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TZP: Listen to the Trees by Adella TZP: Listen to the Trees by Adella
The singing of the trees was the first thing she ever remembered hearing. Their voices rose in unison as she climbed higher and higher into their branches, serenading her with a melody that she eventually learned to play for her fellow Kokiri.

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!).

Saria Model: Alondra
Costume: Made by me
Photography: IndigoVerse *Indigo76
Makeup/Special FX: Joellen Elam *Lillyxandra
Prosthetics/Special FX: Dasha Bolotina
Visual Effects: Julia Starr `night-fate
Assistant Photographer/Lighting: Aimee AKA =SeptSky
Assistant Camera: Evan James
Location: California Coastal Redwoods

The Zelda Project Official Website: [link]

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.

As the Sage of Forest, Saria is likely the first born Kokiri, and closest to the trees as any of the others. She is the eldest, and most connected with nature, so I always figured that she could see their auras and hear them speak. It was a fun idea, to assume that it was their song that inspired the creation of "Saria's Song" in the first place.

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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:iconberry-doodle:
Berry-Doodle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The little girl cosplaying is so cute :)
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:icontorerik:
torerik Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Perfect cosplay! Unlike those others Ive seen, they are not bad but this takes to the next level.
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:iconichigodragoness:
ichigodragoness Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconbunnygirle26:
Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is so awesome!!!
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:iconartforger:
ArtForger Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Unbelievable.
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:iconmissanimestranger:
missanimestranger Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awww!!
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AlbinoOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
So bloody cute :iconbravoplz:
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PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are so amazing, did you ever continue/finish? because im sure everyone would love to see more <3
:D
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

:iconeufrosis::iconasmaa-rabiaa:Such magical CUTENESS :iconasmaa-rabiaa::iconeufrosis:
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:iconikari-gendo:
Ikari-Gendo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Iam speechless, this is so freaking awesome
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:iconciaoxcian:
ciaoxcian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
This is breathtaking!
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:iconmaratuna:
MaraTuna Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am impress
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:iconelektrosmurf:
Elektrosmurf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconkairiashade:
KairiaShade Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How old is she? She looks so young.
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
she's 9
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:iconkairiashade:
KairiaShade Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. That's amazing. She's already got a modeling career set out.
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:iconairbendergal:
airbendergal Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All your pictures are GORGEOUS. All of the pics are so surreal...its so amazing. :)
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:iconzeldalugia:
Zeldalugia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
so sweet!!!! <3
I can't wait anymore - i want watching the zelda movie :)
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MidnaoftheTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
She is just to precious. This picture is beautiful.
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:icononeway786:
oneway786 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
This has got to be the coolest cosplay project I have ever seen! The location and the whole photo set in general is absolutely beautiful. I love the realistic take on it.
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:iconlinkieta:
Linkieta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Saria is adorable! This is AMAAZING!
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:iconki-plueschie:
Ki-Plueschie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Salia's ears are very sweet.
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:iconsoofii-chan:
Soofii-chan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student General Artist
These are excellent photos! The Legend of Zelda is great!
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:icongothic-nyu:
Gothic-Nyu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
All your Zeldaphotos are so breathtaking
Ive seen a lot of cosplay here on dA, other pages and in reality.
You are on such a high level and its a pleasure to look at your photos.

:heart:
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alucard345 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
that awsome
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful child, and she looks a lot LIKE Saria! Perfect for the role. I'll be checking out all your TZP stuff :XD:
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Twisted-Goat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
It's nice, but the lil lady is kinda...
Too shoped.
Her skin lacks texture, doesn't look natural, or human at all.
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Lost-Remnant Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Beautiful!
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The girl is adorable! I've seen people on more than one of your Zelda pics complain about the photo editing making the faces look too "plastic" but I want to say that I really like the way it's done. It doesn't look plastic at all, it looks more fantasy-like and I think it really connects the pictures to the video games
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Adella Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
There's actually very very VERY little editing on her face. Personally I did not touch her face and neither did the retoucher, so if there is anything going on in this particular picture it may be from the development of the photo itself. The lighting is extremely good on this shot and the girl is 9 years old and has absolutely flawless skin. I've actually complained about a couple of the pics to the photographer and he showed me the originals and they were in fact extremely close to the way they looked when I complained about the processing. Shows how much I know XD
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! so all the people complaining are wrong anyways haha. Well it looks really good, the girl is perfect. I went to your TZP website and I think what you are doing is just awesome. best of luck!
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MarthShiningLight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I love this picture. I do have to agree with some of the other comments though and say that it would be great to see her smile at least one time ;)
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Silence-x-Music Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
SO SWEEEEET!!
I love the colours~ it's so peaceful X3
and the bluries background is SO PERFECT with shiny things like that

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click it! XD ---> [link]
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sakaika13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Still lovin this project!! It'd be cool if Saria actually grew up so we could see her and 7 year older Link together <3<3<3
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:iconbiznezz:
Biznezz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I gotta admit, this is the cutest thing ever. XD
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:iconangelicheart:
AngelicHeart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   Artisan Crafter
This is so awesome!! Alondra is such a talented model!! <333333333
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:iconhplok:
HPLoK Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
SARIA HAS COME TO LIFE! You really gave off that young girl vibe for her. :nod:
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:iconloz-fan-roddan:
LoZ-Fan-Roddan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
:O looks brilliant you have some wonderful locations and some beautiful work going on here
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riku-gurl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You guys could not have picked a better location! Or a better Saria :heart: Absolutely breathtaking shot and just, there are no words :D Amazing!
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:iconamaniwolf:
Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Awww...she looks so ethereal and youthful here. Very beautiful.
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CosplayCousins Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww, she's such a cute Saria! Love the shimmer that the fabric has too! :love:

*Tranquility*
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SyntaxOverride Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
So cute
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Yuffie1972 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Epic!!!!
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
omfg you are amazing XD
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:iconharmon20:
Harmon20 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Incredible :D I love Saria's model!
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theNTFdemonFOX-009 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
incredibly cute. Great job!
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:iconangeloflifelight:
Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
OMG! She's so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconph1shf00d:
ph1shf00d Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
She's so sad/melancholy in all of her pictures. =T It's almost hard to believe that she's supposed to be Saria which is unfortunate because the costume is a pretty decent job and she's really cute. It'd be nice to see her smile at least once.
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mgaby Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Aamazing work beautiul ilumination, beautiful escenary, beautiful costume, all the picture is a incredible work!
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Sora-X Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Plastic Face. I think you need a new CG artist.
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