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The Zelda Project: Zoras River by Adella The Zelda Project: Zoras River by Adella
Link looks out over the Zora's River, beyond where he stands lies the Zora Domain. Navi shouts into his ear, "Hey!"

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
Location: California Coastal Redwoods

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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YiskaXIII Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read the top, my god that is genius! I've always wanted to see that like in KH but I think that'd be a little harder.... This is so cool though!
Katosuro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
AlexRose1214 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude this is so cool
Zelda is the greatest thing ever. Awesome cosplay.

Play Zeldas lullaby, get the scale to dive for more time, get the letter to Princess Ruto, go back and talk to King Zora and wait 3 hours till he moves, go to Jabu Jabu, release a caught Fish, and you will get the last Spiritual stone and well only Rauru will tell you what happens next because your voice will change and you'll start growing facial hair and it's tough
Richiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE THIS!! We could really use people like you on our zelda film project ^^…
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
AldrinHD Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! This is the best cosplay of anything I've ever seen! :'D

How awesome!
lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Nice background. :nod:
Merbear11 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
oh cool
kh297sora Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love what u did to this link its an awesome with a nice river
s-e-n-s-u-k-a Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You guys from The Zelda Project are really awesome. All of the photos look amazing. It's just like Zelda:OoC came to life.
Greetings to every single one working in the team! :) :D
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