The Legend of Zelda series has been inspiring cosplayers for many years, and if you go to any cosplay website and search for Zelda costumes you’ll likely be inundated pictures of the many Zelda costumes that have been created by fans. You can even buy Zelda costumes on eBay. Yet once in a while a truly stunning costume stands out, and today I’d like to show you this gorgeous version of Zelda from Twilight Princess created by cosplayer akuriko.

Not only does akuriko make a beautiful Zelda, she created her costume entirely herself from scratch apart from the Hylian ears. Her armor and accessories were crafted from model magic and craft foam. All the detail and embroidery on the costume was either hand-sewn or done by machine. She also styled the wig. As a cosplayer myself, I’m completely blown away by the attention to detail and amount of time that have gone into this costume.

Head over to to view more pictures of this costume and see akuriko’s other work which includes several more Zelda costumes.

Source: TDW Geeks
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  • Alessandra

    She's one of the most beautiful Zelda cosplayers that I have ever seen, everything she has designed on that dress has me blown away! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • tofulad

    thats seriously amazing

  • Rakshael

    Very nicely done! Obviously, a lot of work went into this dress. She is a very talented lady to be sewing this well and cosplaying. Looks just like Zelda!

  • sean

    Id save her

  • Lioness

    Wow. I'm struck speechless!

  • bob

    I'd tap that.

    • Ashmic

      dude grow up

  • Oh my…I think I'm in love… With the Zelda character, not the cosplayer, if that makes sense. O_O

  • mikeypizzalover

    I NEED that costume!!!
    If only I was not a guy…

    In Unrelated news, Nintendo is supossidly going to make a BIG announcement on Sept, 13… Anyone ELSE thinking its MM3D?

    • mcdude910

      They'll not likely talk about that yet. Where did you hear they'll have an announcement?

  • Anony-Guest

    Something I have to point out: she's gotten the hair strands at the sides of her face as close to perfect as I've ever seen! /tears of joy.

    It's always irritated me when you see a nice Zelda cosplay, but then the cosplayer has the thin strands while wrapped, but going closer to the scalp, the hair widens out, but Zelda's hair doesn't do that.

    Yes, I'm a nitpicker, but it's nice to see that she's gotten that down.

    • I think you get that effect if you have layers around your face. I'm impressed with the way she's actually wrapped that bits of hair. It's so easy for the hair to start coming out and looking really puffy and messy before the wrapping starts.

  • I'd hit that with my mastersword if you know what I mean.

    • Don't be so serious, guys. I'm just saying what everyone is thinking.

      • Oh…Possum!

        What I'm thinking? I'm thinking you only want to come on here to type libertine stuff, so I vote you down for that. ๐Ÿ˜›

        • exactly!

          • Oh…Possum!

            Then you are a "Freaking" d!ck.

          • Yes, I am.

          • Oh…Possum!

            Thank you for officially ruining this post because of your stupid licentious deportment.

            "Why, thank you. You know any freaking libertine d!ck would kill for such an opportunity."

  • Monaster

    That has got to be the best Zelda cosplay I have ever seen in my whole life! Great job!

  • #1 Zelda Game Lover

    Best Zelda cosplay ever!
    I did a Majora cosplay last year.
    If you are a cosplay fan thumbs up.

    • RulerOfAllDucks

      Hahaha, fail ๐Ÿ˜›

  • avert_from_the_norm

    You guys will love the cosplay i'm gonna have within X months. i won't say what character, but it's gonna be awesome regardless, phenomenal if it comes out right.

  • AstroStar

    lets see her turn into sheik

    • PhantomVII

      Wrong game, bro. This is TP- styled Zelda.

      • Myke1217

        Yeah, but remember that TP's Zelda design was in Brawl, and she could turn into Shiek! ๐Ÿ˜‰
        (please don't take that response too seriously, I'm just playing around, not trying to start an argument)

  • Myke1217

    Anyways, this is probably the best Zelda cosplay I've ever seen!

    • Oh…Possum!

      Anyways, this is probably the "freaking" worst troll post I've ever seen!

      • Twilit_Dragon

        This is the worst attempt to be cool on a website towards a troll

  • akuriko is the best princess zelda cosplayer i've seen, and she's also a lovely person :] her marin cosplay is great, too.

    • DelightfulSpekkio

      is there a reason this has thumbs down? lol

  • Twilit_Dragon

    It is about time I see someone who actually looks like a Zelda from the games instead of all these other ugly nerd girls trying to be her in this cosplay or videos i've seen.

    • Snow_Leopard

      In some ways I agree with you, but I wouldn't be that rude. At least they try.

  • Darkstar

    Wow she has the cotume and detail down to the T. Great job! The Zelda Project's Link character has really great detail too.

  • Kierra

    In the second picture, she looks like she straight up walked out of this poster:….
    This cosplayer is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Austin

    Good photo and yes that outfit looks very good, one of the best i've seen

  • lugeasilver

    The main thing is she's got the nose for it. Honestly, it ties it all together.

  • guest

    I would like to see them do a link costume and try act out a cutsence or something

  • Eveyrin

    Absolutely amazing! (Now let's see a Skyward Sword Zelda cosplay lol)

  • Euro-Link

    Very, very, very impressive! This young lady has put an awful lot of care, attention to detail, and effort into making this costume. She certainly looks the part for Twilight Princess Zelda!

  • Thank you very much for featuring me! :3 I’m really glad so many like my Zelda cosplay. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Sure thing! You did an awesome portrayal of Hyrule's princess.

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  • angelfire

    i so wanna make me a legend of zelda twilight princess cosplay costume but having a hard time finding a good tutorial or pattern to help any ideas would be greatly appreceated