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Skyloft Link with construction notes by Malindachan Skyloft Link with construction notes by Malindachan
One of my more simple costumes, but definitely lots of fun and very comfy :3
It was also one of my least expensive costumes I've ever done. I had almost all the materials already on-hand besides the fabric for the shirt, newer ears, and boots. And most of that was either on sale or clearance XD.

The wig: I didn't have the funds to order something specifically for this costume when I was finishing it for Katsucon, but somehow I managed to find something that worked out pretty good in my stash of unused wigs. I had an Ashley 850 (I think it might have been color 24?) wig from Cosworx that I got several years for a different costume, but ended up not using it because it was a different color than I had expected. It ended up being close to the color I needed for SS Link, so I did a lot of straightening, chopping, and spiking to get this result XD. I think I'd eventually like to get a thicker wig, but for now I'm happy enough with this one. I used a razor to cut off most of it, and then just good ol' scissors and got2b hairspray for the bangs. The tips of the spikes have fabric glue to keep them together better.

Pants: I had a pattern for some yoga pants (McCall's 4261), though I had to take them in a lot because they originally came out really baggy. I used a green twill that I already had on-hand for another costume that never happened XD.

Shirts: The undershirt is a really cheap blue shirt I got at Walmart. For the tunic shirt I used a creme Ponte knit, and it's fully lined with a second layer of the same fabric. Used McCall's 4261 again as a base for the shirt pattern with some slight modifications like the collar, which was essentially an add-on of a long rectangle of fabric, and then the a little tube of fabric for the "tie" on the front (or whatever you want to call it). The designs were painted on with fabric paint. I had to watch trailers of the game over and over to figure out all the details (while I didn't have the wig done until Katsucon, the outfit itself was constructed before the game's release).

Red waist thing and belt: I just draped some fabric for this part. It has a seam on each side, and then another in the back where it Velcros together. The outside is a red faux suede, and it's lined with a red fleece. The designs were painted with white fabric paint. I first drew out the design in photoshop and then printed and used it a stencil. The belt is made from the same green twill as the pants, and it attaches in the back with velcro.
I've uploaded the design for the front so anyone can use it :3

Ears: I got these lovelies from Aradani [link] (painted light skin tone)
I was originally using a pair of Anime elf ears from their website because it's what I had on-hand for my planned Twilight Princess Link costume, but I felt they were a bit too long for Link's Skyward Sword design. So when it came to ordering ears for my husband's Groose cosplay, I went ahead and ordered myself a pair of the Small elf ears too so we'd match and I'd be happier XD

Photos by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography [link]

