've shown me the light! Is there a relatively cheap hoodie that will get the job done like the one you used in this? I'm looking over so many stores, but I can't find anything. 
thepro1998 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You sir, deserve a cookie.
Will be giving cosplay my first try and I'm planning to cosplay as Arno Dorian. The sword and hidden blade is done. What I'm left is the costume.
feyke Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Actually pretty great tut. for general cosplay hoods too. Been looking for a wire shape for my hood on my WoW cosplay for a while xD.  Thanks dude.
eagle-elf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is perfect. I'm making a cosplay that's nowhere close to Assassin's Creed but the outfit ends up being mostly my own design (It's almost a gijinka. Almost). But I really wanted an AC-like hood for the costume because it just goes really well with the theme, and having the upper half of the face covered, so this was perfect and ends my search for weird styled hoods. Now I just need to find a good hoodie sewing pattern to start with.
FugeOni Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
5 STARS !! Helps me a lot !! Million thanks XD
Hey what jacket did you use for this? I need one like it. Love your design. Thanks for the help.
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist…

This is the exact hoodie I have. I got it a discount store for like $30 but it's apparently a designer hoodie that normally goes for $80. :/

Anyway, glad you like it! Good hunting!
WhiteKnight360 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
For a regular-sized hoodie, how long do the wires have to be?
Totally going to use this trick when I make Arno for Youmacon.  Beautiful hood. Nice. :heart:
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you muchly!
FireInHearts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is awesome :D ! i cosplay connor and i just didn't know how to make the hood's pointy end .   :)
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it's basically just a square it seems.
DEMAN192 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Thx mate grate help
TikTokToxic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Oh my God YES!!! FINALLY!!! Someone who KNOWS how bad other cosplays look, and better yet, knows how to do it RIGHT!!! :D I'm going to do this to all of my hoodies....
wolfpackog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Your hood, it is all the yes!  I have had this Assassin themed hoodie idea I had come up with for myself, and finding this will make the finished product very nice!

I know this is a specific question, and you might not be able to answer, but any idea how well suited the hoods on those cheap ($10) zip up hoodies at walmart would be suited to this?
TheBlackWolf07 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Artist
do the wires get in the way a lot? other than that this looks awesome. i really want to try it 
FlamewolfTheWhite Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Duude you made my life easier, I didn't know making the hood can be that easy :,D

This tutorial is very helpful. :)

aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Anyone who finds this useful and makes some hoods let me know how it goes. Pictures are always welcome I want to know if this is really helping.
theMadHatterwock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
This is great and super helpful! I'll be making a modified Ezio jacket for my friend to wear any day, but could also be doubled as a cosplay. (I intend to do the same for myself yet, but I'm unsure as to which style yet--Altair, Ezio, Conner.)

I've been having a bit of a hard time drawing up a pattern for the hood, because it is a fickle creature. 

Thanks a bunch!
NightCur Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sir, are amazing and a lifesaver. It's so simple, yet I never thought about it XD Thank you!!
Nekky666 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
you're a life saver, I tried to make a hoodie 100% accurately for the entire year, and now I see it was that easy...
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So glad I could help! Honestly I want to spread this knowledge as much as possible so that more people get their hoods looking more accurate. ;)
Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! This is really helpful. I am actually currently working on my own original design for an AC cosplay. Its going to be my very first cosplay, and I have been roaming around everywhere trying to find some tutorials on how to do the hood, since I figured out how to do everything else BUT THE DAMN HOOD. And her I sit at the computer at 2 am, I stumble across this jewel on a whim.

Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I will definitely refer to this while I am working.
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to help!
It's good to hear people are using it. That means a lot.
bulldog21 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
i dont want to buy a sweatshirt for acouple reasons. 1. i have a huge sheat of that cheap halloween costume fabric 2. i'm probably going to be working at comic con so i want something light that i can just flip on head when i walk around 3. im planning on using your wire technique but im afraid of what its going to look like uder the thin fabric
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the wire thing looks fine under thin fabric. You just have to make the wire the right shape, and also you might have to adjust it a little in the mirror to get it perfect. But that's if your OCD like me XD.

bulldog21 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
haha true. but thanks for the help
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