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The-Real-Link Cosplay Photo 2

One other shot here of my Hylian Shield and Master Sword, taken at Anime Central 2006 by Robert of Consplayers Photography.

The shield's steel was stamped and shipped from a tank production facility in Texas but paneled, painted, and built in Michigan. Simply finding the right supplies was tricky and so it took roughly three and a half years to be fully completed.

Structural designing and patterning, along with bolting, cleaning, and some interior edging work / sanding, done by me. The rest was crafted by numerous individuals over three years.

Edges are 11ga (1/8") plate x2 with soft cedar paneling and automotive bolt connections. Weight is approximately 35lbs.

Master Sword was hand-crafted by a local blacksmith although designs were produced by me. Diamond is solid brass made by Dragon Cutlery. Triforce emblem was entirely designed by me and laser engraved.

The sword still awaits a lot of finalized construction as of early 2010.
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
85 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 7, 2006, 3:34:50 AM
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8Video-Kid8's avatar
are you going to stain the hilt blue?
The-Real-Link's avatar
Yeah. I'm scrapping the base though and rebuilding it. This was just what could be managed at the time it was done - it's not quite accurate really. Once the rebuild is completed, it'll be painted to match the shield.
8Video-Kid8's avatar
still looks really sick though.

you should post some more pictures of your costume.

btw, any new equiptment you building? :)
The-Real-Link's avatar
None at the moment but have a lot designed and planned of course.
Miss-Moonstruck's avatar
Wow, that is really amazing. High quality and all real. This is really great, I know I'd be stoked just to have this let alone cosplay with it.