The Legend of Zelda
Last Updated: 09-08-2009
Here's the run down on materials used:
Tunic is actually a suede material, made by our own Julie B, Snapdragon, and it came out a little too short, but I am happy with how the material looks in pictures and takes to weathering effects like fake blood. I had two sets of forearm bracers, in two different shades of blue denim material, just trying to see which color looked better. One set made by Julie, the other by my friend Brandy. The forearm armor piece was made of craft foam that was dyed with brown leather dyed and then given a coat of resin to give it strength.
Gloves started life as a pair of 8 dollar yellow cow hide gloves at Wal*mart that were dyed brown. Belts were just Tandy Leather belt blanks that were dyed. One set of the pouches I used were surplus leather military pouches, and the others were pouches made for me out of plain leather by John, LoneWolf.
Wig is a $15 “Surfer Dude wig. Earrings are a pair of old screw back costume jewelry earrings that I painted blue. Ears are “Evil Ears” from a local Halloween shop. I did not got for the typical huge anime ears or Vulcan-esque ears used by a lot of people because I wanted to do something a little different.
Shield started life as one of the Zelda shields easily found on eBay. However, they shields come painted in bright, vibrant colors, so I stripped all the paint off, weathered the shield up with cuts, pits, and gouges, repainted it in more realistic muted colors, and then gave the whole thing a black and brown wash and set parts of it on fire. The sword and scabbard were mad entirely by me. Both started off with cardboard bases that were resined, then bondo’d, then resined again, before be weathered, painted, and additionally weathered.
I additionally made the bottle used by Link in the games, as well as a compass to carry around. I also made several of the dungeon maps from the games and gave them away to people at the con who asked for pictures with me and seemed to be big fans of the game.
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