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Topic: Boys Link / Legend of Zelda Costume  (Read 10632 times)
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« on: August 11, 2009 10:45:55 AM »

I made this years ago and just found some pictures on disc. When my son was 4 (2003) he wanted to go as Link for Halloween. There were no premade Link costumes even for adults and definitely none that would fit a 4 year old. Realizing that there was no way to talk him down to Thomas the Tank Engine, or Bob the Builder like every other 4 year old chose that year, I knew I would have to get pretty resourceful to make it happen (and we were flat broke as usual so cost was important.)

This was a super easy costume to make (I don't sew). I started with a dark green short sleeve knit shirt that I borrowed (stole) from my husband. It had a rounded neckline and 3 buttons on the front. First I had my son try on the shirt and cut it down to a good tunic length, leaving a bit of fabric to glue under for a hem. Then I enlisted my mom and her sewing skills to use the green shirt scrap to make a cap ( it took her about 5 minutes so it must not have been very tricky). Then I cut off the buttons from the front of the shirt and cut a small slit in place of each one then threaded a leather cord through the buttonholes. The sword holder (not shown  Embarrassed )was made from an adult sized plain black belt- belted to fit from shoulder to hip that was anchored by threading the bottom through a black childs belt worn normally.The shoulder strap had a riveted metal loop attached to the back to slide the sword into.
The leggings are little girls white tights from the Dollar Store. My biggest coup was finding an old suede jacket in the garage- by cutting the sleeves off at the shoulder seams I got a nice flared end that came to a slight point. When we had my son wearing the tights but still barefoot we had him step right into the sleeves (shoulder seams down) put on tennis shoes and folded the edge of the sleeve down to cover the shoes to make instant boot spats!

The shield is a wooden toy that I covered with posterboard and painted with the triforce symbol that I copied from a Legend of Zelda video game case.

Using what I had on hand made this super cheap! Total out of pocket cost: $1 for tights, $1 for posterboard =$2
Every year I strive to top this costume but I never have even come close!

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 11:14:29 AM »

That is so resourceful on your part, and you son looks very happy in his costume.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009 10:50:00 AM »

Thanks so much for posting! This is the first year my son has had an opinion about his halloween costume, and he insisted he be Link! I ran into the same problem of no premades, but your post has given me a jumping off point, thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009 06:57:37 PM »

This is the exact reason I wish I was a little boy!!!

I love this!

He smells good, he really does! He smells like root beer.
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