I decided to put together an outfit inspired by Legend of Zelda. A lot of people thought I was being fem!Link, but that really wasn't my aim. I just wore things that bore the kind of aesthetic that has been around in most of the games and mixed it with my regular fashion. I wore Charles Crown since it is a beautiful deep green (and the crowns just seemed so fitting when I thought about Zelda), a circlet I purchased from a Renaissance Faire, and Legend of Zelda jewelry from the Etsy shop LicketyCut.
I even painted some Triforce nails to match~ (Excuse the shitty cell-phone picture, my nails were pretty much destroyed by the time I went to the concert so I don't have nicer qual photos, waahhh.)
The only thing directly influenced by something a character wore was the quickly improvised Windwaker belt I made, modeled after the one Toon Link (or the Link from the "Adult Link" timeline) wears!
I'm going to go ahead and share the set list after the cut since they have pretty much completed their tour for 2012 and will more than likely change their set list a bit for next year. =)
For me, I've always been a big butt when it comes to franchises changing rapidly over the course of the last few years (don't even get me started on Final Fantasy), so it was a huge plus for me that this concert was really a very nostalgic outlet. This year marks 25 years of Legend of Zelda, and the set list wanted to go through and address all the classics!
They barely played any music from Skyward Sword, which surprised me because that entire soundtrack was composed for an orchestra, but they spent a lot of time on Windwaker, which by far is my favourite game from the franchise. The conductor even pulled out an actual Windwaker for the Windwaker movement, it was amazing!!
I was pretty disappointed in the number of people who showed up cosplaying. =( I thought there would be a lot more, but at least I was able to run into one of my favourite little Links, Saya Loura! Her family buckled down and helped her make the entire outfit, and they are all so sweet. I actually helped run her first convention and judged her first cosplay contest! It's really an honour to welcome someone so sweet into the convention community.
There was an awesome Zant cosplayer off to the side, but I just couldn't get a good photo of him because people just kept leaping in front of me. D= The whole place was kind of in disarray. But I did get an awesome picture of the Tingle and Navi gijinka that were there!
There was also a whopping three encores at the end of the performance, and the fans on the forums had voted for one of them to be a Majora's Mask arrangement!! Definitely the whackiest game of them all.
The whole concert really inspired me to sit down and give Twilight Princess a second try--I really had trouble getting into it when it first came out, but now I think it'll probably appeal more to my tastes.
During intermission I picked up their "Combo Pack" of souvenirs, which is the T-shirt and poster! I love the little detail on the sleeve. I was really hoping they'd have more merchandise, but I am happy with what I have~ I'm pretty terrible with putting up posters though, I need to be better about these things!
All in all, it was a spectacular concert and I definitely want to go again next year. Hopefully I can also make it to Distant Worlds too, and then my video game orchestra attendance will be complete. ♥