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This will be a tutorial on making your very own Link costume from the Legend of Zelda game. This will assure your child gets cult nerd status on Halloween night as we learned when we went trick or treating. You will find out, the majority of the people have no clue what the costume is, but those that do will give your appreciative kudos.

This was all my son's idea, and it took about six weekends, and some late nights but the end product came out nice. The sword and shield were made out of wood (I thankfully had access to a laser cutter but it could be replicated with a jig saw) and I will provide cad files and pdf's of all the pieces as well as the laser settings for anyone who may have access to a laser cutter.

For the costume itself, I had a friend come by and show me how to do basic sewing, and now that I have made it, I will CAD a pattern and also upload several file formats for downloading. If you follow the link to flickr, you can see all the build images, and as I can update the tutorial I will: Link Costume


Subdood1 year ago
Duuuuuuuude! You are totally right. Zelda costumes on halloween! No one knows who you are suposed to be!
blahism2 years ago
I am having difficulty opening the file also.
jordan.pollard (author)  blahism2 years ago
Just uploaded some pdf's of the file. Its CAD based so if you cant open a .dwg file, then I am sure you had issues with it.
Thank you Jordan for the follow up!
Dumchicken4 years ago
i cant open the file I:(
jordan.pollard (author)  Dumchicken2 years ago
Just uploaded some pdf's. This may help.
jordan.pollard (author)  Dumchicken4 years ago
What are you trying to open it in?
wonder what people would do if i wore this to school........
You Guys Know Young Link Never Wore Pants
yea, he does, when he's a grown up
i mean in the first couple of games
technically, he wasn't "young Link" until Windwaker..which by the way, is the BEST GAME EVAR! sorry that I'm like 4 years late on thatxD
Umm, Ocarina of Time?
theking said 'Young' Link.
Usually he wears tights, but in skyward sword, he wears PANTS!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOT!
I would get suspended. We are under a strict no-tunic policy XP
if the're nerds, they'll bow down, if the're normals, they'll laugh and knee you "there".....actually, idk. =]
but then he'll have a shield to protect himself. smart huh?
i wore something similar to this on halloween and i went into slackers for trick or treating, and they filled my hat thing with double bubble bubble gum
At my school, you would be my hero... of time.
I would have to agree! My daughter loves Link and wants me to make her a costume etc. for Halloween but I can't download. Is there a chance I can get the files please! Thanks!
jordan.pollard (author)  dwoloshansky3 years ago
Shoot me your email and I will get you the file.
bubbleheadz3 years ago
Would it be possible to send me a pdf of all the steps? This make-your-own Link shield is by far the best I've seen online!! :D
Uzutachi3 years ago
Something tells me that you actually wanted the shield edges to be painted silver, and not blue
GraftonGirl3 years ago
I can't download the DWG file either. And I can't download PDF's because i'm not a pro memeber. Could you possibly email me the pdf file? :)
jordan.pollard (author)  GraftonGirl3 years ago
Do you want me to email the dwg? What is your email?
mccombi4 years ago
I'm trying to print the components out to scale but can't get the dwg to scale correctly. Any tips you can provide (I'm using DWG TrueView) or is is possible to convert to a couple pdfs with items to scale?
jordan.pollard (author)  mccombi4 years ago
I am not sure how the viewer works. The rectangles around materials are 1' x 2'

If you cant get that to work, I will try to upload some PDF's

Let me know.
Coolest idea for this: Playing Zelda while wearing this! If you're playing crossbow training, it's almost like you're there. Just saying.
Sun Gear4 years ago
omg. you put up a .dwg im so happy
zeldamax6 years ago
the costume looks more like ocarina of time than twilight princess
That's because Ocarina of Time was better.
i so agree, ocarina of time is way better than twilight princess
AMEN nerdy friend! <3 Love the costume but i agree, kid link didnt have pants...
Ocarina of Time was one of my favorite games. Majora's Mask wasn't bad, either.
yup very poor story...i mean COME ON A WOLF SRSLY?!?!
oicarina of time had a great story...(and the halo custom edition map is pwnzor)
ocarina of time for 3Ds... Ive never played OoT, but im getting that right away
Kaiven7 years ago
Link! He come to town, come to save, the princess Zelda!
is that the one from system of a down?
that song is amazing!
timjelly Kaiven5 years ago
 zelda by the rabbit joint
I love that song!
I know, right? :D
Lol, nice :D
JerBear4 years ago
the hat seems a bit... off. other than that, great!
humphreys74 years ago
Whenever I get emails from Instructables, I usually open the interesting ones in new tabs. Here's what I saw today.
Groovy this is very much appreciated!
nighguy5 years ago
thats great man
jpplayball5 years ago
wow, this is really great!
blazzer7 years ago
i just want the sowrd ware he buy it!
you can get them on ebay for around 60 bucks
zeldamax6 years ago
Those boots are soooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
blazzer7 years ago
im 2 lazy....
Awesome. This is the best one I've seen in a while.
CapnTac7 years ago
This is sweet, man! The sword rulez, and good job with the hat!
EnigmaMax7 years ago
DUDE!!! sweeeeeet...
samy127 years ago
great link costume, yes definetly one of the best
gameboy7oa7 years ago
thats awsom probly the best link costume ive seen in a while
jordan.pollard (author)  gameboy7oa7 years ago
Thanks! It took more time than it needed, but then again, most projects do!
X_D_3_M_17 years ago
im sooooo gonna make this and wear it while i complete twilight princess for the 4th time.