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
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! ^_^'
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!