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TZP: The Lost Woods by Adella TZP: The Lost Woods by Adella
A place of great mystery, guarded for centuries by ancient magic. To the Hylians it was forbidden and dangerous, where one could enter but never return. Only one Hylian was ever permitted to pass safely beneath its branches.

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"
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: www.thezeldaproject.net

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!

I am sort of enamored with the mystery of the Lost Woods. Since I played Link to the Past I have always had a special place in my heart for it. One of my favorite parts of the Ocarina of Time trading game was the part with the Mushroom, and Cucco Lady (Anju's) brother.

Anybody who comes into the forest will be lost.
Everybody will become a Stalfos.

So much can be imagined by this idea, and the idea behind the Lost Woods!

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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:iconfuranzombie:
FuranZombie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow~ amazing...! I love it.... 
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KyroTheFirefox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
How did you make the boots and gloves? They look perfect and I'm working on a Link costume of my own :o
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:iconnickyparsonavenger:
Nickyparsonavenger Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   General Artist
you're hot : o
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:iconstellalontana:
Stellalontana Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're job's so fu*** good!!! The outfit is so beautiful, and he's just the perfect Link! Awesome!!Love 
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:iconheliophobicheather:
heliophobicheather Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Artist
Wow! The best Link I have ever seen. I understand that there is a whole team that has participated in the making of this. I applaud everyone.
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crazyanimegirl22 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omfg its so handsome and beautiful *claps*

you could do child link too you'd probably do a wonderful job on that
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:iconmandisyura:
MandisYura Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*gasp* This is breathtaking!!
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:iconlionsroar787:
LionsRoar787 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I don't have words.  Just... Heart 
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:iconathenascool52:
athenascool52 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Proof that guys can cosplay Link and it actually look really accurate. I have nothing against girls cosplaying as Link, but you don't see many guys able to pull off the look like this dude :) really good job.
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GH0ST-FACE Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Completely agree. Hard for me to look at alot of cosplays honestly, cuz some are just hilariously bad or don't look like the character in the face at all. Just gives me an uncomfortable feeling lol I dunno. These are great though, amazing Link cosplay.
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student
Awesome, cosplay! :D
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:iconkaida-kitsune:
Kaida-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply amazing!!!Free - Navi Fairy from Legend of Zelda 
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shiranui1295 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my goddesses o//A//o HE'S REAL GUYS, YUSSS 
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, just wow!
I've already seen your videos on youtube and all of the photos you guys made.
If there would be a Zelda Movie (And i hope there WILL be one oneday!) than YOU guys should be the actors for this movie :)
You have some of the most amazing Zelda costumes i have ever seen. Respect from my side!
Please keep doing your amazing work :D

Wonderful greetings from germany :heart:
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NightshadowCat93 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
gah, He's a REAL link ____
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:iconmercrissy:
mercrissy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Artist
This is fabulous
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:iconpewdiepieoftheanime:
pewdiepieoftheanime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you messed up its not a link cosplay, ITS THE ACTUALL LINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconroiikkata:
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ddaaammnn son!
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SakuraDrawingPencil Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best cosplay of link i ever saw! Keep up the great work!
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:iconleafthedark:
LeafTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
The best Link cosplayer!!! :O
Greaaaaaaaaaaat!!!
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:iconkisarasmoon:
Kisarasmoon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!! He fits Link perfectly Meow :3 SO HANDSOME!!! Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work as usual! Far out...BEST LINK EVER!!!
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:iconshadowwolf187:
ShadowWolf187 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Wow, it's perfect.... O_O
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:iconsk-seoul:
SK-Seoul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You may be the best Link cosplayer in existence, thus far.
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:iconblyostochka:
Blyostochka Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
how nice :D
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TaishoBee Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit your work is amazing
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:iconroiikkata:
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!! im with you on that one!
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TaishoBee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod: :nod:
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HistoryGhostAndBr Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
best ever!!
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
Awesome ^^
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:iconemilyhippieelliott:
EmilyHippieElliott Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfection.
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ilovenerds134 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That photo is to perfect, I just can't even! Beautiful work:)
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:iconoievelina:
Oievelina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Eh?! He's so hot and looks just like Link!
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MidnightRainbowFire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hes cute....
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Koopa90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
These piece has been featured as an 'Honorable Mention' in my latest journal entry.
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:iconkylnobar:
Kylnobar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
this is fantastic!!
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:iconterminallyabashed:
TerminallyAbashed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
Accurate....... and sexy.
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:iconchaannx:
Chaannx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O my.. =P
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XxAMUTO-LUVERxX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.......:iconblushplz: this is just.... ARGH.*fangirl powers activate* LOOKS AT THOSE FREAKING PECS. LOOK AT THEM. JUST STARING YOU STRAIGHT IN THE FACE THROUGH THE SHIRT. LOOOK AT THEEMMMM. <3 ASFGHJKL I CAN'T EVEN. :iconovariesplz:
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RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uuughhh, Link's so gorgeous. <3
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Yobuko Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I...I'm sorry it's just so....

I keep coming back to this and its..perfect..

the more I look the more perfect it is.
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zaboo17 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconwolflink213:
wolflink213 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Frick, now I need to glomp him! :iconiloveitplz:
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Darksgirl120 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
found your picture on Yahoo: [link]
I'm sure they probably asked for permission or what not but just showing that I found this x3
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Yes they did. Thank you so much! :)
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:icondarksgirl120:
Darksgirl120 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
welcome :3
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:iconempatheticfrog:
EmpatheticFrog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Everything is perfect... I can't see a single flaw.
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aplacetomyself Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE your photos! Please do more! xD The quotes you put with them are beautiful too, keep up the great work!! ^^
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Miki-Magic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful.
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NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this shot ..... now to go play the game again.
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