Halloween Shenanigans of 2014

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!

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Toon Link from Wind Waker

Toon Link - Wind Waker cosplay - sidle

Ah, the famous Wind Waker sidle.

Adult toon Link cosplay (Wind Waker) - front viewAdult toon Link cosplay (Wind Waker) - side view

Costume Breakdown:

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


Genderbent Twilight Princess Link - front viewGenderbent Twilight Princess Link - hair, makeup, ears

Costume Breakdown:

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!

Majora's Mask pumpkin

One Comment

  1. So awesome! I wish I could have seen you guys in person! You both looked great! Chad looks unrecognizable as a blonde!