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Make a Link Costume!

This instructable will show you how to make most of the components to a Link costume, from the Legend of Zelda. With what I had, this wound up being a hybrid between the Link from Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. This will include the making of:

- Master Sword & Scabbard
- Hylian Shield
-Tunic, Hat, Leggings,& Undershirt (Altering)
- Navi
- Bracers, Padding, & Gloves (Altering)

I apologize in advance for the not so great step by step pictures. The webcam in my laptop is better than the camera in my cell phone, and I don't have a point and shoot to use at the moment, my old one died, so excuse the crappy webcam quality. Thanks, and enjoy. :)

 
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Step 1: Navi

 For Navi, you will need:
-Styrofoam Ball (Whatever size you want..I wanted a really tiny one. c: )
-Blue Glitter
-Silver and/or blue glitter glue
-Glue (I used modge podge)
-Scrap Fabric, blue or translucent
-Thin Wire
-Glue Gun (and glue sticks for it..obviously) 

Alright, Navi was pretty easy to do. I used a skewer and stuck it into the styrofoam ball less than a centimeter in. I then just submerged in it the modge podge, waited for enough to drip off, and rolled it around in the glitter. For the wings, I painted a section of scrap fabric with glitter glue and then sprinkled a little more of the blue glitter on that. While it was drying, I used the wire to get a shape for the wings. Once dry, I hot glued the wire wings to the fabric and cut them out (make sure to put fabric on both sides). Stick the ends of the wire (be sure to leave enough..one of mine was a little shirt and I had to remake it) into the styrofoam "body" and just hot glue them in place for a little extra reinforcement. To mount her, I found a stiff piece of wire (think stronger than a paper clip) and hot glued it into the scabbard, and stuck and glued the other end into her. 
bgwalthney9 months ago
Cute lol
Be my best friend. ^_^
Your shield is better than mine (but mine is wood) and my gauntlets are real but this costume is really good.( you could have carved the blade better though, his has a little cut out space at the base)
Lei_Kei1 year ago
I love the person in the back doorway just staring at you XD
amandaggogo2 years ago
I love the addition of Navi!
I made my lil sis a Link costume for Halloween. I'm so proud of her! haha.
Very good job! I made a deku shield, It was easier for me to draw haha.
maxm28203 years ago
OMG I love this!!! My brother and I were just talking about this for next Halloween!! I am going as Link, he will goes as Shadow Link from ocarina of time, and my 2 year old is going to be Navi!!! :) and if I can swing it, her stroller or wagon will be decorated (with cardboard) as Epona!!

We still haven't decided on what his girlfriend will be....we thought maybe those spikey things from the water temple, sense shes a pain in the butt!!! XD

Thank you for posting this, it's amazing!!
JerBear3 years ago
I love ocarina of time. never played twilight princess.
i have its ultra fun im at the water templ and allmost beat it till my battereys ran out
:P
I love the little details! :D
HAAAARICA (author)  jessyratfink4 years ago
 thank you! :)
Dumchicken3 years ago
horibil I:( (i dont mean to be mean but it is sorry)
you could just get a nerf sword
jp38273 years ago
i gotta work in secret so my sis doesnt call me a nerd and i gotta tone it down alot so i can where it but nice
yay Link!
bendog384 years ago
 I suggest coating this with something that would make it waterproof
carsoncool4 years ago
 Finally! Another girl that is a fan of Zelda! But i could never do anything like you.
You ever heard of pikminlink?  she's on deviant art and she's really amazing.
Shiv-alry4 years ago
Oohh fancy! super creative! (:
consumit4 years ago
AHAHHAHHAHAAHAHA, lovely....
Now lets see a Shiek costume ^^
CaptPikel4 years ago
 Nicely done. Your instructable was the only one to come up when searching for "hyrule". I wish I was better with costumes.
HAAAARICA (author)  CaptPikel4 years ago
Thanks, don't hesitate to ask if you need help with anything.