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Hero of Time by NsomniacArtist Hero of Time by NsomniacArtist
So this is after I missed the Zelda Saturday Shoot, I was pretty bummed but what can you do XD

So Ross took some photos of me outside the fountains! Yay!

:iconnsomniacartist: as FemLink
:iconoctomobiki: as photographer

Cosplay based off this design
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:iconshadowdude7:
shadowdude7 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I apologize, but i eyes are fixed on that weapon. I wants it.
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha i don't blame you. I spent the most time on that weapon XD
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Henrickson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*pikminlink, *Markiemark425, I and others decided to move the Saturday Zelda gathering indoors after everyone was complaining of suffering (or starting to suffer) from over-exposure to strong sunlight and high heat. I led the whole group to the area on the 2nd floor of the BCC with the old ship models in glass boxes and did the rest of the shoot/gathering there. :) You can see the costume *pikminlink was wearing in my collage here: [link]
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thanks for telling me! I appreciate it! I was so upset i missed everyone! I was REALLY looking forward to it! XD I literally ran to the shoot outside...with my sword...and shield...and corset constricting my chest, and there was one lone Windwaker link there. I hugged her happy to see her lol. But I had figured you all had dispersed or something. i just kept my spirits up and continued on my day ^_^

Dang, sounds like i just missed everyone! Curse my luck! Do you know if you all are going to any other cons in the near future?

So you were like Moses leading the people out of the cursed heat. *chuckles* ^.^
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Henrickson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
None of us wanted to get a heatstroke (after hearing ambulance sirens near the con center all weekend, probably from those who did get heatstrokes), so we all returned inside to cool off. You can see many shots from the Saturday indoors Zelda gathering here: [link]
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah! I did sneak in for the last bit but i missed majority of everyone. Sadness!
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
To answer your 2 other questions:

*pikminlink and her best friend ~ryuchama were on an extended stay on the East Coast. *pikminlink was a Cosplay Guest at Florida Supercon 2011 in July, and had First Class air tickets paid for by Supercon. The con also let her have a personal/custom choice of arrival and departure dates. With this in mind, she decided to take a long vacation on the East Coast, staying at ~ryuchama's parents' place near Baltimore and attend Otakon before she had to return to San Francisco on the West Coast.

During her stay, she made her new costume and finished it on the Friday evening of Otakon (I haven't seen her at the Friday Zelda gathering). I guess the fabric paint dried overnight, just in time for the Saturday gathering. I guess her main motivations for attending Otakon were: Supercon let her choose her departure date so she could stay on the East Coast as long as she wanted; she was making a new costume and wanted a convention to wear it and show it off; she hasn't attended Otakon since 2008; she wanted to meet Akira Sasanuma, the voice actor of Link in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword; and she wanted to see some friends she hasn't met for a long time, like *akuriko and *InkyLink. Of course, MY own motivations were: I wanted to attend this con for ages; I found a group to travel with, for cheap; I'm starting to attend more USA conventions so Otakon was naturally the next one I would attend; and I wanted to meet *pikminlink again, after seeing her in 2009 at my local anime con #Otakuthon. :D

Secondly, it was *Markiemark425 with his high stature and long sword who actually led most of the pack inside. I was the pathfinder, and I suggested the 2nd floor because there were much less people than the 1st or 3rd ones. Less people = less body heat, so everyone was able to cool down (and the floor was collecting cold air from the A/C ;)).
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would've loved to have met everyone. I'll have to try again either at the next con or next year *pouts*
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Henrickson Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do as I do, watch those cosplayers, read all of their announcements, check out which cons they'll attend in the future. Most of them list their cons on their dA journals or personal websites. That's how I found out about *pikminlink's presence at Otakon (website) and her extended stay on the East Coast (Twitter).

If you're talking about gatherings, then there's a tendency for them to start a bit earlier than planned. I guess because 3-5 mins before the "official" start of a gathering, there's already momentum going on between the cosplayers and the crowd, so the gathering starts earlier and (consequently) finishes earlier. For relocated gatherings, it's very difficult to "broadcast" a last-minute change as it was with the Saturday Zelda gathering unless someone does it on Twitter, Facebook or the Cosplay.com forums, and everyone else is watching those information channels at the same time, at very short regular intervals.

Mouth-to-ear will always be the quickest and easiest source of information, though sometimes not as accurate as getting it from an online source. But to reach an online source, you'll need an Internet access point such as a cellphone. And not everyone has a cellphone... So asking people around will be the only remaining practical choice. But not all people may have heard where the gathering was relocated, so I wish you good luck to find out where it moved to! Guessing also works, but with a lower success rate - though if you're logical enough, you may have a good guess where the cosplayers went, based on the given situation.

