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Defending Hyrule -Link Cosplay by LiKovacs Defending Hyrule -Link Cosplay by LiKovacs
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No matter what new challenges appear, what new evil rises from the shadows. Our Hero will always be ready to defend Hyrule.

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Another addition to my poster series.
MAGIC ARMOR! I always see the Magic Armor as being like an Armor of a Hylian Knight. When I first saw it I had to make it. So...Finally I got a pic up LOL. It's been almost a year since I first wore this costume but never posted any pictures anywhere because I was waiting for a particular location to do a photoshoot at. I finally was able to last week at a really nice Cathedral, so here it is. My dad was the photographer and we took good advantage of the location.
Magic Armor is from Twilight Princess (I am surprised at how many people DIDN'T know about this version and also thought I was Princess Zelda in armor. Really? = Seriously people. It doesn't even look like Zelda except for the shoulder armor. But the hat, sword, and shield and chainmail are a complete giveaway that this is Link).
I've worked on this costume on and off for a few years. I put it on hold for a while too because I needed a break from it. Spent 5 months making the new chainmail (My regular Heros Garb chainmail took 6 months) for this one and the armor was a huge trial and error process. There were some parts that I had to remake over and over until it was right.
I started on it right after Twilight Princess came out and I had all of the reference images that I needed to start and finish the costume. No.. I didnt run out of rupees xD

Throughout the years I've been doing what I can to bring Link and his world of Hyrule to life.


Costume was started 2006/2007. Worked on and off. Completed 2010.

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Model / Full Costume made by - Me
Photo - My father of Consplayers
Legend of Zelda (c) Nintendo
also on my tumblr: lichu.tumblr.com/


Magic Armor Link - Twilight Princess by pikminlink Link Magic Armor - Twilight Princess by pikminlink
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-25
This deviant is well known for their spectacular Link cosplay, and this piece is no exception. The beautiful armor, the lovely background, the capture...it all adds up to them bringing a beloved character to life. Well done.
Defending Hyrule -Link Cosplay by *pikminlink ( Featured by pullingcandy )
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TriforceChampion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Writer
That's amazing armor, nicely done!
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Nice.
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MadouSawada Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
HOLY SHIT! This is perfect!
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3dFrey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask how you did your shield?
I've been looking around for a good tutorial when I stumbled upon your picture, and I'm just blown away at the moment.
Amazing job with the paint-job as well!
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Raydal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Awesome work! may I ask what material did you use?
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:iconlikovacs:
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The armor is foam and fiberglass
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:iconraydal:
Raydal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Nice :D fiberglass should need some skill
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Asferson Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! How do you made the armor? <3
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zaboo17 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Wow!!! Awesome!
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Kender20 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A fine looking Cosplay! I've always been a Zelda fan ever since Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess happens to be another of my favorites!
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superlinkfighter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i literately cried when i saw you in the magic armor, cuz it looked as though twilight link just jumped out of his game and into our real world, your resemblance of him and how absolutely PERFECT and beautiful the armor looks...it just made me cry with joy!!! do you do cosplays of dbz? cuz if you don't, then i would love you sooo much if you did!!
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dat shield.
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The-Fruit-Pantry Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just so....PERFECT!
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:iconaris019:
Aris019 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who oa!! this is so amazing!! may i ask what material you used for the chain mail and armor?? 
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tamalero Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome as always!! your links are superB!
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Writer
This is truly a masterful cosplay pic.
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Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Very cool picture, great look. Very well done!
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AzouMidnight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
AWESOME WORK please marry me :(
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VampireQueen-21302 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconomgsocuteplz: So cute!
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Lion-mountain Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is such epic cosplay, well done.
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bzko Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woow that's soo pro and awesome 000:
So REAL it hurts!
The chainmail must be hard-working.. but I would love to try making one for myself. Would you mind to indicate a tutorial for that? I could find any at all. :c
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theredstripe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic, as always! :)
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bamuelburns Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Photographer
Coolest looking Armour in the game imo too bad for the rupee catch haha :D This is amazing! :D
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NinjaFalcon90 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have a question: How did you made the armor?
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Defending Hyrule and loosing Rupees. XD
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Ben1in Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Ok, dude, you don't look like Link this time! :XD: (I've seen some of your other pictures)
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skugginn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Nice armor, but you'd better take it off soon or you'll run out of rupees! ;3
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SpecterCody Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow look at the work in that armor! So gorgeous :D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well made, it's a shame that Nintendo isn't considering a movie.
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Keiko12 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This is amazing!
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AlessandreX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it!
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NadyaChan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
What an amazing Cosplay! I have to say, it took my breath away. (Haha, that rhymed...)
I love how you got every detail right. I just... It's so awesome! :D

May I ask how you did the Hyrule Shield? :)
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Andruril93 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
INCREDIBLE!!!!
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magesausuke1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
hdid oyu make the shield?
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Zalevia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I'm so jealous, your working is perfect! *-*
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MistressofAvalon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
OoO
OMG
You are my new hero.
I love you you are amazzzzing
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Rinkula Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Watch out! It will eat all your rupees!!! :fear: This was the one must-have in TP, since when you got too much money you could just put it on and watch how it's making some space in your wallet again!! :XD: :heart: Lovely costume!
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HyruleHistory10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This is awesome. I love the look of the magic armor!
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tiquette Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
just
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ElegantArtist21 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
beautiful armor!!!
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mideva Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. You my friend, are pro. I've honestly have never seen anyone make this magic armor yet, nor have i ever heard of a girl make such magical cosplays....(i'm a girl as well). you are simply amazing, you are my hero!
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angelnn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
AWESOME!
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DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Wow. :O
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ChibiChoujiChips Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
You are obscenely talented and make a beautiful Link. I envy you, do keep up the fabulous work. =D
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Mirria1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best Link cosplay EVER. :D
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Odahviing Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was I the only one humming the Legend of Zelda theme while looking at this! That costume is freaking amazing!
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xxZellerinaxx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't blame your for kicking @$$ on the Link costume<3
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ichigophantomhive Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wouuu *O*
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Afireinsidegirl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
What a wonderful photo and location!!!
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