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Zelda Armor Designs Printouts by Zeldaness Zelda Armor Designs Printouts by Zeldaness
EDIT: I changed almost all of the patterns to be more accurate, these are not the patterns used in my costume, they are new, better ones and are accurate to the designs of Zelda from Twilight Princess. (and updated my commentary)

EDIT, EDIT: I added a pattern for the designs on the gloves! Also, the file sizes are now smaller for easier download (I don't need png for black and white) and each pattern is now labeled by name.


I desided to upload all my zelda costume patterns for those who might want to use them for their costume, for I know I had a hard time figuring out mine. You can print this out by downloading it and then unziping it.
Also! SamuraiKeibatsu has reworked some of these patterns and made them more printer-friendly for you guys (yay!). You can find these same-but-different patterns here: top shoulder
lower shoulder
Crown


This tells how to do each piece, how I did it, if you have trouble understanding it look at my costume for referance, and ask me if your still stumped.
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Anyways here's a link to the craft foam armor tutorial I used. link


Sholder armor pieces:
So you want two of these out of craft foam, one without the designs and just the outline (you can also use "crayola model magic" for the designs, or, for the smaller designs, use hot glue). What I did is I used double stick tape on a tissue box and taped the basic pattern to it. (so it looks like the tissue box is your sholders. Then I took foam cut out with all of the designs on it and used jewl/fabric glue to glue it onto the basic one. If you don't keep it curved while drying, it will never curve correctly later. After this you need to use something on the back to stiffen it. (see link , you can also use a wire mesh.) While it dries you need to have a place where you can keep it curved. Anything with about 6 inches room where you can wedge it in will do the trick.

Tapestry holder: There are two patterns for this, a piece for the whole thing, and a smaller piece (it looks like a V) to go on top. You can also cut out more pieces to give it more depth if you want.

Neckpiece: You need a piece I have a cut-out for then you also need the same thing on top with a little bit of the wings cut off the bottom so it looks like a bat, plus a little off the very bottom so it makes a little split.

Tiara: Get some very thick, gold wire, make a ring around your head with squiggles to the front and back (to really give the foam something to stick to), cut out the main piece, and an extra V shaped piece to go on top(pattern not included) You can add extra depth with more layers and/or hot glue on top.

Tapestry designs: Trace these patterns onto your fabric and paint inside your trace lines.

Bottom of the dress designs: I used "Elmers metallic painters ultrafine gold" pen and I traced this design on. The pattern is a little big (which most people like) but if you don't like it you can shrink the printing percentage. I like the pen because you can see it but its not obnoxious. There are somethings that you can't use this pattern to trace, some things in between. There are cross lines through it and stuff and you'll have to look up further reference to see exactly what I mean.

Well that's it, (finally) if you actually still have questions after that I'll be happy to answer.
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:iconhobbiest-at-heart:
Hobbiest-At-Heart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you  SO much!
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KianaTheDumbGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist
THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG. 

I have 6 days to finish and i really need the armor patterns :)))) ill post it when im done
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RedFoxen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
You are a wonderful person! Thank you so much for this!!!
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midgarangel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BLESS YOU FOR MAKING THIS!! thank you sooo much. this will make my own Zelda costume easier!
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faedemere Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I just wanted to let you know that I used your templates to make my daughter's Halloween costume this year! Thank you so much for posting these! I'll post a link to the blog post I'm writing with pictures of the process and final results once it is finished.
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I love it--it turned out great. Thank you for linking my patterns to your blog!
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faedemere Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Thank you sooo much for these patterns! I am making the zelda costume for my 8 year old daughter and this has been such a valuable resource!
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hyliacupcake Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome!!

