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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

Thanks!

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Subdood11 months 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!
Dumchicken3 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)  Dumchicken3 years ago
What are you trying to open it in?
windows
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)  dwoloshansky2 years ago
Shoot me your email and I will get you the file.
bubbleheadz2 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?
mccombi3 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)  mccombi3 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 Gear3 years ago
omg. you put up a .dwg im so happy
zeldamax5 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?
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