Welcome to my newest cosplay series! This photoseries is dedicated to one of my all-time favorite Nintendo games, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The concept was created in celebration of the game's 20th release anniversary, last November; the shots taken several months prior. I'm excited to finally be able to share!
The arc of the story follows our young hero Link on his quest to gain the three spiritual stones. Raised as a forest-dwelling Kokiri, yet plagued by nightmares, Link is summoned one day by the fairy Navi to the Great Deku Tree - wise guardian of the forest realm.
Link must next acquire a wooden Deku shield, as well as the Kokiri Sword, in order to free the Great Deku Tree from its curse and gain the first spiritual stone.
After parting from the Great Deku Tree, Link must leave the forest for the first time ever, and say farewell to his friend Saria, who gifts him a fairy ocarina.
Our young hero must now must face the wide outer world of Hyrule, where many dangers are lurking!!
To continue his journey, he must sneak into Hyrule Castle (via the courtyard) in order to speak with Princess Zelda and learn the history of Hyrule and the Triforce.
The second spiritual stone, Link finds, lies within Death Mountain and is protected by the Gorons. The climb up Death Mountain from Kakariko Village is quite treacherous!
Once the second stone is won by freeing Dodongo's Cavern, Link discovers a secret message in a bottle in the waters of Lake Hylia, leading him to the third and final spiritual stone!
In order to gain the stone, Link must first rescue Princess Ruto from inside the belly of Lord Jabu-Jabu. It seems the young Kokiri from the woods, who didn't really fit in, has a much greater destiny to play in the land of Hyrule!
After winning the three stones, Link returns to Hyrule Castle only to find Princess Zelda and her guardian Impa escaping from the evil Ganondorf on horseback. As she rides away, Zelda tosses Link the Ocarina of Time, and so begins the next leg of the quest!
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Chrissy Valluzzi is a professional photographer in the Greater Seattle area, specializing in natural light portrait, commercial & event photography.
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