Happy Mask Salesman

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Last Updated: 08-06-2011

This is a costume I made for a friend of mine who lives up in DC. I am not the one modeling it! xD
The entire costume took about a month to fully complete (with lots of milling about).

The masks were very time consuming and each one took roughly 4 days to make. Since I had a semi-assembly line going I was able to finish them all relatively close to each other, but it still took quite a while. I'd say the entire process took 2 weeks, which isn't THAT bad.
I designed and made the masks myself, using a method I invented yet I am sure has been done before. It involves using a mannequin head to capture the shape and paper mache to make a lightweight mask.
The entire process can be explained in great detail on my blog:

The necklace has 3 different parts.
The centerpiece that hangs down as well as the scales were made from a lightweight clay, baked in the oven to solidify and then painted gold.
The two other pieces were long beads painted gold and then strung.
They were all supposed to be attached but I wasn't sure how to do that before I had to ship it off :'(
It still looks nice, I think xD

The vest was probably the easiest part. It was simply made from purple shiny fabric and lined with a white trim.

The hand bracers were made entirely from craft foam. I cut a couple long strips of foam to the measurement of the width of my friend's wrist and then lined the bottom and top with a small trim of foam and then cut wayy too many foam scales and hot glued them into place. It was then painted gold.

The shoes were very ghetto and I made them in one day so the job was pretty rushed.
I bought a couple croc imitation shoes from Walmart and cut a few pieces of craft foam. One piece was cut to close around the back of the shoes, since they were sandals and not slippers, they had no backs. The other pieces of foam were applied to the front of the shoes. I rigged a sort of triangle shape that would form the points of the shoes.
I simply used some leftover fabric from the vest to cover them and hot glued it into place.

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Kanti Kane

United States


Character Happy Mask Salesman
Series The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Costume Views 6711
Favorites 8
Comments 5
Upload Date 05-18-2011
Debuted Otakon 2011

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