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This design was inspired by Twilight Princess

Green tunic, Master Sword, and maybe some pointy ears:  if you’ve seen one Zelda cosplayer, you’ve seen them all, right?  Wrong.  Cosplay photographer LJinto just released some photos from Otakon 2011, several of which contain Zelda-themed costumes.  However, looking at the image above shows you that these differ from the typical Zelda cosplay.  Rather than going for a traditional Hero of Time motif, the above cosplayer is sporting the Zora tunic from Twilight Princess, complete with special head gear that is only seen on that specific suit.  Read on to see other creative Zelda fans who strive to spice up the world of Hylian cosplaying.

Cosplay on, Twilight Princess fans!

When viewing the full body image, the full scale of this cosplay can be realized.  Not many people can pull off being a pseudo-Zora, you know!

A Skyward Sword family

One of the very first cosplays of Zelda from Skyward Sword, a nice change of pace from the usual Ocarina of Time-inspired design, this princess sports a cute baby Link on her arm!

Cosplaying, bombing, and eating dodongos

The above image shows a cosplayer wearing the Magic Armor from Twilight Princess.  Coupled with a lit bomb, this hero is ready to face Ganondorf in battle (or tackle the large crowds of adoring fans at Otakon).

As seen in Twilight Princess

Most Zelda cosplays are interesting to see, regardless of their quality.  Still, it is refreshing to see Skyward Sword enter the world of cosplay and to have more unique outfits from Twilight Princess seen in place of a traditional green tunic or standard princess set.

Choosing from any Zelda game, which other uncommon cosplays would you be interested in seeing in the future?  A giant goron, a gibdo, or maybe Kotake and Koume–the possibilities are endless.  Let us know what ideas you come up with in the comments below!

Source:  LJinto (via Flickr)

29 thoughts on “Unique Zelda cosplayers at Otakon

  1. Vladislak says:

    I'm just waiting to be horrified at someone's attempt to cosplay Ghirahim.

    1. Guest says:

      I've seen several already.

      1. zerandomguy says:

        WHERE O.O

      2. Guest says:

        One from ZD, if I remember correctly.

      3. Guil. says:

        I want to see that!

    2. Rosalina says:

      I've seen some around…they're actually surprisingly good! :O

      here's one:

  2. !CJ! says:

    XP I so agree! that would be HORRIBLY awsome! XP

  3. Thareous says:

    Second one = freaky.

    1. Linksoer says:

      Yeah. Instead of playing Zelda, I think she would of made a better Mamamu yan. ;3

  4. Devoid says:

    I'd love to see Ghirahim or Groose

  5. ABAZELDAFAN says:


  6. The-Cozmologist says:

    My friend is secretly making an Earth Guardian costume from one of the Silent Realms. :)

    1. lootic says:

      Not that much of a secret now, is it? :P

      1. The-Cozmologist says:

        Damnit. :|

  7. Very nice. I am working on my first cosplay myself. Going to dress as Ghirahim at anime boston. I am very excited and hope to succeed!

  8. Cheure says:

    Apparently TP Link's voice actor was at Otakon 2011 too.

  9. Greg says:

    The one with the TP magic armor better have a pocket full of money or he'll be moving as slow as syrup. Magic armor = Most worthless item ever.

    1. Doctor You says:

      It looked pretty darn cool, though. ;)

    2. X-factor says:

      Don't say that, The magic armor can get you out of tight spots. As long as you have rupees, it's like a sure ticket to invincibility! It really helps in the Cave of Ordeals.

  10. Stephanie says:

    Mine weren't as awesome as these, but I still was pretty creative for my Zelda costume.. I was wearing the Zora tunic (OOT's), and around my belt I had a 'wallet' and a fairy in a bottle :)

    1. Doctor You says:

      A fairy in a bottle–that's a really cool idea, I haven't seen one of those in a cosplay before! ^_^

  11. Danyelle Greene says:

    I love the magic Armour one.

  12. X-factor says:

    Does anyone have the phone number of the girl in the magic armor, because I'm under her spell ;) (I know that the armor doesn't cast a literal spell)

  13. Shaelyn says:

    I've actually been really tempted to pull together Anju (though I don't have anyone to cosplay as Kafei with me…) as well as bunny Link from ALttP. I've also been tempted to do either blue Link or Red Link from ALttP…complete with pink hair. take a good look at the sprites for those – gold hat on the blue Link, blue/purple hat on the red Link. it's different.

  14. Gwydion says:

    I've seen both versions of Link done by several other people before, but it is always nice to see other people tackling them as well. And I get the feeling Skyward Sword cosplay is going to be big this year – not that I'm complaining!

    I'd like to see more Marins, Happy Mask Salesmen, and Queen Rutelas, personally. As well as any of the clown people from TP or that one from SS. That'd be quite amusing!

  15. trimph forks says:

    I dressed up as the Happy Mask Salesman for Halloween this year. :) I'd like to see more Happy Mask Salesmen, as well as Anjus, Kafeis, Ilias, Malons, any of the oracles or goddesses, and really any Zelda character other than the main characters.

  16. OoTfan1225 says:

    I would like to go to magfest dressed up as sheik so i could throw fog packets and run away

  17. zelda says:

    The magic armor looks cool

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