Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Hyrule Historia

The must have for every Zelda fan for this Christmas, birthday, or anytime gift is the Hyrule Historia. This book documents the history of Hyrule. Most Zelda fans will be wanting this! So find a copy fast! They have it at Barnes and Nobles but the stock may run out soon. The only down side is the currently the Hyrule Historia is in just Japanese right now. I do hear they will be coming out with a translated version and you can find translations online for it. So, just keep that in mind.

Well until next time,
This is ChildofCourage signing off!
May The Triforce Be with You!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I'm Alive!

Sorry my fellow Zelda nerds,
I have been out for a while, I've been sick and also needed some inspiration for my posts. However, I am back and ready to go Zelda crazy once again! Next week I'll be posting about the new book (that I so want to get) The Hyrule Historia! Well, until then keep your wooden sword handy!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Legend of Zelda Weapons History Part 2

Welcome to Legend of Zelda Weapons History part two. Last time we delved in to the history of the most reoccurring weapons of this wonderful game series. On this part I will guide you through the weapons that only either reoccur three times or less and those that only appear once in a game and are never seen or heard of again in any of the LOZ games.
Weapons that appear three times or less
  • The Fire Rod: This weapon has been used to light torches and set enemies on fire. It’s first appearance was in A Link to the Past and has appeared in the Four Swords Adventures and in the Minish Cap as an upgrade to the lantern.
  • The Ice Rod: the Ice rod is used to freeze enemies, however this weapon has only shown up once in the series. It only appears in A Link to the Past.
  • The Hammer: this weapon needs no explanation. You mash stuff with it. This fun weapon has only shown up twice in the series. It has made appearances in the Adventure of Link and Phantom Hourglass.
  • The Magical Sword: This weapon has only been seen twice in this series also. It has appeared in both the original LOZ game and in The Adventure of Link.
  • The White Sword: This weapon also only appears twice in the series. It’s first appearance was in the original LOZ and game and has only since appeared in The Minish Cap.
  • The Fire Arrow: This magical upgrade weapon’s first appearance was in Ocarina of Time and has since appeared in Majora’s Mask and The Wind Waker.
  • The Ice Arrow: This weapon is also a magical upgrade of the arrow. It’s first appearance was in Ocarina of Time, and has also appeared in Majora’s Mask and The Wind Waker.
  • The Light Arrow: This upgrade weapon also first appeared in Ocarina of Time and has since been used to vanquish Ganondorf in Majora's Mask, The Wind Waker, The Minish Cap, Twilight Princess, and Spirit Tracks.
    This all I can fit for now and I hope to see you again for LOZ Weapons History Part Three.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ganondorf Must Go on STIRKE!!!!

   The long time villian of the Legend of Zelda series must go on strike! He's be working overtime for Nintendo, and needs to take a vacation during the next game. Seriously, this guy needs a vacation. Ever since the game's first release in the 1980's Ganon/Ganondorf has been working non-stop for Nintendo. So I say he needs to take off during the next game and give another villian a chance to show his stuff in this wonderful gaming series. If he does not get his much deserved vacation of Link and Zelda. Ganondorf should go on a strike against Nintendo for unpaid overtime. Ganondorf deserves respect! He's a hard working villain who needs a break! Let Ganondorf have a vacation!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Legend of Zelda Weapons History

Now as Legend of Zelda fans we all know how to use the weapons in the games but does everyone know the history of the weapons they continually use in the games. I am here to document the history. So, without further ado the unveiling of the Legend of Zelda Weapons History begins.

