Skull Kid




About: I am a graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. With a passion for making things I always go into a project with the hopes that I come out of it with a better way of how to do something. I do repli...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:



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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

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


    3 years ago

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


    3 years ago

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


    3 years ago on Introduction

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

    Zelda lover 2000

    3 years ago

    I love this I'm making the head right now