Ghirahim - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


London MCM Expo May 2012

1st Place Winning "Group" for the SFX Competition 2012




DEMON LORD yes yes yes.
I love demons!
This is going to be DIFFICULT, I can tell!
LOZ-SS = <3
(HOPEFULLY) doing this for Hyper Japan, Feb 2012 [SUNDAY]! Cannot wait.

*Post-HJ-Edit*: This was so much fun to wear and I was so glad that people liked it! I was so nervous when I was putting it all on (which took 1 whole hour! Lol!)
The only problem was that the wig was a massive annoying failure and kept covering the whole of my face, even when I tried to style it to a nice pointed tip, it just would no co-operate. (RAGE!)
& thanks to GlueyCarpet for helping make me the sword base :)
ANDDD also, I have a tip for people: NEVER WORK IN FRONT OF A MIRROR WHEN YOU ARE DOING A COSPLAY! I ended up cutting the fringe into the wrong side of the wig, and didn't have time to buy a new one; so just think of me as a 'mirror-image' Ghirahim :')

re-wearing to MCM MAY with a group, on THE SATURDAY :) - *edit* the group was SO SO much fun, met some lovely new people and I got to do Ghirahim again PROPERLY this time, with the correct fringe and better face/body paint :) Had a lovely time and really enjoyed wearing him again!


Cattrocious posted on 28 November, 2011 - 21:58
Skyward Sword cosplay <3 Good luck, this needs to be done!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 28 November, 2011 - 22:09
Hells yeah! I would love to get a group :') Thank you, I'm scared.. hope I can do it!

Cattrocious posted on 28 November, 2011 - 22:16
I'm sure you'll be fine. There should be a Skyward Sword group, now that I need to see.

zeldaloftwing posted on 28 November, 2011 - 23:36
you should do this! i'm making loftwing :D

Marisa-Chan posted on 29 November, 2011 - 12:13
YES <3

Plasticsharkattack posted on 29 November, 2011 - 14:59
We should definitely do a LoZ-SS group for MCM May 2012!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 29 November, 2011 - 23:12
This is going to be awesome! Gotta love Ghirahim!

Alyx posted on 26 December, 2011 - 20:04
I love you so much!

Zelda posted on 26 December, 2011 - 20:05
Do you need a Zelda and an Impa for may? :0 me and my friend will be cosplaying them

Plasticsharkattack posted on 26 December, 2011 - 21:28
Awh, Alyx - thankyou babe <3<3 Tif - DEFINITELY. that would be awesome, I know someone who will be cosplaying as Fi, so would be awesome to do a group! :)

ShadowIndustries posted on 27 December, 2011 - 00:25
This looks amazing so far! I can't wait to see this when it's finished <3

tripletriad posted on 27 December, 2011 - 05:12
WHOA, that makeup and wig test! Fantastic job!

Anggul posted on 27 December, 2011 - 10:31
Whoa man your face is excellent for him, looking forward to this!

Tally_Zahlen posted on 27 December, 2011 - 12:22
You look awesome bigbro well done

Zelda posted on 27 December, 2011 - 16:59
@PLASTIC_ANIME - Fantastic :P!!!! we will def be up for a group <3 woop woop

Plasticsharkattack posted on 27 December, 2011 - 20:19
Tif-excellent!! :) and wow, thanks guys!<3

ToroSonyCat posted on 28 December, 2011 - 19:55
Great job with the make-up, it looks awesome so far! :D

- posted on 28 December, 2011 - 23:52
Wow make-up test looks stunning D: well done usdusdh

yami-no-neko posted on 29 December, 2011 - 12:36
make up looking good XD. This guy really creeps me out, but still it will be fun to see it complete.

Plasticsharkattack posted on 29 December, 2011 - 14:16
Thanks guys! It was so hard to mix the make-up to get it to that colour and I'm still not too happy with it - still seems a bit too green-y! But I am really looking forward to doing this one.

Kacela posted on 12 January, 2012 - 18:58
This is a really interesting looking cosplay. It is coming along very well, good work =]

Siouxsie James posted on 13 January, 2012 - 08:36
looking guuuud! :) can't wait to see it finished! Wont be at HJ so make sure you post photo's on here !!! And will you be wearing this to any other con's this year? I'm making a FI cosplay ^_^ and may have a small group interested for something at some point (not sure when yet)photos~

Plasticsharkattack posted on 13 January, 2012 - 11:37
Awh thanks! I still have alot to make yet, so might not get it finished in time for HJ, but I think I will also be wearing him to May MCM expo too. If you let me know what events you're doing, I'm sure I would be able to dig him out!

LinkyLex posted on 16 January, 2012 - 19:32
Awh mannn, I really wanna see this! Why can't we be at the same con :( you too far away! I can't wait to see it finished, you look so awesome! :D

Kinreal posted on 24 January, 2012 - 22:31
Looking good! :D

Plasticsharkattack posted on 25 January, 2012 - 12:09
Eeee thanks guys. I really hope I do him justice >.< since he is so FABULOUS :)

animekid3000 posted on 26 January, 2012 - 20:01
One day Ben....I DEMAND Ghirahim x Sweeney Todd (crack pairing...makes them hotter ;D) xxxx

rocksanie posted on 27 January, 2012 - 16:12
Looking good Ben!! :o That wig really suits you \o/ Love the makup shot o3o~~ And we'll see you at HJ! :D

rokubomb posted on 11 February, 2012 - 14:55
Winning C:

Plasticsharkattack posted on 12 February, 2012 - 20:14
Thanks! :3

KiraraYumi posted on 17 February, 2012 - 22:49
Holy wow! *__* Everything looks great so far! 8D Lookin' forward to seeing this complete~

Plasticsharkattack posted on 19 February, 2012 - 21:02
Thank you very much! :3

GlueyCarpet posted on 22 February, 2012 - 18:52
Really awesome progress! Well done! :oD

Littlegeeky posted on 26 February, 2012 - 20:18
You look amazing!!! Such an awesome cosplay!