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is (c) Nintendo
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:iconzucker-mausi:
Zucker-mausi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks awesome <3
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Onasaiuren Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the most flawless fabric paint job I have ever seen!!! Nicely done!
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MasterIso Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
This so awesome ! Really love your cosplay ! Thank you for your review on how you made your costume, it's interesting to read :P 
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:iconaislinntheanimelover:
Aislinntheanimelover Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Pretty.
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OmegaDarkDragon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist
he.......... is..... PERFECT!! : O ,y gosh :3 :love:
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:iconshy-little-wolf-pup:
Shy-Little-Wolf-Pup Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sooo cute!!!!! you did him perfectly!!!!
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:iconquantumginger:
QuantumGinger Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much, you look just like him, even the lips XDD
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:iconkirisosha:
KiriSosha Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks great!
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:iconmusicminion7813:
musicminion7813 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Its so pretttyyyyy
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Valkyrie-21 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
The wig and the costume are perfect! :love:
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:iconstray-life:
stray-life Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg this is amazing! If I can find the materials fast enough Im gonna go as skyloft link for a halloween party. Thanks for taking the time to write how you did the costume as well.
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:iconneisti:
Neisti Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're such an inspiration c: keep the good work up! You're an amazing cosplayer ^__^
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:iconsoftcloudproject:
SoftCloudProject Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wondeful cosplay.
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:iconsinares:
Sinares Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Wow you look awesome! Great job!
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:iconasterabend:
Asterabend Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice costume
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:iconmojs:
mojs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I really really really REALLY LOOOVE YOU AS SS LINK!!!
I seriously think you are the best skyward sword link ever!!!
I'm, I...dont know what more to say! D:
You are amazing dude!!! xD
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SurfaceLink Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I look- I mean you look amazing as me!
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:iconjustdance231:
JustDance231 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Writer
Love! thx for telling us how to make/get the outfit!!! XD imma gonna do this in a few years. :P
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:iconmermaid-ruchia:
Mermaid-Ruchia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Whoa! You look like you came out of the game! Amazing!
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:iconsupermarina97:
SuperMarina97 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'll make this cosplay with your instructions
and,you have the green suit too?
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:iconkorouoo:
KorouOo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your Link-Version :D
It looks very accurate and I think it's a pretty good idea how you solve the binding/belt-thing with the zipper.
Niiice~
You will be my ideal for cosplaying him.
So thank you very much for the design and information! That is very nice of you.
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Sylvano-DRAGON Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You know what? I REALLY don't like Cosplay usually. But I really, absolutely LUV yours :D
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Akusana32 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
the hair looks amazing! ;)
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:iconcleverhybrid:
CleverHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Wonderful costume. I could be your counterpart ahaha. I cosplayed skyloft Zelda just recently. :)
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:icondythronas:
Dythronas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Amazing as always.
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:iconninjapink:
ninjapink Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is so great! Great work on the sewing! And you really have the perfect facial structure for Link, too.
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AlexNozop Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Perfect
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MultiChoice Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! You are seriously talented (I love seeing your new pictures :D) Plus it's so nice that you included all the construction info too! Thanks for that :nod:
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GulsumYusei Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
You are a very resourceful and creative. So nice cosplay. :)
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:iconsaburo:
Saburo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Beautifully done!!!
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JasmineStencil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Beautiful work! :heart: You pulled this off so well! I love how you went all out on the tiny details in Link's outfit :heart: Even the ears look so real! <3 ^w^
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chibi-exorcist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
first perfect cosplay I've seen in forever
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:iconiezzdizzlei:
ieZZdiZZlei Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a bad Link. not a bad Link at all :)
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theichigo123 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
your so pritty
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FeliciainWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I’ll be featuring this cosplay on my blog, fuckyeahamazingcosplays.tumblr.com sometime within the next few days! If you would like me to not post it/remove it, please reply to this, message me here or on tumblr, and I will delete the post! Proper credit will be given to all cosplayers/photographers if you choose to let me use this!
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :3
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:iconsalyutsddw:
SalyutSddW Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is amazing. You really did the character justice!
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:iconviridianknight:
viridianknight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful!
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l-Echo-l Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love thissss:)
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TangolaDude Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
S-so lovely!!! :iconshaplz:
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Shugi-tanPocky Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Aw! you look so cute! X3
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:iconiveri:
Iveri Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaaw - I will always love you for this! :D
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:iconmaysplash:
MaySplash Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks just like him!! Great job!!
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claraborges Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Oh my, it`s perfect!! Ive never seen a SS Link`s costume before :D
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DestructiveDoll Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks amazing ^^ and it's really awesome to see someone cosplaying a version of Link other than the classic green outfit! So pretty~
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This variant has actually been pretty popular lately since it's a fairly simple design.
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DestructiveDoll Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
^^ Oh really? I haven't really seen it as much, mostly just see the traditional green outfit, but I almost prefer this one, somehow it pulls a more off a more... heroic look I guess xD
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manic-medic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, the costume is fantastic :D You make a fabulous SS Link!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It may be simple but it is nicey detailed...it looks comfy too!
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:iconmagdragonwolf:
MagDragonWolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! :D the hair, the clothes, the face its all awsome!!! <3
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