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Skull Kid Multi-Views by aphid777 Skull Kid Multi-Views by aphid777
***Edit: Skull Kid is not for sale and I am not taking commissions at this time! Sorry! :(

***Edit 2: Thanks so much for the DD and for all the lovely comments and favs! :hug:

***Edit 3: Sorry, but I don't have a pattern for Skull Kid!  He was done free-hand because the directions were too complex to write out.  The only patterns I have are available in the "Patterns" folder of my gallery.

"You've met with a terrible fate haven't you?" -Happy mask salesman

Skull Kid is approximately 18" tall, several inches taller with the hat :)

So, this is my pride and joy that I've been working on for a few weeks, many long hours a day. He does have wire support because I wanted him to be poseable, including his darn fingers. His mask is also removable! The mask details and Skull Kid's face are needle-felted because I wanted them to REALLY stand out. The face is one of the more important things to me, which is why I usually make eyes and such out of felt, or as of late, needle-felting. And plus I can't embroider.. Am I the only one who has problems controlling where the thread stays in crocheted works?? ._. Whatever the case, I seem to suck at embroidering, while needle-felting makes me happy because the results are much better for me.

The Legend of Zelda series has got to be my favorite game series of all time. I've been intending to make some of the characters from the games, but I waited it out because I wanted to improve my crocheting skills before giving it a shot. Definitely have to do justice to the characters of the greatest series ever! As I've said before, I chose to make Skull Kid first because:

1. He doesn't have a human face, which I'm not quite ready to try yet, but I still get to ease into making something with a humanoid form
2. Majora's mask is insanely cool

I hope you guys like how he turned out! I definitely gave it my best effort!

Skull Kid WIP 1: fav.me/d64796p
Skull Kid WIP 2: fav.me/d64cudh
Skull Kid WIP 3: fav.me/d64opyo

Majora's Mask WIP: Majora's Mask WIP by aphid777

Finished Skull Kid: You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you? by aphid777, Chilling. by aphid777

Also submitted into :iconamigurumi-challenge:'s current contest, "Giant Amigurumi"

