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The Zelda Project: Waiting by Adella The Zelda Project: Waiting by Adella
As always the forest was quiet, save for the preternatural whispers of the ancient spirits that only she could hear. Saria waited patiently, as she always had, for any sign that the friend she bid farewell to seven years before might 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 (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
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.

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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WhiteSpectre43 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Aww, the tiny Link is adorable! 
QueenOfLies100 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Carmello-cosplay Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the nostalgia when i see these is unreal!  My childhood comes right back to me! T-T
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
She makes an amazing Saria. :D
StaticBat83 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the pictures for this series.
ClayCeryni Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
An awesome Cosplay!
rhaeigan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This photo is so amazing it's ridiculous. Wow.
Calysthegia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You all are doing such an amazing work :D Please don't stop with it xD
Merbear11 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can you do that kind of stuff?! it's so realistic and amazing!
Aislinntheanimelover Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I truly love the pose. It really fits with the setting as well as the character. Also, I agree to your statement that she is a natural at posing for photos as you mentioned in one of the youtube videos you made to go along with the rproject. This has actually inspired me to do a project quite similar to this one of a different series. Thank you for that, and I hope to see more video game projects as well as other types of projects. Keep up the fantastic work.

Oh and a couple more things. The camera you used for the shoot, what type or brand name is it? I am hoping to create a plan for a shoot around my birthday, the 22nd of this month and also to put it on here. I plan on doing a game as you did, but it may be simpler meaning that mine might not be as supirior as yours. I'm just debatin what game it is that I want to do. For example, an Earthbound shoot celebrating its re-release for the wii u and 3ds. I could also do an Animal crossing shoot as well (maybe the simplest of the ones I mention). I also might do Pkmin, but the beam is leaning more twards the Earthbound and AC shoot ideas. Could you help me decide? Thanks and great job! aislinntheanimelover.deviantar…
Adella Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
You are sweet, thank you! You can direct camera technical questions to Indigo76 ! He is the photographer.  :)
nekochibiclarechan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly beautiful. I absolutely love it. Heart 
awmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Amazing! So accurate! Love it!
Lj-Lockhart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is so... magical. :heart: 
BeIIPaws Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
best cosplay i've ever seen.
foxyboxesmakemelaugh Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
she looks so adorable! she fits the role perfectly! ^^
Princess-Zelda-xxx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
this is just perfect
link-claddagh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
We're looking at your pictures and we can't believe you're just doing this for fun. It's like a real movie. You should make a movie.:nod:
sebasnr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Woah this is just perfect
Twilc Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's very pretty
fenderbender368 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous shot
bpenaud Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Some good basis for nice movie poster!
lyseeart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your model for Saria is absolutely precious! And of course, everything else is polished to perfection. You guys are doing amazing work. Keep it up!
esPeSkull12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks exactly!
It looks very magical!!
iangoudelock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Such an emotive piece. Just amazing looking.
knightOfofHirule Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SilentDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the place is really good, it's like kokiri forest came to life! :dance:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Holy heck in a handbasket.

California pfffft right. No seriously---how did you get to the Lost Woods to take this picture of Saria? :XD:
Meaana Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
с ума сойти можно как красиво *О*
LegendoftheHero Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
This is so fantastic!
manacats Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this model :D shes so cuteeeeee :heart: all of it is just GORGEOUS!
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Digital Artist
This is such a cute shot.
Thomakaze Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
SoLovedUke Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
FadingStarlights Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
could i possibly use this as a preview image for a fanfic one-shot that i wrote? If not, that's fine, but if i don't hear anything back from you in a week, i won't use it. Thank you.
Adella Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
FadingStarlights Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! I used it! Here it is! [link]

haha, link... 'cause it's legend of zelda.
PanchaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
is beutifull! that great ^w^
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: OH soooo Very Lovely :heart:
Jou06 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Aww she's so cute<3
Faleeba Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
This is amazing!! You did an AWESOME job!!
Burgerday Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I saw your video and website :D
michalecr Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
All these photos are incredible. I can't wait to see the progress you have made with the zelda project
Saki-Maru Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So marvelous. :)
I like the dreamy, yet thoughtful look on her face. :)

Buraddiyuuki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Eres un genio! maravilloso! delicado!.. resumido en una palabra... PERFECTO!
auress Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this looks so amazing! im just hoping to do something like this someday
C3NTRIC Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is just amazing <3
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