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Will You Remember? - Zelda by Adella Will You Remember? - Zelda by Adella
One of my favorite games of all time is Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and so I made a costume of the main female, Marin.... while my friend Pikmin Link did a version of Link from that particular game. The original photos of myself was taken by and the original photo of Pikmin Link was taken by her father. I blended the two together to seem sort of surreal... as if Link is back in Hyrule and the memory or ghost of Marin is always with him, keeping him going while he remembers her as she asked him... and as time goes on her image will never fade from his mind. I am a hopeless romantic and the story of Marin and Link was a very beautiful one despite such limited capabilities of the gameboy itself.

Once again, Pikmin Link's costume was made by herself, my Marin costume made by myself. Photography done by of and Pikmin Link's dad of .
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Ask-Zaria Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
((That story was always just so sad to me...and wasn't it implied that she partially knew the truth about Koholint Island?))
YorchRhadamanthys Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Love it!!!
Raakone Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
This is beautiful!
HPLoK Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
WOW!.....That is just.... Wow
amnopro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I <3 the effects of the whole thing! It's great!
RageOne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
great one, my respects :D great game also, i think i`m the only freak who has the classic version and both DX versions (eur and usa) just because the labels have different colors :D
Ilora24 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Cette photo et si belle elle aussi, tu continues de faire des photos avec Pikminlink? Adella?
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
J'ai fait cette photo en prenant une photo d'elle,puis une de moi-même et en les fondant l'une à l'autre
Ilora24 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sublime, le montage de cette photo et sublime. Mais sinon, tu prend toujour des photos avec Pikminlink? quand j'y pense, j'ai un truc à t'avouer à propos d'elle... quand je l'ai vue pour la première fois, j'ai cru pendant un an et demi que c'était un garçon... le jour ou j'ai apris qu'elle était une femme, ca ma fait un drôle de choc ^_^
zeldaartist Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
wow cool
8Video-Kid8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
my favorite game of alllltiem
Samboke Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Very nicely done. Especially the dissolve near Link and in the top right corner
Raakone Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
I love it, it's a touching picture.
OminousKnowledge Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
GAH, I wish I had my own computer. I REALLY wish I could make this my desktop. xD *Adores Link's Awakening to DEATH* This picture is amazing. <3
Zombie-Emo Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Neato! You both did very well! :D
DevinShadowV Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats impressive.
NovemberDusk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
That is an awesome photo, i loved that game and it has such a sad ending but i can see it coming out like this.
waterdancer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Student General Artist
fwhee fwhee fwhee, thats liek my favorite game. <3 i love marin too. ^-^ great job on the cosplay as well, asusual, lol (ive been stalking yer gallery, lol) and the blending is done wonderfully. i <3 it. but i think link should have tights. <3 oh well. lol
Adella Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
He doesn't wear tights in Link's Awakening. Thank you though! ^__^
waterdancer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Student General Artist
bah, you cant really tell. D= theres only one close up, and hes on a ship at sea. >.< ide plug it in and pull it up just to see, but it wont fit in my ds. ^^;; ah, i miss my brick. <3 lol.

even if he dun have em, tights are hotter. <3 lol guess im just bein a dork. ^^;
Adella Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
You can tell in the official artwork for the game, which is what she based her costume off of.
waterdancer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Student General Artist
aaaahhhh i see. it never occured to me to look up official artwork for that game. =x i wonder why. lol
ChildIncognito Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Yeah that game was pretty sweet. Enjoyed it a lot myself. Nice photo.
temarinyo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
aww marin and link! :D Well done! It looks awesome! :D
alicia-anime Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Hey! you were in that 'no need for cosplay' video on youtube! ^_^ I like that video. It got me cosplaying.

/Awesome/ picture by the way, you are so pretty :D
Kuzai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
OMG! :D THAT IS JUST..... Ummmmm..... Actually I don't know what to say about it o.O Oh well! :D
fixer79 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
I really love what you've done with this photomanip, Adella!
Are the sword 'n shield real props or photoshopped? Hard to tell...

