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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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Hexblade98 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mercury-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's wonderful. Spot-on costumes are always nice to see, but it's made doubly special when the backdrop agrees. Not a bathroom pic, not an entry way, not a convention center's lobby, but the actual setting. And it's beautiful. You have a great team.
XxcyberalienxX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So damn awesome!! <3  La la la la 
paskalion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
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MetalxTongue Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So good! omg I love it!
Ipid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Listen! This is really good!
YasuriWashimoto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
omg is beautyful..i grew up with the legend of beautyful..i thought the cosplayer was Link himselfXD
AWESOME♥I've no words♥
MasterChiefsSword Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
This would make an epic wallpaper...
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
Model-Tialda Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
love it, love it, love it!!! The whole series is fantastic!
TheRetroRenegade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014 God... this is AWESOME!!
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The scenery is just amazing.
khancopperfox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lupinelover Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
really cool picture
antontimofeev Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
this looks absolutely beautiful!
love the scenery and that epic feeling
Stickdust Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached my wits end this helped me get back on my feet miracles really do exist just think of all the possibilities
Flying-Spirit-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really? Two of these? c'mon people quit it with the spam =.=
lex333 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached the end of the line this would really interest you im headed straight to the top dont hesitate trying this out
zd-studio Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Make Over $100,000+ A Year Working From Home
rosannawolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Link! Cool :)
Cbear1026 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Really cool!
Jalexander28 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
sta vacan xD
TheIndigoLynx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
kiko9 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Photographer
u guys found the "perfect spots =D
Jesstheginger Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm in awe.
Aaronrovet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
awesome shot
lawlietknight Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thi is beautiful 'w'
sebasnr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Awesome shot
dongpants22222 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That is some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen.
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
where is your daily deviation for???
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
...this image. haha i got too exited and posted the comment before i finnished it rotf :D
Roccaroc Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
It's perfect omg! i cant believe it
ganesha-graphics Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jemina Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
This is absolutely amazing. You are so skilled and hard-working, taking on a project like this! Yet I'm sure it's worth every minute of time and effort spent, I can't wait to see some new photos!!

All the models look brilliant, the photo editing is amazing and the clothes and props are beyond belief.

I raise you my imaginary hat (and would raise a real one should I have it)!
Winged-Wolf22TM Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You produce more then a smile for me :iconhappytearsplz: You guys made my day.
Richardsoncreations Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a huge Zelda fan and I love this photo shoot that u guys are doing!
wallacesn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
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GT-Illustrator Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm Italian and i'm from Terni and the falls in the background is the Marmore Falls ;)
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