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TZP: Princess Zelda by Adella TZP: Princess Zelda by Adella
It had been ten years since the boy in green came to her with a story about a doomed future that they alone could change.  She had given him the Ocarina of Time for safe keeping, a memento of their time together, and watched as he rode away in search of his fairy companion.  On afternoons like this, she wandered the castle gardens, wondering if one day he would return.

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.

Zelda: Joellen Elam Lillyxandra
Costume: Sarah Quillian Scott Adella
Wig: Sarah Quillian Scott Adella
Photography: Jan-Michael Losada www.jan-michaellosada.com
Makeup/Special FX: Sarah Quillian Scott Adella Joellen Elam Lillyxandra
Custom armor: Aaron Granofsky
Tabard Apron: Chris Patterson

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FFFFFFFF this one was as long a time coming as Fire Temple. Joellen and I have been trying to get this shoot done for forever! I'm so stoked it's finally on it's way to your eyes!  I'm not even kidding when I say I have made 3 of these dresses in order to get this right.  The preliminary pattern worked well, but the first dress had ugly fabric so I changed that up, and then the second dress had beautiful fabric but I accidentally cut the keyhole in the front too deep and it fell beneath the armor.  (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ AAAAHHH!!!  Third time was a charm!

The dress is lined in poly 70denier, and the shell and overlay are silk taffeta and silk chiffon.  The armor was a custom craft by Aaron Granofsky, and made to fit a duct tape torso of Joellen that he flew back home with in his suitcase.  I'm sure the TSA scratched their heads over that one!  The wig was probably the most fun out of all for me, and those curls in the front looked so good initially, but in 104F/40F heat, it was nearly impossible to keep any real shape to them, but I swear they looked impeccable when we first put it on!  Lastly, Chris Patterson is an embroidery wizard.  He incorporated some fabulous historical techniques to create the beautiful textures and stitching on the apron.  Can't wait to show more photos!  Hope everyone enjoys these in this series.  We plan on shooting a LinkxZelda series pretty soon.  We are working on getting permission from a local church to shoot the Temple of Time/Captured! Scene!

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 digital editing, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. As always, 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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:iconcpmcpm13:
cpmcpm13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Beautiful photo your cosplay is amazing and you make a perfect Zelda :) very well done
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:iconterryman007:
terryman007 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
lovely
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:icongentleevan:
gentleEvan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
HOLY YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconsuper-jestar:
Super-Jestar Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Literal perfection in every way possible. Gorgeous work!
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:iconlamiaman:
Lamiaman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
I love this!!!
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
I am so glad I read all of the comments.

So well done after all your blood, sweat and tears! :clap: :iconfinallyplz:
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:iconsigycouture:
sigycouture Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
cAN I BE YOU WTF
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:iconsdrseries:
SDRseries Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks way better than in the game. *O*
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:iconlady-vudu-doll:
Lady-Vudu-doll Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student General Artist
the pads are made of worbla?

It's gorgeous
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
The pads are fiberglass and resin :)
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:iconoceanpirate:
OceanPirate Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been searching for a perfect fabric,seems like I found it! This looks stunning,just like you jumped out of the game with the costume. :3
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:iconyuko-yatashi:
Yuko-Yatashi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful
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:icontherockinstallion:
TheRockinStallion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!! She has the perfect face for Zelda!!
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:icontriforcechampion:
TriforceChampion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Writer
Whoa, perfect real life Princess Zelda!
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:iconthetwistedangel:
TheTwistedAngel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apparently there might be a live action loz... which sounds great, but I think zelda doesn't look right.
Too bad this person can't play zelda, she looks perfect!
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:iconhotwar696:
hotwar696 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
It's like OOT except MUCH better ''graphics''.
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:iconsakuems:
Sakuems Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
you are SO SO like the real zelda, i mean, this is how i pictured her !
beautiful :3
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:iconmega-minx:
Mega-Minx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her facial features are exactly how I would picture a Hylian in real life.
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:iconidunnevenkno:
iDunnEvenKno Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Yeah, me too.
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bubblefairy03 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
This is beautiful! Joellen is a beautiful Zelda!
I hope you guys take some shots of her in darker lighting. I know her dress is technically pink, but it often looks purple in the game, and that's how I tend to remember it. I would adore seeing a photo in which she was cast in lighting that would make the dress look a little darker and more purple in hue.
That's just a wish of mine though. She looks gorgeous like this, and I can't wait to see some photos of her and Link together.
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iDunnEvenKno Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
...I never knew it was pink. I thought it was purple too lol
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S-SPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconmonochromatic13:
monochromatic13 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Zelda is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconhotarushidosha:
HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work all around ^ ^ 
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:iconfalconstreaker:
falconstreaker Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, goodness, I wish I could get involved so much. Amazing work. 
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:iconilionej:
Ilionej Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh wow! Finally a glimpse on that! It was totally worth waiting! Amazing! :love:
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:iconreenigrl:
Reenigrl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
You guys did an awesome job finding the EXACT LOOK ALIKES for these characters. It's AWESOME
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:iconviovi:
VioVi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Her armor is amazing :)
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:iconrjhalfbreed:
RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HhhhhOLLYYY goddesses! This looks LEGIT!! :D Encore!
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gratteloup Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
:lovelymelt: 
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:icondevianthatchet:
devianthatchet Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Stunning gorgeous Elf!
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DisneyJAM Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Where do you buy your wigs? It looks so natural.
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MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Great Zelda. :D
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:iconironicgiant:
ironicgiant Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Fantastic!
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Gorgeous work!
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:iconusagiyogurt:
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
She makes such a wonderful Zelda.
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:iconmarthlovesroy:
marthlovesroy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely PERFECT. This is the best Princess Zelda cosplay ever.
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:icongraceofbass:
graceofbass Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Oh wow, her face looks just like Zelda from OoT! You guys did not only a great job with the costume, but a fantastic job casting as well!
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Aurelias-Regalia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artist
I gotta say, I love how all the models in this project look so spot on to the characters.  This has prolly the best looking Link and Zelda I've seen.
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:iconlesholyon:
Lesholyon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
You did a very good job. The metal shoulder parts look very cool by themselves. :)
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:iconmypencilranoutofink:
MyPencilRanOutOfInk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS PERFECT! Great Job! 
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PointlessProtagonist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
absolutely gorgeous faint 
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:iconfanartj:
fanartj Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Very lovely! Nod 
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:iconartsyvana:
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   General Artist
So pretty in pink! :love: I :heart: it! 
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:iconkallonephile:
Kallonephile Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Looks great!  Good job on the costume and makeup.
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:iconnautshell:
nautShell Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, if Zelda was very high resolution. ;)
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:iconruyc:
Ruyc Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Great cosplay as always, This picture is perfect
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:iconbeautimousness:
Beautimousness Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
This looks exactly like her!! ♥
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:iconlollipopprincessnini:
Lollipopprincessnini Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful, i wish i was that pretty :C
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madhatterkyoko Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Wow, excellent cosplay/photograph! <3
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