With the release of the tremendous Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’d be forgiven for being even more of a Zelda fanatic than ever before. With great fandom comes great excuses to indulge in some of the best Zelda costumes around. Whether for a party, Halloween or a cosplay convention, these are our picks for the best Zelda costumes around.
Try hard enough and you’ll always find an excuse to play dress up. The Legend of Zelda game series has, ever since it began in the 80s, featured some of the most memorable and desirable pieces of clothing, weaponry and other trinkets around. Link, Zelda and various other characters have solidified themselves in the hearts and minds of almost all gamers. So, if you have a special place in your heart reserved just for the vaguely Elven fantasy setting of the Zelda franchise or whether you just want an excuse to own one of the coolest looking swords around, we’ve put together our top picks for the best Legend of Zelda costumes, weapons and accessories.
If you’d like to see more Zelda related stuff, you may want to check out our article on the best Zelda merchandise available right now – featuring hoodies, board games, collectables and more.
Our forever silent protagonist of each and every Zelda game (well, like, very nearly all of them anyway), Link has donned many a familiar green tunic over the years. Now, with Breath of the Wild’s customisable clothing options, we’re seeing Link venture out into things that aren’t quite as green and elf-like. That being said, here are some of our picks for the best Link costumes available at the moment. For both kids and big kids.
Classic Adult Link costume
Modelled after Link’s appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, this adult-sized costume is comprised of the familiar green tunic, as well as some yellowed trousers, brown boots, green hat and a master sword replica.
Deluxe Adult Link costume
A slightly more subdued version of Link’s outfit can be found in this Deluxe Edition costume, which comes complete with wig and a pair of bracers.
Children’s Link deluxe costume
This kid-sized outfit is designed after Link’s appearance in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, down to the brown boots along with the iconic green tunic and a miniature Master Sword.
Prestige Adult Link costume
Another luxury costume option can be found in this ‘prestige’ adult Link costume which comes complete with tunic, hat, trousers, boots and miniature shield and sword replicas.
Breath of the Wild Link Deluxe Adult costume
This Link outfit is taken directly from the latest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Specifically, the outfit in which Link dons a rather stylish cape alongwith his brand new blue tunic.
Link Costume dress
There’s no need to let gender roles get you down, this dress themed after Link’s classic green tunic can ensure that you can dress as whoever you want to in whatever way you please. It comes complete with belt and holster as a part of the design on the dress itself.
Our second protagonist, the one whose name is featured in the actual title of the franchise, Princess Zelda hasn’t quite stuck to the same familiar outfit from game to game. Zelda has a much more varied range of clothing options depending on the game she’s featured in and what the situation demands. Right here, we’ll be showing off some of the best Princess Zelda costumes available at the moment.
Adult Zelda Deluxe costume
Zelda’s classic outfit is featured in adult size here, complete with royal sash and tiara. This best represents Zelda during Ocarina of Time, as she is seen wearing the same colour scheme. Pair this one up with a high quality Link costume or even a Sheik costume and you’re bound to be an eye-catching duo.
Children’s Zelda Deluxe costume
Zelda’s classic royal garb is also available in kids sizes, complete with a much smaller (and way more adorable) tiara as well as royal sash. This one’s bound to be a winner at costume parties or just fun to wear around the house.
Children’s Zelda Costume Tank Dress
Just like Link’s design-dress, Zelda’s classic outfit is also represented in a tuxedo-t-shirt kind of way. This dress is themed after the royal garb that Zelda wears in games such as Ocarina of Time, with shoulder braces and sash designed into the fabric itself.
Legend of Zelda Costume Accessories and Weapons
Here’s where the real fun begins. The Zelda series has always been known for featuring some of the most beautfully designed and iconic pieces of weaponry and accessories. Everything from the Master Sword itself to the titular Ocarina from Ocarina of Time, to Breath of the Wild’s own Sheikah Slate and even Dark Link’s weapon set can be found out there in various replicated forms. Here are a few of our favourites, with a special shout out to that Dark Link set as it looks extra good in black and red.
Master Sword Replica
What Link or Zelda costume would be complete without a replica Master Sword? Thankfully, there’s several of them to choose from. This particular version comes complete with a slight glow in the painjob and a sheath featuring the Triforce logo emblazed upon it.
Master Sword Replica (Foam)
Just to make sure you don’t actually do unintended damage while you’re off on your cosplaying adventures, a lot of the Master Sword replicas you can find out there in the wild are made out of a sturdy foam. This also helps to make sure that you won’t accidentally breaking any laws of being a security concern at all. That being said, they may be made out of foam but that won’t stop them from looking impeccably like the real thing.
Master Sword Replica (Foam, 42inch)
This slightly darker variant of the foam Master Sword is created with insanely accurate attention to detail and craftsmanship. The different shade of blue on the hilt is evocative of some of Link’s later adventures, such as Twilight Princess.
Hylian Shield Replica
Of course, the Hylian shield is just as iconic as the Master Sword is itself, arguably more so. Emblazoned with the triforce and Hyrulian crest, this little beauty is bound to catch an eye or several dozens. There are a variety of variations on this shield out there, in wearable forms and decorative forms.
Hylian Shield Replica (Fiberglass)
This full-size fibreglass replica is one of the most intricate (and expensive) versions of the Hylian shield we’ve seen on the internet so far. It’s incredibly detailed and is fully wearable and each one of these is hand-painted for extra precision.
Link’s Hat Replica
Link’s Adult Hat Replica
Ocarina of Time Replica
Golden Hyrulian Crest Necklace
Sheikah Slate Resin Replica
In the UK: Around £40 from Amazon UK | In the US: N/A
Link’s Bracers (Arm covers)
Legend of Zelda 8-Bit Apothecary Jar
Dark Link Master Sword Replica (Foam)
Dark Link Hylian Shield Replica (Foam)
Dark Link Hylian Shield Replica (Foam, Version 2)
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for the best Zelda costumes around, as well as some unique pieces of memorabilia and fantastic costume or cosplay ideas. Found something we’ve missed? Let us know by dropping us a message over on Twitter or Facebook.