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Toon Link and Zelda by Malindachan Toon Link and Zelda by Malindachan
Link made and worn by :iconmalindachan:
Zelda made and worn by :iconkaia-of-the-wind:

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! :D

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.

Photo by :iconex-shadow:

Zelda is (c) Nintendo
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:iconhohehohomeow:
hohehohomeow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist
this is adorable
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:iconthelugia702:
TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm trying to cosplay toon link and I'm kinda concerned about wearing tights to a crowded convention center...especially in that color. Did you make them? or do you know a better alternative?
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:iconvaatithewindsorcerer:
VaatiTheWindSorcerer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I love Zelda cosplay!
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:iconrinkusonic41:
RinkuSonic41 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
zelda is fat
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:iconshinyuu33:
Shinyuu33 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Hello, your Toon Link cosplay is absolutely grand. My sister adores Toon Link, and would love to cosplay as him sometime. If you could make one for her, how much would you charge?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I don't have time to do commissions anymore, sorry! D:
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:iconshinyuu33:
Shinyuu33 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Ah its all good, i understand, though...I would like to ask, how can one make a cosplay of toon link himself?
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:iconbluestar1998:
BlueStar1998 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Now, THIS  is spectacular.
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:iconshadethenighthunter:
shadethenighthunter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh yeah, and one more thing, where did you get the shirt too?

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:iconshadethenighthunter:
shadethenighthunter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Where did you get or make the belt?
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:iconshadethenighthunter:
shadethenighthunter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
oh yeah, and where did you get your wig? :>
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:iconshadethenighthunter:
shadethenighthunter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
may i ask you where you got your toon link cosplay? or how you made it? me and my friends are making the four links cosplay and im being green link...
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:iconkennysempai13:
KennySempai13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Oh my goodness!!! this is an epic picture!!! I have a quick question, what kind of shirt pattern did you use? I'm making a toon link costume for my little brother, and am stumped on how to make the tunic! have any tips?
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:iconfmayahsa12:
FMAYahsa12 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
My gosh the way you guys did your hair...so perfect!
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:iconmissituk:
missituk Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
:omg: Your Link costume here is amazing!
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:iconthelawofzerodivision:
TheLawOfZeroDivision Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
im looking to go to comicon ans toon link and I see that u used mod podge for the sheild. may i ask, what the hell is mod podge. sounds like food//shot
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:iconsuperjailtwin:
superjailtwin Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
PRETTY!! I hope 2 cosplay zelda when i go to the renaissance fait this year :D
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:iconmirrorsaber:
mirrorsaber Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful.
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:iconpinkbuizel:
PinkBuizel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy moly, that picture is beautiful! Where did you take that pic?!?!
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:iconcrimsonsparxx:
CrimsonSparxx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
uuuhhh.......
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:iconaineyakuzaboss:
aineyakuzaboss Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you make a very handsome link~
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:iconanimekat360:
AnimeKat360 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! The picture is so clear...
The costumes are amazing!
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:iconl-kaulitz:
L-kaulitz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I plan to do Toon Link for A-fest :D I also plan to make the Phantom Sword from The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass :D
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:iconlink-hero-of-winds:
Link-Hero-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*fangirl squeals*

OHMAIGAWD YOU BOTH LOOK ADORABLE. Seriously, I can't wait for your FS group cosplay. owo
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:iconroseriku:
RoseRiku Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute! Both awesome cosplays! :dummy:
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:iconcamouflage-queen94:
camouflage-queen94 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely amazing! You are so cool to do Link! Ive seen lots of Link cosplayers, but you are one of the few that does it right.
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:iconekorainfire:
ekorainfire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student
i remember playing super smash bros brawl for wwi and using toon link all the time . i totally feel like u just jumped out of the game. your cosplay rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^
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:iconangelicumbreon:
AngelicUmbreon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonwant: Epic Link Costume is Epic!!!

Wow It looks like you took it right out of the game xD Good job on the cosplay :3
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankies! :3
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:iconlastkeybladewielder:
LastKeybladeWielder Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Beautiful! Both of the cosplays are made with great care and are grandly presented. The location is wonderfully serene, the nature of the spot serving to set the calm, peaceful air of the photo. Yet again, the poses make the shot, their personalities spoken clearly in the tilt of your heads and the way you hold your weapons.
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:iconmiscomunication:
Miscomunication Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you totally reminded me of how much I LOVE LoZ X3
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:iconhikarihellion:
HikariHellion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have I ever told you how epic your cosplays are? Because, once again, I love it!
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:iconsteelmaiden:
SteelMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, you two make a good zelda and link :iconlove:
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
much thankies! :3
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:iconsteelmaiden:
SteelMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!ive always wanted to do a LoZ cosplay...maybe I will make my own Link...or Sheik
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:icondarling-poe:
Darling-Poe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You guys are adorbs X3

I think y'all did a good job of balancing the cartoon-y style from the game with a more real-world look, if that makes any sense at all ^^;
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha sorta! XD
I think I went a bit more cartoony than most other Toon Links, but I think it was the wig color that helped pull it together.
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:iconprincessofdarkness17:
princessofdarkness17 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww its sooo cute! And its mt favorite Link too! <3 <3 <3
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:iconkara-kazeneko:
Kara-Kazeneko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So totally epic and awesomely crafted... :love:
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:iconscarletmoon14:
ScarletMoon14 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. I like the vibrant colors:D
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:iconkeke74100:
keke74100 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
nice cosplay !
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:iconautobotgirl561:
AutobotGirl561 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
That looks so neat!
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:icongranithor:
Granithor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I wish more people would do WW Link and Zelda. Then I'd have someone to do photos with in my WW Ganondorf. >.<;
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I rarely see WW Ganondorfs! I think I've only seen maybe 1 or 2 at any conventions I've ever been to
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:iconlukebob-strawpants:
Lukebob-Strawpants Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
That is so cool! I like the wind waker stashed in your belt! It adds to the effect :)
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:iconhyogoko:
Hyogoko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
I knew it! Aradani! They're such a great resource for those ears. ^_^
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:iconcardgames33:
cardgames33 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
this is amazing! Great job with the costumes guys! ^_^
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:iconashaki:
Ashaki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Whoo! I honestly never seen a toon link+zelda cosplay until now. Totally awesome B) -nod, nod-
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:iconshugi-tanpocky:
Shugi-tanPocky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
=D Whee! I love it!
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:iconmeltybloodcloud:
MeltyBloodCloud Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Outstanding.
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