Shirt - The shirt pattern was made by taking apart an old T-shirt at the seams and lengthening the sleeves. It was made from a white knit fabric and quite easy to assemble. The mandarin collar was the trickiest to make since it needed to stand up and the fabric was not very stiff. I used a very stiff interfacing inside it which caused all sorts of sewing problems but I managed to work it out.
|Assembling the shirt|
Leggings - I had to figure out how to make leggings that would be comfortable for a guy. I followed the same directions as I would for the leg portion, then added a "pouch" in the front crotch. They were made using the same white fabric as the shirt.
|Base of the boot covers|
Bracers - The shape of the bracers was really quite simple; a long rectangle with a little square piece in the middle on top. Little square holes were cut out of the rectangular part to allow the glove underneath to peak through. They were made of brown vinyl and only comprised of one seam. I didn't bother finishing the edges of the holes but the longer exposed edges were turned under and hemmed.
|Cut out bracer|
|Styling the bangs|
Belts - Link has two belts, on that carries the sword and shield on his back, the other to wrap around his waist. I bought the one that wrapped around his waist but made the cross belt. I took a long strip of vinyl, folded over the edges and hemmed them. The pattern on the belt was made by sewing lines at intervals along the length of the belt. The buckle was attached to the belt through an eyelet and the holes were made sturdy with even more eyelets.
Props - My main prop focus was the shield while Corey worked on the sword. I helped him come up with the pattern for it, then cut out the shapes, carved some of them and glued them together. The shield is made of cardboard, craft foam and pieces of EVA foam, with Worbla covering it. The Worbla was primed using a spray filler, then spray painted black.
|Adding the Painter's Tape|