Unique Electronic Goddess Harp Tops off an Impressive Sheik Cosplay

shiek Every serious cosplayer knows that the costume is only half the battle. Often times it’s the quality of the props that make or break a good cosplay, and in the case of Sisa Cosplay’s Alyssa DiPaolo, her prop may just make her Sheik cosplay one of the best ones out there. Aside from an already beautiful Hyrule Warriors style Sheik costume, Dipaolo has constructed an electronic replica of Sheik’s lyre. With the use of triggers, the strings can play the different notes of an ocarina; true to Ocarina of Time once you play the first three notes of a song, the harp will automatically play out the rest for you!
See DiPaolo demonstrate her one-of-a-kind prop after the jump.

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Zelda Wii U Plot Rumors and Possible E3 Appearance

caballo The Zelda fan-base was collectively vexed when Nintendo made the announcement that Zelda Wii U would no longer be released in 2015 nor be shown at this year’s E3, but Nintendo may be applying a bandage to at least one of these sore wounds. Zelda publication The Hidden Triforce was tipped off by a GameStop employee who overheard his store’s Nintendo Representative spilling fact after fact about Zelda Wii U, and amassed a nice list of rumors. The game is said to be compatible with several Amiibo, will not place Ganondorf as its main antagonist, and will be shown at E3 with a trailer and official art.
That’s only a taste of these rumors, devour the rest after the jump!

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Fan Made: Mini Aluminum Master Sword

Aluminum Master Sword We’ve seen some pretty cool fan made custom Master Swords, but not quite like this before. Here we have a fan who has melted down aluminum cans and molded from it a mini Master Sword replica. You just have to see it for yourself! If you’d like to see this process, go ahead an make the jump!

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“Lost Woods” Theme Cover On Violin

Master_Sword_in_the_Lost_WoodsThe “Lost Woods” is always a hauntingly familiar, and yet not so familiar place we see repeatedly in The Legend of Zelda series. With its maze-like forest paths that you must navigate in exactly the right way, to its slightly haunting yet cheerful tune, that you have no doubt heard during what sometimes can feel to be an endless journey. This corner of Hyrule is needless to say a memorable place. Edd Mz is a YouTube channel that takes songs from various anime and video games and turns them into violin covers and this time he has chosen to tackle the “Lost Woods” theme.

Head past the jump to take a listen for yourselves.

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Zelda Animator RwanLink Opens Official Website

my_new_family_by_rwanlink-d4h8unwYouTuber and Zelda animator RwanLink has released his own website, showcasing his old work, current projects, and news on future animations. RwanLink has been around for quite awhile, gracing us with his impressive animations, and now there is an easy and effective way t keep up with his work at any time.

Check out the introductory video after the jump! Read more…

ZD Top 5 – Mini-Bosses

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Love them or hate them, mini-bosses are a major part of the Zelda experience.  Some seem to pop everywhere Link goes; some are wildly inexplicable; some look just like Link and sit on his sword.  This week, we asked Zelda Dungeon staff to weigh in on which of these monsters deserve special recognition in the game series as a whole. Read more…

Amazing Piano Cover of “Fi’s Lament”

imageFi’s Lament” (also known as “Fi’s Theme”) is arguably one of the most serene themes heard in the Zelda series. Skyward Sword’s mesmerizing orchestration of the lament has inspired various enchanting covers across the web with piano covers being no exception. YouTube musician MusicMike512’s piano rendition falls nothing short of the enthralling and soothing melody of “Fi’s Lament.”  Take the jump to check it out! Read more…

Summer Games Done Quick 2015 – Scheduled Zelda Games

UntitledIt’s that time of year again! It’s sweltering hot, the sun is shining, and the outdoors is ready for playing in! Time to leave that until later, and sit inside to watch some awesome speed runs. Summer Games Done Quick, SpeedDemosArchive‘s week-long speedrun marathon, raising money for charity, is starting in July, and Zelda games are on the list of games to be broken, glitched and exploited. Get ready for all the wrong warps, super swims and early items under the sun, because the best of Zelda is set for this sweet marathon.

