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Old school Link cosplay by LiKovacs Old school Link cosplay by LiKovacs
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lol FYI this is NOT the Link that runs around saying 'excuuuuse me princess' no really. that's cartoon link and he looks COMPLETELY different and I'm not even dressed as him. Maybe it might remind you of that. but that comment left on anything other than cartoon link just doesn't make sense.


Gosh the 80s! Great times, so many memories growing up and playing the Zelda games, and what a way to show my love for the 80s with old school Link!
I always wanted to make an old school Link with Accurate Hair!! This was going to be based off of LttP but I decided to add in the brown tights (like he has in AoL) because it went really well with the tunic and boots, plus it was a bit cold. This ended up being a mix between AoL and ALttP because of the tights and the hair color Aol has brown hair while Lttp/La has lighter hair. I chose a more realistic color pallet and I like how it came out. The wig was the most difficult part, just because I wanted to get it as accurate as possible.

I pulled this out really quickly, I already had the sword and shield.

pic by consplayers.com

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Link (c) Nintendo

Costume (made from scratch & worn) by :iconpikminlink: Me.
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:iconshinamory:
Shinamory Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
That's really well done, you did a great job in catching the old school link!
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:iconsolluxcaptor4:
SolluxCaptor4 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
UR COSPLAY IS CUTE!
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:iconsullenhighstar:
SullenHighStar Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is weird but Is it okay if I draw your cosplays? I'll tell them I drew you!Wink/Razz 
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:iconmsjosephine:
MsJosephine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
WONDERFUL COSPLAY!
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:iconmichinoyami:
MichiNoYami Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG SO KEWL <3
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:iconmelies:
melies Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Old school link wasn't blonde though.
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:iconhikarimichi:
HikariMichi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Not that blonde, no, but she said this was partly based on ALttP in which Link's hair is kind of blonde. Honey blonde maybe.
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:iconhomofuerst93:
Homofuerst93 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Very sweet...very awesome...
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:iconsilversweetheart:
SilverSweetHeart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so many levels of awesome! :D
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:iconfortressgamer1:
Fortressgamer1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOAAAAAA

Dat hair :iconcutesmileplz:
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:iconsonicloverseth:
SonicLoverSeth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I am Impressed! Usually I see cosplayers go the OoT-TP or SS routes, but you went old school and I dig it.A LOT.
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:iconjustacosplayer:
JustACosplayer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair is perfect!
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:iconj-bob:
J-Bob Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
dude- you NAILED the hair!

While that's a super wig, I always find IRL Link's look... off. He's a character that seems to *oddly* translate into real life. But as far as Link cospaly goes- go do an AMAZING job!
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:iconfluffyfox99:
fluffyfox99 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Artist
i like the costume
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:icondiegoagogo:
Diegoagogo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
gotta love the retro looks. amazing work
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:iconmomolovesmcr:
momolovesmcr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAWWWWW! CUT INK * glomp *
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:iconnerakloira:
nerakloira Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
beautiful! please marry me. *_*
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:iconmontanagirl8266:
MontanaGirl8266 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Writer
awesome costume! even better than alot of the newer link cosplays. :D
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:iconwtfboom9000:
WTFBOOM9000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Just saying, but the hair should be brown.
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:iconlikovacs:
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
His hair is blonde in LTTP :)
Description of the costume: "This ended up being a mix between AoL and ALttP because of the tights and the hair color. Aol has brown hair while Lttp/La has lighter hair.)
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WTFBOOM9000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Oh. Sorry! I'm too lazy to read D:
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:iconnievedelimon:
NieveDeLimon Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Artist
ando viendo cosplays de Link, voy a hacer próximamente uno. Este me gusto bastante!!
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:iconjaleesa12:
jaleesa12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice picture!

-Greetings Demon Lord Ghirahim-
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+I'm just great, awesome, fantastic and Fabulous+
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:iconprincess-daisy-sarsa:
damn, that's good. I should show my friend, :iconprincesspeach00: she'd like to meet you sometime. I'm not really a Zelda fan like she is, but she's working on Alttp Zelda cosplay.
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:icondarkmask54:
darkmask54 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
r u a chick :XD:

Cos u look almost like him :XD:
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:iconartemisfowl11:
ArtemisFowl11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's really good
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:iconsakuralumban:
SakuraLumban Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I liked it:)
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:iconpinkprincessadaisy:
Pinkprincessadaisy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wonder what ganon is up too!
great! ill grab my stuff!
I cant wait too bomb some dodongos!
gee, it sure it booooorring around here

^ ^ this cosplay reminds me of the zelda cdi games!
very nice cosplay~
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:iconakuma-nushi:
Akuma-Nushi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
His hair is adorable.
I'm making my own Link cosplay. Man, it's tough.
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thedragonb0y Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Renamed: "THE BEST Old school Link Cosplay"
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:icongalaxyneru:
GalaxyNeru Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Coooooool!!!
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:iconblazecloud-demania:
Blazecloud-demania Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
OMG YOU ARE FIRST PERSON TO MAKE HAIR PERFECT NOT TOO BLONDE BUT NOT TO LITTLE =DDDDDDDDDDD
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princesspeach00 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
wuv yr wig!!!I like Link's hair nomatter what game it's from. SO PRETTY^^
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:iconshadowedfatexp:
ShadowedFateXP Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
well exuuuuusseeeee me princesssss!
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:iconwasup:
wasup Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Ur so pretty in dis one!
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:iconakiko-chan346:
akiko-chan346 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
rape plz?

zelda is my favorite game in the universe!!!!!!
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:iconsjsaberfan:
sjsaberfan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is awesome! Could you please tell me where you get your elf ears? :XD:
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:iconrdway2luv:
rdway2luv Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
so cute!! :)
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:iconjellyenvy:
JellyEnvy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are fucking made for Link.
I love your pics <33 :iconasdfghplz:
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:iconyukitsuneyoukai:
YuKitsuneYoukai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice XD
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:iconblack-boo:
Black-Boo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
They actually brought this Link back in 2001 in Oracle of Ages and Seasons. Only differance was that he wore white pants instead of brown. In fact I'm pretty sure that LTTP Link didn't have pants at all o.o
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:iconlikovacs:
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oracle Link looks completely different tho overall. Also This ended up being a mix between AoL and ALttP. I mentioned that in my description.
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:iconblack-boo:
Black-Boo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
[link]

[link]

He's just more cartoony...
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:iconlikovacs:
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
similar hair but thats about it. The outfits are very different :)
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:iconblack-boo:
Black-Boo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Um....the only differences I see are the white pants vs. no pants and the color of the boots. o.o Thate's also the slight difference in art style (Oracles Style is more cartoon-ish while LTTP is more Manga)
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:iconlikovacs:
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I made both costumes, there are a lot of differences. I cannot make one costume and wear it for the other, that would make it VERY inaccurate. One has longer tunic sleeves the other has none, one has a collar and not the other, I can keep going on with the list but take a closer look at both Links, they are very different.
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:iconblack-boo:
Black-Boo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Well what the heck? I swear I didn't see those before o.o Either that or I thought/assumed LTTP Link had the collar and sleeves. :/ I feel stupid now.

In any case, my original point was that they used the same general design for him. Not the exact same design, but one that had the same/similar feel to LA since they recucled the graphics from said game.
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:iconblack-boo:
Black-Boo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
REally? I thought they looked incredibly similar.

Anyway, I guess I didn't see that in the description. Sorry.
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LongLiveLink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconexcusemeprincessplz: :iconsaysplz: Well, excuuuuuuse me, princess!
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