Beginner’s Guide to Legend of Zelda Link Cosplay

Legend of Zelda Link Cosplay is one of the most popular cosplay ideas for Nintendo Zelda fans,from the seller’s side, there are many things you should know before your first Link cosplay, and also will helpful if you want to make better Link cosplay.

Link appears in 17 different Zelda series which list below,and Link’s physical characteristics different from each game, though he almost has long light color hair, big blue eyes, and Link is elf-like, wear green clothing, fight with swords, and sometimes accompanied by a Fairy.

So The First thing before your Link Cosplay – Chose the Zelda Game!

  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Adventure of Link
  • A Link to the Past
  • Link’s Awakening
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Majora’s Mask
  • Oracle of Ages
  • Oracle of Seasons
  • Four Swords
  • The Wind Waker
  • Four Swords Adventures
  • The Minish Cap
  • Twilight Princess
  • Phantom Hourglass
  • Spirit Tracks
  • Skyward Sword
  • A Link Between Worlds

For your first Link cosplay, I recommend you to chose 3 basic Link look & costumes pattern below:

1.Link from Twilight Princess. 



Costume included:

  • Green Coat and Hat
  • Gloves & Arm Armor
  • Belt set
  • 2 belt bags
  • Trousers
  • Boots
  • Sword & Shield

Link Twilight Princess Costume maybe the most popular pattern sold everywhere, but try to focus in these key factors before your buying:

  • 2 belts set:first one is the waist belt and second one is the shoulder belt which hold Link’s sword.
  • 2 belt bags on waist belt: one small bag and one big bag.
  • Arm Armor : If the costume seller provide the arm armor with clear pattern line will be best.
  • Sackcloth:wearing inside the green coat. Not all sellers provide this sackcloth,but personally think if you want to same looking as the game, this sackcloth should be included in the costume.

Cosplayer example:


cosplayer: chelseycosplay


2.Link from Ocarina of Time or Majora’s Mask



Costume included:

  • Green Coat
  • Green Hat
  • Gloves & Arm Armor
  • Belt set
  • Trousers
  • Boots
  • Sword & Shield

This Link costume pattern is not complex compare with the Twilight Princess one,but the arm armor accessories is much more important,so if you are chose cosplay Link from Ocarina of Time or Majora’s Mask , make sure you can get the right arm armor. The Zelda Project does a great job below:



3.Link from Four Swords,The Wind Waker,Four Swords Adventures and The Minish Cap,and especially if you are looking for Link Costume for your kids, this Link costume pattern will be your best choice.

Costume included:

  • Green Coat
  • Green Hat
  • Belt : Really cute for kids.
  • Trousers
  • Boots
  • Sword & Shield

As I know, many parents will chose this costume pattern for their kids, so make sure you get the same belt buckle as the game and also try to get the light weight Link sword and shield (you can make them using cardboard or foam) which will not hurt your kids or other ones in Cons.

Cosplayer example:




And also there is unusual cosplay Link idea – Dark Link cosplay and Hero Link cosplay. Especial the Hero Link costume, if you want to be featured in any Cons,this costume will be your best choice.Costume included:


  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Shoulder Armor
  • Gloves & Arm Armor
  • Scarf
  • Belt set
  • Belt bags
  • Trousers
  • Boots
  • Sword & Shield

Cosplayer example:






For any girls who want to cosplay Link, there are some cosplayers example,you will see some key factors to chose female Link cosplay costume:Skirt instead of normal Link costume trousers, more colors options(red/blue),lace used in costume etc which make the costume more cute and sexy.







Actually there are still many cosplayers are looking for step-by-step Link cosplay tutorials, but not all of them are good for beginners.And if you have already got your Link costume ,and want to find some step-by-step tutorials for Link makeup & accessories or cosplay weapon, you should check this article more.

First: Link Costume & Hat & Boots Tutorials

For some cosplayers are still looking for Link costume patterns, please go back the top of this article or Link kid costume guide . And also Mandy’s Link cosplay costume tutorial is really amazing for cosplayers , especial you are looking for Ocarina of Time Link cosplay or Majora’s Mask Link cosplay.


For Link’s hat tutorial, I recommend you to check this video below from Meepy Gal or Eressea-sama’s.

If you don’t have enough budget, make the Link Boots by your used boots with boots cover will be ok. Adlez-Axel and Kimba616 has made clear details about how to make cosplay boots cover.

Second : Link Cosplay makeup tutorials:

Check passion4cosplaypro and Alexa Poletti ‘s Link makeup tutorials , you will get inspired by female Link cosplay mostly:

Third: Link Cosplay Ear tutorials:

Because Link is a elf style game hero, so if you don’t want to make the elf ear yourself, there are tons of selection online. But trust me you can make the Link ears really easily to follow Zeldaness and FrealaF‘s elf tutorials.Still not clearly ? Check this video below from TheDiykids:

Four: Link Sword and Shield  

IMPORTANT:Do not buy or make any Link sword or shield by metal or any other sharp materials which will hurt other people especial kids easily, and also this style of cosplay weapons will not allowed to be brought to most anime game conventions.

So buy your Link weapons made by wood will be best, for Link kid cosplay,you can easily find a simple foam sword in most superstore instead.And if you have enough time and want to make them yourself, cardboard & foam materials will be your best choice,just follow these two videos tutorials below:


Last: Other Zelda Link cosplay weapons and small accessories.

Besides the sword and shield, Link has other weapons and small accessories, so if you want to cosplay a specific Link, please make sure  you chose the right weapons and accessories.

1)Link in Ocarina of Time :

Child Link use Kokiri sword and Deku shield:



You can check leo061799 and Ken “Bring It To Life‘s tutorial.


and he also use fairy bow in battle sometimes:



don’t forget the slingshot and Ocarina of Time:













2)Link in Majora’s Mask:

Link holding the Razor Sword:



Link with the Goron Mask:



Thanks AngryMaskSalesman to provide this amazing tutorial below:

3) Link in the Oracle of Seasons:

Link with the Rod of Seasons:



4) Link in Oracle of Ages:

Link playing the Harp of Ages:




5) Link in the The Minish Cap:

Link with Ezlo hat:





So this is the Zelda Link cosplay shopping tips, if you have any questions, please feel free to comment here and I will also continue to update this article to add more details.







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