Check out the scheduled times for Zelda games after the jump! Read more…

Fan Made light up Twilight Princess Bow

njNt5P4YouTube member and replica maker Scott Fisher recently uploaded a video showing off his electronic replica of Zelda’s bow of light from Twilight Princess and Smash Brothers. The main body of the bow is made from 3D printed plastic painted gold. With a switch on the handle the color of the light can be switched to yellow, red, purple, green, and blue. He then gives us a look at the inside to see the electronics that make it light up.

Jump inside to check it out for yourself.

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Target Offers Buy 2 Get 1 Free On Several Zelda 3DS Titles

A-Link-Between-WorldsIf for some reason you are still waiting to get your hands on some of the latest The Legend of Zelda games, you can head to Target and take advantage of their Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale. There are a total of fifteen 3DS games to choose from and the sale ends on May 30th. A Link Between Worlds, Majora’s Mask 3D, and even Super Smash Bros. are all included in the deal. If you can’t get to a local Target then head to their website because you will also get Free Shipping with a $25 purchase!

Head past the jump to see the list of all fifteen games included in the offer.

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Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Gerudo Pirate

Gerudo-PirateBrendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask. This is part of a fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies that appear in the game.

This time around he tackles a Gerudo Pirate. The Gerudo race runs the Pirates’ Fortress, located in the Great Bay region of the game. It is here that Link finds the Hookshot, which allows him to acquire a few of the necessary Zora Eggs. Link only battles with a select few Gerudo, as most the time Link is just trying to keep his distance. You can see a thumbnail version of the image to the left, but go ahead and make the jump to see the full sized image, along with where you can find some of Brendan’s other pieces of enemy artwork. Additionally, after the jump you’ll find a Let’s Paint time lapse video of Brendan creating this piece of artwork.

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Zelda Inspired Stained Glass Lamp

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 11.31.11 AMI have recently discovered that I apparently have an obsession with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, which is actually pretty humorous as it was probably one of the Zelda titles I was looking forward to playing the least. But for some reason, the moment I entered that cell shaded colorful world I fell in love! I would not say it is my favorite but it is definitely high up on the list, and I am always looking for ways to show my love for one of my favorite video game franchises. That is exactly how I came across an Etsy shop named VGameCraft. The shop is based out of Mexico and creates several different types of items, including customer orders. But what caught my eye was an enchantingly colorful, handmade stained glass lamp depicting Princess Zelda. The detail and the colors used are pretty fantastic and the price is pretty reasonable too!

Update: My obsession with The Wind Waker of late has clearly clouded my vision. Thanks to the commenters that reminded me that although both Zelda’s appear similar, this is in fact from Minish Cap. My excitement to get this out into the world made me have a momentary lapse of insanity! This now makes me feel that although I have fond memories of The Minish Cap and think it is a very underrated title, I am now inspired to play through it again as it has been a long time!

Jump inside to check out more pictures and the link as well.

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“Astral Observatory” Music Video by Epic Game Music

Astral_ObservatoryA few months back, YouTube channel Epic Game Music created a music video for the “Astral Observatory” theme in Majora’s Mask. The channel focuses on all of the most loved video game music and remixes them into original pieces. They shoot their music videos in locations that help to enhance the tone of the tunes they play. In this video they take on the “Astral Observatory” theme, this is probably the only place of solace in the chaotic world we visit in Majora’s Mask and the upbeat melody bellies the impending doom outside. The guitar used in the video adds an extra layer of fun to the music and the location chosen for the video helps to transport the watcher to that beautifully colorful place in the game.

Jump in to check it out for yourselves.

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Gossip Stone: Should Non-cannon Official Stories Impact Zelda Lore?

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With The Legend of Zelda boosting a current gaming line-up of fifteen games and counting, you would think that all the history we would ever need would be contained within. But that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from releasing a fair amount of side stories, or even complete retellings, of over half of the games. But should these ‘after thoughts,’ as I like to call them, be considered cannon for lore and analysis purposes? Let’s take a look at a few of the different sources, and you can weigh in on what you believe in the comments below. Read more…

Zelda Fans Happily Tie the Knot in a Local GameStop

Ybh4DLAlThis Memorial Day weekend, a pair of Zelda fans decided to tie the knot at a local GameStop, dressed as their favorite video game duo, Link and Zelda. The couple walked down the very isle where they first met, were engaged, and where their closest friends and family would witness the holy matrimony appropriately dressed as various Nintendo characters. Take the jump to take a look! Read more…