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Maker
04-14-2010, 01:56 AM
I'm a Zelda fan and I am thinking of making a Skull Kid costume for my first cosplay. I am a fan of Majora's Mask and I am wondering what supplies and fabric and stuff I'll need for the costume. I have no experience in sewing. And I have no clue how to make the Majora's Mask mask for the cosplay. I haven't found any Zelda tutorials of Skull Kid yet. I would be appreciated if anyone could help me out.

If anyone who has made a Skull Kid costume before, Could you help me out? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

puddle_jumper
04-14-2010, 05:30 PM
I'm a Zelda fan and I am thinking of making a Skull Kid costume for my first cosplay. I am a fan of Majora's Mask and I am wondering what supplies and fabric and stuff I'll need for the costume. I have no experience in sewing. And I have no clue how to make the Majora's Mask mask for the cosplay. I haven't found any Zelda tutorials of Skull Kid yet. I would be appreciated if anyone could help me out.

If anyone who has made a Skull Kid costume before, Could you help me out? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

Hi!
The Zelda board is a great place to find help. I know of a couple of folks on there who have made the skull kid costume.
I am in the process of making one myself.
The first big problem I came across was the hat. How do you make it stiff like that?
I tried stiff interfacing and that didnt' hold up. I ended up (after the helpful suggestions of those on the board) using a thick gauge wire sold at home depot to make the frame for the hat. I also used the wire and some foam to make the shoes.
I used linen for the fabric. For the rings on the belt and on the hat and shoes, I used decorative curtain rings that I stained to match.
For his skin, I dyed and painted a unitard and hood to look like wood.
I hope this helps. If you need anything, let me know.

Maker
04-16-2010, 12:42 PM
Hi!
The Zelda board is a great place to find help. I know of a couple of folks on there who have made the skull kid costume.
I am in the process of making one myself.
The first big problem I came across was the hat. How do you make it stiff like that?
I tried stiff interfacing and that didnt' hold up. I ended up (after the helpful suggestions of those on the board) using a thick gauge wire sold at home depot to make the frame for the hat. I also used the wire and some foam to make the shoes.
I used linen for the fabric. For the rings on the belt and on the hat and shoes, I used decorative curtain rings that I stained to match.
For his skin, I dyed and painted a unitard and hood to look like wood.
I hope this helps. If you need anything, let me know.

Thanks for the advice! I'll try to make the costume when ever I get free time to make it. I also need to know how I could make the Majora's Mask that Skull Kid wears. I have no clue what to make it out of and what kind of paint I should use.

puddle_jumper
04-19-2010, 11:17 AM
Well, I have made two Majora's Mask Masks and they both came out goofy, so I can tell you what not to do!
I used wireform on a base of a plastic mask and then covered that with plaster of paris strips. It then covered that with paperclay and then I painted it.
The "horns" I made out of craft foam and painted.
I think my method would have worked okay, but I should have been more careful when I patterned my base of the mask. The eyes were too bulgy and far apart and the shape of the mask was too squat.

So I suggest printing out a picture as big as you can make it of the mask and using that as a pattern.

Maker
04-21-2010, 01:39 AM
Well, I have made two Majora's Mask Masks and they both came out goofy, so I can tell you what not to do!
I used wireform on a base of a plastic mask and then covered that with plaster of paris strips. It then covered that with paperclay and then I painted it.
The "horns" I made out of craft foam and painted.
I think my method would have worked okay, but I should have been more careful when I patterned my base of the mask. The eyes were too bulgy and far apart and the shape of the mask was too squat.

So I suggest printing out a picture as big as you can make it of the mask and using that as a pattern.

Thanks :)

EndThisRapture
07-15-2010, 02:23 PM
I'm working on my skull kid cosplay right now for Nekocon, it's...pretty frustrating so far, and I haven't even started working on the costume yet, just the mask. Im not to good with sculpting and stuff but I suggest using chicken wire, or that sculpture wire to make it, then cover it in mache or something. I made a base and just covered mine. I'm currently frustrated with the uneven ness of it, and the fact that my spikes curve downward.. Oh well. D:

Let me know how your progress goes!