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TZP: Link and Saria by Adella TZP: Link and Saria by Adella
The tune was a clever one. Even the grumpiest of souls could not resist the urge to rise up on their toes and spin as the fairies did.

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 once the cosplay segment of the project is completed!).

Link Model: Anthony Beaston "Lune"
Saria Model: Alondra C.
Costume: Made by me
Photography: IndigoVerse *Indigo76
Makeup/Special FX: Joellen Elam *Lillyxandra
Prosthetics/Special FX: Dasha Bolotina
Leatherworking: Ben Wallace, Me
Sword/Shield/Sheath: Aaron Granofsky, [link]
Visual Effects: Julia Starr `night-fate
Assistant Photographer/Lighting: Aimee AKA =SeptSky
Assistant Camera: Evan James

The Zelda Project Official Website:

Link's Costume:

The boots, gloves, and belts are all real leather, which we will be distressing further in the future. The gloves are still in semi pristine order right now, because Link has just emerged from the Temple of Time in his new clothes! The sword and shield are made with a number of different materials including high density foam, fiberglass, and resin. We included with the shield some distressing, since he is able to use it as a kid, but we will embellish it further as time goes on! The tunic is made with rayon spandex jersey knit, and the underclothes are a combination of 100% linen and spandex ITY. I will be posting a more in depth "how it was made" on the website once all of the photos have been posted!

Saria's Costume:

The jumper is made with 100% cotton sweater knit with a slight lurex spun in to give it just enough "fairy sparkle." The turtle neck is a 100% wool 5x3 rib knit. I hand dyed both the jumper fabric, and the turtle neck fabric to be the colors that I wanted.

I always thought it was sad that Saria could not grow up, nor die, and that Link would someday pass away. This scene of Saria and Link playing the Ocarina never happened in the game, but it was something we wanted so badly to include! We ran out of time on this shoot to get all the interactive photos that we wanted, but what we did get we thought you all would love! A very sweet scene of childhood friends taking a moment to enjoy each other's company. ;)

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 visual effects, 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!

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EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! These are just simply fantastic! :omfg: 
Well done you guys! :clap:
KipiMichaelis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is beautiful!!!! omg I wanna cry!!!! <3 <3 <3
SmoothiiRBLX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ForestCore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strange, because she is practically his mother :0.
rocknroler Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This whole shoot is just too perfect, I would fave all of these pictures! I think I've fainted. 
Rolllover9 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
THAT COSPLAY IS FUCKING AMAZING!!! And Im really critical when it comes to cosplay
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
I like this a lot! the costumes are amazing!
OwenEsqe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
People like to tell me that cosplayers never look like the actual character. If this doesn't prove them wrong I don't know what will.
ajshim Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link and Saria's relationship is always one that I loved as a kid and I was sad to see that when Link became his journey he had to limit his time with Saria.

Breath taking cosplays, they really capture the moment of Saria and Link's time together.
Walis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This series is so outstanding, and I think this particular shot with Link and Saria finally together again is the best.  So bittersweet, just like how I felt watching their reunion in the game.
Tulpen-Teufel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the fairies dancing together. :D
Sweet detail. :heart:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
such an awesome cosplay!
mompop26isback Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They look really amazing.
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.. are you serious? these photographs just get better and better!
EmisBakery Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Besides that I think this is absolutely stunning and amazing I want to point out some slight critiscism.
Based on the game this isn't correct. When Link gets old Saria is in the Forest Temple, so the only time they could play the ocarina together would be when Link was young.
LilyBlight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Read the description: "I always thought it was sad that Saria could not grow up, nor die, and that Link would someday pass away. This scene of Saria and Link playing the Ocarina never happened in the game, but it was something we wanted so badly to include!"
Ordaleon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Is beacuase the movie is not based on the Ocarina of Time game, is based on a fanfic story after the Majoras Mask game.
auress Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
he looks so much exactly like link!
Jalexander28 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
super vacan genial xD
FMAYahsa12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
After seeing the video, I feel like I was with you guys while taking this for some reason. ^.^''
Songoka Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so great!!!
XxAMUTO-LUVERxX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god. I just loveee this picture. <3 Anthony looks so good, and Alondra just looks so amazing!
BUBBLEtwinkie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Omg, Anthony and Alondra are just so perfect...
CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
This series is excellent, ah the memories. It's sitting in the cabinet about five feet away from me. Heard something... hey!
KandiSOUL Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fourth-Ruler-Entity Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
For Ocarina of Time's Story by far my favorite pair.
Only can imagine what they'd be able to do if the remake had written more life into the dialog of the characters no?
XiggyXDemy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Asrath Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
TZP is the most AMAZING cosplay photoshoot EVER!
I usually don't really like cosplay, but this is AMAZING! These people could have walked directly out of the game, and the atmosphere... wow, it's so good!! Same for the costumes! A-MA-ZING!
AlissaBishop Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not a fan of cosplay stuff, but I am a major fan of zeldaaaaaaa<3333333333
HaniaJedi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These pictures are amazings!!
Two Navis? AUUGH!! XP
DoubleD67 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This picture is wonderful !
mideva Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely shot! nicely done!
Luvwinx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist
What you guys are doing for the Zelda Project is truly amazing! Keep up the great work!:)
Digital--Love Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This is adorable!! <3
mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a living video game!
Pocokiti Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too cute and I'm almost inspired to draw this out.
CrashKirby64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta love them ocarina buddies. :dummy:
knightOfofHirule Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
magestic shot
maryasadi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow *O*
FATALxFRAME Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student
Love this, saw it on youtube :D <3
SilentDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I truly adore this couple! Awesome background and cosplayers, they really did a great job! :D
FunDoom Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ive seen a thousand link cosplays but Ive never seen a Saria cosplay until now. AND ITS AWESOME!
ZeldaLinkForever Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... never happens.
greenlemonlady Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
even perfect isnt the right word! i love it!
RedRebellion101 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have played: Saria's Song
Teleport to Lost Woods?
Yes <---

Sorry had to be done.
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in this weeks installment of The A,B,C's of Cosplay! Thank you for uploading your excellent work to Deviant Art! :aww:
Kerroh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Oh my goodness this is gorgeous and perfect!
firestarlover12 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Damn. ^^
Sorenran Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's a very beautiful shoot.
There are perfectly the atmosphere of the game world, the framing, light, environment ... all there.
I would like to achieve the same picture, but i've not the same level.
Really congratulations for this magnificent work that is just a joy to behold.

Sorry for my English, if I make mistakes XD
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