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You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?

Line from the happy mask salesman still gives me the chills..

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

***Edit 2: 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.

So, this is my pride and joy that I've been working on for a few weeks, many long hours a day. This bud is about 18" tall. Add a few more inches with the hat. He does have wire support because I wanted him to be poseable, including his darn fingers. His mask is removable (you can see him unmasked in the mutli-view link I've provided below). 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! :squee: 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:
Skull Kid WIP 2:
Skull Kid WIP 3:

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

Skull Kid different view: Chilling. by aphid777
Skull Kid multi-views: Skull Kid Multi-Views by aphid777

Other LoZ works:
Young Link WIP 3 by aphid777 LoZ: Poe by aphid777 Link's Blacklist Project: Four Swords-Octorok by aphid777
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Amazing. One of my favorite games. You did an amazing job. Really wish you had a pattern though.

DavyJonesGirl1992's avatar
What a masterpiece! 
simonalora's avatar
Sehr beeindruckend! 
SwimmingInSounds's avatar
This is absolutely amazing!!!
Iovena's avatar
Wow, this is amazing! I never saw something like this before.
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JNerd300's avatar
This is fantastic!
Vader2222's avatar
It takes some serious skills to make something that’s so complex well done Applause 
NuKindOfCrazy's avatar
I am with you. The items I make are completely freehand. I am self taught in crocheting so it is a bit difficult for me to read patterns. Trial and error. Best part about don't like the way a stitch looks, pull it and try again. Is there any advice with needle felting or felt in general that you can give? I just started experimenting with adding felt. I tried embroidering as well, but it has not been a desire outcome.
tricotdelphine's avatar
Absolutely fabulous !!!
Great job !!!!!!!!
Congratulations ;)
PepitoDoodlez's avatar
Oh shit! i want one!! :la:
pinkythepink's avatar
Hi! :squee: Your piece has been featured in my Feature Challenge this month Monthly Feature Challenge: ZELDA as an exceptional piece of artisan craftery! :la: I hope that you'll enjoy any extra attention that it garners for you and that you'll consider participating in the challenge yourself! :blowkiss:
Budsies's avatar
This looks AMAZING
Comment je fais pour acheter le patron.
JessIzMe's avatar
This is incredible. Would you consider selling one? :D
Rydelio's avatar
You make knitting look easy. I cant even sew a button back onto my pants
WolvenVisions's avatar
This is so crazy good it makes me interested in knitting
Wool-Alchemist's avatar
This is just the best crocheted thing I have ever seen!
ldnm1856's avatar
*-So incredibly assom! good work =D-*
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AisforInterval's avatar
MOTHER OF GOD, your attention to detail is astounding! All I can do is applaud you! How did you get the gradient on the eyes? Is it sewn on fabric?
you could make a killing off of patterns for these. I would pay mad money for the pattern, this is way too difficult for me to figure out on my own!
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