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A full-sized Majora's Mask usable as a display piece or a cosplay item!
A full-sized Majora's Mask usable as a display piece or a cosplay item!
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My Majora's Mask...

I've always been a fan of the Zelda games, especially Majora's Mask, and played it a whole load during my childhood. The actual design of the mask always stood out to me as being slightly unsettling, fitting in perfectly with the general theme of the game.

You've met with a terrible fate...
You've met with a terrible fate...

 It's been something I've wanted to sculpt for a long time. I've seen many people that have done it, and a lot of people have really done the game design justice, but I wanted something a lot more... aged. Something that genuinely looks like a relic from some long-forgotten civilization, left to rot in a temple somewhere before being discovered and reclaimed. I wanted it to look worn, slightly dirty, rough around the edges. A truly unsettling item that pulls your gaze. Many of the replica's I've seen so far were just too... clean. 

So I decided to make my own beat-up, chipped, marked, ancient version. 

...haven't you?
...haven't you?

The Mask Itself

It was a very arduous sculpting process (for anyone who's interested, I've posted a few 'work in progress' pictures below), but an extremely rewarding result. The mask can be considered 'full-sized' and is definitely wearable should you wish to add straps and eye holes. It measures around 16" from tip to tip of the two outer horns, and is around another 16" from the tip of the top spike to the bottom. It's cast in white polyurethane resin and weighs just shy of 1kg. The mask has an aged wood-grain effect carved into it for the body, and the spikes are sculpted to look more like degraded animal horns. I really think it adds an air of atmosphere to the finished piece, and gives it more of an 'ancient relic' look.

I've set the funding goal to £1500, as this would allow me to bulk-buy the materials needed to create the replicas and start selling these to fellow Zelda fans and cosplay fanatics. I really enjoyed creating this mask and would be honoured if people got some joy from it. 

Don't tell me... My mask.. You DID get it back... Didn't you?!
Don't tell me... My mask.. You DID get it back... Didn't you?!

Shipping

Shipping times are based around the unfortunate fact that I have a 9-5 job to do (It would be amazing to do this as a full-time job though!), but rest assured I will be fulfilling orders as fast as I can. I will be shipping masks in batches as I'm completing them, rather than waiting until the end, so those of you who back first will receive your masks a lot quicker. UK orders include shipping via ParcelForce which should be delivered within 48 hours, international orders do have an added cost as it is more expensive to ship abroad. 

I'm more than happy to ship to anywhere in the world, and all masks will be protectively packaged and sent using tracked postage to make sure you receive them in perfect condition!

If you don't get that mask back soon, something terrible will happen!
If you don't get that mask back soon, something terrible will happen!

 The Creative Process...

Humble beginnings...
Humble beginnings...
Early sculpting work after LOTS of sanding
Early sculpting work after LOTS of sanding
A bit more sculpting...
A bit more sculpting...
The last push before the base coat went on!
The last push before the base coat went on!
A healthy coat of primer filler before the carving began
A healthy coat of primer filler before the carving began
Carved details
Carved details
The finished sculpt right before it was covered in a healthy layer of silicone!
The finished sculpt right before it was covered in a healthy layer of silicone!

Risks and challenges

As with any project of this ilk, the main risk with producing a large number of replicas would be damage to the mould. Silicone moulds are very durable, but over time tiny rips and tears can create minute imperfections that eventually spread across the piece. To combat this, I would love to create a second mould should I raise sufficient funds. Not only would that help with production times but would reduce wear and tear on the mould I'm currently using.

Apart from this obviously production times would be the next thing to consider, with me being a solo act. To counter this I have limited the number of masks available to those I believe I can complete within the times given. Rest assured however that I will not compromise on quality. Should I be funded I will be very open with the whole process and will do my best to keep everyone in the loop about any possible delays, as my priority will be getting the best possible final result to you.

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    You'll get my eternal thanks for helping people meet with a terrible fate...

    In addition should there be any breakages that can't be sold for full price, I'll contact you on a first-come first-served basis and you will be offered these at a lower price (depending on the scale of the break and how easy it would be to repair).

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    You'll get a raw cast straight from the mould to clean up and paint however you like! Masks are cast in white polyurethane resin and will need to be trimmed and painted. Before this Kickstarter finishes I will be posting a full instructable online for you to follow along should you wish.

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    A cleaned up mask, sprayed black and ready for you to paint. This mask will have been cleaned up and sanded ready to go, with all excess plastic from the moulding process removed and a durable black undercoat sprayed on to create an ideal surface for painting onto.

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    You'll receive a fully completed mask ready for display, shipped in a second batch to be started after the initial batch is finished. Completed masks will again be shipped in the order they were backed, and this is a slightly cheaper option for those who don't mind waiting a bit longer.

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    The Front Page!!

    Another batch of 10 masks to be shipped between November and February, in celebration of the news!

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    A fully painted mask like the one in the pictures. For those of you who just want the finished article, this is for you. You'll receive a completed mask ready for display as soon as I can get them shipped. As I'm just one guy this might take a while, but I'll be shipping the masks as they're completed in the order they've been backed.

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