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on: November 01, 2010 09:11:39 PM 
Started by choleblack, Message by choleblack
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My 10 yr old DD is a huge video game fanatic. Her favorite series is, obviously, Legend of Zelda. When asked what she wanted to be for Halloween, she knew exactly, Skull Kid from Majora's Mask. For those of you that aren't Zelda obsessed (or blessed to live with someone who is Cheesy ) here is a description of the character

"Skull Kid really made a name for himself in the sequel, Majora's Mask. In that adventure, the Kid is introduced to us as both villain and victim he's corrupted by the sinister magic of the titular Mask and threatens to destroy the land of Termina."

This turned into a joint family project, with DD working with either myself or her father on our respective parts. All told it took about a week of afternoons to complete.

DD & her dad were in charge of the mask (with some "ideas" from me). The mask is papermache and acrylic paints. It was built over a Mylar heart shaped balloon. The spikes are cut off ends from birthday hats glued in place. We mounted the finished mask to the support from a welding mask. This worked really well & was very stable.

However, we forgot to plan for eye holes & the mask was just TOO COOL to cut into! So she ended up carrying it more than wearing it. We also didn't account for the welding helmet when I made the hat, but she ended up being able to wear it under the helmet. It's just too small to be really noticeable, especially compaired to that awesome mask!

Not bad compaired to our inspiration image!

I was in charge of the clothes, but DD did most of the cutting & even a bit of the sewing on the tunic. The tunic is quilters cotton, the rest fleece. Both have a mottled color pallet which DD says "looked like the woods with light in the trees."

I'm really proud of the shoes although I'm not sure why she told me to make them green instead of orange  Huh I made over sized socks and altered the toes to give them an elf like point. To give them soles, I slipped a pair of old flip-flops inside. All DD had to do was put her foot into the flip-flop and they were both solid & secure for miles of Trick-or-Treating.

She had a great time working on this costume & is already planning which of the Zelda masks she wants to make next! Getting stopped by another video game fan at the Farmers Market and being told she had "the COOLEST costume ever!" was the highlight of her weekend Cheesy

Thanks for looking.

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