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TZP: Saria The Sage of Forest by Adella TZP: Saria The Sage of Forest by Adella
This place will be very important for both of us someday.

This is our last photo in our Lost Woods series of pictures. We plan on doing more next year, with perhaps an entire cast of youngsters as the Kokiri and maybe even young Link! Due to this being our first photoshoot, there were a lot of mishaps that we didn't take into account. The biggest problem being that the ears were very heavy for the models, so they could only wear them for a few hours before they became uncomfortable and we had to take them off.

This caused us to pass up getting a lot of shots that we really wanted to get, such as the tunnel trees (they had them there! LOOK: [link]) and a series of cute interactive shots of Link and Saria. We especially wanted a shot of Link with Saria on his shoulder, but we had to shoot at a different location on our first day since our prime location was unbearably crowded, and on our second day the sun and fog were working against the lighting for the photographer, and the ears became uncomfortable so we had to wrap early.

There were not a lot of photos that we shot of Alondra smiling that turned out due to the problems with the lighting. So we wanted to include this one as our last shot. :) This was her first time modeling, and the only experiences she has had with photoshoots were with her mother and watching us model for Lillyxandra's Firefly Path. She did a fantastic job overcoming her shyness, and she really turned out to be a super star!

Much love to everyone who has liked this series. We hope to push the limits even further with our next shoot: The Gerudo Valley.

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
Post 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.

The Fairy Ocarina is made by Ben Wallace out of high density foam and painted to look like it was sanded down wood. We figured that these little immortal children would have put great care in their pretty wooden instruments, so we wanted it to look smooth and polished as if it had been used for years and years.

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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SerenitysFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Would you mind if I this photo in a legend of zelda lets play video? I'm trying something unique and showcasing incredible cosplays or fan art when characters are introduced. It just so happens that this is indeed an incredible cosplay and photo. I see you are the one who made the costume and would like to applaud your work. :) It really looks great and I know its not always easy trying to imitate a cartoon fabrics and trying to figure out what to best to use. 
Adella Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Sure :)
TheFireofthePhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful photo! She really looks like Salia <3 Great cos and shot :heart:
Kuroe-Arisu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist
She's so cute!
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
She looks perfect.
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Adella Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
She was 9 then.
Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so gorgeous :heart:
Nitron2097 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer I have no other words. Awesome!
frenchraph Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
That's really a beautiful set, and your Saria look so much like the original.
A job very much well done.
battypopart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
cool color contrast  :)
coady2y Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Wonderful in every aspect. Love it.
Major-Link Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Wow, you make a cute Saria.
Dewani90 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's an amazing cosplay, man, I'm still waiting for a legend of zelda movie, those guys could take very fine ideas from you guys if they ever decide to do that.
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best saria cosplays I've seen so far! :wow:
Excellent work! :clap:
Kaida-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Her eyes say, "Would you like to play the Ocarina with me?" The colors...the gives off a such an artistic and surrealistic feel. This is such an amazing shot!!! saria's song 
Aislinntheanimelover Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry that sounded kinda dumb, but you get my point.
Aislinntheanimelover Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She is so pretty. Perfect for the role of Saria. I saw all of the videos on how you completed the project and I was so amazed with how the cosplays and scenery turned out. Plus its interesting how you were able to do the elf ears. Great work and keep up with the amazing cosplays. <3
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
She is so adorable.
Just-Kondrad Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Adorable :)
Puppetter1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Nice work. The pcitures were elegant and lovely.
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wwooww. its like, really her! LOL <33
XLordAndyX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I used your lovely picture for one illustrator class practice, here is the reference :D…
I really really hope you like it !!! It was realy hard to finish hehe... :D
LeafTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Saria!!! >_< It's so cute!!! Very good cosplay of her!!! nyaaaa!!

Cute!! :)
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Little girl, whoever you are, don't grow up.  DON'T GROW UP!!!

ChoccyWoccyDooDaah Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
So sweet :)
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
So cute ^^
Sunjinjo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is without a shadow of a doubt the best Saria I'm ever going to see. Well done. :D
AngelAndDevilMartial Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Magnifique photo
draneas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BlackNoseBeagle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Oh my lord. Her eyes are beautiful. =] This whole project is stunning. As an old school gamer, I love to see people going that extra mile to bring these worlds to life. =]
SalmiakkiLover Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is just amazing cosplay....
Zinus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really really amazing! Such a beautiful shot. Not to mention the surrounding. She looks exactly the way I'd imagined Saria to look if she was real. Wonderful! Keep up this lovely project and good luck!
Atomicoperate Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Beautiful. Wonderful photography!
NinjaZombie5692 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
DarkStarPoet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap; she actually looks like how I imagined she'd appear realistically. Gorgeous colours and photography!
Kilamija Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
This is really pretty :D
missanimestranger Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
She looks just like her!!!
cherry12 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This has got to be the best Saria cosplay I've ever seen. :D
MuDDiTToX Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Beautiful! Absolutely Beautiful!
chrly Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is one of the best Cosplays I've ever seen
tercysakura Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My god!! Best cosplays ever!!!!! *___*
luiguiboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Wow amazing I cant stop hear in my mind the saria's song O_o
PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are so perfect
GamingArtist-521 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an accurate depiction of the game!
Kimarou15 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

:star::frail: *~~~~~~~~~~~~~*:frail::star:
:star::frail:* VERY LOVELY:hug:* :frail::star:
:star::frail: *~~~~~~~~~~~~~*:frail::star:
Rylandandshadowfang Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Photographer
thats amzing
ffomega Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Out of all the Zelda Project cosplay images...this one is my favorite ^_^
ChuChiDX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woooh, talk about awesome!

Not to mention, the colors in this picture make it stand out even more.
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