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The Zelda Project: Zoras River

Link looks out over the Zora's River, beyond where he stands lies the Zora Domain. Navi shouts into his ear, "Hey!"

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
Location: California Coastal Redwoods

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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ElementShimmer's avatar
woah. that's amazing! 
WhiteSpectre43's avatar
Phenomenal shot! 

Words cannot describe how incredible this shot is, way to go!
AndanteAntagontist's avatar
This is cosplay??!! Hold on! No! This is the real Link I see before me!
GT-Illustrator's avatar
in the background you see clearly the Marmore Falls of Terni (Umbria, Italy)...
Adella's avatar
I want to go there! *_____*! 
BlueRoseKelly's avatar
Oh my goodness. This looks incredible. :D
MK-cee's avatar
Such an amazing photo ! Well done !
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Mercury-Magic's avatar
That's wonderful. Spot-on costumes are always nice to see, but it's made doubly special when the backdrop agrees. Not a bathroom pic, not an entry way, not a convention center's lobby, but the actual setting. And it's beautiful. You have a great team.
XxcyberalienxX's avatar
So damn awesome!! <3  La la la la 
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MetalxTongue's avatar
So good! omg I love it!
Ipid's avatar
Hey Listen! This is really good!
YasuriWashimoto's avatar
omg is beautyful..i grew up with the legend of beautyful..i thought the cosplayer was Link himselfXD
AWESOME♥I've no words♥
This would make an epic wallpaper...
YiskaXIII's avatar
I just read the top, my god that is genius! I've always wanted to see that like in KH but I think that'd be a little harder.... This is so cool though!
AlexRose1214's avatar
dude this is so cool
Zelda is the greatest thing ever. Awesome cosplay.

Play Zeldas lullaby, get the scale to dive for more time, get the letter to Princess Ruto, go back and talk to King Zora and wait 3 hours till he moves, go to Jabu Jabu, release a caught Fish, and you will get the last Spiritual stone and well only Rauru will tell you what happens next because your voice will change and you'll start growing facial hair and it's tough
Richiko's avatar
I LOVE THIS!! We could really use people like you on our zelda film project ^^…
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AldrinHD's avatar
Whoa! This is the best cosplay of anything I've ever seen! :'D

How awesome!
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