Sack Prince of Persia

What I like about making these dolls is that each one presents a new challenge that keeps things fresh. This week’s project was to transform the latest Prince of Persia into a Sackboy, sword, clawed gauntlet, hair, clothing, and all.

It took longer than any of the other dolls I’ve made, but it was well worth the effort. I got to glue gun some polymer clay onto yarn for the first time, too. :)

This one took a while because of the amount of costume pieces needed in addition to the base body plus the need to root 3/4 of a head of hair and make, bake, and paint the accessories. I also sewed in a real zipper this time around.

Here’s a reference image of the original character for those who aren’t familiar with him.

I used Red Heart Buff for the exposed skin areas (head, upper arms, body), Red Heart Black for the inside of the mouth and the hair, Caron Simply Soft Berry Blue and Red Heart Soft Paprika for the head wrap and pants, Red Heart Soft in Toast for the vest, and Red Heart Cafe for the leg wraps, belt, glove and gauntlet. The silver on the left gauntlet was crocheted out of silver DMC floss. The vest was made with a shell stitch and the long trailer scarves were double crochet.

I finished up the sword and gauntlet claw tips today using FIMO polymer clay and silver acrylic paint. The tips are attached with a hot glue gun.

21 thoughts on “Sack Prince of Persia

  1. Your sackboy dolls are the best I’ve seen so far. I like how you crochet your outfits instead of using felt. FIMO polymer clay for “accessories” is also a good choice. Very inspiring!

  2. My boys want one of these desperately. I love the crochet ones. I don’t know how to knit but I can crochet. Would you sell me the pattern? How big are they?

  3. Hey Maggie,

    I got these two sackboys a few days ago! 😀 I just wanted to say thank you so much for making them, especially the Prince of Persia Sackboy (they’re both sitting on my desk at work as I type, cute smiles on their faces :P). Everyone here is impressed and are contemplating in asking for a comission themselves.

    Fantastic work!

    I’m sure this will be the best Valentine’s Day present ever!

  4. Hi Maggie I love the dolls and i have sent numerous email to you because I would like to purchase one if you could email me back that would be great!

  5. Amazing work! Makes me want to order a Sackboy myself, although part of me wants to ensure the Prince isn’t replicated. It’s just too good!

  6. Hi Maggie! I run GamingAngels.com and would love to interview you about the Sackboys you make. I’d also love to order two, one for me and one to give away on GA. Please let me know if you have any time!

    Have a great day!
    Trina

  7. I saw your sackboys on Kotaku they are BOMB!!!! I wrote about them on my blog as well and i sent you a quote request for a hellboy one and a stormtrooper thanks!!!!!
    keep them up they are soooooooo good!

  8. Hi there Maggie,

    I just emailed you requesting a commission for a custom sack boy of “Wanderer” from the game Shadow of the Colossus. Please look out for the email and let me know!

  9. Amazing work! if its at all possible i would love to order one of your sackboys as a birthday present for my sister! she would ADORE this!

  10. Nice there amazing my mom is gonna make one for me! i can’t belive that your mom made that!

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