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|The Prince of Persia is a convoluted story with more battle than plot, but boy are the sets, actors and costume gorgeous! So while it's safe to say that the movie definitely isn't as good as the classic game, I just had to have a go at making one of Princess Tamina's four costumes - namely the Slave Girl Costume.|
The handkerchief-top bodice is made of mid-purple cotton, which will be framed in gold braid and feature sequinned designs on it. The harem pants are made of teal satin with a pale pinkish magenta satin with a gold border laid over it to give it a two-toned effect.
The four panels attached to the harem pants that swing out when she moves are made of a darker magenta pink satin backed by cream cotton, and there will be brocade sewn on top. Her long fancy flimsy shawl thing is made of the palest, thinnest, most see-through pink synthetic silk weave I could find.
I've ordered my Amulet of Time pendant and chain and will need some form of thin hard gold card for her crown.
If you'd like to see more about this costume, watch this Behind-The-Scenes video which features the actress Gemma Atherton doing a full rotation in the costume: http://www.filmsnmovies.com/video/15402/prince_of_persia_the_sands_of_time_princess_tamina/
Wish me luck! :D
Bought the shoes! (Posted 2nd April 2011)
Heyas, just a quick update to say that I bought the shoes I need to go with this outfit, gorgeous golden beaded traditional leather Indian shoes :D
Bought materials! (Posted 1st April 2011)
I'm so excited... after 3 hours spent shopping in Shepherd's Bush, I have bought all the fabric I need for my Princess Tamina costume too, even though one seller tried to cheat me with the silk I needed for the harem pants. The total damage is around £30, like Rapunzel, but these fabrics were much easier to find than the Rapunzel ones. Now I just need to get a lot of brocade, a couple of gold tassels and some golden sequinned bits :)
Ordered the wig and the Amulet of Time! (Posted 1st April 2011)
Yay! Planning is going well. There's two months to go and I've ordered a long almost-black brunette wavy wig (since I chopped my hair off last October to play Haru) and the Amulet of Time necklace that Princess Tamina carries everywhere with her :) So fun! Can't wait to start sewing my costume :D