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TZP: Malon Singing by Adella TZP: Malon Singing by Adella
It was rare that Malon had the time to ride anymore, but with Mr. Ingo back to normal, she was able to break away. Out here, she could truly feel free. With her steed wandering a few feet away, she began to pick her way through the flowers. It wasn't long before a song found its way out of her. This was the best place to sing, because here she could be anything she imagined. The wind picked up, unsettling the grass and carrying her melody far across the field.

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!).

I really wanted this one to be a nighttime picture. Several of us tried with it, but the lighting on the original picture just wasn't fit for Date-To-Night conversion. Night photography was not an option, since we did not have the location available at night. So we had to settle for a daytime joyride, which I think is just as nice! Hope you guys like it!

Malon Model: Sarah Quillian *Adella
Costume: Made by Sarah Quillian *Adella
Photography: IndigoVerse *Indigo76
Matte Painting: Mickael Forrett
Makeup/Special FX: Chase Birdsong
Lighting Assistant: 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.

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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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
You even included the Bowser broach, nice
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Amarok-Anernerk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
The hills are alive!  With the sound of music!!!! XD
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I was thinking the exact same thing :D
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MkThunderwd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What? No 1920x1080 version for my wallpaper?! Please, don't make me upscale. :(
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:iconmkthunderwd:
MkThunderwd Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops. Duplicated. Why can't I delete it... boo.
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:iconmkthunderwd:
MkThunderwd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What? No 1920x1080 version for my wallpaper?! How may I get it?
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AKOMAPSDC Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I LOVE YOU FOR THIS SO AMAZING!!!! YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT SOME OF MY ZELDA WORK (-=
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you made it worn and dirty, which makes it all the more convincing. I see many cosplayers that do similar characters and keep their costumes immaculate, lessening the realism. It must be nerve-wracking to dirty something that one has worked so hard on, not knowing if they would be able to clean it out later if they wanted to do that, but sometimes it creates the perfect effect.
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:iconaki-chanx3:
AkI-cHanx3 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist
why am i reminded of aerith?
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:iconmengtastic:
Mengtastic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg I love death mountain in the background, Oiii I feel those goosebumps showing up!
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:iconscarygermangirl:
Scarygermangirl Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Omg she's so beautyful >w<
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:iconkjphoto:
kjphoto Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I remember your love for this game. Your images are inspiring.
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
what the! where did you come from?!
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:icondisneyjam:
DisneyJAM Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful photo and costume. I look forward to future posts regarding The Zelda Project. I have to wonder, though.. Why do you guys spend so much time looking for great locations to photograph, then have someone paint a fake background for you? If you're not going to use the actual background, why go through so much trouble to travel such long distances to photograph?
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:iconjalexander28:
Jalexander28 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
malon es la mejor
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:iconroydarkearth:
RoyDarkEarth Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hermoso *w*
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:iconbida-san:
Bida-san Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
So beautiful and amazing as always!
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:icontriforceoflife:
TriforceofLife Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
What about a moonlight ride on a full moon or nearly full moon?
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:iconshinagamisora:
shinagamisora Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I wish you guys could walk around, pretending to be Zelda characters. Then I'd be so happy that my childhood has come to life...sigh...
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:iconninjalawliet:
ninjaLawliet Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
this is amazing, even if you couldn't do a night pic ^^
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:iconhunterserenity:
HunterSerenity Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter what costume you wear, you always look beautiful! I hope I can make cosplay costumes like you one day!
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:iconhisareynhart:
HisaReynhart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it was so beautiful that i though it was a drawing XD
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:iconanimeplayer99:
Animeplayer99 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This such a beautiful picture!!!
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:iconcardgames33:
cardgames33 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
so beautiful! i love your work :)
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:icontwilc:
Twilc Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty scenery.
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:iconmemoire-hana:
memoire-hana Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm crying, this is so perfect ! T_T Thank you for those beautiful images !
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:icondancerofclouds:
DancerofClouds Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
This is amazing!
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:icondamnskipper:
DamnSkipper Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
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:icondamnskipper:
DamnSkipper Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
So...when did adult Malon ever leave Lon Lon Ranch?
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is sooo nice! :)
Weel done!
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:iconazurekate:
AzureKate Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg........how could i forget to check for new pic on wednesday.. :'(
in any case......its very beautiful :D
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:iconprincessofthestars:
PrincessoftheStars Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
This whole project is amazing!
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:iconsiheikfighter11:
siheikfighter11 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student
I want a malon costume
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:iconkakeruroxas13:
KakeruRoxas13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beauty
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HaniaJedi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! As all of your pictures are! The horse doesn't look "a few feet away," but I think it still looks AMAZINGS!
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ShatteredSapphire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my journal here. --> [link] <-- :heart:
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:iconsugary-cakes:
Sugary-Cakes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
how much will it cost for you to make me that costume!?
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:iconprnnography:
prnnography Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Oh wow, that's gorgeous. Looks less like cosplay and more like actual clothing if that makes any sense. Love how the garments are a bit dirtied and weathered for a more believable effect.
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FantasyLinky Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlopol123:
lopol123 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconnerdsman567:
nerdsman567 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a big "Legend of Zelda" fan, but I still really like this. It kinda reminds me of "The Sound of Music" . . . or in this case "The Sound of Malon." :XD:
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spongeybab Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
so beautiful
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:iconvistamusa:
VistaMusa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I NEEEED to see them kids!! Please I beg you! I'm on my knees now... this would be to die for!
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I will totally do it if you are willing to donate the funds for what it will cost us to do it :D ;)
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:iconilora24:
Ilora24 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sarah! no problem, me, I gave money for the zelda project.

I Need to see your drawing [link] realised in cosplay, PLEASE! :la:
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VistaMusa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL
Well... I changed my mind... I'll be very glad to just keep it only in my imagination. hehe. I'm ok with that, really, my imagination is great! :D
Just kidding :) . Unfortunately I can't handle this now, although I think it'd be completely worthwhile, because you do a really great job. ^^
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
aww thanks. Only reason we haven't done it as well is because of cost. <3
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:iconclassicgamer76:
classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
That's another great work! My congrates to all the team!
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:iconorboflightning:
orboflightning Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful as always. This is great. Whoever does the background is spectacular. I'm guessing that's Mickael Forrett?
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Tenshidream Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THE HIIIIIIIILLS ARE aliiiiive with the sound of muuuusic
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