Costume :Shadow Beast
Variant :Twilit Messenger
Source :The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Twili design for the front, hand painted red

Shadow Beast chest design

Headpiece progress

Zentai suit bottom half

Zentai suit top half

Attack reference


Shadow Beast reference


Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : 8 hours

Due to time constraints and work commitment this project is on hold until further notice

I have always wanted to do a Shadow Beast from Twilight Princess. This Twili Monster is a scary beast indeed, watch out to whoever confronts me… Mwahahahaha!

The Twili are a race of beings who inhabit the Twilight Realm. Most of the inhabitants were turned into "monsters" known as Shadow Beasts or shadow messengers, under Zant's evil rule.

Each time you fight in that enclosed space and hear the screams of the Shadow Beast..........you better swing that sword or bite like a wolf!


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I cannot wait <3

by Zelda on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 16:35
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This costume is gonna be so badass!
Can't wait for this group! <3

by LinkyLex on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 16:56
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Thanks I can not wait! I am going to learn the moves and get that evil scream on my phone to scare people haha! Evil badass indeed ;)

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 16:58
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Gonna be so totally brilliant!

by Plasticsharkattack on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 12:57
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Thanks dude! Super excited really want to get this started as soon as I can! TP group FTW xD

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 17:37
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hope this is still happening as it looks amazing!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 27 September, 2013 - 15:56
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Thanks! I couldn't make the outfit in time so I hope to pick this up again someday for another Twilight Princess group - I hope!

by Raye-chan on Friday, 27 September, 2013 - 16:19


Tbc... (Posted 5th September 2012)

Due to time constraints and work commitment this project is on hold until further notice

Painting the front red detail today (Posted 27th August 2012)

Started painting the detail on the front chest of the messenger today, it will need two coats but it does look really good so far!

Yay post (Posted 22nd August 2012)

My paint mixer arrived so I should be able to get cracking painting the bodysuit this weekend :)

Headpiece progress (Posted 21st August 2012)

Headpiece progress with random doodle 19-8-2012

Time to get cracking! (Posted 19th August 2012)

Ok so the general slacking has finished an I'm now going to go full steam ahead!

I have bought some mixer paint to turn day to day acrylic into fabric paint ;) it should arrive this week so I can start painting the bodysuit next weekend.

Today I started the headpiece base making the right shape for the shadow beasts evil face >:D three layers of corrugated card so far. Still lots to do but it's a start! Progress pics will follow soon.

Zentai it up (Posted 28th June 2012)

The zentai suit is fantastic, just need to find the right paint now then start the mask!

Zentai! (Posted 10th June 2012)

I bought a Zentai black bodysuit today, it will need markings added to it! Otherwise I need to start the headpiece and black stringy pieces! xD growl

New month new cosplay! (Posted 1st June 2012)

New month new cosplay! Found a grey zentai suit in black I could use about £30, also want to start making the base for the head! I have also downloaded the shadow beast music from TP - epic!