Elderly couple cosplays as Link and Zelda at fan convention

1 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:24 ID: netrxi
Elderly couple cosplays as Link and Zelda at fan convention
2 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:43 ID: gyi3704

Noice walker. These two have been playing 'The Legend of Zelda' for so long, when they first started it was just called 'of Zelda'.

ID: gyi3gcj

It's a Wind Walker.

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I thought the walker was made out of bone at first glance.

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A Link From The Past

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Definitely. This picture has been around for the better half of a decade. I wonder if these two are even still alive.

ID: gyikew9

I was about to make that joke! Beat me to it

ID: gyio113

or a link from the future?

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"The Legend of Zelda" was named after them. Not the other way around.

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The pro rope work makes me wonder what other conventions they show up to.

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Wait wait! This can’t be what they meant by “A Link to the Past”

3 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:14 ID: gyi6vnj

I hope the walker does not break like most of Link’s equipment in Breath of the Wild.

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or at least has one of those durability diamonds

ID: gyipox5

The what now?

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(halfway to the car in the parking lot)

Your Walker is badly damaged!

Old link: oh no, oh noooo...

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A couple tennis balls on the ends can add up to +10 durability I believe..

4 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:31 ID: gyi1m3n

And with constunes that are actually, pretty damn good.

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It's amazing how wholesome this is.

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They’re fantastic people, I think this picture was taken at Ohayocon or Matsuricon in Columbus Ohio. We sat next to them while eating and they were very excited about the reception they were getting over their cosplay and were just generally in good spirits.

5 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:01 ID: gyicjbq

This is the kinds thing is really odd to me until I remember that Zelda came out 35 years ago.

ID: gyijk2m

This brings back a memory of being very very little and VERY very excited the Christmas my dad got me and my sister an NES...which ended up being more like being allowed to sit and watch him play “Legend of Zelda” in the evenings.

I didn’t mind this arrangement at all! I probably was 5 or 6 at the time and it would be a couple years more before I’d venture into Hyrule (and the Mushroom Kingdom) myself.

He would have been in his late 30s then (like I am now...yeesh), and is turning 74 this year. So yeah, I imagine this couple could very well have been in their 30s or 40s when they first got hooked.

ID: gyizxuz

My grandma recently turned 90, I can remember as a kid going over to her house and playing Super Mario World on her Super Nintendo; she was great at it and would jokingly heckle my cousins and I if we missed a warp pipe. Unfortunately her SNES hasn't worked for a decade or so :/

ID: gyioaoh

Yeah man, I used to love watching my mom play Zelda. I remember staying home from school sick and asking her to play so I could watch.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:59 ID: gyic9in

The great elders of Hyrule.

ID: gyiqnjn

Never play with the Ocarina of Time. Not even once!

7 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:13 ID: gyie10f

Original image that's higher quality minus the moldy jpg.

ID: gyikbpu

I don’t necessarily have a huge issue with shameless reposts (unless I see all of the same top comments as well, and it’s like I’m in the fucking Stepford Wives). But it does sometimes seem like the more something gets reposted, the more pixels it loses. I’m not too sure what’s up with that. But, thank you for posting the original image.

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It happens quite often. There’s a sub called

about that.

ID: gyivahx

Well, the original image is a JPEG. So every time it is compressed again, it loses more detail.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:28 ID: gyi18i6

Ah, wholesome content. Warms the old icy heart.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:01 ID: gyiclus

Forget Link traveling 7 years in the future in Ocarina, he went 70 years.

ID: gyidd03

Then gave his shield to Falcon.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:32 ID: gyi92td

Damn Zelda looks great in that green hat

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And Princess Peach looking good too.

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You idiot, that isnt zelda ... That's luigi

11 : Anonymous2021/05/18 01:56 ID: gyiqc2a

Stephen Colbert will age gracefully I see

12 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:54 ID: gyi4ja3

They look so happy!

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Right?! That's more what gets me. Their costumes are great, but they look so happy cosplaying together!

ID: gyind86

We should all be so lucky as to still love and enjoy gaming this much when we get this age. I’m over fifty, grew up on coin op, and I’m still totally in the game, so maybe some of us have a shot to reach the level of these two!

13 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:22 ID: gyif3tz

looks like they got stuck on the water temple for longer than I did

14 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:08 ID: gyi68a1

Been waiting for Breath of the Wild 2 for 62 years...

15 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:27 ID: gyifr1a

The walker is clever. Made out of wood so he doesn't have to put that away along with the shield when there's a storm.

16 : Anonymous2021/05/18 01:54 ID: gyiq6iw

I think I met them at a con a few years ago! Matsuricon, I think 2019?

17 : Anonymous2021/05/18 01:39 ID: gyiobup

repost is fast with this one

18 : Anonymous2021/05/18 06:07 ID: gyjf6dg

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this—“

Hands Link a Life Alert.

19 : Anonymous2021/05/17 22:54 ID: gyi4gb2

papaw is living his best life.

20 : Anonymous2021/05/18 00:46 ID: gyihyvt

Am I a Reddit veteran once I start recognizing reposts like this all the time?

ID: gyijtzt

Yes. You become a reddit master when you can link the original post.

21 : Anonymous2021/05/18 01:00 ID: gyijmun

Nice repost. I wonder if they are still alive all these years later.

22 : Anonymous2021/05/17 23:14 ID: gyi6yhd

I aspire to be this cool when I grow old. Future husband, take notes

ID: gyiljzr

Duly noted


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