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Hylian Shield Details by xHylianKnightx Hylian Shield Details by xHylianKnightx
Skyward Sword Link's Shield~

Hurrah! Zombie Link triumphs again! Need sleep....

Completed my shield this morning, and all that's needed is the bolts, the strap on the back, and the handle.The surface was cleaned, front and back are now permanently attached, and it's ready to paint.

All details are just pieces of cardboard cut into shapes, and glued together. I use reference pictures to guide me, otherwise it's all free hand.

Cardboard, you are my dear friend, in your many cheap versatile ways~
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:iconalltogethernow28:
alltogethernow28 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TEACH MEEEE :D
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Haha, well if you have specific questions, I can answer those a whole lot better than open ended ones! :)
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alltogethernow28 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
for Halloween, I'm being link, and I have a budget haha, where did you get the cardboard and foam? Incredible skill by the way :)
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ClothBender Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have seriously underestimated cardboard...
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Haha, it's alright. I think most people do. :)
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MaxTheBird Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This is absolutely lovely. All the edges are so clean, and the proportions look fantastic. Excellent work!
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you very much, it's appreciated! :)
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MaxTheBird Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I need to make my own Hylian shield in the next 3 days, so I'm drawing inspiriation from yours. I hope it turns out even half as well :)
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Aww, I really hope yours turns out well too! Just take your time, and plan out all your measurements first, the building stage is pretty easy in comparison, and will be quick! :)

I know it's crunch time, but if you need any help, I'll do my best to answer you as quick as possible if you have questions on certain parts. :)
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MaxTheBird Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thanks! I've actually got it mostly done now, but your in-progress shots were an enormous help. I built the base of the shield and the outer rim thing using your method, but made the raised details in the middle out of clay/foam. I cheated a bit by printing out a to-scale picture of the shield for my pattern, though, hahaha. Now I just need to paint it, and figure out how to attach it to my arm/back...
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Haha, it's not cheating! I don't have a printer, so whatever works, works! It's probably a lot quicker too, just printing the pattern to get dimensions. I've never used clay either, but I heard it was great to work with. :)

Attaching the shield.. isn't the hard part, but having it practical to pull off instantly, and clip on... is. I wish I had something at the moment, but I've been figuring out methods for a bit now, because I'm making a heavier wooden shield next. Since the cardboard/foam version is super light, you don't need a very strong harness to support it. :)

As for the arm, if you see pictures of the inside, there is a leather strap, and "metal" handle. I didn't really take pictures of that... I guess I should have. Hmm...
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MaxTheBird Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I didn't end up having time to make the inside part correctly, which is something I want to fix for next time. I ended up just making two cardboard straps in approximately the right places. I also just ended up wearing it on my arm for the entire convention, which was much less of a problem than I thought it would be.

PS: I'm really looking forward to seeing the progress on your Hero's Shade costume. The Midna of my group also considered going as either a Darknut or the Hero's Shade, so I ended up looking into making all three. I think HS would have been pretty fun to make, though. I hope it goes well for you ^_^
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
:) I've carried around my shield many times too, I'm happy it wasn't an issue for you either! Did you have fun though?

Aww thanks! I was undecided between Hero's Shade, of one of the Guardians in Skyward Sword, haha. You should definitely do all three, Darknuts are amazing, I also love Iron Knuckles from OoT. :D
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Twilight-Princess133 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Your shield is so amazing >< I'm definitely going to use this method to try to make mine
Do you know how big it is?
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thank you very much~ :)

Let's see... it's about 25" long, and 20" wide. The ratio is to my height, 5'6".

I wish you the best of luck! It can be a lot of fun to construct~ :D
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Twilight-Princess133 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Wow thank you! I am about the same height too.
Hopefully mine comes out as great as yours!
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
No problem! If you have any future questions, don't be afraid to ask. I'll help best I can~ :)
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Twilight-Princess133 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
You're too kind T^T thank you!
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Gwan-chan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
wow, that is so impressive! That you made it in free hand I mean, and in cardboard xD very inspiring I must say, being a cosplayer with not always too much money on hand
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thank you! I'm very fortunate to have a keen eye for symmetry, so helps a ton. :D It can be a very expensive hobby, so I try to find cheaper ways, to show it's accessible to anyone wanting to try, who are in similar situations. :)
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Gwan-chan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
you sure are, my symmetry often sucks D: and that really is awesome, I often stop up and consider quitting cosplay because of the expenses :/
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I had the same problem, I thought about quitting several times. I love the hobby though, but another thing that helped, was just having one large costume a year. I know some people make dozens, it's insane, haha.