No thanks posted on 26 February, 2012 - 20:30
Looking FAB!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 26 February, 2012 - 21:09
Squeee, thanks! ^^ Wish my wig would have behaved, though!

Kacela posted on 26 February, 2012 - 21:34
This is awesome! Great job =D

yami-no-neko posted on 26 February, 2012 - 22:00
XD still looks awesome, regardless of the mirror error. ( I've been there before I ended up just flipping the photos XP) It takes a lot of effort to do a costume like this, and it shows that you have put a lot of time and effort into it. Really cool. Great job

LinkyLex posted on 27 February, 2012 - 12:16
AHHHH it's finished! & it's soooooo amazing. You did a really good job!

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 February, 2012 - 13:04
Really like this. Nice work. :)

Harajuku-Guy posted on 27 February, 2012 - 13:26
Despite you saying mirror errors and spending ages in the toilet. You still did it! and you panicking about if its ok. No-one really noticed! You did one hell of an awesome job!

tripletriad posted on 27 February, 2012 - 18:15
Uwaaaa you look so fantastic! I didn't even realise about the fringe until I read it so it's not even an issue, you look amazing!

ShadowIndustries posted on 28 February, 2012 - 18:10
You look absolutely fabulous! *_* <3

Amy-Lou posted on 28 February, 2012 - 18:11
Such a striking costume, you did a great job!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 28 February, 2012 - 18:48
Oh wow, thank you *so* much everyone! Glad y'all like! :D

Siouxsie James posted on 29 February, 2012 - 11:35
Nice one!

Sephirayne posted on 29 February, 2012 - 17:31
This is excellent. I love the sword.

Plasticsharkattack posted on 1 March, 2012 - 00:20
Thank you! >///<

TheStarlightFairy posted on 1 March, 2012 - 01:36
This is beyond awesome! You make an awesome Girahim!

Solaria posted on 1 March, 2012 - 08:02
Ahhh youve truly aced this :D Its come out amazinglyyyyyyyy you should be so proud i love your sword too <3

Kinreal posted on 6 March, 2012 - 09:10
Awesome as fook! :D

Plasticsharkattack posted on 6 March, 2012 - 10:44
Thank you! ^o^

Manticore posted on 6 March, 2012 - 14:38
Looking good dude! I really did NOT recognize you!

animekid3000 posted on 6 March, 2012 - 20:39
110% Amazing, Really love it 8'D x

donnamevans posted on 23 April, 2012 - 21:01
I look forward to seeing you in May!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 24 April, 2012 - 09:49
Thank you!! :)

alienqueen posted on 2 September, 2012 - 20:36
So impressively awesome, you pull it off so well, finish his amazing nice one! :D

Chimmy posted on 7 March, 2013 - 18:51
i remember seeing this at expo C: It's awesome well done C:

ToroSonyCat posted on 7 March, 2013 - 19:02
Everything is so amazingly neat, I love it! I espsecially love that cape

Plasticsharkattack posted on 8 March, 2013 - 14:43
Haha, thanks guys. I loved that cape so much!

MadlyScientific posted on 2 February, 2014 - 12:28
Wow, Ghirahim is my favourite Skyward Sword character, you suit him so well! Everything is so detailed! You did an amazing job with this!!!I especially love the 'ready to attack' picture :)

g123 posted on 16 February, 2014 - 16:55
This is amazing, good work!

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Progress Journal

21st February 2012


The amount of diamonds I have cut out for this costume? I've lost fucking count.

19th January 2012


progress on how the "skin" diamonds look on the glove

16th January 2012

Fabric update

OK well... one of the trickiest things for this cosplay was deciding how to do all of the "skin-coloured" diamonds which run on the legs, gloves, stomach etc. - I didn't want to cut them out of the material, as they would not come out as diamond shapes (I tested on a cut-off from my morphsuit, they would just re-shape into weird circle shapes), and fabric paint seemed like an option but sometimes it doesn't come out the way you want (I would have probably had to mix paints to get the right colour, and there would likely be some type of inconsistency in the mixes I would do, knowing my luck), anyway today I happened to be in perfect luck to find some awesome fabric in *pretty much* the right colour! There seems to be alot of inconsistencies in the colour of his skin (ranging from really pale, to quite a dark, merky green) - so the fabric I've got will do!! After having cut some diamonds out and tested it on a glove, i am content with it :)
ALSO bought a new metre of red fabric for my cape - thicker cotton; because the thin polycotton I bought originally is just way too thin - and since I need to glue yellow diamonds to it... the glue would just go straight through and stain the material... ¬_¬

9th January 2012

Progress Report:

Cape is going well, and is well on the way to being finished, bought lots of yellow fabric paint today, so I can get started on the yellow diamonds. Also, received my white morphsuit today and purchased some blackout contact lenses for the dark, sexy eyes :D

6th January 2012


The cape has been cut out.. I love it. I have also made a cape-hood. Basically made from chicken-wire, which was shaped into the right(ish) shape, covered with loads of duct tape to make it all secure, then covered with red fabric. Progress is going pretty well, next step is to paint on the yellow diamonds!

26th December 2011


white zentai
red fabric
resin stuff

YAY :)

29th November 2011


Wig has been purchased - it's longer than necessary, so that it gives me room to cut it to the right shape and style :)