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TZP: Saria The Sage of Forest by Adella TZP: Saria The Sage of Forest by Adella
This place will be very important for both of us someday.

This is our last photo in our Lost Woods series of pictures. We plan on doing more next year, with perhaps an entire cast of youngsters as the Kokiri and maybe even young Link! Due to this being our first photoshoot, there were a lot of mishaps that we didn't take into account. The biggest problem being that the ears were very heavy for the models, so they could only wear them for a few hours before they became uncomfortable and we had to take them off.

This caused us to pass up getting a lot of shots that we really wanted to get, such as the tunnel trees (they had them there! LOOK: [link]) and a series of cute interactive shots of Link and Saria. We especially wanted a shot of Link with Saria on his shoulder, but we had to shoot at a different location on our first day since our prime location was unbearably crowded, and on our second day the sun and fog were working against the lighting for the photographer, and the ears became uncomfortable so we had to wrap early.

There were not a lot of photos that we shot of Alondra smiling that turned out due to the problems with the lighting. So we wanted to include this one as our last shot. :) This was her first time modeling, and the only experiences she has had with photoshoots were with her mother and watching us model for Lillyxandra's Firefly Path. She did a fantastic job overcoming her shyness, and she really turned out to be a super star!

Much love to everyone who has liked this series. We hope to push the limits even further with our next shoot: The Gerudo Valley.

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!).

Saria Model: Alondra
Costume: Made by me
Photography: IndigoVerse *Indigo76
Makeup/Special FX: Joellen Elam *Lillyxandra
Prosthetics/Special FX: Dasha Bolotina
Post 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 jumper is made with 100% cotton sweater knit with a slight lurex spun in to give it just enough "fairy sparkle." The turtle neck is a 100% wool 5x3 rib knit. I hand dyed both the jumper fabric, and the turtle neck fabric to be the colors that I wanted.

The Fairy Ocarina is made by Ben Wallace out of high density foam and painted to look like it was sanded down wood. We figured that these little immortal children would have put great care in their pretty wooden instruments, so we wanted it to look smooth and polished as if it had been used for years and years.

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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:iconlacucaracha001:
LaCucaracha001 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Fuck you. Go kill yourself.
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:iconanimecitizen:
AnimeCitizen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
omfg so cuuuuuuuuuuuute!
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:iconthejimmyjames:
thejimmyjames Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
So great!
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hunkmuffin2018 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
cute
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:iconsmiter19:
Smiter19 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
One of my favorite Sages! This is beautifully done!
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:iconjumbola:
JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute.
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:iconstaleydm01:
staleydm01 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why you put a poor girl in a green wig that’s make her a laughing stock?
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Grazemasque Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  New Deviant
This is just amazing. You're going on my watch because of THIS photo. And I faved it too.
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:iconemilyeel:
emilyeel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Perfect 
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:iconiglybo:
Iglybo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Ooo love it :D
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:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Great costume!
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:iconddgrafix:
DDGrafix Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Outstanding portrait
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:iconakatsukigirl47:
AKATSUKIGIRL47 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
woa amazing cosplay :)
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:iconfotopfw:
fotopfw Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
Saria became flesh... I adore this! And you found such great green stuff around her!
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:iconcheckmate333:
Checkmate333 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You look super cute here and also on you profile picture.
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:iconsuicidalcrazedlions:
suicidalcrazedlions Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Editing and all, this is beautiful
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:icongislaadt:
Gislaadt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely photo and costume, Her eyes are magic...
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:icongojilion91:
Gojilion91 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:) This is fantastic!!
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
ヾ(o´ェ`o)ノGOOD JOB!!
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Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, cute! :heart: 
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:iconwhizzy-the-elephant:
Whizzy-The-Elephant Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is extremely good.
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:iconatlast2014:
AtLast2014 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing
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:iconpixelyz:
PiXelYz Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i must say i really ove your photograhs they really capture the asthetic of a Zelda's game. :D
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WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, so cute!
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:icon1hyrulewarrior:
1hyrulewarrior Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Very impressive.
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:iconworld-of-waldo:
World-of-Waldo Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
now THIS is photography at it's best.. Beautiful colour palette!
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:icon4dojo:
4dojo Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Where do you get a wooden ocarina. I didn't see in the description
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) {so beautiful♪)
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skysoul25 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Poifect as always my friend.
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:iconxykun:
Xykun Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Wow, looks so magic !
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:iconasp007:
Asp007 Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goopy
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SarutaValentinePrism Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
THIS. IS. INCREDIBLE. Well done! It's beyond words for me. Absolutely incredible! :D
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Tomistral Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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SerenitysFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Would you mind if I this photo in a legend of zelda lets play video? I'm trying something unique and showcasing incredible cosplays or fan art when characters are introduced. It just so happens that this is indeed an incredible cosplay and photo. I see you are the one who made the costume and would like to applaud your work. :) It really looks great and I know its not always easy trying to imitate a cartoon fabrics and trying to figure out what to best to use. 
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Adella Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Sure :)
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TheFireofthePhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful photo! She really looks like Salia <3 Great cos and shot :heart:
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Kuroe-Arisu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist
She's so cute!
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
She looks perfect.
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
She was 9 then.
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Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so gorgeous :heart:
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Nitron2097 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That...is....astonishing. I have no other words. Awesome!
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frenchraph Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
That's really a beautiful set, and your Saria look so much like the original.
A job very much well done.
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battypopart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
cool color contrast  :)
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:iconcoady2y:
coady2y Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Wonderful in every aspect. Love it.
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:iconmajor-link:
Major-Link Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you make a cute Saria.
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Dewani90 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's an amazing cosplay, man, I'm still waiting for a legend of zelda movie, those guys could take very fine ideas from you guys if they ever decide to do that.
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TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best saria cosplays I've seen so far! :wow:
Excellent work! :clap:
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Kaida-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Her eyes say, "Would you like to play the Ocarina with me?" The colors...the lighting...it gives off a such an artistic and surrealistic feel. This is such an amazing shot!!! saria's song 
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Aislinntheanimelover Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry that sounded kinda dumb, but you get my point.
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