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The Zelda Project: Forest Song by Adella The Zelda Project: Forest Song by Adella
A soft breeze crept through the ancient trees, stirring them ever so slightly. Mingling with the rustle of forest leaves was a faint yet familiar melody, a song that had been played for as long as the spirits could remember.

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"
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]

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!

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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dobbybeach Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
MartinaBruiPH Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Photographer
This photos are incredible, congrats! <3
xxCERBEROxx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME work !
dr12002610 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great cosplay!
Featured in @AmateurProCosplay Favorites!
Keep up the awesome work!
serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
theashendawn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! La la la la 
Birdeyes12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Simply beautiful. 
skywardocarina Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful!!!! You are amazing!!!
Cedarbox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Beautiful but the photoshopping decisions are distracting. The waterfall in the background is a long exposure and everything else isn't and it's awkward to look at.
Jemxcoco Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice cosplay
hansels Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's wonderfull !!!  º ( * o  *  ) º
TimothyHD Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I really like the positioning in this piece. The way Link is put on the rock makes him really stand out among the colors. :) Well done.
Katosuro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Beautimousness Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Hi! Could you please do one of Midna? This is amazing!
Praelias Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing!
Merbear11 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks so awesomely realistic
JonMolulon Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student
I need an ocarina.
TheRaptorSquad Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
wow bind blowing pictures nicely done  , may i ask where the photo shoot was done at ?
Praelias Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me know if you find out :O
TheRaptorSquad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Redwood National and State Parks
lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Glad2behere Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Photographer
This is a breathtaking peice of art! I love how the water reflects! So beautiful! Well done!
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no freaking way.. O _ O wow . . .
LazyAppleLane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Is this really your Link cosplay? because it looks a lot like pikminlink's cosplay project of the zelda games. You even feature the same little girl... Or did you two collaborate?…
DanielsDoodles Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am planning a Link poster and I was wondering if I could use this image as stock?  If not, that is completely fine!  If you want an idea of what I'm going to make check out my page :)
0Haniko0 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG *_* thats really amazing *o*
OcarinaGreen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, one of the best cosplays I've ever seen! I love it so much <3
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful pic ^^
Dragonauroralight Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Wonderful! You truly look like Link from ocarina of time! And Saria is so realistic! Great job!!!
carlosferreira-art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured this work here [link]
LittleMsMacabre Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just super impressed. This is...amazing, your work is fantastic.
LittleMsMacabre Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your group's work, rather. Team effort, and it shows. It's so complete and...yeah, wow.
TheOneChaos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! That look soo cool!! :iconwhutplz:

:la: he is a damn good Link! and cute!!
ichigodragoness Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Stunning work!!! :heart:
F-Y-I-D-I-Y Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant even express how wonderful this is...
EmpatheticFrog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
So much beautiful scenery...
Clori-Eden Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one's my Favorite! :+favlove: Love the scenery! Link looks so Awesome here! :happybounce: :squee:
SRR345 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
ooh! i love this photo!
Wren-chans-DA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing costume! Must have taken a while to put together.
I just love the feeling this picture gives, great job to everyone involved! :)
bereth15 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So why did Anthony retire from this project? He makes a wonderful Link, so I'm wondering what could be the reason. Real-life, maybe? o:
TrixyMuffin1399 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am dead. Why? Because my mind exploded.
DarkSlayer16 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Mind officially blown.
AbbisMo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What a wonderfull background!!! Could you tell me where did you take these pictures? These particular landscape is gorgeous!!! Excellent work, go on with it, please!
Moohoodles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Just wow. This is great. This entire project is great. I want to be in it xD
3run-Josh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
xxConcreteRose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Would it be alright if I used this as a background picture for a special remix of Lost Woods from OoT in my upcoming YouTube video, So Cold Zelda XXVII? Don't worry, I will provide full credit. If you want to, you could check out my YouTube (Jac0Frost0), and maybe check out one of my videos. I'll also tell you once it's done.
Adella Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Sure that's fine. :)
SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
There's the link. Check it out!
Tree-hugger1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
wow thats really good.
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