The Hood of an Assassin
I have always been a follower of the Assassin’s Creed series ever since its début, fascinated by its parody use of historical facts to combine with the open-end free-running/parkour game-play as well as its colourful casts of real and fictional historical figures…
We get to explore the rich culture of each period in the guise of each protagonist of the numbered games, from the enigmatic pre-Mentor Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad of the Middle Age Crusades (Assassin’s Creed), to the charm of Ezio Auditore da Firenze of the Renaissance (Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations), to the conflicted Connor of the American Revolution (Assassin’s Creed III), and finally to the brutal Captain Edward Kenway of the Golden Age of Piracy (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag)…
There are several more main and sub games in the series spreading across various platforms like Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, the live action short Assassin’s Creed Lineage, 3DCG Assassin’s Creed Embers or even Assassin’s Creed The Fall comic series…
In short, the world of Assassin’s Creed is ever-expanding, with more games and others to come.
Anyway, I got this official merchandise of the latest instalment of the game (Incidentally my fave amongst the series), Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, from a local retailer Impulse Megastore.
Here’s an overall view of the black-grey hoodie on both sides.
The game’s logo on a tag attached to the zipper of the hoodie.
A signature of all the Assassins of the Brotherhood across the ages, the “beaked” hood is replicated to resemble that of an Eagle’s, which is a motif for the series’ design direction.
A red Brotherhood emblem is embedded atop the “beak” itself.
A double hidden meaning there too as putting this hood over one’s head means instilling the Brotherhood’s Creed upon oneself, well at least that’s what I think it is… XDc
On the forearm portion of both sides of the sleeves lies the flat graphic of the iconic Hidden Blade of the series, for that Assassin-like feel.
Finally, here’s another look at the logo printed at the back side of the apparel.
Nicely detailed on the crude skull and even the dripping blood effect on the logo itself to create that 18th century gruesome feel…
Given the thickness of the material used for this apparel, I will probably not wearing this hoodie in day-to-day basis since the weather on my island is kinda hot whole year-long.
Nevertheless, I might see myself putting on this when visiting various heavily air-conditioned places like the cinemas or malls or something… :3c