Reoccurring Weapons
  • The boomerang/ magical boomerang/the gale boomerang: This weapon can be traced back to it's first appearance in the very first Legend of Zelda game. It's other numerous appearances in all of the rest of the games in the LOZ series.
  • Bombs: This usefull item is also traces it history back to the original Legend of Zelda as well. This item is one we all love to trough around and watch explode.
    Wooden sword: This weapon only makes a few notable but can be used well until you pick a metal sword later on in the game. This weapon appears in the original Legend of Zelda game, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, and Twilight Princess
  • The wooden shield: This defense piece of equipment also appears numerous times in the LOZ series. It's first appearance was in the original LOZ game as well, but has appeared in games such as Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Twilight Princess, and Ocarina of time (a.k.a the deku sheild)
  • The Bow and Arrows: This weapon is a staple of the series as well as the other weapons like bombs and the boomerang. This weapon also traces it's roots back to the very first LOZ game and has appeared in every game since.
  • The Master Sword: This weapon is one of the icons of this series. It made it's first appearance in in the Link to the Past game and has since appeared in Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Twilight Princess, and will be the main focus of Skyward Sword.
  • The Hook/claw shot: This is also a very widely known weapon. The hookshot made its first appearance in A Link to the Past and has appeared in other games including Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess (as the clawshot)
  • The Hylian Shield: This is a widely known item but has only made two appearances so far in Ocarina of Time and in Twilight Princess.
  • The Mirror Shield: The mirror Shield has made numerous appearances in the LOZ series. Its first appearance was in A Link to the Past and has appearances in Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Wind Waker, and Minish Cap.
  • Bomchus: This use type of bomb first made its appearance in Ocarina of Time and since has appeared in Majora's Mask, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, and Phantom Hourglass.
This concludes the first part of the history of Legend of Zelda weapons.  

Monday, May 30, 2011

The new upcoming release of Ocarina of Time for the DS 3D

The new Nintendo 3DS is relasing a newer and better graphics of the best Zelda game ever released Ocarina of Time. The curious part is how is game play for this particular game going to be? What should we expect from this new version? Well, we will just have to wait and see how things turn out. I personal can't wait to play it! It looks awesome!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Advice for Cosplaying as Link

         Attention all Zelda loving, convention going, cosplayers! Cosplaying as any character from the Legend of Zelda series can be rough. Cosplay in general can be rough with all the pain you can go to make your outfit a success. With Link as your character base it can be even harder on you (and your wallet) than it usually can be (unless you are buying the entire outfit). First off, your amount of work can be lessened or increased depending on which Link(including tunic styles) you chose. Toon Link is comparatively easier than Twilight Princess Link. However, OoT (Ocarina of Time) Link can be even harder depending on how detailed you want to get with the outfit. I would know, because I'm working on my own OoT Link outfit from scratch, which can be very difficult.
       Now, the hardest link outfit to currently do is the Twilight Princess version. With all that detailed stitching and not to mention the chain mail that he wares. TwiPi Link is the only Link that currently wares chain mail! Can you imagine making chain mail by hand!? It sounds awful, right? It can be I've known people who make chain male out of soda can tabs and it takes a long time to make. Not to mention dangerous, because you can get cut by the sharp edges of those can tabs if you aren't careful. However, do not let all the complications scare you off of making an outfit if you a beginner. Their are easy ways of doing things that will still have people admiring your outfit a the anime conventions you go to. First off, pick fabric that is cheap and easy to work with. This can be a real money saver. It can also be a lifesaver, because if your convention is in the summer and it's really hot where you are going light weight fabrics can really help wick away sweat and keep you cool. Plus if when you are sewing and you screw up these fabrics are more forgiving than the more expensive one are. For best results I suggest using cotton. It's cheap, it's easy to sew on, and it's very light weigh. Just remember it wrinkles and also to prewash it before you start sewing on it or you could have some trouble. Now, the cotton will do for making you cap and tunic on to the boots. I normally suggest buying boots from target instead of making fake boots, because they look better in my opinion. Just don't go out and buy the most expensive pair of knee high brown boots you can find. Actually take time to look in stores like Target, Walmart, or other shoe stores that are having sales on boots. You may actually find a pair of good boots that look just like Link's do and they aren't very expensive. But, it's all up to you what you are going to do for your outfit. Now, for the tricker parts the ears, hair and gloves.
      What I recommend for the hair is to buy a wig unless you know how to make them yourself. Depending on which Link you are cosplaying as you will want to pick the right blonde for your outfit. OoT Link is a strawberry blonde, so go for something close to that hair color. For Toon Link go with a light blonde wig. For TwiPi Link go with kinda a dirty blonde look. Moving to the gloves/gauntlets, these can be tricky. TwiPi Link has leather brown and black fingerless gloves with an arm guard over his sword arm, but not on the shield arm. OoT Link has brown leather gloves with some weird segemented pattern of darker brown on them. What I did was knit brown gloves by hand and I'm going to spray paint brown onto some old wrist guards I have for roller blading. You may just want to buy these online, but if you want to try to make them yourself  more power to you. Remember I'm am a beginner, but I do know some things. So, happy cosplaying to you and don't give up on making that perfect outfit! :-)