Majora's Mask

In the near future when the project is complete, this is how the artifact of almost unlimited power (or at least, its replica) will look like

Would you like to see the REAL Majora’s Mask? You know, the same one that almost destroyed Termina by pulling its moon down towards its biggest and most populated city? Yeah, well, that’s just in the game, we can’t expect anyone to make one any time soon, and even if they did, it would be a very dangerous accessory.

But don’t get your hopes down! Mario Meyer, a hobby artist from Austria (no, not the kangaroo land but the European country) has been working on a realistic replica for almost two months now! Sure, it’s not complete yet, but from what he did so far, it is evident that this may turn out to be the most authentic replica of Majora’s Mask yet! It takes time, but hey–Clock Town wasn’t built in a day!

According to his Facebook page, Mario has been working on the replica of the almost omnipotent mask capable of destroying worlds since June 7th. He started chronicling his progress on July 16th when he created the Facebook page, which brought some Zelda fans to support and help him.

Majora's Origin

An ordinary piece of wood you cut onions on, right? Who would’ve thought that this is the origin of the almighty Majora’s Mask?

Mario began his work with a raw piece of wood, because the idea from the start was to make this replica feel as real as possible. The mask was designed by Cordell Felix, using the model he previously worked on for Theophany’s Majora’s Mask tribute album Time’s End, which quickly became popular among Zelda fans last December. Spending most of his free time in his workshop, Mario slowly but surely shaped the plain wood piece into the heart-shaped basis that is one of the most recognizable elements of the mystical mask.

Majora's Workshop

Something that makes this replica different from the one we featured back in March is not just that it’s made entirely of wood with a metal frame that closely resembles the mask from the game, but that Mario also took care in giving the mask the feel of ages that went by since it’s creation by unknown entities. To do this, he worked hard not only to make the face look scratched and worn out, but cracked as well, which gives it a really realistic look and feel.

Majora's Creation

The cracks on the surface of the mask are essential to make it look authentic–this is how wood would’ve looked like after many years

So, does it look real or what? If you like the idea, like the project’s Facebook page and check out Mario’s project log which is updated daily. Nevertheless, we will keep you up to date as well, as the project reaches its painting stage.

Be on the lookout–if a Mario is working on a realistic Majora’s Mask replica, we might expect a Link working on a realistic Koopa Castle replica next week!

Source: Majora’s Mask Wooden Replica on Facebook
  • Elegy

    This is so neat. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product! I'm sure that it'll be absolutely amazing once it's completed, since it's already fantastic now.

  • Justin

    I will buy it once it is done.

  • Mack

    Can I Pre-Order these?

    • Mario

      Nope… that mask will be the only one! Sorry 🙁

      Cheers,
      Mario

  • Inuit

    Oh boy! I can't WAIT for them to get the colors wrong like every other "authentic" MM replica inuit

    • Mario

      Chill out dude 😉 I won't get the colors wrong haha

      • Inuit

        Was that a pun inuit?
        Can't wait to see it then inuit~

        • Muki

          that was a good pun (intended or not)

    • Monaster

      If you think you can make a better one, than by all means, please do so.

    • Daisy

      I actually made a mask with the original colors….
      http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/106

      Although I think I have to repaint it a little…

  • Rob

    what pun, inuit? not inuit

  • Vonter

    Just remember to let it dry under the moonlight.

    • Mario

      that… and painting with Gerudo blood should do it…
      I will think of that, thanks for the hint!

      Cheers,
      Mario

  • Fierce Deity

    Mario, this is a very awesome job you've done so far. Majora's Mask being my favorite game, I can't wait to see the finished outcome of this. Looks like a masterpiece so far.

    Just…. make sure you have 911 on speed dial, a hospital nearby, the ocarina of time, and the goddesses at your disposal if you ever think to wear it.

    • Mario

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      Hahahahahaah those are priceless tipps for living with Majora's Mask in the same room. Thanks a lot for that dude! 😀

  • The Wanderer

    That mask looks already so gorgeous! I got my Majora's Mask CIB couple of days ago and those pictures gave me the perfect mood to start the game. That mask is full of mysteries. Amazing job!