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JackMorris
01-11-2010, 08:21 AM
So I was thinking about cosplaying as Skull Kid from Majora's Mask. Any advice on how to make the costume? I'm willing to go all the way with regards to money and time, as the convention isnt until may (its the may London MCM) :]

Skull Kid (incase you don't know): http://www.kasuto.net/image/officialart/majora_skullkid.jpg

I was thinking about making the costume out of fabric and then adding wire where needed to get the sticky-out collar that he has. I think I should be ok for the tunic that he wears but if anybody has any tips or any ideas I would certainly appreciate it.

The main part of the costume that I am going to struggle with is the hat, boots and mask (mostly the boots, I mean look at them. LOOK AT THEM). I'll either make the mask out of foam or papermache or something else, maybe I'll buy a ceramic one who knows. But I really need some tips for the rest of the costume. Does anyone have any experience with those curly boots and the hat? Any tips

Thanks in advance,

Flora88
01-11-2010, 08:49 AM
Actually, there's a thread for this sort of thing.
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=98201&page=524

There are some fabulous Zelda cosplayers on it who I'm sure would be excited to help you with this. :)

JackMorris
01-11-2010, 08:57 AM
Yes, I did read through that thread a bit but.. 524 pages O_O

Do not really want to troll through he whole thing ._. lol

Flora88
01-11-2010, 09:00 AM
But as to the costume itself, when you're choosing fabric, pleasepleaseplease try not to use lime green and orange felt cut into "frays". Please. Use higher-quality fabric, or coarse, burlap-looking fabric with inner lining (to keep that shit from being itchy.) The difference will be profound.
Do wire the pieces of the hat so they flare out. I've seen some Skull Kid cosplayers just leave them hanging...and it looked real bad.

As far as the mask goes, if money is no object, you should check out Merimask's shop on Etsy.com.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Merimask?page=1

She takes commissions, and her products are extremely high-quality hand-painted leather and can be worn over and over without the risk of breakage or cracks or other possible mishaps.

JackMorris
01-11-2010, 09:06 AM
Thank you! :]

Flora88
01-11-2010, 09:13 AM
No problem :D

Flora88
01-11-2010, 09:19 AM
Oh! And if you'd rather just have boots made than worry about making them yourself (they do look pretty tough), just go to cosplayhouse.com and commission some. They make awesome boots. :)

JackMorris
01-11-2010, 01:22 PM
I've decided not to buy or conmission my items now, I'm going to make them by hand. Whats the point in cosplaying if you don't make it yourself ;]

I'm thinking of making a wire frame and then layer it with papermache/clay for the mask. Does anyone have any expierence with this kind of thing? Does it work? Is it too brittle? Easy to paint over?

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