Link's Awakening is one of my favourite games of all time too... It's also probably the game I've played the longest in my life...
I remember sitting om my bed for hours at a time playing it on my very first GameBoy. Riveted to the gameplay, characters and storyline.
I still prefer Link's Awakening over the other games in the 'Legend of Zelda' series. Even after having played 'Twilight Princess' on the Wii in all it's colorful 3D graphics for quite some time now...
Still no match for the ol' dot matrix 2D magic :)

Oh well... Maybe it's because it was my very first Zelda game...
Or maybe it's just because I'm just so dang-blasted nostalgic ;)

Anyway... Please keep up the good work!
Reenigrl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats an amazing pic!! how did you do that? luv it even though im not much for Marin
kayrie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Wow, a great blending of a photograph and a ghosting effect of Marin. Unique idea, very cool.
pakodx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist

( also I love link's awakening ^^)
PrincssSonata Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Wow. I was looking through DeviantArt, and I found you. I have seen you all over, and I was always jealous of your costuming skills, and it inspired me, (along with sadwonderland) to take it up.

This is once again, beautifully done. =D
Adella Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
There is nothing to be jealous about. It's just costumes.
lutearina Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Awwww, so pretty! Although I am a huge LinkxZelda fan (Hero+Heroine for me; like CloudxAerith xD) The cosplays are gorgeous!
Adella Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Yeah I like HeroxHeroine too in most cases. As for Zelda... it depends on the game for me really. The whole PrincessXHero thing doesn't hit me in that series as much as it does in other series.
lutearina Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
To me, it just seems Link and Zelda have more going for them throughout every game. xD

And I ADORE your Aerith cosplays, by the way. You are by far the most beautiful (and look the most like her). :)
Adella Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Link and Zelda barely interact in all of the games. That's why they don't do anything for me as a couple. I look at things objectively.
lutearina Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
Mmm, I can understand that, but they seem to have more of an intuition, or connection, with eachother.

Oh well, I'm really bad at explaining things, so there's no need to mind me! ^^;

Keep doing amazing cosplays, Adella! I'll always be a fan of yours. ^_^
michelle-squared Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
Awesome! I'm a huge Zelda fan so I love this.
Out of curiousity, did you buy the costume or make it?
I've been looking for a link costume for a while.
Joe-Toye Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
I usually don't like all the Link-pairing stuff, since it only seperates us Zelda fans with fights about who's Link's girl, while we should be 1 big happy family and share our joy, because Zelda TP is comming!!! :XD::P
cerasly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes, i had this as my desktop for a while! :) i love it. (it doesn't hurt that pikminlink is in it, you lucky girl! ;) but i agree, it also captures the tragic theme of the game. it will always be the most sentimental zelda game to me. ^^
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Lol... I wouldn't say lucky... I'm not a lesbian... but yeah. It was a collaboration we both wanted... She is into Marin/Link and Malon/Link big time like I am.
cerasly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, i didn't mean in a lesbian way, hehe. just that you got to meet pikminlink! i am also a link/maron, malon fan. ^^ i don't know what those zelinkers are thinking... :)
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
I never thought about meeting her as amazing because she's been a friend of mine since she started cosplaying. I see her more as the 5'4 spazzy funny girl she is than "OMG ITS PIKMIN LINK!" we agreed to do the Link Marin costumes because I was invited as a guest at some dinky convention in nor cal and I'd made a Marin costume... so she made her LttP Link costume to go along with my Marin for photoshoot purposes. It was fun. Though we've both revamped our costumes since but haven't had a chance to do another shoot.
True-Aerith Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
I like it so much I think I'm gonna cry!!!
azngirlLH Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
K-chan323 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I love the CGed effect.
JazzlynFTW Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Absolutly LOVE this......Zelda...Best Game Ever!
elanitakira Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
You're a really pretty Marin...
darn! You cosplay so WELL!
neptunestears Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. I love how you did make it look like Marin is a memory, ghost like, and you put it beautifully too. I always admired their relationship but I didnt give it as much thought as this makes me do, its really kinda sad.
Anyway Ive admired your cosplay for years, I think I really started when you did your Malon costume cause Im a huge Zelda fan too. I can sew alittle, Ive made clothes before, but I found your journal abotu sewing really helpful. Thanks alot for everything, and keep up the wonderful work you do. Im sure youre an inspiration to everyone !
LittleMarin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You know Pikmin Link?! Oh My Gosh! My two idols are friends!!!!!! *dies*
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