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TZP: Malon in the Pasture by Adella TZP: Malon in the Pasture by Adella
They say that Malon of Lon Lon Ranch hopes that a knight in shining armor will come and sweep her off her feet someday..

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!).

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. Can you pinpoint where she's standing? :D

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!

Related Images:

TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by Adella TZP: Link and Malon by Adella TZP: Link Malon Epona and Cuccos by Adella TZP: Link and Malon observe Death Mountain by Adella TZP: Malon Singing by AdellaTZP: Goodbye Epona by Adella
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:iconjohnbecaro:
johnbecaro Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful model and shot
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x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
This has been featured in my journal.
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:icondisneygirl89:
Disneygirl89 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Beautiful
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Xxx-Mizumaru-xxX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Those ears are perfect! Are they hand-made or bought?
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
you make an absolutely awesome malon!
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:iconangerjas:
angerjas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
by the way, i don't care to hear who bashes my opinion...my opinion is that this persn looks older and also tanner than malon, sorry :P not that the photo or costume is not good. but the model, doesn't fit.
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angerjas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
The costume is well done and translates the design to real life well, but this model doesn't look 16 or 17 years old. Malon is supposed to be a fresh faced teenager. I understand that cosplay is a fun thing where anyone can be who ever they want, blah blah blah. but for a large scale project where accuracy is key then maybe you could have looked at other casting options, if your intentions are "bringing Hyrule to life". You have cast a young girl as Saria, so why not find someone who looks like Malon's age?
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athenascool52 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think she looks young enough.
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:iconmypencilranoutofink:
MyPencilRanOutOfInk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Perfect! Love it!
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:iconnone-shall-hurt-now:
none-shall-hurt-now Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Very nice job!...and she's beautiful:)
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:iconartyspartygirl:
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!!!!
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:iconlumosaki:
lumosaki Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are incredible. You really captured Malon's magic <3
I was curious... how many yards did you use for her skirt? O:
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MidevalExponents2sqr Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to say I agree with you, really did capture her
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:iconinerdash:
Inerdash Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I think I fall in love... :P
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AnimeGeek15 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You guys did an amazing job on this but I have a question. I just watched the behind the scenes video of this photo shoot and if you don't mind my asking, why did you have stiches, what happend?
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:iconartfinatic14:
ArtFinatic14 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your pictures are so perfect! Best out there!
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:iconhetalia-un:
Hetalia-UN Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love the dirt on the skirt it adds to it being in reality :]
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:iconleaviel:
Leaviel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is WONDERFUL! You've re-inspired me to make a Malon cosplay!
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DaBlueOcarina Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
again amazing!
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:iconluboragina:
luboragina Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous, congratulation for your amazing work!
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:iconjalexander28:
Jalexander28 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
wonderful!
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:iconorudios412:
orudios412 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This is one of my favorites! Hope to see more soon!
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:iconjustasmellow:
JUstasmellow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing this
I like the movement
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:iconforestfairytails:
ForestFairytails Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
hope u dont mind me asking but what pattern did u use for malons skirt?
ive already made her shirt and all that but im stuck on the skirt and i need to know so i know how much fabric i need.
god im tired.
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:iconnear-zero:
Near-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Zelda's hot!
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:iconkelseyjprice:
kelseyjprice Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Uh yeah... that's not Zelda. Try playing the game.
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:iconnear-zero:
Near-Zero Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hater
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:iconkelseyjprice:
kelseyjprice Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
*gamer
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IosDawn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Every once in a while I come look at this picture and every single time I'm amazed at how much it feels like I'm looking at Malon, no matter the fact that it's all real. Excellent top notch job.
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:iconwbisland:
WBIsland Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Print! We must have a PRINT!
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:iconalindh:
alindh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! You did an amazing job with this outfit.
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:iconlinki27:
linki27 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Malon *_*
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:iconkyrokyt:
Kyrokyt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You want to know something strange? Every time I look at this photo, I here Epona's song.
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AlexVazMex Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I love Malon *-* the dirt on her dress is a nice touch that adds realism :D
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:iconbrilliantku:
Brilliantku Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So perfect!
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:iconmimixd:
MimixD Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Photographer
She is gorgeous!!
Good job!
Love the costume!!
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:iconsukisuiss:
sukisuiss Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
she's amazing!
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saint-kageyama Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
awesome stuff, good luck on that kickstarter project.
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:iconspacemonkeysunited:
spacemonkeysunited Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely!!!
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:iconlittleboazfly:
LittleBoazFly Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Beautiful :heart:
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:iconfuriephoenix:
FuriePhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*jaw drop* I think that's all I can say about this..... stunning!
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:iconplanxtafroggie:
planxtafroggie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh I like that Malon dress replica, it's so pretty. *__*
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:iconlaconicmuse:
LaconicMuse Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The perfection of every detail just...it...it just............I..I think I'm gonna cry...
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sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty amazing!!! Love the beautiful lighting..and how it really re-creates a very real looking Zelda land even though still so fantasy-like and surreal.
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Yoseph13 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Absolutely amazing, you're a really great model ^_^ You helped cure my artist block, so this is for you![link] Hope you like it, it`s not the greatest, but just a way of thanks :D
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
omg that's beautiful thank you!! what an awesome birthday present!
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:iconyoseph13:
Yoseph13 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Haha thank you! :D I'm happy you like it! Hope your Birthday is a good one! ^_^
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little-bow-peep Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   General Artist
I love the fabric used and how it's been dirtied to look worn! It's little details like that that separate a "good" cosplay for a "GREAT" one! Everything about this and, well, ALL of the Zelda Project's photo are WONDERFUL! I'm always so exited when new photos are released!
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:iconzaboo17:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Nice! I like cosplays that look natural and this does!
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:iconehnker:
Ehnker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I am blown away, for this is the epitome of loveliness. <3
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