Dollar stores are amazing to find random materials too, and really, just use what you have on hand. Sometimes great ideas can come to mind, and find costumes that you can make with those items. :)
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Gwan-chan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Well, I also thought very much about just doing that. Just doing those I have planned with others for this year, but then pull back and only make between 1-2 a year. To spare my sparetime, stress-level and wallet :b

and unfortunately, I don't live in the US.. So we don't really have one dollar stores xD But thrift stores are very useful as a substitute :)
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Ah sorry! But yes, thrift stores are great too. The dollar store comment, was more geared towards finding items at a low cost (our dollar stores aren't even a dollar anymore, they're more like 3-5$, haha). It's really easy to re-use even household items, when money is tight. :)

I hope things get less stressful for you then~ I know how much time it eats up, which is great and all, and can be fun... except if you do it every year, it can be a bit much. Unless it's the only hobby you enjoy, then power to you! :D
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Gwan-chan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
haha, know what you mean :b prices sure go up. And I have an embarrising amount of old cardboard from IKEA-items stocked under the bed, haha!

And it can be very stressful to do year in and out, but mostly when you get stuck in one project :b But well. Power to you too!
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
XD I also have a room filled with cardboard from my work. Even random packaging foam everywhere, since it's free~ Haha

What is your favorite part about cosplaying?
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Skeyth88 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Great work!!!
I made the tp version with fibrglass!
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This is the link!Tell me what u think of it =)
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks! I'll take a look~ :D
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
--> fav.
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thanks! I appreciate it~ :)
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is there any way we can get this pattern? =D
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Aww, I did everything by hand/eye. So I didn't even have a pattern to start with, I just kept trimming, and forming pieces as I went along it's construction. So I don't have any sort of back reference, and would have to start from scratch again. :(
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, that's ok. ^^; I got bored one day and realized I had a lot of extra cardboard. Started making a shield but the cardboard is corrugated; it's not as clean as yours is. Still, it did work out! I just used a reference too.
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Oh awesome!! :D

No worries, first attempts are always a bit rough, but it gets a whole heck of a lot easier, even on your second project I found. Do you have any pics of it? I'd love to see it! :D
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's really crap-tastic XD BUT! I did make some working ocarinas, including Saria's ocarina. :3 The only problem is the clay isn't waterproof.... >3>" And I can't paint the inside
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I'm sure it can't be that bad... XD

Aww, well still, working ocarinas are awesome~! I should really be practicing mine more... <.<
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heh, a worthy endeavor! XP I can't play mine too well but at least it's tuned properly!
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Well then half the battle is done!! A well tuned instrument makes the world of difference~ Can you play any other instruments?
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Miukivulom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
can i get a step-by-step on this?
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Check through my gallery, in tutorials. I have a rough step-by-step on how I made the shield. It was completed in 4 days however, so if you have specific questions, it'll be a lot easier to answer them individually. :)
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leul Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The-Original-Kopii Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm jealous. This looks amazing! :heart:
My card craft is mediocre at best. How do you do it? :O
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
No sleep seems to be a key ingredient. XD

I'm really excited to see your crown and belts though~ :)
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cosplaylala Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome :D
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SpiritRising7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Awesome! Especially that its cardboard and what type of primer and paint will you use? I find it tricky to paint cardboard sometimes lol
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I'll be using acrylics, since it's what I have on hand. So no extra cost to get fancy paints. No primer either, the surface is rough enough, and the colour is uniform. I painted past props like my Zero helmet (made out of cereal boxes), and it wasn't an issue.

Technique is more important in this situation, you don't want to glob it on, or it'll ruin the cardboard (it'll cause it to warp). Any water-based paints will do this though, so don't water down your paint, and just take your time and do small amounts until it's done. Also give it plenty of time to dry between coats, I like giving a day between to avoid any issues.

Since not all cardboards are the same, always test it on a scrap piece first, so you can weigh your options. Also heard that airbrush works really well. :)
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Wow, I'm insanely jealous! xDDD You're doing so well!!!
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
And I'm jealous of your Master Sword. XD

We are even~
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
My Master Sword isn't anywhere near completion. xD

Therefore you win. xDDDD
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
XD XD
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