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TZP: Link Malon Epona and Cuccos by Adella TZP: Link Malon Epona and Cuccos by Adella
Malon caught the direction of his gaze as she lead Epona out to the pasture. "No Link..." She warned with a smirk, remembering his fondness for harassing the cuccos. They remembered him too, as one of them raised her head to warily observe the hero.

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short (coming soon! Stay tuned for our Kickstarter project!).

Link Model: Anthony Beaston (retired from the project)
Malon Model: Sarah Quillian *Adella
Epona Model: Big John
Costume: Made by Sarah Quillian *Adella
Photography: IndigoVerse *Indigo76
Matte Painting: Mickael Forrett
Leatherworking: Ben Wallace, Me
Sword/Shield/Sheath: Aaron Granofsky
Navi Effects: Julia Starr `night-fate
Horse Trainer: Dawn Stafford (Stafford Ranch & Stables)
Horse Owner: Jerry Rudolph
Horse Wrangler: John Sedano
Chicken Wrangler: John Sedano, Dawn Stafford
On-Site Vet Tech: Marcus Eddings
Horse Make-up: Marcus Eddings
Assistant Camera: Julia Starr
Bowser Pin: Donated by ~AnimeGeer
Storyboarding: Sofia Alexander ~Elenath

The Zelda Project Official Website: www.thezeldaproject.net
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The Malon costume is a classic remake of my original Malon costume. The skirt, blouse, and scarf are all 100% linen of varying weaves and thicknesses. The costume has been distressed to show wear and tear, assuming that Malon would get dirty if she was working on the ranch all day! The background is a beautiful digital matte painting by Mickael Forrett. Also, to answer the popular question about horse makeup: We painted Big John's legs and tail and ears to have black on them because his coloration wasn't like that. We used horse show touch-up which many people use in horse shows to hide things like scars and imperfections on their horses. :D Think of it kinda like spray in hair color for humans, but it's made for horses.

Oh man. You know you've done it! Everyone's done it! Harassed that group of cuccos at Lon Lon Ranch and then jumped onto Epona's back and rode around in circles while they chase you but can't catch you. So funny. I had to put something like this in because it's too great to pass up.

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to matte painting, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. So far this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
That line is epic though the cuccos were one of the more deadly aspects of that game, LINK why do you not learn!? :XD:
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MidevalExponents2sqr Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epona... I love you :heart: Thank you for this!
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HHorseLover96 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, Goood job
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NightshadowCat93 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
awww you two are fantastic <3
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JapanZelda Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fucking awesome! :heart:
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xXBEN-is-DrowningXx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just noticed theres navi. this is so epic. its like so freaking real.
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jaevairny Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is amazing. It put the hugest smile on my face. Thank you for sharing.
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GirlOnFiyah Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The costumes are amazing, but the horse... It's perfect!
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kitten4me Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Im overdosing on awesomeness.
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Girfan2000 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These photos are great. The dirt on Link and Malon is a nice touch as well since Link is rolling around in dirt all day and Malon works at Lon Lon Ranch. 
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