View Full Version : Zelda Armor!!!!

06-04-2003, 01:03 PM
Hey, does anyone out there have any suggestions for making Zelda's armor (the Ocarina of Time type?)? I'm not experienced at ALL with making video game armor, so I need some help!

06-04-2003, 04:11 PM
You might want to try this place for help : http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking.html

I'm making zelda armor, and I'm using that method ^_^

06-04-2003, 05:13 PM
hehee, zelda armour ^^

06-05-2003, 12:55 PM
Thank you! Which con are you going to as Zelda (Mango)?

06-05-2003, 03:30 PM
I dont know, I've worn my current one to 3 cons, and it always falls apart on me [Grrrr.. bad sheet-metal.. >_<], so this summer I'm going to acctually sit down and spend some long time on it ^_^ But I dont know when I'll acctually get finished.. I might wear it to MetroCon? What con were you planning on wearing zelda?

06-05-2003, 04:03 PM
First hand experience: Amethyst Angel's method is AWESOME
I made the armor in my gallery with it. Very light, very comfy, very durable. ^_^

06-07-2003, 06:50 PM
I'm planning on wearing it to Anime Central 2004 (not for my Masq. costume, though). The cool thing about this costume is that I wont have to buy a wig for it (because I already have long blond hair). Yea! The embroidering for the "apron" is going to be tough...I'm nervous about it!
hmm...this websight looks like a good resource! : D

06-07-2003, 10:08 PM
use that site....thats how i made my oni link armor, and its soo much better......

agrees with Blayne .....its really light^^

06-07-2003, 11:59 PM
Youre acctually embordering it? Yay! I'm not crazy!!! [My freinds all thought I was -nuts- because I wanted to emboider the little apron instead of painting it.. e_e]

Mmm.. will you upload piccies when you get done?

06-08-2003, 12:10 AM
Defenately! I'm glad that someone besides me wants to tackle the challenge of embroidering Zelda's apron (everyone that's done her outfit, so far as I've seen, has used paint). Not that there's anything wrong with paint, mind you, but personally, I think that embroidering turns out better in the long run. : D

06-08-2003, 12:21 AM
WOW that sounds like a LOT of work. an INSANE lot of work. lol.

I might later try to do oni link or something. I dunno I'll probably pull second class versions of everything lol.

Tell me this, go look at my pic or somtehing, go I look like a good link :shrug: I'll have a pic of the real thing tommorow :) (or later tonight)

06-08-2003, 12:38 AM
Yes, it will most definately look better ^_^ That is... if I could emboider >_> Oh well e_e

06-10-2003, 11:46 AM
Wow! That's a helpful site! *Wonders if I should attempt armor in the future&

06-10-2003, 05:07 PM
Go for it, Isaldur. : )
I LOVE that websight...it's going to help so much!
(Pikmin Link) You should so make Marth's costume, you look exactly like him in that one picture that you put up on this site!

06-10-2003, 05:49 PM
Hmm... I guess I'm definately gonna use that method for my Roy armor, and my gf's Zelda armor.... Looks cheap and not too hard...

06-10-2003, 08:11 PM
Roy?! Yea! Someones finally cosplaying as Roy! There needs to be m ore Oni-Links and Fire Emblem cosplayers out there!

06-10-2003, 08:38 PM
Jaquii, I probaby will... my mom liked the idea of doing that later on ;)

06-10-2003, 09:24 PM
Mmm... marth...
Yeah, pikminlink, you really should do marth!

Heh, I'm suddenly reminded of the Super Smash Brother's Roy/Zelda taunt trick.. e_e;;

06-10-2003, 10:12 PM
What taunt trick?

06-10-2003, 10:22 PM
If you get Roy facing the back of zelda, and you make them taunt at the same time...
its kindof dirty.. >_<

06-10-2003, 10:25 PM
Oh dear lord...I know what you're talking about now... X /

06-11-2003, 03:54 PM
Ya know...Roy can get into many bad..."situations" in that game...

06-11-2003, 04:55 PM
Heh... e_e; I know... my hentai-obsessive cousin showed many of them to me... >_<;

06-11-2003, 07:20 PM
Hentai? Dear lord...I'm not sure which is worse (in my opinion): Hentai or Yaoi (or a combination of both).
I accidently saw some Final Fantasy VII Yoai yesterday when I was looking for pictures of Cloud on google.com...my eyes are forever soiled!!!

Amethyst Angel
07-12-2003, 11:19 PM
Hey, does anyone out there have any suggestions for making Zelda's armor (the Ocarina of Time type?)? I'm not experienced at ALL with making video game armor, so I need some help!

Ah HA! After a long month of endless toil and labor (with the occasional bathroom break here and there) I've finally finished it!

The armor which was inspired by this thread. (http://amethyst-angel.com/zeldafront.jpg)

Here's a back view... (http://amethyst-angel.com/zeldaback.jpg)

I created it using my non-patented foam and plastic sheeting method. (http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking.html) I really haven't got a costume to go with it or anything. Like my Nuriko Bracelets (http://amethyst-angel.com/so_cosplay_nuriko.html) it was more of an academic exercise than something I actually planned on wearing. (Though I may sell it on ebay somewhere down the line... Or wear it... Who knows?)

07-12-2003, 11:49 PM
Hey! cool! What paint combo did you use on that? [I know for silvery metals, you use black and silver, right?]

^_^! Thats really good!

07-13-2003, 12:12 AM
Wow, that Zelda armor is amazing. ^_^ How much did it end up costing you? (And how much time did it end up taking?)

Amethyst Angel
07-13-2003, 01:14 AM
Hey! cool! What paint combo did you use on that? [I know for silvery metals, you use black and silver, right?]

Yup. I used black and gold on this one (painting pure, undiluted gold on the raised areas to make them stand out more).

Wow, that Zelda armor is amazing. ^_^ How much did it end up costing you? (And how much time did it end up taking?)

The materials themselves were actually fairly cheap (Around 10 -15 dollars). But the armor took me about 15 hours to make. (Not counting the painting. Lotsa work).

07-13-2003, 02:10 AM
Amethyst Angel are you using acrylic paint?

Amethyst Angel
07-13-2003, 02:58 PM
Nope. testor's model and spray paint. (Although any kind of automotive/chrome paint would work well too. ) Acrylic will also work, but it leaves more of a texture on the surface.

07-13-2003, 03:10 PM
can you move your arms in them well?....
you make armor really well ^__________^

07-13-2003, 04:14 PM
It looks as if those joints can move easily.. so long as the paint didn't make them sticky.

It really is a work of art ^_^

Amethyst Angel
07-13-2003, 04:39 PM
Thanks. ^_^

This Zelda armor doesn't move, but I have made other types of armor in the past with movable plates. (I try to paint the plates before I sew them together so the paint doesn't stick).

The Berserk shoulderguards (http://amethyst-angel.com/shoulderguards_7_10_03.jpg) I'm working on are movable. I've tacked them together with thread under the places where I glued the studs. (It's usually good practice to tack first, glue studs later)

07-17-2003, 12:03 AM
I'm still confused as to how you would go about making a mold for the armor; could I make a "mold" out of chicken wire and then put paper mache over it? After that, would it be possible to put the sheet plastic over the "mold"? I'm so confused!

<-----utterly retarded when it comes to making armor

07-17-2003, 12:05 AM
To Amethyst Angel: And by the way...
...THAT'S AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You've really inspired me! I hope that one day I can make armor as good as you can! : D

07-21-2003, 02:01 PM
I know my friend and Zelda-group-companion just made her armor. There are pictures in Marisolita's gallery. Not as intricate or shiny as Amethyst Angel's, of course. But maybe they're geared toward a budget-audience. I'm sure you can PM her if you want to know how she made hers.


07-21-2003, 02:17 PM
WOW! That looks great :)