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TZP: Goodbye Epona

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"Epona... Epona... Growing up with me..." She sang softly into the mare's ear, stroking the side of her nose.  Epona responded with a whinny of approval, knowing this tune well.  It was time to say goodbye, and Malon snuggled close, already filled with longing for the next time she would see her two best friends again.

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short (coming soon! Stay tuned for our Kickstarter project!).

It's been a while since we've seen Malon and Epona so I thought this would be a nice treat.  I always wanted to share these pictures I took snuggling with the horsie!  He is the sweetest animal and smelled so good (If you like that sort of thing... which I do!).  A gentle giant and a true love!  I just couldn't get enough cuddling with his big ol' noggin!

Malon Model: Sarah Scott Adella Meeee!~~~
Costume: Made by Sarah Scott Adella
Photography: IndigoVerse Indigo76
Makeup/Special FX: Chase Birdsong
Lighting Assistant: Marcus Eddings
Assistant Camera: Julia Starr
Bowser Pin: Donated by AnimeGeer
Storyboarding: Sofia Alexander *Elenath
Special thanks: Jerry Rudolph, Dawn Stafford, John Sedano

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The Malon costume is a classic remake of my original Malon costume. The skirt, blouse, and scarf are all 100% linen of varying weaves and thicknesses. The costume has been distressed to show wear and tear, assuming that Malon would get dirty if she was working on the ranch all day!

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to matte painting, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. So far this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

Related Images:

TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by Adella TZP: Link and Malon by Adella TZP: Link Malon Epona and Cuccos by Adella TZP: Link and Malon observe Death Mountain by Adella TZP: Malon in the Pasture by Adella TZP: Link Rides Epona Into the Sunset by Adella TZP: Malon Singing by Adella
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AngrimmEisenmus's avatar
Very romantic picture. Gives the feeling of peace and harmony.
The dress is very detailed, even the dirt looks realistic.
I'm quite not sure if the background is CGI or coulisse. Great work!
The horse looks very calm and faithful, ears show it is curious about the happening, too.
The bridle looks fantastic and fits to the setting. The saddle the same. Why did you choose western riding material? It was a good choice!

All about I give 9.5 of 10 "happy unicorns" for this picture.
Great work, hoping for more :)
skywardocarina's avatar
You are absolutely amazing!!! ( :
ThermidorResistance's avatar
Wow! I wish someone would make this into a movie! This shows how well it translates to film!!!
Mijalein's avatar
really amazing !
CassiopeiaCosplay's avatar
I was wondering where you got the wig. @0@ it looks great!
CandyGirl105's avatar
Can I just say I really enjoy your cosplay work, you make it soo alive.<3
s0me1da3's avatar
Amazing cosplay! The level of detail is simply astonishing :D
colorprincess's avatar
What kind of horse is he? I love this I was wondering if I could use your pictures for legend of Zelda fan art reference
Adella's avatar
Sure, just please credit this piece :)
colorprincess's avatar
thanks, I'll write where I got the reference on the back of the artist trading card since I needed to find reference for drawing Epona. 
Wahl-Von-Lugacki's avatar
alissajuett's avatar
What did you use to print the patterns on the fabric?
Adella's avatar
They are hand embroidered. :)
alissajuett's avatar
That would've taken so long to do!
yukiaisuuzumaki's avatar
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bubblefairy03's avatar
Another Malon shot is a very pleasant surprise! I thought they had all been uploaded. I love how in this photo you can clearly see that her skirt is a little dirty. Realistic touches like that really help in bringing a character to life.
I can't wait to see pictures of the new Link cosplayer with Epona!
kathypanecillo's avatar
te ves hermosa ;w; yo quiero hacer cosplay tambien de malon, pero siento que no me quedará bien uvu,
RanmaCMH's avatar
I still love that you used linen for this costume.  Makes it look so much more authentic. 
jactinglim's avatar
Awwww I like the lyrics
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