Costume :Ghirahim
Source :Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

On the Prowl for Link ;)

Hello, Princess.

"I'll beat you within an inch of your life..."

Zelda... you are MINE.

overtaking the stage xD


Skyward Sword Group

ready to attack

demon lord vs. bodyguard


with Taokaka again :P

Detailed Reference


Costume Information

Cost : £100 at a guess
Awards : 1st Place Winning "Group" for the SFX Competition 2012
Time Taken : 3 weeks roughly

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!


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Skyward Sword cosplay <3
Good luck, this needs to be done!

by Cattrocious on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 22:58
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Hells yeah! I would love to get a group :')
Thank you, I'm scared.. hope I can do it!

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 23:09
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I'm sure you'll be fine. There should be a Skyward Sword group, now that I need to see.

by Cattrocious on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 23:16
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you should do this! i'm making loftwing :D

by zeldaloftwing on Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 - 00:36
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YES <3

by Marisa-Chan on Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 - 13:13
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We should definitely do a LoZ-SS group for MCM May 2012!

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 - 15:59
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This is going to be awesome! Gotta love Ghirahim!

by TheStarlightFairy on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 00:12
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I love you so much!

by Alyx on Monday, 26 December, 2011 - 21:04
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Do you need a Zelda and an Impa for may? :0 me and my friend will be cosplaying them

by Zelda on Monday, 26 December, 2011 - 21:05
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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! :)

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 26 December, 2011 - 22:28
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This looks amazing so far! I can't wait to see this when it's finished <3

by ShadowIndustries on Tuesday, 27 December, 2011 - 01:25
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WHOA, that makeup and wig test! Fantastic job!

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 27 December, 2011 - 06:12

Whoa man your face is excellent for him, looking forward to this!

by Anggul on Tuesday, 27 December, 2011 - 11:31
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You look awesome bigbro well done

by Tally_Zahlen on Tuesday, 27 December, 2011 - 13:22
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@PLASTIC_ANIME - Fantastic :P!!!! we will def be up for a group <3 woop woop

by Zelda on Tuesday, 27 December, 2011 - 17:59
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Tif-excellent!! :)
and wow, thanks guys!<3

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 27 December, 2011 - 21:19
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Great job with the make-up, it looks awesome so far! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Wednesday, 28 December, 2011 - 20:55

Wow make-up test looks stunning D: well done usdusdh

by - on Thursday, 29 December, 2011 - 00:52
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make up looking good XD. This guy really creeps me out, but still it will be fun to see it complete.

by yami-no-neko on Thursday, 29 December, 2011 - 13:36
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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.

by Plasticsharkattack on Thursday, 29 December, 2011 - 15:16
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This is a really interesting looking cosplay. It is coming along very well, good work =]

by Kacela on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 19:58
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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~

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 09:36
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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!

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 12:37
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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

by LinkyLex on Monday, 16 January, 2012 - 20:32
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Looking good! :D

by Kinreal on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 - 23:31
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Eeee thanks guys. I really hope I do him justice >.<
since he is so FABULOUS :)

by Plasticsharkattack on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 - 13:09
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One day Ben....I DEMAND Ghirahim x Sweeney Todd (crack pairing...makes them hotter ;D) xxxx

by animekid3000 on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 - 21:01
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Looking good Ben!! :o That wig really suits you \o/ Love the makup shot o3o~~
And we'll see you at HJ! :D

by rocksanie on Friday, 27 January, 2012 - 17:12
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Winning C:

by rokubomb on Saturday, 11 February, 2012 - 15:55
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Thanks! :3

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 21:14
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Holy wow! *__* Everything looks great so far! 8D Lookin' forward to seeing this complete~

by KiraraYumi on Friday, 17 February, 2012 - 23:49
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Thank you very much! :3

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 22:02
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Really awesome progress! Well done! :oD

by GlueyCarpet on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 19:52
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You look amazing!!! Such an awesome cosplay!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 21:18

Looking FAB!

by No thanks on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 21:30
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Squeee, thanks! ^^ Wish my wig would have behaved, though!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 22:09
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This is awesome! Great job =D

by Kacela on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 22:34
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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

by yami-no-neko on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 23:00
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AHHHH it's finished!
& it's soooooo amazing. You did a really good job!

by LinkyLex on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 13:16
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Really like this. Nice work. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 14:04
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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!

by Harajuku-Guy on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 14:26
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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!

by tripletriad on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 19:15
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You look absolutely fabulous! *_* <3

by ShadowIndustries on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 19:10
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Such a striking costume, you did a great job!

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 19:11
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Oh wow, thank you *so* much everyone! Glad y'all like! :D

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 19:48
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Nice one!

by Siouxsie James on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 12:35
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This is excellent. I love the sword.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 18:31
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Thank you! >///<

by Plasticsharkattack on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 01:20
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This is beyond awesome! You make an awesome Girahim!

by TheStarlightFairy on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 02:36
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Ahhh youve truly aced this :D Its come out amazinglyyyyyyyy you should be so proud i love your sword too <3

by Solaria on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 09:02
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Awesome as fook! :D

by Kinreal on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 10:10
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Thank you! ^o^

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 11:44
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Looking good dude! I really did NOT recognize you!

by Manticore on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 15:38
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110% Amazing, Really love it 8'D x

by animekid3000 on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 21:39
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I look forward to seeing you in May!

by donnamevans on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 22:01
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Thank you!! :)

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 10:49
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So impressively awesome, you pull it off so well, finish his amazing nice one! :D

by alienqueen on Sunday, 2 September, 2012 - 21:36

i remember seeing this at expo C: It's awesome well done C:

by Chimmy on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 19:51
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Everything is so amazingly neat, I love it! I espsecially love that cape

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 20:02
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Haha, thanks guys. I loved that cape so much!

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 15:43
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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 :)

by MadlyScientific on Sunday, 2 February, 2014 - 13:28

This is amazing, good work!

by g123 on Sunday, 16 February, 2014 - 17:55

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....... (Posted 21st February 2012)

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

Gloves (Posted 19th January 2012)

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

Fabric update (Posted 16th January 2012)

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... ¬_¬

Progress Report: (Posted 9th January 2012)

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

THE CAPEEEEE (Posted 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!

ordered... (Posted 26th December 2011)

white zentai
red fabric
resin stuff

YAY :)

Wig (Posted 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 :)