View Full Version : Easy Legend of Zelda cosplay suggestions

07-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Hey everyone! A friend and I are going to our first con together in August. I have an awesome Princess Zelda costume that I'm going to wear, and I really want my friend to dress up as well. However, he is in university and doesn't have access to a sewing machine. He loves Zelda as much as I do, but since he can't be a character that involves too much extra sewing, altering, etc., he it very limited. I will help out as much as I can, but does anyone have any suggestions? It doesn't necessarily have to be Link or Gannondorf, supporting characters are just as good.

07-19-2010, 02:33 PM
I'm quite familiar with the Zelda games (Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess specifically).

Since your friend is male and wants a relatively "easy" cosplay, aside from Link (in his various tunics or the Ordon outfit) I would suggest...

Skull Kid: Wonderful iconic villain or playful forest spirit. May require some sewing but is not too detailed (aside from the mask). I even at one time planned to make him myself, lol.

Ghost Hunter/Poe Merchant: A minor character, but an interesting one who appears in most of the games. A purple hood/shawl, a black mask with the one red eye, a stick, white tunic and a belt with the triforce and other designs on it are all that is required.

The Postman

The Happy Mask Salesman

Sheik: Though technically female, s/he is Zelda posing as a boy and could work well as a duo with you ( I have seen numerous male cosplayers as Sheik, so the gender conflict makes the character viable for both). The Ocarina of Time version could just be a painted/modified bodysuit with wrappings and the cloth draped over with the half-mask (little to no sewing required!) I'm working on the Brawl version at the moment- now that is complex!

Other ideas I had were either minor characters or monsters, but those might not be recognizable. There should be some characters from the Gameboy titles or Windwaker that I am not familiar with you can look into as the "cartoony" style present in those games may work well for a simple cosplay.

I think the best choices from my suggestions would be Link, Sheik, Skull Kid, or the Ghost Hunter/Poe Merchant.

Good luck!

07-19-2010, 03:16 PM
Thank you for the great ideas!

07-19-2010, 03:24 PM
which zelda costume? like what version?

07-19-2010, 04:06 PM
I'm being Zelda from Twilight Princess. We don't necessarily have to match, I just think out of any costume, he would prefer one from any Zelda game.

07-19-2010, 07:47 PM
I loved Sentiel 150's suggestion of the postman. Thanks for your help!

07-19-2010, 11:28 PM
How about a Kokiri guy? ^_-

07-20-2010, 12:07 AM
aww I see
yes most of the TP characters are a bit detailed? lol
though you could do Colin
He would be pretty easy I think


here is a good list

also he could be a triforce? LOL and stand to your side for Pictures aha
I always like the big triforces

or yes something from Wind Waker because much less detail

or Dampe from OOT/MM he cracks me up

or a character I would love to see more of
ERROR! from Zelda 2 LOL it is very easy costume
and he can hold a sign that says "I am Error" that is always good for laughs =)

anyways good luck!

07-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Haha the triforce? That is awesome, I'll have to tell him about that.

07-26-2010, 05:32 PM
triforce cosplays are awesome

good luck with whatever you choose!

07-26-2010, 10:44 PM
Really simple Zelda cosplay? Depending on his build, could just do what I did.


07-28-2010, 12:19 AM
Haha the triforce? That is awesome, I'll have to tell him about that.

If you want to do something similar, he could do a piece of heart or a magic bar.

07-29-2010, 05:48 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I will let him know about all the great ideas!

09-21-2010, 08:06 PM
maybe a like like?
http://cosplaystation.ca/ (the only costume image that I could fing was on this site)...(the site does not sell the costume)
or maybe a chuchu?