Prince of Persia – Video game turned movie – What costumes to come?
Prince of Persia joins the ranks of video games like Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, and many others to make the jump from the polygonal realm to that of a live-action theatrical film. The popular game has been made into a new feature film called Prince of Persia: Sands of Time starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role.
The story follows the original game with a young street urchin in ancient Persia adopted by the Sultan himself for a show of bravery. The Sultan declares the youth, Dastan, his heir. After a instrument of the gods called “The Sands of Time” falls into the hands of an evil nobleman (played by Academy Award Winner, Ben Kingsley), Nizam, Dastan has to recover the object and restore order to the kingdom. Additionally, there’s a princess and a creepy, leperous looking character that skulks in the shadows on the trailer.
A trailer for the film can be viewed here. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is scheduled for a May 28, 2010 release in the United States.
While no officially licensed Prince of Persia costumes are available just yet, a number of items are available to get the jump on your crafting your own costume. Try picking up a brown chin length wig in a touseled, yet masculine style. Then go for a classic breastplate of armor in a silver or goldtone style with gauntlets and wristlets to wear along with your costume. Of course, you will also need a scimitar — the traditional curved sword favored by ancient Middle Eastern warriors. A