"The Zelda Project" Brings Realistic Zelda Characters to Life
By Elizabeth Grys on February 15th, 2013 (6 comments)
Does anybody remember that one time when IGN shot a detailed teaser trailer for a Legend of Zelda film? Then everybody realized it was April Fool's Day? That was a harsh day for Zelda fans.
This is helping to soothe the wound IGN ripped in my heart. The Zelda Project is a series of highly committed cosplayers posing in pictures taken by professional photographers. Cosplay is so common within anime and gaming communities, it's rare to see such dedication. These characters and costumes all the little details that remind us of Zelda games.
The photo shoots were not the average hop out to the park, however. The first photo shoot for The Lost Wood ended up being 4 days of work driving 1425 miles to the coastal redwoods in California. Taking advantage of the fog to further the feel of a magical forest, the cast and crew woke up at 4:00AM every morning to shoot. The second photo shoot was even more work, with Link's model spending 6 months to learn to properly ride a horse. The model for Malon even visited the local E.R. (in full costume!) after a saddle's stirrup hit her in the face.
So with ambition, love, and little fear of possible concussions shown by the crew, this may be the best cosplay/gaming photoshoot I've ever seen. Swing by the website to check out the full photo sets and keep tabs on the project as it continues!
Elizabeth is a connoisseur of both artsy and ridiculous things. Scouring the world for new, innovative games and technology has become a life-long obsession. Most time is consumed with studying Japan, finding obscure independent games and wincing at lots of triple A titles like an elitist. Expect only the most classiest and sapient writings, unless she finds a gif of an animal acting like a human.
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