Introduction: Skull Kid

Picture of Skull Kid

I am an avid fan of the Legend of Zelda Majora's mask. Last year I decided to do around as the skull kid. This build shoes my process, unfortunately i was in a time crunch with school and other things going on so i was bad about taking a lot of pics. This was my first foray into the world of sewing machine working, and although it turned out ok it was quite the learning experience.

Step 1: Head

Picture of Head

The head, being the most important part, was what i spent a majority of my time working on. It was constructed from a 14inch acrylic sphere that i covered in Smooth-On Free Form AIR Lightweight Epoxy Putty. Using real tree bark I stamped in the wood texture.

Step 2: Main Suit

Picture of Main Suit

As i mentioned this was my first real sewing work, so for the shirt and pants I used an existing shirt and pants as templates to make the patterns that i sewed together. In retrospect i should have gotten better patterns because the ones i made worked, but the fit kinda weird.

Step 3: Fingers

Picture of Fingers

The hands were probably the most difficult part of the costume because i wanted to have full articulation while maintaining the I am made of wood look. I accomplished this by sculpting each piece for one hand then casting multiples. After some dremeling and cleanup i glued them to a cheap glove which i them sewed onto the actual costume glove.

Step 4: Hat

Picture of Hat

The hat was simple since it was just for show. All i did was take a straw hat add height with a rolled up piece of paper and then cover the whole thing in the costume fabric.

Step 5: Shoes

Picture of Shoes

The shoes like the hat were simple faux coverage. I took an old pair of converse and, using craft foam, made the desired shape of the shoe. Which i then covered in the same costume fabric. With the addition of the rings and some pleather the shoes were both comfy and looked good.

Step 6: Final Details

Picture of Final Details

Final details were added including the neck piece which was sewn from extra green fabric, and spraying all the fabric pieces with brown spray paint to age/ dirty them.  Other than that i made two little eyes that i saw out of which worked... ok, but i'm working on revamping the costume including finding a better way to see. 

If you decided to make your own the final step would be to go out and have fun with it!

Me dancing in it:


BrandonS150 (author)2016-07-22

Where did you get the cloth used for the outfit, I am about to start work on the shoes and I am just wondering.

mccubee (author)2015-10-19

you should put the skull mask on him like in ocarina of time

magicman391 (author)2015-07-22

I used these/ painted them yellow:
S&S Worldwide Plastic Throw Rings (Pack of 12)

MarkW36 (author)2015-07-21

What did you use for the rings? I am in the middle of making a costume as well.

Zelda lover 2000 (author)2015-07-04

I love this I'm making the head right now

Zelda lover 2000 (author)2015-07-04


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