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TZP: Link and Malon by Adella TZP: Link and Malon by Adella
She saw him approach the gates to the ranch out of the corner of her eye. Feeling a burst of excitement, Malon gathered her skirts and ran to greet the hero and her beloved Epona. "Welcome back, Fairy Boy!" As if prompted, Navi popped out of his hat, fluttering towards her to say hello.

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 (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
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.

I always wanted a photo of Malon interacting with Navi. I thought it would be cute, so I just couldn't resist the idea of this one. :)

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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:iconlightneko1377:
Lightneko1377 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
What breed of horse is the model? Sorry if it's a dumb question >.<
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Belgian/American Cream :D
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dashblitzfan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
your cosplay is so amazing 
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TaishoBee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable, so well done!
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AmEShiRo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Link <3
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IbofTheRedRose Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
So kawaii!
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animelover4343 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
BREATH TAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sayne7 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on a Link cosplay of my own, and I noticed you managed to do something very few Link cosplayers have, and I'd really appreciate your input on this problem... How did you evade the dreaded 'flop-hat'? Your hat is so... full-figured and luscious lol
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Shaku-the-Vendialor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
This link is actually a guy! AN INSANELY LINK-LIKE GUY!!! O.o It's usually girls that make the best links, but... wow.... Looks like a movie scene! Nintendo fusses about a zelda movie being just another Mario Bros. movie disaster. The secret to avoid that? Put some actual cash into it! Big budgets aren't everything, but they DEFINITELY help!
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roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
these are such cool photographs
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