Costume :The Prince of Persia
Variant :Prince of Persia 4
Source :Prince of Persia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos



Belt completed


Shamshir Completed


Shamshir WIP

Finished Gauntlet

Pretty pretty!


Full Body


Costume Information

Cost : Over £80- Orderd WAY too much fabric xD
Time Taken : Summer 09 Onward

Not gonna give this one a completed tag just yet, I want to do a few more things to it for next year.

Hand made from a pair of the ugliest leather trousers you have ever seen.

Made by making loads of templates. Each peice is has a layer of craft foam and stiff cardboard. The detail was applied with cern relief, a 3D paint usually used for glass decoration. Painted black, drybrushed silver and attached to the glove by sewing a bits of card for every section directly onto the glove and then glued on with Araldite resin glue stuff.

PVC aligator skin patterned..stuff. The jacket has 3 layers that were sewn together. The squares on the front and back of the jacket were made out of craft foam and cern relief and either sewn directly onto the jacket or glued in the same way the gauntlet plates were.


Made out of pins, craft foam, card, cern relief and..used pond liner XD
I scrubbed the stuff in the bath to get the mildew smell out. Trust me it's not as bad, but if you see me as the prince, don't go near my crotch, you'll get a nasty suprise.

Drawn out and then cut on a jigsaw for the main shape. The detail on the top of the blade was done with craft foam and cern relief.
The guard detail and end of the sword was done with paper clay and moulded around my fingers so I could hold it how the prince does in the game


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awsome ^^, will look forward to seeing this

by nanahara on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 00:44
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This will be incredible if your Link cosplay was anything to go by.
I was REALLY hoping someone would make this, or else I would...LoL! I really want the clawy gauntlet though!

by Ninodog on Sunday, 26 April, 2009 - 17:43
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bad game, beautiful outfit.
i love the feel the concept artists give to the PoP stuff =D

can't wait to see more

by Marauchettes on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 18:20
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Oh om nom nom on the fabric.


by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 18 July, 2009 - 07:37
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So exciting! I love the gauntlet, is that 3D paint you've used for the details?

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 - 17:31
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The gauntlet is awesome. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 - 18:02
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Nice work on the gauntlet


by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 - 19:12
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wow i like that claw

by kimpey on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 - 20:01
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Gorgeous detail! Can't wait to see it all done~~

by Uni on Thursday, 8 October, 2009 - 23:17
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WOW this really is impressive!

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 10 October, 2009 - 22:24
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this is looking epic, keep up the good work.

by Annadill on Sunday, 11 October, 2009 - 23:44
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Thankyou for all your lovely comments guys ^_^


by Ragepotato on Monday, 12 October, 2009 - 13:26
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oh man, totally CANNOT WAIT to see this! The guantlet looks fantastic i may have to squeee at you for a good few moments.


I loved your link cosplay btw, i was too shy to come say hi >_< i'm sorry!

by Keekal on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 - 18:38
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'Scuse me whilst I gather my jaw off the floor.
That gauntlet is AMAZING *__*

by MikeJenks on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 - 19:35
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Yeah that gauntlet actually looks immense. What did you make it out of?

by dark_magician07 on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 - 19:52
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I wish I had seen this! Turned out amazingly well!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 28 October, 2009 - 16:23
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nicely done

by Defrain on Sunday, 10 January, 2010 - 09:14
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Still love all the detail you've put into this.


by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 23:46
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I love the detail on the gauntlet and belt

by ArcaneArchery on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 - 21:14

To-Do List

Reference and ResearchHighComplete
Buy MaterialsHighComplete
Orange Canvas TrousersHighComplete
Princes GauntletHighComplete
Princes Sword (shamshir) HighComplete
Snakeskin OvercoatHighIn Progress
Princes BeltMediumComplete
Snakeskin UndershirtMediumComplete
Brown Leather Shin GuardsMediumIn Progress
Blue and Red Canvas ScarfMediumIn Progress
Sword ScabbardMediumPlanned
Glove (right hand)LowComplete
White Base ShirtLowPlanned


Almost finished (Posted 28th October 2009)

Didn't get the prince or elika 100% finished in time for expo, but they were good enough to wear even if it was only for half a day xD;
I didn't have time for the scabbard, the scarf was thrown together the night before and the shin pads were quite litterally made in the masquerade queue xD
Most of the craft foam parts took a beating at expo and need painted again, but i'll do that and remake a few bits for next time I wear him, possibly Minamicon or May expo,
we'll see!!

Getting there,,,! (Posted 19th October 2009)

A lot still to do, and at the same time a lot done x3
The sword shape has been cut, but still needs filed, sanded, paperclayed and painted.
Got the main shape for the jacket and undershirt, of which the jacket needs another layer added and the detail along the front seams.
Got the belt done, and it looks rather sexy.
Trousers and scarf are currently lying as mounds of fabric and the gauntlet and glove are finished.

4 days to go. Bollocks.

Yarg! (Posted 12th July 2009)

Well...5 meters of gorgeous aligator skin material arrived and and my god it's sexy.
We've got enough material to make a good start on both the Prince and Elika,
Tis looking good people!
Will update with something worthy of calling an update soon! ^_^