Windmill Guy Costume

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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 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

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

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

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

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

I tried it on.

Step 6: Dyeing

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

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

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

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)

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    Nick70587

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    magicman391Nick70587

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Subdoodmagicman391

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Johnny M

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Johnny M

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    mikeasaurus

    6 years ago on Introduction

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