Introduction: Windmill Guy Costume

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I thought id continue the Zelda kick I am on by posting my last year halloween costume. It is for those of you who don't know the wind mill guy, Guru Guru, from the legend of Zelda series.

Step 1: Box

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I constructed the boxes out of 1/4" birch plywood. Using a basic cad model i made i got the basic dimensions. I cut out the pieces on a table saw then screwed the parts together.

Step 2: Box Staining and Painting

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I then stained the boxes with a dark walnut stain, and spray painted on the design using a template that i printed out.

Step 3: Crank

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For the crank i simply bent a 1/2" steel rod, turned a wooden cap out of purple heart and slap it on. I drilled a hole into the side of the big box, added a bearing onto it to hold the rod, and screwed it all together.

Step 4: Piping

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I used basic pvc piping to construct the ducts of the costume... not much more to say... it was pretty straight forward cutting and glueing.

Step 5: Test Fit

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I tried it on.

Step 6: Dyeing

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I used an old pair of shorts and dunked them in some blue dye, as for the shirt i poured some of the blue dye into a spray bottle and sprayed randomly to get the effect i wanted.

Step 7: Internals

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I drilled some holes in the sides. Rigged up some holders for the cheapo speakers (so i can blast the song of storms) i installed.

Step 8: Horn

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I made a template in rhino that i printed out onto paper, and spray adhesived onto 1/8" styrene sheeting. I put them together using epoxy putty and bondo. Sanded it smooth and viola a horn.

Step 9: Finished

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What the costume looks like as a whole... well sorta. I went to a party but unfortunately no pics of the whole thing put together.

(the horn pictured was a temporary one i had made)


Nick70587 (author)2012-09-27

Thats really cool. Tell me though, was its awesomness lost on the punk kids of today who have no appreciation for video game royalty?

magicman391 (author)Nick705872012-09-29

Well most people did i.e.. those who have played the games, whereas those who have never played didn't get at all.

Subdood (author)magicman3912014-05-02

I am a LoZ fan. No, FANATIC. It truly is the greatest game series ever.

Now I have the song of storms stuck in my head.

Subdood (author)Subdood2014-05-02

Guru Guru rocks

Subdood (author)2014-03-17

So maysseeeeeeen!


Johnny M (author)2012-09-28

V Nevermind, I see the look in the steps! Excellent job!

Johnny M (author)2012-09-28

Hahahaha, man I remember that very same character from the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time! Isn't he the guy who ran the windmill in Kokariko Villiage who players refer to as the Windmill Guy? Man I wonder how such a costume would look in real life!

mikeasaurus (author)2012-09-28

If you change the intro image to a picture of you wearing the costume I will happily feature your work!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-09-27

That is hilarious! Awesome idea :)

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