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Topic: This is Sackboooooooy! (King Leonidas/300 Spartan Sackboy)  (Read 3358 times)
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causticmuse
« on: April 02, 2009 09:29:48 AM »

My buddy and co-worker Ted turned 40 last week, and I had promised him a custom doll based on one of his favorite movies, 300. I knew this was a favorite because Ted not only owns the uber-fancy Sideshow premium format statue of King Leonidas, he also has a life-size replica of the Spartan shield propped up somewhere in his office upstairs.

Given all this, it was clear that Id have to take a shot at King Leonidas myself. I went with an antique brass tone zipper for him, and crocheted his hair and beard freehand in one piece. The removable helm was made in three separate pieces: cap, a wraparound piece that included the front crown and cheek guards, and the plume, which is further stiffened with black felt and the selective use of a glue gun. His shield was crocheted with a double thickness of yarn for more stability using a larger hook. The cloak was made from a nice stretch knit with a lot of drape and tied with red bias tape. Hell be getting a proper spear made from a painted bamboo skewer with a polymer clay spearhead tonight to finish his look.

I was told by my sister that I should use some powder bronzer to give him some abs, but I thought that might be taking accuracy too far, no?








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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 09:44:05 AM »

That is so awesome.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009 09:46:20 AM »

He's hilarious and I love him. Cheesy Amazing work.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009 10:13:09 AM »

I'm amazed at how well the helmet came out - I wouldn't have thought you could get the shape just right with large stitches like that. As always, well done!
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But we have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm way too far away to get the job done. If only I had something that would throw flame on them."
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009 10:21:16 AM »

I'm amazed at how well the helmet came out - I wouldn't have thought you could get the shape just right with large stitches like that. As always, well done!

Thanks! I just took a look at the helmet design from reference photos and my co-worker's statue, then broke it down in my head into the three pieces. After that, it was just a matter of using sc, hdc, and dc stitches to get the right shapes and joining new yarn where needed.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009 10:36:23 AM »

This is amazing! Love that film....one of my favorites to put on during a knitting session... Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009 10:39:14 AM »

completly perfect!
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009 07:14:09 PM »

Awww, that is so cute!  I love how the helmet can be removed Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009 10:20:21 PM »

Oh my God awesome. Great job just love this.
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So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009 07:47:49 AM »

My husband has demanded that I make one of these for him, "removable hat and all"
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