Other LoZ works:
Young Link WIP 3 by aphid777 LoZ: Poe by aphid777 Link's Blacklist Project: Four Swords-Octorok by aphid777 Midna by aphid777
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Given 2013-05-27
Skull Kid Multi-Views by ~aphid777 is one of the most accurate Skull Kid and Majora's Mask reproductions around! Notice all the details and marvelous use of color transitions. Also suggested by *demiveemon, ~Valhallia and ~MCalhen. ( Featured by Talty )
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Mrs-Reynolds Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
~stares mouth wide open, eyes wide.... almost drools on self~ I can't express enough how amazed I am...
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legallyme2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Artist
Love your works of art.  You are truly blessed.
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :hug:
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ZoeyShadows Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
O-O Are you going to open more commissions for this to be made for a Massive Zelda Fan (That would be me XD) so I can stick him on my desk? O-O
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really wish I had time for commissions!  Maybe someday :(
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ZoeyShadows Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok. Don't be sad be glad ^-^ (just sounded like a bad commercial XD)
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Bubblegm74 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Question? How were you able to make the tips of the hat flare out because they seem to defy gravity? Did you put wire around the edges and single crochet around the wire to cover it? I'm trying to crochet Skull Kid and was just wanting pointers when it comes to his hat! Thanks for sharing your creations with us! :happybounce: 
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, you guessed it! I had to put wire around the edges and cover it with stitches.
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Bubblegm74 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the confirmation! Did you put wire on the long strands coming out of the hat too, or do you lightly pack it with stuffing? Sorry for the multiple questions!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just add wire coming out of the hat too. The strips off the hat are single-layered so no stuffing involved :)
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SmuggleMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow. Just wow.
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :la:
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SmuggleMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome, this thing is just plain amazing!
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Okami5 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist
wow! this is amazing!  thank you very much for sharing this piece of art with us =)
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the kind comment! :)
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blueberrysituation Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Beautiful! How did you make the gradient on the spikes around the mask?
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  I crocheted with several strands of different colored yarn at the same time :)
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! My all-time favorite game also.. I love seeing Skull Kid without the mask :O
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  It really was such a great game :la:
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! c:
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Rian-Moeru Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I really hopes you puts up the patterns *.* I have a friend who's a Zelda fanatic! And I hopes to see the midna pattern ups somedays! You do such good works XD
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't think I'll be able to put up patterns for complex dolls like these :( I ended up winging a lot of parts and the shaping often was done by how I put the pieces together. Sorry about that! I'm glad you like my work though!
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Rian-Moeru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Well that's fine toos! XD Not gonna pressure or anythings XD I just really loves stuff likes that. I bets it tooks forevers, with all the small bits and all! It must have been tedious sewing it all together XD
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha yeah, I just feel bad when people ask :(  Thank you for understanding!  I do have some patterns posted in the "patterns and tutorials" folder of my gallery if you happen to like any of those characters :)
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Rian-Moeru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thanks! And no problems! And I'll gives that a looks XD Thanks! Happy crocheting!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You too! ^_^
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gatitocosplay Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*^*
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^
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erie-1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
very cool!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :)
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suki626 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I have to try and make one of these now. I probably don't have anywhere near the skills necessary to wing a pattern that complex, but this is too awesome not to try.
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  I hope you do!
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DuShadow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A great doll, made from a great game.
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great game, indeed :D  And thank you!!
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MichelleWittlin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love your work.  What size hook and yarn did you use.  Going to try my hand at it.  Son asked me to make one.  Maybe mixed media.  Crochet, felt and clay will let you know.
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!  I used sizes E and F hooks throughout the work.  I'll be looking forward to seeing yours! :dance:
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lilkittyg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually the best crochet thing I've ever seen. I'm in awe and wish I had skills like yours. So far I am only able to make things with a pattern and I don't really know how to get started in creating my own.
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  I am flattered :hug:  It just takes practice!  I followed so many patterns before getting the hang of shaping and I'm still learning! :)
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Zypxer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
tutotial! tutorial! :D lol xd
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha maybe someday when I've forgotten how much work he took =P
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monabutterfly Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are insanely talented.  I am sad that there isn't a pattern I can go by, but I hope you don't mind me trying to take your WP pcs an make onr for my daughter.  Ths is not only very cool, but very well done. 
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  Yes, I don't mind :)  Hope you'll share a photo of yours when you're done!
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AnyaZoe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is spectacular!!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :)
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Skullcreator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Okay... mind BLOWN!!! O.O 
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D :D
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renji7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
:o I don't even have words to describe how amazing I think this is... Fantastic job! So clean and intricately detailed!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!! I really appreciate it :)
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ragdiann1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
WOW!! You have crocheted an amazing piece of art! When I saw this, I thought, "I would surely like to make one for my grandson and wouldn't he be so surprised!." He loves Zelda!  I did a Tunisian Legend of Zelda Triforce pillow last Christmas for him and a Jack Harkness doll...of course, I added my own extra details to make them special for him. Your piece would stretch my skills, which is what I am always looking to do....makes it more exciting and interesting...for me. If you wouldn't mind my asking...what size hook did you use?  I was wondering the circumference and length of his head, also, his chest.  I'm really inspired by your creation and I'm going to do one for my grandson. Just hoping it will turn out even half as nice as yours. Thank you, so much, for sharing with all of us.....
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!  I'm glad you like him! :)  I used sizes E and F hooks interchangeably.  I don't remember which hook for which parts specifically, but they're pretty close in size so it shouldn't make a huge difference.  I don't have a tape measure on hand, but his head is about 5 inches in diameter and his chest is about the same or slightly less in width.  Sorry about how vague that is, but I hope it helps a little.

I'd love to see him when you're all done! Best of luck! :)
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