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Unread 10-31-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Link Cosplay (first cosplay)

I did a Link cosplay from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It's my first cosplay so I know it's not great and there are some parts that I'm not happy with how they turned out, but any suggestions you have are welcome!
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Unread 11-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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What if u dye ur hair blonde like Link's? Other than that the costume is pretty straight forward unless u want to add ur own original stuff to it like a necklace or maybe some decor on the tights.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Well, not gonna lie here...This could be better made..The tunic looks just fine, but I can't tell if you make a colar like his or not..Also the bottom should be a little longer..Since he is a dude his tunic has to be long enough to not look like a miniskirt..lol..Also, as mentioned, the hair..Need's be blonde..If you dont want to bleach, I suggest a wig. I can suggest a specific one if you like..

Now, the belt going over the shoulder..I see it's not a real belt. It's more a strap with a fake buckle..And it looks just that..Fake. This could easily be made out of vinyl and a real buckle with little work. The pouches can be made with the same stuff if you want. It would match.

I can't see the gloves well enough to say anything..The boot covers look great. I like them a lot.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
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To be fair in OOT Link is practically wearing a mini skirt. So I don't really see that as an issue. For the shoulder strap you don't necessarily have to replace the fabric but I would definitely suggest using a real buckle even if it doesn't function. If you want to replace it but don't want to use real leather a smooth vinyl would work really well or even a strap made of the same material your boots and gloves are made of. You would probably want to pad it a bit so it sits above you rather than on you. His gloves have bunches so you could consider folding some loose horizontal pleats on your gloves then securing them with a few blind stitches. It should add that layered effect.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/EE0079AA-Leg...#ht_4806wt_957 Maybe this can be a reference
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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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The only thing I DON'T like is the belt over the shoulder. Everything else looks fine to me, but do you think we could see photos with better shots of the ears and hat? o: Haha also I like your nose, it reminds me of Link's. That's honestly my favourite feature of Link.

Overall it could use some work, but you're off pretty good so far!
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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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I forgot to add, that for a FIRST cosplay this is pretty good.

MY first cosplay...well...

Let's just say I don't have the pictures.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments everyone! The belt seems to be the biggest issue and I was planning on buying a real one, but due to time/money constraints I just made it from some leftover material. But hopefully I can go back now and try to make one that looks a bit better.

I know the gloves also need to be remade (they basically fell apart after wearing them twice). I'll look around to see if I can find some better pictures, I know that I took pictures while i was making it so I should have a bunch somewhere.

Oh also, as for the shortness of the tunic, it was longer originally but due to some sewing mishaps (first time sewer :P) it ended up almost uncomfortably short.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 01:33 PM   #9
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the oot link is not wearing a mini skirt.. its a kilt laddie. but the boots look great the only thing that needs to be fixed or reworked is the shoulder belt. it looks too fake, you could get a cheap belt from goodwill and use the buckle from it.
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