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The Zelda Project: Forest Song by Adella The Zelda Project: Forest Song by Adella
A soft breeze crept through the ancient trees, stirring them ever so slightly. Mingling with the rustle of forest leaves was a faint yet familiar melody, a song that had been played for as long as the spirits could remember.

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: [link]

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!

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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:iconmerbear11:
Merbear11 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
it looks so awesomely realistic
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:iconjonmolulon:
JonMolulon Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student
I need an ocarina.
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TheRaptorSquad Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
wow bind blowing pictures nicely done  , may i ask where the photo shoot was done at ?
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Nice.
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Glad2behere Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Photographer
This is a breathtaking peice of art! I love how the water reflects! So beautiful! Well done!
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roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no freaking way.. O _ O wow . . .
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LazyAppleLane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Is this really your Link cosplay? because it looks a lot like pikminlink's cosplay project of the zelda games. You even feature the same little girl... Or did you two collaborate?

pikminlink.deviantart.com/gall…
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DanielsDoodles Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am planning a Link poster and I was wondering if I could use this image as stock?  If not, that is completely fine!  If you want an idea of what I'm going to make check out my page :)
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0Haniko0 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG *_* thats really amazing *o*
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OcarinaGreen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, one of the best cosplays I've ever seen! I love it so much <3
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