Link (Hero's Tunic - Retired) - Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess


Replay Expo 2011





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!


CharmingTenshi posted on 23 July, 2011 - 22:06
love Link<3 great job!

Eloraborealis posted on 23 July, 2011 - 22:09
Looking good so far, can't wait to see more of this! :D

Kaiblader posted on 23 July, 2011 - 22:14

Captain_Marvelous posted on 24 July, 2011 - 21:29
God I just really love this! Its perfect!

MD_GEIST posted on 26 July, 2011 - 21:28
I'm a Zelda fanboy and I approve of this cosplay -thumbs up-

cowiee posted on 27 July, 2011 - 15:26
Ahhh loving the progress!!

leaf-chan posted on 28 July, 2011 - 18:55
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 *_*

Sephirayne posted on 3 August, 2011 - 21:57
Very cool Link. Love the tunic detail and the props.

PirateToaster posted on 12 August, 2011 - 19:26
This is looking awesome! :)

ToroSonyCat posted on 17 August, 2011 - 17:52
Awesome, you make a great Link! :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 1 September, 2011 - 01:49
Very nice, you really suit him ^_^

JustPeachy posted on 1 September, 2011 - 14:14
You suit Link so well! Excellant cosplay :D

NaRuToDarKsIdE posted on 11 September, 2011 - 07:23
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!

Tedward posted on 14 September, 2011 - 21:45
Nice work ! You make or buy the sword ?

ToroSonyCat posted on 25 September, 2011 - 22:49
Awesome cosplay! I love it, you suit Link really well and your photos are great :D

MocoCocoZombie posted on 3 October, 2011 - 20:42
so pwetty!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 12 October, 2011 - 22:15
This looks SO epic, amazing, WOW... just... LOVE IT!

Melantha posted on 13 November, 2011 - 23:56
I saw you at Doki Doki, it is such an amazing costume close up. x

KiraraYumi posted on 30 November, 2011 - 14:09
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!

Pandora-Chi posted on 30 November, 2011 - 14:28
This is epic! You pull off Link really well ^^

Yes-My-Lord posted on 31 December, 2011 - 15:13
You make a perfect Link <3

This Little Nephilim posted on 15 February, 2012 - 19:26

ToroSonyCat posted on 31 March, 2012 - 13:23
Awesome Link cosplay!! I love the "Taking the Ordon Sword" photo

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Progress Journal

24th October 2011

Boot Covers and Shizz!

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!

3rd October 2011

Re-Makes and Progress

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!

8th August 2011

Updated: Wig and Ears.

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&#039;m going to ask my hairdresser for help with this since I know I&#039;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&#039;ll have some photos up for you soon!

On a side note I&#039;ve decided to embroider the design on the tunic that was originally done in fabric pen, as it&#039;ll look much better this way, but since I&#039;m doing it by hand it may take some time. Wish me luck!

5th August 2011

Gauntlet + Details

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!