Fair warning. This shit will give you an erection as long as the picture. I’m dead serious. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘The Legend of Zelda’, pixiv (a Japanese online community for artists similar to DeviantArt) member, “Ag+” created an amazing Zelda illustration that many consider the greatest Zelda art piece ever. Ag+’s use to colors and attention to detail is pretty mind-blowing in my opinion. The amount of characters featured in this piece is insane as well. I would have to agree with fans that this is the greatest of all time and it will be near impossible for someone to beat this. Whats even cooler is Ag+ posted a video of himself working on this Zelda painting from start to finish. It’s is a pretty incredible video to watch. I can go on and on about how cool this picture is, but I should just let you see it and listen for the sound that you jaw makes when it hits the floor.

Hit the jump to check out Ag+’s complete Legend of Zelda paint and video of how it was made.

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This cracks me up. The group behind ‘Inglourious Plummers‘ and ‘God of War Indie Movie Trailer‘ just released their newest creation ‘The Legend of Zelda (1987) Trailer’. Basically, what would it be like if a Legend of Zelda movie was created by a director like John Hughes back in the 80’s.

In this charming critically-acclaimed tale of first love, Link (Jon Tomlinson), an eternal optimist and adventurer, seeks to capture the heart of Zelda, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student (Zane Bauer). He surprises just about everyone-including himself-when she returns the sentiment. But the high school’s over-possessive, megalomaniacal Principal Ganondorf (Dominic Moschitti) doesn’t approve and it’s going to take more than just the power of love to conquer all.

Perfectly capturing the essence of what it means to be a teenager in the 80s, Nick Murphy, Mike Sadorf, and Dom Moschitti reimagine one of the most celebrated video game franchises of all time with the heart, charm, and wit that only they could. It’s the legend of high school. It’s the legend of love. It’s The Legend of Zelda.

What’s pretty cool is the distorted quality of the video takes me back to the days when I was a kid watching movies on a crappy VHS player (freakin’ kids these days are spoiled with their fancy schmancy HD blu-ray players). It also cracks me up when I see Link in a parody of a scene from classic movies such as ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. Considering it hurt my eyes a bit to watch this trailer (okay… even I’m HD spoiled), I can’t help but appreciate the creativity behind the team that produced this film. I hope there will be more in the future.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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Illustrators Shy Custis and Coey Kuhn out of Colombus, Ohio seems to have an uncanny ability to make something as gruesome and terrifying as Big Daddy and Big Sister from BioShock 2 actually cute and adorable. Featured on DeviantArt, Shy and Coey (Shy does the pencil work while Coey does the coloring), has an array of illustrations of your favorite characters from various games such as Zelda Twilight Princess, Silent Hill, Left 4 Dead, etc with a cute “chibi” twist. Whats cooler is that you can get these little works of fan art are available to own as bumper stickers for a dollar each at Shy and Coey’s web store. Damn that Big Daddy looks bad ass!

Hit the jump to check out more of Shy and Coey’s chibi works of art!

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I seriously get annoyed by cosplayers at conventions that carry weapons that are made of cardboard, wrapped in aluminum foil. Its pretty sad considering their costumes are pretty decent, but their weapons looks like a kindergarten student made it. If you can’t make it, ask some else to. However, it won’t be free. Aaron of Fiberglass Blades started fabricating replica weapons and armor since 2005. He took on this hobby for fun and he has produced some of the best video game and anime themed weapon replicas I have ever seen.

Using a process of sculpting foam and steel, and applying fiberglass and finishes, Aaron is a perfectionist. He goes through many processes of sanding and shaping to get the replicas just right. He has fabricated replicas for video game titles such as Legend of Zelda (Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time), Ronin Warriors (AKA Yoroiden Samurai Troopers), Soul Calibur, and Magic Knight Rayearth. Whats great is that fact that he doesn’t keep his great designs and skills to himself. You can commission Aaron for his services. Unfortunately, he only makes a few pieces per year. Regardless, Aaron does a great service for the cosplay community by ridding the world of more cardboard weapons crapped in electrical tape. HURRAH!

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