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SamuraiKeibatsu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
By the way I thought you might want to see how it turned out with the modified pattern! Here it is before paint [link]
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Wow! It looks great! I like how you added the curve on the lower piece as well.
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SamuraiKeibatsu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thanks, it was real fun to make. Your patterns made it so much easier!
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SamuraiKeibatsu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Hey! I hope you dont mind I am using your patterns but I modified them a bit more to my tastes and made them printer friendly. Do you mind if I post the modified versions to my deviantart and credit you?
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
That's great. These patterns have needed a little updating, and I've always struggled with the printer-friendly department. How about this arrangement: you post your printer-friendly patterns, credit my name AND provide a link to my deviation mentioning that a detailed explanation can be found on my deviation page, and I will in turn provide a link to your deviation commenting that it is printer-friendly and somewhat modified. (Hopefully that way, we'll both get recognition, and viewers will have double the resources). What do you think?
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SamuraiKeibatsu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Ok here are the modified templates, Crown: [link] Pauldron part 1: [link] Pauldron part 2: [link]
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SamuraiKeibatsu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
sure thing sounds great! I will be sure to update with the final product as well!
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Edharya Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
WOW! thank you for the patterns! i'm really clumsy so it really saves me some trouble.
Could you upload the low part of the skirt design? thanks in advance~
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Edharya Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Oh, oh, oh, I didn't download the file till now. You're amazing, really!
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DecadenceArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I've got two weeks to do my Zelda armor, and you just made my life 1000x easier with this. You're a godsend right now to me
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FriendsForFood Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I will probably use these! So awesome!! :D
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TheEdgierPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I used these for my cosplay (still a WIP) Here's a pic [link]
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SkyeAnnabellaLeeRay Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thank you for posting this. My friend and I are doing Zelda and Link from TP and this is just.... AWESOME. c:
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Enayru Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG thanks a lot!!!!! I need make the armor and I don't know how to do it, but you save my life!
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amandaaay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
THANK YOU SO MUCH oh my gosh you just made my life ten thousand times easier!!! i have been looking at reference photos and sketching for hours, now i can just print it out and get started!!!
i am actually making this out of metal so the panning part is half of it and this just made it so much simpler. i can't thank you enough for this pattern.
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Wow, metal? That sounds so cool! And durable. If you ever post pictures, I would love to see how it turns out!
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DerDoktorStalker Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
So, I feel kinda like an idoit ^^""" Where do I dowmload the patterns?? Sorry ^^; I mainly need the pattern for the sleeves<3

And Great jobs on the patterns! My friend used them to create her armor, and it turned out AWESOME!! <3 <3
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
There is a green arrow near the top (right below the fav button) that says "download file" just click that and follow the prompts.
And thank you! The shoulder armor patterns are the best ones. They're fully updated and have all the details drawn in there. I'm curious to see how they would turn out, when I made my costume I used an older version.
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poison-is-my-potion Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
You are a god send *relief*
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Hehe.... coooool. :D

Thanks for uploading! :la:
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LastDitchEfforts Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
:D now i can look forward to cosplaying when i get the money!
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Denisse-meow Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i have no idea how to print this :c what size? normal? or how D: im lost :c
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ChelseaHavoc Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS! it will help me oh so much <3
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haya5h1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
WOW! Thanks for sharing these! I'm making a Princess Zelda costume for a doll, and these are making my life a LOT easier.:)
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angelfire2004 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
plam on making zeldas costume for me for halloween do you have a pattern for the dress its self been having a hard time trying to find something that works
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Sorry, it doesn't look like I'm going to get around to uploading a dress pattern.
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Not online, but I do have them in my room, I'll try to get them online somehow. (if I can't think of a good idea, I'll just take photos and send them to you.)
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RikkuGrape Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Just like everyone has said, these are really helpful. Like, reeeaaaalllly helpful! :3
Thanks for posting this and taking the time to actually draw them all out. You must have so much patience! ^u^ I'm going to use this to make my armour as well so I'll have to send you photo when I'm done :D
I hope they turn out as well as yours did~
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I can't wait to see how they turn out!
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RikkuGrape Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thanks again! :3
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! This is extremely helpful! :D
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GothicMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thank you so much!!!!! :DDDDDDDDD
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Compass-Wave Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Oh my goodness, this will be SO HELPFUL! I'm trying to put together the armor and everything! Thank you so much for making thiiis!~
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Nina-Rose-Mangaka Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you attach the top shoulder piece to the bottom shoulder piece?
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I used two small pieces of elastic one end glued to the top, the other to the bottom, one piece on the front corner and one in the back. The elastic is pretty short and tight(well, tight is not the best word, because it's not pulled, but it's definitely not loose) so it doesn't move around or shift too much, but it gives enough flexibility so I can move and they don't break.
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Nina-Rose-Mangaka Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
huh. that's a really creative idea.
I've been collecting ideas on that trying to figure out which i should go for, so far this sounds really good! i might try it :D thank you so much! :D
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Moosaysyou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
These are life savers for my costume! Thanks so much.
I do have one question though, I'm having a hard time with the tapestry holder, Do you have a pattern for that too?
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
sorry for the late reply,
Yes, I do have a pattern for the tapestry holder, it's just the base design though, you have to cut smaller patterns out of it and layer them if you want a better effect. When you download the file and unzip it, it's under "tapestry" and it's the top pattern.
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Miss-Bathory Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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viper-fish Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Super neat! I'll probably use bits and pieces from this when I try my own Zelda cosplay. Very neat reference!
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Zeldaness Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Thank you!
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LZfanatic12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
What the design on the very bottom right of the pic i got the others but i can figure out the one on the bottom right side if you could tell me that would be awesome o and thx for the design XD your a big help like you have no idea i owe you lolz
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