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TZP: Malon Singing

By Adella
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It was rare that Malon had the time to ride anymore, but with Mr. Ingo back to normal, she was able to break away. Out here, she could truly feel free. With her steed wandering a few feet away, she began to pick her way through the flowers. It wasn't long before a song found its way out of her. This was the best place to sing, because here she could be anything she imagined. The wind picked up, unsettling the grass and carrying her melody far across the field.

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!).

I really wanted this one to be a nighttime picture. Several of us tried with it, but the lighting on the original picture just wasn't fit for Date-To-Night conversion. Night photography was not an option, since we did not have the location available at night. So we had to settle for a daytime joyride, which I think is just as nice! Hope you guys like it!

Malon Model: Sarah Quillian *Adella
Costume: Made by Sarah Quillian *Adella
Photography: IndigoVerse *Indigo76
Matte Painting: Mickael Forrett
Makeup/Special FX: Chase Birdsong
Lighting Assistant: Marcus Eddings
Assistant Camera: Julia Starr
Bowser Pin: Donated by ~AnimeGeer
Storyboarding: Sofia Alexander *Elenath

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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! The background is a beautiful digital matte painting by Mickael Forrett.

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!

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OkamiJubei's avatar
That is really beautiful
KevinR12345's avatar
I know it's been said before, but I'm saying it again.
Adella's avatar
Haha I actually was thinking this too <3
Rhyn-Art's avatar
You even included the Bowser broach, nice
The hills are alive!  With the sound of music!!!! XD
I-am-His-artist's avatar
I was thinking the exact same thing :D
MkThunderwd's avatar
What? No 1920x1080 version for my wallpaper?! Please, don't make me upscale. :(
MkThunderwd's avatar
Oops. Duplicated. Why can't I delete it... boo.
MkThunderwd's avatar
What? No 1920x1080 version for my wallpaper?! How may I get it?
AKOMAPSDC's avatar
UsagiYogurt's avatar
I love how you made it worn and dirty, which makes it all the more convincing. I see many cosplayers that do similar characters and keep their costumes immaculate, lessening the realism. It must be nerve-wracking to dirty something that one has worked so hard on, not knowing if they would be able to clean it out later if they wanted to do that, but sometimes it creates the perfect effect.
Riiahime's avatar
why am i reminded of aerith?
Mengtastic's avatar
omg I love death mountain in the background, Oiii I feel those goosebumps showing up!
Scarygermangirl's avatar
Omg she's so beautyful >w<
kjphoto's avatar
I remember your love for this game. Your images are inspiring.
Adella's avatar
what the! where did you come from?!
DisneyJAM's avatar
Beautiful photo and costume. I look forward to future posts regarding The Zelda Project. I have to wonder, though.. Why do you guys spend so much time looking for great locations to photograph, then have someone paint a fake background for you? If you're not going to use the actual background, why go through so much trouble to travel such long distances to photograph?
Jalexander28's avatar
malon es la mejor
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Bida-san's avatar
So beautiful and amazing as always!
What about a moonlight ride on a full moon or nearly full moon?
shinagamisora's avatar
I wish you guys could walk around, pretending to be Zelda characters. Then I'd be so happy that my childhood has come to life...sigh...
ninjaLawliet's avatar
this is amazing, even if you couldn't do a night pic ^^
HunterSerenity's avatar
No matter what costume you wear, you always look beautiful! I hope I can make cosplay costumes like you one day!
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