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Coolest Link from Legend of Zelda Costume

My son loves video games, and last year he was dying to be Link from Legend of Zelda. At first, I was stumped, but I soon was able to come up with a great costume that was made from bought items, which were cut strategically.

I started out with the top – I found a light green turtle neck, which I used for the base shirt of his costume. Over this, he needed a much looser tunic of some sort. I found a darker green shirt in the men’s department at Goodwill with no printing on (that was not an easy feat, all the t-shirts were printed with logos). I cut the sleeves off at the shoulder seems, then cut the neck out, and made it a V shaped neck.

It kept falling off his shoulders, so I cut holes around the neck line, bought brown ribbon, and created a lace-up neck line.

We also used the brown ribbon for the ‘belt’ to cinch the tunic in, so it wouldn’t be as long, and would hang loose around it.

For pants, I found pale, pale green thermal PJ bottoms – also at Goodwill. I think Link actually wore brown leggings, but I couldn’t find any brown ones, so we went with green.

For the hat, I used a brown stocking cap, and instead of wearing it with a folded edge, he wore it unfolded, so it hung kind of loose. We also used brown stretch gloves for his hands.

A quick trip to the Halloween USA shop, and we got a shield. We found a foam sword at the dollar store, and he wore his brown tennis shoes with the costume.

It went over great – and it cost very little out of pocket. The shirts & pants we bought at Goodwill for a total of $5. The shield was slightly more, $8, plus $1 for the sword, $3 for the hat & gloves at Wal-Mart, and $1.50 for the ribbon.

Total spent: $18.50

He did have people asking if he was Peter Pan quite a bit, but he was a big hit with video gamers.

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4 thoughts on “Coolest Link from Legend of Zelda Costume”

  1. Way cute. My son wants to be all sorts of Nintendo characters for Halloween. He was Luigi last year. Great look for Zelda. I’ll have to show him this costume.

  2. I wish I would have seen this a couple of
    days ago when I was trying to put together
    one for my grandson. Ours looks pretty much
    the same, but I thought I had to sew his
    vest, hat and boot covers. You made it look
    so easy. I will definately do more searching
    next year when he comes up with his grand
    idea for a costume.


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