Link made and worn by
Zelda made and worn by
First good shot of a new costumes means:
Wall of text about costume construction!
Though, this was a fairly simple costume, so it won't be as long as usual. XD
I got together the basics of this costume last Halloween for a Zelda: Four Swords group, and it only took a couple days to make. The following is about the construction of my Link cosplay only; I did not make my friend's Zelda dress.
(Though, if you would like to see how she made it, she posted her own wall of text about it here: [link]
Tunic: made from a green ponte knit fabric using a shirt pattern I had on-hand as a base. After all the modifications I made to it, it looks completely different compared to the original pattern.
Hat: made from the same material as the tunic. I did something very similar to this: [link]
, but more basic and with different measurements (I kinda just eyeballed it and remade it a couple times until it fit how I wanted it to).
Lighter-green shirt: Salvation army for $1!
Leggings: White Jet-set knit using McCall's 6173 as a pattern. I have elastic straps attached that go under my feet so they won't ride up when I walk.
Belt: Brown vinyl with a snap in the front. The buckle thingy is made out of cardboard covered in craft foam. Sealed the foam with a couple coats of mod podge and painted it with gold metallic paint. Before attaching the foam I glued on a loop of the vinyl, which is what holds it on the belt.
Wig: Styled myself using a wig from Arda-wigs.com. The style was called Blue Steele, but I forgot if it was color 13 or 27
Ears: I got these a few years ago from [link]
. My Zelda plans to get a matching pair eventually, but there wasn't enough time before we got these pictures.
Boots: I'm currently using a cheap pair of fake Uggs from Wal-mart. It was something cheap and easy for everyone when we were getting stuff to match for our Four Swords group, but I want to get some taller boots eventually.
Sword: Made out of foam board, PVC, and craft foam. Did a few coats of mod podge over the craft foam before painting it with metallic paints.
Shield: Foam board and craft foam. Mod podged a few layers before painting it and then finishing it off with another layer of mod podge. You can't see the front in this photo, but my fiance helped draw out the winged-creature-thingy to save me time.
Wind Waker: The stick part is a skewer, and the details off of it are made from Model Magic.
Zelda is (c) Nintendo