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.
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.
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.
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!