Astounding Dark Crystal Costume

Astounding Dark Crystal Costume

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous Skeksis costume from Dark Crystal. Constructed by Xaerael (aka Neil Lockwood), it won him the 2011 EuroCosplay competition. It took a year to make and cost him nearly $2000.

You can read an interview with Xaerael here.

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8 thoughts on “Astounding Dark Crystal Costume

  1. flugfrei jones says:


    1. flugfrei jones says:

      and i didn’t actually read the post before i said “gorgeous” ..

  2. Raven says:

    Holy crap! Wow! There aren’t enough interjections in English to describe this.

  3. InspiredByJim says:

    check out my 1984 tribute to The Dark Crystal and it’s creators from the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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