When I first started getting into cosplay--sometime shortly after Anime Expo-- I found I had a lot of stuff that was fitting for a pieced together Link cosplay. I took some clothing I had in my closet, the sword and ocarina props I had and sewed a hat with some left over green fabric I had laying around.
The first time I wore this I used a sheet as a backdrop and used my own hair to take some quick photos. A year or so later I got an offer from a photographer so this time I tried a bit more to make it "accurate" or just look better in general. I wore a wig and added elf ears I made a while back. With the better backdrop and lighting the photos and costume looked much better this time around.
What was made?
Hat. Elf ears.
What was bought?
Undershirt. Green dress. Belt. Sword & ocarina. Leggings. Shoes. Socks.
Photographers: Xtu Productions