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She is sooooo cute! Tessa Violet (@meekakitty) is the girl behind the “Star Trek Girl” song and music video from a while back. Well, she is back with a new song called “Navi’s Song (Hey, Listen!)” inspired by Navi from ‘Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’. Its a sad tale of a girl (Navi) who is stuck being in love with a douche (Link) who doesn’t appreciate what he already has and goes around where ever his “sword” leads him. Unfortunately, unlike Link, Navi has a difficult time forgetting what they had together. Considering Navi is considered one of the most annoying characters ever, it is hard to be annoyed by Tessa. I find her to be adorable and quite cute! She kind of makes me want to punch Link in the gut once for the emotional distress hes putting Navi through. The music video is not cheesy and jam packed with hideous cosplay. It’s subtle, original, but well thought out. It’s also very hard to hate a video that was shot in locations around Los Angeles like Little Tokyo. I also find it a bit funny that Navi is the only other character in Zelda (besides Link in ‘Wind Waker’) that speaks any English. And yes, “listen” is one of those words.

Hit the jump and check out Tessa’s music video, “Navi’s Song (Hey, Listen!)

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Garments made of the scales of fallen Zora warriors. They let you breathe and swim in water but are weak against fire and ice.

DeviantArt-ist Zoroko showed all the cosplay noobs at Ohayocon (a popular anime/manga convention in Cleveland, Ohio) how a real Zelda costume is done. Zoroko chose Link’s Zora Armor from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Zoroko decked herself out with the full Zora armor including the Zora tunic and flipper. Don’t think ya can just go down to the store or King Zora’s grave to pick up one for yourself. Like the true uber cosplayer Zoroko is, she designed and crafted the whole costume by hand.

In the end I never really kept track of the final amount, but I estimate this costume cost at least $300. Each part took a good amount of time-I would say that the helmet was probably the most difficult out of the entire costume. It was interesting trying to get the helmet to fit comfortably and get it to stay on my head without any problems (lots and lots of hidden velcro!). The hat is filled with poly-fill to give it a more full overall look.

For those of ya that is content with the cardboard sword wrapped in aluminum foil, I hate you. Zoroko, on the other hand, I adore. Great job!

Hit the jump to check out pix of Zoroko’s Zora Armor Link cosplay (I never typed soooo many “z” in my life…)

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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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