So arriving 5-10 mins before the actual beginning of the gathering may be beneficial to you, especially if the gathering is of great importance to you. With momentum going on, they usually won't wait till the actual beginning of the gathering to pose for photos, and if they're going to be relocated, they won't leave someone behind to tell late-arrivals where the group went to.

Good luck at the next con and I hope you'll be successful! :)
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm aware of how con gatherings run, i've been going for the past 4-5 years. I was just so busy that day. I went through like 3-4 costume changes and then make sure I was ready for the masq, which I won best Journeyman :)

I was too ambitious, so i'm going to plan things better next time.
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naochandoodles Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely ;D
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Stargazer-Gemini Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student General Artist
What a fantastic redesign! And you pull it off so well!
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^ I really love zelda cosplays now. Will probably do a lot of those for a while!
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Stargazer-Gemini Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm thinking the same thing. I'm working on the ringmail for a Skyward Sword Zelda outfit.
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
......I made a princess zelda skyward sword dress for Otakon XD I'm waiting on the photographer to give me all the pics
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nienkiepinkie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
o gosh i love your sword :D !!
where is it made of ;) ?
bdw. i really like your cosplay costume !!
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made it! And i carved it out of WOOD! ^_^ its slightly heavy but shouldn't the master sword be cuz of its epicness? It wasn't hard at all to carry around, especially when i leaned it on my shoulder! And thanks!
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nienkiepinkie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow thats awesome !!
must say you are an awesome cosplayer !!
good luck with your coslay's !! :hug:
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Markiemark425 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wel well well look who it is! :p
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well well well, we meet again lol
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Windrose1013 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So cool! This is great, the outfit is awesome, and I am totally jealous!^^
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^_^ Thanks! It's still got some work left on it!
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Windrose1013 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Really? Like what?
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
repair a couble of things that were done by con-wear. lol gotta redo the belt and possibly the leather leggings. I wanted to smooth out some parts on the sword too
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Windrose1013 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I see.
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'm a perfectionist. I'd be surprised when i stop working on costumes XP
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Windrose1013 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh... I've tried making an Utau Lunatic Charm cosplay from Shugo Chara, but it sucked and is currently hiding in the back of my closet...
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a few things that also received that fate also XD
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sacrossanct Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great Desing indeed, A really nice hero ^^ xD
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Hakuramen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool redesign. You effectively brought that to cosplay life. I especially like the weathered shield design and the triforce buckle. Nice work.

Curious though, much of the issue with redesigns in cosplay is that people tend to recognize the intended cosplay less; I've definitely experienced that. <.< Was that an issue for you or do people still recognize it as Link? Regardless, I recognize it, like the added touches, and commend your cosplay. :)
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it was actually pretty good! People knew I was link off the bat, I was kinda expecting people not getting it as much but i was pleasantly surprised. i think carrying around the massive master sword and a shield with the triforce on it helped lol. Not to mention an elf with green clothing XD
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Xiaros Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
awesome!:heart:
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randome-anime-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing~!
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RogueAngelAlan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the master sword
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Thats what i spent the most time on lol
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Lock-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I KNEW THAT WAS TWULF'S DESIGN! 8D
Also, I got one of you at the shoot [link]
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha yes he was nice enough to let me use the design ^^ I'm still not done with it cuz i gotta tweak some things. I just had to get it at least wearable before Otakon XD

It was a ton of fun! I really love this cosplay
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MisterFearless Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, you look really good in that cosplay!
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks! It certainly makes my boobs almost POP out XD thats why a lot of my friends love it looooooll Thanks again!
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MisterFearless Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey no problem. Good work always deserves appreciation!
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TWULF Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Superb! You've realized every detail, amazing job and especially given how long you had to spend on it.
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANK YOU! It means a lot for you to say that ^^ I'm still not quite done, i just had to get it wearable for Otakon lol. I'm gonna add some more details and redo the belt. I am waiting on the photobooth pics from the con. My friend runs it and is really good *fingers crossed* ^^

I'm in Kentucky, so i'll most definitely hop on a horse for a photoshoot easily. ^^
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Ogihci-Ikasoruk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Did you make the master sword yourself? That's the most accurate design of the master sword I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. Bravo.
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I worked really hard to get the shape and design I wanted. I still am planning on going back and adding some details and smoothing it out ^^
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SmidgenPidgen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Digital Artist
I must say that this is just amazing! One of the best femLink's ive seen C:
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANKS ^_^ I have a lot of fun making it.
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