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TZP: Link and Saria by Adella TZP: Link and Saria by Adella
The tune was a clever one. Even the grumpiest of souls could not resist the urge to rise up on their toes and spin as the fairies did.

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 once the cosplay segment of the project is completed!).

Link Model: Anthony Beaston "Lune"
Saria Model: Alondra C.
Costume: Made by me
Photography: IndigoVerse *Indigo76
Makeup/Special FX: Joellen Elam *Lillyxandra
Prosthetics/Special FX: Dasha Bolotina
Leatherworking: Ben Wallace, Me
Sword/Shield/Sheath: Aaron Granofsky, [link]
Visual Effects: Julia Starr `night-fate
Assistant Photographer/Lighting: Aimee AKA =SeptSky
Assistant Camera: Evan James

The Zelda Project Official Website:

Link's Costume:

The boots, gloves, and belts are all real leather, which we will be distressing further in the future. The gloves are still in semi pristine order right now, because Link has just emerged from the Temple of Time in his new clothes! The sword and shield are made with a number of different materials including high density foam, fiberglass, and resin. We included with the shield some distressing, since he is able to use it as a kid, but we will embellish it further as time goes on! The tunic is made with rayon spandex jersey knit, and the underclothes are a combination of 100% linen and spandex ITY. I will be posting a more in depth "how it was made" on the website once all of the photos have been posted!

Saria's Costume:

The jumper is made with 100% cotton sweater knit with a slight lurex spun in to give it just enough "fairy sparkle." The turtle neck is a 100% wool 5x3 rib knit. I hand dyed both the jumper fabric, and the turtle neck fabric to be the colors that I wanted.

I always thought it was sad that Saria could not grow up, nor die, and that Link would someday pass away. This scene of Saria and Link playing the Ocarina never happened in the game, but it was something we wanted so badly to include! We ran out of time on this shoot to get all the interactive photos that we wanted, but what we did get we thought you all would love! A very sweet scene of childhood friends taking a moment to enjoy each other's company. ;)

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 visual effects, 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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OwenEsqe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
People like to tell me that cosplayers never look like the actual character. If this doesn't prove them wrong I don't know what will.
ajshim Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link and Saria's relationship is always one that I loved as a kid and I was sad to see that when Link became his journey he had to limit his time with Saria.

Breath taking cosplays, they really capture the moment of Saria and Link's time together.
Walis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
This series is so outstanding, and I think this particular shot with Link and Saria finally together again is the best.  So bittersweet, just like how I felt watching their reunion in the game.
Tulpen-Teufel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the fairies dancing together. :D
Sweet detail. :heart:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
such an awesome cosplay!
mompop26isback Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They look really amazing.
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.. are you serious? these photographs just get better and better!
EmisBakery Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Besides that I think this is absolutely stunning and amazing I want to point out some slight critiscism.
Based on the game this isn't correct. When Link gets old Saria is in the Forest Temple, so the only time they could play the ocarina together would be when Link was young.
LilyBlight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Read the description: "I always thought it was sad that Saria could not grow up, nor die, and that Link would someday pass away. This scene of Saria and Link playing the Ocarina never happened in the game, but it was something we wanted so badly to include!"
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