Costume SHOWCASED on 08-08-2011

Malon

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

Last Updated: 03-02-2012


☆~* OMG MY MALON COSPLAY WAS SHOWCASED!! THANK YOU EVERYONE SO MUCH FOR ALL THE NICE COMMENTS *~ ☆

I ADORE Malon from Zelda Ocarina of Time. I've always had a strong attraction for farms & horses ( all animals really! ) so I immediately felt a connection with her with when I first played OOT as a child. I quickly became a life-long fan of hers and am saddened that she is not in the newer Zelda games. I love that she is a homely ranch girl, and takes care of animals all day. I love how she calls Link 'Fairy Boy' I love how she sings her dead mother's favorite tune in the middle of a field at night, I love her outfit, I love her hair - I love everything about her and WAS EXCITED to cosplay her!!!

Here's an interview about my Malon cosplay - I'm at the very end around 7mins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mD7ZCcXTo-Q

Also here is a video slideshow of my costume:

http://youtu.be/vPnJLtCL4uc

CONSTRUCTION:
My ears are the 'Long Elf Ears' from Adrian Studios... they have by far the best ears in my opinion.

My Bowser pendant is sculpted out of Model Magic Clay and painted with a gold paint. I then glued a pin to the back so I could attach it to the scarf. I wanted to make it a little detailed but not overly since it's from a N64 game. An interesting note about the pendant - IT KEEP TURNING GREEN!! It must be cursed by BOWSER because no matter how many times I paint gold over it and always changes a green color I am not kiddin!!

The Belt Buckle I made out of craft foam that I sealed with Mod Podge, painted silver and then sprayed a layer of enamel over top. I then glued it to the belt. Ideally I should have made it detachable but didn't think to do so until after I glued it on, whoops! hehe

The Apron was a pain in the ass but very rewarding when done. I spent more than I would have wanted to on a nice feeling textured brown fabric ( can't remember what it was ) but it feels GREAT and flows nicely. I drew up the design in photoshop, printed it out, traced it onto stencil paper ( actually I used FOR SALE signs since they were larger and cheaper than stencil paper ) After the stencil was made I air brushed the design on to look like it was burnt/branded into the fabric as if it were real leather. Since Malon lives on a farm I figured that would have been their method. A few places didn't stencil well so I had to go over free-hand but you can't tell unless you look really close

The Skirt I sewed using a nice textured purple linen. I had to order it online since they didn't have enough yards in the store and I was determined to have that fabric in that exact purple. I visited Hancock fabric SEVERAL times looking for this fabric but they never had enough in stock. It looks kinda blue in the photos but it's not. Using the same airbursh paint I used for the sleeves I freehanded the blue designs at the bottom and top of the dress

For the Lon Lon Milk I bought a mason jar from Hobby Lobby and filled it with white acrylic paint and water and then drew the label in photoshoop, printed, and glued it to the jar.

YES that was a real cow... my photographer and her assistant and I climbed over a barbwire fence and basically trespassed to get photos with this cow haha oddly enough the property this cow was on is in the middle of the city hidden behind office buildings....

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bluestbunnie

United States



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Upload Date 02-14-2011

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