Here’s the first round of costumes for your kids who want to dress up as a video game character for Halloween this year. We’re going to start with Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda, because this is the first year I have seen licensed LoZ costumes and I believe they will sell out quickly.
Link Classic Costume – This costume is your basic Link and comes with the green tunic, chest belt, belt, and the green hat. Add a pair of tan pants, some boots, and maybe the Hylian ears and your kid is good to go.
Link Deluxe Costume – Resembling a bit more like Link from Skyward Sword, this costume comes with the green tunic, chest belt, belt, boot covers, and hat.
Link Prestige Costume – My favorite of the Link costumes, though the most expensive, this Twilight Princess looking set comes with the green tunic, pants, chest belt, belt, green hat, wrist guards, and boot covers.
Breath of the Wild Link – From the current game comes the BotW Link costume of the blue tunic with attached pants, chest belt, belt, ears, and boot covers.
Princess Zelda – Stepping our of what appears to be Twilight Princess, this Zelda costume comes with the dress and attached shoulders, tiara, and the waist medallion/apron. Of note: TP Zelda has brown hair, so whether your child is blonde as most Zelda’s are or brunette, it won’t matter. That tiara will claim their status as Princess of Hylia.
Accessories always complete the look of a costume, but purchasing them depends on how big your Halloween budget is, and whether or not your child will use the items for dress-up imaginative play throughout the year. Mine absolutely loved having the swords and shields to use after Halloween.
Breath of the Wild Red Bow & Quiver & Arrows – This is a great looking set especially if your little one is more into archery than swordplay.
Breath of the Wild Blue Bow & Arrows – You could use this set as the weapons for Zelda who always brings the essential Light Arrows that defeat each game’s main enemy.
Hylian Ears – Both Link and Zelda are Hylians (which is a class of humans, not elves) and have pointed ears. The only set that comes with ears is the BotW Link costume. You will need to purchase ears for the rest if you want the pointed ear look.
Link’s Breath of the Wild Cloak – Here’s a cool item that could help complete the BotW Link costume. This is an adult’s cloak, but it does come in XXS which may work for some children.
White Gloves – For Zelda.
Link’s Wig – This wig is not BotW style, but more classic Link.
Zelda’s Wig – Simple blonde or brunette wig which you could style as you choose.
Triforce – There are currently no accurate temporary tattoos available for the Triforce symbols that often show up on the back of Link’s or Zelda’s hands. If you want to add this detail, pick up some face painting materials and draw it on your child’s hand. Link’s Triforce of Courage symbol is on his sword hand (usually left) with the lower right triangle glowing yellow. Zelda’s Triforce of Wisdom is on her right hand with the lower left triangle glowing yellow. Skip this detail if your child is dressing up as a character from Breath of the Wild or is wearing gloves.
For those of you who are looking for a baby costume try this adorable, if pricey, Link one. It comes with the green hat and a plush sword along with the jumpsuit that has snaps for easy diaper access.
One last note, there are no Zelda costumes available from Breath of the Wild, unless you go the custom made cosplay route like this one from Oasis Costume. Cosplay will always cost upwards of $100, though at this time of the year sometimes you’ll find sales.
That’s it for this grouping. I hope this helps you out. We’d love to see pictures of your little Links and Zeldas ready for Trick-or-Treating. Drop them in the comments if you want to share!