Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
August 4, 2010
Image Size
279 KB


222,247 (18 today)
11,872 (who?)
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!

Related Photos:

Add a Comment:
kh297sora 2 days ago  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 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 Feb 20, 2014  New member
love it, love it, love it!!! The whole series is fantastic!
:icontheretrorenegade: God... this is AWESOME!!
MandalorianKnight Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The scenery is just amazing.
khancopperfox Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool picture
antontimofeev Aug 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
this looks absolutely beautiful!
love the scenery and that epic feeling
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 Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really? Two of these? c'mon people quit it with the spam =.=
Add a Comment: