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ChibiTeapot
07-21-2011, 11:30 AM
So, when making my sword and shield for my Link cosplay, I realized something. Link is Left handed in OoT, so he holds his sword in his left hand and his shield in his right. Since I'm right handed and wasn't paying attention, made the shield in a way that it has to be held in the left hand, thus reversing the order. Does anyone really think this matters? Will people notice?

kuroi_shi
07-21-2011, 11:50 AM
I've played that game at least 30 times, and I never noticed that he was a lefty... I highly doubt anyone else will notice either..

Zeldatrek
07-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Yes there are some people that nit pick and most of them are left handed. But this is suposed to be fun just keep it the way it is. It will be more comfortable for you any way.

Link_Harkanian
07-21-2011, 05:26 PM
Yeah, people tend not to notice because until Skyward Sword, Link's always been a lefty-sword fighter. I wouldn't worry too much, if you're not use to being a lefty, they go with what feels comfortable to you. Just claim you're OoT 3d Master Quest Edition if people nitpick. XD

p8ntballsniper8
08-01-2011, 06:01 PM
My opinion is that other peoples' opinions don't matter. This is YOUR costume, not theirs. If you want it to be 100% "true to game" then yes, Link is indeed left-handed. But, if you aren't, or if it would be far more trouble than it's worth to swap it, then go with righty Link. If people start nitpicking your costume, just crack them over the head with your shield and be on your merry way :D

puddle_jumper
08-02-2011, 01:22 PM
My opinion is that other peoples' opinions don't matter. This is YOUR costume, not theirs. If you want it to be 100% "true to game" then yes, Link is indeed left-handed. But, if you aren't, or if it would be far more trouble than it's worth to swap it, then go with righty Link. If people start nitpicking your costume, just crack them over the head with your shield and be on your merry way :D

Haha! I couldn't agree more!

Hakkari
08-03-2011, 01:49 AM
It wouldn't be comfortable to wield a sword in your left hand if you're not left-handed anyway. If people can't find anything else to nitpick about, then you should take it as a compliment xD

Besides, it's not really a huge part of his character. I never even noticed until someone pointed it out to me lol.

Nemuren
08-03-2011, 12:25 PM
It really doesn't matter. If you look at Twilight Princess, Link was both! He's a lefty in the Gamecube version and a righty in the Wii version. When I started working on my TP Ganondorf, I joked to my friends that I would be cosplaying the GC version, because he's right-handed there. :D

Link_Harkanian
08-03-2011, 03:30 PM
Except tha wii TP doesn't actually count as a real depiction of Link's handedness. Skyward sword, on the other hand, does count

Nemuren
08-03-2011, 04:07 PM
Except tha wii TP doesn't actually count as a real depiction of Link's handedness. Skyward sword, on the other hand, does count

Well, excuuuuuuse me, princess. :razz:

Seriously though, who's "counting"? Not that I've ever thought about this before today, but you'd think the Wii version would "count" more based solely on how many more people played it than the GC one.

Link_Harkanian
08-03-2011, 04:28 PM
Word of God via Miyamoto, Aonuma, and Nintendo. The canon version is the GC version, and all TP art depicts Link as lefty

Nemuren
08-03-2011, 05:24 PM
Word of God via Miyamoto, Aonuma, and Nintendo. The canon version is the GC version, and all TP art depicts Link as lefty

Okay then. But my original thought remains unchanged: It really doesn't matter. As long as you put in the time and effort to make a quality costume, only weird obsessives will give you a hard time for being a mirror-flipped Link. Honestly, most people don't care. I learned that most people don't think much about the little things around the dozenth or so time I got called "Gandalf". It happens more often than you'd think...

Ghai
08-12-2011, 08:42 AM
While it irks me a bit when Link isnt left handed, I have yet to honestly care when in cosplay people hold it right handed.