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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

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.

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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Hobbiest-At-Heart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you  SO much!
KianaTheDumbGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist

I have 6 days to finish and i really need the armor patterns :)))) ill post it when im done
RedFoxen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
You are a wonderful person! Thank you so much for this!!!
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!
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.
Zeldaness Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I love it--it turned out great. Thank you for linking my patterns to your blog!
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!
hyliacupcake Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

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]
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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