The Legend of Zelda: “A Link Between Worlds”

So I began working on my new Link costume for Dragon*Con. The fabric arrived on Monday, though with GenCon this week, we didn’t even get a chance to open it. I did however complete my first piece of the costume, Link’s bracelet. Don’t know if they have given a name to the bracelet that allows him to turn into a drawing, so I’ll just call it Link’s Bracelet.

I am glad that I waited a bit to make the bracelet, since they changed the concept art, and the color of the bracelet’s jewel. Here is the original concept.

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 And the new design.

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Here is a side-by-side comparison of the 2 bracelet designs.

sidebysideI found a few different bracelets, but none were quite right. Until I found this auction on eBay. I guessed that I could peel off the ribbon, and it did!

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Starting with this (above), I made this (below). I used a gem that I popped off of a bracelet from Kohl’s, 5 minute epoxy, Magic Sculpt (to make the eye outline), and finally Gold Testor’s Enamel Paint. It was pretty easy, but I think looks pretty close to the concept art!

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I am so excited about this new Link costume. And even more excited to be able to play The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on my Nintendo 3DS in November. Wow, that was a name drop, lol.