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TZP: Malon in the Pasture

By Adella
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They say that Malon of Lon Lon Ranch hopes that a knight in shining armor will come and sweep her off her feet someday..

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!).

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. Can you pinpoint where she's standing? :D

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 Singing by AdellaTZP: Goodbye Epona by Adella
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Cloudochan's avatar
I love how the dress is a bit dirty it makes it seem much more real, well done!
Cloudochan's avatar
me and her both
Cascador's avatar
I've been watching for a while, but this the first time I commented. Years ago I used to cosplay, though that was not Zelda related. I found this the best picture of you playing Malon, but another of my favourite is the one at Hyrule Castle, because I was at Dunrobin Castle years ago which represents Hyrule Castle in that picture.
MDKartoons's avatar
The dirtying down of the dress was a good touch; working on a ranch or farm isn't clean work; I did it myself many years ago. :)
Chuutan's avatar
This is beautiful, and so well done! Also Malon is adorable. :3
Starman1999's avatar
Great work. I love her long skirt.Very cute
DJTigertron's avatar
Simply elegant, that's the word that springs to mind as soon as I look at this. Excellent work, you really captured the moment and beauty of Malon.
johnbecaro's avatar
beautiful model and shot
x-VivaerethAlonia-x's avatar
This has been featured in my journal.
Those ears are perfect! Are they hand-made or bought?
ultimatede's avatar
you make an absolutely awesome malon!
angerjas's avatar
by the way, i don't care to hear who bashes my opinion is that this persn looks older and also tanner than malon, sorry :P not that the photo or costume is not good. but the model, doesn't fit.
angerjas's avatar
The costume is well done and translates the design to real life well, but this model doesn't look 16 or 17 years old. Malon is supposed to be a fresh faced teenager. I understand that cosplay is a fun thing where anyone can be who ever they want, blah blah blah. but for a large scale project where accuracy is key then maybe you could have looked at other casting options, if your intentions are "bringing Hyrule to life". You have cast a young girl as Saria, so why not find someone who looks like Malon's age?
athenascool52's avatar
I think she looks young enough.
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none-shall-hurt-now's avatar
Very nice job!...and she's beautiful:)
itsnicolebee's avatar
You are incredible. You really captured Malon's magic <3
I was curious... how many yards did you use for her skirt? O:
MidevalExponents2sqr's avatar
I just wanted to say I agree with you, really did capture her
Inerdash's avatar
I think I fall in love... :P
AnimeGeek15's avatar
You guys did an amazing job on this but I have a question. I just watched the behind the scenes video of this photo shoot and if you don't mind my asking, why did you have stiches, what happend?
ArtFinatic14's avatar
Your pictures are so perfect! Best out there!
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