King of Red Lions - Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker




I wanted to do another Legend of Zelda cosplay and thought it'd be nice to make a costume that hadn't been done before. The fact that there was a talking boat in The Wind Waker always amused me and, once I'd had the idea that that would be a really silly, fun costume the idea stuck in my head until I made it.

It's basically mostly made of cardboard, the teeth are made from craft foam, the eyes are clear plastic and the sail is made from garden sticks and fabric but other than that it's all cardboard. Most of the boat was made with several pieces that could be packed flat so that we could get it to Minamicon.

The neck piece is hollow, that's where I stood to push the boat along. Dave, cosplaying as Link, held the sail so that it stood up in the middle of the boat and moved along in time with it.


Emzone posted on 22 April, 2009 - 21:14
LOL that is awesome XD How did you transport that?

Lil-Samuu posted on 26 April, 2009 - 21:07
Thank you. :) I designed the boat so that all of it, except the head, could be broken down into various flat panels. The back part's several panels of cardboard and the neck part's a triangle of cardboard that folds flat. A very kind friend of ours gave us a lift to Minamicon and, somehow, we managed to fit all of that cardboard into her car. :)