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Skull Kid Unmasked!  High Detail Custom Amigurumi by SadDaysCrochet Skull Kid Unmasked!  High Detail Custom Amigurumi by SadDaysCrochet
Yes, I made Skull Kid again. This time his mask comes off! I do not know why he looks like a combination of a jack-o-lantern, a tree, and a duck under his mask, but that's what he looks like in the game and I am nothing if not true to my source material. This was a custom order for Zesuri ([link]), who liked my last skull kid so much she ordered her own! I know I hinted to some Zelda fans that there would be more Zelda in the works, I hope you aren't too disappointed that it's the same character again!

To see a bunch more pictures (including a solo-shot of the mask, a shot of him wearing the mask, and a shot of him next to a ruler for scale) go here: [link]

Order your own custom doll here: [link] !

My pricing is $10/hour, and typically price cap custom dolls at 20 hours, or $200. I actually timed myself making this doll, which may have been a mistake, because I found out how long this actually takes me- the main body took 25 hours, and the mask took 14. May I be the first to say holy fuck about this? I'm sure there was at least an hour that I neglected to time, so that's 40 hours- twice what I capped the price at. No hard feelings to Zesuri for getting this doll half off, but if anyone else wants a Skull Kid doll, I am officially removing the price cap. This only applies to Skull Kid! Because he is super complicated and time consuming. Especially with the removable mask.

Bragging: I made dozens of tiny improvements on the original. All in all I am much happier with how this one came out. Especially as the mask is the correct size- in the game it is much bigger than his face, and last time I made it face-sized.

Crochet nerdiness: I did the body (dark brown) with a 3mm hook, the clothes with a 4mm hook. The beak and the mask features were crocheted from embroidery floss with a needle that I am guessing is a 1.75 mm, but I'm not sure? The other mask pieces are 3mm hook again, and the other details are embroidered (and my fingers still hurt from it). His eyes are orange beads, and I created a very interesting socketing technique that I would be happy to tell you about if you are interested. The 'wooden' loops that comprise the belt and hatband (that you can't see) and shoe details are crochet over wire loops. The mask also has a wire rim with two spikes that insert into the face so he can wear the mask. I worked from the outside in on the mask this time, instead of the inside out, and it worked much better. He is stuffed with polyester stuffing, and polyester beads in the feet to give him weight. He has no structure or wire inside his body.

Hurrah!
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WuMeDesign Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome job. great detail on him and its all yarn, thread and needle.
I haven't tackle anything the detailed yet. if I get commissioned then maybe.
good luck on future sales.
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bunnyvalentine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really cool!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :w00t:
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evilkingZEEKER Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Artist
impressive,I can barely make beanies
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gotta start somewhere! :D
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evilkingZEEKER Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Artist
i know huh either way yur awesome
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Eternay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gawd, that's amazing O_O
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gosh, thank you!
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Talty Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You've been featured in this Majora's Mask Artisan Crafts Feature. Happy Holidays! :holly:
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Two features in a week?!? That's super awesome! Thank you so much, and happy New Year!
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AwesomeNeko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this is the single most amazing amigurumi I ever did see
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thank you so much for that! You should check this out though... [link] ... because I think he's even better. ;)
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crocheter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The detail on this is incredible!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gosh thanks! The details are very important to me.
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StripeyKneeSocks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Way cool!!!!
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borysbrytva Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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Crittercre8r Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg! This one is even more amazing than the last!

Crochet nerdiness myself: The first thing I noticed (other than the hat) were the socketed eyes! Those are so cool! I would love to know how you made them! I still love all the little details on the mask!

I can't wait to see what you come up with next! =D
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I hoped it would be.

Okay, socket nerdiness: I started the face with two coils which I expanded up into half spheres around the beads, but inside out so that when I expanded them out flat the crochet was all facing the correct direction. I then put yarn through each bead and tied it into the socket so that they wouldn't fall out and the sockets wouldn't flip inside out and become bulges instead of indentations. Then I connected the socket+bead pieces together where the nose would be and filled in the triangular gaps above and below where the two pieces met, then did a couple of rounds around the whole thing creating the front of the face. Then I started the head from the top and expanded down until I hit the face which I latched to the forehead and then filled in around the sides of the face until I got to the bottom where I continued in a full circle to the chin (and then reduced for the neck)! ...Does that make sense?
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Crittercre8r Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the explanation! I think so! Lol! I guess I will find out if I try to recreate it! =P
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A-Lime Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
:wow: u r really amazing, i love the details on the mask.
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! Those details were difficult, but well worth it I think. I hope you don't mind if I delete your accidental double post. :D
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
absolutely beautiful:clap::wow:
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Zesuri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you know, I am more and more impressed every time I see this. :faint: Your work is just so incredibly detailed and amazing and accurate! And now I feel really bad that it took so long with the price cap. ^^; But I promise to take good care of Skull Kid when he arrives. I'm so thankful for all the effort you put into making him. Thank you. :)
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Don't even think about feeling bad! I only made a big deal of it because I was so surprised- I chose to take the extra time to make a doll I was satisfied with, and that made it 100% worth while. :D

I am so very glad that you are pleased, and I am so very glad that you will look after him. I've gotten rather fond of him over all this time. He's in the post and should be with you on Thursday!

I love making custom dolls because I love to make things that are important to someone and will be loved. Knowing that he is will be important to you is what is important to me. I hope all my customers will be as understanding and appreciative as you have been!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Once again, you are amazing :D
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well once again, thank you very much.
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Sprits Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely brilliant <3
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craftyhanako Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, if I could suggest you for a DD again, I would lol.
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
My goal is to get better and better for the next six months, and then have something mind-blowingly good when I'm allowed to qualify for DD again. :D Congrats on your DD by the way! I was delighted to hear you got one for yourself after you had been instrumental in my getting one.
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MyBloodyDeadZombie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Winner Fries!!!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay! ...I think? Is that what you get on the side when you win something?
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MyBloodyDeadZombie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
umm sure XD
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Tsurera Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very impressive job!

As for time consumption, try sculpting :XD:
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I knew there had to be a profession out there that took longer than the one I picked! I feel better about it now. :D Also thank you!
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pipedreamdragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is just precious. Good job. : )
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SneaselReject Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Very amazing job!
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Photographer
40 hours, holy! Lucky Kesuri! @A@ The mask definitely looks a lot better this time; congrats on your hard work, it paid off! 8D (if only half-off, but still ;w; )
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I guess what I didn't make back in money I made in practice and personal satisfaction. :D
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Sculptin-Sam Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is some seriously insane crocheting right here... Skull Kid looks spot on, and I love the shiny beaded eyes, but the tiny careful stitches on the mask are what I find especially eye-popping. Wow!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Sculptin' Sam! That makes my sore fingers totally worth it. :D
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