What's a Good Coat for an Assassins Creed 3 Connor Kenway Costume?

Caboose vs Grif

Well-Known Member
Hey guys! Im planning a build for NYCC next year and I'm going as Connor Kenway from AC3. I'm having trouble finding a good coat/trench coat thing for the costume. I need a white coat, but I'm planning on adding the blue accents on. Any help is welcomed! Here are some reference pictures...

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Thanks!
 

geijin

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
If you find a good coat, post it. My nephew wants a Connor costume for next year.
 

TKAmaterasu

Member
I couldn't say but good luck!
There was someone on DA who had an amazing costume and shots of it but it was taken down due to his apparent racism for painting his skin...or something.... Bit stupid really
 

Caboose vs Grif

Well-Known Member
I couldn't say but good luck!
There was someone on DA who had an amazing costume and shots of it but it was taken down due to his apparent racism for painting his skin...or something.... Bit stupid really
Wish I could have seen it... darn. Looks like I'll have to make my own coat and templates. Luckily I have relatives on both sides of my family who have sewing machines and know how to sew. I'll be enlisting their help for this project.
 

Croc co

Member
Omg I'm planning a Connor build too!

I've already got a metal tomahawk ( my own blueprints)
And a mighty fine hidden blade

There are some patterns on devianart but they might be hard to work with, BUT I made some in pep designer

Just pm me when you need the patterns and or the pep file ( its scaled to my size )
 

JayMoore

New Member
I think a white trench coat that you can modify would probally be the easiest, due to the length of the back. Not sure where to find one tho, ebay maybe?
 

MSgt N161

New Member
I know this is my second post here but I've been doing historical reenactment for quite a while, specifically in regards to the 17th and 18th centuries. What Connor is wearing is a form of late justacorps (pirate coat to most people), tailcoat, or frock coat. It's highly stylized (it is a video game), where the 16th through the 18th centuries are present within the style of the coat. However, beyond the history of his coat, it is easy to replicate in a variety of ways.

One: the easy but most expensive route would be to buy a white trench coat and modify it. Note how I said it is the easiest (sort of) but also the most expensive. Good quality trench coats are expensive.

Two: my preferred way, would be to make a pattern for the coat and make it from scratch. It is rather daunting, but nothing a veteran 405th can't handle. Here's some resources to help you on your way:

http://www.sutlers.co.uk/acatalog/18thbrown.jpg
http://www.jpryan.com/images/g1750coat.gif
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=3497002
http://thecostumersmanifesto.com/costumeoldsite/history/leloir/justaucorpspattern.jpg

It's much the same as building armor for a Spartan when it comes to options. It really depends on the quality of coat you wish to have and the amount of time you wish to put into it. My girlfriend made for me from our own modified historical patterns a circa 1660's justacorps that was inspired by Hector Barbossa in POTC. This coat was an arduous project that took probably a total of 100 hours to complete. But the fabrics are period, the stitches are correct and it is tailor made custom to me. To me, this coat is priceless.

The important thing about it is the type of fabric chosen to look the part. Traditionally a worsted wool, jacquard, or velvet, in that order of poor to rich, would have been used for the coats in the late 18th century. I highly recommend you check out this book "Men's 17th & 18th century costume, cut & fashion: patterns for men's costumes" by Ronald I. Davis, and William-Alan Landes. I'm sure your local library could find a copy through their inter-library exchange as the book is rather expensive. I own a copy and for what I do it is worth every penny. Here's a link for the book on google: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/2189087420988721141?hl=en&spell=1&q=17th century men's clothing&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bpcl=39314241&biw=1280&bih=666&sa=X&ei=Niy9UM-_IMnWiwKti4CwAQ&ved=0CGEQ8gIwBA

Also if you would like any help on designing the coat, feel free to PM me as I'm already working on this very coat myself. Connor is by far my favorite Assassin yet, and I've yet to play the game even. It's more the time period and location that does it for me, and I know Ubisoft did it right.

Fair winds, following seas

MSgt
 

ODST479

Member
I know this is my second post here but I've been doing historical reenactment for quite a while, specifically in regards to the 17th and 18th centuries. What Connor is wearing is a form of late justacorps (pirate coat to most people), tailcoat, or frock coat. It's highly stylized (it is a video game), where the 16th through the 18th centuries are present within the style of the coat. However, beyond the history of his coat, it is easy to replicate in a variety of ways.

One: the easy but most expensive route would be to buy a white trench coat and modify it. Note how I said it is the easiest (sort of) but also the most expensive. Good quality trench coats are expensive.

Two: my preferred way, would be to make a pattern for the coat and make it from scratch. It is rather daunting, but nothing a veteran 405th can't handle. Here's some resources to help you on your way:

http://www.sutlers.co.uk/acatalog/18thbrown.jpg
http://www.jpryan.com/images/g1750coat.gif
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=3497002
http://thecostumersmanifesto.com/costumeoldsite/history/leloir/justaucorpspattern.jpg

It's much the same as building armor for a Spartan when it comes to options. It really depends on the quality of coat you wish to have and the amount of time you wish to put into it. My girlfriend made for me from our own modified historical patterns a circa 1660's justacorps that was inspired by Hector Barbossa in POTC. This coat was an arduous project that took probably a total of 100 hours to complete. But the fabrics are period, the stitches are correct and it is tailor made custom to me. To me, this coat is priceless.

The important thing about it is the type of fabric chosen to look the part. Traditionally a worsted wool, jacquard, or velvet, in that order of poor to rich, would have been used for the coats in the late 18th century. I highly recommend you check out this book "Men's 17th & 18th century costume, cut & fashion: patterns for men's costumes" by Ronald I. Davis, and William-Alan Landes. I'm sure your local library could find a copy through their inter-library exchange as the book is rather expensive. I own a copy and for what I do it is worth every penny. Here's a link for the book on google: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/2189087420988721141?hl=en&spell=1&q=17th century men's clothing&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bpcl=39314241&biw=1280&bih=666&sa=X&ei=Niy9UM-_IMnWiwKti4CwAQ&ved=0CGEQ8gIwBA

Also if you would like any help on designing the coat, feel free to PM me as I'm already working on this very coat myself. Connor is by far my favorite Assassin yet, and I've yet to play the game even. It's more the time period and location that does it for me, and I know Ubisoft did it right.

Fair winds, following seas

MSgt
You, are awesome
 

Croc co

Member
If anyone else needs patterns Check my ac3 build there are some patterns in pdo format ready to be printed out! :)
 

MSgt N161

New Member
Croc co,
I never thought about using pepakura for a 3D image for fabric!! Ohh, the posibilities :) I just checked out your AC3 build too, nice work. The body looks just like the patterns for a historical coat.

ODST479, thank you for the compliment btw.

From all of my years of research if a person wants a coat like this done right, it's best to make it yourself or someone else (like my girlfriend did for me) you know making it. The costume coats are complete junk and a waste of time. The good ones start at $400 and up. Just an fyi of why I like going by scratch or buying a nice coat to modify.
 

Croc co

Member
Croc co,
I never thought about using pepakura for a 3D image for fabric!! Ohh, the posibilities :) I just checked out your AC3 build too, nice work. The body looks just like the patterns for a historical coat.

ODST479, thank you for the compliment btw.

From all of my years of research if a person wants a coat like this done right, it's best to make it yourself or someone else (like my girlfriend did for me) you know making it. The costume coats are complete junk and a waste of time. The good ones start at $400 and up. Just an fyi of why I like going by scratch or buying a nice coat to modify.

Ohh thank you, I've been thinking about doing stuff like that before, I just updated the thread with more stuff
 
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