The twilight Princess Link Discussion

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Hello I have made a new account here and wish to ask a question or two,

I am looking to build a zelda tp Link costume ,
Any and all advice will be very welcome, and any things to get togethe befour a first build?

Many Thanks all! ^.^
 

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zatchdx

New Member
I'm actually starting on a Dark Link Twilight Princess design right now :D. First thing I usually do is extensive research for as many angles as possible and look at game art so you can figure out what fabric type/weight/texture is best for the costume. After that I usually buy 7-10 yards of cheap 1 dollar fabric and newspaper so I can draft patterns.

I'd suggest a canvas, cotton duck twill or other heavy weight fabric for the tunic and a light fabric for the white undershirt. As a highschool student I'm rather strapped for cash, so I'm substituting nylon netting (available at joann fabric) for the chain mail undershirt. For the gauntlets I'm using the ever wonderful craftfoam/EVA foam.

Sword is being made of foamcore project board (Elmer brand trifolding board)
Shield is EVA Floor mats purchased at lowes hardware.
Aaaaaand have some links :) :

Tutorials by xHylianKnightx on deviantART
Volpin Props: Link's Master Sword
Forging Links Master Sword - Twilight Princess version

NPC Costumes: March 2010 (BEST RESOURCE)
Starting the Tunic and Hat
Link Master Sword Tutorial
A Quiet Path
How to Make Costume Elf Ears by ~Zeldaness on deviantART
Con Costumes |
https://plus.google.com/photos/106430219639239080340/albums/5112550512738919985?banner=pwa

Link Cosplay - Skyward Sword

Link Costume (Legend of Zelda) - Step by Step

If you're good at pepakura: Fat Sam's Cosplay Project: Zelda Master Sword
Life-Sized Link | PaperCraft Museum


Yesh, so I hope some of that helps! Happy Costuming! :)
 

Risu

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Canvas is definitely the wrong way to go. That tunic drapes nicely, more like a linen or lighter cotton. Canvas would look all wrong.
 

zatchdx

New Member
Canvas may not have been the right word...its, this kinda stretchy fabric that I used for an ezio cosplay I think another RPF-er used it too. Its kinda textured like canvas but not rough to the touch?

EDIT: I just looked it up, it's gabardine.
 
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Risu

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Gabbardine is correct for Ezio, but I don't think it would be appropriate for TP Link. His tunic has more of a vertical/horizontal grain than a diagonal.
 

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I was thinking a green moleskin in the appropriate shade,
Im also strapped for cash,
I have bought a slight course , linen for the shirt underneath its thick and off white looks very medieval
bought 200 chains to try out chainmail
Leather is a must for me though as Link is a very hard character to pull of, so the more real the better for me
Will post progress in this thread :3

EDIT:thanks alot for all the info zath really helpful and very informative
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