Costume :Link
Variant :Hero's Tunic - Retired
Source :Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Replay Expo 2011

Costume Photos

Faron Woods

Standing Tall

Battle Ready

Hero of Twilight

Two Links

Taking the Ordon Sword


Costume Information

Cost : Around £50
Awards : N/A
Time Taken : One Week

Link is my favourite character, and one of the reasons I began cosplaying.
I intend to cosplay, most, if not all, variations of him in time.

This was my first ever costume and was completely hand-sewn. Now that I feel my skills have improved I want to make this again, so will be re-making everything (minus the props) for MCM Expo, Oct 2012.

Previously worn at:
- Replay Expo; 05-06/11/2011
- DokiDoki Festival; 13/11/2011

Full costume info, construction details and photos:
Keep up to date with the re-make here!


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love Link<3 great job!

by CharmingTenshi on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 22:06
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Looking good so far, can't wait to see more of this! :D

by Eloraborealis on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 22:09
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by Kaiblader on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 22:14
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God I just really love this! Its perfect!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 21:29
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I'm a Zelda fanboy and I approve of this cosplay -thumbs up-

by MD_GEIST on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 21:28
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Ahhh loving the progress!!

by cowiee on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 15:26
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great work so far!your face suits link very well ..and I'm always reeeaaally picky when it comes to link-cosplayers xD
Looking forward to see the end result *_*

by leaf-chan on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 18:55
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Very cool Link. Love the tunic detail and the props.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 21:57
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This is looking awesome! :)

by PirateToaster on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 19:26
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Awesome, you make a great Link! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 17:52
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Very nice, you really suit him ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 01:49
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You suit Link so well! Excellant cosplay :D

by JustPeachy on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 14:14

oh i seen you at manchester! i was the blue person who stole a cake off gorgi the other link. you make one awesome link!

by NaRuToDarKsIdE on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 07:23
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Nice work ! You make or buy the sword ?

by Tedward on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 21:45
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Awesome cosplay! I love it, you suit Link really well and your photos are great :D

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 22:49
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so pwetty!

by MocoCocoZombie on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 20:42
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This looks SO epic, amazing, WOW... just... LOVE IT!

by Plasticsharkattack on Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 22:15
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I saw you at Doki Doki, it is such an amazing costume close up. x

by Melantha on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 - 23:56
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ajksnhbd O__O You make such an epic Link! 8D
I really like your choice of fabric color~! Can't wait to see the props!

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 14:09
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This is epic! You pull off Link really well ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 14:28
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You make a perfect Link <3

by Yes-My-Lord on Saturday, 31 December, 2011 - 15:13
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by This Little Nephilim on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 19:26
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Awesome Link cosplay!! I love the "Taking the Ordon Sword" photo

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 13:23

To-Do List

Buy and Style WigHighComplete
Buy Compression ShirtHighComplete
Make GauntletHighComplete
Buy Ear TipsHighComplete
Make Tunic and HatHighComplete
Make Ordon SwordHighComplete
Make ShieldHighIn Progress
Make BootsMediumComplete
Make Chainmail LayerMediumIn Progress
Make Master Sword and SheathMediumPlanned
Buy EarringsLowComplete
Make Belt PouchesLowIn Progress
Re-make Gloves and BeltsLowIn Progress
Add Extra Details to TunicLowPlanned

Shopping List

Ear Tips£7.00Bought
Foam + Paint (Gauntlet)£6.00Bought
Brown Suede £10.00Bought
Green Suede£6.00Bought


Boot Covers and Shizz! (Posted 24th October 2011)

Just to prove I'm still doing something xD
<- check out dat sexy thing there.
LOL JK, it's pretty shit but I'm still proud of it.
So just got to finish the other one and my boot covers are done, hurray!

I've also made myself a new pair of gloves and I'm waiting on fabric for my tunic.
I might actually have this done by Replay! Fingers crossed!

Re-Makes and Progress (Posted 3rd October 2011)

So quite a few updates on this now.
I've finally started work on the props, and hope to have these finised for Replay Expo in November. The shield (seen left) is coming along nicely and is now just waiting on details and painting.

I've also finally ordered my chain rings so fingers crossed I'll have that done soon too (as I'm only doing the visible parts to save rupees). In time I'd like to make a full chainmail shirt, but we'll see what happens. Up to this point I've been using a fabric alternative which I found in a shop, and although it looks decent I'll be glad to get rid of it!

Anyway, I gave in and bought a proper compression shirt which arrived this morning and I've been working on make-up so I'm hoping to fool a few people next time I cosplay!

Last update is that I'll be re-making a majority of the costume, starting with the tunic and hat!

Updated: Wig and Ears. (Posted 8th August 2011)

The wig I had originally intended to use for this cosplay finally turned up and with a little styling all will be well one again.
I'm going to ask my hairdresser for help with this since I know I'd make such a mess of it.

As well as my new wig I also bought some new ears, or ear tips to be presise. The ones I had were awful and huge, not to mention uncomfortable, the new ones are already looking a lot better. I'll have some photos up for you soon!

On a side note I've decided to embroider the design on the tunic that was originally done in fabric pen, as it'll look much better this way, but since I'm doing it by hand it may take some time. Wish me luck!

Gauntlet + Details (Posted 5th August 2011)

I finally got round to adding the details to my hat and tunic. I love the crosses on the tunic and I hope to, at some point, stitch over the designs I drew on the bottom of it.

Today I finished the gauntlet as well, it's the first thing I've ever made from scratch and I'm immensely proud of it, plus this means that (aside from large props) my costume is nearly complete! I'm just missing the chainmail, which I intend to tackle next.

Wish me luck!