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Link- Song of Myself by twinfools Link- Song of Myself by twinfools
I was editing this photo around the same time that I was studying for my 19th Century American Literature course. I was looking at these photos, and for some reason Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" came to mind, just pieces of it mind you.

This poem is so intricate. Everything Whitman wrote is. And I have to say that after this semester he has become my favorite poet. "Song of Myself" is so multi-faceted, I'm pretty sure you could draw a quote from it for any situation, whether it be social, political, personal, environmental, historical...

If anyone out there is into poetry, I strongly suggest looking into Whitman, specifically "Song of Myself". I've read that poem at least 25 times, hell I wrote my exam essay entirely on one stanza, and I STILL notice something new every time I read it.

Off on a tangent you say? NEVER! =D I don't blame anyone if you stopped reading wayyy back XD

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:iconcybertrix:
cybertrix Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm LOVING the link cosplay :D
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Rose-AnneGagne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
howd you do the ears?
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:iconhanyouhanto:
HanyouHanto Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist
TWO OF THE BEST THINGS AT ONCE
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:iconsnakebite234:
Snakebite234 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
this is so awesome
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:iconmoonmonsterrawr:
Moonmonsterrawr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
what do you use to edit your photos? Like photoshop or something or if I was to look for it, what would I look for
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:iconsoofii-chan:
Soofii-chan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool! Where did you get your ears?
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:iconangelofdarkness0227:
angelofdarkness0227 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Nice ears. ^^
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:iconanimeyaoilove25:
animeyaoilove25 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
how did you made your ears??

they look so real!..


great job
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:iconmydoe:
MyDoe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:clap:
you brought two of my favorite things together:
the Legend of Zelda & Walt Whitman.
bravo.
:thumbsup:
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:iconbrawlerlink94:
BrawlerLink94 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Love it. Reminds me of when Link played any song on his Ocarina. Epic. (:
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:iconcrystalkirby:
crystalkirby Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
A v ^, A v ^
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:iconhopesangel:
HopesAngel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Totally digging the gloves :XD: Awesome job...as always :clap: :D Have a great day and happy cosplaying to you :hug: :D Toodles! :wave: :D
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:iconhikadreams:
HikaDreams Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist
If I seen this i was very impresses.
beautyfull Pictures and the poem is the perfect match.
I like it <3
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opearlgray Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
lol my brother just got the same flute thingy u have there in the picture =^.^=
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:iconvladmirtod:
VladmirTod Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Awsome i love the flute its very cool i love your expression's as well as the outfit!!!
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:iconautumsfall11:
AutumsFall11 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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:iconevenelement:
EvenElement Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
:icongreatjobplz:
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:iconlinkismine:
LinkIsMine Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love:
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:iconhanyougirl18:
HanyouGirl18 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful pictures of Link I love this cosplay.
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:icondinfire:
DinFire Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
It is wonderful... Damn, you have very thin arms! :P
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:iconluanya:
luanya Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I love this game, your cosplay is fantastic!! congratulations ^^
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:iconayame2846:
Ayame2846 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome! it's great!
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:iconsilencetwin:
Silencetwin Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
So really awwwwesomee!!! :D
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:iconkurokawa-ayumi:
kurokawa-ayumi Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it is fail....
I am sorry, for saying it... but you wear that "belt" or what on wrong shoulder, and you hold that Ocarina.. really wrong o.O

anyway I really like your cosplay =3= and I like how you edited it
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AbraxasLester Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
did you make the ears??? XD strange question
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IJustWannaBeMe Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
We've just gotten into our unit on Whitman and naturalists and regionalists and that jazz. It's interesting stuff, and I definitely have a deep respect for Whitman's free verse. My favorite of his is, "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer", short, sweet and concise. :XD: Whitman had a sense of humor because he was generally bored with the whole lecture.

Anyways, now that I've ranted a little :XD: I must say I like the way these are set up. Beautiful job. :D</sub?
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Surreal--Yume Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student General Artist
it turned out amazing i love it!
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:iconsasukelovergirl111:
sasukelovergirl111 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
How wonderful! It looks really good Kai-kun!
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:icontherealhyperwire:
therealhyperwire Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
The middle one looks like Link taking a hit of a very interesting bong!
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:iconastille:
Astille Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Did you make/modify the attire yourself? Or purchase different pre-made pieces and put them together. Either way, great costume, your attention to detail is excellent.

Your facial features even have Link's slightly elfin qualities!
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twinfools Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Thank you very much!! =D

The entire costume except for the ears and the ocarina, was made by me :) The wig was bought off of ebay and then cut and styled by me as well.
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:iconastille:
Astille Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Wow o.o well you did an amazing job. How did you make the gauntlets/bandolier?
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:icontwinfools:
twinfools Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
The gauntlets were fake leathery material sewn together to make simple long gloves. Then i sewed tubes that would become the raised parts of the gauntlet (I'm sorry that my explaining sucks so bad XD) I then glued those into the gauntlet and that was pretty much it!
The bandolier was the same idea, but it was made entirely of "tubes" one long one for the belt part on several smaller ones and one larger one for the sections of the belt.
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AlleyCatUmbz Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Personally, I prefer some of Emerson's writings, but I did enjoy Whitman's poems we looked at during English last year. I really love "Song of Myself". This is a very creative idea, I really like it! :D
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MyNameIsDoodle Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student
I love Whitman. Have you read "Leaves of Grass"? It's beautiful. :3 Love this photo and great choice. ^^
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Mad-Chibi Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
wow... that's great *_*
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Neven-Ebrez Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
This is such a beautiful cosplay. The ears match your skin tone very, very well! Like, amazingly well.

Did you make the ocarina and is it playable?? My brother bought one at a Renaissance Fair that was a replica of the game's design. I love that thing. I didn't stop playing it all day until I got down one of the game's songs~

Your work on the gloves and belt are especially good too~! Again, lovely work~ You make an awesome Link~
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HarunoKairi Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I love how you look as Link ^^
I read a book that involved "Song of Myself" alot, its called Paper Towns by John Green, its a really great book.
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SleepyCentral Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
LINK!!!!
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:iconwarlock51:
warlock51 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
nice costume!
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SkullsCrystal Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one!
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The-Jedi-Ninja Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
If you like that poem you should read Paper Towns by John Green. :)
The poem is a major plot device, and the themes in the poem are mirrored in the themes of the book.
It's an amazing book. :D
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RaspberryHoney Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
i love song of myself and ocarina of time, awesome pic ^^
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:iconpirox1234:
pirox1234 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Damn, that ear surgery must be expensive. (lol)
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:icontwinfools:
twinfools Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
You know it! 8000$ off of my fat pay cheque! All for cosplay, cause i totally wanna be JUST LIKE LINK FOR RLZ XD

I've got to wonder, though, has any die hard Zelda fan ever tried to get elf-ears surgically? XD
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:iconpirox1234:
pirox1234 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Lol, i bet there was some1 crazy enuf to pull it out
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most likely.
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fireoflove Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Oh my, Whitman...I remember that poem. He was fantastic, but a little long winded, even if it was a mock epic. Still enjoyed him :D Hated Thorough -shiver-

The pictures are awesome :)
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:icontwinfools:
twinfools Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Thoreau? Ugh agreed, I did not particularly enjoy him. "Walden" itself was alright, but I just could not agree with his naturalism. The idea that "everyone has their Walden" was an interesting one though.
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sAMMIDAwOLF Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Whitman, you say? I'll look into him when I have the chance~

Awesome costume by the way.
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