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Dark Link Cosplay by InkyLink Dark Link Cosplay by InkyLink
I attended ACEN '07 and debuted Dark Link for the first time! Yay!

My Master Sword and Hylian Shield were commissioned by Aaron Granofsky of fiberglassblades.com. He liked the idea of a Dark set so much he came out of fiberglassing "retirement" to make them for me, lol. We both designed the color scheme and it's great!

I bought the contacts, obviously, and I bought the chainmail as well. Other than that everything else was made or modified by me for use on my costume.

My best friend :iconforcebewitya: and I have a Zelda glove and shoulder belt shop, so we sell real leather gloves and belts to other cosplayers. We start with a raw sheet of leather and everything else is done by us. For more questions, comment or note! Boot tops are also part of the leather we work with. The original boots are from scaboots.com

Overall, the cost was around $1,500. The custom props ran me about $700, the contacts were $300 and the chainmail was about $200. Raw leather was $100(we split that cost), belt blanks were $15-20ish each. Pre modified boots cost me $100 but they're really comfortable. I was in them for 10 hours.

Hope you like my cosplay! Thanks for looking! ^_^'

-InkyLink

EDIT: Since I get a lot of questions, here's a little FAQ section:

-The facepaint I used was Mehron's liquid color make-up. I've probably painted my face probably 15-20 or so times now on a single 8 ounce bottle. It's really great stuff but unless you use a no sweat barrier under it, and some kind of sealing powder on top, it'll come of very easily as soon as you sweat. In 90 degree weather it's gone in seconds. .v_v. But it goes on really smooth and looks really natural! ^_^

- My ears are the large anime ear from Aradani Studios. They are widely recognized as the ear to get for OoT Link, though some people who have smaller ears have better luck with the small anime ear. The large anime ears are just plain too big for TP Link though, in my opinion so I got the small ones too. Both look great!

- My contacts are from 9mmsfx.com. If you're looking for extremely high quality contacts this is the place to go. Pricy but I've had my older contacts from them for 3 years and they're still in great condition. The type of contacts I use for Dark Link are called Sclera contacts or full-eye sclera contacts. They cover the whites of your eyes as well for the full effect.
I also recommend sfxeyes.com. ^_~

Thanks for looking and good luck with your own costumes!
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:iconjustine326:
JustinE326 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  New Deviant
You are GOD at cosplaying, that's for sure!
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:iconshadowblacknight:
Shadowblacknight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  New Deviant
I like it
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:icontyki-teasexd:
Tyki-TeaseXD Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an amazing cosplay! Great work.
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:iconboulderstarisfluffy:
BoulderStarISFLUFFY Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
The guy in the Background xD
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:icondeaddemondude:
DeadDemonDude Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
This looks great, but the dude smoking in the background kinda kills it XD
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:iconloxi321:
loxi321 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HI there... my shadow
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:iconpolachat16:
polachat16 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
super-génial ♣♥♥ Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3]
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:iconi-love-bolin:
I-love-BOLIN Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
THAT SHIELD THO!!!! 
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:icontobaisfoxy14:
Tobaisfoxy14 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconlove3509:
love3509 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Random guy: wtf?
Me: *Sees random guy* lol!
Nice cosplay, seems people really like it! You've got amazing dedication and look like a boss, lul.
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:iconr-k-9:
R-k-9 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's worth the money
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:iconluna-cutexd:
Luna-cuteXD Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Super awesome cos ♣♥♥ Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3] 
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:icontsukune:
Tsukune Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol.that guy in the background is like "hmmm yah I want some of DAT"
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:icon2420768:
2420768 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! bro wow : O I just died : D
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:icongeek-girl-fi:
Geek-Girl-Fi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's dedication!
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:iconanimeokamidrawer:
animeokamidrawer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she is unshur :I
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:iconshineejosef:
SHINeeJosef Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Lecker O_O
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:iconkitwhitham:
KitWhitham Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
That's a cosplay?! Holy shit I thought it was a statue in thumbnail! Very well done!!
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:iconakarynoyami:
AkaryNoYami Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I just can't stop looking at the guy on the back :/
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:iconraikonenoffire:
RaikonenOfFire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This...this is pretty bada$$ ^_^
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:iconlefthandedhero:
Lefthandedhero Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I actually thought you were a statue at first. Good work.
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Now i wanna see a fight between Link and Dark Link now :D
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Link Shocked    Shock Emote   shocked scream  Wow, that is awesome. Words can't describe how badass that costume is.
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:iconcarnalconcepts:
CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awesome. Good enough to be in a Hollywood movie 
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:iconzulleret:
Zulleret Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's be friends
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:iconmar5hma110w:
MAR5HMA110W Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wooooooow holy cow this is freakin awesom!! O_O
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:iconchichichichipndale:
chichichichipndale Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is like one of those gimmick fights where the random dude in the background is the actual boss.
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:icontigerstar5078:
tigerstar5078 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
YES IM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT THINKS THAT!! c:
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:iconleo-zenwolf:
Leo-ZenWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Frekin Awesome!
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:iconpokenomnomnom:
PokeNOMNOMNOM Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing. Well done.
It looks perfect.
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:iconalexamilne:
AlexaMilne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it
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:iconamoraleite:
amoraleite Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
great!
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:iconmiuraeri:
MiuraEri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
You must have been miserable under the sun... I feel for you, but great cosplay!
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:icontsukuart:
Tsukuart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
you look like a statue
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:iconsighingmoon:
SighingMoon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
This is amazingly done! You've really created a masterpiece.
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:iconoojupiteroo:
oOJupiterOo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow °0°
awesome!
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:iconwalternonames:
walternonames Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thumbs up
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:iconelsysoto:
elsysoto Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
it´s amazing!!!!
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:iconcrystalfelix22:
Crystalfelix22 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that you .You look awesome :) 
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:iconmatt-bryan:
matt-bryan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Bravo.  Superb.
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:iconbluedrangon123:
bluedrangon123 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's really cool
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:iconwindsurfer:
Windsurfer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey I saw you at Youmacon a few years back! How'd you get your makeup to stay? Because when I did Dark Link I used grease paint and I couldn't touch anything lest I leave people covered in black D:
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:iconblopa1987:
Blopa1987 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dark rasta link xD
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:iconbrimstonecross:
brimstonecross Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bad ass
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:iconzorropeludo:
ZorroPeludo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice mate!

We artists are gifted as we can see details where others can´t. You´ve done a marvelous job observing Link´s attire and taking the time to get each piece of it to look right.

Cheers!
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:iconwhitewolffie:
WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Creepy cool!
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