Chad and I had our first date two Halloweens ago. So it’s fitting that this holiday is quickly becoming a big event in our family. This year, the theme was a Legend of Zelda Halloween!
Toon Link from Wind Waker
Hair: short blond women’s wig from Taylor Maid Beauty & Theatrical, styled with Got 2 B Glued gel and hairspray (and maybe a few tears)
Ears: AradaniCostumes.com – check them out, they’re amazing
Lobster tunic: made from a men’s pajama shirt pattern, with a cotton/poly blend fabric in the best matching blue we could find. Details were done with iron-on shirt decals.
Orange trousers: men’s skinny jeans from Zumiez, also in the best matching (yet still reusable) orange we could find
Boat shoes: gray, from WalMart. That’s the best I can give ya.
Bracelets: leather bracelets that one can find virtually anywhere
Changes for Comic Con – I would like to do a better job of mattifying the wig, probably with a fabric softener technique I found on Pinterest. Also, the socks in the boat shoes need to go. I think he just wore them since it was cold that night, though.
(Genderbent) Link from Twilight Princess
Hat: made it w/o a pattern from a fabric that matched the tunic. The subtle floral design added just the right feminine touch. I also added some leathing “stitching” on each side with leather strips and grommets.
Hair: naturally brown, unnaturally straightened
Ears: same as the Wind Waker costume
Earrings: you can’t see them in the pictures, but I was wearing small, thick gold hoop earrings in both ears from Icing
Makeup: chocolate brown, gold and beige eyeshadow; brown eyeliner with subtle cat eye, nude lip, contouring and neutral blush
White undershirt: Under Armour turtleneck – you can even see the logo on the neck haha
“Chain mail”: gold chain necklace I found at Forever 21, I’d post a link, but I can’t find it 🙁
Hero’s tunic: green satin tunic from H&M –> link <– haha, get it? LINK.
Brown, elbow-length, fingerless gloves: another Taylor Maid find – I had to rip out the elastic, since they were originally ruched. You can find these anywhere though.
Pants: my husband’s khaki dress trousers, held onto my waist with a safety pin. Nope, not kidding.
Boots: brown leather riding boots. Virtually every girl has a pair of these.
Sword belt: Amazon, $18 plus $15 shipping –> link
LARP Master sword: Etsy, $30 –> link
Hylian shield: Amazon, $57 and worth it –> link
Changes for Comic Con – Makeup: faux eyelashes, nude lipstick. Clothes: replace Under Armour turtleneck for a real white turtleneck, plus customizing for accuracy; replace Chad’s trousers with off white skinny jeans. Repaint sword and shield for better accuracy.
Majora’s Moon Pumpkin
With Chad’s help, I managed to pull off this pumpkin carving this year! I’m pretty proud – Zelda Universe even shared it on their Twitter and Facebook! Best of all, it won us Scariest Pumpkin at my job’s pumpkin carving contest!