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A Hero's Beginning by DarthJader11 A Hero's Beginning by DarthJader11
First pic of many to come of Skyward Sword Link from Anime Festival Orlando. :D

I reallyreallyreally love this cosplay and this wonderful pic by :iconstillreflection:

Also, a photoshoot of Rondo to come also by Ken! [issoexcited]

Cosplay made entirely by me (dad made the sword and I did the detailing). Yes the chainmail is made of soda tabs and YES, I EVEN HAVE THE FIRESHIELD EARRINGS AND WATER DRAGON SCALE. How's that for accurate and detailed? ;)
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:iconrevandarque:
revandarque Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
what's your scabbard made of?
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The scabbard is made out of wood, epoxy clay, craft foam, glue and paint.
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revandarque Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
if I gave you some measurements for my own master sword...could you make me one?
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
perhaps! This is my commission page: www.facebook.com/TheFrogster
I made the scabbard about 30" and the sword about 44" which goes with my height of 5'8"
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revandarque Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I have no access to facebook :c  but how much wld you charge for it?
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The sword itself would be 100 and the scabbard would be 200 because there's so much detailing and epoxy clay is expensive. That doesn't include the baldric but I'll try to make it so it's easily attachable. You can pay in parts of no less than 20 at a time, if you like, but I'll need at least 80-100 down for supplies. Also when would you need it done? I do require that it be paid off before I send it. Shipping is extra and would be around 10-15.
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revandarque Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013

as soon as I have money.  the blade I have is the twilight princess variant

(link) www.ebay.com/itm/Zelda-Twiligh…

and I only want the scabbard.  as for hen I need it, I can start paying as soon as I scrape the funs together, but more than likely in a month or so.

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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok yeah. the scabbard in SS is pretty much exactly the same as TP. I'm guessing you don't need it anytime soon, then? and like you said, send the measurements when you're ready. I assume also that you use paypal?
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Eliselda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Awesome !!! :D
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks! :iconlawooplz:
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AtomicTaco24 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Soda tabs for chainmail? AWESOMELY CHEAP. How long did it take you to get enough to make a shirt? Or did you only do the visible sections?
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I only did visible sections, but still it was a LOT of tabs. I had a lot of them donated but I did actually drink a fair amount of the sodas behind the tabs for this. The skirt took forever 6__9 (it's not in the pic). Each tab has to be bent and clipped, then assembled and duct taped where it was clipped so it won't fall apart and get tangled. Almost definitely more tedious than actual chainmail. It was actually for a school project and then I changed it into this.
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AtomicTaco24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that had to be tough. The outcome was well worth it though! If I'd have done it I'd have tried using this bracelet making technique (seen here: [link]) but now that I think about it, it would have probably been more work collecting the tabs, and maybe even ill fitting? Ah, well whatever. Still an awesome cosplay!
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I had minions help me finish taping it :mwahaha:
I have a lot of tabs leftover and a bunch of colored ones I plan on using in various crafts and such like that.
Thank you :love:
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AtomicTaco24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, minions.
And you're welcome :)
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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Prince-Marusu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing!
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
eep! thank you! :excited:
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Neophoia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
apart from the small detail that the belts are a lighter colour than in the game it's a really fantastic cosplay!
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANKS! Yeah.. I realized that after I'd bought the pleather.. That's what I get for not taking a reference to the fabric store X[
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Neophoia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Ah, that explains it. And I can understand the feeling of realizing that you got the wrong colour. :(
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I kind of like this color though. It goes well with the color scheme, I think. I like it next to the green linen I found (which could be more green, but who's counting?).
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Neophoia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
If you like it that's what counts. And I agree on that it goes well with the colour scheme.
Interesting that you used linen for the tunic, I actually used wool when I made mine... since I thought that it would make it look more authentic to the one he has in the game.
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oye.. It's entirely too hot where I live to use wool.. Though I'm sure it would be more authentic-looking. I figured the Skyloftians would wear a lightweight fabric like linen.
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Neophoia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I wore it at a con, and it wasn't that warm. (about 2 or 3 hours waiting to get inside, standing in the sun.) but if one uses something that isn't 100% wool, then it will get hot.

Well, I think they use linen in their clothing, but as the tunic is supposed to be somewhat protecting (considering it is for a knight) it should be in a thicker fabric.I'm using linen otherwise for the cosplay.
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Band-Geek24 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
That's freakin epic. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconrockoutplz:
THANKS :la:
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Usagi-Misha Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! That is just effing AWESOME~~! I love how you added the fireshield earings and dragon scale! :iconawesomenessplz:
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe! I love adding little details like that. :giggle:
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Usagi-Misha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha xD Yeah! I love this cosplay~~! :huggle: Link is AWESOME~~! XDXD
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :iconblushplz:
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Usagi-Misha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome~~!:iconlalalaplz:
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Joshdexter45 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THE NAMES LINK MOTHA ZELDAER (yeah idk)
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"L to the I to the N to the K wears tights every day don't give a damn what you say.." lol look up the zelda rap by smosh on youtube, the cosplays are epic and the song is hilarious.
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Joshdexter45 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i already know it i love it

yes they r

OH U THOUGHT MY NAME WAS ZELDA THAT"S A F**KIN GIRLS NAME
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha! excellent! yeah.. one time I wore my OoT Link around downtown and I can't even tell you how many people were like "oh hey it's Zelda".... I wanted to jump-slash all of them. :iconfacepalmplz:
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Joshdexter45 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what?? jump-slash?? facepalm :iconfacehoofplz:
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
z-target+a button=jump-slash. it's one of the more powerful sword slashes in Zelda games. XD perhaps a good spin-attack would have worked, too.
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Joshdexter45 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for what
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the people downtown calling me Zelda that day XD
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SalviaDroid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You look really wonderful as Link! Nice plugs too (:
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awww thank youuu!
:iconwhisperplz: they're just normal earrings that look like plugs hehe :shifty:
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SalviaDroid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your totally welcome! Those work just as good too ^^)
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emo-riku101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I just love how much effort you went to to make is so perfect! xD
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconotlplz: OCH. so much detail... THANK YOU FOR APPRECIATING IT! :tighthug:
also your icon is hilarious.
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emo-riku101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, You should see my bathroom, there are a lot of spider corpses on the wall.
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DarthJader11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha! I don't mind spiders as much but we have 'palmetto bugs' aka flying roaches. [shudders] they are disgusting and I hate them. :grump:
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emo-riku101 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you would hate Hawaii then their roaches a freaking HUGE! I saw one at midnight taking a shower. My proudest achievement is not screaming.
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